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The Best Roots Albums of All Time

Updated 13 Oct 2018 529 votes 163 voters 3.9k views14 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Before they were Jimmy Fallon's house band, The Roots were known as one of the best alternative rap groups. Check out this complete list of the best Roots albums, including every studio release along with pictures of the album covers. This Roots discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Roots albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included The Roots singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Roots 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 Roots album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the best Roots album of all time?" or "What are the top Roots albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Getting their start back in 1989, the Roots have led a long and successful career, releasing a series of great albums. In fact, some albums, like Things Fall Apart, have been certified gold or platinum. Their most notable albums include the aforementioned Things Fall Apart and Phrenology.

This list of popular Roots albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Share your opinion by voting up your favorite albums, while voting any albums down accordingly.

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