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Most influential albums

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by DEBuckeye, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    I would have to nominate PJ's "Ten", they spawned all those "sound alike" groups in the 90's (Creed, Stone Temple Pilots, Silver Chair, ...............).

    Agree on Straight Outta Compton, same reason, openned the flood gates of "gangsta rap".


    Mettallica's "One" The last album before they sold out.
     
  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Beach Boys - Pet Sounds.

    Beatles - Rubber Soul.

    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon.

    All three broke barriers in their genre. Music today would not be what it is without these three albums. Dark Side of the Moon still sells today...
     
  3. USCemper

    USCemper The bicycle thief

    Simon & Garfunkel; "Bookends"

    Ramsey Lewis; "The in crowd"

    Pink Floyd; "The dark side of the moon"
     
  4. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri It’s A Beautiful Day

    T.P. and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes

    Genesis - Genesis

    U2 - The Joshua Tree
     
  5. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

    Beatles - Revolver

    Nirvana - Nevermind
     
  6. wstripes

    wstripes Newbie

    The Gun Club was a very influential band...started the blues/punk/rock thing....they were a band that made it big on sunset when the punk crowd was big there...not that punk though...you should check them out, download, buy whatever
     
  7. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Pearl Jam - 10.
     
  8. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    Radiohead - OK Computer

    Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

    That's what springs to mind - fact is, every genre has its own 'most influential'. I'm sure there are people who think Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister is the shit, just as others have probably listed nine inch nails - pretty hate machine and The Clash - London Calling. Sort of an unanswerable question.
     
  9. GoofyBuckeye

    GoofyBuckeye Nutis Maximus

    Robert Johnson, Sessions
    Miles Davis and John Coltrane - Kind of blue
    Elvis Presley - Sun Sessions
    Beatles - Revolver
    Bob Dylan - Blond on Blonde
    Jimi Hendrix - Are you experienced?
    Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
    Marvin Gaye - What's Goin On
    Led Zepplin - 1
    Stevie Wonder - Songs in the key of life
    Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    The Clash - London Calling
    Kraftwerk - Trans-Euro Express
    David Bowie - Low
    Pink Floyd - The Wall
    Prince - Purple Rain
    Run DMC - Raising Hell
    Pixies - Doolittle
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    Rage Against the Machine - self titled
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Strokes - Is this it?

    This is my list of albums that I think had the most influence on music culture as we know it. At least, it's what I think had the most influence on me and the way I view the development of music.

    Here is my problem with certain artists:

    NWA. No Whites Allowed. Spawned a new kind of hatred in this country. Created a new style of rap that, to me, created a monster and ruined rap. Tupac only flamed the fan though he has some incredible ability to muster up damn near anything and make it sound good, the thug life would be responsible for the deaths of thousands of black people all over the country. Music that spawns death isn't music, it's propaganda. Groups like The Roots and Jurassic 5 are the real rap artists of today and they don't need to sound like jackasses to be good.

    Korn. What exactly did they invent? Bad rock music? They took what was already there and created something that appealed to anyone with only a miniscule amount of music smarts. They ripped off Rage and made it more pop.
    Linkin Park. Possibly the all-time most overrate bad in the history of music. There is nothing intelligent about this crap. The lyrics are something a 5 year old could write and their idea of creativity is adding a piano key and 2 violin chords as an extra sound in the chorus.

    I used to love NIN, but I can't say they truly invented something extrordinary. Bands like Moby, Skinny Puppy, and Ministry were already making that kind of music. Reznor made it more poetic and depressing, but I still loved the guy.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2004
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  10. wstripes

    wstripes Newbie

    I think the White Stripes would have to be included as one of the most influential bands recently...moreso than the Strokes...I don't know what album would be the most influential, but one of them would have to be.
     
  11. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Gun Club is very cool. "You look just like an Elvis from Hell...."
     
  12. wstripes

    wstripes Newbie

    I'm going to buy me a graveyard of my own
    "For the Love of Ivy" is a great song.. ."She's like Heroin", Sexbeat, fire spirit are all good songs...If you haven't heard them you should check them out.
     
  13. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    Moby??!!?? You weren't actually around for the industrial craze, were you. . .

    :biggrin:

    Maybe revolting cocks, or sister machine gun, or somebody, but Moby? The least industrial man I have ever heard of. . .
     
  14. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    As far as influence goes....

    Born in the USA was pretty big...it spawned numerous imitators (mellenchump and others) and even Reagan attempted to steal it before the Boss stood up and said no. Chevy also offered something like 10 mil to use it and the Boss said no to that as well....they ended up going with segars like a rock....
     
  15. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Trent Reznor really credits David Bowie as his biggest, single influence. I am a big fan of both, but maybe I am not enough of a connoisseur to really see the influence from Bowie to Reznor. They have always seemed very different, until Reznor helped produce some of Bowie's recent stuff.
     

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