Top 10 Rock and Metal Albums to Introduce to Aliens If They Visit Us

Here's a different kind of list for all the rockers. Let's say if aliens had actually visited us and they wanted to know about rock music, we would introduce them to these rock/metal albums so they can learn more about the two genres.

I've mostly added albums that I think are the best of a rock genre but you're free to add whatever one you want and you remix the list too.

The Top Ten

1 Powerslave - Iron Maiden

The best classic metal album in my opinion.

2 Nightfall in Middle Earth - Blind Guardian

Best power metal album. Not only is the music really good, but it would introduce them to The Silmarillion which is an excellent book to introduce the aliens to literature!

3 Operation: Mindcrime - Queensr├┐che

Perfect for them to get into prog metal.

4 Dirt - Alice in Chains

Best grunge album ever.

5 Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs - Ministry

Perfect for them to get into industrial metal.

6 Pleasure to Kill - Kreator

Heaviest thrash metal album. Would be good to introduce them to thrash.

7 The Satanist - Behemoth

Good enough to introduce them to death metal.

8 Blood Fire Death - Bathory

Something for them to listen to if they wanna learn about black metal.

9 Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

My first Heavy Metal album.
I bought it a year ago and I still like it.

10 Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - Candlemass

One of the most important doom metal albums, and is certainly one of the best.

The Contenders

11 2112 - Rush

It mostly tells a sci-fi story so I guess it would be good.

12 Back in Black - AC/DC
13 Never Neverland - Annihilator
14 Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

A must-listen for any person exploring the genre of Rock. - Alpha101

15 Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park
16 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
17 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie
18 Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
19 Let it Bleed - The Rolling Stones
20 Ride the Lightning - Metallica

My favorite Metallica album

21 Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park

Not a metal album, but one of my favorite Modern Rock albums.

22 Issues - Korn
23 Metallica (Black Album) - Metallica
24 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
25 The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails
26 Reign In Blood - Slayer
27 As Daylight Dies - Killswitch Engage
28 Planetary Duality - The Faceless
29 Moon In The Scorpio - Limbonic Art
30 Bleach - Nirvana
31 Nevermind the Bollocks - The Sex Pistols
32 Back in Black - AC/DC
33 The Stage
34 Spark - Conflux
35 And Justice for All - Metallica
36 Kill 'em All - Metallica
37 Meteora - Linkin Park
38 The Hunting Party - Linkin Park
39 The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden
40 Ok Computer - Radiohead
41 The Bends - Radiohead
42 Kid A - Radiohead
43 In Rainbows - Radiohead
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