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The Best Styx Albums of All Time  

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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. 

The Grand Illusion is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Styx Albums of All Time
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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, Castle Walls, Miss America, The Grand Finale, Man in the Wilderness, Superstars

Length (mins): 00:39:02

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Hard rock, Art rock

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Pieces of Eight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Styx Albums of All Time
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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, Renegade, Lords of the Ring, I'm Okay, Blue Collar Man (Long Nights), Sing for the Day, Pieces of Eight, The Message

Length (mins): 00:42:41

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Paradise Theater is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Styx Albums of All Time
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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, A.D. 1928, Rockin' the Paradise, A.D. 1958, Nothing Ever Goes as Planned, Half-Penny, Two-Penny, Lonely People, The Best of Times, Too Much Time on My Hands

Length (mins): 00:40:49

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Concept album

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More Paradise Theater

#1,444 of 3,644 The Greatest Albums of All-Time #271 of 421 The Greatest Album Covers of All Time

Equinox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Styx Albums of All Time
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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, Lonely Child, Mother Dear, Lorelei, Light Up, Midnight Ride

Length (mins): 00:34:32

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Hard rock

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