I love AC/DC. They were one of my favorite Hard Rock bands. I used to be able to play every one of their songs on guitar. I used to get into arguments about their musical style. Some said they were Hard Rock or Heavy Metal, but I would point out that AC/DC could be considered as one of the best Blues Rock bands. Either way, AC/DC will continue to be one of my favorite bands for many years to come. Just think that after they released “Rock or Bust”, you had Brian Johnson leaving for health reasons, it was the first record without Malcolm Young due to health reasons, and Phil Rudd’s legal and drug problems.
17. Fly On The Wall: Released in 1985, this is my least favorite AC/DC album. It entire album I thought was very watered down and weak. Although a few notable tracks, it still isn’t enough.
16. Black Ice: This album was released in 2008. I really am torn about this album. I like several of the songs, but at the same time, this album was a disappointment. It lacked the drive and power that AC/DC was known for.
15. Who Made Who: Released in 1986 as part of a soundtrack. The sound is pretty poor and some of the tracks were a compilation of greatest hits, and yet, it is not.
14. Rock or Bust: This album that was release in 2014, sadly to say, was a bust. I don’t mean that in a musical way. It’s just a lot of line up changes occurred in order to get this album the support it needed on the road. It’s got some of that drive back, which “Black Ice” lacked.
13. Ballbreaker: This album was released in 1995. The album pretty much sets the pace that AC/DC will follow until their retirement in 2017. Several good songs on this album showcase the Blues and Rock n’ Roll influences on the band.
12. Blow Up Video: Released in 1988, this album actually is setting AC/DC for a successful new decade as they move into the 1990’s. I also feel that this is a much underrated album in the AC/DC arsenal.
11. For Those About To Rock: Released in 1981, this was the follow up record to “Black In Black.” There are some great songs on here including the anthem “For Those About To Rock.” The album has more of the heaviness less polished sound.
10. Stiff Upper Lip: Released in 2000, this album has a bit of attitude which I enjoyed. Like “Ballbreaker”, this album focuses on much of the Blues influence that AC/DC has always used.
9. Razor’s Edge: Released in 1990, brings AC/DC back to the center of the spotlight. This album has plenty of riffs. Although, Brian Johnson’s vocals are showing strain and age, he pulls it off with his vocal work on this record.
8. Flick Of The Switch: This album doesn’t get enough credit. Here you have AC/DC in 1983 returning to their 1977 roots. That polished and heavy sound has been stripped away moving more into that raw heavily distorted guitar sound.
7. Powerage: Released in 1978, was another great album by the band. It’s a bit more polished. It looses a lot of that overdrive and distorted sound.
6. Let There Be Rock: This record is another great album by AC/DC released in 1977. It’s raw, heavily distorted, and displays power. All of the tracks are performed tightly by the band. You can’t go wrong with the Anthem “Let There Be Rock.”
5. 74 Jail Break: Although a short EP, this album contained the songs that were originally released on the TNT, High Voltage, and Dirty Deeds albums that were not released in America until 1985. It’s just raw guitar overdrive with Bon Scott doing what he does best.
4. Back In Black: I love the fact that AC/DC released two powerful albums back to back with two different singers. I love the overall heaviness of the sound and Brian Johnson’s vocals. A kick ass 1980 record.
3. Dirty Deeds: Originally released overseas in 1976, this album was released here in the states in 1981. I love the Blues sound and the quality of the songs. Lot’s of humor in these songs that only Bon Scott can provide.
2. High Voltage: I love the mixture of influences on this 1976 record. You have Blues, a little jazz, and a tad bit of Country. This album also displays a sheer raw energy that AC/DC would become known for.
1. Highway to Hell: Released in 1979, this album had everything. It has powerful riffs, great vocals, and awesome rhythm sections. There’s not a bad song on this album and that is why this is my favorite AC/DC record.