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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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Alive! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Alive!
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Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1976
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Kiss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1974
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Rock and Roll Over 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
1977
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Creatures of the Night is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
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Hotter Than Hell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
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Dressed to Kill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1992
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Lick It Up is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1983
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Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 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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Music From
mcorcoran19 added 1981
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Unmasked is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1980
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Animalize is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1984
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Crazy Nights is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
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Psycho Circus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1998
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Asylum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1985
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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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KISS Alive! 1975-2000 is listed (or ranked) 21 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) 22 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
ChesterPlunkett added 1997
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Monster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
2012
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Double Platinum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Jimmi O added Double Platinum 2000
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Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1978