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The Best Dio Albums of All Time  

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Led by charismatic lead singer Ronnie James Dio, Dio was known as one of the best metal bands of all time. List of the best Dio albums, including pictures of the album covers. This Dio discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Dio albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Dio singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Dio 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 Dio album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Dio album of all time?" or "What are the top Dio albums?" then this list will answer your questions. List features classic albums like Holy Diver, The Last in Line and more! This list of popular Dio CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

Also check out this deep dive into Ronnie James Dio the singer's recorded work

 

Holy Diver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dio Albums of All Time
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Artist: Dio

Release Date: 1983

Tracks: Rainbow in the Dark, Shame on the Night, Don’t Talk to Strangers, Invisible, Straight Through the Heart, Gypsy, Stand Up and Shout, Holy Diver, Caught in the Middle

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock

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#18 of 837 on The Top Metal Albums of All Time #50 of 339 on The Best Debut Albums of All Time, Ranked #54 of 445 on The Greatest Album Covers of All Time

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The Last in Line is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dio Albums of All Time
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Artist: Dio

Release Date: 1984

Tracks: Mystery, Egypt (The Chains Are On), I Speed at Night, Eat Your Heart Out, Breathless, We Rock, The Last in Line, Evil Eyes, One Night in the City

Length (mins): 00:41:39

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Speed metal

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#51 of 837 on The Top Metal Albums of All Time #7 of 10 on Ronnie James Dio's Greatest Album Moments

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Dream Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dio Albums of All Time
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Artist: Dio

Release Date: 1987

Tracks: Naked in the Rain, Overlove, When a Woman Cries, Night People, Dream Evil, Sunset Superman, All the Fools Sailed Away, Faces in the Window, I Could Have Been a Dreamer

Length (mins): 00:44:02

Genres (Music): Heavy metal

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Strange Highways is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dio Albums of All Time
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Artist: Dio

Release Date: 1993

Tracks: Pain, Evilution, One Foot in the Grave, Jesus, Mary & the Holy Ghost, Give Her the Gun, Here's to You, Hollywood Black, Strange Highways, Firehead, Bring Down the Rain, Blood From a Stone

Genres (Music): Heavy metal

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