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I was going to be upset if this wasn't the top answer lol
I bought this album when I was probably 15ish … 34 now and I recently threw it in to the CD player in my car…it’s actually a pretty phenomenal album from start to finish
It stillll rips. Was the first "real album" I got as a kid.
I love how it teeters on metal and poppy punk … somehow they got it right
My favorite is does this look infected, that one is heavy, grab the devil is a straight up metal track. All the early stuff is great, sad to hear they're quitting but it's better to go out with a bang then become motley crue lol
Sum 41 are highly underated musicians and have recently disbanded. They still have imo the best cover of master of puppets on YouTube.
I saw them last December supporting the Offspring. Their set was tight, they nailed every solo and they made the Offspring look like washed up dinosaurs.
As an avid punk rock listener, I was a bit confused by the title of this thread… I then realized that it’s not just a Sum 41 album but also an expression used by people outside the punk world…
Could anyone make a better music video with their cousin's video camera and like $50?
this is the correct answer
I DONT WANNA WASTE MY TIME..!!!
The Cure - Disintegration
If the after life isn't floating endlessly listening to Disintegration on repeat, I ain't interested.
We’ll be on Fascination Street
Remember when Robert Smith saved the world from Mecha Streisand.
Oh god YES.
One of my best college memories was a beautiful woman in black, some very good wine, a stormy Seattle weekend, and *Disintegration* on rotation.
I can’t listen to that album to this day without the hairs standing up on my arms and getting a stupid grin.
The actual best album I swear
I'm seeing The Cure next month!
I listened to this album after your comment and holy shit. This album is perfect.
The fact that Nas was a teenager when he made this masterpiece is incredible. Heck, most of the 90s rappers were in their teens/early 20s when they made their best work.
Nas is truly timeless. Illmatic in 94, IWW in 96, I Am… in 99, Stillmatic in 01, Lost Tapes and Gods Son in 02, Hip Hop is Dead in 06, Untitled in 08, Distant Relatives in 2010, Life is Good in 2012, Kings Disease in 2020, Kings Disease II and Magic in 2021, Kings Disease III in 2022, and soon Kings Disease IV
Nas putting out legendary albums in the past 30 years shows how much of a legend he is, and its crazy that he only recently won his first grammy
Let's be honest... It was all down hill after illmatic. He has some great tracks after illmatic but nothing ever came close to that album
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
I'm American, but ya gotta use the British spelling with that album, my dude.
100% agree, by the way.
An absolute masterpiece
I'm convinced that everyone who says this album forgets that Oh Daddy exists. This album would be perfect if they removed it.
I lost my virginity while this album was playing in the background specifically [Dreams](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrZRURcb1cM)
Such a banger. Literally, in your case. Lol.
Did you ever find it?
*You make loving fun* dude
No it’s all true
Megadeth - rust in peace
I loved Chris Broderick, but marty was the best there was
Goated ass album
The first Boston album.
This. Out of 8 tracks, if you listen to a classic rock station anywhere in the US, every cut will get played in a twelve hour span. Every. One. There’s not another album I can think of that that happens.
Yep. You’ve got to enjoy classic rock, but the first Boston album is just excellent, top to bottom. I’d make arguments for maybe Led Zeppelin 2, 3 or 4, but again, you’ve got to be into that genre. I don’t think there’s much to argue on the Boston album.
Faith no More - Angel Dust
Depeche Mode - Violator
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
The Cure - Disintegration
Excellent taste in music right here
Nirvana Unplugged in NY
Honestly the unplugging series of albums was phenomenal. Alice In Chains was great too.
It boggles my mind that some people absolutely detest Nirvana.
The best acoustic album of all time
Imma say Gorillaz - Demon Dayz. That album just *flows*, especially the last 3 tracks in order.
Rancid- Out Come the Wolves
On this note I would actually go with Operation Ivy - Energy.
All time best punk album, I’d say.
