Albums The Best War 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.

War is known to many as one of the best funk rock bands of all time. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best War albums, with the help of your votes. Formed in Long Beach, California in 1969, War brought a certain gritty edge to their brand of funk, rock, and soul with releases like Why Can't We Be Friends? (1975) and Deliver the Word (1973). 

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

The World Is a Ghetto (1972) and Eric Burdon Declares War (1970) are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list. This list of popular War CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

The World Is a Ghetto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best War Albums of All Time
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Artist: War

Release Date: 1972

Tracks: Four Cornered Room, City, Country, City, The Cisco Kid, + more

Length (mins): 00:44:16

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

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Why Can't We Be Friends? is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best War Albums of All Time
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Artist: War

Release Date: 1975

Tracks: Heartbeat, Leroy's Latin Lament (medley), Low Rider, In Mazatlan, Smile Happy, + more

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Funk, Chicano rock, Brown-eyed soul

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All Day Music is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best War Albums of All Time
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Artist: War

Release Date: 1971

Tracks: That's What Love Will Do, There Must Be a Reason, All Day Music, Nappy Head (Theme From Ghetto Man), Baby Brother, + more

Length (mins): 00:39:55

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

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Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best War Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1977

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