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The Best Kiss Albums 

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Updated June 14, 2019 9.6k votes 968 voters 13.6k views

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!
list ordered by
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Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
By Kiss (1976); Tracks: Flaming Youth, Beth & God of Thunder
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Love Gun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Love Gun By Kiss (1977); Tracks: Christine Sixteen, Then She Kissed Me & Love Gun
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Kiss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
By Kiss (1974); Tracks: Cold Gin, Your Heart Is A Muscle & Nothin’ to Lose
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Rock and Roll Over is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
By Kiss (1976); Tracks: See You in Your Dreams, I Want You & Hard Luck Woman
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Creatures of the Night ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
By Kiss (1982); Tracks: Rock and Roll Hell, War Machine & Killer
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Hotter Than Hell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
By Kiss (1974); Tracks: Mainline, Hotter Than Hell & Comin' Home
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Dressed to Kill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
By Kiss (1975); Tracks: She, Love Her All I Can & Two Timer
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Alive II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Alive II
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Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added By Kiss (1979); Tracks: 2, 000 Man & Hard Times
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Lick It Up is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
By Kiss (1983); Tracks: Not for the Innocent, Gimme More & All Hell's Breakin' Loose
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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Revenge By Kiss (1992); Tracks: Thou Shalt Not, Carr Jam 1981 & Unholy
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Animalize is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added By Kiss (1984); Tracks: Heaven's on Fire, Lonely Is the Hunter & Get All You Can Take
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Unmasked is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added By Kiss (1980); Tracks: You're All That I Want, Naked City & Two Sides of the Coin
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Music From "The Eld... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
mcorcoran19 added By Kiss (1981); Tracks: Escape From the Island, Fanfare & Mr. Blackwell
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KISS Alive! 1975-2000 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
KISS Alive! 1975-2000
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Psycho Circus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added By Kiss (1998); Tracks: I Pledge Allegiance to the State of Rock & Roll, Raise Your Glasses & Raise Your Glasses
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Crazy Nights is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
By Kiss (1987); Tracks: Good Girl Gone Bad, When Your Walls Come Down & Turn on the Night
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Hot in the Shade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
By Kiss (1989); Tracks: Forever, Love's a Slap in the Face & Prisoner of Love
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Asylum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
By Kiss (1985); Tracks: Who Wants to Be Lonely, I'm Alive & Radar for Love
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Double Platinum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Jimmi O added Double Platinum By 6 Pack and Da TMC (2000); Tracks: Big Ballz, Da TMC Theme & Time for a Smoke
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Sonic Boom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added Sonic Boom
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Carnival of Souls: The F... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
ChesterPlunkett added By Kiss (1997); Tracks: Rain, In the Mirror & In My Head
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Monster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
By Kiss (2012); Tracks: Long Way Down, Last Chance & Back to the Stone Age
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Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added By Gene Simmons (1978); Tracks: Burning Up With Fever, Radioactive & Man of 1000 Faces
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Peter Criss is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added By Peter Criss (1978); Tracks: Easy Thing, Tossin' and Turnin' & I Can't Stop the Rain