The 10 Coolest Summer Albums of All Time

From the Beatles to Prince, 10 classic albums to break out when the temperature rises

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Kiss, 'Alive!' (1975)

3. Kiss, 'Alive!'

Generations of American parking-lot party commandos have sneaked their first cigarettes-and-cold-gin cocktails to this trash-rock opus. What makes Alive! a perfect summer album? Let Paul Stanley handle that question: "You know, it's getting soooo hot outside! You always need something to cool you off. There's gotta be some people here who like to drink tequiiilaaa!" Don't worry, Paul – there most certainly are. And where else would they be tonight except shaking ass to "Rock & Roll All Nite"?

 

 

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