Best Madonna Albums

The Top Ten

1 Ray of Light

Frozen alone could make "Ray of Light" stand out as her very best, fusing classical music, with world music drums and strings, and low key ambient electronic beats. In this project, she channeled everything from her life in the past few years, her spiritual journey, her Asian studies, and on top giving birth to her daughter, and incorporated all of these experiences into a gorgeous album. Not only was it her biggest departure from her norm, but is also credited with bringing electronic music into the mainstream. It brilliantly combines her pop and dance music past with new age electronic and computer-generated samples, in the absence of any live bands for the albums recording sessions, which actually produced an album wise beyond its years. Well done, Madonna.

Way more difficult to put in order than I thought! Ray of Light definitely was of the moment. Trippy, very 1998!

90s Madonna have pop music revolutionary moments with the release of Erotica, Bedtime Stories and Ray of Light

Ray of light, confessions on a dance floor and bedtime stories albums are my favorites

2 Like a Prayer

nice album for me , I only like cherish and like a prayer though.

This is her 2nd best album, Ray of light being 1st.

This album was the best album of the 80's for me. Yes other huge albums came from that era but this was no1

Reasons for this:

Packed with hits
Songs that were not released were still amazing
Its personal
Its emotional
So many different feelings
Many ways to interpret and its serious

Love this album and I love madonna.

I think it was underrated! The controversy from videos helped singles but I don't feel she needed the controversy. This could have been her best seller

Over 15 million copies sold worldwide, full of hits and some of the greatest masterpieces of pop music including Like A Prayer, Express Yourself, Cherish, Oh Father, Keep It Together and Promise To Try... An Absolute Madonna.

Like a prayer no2 is not exaggerated. This album couldn't be moe perfect and I really appreciate the fact that Madonna took over control her music, because she knew what she wanted at that time and this is what make her what she is today. Till death do us part is definitely one of my favourite tracks on the album. I listen to it everyday.

3 Madonna

This album is a dance masterpiece, the story, the songs, the beats, her unique voice and the unreleased singles are amazing. Eight songs that I will never forget. I love all twelve of her albums but this will always be my favorite Madonna album and favorite album of all time. I can listen to this album every day

Awesome album from the 1980s. It may not be Madonna's best but I'm voting for it because it at least deserves to be in the top 10. Lucky Star, Borderline, Holiday, Burning Up - such wonderful classics.

The Queen Of Pop's first album... It's one of my favorite albums ever. Holiday, Lucky Star, Borderline, Everybody, Burning Up... I love all those songs! Should be in the Top 10.

Everyone a hit!

4 Confessions on a Dance Floor

This was the album that made me fall in love with Madonna. Before this there were tracks she had prior that I loved but never was curious enough to purchase an album.
Now I have started my Madonna collection and consider myself a fan.

Jump, I Love New York, Sorry, Let It Will Be... All of these tracks are solid and beautiful. Full of rich dance tracks. This is my favorite dance album and of course Madonna album. While I do believe Ray of Light is brilliant this is just utterly amazing.

So much nostalgia in this album that you literally BEG to go back to that time. But what remains is the spirit of this album. One of the best albums ever made!

Hung up is one of her best songs
Confessions on a dance floor is way better than American life

5 True Blue

It was the first Madonna album I bought and I fell in love with her as soon as possible. I love the whole track list. 'La Isla Bonita' and 'Papa Don't Preach' are my 2 all-time favorite songs by Madge

With global sales of over 30 million this is one of the best selling albums of all time, and probably the Queen's best. It's my favorite album too. I LOVE IT!

This Album makes me a Madonna Fan. I just searched "Papa don't Preach" on Itunes and after that I recognize there are many Songs that I knew like "La Isla Bonita" or "Open Your Heart".My favourite Song is "White Heat" I don't why many people did not like it

More number 1's on this album than any other, as well as the singles, both White heat and Where's the party are pop perfection. It's just such a feel good album, melodically and harmonically it's very advanced and clever compared to her 90's and 00's output

6 Erotica

This is my favorite along with ray of light, confessions on the dance floor, music, hard candy, mdna, rebel heart, madame x and bedtime stories

This is her only true concept album. I don't think there's been any other time in her career where her objective has been achieved so fully. Her book, her image, her style, and the music all came together seamlessly. I wish mainstream pop music was still encompassing this quality.

