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The Best Temptations Albums of All Time 

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

R&B group The Temptations aren't just Motown Legends, but one of the greatest soul groups of all time. List of the best Temptations albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Temptations discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Temptations albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included The Temptations singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums.

If you think the greatest Temptations album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. As true fans know, the Temptations released a range of awesome studio albums, some of which could be considered the best albums of all time. Considering this, make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Temptations album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. If you want to know, "What is the best Temptations album of all time?" or "What are the top Temptations albums?" then this list will answer your questions. List albums include The Temptations Sing Smokey, Cloud Nine and many additional albums as well.

This list of popular Temptations albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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1
Sky's the Limit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1971); Tracks: Ball of Confusions, Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) & Just My Imagination

Genres (Music): Soul music, Psychedelic soul

2
The Temptations with a L... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1967); Tracks: All I Need, Don't Send Me Away & You're My Everything

Label: Gordy

Genres (Music): Soul music

3
The Temptations Sing Smo... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1965); Tracks: Who's Lovin' You, You've Really Got a Hold on Me & You Can Depend on Me

Label: Gordy

Genres (Music): Soul music, Doo-wop

4
Cloud Nine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1969); Tracks: Love Is a Hurtin' Thing, I Gotta Find a Way (To Get You Back) & Why Did She Have to Leave Me (Why Did She Have to Go)

Label: Gordy

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk, Psychedelic soul

5
Psychedelic Shack is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1970); Tracks: You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You), You Make Your Own Heaven and Hell Right Here on Earth & Friendship Train

Genres (Music): Rock music, Soul music, Funk, Psychedelic soul

6
All Directions is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1972); Tracks: Run Charlie Run, Mother Nature & Love Woke Me Up This Morning

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk, Psychedelic soul

7
The Temptations Wish It ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1968); Tracks: I Truly, Truly Believe & Why Did You Leave Me Darling

Genres (Music): Soul music

8
Gettin' Ready is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1966); Tracks: Say You, You're Not an Ordinary Girl & Not Now (I'll Tell You Later)

Genres (Music): Soul music, Doo-wop

9
A Song for You is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1975); Tracks: Shakey Ground, The Prophet & Firefly

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk

10
Temptin' Temptations is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1965); Tracks: Born to Love You, The Girl's Alright With Me & Just Another Lonely Night

Length (mins): 00:33:43

Genres (Music): Soul music, Doo-wop

11
1990 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1973); Tracks: Heavenly, Zoom & I Need You

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk, Psychedelic soul

12
Meet The Temptations is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1964); Tracks: I Want a Love I Can See, Isn't She Pretty & Check Yourself

Genres (Music): Soul music, Doo-wop

13
Puzzle People is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1969); Tracks: It's Your Thing, Slave & Hey Jude

Genres (Music): Rock music, Soul music, Psychedelic soul

14
Masterpiece is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1973); Tracks: Masterpiece, Hurry Tomorrow & Plastic Man

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk, Psychedelic soul

15
Phoenix Rising is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1998); Tracks: False Faces, Stay & Stay (remix)

Length (mins): 00:57:23

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Contemporary R&B

16
The Temptations Christma... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1970); Tracks: The Little Drummer Boy, White Christmas & Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

Label: Gordy

Genres (Music): Soul music

17
Truly for You is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1984); Tracks: I'll Keep My Light in My Window, Memories & Running

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Contemporary R&B

18
Reunion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1982); Tracks: I've Never Been to Me, More on the Inside & Backstage

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Funk

19
For Lovers Only is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
20
Solid Rock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1972); Tracks: The End of Our Road, It's Summer & Smooth Sailing (From Now On)

Label: Gordy

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk, Psychedelic soul

21
In a Mellow Mood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1967); Tracks: Ol' Man River, Goodnight Tonight & Emotion

Genres (Music): Pop music

22
Wings of Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations (1976); Tracks: Dream World (Wings of Love), Up the Creek (without a Paddle) & Mary Ann

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk, Disco

23
Diana Ross & The Sup... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
By The Temptations and The Supremes (1968); Tracks: I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, This Guy's in Love With You & Funky Broadway

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Soul music

24
The Temptations is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time
25
Power is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Temptations Albums of All Time