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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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1
290 103
Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1976

2
256 89
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1974

3
292 111
Creatures of the Night is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

4
259 96
Love Gun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1977

5
246 94
Rock and Roll Over is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

6
274 73
Alive! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Alive!

7
189 68
Hotter Than Hell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

8
222 125
Revenge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1992

9
189 78
Dressed to Kill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

10
209 114
Lick It Up is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1983

11
170 75
Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1979

12
167 63
Alive II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Alive II

13
139 143
Asylum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1985

14
130 94
Unmasked is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1980

15
145 142
Crazy Nights is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

16
123 62
Music From
mcorcoran19 added 1981

17
117 93
Animalize is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1984

18
119 95
Psycho Circus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1998

19
102 98
Sonic Boom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added Sonic Boom

20
97 109
Hot in the Shade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

21
87 51
Alive! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
2002

22
66 91
Monster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
2012

23
78 95
Carnival of Souls: The Final S... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
ChesterPlunkett added 1997

24
56 48
KISS Alive! 1975-2000 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
KISS Alive! 1975-2000

25
24 49
Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1978

26
19 62
Peter Criss is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1978

27
3 30
You Wanted the Best, You Got t... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kiss Albums