Top Ten Albums that Don't Open with a Big Hit

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The Top Ten

1 Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
2 In Utero - Nirvana
3 Smile - The Beach Boys

The Smile Sessions version of Heroes and Villains is superb - SgtBilby

4 Toxicity - System of a Down
5 Ride the Lightning - Metallica

The most popular songs are Fade to Black and For Whom the Bell Tolls (#4 and #3). The opener is Fight Fire with Fire. - Metal_Treasure

6 Follow the Leader - Korn
7 Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

Dated but in a fine wine way - SgtBilby

Sgt pepper was realeased as a single, but not until later - RecklessGreed

8 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

Invaders isn't a big hit in my eyes, but it's a great album starter for one of heavy metal's best albums. - Mrveteran

The opener isn't very special but the closer is a massive hit - Hallowed Be Thy Name. It's truly mindblowing and considered the best metal song ever by many. This album was game-changing. - Metal_Treasure

9 Blue - Joni Mitchell
10 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie

The Contenders

11 Revolver - The Beatles
12 Machine Head - Deep Purple

The hit is Smoke On The Water (track #5) - the song with the most legendary guitar riff. I agree about the riff but in general I personally like more the opener - Highway Star. - Metal_Treasure

13 The Mollusk - Ween
14 Nightfall in Middle-Earth - Blind Guardian

The opener is awesome but the most popular songs from this album are #9 and #4 - Mirror Mirror, Nightfall. This is a concept album professionally rated 9.5/10. - Metal_Treasure

15 Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
16 Generic - Flipper
17 The Paradigm Shift - Korn
18 Rising - Rainbow

The opener is very good but the best songs are #5 and #6 - Stargazer, A Light in the Black. - Metal_Treasure

19 Horror Show - Iced Earth

The most appreciated song is #10 - Dracula. - Metal_Treasure

20 Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
21 Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
22 Far Beyond Driven - Pantera
23 Angel Dust - Faith No More
24 Head Carrier - Pixies
25 Waking Up the Neighbours - Bryan Adams
26 Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da - Rammstein
27 Sehnsucht - Rammstein
28 The Real Thing - Faith No More
29 Antichrist Superstar - Marilyn Manson
30 My World 2.0 - Justin Bieber
31 The Division Bell - Pink Floyd

The first song of the album isn't very good as others.however I love the last song (last track),high hopes - zxm

32 The Bends - Radiohead
33 Hail to the Thief - Radiohead
34 Cold Fact - Rodriguez

This was party becuase rodriguez had no hits - RecklessGreed

35 Alone in the Universe - Jeff Lynne's Elo (Electric Light Orchestra)

Like ELO's forgotten magnum opus "Time", This is best heard as an experience let alone nitpick each tune - SgtBilby

36 The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast - Roger Glover and Guests

A criminally underappreciated concept record that needs to be heard - SgtBilby

37 Counterparts - Rush
38 A Farewell to Kings - Rush
39 Fly by Night - Rush
40 Meteora - Linkin Park
41 Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) - Marilyn Manson
42 Reise, Reise - Rammstein
43 The Pinkprint - Nicki Minaj
44 Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz - Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz - Miley Cyrus
45 Lulu - Metallica & Lou Reed (2011)
46 Pink Friday - Nicki Minaj
47 Lukas Graham - Lukas Graham
48 A Night at the Opera - Queen
49 Rubber Soul - The Beatles
50 The Wall - Pink Floyd
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Angel Dust - Faith No More
2. Toxicity - System of a Down
3. Far Beyond Driven - Pantera
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1. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
2. Machine Head - Deep Purple
3. Ride the Lightning - Metallica
Metal_Treasure
1. In Utero - Nirvana
2. Follow the Leader - Korn
3. The Mollusk - Ween
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