Top Soul Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
7
Marvin Gaye What's Going On 1971
2
43
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life 1976
3
44
James Brown 'Live' at the Apollo Rhythm & Blues 1963
4
46
Stevie Wonder Innervisions 1973
5
56
Sly and the Family Stone There's a Riot Goin' On Funk 1971
6
68
Otis Redding Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul Deep Soul 1965
7
94
Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Deep Soul 1967
8
105
Dusty Springfield Dusty in Memphis Pop Soul Blue Eyed Soul 1969
9
117
Amy Winehouse Back to Black Pop, Rhythm & Blues 2006
10
124
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B 1998
11
140
Stevie Wonder Talking Book 1972
12
148
Aretha Franklin Lady Soul Southern Soul 1968
13
184
Curtis Mayfield Superfly Chicago Soul Film Soundtrack, Funk 1972
14
199
Sly and the Family Stone Stand! Psychedelic Soul Funk 1969
15
214
Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On Smooth Soul 1973
16
296
Elvis Presley From Elvis in Memphis Country Soul Blue Eyed Soul 1969
17
325
Al Green Call Me Southern Soul 1973
18
335
Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Country Soul Rhythm & Blues 1962
19
341
Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul 1969
20
385
Frank Ocean Blonde Neo-Soul Alternative R&B 2016
21
432
James Brown Sex Machine Funk 1970
22
467
D'Angelo Voodoo Neo-Soul 2000
23
505
Solange A Seat at the Table Neo-Soul 2016
24
513
Curtis Mayfield Curtis Chicago Soul 1970
25
532
Erykah Badu Baduizm Neo-Soul 1997
26
571
Adele 21 Pop Soul 2011
27
627
Prince and The Revolution Parade Psychedelic Soul Film Soundtrack, Pop Rock 1986
28
635
Al Green Let's Stay Together Smooth Soul, Southern Soul 1972
29
660
Al Green I'm Still in Love with You Southern Soul 1972
30
724
D'Angelo Brown Sugar Neo-Soul 1995
31
741
Sly and the Family Stone Fresh Psychedelic Soul Funk 1973
32
775
Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere Neo-Soul Experimental Hip Hop 2006
33
796
Otis Redding The Dock of the Bay Southern Soul 1968
34
798
Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 Southern Soul 1985
35
804
Marvin Gaye Here, My Dear Smooth Soul 1978
36
812
Ike and Tina Turner River Deep - Mountain High Rhythm & Blues 1966
37
866
Tina Turner Private Dancer Pop Rock 1984
38
871
Laura Nyro Eli and the Thirteenth Confession Pop Soul Blue Eyed Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Singer/Songwriter 1968
39
874
Otis Redding Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul Deep Soul 1966
40
894
Sam Cooke Night Beat Southern Soul 1963
41
895
David Bowie Young Americans Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Rock 1975
42
981
The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon New Orleans R&B 1989
43
984
Anita Baker Rapture Smooth Soul 1986
44
1007
Stevie Wonder Fulfillingness' First Finale 1974
45
1023
The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go Pop Soul Girl Group 1964
46
1030
Anderson .Paak Malibu Neo-Soul Alternative R&B 2016
47
1036
Ray Charles The Genius of Ray Charles Vocal Jazz 1959
48
1043
Isaac Hayes Shaft Film Score, Funk 1971
49
1079
The Isley Brothers 3+3 Psychedelic Soul Funk 1973
50
1118
Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace Southern Soul Gospel 1972
51
1144
The O'Jays Back Stabbers Philly Soul 1972
52
1206
D'Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah Neo-Soul 2014
53
1263
Marvin Gaye Midnight Love Pop Soul, Smooth Soul 1982
54
1267
Etta James At Last! Rhythm & Blues 1960
55
1274
Stevie Wonder Music of My Mind Funk 1972
56
1282
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles Going to a Go-Go 1965
57
1318
Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) Neo-Soul 2008
58
1323
Thundercat Drunk Neo-Soul, Psychedelic Soul Funktronica 2017
59
1328
James Brown The Payback Funk 1973
60
1341
James Brown 'Live' at the Apollo, Volume II Funk 1968
61
1375
Gil Scott-Heron Pieces of a Man 1971
62
1397
