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The Best Alan Parsons Project Albums of All Time 

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The Alan Parsons Project are considered by many to be one of the best progressive rock bands. List of the best Alan Parsons Project albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Alan Parsons Project discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Alan Parsons Project albums can be found at the top of the list. The British prog rock collective consisted of core members Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, who created music for the band alongside a rotating roster of guest performers and session musicians. 

To make it easy for you, we haven't included The Alan Parsons Project singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Alan Parsons Project 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 Alan Parsons Project album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Alan Parsons Project album of all time, this list will answer your question. Examples of albums on this list include Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1976), Eye in the Sky (1982), and I Robot (1977). Popular Alan Parsons Project CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

I Robot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alan Parsons Project Albums of All Time
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1. I Robot
2. I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You
3. Some Other Time
4. Breakdown
5. Don't Let It Show
6. The Voice
7. Nucleus
8. Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)
9. Total Eclipse
10. Genesis Ch.1 V.32

Release Date: 1977

Artist: The Alan Parsons Project

Producer: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson

Tracks: I Robot, Total Eclipse, Don't Let It Show, + more

Length (mins): 00:41:08

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Pop rock, Art rock, Concept album

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The Turn of a Friendly C... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alan Parsons Project Albums of All Time
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1. May Be a Price to Pay
2. Games People Play
3. Time
4.  Don't Wanna Go Home
5. The Gold Bug
6. The Turn of a Friendly Card

Release Date: 1980

Artist: The Alan Parsons Project

Tracks: Snake Eyes, Nothing Left to Lose, The Turn of a Friendly Card (The Turn of a Friendly Card), + more

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Pop rock, Concept album

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Eye in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alan Parsons Project Albums of All Time
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1. Sirius
2. Eye in the Sky
3. Children of the Moon
4. Gemini
5. Silence and I
6. You're Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned
7. Psychobabble
8. Mammagamma
9. Step by Step
10. Old and Wise
11. Sirius
12. Old and Wise
13. Any Other Day
14. Silence and I
15. The Naked Eye
16. Eye Pieces

Release Date: 1982

Artist: The Alan Parsons Project

Tracks: Mammagamma, Old and Wise, You're Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned, + more

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Pop rock, Art rock, Concept album

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1. A Dream Within a Dream
2. The Raven
3. The Tell-Tale Heart
4. The Cask of Amontillado
5. (The System of) Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether
6. The Fall of the House of Usher (Parsons, Woolfson, Andrew Powell)
7. To One in Paradise

Release Date: 1976

Artist: The Alan Parsons Project

Tracks: The Cask of Amontillado, To One in Paradise, The Raven, + more

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Pop rock, Art rock, Concept album

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