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Again, in no particular order. Although 2112 would probably be #1.

Radiohead- OK Computer
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble- Texas Flood
Machine Head- The Blackening
Tool- Aenima
Rush- 2112
Beastie Boys- Paul's Boutique
Black Sabbath- Black Sabbath
Steve vai- passion and warfare
joe satriani- surfing with the alien
clutch- blast tyrant
megadeth-countdown to extinction
lamb of god- as the palaces burn
tenacious d- tenacious d
muse- absolution
Kamelot- The Black Halo
pantera- cowboys from hell
rage against the machine- rage against the machine
tragically hip- up to here
judas priest- stained class
3 inches of blood- advance and vanquish

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The Allman Brothers - At Fillmore East
The Aracde Fire - Funeral
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Beatles - Revolver
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
Fugazi - End Hits
Fugazi - In of the Killtaker
Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
The Mars Volta - Deloused in the Comatorium
Modest Mouse- The Moon and Antarctica
My Morning Jacket - At Dawn
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
Pink Floyd - Animals
Pink Floyd - DSOTM
Portishead - Roseland NYC
Radiohead - OK Computer
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

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Well, this obviously changes on a daily basis:


Here's ten. Not in order or anything:


1. {censored} Galore - Right Now

2. The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us

3. The Ramones - S/T

4. The Stooges - Funhouse

5. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - S/T

6. The Birthday Party - Junkyard

7. Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff

8. Action Swingers - S/T

9. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

10. Elvis - The Sun Sessions

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Oh crap, it's a list thread. I can't resist...


1. Radiohead, OK Computer

2. U2, Achtung Baby

3. Nirvana, Nevermind

4. Jesus & Mary Chain, Psychocandy

5. The Beatles, Revolver

6. My Bloody Valentine, Loveless

7. The Smiths, The Queen Is Dead

8. Screaming Trees, Dust

9. Aphex Twin, Selected Ambient Works, Vol II

10. Mudhoney, Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles

11. Swervedriver, Mezcal Head

12. Sonic Youth, EVOL

13. Radiohead, The Bends

14. Nirvana, In Utero

15. Sonic Youth, Dirty

16. Swervedriver, Raise

17. My Bloody Valentine, Isn't Anything

18. Wire, Pink Flag

19. The Decemberists, Crane Wife

20. The Pixies, Surfer Rosa

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I'll go for 10:
1. Brand New - Deja Entendu
2. At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command
3. Ted Leo/The Pharmacists - Shake the Sheets
4. Green Day - Dookie
5. The Redwalls - De Nova
6. The Starting Line - Say It Like You Mean It
7. Grateful Dead - American Beauty
8. Pretty Girls Make Graves - The New Romance
9. Pretty Girls Make Graves - Good Health
10. Ryan Adams - Rock and Roll

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ok, here goes....I can't be bothered to make album choices right now. but..

Buffalo Tom
Teenage Fanclub
Husker Du
Screaming Trees
Love Battery
Meat Puppets
Brendan Benson
The Who
The Byrds
Jason Falkner
Mazzy Star

that's 20 bands, I'll think of which albums I'd pick later, that's gonna be tough.

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I've gone for the one artist-one album approach, as it was the only way i could successfully keep it to 20.

In no particular order - just albums that i keep on going back to.

The Wondermints - Bali
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience
Weezer - Pinkerton
Fountains of Wayne - Fountains of Wayne
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
Pixies - Doolittle
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
Dire Straits - Making Movies
Elton John - Goodbye Yellowbrick Road
Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swinging Lovers
Joe Jackson - I'm The Man
Neil Young - After The Goldrush
Pearlfishers - Young Picnickers
Teenage Fanclub - Songs from Northern Britain
The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)
Built To Spill - Keep It Like a Secret
The White Stripes - De Stijl
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak

Just missed the cut :-

XTC - Skylarking
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Eels - Daisies of the Galaxy

Ok, technically i listed 23 there...so what? This is damn difficult...right?

