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The Best Band 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.

The Band are known as one of the greatest rock bands of all time and easily one of the best Americana bands as well. List of the best Band albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Band discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Band albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included The Band singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Band 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 Band album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the best Band album of all time?" or "What are the top Band albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Albums on this list include The Band and Music from Big Pink.

This list of popular Band CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You may want to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social sites you frequent.
The Band is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Band Albums of All Time
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY)

Artist: The Band

Release Date: 1969

Producer: John Simon

Tracks: The Unfaithful Servant, King Harvest (Has Surely Come) (alternate performance), The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (alternate mix), King Harvest (Has Surely Come), Get Up Jake (outtake - stereo mix), Whispering Pines, When You Awake, Up on Cripple Creek, Up on Cripple Creek (alternate take), Jemima Surrender (alternate take), Look Out Cleveland, Rag Mama Rag, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Rockin' Chair, Rag Mama Rag (alternate vocal take - rough mix), Across the Great Divide, Whispering Pines (alternate take), Jawbone, Jemima Surrender

Length (mins): 00:43:58

Label: Capitol Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Americana, Roots rock, Southern rock

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Music From Big Pink is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Band Albums of All Time
Photo: Jeremy G. (Jayme Rose)/Flickr

Artist: The Band

Release Date: 1968

Producer: John Simon

Tracks: This Wheel's on Fire, In a Station, Caledonia Mission, The Weight, Tears of Rage, We Can Talk, Long Black Veil, To Kingdom Come, I Shall Be Released, Chest Fever, Lonesome Suzie

Length (mins): 00:42:05

Label: Capitol Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Americana, Folk rock, Roots rock

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Stage Fright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Band Albums of All Time
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Artist: The Band

Release Date: 1970

Tracks: The Rumor, Just Another Whistle Stop, Time to Kill, All La Glory, Strawberry Wine, The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show, Stage Fright, Daniel and the Sacred Harp, The Rumor, Sleeping, The Shape I'm In

Length (mins): 00:36:13

Genres (Music): Rock music, Roots rock

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Northern Lights - Southern Cro... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Band Albums of All Time
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Artist: The Band

Release Date: 1975

Tracks: Ring Your Bell, It Makes No Difference, Ophelia, Hobo Jungle, Acadian Driftwood, Rags and Bones, Forbidden Fruit, Jupiter Hollow

Label: Capitol Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Americana, Roots rock

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