Best Albums of the 70s and 80s

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The Top Ten

1 Kill Em All - Metallica
2 The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
3 Aladdin Sane - David Bowie
4 Master of Puppets - Metallica
5 Imagine - John Lennon

That's a DVD.

6 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
7 True Blue - Madonna
8 Machine Head - Deep Purple
9 Once Upon a Time - Simple Minds
10 Holy Diver - Dio

The Contenders

11 Thriller - Michael Jackson
12 She's So Unusual - Cyndi Lauper
13 Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2 - Helloween
14 The Album - Abba
15 Ride the Lightning - Metallica
16 Piece of Mind - Iron Maiden
17 Let It Be - The Beatles

Released in May 1970, it was the last album of original material they recorded together.

18 Kimono My House - Sparks
19 Parallel Lines - Blondie
20 Appetite for Destruction - Guns' N' Roses
21 Tales from Topographic Oceans - Yes
22 Arrival - Abba
23 Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin

Overrated.

24 Animals - Pink Floyd
25 Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie
26 2112 - Rush
27 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
28 Sad Wings of Destiny - Judas Priest
29 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
30 L.A. Woman - The Doors
31 The Wall - Pink Floyd
32 British Steel - Judas Priest
33 ... and Justice for All - Metallica
34 A Night at the Opera - Queen

Vastly overrated.

35 News of the World - Queen
36 Woodstock - Various Artists

Best concert, and best concert album ever.

37 Moving Pictures - Rush
38 Tapestry - Carole King
39 Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? - Megadeth
40 Heart Like a Wheel - Linda Ronstadt

Her voice makes today's pop princesses like Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez sound like croaking frogs.

41 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
42 After the Gold Rush - Neil Young
43 Meddle - Pink Floyd
44 Somewhere in Time - Iron Maiden
45 Fragile - Yes
46 Pretty Hate Machine - Nine Inch Nails
47 Killers - Iron Maiden
48 Killing is My Business... and Business is Good! - Megadeth
49 So Far, So Good... So What! - Megadeth
50 Morrison Hotel - The Doors
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1. Master of Puppets - Metallica
2. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
3. Machine Head - Deep Purple
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1. Aladdin Sane - David Bowie
2. Kill Em All - Metallica
3. The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
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