Greatest Blue Oyster Cult Albums

The Top Ten

1 Secret Treaties

Brilliant, only knew "don't fear the reaper" before buying and stood in shop with a choice; "secret treaties" or the "best of", I took a gamble as I prefer albums over compilations and very happy with my decision! - DeadAsian

Flaming Telepaths, Astronomy... Some of their best songs ever! - irish400

Best lyrics as well. Try to compete with ME262. This album is incredible.

Quite simply.. one of the greatest albums ever... of any genre...

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2 Agents of Fortune

I have never gotten tired of listening to this album. The music is so original I constantly find myself being in the mood to listen to one song or another, never the same one over and over again.

Agents of Fortune represents the band at their best, most creative and most versatile. It's one of the great albums of the 1970s.

My favorite by the band because it shows off their versatility so well. This was the first BÖC collection of songs that showed what a bunch of great writers they could all be by contributing such a diverse amount of material. Equally rocking as it is subtle, to my mind, this strikes the perfect balance.

This is the only Blue Öyster cult album that I like all the songs on. Most of the other albums have one or two great songs, but on this one, almost all of the songs are great, especially (Don't Fear) The Reaper, Debbie Denise, and Morning Final. - Raa396

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3 Blue Oyster Cult

A very complete first album with all listenable cuts. Some really good cuts and excellent guitar playing.

I would choose this and Cultusarus Erectus as the Best Covers they have

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4 Tyranny & Mutation

The first three tracks are a bit weak, but the rest of the album is stellar. Fire of Unknown Origin is a bit more consistent and has a better sound, but the high points of Tyranny and Mutation are higher, and it rocks in a way that their later albums don't.

5 Fire of Unknown Origin

An unbelievable catchy trip into a world of fantasy. Highly recomendable!

This album put BÖC in another level. Burning for you, is by far the best song ever played in rock & roll history. Awesome, magic, alien, exquisite!

Fire of Unknown Origen is awesome, unique tunes, magical: Burning for you is the best rock song ever played.

This and Cultosaurus Erectus were the two albums that had the best production among the early albums. Also the two that had the best songs, overall. Meh I guess Secret Treaties was decent too, but the production does not compare. Curse Of The Hidden Mirror is a great album and so too, Heaven Forbid. Club Ninja and Mirrors were also underrated.

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6 Spectres

An outstanding record, subliming all the best of the sound of the 1970's + exceptionally modern playing at times, foreseeing what was to come some years afterwards. Nosferatu always brings back the thrill of the first listening.

Best BOC album hands down my friends!

7 On Your Feet Or On Your Knees

The best live album by anyone, EVER!

One of the most underrated live albums of all time.This is great stuff!

8 Cultosaurus Erectus

Clever lyrics- disparaging, melancholic, sci fi. Typical for the band. Also some good hooks. The best production with Martin Birch at the board- nice bass and lower mids. Overall, their best album. Fire Of Unknown Origin a close second. Way better production than the thin albums they did from the 70s. Cultosaurus, Fire, then Mirrors, are the top three.

Some great BOC song writing and musicianship

This album has THE best collection of songs by B. O. C. ever. - fireinside96

I think this is the Best Album Cover they have

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9 Some Enchanted Evening

Great version of Don't Fear The Reaper amongst some other Cult classics. Still stands up well as a fine live album.

10 Mirrors

Underrated and overlooked. In the, The Vigil, The Great Sun Jester, the title track.

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The Contenders

11 Club Ninja

White flags, spy in the house of the night, dancin in the ruins, madness to method are great songs that deserve more credit and of course there is perfect water this song is legendary just hear it you will know why.

It contains more dreamy, minor key songs that are the trademark of the 80s. Definite shift from the rock and roll but awesome

Love this album,white flags, perfect water and best of all when the war comes- most underrated album ever

12 Imaginos

Great heavy metal album!

13 Heaven Forbid

Simply awesome, not a bad track on it

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14 The Revolution by Night
15 Extraterrestrial Live
16 Curse of the Hidden Mirror
17 A Long Day's Night
18 Live 1976
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