Top 10 Albums by Kiss

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The First KISS album, Dressed To Kill, KISS Alive 1, Rock'n'Roll Over, Creatures and Lick It Up are the best albums over all. Love Gun, Hotter Than Hell and Dynasty have great songs on them but they also have some filler tunes, so I rate these albums a bit lower. The Elder is very under-rated. Crazy Nights is mostly cheese and Revenge is over-rated. Carnival Of Souls is under-rated. Paul Stanley has always been the best songwriter in KISS, though Gene has a lot of great tunes and Ace wrote a handful of great tunes. Peter never wrote a great song.

This is definitely the greatest KISS album out there. There are 20 studio albums & I like most of the ones from the first album to the mid-80s, then most from the mid-90s to their newest one from 2012. There are 10 live albums & all of their live albums are great to me. - gpaine3

Destroyer is by the far the best Kiss album but Creatures of the night is really good and under rated!

Best with Love Gun

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2Love Gun

I LOVE LOVE GUN! I don't know its something about Paul Stanley
Singing about his "love gun" that makes me love this album just a tad bit more than the others, just kidding ;)

This album is everything that KISS is about, we get vocals from all four members, Peter on hooligan, Ace on Shock me, Paul on Love gun and Gene on christine sixteen!

I mean every song on this kicks ass! And don't forget the awesome cover art! Just spectacular! #1

Best album EVER! Nothing can beat Love Gun. I Stole Your Love, Christine Sixteen, Got Love For Sale, Shock Me, Tomorrow and Tonight, Love Gun, Hooligan, Almost Human, Plaster Caster, and Then She Kissed Me are 10 of the BEST SONGS OF ALL TIME!

I love the destroyer album but I think love gun is number one... I mean were all kiss fans right? I mean listen to the starting song, THAT GUITAR and then paul stanley yells "alright! ", it pumps all kiss fans up. - Acefan4life

Nothing beats Love Gun!

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3Creatures of the Night

This is, HANDS DOWN the best album that Kiss ever put out. Hard driving, Bass thumping tracks on each song (save one). Album is nearly 30 years old, but I still listen to it

The most unfortunate timing in the history of rock (OK, maybe an exaggeration). Had this album been released after Love Gun, when KISS peaked, this would have been a blockbuster. I don't think there's another KISS album that's even close. Too bad so few people actually listened to it.

Without any doubt, this is their best album. Not a weak track on the entire album and every song rocks with authority. This was the first KISS album I ever purchased so as far as I'm concerned everything was downhill from Creatures of the Night.

Best kiss album by far

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Think about it. Cold Gin, Firehouse, Strutter, Deuce, nothing to loose, Black Diamond... How can this album not be the greatest.

Totaly underrated, Virtually ignored when released, "Kiss" is an exciting debut album from the soon-to-be superstars. While their image screamed glam, the music has a low-budget, garage-band charm that works wonders.

Their first and their best with every track a winner!

The track list reads like a greatest hits album! Should be number 1-3!

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Probably one of their hardest and best albums. Unholy, Spit, Paralyzed, Heart of Chrome Great songs and that's only 1/4 of the album. Also, The Great ERIC CARR's one & only recorded drum solo. Great stuff. #1

I have this and I love it. The best hits in my opinion- Unholy, Take It Off and God Gave Rock and Roll to You.

I love every song on this album. Very underrated I feel it should be top 5. - frapp10

I have them all. The Best.

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Still my fave live album. Perfect match between NYC sound and classic rock plus all the songs sound so much better and more vital than the studio versions. Simply Unique!

The Album that Started it all
Very essential - Lilbob93

the best even with eddie kramer patching it up - invis

This album rocks socks and melts faces

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7Rock and Roll Over

After Alive! captured the best of the first three studio albums in stronger fashion, and the Destoyer experiment resulted in some of their most memorable songs, Kiss took another chance by recording this studio album "live" in a vacant hall. This underrated album was a return to the basic raw power of Alive! and gave us such classics as Calling Dr. Love, Mr. Speed, Hard Luck Woman, and Making Love. Ace's short, killer guitar solos stand out, as do Peter's drums (listen to the end of Makin' Love).

