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

As long as it doesn't give them the idea to enslave us. - RogerMcBaloney

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 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
14 Never Neverland - Annihilator
15 Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

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

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

My favorite Metallica album

22 Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park

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

23 Issues - Korn
24 Metallica (Black Album) - Metallica
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 The Stage
33 Spark - Conflux
34 And Justice for All - Metallica
35 Kill 'em All - Metallica
36 Meteora - Linkin Park
37 The Hunting Party - Linkin Park
38 The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden
39 Ok Computer - Radiohead
40 The Bends - Radiohead
41 Kid A - Radiohead
42 In Rainbows - Radiohead
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