All-time Classic Rock Albums - Ranked

A Listmania! list by R. Gorham "RCG2"
 
Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO)
1.  Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO) by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "Classic Zeppelin. "Stairway To Heaven" was probably not the best song here."
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Boston
2.  Boston by Boston
The list author says:
  "Definition of classic 1970's rock. Decades later it is still considered main-stream rock. Boston is alive & well on the radio."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (565 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Van Halen
3.  Van Halen by Van Halen
The list author says:
  "Their 1st is still their best. Incredible debut. Amazing album with absolutely no filler. Rock & roll at it's utter finest moment."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (420 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Machine Head
4.  Machine Head by Deep Purple
The list author says:
  "Biggest, baddest, bestest DEEP PURPLE. Forever classic. Highway Star, Smoke On The Water, Lazy, Space Truckin', Never before..... no filler here."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (306 customer reviews)

Rocks
5.  Rocks by Aerosmith
The list author says:
  "Possibly the best complete rock & roll album from the 1970's."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Wish You Were Here
6.  Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "Favorite Pink Floyd. Classic from start to finish."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,088 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Back in Black
7.  Back in Black by AC/DC
The list author says:
  "Brilliant AC/DC after everyone thought Bon was unreplaceable."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (822 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Houses Of The Holy
8.  Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "Classic Zeppelin. Why is the song "Houses Of The Holy" on Physical Graffiti?"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (412 customer reviews)

Moving Pictures
9.  Moving Pictures by Rush
The list author says:
  "Best RUSH period. Start your RUSH collection with this one."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (463 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Dark Side of the Moon, 30th Anniversary Edition
10.  The Dark Side of the Moon, 30th Anniversary Edition by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "Classic with now classic remastered superior sound quality."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,552 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Fragile
11.  Fragile by Yes
The list author says:
  "Essential early prog from YES. "Roundabout" and "Heart Of The Sunrise" are two of their grandest epic songs ever written."
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Who's Next
12.  Who's Next by The Who
The list author says:
  "The Who reach their zenith in my opinion. They may have had some albums as good (Quadrophenia?)... but never better than this one."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (708 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Are You Experienced
13.  Are You Experienced by Jimi Hendrix
The list author says:
  "Spawning a big 6 hits and wonderful deep album cuts. Classic from 1967."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (492 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Sticky Fingers
14.  Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
The list author says:
  "I think Amazon is wrong listing "Exile on Main St" ahead of "Sticky Fingers" for most essential. So many good accessible singable songs here."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (372 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Physical Graffiti
15.  Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "Another classic double-dose of Zeppelin."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (529 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Highway to Hell
16.  Highway to Hell by AC/DC
The list author says:
  "Bon Scott's best... (R.I.P.)"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (444 customer reviews)

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Aja
17.  Aja by Steely Dan
The list author says:
  "Definition of hip cool jazzy rock. Becker & Fagen were never better than on "Aja"."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (370 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Pyromania
18.  Pyromania by Def Leppard
The list author says:
  "This release made Def Leppard a house-hold name in the 80's. A huge album with a machined hard rock new sound."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (275 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Metallica
19.  Metallica by Metallica
The list author says:
  "Metallica goes mainstream... and I like it. "Enter Sandman" is their strongest "hit" and most played on any FM station to date."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,454 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

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Alive!
20.  Alive! by Kiss
The list author says:
  "One of the best live rock recordings ever. Frampton, UFO, Deep Purple all had classics too... but this Kiss goes to the top."
$17.86   Used & New from: $7.30
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (284 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Dirt
21.  Dirt by Alice In Chains
The list author says:
  "So different from anything else at the time. So many great songs. Easily the band's best release."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (475 customer reviews)

Piece of Mind
22.  Piece of Mind by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "Iron Maiden at their peak. The definition of British heavy metal."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (295 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

L.A. Woman
23.  L.A. Woman by The Doors
The list author says:
  ""Love Her Madly", "Riders On The Storm" and the title track make this 1971 Doors album a classic exit for Morrison."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (320 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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British Steel
24.  British Steel by Judas Priest
The list author says:
  "Hands down the best Judas Priest single album. Thsi album made Priest a household name."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)

In Absentia
25.  In Absentia by Porcupine Tree
The list author says:
  "Brilliant album. Incredibly solid progressive rock album from Steve Wilson & Co."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (322 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Remastered? 2 24 days ago
play back 0 Apr 26, 2014
Now Your Guitar Can Sound Like Eddie Van Halen 0 Apr 13, 2014
Idiot "Kid Reviews" 3 Mar 11, 2014
Slipcover? 0 Mar 7, 2014
kiss 8 Jan 21, 2014
Anyone know the specific issue number of the UK Harvest CD mentioned above? 5 Jan 6, 2014
Van Halen recommendations 2 Mar 15, 2013
Dark Side Of The Moon - SACD 4 Sep 20, 2012
the Darcys 6 Sep 20, 2012
David Lee Roth reunion with V.Halen confirmed yet????? 6 Jan 4, 2012
any word about floyd on sacd? 18 Nov 9, 2011
 
   

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