KISS - KISS
Favorite - Black Diamond
Runner Up - Deuce
Underrated - Nothing to Lose
Overrated - Firehouse
KISS is a band that many people automatically dislike because of the makeup and that the show was as important as the music, but you don't sell 100 million albums by just wearing makeup and having fireworks at the show, you gotta have the tunes to have fans buy the albums. While KISS will never be mistaken for Bob Dylan in terms of great lyrics and do not write songs with a lot of meaning; they do write some of the greatest 3 minute straight ahead rock songs about sex, partying, and rock n roll. Not a band to put on for any spiritual journey, political thinking, etc.. but if you're going to a house party or looking for girls at a bar there's not many bands better.
KISS's debut self titled album is their best album, and one of the best debut's in rock history. More then half the album ended up being setlist staples for most of the bands 40 year history. The debut album contains 4 of the bands best songs and 2 of the best hard rock songs ever.
Deuce opened many of their concerts and it is Gene Simmons best song and has one of Ace Frehley best solos. Nothing to Lose is great Gene song that is sung by himself, Paul Stanley, and drummer Peter Criss. I never knew when I was a kid that the song was about Gene trying to get his girlfriend to try anal sex. Strutter is one of the great 3 minute rock songs out there. Black Diamond is in my mind KISS's best song. Written by Paul Stanley and sung by Peter Criss it was the song that closed many of KISS's shows and has been covered by Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins.