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Motley Crue Albums Ranked Worst to Best

The members of Motley Crue have had more than their share of highs and lows over the years, and that goes for the band’s discography too. In this installment of Worst to Best, we’re taking a hard look at their nine studio albums and offering our definitive ranking of the catalog.

For the truly hardcore fans, there’s really no such thing as a bad Crue album — but as with any other artist, there are records you reach for more than others, and while it definitely wasn’t easy, we look back at everything from Too Fast for Love to Saints of Los Angeles to see which albums hold up best all these years later.

That’s an impressive run of releases that includes some of the biggest rock hits of the ’80s, including the Top 10 LPs Theatre of Pain, Girls, Girls, Girls and Dr. Feelgood. How do you rank those records against each other, let alone against early favorites like Shout at the Devil — and how do you fit in the self-titled effort they released in 1994 after splitting with singer Vince Neil? It’s a dirty job, but someone had to do it.

So how does our list hold up against yours? Check out the gallery above to find out, and whether or not we’re all in complete agreement, the end result still makes for a pretty good playlist for Crue fans still working through their stages of grief now that the band has finished up its Final Tour. Crank the volume, hit “play” on that clip at the top of the post and join us while we rank Motley Crue’s albums, worst to best.

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