The 40 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

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https://www.spin.com/2019/10/best-metal-albums/

Poll Results

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13. Slayer – Reign in Blood 5
2. Led Zeppelin – Untitled (Alias “Led Zeppelin IV” a.k.a. “Zoso”) 4
3. Black Sabbath – Paranoid 4
14. Black Sabbath – Vol. 4 3
1. Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction 2
17. AC/DC – Highway to Hell 2
36. Kyuss – Blues for the Red Sun 2
4. Metallica – Master of Puppets 2
23. Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R 1
11. Mötley Crüe – Shout at the Devil 1
9. Tool – Ænima 1
30. Sepultura – Roots 1
5. AC/DC – Back In Black 1
32. David Lee Roth – Eat ‘Em and Smile 1
6. Van Halen – Van Halen 1
16. Def Leppard – Pyromania 0
15. Korn – Follow the Leader 0
7. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II 0
12. Rage Against the Machine – The Battle of Los Angeles 0
8. Kiss – Alive II 0
10. Judas Priest – British Steel 0
18. Aerosmith – Rocks 0
19. Motörhead – No Remorse 0
39. Kid Rock – Devil Without a Cause 0
38. System of a Down – Toxicity 0
37. Skid Row – Skid Row 0
35. Ministry – The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste 0
34. Ratt – Out of the Cellar 0
33. Danzig – Danzig II: Lucifuge 0
31. Deep Purple – Machine Head 0
29. Alice in Chains – Dirt 0
28. Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet 0
27. Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger 0
26. Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard of Ozz 0
25. Van Halen – 1984 0
24. Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast 0
22. Blue Cheer – Vincebus Eruptum 0
21. Megadeath – Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? 0
20. Poison – Look What the Cat Dragged In 0
40. Spinal Tap – This Is Spinal Tap and Tenacious D – Tenacious D 0


☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 31 October 2019 13:40 (two weeks ago) link

Zep IV is hard to beat but I want to give a vote to Machine Head or Badmotorfinger; both are really solid and enduring imo.

No language just sound (Sund4r), Thursday, 31 October 2019 13:48 (two weeks ago) link

that metal sludge from Scandinavia

jmm, Thursday, 31 October 2019 13:51 (two weeks ago) link

Hmmm. Beyond the 'lol Spin' factor, it's Paranoid for me.

pomenitul, Thursday, 31 October 2019 13:52 (two weeks ago) link

I like Machine Head but it just makes me want to reach for Live in Japan.

pomenitul, Thursday, 31 October 2019 13:53 (two weeks ago) link

Badmotorfinger over Superunknown? Is that canon now?

imago, Thursday, 31 October 2019 13:54 (two weeks ago) link

Rubbish list tbh

Xia Nu del Vague (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 31 October 2019 13:55 (two weeks ago) link

It was 2002, they tried their best

jmm, Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:02 (two weeks ago) link

Even for 2002 it was a terrible list though.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:11 (two weeks ago) link

i can't tell if the original spin list was a troll. Can't think of any other reason solo DLR made this list.
(also, 1984 shouldn't even be on the list of top 40 Van Halen albums)

enochroot, Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:42 (two weeks ago) link

I am so goddamn angry rn

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:44 (two weeks ago) link

It doesn't seem like trolling to me? These are mostly canonical hard rock albums.

No language just sound (Sund4r), Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:48 (two weeks ago) link

I think they were just trying to one-up that 2008 Rolling Stone list of the best vocalists that made the rounds on Twitter last week.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 31 October 2019 16:59 (two weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

hehe Appetite For Destruction, that’s some Grade A trolling. I’m not sure that’s even the best 1987 record by a hair band, with Whitesnake, Permanent Vacation and Hysteria as competition.

Siegbran, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 01:50 (two weeks ago) link

Whitesnake, Permanent Vacation and Hysteria

All three of those albums are trash, and I actually like Whitesnake more than a lot of people. But their hair metal move was cynical and watered-down compared to Slide It In.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 02:15 (two weeks ago) link

I love Appetite but it's as metal as my dick

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 02:18 (two weeks ago) link

Notvat all

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 02:18 (two weeks ago) link

Im

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 02:18 (two weeks ago) link

note to self, after drinking whiskey all night, don't visit ILX

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 14:55 (two weeks ago) link

There with the dick metal again!

imago, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 14:58 (two weeks ago) link

yeah very unfortunate word pairing there

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 15:01 (two weeks ago) link

this list is very bad

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 22:21 (two weeks ago) link

I mean even for 2002 it's remarkable how many major subgenre canonical albums are missing. No Venom, no Earth, no Sleep, no St. Vitus, no Death, no Morbid Angel, way too heavy on the 80s pop metal axis and also GnR fucking suck and have always sucked and are about as metal as Rod Stewart.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 22:27 (two weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 7 November 2019 00:01 (one week ago) link


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