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

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

If you want to know, "What is the Best Metallica album of all time?" or "What are the top Metallica albums?" then this list will answer your questions. List features Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning and more albums.

This list of popular Metallica CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You can use this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then publish it.
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Ride the Lightning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Metallica Albums of All Time
Ride the Lightning Metallica

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2
325 75
Master of Puppets is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Metallica Albums of All Time
Master of Puppets Metallica

3
288 83
…and Justice for All is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Metallica Albums of All Time

4
243 75
Kill 'Em All is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Metallica Albums of All Time
Kill 'Em All Metallica

5
256 94
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Metallica Albums of All Time
Metallica Metallica

6
135 48
Hardwired... to Self Destruct is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Metallica Albums of All Time
Hardwired... to Self Destruct Metallica

7
169 122
Death Magnetic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Metallica Albums of All Time
Death Magnetic Metallica

8
135 111
Garage Inc. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Metallica Albums of All Time

9
147 127
Load is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Metallica Albums of All Time
Load Metallica

10
111 132
Reload is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Metallica Albums of All Time
Reload Metallica

11
12 13
S & M is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Metallica Albums of All Time
Paul Cummings added S & M

12
91 191
St. Anger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Metallica Albums of All Time
St. Anger Metallica

13
29 116
Quebec Magnetic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Metallica Albums of All Time

14
25 205
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Metallica Albums of All Time
Lulu Lou Reed, Metallica