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Brodin_fortifies

The Cure - Disintegration


DevDog90

Led Zeppelin 4


RefrainsFromPartakin

II.


OkCardiologist3095

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


lapsedpoet

Joni Mitchell’s Blue - It’s having its 50th anniversary this year, and I’ve loved it that long. A real treasure.


sopretenditswhales

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix and Odessey and Oracle by The Zombies. Two perfect pop albums 40 years apart!


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Damn was not expecting Odessey and Oracle to be the top comment. Always my go-to answer, what a record.


TheBIFFALLO87

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is incredible.


defleppardruelz

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


SixxOne8

Not my favorite band, but Boston - Boston is probably one of the best albums ever, and it was their debut.


JukeSkyrocker

smoked a big cigar and drove a Cadillac car, said "boys I think this bands outta sight" sssIIIIIGN a record company contract


muzzledcrayon

Hell yes!


MoguoTheMoogle

Opeth - Blackwater Park Radiohead - OK Computer Tears for Fears - Elemental Wipers - Over the Edge


09alien0909

Blackwater Park 100%


Don_Stepped_0utside

+1 for Wipers. Greg Sage is a genius.


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J3dr90

London Calling is a classic


TheRynoceros

Paul Simon - Graceland


anaugle

100% agree, but then again, this is my earliest memory of music.


antagonismsux

Under African Skies is the best tune on that album for me. Linda Ronstadt is magic.


CommodorePineapple

Freaking magnificent album


LaSer_BaJwa

This is a great album. Listened to it virtually non stop from 91 to 93


gustoreddit51

Roy Halee won the Grammy Award for best engineering on Graceland. (It's a great sounding CD)


theblackfool

Deltron 3030 by Deltron 3030


DunkenRage

Now thats a classic i blast often


strikerdude10

Illmatic


tech1010

Clicked into this to type Illmatic and it was already top


ol_long_dick_derks

It's insane how young Nas was when he wrote that album


IncompletePenetrance

Rumours - Fleetwood Mac


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I always skip "Oh Daddy".


liasis

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.


FinestTreesInDa7Seas

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.


thefatboybutter

The Strokes - Is This It


rubensinclair

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.


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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.


TommyTuttle

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.


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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


Stranger_Loud

Fuck the damn clock alarms


ree_hi_hi_hi_hi

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


jellsonnogueira

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 ;)


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capnmalreynolds

Paul’s Boutique and Check Your Head by the Beastie Boys. Every track perfect from start to finish.


JDubz19

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.


VicSerge

Pixies- Surfer Rosa and Doolittle, Weezer - Blue Album, Pearl Jam - Ten


malthar76

Saw Pixies open for Weezer early last year. Better late than never!


paddleboatwhore3000

You just revealed your exact age to all of Reddit


VicSerge

You are not wrong #GenX


monkee6531

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.


Glitchy13

Ride The Lightning - Metallica


dissolutewastrel

Creeping Death is amazing. That whole album is amazing


Arctic29-1

For Whom the Bell Tolls is a metal classic


peteyb90

Gorillaz Demon Days


PerroPerejil

Black Sabbath's Paranoid. Megadeth Peace Sells, but Who's Buying?


Rambos3x

Kendrick Lamar Good kid, m.A.A.d city


LCranstonKnows

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!


sacredscholar

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.


livewire95

Paranoid- Black Sabbath


Sandy503

Tool - Lateralus


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fuckit420247365

that's what made me go from liking a couple of songs to listening to whatever maynard puts out


EntertainmentNo4422

Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill. Great listen, start to finish.


anaugle

That secret track, tho...


TavoArt

The soundtrack to my high school years.


GregThePrettyGoodGuy

Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club


BananaStew5

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


AdmiralAkbar1

*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."


Alreadylostinterest

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.


zachi-90

Offspring - Smash


Duskauro

Damn that’s impressive. I usually skip the 6 minute silence in the title track


zachi-90

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


Zenmachine83

“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.


