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The best album credited to The Cars is The Cars which is ranked number 290 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 6,722.

The Cars is ranked number 236 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 9,071.

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Tally Ho Theater, Leesburg, United States. United States
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Night WIthout Cars
Mercury Lounge, New York, United States. United States
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Greg Hawkes with Eddie Japan Performing the Music of The Cars
Daryl's House, Pawling, United States. United States
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The Cars best albums

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

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1978
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1984
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931
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1979
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734
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1981
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311
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1980
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140
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2011
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108
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Greatest Hits 
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Year of Release:
1985
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75
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1987
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41
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1995
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9
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2017
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Total albums: 10. Page 1 of 1

This may not be a complete discography for The Cars.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!

The Cars bestography composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 2 0%
1980s 5 0%
1990s 1 0%
2000s 0 0%
2010s 2 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 8 80%
Yes 2 20%
Live? Albums %
No 9 90%
Yes 1 10%

The Cars 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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1.
Rating: 90 (243 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album The Cars)
2.
Rating: 88 (88 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Heartbeat City)
3.
Rating: 86 (192 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Cars)
4.
Rating: 86 (186 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Cars)
5.
Rating: 85 (156 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Cars)
6.
Rating: 85 (162 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Cars)
7.
Rating: 85 (61 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Heartbeat City)
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Rating: 85 (56 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Candy-O)
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Rating: 84 (51 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Heartbeat City)
10.
Rating: 84 (38 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Heartbeat City)
11.
Rating: 84 (144 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album The Cars)
12.
Rating: 84 (43 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Candy-O)
13.
Rating: 83 (36 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Shake It Up)
14.
Rating: 83 (29 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Shake It Up)
15.
Rating: 82 (142 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album The Cars)
16.
Rating: 82 (37 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Candy-O)
17.
Rating: 82 (37 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Candy-O)
18.
Rating: 81 (41 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Candy-O)
19.
Rating: 81 (18 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Panorama)
20.
Rating: 80 (134 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Cars)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

The Cars ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 65 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 12% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 77.1/100, a mean average of 76.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 13.1.

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From 09/17/2019 00:56
Rest In Peace Ric Ocasek
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80/100
From 02/10/2019 17:14
Still sounds great, 40 years later... but really, these guys lend themselves to a greatest hits album. Singles galore, but no 'album statement'.
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From 10/21/2014 03:10
Great beach and road music for the late 70's - early 80's
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From 11/13/2012 12:44
Singles are great, overall albums are alright. One of those memorable bands that you like, but only listen to if you hear them on the radio.
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From 08/20/2012 10:18
I've never really been a fan of the albums, but I love the singles.
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From 11/18/2011 04:06
Grade based on the first two albums. They're good enough to completely disregard the eighties euro-synth crap they only took 30 years to get past with Move Like This.
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