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The 5 Best Rock Albums of All Time-At Least in My Mind

Updated on August 16, 2014

The Best Rock Albums of All Time

The 60's and the 70's was the era of the birth of some of the greatest rock bands the world has ever \known. Some of those bands like the Yardbirds had famous guitarists Page and Clapton who later became even more famous. Jimmy Page went on to become of a little band known as Led Zeppelin and Eric Clapton, well his career is a legend.

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The music of the Sixty's. Seventy's and Eighty's is all now labeled, “Classic Rock.” but to people over forty is was and still is just great music. It was a time of rushing to the stores for the latest albums by the best bands. Each new album became an instant favorite only to be surpassed by the next great album. It is very hard to pick true favorites from the once massive collection of albums I had but here are my five favortie classic rock albums, well at least my favorite albums. I know there will be a lot of bantering back and forth but here are my favorites.


Led Zeppelin II

What could be said about this album? Five songs, five classics, each with a guitar work unsurpassed in that annals of rock. The album starts with Whole Lotta Love then there is barely time to catch your breath before What is and What Should Be comes on. In the middles is the Lemon Song which while not overplayed is still a great track. The album is round out by Thank You and the well know track Heartbreaker.


Heart - Little Queen

This one is probably the most debatable of the five selections. The reason this album has some of the best guitar work around. Nancy Wilson ranks up there with the best of them. Tracks like Barracuda and Kick it Out rock with the best of them while songs like Sylvan Song and Cry to Me are hauntingly beautiful. In fact the whole album is a classic from start to finish.


Aerosmith - Rocks

There are many great Aerosmith albums so why did I pick this one. The answer of course is Back in the Saddles and Rats in the Cellar. These are two of my favorite Aerosmith songs no to mention the rest of the album, pardon the pun, rocks. Okay I will admit I could have picked the first album and also Toys in the Attict


Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

I don't know what I can say about this album, other than wow. This album is great from the first chords of Speak Me/Breathe through Money at the middle of the album to the the last track which is Eclipse. From it's release in March of 1973 until now this album still holds it's own in radio airplay.


AC/DC - Back in Black

This album was rock at it's best. No one thought the band would ever come back after the loss of lead singer Bon Scott. In fact the band thought of disbanding but instead hired Brian Johnson as lead singer. The rest is rock history. This album rocks from the first riffs of Hells Bells to the last ring in your ear when Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution fades away.

There you have the five best rock albums according to me. I sure there will be other opinions and of course others lists to come.

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      T.B Whitt 4 years ago from the Philly area

      Most people I think lump the Beatles in with the classic rock, but I think they were more of what we use to call a pop band. I think classic rock has more of a guitar focus and has a lot harder edge then the Beatles.

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      Karen 4 years ago from Salem, OR

      My husband and I actually got into an argument about this the other day! I had Abbey Road by The Beatles in my top 10 and he said that The Beatles weren't Classic Rock! I figured since their career spanned most of the '60s, they would be a definite choice, but he saw them more as oldies/pop. What do you think? Are The Beatles Classic Rock? Great choices, by the way, and great Hub!