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The Best Steve Earle Albums of All Time

List RulesThis 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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    • Artist: Steve Earle
    • Release Date: 1986
    • Tracks: Down the Road, Hillbilly Highway, Fearless Heart
    • Genres (Music): Country, Americana, Rockabilly, Country rock, Heartland rock
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    • Artist: Steve Earle
    • Release Date: 1995
    • Tracks: Northern Winds, Goodbye, Angel Is the Devil
    • Length (mins): 00:40:03
    • Genres (Music): Country, Folk music, Country rock, Bluegrass
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    • Artist: Steve Earle, The Dukes
    • Release Date: 1990
    • Tracks: When the People Find Out, Country Girl, Have Mercy
    • Genres (Music): Country, Americana, Country rock, Heartland rock, Texas country music
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    • Artist: Steve Earle, Del McCoury Band
    • Release Date: 1999
    • Tracks: Dixieland, Long, Lonesome Highway Blues
    • Length (mins): 00:45:52
    • Genres (Music): Country, Bluegrass
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