This is a list of the 5-star blues albums on AllMusic. If you would like to view more genre-specific lists of 5-star AllMusic albums, click here.

The real meat of the blues predates the album era, so there aren’t many five-star studio efforts to speak of. There are, however, a lot of key live albums and compilations worth looking into if the blues is something you’re interested in becoming more familiar with.

Anyway, here are the five-star blues albums, presented in the order in which they were released. I have linked both the artists and albums to their respective AllMusic pages for easy perusal. Let me know if there are any albums I have left out.’s 3000 Greatest Albums of All Time

In 2003, Rolling Stone published a list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, updating it in 2012. Here’s what AllMusic thinks of the blues albums on the list (links to current list provided):




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