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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. 

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    1. Voyager
    2. What Goes Up...
    3. The Eagle Will Rise Again
    4. One More River
    5. Can't Take It With You
    6. In the Lap of the Gods
    7. Pyramania
    8. Hyper-Gamma-Spaces
    9. Shadow of a Lonely Man

    • Release Date: 1978
    • Artist: The Alan Parsons Project
    • Producer: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
    • Tracks: Hyper-Gamma-Spaces, Pyramania, In the Lap of the Gods
    • Length (mins): 00:37:46
    • Genres (Music): Progressive rock, New Wave, Pop rock, Art rock, Concept album
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    1. Prime Time
    2. Let Me Go Home
    3. One Good Reason
    4. Since the Last Goodbye
    5. Don't Answer Me
    6. Dancing on a Highwire
    7. You Don't Believe
    8. Pipeline
    9. Ammonia Avenue

    • Release Date: 1984
    • Artist: The Alan Parsons Project
    • Producer: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
    • Tracks: Ammonia Avenue, Since the Last Goodbye, Pipeline
    • Length (mins): 00:40:12
    • Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Pop rock
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    1. Lucifer
    2. You Lie Down with Dogs
    3. I'd Rather Be a Man
    4. You Won't Be There
    5. Winding Me Up
    6. Damned If I Do
    7. Don't Hold Back
    8. Secret Garden
    9. If I Could Change Your Mind

    • Release Date: 1979
    • Artist: The Alan Parsons Project
    • Producer: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
    • Tracks: Secret Garden, You Won't Be There, If I Could Change Your Mind
    • Length (mins): 00:39:23
    • Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Pop rock, Concept album
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  • 1. Let's Talk About Me
    2. Separate Lives
    3. Days Are Numbers (The Traveller)
    4. Sooner Or Later
    5. Vulture Culture
    6. Hawkeye
    7. Somebody Out There
    8. The Same Old Sun

    • Release Date: 1985
    • Artist: The Alan Parsons Project
    • Producer: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
    • Tracks: Separate Lives, Somebody Out There, The Same Old Sun
    • Length (mins): 00:38:02
    • Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Pop rock
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