My Top 15 Albums / maybe be DLC one day

RebalkinFamilyRebalkinFamily Unsigned
edited June 2010 in History of Rock
Think of 15 albums, CDs, LPs (if you're over 40) that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life. Dug into your soul. Music that brought you to life when you heard it. Royally affected you, kicked you in the wazoo, literally socked you in the gut, is what I mean.


1. Guns N Roses " Appetite For Destruction"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-AYAv0IoWI

I recall when I first heard 'Sweet Child O' Mine", on my clock radio ,when I was in grade 7. I remember saying that I loved the guitaring in the song yet the singer was terrible. But, as time would soon prove, Axl's vocals would prove to be the fuel behind every song. No album has ever come out with its guns blazing the way this one does. From the opening rhythm of "welcome to the Jungle" to the epic irreverent ballad of "Rocket Queen " , listeners are taken on a tour de force of rawness, power, and truly the last bad boys of Rock and Roll.

2. Bruce Springsteen "Born in the USA"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPudiBR15mk

The first album that made me feel patriotic and tell me that stories are best told in song. Thanks Dad.

3. AC/DC "Razor's Edge"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvoeeq-BH4w

AC/DC were at their of their game with this power house rock album. I was a late bloomer, in getting on the AC/DC rock train, and it was this disc in where I climbed aboard.

4. Metallica " ...and Justice For All"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU_ggFovJNo

I spent 1 year straight, in grade 8 , listening to this cassette tape every morning in my Sony Walkman, delivering papers. Metallica exposed me to sounds and energy , that I had never before experienced, by my tender ears. The energy and anger that is on this album, has yet to be repeated . Justice was served, and I took my punishment willingly.

5. Aerosmith "Toys in The Attic"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMVqWGtqy9c

My favorite band of all time. here is a band that is still making music and touring , with all of it's original members since 1973. "Toys" is the greatest Aerosmith alblum of all time. Not only did it come out the year I was born, but it contained the staple songs of Sweet Emotion, Walk This Way and the title track. This album is all killer and no filler.

6. Aerosmith "Pump"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRt-eBsH18g&feature=related

Not only does Pump have the greatest disc cover, but its the only disc that rivals Toys in being pound for pound it's equal. It re-cemented that the Toxic Twins could still write music that kicks your butt and be sober while doing it. Long live the boys from Boston !

7. ZZ Top "Eliminator"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHRHc5HmFHg

Long beards, sexy girls in their music videos and guitar playing that reminds you that the blues can rock!

8. Twisted Sister "Stay Hungry"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL3C_eAtlS0

This was the first time music was banned in my home. ( I was in grade 4) My mother hated the album's cover. The songs were just as corny and funny.Like any good boy, I hid the tape under my mattress. I used to go to my friend's house after school , and have a listening party to the entire album, acting out each song. I used to draw the Twisted Sister symbol on my school books. T.S. has never came close to making another master piece , and that's OK with me. This one has all you need.

10. R.E.M "Monster"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtxz4yV_-3g

REM is awesome..and they are even more awesome when they plug in their guitars. The least loved REM disc by critics and most fans, is the most listened one by me.

11. Michael Jackson "Bad"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex30DYwQlHU

I know Michael was getting whiter, but this album show cased a Michael that' could have been' , if he continued being cool, instead of creepy. Is there really a better song than Smooth Criminal, by the King of Pop? Annie is OK !

12. George Michael "Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VVyakAPCPM&feature=related

My first 'guilty pleasure" But, as far as pop singers go, no one holds a candle to his vocals. I forgive him his future mistakes because of his past genius.

13. U2 'Achtung Baby"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_82IYrdM2vU

I used to hate U2. Hard to believe it now. I held this grudge on them, when their song "With or Without You" beat out "Sweet Child o Mine" for the most requested song of 1987. But when they released 'Achtung', I couldn't ignore their excellence. There isn't a song on this album that couldn't be a hit , and it it is timeless enough, that it could be released today and sound 'current'

14. Motley Crue "Dr. Feelgood"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDWxf5qkAIs

Just what the doctor ordered. And they were the first band I saw live , when I was but 14.

15. Jon Bon Jovi "Young Guns 2 Soundtrack"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upenR6n7xWY

I listened to this disc 100 plus times in high school. I love the mixture of rock and country. And I saw the movie about as many times.

I know I may have forgotten some,...but when I look at your lists I will say " ahh yes!" but this is what came to me with me having t look at my music collection or iTunes.

