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
83
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II Blues Rock 1969
5
99
Iggy and The Stooges Raw Power Garage Rock, Proto-Punk 1973
6
110
AC/DC Back in Black 1980
7
116
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti 1975
8
132
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Blues Rock 1969
9
134
Queen A Night at the Opera Art Rock 1975
10
136
Pearl Jam Ten Grunge 1991
11
147
Black Sabbath Paranoid Heavy Metal 1970
12
171
The Stooges The Stooges Garage Rock, Proto-Punk 1969
13
215
MC5 Kick Out the Jams Garage Rock, Proto-Punk 1969
14
244
Van Halen Van Halen 1978
15
255
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf Stoner Rock Alternative Rock 2002
16
268
AC/DC Highway to Hell 1979
17
274
The Who Live at Leeds 1970
18
281
Deep Purple Machine Head 1972
19
381
Aerosmith Toys in the Attic 1975
20
383
Deep Purple Deep Purple in Rock 1970
21
408
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III Folk Rock 1970
22
409
Aerosmith Rocks 1976
23
428
The Who Quadrophenia Rock Opera 1973
24
450
Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock 1988
25
469
Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous 1978
26
475
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Heavy Metal 1970
27
521
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy 1973
28
525
Deep Purple Made in Japan 1972
29
636
Kiss Alive! 1975
30
645
Motörhead Ace of Spades Heavy Metal 1980
31
647
Boston Boston 1976
32
701
Van Halen 1984 1984
33
725
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Ragged Glory 1990
34
730
Jeff Beck Truth Blues Rock 1968
35
737
Motörhead No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith Heavy Metal 1981
36
771
Black Sabbath Master of Reality Heavy Metal 1971
37
782
Def Leppard Hysteria AOR 1987
38
786
MC5 Back in the USA Garage Rock, Proto-Punk, Rock & Roll 1970
39
808
Rush Moving Pictures Progressive Rock 1981
40
823
Alice Cooper Killer Glam Rock 1971
41
829
Free Fire and Water 1970
42
864
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R Stoner Rock Alternative Rock 2000
43
893
Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
44
900
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger Alternative Metal, Grunge 1991
45
919
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I 1991
46
928
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II 1991
47
932
Cheap Trick At Budokan Power Pop 1978
48
1019
Def Leppard Pyromania Glam Metal 1983
49
1032
Kiss Destroyer 1976
50
1041
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley Stoner Rock Stoner Metal 1994
51
1045
Bon Jovi Slippery when Wet 1986
52
1052
ZZ Top Eliminator Southern Rock 1983
53
1055
Queen Sheer Heart Attack Glam Rock 1974
54
1074
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun Stoner Rock Stoner Metal 1992
55
1091
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz Heavy Metal 1980
56
1100
Blue Cheer Vincebus Eruptum Heavy Psych Acid Rock, Blues Rock 1968
57
1111
Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies Glam Rock 1973
58
1114
AC/DC Let There Be Rock 1977
59
1128
Black Sabbath Vol. 4 Heavy Metal 1972
60
1140
Rush 2112 Progressive Rock 1976
61
1181
Aerosmith Pump 1989
62
1199
Motörhead Overkill Heavy Metal 1979
63
1236
Alice Cooper Love It to Death Glam Rock 1971
64
1243
Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Heavy Psych Acid Rock 1968
65
1261
Faces A Nod Is As Good As a Wink...to a Blind Horse 1971
66
1276
Jeff Beck Beck-Ola Blues Rock 1969
67
1373
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Weld 1991
68
1410
Bad Company Bad Co. Blues Rock 1974
69
1424
Living Colour Vivid Funk Metal 1988
70
1447
Blue Öyster Cult Secret Treaties 1974
71
1505
AC/DC If You Want Blood, You've Got It 1978
72
1522
The Cult Electric 1987
73
1562
Alice Cooper School's Out Glam Rock 1972
74
1594
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell Heavy Metal 1980
75
1659
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Heavy Metal 1973
76
1712
Queen A Day at the Races 1976
77
1714
Steppenwolf Steppenwolf Psychedelic Rock 1968
78
1737
Rainbow Rising Heavy Metal 1976
79
1799
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age Stoner Rock 1998
