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Best Albums

Antonius II
The list author says: "If I were stranded on a deserted island..."
Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO)
Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO)
"Best Zeppelin album = best ever"
Nevermind
Nevermind
"How can a guy born in 1971 not include this album?"
Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin II
"Whole Lotta Love was my pubescent war cry."
Oracle
Oracle
"Heaviest female band ever.  I'm impressed with the Lander sisters."
Vulgar Display of Power
Vulgar Display of Power
"First thrash/nu-metal metal band I truly loved."
Led Zeppelin 1
Led Zeppelin 1
"Introduced heavy metal to the world."
Appetite For Destruction
Appetite For Destruction
"I'm only including this one because when it first came out in 1988 I played it continuously for 6 straight months, so I'm assuming it must be good."
Paranoid
Paranoid
"Took heavy metal to the next level with this one.  May be the most influential heavy metal album ever.  As Rob Zombie said, "All new heavy metal songs are just rearrangements of the Black Sabbath originals"."
Back in Black
Back in Black
"How could any true fan of rock not include this album?"
Master of Puppets
Master of Puppets
"My favorite Metallica album.  Their first 3 are the only good ones though...in my opinion."
The Beatles (The White Album)
The Beatles (The White Album)
"This is my favorite Beatles album."
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
"duh"
Blizzard of Ozz
Blizzard of Ozz
"My 6 yr old son makes me listen to Crazy Train and I Don't Know all the time.  I was the same way when I first heard this album back in 8th grade.  Randy Rhodes is probably the greatest guitar talent ever.  Ozzy is just Ozzy."
Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin III
"One song, Immigrant Song, need I say more.  Acoustic side took a while, but grew on me over time."
Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath
"Debut is raw and a bit scary."
Rocks
Rocks
"Back in the Saddle used to be my personal anthem."
Ritual De Lo Habitual
Ritual De Lo Habitual
"First band that managed to get us metal fans into alternative."
Surfer Rosa
Surfer Rosa
"Gigantic and Tony's Theme were written about me.  The guitars are raw."
Faceless
Faceless
"Godsmack is one of the few bands to consistently put out good metal during the late 90's and early part of the 21st century."
South of Heaven
South of Heaven
"Slayer is one of the most influential heavy metal bands ever.  This album helped with the glut of good music in the late 80's."
Moving Pictures [Remastered]
Moving Pictures [Remastered]
"There are so many good Rush albums that I needed to include at least one, even though I rarely listen to them any more."
The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree
"As a heterosexual man you had to listen to albums like this one because of course the chicks digged it.  It grew on me."
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
"One of the great albums of 1991 that must be included.  Many a nights was this in the CD player as I studied for my college exams with my girlfriend."
Ten
Ten
"Again, 1991 was a magical year, even though I rarely listen to this anymore."
Ashes of the Wake
Ashes of the Wake
"If the "naughts" must be represented, then it's Lamb of God.  This was the first one I bought, and probably still the best one, although they have yet to release a weak album."
Siamese Dream
Siamese Dream
"This came out during the hey-day of grunge and was in my CD player for a huge portion of that time."
Korn - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Korn - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
"Korn has some great stuff, but not one single album other than this greatest hits album."
American Thighs
American Thighs
"I love hot chicks with true talent."
Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters
"One of the few post grundge albums worth looking at."
Shout At The Devil
Shout At The Devil
"My first real heavy metal album.  This goes back to 7th grade for me."
Best Of Babes in Toyland
Best Of Babes in Toyland
"Kat is a true talent, and her material released after Babes in Toyland is even better."
White Pony
White Pony
"Just a great metal album, and the band is truly original."
Dirty
Dirty
"One of the best alternative albums of the early 90's."
Demanufacture
Demanufacture
"An influential metal band at the forefront of nu-metal."
As the Palaces Burn
As the Palaces Burn
"2nd best Lamb of God album, so it must be included."
Killadelphia
Killadelphia
"Some of these songs, especially the ones from the first album, sound better live."