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List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Simple Minds are considered one of the best 80s bands. List of the best Simple Minds albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Simple Minds discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Simple Minds albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Simple Minds singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Simple Minds album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Simple Minds album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Simple Minds album of all time?" or "What are the top Simple Minds albums?" then this list will answer your questions. List includes Street Fighting Years, Once Upon a Time and more.

This list of popular Simple Minds CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 


New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Simple Minds Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1982

Artist: Simple Minds

Tracks: New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84), Promised You a Miracle, Glittering Prize, King Is White and in the Crowd, Big Sleep, + more

Genres (Music): New Wave

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Sons and Fascination is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Simple Minds Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1981

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Sparkle in the Rain


Sparkle in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Simple Minds Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1983

Artist: Simple Minds

Tracks: Waterfront, East at Easter, The Kick Inside of Me, Book of Brilliant Things, Up on the Catwalk, + more

Genres (Music): Rock music

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Once Upon a Time


Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Simple Minds Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1985

Artist: Simple Minds

Producer: Bob Clearmountain, Jimmy Iovine

Tracks: All the Things She Said, Once Upon a Time, Come a Long Way, Alive and Kicking, Alive and Kicking, + more

Length (mins): 00:40:18

Genres (Music): Rock music, New Wave

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