Definitive rock albums?

Look, I know you have been asked this before, but what albums should people know? I mean new or old. I know a bit, but I just listen to the same stuff over and over. If you mention an album, chances are I haven't heard it. I'm not worried about liking the music at all, I just want to know the most important albums. Thanks for reading.

7 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    Tool - Lateralus, Aenima

    Deftones - Diamond Eyes, White Pony

    Foo Fighters - The Colour and The Shape, Wasting Light

    Thrice - The Artist in the Ambulance, Major/Minor, The Alchemy Index

    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral, The Fragile, The Slip

    Breaking Benjamin - Dear Agony, Saturate

    Nirvana - In Utero, Nevermind

    Alice In Chains - Dirt, Faceless, Black Gives Way to Blue

    Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual, Strays

    Staind - Dysfunction

    Limp Bizkit - Gold Cobra, Chocolate Starfish

    Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream, Gish

    Mudvayne - L.D. 50

    Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E., Make Yourself

    Chevelle - Wonder What's Next

    A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step, Mer de Noms

    Beck - Odelay

    White Zombie - Astrocreep 2000

    Stone Temple Pilotes - Core, No. 4

    Bush - Sixteen Stone

    Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf

    Sevendust - Home, Animosity

  • 9 years ago

    Chuck Berry - After School Session

    Johnny Burnette - Rock 'n' Roll Trio

    Carl Perkins - Dance Album

    Link Wray - Link Wray & The Ray Men

    Link Wray - Jack The Ripper

    The Shadows - The Shadows

    The Ventures - The Ventures In Space

    Dick Dale - Surfer's Choice

    Al Casey - Surfin' Hootenanny

    The Astronauts - Surfin' With The Astronauts

    The Beatles - Please Please Me

    The Beatles - Help!

    The Beatles - Revolver

    The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones - Out Of Their Heads

    The Rolling Stones - Aftermath

    The Rolling Stones - Beggar's Banquet

    The Kinks - Kinks

    The Kinks - Village Green's Preservation Society

    The Who - My Generation

    The Who - Live At Leeds

    The Who - Tommy

    The Troggs - From Nowhere... The Troggs

    The Monks - Black Monk Time

    Count Five - Psychotic Reaction

    Frank Zappa - Freak Out!

    Frank Zappa - Hot Rats

    Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced

    Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland

    Jimi Hendrix - Band Of Gypsys

    MC 5 - Kick Out The Jams

    The Stooges - The Stooges

    The Stooges - Funhouse

    The Stooges - Raw Power

    Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum

    The Yardbirds - Roger The Engineer

    Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign

    Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues

    The Doors - The Doors

    The Doors - Strange Days

    The Doors - L. A. Woman

    The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico

    The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat

    Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

    Pink Floyd - Saucerful Of Secrets

    Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother

    Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

    King Crimson - Red

    King Crimson - Starless & Bible Black

    The Nice - Ars Longa Vita Brevis

    Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

    Black Sabbath - Paranoid

    Judas Priest - Sin After Sin

    Judas Priest - British Steel

    AC/DC - Highway To Hell

    AC/DC - Back In Black

    Deep Purple - In Rock

    Led Zeppelin - II

    Led Zeppelin - III

    The Ramones - Ramones

    The Damned - Damned, Damned, Damned

    The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks...

    The Clash - The Clash

    The Clash - London Calling

    Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables

    Black Flag - Damaged

    Bad Brains - Bad Brains

    Discharge - Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing

    Motorhead - Overkill

    Motorhead - Ace Of Spades

    Iron Maiden - Number Of The Beast

    Venom - Black Metal

    Metallica - Ride The Lightning

    Metallica - Master Of Puppets

    Slayer - Reign In Blood

    U2 - The Unforgettable Fire

    U2 - Joshua Tree

    The Waterboys - The Waterboys

    Bauhaus - In The Flat Field

    Bauhaus - Burning From The Inside

    Cabaret Voltaire - Mix Up

    Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

    Joy Division - Closer

    Killing Joke - Killing Joke

    Killing Joke - Night Time

    The Cure - Pornography

    The Cure - Disintegration

    Siouxie & The Banshees - The Scream

    Siouxie & The Banshees - A Kiss In The Dreamhouse

    The Cult - Love

    Sisters Of Mercy - Floodland

    Buzzcocks - Love Bites

    Patti Smith - Horses

    Patti Smith - Radio Ethiopia

    Richard Hell - Blank Generation

    Tubeway Army - Replicas

    The Replacements - Let It Be

    Sonic Youth - EVOL

    Dinosaur Jr - Bug

    The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy

    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

    Ride - Nowhere

    The Pixies - Surfer Rosa

    The Throwing Muses - The Throwing Muses

    Big Black - Songs About F**king

    The Wipers - Youth Of America

    The Cramps - Songs The Lord Taught Us

    The Dire Straits - Love Over Gold

    Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

    Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

  • Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

    The Beatles - Revolver

    The Velvet Underground & Nico

    Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced

    Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

    Led Zeppelin - IV

    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

    Black Sabbath - Paranoid

    King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King

    Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols

    Nirvana - Nevermind

    These are the ones that are usually always included in best album ever lists

  • 9 years ago

    The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

    Vincebus Eruptum - Blue Cheer

    Fun House - The Stooges

    Down By The Jetty - Dr. Feelgood

    Long Player - Faces

    Satori - Flower Travellin' Band

    Thank Christ For The Bomb - Groundhogs

    Tracks On Wax 4 - Dave Edmunds

    Here Are The Sonics!!! - The Sonics

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel.

    The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground

  • 9 years ago

    There are much more than this.

    The Beatles - Abbey Road

    Pixies - Doolittle

    Radiohead - OK Computer, Kid A

    Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

    Television - Marquee Moon

    Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica

    Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    axis: bold as love - jimi hendrix

    foxtrot - genesis

    yessongs - yes

    aqualung - jethro tull

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