Top 10 Most Important Rock Albums of all Time

A Listmania! list by The Peruvian Wunderkind (Mississauga, ON Canada)
 
The Georgia Peach
1.  The Georgia Peach by Little Richard
The list author says:
  "The Genesis of rock. The self-styled "architect of rock 'n' roll" lays down the foundation."
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "Most dramatically overhauled rock music, forever distancing it from its boogie-woogie roots. Demonstrated rock's potential as a vehicle for profound modes of expression."
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Bringing It All Back Home
3.  Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan
The list author says:
  "Dylan goes electric! The near-sacrilegous gesture nevertheless paved the way for the seeping-in of folk sensibilities to the developing rock format."
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Nevermind
4.  Nevermind by Nirvana
The list author says:
  "Destroyed the careers of many a glam band. Drew up the blueprint for 90's alternative rock and beyond. Music that draws its immense power from its almost puerile simplicity."
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Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO)
5.  Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO) by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "Not Zep's best album, but certainly their most influential. Set the bar for 70's rock music with their chameleon-like virtuosity in blues, hard rock, folk, and the power ballad. Eight amazing songs."
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Bitches Brew
6.  Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Although not a "rock" album, per se, it's imprint on rock music is immeasurable. Showed that drawn-out improvisation could work in rock. The lengthy jam and extended guitar solo have Miles to thank."
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Van Halen
7.  Van Halen by Van Halen
The list author says:
  "Eddie introduces the word "shred" to the rock lexicon. The boys from L.A. introduce "The Strip" to rock music and help to usher in the glam excess of the 80's."
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Paranoid
8.  Paranoid by Black Sabbath
The list author says:
  "Forged at the anvil of heaviness. Heavy-metal (and grunge, too) can trace their beginnings here. A head-banging good time."
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Dark Side Of The Moon
9.  Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "The epitome of art rock. Many millions of albums later, buyers are still astounded by its sheer musicality and the grandiosity of the concept-album approach to musical composition."
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Appetite For Destruction
10.  Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
The list author says:
  "Mix one part heavy metal, one part glam, one part punk, and five parts anger. A masterpiece of 80's rock. An enduring classic."
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