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AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

Updated December 19, 2017 13.5k votes 2.0k voters 26.0k views

List RulesVote for each album based on its quality and status within the band's catalog

AC/DC is among the most iconic bands in rock and roll history. The ultimate garage band, they have achieved a status few bands are capable of. They have the ability to appeal to fans of most any genre of music without changing their sound, and this is just one of the reasons why they are considered by many to be one of the best rock bands of all time. Vote for the AC/DC albums you love the most, and of course, rerank this list in any order you like.

Which of AC/DC's 15 studio albums rank highest on this list is arguably dependent on whether you are a fan of Bon Scott or Brian Johnson. The truth is, both fit the AC/DC sound perfectly, and Bon would no doubt look down from on high with thumbs or horns raised. There is no doubt, however, that these albums contain some of the greatest AC/DC songs ever recorded.

AC/DC is an enduring rock band in an era when great bands often fall on the wayside in favor of newer, "hotter" young groups. Why? Because this band recorded some of the greatest albums of all time. The AC/DC repertoire is chock full of amazing albums that are all classics. Now we'll get to decide once and for all which AC/DC album is the best!
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  • 1
    High Voltage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
    812
    216

    ArtistAC/DC

    ProducerGeorge Young, Harry Vanda

    TracksShow Business, She's Got Balls, Stick Around

    Length (mins)00:40:42

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Rock and roll, Glam rock

    "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)"

    "T.N.T."

    "High Voltage"

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    Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
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    357

    ArtistAC/DC

    TracksYou Shook Me All Night Long, Back in Black, What Do You Do for Money Honey

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Blues-rock, Hard rock

    "Back in Black"

    "You Shook Me All Night Long"

    "Shoot to Thrill"

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    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

    ArtistAC/DC

    ProducerGeorge Young, Harry Vanda

    TracksDirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Ride On, Big Balls

    Length (mins)00:42:59

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Rock music, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Rock and roll

    "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"

    "Love at First Feel"

    "Ride On"

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    Powerage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
    725
    335

    ArtistAC/DC

    ProducerGeorge Young, Harry Vanda

    TracksRiff Raff, Down Payment Blues, Gimme a Bullet

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Rock and roll

    "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation"

    "Sin City"

    "Kicked in the Teeth"

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    Let There Be Rock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

    ArtistAC/DC

    ProducerGeorge Young, Harry Vanda

    TracksCrabsody in Blue, Go Down, Overdose

    Length (mins)00:40:12

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Rock and roll

    "Let There Be Rock"

    "Whole Lotta Rosie"

    "Dog Eat Dog"

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    Highway to Hell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
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    ArtistAC/DC

    TracksIf You Want Blood (You've Got It), Get It Hot, Touch Too Much

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Rock and roll

    "Highway to Hell"

    "Girls Got Rhythm"

    "Walk All Over You"

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  • 7
    The Razors Edge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
    593
    325

    ArtistAC/DC

    ProducerBruce Fairbairn

    TracksGot You by the Balls, The Razors Edge, Let's Make It

    Length (mins)00:46:34

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock

    "Thunderstruck"

    "Moneytalks"

    "Are You Ready"

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  • 8
    Ballbreaker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
    505
    295

    ArtistAC/DC

    TracksCaught With Your Pants Down, The Honey Roll, Love Bomb

    Genres (Music)Blues-rock, Hard rock

    "Hard as a Rock"

    "Hail Caesar"

    "Cover You in Oil"

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  • 9
    For Those About to Rock (We Sa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

    ArtistAC/DC

    ProducerRobert Lange

    TracksBreaking the Rules, Inject the Venom, C.O.D.

    Length (mins)00:40:06

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Blues-rock, Hard rock

    "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"

    "Let's Get It Up"

    "Evil Walks"

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  • 10
    Stiff Upper Lip is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
    486
    287

    ArtistAC/DC

    TracksDamned, Can't Stand Still, Come and Get It

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Blues-rock, Hard rock

    "Stiff Upper Lip"

    "Safe in New York City"

    "Satellite Blues"

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    Flick of the Switch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

    ArtistAC/DC

    TracksBrain Shake, Nervous Shakedown, Badlands

    Length (mins)00:37:03

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock

    "Guns For Hire"

    "Flick of the Switch"

    "Nervous Shakedown"

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  • 12
    Fly on the Wall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
    400
    400

    ArtistAC/DC

    TracksSend for the Man, Hell or High Water, Danger

    Length (mins)00:40:20

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock

    "Danger"

    "Sink the Pink"

    "Shake Your Foundations"

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  • 13
    Black Ice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
    373
    406

    ArtistAC/DC

    TracksWar Machine, Decibel, Stormy May Day

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Blues-rock, Hard rock

    "Rock 'n' Roll Train"

    "Big Jack"

    "Anything Goes"

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  • 14
    Blow Up Your Video is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

    ArtistAC/DC

    TracksNick of Time, Meanstreak, That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll

    Genres (Music)Hard rock

    "Heatseeker"

    "That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll"

    "Meanstreak"

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  • 15
    Rock or Bust is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
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    "Play Ball"

    "Rock or Bust"

    "Rock the Blues Away"

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