Top Ten Most Influential Albums

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21 It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - Public Enemy
22 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I - Michael Jackson
23 Off the Wall - Michael Jackson

This was his first debut album as a solo artist. What a start he had... This was a mix of the past with the future... Micheal presented it perfectly... love 4 mj

Wow 5 Michael Jackson albums in the top 10! Amazing! And well deserved! Michael still is the best!

24 Queen II - Queen

I think that this album is pretty underrated. - IronSabbathPriest

25 5 Years of Mau5 - Deadmau5
26 2pacalypse Now - 2pac
27 18 - Moby
28 American Idiot - Green Day

This album made me play guitar because of the American idiot guitar riff

29 Discovery - Daft Punk
30 Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
31 Revolver - The Beatles

my favorite Beatles album, I don't really like all the "ya-yaya" stuff beforehand - Queen-aholic

32 True Blue - Madonna
33 Random Album Title - Deadmau5
34 Bad - Michael Jackson

Should be in the top ten too!

Should definitely be in the top ten!

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35 Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Changed the way guitar was played, without him, none of these other albums would exsist, besides the pop ones like Michael Jackson, they might still exsist, but who did Michael influence? All those crappy artists today that's who. - jfauser

36 Back in Black - AC/DC

This was the blue print to making a great hard rock album.

37 Appetite For Destruction - Guns N Roses

Best selling debut album of all time.

38 Metallica (The Black Album) - Metallica

you may not like it, but it was the album that made heavy metal acceptable to listen to in a wider audience - Psykosauron

39 The Velvet Underground and Nico - Velvet Underground

Ok, this is irritating, I was reading the list for best albums and it was basically identical to this. Now don't get me wrong a lot of the albums on here are very good (fantastic even) but how influential were they. Back In Black, one of my favorite albums... But not overly influential so I wouldn't vote for it.

This however was hugely influential and invented punk, without this there would have been no Sex Pistols or Clash, which means no Nirvana or Green Day. This album is incredible to think about the music that was popular at the time, nobody sang about Heroin until Lou Reed did.

Please stop voting for what you like and vote for what is most influential! - DeadAsian

To see the artists that this is below is shocking; some had no influence on anyone- Shakira and Amy Winehouse spring to mind. The Velvet Underground were not only were the direct and sole influence of genres such as punk, drone and indie rock, but they created the idea of music being an art form.

This influenced a whole bunch of genres, you don't even know dude. - djpenquin999

Yes we are now in the year 2014 and this was released in 1966, circa, and I would not deny the original recordings even after being remastered sound dated, however I'm 17 and surely anyone who listens and appreciates real music will realize this is incredible, at the time there was popularity in swing and jazz, this album really bought forward the idea of rebelian and without many great punk groups (Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones, The Ruts, Sham 69, Buzzcocks... And many more) would never have existed.

Also am I going crazy and blind or are Metallica and Iron Maiden not in the Top Ten, the list says most influential, this is 1 but Kill Em All is 2 and Iron Maiden is 3. - DeadAsian

40 In Rock - Deep Purple
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