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."
"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."
"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."
"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."