Best Comeback Albums Ever

The Top Ten
1 Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple

An awesome album of 1984 released after 9 years of silence. One of their best albums actually, if you ask me. Even the bonus tracks are amazing, esp. Son of Alerik. The album went platinum in the U.S. Ritchie Blackmore said that the song Perfect Strangers is his favorite Deep Purple song.

I believe this was the first time a legendary band had a reunion tour? Nevertheless, this album takes the band into new directions and it never rests on the past. Five masters of their respective instruments!

2 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
3 Dystopia - Megadeth

After a series of disappointing albums, released between 1994 and 2016, this album of 2016 was pretty good and eventually won Megadeth their first Metal Grammy.

4 American Idiot - Green Day
5 Kamikaze - Eminem

Should be at number 1

6 13 - Black Sabbath

Released in 2013, it was the 1st album after Forbidden (1995). Whole 18 years!
Forbidden was a disappointment - as Tony Iommi himself stated, this album should be forbidden.
The album 13 was much better accepted, basically because it featured Ozzy after decades of absence. Nostalgia. The album sounded to me like a recycled material from their previous hits but I have to admit it was a very good summary of their earlier work. It's their final album because they disbanded.

7 Death Magnetic - Metallica

How is this a comeback album? This album is terrible and so is Hardwired. Metallica has zero talent now and they can't even write a basic guitar riff without ripping off one of their old ones. Production is trash and too modern and loud. Kirk Hammett plays his laziest guitar solos in All Nightmare Long. FFS Metallica should have called it a day when Cliff Burton died. They have sucked since The Black Album and Master of Puppets was when Metallica started to begin sucking.

Massive improvement over their previous album. I know that's not saying a lot because St. Anger was terrible, but still this was good.

Great back to thrash album that showcases their amazing skill.

This album rules

8 Stranger in Us All - Rainbow

After 12 years of silence (1983-1995), Rainbow released this pleasant album. Their final album.

9 Brave New World - Iron Maiden

After this came the Book of Souls. In my opinion, one song on Book of Souls, Empire of the Clouds, is actually better than their 80s stuff (they were still masterpieces, mind you).

10 Back in Black - AC/DC

Surprised this isn't higher.

How is this not number 1?

The Contenders
11 Hardwired... to Self-Destruct - Metallica

This album is amazing and Spit Out the Bone is the best song of 2016.

Spit out the bone!

12 Blood of the Nations - Accept

After 14 years of silence from 1996-2010, Accept made a great come back.

An unbelievably powerful album from front to back.

13 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

First thing I thought of when I saw this list. After a 2-year period of the world hating him, and his world crashing down launching him into a state of deep depression, he focused that energy into creating the greatest album of all time.

Monster, All Of The Lights (including the interlude), Lost In America, Power, Dark Fantasy and much MUCH more. What's not to like?

This album is a masterpiece! But my absolute favorite track is "hell of a life"..That song is sooo addicting!

14 Dark Before Dawn - Breaking Benjamin

I'm shocked and insulted nobody put this on the list before me. The last album before this one was Dear Agony, which was released in 2009. This album was released in 2015. After Dear Agony, Benjamin Burnley (the singer) got ill and some members left, but they came back! This album should be #1 because not only it was released 6 years after the last one, but also because in my opinion, that was their best album of all!

15 Pump - Aerosmith
16 Revelations of Oblivion - Possessed

After 33 years of silence the godfathers of death metal came back!

One of the longest period between two albums : 33 years.

17 You Won't Get What You Want - Daughters

After being disbanded for almost 8 years, Daughters return with a mighty fine album.

18 Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne
19 Queensryche - Queensryche
20 Monotheist - Celtic Frost

I was waiting for this to show up. Fantastic album and my favorite from this band.

From 1990 to 2006 they didn't release any albums (16 years). This album came out in 2006.

21 Free Tempo - Tempo
22 Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
23 Worship Music - Anthrax
24 Heart - Heart

From the depths of their classic folky roots. Heart restorm the charts with a slick clean album. With the then sound of the 80s. Heart showed the new comers that the 70s artists where not past it. Such a great reinvention of a band that stills rocks great albums out over 30+ years later since this release. Christ, there should be a few Todd Rundgren albums up here too.

25 Green Naugahyde - Primus

After being on hiatus since 2000, the band had reunited; They started getting back together around 2003, but it was not until 2011 that they recorded a new album. And it was great.
Moreover, I notice many albums on here are not technically comeback albums. This one is.

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