By - MikeisTOOOTALLL
The Cure - Disintegration
Led Zeppelin 4
David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Supertramp - Crime Of The Century
Joni Mitchell’s Blue - It’s having its 50th anniversary this year, and I’ve loved it that long. A real treasure.
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix and Odessey and Oracle by The Zombies.
Two perfect pop albums 40 years apart!
Damn was not expecting Odessey and Oracle to be the top comment. Always my go-to answer, what a record.
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is incredible.
Stones - Exile on Main St.
Stooges - Funhouse
Rush - Hemispheres
Springsteen - Born to Run
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Tool - Lateralus
Between the Buried and Me - Colors
Kendrick - To Pimp a Butterfly
Not my favorite band, but Boston - Boston is probably one of the best albums ever, and it was their debut.
smoked a big cigar and drove a Cadillac car, said "boys I think this bands outta sight"
sssIIIIIGN a record company contract
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Radiohead - OK Computer
Tears for Fears - Elemental
Wipers - Over the Edge
Blackwater Park 100%
+1 for Wipers.
Greg Sage is a genius.
London Calling is a classic
Paul Simon - Graceland
100% agree, but then again, this is my earliest memory of music.
Under African Skies is the best tune on that album for me. Linda Ronstadt is magic.
Freaking magnificent album
This is a great album. Listened to it virtually non stop from 91 to 93
Roy Halee won the Grammy Award for best engineering on Graceland. (It's a great sounding CD)
Deltron 3030 by Deltron 3030
Now thats a classic i blast often
Clicked into this to type Illmatic and it was already top
It's insane how young Nas was when he wrote that album
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
I always skip "Oh Daddy".
Same, I really don't enjoy it and it seems out of place. Definitely not at the same calibre as the rest of the album.
The album definitely requires a song with the tone and pace of "Oh daddy", but I agree that the song itself is just not great.
Aside from that, Rumours is one of the greatest albums of all time.
The Strokes - Is This It
Apparently the Killers were working on their debut and this Strokes album came out and they decided they had to go back to the drawing board.
Unpopular opinion but the new abnormal as a collective album is really solid. Sure it's a new sound for the strokes but as a long time fan I appreciated the hell out of it. I've been called blasphemous for thinking so, but whatever.
Dark Side of the Moon is a cliche for this question, but I defy you to listen carefully to it start to finish and find even a single note that isn’t exactly where it belongs.
and it goes together so well. If i hear one song alone, I always feel like just continuing with the rest of the album to the end
Fuck the damn clock alarms
Lmfao last year I was with my friends on a summer trip. We were all super intoxicated. Not able to sleep I turned on dark side of the moon with my buddy PASSED OUT next to me in the chair. When time came on I swear I’ve never seen him jump like that in my life. He is the heaviest sleeper I know but those alarm clocks fucking got him. When he came to and calmed down he looked at me and goes “oh rad dark side” and passed back out
Since the album loops in on itself by design, you can actually listen on repeat as many times as you want and try to find a note that's out-of-place ;)
Paul’s Boutique and Check Your Head by the Beastie Boys. Every track perfect from start to finish.
I won't listen to Paul's Boutique unless I have time to listen to the whole album. Been that way since I bought it on cassette.
Pixies- Surfer Rosa and Doolittle, Weezer - Blue Album, Pearl Jam - Ten
Saw Pixies open for Weezer early last year. Better late than never!
You just revealed your exact age to all of Reddit
You are not wrong #GenX
Between The Buried and Me - Colors
The vocals might turn off a lot of people cause of the growling and whatnot not, but holy shit this album has it all. It's recorded in series so playing it on shuffle is confusing at best. They played it completely through live (gong and all) during the tour for its release. Sounded better live actually, amazing prog death metal blues band.
Ride The Lightning - Metallica
Creeping Death is amazing. That whole album is amazing
For Whom the Bell Tolls is a metal classic
Gorillaz Demon Days
Black Sabbath's Paranoid. Megadeth Peace Sells, but Who's Buying?