Prince and The Revolution Around the World in a Day Psychedelic Soul Neo-Psychedelia, Pop Rock 1985
63
1422
Laura Nyro New York Tendaberry Pop Soul Singer/Songwriter 1969
64
1433
Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby Contemporary R&B 1987
65
1454
Otis Redding Live in Europe Southern Soul 1967
66
1487
Tyler, the Creator Flower Boy Neo-Soul Hip Hop 2017
67
1496
Average White Band AWB Smooth Soul 1974
68
1527
Booker T. & The MG's Green Onions Rhythm & Blues 1962
69
1545
Solomon Burke Don't Give Up On Me Southern Soul 2002
70
1550
Al Green The Belle Album Southern Soul 1977
71
1610
Millie Jackson Caught Up Southern Soul 1974
72
1651
Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B 1996
73
1665
Sade Diamond Life Smooth Soul Sophisti-Pop 1984
74
1670
Etta James Tell Mama Southern Soul 1968
75
1683
Donny Hathaway Live Deep Soul 1972
76
1743
Sister Sledge We Are Family Pop Soul Disco 1979
77
1768
Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B 2001
78
1779
The Temptations All Directions Psychedelic Soul 1972
79
1793
The Temptations The Temptations Sing Smokey Rhythm & Blues 1965
80
1801
Four Tops Reach Out 1967
81
1813
Donny Hathaway Extension of a Man 1973
82
1819
Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information Psychedelic Soul 1974
83
1824
Aretha Franklin Spirit in the Dark Deep Soul 1970
84
1851
Sam & Dave Soul Men Southern Soul 1967
85
1856
Natalie Prass Natalie Prass Pop Soul Chamber Pop 2015
86
1926
The Impressions People Get Ready Chicago Soul 1965
87
1958
Earth, Wind & Fire That's the Way of the World Funk 1975
88
1983
War The World Is a Ghetto Funk 1972
89
1993
Curtis Mayfield Curtis/Live! Chicago Soul 1971
90
2006
Curtis Mayfield There's No Place Like America Today Funk 1975
91
2010
Bill Withers Just As I Am 1971
92
2027
Aretha Franklin Young, Gifted and Black Deep Soul, Smooth Soul 1972
93
2041
Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide to Earth Country Soul Alt-Country 2016
94
2052
Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate Singer/Songwriter 2016
95
2090
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Punch the Clock Pop Soul New Wave 1983
96
2128
Barry White Can't Get Enough Smooth Soul 1974
97
2183
Erykah Badu Mama's Gun Neo-Soul 2000
98
2195
Otis Redding/The Jimi Hendrix Experience Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1970
99
2203
Aretha Franklin Aretha Now Southern Soul 1968
100
2234
Womack and Womack Love Wars 1983
101
2266
The Beach Boys Wild Honey Baroque Pop, Blue Eyed Soul 1967
102
2296
Terry Callier What Color Is Love Chicago Soul 1972
103
2324
James Carr You Got My Mind Messed Up Deep Soul 1967
104
2332
Stevie Wonder Hotter Than July Pop Soul 1980
105
2353
Labelle Nightbirds 1974
106
2357
Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down Pop Soul 1983
107
2359
Wilson Pickett The Exciting Wilson Pickett Deep Soul 1966
108
2365
The Temptations Cloud Nine Psychedelic Soul 1969
109
2367
Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volume Two Country Soul Rhythm & Blues 1962
110
2373
Simply Red Stars Pop Soul Blue Eyed Soul, Sophisti-Pop 1991
111
2376
Roberta Flack First Take 1969
112
2390
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment feat. Jamila Woods Surf Neo-Soul Pop Rap 2015
113
2424
Donny Hathaway Everything Is Everything Chicago Soul 1970
114
2429
Jill Scott Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B 2000
115
2512
Solomon Burke Rock 'n' Soul 1964
116
2513
The O'Jays Ship Ahoy Philly Soul 1973
117
2526
Aretha Franklin Aretha Live at Fillmore West Deep Soul 1971
118
2528
Allen Toussaint Southern Nights Southern Soul New Orleans R&B 1975
119
2533
Nina Simone Wild Is the Wind Vocal Jazz 1966
120
2590
Erykah Badu New Amerykah, Pt. 2 (Return of the Ankh) Neo-Soul 2010
121
2605
Bill Withers Still Bill 1972
122
2652
Spinners The Spinners Philly Soul, Smooth Soul 1973
123
2668
Al Green Al Green Gets Next to You Southern Soul 1971
124
2726
Rhye Woman Smooth Soul Alternative R&B, Sophisti-Pop 2013
125
2739
Annie Lennox Diva Pop Soul 1992
126
