Favourite rock and metal classic albums

A Listmania! list by Konstantinos Tsiranidis (Athens, Greece)
 
Deep Purple In Rock - Anniversary Edition
1.  Deep Purple In Rock - Anniversary Edition by Deep Purple
The list author says:
  "Probably the definition of what we call  'Hard Rock' today."
£4.99   Used & New from: £2.09
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Rising
2.  Rising by Rainbow
The list author says:
  "An absolute masterpiece,changed the perception of metal forever and turned its direction from blues-based to classical influences.Must!"
£5.20   Used & New from: £1.63
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

Whitesnake
3.  Whitesnake by Whitesnake
The list author says:
  "Although accused for Led Zeppelin rip-off,this classic metal album still delivers a passionate and melodic blow..established Whitesnake in the U.S. at the late 80s."
£5.37   Used & New from: £1.76
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Heaven And Hell
4.  Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath
The list author says:
  "The 'classic' line-up may have been with Ozzy,but this is a true diamond for metal,as Ronnie Dio reveals his magnificent talent & Tonny Iommi writes probably the most effective riffs in the early 80s."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Stained Class
5.  Stained Class by Judas Priest
The list author says:
  "The band that put the word 'Metal' in the heavy metal!This is probably the best of their 70S LPs."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Master Of Puppets
6.  Master Of Puppets by Metallica
The list author says:
  "Metallica in top form,with an album that is a landmark for the not so mainstream heavy music,showing everybody else how it should be done."
£5.41   Used & New from: £4.03
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)

Live After Death
7.  Live After Death by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "Legendary live album,from one band that everybody likes..I haven't heard of a metal fan who doesn't like Maiden..it's that simple."
£5.51   Used & New from: £2.29
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

Misplaced Childhood
8.  Misplaced Childhood by Marillion
The list author says:
  "Despite of its 'soft' appearance and the philososphical title,this album is a magnificent example of prog rock,touching the sensitive side of a child's troubled childhood.Great music and lyrics."
£4.99   Used & New from: £1.13
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

Hemispheres (Rmst)
9.  Hemispheres (Rmst) by Rush
The list author says:
  "Hard to choose from the Rush discography (1975-1982) but this one is my favourite because it was my first.These records are The Bible of modern prog metal."
£5.96   Used & New from: £1.96
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Live And Dangerous
10.  Live And Dangerous by Thin Lizzy
The list author says:
  "In a sense this is a live 'greatest hits' collection..double guitars,roaring drums and tempos,Lynott's presence is majestic..what more could anyone ask for?"
£5.99   Used & New from: £1.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

Hysteria
11.  Hysteria by Def Leppard
The list author says:
  "Great hard rock album,actually broke the genre to many new fans and sold millions.Great songs,too."
£8.44   Used & New from: £2.55
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

Holy Diver
12.  Holy Diver by Dio
The list author says:
  "This album is a masterpiece!Dio assembled a great new band,carried all past experience from Rainbow and Sabbath and made this cornerstone LP, a true piece of gold in metal discography."
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Van Halen
13.  Van Halen by Van Halen
The list author says:
  "I still can recall THE day when I first heard Eruption,Running With the Devil and Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love..the patient exhibited strange symptoms of hyperactivity and headbanging"
£7.21   Used & New from: £1.44
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Rage for Order
14.  Rage for Order by Queensr’che
The list author says:
  "A dark,digital and truly innovative LP by the greatest prog metal band of the 80s."
£11.51   Used & New from: £0.94
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Hall Of The Mountain King
15.  Hall Of The Mountain King by Savatage
The list author says:
  "Probably the best American Power Metal album ever.."
£16.95   Used & New from: £4.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Hail to England [Audio CD] Manowar
16.  Hail to England [Audio CD] Manowar by Manowar
The list author says:
  "A great album by a very good band,which unfortunately is known more about its terrible appearance and behaviour,rather than its music.Personal favourite:Bridge of Death."
£31.98   Used & New from: £15.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Lovedrive
17.  Lovedrive by Scorpions
The list author says:
  "My favourite Scorpions LP,though it is hard to choose from their albums between '74-'85.Perfect combination of power and passion."
£75.99   Used & New from: £33.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Angelwitch
18.  Angelwitch by Angel Witch
The list author says:
  "One of the best NWOBHM bands,that could have been larger,but management and promotion problems kept them back (like many other bands of NWOBHM)."
£23.95   Used & New from: £6.98
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Keeper Of The Seven Keys: Part 1
19.  Keeper Of The Seven Keys: Part 1 by Helloween
The list author says:
  "The album that defined European (Teutonic) power metal.Along with the 'Keeper..part 2' and Walls of Jericho they are essential to everyone of us!"
£17.98   Used & New from: £4.84
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Diary of a Madman
20.  Diary of a Madman by Ozzy Osbourne
The list author says:
  "Maybe Blizzard of Ozz is more legendary,but I think this one sounds much better.Last studio work with the great Randy Rhoads (R.I.P.)"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Alive II
21.  Alive II by Kiss
The list author says:
  "Great live LP by KISS,at their peak of their carreer.Let the music drive you crazy and go wild!"
£12.55   Used & New from: £4.95
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Spectres
22.  Spectres by Blue Oyster Cult
The list author says:
  "Blue Oyster Cult did many great albums and respected their fans and music.Other very good ones are 'Agents of Fortune'  and 'Fire of Unknown Origin'."
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Let There Be Rock
23.  Let There Be Rock by AC/DC
The list author says:
  "Although 'Back In Black' is their most classic and million-selling LP,this is, in my opinnion, their rawest,meanest and loudest album,with the great frontman Bon Scott (RIP)"
£19.43   Used & New from: £2.82
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Lights Out: CLASSIC ROCK SERIES
24.  Lights Out: CLASSIC ROCK SERIES by UFO
The list author says:
  "'Lights Out' is perhaps their best LP,with every song being a very good one.Their previous 3 LPs with Michael Schenker are also worth buying!!!"
£15.09   Used & New from: £2.89
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Look at Yourself
25.  Look at Yourself by Uriah Heep
The list author says:
  "This album is one of the great LPs Uriah Heep did between 1968-1975..The reason for choosing this is the underestimated epic 'July Morning'..hear for yourselves and find out."
£7.99   Used & New from: £3.66
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Last updated: 21/01/2003
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