Top Ten Albums by The Carpenters

If you don't know who The Carpenters are, they were a very popular duo that was active from 1969 - 1983. The duo consisted of siblings Richard and Karen Carpenter, and they had their biggest success in the 1970s, with songs such as "We've Only Just Begun" "A Song For You" "Superstar" "Rainy Days And Mondays" "A Kind Of Hush" "(They Long To Be) Close To You" and many more.

The last years in the 80s also found themselves some great songs, including "Touch Me When We're Dancing" "Those Good Old Dreams" and "Now"; the last song Karen recorded in her lifetime before dying of anorexia nervosa on February 4th, 1983. Richard is still active in the public eye today.

This list about The Carpenters studio albums that were released.

The Top Ten

1 Close to You

The Carpenters were a truly gentle gem, and a blessing to the music world.

So many amazing songs on one album! - kaitlynrad11

2 Made in America

This album is such a gem! Yes, it was the last song they recorded as a duo, but Richard even said, and I quote: "That (referring to Made In America) was Karen's favorite album and is mine, out of all our projects" - kaitlynrad11

3 Carpenters
4 Passage

I especially love "All You Get From Love Is A Love Song" and of course, the album cover I really dig, y'know? - kaitlynrad11

5 Horizon
6 A Song for You

Often regarded as the pinnacle of Carpenters success and popularity. Their diversity of songs and the organised nature of the album with clear intentions behind each song choice make this album just short of perfect. The only thing that would make it better would be to have Top of the World in it's single form, but that was about a year later so it couldn't be helped. Overall, a great album filled with hits, well worth being number 1.

Come on can this not be number 1. It’s jam packed with hit singles and many of those that weren’t singles, especially the title track, could have been.

7 Ticket to Ride

Their first release may not have been a huge success (as most musicians first releases aren't) but I truly find this album amazing. Even their cover of The Beatles "Ticket To Ride" is so angelic - kaitlynrad11

8 Now & Then
9 A Kind of Hush
10 Christmas Portrait

I honestly have been listening to lots of Christmas music for some reason (and yes, it's July) and this album is so great! - kaitlynrad11

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