2741
Prince & The New Power Generation O(+> ["Love Symbol Album"] Pop Soul Contemporary R&B, Funk, Pop Rock 1992
127
2771
Al Green Al Green Is Love Smooth Soul, Southern Soul 1975
128
2783
Laura Nyro and Labelle Gonna Take a Miracle Pop Soul Rhythm & Blues 1971
129
2798
Spinners Pick of the Litter Philly Soul 1975
130
2815
The Supremes The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland/The Supremes Sing Motown Pop Soul Girl Group 1967
131
2816
Bobby Womack The Poet II 1984
132
2823
Swamp Dogg Total Destruction to Your Mind 1970
133
2834
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas King & Queen Southern Soul 1967
134
2837
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Wake Up Everybody Philly Soul 1975
135
2849
Otis Redding The Immortal Otis Redding Southern Soul 1968
136
2892
Ray Charles Ray Charles in Person Rhythm & Blues 1960
137
2894
Ray Charles Ray Charles/Hallelujah, I Love Her So Rhythm & Blues 1957
138
2898
Macy Gray On How Life Is Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B 1999
139
2899
Simply Red Picture Book Pop Soul Blue Eyed Soul 1985
140
2908
The Temptations Psychedelic Shack Psychedelic Soul 1970
141
2913
Marvin Gaye Trouble Man Film Soundtrack 1972
142
2917
Earth, Wind & Fire Gratitude Funk 1975
143
2940
The Jacksons Triumph Pop Soul Synth Funk 1980
144
2991
Bobby Womack The Bravest Man in the Universe Deep Soul 2012

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Wilson Pickett The Sound of Wilson Pickett Southern Soul 1967
Dusty Springfield A Girl Called Dusty/Stay Awhile - I Only Want to Be with You Pop Soul Blue Eyed Soul 1964
The Impressions Keep On Pushing Chicago Soul 1964
The Neville Brothers Fiyo on the Bayou Pop Soul New Orleans R&B 1981
Nina Simone High Priestess of Soul Vocal Jazz 1967
Otis Redding The Soul Album Deep Soul 1966
Ann Peebles I Can't Stand the Rain Southern Soul 1974
Prince & The New Power Generation Diamonds and Pearls Pop Soul Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop, Funk 1991
Mary J. Blige Mary Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B 1999
Gladys Knight and The Pips Imagination 1973
Gonjasufi A Sufi and a Killer Psychedelic Soul Electronic 2010
Earth, Wind & Fire All 'n' All Funk 1977
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes To Be True Philly Soul, Smooth Soul 1975
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson Winter in America Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz 1974
Bobbie Gentry Ode to Billie Joe Country Soul Contemporary Folk 1967
Seal Seal Pop Soul 1991
Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It Neo-Soul 2008
Dionne Warwick The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick 1965
Duffy Rockferry Pop Soul Blue Eyed Soul 2008
Al Green Livin' for You Smooth Soul, Southern Soul 1973
Young Disciples Road to Freedom Acid Jazz 1991
Marvin Gaye I Want You Smooth Soul 1976
Jackson 5 ABC Pop Soul Funk 1970
The Persuasions Chirpin' A cappella, Doo-Wop 1977
Sade Promise Smooth Soul Sophisti-Pop 1985
War All Day Music Funk 1971
Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly 1973
Sade Love Deluxe Smooth Soul Sophisti-Pop 1992
Funkadelic Cosmic Slop Psychedelic Soul Funk 1973
The Jackson 5 Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 Pop Soul 1969
James Brown Cold Sweat Funk 1967
Luther Vandross The Night I Fell in Love Smooth Soul 1985
Laura Nyro More Than a New Discovery/The First Songs Pop Soul Singer/Songwriter 1967
Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone Gospel, Rhythm & Blues 2010
James Brown Revolution of the Mind (Live at the Apollo, Vol. 3) Funk 1971
Matthew E. White Big Inner Singer/Songwriter 2012
Jessie Ware Tough Love Smooth Soul Contemporary R&B 2014
Leon Bridges Coming Home Southern Soul Rhythm & Blues 2015
Otis Redding The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads Deep Soul 1965
The Supremes The Supremes A' Go-Go Pop Soul Girl Group 1966
Eric Burdon & War Eric Burdon Declares War Psychedelic Soul Funk, Psychedelic Rock 1970
