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|KISS Albums Ranked Worst to Best|
After doing Aerosmith, I thought it would be fun to rank the albums for the first band I got into. Though KISS has fallen down my list a bit, I still think its fun to go back and get into them every now and then!
Easily the worst, because this album is horrible. And as horrible as the album is, it won't prepare you for the Disney song that closes the album...
Favorite Tracks: See You Tonite
I can atleast say for Peter's solo effort that it's good for what it is, however it just isn't my cup of tea.
Favorite Tracks: I'm Gonna Love You, I Can't Stop the Rain
Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions
Clearly the worst of the KISS band albums for me. I don't care that its heavy, because its boring.
Favorite Tracks: Hate, Master and Slave
Ok, this album isn't quite as terrible as its reputation, but its still weak and largely forgettable.
Favorite Tracks: Is That You?, Talk to Me, Tomorrow
Music from "The Elder"
Some people love this album while others hate it. It's interesting, but the best quote about this album I ever heard was when Paul Stanley said it was a good album, just not a good KISS album.
Favorite Tracks: Just A Boy, Dark Light, I
Rock and Roll Over
I'm sure that some of you that read my other lists have realized that my ranking aren't always typical. Well here we go with KISS lol. There are two KISS albums I think are extremely overrated, and this is the first one. It was a back to basics type of album for KISS, but, for starters, I never cared for Calling Dr. Love, and this album doesn't seem to gain much traction for me until the 2nd half. I Want You is a decent track, but Calling Dr. Love, Baby Driver, and Love Em Leave Em are some of the weakest tracks the band put out in the 70s.
Favorite Tracks: See You In Your Dreams, Hard Luck Woman
The title track single handedly puts this other wise weak album above Rock and Roll Over.
Favorite Tracks: Crazy Crazy Nights, My Way, Turn On the Night
This is the other overrated KISS album. Just because it's harder doesn't mean its better. Take It Off (aside from the main riff), Tough Love, and Spit get the album off to a slow start, however the album does finish strong, which ranks it higher than the previous 2 albums.
Favorite Tracks: Heart of Chrome, Paralyzed, I Just Wanna
Hot in the Shade
This would be a pretty good album if it were only 9 or 10 tracks, because 1/3 of this album is clearly filler. However there are some hidden gems here.
Favorite Tracks: Hide Your Heart, Prisoner of Love, Cadillac Dreams, Little Caesar
I don't think Psycho Circus is nearly as bad as alot of people say it is, despite not being the reunion fans would have hoped for. Not a big fan of Peter's track but otherwise this album is fairly solid.
Favorite Tracks: Psycho Circus, Within, Raise Your Glasses
First album in 11 years (kinda like Aerosmith's Music From Another Dimension), but this one is miles better. Not KISS's best effort but decent nonetheless
Favorite Tracks: Modern Day Delilah, Russian Roullete, Never Enough, Say Yeah
I hardly ever rate debut albums at the top, with a few exceptions, but KISS's debut is very solid, alot of classic tracks here, even though Kissin' Time sucks.
Favorite Tracks: Deuce, 100,000 Years, Black Diamond
Gene and Peter's solo albums leave much to be desired, however Paul and Ace nailed theirs. I struggled with which of the two I want to rank higher but ultimately I think Paul's is the more complete album. Not to knock Ace though because his is the hardest rocking.
Favorite Tracks: Rip It Out, Whats On Your Mind?
Paul's solo effort is a little more well rounded than Ace's in my opinion. It's close because both are great. I often put together a playlist of the best solo album songs, though I put one song on from Gene and Peter's by principle, it mostly consists of Paul and Ace tracks lol
Favorite Tracks: Tonight You Belong to Me, Wouldn't You Like To Know Me, It's Alright, Love In Chains
Creatures of the Night
Alot of people tend to put this album in the top 5, which is a bit high for me. Yeah it's heavy but there are a few tracks here I just don't care for.
Favorite Tracks: Creatures of the Night, Saint and Sinner, Keep Me Comin', I Love It Loud
I know, ranking this album this high might freak some people out lol. This album, for me, is the type of album I tend to forget about, then when I listen to it, I remember how much I like it. What hurts this album is there aren't any songs Id put on a personal best of playlist, even though there isn't a track i don't like here.
