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The best album by James Brown is Live At The Apollo which is ranked number 563 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 3,799.

James Brown is ranked number 287 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 8,080.

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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:249 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,799
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  79/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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2.

In The Jungle Groove
Compilation
United States James Brown
Year of Release:1986Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1986:28Rank Score:902
Rank in 1980s322Overall Rank:1,969
Average Rating:  77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.

The PaybackUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1973Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1973:54Rank Score:667
Rank in 1970s493Overall Rank:2,501
Average Rating:  78/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.

Star Time
Compilation
United States James Brown
Year of Release:1991Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1991:52Rank Score:460
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,316
Average Rating:  72/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Sex MachineUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1970Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1970:94Rank Score:290
Rank in 1970s867Overall Rank:4,773
Average Rating:  74/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

Please Please PleaseUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1959Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1959:22Rank Score:287
Rank in 1950s100Overall Rank:4,818
Average Rating:  75/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

20 All-Time Greatest Hits!
Compilation
United States James Brown
Year of Release:1991Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1991:83Rank Score:261
Rank in 1990s1,045Overall Rank:5,178
Average Rating:  80/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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8.

There It IsUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1972Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1972:144Rank Score:138
Rank in 1970s1,340Overall Rank:8,437
Average Rating:  78/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

The 50th Anniversary Collection
Compilation
United States James Brown
Year of Release:2003Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 2003:236Rank Score:125
Rank in 2000s2,353Overall Rank:9,125
Average Rating:  78/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

HellUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1974Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1974:154Rank Score:107
Rank in 1970s1,590Overall Rank:10,378
Average Rating:  76/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 287

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!)
 88/100 (21 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 (17 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 (15 votes)
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5.Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine
(from the album Sex Machine)
 85/100 (15 votes)
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6.It's A Man's Man's Man's World
(from the album Sex Machine)
 85/100 (19 votes)
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7.Cold Sweat, Pt. 1
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 85/100 (14 votes)
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8.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)
 84/100 (47 votes)
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9.Please, Please, Please
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 84/100 (11 votes)
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10.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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11.Super Bad, Pts. 1&2
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 84/100 (13 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.Funky Drummer
(from the album In The Jungle Groove)
 83/100 (6 votes)
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14.Try Me
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 83/100 (11 votes)
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15.I Got The Feelin'
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 83/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Papa Don't Take No Mess, Pt. 1
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 83/100 (12 votes)
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17.Hot Pants, Pt. 1
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 82/100 (13 votes)
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18.Get On The Good Foot
(from the album 20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
 82/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Try Me
(from the album Live At The Apollo)
 82/100 (52 votes)
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20.Think
(from the album Live At The Apollo)
 82/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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James Brown ratings

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82/100 (from 43 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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