Most Important Albums in Rock History

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1 Smash - The Offspring

One of the albums that brought punk to fame in '94!

The album that changed a punk rocker's life.

About time this album got the recognition it deserves, now the band should get the recognition it deserves.

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2 Abbey Road - The Beatles

Supposedly, this was just about the beginning of the end of The Beatles. "Abbey Road" marked the last time all four members had recorded together in the studio (the next album "Let It Be" was released a year later, but includes mostly songs predating the recording sessions and existence of "Abbey Road").

Voted this album to overtake the offspring's smash as the number one on this list

Important for including one of the band's famous songs "Here Comes The Sun".

Magnum opus of The Beatles!

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3 In Rock - Deep Purple

I am a metalhead who likes fast metal subgenres and for this reason it's the most important album to me. - Metal_Treasure

4 Ramones - Ramones

First album to create the pure punk rock riffs. - zxm

One of the first punk albums to exist.

5 Chuck Berry is on Top - Chuck Berry

Is basically because of the song " Johnny B. Goode". - zxm

6 Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
7 Led Zeppelin IV (Aka Zoso) - Led Zeppelin

One of the best-selling albums of all time!

8 Welcome to Hell - Venom
9 Rising - Rainbow

Ronnie James Dio was the voice of this album.

10 Are You Experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Includes one of his famous songs "Purple Haze"!

The Newcomers

? The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
? Kill Em' All - Metallica

The Contenders

11 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

The album that gave birth of the heavy metal genre!

12 Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
13 Seven Churches - Possessed
14 Suffer - Bad Religion

Biggest step in the punk rock cene of USA.

15 Rocks - Aerosmith

Along with "Toys In The Attic", "Rocks" was one of the albums that broke Aerosmith into critical acclaim and popularity.

This album should be #1 instead of that Offspring album.

The album that changes Slash's life!

At least this album is in the top 20.

16 2112 - Rush

This was the beginning of Rush's rise to infamy.

Timeless prog rock classic!

Best album of all time!

Classic!

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17 Raw Power - Iggy & the Stooges
18 A Night at the Opera - Queen
19 Stained Class - Judas Priest
20 Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
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Top Remixes

1. In Rock - Deep Purple
2. Chuck Berry is on Top - Chuck Berry
3. Ramones - Ramones
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1. Led Zeppelin IV (Aka Zoso) - Led Zeppelin
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
3. Abbey Road - The Beatles
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1. In Rock - Deep Purple
2. Chuck Berry is on Top - Chuck Berry
3. Ramones - Ramones
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