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This is my list for today!!! No particular order!


1. Alcatrazz - Disturbing The Peace

2. Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare

3. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

4. Cheap Trick - Dream Police

5. Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole

6. The Clash - The Clash

7. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing

8. Frank Zappa - Roxy And Elsewhere

9. Kings Of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak

10. Lost Prophets - Start Something

11. My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge

12. Nirvana - In Utero

13. Primus - Frizzle Fry

14. Queen - Night At The Opera

15. Queens Of The Stone Age - Era Vulgaris

16. Smashing Pumpkins - Gish

17. UFO - Strangers In The Night

18. Ween - Live In Chicago

19. Filter - Title Of Record

20. The Ramones - Rocket To Russia

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Here we go, (in no particular order):

Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Miles Davis - In A Silent Way
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of The Moon
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
SRV - Texas Flood
Portishead - Live At Roseland
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow
Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
Drive-By Truckers - The Dirty South
The Who - Live At Leeds
King Crimson - Discipline
Tool - 10,000 Days
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps
Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove
Talking Heads - Remain In Light
Stanley Turrentine - Blue Hour With The Three Sounds

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In no particular order:

1) The Stooges - Raw Power

2) Led Zeppelin IV

3) Black Sabbath - Paranoid

4) Pink Floyd - The Wall

5) AC DC - Highway to Hell

6) Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love

7) Cream - Wheels of Fire

8) King Crimson - Lark's Tongue in Aspic

9) The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat

10) The Who - Tommy

11) The Yardbirds - Roger, The Engineer

12) Husker Du - Zen Arcade

13) The Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

14) The Doors - L.A. Woman

15) Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow

16) Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage

17) MC5 - Kick Out The Jams

18) Rush - 2112

19) Taste - Self/Titled

20) NEU! - Self-Titled



good list!

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in particulate order

cpt beefheart -safe as milk
tom waits -bone machine
they might be giants- lincoln
Godspell -soundtrack
Palace - Viva Last Blues
The Misfits - Collection I
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Jane's Addiction - Jane's Addiction (live)
Huey Lewis and the News - Sports
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
Dead Kennedys -Plastic surgery disaster
CCR - Bayou Country
CCR - Green River
CCR- Willy and the Poor boys
Crash Test Dummies - Greatest Hits
Beastie Boys - License to ill
John Frusciante -Shadows collide
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison
Kings of Leon - Because of the times

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No particular order. 1 entry per artist.

On Fire-Galaxie 500
Pet Sounds-The Beach Boys
United Kingdom-American Music Club
Playing With Fire-Spacemen 3
Crooked Rain Crooked Rain-Pavement
Isn't Anything-My Bloody Valentine
Spirit Of Eden-Talk Talk
Marquee Moon-Television
The Velvet Underground and Nico-The Velvet Underground and Nico
She Hangs Brightly-Mazzy Star
Here Come The Warm Jets-Brian Eno
No Other-Gene Clark
Hail-Straitjacket Fits
House Of Love-House Of Love
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love-Smog
Ultra Vivid Scene-Ultra Vivid Scene
New Gold Dream-Simple Minds
Starlight Walker-Silver Jews

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here's 25:


1. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

2. Neil Young - Harvest

3. Daft Punk - Homework

4. Matthew Sweet - Altered Beast

5. The Band - The Band

6. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home


8. Dinosaur Jr - Green Mind

9. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

10. Steely Dan - Aja

11. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska

12. The Walkmen - Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone

13. Palace - Viva Last Blues

14. Miles Davis - In a Silent Way

15. Herbie Hancock - Flood

16. Neil Young - Zuma

17. The Strokes - Is This It?

18. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

19. Doobie Brothers - Livin' on the Fault Line

20. Broken Social Scene - You Forget It In People

21. Booker T and the MGs - Melting Pot

22. Roni Size - New Forms

23. Spoon - Girls Can Tell

24. RJD2 - In Rare Form

25. The Sea and Cake - Oui

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No order, and one album per band. Not all guitar-based music and will probably change tomorrow:

Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Beatles - White Album
Nirvana - Nevermind
Clapton - From the Cradle
RHCP - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Beck - Mutations
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Tom Petty - Wildflowers
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Grateful Dead - American Beauty
Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
Ben Harper - Fight For Your Mind
Nas - Illmatic
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Sublime - Sublime
Bob Marley - Legend
Pearl Jam - Ten

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1. Cursive - The Ugly Organ
2. Bush - Razorblade Suitcase
3. Thrice - Vihessu
4. Silverchair - Neon Ballroom
5. Deftones - Around The Fur
6. Thursday - Full Collapse
7. Circa Survive - Juturna
8. At The Drive-In - Relationship of Command
9. Far - Tin Cans With Strings to You
10. Helmet - Aftertaste
11. Thrice - The Artist in the Ambulance
12. Deftones - Adrenaline
13. Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary
14. Pennywise - Unknown Road
15. Portishead - Dummy
16. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
17. Foo Fighters - The Color and the Shape
18. Dashboard Prophets - Burning out the Inside
19. Jimmy Eat World - Clarity
20. Cursive - DOMESTICA

edit: there isn't much order to these...

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In no particular order


My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

John Frusciante - Shadows Collide With People

Buckethead - Pepper's Ghost

Thrushes - Sun Come Undone

Zwan - Mary Star of the Sea

This Will Destroy You - Young Mountain

Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind

Swervedriver - Raise

Silversun Pickups - Carnavas

Postal Service - Give Up

The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath

Levellers - Levelling the Land

Green Day - Dookie

Paramore - Riot!

Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction

John Mayer - Heavier Things

Cursive - The Ugly Organ

The Kinision - What Are You Listening To?


Same Bands but still favorites:

RHCP - Stadium Arcadium

Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

Buckethead - Population Override

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Radiohead - OK Computer, Hail to the Thief, The Bends
NIN - The Fragile, Still, Year Zero
Tool - Aenima, Lateralus
Tori Amos - Boys for Pele
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Sigur Ros - Takk, ( ), agaetis byrjun
Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion
U2 - Joshua Tree, Zooropa
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Mogwai - Government Commisions
Saul Williams - Niggy Tardust

There are alot of bands and albums not on here. I guess this is what's effected me the most in the past though.

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Meshuggah - chaosphere
Opeth - blackwater park
Fugazi - repeater
Vision of Disorder - vision of disorder
Smashing Pumpkins -siamese dream
Alice in Chains - dirt
Converge - jane doe
Dream Theater - scenes from a memory
Soundgarden - superunknown
Faith No More - angel dust
Metallica - and justice for all
Nile - in their darkened shrines
Dr. Ocatagon - dr. octagonecologyst
Machine Head - burn my eyes
Helmet - meantime
Mastodon - leviathan
Pink Floyd - dark side of the moon
Stone Temple Pilots - purple
Red Hot Chili Peppers - freaky styley

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1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

2. Miles Davis - Bags Groove

3. Bill Evans - Portrait In Jazz

4. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

5. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home

6. The Wood Brothers - Loaded

7. Miles Davis - Miles Ahead

8. Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um

9. Cream - Disraeli Gears

10 John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers - The Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton

11. Herbie Hancock - Headhunters

12. Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Hollidays

13. Medeski Martin and Wood - Radiolarians 1

14. Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame

15. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On

16. Shakti - Shakti with John McLaughlin

17. Paco de Lucia - Entre dos Aguas

18. Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess

19. Pink Floyd - Animals

20. Lily Allen - Alright, Still

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there is no way i could pick an order

ok computer - radiohead
abbey road - the beatles
jesus freak - dc talk
loveless - my bloody valentine
a weekend in the city - bloc party
yankee hotel foxtrot - wilco
agaetis byrjun - sigur ros
mapping an invisible world - days away
sea change - beck
kid a - radiohead
the white album - the beatles
fever to tell - yeah yeah yeahs
frengers - mew

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