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Most influential albums

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

  1. CCI

    CCI Metal Rules

    Here is my list

    Best Ever

    Changed the music scene 4-ever

    Thrash Gods

    ** Favs that should be on any metal heads top five





    For all you old schoolers out there you know what i'm talkin about

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  2. souL

    souL I.bulldoze

    Slayer - Reign in Blood - 1986. Slayer is the icon of trash metal. You CANNOT go to a metal show these days without douchebags yelling "SLAYER!!!!" all the time. Reign in Blood is the reason for that.
  3. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    Nobody mentioning black sabbath? Wow.

    Talk about the band that made metal what it is today.

    As for myself:

    Definitely Master of Puppets. One of the first metal albums I ever heard, and I still love it to this day.

    Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction

    Pantera - Cowboys from Hell (God I miss these guys)

    Also gotta go with Soundgarden, as I honestly believe they are the ones who changed rock from the hair metal scene into what it became in the early 90's, and NOT nirvana. Soundgarden was around first.

    BUCKYLE Washed

    Dr. Dre - The Chronic

    Notorious B.I.G - Ready to Die

    Beasty Boys - Liscensed to Ill

    Wu-Tang Clan - 36 Chambers

    Tupac - All Eyes on Me
  5. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    Thought we were talkin about music? :biggrin:


    BUCKYLE Washed

    How about if I add Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power?
  7. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go!

    Uncle Tupelo - No Depression

    chick rage:
    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill

    workin' class:
    Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA

    Saturday Night Fever soundtrack

    Not sure what category this belongs in, but Michael Jackson's Thriller was really damn influential.
  8. jazzman

    jazzman Junior

    To me music has always been about Hard Rock.....

    If I were to pick out 3 albums that changed the hard rock scene forever I would have to go back to the roots of Hard rock and metal....

    1) Black Sabbath - With his toned down guitar (because half a finger of his got sawed off while working in one of those steel factories in Birmingham), Toni Iommi produced a new more heavy sound that can arguably be placed right at the very roots of modern day heavy metal. If I were to pick one album, it's probably "Paranoid", with songs like War Pigs, Paranoid, Iron Man, Planet Caravan and Electric Funeral...the album was pretty dark social commentary related to the time (early 1970s) covering war, drugs and depression.

    2) Led Zeppelin - Another band at the very roots of today's metal band, Jimmy Page's heavy almost bone-crushing riffs coupled with the talents of power vocalist Robert Plant combined to produce something that incorporated pretty much every genre of music you can think of to produce a new and heavy sound. It's hard for me to pick one specific album....but me it was....the very popular Led Zeppelin IV which brought hard rock into the main stream....with classic tracks like Stairway to Heaven, Black Dog, Rock and Roll, Going to California, The Battle of Evermore, Misty Mountain Hop, etc.

    3) The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Without doubt, the greatest and most influential guitarist in history. The heavy sounds from his guitar combined with his mastery of controlling feedback produced a new sound which is hard to emulate even today. Once again it's hard to pick any one album....but if I had to....Are You Experienced.....with tracks such as Manic Depression, Hey Joe, Purple Haze, Fire, Are You Experienced, Foxy Lady, etc. etc changed the music scene forever!

    That's my opinion!
  9. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    With respect to influence on modern popular music, my votes would go to:

    1. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

    2. The Beatles - Please Please Me

    3. Grandmaster Flash - The Message

    4. Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar

    5. Ramones - Ramones

    6. Nirvana - Nevermind

    Today's popular music is such a melange, and all of these styles have merged with the influence of the above genius artists.
  10. souL

    souL I.bulldoze

    I'd like to think Vulgar Display of Power was exponentially more influential than Cowboys from Hell. Pantera's on the top of their game and the peak of their popularity and such. When I hear people talk about Pantera, this album comes up more often than any other.
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  11. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    Sorry man, not tryin to be a dick or anything. I just absolutely hate rap with every fiber of my being and dont consider it music. Not pickin a fight, just messin around.

    I would agree overall actually. Was speaking more of albums influential for myself. I remember the first time I heard cowboys, and was blown away. Loved all Pantera's stuff.
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  12. Taosman

    Taosman Your Cousin In New Mexxico

    Deep Purple....Machine Head
  13. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers


    good bump.. I like reading old stuff

    I'd (of course) update my list today.

    I'll stick with Sgt. Peppers by The Beatles, because it is the finest album ever put together.

    But, I'd add:

    -anything by Jimi Hendrix
    -anything by Bob Dylan !

    As for current (98-now) artists/albums who are highly influential, I'd go with:

    The White Stripes - De Stijl


    The Libertines - Up The Bracket

    .. in terms of redefining "rock".. The White Stripes are more blues/garage/alt while The Libertines were rock/punk/alt
  14. CCI

    CCI Metal Rules

    :banger: I agree more, but there is a few other bands that need to be
    recognized, I am mentioning early thrash.

    Pleasure to Kill by Kreator

    Darkness Descends by Dark Angel

    Bonded by Blood by Exodus

    Black Metal by Venom

    Beneath the Remains by Sepultura
  15. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

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

    Only because Andrew Wood died of a heroin OD. It would have been:


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