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The Best Sun Ra Albums of All Time

Updated November 22, 2019 1.2k votes 79 voters 3.6k views121 items

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

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

If you want to know, "What is the Best Sun Ra album of all time?" or "What are the top Sun Ra albums?" then this list will answer your questions. This list contains albums like Jazz in Silhouette and Super-Sonic Jazz.

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  • 1
    Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra

    Release Date1961

    TracksWhere Is Tomorrow?, New Day, Looking Outward

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 2
    Lanquidity
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    Release Date1978

    TracksTwin Stars of Thence, That's How I Feel, There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You of)

    Length (mins)00:43:33

    Genres (Music)Jazz, Jazz fusion, Experimental music, Avant-garde jazz

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  • 3
    Fate in a Pleasant Mood
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    Fate in a Pleasant Mood

    Sun Ra, Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra

    Release Date1965

    TracksFate in a Pleasant Mood, Kingdom of Thunder, Space Mates

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 4
    Angels and Demons at Play
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    Angels and Demons at Play

    Sun Ra, Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra

    Release Date1965

    TracksDemon's Lullaby, Urnack, Angels and Demons at Play

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 5
    Super-Sonic Jazz
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    Super-Sonic Jazz

    Sun Ra, Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra

    Release Date1957

    TracksPortrait of the Living Sky, Super Blonde, Soft Talk

    Length (mins)00:49:32

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 6
    The Night of the Purple Moon
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    The Night of the Purple Moon

    Sun Ra, Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra

    Release Date1970

    TracksA Bird's Eye View of Man's World, Dance of the Living Image, Narrative

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  • 7
    The Antique Blacks

    Release Date1974

    TracksThe Ridiculous "I" and the Cosmos Me, Space Is the Place, Would I for All That Were

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  • 8
    Other Planes of There
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    Other Planes of There

    Sun Ra, Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra

    Release Date1966

    TracksSound Spectra / Spec Sket, Other Planes of There, Spiral Galaxy

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 9
    Nuclear War
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    Nuclear War

    Sun Ra, Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra

    Release Date2001

    TracksRetrospect, Sometimes I'm Happy, Nameless One No. 2

    Length (mins)00:42:25

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  • 10
    We Travel the Spaceways
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    We Travel the Spaceways

    Sun Ra, Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra

    TracksWe Travel the Spaceways, New Horizons, Space Loneliness

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 11
    Disco 3000
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    Disco 3000

    Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra, The Sun Ra Arkestra

    Release Date1978

    TracksDisco 3000, Dance of the Cosmo-Aliens, Friendly Galaxy

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  • 12
    The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra
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  • 13
    Jazz in Silhouette
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    Jazz in Silhouette

    Sun Ra, Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra

    Release Date1958

    TracksHours After, Velvet, Saturn

    LabelEvidence

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 14
    13
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    Media Dreams

    Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra, The Sun Ra Arkestra

    Release Date1978

    TracksSaturn Research, Twigs at Twilight, Constellation

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  • 15
    Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow
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    Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow

    Sun Ra, Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra

    Release Date1965

    TracksKosmos in Blue, Solar Drums, Ankh

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 16
    Sound Sun Pleasure!!
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    Sound Sun Pleasure!!

    Sun Ra, Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra

    Release Date1970

    TracksHour of Parting, Back in Your Own Backyard, 'Round Midnight

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 17
    Monorails and Satellites

    Release Date1966

    TracksBlue Differentials, Monorails and Satellites, The Alter Destiny

    Length (mins)00:32:46

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 18
    Sound of Joy
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    Sound of Joy

    Sun Ra, Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra

    Release Date1968

    TracksAnkh, Paradise, Saturn

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 19
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    Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy / Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow

    Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra, The Sun Ra Arkestra

    Release Date1992

    TracksCluster of Galaxies, Solar Drums, Infinity of the Universe

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  • 20
    The Solar-Myth Approach, Volume 1
    13
    5

    The Solar-Myth Approach, Volume 1

    Sun Ra, Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra

    Release Date2002

    TracksRealm of Lightning, Spectrum, Adventures of Bugs Hunter

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  • 21
    Strange Celestial Road
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    Strange Celestial Road

    Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra, The Sun Ra Arkestra

    Release Date1982

    TracksSay, Celestial Road, I'll Wait for You

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  • 22
    Somewhere Else
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  • 23
    Mayan Temples
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    11

    Mayan Temples

    Sun Ra, Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra

    Release Date1990

    TracksSunset on the Night on the River Nile, Stardust From Tomorrow, Time After Time

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 24
    Hours After
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    Hours After

    Sun Ra, Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra

    Release Date1989

    TracksHours After, Dance of the Extra Terrestrians, But Not for Me

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 25
    The Magic City
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    The Magic City

    Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra, The Sun Ra Arkestra

    Release Date1993

    TracksThe Magic City, Abstract 'I', The Shadow World

    LabelEvidence

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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