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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
295 111
Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1976

2
263 92
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1974

3
256 96
Rock and Roll Over is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

4
299 115
Creatures of the Night is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

5
282 75
Alive! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Alive!

6
266 101
Love Gun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1977

7
200 69
Hotter Than Hell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

8
227 129
Revenge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1992

9
196 79
Dressed to Kill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

10
213 119
Lick It Up is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1983

11
179 77
Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1979

12
173 65
Alive II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Alive II

13
135 97
Unmasked is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1980

14
142 149
Asylum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1985

15
147 148
Crazy Nights is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

16
129 66
Music From
mcorcoran19 added 1981

17
122 99
Animalize is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1984

18
124 99
Psycho Circus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1998

19
105 102
Sonic Boom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added Sonic Boom

20
102 114
Hot in the Shade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

21
90 54
Alive! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
2002

22
70 94
Monster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
2012

23
82 98
Carnival of Souls: The Final S... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
ChesterPlunkett added 1997

24
59 49
KISS Alive! 1975-2000 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
KISS Alive! 1975-2000

25
26 53
Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1978

26
5 33
You Wanted the Best, You Got t... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

27
23 65
Peter Criss is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1978