Best Comeback Rock Albums of All Time

The Top Ten

1 The Division Bell - Pink Floyd The Division Bell - Pink Floyd Product Image

This is far superior to Endless River. Don't get me wrong, Endless River is a great album, but that album is made up of things that didn't fit on Division Bell. This album showed the world that Pink Floyd didn't need Waters to be the greatest band of all time. Polly Samson and David Gilmour writing most of the lyrics and Gilmour as frontman with Wright singing 'Wearing The Inside Out' is a fantastic combination. And Gilmour is just as great as usual with his trusty black strat.

Uplifting lyrics that touch on endless possibility, life and being young. The Endless River was created from left-over material from this album.

After Roger Waters left the band, theyt were detemined to keep making music weather Water liked it or not. They made 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason'. That album is not great and not nearly as good as anything they'd made in the 70's. It did have Learning to Fly and Sorrow which are both good songs but the album as a whole wasn't great.

7 years later, they basically locked themselves in the Brittania Row Studio or David Gilmour's houseboat/studio and just improvised. They made tons of material. David Gilmour, his wie Polly Samson, Richard Wright, Nick Laird-Clowes and Bob Ezrin together wrote lyrics. The title was picked by friend of Gilmour and author of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Douglas Adams.

They made one of Pink Floyd's greatest albums and a perfect end to the new Pink Floyd albums.

20 years later ...more

The rebirth of Pink Floyd in the 90's. Agreed, A momentary lapse of reason was good but not good enough. The division bell was brilliant though.

I was rolling in jollity when I saw this is number one.

2 The Endless River - Pink Floyd The Endless River - Pink Floyd Product Image

Gilmour, Wright and Mason doing what they do best.

This is Pink Floyds final album, and possibly one of the most underrated albums ever. Glad to see it at #1 here.

3 .5: The Gray Chapter - Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter - Slipknot Product Image
4 Gold Cobra - Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra - Limp Bizkit Product Image
5 Evanescence - Evanescence Evanescence - Evanescence Product Image
6 Death Magnetic - Metallica Death Magnetic - Metallica Product Image

Best Album After Black Album

Great album

7 Dark Before Dawn - Breaking Benjamin Dark Before Dawn - Breaking Benjamin Product Image
8 Surgical Steel - Carcass Surgical Steel - Carcass Product Image
9 13 - Black Sabbath 13 - Black Sabbath Product Image
10 Sol Invictus - Faith No More Sol Invictus - Faith No More Product Image

The Contenders

11 American Idiot - Green Day American Idiot - Green Day Product Image

good album

12 Wasting Light - Foo Fighters Wasting Light - Foo Fighters Product Image
13 Blood of the Nations - Accept Blood of the Nations - Accept Product Image

The best to me - after 14 years of silence these metallers came back stronger than ever. It came out in 2010 and has been their first album since 1996.
I liked their new stuff better than their 80s stuff. Songs like Shades of Death, Teutonic Terror, and Pandemic, are 5/5.
By the way, many of the albums on this list aren't really comeback albums.

14 Black Gives Way to Blue - Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue - Alice in Chains Product Image

After dealing with the death of a vocalist with such a distinct sound, most bands would never be able to recover. AIC rebounded and found their signature sound with the aid of a new singer who can belt out the hits along with putting his stamp on new ones.

15 Immortalized - Disturbed Immortalized - Disturbed Product Image
16 The Hunting Party - Linkin Park The Hunting Party - Linkin Park Product Image

Has some of the artists most experimental music from great 80s to 90s metal music. Definitely something to check out.

17 Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers Product Image
18 Chinese Democracy - Guns N Roses Chinese Democracy - Guns N Roses Product Image

Did someone not understand? It said best comeback albums. This is just poop

Actually, it's the worst!

19 The Fragile - Nine Inch Nails The Fragile - Nine Inch Nails Product Image
20 The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden Product Image

Wouldn't call this a comeback album cause there's been no hiatus. And The Final Frontier was awesome too.

21 Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold Product Image
22 Revolution Radio - Green Day Revolution Radio - Green Day Product Image
23 Back in Black - AC/DC Back in Black - AC/DC Product Image

This low?

24 The Emancipation of Mimi - Mariah Carey The Emancipation of Mimi - Mariah Carey Product Image

Greatest comeback of all time!

25 Fear Inoculum - Tool Fear Inoculum - Tool Product Image
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