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


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 V 2 Comments
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
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Top Remixes (4)

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

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