Best Comeback Rock Albums of All Time


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1The Endless River - Pink Floyd

Gilmour, Wright and Mason doing what they do best.

This is Pink Floyds final album, and possibly one of the most underrated albums ever. Glad to see it at #1 here. - Doom

2Gold Cobra - Limp Bizkit
3.5: The Gray Chapter - Slipknot
4Evanescence - Evanescence
5The Division Bell - Pink Floyd

This is far superior to Endless River. Don't get me wrong, Endless River is a great album, but that album is made up of things that didn't fit on Division Bell. This album showed the world that Pink Floyd didn't need Waters to be the greatest band of all time. Polly Samson and David Gilmour writing most of the lyrics and Gilmour as frontman with Wright singing 'Wearing The Inside Out' is a fantastic combination. And Gilmour is just as great as usual with his trusty black strat.

Uplifting lyrics that touch on endless possibility, life and being young. The Endless River was created from left-over material from this album.

After Roger Waters left the band, theyt were detemined to keep making music weather Water liked it or not. They made 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason'. That album is not great and not nearly as good as anything they'd made in the 70's. It did have Learning to Fly and Sorrow which are both good songs but the album as a whole wasn't great.

7 years later, they basically locked themselves in the Brittania Row Studio or David Gilmour's houseboat/studio and just improvised. They made tons of material. David Gilmour, his wie Polly Samson, Richard Wright, Nick Laird-Clowes and Bob Ezrin together wrote lyrics. The title was picked by friend of Gilmour and author of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Douglas Adams.

They made one of Pink Floyd's greatest albums and a perfect end to the new Pink Floyd albums.

20 years later ...more

The rebirth of Pink Floyd in the 90's. Agreed, A momentary lapse of reason was good but not good enough. The division bell was brilliant though.

6Death Magnetic - Metallica
7Dark Before Dawn - Breaking Benjamin
8Surgical Steel - Carcass
9Sol Invictus - Faith No More
1013 - Black Sabbath

The Contenders

11American Idiot - Green Day

After "Warning", people thought Green Day might be lost forever. Then they released this masterpiece. - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

12Wasting Light - Foo Fighters
13Blood of the Nations - Accept

The best to me - after 14 years of silence these metallers came back stronger than ever. It came out in 2010 and has been their first album since 1996.
I liked their new stuff better than their 80s stuff. Songs like Shades of Death, Teutonic Terror, and Pandemic, are 5/5.
By the way, many of the albums on this list aren't really comeback albums. - Metal_Treasure

14Chinese Democracy - Guns N Roses

Did someone not understand? It said best comeback albums. This is just poop

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15The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden

Wouldn't call this a comeback album cause there's been no hiatus. And The Final Frontier was awesome too. - IronSabbathPriest

16Black Gives Way to Blue - Alice in Chains

After dealing with the death of a vocalist with such a distinct sound, most bands would never be able to recover. AIC rebounded and found their signature sound with the aid of a new singer who can belt out the hits along with putting his stamp on new ones.

17Revolution Radio - Green Day

It was all in the best selling track. "BANG BANG! GIVE ME FAME! " - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

18The Fragile - Nine Inch Nails
19Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan

Dylan has had numerous comeback albums but this is the best - RecklessGreed

20Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
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1. .5: The Gray Chapter - Slipknot
2. Gold Cobra - Limp Bizkit
3. Sol Invictus - Faith No More
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