Top Soul Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
6
Marvin Gaye What's Going On 1971
2
43
James Brown 'Live' at the Apollo Rhythm & Blues 1963
3
44
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life 1976
4
46
Stevie Wonder Innervisions 1973
5
57
Sly and the Family Stone There's a Riot Goin' On Funk 1971
6
69
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
115
Amy Winehouse Back to Black Pop, Rhythm & Blues 2006
10
131
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B 1998
11
146
Stevie Wonder Talking Book 1972
12
150
Aretha Franklin Lady Soul Southern Soul 1968
13
185
Curtis Mayfield Superfly Chicago Soul Film Soundtrack, Funk 1972
14
198
Sly and the Family Stone Stand! Psychedelic Soul Funk 1969
15
216
Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On Smooth Soul 1973
16
295
Elvis Presley From Elvis in Memphis Country Soul Blue Eyed Soul 1969
17
331
Al Green Call Me Southern Soul 1973
18
342
Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Country Soul Rhythm & Blues 1962
19
346
Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul 1969
20
369
Frank Ocean Blonde Neo-Soul Alternative R&B 2016
21
440
James Brown Sex Machine Funk 1970
22
449
D'Angelo Voodoo Neo-Soul 2000
23
478
Solange A Seat at the Table Neo-Soul 2016
24
513
Curtis Mayfield Curtis Chicago Soul 1970
25
538
Adele 21 Pop Soul 2011
26
563
Erykah Badu Baduizm Neo-Soul 1997
27
625
Prince and The Revolution Parade Psychedelic Soul Film Soundtrack, Pop Rock 1986
28
640
Al Green Let's Stay Together Smooth Soul, Southern Soul 1972
29
674
Al Green I'm Still in Love with You Southern Soul 1972
30
723
D'Angelo Brown Sugar Neo-Soul 1995
31
739
Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere Neo-Soul Experimental Hip Hop 2006
32
740
Sly and the Family Stone Fresh Psychedelic Soul Funk 1973
33
780
Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 Southern Soul 1985
34
787
Otis Redding The Dock of the Bay Southern Soul 1968
35
792
Marvin Gaye Here, My Dear Smooth Soul 1978
36
827
Ike and Tina Turner River Deep - Mountain High Rhythm & Blues 1966
37
872
Tina Turner Private Dancer Pop Rock 1984
38
877
Laura Nyro Eli and the Thirteenth Confession Pop Soul Blue Eyed Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Singer/Songwriter 1968
39
879
Otis Redding Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul Deep Soul 1966
40
898
David Bowie Young Americans Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Rock 1975
41
903
Sam Cooke Night Beat Southern Soul 1963
42
956
Anderson .Paak Malibu Neo-Soul Alternative R&B 2016
43
991
Anita Baker Rapture Smooth Soul 1986
44
995
The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon New Orleans R&B 1989
45
1005
Stevie Wonder Fulfillingness' First Finale 1974
46
1020
The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go Pop Soul Girl Group 1964
47
1042
Ray Charles The Genius of Ray Charles Vocal Jazz 1959
48
1049
Isaac Hayes Shaft Film Score, Funk 1971
49
1083
The Isley Brothers 3+3 Psychedelic Soul Funk 1973
50
1121
Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace Southern Soul Gospel 1972
51
1145
D'Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah Neo-Soul 2014
52
1155
The O'Jays Back Stabbers Philly Soul 1972
53
1257
Etta James At Last! Rhythm & Blues 1960
54
1274
Marvin Gaye Midnight Love Pop Soul, Smooth Soul 1982
55
1278
Stevie Wonder Music of My Mind Funk 1972
56
1283
Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) Neo-Soul 2008
57
1284
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles Going to a Go-Go 1965
58
1321
James Brown The Payback Funk 1973
59
1340
James Brown 'Live' at the Apollo, Volume II Funk 1968
60
1384
Prince and The Revolution Around the World in a Day Psychedelic Soul Neo-Psychedelia, Pop Rock 1985
61
1432
Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby Contemporary R&B 1987
62
1437
Laura Nyro New York Tendaberry Pop Soul Singer/Songwriter 1969
63
1461
Otis Redding Live in Europe Southern Soul 1967
64
1492
Average White Band AWB Smooth Soul 1974
65
1504
Solomon Burke Don't Give Up On Me Southern Soul 2002
66
1534
Al Green The Belle Album Southern Soul 1977
67
1536
Booker T. & The MG's Green Onions Rhythm & Blues 1962
68
1611
Millie Jackson Caught Up Southern Soul 1974
69
1620
Gil Scott-Heron Pieces of a Man 1971
70
1639
Etta James Tell Mama Southern Soul 1968
71
1655
Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B 1996
72
1656
Sade Diamond Life Smooth Soul Sophisti-Pop 1984
73
1665
Donny Hathaway Live Deep Soul 1972
74
1734
Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B 2001
75
1741
Sister Sledge We Are Family Pop Soul Disco 1979
76
1757
Natalie Prass Natalie Prass Pop Soul Chamber Pop 2015
77
1784
The Temptations All Directions Psychedelic Soul 1972
78
1802
The Temptations The Temptations Sing Smokey Rhythm & Blues 1965
79
1808
Four Tops Reach Out 1967
80
1813
Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information Psychedelic Soul 1974
81
1817
Donny Hathaway Extension of a Man 1973
82
1825
Aretha Franklin Spirit in the Dark Deep Soul 1970
83
1861
Sam & Dave Soul Men Southern Soul 1967
84
1896
Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate Singer/Songwriter 2016
85
1931
Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide to Earth Country Soul Alt-Country 2016
86
1941
Curtis Mayfield Curtis/Live! Chicago Soul 1971
87
1965
Earth, Wind & Fire That's the Way of the World Funk 1975
88
1969
The Impressions People Get Ready Chicago Soul 1965
89
1998
War The World Is a Ghetto Funk 1972
90
2020
Bill Withers Just As I Am 1971
91
2034
Aretha Franklin Young, Gifted and Black Deep Soul, Smooth Soul 1972
92
2042
Curtis Mayfield There's No Place Like America Today Funk 1975
93
2071
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Punch the Clock Pop Soul New Wave 1983
94
2082
Barry White Can't Get Enough Smooth Soul 1974
95
2127
Erykah Badu Mama's Gun Neo-Soul 2000
96
2202
Otis Redding/The Jimi Hendrix Experience Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1970
97
2203
Aretha Franklin Aretha Now Southern Soul 1968
98
2217
Womack and Womack Love Wars 1983
99
2255
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Surf Neo-Soul Pop Rap 2015
100
2268
The Beach Boys Wild Honey Baroque Pop, Blue Eyed Soul 1967
101
2291
Terry Callier What Color Is Love Chicago Soul 1972
102
2327
Labelle Nightbirds 1974
103
2328
James Carr You Got My Mind Messed Up Deep Soul 1967
104
2331
Stevie Wonder Hotter Than July Pop Soul 1980
105
2346
Jill Scott Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B 2000
106
2363
Donny Hathaway Everything Is Everything Chicago Soul 1970
107
2374
Wilson Pickett The Exciting Wilson Pickett Deep Soul 1966
108
2382
The Temptations Cloud Nine Psychedelic Soul 1969
109
2385
Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down Pop Soul 1983
110
2387
Roberta Flack First Take 1969
111
2388
Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volume Two Country Soul Rhythm & Blues 1962
112
2403
Simply Red Stars Pop Soul Blue Eyed Soul, Sophisti-Pop 1991
113
2439
Erykah Badu New Amerykah, Pt. 2 (Return of the Ankh) Neo-Soul 2010
114
2448
The O'Jays Ship Ahoy Philly Soul 1973
115
2490
Solomon Burke Rock 'n' Soul 1964
116
2510
Aretha Franklin Aretha Live at Fillmore West Deep Soul 1971
117
2534
Allen Toussaint Southern Nights Southern Soul New Orleans R&B 1975
118
2544
Nina Simone Wild Is the Wind Vocal Jazz 1966
119
2595
Rhye Woman Smooth Soul Alternative R&B, Sophisti-Pop 2013
120
2612
Bill Withers Still Bill 1972
121
2655
Spinners The Spinners Philly Soul, Smooth Soul 1973
122
2669
Al Green Al Green Gets Next to You Southern Soul 1971
123
2707
Prince & The New Power Generation O(+> ["Love Symbol Album"] Pop Soul Contemporary R&B, Funk, Pop Rock 1992
124
2750
Annie Lennox Diva Pop Soul 1992
125
2768
Al Green Al Green Is Love Smooth Soul, Southern Soul 1975
126
2775
Laura Nyro and Labelle Gonna Take a Miracle Pop Soul Rhythm & Blues 1971
127
2793
Spinners Pick of the Litter Philly Soul 1975
128
2808
The Supremes The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland/The Supremes Sing Motown Pop Soul Girl Group 1967
129
2823
Swamp Dogg Total Destruction to Your Mind 1970
130
2826
Bobby Womack The Poet II 1984
131
2827
Macy Gray On How Life Is Neo-Soul Contemporary R&B 1999
132
2828
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas King & Queen Southern Soul 1967
133
2838
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Wake Up Everybody Philly Soul 1975
134
2851
Otis Redding The Immortal Otis Redding Southern Soul 1968
135
2858
Bobby Womack The Bravest Man in the Universe Deep Soul 2012
136
2864
The Jacksons Triumph Pop Soul Synth Funk 1980
137
2902
Ray Charles Ray Charles in Person Rhythm & Blues 1960
138
2904
Ray Charles Ray Charles/Hallelujah, I Love Her So Rhythm & Blues 1957
139
2908
Earth, Wind & Fire Gratitude Funk 1975
140
2922
Simply Red Picture Book Pop Soul Blue Eyed Soul 1985
141
2928
The Temptations Psychedelic Shack Psychedelic Soul 1970
142
2942
Marvin Gaye Trouble Man Film Soundtrack 1972

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