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Sputnikversary!

Today, 'tis been two whole years since Nag joined sputnik. Oh, how time flies. 20 awesome albums I discovered during this period, most of them if it were not for this here site, and many of them having become my all-time favourites.
1Alice in Chains
MTV Unplugged


I always slightly preferred Alice's acoustic side to their heavy one. Absolutely haunting performance.
2Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell


Note that Paranoid is still very definitely my favourite (and best) Sabbath album, but that one I had already heard before joining.
3The Clash
London Calling


Basically opened my eyes to punk.
4Cream
Disraeli Gears


Bluestastic.
5Deep Purple
Made in Japan


Sure, I had heard Machine Head. But did I know that live albums could be so stunning? I don't think so.
6Depeche Mode
Violator


A very recent addition. Only knew Enjoy the Silence prior to listening this in full, but have come to love the entire album quickly. Despite that, ETS is still the best track here.
7Edge of Sanity
Crimson


Most unique piece of death metal I've heard.
8Fleetwood Mac
Rumours


My parents used to play this to DEATH when I was a kid. Then, I hated it. Now, I adore it.
9Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.


I know, late to the party.
10Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast


This is the best Maiden album, and you know it. I know Powerslave is fantastic, I know their first album is, but this cannot be topped. I mean, Hallowed Be Thy Name, man, Hallowed Be Thy Name, the greatest heavy metal track ever created. Don't you dare disagree with me there.
11Jimi Hendrix
Axis: Bold as Love


Hendrix's albums all have some inconsistency flaws, but this has three of his best, and my three favourite songs: Little Wing, Castles Made of Sand and Spanish Castle Magic.
12John Frusciante
Curtains


Thanks Mike Allen, who introduced me to John's solo work. Anne just tears you right apart.
13Judas Priest
Sad Wings of Destiny


Fuck Painkiller, this is their best album.
14King Crimson
In the Court of the Crimson King


Epitaph is a masterpiece beyond any. 21st Century Schizoid Man is one of the most unique tracks every recorded. The title track is one of the most haunting and hypnotising things I've ever heard. What more could you ask for?
15Live
Throwing Copper


Before they turned into commercial crap, Live were actually kicking some major butt in those marvellous 90's, and this is easily their best work, despite also being the most popular.
16The National
Alligator


I was in love with Secret Meeting the first time I heard it.
17Patti Smith
Horses


Her version of Gloria rocks, and this is a classic. Listen guys.
18Radiohead
OK Computer


Took me forever to get into (I was a Bends fan), but now I regard it as one of my essentials. Karma Police wins.
19Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blood Sugar Sex Magik


Like anywhere else, the stuff of Californication was huge here, and I only knew Give it Away (which I hated) and Under the Bridge (which I loved) off this, and after one listen I couldn't possibly understand why this was regarded as their best. Now though, it makes perfect sense.
20Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind


One of the few bands here that I would never even have heard of since they're completely unknown in Europe. Now, this is one of my favourite albums. Special credit goes to, once again Mike Allen, and BigHans for convincing me of this record's impeccable qualities.
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