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The Best Spoken Word Albums of All Time

1.

For Those I Love - For Those I Love
March 26, 2021
Critic Score
91
15 reviews

2.

Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg
April 2, 2021
Critic Score
84
33 reviews

3.

Patti Smith & Kevin Shields - The Coral Sea
July 11, 2008
Critic Score
82
11 reviews

4.

Lost Girls - Menneskekollektivet
March 26, 2021
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

5.

Kae Tempest - The Book of Traps and Lessons
June 14, 2019
Critic Score
81
20 reviews

7.

Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith - Mummer Love
November 8, 2019
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

8.

Mouse on Mars - AAI
February 26, 2021
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

9.

Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here
February 9, 2010
Critic Score
79
28 reviews

10.

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert - Here Lies the Body
May 11, 2018
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

11.

Marianne Faithfull With Warren Ellis - She Walks In Beauty
April 30, 2021
Critic Score
78
19 reviews

12.

Félicia Atkinson - The Flower and the Vessel
July 5, 2019
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

13.

Ghostpoet - Dark Days + Canapés
August 18, 2017
Critic Score
77
22 reviews

14.

Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith - Peradam
September 4, 2020
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

15.

Nick Cave - Seven Psalms
July 1, 2022
Critic Score
73
7 reviews

16.

Adrian Younge - The American Negro
February 26, 2021
Critic Score
72
8 reviews

17.

Sinead O'Brien - Time Bend and Break The Bower
June 10, 2022
Critic Score
71
10 reviews

18.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Murder of the Universe
June 23, 2017
Critic Score
71
23 reviews

19.

Underworld & Iggy Pop - Teatime Dub Encounters
July 27, 2018
Critic Score
69
9 reviews

20.

Lana Del Rey - Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass
July 28, 2020
Critic Score
66
5 reviews

21.

Brian Eno & Rick Holland - Drums Between the Bells
July 5, 2011
Critic Score
64
22 reviews

22.

Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith - The Peyote Dance
May 31, 2019
Critic Score
62
6 reviews

23.

William Shatner - Has Been
October 5, 2004
Critic Score
61
5 reviews

24.

Lou Reed & Metallica - Lulu
November 1, 2011
Critic Score
42
29 reviews
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