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The Best Temptations Albums of All Time

Updated May 31, 2018 1.9k votes 453 voters 16.5k views

List RulesThis 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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  • Sky's the Limit1
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    Sky's the Limit

    The Temptations

    Release Date1971

    TracksBall of Confusions, Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today), Just My Imagination

    Genres (Music)Soul music, Psychedelic soul

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  • The Temptations with a Lot o' Soul2

    Release Date1967

    TracksAll I Need, Don't Send Me Away, You're My Everything

    LabelGordy

    Genres (Music)Soul music

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  • All Directions3
    72
    18

    All Directions

    The Temptations

    Release Date1972

    TracksRun Charlie Run, Mother Nature, Love Woke Me Up This Morning

    Genres (Music)Soul music, Funk, Psychedelic soul

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  • The Temptations Wish It Would Rain4

    Release Date1968

    TracksI Truly, Truly Believe, Why Did You Leave Me Darling

    Genres (Music)Soul music

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  • Gettin' Ready5
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    Gettin' Ready

    The Temptations

    Release Date1966

    TracksSay You, You're Not an Ordinary Girl, Not Now (I'll Tell You Later)

    Genres (Music)Soul music, Doo-wop

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  • Psychedelic Shack6
    69
    24

    Psychedelic Shack

    The Temptations

    Release Date1970

    TracksYou 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

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  • Cloud Nine7
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    Cloud Nine

    The Temptations

    Release Date1969

    TracksLove 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)

    LabelGordy

    Genres (Music)Soul music, Funk, Psychedelic soul

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  • Temptin' Temptations8
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    8

    Temptin' Temptations

    The Temptations

    Release Date1965

    TracksBorn to Love You, The Girl's Alright With Me, Just Another Lonely Night

    Length (mins)00:33:43

    Genres (Music)Soul music, Doo-wop

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  • The Temptations Sing Smokey9
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    Release Date1965

    TracksWho's Lovin' You, You've Really Got a Hold on Me, You Can Depend on Me

    LabelGordy

    Genres (Music)Soul music, Doo-wop

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  • The Temptations10
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  • A Song for You11
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    A Song for You

    The Temptations

    Release Date1975

    TracksShakey Ground, The Prophet, Firefly

    Genres (Music)Soul music, Funk

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  • Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations12
    41
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    Release Date1968

    TracksI'm Gonna Make You Love Me, This Guy's in Love With You, Funky Broadway

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

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  • Puzzle People13
    38
    9

    Puzzle People

    The Temptations

    Release Date1969

    TracksIt's Your Thing, Slave, Hey Jude

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

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  • Reunion14
    35
    8

    Reunion

    The Temptations

    Release Date1982

    TracksI've Never Been to Me, More on the Inside, Backstage

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Funk

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  • Meet The Temptations15
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    11

    Meet The Temptations

    The Temptations

    Release Date1964

    TracksI Want a Love I Can See, Isn't She Pretty, Check Yourself

    Genres (Music)Soul music, Doo-wop

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  • Masterpiece16
    36
    12

    Masterpiece

    The Temptations

    Release Date1973

    TracksMasterpiece, Hurry Tomorrow, Plastic Man

    Genres (Music)Soul music, Funk, Psychedelic soul

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  • 199017
    35
    11

    1990

    The Temptations

    Release Date1973

    TracksHeavenly, Zoom, I Need You

    Genres (Music)Soul music, Funk, Psychedelic soul

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  • The Temptations Do the Temptations18
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  • Truly for You19
    28
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    Truly for You

    The Temptations

    Release Date1984

    TracksI'll Keep My Light in My Window, Memories, Running

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

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  • In a Mellow Mood20
    25
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    In a Mellow Mood

    The Temptations

    Release Date1967

    TracksOl' Man River, Goodnight Tonight, Emotion

    Genres (Music)Pop music

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  • Wings of Love21
    23
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    Wings of Love

    The Temptations

    Release Date1976

    TracksDream World (Wings of Love), Up the Creek (without a Paddle), Mary Ann

    Genres (Music)Soul music, Funk, Disco

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  • For Lovers Only22
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  • Awesome23
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  • Solid Rock24
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    Solid Rock

    The Temptations

    Release Date1972

    TracksThe End of Our Road, It's Summer, Smooth Sailing (From Now On)

    LabelGordy

    Genres (Music)Soul music, Funk, Psychedelic soul

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  • Phoenix Rising25
    29
    17

    Phoenix Rising

    The Temptations

    Release Date1998

    TracksFalse Faces, Stay, Stay (remix)

    Length (mins)00:57:23

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

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