|Some Landmark Albums That Change My Life: Strike|
List idea from AgentDeathbat.
|1||Coheed and Cambria|
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
My first "prog rock" album and still my favorite C&C to this day.
Ride the Lightning
The first Metallica songs I heard ("Fade to Black" and "For Whom The Bell Tolls") and my first Metallica album.
I'm a 90's baby and liked LP when I was younger. Honorable mention goes to Meteora.
First post-grunge/alt. metal album. I felt so hardcore having this.
Reign in Blood
First Slayer album and still the best to this day. Dave was a big influence on me as a drummer and inspired me to play fast.
The Eminem Show
First rap album and still a very solid one. Also helped me deal with life when I was taken away from my family when FDCF (Florida Department of Children and Families) got involved and was put into a horrible harbinger house for almost a year.
First Genesis songs I've heard (basically all the singles) and first Genesis album. Still a great one imo.
First Metal Church album and the one that got me into the band.
A timeless classic and my first BS album.
|10||Guns N' Roses|
Appetite for Destruction
Many people know I hate Axhole Rose and don't like GnR, but there was a time I liked this. Also my first hard rock album.
Grew up with this so I have a soft-spot for Shaggy.
Wish You Were Here
Album called out to me after my uncle Vinny passed almost 11 years ago. To this day remains my favorite album of all time and holds a special place in my heart.
Cowboys from Hell
Played a big role in leaning me towards my thrash metal binge some off years ago. Still holds up pretty well today. Honorable mentions go to Far Beyond Driven and Vulgar, but I don't like those ones very much anymore.
I have a soft-spot for pop music, but this was the first pop album I loved in its entirety. I liked a lot of pop songs from pop albums not not necessarily the albums overall. Album rules, and so does Ari.
The Number of the Beast
My first NWOBHM album and my first Iron Maiden album.
One of my first hard rock albums and my first rocker chick crush.
Again...90's baby, and this thing was everywhere.
Got me into more black rap. fo' shizzle
Licensed to Ill
Fell in love on first listen and played an important role for appreciating hip hop.
Threads of Life
I don't love these guys, but I got this when it first came out and played a big role in appreciating thrash metal (which has been my favorite genre since).
2001/2002 were great years for me as far as pop/pop rock/hip hop is concerned, and this was one of the ones my mom loved that she got me into.
Countdown to Extinction
First Megadeth album and basically soldified my status as a thrasher.
First punk album and a good one.
|25||Faith No More|
The Real Thing
First alt. album and made me appreciate the funkier, more experimental side of rock.
The album that made me curious about death metal and black metal.
The Return of the Darkness and Evil
The first black metal album I fell in love with.
My first death metal album and among the greatest ever made.
I don't love Tool, but this was my first Tool album and one of the important albums for my appreciation for prog. music.
|30||Alice in Chains|
First grunge album and still the best.
Led Zeppelin IV
John Bonham was the fucking man and a big influence on me as a drummer, especially for drum tuning.
No Jacket Required
Also one of my biggest influences as a drummer and my first Phil Collins album.
Songs About Jane
If any band solidified my favoritism for the poppier side of music, it's these guys.
2002 as mentioned before was a great year for me. This was one of those albums my mom and I wanted to have mostly due to Nsync.
It Just Gets Worse
Nothing more to say. Best shit ever made.