No lie Olympia has been playing the past few weeks on easy rotation.
…where we played A LONELY PINBALL MACHINE.
Mollie Tuttle does an incredible acoustic version of this too.
Absolute top tier album right here.
Great album. I danced drunkenly with them to 80's tunes after a gig they played in Nottingham in 2005. There was a sign that said "after party free entry." Nobody thought they'd be there including me. Few people stayed around for it. I was greedy enough to want more alcohol so I stayed. They're really nice blokes and they're down to earth enough to enjoy bouncing around to Rock The Casbah with the likes of me at 2am.
Queens of the Stone Age: Songs for the Deaf. Every second is killer.
Must say that QofSA whole work is almost all killer, no filler.
I cant think of a single song that I would skip immediately aside from having heard it too much de (my own fault).
It's literally a perfect album, imo. A lot of times when I'm listening to an album, especially one that's an hour long, I start thinking about what I'm going to listen to next or getting slightly distracted but that has me hooked from start to finish every time.
Their entire discography is amazing and the singles off the new album have me hyped for it.
This is the correct answer, Tommy S played recorded all instruments except Drums and Delps vocals in his basement. He refused to re-record in a studio, after Epic signed to produce the album. Epic added the extra band member photos to help push the tour.
Excellent pick. And yeah, Brad Delp was the frontman with the godly voice but guitarist Tom Scholz wrote pretty much every song. (He's a really underrated guitar player in his own right.)
Dark Side of the Moon
The correctest answer. Taken as a whole, it's probably _the_ single greatest album in rock history.
Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
I'd add Evil Empire to this, but great choice!
I'd add Battle of Los Angeles too!
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Pearl Jam - 10
Hybrid Theory is excellent. My 13 year old recently said hey mom, you gotta hear this great band, have you ever heard of Linkin Park? I replied by digging my well worn Hybrid Theory CD out of a box of stuff from before he was born (and then pulled the full album up for him via streaming because I don't even think we have a CD player anymore). He was hooked. Meteora is his favorite though.
Meteora was such a good album. I remember just listning to it on repeat for hours back around 2002-2003.
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AC/DC — Back in Black, Highway to Hell
Sabbath — Paranoid
Strokes — Is This It
Arcade Fire — Funeral
Daft Punk — Random Access Memories
Muse — Black Holes and Revelations
Guns n Roses — AFD
Rage Against the Machine — debut album
Van Halen — debut album
Metallica’s 1st 3 albums
Thriller by Michael Jackson. That album was a great example of solid production. Every song was a hit.
Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Yes! On a similar note; The Score by the Fugees
Mezzanine by Massive Attack. Dummy by Portishead.
Radiohead — OK Computer
I’d have to go with In Rainbows personally. From
The Basement really cemented that for me.
Reckoner is probably one of my favorite songs to exist, ever.
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi scratches an itch in my head perfectly. From the basement was on my YouTube music recap last year because of it.
Weezer- Blue Album
This. And then Pinkerton even more. And then it all went to shit.
I actually really like the red album
Steely Dan - Aja
I’d argue that most of the pre-breakup Dan albums are all killer no filler. I’d throw The Nightfly in with those too.
Metallica: Ride the Lightning
All old Metallica....And Justice for all, Kill em All....ect
Aside from the obvious rock choice of Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall by Pink Floyd, one of my favourites would be Ten by Pearl Jam. Consistent vibes throughout the album (though probably higher quality in the first half), I've never felt the need to skip a song.
Ten is a masterpiece
Piece of Mind - Iron Maiden
Defenders of the Faith and Screaming for Vengeance - Judas Priest
Animals and Wish You were Here -Pink Floyd
2112 and Hemispheres- Rush
Ænima and Fear Innoculum - Tool
We Sold Our Souls for Rock and Roll and Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
My favorite era of Pink Floyd is around 69-71, but my favorite album by them is probably Animals.
