Greatest Albums The Best Kiss Albums  

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List Rules Only KISS albums. No solo albums or side projects

The best Kiss albums represent the best releases from the hard rock band. Founded by Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ave Frehley and Peter Criss in 1973, Kiss has been a favorite band for generations and easily falls into the list of the best rock bands of all time.

Released in 1976, "Destroyer" is often a favorite for the best Kiss album ever. With hits like "Detroit Rock City" and "Shout It Out Loud," "Destroyer" has since been deemed one of the 500 greatest albums of all time by "Rolling Stone" magazine.

Beyond that favorite, there are many other Kiss albums worthy of listing here. "Love Gun," "Creatures of the Night," "Crazy Nights" and their self-titled debut release all include a number of memorable songs. Overall, between their 20 studio albums, 20 live albums and 11 compilation albums, it's hard to find any that are not worth a listen.

While you may argue about which Kiss members are the best, the original or the newbies, it's not hard to agree that their music stands the test of time. Vote for your favorite Kiss album below!

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Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Destroyer 1976

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Kiss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Kiss 1974

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Rock and Roll Over is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

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Creatures of the Night is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

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Love Gun is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Love Gun 1977

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Alive! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Alive!

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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Revenge 1992

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Hotter Than Hell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

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Dressed to Kill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

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Lick It Up is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Lick It Up 1983

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Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added Dynasty 1979

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Alive II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Alive II

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Unmasked is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added Unmasked 1980

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Asylum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Asylum 1985

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Crazy Nights is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

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Music From
mcorcoran19 added Music From "The Elder" 1981

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Animalize is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added Animalize 1984

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Psycho Circus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added Psycho Circus 1998

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Sonic Boom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added Sonic Boom

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Hot in the Shade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

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Alive! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Alive! 2002

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Monster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Monster 2012

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KISS Alive! 1975-2000 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
KISS Alive! 1975-2000

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Carnival of Souls: The Final S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
ChesterPlunkett added Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 1997

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Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added Gene Simmons 1978

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Peter Criss is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added Peter Criss 1978

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You Wanted the Best, You Got t... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kiss Albums