Top Ten Greatest Billy Joel Albums

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1The Stranger

Perfect from start to finish - it has some of the best classic billy joel songs like The Stranger, Just The Way You Are, Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Movin' Out, She's Always A Woman and Only The Good Die Young

I Never get tired of listening to it all the way through all day long. Like Billy Joel's Own Version Of Abbey Road. - Beatlesboy9

One of the first albums I ever owned and still my favorite!

One of the best albums ever - harr4

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252nd Street

The Stranger is best, but I should get this Billy's 2nd best album higher! - Raccoon97

Great jazz album. My favorite songs are Rosalinda's Eyes, Zanzibar, Stiletto and Honesty...

Second only to The Stranger and Glass Houses comes third.

Rosalinda's Eyes. Such a good song and a great album. - LizardKing99

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3Turnstiles

I think of this as Billy Joel's Revolver or Hunky Dory--somewhat overshadowed by the classic it preceded, but every bit as good. - PetSounds

Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out On Broadway) on the album is one of the most underappreciated songs of all time!

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4Piano Man

An amazing album, and definitely his best album. Billy joel literally became famous with this album. From up-beat songs like "Worst comes to worst", and "Ain't no crime", to Billy Joel classics like "The Ballad Of Billy The Kid", "Captain Jack", and of course, his greatest song of all time, "Piano Man". Billy Joel wrote this album when he was down on his luck, and working at a piano bar. He changed his career with this album. Deserves #1 spot for sure! A top three: Piano man, The Stranger, and 52nd Street. - The_Acid_Queen

5An Innocent Man

If you only had one album on a desert island - this is it!

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6Glass Houses

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7River of Dreams
8The Nylon Curtain
9The Bridge
10Streetlife Serenade

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12Storm FrontV1 Comment
13Cold Spring Harbor
14Fantasies & Delusions
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1. River of Dreams
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1. The Stranger
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