Kiss (studio album) by Kiss

Kiss by Kiss
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 2,991st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 183 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1974 (50th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (550th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,991st)
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Kiss bestography

Kiss is ranked 3rd best out of 33 albums by Kiss on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Kiss is Destroyer which is ranked number 1357 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,327.

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Kiss track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 71 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 183 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 69.7/100, a mean average of 69.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 69.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 23.4.

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70/100
From 09/20/2020 01:07
Great debut. Top heavy with classic tracks. Dips a bit in the middle but epic finish with '100,000 Years' & 'Black Diamond'
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From 07/23/2020 01:11
Great debut with nearly the whole album appearing later on Alive the band knew exactly how they wanted to sound.
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From 06/22/2020 17:56
Average Track Rating = 91.50
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From 05/09/2020 21:08
Second only to Destroyer. Killer Debut!
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80/100
From 12/30/2019 00:53
Solid debut. Several of the album's songs became concert staples. I never found that this early sound really suited the band's image at this time. Some of the songs are hard rocking, but songs like Strutter have a very simple, mainstream pop rock sort of sound.

Key tracks: Deuce, Cold Gin, Strutter and Black Diamond.
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60/100
From 07/13/2019 14:54
Solid debut by Kiss, good from start to finish.
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From 09/21/2018 13:13
I love how the second and fourth guy look bored as fuck.
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75/100
From 06/06/2018 17:48
I'm far from being a fan of KISS, especially with all the things Gene Simmons is saying these days, but this is a very strong amid straightforward rock record.
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From 09/19/2017 23:40
Hard to believe how different this record sounded compared to what was going on in 1974. KISS rarely gets the credit they deserve for pioneering this straight forward no frills rock with a heavy British influence. These songs are so strong that all these years later you will still hear them on their current tours. The production was even really good for this...maintaining a good bit while also being crystal clear. One of the best rock debuts ever even if it took the record buying public a few years to catch onto it.
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From 09/19/2016 14:51
Strutter & Black Diamond are the best tracks here on their debut.
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2. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
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