Best Rock Albums of All Time (Excluding Greatest Hits)

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21Exile On Main St. - The Rolling Stones

Rocks Off is one of my top favorite Rolling Stones songs of all time. Definitely should be higher.

Altho not appreciated when it was released, over time, it has become recognised as one of the best Albums ever.. Certainly the best by the Stones

22Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin

It was really good how Jimmy Page and John Jones did all of their guitar stuff in the record; I really liked the one riff on black dog, where it goes up and then it goes down, like a spectrum (CIS scum), and then when the levee breaks was so cool how the drums fed off of the guitars and the screech from Robert was just so intense. Best guitar album of the year: all years

Love it, but um, IV is already on the list, currently has the top spot.

23American Tragedy - Hollywood Undead
24Led Zeppelin ll - Led Zeppelin
25Abbey Road - The Beatles

The greatest albums of all time.. Abbey Road, Sgt Pepper, Revolver, Dark Side Of The Moon, Rumors, Nevermind, A Night At The Opera, The White Album, Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Wall, Led Zep 4, The Stranger, Exile On Main Street, Born To Run, Rubber Soul, Band On The Run, Imagine, Tug Of War, Pet Sounds, Captain Fantastic, Songs In The Key Of Life, Plastic Ono Band, Frampton Comes Alive, Venus and Mars, Boston, Tommy... - frank

Your 100% right, Beach Boys Pet Sounds on most of the top albums of all time list is usually in the top 3. Most rock groups praise this album as the best for pure musical genius.

This album is the best thing to sex

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26Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

I can listen to this album over and over again... The vocals are awesome... you think the singer has one of the best voices I've heard in a long time

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27One Day Remains - Alter Bridge
28From Death to Destiny - Asking Alexandria
29Van Halen - Van Halen

This album is much better than #25, At least top 15 - VanHalen

Best debut album of all...oh wait...OK 2nd best debut album of all time.

30Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
31Dirty Work - All Time Low
32Highway to Hell - AC/DC

The votes are for albums where there are no throw away songs. Highway to Hell, and really High Voltage are both in that category.

Highway to Hell is one of the best albums in the history, why is 40th?

33Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - Black Stone Cherry
34Machine Head - Deep Purple
35Deep Purple In Rock - Deep Purple

I'm shocked that this album wasn't even on the list let alone not in the top 5. So many average albums listed here and yet this breakthrough masterpiece is totally ignored. Speed King and Child In Time would have been enough to make the album on their own, but the raw intensity of the music and vocals leave most other albums in the shade. No Machine Head on the list either. Another great album but In Rock started the ball rolling and was more in yer face.

The very first hard rock album (no blues, but not metal either) it's so dynamic and raw you put it on and you are practically in the room. Put down more or less live, limited overdubs and finished within weeks. That's how they did back then. Nearly 45 years old too, a genius band.

THIS is the BEST Hard Rock album of all time! (way ahead of Sabbath, Led Zeppelin & Co. ). Shamefully underrated!

Best hard rock album of all time? That comment hurt me.

36The Wall - Pink Floyd

How can the wall be 27? Come on people! Another brick in the wall, in the flesh, young lust, etc...

It tells a great story, better than Linkin Park any day

This should be at least in the top 20, it gives you a meaningful history with a great message, all of us have a wall that we have to take down before it consumes us.

37Absolutely Live - The Doors
381984 - Van Halen
39...And Justice for All - Metallica
40Fallen - Evanescence

This list is stupid, why Fallen is so low?

Debut album by the American nu metal band Evanescence.

Big hits: Bring Me To Life, My Immortal, Going Under.
Suberb songs:Everybody's Fool, My Last Breath, Tourniquet, Imaginary, Hello.
Great songs:Whisper, Taking Over Me, Haunted

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