The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time  

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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.

The Carpenters were the brother and sister duo of lead vocalist and drummer Karen Carpenter, and pianist and harmony vocalist Richard Carpenter. The California-born siblings had a string of soft rock hits, primarily in the late '70s and early '80s, before Karen's untimely death in 1983. 

If you want to know the best Carpenters album of all time, or the top Carpenters albums, this list will answer your questions. It includes HorizonPassage, and Lovelines. This list of popular Carpenters CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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

Release Date: 1972

Artist: The Carpenters

Tracks: Top of the World, I Won't Last a Day Without You, Goodbye to Love, Crystal Lullaby, Piano Picker, Hurting Each Other, Road Ode, Intermission, Flat Baroque, It's Going to Take Some Time, A Song for You, A Song for You (reprise), Bless the Beasts and Children

Length (mins): 00:37:19

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Carpenters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time
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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

Release Date: 1971

Artist: The Carpenters

Tracks: Rainy Days and Mondays, For All We Know, Druscilla Penny, Superstar, Bacharach/David Medley: Knowing When to Leave / Make It Easy on Yourself / (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me / I'll Never Fall in Love Again / Walk on By / Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Sometimes, One Love, Let Me Be the One, Saturday, (A Place To) Hideaway

Length (mins): 00:31:29

Genres (Music): Soft rock, Traditional pop music

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

Release Date: 1975

Artist: The Carpenters

Tracks: Please Mr. Postman, I Can Dream Can't I, Love Me for What I Am, Aurora, Only Yesterday, Eventide, (I'm Caught Between) Goodbye and I Love You, Happy, Desperado, Solitaire

Genres (Music): Pop music, Adult contemporary music, Easy listening

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Close to You is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carpenters Albums of All Time
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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

Release Date: 1970

Artist: The Carpenters

Tracks: I'll Never Fall in Love Again, (They Long to Be) Close to You, Maybe It's You, We've Only Just Begun, I Kept on Loving You, Crescent Moon, Another Song, Help, Reason to Believe, Love Is Surrender, Mr. Guder, Baby It's You

Length (mins): 00:39:05

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