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The Best Styx Albums of All Time

Updated May 24, 2018 2.9k votes 648 voters 13.0k views16 items

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

Immortalized by Adam Sandler in Big Daddy, Styx is considered one of the greatest arena rock bands of the late '70s and early '80s. List of the best Styx albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Styx discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Styx albums can be found at the top of the list. 

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Styx singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Styx 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 Styx album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Styx album of all time, this list will answer your question. It includes The Grand Illusion, Paradise Theatre, Pieces of Eight, and more. This list of popular Styx CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

  • 1. The Grand Illusion
    2. Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
    3. Superstars
    4. Come Sail Away
    5. Miss America
    6. Man in the Wilderness
    7. Castle Walls
    8. The Grand Finale

    • Release Date: 1977
    • Artist: Styx
    • Tracks: Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man), The Grand Illusion, Come Sail Away
    • Length (mins): 00:39:02
    • Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Hard rock, Art rock
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  • 1. Great White Hope
    2. I'm O.K.
    3. Sing for the Day
    4. The Message
    All synthesizers: DeYoung
    5. Lords of the Ring
    6. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
    7. Queen of Spades
    8. Renegade
    9. Pieces of Eight
    10. Aku-Aku"

    • Release Date: 1978
    • Artist: Styx
    • Tracks: Queen of Spades, Great White Hope, Aku-Aku
    • Length (mins): 00:42:41
    • Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock
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    1. A.D. 1928
    2. Rockin' the Paradise
    3. Too Much Time on My Hands
    4. Nothing Ever Goes as Planned
    5. The Best of Times
    6. Lonely People
    7. She Cares
    8. Snowblind
    9. Half-Penny, Two-Penny
    10. A.D. 1958
    11. State Street Sadie

    • Release Date: 1981
    • Artist: Styx
    • Tracks: Snowblind, She Cares, State Street Sadie
    • Length (mins): 00:40:49
    • Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Concept album
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  • 1. Light Up
    2. Lorelei
    3. Mother Dear
    4. Lonely Child
    5. Midnight Ride
    6. Born for Adventure
    7. Prelude 12
    8. Suite Madame Blue

    • Release Date: 1975
    • Artist: Styx
    • Tracks: Suite Madame Blue, Prelude 12, Born for Adventure
    • Length (mins): 00:34:32
    • Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Hard rock
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