Top 10 Albums by Kiss
The Top Ten
The First KISS album, Dressed To Kill, KISS Alive 1, Rock'n'Roll Over, Creatures and Lick It Up are the best albums over all. Love Gun, Hotter Than Hell and Dynasty have great songs on them but they also have some filler tunes, so I rate these albums a bit lower. The Elder is very under-rated. Crazy Nights is mostly cheese and Revenge is over-rated. Carnival Of Souls is under-rated. Paul Stanley has always been the best songwriter in KISS, though Gene has a lot of great tunes and Ace wrote a handful of great tunes. Peter never wrote a great song.
This is definitely the greatest KISS album out there. There are 20 studio albums & I like most of the ones from the first album to the mid-80s, then most from the mid-90s to their newest one from 2012. There are 10 live albums & all of their live albums are great to me. - gpaine3
Destroyer is by the far the best Kiss album but Creatures of the night is really good and under rated!
The best. From the cover to the set of songs. Everyone great.V 14 Comments
This is, HANDS DOWN the best album that Kiss ever put out. Hard driving, Bass thumping tracks on each song (save one). Album is nearly 30 years old, but I still listen to it
The most unfortunate timing in the history of rock (OK, maybe an exaggeration). Had this album been released after Love Gun, when KISS peaked, this would have been a blockbuster. I don't think there's another KISS album that's even close. Too bad so few people actually listened to it.
Without any doubt, this is their best album. Not a weak track on the entire album and every song rocks with authority. This was the first KISS album I ever purchased so as far as I'm concerned everything was downhill from Creatures of the Night.
I love all KISS albums but this is by far my favorite. It has everything you could ask for in a rock/metal band. Heavy riffs, powerful vocals, melodies for days, great guitar solos (some fast some more melodic and with feel), drums so heavy it will kick you in the teeth, and catchy hooks good enough for any AOR station.
I love how dark this album is but at the same time it somehow is a feel good album too (Keep Me Comin', I Love It Loud, War Machine)...I guess it's that take no crap attitude that makes you feel empowered and positive. in my humble opinion this is the best drum sound KISS or any rock band has ever recorded and the best vocals I have heard Paul or Gene sing (although Gene steps it up on Lick It Up). This is the album I show when I want to get people into KISS.
I LOVE LOVE GUN! I don't know its something about Paul Stanley
Singing about his "love gun" that makes me love this album just a tad bit more than the others, just kidding ;)
This album is everything that KISS is about, we get vocals from all four members, Peter on hooligan, Ace on Shock me, Paul on Love gun and Gene on christine sixteen!
I mean every song on this kicks ass! And don't forget the awesome cover art! Just spectacular! #1
Best album EVER! Nothing can beat Love Gun. I Stole Your Love, Christine Sixteen, Got Love For Sale, Shock Me, Tomorrow and Tonight, Love Gun, Hooligan, Almost Human, Plaster Caster, and Then She Kissed Me are 10 of the BEST SONGS OF ALL TIME!
I love the destroyer album but I think love gun is number one... I mean were all kiss fans right? I mean listen to the starting song, THAT GUITAR and then paul stanley yells "alright! ", it pumps all kiss fans up. - Acefan4life
Nothing beats Love Gun!V 4 Comments
Probably one of their hardest and best albums. Unholy, Spit, Paralyzed, Heart of Chrome Great songs and that's only 1/4 of the album. Also, The Great ERIC CARR's one & only recorded drum solo. Great stuff. #1
I have this and I love it. The best hits in my opinion- Unholy, Take It Off and God Gave Rock and Roll to You.
I love every song on this album. Very underrated I feel it should be top 5. - frapp10
Perhaps the most underrated KISS album of the entire discography.V 7 Comments
Think about it. Cold Gin, Firehouse, Strutter, Deuce, nothing to loose, Black Diamond... How can this album not be the greatest.
Totaly underrated, Virtually ignored when released, "Kiss" is an exciting debut album from the soon-to-be superstars. While their image screamed glam, the music has a low-budget, garage-band charm that works wonders.
Their first and their best with every track a winner!
Love Gun and Destroyer are mediocre, this is their true magnum opus!V 10 Comments
Still my fave live album. Perfect match between NYC sound and classic rock plus all the songs sound so much better and more vital than the studio versions. Simply Unique!
