Top 10 Best Years for Rock and Metal

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The Top Ten

1 1990

For this list I'll list the albums that make the year great

Rust in Peace - Megadeth
Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer
Cowboys from Hell - Pantera
The Razor's Edge - AC/DC
Painkiller - Judas Priest
Coma Of Souls - Kreator
Cause of Death - Obituary
Slaughter in the Vatican - Exhorder
Never Neverland - Annihilator
Empire - Queensryche
Persistence of Time - Anthrax - christangrant

2 1986

The Final Countdown - Europe - jrodz

Reign In Blood - Slayer
Master of Puppets - Metallica
Pleasure to Kill - Kreator
Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - Megadeth
Somewhere in Time - Iron Maiden
5150 - Van Halen
Darkness Descends - Dark Angel
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - Candlemass
Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi
Orgasmatron - Motorhead - christangrant

3 1988

Out of this World - Europe - jrodz

Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden
...And Justice for All - Metallica
Operation: Mindcrime - Queensr├┐che
Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2 - Helloween
South of Heaven - Slayer
The New Order - Testament
Leprosy - Death
So Far, So Good... So What! - Megadeth
Danzig - Danzig - christangrant

4 1983

Holy Diver - Dio
Kill 'Em All - Metallica
Melissa - Mercyful Fate
Piece of Mind - Iron Maiden
Show No Mercy - Slayer
Balls to the Wall - Accept
Shout at the Devil - Motley Crue
Pyromania - Def Leppard
Eliminator - ZZ Top
The Final Cut - Pink Floyd
Metal Health - Quiet Riot
Synchronicity - The Police - christangrant

5 1987

Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses
Whitesnake - Whitesnake
Hysteria - Def Leppard
Among the Living - Anthrax
The Ultra-Violence - Death Angel
Dream Evil - Dio
The Legacy - Testament
A Momentary Lapse of Reason - Pink Floyd
Scream Bloody Gore - Death
Abigail - King Diamond
Keeper of the Seven Keys, Part 1 - Helloween
Permanent Vacation - Aerosmith
Scum - Napalm Death
Deathcrush - Mayhem - christangrant

6 1992

Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera
Dirt - Alice In Chains
Images and Words - Dream Theater
Countdown To Extinction - Megadeth
Somewhere Far Beyond - Blind Guardian
Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
Tomb of the Mutilated - Cannibal Corpse
The Law - Exhorder - christangrant

7 1975

Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
Toys in the Attic - Aerosmith
A Night at the Opera - Queen
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow - Rainbow
Dressed to Kill - KISS
Fly by Night - Rush
T.N.T. - AC/DC - christangrant

8 1984

Ride the Lightning - Metallica
Powerslave - Iron Maiden
Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple
The Last in Line - Dio
Don't Break the Oath - Mercyful Fate
1984 - Van Halen
Love at First Sting - Scorpions
The Warning - Queensryche
Rising Force - Yngwie Malmsteen
Metal Church - Metal Church
Stay Hungry - Twisted Sister - christangrant

9 1976

Sad Wings of Destiny - Judas Priest
2112 - Rush
Rocks - Aerosmith
Rising - Rainbow
Destroyer - KISS
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC
A Day at the Races - Queen
Presence - Led Zeppelin
Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
Agents of Fortune - Blue Oyster Cult - christangrant

10 1979

The Wall - Pink Floyd
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Killing Machine / Hell Bent for Leather - Judas Priest
Overkill - Motorhead
Bomber - Motorhead - christangrant

The Contenders

11 1970

The first heavy metal album ever and the greatest heavy metal album ever in the same year. - 678

12 1994

Far Beyond Driven - Pantera
Superunknown - Soundgarden
The Downward Spiral - NIN
Weezer's Debut
Youthanasia - Megadeth
Handful of Rain - Savatage
Jar of Flies - Alice In Chains
Stoner Witch - Melvins
Promised Land - Queensryche
The Division Bell - Pink Floyd
Awake - Dream Theatre
Burn My Eyes - Machine Head
Strange Highways - Dio
King of the Kill - Annihilator
And some others I'm probably missing. - cjWriter1997

13 1991

Nirvana - Nevermind
Metallica - Metallica
RHCP - Blood sugar Sex Magik
Guns N Roses - use your illusion 1&2 - Disturbedpotato

14 2002
15 2001
16 2004
17 1978
18 1971
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