80
1863
Blue Öyster Cult Agents of Fortune 1976
81
1864
The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker Blues Rock, Southern Rock 1990
82
1936
Cheap Trick In Color Power Pop 1977
83
1976
Manic Street Preachers Generation Terrorists Alternative Rock 1992
84
2001
Wishbone Ash Argus Progressive Rock 1972
85
2019
Joe Satriani Surfing with the Alien 1987
86
2037
Turbonegro Apocalypse Dudes Glam Punk 1998
87
2206
Living Colour Time's Up Funk Metal 1990
88
2245
AC/DC T.N.T./High Voltage 1976
89
2252
The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! Proto-Punk 1975
90
2346
The Cult Sonic Temple 1989
91
2397
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures Alternative Rock 2009
92
2437
AC/DC Powerage 1978
93
2500
The Darkness Permission to Land 2003
94
2516
Mötley Crüe Shout at the Devil Glam Metal Heavy Metal 1983
95
2525
Scorpions Lovedrive Heavy Metal 1979
96
2554
Rush Permanent Waves Progressive Rock 1980
97
2604
Cheap Trick Cheap Trick Power Pop 1977
98
2666
Sweet Desolation Boulevard Glam Rock 1974
99
2715
Van Halen Van Halen II 1979
100
2774
Thin Lizzy Black Rose - A Rock Legend 1979
101
2775
Cheap Trick Heaven Tonight Power Pop 1978
102
2812
The Who The Who by Numbers 1975
103
2842
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Next Glam Rock 1973
104
2924
Alice Cooper Welcome to My Nightmare Glam Rock 1975
105
2960
Whitesnake Whitesnake/1987 1987
106
2967
Bachman-Turner Overdrive Not Fragile Boogie Rock 1974
107
2993
Led Zeppelin How the West Was Won Blues Rock 2003

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Aerosmith Permanent Vacation 1987
Foo Fighters Wasting Light Alternative Rock 2011
Mountain Climbing! Blues Rock 1970
Robin Trower Bridge of Sighs Blues Rock 1974
Foreigner 4 AOR, Pop Rock 1981
Black Sabbath Sabotage Heavy Metal 1975
Stone Temple Pilots Purple Grunge 1994
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze Stoner Rock Alternative Rock 2005
Blue Öyster Cult Tyranny & Mutation 1973
Stone Temple Pilots Core Grunge 1992
Monster Magnet Dopes to Infinity Stoner Rock Space Rock 1995
AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 1976
Monster Magnet Spine of God Heavy Psych, Stoner Rock Space Rock 1991
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Joan Jett/Bad Reputation Garage Rock 1980
David Lee Roth Eat 'Em & Smile 1986
Scorpions Love at First Sting Heavy Metal 1984
Ten Years After Ssssh Acid Rock, Blues Rock 1969
Scorpions Blackout Heavy Metal 1982
Rainbow Long Live Rock 'n' Roll Heavy Metal 1978
Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult 1972
Deep Purple Burn 1974
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman Heavy Metal 1981
Baroness Yellow & Green Heavy Psych 2012
Royal Blood Royal Blood Alternative Rock 2014
Van Halen 5150 1986
Danzig Danzig Heavy Metal 1988
Slade Slayed? Glam Rock 1972
Kid Rock Devil Without a Cause Rap Rock 1998
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts I Love Rock'n'roll 1981
Aerosmith Get Your Wings Blues Rock 1974
UFO Strangers in the Night 1979
Monster Magnet Powertrip Stoner Rock 1998
Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation 1977
Andrew W.K. I Get Wet 2001
The Wildhearts Earth Vs. The Wildhearts 1993
Deep Purple Fireball 1971
The Guess Who American Woman 1970
James Gang Rides Again Blues Rock 1970
Slade Slade Alive! Glam Rock 1972
UFO Lights Out 1977
Queen Queen II Glam Rock 1974
Wolfmother Wolfmother 2005
MC5 High Time Garage Rock, Proto-Punk 1971
Soundgarden Louder Than Love Alternative Metal, Grunge 1989
Black Mountain In The Future Stoner Rock Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock 2008
High Tide Sea Shanties Heavy Psych Progressive Rock 1969
Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Alternative Rock 2006
Def Leppard High 'n' Dry NWOBHM 1981
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
Ghost Meliora Heavy Metal 2015
Nazareth Hair of the Dog 1975
Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions Blues Rock 1997
The Who Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 1996
Roky Erickson & The Aliens The Evil One Psychedelic Rock 1981
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