Metallica United States

Variations: Metallica & San Francisco Symphony.

The best album credited to Metallica is Master Of Puppets which is ranked number 105 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 13,219.

Metallica is ranked number 41 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 40,786 (this takes into account any aliases or variations).

Metallica official website: http://www.metallica.com

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Metallica best albums

The following albums by Metallica are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1986
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1984
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1991
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1988
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5,028
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1983
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2008
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637
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2016
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496
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1996
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442
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1999
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283
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2003
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Total albums: 30. Page 1 of 3

This may not be a complete discography for Metallica.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Metallica bestography composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 0 0%
1980s 7 0%
1990s 10 0%
2000s 5 0%
2010s 6 0%
2020s 2 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 29 97%
Yes 1 3%
Live? Albums %
No 21 70%
Yes 9 30%

Metallica best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 92 (485 votes)Comments: 11
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(from the album Ride The Lightning)
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Rating: 92 (534 votes)Comments: 9
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(from the album Master Of Puppets)
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Rating: 91 (423 votes)Comments: 13
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(from the album ...And Justice For All)
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Rating: 91 (416 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Ride The Lightning)
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Rating: 89 (410 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Metallica)
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Rating: 89 (464 votes)Comments: 8
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(from the album Metallica)
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Rating: 89 (405 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Master Of Puppets)
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Rating: 89 (373 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Master Of Puppets)
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Rating: 89 (331 votes)Comments: 8
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(from the album Ride The Lightning)
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Rating: 89 (426 votes)Comments: 8
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(from the album Metallica)
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Rating: 88 (393 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Master Of Puppets)
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Rating: 88 (337 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Ride The Lightning)
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Rating: 88 (263 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album ...And Justice For All)
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Rating: 87 (239 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Kill 'Em All)
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Rating: 87 (205 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Kill 'Em All)
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Rating: 86 (284 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Ride The Lightning)
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Rating: 86 (244 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album ...And Justice For All)
18.
Rating: 86 (320 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Metallica)
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Rating: 86 (335 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Metallica)
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Rating: 85 (317 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Master Of Puppets)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

Metallica ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 280 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 3% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 80.4/100, a mean average of 79.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.6/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 17.5.

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From 01/23/2024 03:26
My favorite Rock and Metal band. They released 7 fantastic albums in a row (From Kill 'Em All to Reload), and illustrated later on that they weren't afraid to experiment. After more than 40 years after their debut album, they are still kicking ass and putting on fantastic live shows.
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From 05/13/2021 13:18
god awful production...holy crap this is bad....
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From 09/18/2019 02:49
Absolutely invincible in the 80s, commercial but very good in the 90s, absolutely mediocre to bad ever since the new millenium.
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From 09/13/2019 08:02
One of the best band ever
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85/100
From 12/12/2018 08:32
Despite all their ups and downs, there is not disputing how influential Metallica has been on not just heavy metal music, but rock music in general. Their first four albums are classics of thrash metal, and I'll defend the Black Album despite it's more commercial-oriented sound. And there are several songs from the mid-90s to now that are damn great songs.

It's a shame that Cliff Burton died. Would have been interesting to see the direction the band went in. What a loss to the rock community.
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From 11/10/2018 16:45
This is definitely a tale of two bands - Metallica with Cliff Burton and Metallica without. Burton was the primary songwriter and bass player. Metallica with is awesome the 1st three albums are great thrash metal and the gold standard of the genre. In my opinion Metallica without tried hard and mixed up their style had some good tracks but became pretentious and ham-fisted songs that are too long and repetitive.
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From 06/26/2018 00:38
Really not sure what the appeal is. Emotionless thrash metal which sounds so artificially put together and missong a certain oomph that you might find in a band like Black Sabbath. The vocals are pretty cringy in their macho delivery too.
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From 12/01/2017 15:30
Just an awesome band, not much else to say
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From 11/01/2017 14:47
Possibly the greatest Metal band of all time. They made 4 thrash metal classics in the 80's, which are essentially perfect albums and all among the 10 greatest albums in the thrash metal genre, three of them (Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets and ...And Justice for All) are among my 5-10 favorite metal albums.

Then in the 90's they branched into other metal subgenres, Self-Titled, Load, Reload and Garage Inc. are all brilliant metal albums with incredible creativity on them. They fall short of masterpiece status due to a few inconsistencies, but still high quality. Even the S&M live album showed a band that was willing to push their music in totally different directions with great success.

Their 2003 release St. Anger was their first true misfire, it is a very original sounding album, unfortunately they clearly missed the mark in the songwriting department, for the most part.

Death Magnetic was a return to form, an album without fillers, unfortunately with a trainwreck of a production job, that must be embarrassing for a band like Metallica, really one of the worst productions a major band has ever done. Their most recent album Hardwired to Self-Destruct corrects this massive blunder, though lacks a bit in the songwriting department for certain tracks.
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From 11/19/2016 01:58
I love this band. My introduction to music. Even the albums which I know are shitty I've listened to many, many times. They're like old friends who I'm always rooting for.
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