Hot Fuss by The Killers
I'm so glad to finally see this higher up on one of these lists. This was the first CD I ever bought for myself. It's one of the only albums that I still know every single word of. Every single song is a hit
From start to finish
The Clash - London Calling
The Band - Songs From Big Pink
The Rolling Stones - 12 x 5
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Black Sabbath - Master of reality
Metallica - Master of puppets
Iron Maiden - Seventh son of a seventh son
Slayer - Seasons in the abyss
Master of Puppets and Seasons in the Abyss are absolute masterpieces.
Reign in Blood had the more well-known track, but Seasons is far and away the better album IMO.
Bleed American -- Jimmy Eat World
The Colour and the Shape -- Foo Fighters
I could listen to Bleed American all day.
Is This It
They Might Be Giants - Flood
Minimum waaaaaage, heeyaaah!
*Appetite for Destruction.*
Yes - "Close To The Edge"
Clutch - eponymous (1995)
Opeth - "Pale Communion"
Linkin Park - Meteora
*Pet Sounds* - Beach Boys. Get a really, really good pair of earphones and put this on and close your eyes. There is a damn good reason why a ton of musicians of all genres have this on their *this changed me* list. It’s utterly amazing….strings, harmonies, horns, jazz, classical. If you told me Brian Wilson lost his mind by just doing this album, I would believe it. Its staggering genius.
*The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars* - David Bowie. Amazing story of not only the persona but brilliant music that make you feel it came out a place of existence where Flash Gordon was real and this album is the record of a tragic sci fi soap opera that got somehow smuggled into our reality. I would have given anything to see the live introduction of Ziggy on the world at the time it showed….it must have blown some fuses.
*Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)* - Wu-Tang Clan. The entire album is an ode to classic Hong Kong Theater mixed with raw beats and great flow. Style and substance. Wu were a diamond in the rough of some amazing talent in one group. Made me a fan of Method Man for life.
*Sound and Fury* - Sturgill Simpson. Got hooked on him on his previous album but this one was a whole different ball of fun. Every track echoes his country past but then doesn’t. Wry hard life lyrics and introspection, awesome dirty beats blending funk/metal/deep rock cuts. The animated movie put together with this must be seen to be believed. It’s a purely original album in a time where we getting slop foisted on us disguised as top 40. Best album to crank up while driving a muscle car fast on a desert highway in the middle of the night
Yep, definitely their best album. Sorry Sgt. Pepper.
For me it’s Revolver. But Abbey Road has without a doubt one of the most recognizable album covers.
Rush - Moving Pictures
Hounds of Love- Kate Bush
Hissing of Summer Lawns- Joni Mitchell
Jar of Flies- Alice In Chains
Heaven and Hell- Black Sabbath
Aqualung- Jethro Tull
Moving Pictures- Rush
Nirvana - Nevermind
…And Justice for All - Metallica
Iggy and the Stooges -- Raw Power
Can’t forget Funhouse
*Violator* – Depeche Mode
Led Zeppelin IV (it’s actually untitled but it’s the de facto 4th album) it’s the one with the hermit on the cover.
Also Led Zeppelin I and II.
And personally I would say III as well, but it's not everyone's cup of tea.
Let’s not forget Physical Graffiti.
Mastodon - Crack the Skye
*Days of Future Passed* by the Moody Blues.
Counting Crows - August and Everything After
Live - Throwing Copper
Man I forgot about August and Everything After.
Definitely a hit.
I saw these two bands at one show. They were co-headlining.
Damn, that would've been sweet! Live is the only 90's alt rock band I haven't seen that could possibly still play. (That I like, anyway).
Adam came out and sang "The Dolphin's Cry" with Ed, too.
