Best Rock Albums of All Time (Excluding Greatest Hits)


The Contenders: Page 17XW

321Deuce - Rory Gallagher
322Far Beyond Driven - Pantera
323No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne
324The Razor's Edge - AC/DC
325The General Electric - Shihad
326Royal Blood - Royal Blood
327Blue Blood - X Japan

X Japan is one of the most underrated bands out there, so it is only logical that their best album, Blue Blood, is one of the most underrated albums out there. This album contains some of their most beloved material, such as "X," "Enless Rain," "Rose of Pain," and the title track, "Blue Blood." The songs range from aggressive speed metal to emotional, classically influenced power ballads. The band even includes an experimental interlude track and an epic that's longer than your average SpongeBob episode. What's not to love?

328In a Gadda Da Vida - Iron Butterfly
329Ecliptica - Sonata Arctica
330Queen II - Queen

Released in 1974, Queen throughout their long a career were amazing, classic and awe-inspiring though if you include this album in the essence of Queen (Which it Is) it will make Queen truly the most wide ranged Rock Act ever. Queen II is a Progressive Rock/Rock Opera/Heavy Metal Classic and was beyond perfection. Led Zep iv and Dark Side of the Moon are outstanding but this is better, Father to Son has Led Zep, The Who, Pink Floyd and wonderful Heavy Metal and Deep1970s toms. White Queen is an outstanding emotional epic, the harmonies and chords and instruments make the songs so emotionally powerful and you feel it. Someday One Day is a lovely Guitar Ballad with wonderful Guitar Sounds, Classic harmonies typical of the 70s, and different drumming and unique. Loser in the End features Bonhamesque drumming and Ogre Battle was the creation of Speed Metal. The Fairy Feller's Masterstroke is an Art Rock inspired piece. Nevermore is an outstanding tear dropping Piano and Vocal Ballad from ...more

First of all, Thriller is not rock, and A Night the opera is on here twice.
This is just fantastic, best rock album of all time (well, rubber soul would be my first, but it's not on here.
Just listen to march of the black queen and the fairy fellers master stroke, and you'll reasile nothing else can match this albums courage, diversity, and the bands pure talent

331Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
332Thriller - Michael Jackson
333Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

Are you kidding me!? If not for this album most all the others would not exist!

V1 Comment
334Ramones - The Ramones
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top Ten Classic Rock Albums of All Time Best Comeback Rock Albums of All Time Top Ten Greatest Folk Rock Albums of All Time Best Studio Albums of All Time Excluding Debut Albums Most Iconic Hard Rock Albums of All Time

List StatsUpdated 9 Dec 2016

1,000 votes
335 listings
7 years, 343 days old

Top Remixes (30)

1. Appetite For Destruction - Guns N Roses
2. Master of Puppets - Metallica
3. Use Your Illusion I - Guns N Roses
1. Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart
2. Rock Bottom - Robert Wyatt
3. Faust - Faust
1. American Idiot - Green Day
2. American Tragedy - Hollywood Undead
3. From Death to Destiny - Asking Alexandria

View All 30


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.