Top Ten Classic Rock Albums of All Time

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41 Burn - Deep Purple
42 4 - Foreigner

Why is this hear

This album rocks from beginning to end.

I agree. should be on this list and definitely not this high.

43 L.A. Woman - The Doors

Pure Greatness should be higher.

Doors overrated.

44 Beggars Banquet - The Rolling Stones

The start of a classic run of great albums, one of the best album ever from the Stones.

45 In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson

This is not only one of the best rock albums ever made, but one of the best albums in the history of music. It is credited as being the first progressive rock album. It will blow your mind.

Awesome album highly underrated.

Personally, I'd rank "Red" in this place.

This Is The Main Album That Introduced Rock Music Fans To Progressive Rock Back In 1969.Outstanding Musicanship On A Album That Featured Greg Lake And Ian McDonald Who Would Leave This Band To Start Emerson,Lake And Palmer And Foreigner.

46 1984 - Van Halen

Number 49? No disrespect to deep purple but swap made in Japan for this one!

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47 Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones V 2 Comments
48 War - U2

Rock with soul. Intelligent rock sound without comparison.

49 Destroyer - KISS

I am over 50 years old, and I think this may be one of the most under-rated rock albums ever, or at least, in my era. Yes, the cover and the band's 'shtick' have worn off over the years, but the songs on this album are really pure classic rock and roll. It's tough for a lot of people to acknowledge KISS actually put out good rock, but this is proof.

Iconic. After "Alive! " catapulted KISS to the top, "Destroyer" proved the accession wasn't a fluke. Bob Ezrin (the same producer for Pink Floyd's "The Wall," stretched KISS' song-writing and musicianship to new levels. The songs have stood the test of time, E.G. , "Detroit Rock City," "Beth," "Shout it Out Loud," "Do You Love Me," etc. An amazing musical experience!

50 Thick As a Brick - Jethro Tull

Best Jethro Tull album, as well as best album of 1972. - Caleb9000

51 The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle - Bruce Springsteen
52 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars - David Bowie

This should absolutely be way higher. This is ridiculous. Rolling Stone has your #1 (Pink Floyd 'Dark Side of the Moon') at #43 and this album at #35. So, there's that.

Without this album Pink Floyd, Queen, the Clash, and most of rock after 1973 wouldn't have existed.

Pink Floyd would have existed without this album, but Queen probably wouldn't have.

Not a bad song on this album.

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53 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow - Rainbow

My first experiance for rock! Best sounds like man of siver mountain, temple of the king and catch the rainbow etc...

Dio m/

54 Fragile - Yes

This should in top 10

55 Whitesnake - Whitesnake

Sucks very mediocre...really ahead of so many great albums

56 Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin

Only 42. No, no, no. One of the finest rock album produced ever. Should be among the first 20.

Led Zeppelin - The Doors - Janis Joplin - Love - Neil Young all on top. The first 6 Led Zeppelin albums should be in the top 30!

This is the greatest album in the Zep collection. It shows everything they could do at the very best. Songs like Kashmir, In My Time of Dying, Trampled Underfoot are just all-time hits

"The first 6 Led Zeppelin albums should be in the top 30! "
No: The first 6 Led Zeppelin albums should be in the top 5!

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57 Blood On the Tracks - Bob Dylan V 1 Comment
58 The Beatles (The White Album) - The Beatles

Just listen to this record and you will agree best Beatles album ever!

59 Stormbringer - Deep Purple
60 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen and the Street Band

What? This may be the best album in the last 40 years! Only the Who or the Stones put rock albums out as good as this.

A genius album from a genius artist. This rating makes no sense.

Should be top 10

Oh my god why is this so LOW?

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