Doens't matter the genre. Rock, punk, jazz, metal, blues, country, don't matter. What records should everyone not be without. Thanks.
Metallica - Metallica (also knows as the black album)
AC/DC - Back In Black
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
MULTIPLE Led Zeppelin CD's
Aerosmith - Get A Grip
Some Soundgarden albums
Some Alice In Chains albums
I don't know many album names since most of my music comes from the net...
megadeth rust in peace
Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony (no. 3)
Stravinski's The Rite of Spring
Lizst's Mazeppa and Les Preludes, Hungarian Rhapsodies nos. 2 & 4
That's the short list. I know they aren't CDs albums, but they're on CDs.
Enya-A Day Without Rain
Sinead O'Connor- I Do Not Want What I have Not Got
Ok, sorry, I can't do it......
Alright, seriously this time,
I got so used to mp3's that the idea of needing a particular album, with the classic combination of good song/bad song/bad song, is no longer really relevant.
There are a gazillion songs, but very few actual albums, that I consider must-have.
1. John Lee hooker: The Healer
2. Anything Robert Earl Keen
3. Soulhat: Outdebox
4. Faith No More greatest hits album
5. All four Johnny Cash American recordings albums
6. SRV, all of them
7. fuckin BLACK ALBUM [deaan] YYYEEEAAAAARRRGGHH[/dean]
8. 311 greatest hits
If you're looking for something different, get Adam Carroll. Distinctive Texas Country sound.
Very instrumental, great lyrics, funny songs.
Exile on Main Street- The Rolling Stones
Physical Grafitti- Led Zepelin
Music From Big Pink- The Band
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs- Derek and the Dominoes
Stop Making Sense- Talking Heads
London Calling- The Clash
Blood on the Tracks- Bob Dylan
Excitable Boy- Warren Zevon
Edited to fix my F-UP
Dark Side of the Moon
Anything by the Greatful Dead
Anything by the Allman Bros.
Anything by Lynard Skynryd
Anything by Tom Petty
Anything by Dave Matthews Band
Edited to add Jimmy Buffet
100% agree with arowneragain, you don't need to spend $$$ on a bad CD to get one song anymore.
Ummmm....Physical Graffiti was by Led Zeppelin
Some essentials from my state:
Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay
Allman Bros - Live at the Filmore East
REM - Murmur
Gov't Mule - Gov't Mule
Edit: that covers the 60s, 70s, 80's, and 90's. Jury Is still out on the 2ks
RUSH! Especially "Moving pictures".
A completely rare, total agreement w/ ETH.
A few of my essentials....
Widespread Panic - Spacewrangler
+2 for Megadeath - Rust in Peace
Life of Agony - River Runs Red
Pink Floyd - the Final Cut
Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
Ramones - Ramones
Misfits - Collection 1
Anthrax - Caught in a Mosh
all I could think of now... brain = toast long day at work.
Miles Davis - "Kind of Blue"
Nanci Griffith - "Lone Star State of Mind"
k.d. lang - "Ingenue"
Radiohead - "OK Computer"
Van Halen - "Van Halen" or Van Halen 1
tool - lateralus
tool - aenima
tool - undertow
tool - opiate
tool - salival
rage against the machine - battle of los angeles
rage against the machine - evil empire
rage against the machine - rage against the machine
stone temple pilots - core
nirvana - nevermind
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band--Beatles
BB King and Eric Clapton: "Riding with the King"
Muddy Waters: "King of the Electric Blues"
John Lee Hooker: "The Very Best of John Lee Hooker"
Dennis Leary: No Cure for Cancer"
Johnny Cash: "The Man in Black - His Greatest Hits"
Johnny Cash (again): "American IV: The Man Comes Around"
Merle Haggard: "Ultimate Collection"
Merle Haggard: "His Epic Hits"
Merle Haggard: "Drinkin'"
George Jones: "Super Hits"
Kris Kristofferson: "The Essential Kris Kristofferson"
Chris Ledoux: "American Cowboy" (Boxed Set)
Ronnie Milsap: "40 #1 Hits"
Willie Nelson: "16 Biggest Hits"
Willie Nelson: "Half Nelson"
Allison Moorer: "The Hardest Part"
Marty Robbins: "Under Western Skies" (Boxed Set)
Don Williams: "20 Greatest Hits"
Dwight Yoakam: "Just Lookin' for a Hit"
John Coltrane: "The Ultimate Blue Train"
Cab Calloway: "Minnie the Moocher"
Jimmy Buffet: "Songs You Know by Heart"
Jim Croce: "Photographs and Memories"
Elvis: "Greatest Jukebox Hits"
Jewel: "Pieces of You"
Pink Floyd: "Dark Side of the Moon"
Rush: "Retrospective 1"
Styx: "Greatest Hits"
Van Morrison: "The Best of Van Morrison"
George Thorogood and the Destroyers: "The Baddest of George Thorogood and the Destroyers"
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: "Greatest Hits" (vol 1 and 2)
Black Sabbath: "We Sold our Soul for Rock and Roll"
Guns-n-Roses: "Appetite for Destruction"
Ozzy Osbourne: "The Ozzman Cometh"
Symphony X: "Odyssey"