DrawingOfAMoose

I 100% agree. This album is perfect. I didn’t really like any of the ones that followed, though!


Cheesecake_Different

Jimi Hendrix's 'Are You Experienced'


Zolome1977

Depeche Mode-Violator Garbage-Version 2.0 Megadeth-Rust in Peace Metallica-Justice for All Moby-Play Madonna-True Blue


Jeremy_Smith75

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.


Canthinkofanythang

Thank youuuuu - Violator!!!!


muzaklover75

NIN pretty hate machine


PlaceboRoshambo

NIN - The Fragile


calvin56712

Probably Rush 2112 even the B sides are bangers


RhythmicStrategy

I completely agree! Honorable mention is Moving Pictures album.. also by RUSH


Don_Stepped_0utside

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


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I love Deerhunter and the Halcyon Digest album so, so, so much! It's Perfect.


augustkohr93

Are…are you me


Alreadylostinterest

Upvote for The Cure.


HedgeAlarm

Upvote for upvoting the Cure


JayDogon504

Danny Brown - XXX getting the love it deserves!


Yourlifeisworth

Definitely on board with Jane Doe, although controversial take that all Converge albums since Jane Doe also belong on this list.


xXUpgraDDeXx

Abby Road - "The Beatles" everyone should listen all the way through, at least once in their lives.


ButterOutOfOrder

*Abbey Road


VesperBond94

The way the songs towards the end flow together is just *chef's kiss.*


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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”.


Thespywholovedu

Faith No More - Angel Dust


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Judas Priest, Painkiller. A metal masterpiece.


bbpcaddict

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..


Ws6Driver

Mad Season


LaSer_BaJwa

Absolutely brilliant and massively overlooked because of the other Seattle greats. River of Deceit always gets a full play whenever it pops up


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neomax170

Explosion in the sky; the earth is not a cold dead place


Liquor_in_the_ass

I know every word to this album by heart ❤️


josephtheepi

The Stranger - Billy Joel


BCASL

More than one actually! Angra-Temple Of Shadows Marillion-Misplaced Childhood Fates Warning-A Pleasant Shade Of Gray Yes-Close To The Edge Iron Maiden-Somewhere In Time Dream Theater-Octavarium Death-Symbolic Pink Floyd-Animals Edit: I somehow managed to forget A Farewell To Kings by Rush. I could go on and on though.


triccolo

came here to check that Animals was stated, well done


negcap

Radiohead - The Bends. I would say Ok Computer but I skip Fitter, Happier


staysharp87

I prefer the bends over ok computer. But I still like ok computer, heck i even like fitter, happier.


meester2010

Weezer - Blue Album


Iksbrown

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.


DontWannaUseherName

Pearl Jam's Ten. I can listen to that straight through any day.


5meterhammer

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.


Razzermatazzer

I think Metallica’s album Master of Puppets is a 100% perfect


BrettV79

I 2nd that, along with ride the lightning. I can never decide which one I like better.


LCranstonKnows

Both so good.


ShuffKorbik

I feel like Lightning is *technically* better, in terms of skill and musicianship, but Puppets *feels* better.


Arctic29-1

Master is more professionally and masterfully done, Lightning is more raw and agressive


AmigoDelDiabla

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.


ayers711

What's Going On--Marvin Gaye


alkammy

Should be top answer..... Can't believe i had to scroll so far to find it Everything about it is perfection


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Blink 182 self titled


TotalyOriginalUser

Hybrid theory


A-RovinIGo

Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers


volcano_slayer9

Moonlight Mile is maybe the best closing song on any album


mardigrashotel

David Bowie - Station to Station


howgoesitguy

Genesis, Selling England by the Pound


Clinggdiggy2

System of a Down’s Toxicity


Cautious_Emotion9839

Hot Fuss—The Killers


mrebrightside

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.


newaccountattempt23

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


typesett

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


Cautious_Emotion9839

It’s indie rock n roll for me!


