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

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A Song for You is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time
A Song for You 1972

1. A Song for You
2. Top of the World
3. Hurting Each Other
4. It's Going to Take Some Time
5. Goodbye to Love
6. Intermission  
7. Bless the Beasts and Children
8. Flat Baroque
9. Piano Picker
10. I Won't Last a Day Without You
11. Crystal Lullaby
12. Road Ode
13. A Song for You

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27 6
Close to You is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time
Close to You 1970

1. We've Only Just Begun
2. Love Is Surrender
3. Maybe It's You
4. Reason to Believe
5. Help
6. (They Long to Be) Close to You
7. Baby It's You
8. I'll Never Fall in Love Again
9. Crescent Noon
10. Mr. Guder
11. I Kept On Loving You
12. Another Song

3
30 9
Carpenters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time
Carpenters 1971

1. Rainy Days And Mondays
2. Saturday
3. Let Me Be The One
4. (A Place To) Hideaway
5. For All We Know
6. Superstar
7. Druscilla Penny
8. One Love 
9. Bacharach/David Medley

4
31 11
Horizon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time
Horizon 1975

1. Aurora
2. Only Yesterday
3. Desperado
4. Please Mr. Postman
5. I Can Dream, Can't I?
6. Solitaire
7. Happy
8. (I'm Caught Between) Goodbye and I Love You
9.Love Me for What I Am
10. Eventide

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16 5
A Kind of Hush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time
A Kind of Hush 1976

1. There's a Kind of Hush
2. You
3. Sandy
4. Goofus
5. Can't Smile Without You
6. I Need to Be in Love
7. One More Time
8. Boat to Sail
9. I Have You
10. Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

6
16 5
Now & Then is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time
Now & Then 1973

1. Sing
2. This Masquerade
3. Heather
4. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
5. I Can't Make Music
6. "Yesterday Once More

7
18 7
Christmas Portrait is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time
Christmas Portrait 1978

1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
2. Deck the Halls (With Boughs of Holly)
3. Christmas Waltz
4. Sleigh Ride
5. It's Christmas Time"/"Sleep Well, Little Children
6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
7. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
8. Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
9. Silent Night
10. Jingle Bells
11. First Snowfall"/"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
12. Carol of the Bells
13. Merry Christmas Darling
14. I'll Be Home for Christmas
15. Christ is Born
16. Winter Wonderland"/"Silver Bells"/"White Christmas
17. Ave Maria

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14 8
Passage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time
Passage 1977

1. B'wana She No Home
2. Two Sides
3. Man Smart, Woman Smarter
4. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
5. All You Get from Love Is a Love Song
6. I Just Fall in Love Again
7. On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada/Don't Cry for Me Argentina
8. Sweet, Sweet Smile

9
13 8
Voice of the Heart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time
Voice of the Heart 1983

1. Now
2. Sailing on the Tide
3. You're Enough
4. Make Believe It's Your First Time
5. Two Lives
6. At the End of a Song
7. Ordinary Fool
8. Prime Time Love
9. Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore
10. Look to Your Dreams

10
12 8
Lovelines is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time
Lovelines 1989

1. Lovelines
2. Where Do I Go from Here?
3. The Uninvited Guest
4. If We Try
5. When I Fall in Love
6. Kiss Me the Way You Did Last Night
7. Remember When Lovin' Took All Night
8. You're the One
9. Honolulu City Lights
10. Slow Dance
11. If I Had You
12. Little Girl Blue

11
10 6
Offering is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time
Offering 1969

1. Invocation
2. Your Wonderful Parade
3. Someday
4. Get Together
5. All of My Life
6. Turn Away
7. Ticket to Ride
8. Don't Be Afraid
9. What's the Use
10. All I Can Do
11. Eve
12. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
13. Benediction

12
13 10
Made in America is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time
Made in America 1981

1. Those Good Old Dreams
2. Strength of a Woman
3. (Want You) Back in My Life Again
4. When You've Got What It Takes
5. Somebody's Been Lyin'
6. I Believe You
7. Touch Me When We're Dancing
8. When It's Gone (It's Just Gone)
9. Beechwood 4-5789
10. Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)

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12 9
An Old-Fashioned Christmas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time
An Old-Fashioned Christmas 1984

1. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
2. Happy Holiday
3. An Old-Fashioned Christmas
4. O Holy Night
5. (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays
6. Here Comes Santa Claus
7. Little Altar Boy
8. Do You Hear What I Hear?
9. My Favorite Things
10. He Came Here for Me
11. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
12. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
13. Overture Miniature
14. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

14
9 7
As Time Goes By is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time
As Time Goes By

1. Without a Song
2. Superstar
3. Nowhere Man
4. I Got Rhythm medley
5. Dancing in the Street
6. Dizzy Fingers
7. You're Just in Love
8. (Karen/Ella medley
9. Close Encounters/Star Wars Medley
10. Leave Yesterday Behind
11. Carpenters/Como medley
12. California Dreamin'
13. The Rainbow Connection
14. hits medley '76
15. And When He Smiles