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The best album by James Brown is Live At The Apollo which is ranked number 552 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 3,659.

James Brown is ranked number 286 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 7,655.

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James Brown best albums

The following albums by James Brown are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,659
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  79/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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2.

In The Jungle Groove
Compilation
United States James Brown
Year of Release:1986Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1986:31Rank Score:804
Rank in 1980s339Overall Rank:2,066
Average Rating:  75/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.

The PaybackUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1973Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1973:62Rank Score:575
Rank in 1970s535Overall Rank:2,687
Average Rating:  78/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.

Star Time
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United States James Brown
Year of Release:1991Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1991:55Rank Score:417
Rank in 1990s713Overall Rank:3,488
Average Rating:  71/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

20 All-Time Greatest Hits!
Compilation
United States James Brown
Year of Release:1991Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1991:76Rank Score:288
Rank in 1990s933Overall Rank:4,644
Average Rating:  80/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

Sex MachineUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1970Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1970:93Rank Score:279
Rank in 1970s884Overall Rank:4,767
Average Rating:  74/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Please Please PleaseUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1959Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1959:23Rank Score:268
Rank in 1950s103Overall Rank:4,915
Average Rating:  75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

The 50th Anniversary Collection
Compilation
United States James Brown
Year of Release:2003Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 2003:236Rank Score:125
Rank in 2000s2,294Overall Rank:8,795
Average Rating:  78/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

HellUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1974Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1974:143Rank Score:119
Rank in 1970s1,430Overall Rank:9,164
Average Rating:  76/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

The Best Of James Brown (1969)
Compilation
United States James Brown
Year of Release:1969Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1969:161Rank Score:104
Rank in 1960s669Overall Rank:10,203
Average Rating:  72/100 (2 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 286

This may not be a complete discography for James Brown. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

James Brown best tracks

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1.Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine, Pt. 1
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 87/100 (19 votes)
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2.Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, Pt. 1
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 87/100 (16 votes)
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3.I Got You (I Feel Good)
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 86/100 (16 votes)
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4.It's A Man's Man's Man's World
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 85/100 (14 votes)
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5.It's A Man's Man's Man's World
(from the album Sex Machine)
 85/100 (18 votes)
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6.Cold Sweat, Pt. 1
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 85/100 (14 votes)
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7.Please, Please, Please
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 84/100 (11 votes)
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8.Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud), Pt. 1
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 84/100 (14 votes)
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9.Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine
(from the album Sex Machine)
 84/100 (14 votes)
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10.Super Bad, Pts. 1&2
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 83/100 (13 votes)
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11.Medley: Please, Please, Please/You've Got The Power/I Found Someone/Why Do You Do Me/I Want You So Bad/I Love You So Bad/I Love You, Yes I Do/Strange Things Happen/Bewildered/Please, Please, Please
(from the album Live At The Apollo)
 83/100 (42 votes)
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12.Get Up Offa That Thing
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 83/100 (14 votes)
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13.Try Me
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 83/100 (11 votes)
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14.I Got The Feelin'
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 83/100 (13 votes)
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15.Papa Don't Take No Mess, Pt. 1
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 83/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Hot Pants, Pt. 1
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 82/100 (13 votes)
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17.Get On The Good Foot
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 82/100 (14 votes)
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18.Funky Drummer
(from the album In The Jungle Groove)
 82/100 (5 votes)
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19.Think
(from the album Live At The Apollo)
 82/100 (43 votes)
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20.Try Me
(from the album Live At The Apollo)
 81/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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James Brown ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 39 votes)
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From BraddlesHendo 12/14/2014 02:01
In top 10 great performers
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From tgarritsen 02/12/2014 17:43
My favourite performer. He has so much passion and energy in his live shows.
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From Tamthebam 07/21/2013 20:43
The Godfather of Soul is a fitting name, he has influenced so many, most notably Prince and Bootsy Collins.
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From junodog4 09/02/2012 19:54
James Brown taught every other artist how to perform. Nobody else put as much into it as the hardest working man in show-business.
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From Captain_Dude 07/05/2011 18:38
LIVE AT THE APOLLO just may be the finest capture of a live performance ever. Listen to it and you'll feel as if you're there.
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