Chicago United States

Aliases: Chicago Transit Authority.

The best album credited to Chicago is Chicago which is ranked number 2,321 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 691.

The best album credited to Chicago taking into account any aliases or variations is The Chicago Transit Authority by Chicago Transit Authority which is ranked number 1,157 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,590.

Chicago is ranked number 509 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 3,594.

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Chicago best albums

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

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Total albums: 31. Page 1 of 4

This may not be a complete discography for Chicago.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!

Chicago bestography composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 1 0%
1970s 13 0%
1980s 8 0%
1990s 4 0%
2000s 3 0%
2010s 2 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 24 77%
Yes 7 23%
Live? Albums %
No 29 94%
Yes 2 6%

Chicago best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 88 (72 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Chicago)
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Rating: 85 (18 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Chicago V)
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Rating: 85 (45 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 84 (44 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Chicago)
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Rating: 83 (8 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Chicago 17)
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Rating: 83 (10 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Chicago 17)
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Rating: 82 (42 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 82 (27 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Chicago X)
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Rating: 81 (34 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 81 (6 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Chicago III)
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Rating: 81 (8 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Chicago 16)
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Rating: 80 (33 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (7 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Chicago III)
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Rating: 79 (29 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (4 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Chicago 17)
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Rating: 78 (3 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Chicago 13)
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Rating: 78 (4 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Chicago VI)
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Chicago ratings

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77/100 (from 40 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 9% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 77.3/100, a mean average of 75.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.9/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 16.9.

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From 02/24/2021 19:42
If you love Kath-era Chicago as I do, check out Leonid & Friends' YouTube videos and thank me later...Best tribute band ever!
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From 08/21/2020 23:50
Terry Kath is one of the greatest and m9st underrated guitarists of all time. It's his guitar solos that make this band really stand out, especially live. Their best song is 25 Or 6 To 4
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From 04/26/2020 01:10
I loved the first 7 albums, with the exception of Chicago 4 (the quadruple live album). Chicago 8, 10, and 11 were not as good, then Terry Kath died. People say it's a shame they turned into a wimpy band, but I think it's amazing how long they were great. Cetera had a great voice and was amazing on bass. Kath had a great voice and was amazing on guitar. Lamm had a fine voice, was very good on keyboards, and was a great songwriter. Seraphine was a fantastic drummer. Pankow wrote some great tunes. As for the brass and woodwinds, I am no expert, but they sounded just fine to me.
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From 01/27/2019 04:59
Love Chicago. They have had several great albums over the years however to me their greatest days were when Peter Cetera & Terry Kath were still with the band sharing the vocals & song writing with Robert Lamm & James Pankow. What a wealth of different but complimentary talent! Chicago Transit Authority & Chicago ll will always be their greatest albums & among the greatest Jazz Rock albums of all time however Chicago III,V,VI,VII, & Chicago X are also huge high points for me.
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From 11/29/2017 20:41
I absolutely adore Chicago I and II, but after that I feel they started to lose their way. They had a few great songs here and there but lost their soul.
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From 11/03/2013 20:07
Love them or hate them there is no denying that in the US Chicago were one of the most successful bands of all time. Never the critic’s favourites, and with only sporadic success in the UK , Chicago had 10 successive top ten albums including five consecutive number ones in America between 1970 and 1977.

Whilst many people will remember Chicago for their AOR power ballads of the 80’s their beginnings are much more exciting and radical. Chicago Transit Authority, as the band were known as at the time they originally signed with Columbia in 1968, were a brave amalgamation of pop, rock and Jazz with a punchy brass section. Their sound was exciting, the songs varied and the arrangements exceptional. They were blessed with three excellent songwriters each of whom had a distinctive vocal style.

Critically the band gradually declined form there startling debut but commercially they were phenomenally successful.

After their first two albums Chicago would start to take themselves a little bit too seriously, releasing a string of sprawling double albums which the critics attacked with vigour. Despite this the public kept buying and within the morass of music that the band produced in their earliest years there are some splendid tracks.

Chicago went on to release another 20 or so albums with a second period of huge success in the early eighties
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From 05/30/2013 17:19
A great band in the 70s.
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