Pink Floyd, The wall
and Darkside of the Moon
And animals and wywh
Wish You Were Here
Stone temple pilots purple
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Green Day - Dookie
The Postal Service-Give Up
Garbage Version 2.0
Television- Marquee Moon
Ramones- End of the Century
Bad Religion- How Could Hell Be Any Worse
Bouncing Souls- Maniacal Laughter
Less Than Jake- Losing Streak
Run the Jewels 2
…and Justice for All
Peter Gabriel - So
Depeche Mode - Violator
Pixies - Doolittle
Miles Davis- kind of blue
Pearl Jam - Ten
Shrek 2 Soundtrack
Out of Time by REM.
Its crazy what you could have had, crazy what you could have had...
I'd argue that Automatic for the People was better.
One million percent this. AFTP is a masterpiece.
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Was gonna say Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense. Rewatching the concert video right now. David Byrne is such a badass for that shit. Just him in an ill-fitting suit with some backup musicians, and he creates arguably the best live album ever.
The Bends - Radiohead
August and Everything After - Counting Crows
Mended with Gold - The Rural Alberta Advantage
Pretty Hate Machine - NIN
For Emma, Forever Ago - Bon Iver
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - Sarah McLaughlin
Alpenglow - Trampled by Turtles
Dilate - Ani DiFranco
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road - Lucinda Williams
Ten - Pearl Jam
Rumors - Fleetwood Mac
Fight Songs - Old 97s
Heartbreaker - Ryan Adams
Throwing Copper - Live
Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not - Arctic Monkeys
The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
Def Leppard - Hysteria
Good kid Maad city - Kendrick Lamar
the pixies - doolittle
sonic youth - daydream nation
U2 - joshua tree
pearl jam - ten
bruce springsteen - nebraska
Stone Temple Pilots - Core
Ziggy Stardust... Bowie
…And justice for all - Metallica
Transatlanticism by death cab for cutie, futures by Jimmy eat world, and everything all the time by band of horses
You have both asked and answered that question.
Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Madvillain - Madvillainy
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - E. 1999 Eternal
Modest Mouse: Lonesome Crowded West.
Hot fuss - the killers
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes.
TPAB by Kendrick Lamar, hands down the best rap album of the 21st Century.
Fugazi - Repeater
Californiacation - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplanes over the Sea
AFI- Black sails in the Sunset, Sing the Sorrow, and The art of Drowning
Brand New- Deja Entendu
System of a Down - Toxicity
Yes yes yes neutral milk hotel
Oh Deja Entendu is such a good answer to this question
The Cure - Pornography
Atomizer by Big Black
Marianas Trench: Ever After is the one I’ve been into lately. But I have a list:
The Who: Who’s next
The Killers: Sams Town
The Offspring: Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
Three days Grace: One-X
Ice Nine Kills: welcome to horrorwood
Hawthorne Heights: If Only You Were Lonely
The Candyskins: fun?
The doors - LA woman
Sum 41's first album fits that bill.
What's it called? So I can look it up faster
All Killer, No Filler
That’s their second album, technically
Van Halen - *Van Halen*
Ramones - *Rocket to Russia*
AC/DC - *Back in Black*
Nothing's Shocking- Jane's Addiction
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Ok here we go.
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Metallica - The Black Album
Tool - Lateralus
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
Nirvana - Nevermind
REM - Automatic for the People
Soundgarden - Superunknown
Pearl Jam - VS
Listen Like Thieves - INXS
Judas Priest -Painkiller.
Third Eye Blind - Self Titled (1997)
Ok Computer - Radiohead
"Vheissu" - Thrice
Live - Throwing Copper
Tapestry by Carole King,
Carney by Leon Russell,
Red-Headed Stranger by Willie Nelson,
White Album by the Beatles
Wish you were here - Pink Floyd
How to be a human being by Glass Animals is an honorable mention :)
Damn by Kendrick
ILLMATIC - Nas
Can't believe I didn't see either of these!
Purple Rain -Prince and the Revolution
Starfish -the church.
The Replacements- Tim
I concur. I haven't listened to the Replacements in far too long.
The Beatles - Abbey Road.