Top 10 Albums that are Called Hair Metal/Glam Rock but Aren't

The Top Ten Albums that are Called Hair Metal/Glam Rock but Aren't

1 Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses

I strongly agree with this - Axl used to wear a bandana like the glam guys but this can't make their music glam. Their music is hard rock. - Metal_Treasure

I have always considered this a Hard Rock album considering that Guns N' Roses didn't want a image like most glam metal bands wanted - christangrant

2 Queen II - Queen

I think people refer to this era of Queen as "glam rock" in the original term- Ziggy Stardust, T.Rex, Mott the Hoople, etc. Having said that, I don't think they were a glam band in that sense either. - Gg2000

Queen was never a Hair Metal band - christangrant

3 Van Halen - Van Halen

Great album, but yeah.

Van Halen is not Hair Metal - christangrant

4 Whitesnake - Whitesnake

Agree again - Whitesnake have always been a pretty underground hard rock band. What can mislead you are 2-3 glam-mish videos of 1987.

Story: a producer offered Coverdale to promote their music in the mainstream sector and the band made those glam-mish video clips for MTV. They also re-recorded some old songs with more poppy arrangements to fit the MTV standards.

Coverdale agreed because the band had a big debt due to bad management. their debt was strange because the band had previous albums with double platinum status. Coverdale said it wasn't something he wanted to do but this saved the band. - Metal_Treasure

I don't consider this Hair Metal I consider it Hard Rock - christangrant

David Coverdale also said that he didn't even know how much hair spray to put on his hair before shooting those video clips and he made some mistakes, LOL.
I mean, these guys aren't glam deep inside. They were made look like glam for the purposes of the MTV business. - Metal_Treasure

5 Love at First Sting - Scorpions

I consider this Hard Rock - christangrant

6 Pump - Aerosmith
7 Powerslave - Iron Maiden
8 Turbo - Judas Priest
9 1984 - Van Halen
10 Sheer Heart Attack - Queen

The Contenders

11 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC
12 Use Your Illusion II - Guns N' Roses
13 Use Your Illusion I - Guns N' Roses
14 Van Halen II - Van Halen
15 5150 - Van Halen
16 Queen - Queen
17 Hot Space - Queen
18 Walls of Jericho - Helloween

This was on the Best hair metal albums list... - christangrant

19 Diary of a Madman - Ozzy Osbourne
20 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
21 Coda - Led Zeppelin
22 Master of Reality - Black Sabbath
23 Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne
24 Killers - Iron Maiden
25 Back in Black - AC/DC
26 Power Metal - Pantera

Only their first 3 albums are glam - christangrant

27 Signals - Rush
28 Ou812 - Van Halen
29 Lovedrive - Scorpions
30 Trash - Alice Cooper
31 Fair Warning - Van Halen
32 Use Your Illusion - Guns N' Roses
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