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

The British heavy metal band formed back in 1969, though they didn't hit their commercial stride until the early '80s, when songs like "Breaking the Law" got radio and MTV airplay. Rob Halford is the band's iconic lead singer, but he wasn't a founding member, and hasn't appeared on every album. 

If you want to know the best Judas Priest album of all time, this list will answer your question. Everything from British Steel to Screaming for Vengeance is included on this list. This list of popular Judas Priest CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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1
237 76
Screaming for Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time

2
235 84
Painkiller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time
Painkiller 1990

3
240 90
Defenders of the Faith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time

4
198 73
British Steel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time

5
149 53
Killing Machine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time

6
140 49
Sin After Sin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time

7
164 67
Stained Class is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time

8
167 72
Sad Wings of Destiny is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time

9
86 20
Firepower is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time
Battering Ram added Firepower 2018

10
118 77
Turbo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time
Turbo 1986

11
126 84
Point of Entry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time

12
100 76
Ram It Down is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time

13
103 85
Angel of Retribution is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time

14
93 78
Rocka Rolla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time

15
85 79
Redeemer of Souls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time

16
70 79
Jugulator is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time
Jugulator 1997

17
81 94
Nostradamus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time

18
42 101
Demolition is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time
Demolition 2001