Best AC/DC Albums


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1Back in Black

All songs of this album is Legendary!

Back in Black is the all time greatest rock album made by the greatest rock band ever
nuff said

I think it's pretty obvious Back in Black is the best AC/DC album of all time. It has their best song, "Back in Black" and is the second-highest selling album of all time. Many other notable AC/DC songs and hits are from the album, too, including "Hells Bells, " "Shoot to Thrill, " "You Shook Me all Night Long, " "Have a Drink on Me, " and "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution. "

Without Bon Scott the lyrics are not as good. The songs are stupid.

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2Highway to Hell

Sadly the last album before Bon Scott's death, "Highway to Hell" lifted AC/DC's popularity largely. I believe "Highway to Hell" is the signature song of the band and certainly their most popular, but "Back in Black" is probably better. Another notable song from the album is, "If You Want Blood (You Got It). "

I was fortunate enough to see two Highway to Hell tour shows within a year of Bon's death. I bought Back in Black upon its release and found it a fine album... But in Bon's absence, the band was just never the same. Bon's voice was simply capable of so much: not just in terms of range, intonation and phrasing, but also sarcasm, irony and fun. I choose this album as the best not because it is clearly a better product than albums previous to this, but rather because it's a solemn reminder to what might have come had we not lost Scott in February 1980.

The best album. Had the most best songs like "touch to much" highway to hell" and way more. They truly went all out on this one. Bon is a legend and will always be one AC/DC forever.

All songs are awesome! Their Best one!

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3Let There Be Rock

You can listen the whole day and night...
This album along with Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap and Back in Black is the best album. Whole Lotta Rosie is one of the greatest tracks ever

This album along with Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap and Back in Black is the best album. Whole Lotta Rosie is one of the greatest tracks ever!

I think "Let There Be Rock" is a great album. It's actually one of my personal favorites. Hits from the album include, "Let There Be Rock, " "Whole Lotta Rosie, " and "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be. "

Brian is awesome...but Bon Scott is legendary. Just like this album...and WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE!

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4High Voltage

High Voltage was not very critically successful during the time of it's release. It received much criticism for it's, well, loudness. The band also had a wild behavior at the time. However, it performed well in the charts.

Best AC/DC and one of the best Albums of all time in my opinion.

Features the unique edgy Rock and Roll sound only heard from AC/DC all the way through.

AC/DC doesn't do bad songs, this makes album makes no exception!

This basically is an International version of TNT, The only difference being this features the song She's got balls insted of School Days - Dickey96

Plug it in and turn it up!

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5Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Bon Scott was so much better than Brian Johnson. Don't get me wrong Brain's voice kicks ass, but he is nowhere near the energy and charisma of Bon Scott. Dirty Deeds's title track is one of their best songs. Also I just want to point out that 4 of the top 5 on this list are from the Bon Scott era.

If I judged a book by its cover, then this would be no. 1. But its not. I admit Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap is a good song, and Big Balls is my favorite by AC/DC, but I find High Voltage and Back In Black better.

Australian version with Jailbreak and RIP Rock in Peace is the way to go.

Great album with Bon scott again, just before the band started to get a more slick watered down sound thanks to it's new producers, etc,

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Oh dear. How can everybody not realise that this is AC/DC's finest hour? This is one of the greatest rock albums ever. This was AC/DC when they where dangerous. Down Payment Blues and Sin City are the album highlights but there really isn't a duff song here at all. The production values match the music too. I actually pity anybody who thinks that Back In Black is in the same league as Powerage

Their most overlooked and under-rated album. Perhaps not as immediate as Let There Be Rock, but this has all the power and a whole lotta soul... Bon's lyrics on this album are from the heart and his most intelligent, and the guitars are blistering.. I challenge any fan to listen to this back-to-back with Highway to Hell and not come away preferring this one. This is the last album which truly showcases the hooks, the riffs and the last which fully lets Angus loose on those solo's... On every track!

I will never get tired at looking at the cover of the Powerage album. It just looks so awesome! The most popular song from the album and my most favorite was, "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation. "

Every song on this album is a classic! Their best studio album!

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7The Razor's Edge

The Razors Edge is a pretty good album. It didn't go to the extreme commercially and critically, but it has some good songs. The best song from the album is "Thunderstruck, " which is considered one of the best AC/DC songs of all time. "The Razors Edge" is probably the second best. Another notable song from the album is, "Moneytalks. "

I have AC/DC 1990 album taken from forth coming album "Razors Edge" that has Thunderstruck on one side and Fire Your Guns on other with photos made into vinyl have not been able to find one like it anywhere. Great album!

got the 6 greatest songs in the world on it

This is AC/DC's best album to date

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8For Those About to Rock We Salute You

This is another one of my personal favorites by the band. Despite, "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" obviously being the most popular song from the album, my favorite one is, "Evil Walks. "

Way too low of a spot for this album. Are you kidding me his voice is better than it was on back in black. This is the second best album brian has done.

Why is this album ranked 11th? In my opinion, it's their 4th best album - maybe their 3rd best after "B in B" and "H to H"...11th is way too low for this masterpiece. Ridiculous!

