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The Best Cheap Trick Albums of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 2.6k votes 423 voters 4.7k views 19 items

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Cheap Trick are widely considered one of the best rock bands of all time. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Cheap Trick albums, with the help of your votes. Formed in 1974 in Rockford, Illinois, Cheap Trick didn't acquire fame the traditional way. While their self-titled LP was released with low sales and critical praise, the band's second LP, In Color (1977), that garnered success, but in Japan. Heaven Tonight was their third studio release and their second platinum-selling record thanks to their lead-off single, "Surrender."

This Cheap Trick discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Cheap Trick albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Cheap Trick singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Cheap Trick album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Cheap Trick album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

List ranges from The Doctor (1986) to Dream Police (1979), plus much more. This list of popular Cheap Trick CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

Heaven Tonight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cheap Trick Albums of All Time
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Artist: Cheap Trick

Release Date: 1978

Producer: Tom Werman

Tracks: On Top of the World, Heaven Tonight, [untitled], + more

Label: Epic Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Hard rock, Power pop

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In Color is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cheap Trick Albums of All Time
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Artist: Cheap Trick

Release Date: 1977

Tracks: Hello There, Big Eyes, Oh Caroline, + more

Genres (Music): Rock music, Hard rock, Power pop

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Cheap Trick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cheap Trick Albums of All Time
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Artist: Cheap Trick

Release Date: 1977

Tracks: He’s a Whore, The Ballad of T.V. Violence, Mandocello, + more

Label: Epic Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Hard rock, Punk rock, Power pop

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Dream Police is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cheap Trick Albums of All Time
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Artist: Cheap Trick

Release Date: 1979

Tracks: The House Is Rockin’ (With Domestic Problems), I Know What I Want, Voices, + more

Label: Epic Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Hard rock, Power pop

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