Top Hard Rock Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
28
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV 1971
2
32
The Who Who's Next 1971
3
63
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction 1987
4
81
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II Blues Rock 1969
5
102
Iggy and The Stooges Raw Power Garage Rock, Proto-Punk 1973
6
110
AC/DC Back in Black 1980
7
117
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti 1975
8
132
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Blues Rock 1969
9
133
Pearl Jam Ten Grunge 1991
10
138
Queen A Night at the Opera Art Rock 1975
11
147
Black Sabbath Paranoid Heavy Metal 1970
12
176
The Stooges The Stooges Garage Rock, Proto-Punk 1969
13
219
MC5 Kick Out the Jams Garage Rock, Proto-Punk 1969
14
248
Van Halen Van Halen 1978
15
249
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf Stoner Rock Alternative Rock 2002
16
265
AC/DC Highway to Hell 1979
17
274
The Who Live at Leeds 1970
18
284
Deep Purple Machine Head 1972
19
379
Deep Purple Deep Purple in Rock 1970
20
386
Aerosmith Toys in the Attic 1975
21
411
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III Folk Rock 1970
22
416
Aerosmith Rocks 1976
23
432
The Who Quadrophenia Rock Opera 1973
24
454
Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock 1988
25
465
Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous 1978
26
475
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Heavy Metal 1970
27
517
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy 1973
28
524
Deep Purple Made in Japan 1972
29
643
Motörhead Ace of Spades Heavy Metal 1980
30
652
Kiss Alive! 1975
31
654
Boston Boston 1976
32
702
Van Halen 1984 1984
33
721
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Ragged Glory 1990
34
728
Motörhead No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith Heavy Metal 1981
35
734
Jeff Beck Truth Blues Rock 1968
36
771
Black Sabbath Master of Reality Heavy Metal 1971
37
786
Rush Moving Pictures Progressive Rock 1981
38
788
MC5 Back in the USA Garage Rock, Proto-Punk, Rock & Roll 1970
39
817
Alice Cooper Killer Glam Rock 1971
40
836
Free Fire and Water 1970
41
837
Def Leppard Hysteria AOR 1987
42
850
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R Stoner Rock Alternative Rock 2000
43
885
Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
44
892
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger Alternative Metal, Grunge 1991
45
908
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II 1991
46
909
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I 1991
47
936
Cheap Trick At Budokan Power Pop 1978
48
1016
Def Leppard Pyromania Glam Metal 1983
49
1019
Kiss Destroyer 1976
50
1032
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley Stoner Rock Stoner Metal 1994
51
1046
Bon Jovi Slippery when Wet 1986
52
1047
ZZ Top Eliminator Southern Rock 1983
53
1052
Queen Sheer Heart Attack Glam Rock 1974
54
1077
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz Heavy Metal 1980
55
1086
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun Stoner Rock Stoner Metal 1992
56
1101
Blue Cheer Vincebus Eruptum Heavy Psych Acid Rock, Blues Rock 1968
57
1103
AC/DC Let There Be Rock 1977
58
1117
Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies Glam Rock 1973
59
1137
Rush 2112 Progressive Rock 1976
60
1142
Black Sabbath Vol. 4 Heavy Metal 1972
61
1177
Aerosmith Pump 1989
62
1184
Motörhead Overkill Heavy Metal 1979
63
1232
Alice Cooper Love It to Death Glam Rock 1971
64
1258
Faces A Nod Is As Good As a Wink...to a Blind Horse 1971
65
1282
Jeff Beck Beck-Ola Blues Rock 1969
66
1329
Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Heavy Psych Acid Rock 1968
67
1330
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Weld 1991
68
1413
Blue Öyster Cult Secret Treaties 1974
69
1417
Bad Company Bad Co. Blues Rock 1974
70
1427
Living Colour Vivid Funk Metal 1988
71
1507
AC/DC If You Want Blood, You've Got It 1978
72
1514
The Cult Electric 1987
73
1549
Alice Cooper School's Out Glam Rock 1972
74
1592
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell Heavy Metal 1980
75
1657
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Heavy Metal 1973
76
1706
Queen A Day at the Races 1976
77
1712
Rainbow Rising Heavy Metal 1976
78
1727
Steppenwolf Steppenwolf Psychedelic Rock 1968
79
1742
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age Stoner Rock 1998
80
1844
The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker Blues Rock, Southern Rock 1990