Ann Peebles Straight from the Heart Southern Soul 1971
The Chi-Lites (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People Chicago Soul, Smooth Soul 1971
Aloe Blacc Good Things 2010
Four Tops Second Album 1965
Smokey Robinson Warm Thoughts 1980
Otis Redding In Person at the Whisky a Go Go Deep Soul 1968
Dan Penn Nobody's Fool Country Soul Country Rock 1973
Curtis Mayfield Roots Chicago Soul Funk 1971
War Why Can't We Be Friends? Funk 1975
Jungle Jungle Smooth Soul Funktronica, Synth Funk 2014
Ms. Dynamite A Little Deeper Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B, UK Hip Hop 2002
Bobby Womack The Poet 1981
Sam & Dave Hold On, I'm Comin' Southern Soul 1966
Otis Redding Pain in My Heart Southern Soul 1964
Aretha Franklin Soul '69 Southern Soul 1969
Donna Summer The Wanderer Pop Soul 1980
Al Green Al Green Explores Your Mind Smooth Soul 1974
Thundercat Apocalypse Neo-Soul Nu Jazz 2013
The Temptations Temptin' Temptations 1965
Bobby Bland Here's the Man!!! Blues 1962
The Staple Singers Be Altitude: Respect Yourself Southern Soul 1972
James Brown Soul Syndrome 1980
Maxwell blackSUMMERS'night Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B 2016
The Temptations Meet The Temptations 1964
Earth, Wind & Fire Spirit Funk 1976
Ray Charles Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul Rhythm & Blues 1963
Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Smooth Soul Contemporary R&B 1993
Charles Bradley Changes 2016
NxWorries Yes Lawd! Neo-Soul 2016
Natalie Cole Inseparable 1975
The Impressions The Impressions Chicago Soul 1963
The Internet Ego Death Neo-Soul Alternative R&B 2015
Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed & Delivered 1970
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 100 Days, 100 Nights Funk 2007
Alexander O'Neal Hearsay Smooth Soul 1987
Smokey Robinson Being with You 1981
Kelis Food Neo-Soul 2014
Isaac Hayes Black Moses Smooth Soul 1971
Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love! Neo-Soul, Psychedelic Soul Funk 2016
John Legend Get Lifted Neo-Soul 2004
Stevie Wonder Where I'm Coming From 1971
Ted Hawkins Watch Your Step 1982
Smokey Robinson A Quiet Storm Smooth Soul 1975
Aretha Franklin Aretha Arrives Southern Soul 1967
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Soul of a Woman Deep Soul 2017
Jerry Butler The Ice Man Cometh Pop Soul 1968
Sade Lovers Rock Smooth Soul 2000
Charlie Rich The Fabulous Charlie Rich Country Soul Nashville Sound 1969
Womack and Womack Conscience Contemporary R&B 1988
Stevie Wonder Up-Tight, Everything's Alright 1966
Adele 25 Pop Soul 2015
The Stylistics Round 2 Smooth Soul 1972
The Stylistics The Stylistics Philly Soul, Smooth Soul 1971
Teena Marie It Must Be Magic Funk 1981
James Brown Prisoner of Love Rhythm & Blues 1963
Hozier Hozier Pop Soul 2014
James Brown Pure Dynamite! Rhythm & Blues 1964
Kesha Rainbow Pop Soul Pop Rock 2017
Maxwell BLACKsummers'night Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B 2009
Smokey Robinson Where There's Smoke.. 1979
Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon Neo-Soul Alternative R&B 2015
Jr. Walker & The All Stars Road Runner Rhythm & Blues 1966
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles Away We A Go-Go 1966
Al Green Full of Fire Smooth Soul 1976
Jill Scott Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 Neo-Soul 2004
Valerie June Pushin' Against a Stone Country Soul Americana 2013
John Legend Once Again Neo-Soul 2006
Craig David Born To Do It Pop Soul Contemporary R&B 2000
Aretha Franklin Who's Zoomin' Who Pop Soul 1985
Thundercat The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam Neo-Soul 2015
Dan Penn Do Right Man Country Soul, Southern Soul 1994
Mavis Staples We'll Never Turn Back Country Soul, Southern Soul 2007
Four Tops On Top Pop Soul 1966
Prince Musicology Neo-Soul Funk, Pop Rock 2004
Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae Pop Soul Contemporary R&B, Singer/Songwriter 2006
Candi Staton His Hands 2006