Comments

  • tommysparxxxtommysparxxx Opening Act
    edited June 2010
    1. The Supersuckers "The Smoke of Hell"
    2. The Supersuckers "La Mano Cornuda"
    3. The Supersuckers "The Sacrilicious Sounds of the Supersuckers"
    4. Ramones "Ramones"
    5. Ramones "Leave Home"
    6. Ramones "Road To Ruin"
    7. Johnny Thunders "So Alone"
    8. Johnny Thunders "Live and Wasted"
    9.Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers "L.A.M.F."
    10. New York Dolls "New York Dolls"
    11. Blondie "Parallel Lines"
    12. Rob Zombie "Hellbilly Deluxe"
    13. Misfits "Static Age"
    14. Misfits "Walk Among Us"
    15. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones "Let's Face It"

    I could list about two more albums that were meaniful and influential in my up-bringing, but i'll stick to the guidlines and stay with the 15... these albums were in no particular order, just what i would remember
  • CEEDZ13CEEDZ13 Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    I'm 16, but here goes.

    1. Abbey Road
    2. Kill 'Em All
    3. Rust In Peace
    4. Appetite for Destruction
    5. Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    6. Nevermind
    7. Dr. Feelgood
    8. The Dark Side of the Moon
    9. Led Zeppelin III
    10. Are You Experienced?
    11. Machinehead
    12. Cowboys from Hell
    13. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
    14. Metropolis Pt. II: Scenes From a Memory
    15. Back In Black


    Not too bad for a kid huh?

    EDIT: forgot to mention that the list is in no order.
  • TheCoolGuyTheCoolGuy Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    I guess I'll give it a go... subject to change. This list is always changing, especially the 10-15 range.


    1. Television - Marquee Moon
    2. Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
    3. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane over the Sea
    4. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
    5. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
    6. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
    7. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
    8. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
    9. The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee
    10. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
    11. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
    12. The Beatles - Abbey Road
    13. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
    14. Of Montreal - Satanic Panic in the Attic
    15. Derek and the Dominoes - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
  • Lameboy19Lameboy19 Headliner
    edited June 2010
    1. Straight Outta Compton
    2. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
    3. Jane Doe
    4. Loveless
    5. Pinkerton
    6. Ready to Die
    7. Complete Discography
    8. Satanic Panic in the Attic
    9. Analphabetapolothology
    10. Diary
    11. American Football
    12. Dog Problems
    13. 2112
    13. ...And Justice For All
    14. Unknown Pleasures
    15. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan


    there should be no reason too post artists for my picks
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    [LIST=1]
    [*]The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
    [*]The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
    [*]Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
    [*]Sigur Ros - Agaetis Bryjun
    [*]Radiohead - OK Computer
    [*]The Cure - Disintegration
    [*]Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country
    [*]The Replacements - Tim
    [*]of Montreal - Satanic Panic In The Attic
    [*]The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee
    [*]Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
    [*]Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
    [*]Beck - Sea Change
    [*]The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (such a cheap choice but idgaf)
    [*]Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala
    [/LIST]



    wow, my list is such a product of these forums, it's unreal.
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    TheCoolGuy;3775590 said:

    14. Of Montreal - Satanic Panic in the Attic
    Lameboy19;3775777 said:

    8. Satanic Panic in the Attic
    neckermanncj;3775783 said:

    of Montreal - Satanic Panic In The Attic
    oh **** yeah! :D
  • 40FootWolf40FootWolf Opening Act
    edited June 2010
    1. The Moon and Antarctica-Modest Mouse
    2. Quadrophenia-The Who
    3. Misfits-The Kinks
    4. A Night at the Opera-Queen
    5. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway-Genesis
    6. f#a#(infinity)-Godspeed You Black Emperor!
    7. Ace of Spades-Motorhead
    8. Master of Reality-Black Sabbath
    9. Dirt-Alice in Chains
    10. Self-Titled-Rage Against The Machine
    11. Rust in Peace-Megadeth
    12. The Low End Theory-A Tribe Called Quest
    13. Green River-Creedence Clearwater Revival
    14. Armed Forces-Elvis Costello
    15. Led Zeppelin II-Led Zeppelin

    I left off some albums that are incredibly close to my heart, but I think those are the 15 that really shaped and defined my musical experience-i.e., the albums that formed the blueprint for what I consider "good music" to be.

    Some really important ones in that regard that just barely missed the cut:

    Lateralus-Tool
    Boxer-The National
    Highway 61 Revisited-Bob Dylan
    Black Rose: A Rock Legend-Thin Lizzy
    In The Aeroplane Over The Sea-Neutral Milk Hotel
    Are You Experienced?-The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    The Court of the Crimson King-King Crimson
    British Steel-Judas Priest
    The Number of the Beast-Iron Maiden
    Demon Days-Gorillaz
    Another Green World-Brian Eno
    Slaughter of the Soul-At The Gates
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    40FootWolf;3793462 said:

    3. Misfits-The Kinks
    really? :confused::confused::confused:

    i haven't listened to much post-Muswell Hillbillies, but everything i have wasn't that good.
  • 40FootWolf40FootWolf Opening Act
    edited June 2010
    neckermanncj;3793617 said:
    really? :confused::confused::confused:

    i haven't listened to much post-Muswell Hillbillies, but everything i have wasn't that good.
    Well, I don't listen to it that much anymore, and in retrospect it was pretty flawed.

