Best Scorpions Albums

The Top Ten
1 Blackout

Their heaviest, most metallic album. Fast and heavy songs like Blackout or Dynamite, melodic rock anthems like No One Like You or You Give Me All I Need, the long and doomy China White or the wonderful power ballade When The Smoke Is Going Down. The album has it all.

Lots of great albums to choose from but for me this is their best album, the one that introduced me to their music. I think Love At First Sting might have sold better and had more hit singles but this album plays better start to finish. If Rudolf Shenker considers it his best work, then who am I to disagree. Fantastic!

2 Love at First Sting

The highlight of their more commercial 80s periode. Rock You Like a Hurricane and the beautiful Still Loving You are two of their biggest classics and then there are songs like Bad Boys Running Wild, Coming Home, Big City Nights or Crossfire.

Best Scorpions album. Lots of cool songs on it

3 Animal Magnetism

Dark and heavy album by the band. Especially the three final songs Only A Man, the Zoo and the epic title track. And then there's the melodic anthem Make It Real or the dreamy ballade Lady Starlight with one of Rudolf Schenker's finest solos. Awesome album!

The melodies in many songs on this albums are so beautiful much better than in love at first sting. This is an inspired album. The singers voice goes deeper and higher in melodies than with lovedrive.. The songs on this albums are better and more inspired than most of the songs in lovedrive.

4 Lovedrive

Perfect album with guitar work from both, Michael Schenker and Matthias Jabs as well as Rudolf's first guitar solos on the two ballads Always Somewhere and Holiday. Holiday is actually my favorite Scorpions song and on the same level as Hotel California or Stairway To Heaven in my opinion. But every song on here is amazing, Loving You Sunday Morning, Coast To Coast, Can't Get Enough, Is There Anybody There, Lovedrive... every song!

Michael Schenker's leads on pivotal songs make this CD comprised of island states for songs really stand out. Bonus for the cover art!

5 Savage Amusement
6 In Trance

Moody third album. Some of Uli Jon Roth's best guitar work. He's on fire on songs like Dark Lady, Evening Wind, Sun In My Hand or Longing For Fire. The title track, Top of the Bill and Robot Man are early classics and Night Lights one of only two instrumentals the Scorpions released on their studio albums.

This album is so very special and containts the absolute best guitar work from Uli Jon Roth and Rudolf Schenker. Listen to songs as Longing For Fire and Evening Wind as well the Title Track or the ending part of Top of the Bill. It's absolutely the best Scorpions album no doubt!

7 Virgin Killer

Their heaviest album up to that point with classics such as Pictured Life, Catch Your Train, Backstage Queen or the Hendrix like Polar Nights. In Your Park and Yellow Raven are two fantastic ballads, Virgin Killer and Hell-Cat two interesting Roth songs and Crying Days is like three songs in one.

8 Humanity Hour 1

The first time I listened to Blackout I was blown away. I was equally excited when I first heard the Uli era albums. I get the same feeling listening to Humanity Hour 1. This is different ... this is cool ... this is a band reaching for more and hitting the mark. Most people will never hear this album, but that doesn't diminish it one bit.

Maybe best Scorpions album ever. Great futuristic album with awesome production a fantastic songs like Hour 1, We Were Born To Fly or The Fututre Never dies.

Really dig this album. There's allot of great song on it. "We were born to fly" is just one of them. It's one of my favorites.

9 Crazy World

Easily their most consistently awesome album. Not a single dud in the bunch.

10 Fly to the Rainbow

Early psychedelic masterpiece by the Scorpions. Speedy's Coming is their first hit and They Need A Million, Drifting Sun, This Is My Song, Far Away and the incredible 9-minute title track are among the most interesting Scorpions tunes.

Passionate album, genius guitars all the way through, every song has great balance between hearty feelings and what you need of hardness...

One of my absolute favourite albums of all time. Will never grow tired of listening to this masterpiece, with so many great songs on it!

The Contenders
11 Return to Forever
12 Taken by Force

Perfect mixture of the more psychedelic 70s era and the more commercial 80s era of the Scorpions. Steamrock Fever, We'll Burn The Sky, The Sails Of Charon, He's A Woman - She's A Man and Born To Touch Your Feelings are classics. The Riot Of Your Time and Your Light are underrated gems.

Great album! Sadly the pre 1979 they don't get enough credit. If you don't know Uli it is time to listen to the album. I don't think there is a bad song on the album. We'll Burn the Sky and the Sails of Charon always blow me away. Check out some of the old performances on YouTube.

13 Sting in the Tail

Their best album since Love at first sting in my opinion. Great rock songs such as Raised On Rock, Sting In The Tail, Turn You On and Spirit of Rock and beautiful ballads such as The Good Die Young, Lorelei or The Best Is Yet To Come.

14 Face the Heat

I remember I was young boy and I use to listen this album again and again. And so
Many times the beginning of Alien Nation. This was my discovering of hard rock and metal music.

Alien Nation, No Pain, No Gain, Woman, Under the same sun... Criminally underrated

15 Moment of Glory
16 Lonesome Crow
17 Eye II Eye
18 Tokyo Tapes

My favorite live album of all time. the whole band is so tight, Uli plays incredibly good (his final concerts with the bands). A lot of songs from their early years have their definitive versions on this album.

Amazing live album! Don't know why this is so low. Should be top 5 in my opinion.

19 Unbreakable
20 Rock Believer
21 Pure Instinct

The album is softer with more ballads and "poppy" songs. Still a lot of good songwriting on here, especially Wild Child and You And I are two of their finest sonsg from the 90s.

22 World Wide Live
23 Comeblack
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