Kendrick Lamar Good kid, m.A.A.d city
I'm a rock/metal guy, and came across this album on a jaunt to expand my horizons and was just blown away. Don't know where to begin! The musicianship, and the vocals (oh Lord the vocal talent) and how, somehow, a hip-hop artist from Compton can speak to a white guy from Canada. So damn good!
His next album is supposedly a lot more rock influenced. If to pimp a butterfly was a rap jazz fusion kendricks next album will be a rap rock fusion, if rumors are to be believed.
Paranoid- Black Sabbath
Tool - Lateralus
that's what made me go from liking a couple of songs to listening to whatever maynard puts out
Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill. Great listen, start to finish.
That secret track, tho...
The soundtrack to my high school years.
Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club
The Lonesome Crowded West by Modest Mouse
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
Either/Or by Elliott Smith
Dummy by Portishead
Oh, Inverted World by The Shins
*Pet Sounds* and *Sunflower* by the Beach Boys. *Pet Sounds* is the obvious choice (ranked #2 on Rolling Stones' greatest albums of all time), but I feel like *Sunflower* is rather underappreciated, even though it showcases the exact same breadth of material and depth of vocal arrangements. Some honorable mentions by the Beach Boys include:
* *Today!* Definitely my favorite pre-*Pet Sounds* album of theirs', it's only marred by the inclusion of the rather pointless meandering spoken-word track "Bull Session with Big Daddy." Yes, that's its real name, get your mind out of the gutter.
* The *SMiLE* Sessions. It was never formally released as a full album until 2011, and it's technically in an unfinished state.
* *20/20*. It's still a solid work, but it wasn't particularly outstanding, save for the parts salvaged from the *SMiLE* recordings. Also one of the songs on it was written by Charles Manson, no joke.
* *Surf's Up*. Much like *Today!*, *Surf's Up* is marred by the inclusion of a single song: a bizarrely out of place cover of "Riot in Cell Block #9" called "Student Demonstration Time."
I grew up listening to early Beach Boys. But I don’t think I’d ever heard anything but Wouldn’t it be Nice before I learned where it ranked. Gave it a thorough listen and it’s one of my favorites.
On my way back from Iraq in ‘03 I was walking down the plane aisle singing Sloop John B and heard someone whistling it. We noticed each other about the same time. We both just went “Hey!!!” And went on about our day.
Offspring - Smash
Damn that’s impressive. I usually skip the 6 minute silence in the title track
Oh yeah towards the end I forgot about that .This was my first album I bought in 2001 still have it tucked away to show my kids one day
“I’m not a trendy asshole, do what I want, do what I feel like.” When I heard that as an angst middle schooler trying to navigate the hunger games of adolescence I knew I wasn’t alone.
I 100% agree. This album is perfect. I didn’t really like any of the ones that followed, though!
Jimi Hendrix's 'Are You Experienced'
Megadeth-Rust in Peace
Metallica-Justice for All
Had to scroll way too far for Depeche mode: violator. It was the first perfect album I ever got back in the early 90's, and I still never skip a single song.
Metallica: justice for all is another banger, without a skip.
Thank youuuuu - Violator!!!!
NIN pretty hate machine
NIN - The Fragile
Probably Rush 2112 even the B sides are bangers
I completely agree! Honorable mention is Moving Pictures album.. also by RUSH
Just a lil list.
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Fugazi - Repeater
Joy Division - Closer
Mogwai - Mogwai Young Team
Pixies - Doolittle
GZA - Liquid Swords
Converge - Jane Doe
The Cure - Disintegration
Danny Brown - XXX
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Wire - Pink Flag
A couple more
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
The Gun Club - Miami
The Stooges - Funhouse
J Dilla - Donuts
Madvillian - Madvilliany
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
Kanye West - Yeezus
The La's - The La's
Mclusky - Mclusky Do Dallas
I love Deerhunter and the Halcyon Digest album so, so, so much! It's Perfect.
Are…are you me
Upvote for The Cure.
Upvote for upvoting the Cure
Danny Brown - XXX getting the love it deserves!
Definitely on board with Jane Doe, although controversial take that all Converge albums since Jane Doe also belong on this list.
Abby Road - "The Beatles" everyone should listen all the way through, at least once in their lives.
