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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
286 100
Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1976

2
251 87
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1974

3
289 106
Creatures of the Night is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

4
255 95
Love Gun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1977

5
241 92
Rock and Roll Over is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

6
271 72
Alive! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Alive!

7
219 120
Revenge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1992

8
185 66
Hotter Than Hell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

9
185 77
Dressed to Kill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

10
207 110
Lick It Up is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
1983

11
167 72
Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1979

12
163 61
Alive II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Alive II

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

14
129 91
Unmasked is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1980

15
144 139
Crazy Nights is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

16
119 60
Music From
mcorcoran19 added 1981

17
117 89
Animalize is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1984

18
118 92
Psycho Circus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1998

19
101 95
Sonic Boom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added Sonic Boom

20
95 106
Hot in the Shade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

21
86 49
Alive! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
2002

22
65 89
Monster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
2012

23
76 93
Carnival of Souls: The Final S... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
ChesterPlunkett added 1997

24
55 47
KISS Alive! 1975-2000 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
KISS Alive! 1975-2000

25
22 48
Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1978

26
18 61
Peter Criss is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
drama101 added 1978

27
3 29
You Wanted the Best, You Got t... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kiss Albums