Metal The Best D.R.I. Albums of All Time  

264 votes 100 voters 4.6k views 7 items

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

D.R.I., or Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, are considered to be one the earliest crossover thrash bands and are ven credited with helping pioneer the genre. Below, you can check out a complete list of the best D.R.I. albums, including every studio album along with pictures of the album covers. This D.R.I. discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top D.R.I. albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included D.R.I. singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest D.R.I. album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. DRI - a/k/a Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - were among the earliest crossover thrash artists - bridging the gap between hardcore thrash and metal - and as such are one of those bands whose influence far outstripped their record sales. 

If you want to know, "What is the Best D.R.I. album of all time?" or "What are the top D.R.I. albums?" then this list will answer your questions. D.R.I never achieved great commercial success, but they served as predecessors for thrash bands and are highly regarded within this aspect. Nevertheless, they released several albums throughout their career, including Dealing With It and Dirty Rotten LP.

This list of popular D.R.I. albums has been voted on by fans of fast and loud music around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Add your opinion by voting up the albums you think are best, while voting any down that you think should be lower on the list.

1 61 VOTES

Thrash Zone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best D.R.I. Albums of All Time
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Fair use

Artist: D.R.I.

Release Date: 1989

Tracks: Give a Hoot, The Trade, Abduction, Thrashard, Worker Bee, Labeled Uncurable, Standing in Line, Strategy, Enemy Within, Kill the Words, You Say I'm Scum, Drown You Out, Beneath the Wheel, Gun Control

Length (mins): 00:48:31

Genres (Music): Thrash metal, Crossover thrash

47 14
Agree or disagree?
see more on Thrash Zone
2 52 VOTES

Crossover is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best D.R.I. Albums of All Time
Photo: via Reddit

Artist: D.R.I.

Release Date: 1987

Tracks: No Religion, Tear It Down, Five Year Plan, Decisions, Red Line, Oblivion, A Coffin, I.D.K.Y., Go Die, Fun and Games, Hooked, Probation

Genres (Music): Thrash metal, Crossover thrash

40 12
Agree or disagree?
see more on Crossover
3 51 VOTES

Dealing With It is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best D.R.I. Albums of All Time
Photo: Metaweb (FB)

Artist: D.R.I.

Release Date: 1985

Tracks: Busted Again, Yes Ma'am, The Explorer, Argument Then War, I'd Rather Be Sleeping, Couch Slouch, Karma, Mad Man, Equal People, Shame, Marriage, Soup Kitchen, Slit My Wrist, I Don't Need Society, Snap, How to Act, Stupid, Stupid War, God Is Broke, Give My Taxes Back, On My Way Home, Bail Out, Nursing Home Blues, Evil Minds, Counter Attack, Reaganomics

Length (mins): 00:34:12

Genres (Music): Hardcore punk, Thrash metal, Thrashcore

38 13
Agree or disagree?
4 39 VOTES

4 of a Kind is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best D.R.I. Albums of All Time
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Fair use

Artist: D.R.I.

Release Date: 1988

Tracks: Dead in a Ditch, Suit and Tie Guy, Gone Too Long, Think for Yourself, Modern World, Man Unkind, Do the Dream, Slumlord, All for Nothing, Shut-Up!, Manifest Destiny

Length (mins): 00:35:17

Genres (Music): Thrash metal, Crossover thrash

31 8
Agree or disagree?
see more on 4 of a Kind