Survey Reveals The Least Popular AC/DC Album

AC/DC has an impeccable discography of LPs that have helped define the genre of rock while setting them apart from any other band in the world. Albums like "Back in Black" and "Highway To Hell" are easily ranked among the best by AC/DC fans, critics, and casual listeners, as Louder Sound reports. However, it starts to get a little harder when selecting their worst albums.

Like any other band with a career that spans decades, there will be some AC/DC LPs that won't match the same consistency of musical and lyrical quality that fans expect. In order to find out which AC/DC album was least popular album among rock listeners, we conducted a survey. Some of the results were to be expected, while others were very surprising.

Those who took the survey — 518 people — ended up listing AC/DC's albums "Flick of the Switch," "Fly On The Wall," "Blow Up Your Video," "For Those About to Rock," "Powerage," and "other" — a result of mixed answers — as their least popular albums. While the albums listed may cause debate among some fans, clearly, there was a choice to be made.

According to the survey, in second place was "Other" with 19.88% of the vote. "Fly On The Wall" came in third at 17.57%, while "Powerage" came in behind, with 15.06% of the vote. "Flick of the Switch" was ranked fifth, with 10.62% of the vote, and coming in last, as the best of the worst, was "For Those About to Rock," with 8.49% of the vote.

And AC/DC's least popular album?

And the least popular AC/DC album? According to our survey respondents, it's 1988's "Blow Up Your Video," with 28.38% of the vote. While the "Blow Up Your Video" album was able to deliver some notable singles such as "Heatseeker" and "That's the Way I Wanna Rock and Roll," many would argue that the rest of the album wasn't able to keep the momentum going.

Since its release in 1988, the album has received mix reviews from critics. Rolling Stone wrote: "Fortunately, the Young brothers continue to come up with enough inspired riffs to make the tunnel vision justifiable. In fact, the riffs here add up to the band's catchiest work since its classic album Back in Black." Ultimate Classic Rock gave the album a mixed review, saying: "It worked, for the most part. But let's be honest: Many of the new songs ('Some Sin for Nuthin,' 'Ruff Stuff') proved almost as pedestrian and imminently forgettable as those recent efforts."

During the album's production, the Vanda and Young team were brought back to produce. Both Harry Vanda and George Young had been there since the beginning by mentoring and producing AC/DC's albums in the '70s. Perhaps they needed another album to work with the band to get back to the type of sound fans were used to hearing.