Wafflesandwhisky

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.


sartorius_20

I don't feel like crying today though


Klotzster

Stone Roses - Stone Roses Kate Bush - Hounds of Love


UnconstrictedEmu

Rush: 2112, A Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, or Signals


bill-m

Jane’s Addiction - Nothing’s Shocking


gaarbo

Purple - STP


tacoBrahe1

Why? - Alopecia


Dat_Aus

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.


ViolentVBC

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon


SmartGuess3288

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!!!


epicface1399

Idk I've always felt that more for The Wall myself


xanthanahtnax

You shouldn’t be skipping any songs on any Pink Floyd album.


Johnnyoneshot

Linkin Park : Hybrid Theory. Not a single bad song on it.


Advanced-Carry-1440

Michael Jackson - Thriller


echawkes

A good choice. Off the Wall is also brilliant.


RiFF_SHADY

Green Day - Dookie


mook1178

Grateful Dead American beauty or workingman's dead


ipittypattypetty

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.


JimBeam823

R.E.M. - Murmur


typesett

You go to college in the 80s at all?


MisterMarcus

And Reckoning.


poo273

loveless mbv


darth_sudo

Dire Straits - Making Movies.


PerpetuallyVerdant

I always liked Brothers in Arms a little more but Making Movies is still a damn fine album.


trickyrickyray

Slayer - reign in blood


kareljack

I went with Seasons In The Abyss, but *nods approvingly*


Themalster

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.


PrestigiousMonk8825

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


lmatier

Amy wine houses “back to black.” Perfection. So good. So unique


RandyBobandysGut

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


No_one_cares5839

Daft punk - random access memories


404-error-notfound

I personally prefer Discovery, but respect your taste


staysharp87

Yes! Discovery is my favorite out of Daft Punk's discography!


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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.


fractiousrhubarb

Grace Jeff Buckley


ktzamama

YES!!! I’m so glad someone said this. It’s still in my rotation daily.


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Totally agreed


lobeyou

A Perfect Circle-Mer de Nom


PapaIIII

Master of Puppets


ModernTimesRocknRoll

Queen II


heartbreakhill

March of the Black Queen is underrated as fuck


Cravis_

Honesty I would say Mcr’s The black parade. Such a beautiful story about death and life.


sartorius_20

Pinkerton


malthar76

Blue Album is my Weezer choice, only because I spent a whole summer listening to it on repeat no skips.


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Kid-A


ndv2801

Swimming-Mac Miller


wtn06

Blink 182 “Enema of the State” also “Take off Your Pants and Jacket”…don’t block me


YukiHase

David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars


ndiorio13

Bon Iver’s self titled album


zer0cherub

Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins, I’d even say mellon collie too


mackayace

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


ApplicationMassive71

Different Class is in a...different class. The zenith of 90s Britpop.


sebrebc

Master of Puppets - Metallica.


braindredd

OK COMPUTER by Radiohead. Literally one of the best albums ever made in my opinion


Pleaseusesomelogic

Guns n Roses. Appetite for Destruction. Iron Maiden. Number of the Beast Van Halen. Any


PygmyPuff_X

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours Bullet For My Valentine - The Poison


Voodoo330

AC/DC Back in Black


goodforabeer

Just for me, I'd give the nod to Highway To Hell.


Fessir

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


binhex225

Tragic kingdom, no doubt


Ynohu

Magical Mystery Tour. Maybe someone might skip over the song flying, but I love that album.


mook1178

Led Zeppelin 1, 2, 3, or 4


GotWheaten

Abbey Road


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Origin of Symmetry by Muse


m33tloaf

And justice for all- Metallica


pangolinzero

The Sunset Tree by The Mountain Goats is damn near perfect.


McFlyyouBojo

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.


_Dolamite_

NIN The Fragile


w00tah

My list: 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 Outkast- Aquemini 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.


anti_arctica

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!


clancyandolivia

Mac Miller - Circles