81
1854
Blue Öyster Cult Agents of Fortune 1976
82
1936
Cheap Trick In Color Power Pop 1977
83
1944
Turbonegro Apocalypse Dudes Glam Punk 1998
84
1990
Manic Street Preachers Generation Terrorists Alternative Rock 1992
85
2010
Wishbone Ash Argus Progressive Rock 1972
86
2045
Joe Satriani Surfing with the Alien 1987
87
2198
Living Colour Time's Up Funk Metal 1990
88
2210
AC/DC T.N.T./High Voltage 1976
89
2260
The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! Proto-Punk 1975
90
2282
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures Alternative Rock 2009
91
2287
The Cult Sonic Temple 1989
92
2404
The Darkness Permission to Land 2003
93
2440
AC/DC Powerage 1978
94
2461
Mötley Crüe Shout at the Devil Glam Metal Heavy Metal 1983
95
2533
Rush Permanent Waves Progressive Rock 1980
96
2540
Scorpions Lovedrive Heavy Metal 1979
97
2586
Cheap Trick Cheap Trick Power Pop 1977
98
2650
Van Halen Van Halen II 1979
99
2671
Sweet Desolation Boulevard Glam Rock 1974
100
2746
Cheap Trick Heaven Tonight Power Pop 1978
101
2754
Thin Lizzy Black Rose - A Rock Legend 1979
102
2801
The Who The Who by Numbers 1975
103
2807
Led Zeppelin How the West Was Won Blues Rock 2003
104
2856
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Next Glam Rock 1973
105
2875
Alice Cooper Welcome to My Nightmare Glam Rock 1975
106
2911
Foo Fighters Wasting Light Alternative Rock 2011
107
2925
Whitesnake Whitesnake/1987 1987
108
2952
Bachman-Turner Overdrive Not Fragile Boogie Rock 1974

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze Stoner Rock Alternative Rock 2005
Blue Öyster Cult Tyranny & Mutation 1973
Mountain Climbing! Blues Rock 1970
Black Sabbath Sabotage Heavy Metal 1975
Robin Trower Bridge of Sighs Blues Rock 1974
Stone Temple Pilots Purple Grunge 1994
Foreigner 4 AOR, Pop Rock 1981
Monster Magnet Dopes to Infinity Stoner Rock Space Rock 1995
Baroness Yellow & Green Heavy Psych 2012
Stone Temple Pilots Core Grunge 1992
AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 1976
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Joan Jett/Bad Reputation Garage Rock 1980
David Lee Roth Eat 'Em & Smile 1986
Scorpions Blackout Heavy Metal 1982
Scorpions Love at First Sting Heavy Metal 1984
Ten Years After Ssssh Acid Rock, Blues Rock 1969
Danzig Danzig Heavy Metal 1988
Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult 1972
Deep Purple Burn 1974
Rainbow Long Live Rock 'n' Roll Heavy Metal 1978
Royal Blood Royal Blood Alternative Rock 2014
Van Halen 5150 1986
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman Heavy Metal 1981
Aerosmith Permanent Vacation 1987
Kid Rock Devil Without a Cause Rap Rock 1998
Slade Slayed? Glam Rock 1972
Andrew W.K. I Get Wet 2001
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts I Love Rock'n'roll 1981
Monster Magnet Powertrip Stoner Rock 1998
Monster Magnet Spine of God Heavy Psych, Stoner Rock Space Rock 1991
Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation 1977
UFO Strangers in the Night 1979
The Guess Who American Woman 1970
Aerosmith Get Your Wings Blues Rock 1974
James Gang Rides Again Blues Rock 1970
The Wildhearts Earth Vs. The Wildhearts 1993
Deep Purple Fireball 1971
Slade Slade Alive! Glam Rock 1972
Wolfmother Wolfmother 2005
UFO Lights Out 1977
Queen Queen II Glam Rock 1974
Black Mountain In The Future Stoner Rock Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock 2008
MC5 High Time Garage Rock, Proto-Punk 1971
Soundgarden Louder Than Love Alternative Metal, Grunge 1989
High Tide Sea Shanties Heavy Psych Progressive Rock 1969
Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Alternative Rock 2006
Def Leppard High 'n' Dry NWOBHM 1981
Ghost Meliora Heavy Metal 2015
Manic Street Preachers Gold Against the Soul Alternative Rock 1993
Rush Exit...Stage Left Progressive Rock 1981
Grand Funk Railroad We're an American Band 1973
Nazareth Hair of the Dog 1975
Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions Blues Rock 1997
Roky Erickson & The Aliens The Evil One Psychedelic Rock 1981
The Who Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 1996
Terrorvision How to Make Friends and Influence People Alternative Rock 1994
Danzig Danzig II: Lucifuge Blues Rock, Heavy Metal 1990
Comets On Fire Avatar Psychedelic Rock 2006
Comets On Fire Blue Cathedral Heavy Psych 2004
Black Mountain Black Mountain Stoner Rock Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock 2005
The Darkness One Way Ticket to Hell...And Back 2005