Are you all insane?! EROTICA is sublime! The Perfect Madonna Album.

In my opinion, this is Madonna's best album because (1) she didn't use so much voice effects as she did in other of her works (e.g., Music, Ray of Light, MDNA...), (2) her voice was very clear and (3) the message of the album was very important at the moment it was released.

7 Music

not only my favorite madonna album, but my favorite album of all time! My fav tracks:Music.. Amazing.. Nobody's Perfect.. Paradise (Not For Me) and Don't Tell me

This has to be her best. I like all her albums but this one just Stands out so much. It's a more mature version of ray of light, and it's just incredible. She fuses three genres together (dance, electronic, and acoustic) to make the best album of her career. Every song is awesome but I'd have to say impressive instant, I deserve it, nobody's perfect, don't tell me, paradise, and gone are the best on this album

This album includes the massive dance/club track Music, and some other songs include interesting electronic beats mixed in with some acoustics. My personal favorites are I Deserve It, Amazing, and Gone. Paradise Not For Me & Nobody's Perfect are also very cool.

Better then American life still has the very meaningful tracks yet this album is just so mush better

8 Bedtime Stories

Bedtime stories is underrated
Secret and human nature are good songs
Bedtime stories deserves better
Secret and human nature are one of my favourite Madonna songs

The lyrics and beats are incredible! Classic mid 90's rnb! Madonna's 90's music is when she was at her best, all 3 albums from this decade are excellent!

This is CLEARLY Madonna's best album. Just listen to those sexy beats, those emotive cooings, and dark reflections on live. On Bedtime Stories, Madonna challenges herself as an artist to create a brooding masterpiece.

This isn't her best but it's a very mature album for anyone born in the 90's like me this is a great album for our decade, I listen to this album all the time, so anyone who doesn't have it should get it.

9 American Life

A massively underrated album by Madonna, although there are one or two lesser tracks, the rest of the album is amazing. It takes a little while to get used to and then WOW!

"American Life" takes risks and surprisingly, works better than her general Pop/Dance Style. Actually, Madonna's best work is out of the dance genre with "Ray Of Light", "Bedtime Stories and "American Life" being my favourite of all her albums - or the only ones I'd buy.

I wasn't a Madonna fan but decided to preview her songs on I-tunes. THIS LITTLE GEM SHONE THROUGH! And now I have a new respect for her.

Madonna's American Life was a genuinely heartfelt album. Most reviewers commented that the lyrics were to simple and was not the best. Every single song on this album has a personal meaning to not only her but me as well. The best songs are X-Static Process, Intervention, Nothing Fails and Nobody Knows Me. I feel this album wasn't given the chance it deserved.

An underrated masterpiece whose statement of intent is only more relevant in today's America.

This album will go down in history as one of the most overlooked albums of all time. It's Madonna's truest work, besides Ray of Light. Beautifully written songs, amazing electronic beats, and hard to forget guitar rifts.


I have never been disappointed with a Madonna album, but this one might just take the crown. It was brilliant as a "break-up" album, as it covers all the different stages of a break-up: anger, sadness, revenge, new-found freedom, regret, reflection, the new loves/crushes, independence, etc. Brilliant in the way she was able to do that.

Weak come back single and single releases. No stand out tracks

Madonnas comeback in music! The best album since "Ray of Light" was released in 1998. Gang Bang is just sheer brilliant!

I hope people start realizing the brilliance of this album soon. It seems like with most of her albums, they get overlooked at first and it isn't until years later that people start to realize the impact of them (that has happened with many Madonna albums, including Erotica and American Life). Love this album.

The Contenders

11 Like a Virgin

Every song has an innocent naughtiness behind it. LOVE this album. Like A Virgin, Material Girl, Into The Groove - these songs are LEGENDARY! Love You, Madonna!

An avalache of career defining hits plus some great production from Nile Rodgers.

This is the most successful and best album of all her albums. I also love the first album as well. This is also when she looked beautiful, the best in her life I think.

