Albums The Best Steve Earle Albums of All Time  

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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.

One of the greatest songwriters of all time, Steve Earle is also considered by many one of the greatest country artist of all time. Since he's such an influential artist, let’s rank the best Steve Earle albums, with the help of your votes. Earle came out of the gates strong when his debut, Guitar Town (1986) and followed that up two years later with Copperhead Road (1988) which many call his "rock record."

This Steve Earle discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Steve Earle albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Steve Earle singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Steve Earle 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 Steve Earle album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

This list below has a variety of albums, like Jerusalem (2002) and Transcendental Blues (2000), in it. This list of popular Steve Earle CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

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El Corazón is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Steve Earle Albums of All Time
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Artist: Steve Earle

Release Date: 1997

Tracks: Here I Am, Somewhere Out There, I Still Carry You Around, You Know the Rest, If You Fall, Telephone Road, Ft. Worth Blues, N.Y.C., The Other Side of Town, Poison Lovers, Taneytown, Christmas in Washington

Length (mins): 00:45:14

Genres (Music): Country, Roots rock, Country rock

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Copperhead Road is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Steve Earle Albums of All Time
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Artist: Steve Earle

Release Date: 1988

Tracks: Waiting on You, Back to the Wall, Nothing but a Child, Copperhead Road, Once You Love, Even When I'm Blue, You Belong to Me, The Devil's Right Hand, Snake Oil, Johnny Come Lately

Length (mins): 00:43:38

Genres (Music): Country, Americana, Country rock, Alternative country, Heartland rock

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I Feel Alright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Steve Earle Albums of All Time
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Artist: Steve Earle

Release Date: 1996

Tracks: The Unrepentant, Now She's Gone, Hurtin' Me, Hurtin' You, Billy and Bonnie, More Than I Can Do, Feel Alright, Hard Core Troubadour, Valentine's Day, CCKMP, You're Still Standin' There, Poor Boy, South Nashville Blues

Length (mins): 00:39:01

Genres (Music): Country, Country rock

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Train a Comin’ is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Steve Earle Albums of All Time
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Artist: Steve Earle

Release Date: 1995

Tracks: Northern Winds, Goodbye, Angel Is the Devil, Angel Is the Devil, Tom Ames’ Prayer, Tom Ames’ Prayer, Mercenary Song, Rivers of Babylon, Goodbye, Mercenary Song, Sometimes She Forgets, Northern Winds, Ben McCulloch, Ben McCulloch, Sometimes She Forgets, Tecumseh Valley, Mystery Train Part II, Nothin’ Without You, I’m Looking Through You, I'm Nothin’ Without You, Hometown Blues, Rivers of Babylon, Hometown Blues, Tecumseh Valley, I’m Looking Through You, Mystery Train Part II

Length (mins): 00:40:03

Genres (Music): Country, Folk music, Country rock, Bluegrass

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