Favorite Tracks: Any Way You Slice It, Tears Are Falling, Radar For Love
Animalize is an album that starts off strong, but kinda just coasts at the end, or else I might rank this album higher. I've Had Enough is one of the most underrated KISS tracks of all time IMO.
Favorite Tracks: I've Had Enough (Into the Fire), Heaven's On Fire, Get All You Can Take
Lick It Up
The first non make up KISS album, is also the best non make up KISS album.
Favorite Tracks: Exciter, Lick It Up, Al Hell's Breaking Loose, And On the 8th Day
Hotter Than Hell
KISS has to quickly rush into the studio to record a 2nd album, because nobody wanted them to open for them (can't say I blame them lol). However, KISS deliver's big time with a classic album.
Favorite Tracks: Got to Choose, Parasite, Let Me Go Rock N Roll, Comin' Home
Dressed to Kill
KISS seemed to work well under pressure early in their career, another rushed album turns into a classic album.
Favorite Tracks: Room Service, Getaway, Rock Bottom, Rock N Roll All Nite
Gene Simmons nearly ruins what might have been my favorite KISS album, considering 3 of his 4 songs on here are the worst songs on the album. All of Paul's songs are great, Peter's is underrated and kind of a fun tune, and of course everyone love's Ace's vocal debut on Shock Me
Favorite Tracks: I Stole Your Love, Shock Me, Tomorrow and Tonight, Love Gun, Plaster Caster
No, you're not reading this wrong lol Despite the disco flavor, I think this is an underrated and overlooked album, there are some strong tracks and this a surprisingly solid album.
Favorite Tracks: I Was Made For Lovin' You, 2000 Man, Sure Know Something, Hard Times
I was actually surprised to see how many people don't like this album. I didn't expect much from it back in 2012 when I heard it was coming out, but to my surprise, I loved it! Eat Your Heart Out is the only song I don't like and if it wasn't here I might have even ranked this album #1
Favorite Tracks: Hell or Hallelujah, Wall of Sound, Back to the Stone Age, Outta This World, All For the Love of Rock N Roll, Take Me Down Below
This was the first KISS album I ever got, and the album that changed my life. Even though KISS is far from my favorite band these days, they (or the friend that introduced me to KISS) got me into rock music when everyone else in my grade was into the Backstreet Boys, NSync, and whatever other boy band was big at the time. (There was a reason I wasn't into music when that crap was big lol)
Favorite Tracks: Detroit Rock City, King of the Night Time World, Flaming Youth, Shout It Out Loud, Do You Love Me
|Take Me Down Below is such a fun and awesome song|
|Big KISS fan growing up. I still love them but they're more of a Greatest Hits band for me where I mostly listened to their compilation Double Platinum. They were my first concert way back in '98.|
Dynasty is underrated, agreed.
|Dynasty at 3, Unmasked at 21......both albums are quite similar|
|Debut rules, btw.|
|Im with you, Titan, I love Take Me Down Below!|
|hell yeah dude!|
i also love Long Way Down on that one
|debut is the only good one as far as I'm concerned |
|All are tied for 24|
|you both suck balls......perhaps each other's|
|Alright titan lets take this outside with my KISS™ Boxing Gloves™ and KISS™ Mouth Guard™ |
I just need a quick sip of my KISS™ Energy Drink™ then I'm ready
|your KISS coffin awaits.....|
|fuck kiss is so shitty|
|very interesting list, the Pter Criss album is beter than 21 and 22, i am fine with one although Love gunn would be it for me, Destoyer is 2, and creatures would be top 5|
|'Alright titan lets take this outside with my KISS™ Boxing Gloves™ and KISS™ Mouth Guard™ |
I just need a quick sip of my KISS™ Energy Drink™ then I'm ready'
U DON'T WANT TO SQUARE UP WITH THE KISS ARMY, BRO.
|thank you so much for doing this ranking|
|Where's the shout out for Strutter? That song rules so hard.|
|Not a Kiss fan myself, but this was a fun read. Good job|
|sorry op but 12 is 1|