Top Ten Ronnie James Dio Albums


The Top Ten

1 Rising - Rainbow

Complete powerhouse, the album art sums it up perfectly - HumzahJ

One of the first power metal albums. Legendary. - IronSabbathPriest

2 Holy Diver - Dio

Exactly. You could also argue Rising and Long live Rock N' Roll. The thing is though Rising only has 6 songs which isn't that big of a deal but it does limit the album a little bit. But you could most definitely argue. - gameofIceandFire

Rainbow in the Dark - one of the greatest metal songs of all time. Right here on the Holy Diver album. Excellent - Shake_n_Bake13

Best song, best album. - McKing1003

This is a hard choice ass his best solo, Rainbow and Black Sabbath are all so close but I think Holy Diver just about takes the title. A true classic without a single duff song on it. Probably, no definitely, one of the top 5 rock albums of all time that doesn't age.
Dio's voice and Campbell's guitar playing have never been better and the chemistry with Bain and Appice shines through.
Think I'll go and put this on now!

3 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath

I personally think that Rainbow Rising is overrated. The best, the definitive RJD albums? Heaven and Hell, Holy Diver, Dream Evil, and Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow.

Every song on Heaven and Hell and Holy Diver are excellent, and they are my favourite RJD albums. If H&H is a 10, then HD is a 9.99.

4 Dehumanizer - Black Sabbath
5 Long Live Rock 'N' Roll - Rainbow

Love this album - DarkSideOfDragons

6 The Last In Line - Dio
7 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow - Rainbow
8 The Mob Rules - Black Sabbath

This album is very awesome and underrated. - IronSabbathPriest

9 The Devil You Know - Heaven & Hell

The most underrated Ronnie album - EzP2

10 Dream Evil - Dio

This is a seriously underrated album. With awesome classics like All the Fools Sailed Away, Naked in the Rain, and Sunset Superman? Not to mention the title track? It definitely deserves to be higher.

The Contenders

11 Strange Highways - Dio

Why on earth wasn't this album on the list? Give Her the Gun, Strange Highways, Here's to You? Some of Ronnie's most powerful vocal work is right here on this album.

12 Lock Up the Wolves - Dio
13 Carolina County Ball - Elf

I wish the bot voting for this item would stop. - IronSabbathPriest

Carolina county ball & Ain't It All Amusing are excellent tracks.👍🏻

14 On Stage - Rainbow

Ritchie and Ronnie were at their best here

15 Live in London, Hammersmith Apollo 1993 - Dio
16 Holy Diver Live - Dio
17 Magica - Dio
18 Trying to Burn the Sun - Elf
19 Master of the Moon - Dio
20 Angry Machines - Dio
21 Live Evil - Black Sabbath

Best live album ever - EzP2

22 Killing the Dragon - Dio
23 Elf - Elf
24 Stars - Hear 'N Aid
25 Sacred Heart - Dio
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1. Dehumanizer - Black Sabbath
2. Rising - Rainbow
3. Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow - Rainbow
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2. Holy Diver - Dio
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