I certainly think this is by far her best and most sexy album( but could that be because I was a teenage lad when it was released? ) still love Madonna now, and lady gaga will agree madge set the trend for her success.

12 Hard Candy

Her latest, and her best!
I do not have any of Madonna's albums, (bar celebration)
But heard songs from this album and I quite liked the songs,
I love 4 minutes because it's featuring justin timberlake
Its a good album!

Hard candy is a great album, its one of my favourite album, the problem why people dislike this album is because of the producers, but for me it is a great move, because Madonna has always revolution her music and this was a great masterpiece.

This album is good she's just trying to have fun and she had a big hit

Best album madonna at her best!

13 Rebel Heart

Rebel Heart is Madonna being Madonna. She wasn't caring about sales or reaching out to younger audiences. As a result, she wrote her best album since Confessions on a Dance Floor.

This album is probably the biggest underrated Madonna album, it was more underrated than American Life, this is because of ageism in our society and the prejudice of radio companies worldwide. Singles like Ghosttown and Living for Love are better than most of the #1 hits last 2015.

Rebel Heart has so many amazing songs, Ghosttown, Joan Of Arc, Living For Love, Inside Out, Wash All Over Me, the title track, Messiah, Hold Tight, even with the demos such as Queen, Freedom, Tragic Girl and Alone With You. This is Madonna's best album since Confessions.

The whole message in this album helped me. It's a beautiful allbum.

14 I'm Breathless

Madonna fans underrate this beautiful and creative album. Not every pop artist would be as great as Madge on Jazz territory. It was new Madonna with fresh & unique sound. "I'm Breathless" includes many awesome tracks - "Hanky Panky", "Sooner or Later", "I'm Going Bananas", "Cry Baby", "Back In Business", pop superhit "Vogue" etc

Vogue is one of her best songs

This album is underrated, this album proves that Madonna is a vers singer. I love the concept and character of "Madonna showgirl personality with broadway vocal"

15 Something to Remember

I'm a bit mad she didn't include Bad Girl and The Look of Love to this romantic compilation but yes, it was a great album

The best compilation album of all time. Such beautiful and meaningful ballads... There's no other artist in music like Madonna.

One of the best Madonna albums of the 90's. Nice collection of her powerful ballads plus only here you can find such tracks like "You'll See", "This Used To Be My Playground", "I Want You" and "I'll Remember". Even the album cover is so great
A Must Have Album!

What's there to say? A meaningful record, made of ballads from her previous albums (although she's also recorded some new ones for this occasion). A true virtue.

16 Madame X

Are you serious? Madame X is easily one of her greatest works. The way she mixes different genres and beats is so exciting. Its concept is great. Yes, modern-day people hate listening to the TRUTH. They prefer brainless music from puppets like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Britney, Beyonce, Katy, Minaj...
Madonna made REAL music with this album. BRAVO!

Not impressed with madonnas latest offering a total mix of sounds a total car crash, the only reason it will hit sales cause of who she is

It's her best album since Confessions we have to be honest.

Madame X should definitely be in the top half (top 7)

17 You Can Dance

if I play this , my whole family will be on their feet and groovin'!

Love the uptempo songs with distinct melodies. Danceable.

Hi Madonna my name is scotty masters I love songs of you can dance on radio stations
I hope Madonna playing it for me allways love you

18 The Immaculate Collection

The best ever by Madonna, ever.

I love the songs on here!

19 Evita
20 Celebration

my birthday is a celebration for me , I'm playing this on my day!

21 Miles Away

I like the passports.

22 Who's That Girl

her spanish is cute <3

23 I'm Going To Tell You a Secret
24 Maximum Madonna
25 The Confessions Tour

WHY IS THIS SO LOW! This should be HIGHER! In the Top at least.

26 Remixed & Revisited

This is a good album actually. American life is remixed for the drowned world tour which is one of her best live performances. Her remix of Hollywood lead to the fantastically infamous vma performance. I also like the feel of love profusion. Also the remix of into the Hollywood groove works as a really cool mashup in the gap advert!

27 GHV2

Greatest Hits, Volume 2

28 Sticky & Sweet Tour

Pretty good and sweet like she says.

29 Pre Madonna

Simply the best!

30 MDNA World Tour
31 Rebel Heart Tour
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