My favorite albums from several genres.

A Listmania! list by Dallas Fawson (Salt Lake City, Utah)
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The list author says: "I think saying "I love music" is sort of a silly statement, since nearly everyone I know or know of (with the exception of Vladimir Nabokov) loves music. However, I love music, and these are some albums that have had the biggest impact on me."
Blood on the Tracks
1.  Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan
The list author says:
  "Most people say Highway 61 Revisited, but I say Blood on the Tracks! While Highway 61 Revisited has great songs, it also has a few duds, but every song on Blood on the Tracks is great."
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London Calling
2.  London Calling by The Clash
The list author says:
  "The best punk rock album, though it's hard to call it punk rock; it has punk, jazz, reggae, etc. For a double album it's very consistent, with the exception of a few mediocre songs."
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The Bends
3.  The Bends by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "Radiohead's best album and, quite honestly, one of the best, most consistent rock records of all time. I like every song."
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Too Dark Park
4.  Too Dark Park by Skinny Puppy
The list author says:
  "Most people probably have never listened to industrial music (or know what it is, for that matter), but this is the best."
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Downward Spiral
5.  Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails
The list author says:
  "To my knowledge, the best industrial metal album ever made. I don't mean for that to cheapen it, because it's a masterpiece in any musical context."
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It Takes a Nation of Millions
6.  It Takes a Nation of Millions by Public Enemy
The list author says:
  "It's so beyond cliche to call It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back the best hip hop album ever made, but it's true. Every song on hear is loud, powerful, and beautiful."
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Kind of Blue
7.  Kind of Blue by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Once again, it's so beyond cliche to call Kind of Blue the quintessential jazz album, but to my admittedly limited knowledge, it is."
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Vespertine
8.  Vespertine by Björk
The list author says:
  "Vespertine (and Bjork in general) sort of defy classification, but Vespertine is simply a great album. Avant-garde is the "genre" most people attribute to Bjork."
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Kid A
9.  Kid A by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "I will be the first to admit two things: my knowledge of electronica is incredibly limited, and I am a huge Radiohead fan."
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Lateralus
10.  Lateralus by Tool
The list author says:
  "Lateralus by Tool is my favorite progressive rock/metal album. This album is the Gravity's Rainbow of music: It is dense and challenging. It takes an effort to appreciate it."
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Led Zeppelin II
11.  Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "My favorite Led Zeppelin album, and possibly my favorite classic rock album. It's powerful, it's technically brilliant, and it's fun to listen to."
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Nothing's Shocking
12.  Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction
The list author says:
  "While it's a bit of a stretch to call it funk rock, Jane's Addiction is my favorite band that is put under the genre, and Nothing's Shocking is their best album."
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Blood Mountain
13.  Blood Mountain by Mastodon
The list author says:
  "Once again, my knowledge of extreme/death metal is somewhat limited, but I love Blood Mountain by Mastodon. It's concise, it's consistent, the instruments are amazing."
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Superunknown
14.  Superunknown by Soundgarden
The list author says:
  "I can't help but find Nirvana very over rated; as far as grunge goes, I think Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains are all better. I also think Superunknown is my favorite grunge album."
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Rain Dogs
15.  Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  "Somehow could try, but there is no way to categorize Tom Waits music; it is a conglomeration of jazz, rock, folk, polka, and God knows what else. Rain Dogs is a great album from start to finish, and contains the closest thing Waits has to a famous song, Downtown Train."
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Remain in Light
16.  Remain in Light by Talking Heads
The list author says:
  "Probably my favorite New Wave album. It contains a lot of the Talking Heads best material. It's a good listen from start to finish."
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Surfer Rosa
17.  Surfer Rosa by Pixies
The list author says:
  "It's sort of a toss up between Surfer Rosa and Doolittle. Doolittle has the best songs, but Surfer Rosa is a lot more consistent. They're sort of a bridge between punk, alternative and grunge, and they were simply a great band."
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The Low End Theory
18.  The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
The list author says:
  "It was between this, Three Feet High and Rising, and Phrenology, but I think The Low End Theory is still the best alternative rap album."
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Rage Against the Machine
19.  Rage Against the Machine by Rage Against The Machine
The list author says:
  "I'm not a big listener of rap metal, because quite frankly I think most of it sucks, but Rage Against the Machine is a rare treat in the genre, and I think their debut is still their best album, although most people would say The Battle of Los Angeles."
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