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AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst 

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List Rules Vote 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
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
By AC/DC (1980); Tracks: You 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"

2
Highway to Hell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
By AC/DC (1979); Tracks: If 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"

3
High Voltage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
By AC/DC (1975); Tracks: Show Business, She's Got Balls & Stick Around

Producer: George Young, Harry Vanda

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"

4
Powerage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
By AC/DC (1978); Tracks: Riff Raff, Down Payment Blues & Gimme a Bullet

Producer: George Young, Harry Vanda

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

"Rock 'n' Roll Damnation"

"Sin City"

"Kicked in the Teeth"

5
Let There Be Rock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
By AC/DC (1977); Tracks: Crabsody in Blue, Go Down & Overdose

Producer: George Young, Harry Vanda

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"

6
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Ch... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
By AC/DC (1976); Tracks: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Ride On & Big Balls

Producer: George Young, Harry Vanda

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"

7
The Razors Edge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
By AC/DC (1990); Tracks: Got You by the Balls, The Razors Edge & Let's Make It

Producer: Bruce Fairbairn

Length (mins): 00:46:34

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock

"Thunderstruck"

"Moneytalks"

"Are You Ready"

8
For Those About to Rock ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
By AC/DC (1981); Tracks: Breaking the Rules, Inject the Venom & C.O.D.

Producer: Robert Lange

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"

More For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) 

#64 of 605 The Top Metal Albums of All Time #1,375 of 3,110 The Greatest Albums of All-Time #87 of 584 The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time

9
Ballbreaker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
By AC/DC (1995); Tracks: Caught 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"

10
Flick of the Switch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
By AC/DC (1983); Tracks: Brain Shake, Nervous Shakedown & Badlands

Length (mins): 00:37:03

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock

"Guns For Hire"

"Flick of the Switch"

"Nervous Shakedown"

11
Fly on the Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
By AC/DC (1985); Tracks: Send 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"

12
Black Ice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
By AC/DC (2008); Tracks: War Machine, Decibel & Stormy May Day

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

"Rock 'n' Roll Train"

"Big Jack"

"Anything Goes"

13
Rock or Bust is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst

"Play Ball"

"Rock or Bust"

"Rock the Blues Away"

14
Blow Up Your Video is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
By AC/DC (1988); Tracks: Nick 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"

15
Stiff Upper Lip is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list AC/DC Albums, Ranked Best to Worst
By AC/DC (2000); Tracks: Damned, 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"