Best Dio Albums

I only know a few (the ones I own), but I believe Dio deserves more recognition. So please add as many as you can! Dio only. No Rainbow/Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell.

I had to create this list to honor the most powerful voice in metal, Ronnie James Dio.

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The Top Ten

1 Holy Diver Holy Diver

This album contains some of the best music ever made. By the way I'm surprised to see Dream Evil at number two!

Undoubtedly his best. Why?
Lets see:

Stand Up and Shout 10/10
Holy Diver 12/10
Gypsy 9/10
Caught in the Middle 10/10
Don't Talk to Strangers 11/10
Straight Through the Heart 9/10
Invisible 10/10
Rainbow in the Dark 10/10
Shame on the Night 8/10

This is good but no way should be #1. Angry Machine's or Strange Highways is way better.

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2 The Last In Line The Last In Line

I love this albums!, my favorite songs are we rock and the last in line

Pure magic all the way through, from the fast and energetic

The whole reason the top 3 are here is because of MURRAY!

The Last in Line, We Rock and Mystery are just three amazing tracks on this album.
A classic. And the last to feature Vivian Campbell, a great guitarist.

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3 Dream Evil Dream Evil

Some great songs; Dream Evil, I Could Have Been a Dreamer and All The Fools Sailed Away...
R.I. P R.J. D

From Nihgt People to When A Woman Cries the greatest work of Dio solo career. With All the fools sailed away and Sunset Superman as special leading songs.

No diamonds here, but in general a very tight album that you can listen from start to end. Mainstream, radio friendly sound and more melodic than previous dio albums. Thumbs up! m/

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5 Magica Magica

An awesome concept album and a definite disappointment he wasn't able to make II and I.
At least we have Electra to know what could've been.
Anyway, an awesome story told through awesome songs.

A great concept album, really unique and heavy sound.

The concept of all concepts! Listen and learn!

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6 Killing the Dragon Killing the Dragon

A bit different to his regular sound. Push is a very underrated song and the title track is awesome.

This is an underrated album. I would say it is the best since 'The Last in Line'.

7 Sacred Heart Sacred Heart

Looks like Holy Diver's in no danger of losing its place, but this is more of the light, keyboard-drenched Dio that brightens my day.

A bit of a mainstream sound no doubt, but songs like Rock n Roll Children, Hungry for Heaven, Sacred Heart and King of Rock n Roll are absolute killers

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8 Master of the Moon Master of the Moon

I can't believe this is rated lowest. For me, this is the second best Dio album (my favorite being The Last in Line), partially because of the atmosphere. Just listen to the title track or

9 Strange Highways Strange Highways

Dio's heaviest album to date! Totally underrated.

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10 Angry Machines Angry Machines

The Contenders

11 Live in London, Hammersmith Apollo 1993 Live in London, Hammersmith Apollo 1993
12 Holy Diver Live Holy Diver Live
13 Intermission - Dio Intermission - Dio
14 Heaven and Hell Heaven and Hell
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