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The Best Hard Rock Albums of All Time

1.

The Stooges - Raw Power
February 7, 1973
Critic Score
100
5 reviews

2.

Black Sabbath - Paranoid
September 18, 1970
Critic Score
97
7 reviews

3.

AC/DC - Back in Black
July 25, 1980
Critic Score
94
7 reviews

4.

Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
July 21, 1987
Critic Score
92
7 reviews

5.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Ragged Glory
September 10, 1990
Critic Score
90
5 reviews

6.

Led Zeppelin - Mothership
October 12, 2007
Critic Score
89
6 reviews

8.

Kvelertak - Kvelertak
June 21, 2010
Critic Score
86
5 reviews

9.

Royal Thunder - Wick
April 7, 2017
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

10.

Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
November 8, 1974
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

11.

Led Zeppelin - How the West Was Won
May 27, 2003
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

12.

Clutch - Earth Rocker
March 19, 2013
Critic Score
83
10 reviews

13.

Halestorm - Back From The Dead
May 6, 2022
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

14.

The Hellacopters - Eyes Of Oblivion
April 1, 2022
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

16.

Ghost - Prequelle
June 1, 2018
Critic Score
82
14 reviews

17.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Way Down In The Rust Bucket
February 26, 2021
Critic Score
82
9 reviews

18.

Ghost - Meliora
August 21, 2015
Critic Score
81
17 reviews

19.

Ghost - IMPERA
March 11, 2022
Critic Score
80
14 reviews

20.

Shinedown - Attention Attention
May 4, 2018
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

21.

Andrew W.K. - The Wolf
September 9, 2003
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

22.

Kvelertak - Nattesferd
May 13, 2016
Critic Score
79
11 reviews

23.

Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions
September 7, 2018
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

24.

Motörhead - Bad Magic
August 28, 2015
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

25.

Neil Young - Mirror Ball
June 27, 1995
Critic Score
78
5 reviews
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