The way the songs towards the end flow together is just *chef's kiss.*
She came in through the bathroom window, with the song leading up to it, is just about the best entrance to any song ever written
Ditto and on the same album, where everything goes quiet and it’s Paul McCartney’s haunting fucking voice coming at you from the darkness “once there was a way, to get back homeward”.
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Judas Priest, Painkiller. A metal masterpiece.
Nirvana - Nevermind //
Pearl Jam - Ten //
Grateful Dead - American Beauty //
Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians - Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars //
Paul Simon - Graceland //
The Beatles - Revolver //
I’m feeling quite old..
Absolutely brilliant and massively overlooked because of the other Seattle greats. River of Deceit always gets a full play whenever it pops up
Explosion in the sky; the earth is not a cold dead place
I know every word to this album by heart ❤️
The Stranger - Billy Joel
More than one actually!
Angra-Temple Of Shadows
Fates Warning-A Pleasant Shade Of Gray
Yes-Close To The Edge
Iron Maiden-Somewhere In Time
Edit: I somehow managed to forget A Farewell To Kings by Rush.
I could go on and on though.
came here to check that Animals was stated, well done
Radiohead - The Bends. I would say Ok Computer but I skip Fitter, Happier
I prefer the bends over ok computer. But I still like ok computer, heck i even like fitter, happier.
Weezer - Blue Album
Metallica's Master of Puppets. The the first metal recording to be selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." And a damn good choice, If I may add.
Pearl Jam's Ten. I can listen to that straight through any day.
I’m a huge PJ fan, almost 100 shows, and while I agree Ten is a masterpiece, Vs. is a far superior album start to finish. Vs. is when the transition from Stone and Jeff’s band to Ed’s band became apparent.
Then again, I also think every single album they’ve ever put out is a masterpiece.
I think Metallica’s album Master of Puppets is a 100% perfect
I 2nd that, along with ride the lightning. I can never decide which one I like better.
Both so good.
I feel like Lightning is *technically* better, in terms of skill and musicianship, but Puppets *feels* better.
Master is more professionally and masterfully done, Lightning is more raw and agressive
I remember listening to the dubbed cassette a friend made me. Battery kicked in and I thought, "this is going to be a wild ride."
And it was. Still is.
What's Going On--Marvin Gaye
Should be top answer..... Can't believe i had to scroll so far to find it
Everything about it is perfection
Blink 182 self titled
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Moonlight Mile is maybe the best closing song on any album
David Bowie - Station to Station
Genesis, Selling England by the Pound
System of a Down’s Toxicity
Hot Fuss—The Killers
I love Hot Fuss, but to me, Sam's Town is the perfect album from start to finish. It's hard to believe one band released those 2 gems a mere 2 years apart.
I would also make the argument that Sam's Town is suuuuuuuuuuuuper underrated. I think Brandon Flowers said it was the best album in the last 20 years when it came out and that made people a bit wary of recognizing its greatness. But I would say it's still a pretty good album
I’ll admit I can see where you are coming from
Just interesting to see how well they are received over time to be represented in a random thread
It’s indie rock n roll for me!
Sprained Ankle by Julien Baker. Every song is one of my top 25 favorite songs, and Rejoice is the greatest song I have ever heard.
I don't feel like crying today though
Stone Roses - Stone Roses
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Rush: 2112, A Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, or Signals
Jane’s Addiction - Nothing’s Shocking
Purple - STP
Why? - Alopecia
Came here to say Rumours by Fleetwood Mac but it has been said a bunch of times.
So to offer something different; 1989 by Taylor Swift. Fight me.
Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon
This album is the only thing that would put my daughter to sleep from months three through ten. We played it every night for her. I know every word and still not tired of it!!!
Idk I've always felt that more for The Wall myself
You shouldn’t be skipping any songs on any Pink Floyd album.
Linkin Park : Hybrid Theory. Not a single bad song on it.
Michael Jackson - Thriller
A good choice. Off the Wall is also brilliant.
Green Day - Dookie
Grateful Dead American beauty or workingman's dead
I think American Beauty is better than any live dead show. I am in the minority but I prefer the dead’s studio stuff to their live stuff. A long jam session is cool but not every song needs to be 8-15 minutes long. American Beauty is proof of that.
