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100 Greatest Funk Albums

Criteria: These albums were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, influence, impact, acclaim, and overall stature in funk music circles.

Newly added names are in Red
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List Begun: 2016-12-16

100 Greatest Funk Albums text title image
  1. Superfly - Curtis Mayfield
  2. There's A Riot Goin' On - Sly and the Family Stone
  3. Songs In The Key of Life - Stevie Wonder
  4. Mothership Connection - Parliament
  5. Innervisions - Stevie Wonder
  6. Stand! - Sly and the Family Stone
  7. One Nation Under A Groove - Funkadelic
  8. Curtis - Curtis Mayfield
  9. Fulfillingness' First Finale - Stevie Wonder
10. Maggot Brain - Funkadelic
11. Sex Machine - James Brown
12. Shaft - Isaac Hayes
13. Head Hunters - Herbie Hancock
14. Fresh - Sly and the Family Stone
15. On The Corner - Miles Davis
16. Zombie - Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Afrika 70
17. The Payback - James Brown
18. Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome - Parliament
19. Street Songs - Rick James
20. Rejuvenation - The Meters
21. The World Is a Ghetto - War
22. That's the Way of the World - Earth, Wind & Fire
23. Look-Ka Py Py - The Meters
24. There's No Place Like America Today - Curtis Mayfield
25. Sorrow Tears and Blood - Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Afrika 70
26. Curtis/Live! - Curtis Mayfield
27. The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein - Parliament
28. Hotter Than July - Stevie Wonder
29. Funkadelic - Funkadelic
30. The Heat Is On - Isley Brothers
31. I Am - Earth, Wind & Fire
32. Computer Games - George Clinton
33. Controversy - Prince
34. Winter in America - Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
35. Gratitude - Earth, Wind & Fire
36. Harvest For The World - Isley Brothers
37. The Meters - The Meters
38. All Directions - The Temptations
39. Fire - Ohio Players
40. Rags to Rufus - Rufus
41. Wild and Peaceful - Kool and the Gang
42. They Say I'm Different - Betty Davis
43. Rufusized - Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan
44. Do It 'Til You're Satisfied - B.T. Express
45. Kool and the Gang - Kool and the Gang
46. All 'n' All - Earth, Wind & Fire
47. All Day Music - War
48. Cold Sweat - James Brown
49. It's Just Begun - Jimmy Castor Bunch
50. In the Jungle Babe - Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
51. Bridges - Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
52. Expensive Shit - Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70
53. Cosmic Slop - Funkadelic
54. Revolution of the Mind (Live at the Apollo, Vol. 3) - James Brown
55. Motor Booty Affair - Parliament
56. Let's Take It to the Stage - Funkadelic
57. Roots - Curtis Mayfield
58. Why Can't We Be Friends? - War
59. Ain't That a Bitch - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
60. Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! - Bootsy's Rubber Band
61. Standing on the Verge of Getting It On - Funkadelic
62. Spirit - Earth, Wind & Fire
63. Up for the Down Stroke - Parliament
64. AWB - Average White Band
65. Look Out for #1 - The Brothers Johnson
66. There It Is - James Brown
67. Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band - Bootsy's Rubber Band
68. Roforofo Fight - Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Afrika 70
69. Spirit of the Boogie - Kool and the Gang
70. It's a Mother - James Brown
71. Tower of Power - Tower of Power
72. Here, My Dear - Marvin Gaye
73. Damn Right I Am Somebody - Fred Wesley and the J.B.'s
74. Live: P-Funk Earth Tour - Parliament
75. Crusaders 1 - The Crusaders
76. Bootsy? Player of the Year - Bootsy's Rubber Band
77. The Brothers: Isley - The Isley Brothers
78. Doing It to Death - The J.B.'s
79. Go for Your Guns - Isley Brothers
80. Light of Worlds - Kool and the Gang
81. It's A New Day - James Brown
82. Betty Davis - Betty Davis
83. Melting Pot - Booker T. & The M.G.'s
84. Skin Tight - Ohio Players
85. Masterpiece - The Temptations
86. Get on the Good Foot - James Brown
87. Release Yourself - Graham Central Station
88. Mandrill - Mandrill
89. Express Yourself - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
90. Machine Gun - Commodores
91. Hot Pants - James Brown
92. I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me - James Brown
93. It's Our Thing - The Isley Brothers
94. City Life - The Blackbyrds
95. Gentlemen - Fela Ransome Kuti & The Afrika 70
96. Yes We Can - Lee Dorsey
97. It Must Be Magic - Teena Marie
98. Hell - James Brown
99. Confusion - Fela Ransome Kuti & The Afrika 70
100. The Funky Broadway - Dyke & the Blazers

101. Superbad - James Brown
102. Get Up With It - Miles Davis
103. Drop the Bomb - Trouble Funk
104. Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango
105. Afreaka! - Demon Fuzz
106. Cymande - Cymande
107. Dirty Mind - Prince
108. Afrodisiac - Fela Ransome Kuti & The Afrika 70
109. Shuffering and Shmiling - Fela Anikulapo Kuti and the Afrika 70
110. Racional vol. 1 - Tim Maia
111. Ethiopian Knights - Donald Byrd
112. Dance To The Music - Sly and the Family Stone

album Superfly by Curtis Mayfield
album There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly and the Family Stone
album Songs In The Key of Life by Stevie Wonder
album Mothership Connection by Parliament
album Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
album Stand! by Sly and the Family Stone
album One Nation Under A Groove by Funkadelic
album Curtis by Curtis Mayfield
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