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    Default Rank these 5 iconic hard rock albums ...

    Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
    Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
    Van Halen (1978)
    AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
    Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)

    I'll go first ...

    (1) Van Halen - still my all-time favorite album. I doubt that will ever change.
    (2) Led Zeppelin IV - I'm tired of "Stairway To Heaven", but this is still basically a perfect album.
    (3) Toys In The Attic - Aerosmith with all of their "swagger". "Rocks" is pretty much equally awesome.
    (4) Appetite For Destruction - still resonates like a sledgehammer to the skull.
    (5) Back In Black - an epic and fantastic album. I guess I'm more burned out on it than the other four on this list.
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    1. Van Halen- what is understood doesn't need to be discussed.
    2. Led Zeppelin IV- Four Sticks is repetitive and boring to me, but the rest of the album is pretty stellar, particularly Misty Mountain Hop and When The Levee Breaks

    3. Toys In The Attic- Aerosmith's 2nd best after Rocks. No More No More, Sweet Emotion(though burnt out on it), and Uncle Salty are probably all top 15 all time songs by them.

    4. Appetite For Destruction- not a massive GnR fan but there is some badassery going on here. Mr. Brownstone is still my favorite song by them.

    5. Back In Black- outstanding album and Brian Johnson is great, but it is still hurt by the fact that the Bon Era, for me, is so much better. By this album, Mutt Lange's production had all but effectively taken the raw sound out of the band that I loved so much on their first four albums, particularly their best, Let There Be Rock and Powerage.

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    Van Halen
    Led Zeppelin IV
    Appetite For Destruction
    Back in Black
    Toys In The Attic

    I'm a little burned out on LZIV, especially Stairway and Black Dog and was tempted to put it lower. Toys in 5th only because I got into Aerosmith a bit later and it doesn't hold the same significance to albums that hit me in my early / mid teenage years.

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    Van Halen - Nothing need be said
    Led Zeppelin IV- Misty Mountain Hop, Black Dog (my all time fav led Zep song) Going To California, Rock And Roll, Battle of Evermore, when the levee breaks, and of course stairway... This album has everything a rock fan could want...it's like a greatest hits listing
    Guns N Roses Appetite- besides the big hits on this I love the other tunes....nightrain (awesome song) my Michelle, mr brownstone, rocket queen, you're crazy...even the fillers were good
    AC/DC Back in Black - this is ac/dc doesn't get any better...the kind of album that makes you feel good whenever you hear a song from it

    Aerosmith.....is garbage...never liked Aerosmith can't get into their stuff don't know why I'm sure I'm in the minority just not a fan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icecream-man View Post
    Van Halen - Nothing need be said
    Led Zeppelin IV- Misty Mountain Hop, Black Dog (my all time fav led Zep song) Going To California, Rock And Roll, Battle of Evermore, when the levee breaks, and of course stairway... This album has everything a rock fan could want...it's like a greatest hits listing
    Guns N Roses Appetite- besides the big hits on this I love the other tunes....nightrain (awesome song) my Michelle, mr brownstone, rocket queen, you're crazy...even the fillers were good
    AC/DC Back in Black - this is ac/dc doesn't get any better...the kind of album that makes you feel good whenever you hear a song from it

    Aerosmith.....is garbage...never liked Aerosmith can't get into their stuff don't know why I'm sure I'm in the minority just not a fan
    Have you ever listened to "Toys In The Attic" and "Rocks" in their entireties?
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    Have you ever listened to "Toys In The Attic" and "Rocks" in their entireties?
    Yeah I know I don't get it.... Never got into them couple of my friends are huuuuge fans of them made me listen to hours of their stuff I just can't stomach it don't know why they are like rock and roll gods but every time I hear a song of theirs I just skip it no rhyme or reason I guess
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    Zep IV
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    Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
    AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
    Van Halen (1978)
    Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
    Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987) so overrated.

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    Van Halen (1978) - Duh it's a VH site haha
    AC/DC - Back In Black (1980) - Rock solid. One of my all time favoirtes
    Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987) - Another favorite of mine
    Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975) - Some decent songs but never in my top fav.
    Led Zeppelin IV (1971) - I don't get the affection for this album. Few gems. This album reminds me of a time when people sat under a tree and smoked the wacky weed...lol. That's not my bag baby.

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    Man, what happened to Aerosmith? They used to rock pretty hard.
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    Van Halen 1
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    FWIW if Aerosmith Rocks was a choice (IMO it`s more iconic than Toys) it would have been #2 under VH1

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    There is not and will never be a better hard rock album than VHI. As Tina Turner says, it's simply the best.

    Next would have to be LZIV. Don't really care for Going to California but the rest of the album makes up fir it. What's funny is that MMH, WTLB, and 4 sticks are arguably better than "the big three" that are usually associated with that album.

    I'll go with Black in Black next. RNRANP and STT are often overlooked.

    Appetite is next, followed by Toys.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

 

 

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