Top Soul Albums




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RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 7 Marvin Gaye What's Going On 1971
2 46 Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life 1976
3 47 Stevie Wonder Innervisions 1973
4 48 James Brown Live' at the Apollo 1963 Rhythm & Blues
5 57 Sly and the Family Stone There's a Riot Goin' On 1971 Funk
6 69 Otis Redding Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul 1965 Deep Soul
7 103 Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 1967 Deep Soul
8 104 Dusty Springfield Dusty in Memphis 1969 Pop Soul Blue Eyed Soul
9 130 Amy Winehouse Back to Black 2006 Pop
Rhythm & Blues
10 141 Stevie Wonder Talking Book 1972
11 152 Aretha Franklin Lady Soul 1968 Southern Soul
12 154 Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 1998 Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B
13 175 Curtis Mayfield Superfly 1972 Chicago Soul Film Soundtrack
Funk
14 191 Sly and the Family Stone Stand! 1969 Psychedelic Soul Funk
15 206 Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On 1973 Smooth Soul
16 278 Elvis Presley From Elvis in Memphis 1969 Country Soul Blue Eyed Soul
17 313 Al Green Call Me 1973 Southern Soul
18 330 Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music 1962 Country Soul Rhythm & Blues
19 385 Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul 1969
20 400 James Brown Sex Machine 1970 Funk
21 447 D'Angelo Voodoo 2000 Neo-Soul
22 507 Curtis Mayfield Curtis 1970 Chicago Soul
23 598 Erykah Badu Baduizm 1997 Neo-Soul
24 628 Al Green Let's Stay Together 1972 Smooth Soul
Southern Soul
25 653 Al Green I'm Still in Love with You 1972 Southern Soul
26 662 Adele 21 2011 Pop Soul
27 669 D'Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah 2014 Neo-Soul
28 686 Prince and The Revolution Parade 1986 Psychedelic Soul Film Soundtrack
Pop Rock
29 694 Sly and the Family Stone Fresh 1973 Psychedelic Soul Funk
30 713 Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere 2006 Neo-Soul Experimental Hip Hop
31 738 Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 1985 Southern Soul
32 751 Otis Redding The Dock of the Bay 1968 Southern Soul
33 781 David Bowie Young Americans 1975 Blue Eyed Soul
Pop Rock
34 808 Marvin Gaye Here, My Dear 1978 Smooth Soul
35 820 Tina Turner Private Dancer 1984 Pop Rock
36 821 Otis Redding Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul 1966 Deep Soul
37 822 Ike and Tina Turner River Deep - Mountain High 1966 Rhythm & Blues
38 847 D'Angelo Brown Sugar 1995 Neo-Soul
39 851 Ray Charles The Genius of Ray Charles 1959 Vocal Jazz
40 855 Laura Nyro Eli and the Thirteenth Confession 1968 Pop Soul Blue Eyed Soul
Rhythm & Blues
Singer/Songwriter
41 927 Sam Cooke Night Beat 1963 Southern Soul
42 932 Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 1989 Contemporary R&B
Dance-Pop
43 944 The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon 1989 New Orleans R&B
44 947 Anita Baker Rapture 1986 Smooth Soul
45 956 Stevie Wonder Fulfillingness' First Finale 1974
46 1022 Isaac Hayes Shaft 1971 Film Score
Funk
47 1087 The O'Jays Back Stabbers 1972 Philly Soul
48 1120 Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace 1972 Southern Soul Gospel
49 1138 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles Going to a Go-Go 1965
50 1164 The Isley Brothers 3+3 1973 Psychedelic Soul Funk
51 1189 Marvin Gaye Midnight Love 1982 Pop Soul
Smooth Soul
52 1211 Stevie Wonder Music of My Mind 1972 Funk
53 1283 Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) 2008 Neo-Soul
54 1296 James Brown Live' at the Apollo, Volume II 1968 Funk
55 1302 Etta James At Last! 1960 Rhythm & Blues
56 1305 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go 1964 Pop Soul Girl Group
57 1326 Otis Redding Live in Europe 1967 Southern Soul
58 1346 James Brown The Payback 1973 Funk
59 1356 Solomon Burke Don't Give Up On Me 2002 Southern Soul
60 1390 Prince and The Revolution Around the World in a Day 1985 Psychedelic Soul Neo-Psychedelia
Pop Rock
61 1400 Booker T. & The MG's Green Onions 1962 Rhythm & Blues
62 1403 Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby 1987 Contemporary R&B
63 1441 Average White Band AWB 1974 Smooth Soul
64 1491 Al Green The Belle Album 1977 Southern Soul
65 1530 Sister Sledge We Are Family 1979 Pop Soul Disco
66 1548 Millie Jackson Caught Up 1974 Southern Soul
67 1574 Etta James Tell Mama 1968 Southern Soul
68 1636 Sade Diamond Life 1984 Smooth Soul Sophisti-Pop
69 1639 Gil Scott-Heron Pieces of a Man 1971
70 1705 The Temptations The Temptations Sing Smokey 1965 Rhythm & Blues
71 1721 Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information 1974 Psychedelic Soul
72 1723 The Temptations All Directions 1972 Psychedelic Soul
73 1725 Sam & Dave Soul Men 1967 Southern Soul
74 1729 Donny Hathaway Extension of a Man 1973
75 1754 Elvis Costello and The Attractions Punch the Clock 1983 Pop Soul New Wave
76 1771 The Impressions People Get Ready 1965 Chicago Soul
77 1779 Aretha Franklin Spirit in the Dark 1970 Deep Soul
78 1800 Laura Nyro New York Tendaberry 1969 Pop Soul Singer/Songwriter
79 1826 Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor 2001 Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B
80 1829 Curtis Mayfield There's No Place Like America Today 1975 Funk
81 1885 Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite 1996 Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B
82 1886 War The World Is a Ghetto 1972 Funk
83 1893 Earth, Wind & Fire That's the Way of the World 1975 Funk
84 1901 Erykah Badu Mama's Gun 2000 Neo-Soul
85 1918 Womack and Womack Love Wars 1983
86 1923 Bill Withers Just As I Am 1971
87 1981 Four Tops Reach Out 1967
88 1984 Aretha Franklin Young, Gifted and Black 1972 Deep Soul
Smooth Soul
89 2014 Curtis Mayfield Curtis/Live! 1971 Chicago Soul
90 2081 Barry White Can't Get Enough 1974 Smooth Soul
91 2099 Otis Redding/The Jimi Hendrix Experience Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival 1970 Blues Rock
Psychedelic Rock
92 2116 Donny Hathaway Live 1972 Deep Soul
93 2146 Terry Callier What Color Is Love 1972 Chicago Soul
94 2150 Labelle Nightbirds 1974
95 2159 James Carr You Got My Mind Messed Up 1967 Deep Soul
96 2161 Solomon Burke Rock 'n' Soul 1964
97 2203 Erykah Badu New Amerykah, Pt. 2 (Return of the Ankh) 2010 Neo-Soul
98 2214 Jill Scott Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 2000 Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B
99 2245 Stevie Wonder Hotter Than July 1980 Pop Soul
100 2254 Donny Hathaway Everything Is Everything 1970 Chicago Soul



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