    Remember, this is basically the most IMPORTANT albums to my musical upbringing, not necessarily the BEST ;)
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    40FootWolf;3793626 said:
    Well, I don't listen to it that much anymore, and in retrospect it was pretty flawed.

    Remember, this is basically the most IMPORTANT albums to my musical upbringing, not necessarily the BEST ;)
    lol, would have helped if i read everything.... yeah.... :rolleyes:
  • CommonCriminalCommonCriminal The Stork Whisperer
    edited June 2010
    These aren't exactly the 15 albums I think are the best I've heard, but the ones that mean the most to me at the point I'm at. I do enjoy all of these a lot, though.

    Beck - Sea Change
    Blur - Parklife
    David Bowie - Low
    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    Orange Juice - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
    Pixies - Trompe le Monde
    Pulp - Different Class
    Scott Walker - Scott 2
    The Beach Boys - Surf's Up
    The Cars - The Cars
    The Jam - Sound Affects
    The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
    The Police - Outlandos d'Amour
    The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
    XTC - Drums and Wires
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    CommonCriminal;3794182 said:
    These aren't exactly the 15 albums I think are the best I've heard, but the ones that mean the most to me at the point I'm at. I do enjoy all of these a lot, though.

    Beck - Sea Change
    Blur - Parklife
    David Bowie - Low
    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    Orange Juice - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
    Pixies - Trompe le Monde
    Pulp - Different Class
    Scott Walker - Scott 2
    The Beach Boys - Surf's Up
    The Cars - The Cars
    The Jam - Sound Affects
    The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
    The Police - Outlandos d'Amour
    The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
    XTC - Drums and Wires
    that is just an awesome list of albums you have there. :)
  • Rocket2RussiaRocket2Russia Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    CommonCriminal;3794182 said:
    The Beach Boys - Surf's Up
    Just pretend I'm one of the prostitutes from Full Metal Jacket right now. :p
  • CommonCriminalCommonCriminal The Stork Whisperer
    edited June 2010
    neckermanncj;3794210 said:
    that is just an awesome list of albums you have there. :)
    Thanks, yours is awesome as well! ;)
    Rocket2Russia;3794231 said:
    Just pretend I'm one of the prostitutes from Full Metal Jacket right now. :p
    haha. I've always had a thing for asians anyway.

    I also could have put Kick by INXS on there, so just think of that as a honorable mention.
  • MrFruitLordMrFruitLord Headliner
    edited June 2010
    Lameboy19;3775777 said:
    13. 2112
    13. ...And Justice For All
    Whaaaaat?
  • Lameboy19Lameboy19 Headliner
    edited June 2010
    MrFruitLord;3794419 said:
    Whaaaaat?
    I swear to god I'm dyslexic sometimes

    It makes sense since both of those albums had an impact on me at the same time, but that was a mistake
  • PbatemanPbateman Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    In no particular order:

    Alice In Chains - Dirt
    Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
    The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
    Kiss - Kiss
    Metallica - Master of Puppets
    Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
    Faith No More - Angel Dust
    The Who - Who's Next
    Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
    Queens of the Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
    The Pixies - Doolittle
    Soundgarden - Superunknown
    Queens of the Stone Age - Queens of the Stone Age
    Led Zeppelin - III
    Metallica - Ride The Lightning

    and some runners-up as it was hard to whittle them down to just 15:

    AC/DC - Highway to Hell, Let There Be Rock, Powerage
    The Beatles - Rubber Soul, Revolver
    Aerosmith - Get Your Wings, Toys In The Attic, Rocks
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid, Volume 4, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Sabotage
    Metallica - Kill 'Em All, ...And Justice For All
    The Pixies - Surfer Rosa, Bossanova
    Anthrax - Spreading The Disease, Among The Living, Persistance Of Time
    The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed, Beggar's Banquet, Exile On Main Street
    Led Zeppelin - II,Physical Graffiti
    Kiss - Hotter Than Hell, Rock and Roll Over, Love Gun
    Nirvana - Bleach, In Utero
    White Zombie - La Sexorcisto, Astro-Creep 2000
    Faith No More - The Real Thing, King For A Day Fool For A Lifetime, Album of the Year

    That's enough, I could go on all day...
  • Wiiman95Wiiman95 Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    1. Fastball - All the Pain Money Can Buy
    2. Ramones - s/t
    3. Eric Johnson - Live in austin Texas
    4. Alice in Chains - Dirt
    5. Dream Theater - Images and Words
    6. Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect
    7. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes From a Memory
    8. Queesnsryche - Operation: Mindcrime
    9. Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
    10. Jordan Rudess - Notes on a Dream
    11. The Jimi hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
    12. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
    13. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
    14. Nirvana - Bleach
    15. Rush - Hemispheres
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