Best Rock Albums of All Time (Excluding Greatest Hits)


The Contenders: Page 17

321 Warrior on the Edge of Time - Hawkwind Warrior on the Edge of Time - Hawkwind

What a band, even through all the line up changes they keep delivering. Without Hawkwind there would be no Motorhead. Chose this one because it's total "Space Rock" Lemmy on bass and Dave Brock the Captain in fine form. For anyone that doesn't know Hawkwind, get this album. Get stoned, drunk or niether, you'll love it anyway.

322 Counterparts - Rush Counterparts - Rush

Best Prog Rock band in the world. They've done so many good albums it's hard to chose. Gone for this one because it's so consistent.

323 Piece of Mind - Iron Maiden Piece of Mind - Iron Maiden

Not really into Maiden, seen them three times and they do a good show, kinda find them a bit too much repetative, kinda boring. However they are probably the most influencel Metal band since Sabbath. My favourite album of their's and a great album it is.

324 Desert Shore - Nico Desert Shore - Nico
325 Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan
326 Deuce - Rory Gallagher Deuce - Rory Gallagher
327 Far Beyond Driven - Pantera Far Beyond Driven - Pantera
328 No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne
329 Ecliptica - Sonata Arctica Ecliptica - Sonata Arctica
330 Demon Days - Gorillaz Demon Days - Gorillaz
331 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day
332 Night Visions - Imagine Dragons Night Visions - Imagine Dragons
333 Tre - Green Day Tre - Green Day
334 Nimrod - Green Day Nimrod - Green Day
335 The Razor's Edge - AC/DC The Razor's Edge - AC/DC
336 The General Electric - Shihad The General Electric - Shihad
337 Royal Blood - Royal Blood Royal Blood - Royal Blood
338 Blue Blood - X Japan Blue Blood - X Japan

X Japan is one of the most underrated bands out there, so it is only logical that their best album, Blue Blood, is one of the most underrated albums out there. This album contains some of their most beloved material, such as "X," "Enless Rain," "Rose of Pain," and the title track, "Blue Blood." The songs range from aggressive speed metal to emotional, classically influenced power ballads. The band even includes an experimental interlude track and an epic that's longer than your average SpongeBob episode. What's not to love?

339 Queen II - Queen Queen II - Queen

Released in 1974, Queen throughout their long a career were amazing, classic and awe-inspiring though if you include this album in the essence of Queen (Which it Is) it will make Queen truly the most wide ranged Rock Act ever. Queen II is a Progressive Rock/Rock Opera/Heavy Metal Classic and was beyond perfection. Led Zep iv and Dark Side of the Moon are outstanding but this is better, Father to Son has Led Zep, The Who, Pink Floyd and wonderful Heavy Metal and Deep1970s toms. White Queen is an outstanding emotional epic, the harmonies and chords and instruments make the songs so emotionally powerful and you feel it. Someday One Day is a lovely Guitar Ballad with wonderful Guitar Sounds, Classic harmonies typical of the 70s, and different drumming and unique. Loser in the End features Bonhamesque drumming and Ogre Battle was the creation of Speed Metal. The Fairy Feller's Masterstroke is an Art Rock inspired piece. Nevermore is an outstanding tear dropping Piano and Vocal Ballad from ...more

First of all, Thriller is not rock, and A Night the opera is on here twice.
This is just fantastic, best rock album of all time (well, rubber soul would be my first, but it's not on here.
Just listen to march of the black queen and the fairy fellers master stroke, and you'll reasile nothing else can match this albums courage, diversity, and the bands pure talent

340 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top Ten Classic Rock Albums of All Time Best Comeback Rock Albums of All Time Top Ten Greatest Folk Rock Albums of All Time Best Studio Albums of All Time Excluding Debut Albums Most Iconic Hard Rock Albums of All Time

List StatsUpdated 23 Feb 2017

1,000 votes
345 listings
8 years, 54 days old

Top Remixes (31)

1. Appetite For Destruction - Guns N Roses
2. Master of Puppets - Metallica
3. Use Your Illusion I - Guns N Roses
1. Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart
2. Rock Bottom - Robert Wyatt
3. Faust - Faust
1. American Idiot - Green Day
2. American Tragedy - Hollywood Undead
3. From Death to Destiny - Asking Alexandria

View All 31


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.