R.E.M. - Murmur
You go to college in the 80s at all?
Dire Straits - Making Movies.
I always liked Brothers in Arms a little more but Making Movies is still a damn fine album.
Slayer - reign in blood
I went with Seasons In The Abyss, but *nods approvingly*
Aja - Steely Dan
Boston - Boston
Mothership Connection - Parliament
the Blues Brothers OST
The Cars - The Cars
Chicago Live At Carnegie Hall
One of These Nights - The Eagles
Chromatica - Lady Gaga
Led Zeppelin I
Master of Puppets - Metallica
And I love Superheavy.
Just a quick set of prog and fusion from past and present...
Yes - Close to the Edge,
Strawbs - Hero and Heroine,
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King,
The Who - Quadrophenia,
Genesis - A Trick of the Tail,
Pink Floyd - Animals,
Opeth - Blackwater Park,
Spock's Beard - Snow,
Haken - Aquarius (w/ honorable mention to Affinity),
Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect,
Caligula's Horse - In Contact,
Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3
Amy wine houses “back to black.” Perfection. So good. So unique
Metallica - Ride the lightning
Megadeth - Rust in peace
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Death’s entire discography….
There’s more but that’s all I can think of right now
Guess you gotta like metal tho
Daft punk - random access memories
I personally prefer Discovery, but respect your taste
Yes! Discovery is my favorite out of Daft Punk's discography!
Folie a Deux by Fall Out Boy. I might be biased because I've listened to it since I was 8, but damn, that album is seamless.
Grace Jeff Buckley
YES!!! I’m so glad someone said this. It’s still in my rotation daily.
A Perfect Circle-Mer de Nom
Master of Puppets
March of the Black Queen is underrated as fuck
Honesty I would say Mcr’s The black parade. Such a beautiful story about death and life.
Blue Album is my Weezer choice, only because I spent a whole summer listening to it on repeat no skips.
Blink 182 “Enema of the State” also “Take off Your Pants and Jacket”…don’t block me
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars
Bon Iver’s self titled album
Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins, I’d even say mellon collie too
Pulp - Different Class. I was 4 when it came out, but it still perfectly captured my years at uni. Underwear is such a well written song
Different Class is in a...different class. The zenith of 90s Britpop.
Master of Puppets - Metallica.
OK COMPUTER by Radiohead. Literally one of the best albums ever made in my opinion
Guns n Roses. Appetite for Destruction.
Iron Maiden. Number of the Beast
Van Halen. Any
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Bullet For My Valentine - The Poison
AC/DC Back in Black
Just for me, I'd give the nod to Highway To Hell.
Okay, these are going to be from wildly different eras and genres:
EPMD - Back in Business
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Kinks - Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire
White Stripes - White Blood Cells
Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' at the Moonlight
The Clash - London Calling
Rage against the Machine's debut album
Reservoir Dogs OST
Gang Starr - Moment of Truth
Tragic kingdom, no doubt
Magical Mystery Tour. Maybe someone might skip over the song flying, but I love that album.
Led Zeppelin 1, 2, 3, or 4
Origin of Symmetry by Muse
And justice for all- Metallica
The Sunset Tree by The Mountain Goats is damn near perfect.
Dream Theater: Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a memory, Daft Punk: Random Access Memories, Symphony X: Paradise Lost, and lastly, (I may get the title wrong) An Evening with John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess. Super relaxing.
NIN The Fragile
Humanity's Last Breath- Välde
Fear Factory- Demanufacture
Boysetsfire- Tomorrow Come Today
Hozier- Wasteland, Baby!
AFI- Sing The Sorrow
Josh Groban- Closer
Dire Straits- Brothers In Arms
Run The Jewels- RTJ3
Fit For An Autopsy- The Great Collapse
Opeth- Blackwater Park
Opeth- Garden of the Titans
Jonathan Hultén- Chants From Another Place
Biffy Clyro- Ellipsis
I've got more, but that's a start.
Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica, is an amazing album and all the songs flow so well together. The Antlers - Hospice is also an amazing album, really depressing but sometimes that is what you need!
Mac Miller - Circles