Equally as good as BiB. Brian's voice is at it's peak. For Proof, check "Inject The Venom"

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9Black Ice

Despite not being one of their original albums, I enjoy it very much. It received generally positive reviews and brought a big comeback for the band. The two most popular songs from the album were "Rock 'n Roll Train" and "War Machine. "

I love all their albums! I don't think Fly on the ever got the credit it deserved I mean Fly On the wall, Shake your foundations, First blood, Danger, Sink the pink, Stand Up, Hell or high water - all fantastic songs! - Dickey96

It was rated best rock album 4 2009. Rock on AC/DC! - ACDCRocks

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10Rock or Bust

This is a fantastic comeback. Definitely not the best band's album, but one the most important for one reason, even without Malcom and Phil, AC/DC rules. It's long way to the top is you wanna Rock N Roll, and they've done it! No one can stop AC/DC, except (according to Angus) the death of every members!
Keep Rocking, from France.

In rock and roll we trust, its rock or bust

In rock we trust, it's rock or bust! And this one rocks indeed!

It's Rock Or Bust! Greetings from Chicago

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The Contenders


This was my first AC/DC album I ever had, and it is one of my favorite AC/DC albums I ever had! Out of Dave Evans, Bon Scott, and Brian Johnson Bon Scott is my favorite! My favorite songs on this one is the whole album! I always liked AC/DC when I would listen to my dad's cds but this one made me a true AC/DC fan!

One of the best albums, that's raw, and full of passion and not watered down in sound and slick production like most of the later albums, Bon scott rules of course, that's just a given

Really not sure why it's this down on the list, it's definitely in my top 5 AC/DC albums of all time. For anyone that hasn't heard it, listen to it, it's amazing and I'm sure it'll be an instant classic.

For me is the best album ever!

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I love this album for Multiple reasons. 1st off, their musical style became more advanced. They had MUCH more variety, with every song sounding different and non-repetitive. Every song has either a new awesome riff, or amazing vocals. Instead of their normal bludgeoning rock, they go for more of a calmer and easy going approach. Each song starts off slow, but hen quickly escalates to a very loud and fast paced song. A VERY underrated album. My Picks: Hard as a Rock, Burnin' Alive, Hail Caesar, and Ballbreaker.

Classic album! Should be in the top list!

Best album to me not a bad song on it

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13Blow Up Your Video

I don't see why people dislike this album this album is amazing, there is (this mean's war, nick of time, that's the way I wanna rock 'n' roll, heat seeker, ruff stuff). And more this album and Fly on the wall are the best most under rated album's also Ball breaker. This is one of my favorite's and Who Made Who is also under rated and I have this as a vinyl (record) and if you haven't heard this album go out there buy it and if your disappointed then your not a true AC/DC fan. There's more than back in black and highway to hell so listen to some that you've never heard

An album that not many people know but it is great. Songs like Two's up and That's the way I wanna rock n roll is great "This means War" is also a good way to end the album. Everybody should buy this album. It is up there with the great Ac/Dc albums

Some say the Razors Edge brought AC/DC out of their creative rut, but I say it's this album. After 2 lackluster studio releases they finally came back with their strongest release in years. Heatseeker, that's the Way I Wanna Rock N Roll, Two's Up, Go Zone, Nick of Time, This Means War... I could go on, but I suggest you check the album out for yourself.

This is a perfect album. It's the second best album that they made. - zilla

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14Flick of the Switch

Most underrated album in rock history! Pure masterpiece, great mix of bluesy heavy metal riffs, angry singing and good songwritting with memorable choruses. Unfortunately this is last great AC DC album, it is equal with Back In Black and much better than For Those About To Rock.

A true gem, not as commercially successful but awesome start to finish

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Bedlam in Belgium

Think it should be in top three. Great album start to finish highly underrated

Nervous shakedown best song

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15Stiff Upper Lip

This is a latter-day Powerage, full of soulful songs that really gel together to make a great album.

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16If You Want Blood You've Got It

This is quintessential AC/DC. And it is the first of the two records that were the best of the Bon Scott years, which are--arguably--the best AC/DC years.

Arguably the best live rock album ever bar none! Surprised its not already on this list and not in the Top 5 albums!

Nearly broke my neck when I heard this album 1st. Woke me up to the fact that Live is the best way to enjoy any artist

Not bad at all for a live album, again, Bon scott rules without a doubt

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17Who Made Who

Awesome album! It has an amazing mixture of songs, well worth purchasing.

18Iron Man 2

This technically isn't an AC/DC album, but if you go to the official website and scroll to the bottom it shows a list of all their albums, and this is part of the list. AC/DC has never released a greatest hits album, so this is the closest to one they will get. This album is the soundtrack to the 2010 film, "Iron Man 2. " While many hits are on this album, not all of their absolute best are on this album, including "You Shook Me All Night Long. " However, it includes their two best songs, "Back in Black" and Highway To Hell" and many other fan-favorites.

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19Fly on the Wall

The ravest and hardest hard rock album ever times, too too hard and raw also AC/DC

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20AC/DC Live

Easily there best album, yeah it's all there good songs but hell they are probably better live than recorded, not many bands can say that

All the classics, but they just sound better and have more energy live

This should be much higher on the list!

Its one of the best albums

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