The Album that Started it all
Very essential - Lilbob93
the best even with eddie kramer patching it up - invis
This album was created in the studio.V 2 Comments
After Alive! captured the best of the first three studio albums in stronger fashion, and the Destoyer experiment resulted in some of their most memorable songs, Kiss took another chance by recording this studio album "live" in a vacant hall. This underrated album was a return to the basic raw power of Alive! and gave us such classics as Calling Dr. Love, Mr. Speed, Hard Luck Woman, and Making Love. Ace's short, killer guitar solos stand out, as do Peter's drums (listen to the end of Makin' Love).
Man, when they had the mystique about them, they were awesome. They've put out some good stuff even into the 90s and 2000s but in the seventies when they were still "dangerous" this probably is one of their best. Some really kick as songs on this album. Great next album after Alive.
I can't believe that Revenge is rated so high. It doesn't have the sound that made KISS great. Most of Revenge sounds like Zombie or Manson, really heavy metal. Their best albums are 1-R&R Over 2-Dressed to Kill 3-KISS 4-Destroyer 5-Creature's of the Night.
Such a great album. Kiss at its prime!V 8 Comments
Come on! This album has "Rock and Roll all Nite"
Kiss was every bit as good here as they were on Alive. They were a solid band. Much of it was written on the fly to fill the 30 min album. A Kiss rocker.
This album has too many good songs to be ranked 10th. It should be no lower than 7th.
Well the album cover is good, I guess.V 4 Comments
Are you kidding me this should be in the top 3 with their big hits Lick It Up and All Hell's Breaking Loose. What about Eric Carr's great vocals.
Great album fer sure, kiss demonstrating a new lease on life.
Hows music from the elder above this? That's there worst album!
I love the raw feel of this album. In terms of recording, this was Kiss' rawest record. It produced Parasite and Going' Blind. Even the more "filler" songs (Comin' Home, All The Way) now sound like Kiss classics. They haven't been played out and sound better than they sounded Then. Great album
Should be in the top 5, it's better than dressed to kill and crazy night and love gun in my opinion - guizpom
This is not my favorite KISS album but it should definitely BE IN THE TOP 5 After Destroyer, KISS, Creatures Of The Night and Love Gun!
Although it's totally different from all kiss albums, this conceptual album is an oddity by itself. Great story, music and line.
This album was always rated as one of the worst, if not the worst in the bands history. To me, it wasn't that bad but still not a top 10 album.
Very underrated album great songwriting and some really great tracks like the oath 'mr. blackwell as the instrumental escape from the island by ace. It was bad timing after releasing dynasty and unmasked I guess
Wonderful album. Greta rock classic except for Mr. Blackwell. A Shame the world was not ready for it.
How is this album not in the top 10? Definitely better than "Hot in the Shade" or "Hotter than Hell". Sure know something, I was made for loving you, Charisma, Magic Touch, 2000 man!
I was made for loving you, and sure know something. Both great songs!
I don't care if you admit it or not. I am a true KISS fan and a true kiss fan should know that I Was made for lovin' you is their biggest song, not Detroit Rock City, not Love Gun or other song.
A landmark album. Very creative and the songs are timeless and beloved by millions of people. Beautifully produced and the vocals and musicianship was excellent.V 2 Comments
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An excellent album for legends to put out 40 years after their 1st. Competes and in most cases is better than anything put by bands 30 years younger than them.
Better than crazy nights better than carnival of souls better than hottwer than hell
Heavens On fire! I've had enough (into the fire! Thrills in the night!
Not to mention the wailing vocals of Paul Stanley, the grooving bass of Gene Simmons, the pounding drums of Eric Carr and the electrifying guitar of Mark St. John!
Animalize contains some of the best KISS songs and some of the best songs of all time!
Great album! Great live album that summarized the very best of KISS' early career! Best image of Gene ever on the cover!V 1 Comment
Hate, Rain, Childhood's End, I Will Be There, I Walk Alone,. This Hits is very grunge influence, It's The Great Album, but not very sold
If you love Kiss, this album brings tears to your eyes. Just awesome.
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This album should be much higher. It is there best slbum since Lick it up. Physio Circus is there most epic song in decades. This album has aged far better than most of their albums. Should be top 10 easy. This albums has lots of different textures in it. There is always a song to suit your mood. A great car album.
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