Rock The Best Cars Albums of All Time  

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

The Cars formed in Boston in the late '70s, initially with a geeky punk bravado meets mainstream rock, evidenced on their eponymous debut, which had hits like "Good Times Roll" and "My Best Friend's Girl." Their sound evolved more into pop on 1984's Heartbeat City, and the iconic video for "You Might Think" won the first ever Video of the Year at the debut ceremony of the MTV Video Awards. 

If you want to know the best Cars album of all time, this list containing all The Cars albums will answer your question. Examples include Panorama, and Candy-O. This list of popular Cars CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

The Cars is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cars Albums of All Time
Photo:  The Cars
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Release Date: 1978

Artist: The Cars

Producer: Roy Thomas Baker, David McLees

Tracks: Good Times Roll, You're All I've Got Tonight, Moving in Stereo, My Best Friend’s Girl, I'm in Touch With Your World, + more

Length (mins): 00:35:13

Genres (Music): Rock music, New Wave, Hard rock, Power pop

Also Ranked

#12 on The Best Debut Albums of All Time, Ranked

#9 on Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

#3 on The Best Self-Titled Albums

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Candy-O is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cars Albums of All Time
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2 113 VOTES

Release Date: 1979

Artist: The Cars

Producer: Roy Thomas Baker

Tracks: Night Spots, Double Life, Lust for Kicks, Shoo Be Doo, Got a Lot on My Head, + more

Length (mins): 00:36:33

Genres (Music): Rock music, New Wave, Pop rock

Also Ranked

#49 on The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

#18 on Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

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Heartbeat City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cars Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1984

Artist: The Cars

Producer: Robert Lange

Tracks: Why Can't I Have You, I Refuse, It's Not the Night, Looking for Love, Magic, + more

Length (mins): 00:38:37

Genres (Music): Rock music, New Wave, Soft rock, Pop rock, Blue-eyed soul

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Shake It Up is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cars Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1981

Artist: The Cars

Producer: Roy Thomas Baker

Tracks: Cruiser, Since You're Gone, This Could Be Love, Victim of Love, I'm Not the One, + more

Length (mins): 00:40:45

Genres (Music): Rock music, New Wave, Pop rock, Dance-pop, Dance-rock

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