The 10 Coolest Summer Albums of All Time

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


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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