The Best ZZ Top Albums of All Time

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

Known for being sharply dressed men and their lengthy beards, ZZ Top is considered one of the best rock bands of all time.List of the best ZZ Top albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This ZZ Top discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top ZZ Top albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included ZZ Top singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest ZZ Top 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 ZZ Top album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

While most Top 40 listeners first heard of ZZ Top in 1983 with the release of Eliminator (thanks in part to MTV playing their industry-changing music videos like as “Gimme All Your Lovin,” “Legs,” and “Sharp Dressed Man”), this Houston-based blues trio had been playing honky-tonks and dive bars since 1969.

If you want to know the best ZZ Top album of all time, this list will answer your question. Albums range from the band’s creatively titled studio debut, ZZ Top's First Album (1971), to Recycler (1990) to Tres Hombres (1973). These popular ZZ Top CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion.


  • Tres Hombres
    Photo: user uploaded image
    317 VOTES

    1. Waitin' for the Bus
    2. Jesus Just Left Chicago
    3. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
    4. Master of Sparks
    5. Hot, Blue and Righteous
    6. Move Me on Down the Line
    7. Precious and Grace
    8. La Grange
    9. Shiek
    10. Have You Heard?

    • Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Hard rock, Rock and roll, Southern rock, Boogie rock
    317 votes
  • 2
    254 VOTES

    1. I Thank You
    2. She Loves My Automobile
    3. I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
    4. A Fool for Your Stockings
    5. Manic Mechanic

    • Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Hard rock, Southern rock, Texas blues
    254 votes
  • Rio Grande Mud
    Photo: user uploaded image
    185 VOTES

    1. Francine
    2. Just Got Paid
    3. Mushmouth Shoutin'
    4. Ko Ko Blue
    5. Chevrolet
    6. Apologies to Pearly
    7. Bar-B-Q
    8. Sure Got Cold After the Rain Fell
    9. Whiskey'n Mama
    10. Down Brownie

    • Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Hard rock, Southern rock, Boogie rock, Texas blues
    185 votes
  • Eliminator
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Fair use
    272 VOTES

    1. Gimme All Your Lovin'
    2. Got Me Under Pressure
    3. Sharp Dressed Man
    4. I Need You Tonight
    5. I Got the Six
    6.  Legs
    7. Thug
    8. TV Dinners
    9. Dirty Dog
    10. If I Could Only Flag Her Down
    11. Bad Girl
    12. Legs
    13. Gimme All Your Lovin
    14. Sharp Dressed Man
    15. I Got the Six
    16. TV Dinners
    17. Got Me Under Pressure
    18. Legs

    • Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues-rock, New Wave, Hard rock, Pop rock
    272 votes
  • Fandango!
    Photo: user uploaded image
    172 VOTES

    1. Thunderbird
    2. Jailhouse Rock
    3. Backdoor Medley
    *Backdoor Love Affair
    *Mellow Down Easy
    *Backdoor Love Affair No. 2
    *Long Distance Boogie
    4. Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings
    5. Blue Jean Blues
    6. Balinese
    7. Mexican Blackbird
    8. Heard It on the X
    9. Tush

    • Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Hard rock, Southern rock, Electric blues, Texas blues
    172 votes
  • 6
    172 VOTES

    1. It's Only Love
    2. Arrested for Driving While Blind
    3. El Diablo
    4. Snappy Kakkie
    5. Enjoy and Get It On

    • Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Southern rock, Texas blues
    172 votes