Journey Albums with Steve Perry (Best to Least Favorite)

Best to least favorite albums of the band, Journey (Perry era only)
  1. 1.
    Frontiers (1983)
    Journey at the top of their game. Strong songs. Minimal filler on this album.
  2. 2.
    Raised on Radio (1986)
    A lot of people don't like this album because it doesn't sound like Journey. I love the production on this and Neal Schon's smooth solo on "I'll Be Alright Without You" shows why the production shines on this album.
  3. 3.
    Escape (1981)
    This album speaks for itself. It's a classic and was one of the biggest albums of all time. I have it at number 3 because I personally find it overrated in the Journey catalog.
  4. 4.
    Infinity (1978)
    The debut of Steve Perry as the vocalist of Journey was such a strong one that it got the band on the charts instantaneously. Arguably 6 out of the 10 songs were radio hits and are still played on the radio today.
  5. 5.
    Evolution (1979)
    Lovin' Touchin Squeezin' into City Of The Angels is the ultimate transition. 2 great songs that always have to be played next to each other. As for the rest of the album, it's a very solid outing. Nothing that makes you want to skip a song.
  6. 6.
    Departure (1980)
    My least favorite original run Journey album. Yes it has "Any Way You Want It" on it. But that and "Walks Like A Lady" are the only songs I like on here. The album also runs long with 14 tracks. Too much filler here for me.
  7. 7.
    Captured (1981)
    A lot will argue that this shouldn't count because it's not a studio album. That's why I have it this low. "The Party's Over" is probably my favorite pre "Escape" Journey song which is why I thought it deserved a spot on this list.
  8. 8.
    Trial By Fire (1996)
    By the time the 1996 reunion came around, you could tell there was rust. A lot of this album is just the band phoning it in. Even the single "When You Love A Woman" is a lackluster song that will never be a first choice of mine to listen to.