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20 Best KISS Albums

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Including the live and solo albums.

Rated 3 points - posted 11 years ago by BradHemphill in category Music.
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Alive! Report Abuse
Still the definitive live album of the decade and the closest to seeing the KISS spectacle in person.
76 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 5 comments
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Great Live album, but I tend to lean towards Alive II a bit more.
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Alive! is my second favorite KISS album. It shows KISS at their best- live.
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Could not agree more - Alive! defines what Kiss is all about.
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good but overrated. destroyer kills this album.
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Of the decade!?!? Of all time!
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Unplugged Report Abuse
Kiss finally doing their best songs in one show: "Got to Choose," "Domino," "Comin' Home," "Goin' Blind." The vocals are the best they've ever been. The reunion. This has it all.
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Destroyer Report Abuse
74 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 4 comments
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Destroyer and Love Gun are their 2 best albums
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Destroyer has the best overall presentation from any KISS album.
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Great lp but a little over rated.Love Gun is a bit better and has the true Kiss sound
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the best 70s kiss album.
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KISS Report Abuse
Started it all off. Poor production as well, but more KISS staples than any other album.
69 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 4 comments
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They had the hits from the start
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KISS has more KISS classics on it than any other KISS release.
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For me Kiss is still their best studio album.
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Look "The Elder" should be 1. It's their most influential album (most will disagree)
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Love Gun Report Abuse
69 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 5 comments
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I just can't decide if this or Destroyer is better, but these are the 2 best
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Love Gun is the definition of fun.
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Love Gun is a masterpiece
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This sure is a gem to own.All 4 members sing and all classic songs and recorded very well.My favorite 70's Kiss
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fun!
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Rock and Roll Over Report Abuse
Forget all the talk about Destroyer. This was classic KISS' best studio album and most consistent set of hard rock songs. Mr. Speed may be the best song KISS ever did.
66 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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Right there just behind Destroyer and Love Gun
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Rock and Roll Over is the best overall KISS studio album. It's non stop fun- beginning to end.
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Revenge Report Abuse
Too bad KISS couldn't continue to make music like this for the last decade plus. Spit, Domino, Take it Off, Every Time I Look at You, God Gave Rock and Roll to You are outstanding tracks.
54 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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This is like the sister to Creatures
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Revenge is the best KISS album of the 90s; it's really heavy/decadent.
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Hotter Than Hell Report Abuse
The production stinks, but the songs are exceptional. "All the Way" is an underrated gem.
53 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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All 10 songs on this album are good, and the only other album that has that claim to fame is Rock and Roll Over. All other Kiss albums have at least one throwaway song that's just awful.
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Watchin You is the underrated gem
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Creatures of the Night Report Abuse
53 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 5 comments
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Great return to form album
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Creatures of the Night is a return to greatness for KISS, despite the initial slow sales. It's still not perfect like their first 7 or 8 studio albums, though. This is also their heaviest release.
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I would put all of the first six studio albums above this and others such as Revenge, The Elder, Sonic Boom, Psycho Circus and Ace's solo.
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My favorite 80's Kiss.This thing rocks hard and sounds Fresh today 30 yrs. later.A must own people!
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best kiss album ever!
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Alive II Report Abuse
49 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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Probably my favorite Live album since it was my first of KISS
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Alive II is my favorite overall KISS album.
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Dynasty Report Abuse
44 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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Dynasty still showcases the greatness of 70s KISS, but also shows the party is starting to wind down, as not all of the tracks stick with you.
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This was my very first KISS album and after that I've been a die hard KISS freak and collector!
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Dressed to Kill Report Abuse
43 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 3 comments
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Full of classic songs
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Includes several great tracks that don't always get the spotlight, including Room Service, She, and Love Her All I can. C'mon and Love Me is what 70s KISS is all about.
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Should be in top 10, great album
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Unmasked Report Abuse
36 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 3 comments
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I personally like Unmasked and Dynasty even though they were poppier
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The focus of Unmasked is to sell albums. The songs work for the most part. Ace Frehley starts to stand out here, which may have contributed to him leaving KISS soon after.
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An under rated album with catchy tunes.Good pop rock and sounds better than what's out in today's music world
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Ace Frehley Report Abuse
33 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 4 comments
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Best solo album
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Ace Frehley was the best of the original KISS solo releases. It stands side by side with Love Gun, for example.
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No offence but aces solo has very right to be in the kiss discography only cuz he's part of the orginal four without Ace in the beginning there would be no KISS
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great album but shouldn't be on a Kiss list
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Paul Stanley Report Abuse
29 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 3 comments
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2nd best solo album
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Yes this one AND Ace's sound like KISS
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very underrated album. sounds the most like a KISS album.
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Asylum Report Abuse
28 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 3 comments
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This album does not suck. This one is very melodic, and heavy. It is very fun to listen to.
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a fun and very melodic album.
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SUCKS BIGTIME
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Animalize Report Abuse
28 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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sister to Asylum
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A highly underrated album! This album features the fastest leads of any KISS album....
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Lick it Up Report Abuse
27 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 3 comments
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This one should be ranked higher, right above, or below Creatures. One of their heaviest of all time.
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This Rocks! In my top 5 all time Kiss albums.
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heavy and full of catchy metal!
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Psycho Circus Report Abuse
23 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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However, not every original member played on the majority of the album
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The most underrated KISS album. It doesn't have the lusty lyrics as seen with much of 70s KISS releases, but still showcases the star bravado from the original members as well as on any other album.
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Music From 'The Elder' Report Abuse
18 points - added 9 years ago by guest - 2 comments
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Very different but still good
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underrated for sure. a very creative album. one of the best.
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Carnival of Souls Report Abuse
Definately an unrrated album. Sounds nothing like past KISS but was a good effort on trying something new! As a die hard I have it in my collection but have only listened to it twice its still in mint condition!
15 points - added 8 years ago by hammerhomie77 - 1 comment
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KISS trying to be grunge??
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Monster Report Abuse
Great new album.
2 points - added 8 years ago by guest - 3 comments
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Not as good as Sonic Boom
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I actually like Sonic Boom better. Hell or Hallelujah is a rewrite of I Stole Your Love. I didn't find this album as creative.
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Better than Sonic Boom, but also lacks the sexy theme that brought in so many fans of masked KISS. Still, definitely worth picking up they still got it.
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Peter Criss Report Abuse
1 point - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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Adult Oriented Rock. The solo albums were the start of their demise. It was then that it was obvious that the whole was greater than the sum of its parts. They all needed each other; they weren't as good on their own.
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Gene Simmons Report Abuse
0 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 3 comments
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Very 70 ish style. Almost like Sister Sledge. Disco.
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One good song with Radioactive, that's it
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very eclectic album; I think it surprised many listeners. People didn't know what to think.
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