Man, when they had the mystique about them, they were awesome. They've put out some good stuff even into the 90s and 2000s but in the seventies when they were still "dangerous" this probably is one of their best. Some really kick as songs on this album. Great next album after Alive.

The momentum builds after the release of "Destroyer" and this is a band at the high of their powers. Packed to the brim of their best songs. Gene singing "Love 'em and leave 'em" jumps from the starting gates and slams down one of his best songs. The true legendary era is in full flight, and then came the T-shirts stickers, Kiss action cards, posters et al. What a great time.

Every song on this album is great, no fillers.

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8Lick It Up

Are you kidding me this should be in the top 3 with their big hits Lick It Up and All Hell's Breaking Loose. What about Eric Carr's great vocals.

Great album fer sure, kiss demonstrating a new lease on life.

Hows music from the elder above this? That's there worst album!

9Hotter Than Hell

I love the raw feel of this album. In terms of recording, this was Kiss' rawest record. It produced Parasite and Going' Blind. Even the more "filler" songs (Comin' Home, All The Way) now sound like Kiss classics. They haven't been played out and sound better than they sounded Then. Great album

Should be in the top 5, it's better than dressed to kill and crazy night and love gun in my opinion - guizpom

I've heard Destrpyer many times and I'm convinced that it's vastly overrated. This one has my favourite track Parasite and together with the title track and the great other album tracks makes this the best with the debut coming in a close second.

This is not my favorite KISS album but it should definitely BE IN THE TOP 5 After Destroyer, KISS, Creatures Of The Night and Love Gun!

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10Music from The Elder

Although it's totally different from all kiss albums, this conceptual album is an oddity by itself. Great story, music and line.

This album was always rated as one of the worst, if not the worst in the bands history. To me, it wasn't that bad but still not a top 10 album.

Very underrated album great songwriting and some really great tracks like the oath 'mr. blackwell as the instrumental escape from the island by ace. It was bad timing after releasing dynasty and unmasked I guess

Wonderful album. Greta rock classic except for Mr. Blackwell. A Shame the world was not ready for it.

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11Dressed to Kill

Come on! This album has "Rock and Roll all Nite"

Kiss was every bit as good here as they were on Alive. They were a solid band. Much of it was written on the fly to fill the 30 min album. A Kiss rocker.

This album has too many good songs to be ranked 10th. It should be no lower than 7th.

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How is this album not in the top 10? Definitely better than "Hot in the Shade" or "Hotter than Hell". Sure know something, I was made for loving you, Charisma, Magic Touch, 2000 man!

I was made for loving you, and sure know something. Both great songs!

I don't care if you admit it or not. I am a true KISS fan and a true kiss fan should know that I Was made for lovin' you is their biggest song, not Detroit Rock City, not Love Gun or other song.

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Better than crazy nights better than carnival of souls better than hottwer than hell

15Alive II

Great album! Great live album that summarized the very best of KISS' early career! Best image of Gene ever on the cover!


Heavens On fire! I've had enough (into the fire! Thrills in the night!
Not to mention the wailing vocals of Paul Stanley, the grooving bass of Gene Simmons, the pounding drums of Eric Carr and the electrifying guitar of Mark St. John!
Animalize contains some of the best KISS songs and some of the best songs of all time!

17Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions

Hate, Rain, Childhood's End, I Will Be There, I Walk Alone,. This Hits is very grunge influence, It's The Great Album, but not very sold

18Psycho Circus
19Alive III
20Sonic Boom

Great throwback feel in all the songs and really good songs that are catchy as hell. Who cares if Ace and Peter aren't on this, it sounds better the more you listen. For sure top 10 material!

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