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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.

 

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1
139 25
Tres Hombres is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best ZZ Top Albums of All Time
Tres Hombres 1973

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?

2
106 31
Degüello is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best ZZ Top Albums of All Time
Degüello 1979

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

3
118 42
Eliminator is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best ZZ Top Albums of All Time
Eliminator 1983

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

4
81 23
Rio Grande Mud is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best ZZ Top Albums of All Time
Rio Grande Mud 1972

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

5
59 18
Fandango! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best ZZ Top Albums of All Time
scott-lerner added Fandango! 1975

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

6
72 29
ZZ Top's First Album is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best ZZ Top Albums of All Time
ZZ Top's First Album 1971

1. (Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree
2. Brown Sugar
3. Squank
4. Goin' Down to Mexico
5. Old Man

7
70 29
Tejas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best ZZ Top Albums of All Time
Tejas 1976

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

8
56 25
Rhythmeen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best ZZ Top Albums of All Time
Rhythmeen 1996

1. Rhythmeen
2. Bang Bang
3. Black Fly
4. What's Up with That
5. Vincent Price Blues
6. Zipper Job
7. Hairdresser
8. She's Just Killing Me
9. My Mind Is Gone
10. Loaded
11. Prettyhead
12. Hummbucking, Pt. 2

9
52 23
El Loco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best ZZ Top Albums of All Time
El Loco 1981

1. Tube Snake Boogie
2. I Wanna Drive You Home
3. Ten Foot Pole
4. Leila
5. Don't Tease Me

10
62 33
Afterburner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best ZZ Top Albums of All Time
Afterburner 1985

1. Sleeping Bag
2. Stages
3. Woke Up with Wood
4. Rough Boy
5. Can't Stop Rockin'
6. Planet of Women
7. I Got the Message
8. Velcro Fly
9. Dipping Low (In the Lap of Luxury)
10. Delirious

11
59 31
La Futura is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best ZZ Top Albums of All Time
La Futura 2012

1. I Gotsta Get Paid
2. Chartreuse
3. Consumption
4. Over You
5. Heartache in Blue
6. I Don't Wanna Lose, Lose, You
7. Flyin' High
8. It's Too Easy Mañana
9. Big Shiny Nine
10. Have a Little Mercy

12
51 26
Recycler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best ZZ Top Albums of All Time
Recycler 1990

1. Concrete and Steel
2. Lovething
3. Penthouse Eyes
4. Tell It
5. My Head's in Mississippi
6. Decision or Collision
7. Give It Up
8. 2000 Blues
9. Burger Man
10. Doubleback

13
44 23
Antenna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best ZZ Top Albums of All Time
Antenna 1994

1. Pincushion
2. Breakaway
3. World of Swirl
4. Fuzzbox Voodoo
5. Girl in a T-Shirt
6. Antenna Head
7. PCH
8. Cherry Red
9. Cover Your Rig
10. Lizard Life
11. Deal Goin' Down

14
36 23
Mescalero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best ZZ Top Albums of All Time
Mescalero 2003

1. Mescalero
2. Two Ways to Play
3. Alley-Gator
4. Buck Nekkid
5. Goin' So Good
6. Me So Stupid
7. Piece
8. Punk Ass Boyfriend
9. Stackin' Paper
10. What Would You Do?
11. What It Is Kid
12. Que Lastima
13. Tramp
14. Crunchy
15. Dusted
16. Liquor

15
22 31
XXX is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best ZZ Top Albums of All Time
XXX 1999

1. Poke Chop Sandwich
2. Crucifixx-A-Flatt
3. Fearless Boogie
4. 36-22-36
5. Made into a Movie
6. Beatbox
7. Trippin'
8. Dreadmonboogaloo
9.  Live Intro by Ross Mitchell
10. Sinpusher [Live]
11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear [Live]
12. Hey Mr. Millionare [Live]
13. Belt Buckle [Live]