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10 Most Expensive Rock & Metal Albums Ever Made

If only some of these records matched quality with budget.

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The making of an album is a long and arduous process. Producers, engineers and the band themselves may have different ideas of where to go with an album; time spent recording and composing can be tiring and even tedious.

Listeners tend not to think about how much money goes into a project, or what kind of things happened behind the scenes, but the following list is going to do just that.

Be it injuries, long studio time, fall outs, epic feuds, drug use or all of the above, the albums on this list were all beset by issues aiding to their immense costs. Not all the bands on this list fully recovered from their journeys, and others have gone from strength to strength.

Everything from 80s pop-rock to heavy metal will be included here, and once you've given their stories enough time, maybe consider checking out the albums and listening to them with a fresh perspective. Because the fact that some of these albums even exist is incredibly unlikely given what the bands went through. But for all of them, we're glad they're here all the same.

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