Albums The Best Thin Lizzy Albums of All Time  

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Thin Lizzy are widely considered one of the best classic rock bands of all time. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Thin Lizzy albums, with the help of your votes. Thin Lizzy was like no other rock band of their time. While their contemporaries were singing about the decadence and excess of musicians living in the ‘70s, singer/songwriter Phil Lynott mostly wrote intelligent songs about the trials of the working class, love, and hate, all in a descriptive Irish literary prose. (That said, Lynott did have fun with "The Boys Are Back in Town" in 1976, arguably their most identifiable song.) While all 12 of their studio albums are cherished by fans; it’s arguable that Black Rose: A Rock Legend (1979) saw the band at their overall best.

This Thin Lizzy discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Thin Lizzy albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Thin Lizzy singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Thin Lizzy album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves.

This list of popular Thin Lizzy CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Thin Lizzy album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

Jailbreak (bonus disc) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Thin Lizzy Albums of All Time
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1. Jailbreak
2. Angel from the Coast
3. Running Back
4. Romeo and the Lonely Girl
5. Warriors
6. The Boys Are Back in Town
7. Fight or Fall
8. Cowboy Song
9. Emerald

Release Date: 1976

Artist: Thin Lizzy

Tracks: Emerald, Jailbreak, Angel From the Coast, Cowboy Song, Fight or Fall, + more

Label: Mercury Records

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Rock music, Hard rock

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Black Rose: A Rock Legend is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Thin Lizzy Albums of All Time
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1. Do Anything You Want To
2. Toughest Street in Town
3. S & M
4. Waiting for an Alibi
5. Sarah
6. Got to Give It Up
7. Get Out of Here
8. With Love
9. Róisín Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock Legend

Release Date: 1979

Artist: Thin Lizzy

Producer: Tony Visconti

Tracks: Roísín Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock Legend, Got to Give It Up, With Love, Sarah, Do Anything You Want To, + more

Length (mins): 00:38:48

Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Hard rock

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Bad Reputation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Thin Lizzy Albums of All Time
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1. Soldier of Fortune
2. Bad Reputation
3. Opium Trail
4. Southbound
5. Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in Its Spotlight)
6. Killer Without a Cause
7. Downtown Sundown
8. That Woman's Gonna Break Your Heart
9. Dear Lord

Release Date: 1977

Artist: Thin Lizzy

Producer: Tony Visconti

Tracks: Killer Without a Cause, Bad Reputation, Opium Trail, Dear Lord, Soldier of Fortune, + more

Length (mins): 00:36:28

Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Hard rock

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Johnny the Fox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thin Lizzy Albums of All Time
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1. Johnny
2. Rocky
3. Borderline
4. Don't Believe a Word
5. Fools Gold
6. Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed
7. Old Flame
8. Massacre
9. Sweet Marie
10. Boogie Woogie Dance

Release Date: 1976

Artist: Thin Lizzy

Producer: John Alcock

Tracks: Sweet Marie, Johnny, Fools Gold, Old Flame, Massacre, + more

Length (mins): 00:35:44

Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Hard rock

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