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The Best Black Crowes Albums of All Time 

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List Rules Studio albums only.

This is a list of the best Black Crowes albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. The Black Crowes are considered by many to be one of the best alternative rock and Southern rock bands. They are certainly one of the longest running and most consistent, though it is sadly very possible they have indeed played their last note. This Black Crowes discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Black Crowes albums can be found at the top of the list, naturally. We haven't included Crowes singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. While many hardcore Crowes fans consider them to be best as a live act - and like all of the best jam bands they typically play different sets every night - the Crowes certainly paid their dues in the studio and a list of the best Black Crowes songs is not a short one, even if you don't include their often-amazing live covers. 

A Southern rock band with a sound reminiscent of 1970s roots rock, The Black Crowes debut album, Shake Your Money Maker (1990) contained hits like "Hard to Handle" and "She Talks to Angels." At the core of the group are brothers Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson. Though The Lost Crowes is technically a compilation, it came out of the studio sessions for Tall and Band, two albums that were later scrapped and reimagined.  

If you think the greatest Black Crowes album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. If you are a casual fan of the Robinson Brothers' boogie-rock combo and want to know the best Black Crowes album of all time, or the top Black Crowes albums, this list will answer your questions. Examples from their full career of recorded album releases include Amorica and The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion. These popular Black Crowes CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 
 

The Southern Harmony and... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Crowes Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1992

Artist: The Black Crowes

Tracks: Hotel Illness, Sometimes Salvation, Shake 'em on Down, + more

Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Hard rock, Southern rock

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Amorica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Crowes Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1994

Artist: The Black Crowes

Tracks: Wiser Time, High Head Blues, A Conspiracy, + more

Length (mins): 00:54:13

Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Hard rock

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Shake Your Money Maker ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Crowes Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1990

Artist: The Black Crowes

Tracks: Stare It Cold, Struttin' Blues, Sister Luck, + more

Length (mins): 00:45:10

Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Hard rock, Rock and roll, Southern rock

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More Shake Your Money Maker 

#925 of 3,542 The Greatest Albums of All-Time #53 of 306 The Best Debut Albums of All Time, Ranked #85 of 975 The Best Albums of the 1990s

By Your Side is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Crowes Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1999

Artist: The Black Crowes

Tracks: Kickin' My Heart Around, Then She Said My Name, Welcome to the Goodtimes, + more

Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Hard rock, Southern rock

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