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

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Rock and Roll Over is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

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Love Gun is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Love Gun Kiss

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Icon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Icon Kiss

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Creatures of the Night is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

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

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

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

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Lick It Up is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Lick It Up Kiss

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Dressed to Kill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

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Alive II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Alive II

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Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
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Asylum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Asylum Kiss

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Crazy Nights is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time

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Unmasked is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
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Animalize is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
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Music From
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Psycho Circus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
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Sonic Boom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
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Hot in the Shade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kiss Albums

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Alive! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
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KISS Alive! 1975-2000 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
KISS Alive! 1975-2000

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Monster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
Monster Kiss

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Carnival of Souls: The Final S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
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You Wanted the Best, You Got t... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
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Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
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Peter Criss is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kiss Albums
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