Albums The Best Pogues Albums of All Time  

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The Pogues are known as one of the best Celtic rock bands. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best The Pogues albums, with the help of your votes. Formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan in London, the Pogues rose from the same early English post-punk scene that fostered Siouxsie and the Banshees and Generation X. While their debut, Red Roses for Me (1984), didn't make a big splash, their third album, If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) made them a household name, especially with its leadoff single, "Fairytale of New York" with guest vocals by Kirsty MacColl.

This Pogues discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Pogues albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included The Pogues singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Pogues 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 Pogues album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

The list of Pogues albums include If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988), Hell's Ditch (1990), and more. This list of popular Pogues CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

If I Should Fall From Grace Wi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pogues Albums of All Time
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1. If I Should Fall from Grace with God
2. Turkish Song of the Damned
3. Bottle of Smoke
4. Fairytale of New York
5. Metropolis
6. Thousands Are Sailing
7. South Australia
8. Fiesta
9. Medley: The Recruiting Sergeant/The Rocky Road to Dublin/The Galway Races
10. Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham Six
11. Lullaby of London
12. The Battle March Medley
13. Sit Down by the Fire
14. The Broad Majestic Shannon
15. Worms

Release Date: 1988

Artist: The Pogues

Tracks: Thousands Are Sailing, Lullaby of London, Sit Down by the Fire, Medley: The Recruiting Sergeant / The Rocky Road to Dublin / The Galway Races, Fairytale of New York, + more

Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk punk, Celtic punk

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Rum Sodomy & the Lash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pogues Albums of All Time
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1. The Sick Bed of Cúchulainn
2. The Old Main Drag
3. The Wild Cats of Kilkenny
4. I'm a Man You Don't Meet Every Day
5. A Pair of Brown Eyes
6. Sally MacLennane
7. Dirty Old Town
8. Jesse James
9. Navigato
10. Billy's Bones
11. The Gentleman Soldier
12. And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
13. A Pistol for Paddy Garcia
14. London Girl
15. Rainy Night in Soho
16. Body of an American
17. Planxty Noel Hill
18. The Parting Glass

Release Date: 1985

Artist: The Pogues

Tracks: Jesse James, The Sickbed of Cúchulainn, The Old Main Drag, Billy’s Bones, Wild Cats of Kilkenny, + more

Genres (Music): Folk punk, Celtic punk

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Red Roses for Me is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pogues Albums of All Time
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Red Roses for Me


1. Transmetropolitan
2. The Battle of Brisbane
3. The Auld Triangle
4. Waxie's Dargle
5. Boys from the County Hell
6. Sea Shanty
7. Dark Streets of London
8. Streams of Whiskey
9. Poor Paddy
10. Dingle Regatta
11. Greenland Whale Fisheries
12. Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go
13. Kitty

Release Date: 1984

Artist: The Pogues

Tracks: Dingle Regatta, Transmetropolitan, The Auld Triangle, Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go, Dark Streets of London, + more

Length (mins): 00:40:19

Genres (Music): Punk rock, Celtic rock

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Hell's Ditch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pogues Albums of All Time
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Hell's Ditch


1. Sunny Side of the Street
2. Sayonara
3. The Ghost of a Smile
4. Hell's Ditch
5. Lorca's Novena
6. Summer in Siam
7. Rain Street
8. Rainbow Man
9. The Wake of the Medusa
10. House of the Gods
11. 5 Green Queens & Jean
12. Maidrin Rua
13. Six to Go

Release Date: 1990

Artist: The Pogues

Tracks: The Sunnyside of the Street, Sayonara, Maidrin Rua, Lorca’s Novena, Summer in Siam, + more

Genres (Music): Folk rock

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