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

While the Scorpions formed in 1965 as a traditional hard rock act, the West German band evolved into one of Europe’s first heavy metal groups by 1978. This was led by Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs’s guitars, which gave the band a new metal sound, tempered with some of genre’s first power ballads.

If you want to know the best Scorpions album of all time, this list will answer your question. Albums range from Animal Magnetism (1980) to Blackout (1982) to Love at First Sting (1984). These popular Scorpions CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion.

 

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Lovedrive is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time
Lovedrive 1979

2
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Love at First Sting is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

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Blackout is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time
Blackout 1982

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Animal Magnetism is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

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Taken by Force is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

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In Trance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time
In Trance 1975

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Virgin Killer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

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Crazy World is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

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Savage Amusement is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

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Unbreakable is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

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Fly to the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

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Sting in the Tail is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

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StevenQueen added Tokyo Tapes 1978

Tokyo Tapes is the first live album by German hard rock band Scorpions and their final album released by RCA Records.

Tokyo Tapes includes songs from all Scorpions' albums released before 1978, which were recorded at Nakano Sun Plaza (Tokyo's Nakano Ward, Japan) on 24 and 27 April, during the band's Japanese tour in 1978. These shows were guitarist Uli Jon Roth's last performances with the band, who had announced his departure after the release of the studio album Taken by Force.

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Humanity: Hour I is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

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Face the Heat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

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Return to Forever is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time
Zachary Myers added Return to Forever 2015

Return to Forever is the eighteenth studio album by German rock band Scorpions. In 2011 Scorpions started searching their archives for any previously unreleased songs. Those were the songs that didn't make an album mainly because of the limited space on the vinyl records. The band worked in the studio on 12 unreleased songs from the 1980s and early 1990s.

The songs are in true Scorpions spirit, with a touch of extra triumph to mark their long successful career. The crown on the cover is well-deserved, as this album makes for a cheesy but fitting send-off for the hard rock band that best embodies the global spirit of rock & roll.

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Lonesome Crow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

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Pure Instinct is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

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Moment of Glory is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

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Comeblack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time
Comeblack 2011

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Eye II Eye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time
Eye II Eye 1999