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There's a few that spring to mind. Naturally with the artists that really flick my switch, they're all several decades old:

My Generation - The Who
Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Doors - The Doors
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

Funnily enough, as much as I love each of these albums, I only rate the Hendrix debut as 5 stars.
Great choices but I would also give Led Zeppelin 5 stars. An outstanding debut album by them.
 

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It is and that's a reasonable call. Because I rate Side 1 sightly higher than Side 2, I've taken half a star off.

It's still an awesome album.

The Black Crowes debut is fantastic too. No weak tracks.
I guess my opinion is influenced by the fact that the album was such a ground breaker and took what Cream did, to another level (who I absolutely loved ).
But I suppose the opener to side 2 isn't particularly good but every other song is great. If that's the song that is not so good in your opinion,then I understand your rating.
And you would be justified in giving it a 4.5.
For me though the strength of the other tracks so resonate with me that I have to give the album a 5.
 

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I guess my opinion is influenced by the fact that the album was such a ground breaker and took what Cream did, to another level (who I absolutely loved ).
But I suppose the opener to side 2 isn't particularly good but every other song is great. If that's the song that is not so good in your opinion,then I understand your rating.
And you would be justified in giving it a 4.5.
For me though the strength of the other tracks so resonate with me that I have to give the album a 5.
Yeah, that's the one. The intro and ending to "Your Time Is Gonna Come" are superb but the song is just okay. 4.5 is no mean effort for a debut.

I love Cream also. Their debut is brilliant too.
 

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For starters...

Hysteria - Def Leppard
High Voltage - AC/DC
Diesel & Dust - Midnight Oil
Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen
4 - Foreigner
10 - Pearl Jam
Remain In Light - Talking Heads
Love Over Gold - Dire Straits
War - U2
Learning To Crawl - The Pretenders
RATM - RATM
Metallica - Black Album
 

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Incredible album. Could probably put Alaska here too, but in terms of being a genuine classic with no dull moments Colors is their best. Some seriously good riffs, lot of nice little themes and motifs. Also somehow manage to incorporate some really random bursts, like the hoedown section on Ants of the Sky.

Such an epic LP.
 

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(it was cool...good time Larry wanted to be crucified)

i love every riff on every track of this album.

 

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Incredible album. Could probably put Alaska here too, but in terms of being a genuine classic with no dull moments Colors is their best. Some seriously good riffs, lot of nice little themes and motifs. Also somehow manage to incorporate some really random bursts, like the hoedown section on Ants of the Sky.

Such an epic LP.
Wow. Sounds pretty interesting. I'll give it a listen tonight while i'm working.
 

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At the Drive-in, Relationship of Command
Danny Brown-Atrocity Exhibition
Agalloch-The Mantle
Dark Tranquility-Character
In Flames-Colony
Between the Buried and Me-Colors
Grey Album- Dangermouse
Gallows-Grey Britan
Refused-Shape of Punk to come
Death-Symbolic
iggy Pop-Lust for life
Otis Redding-Otis Blue
TV on the Radio-Return to Cookie Mountain
Iron Maiden-Killers
David Bowie-Rise/Fall of Ziggy Stardust
Wu Tang-36 Chambers
PJ harvey-Let england Shake
Daft Punk-Discovery
Prince-1999
Rage against the machine-Self Titled
Iggy Pop-Raw Power
Herbie Handcock-Head hunters
Black Flag-Damaged
Miles Davis-Relaxing with Miles Davis
Moby-Play
Depeche mode-Violator
Godspeed you Black Emperor- F # A # Infinity
NIN-Pretty Hate Machine
Tom Waits-Rain Dogs
White Stripes Elephant
Pixies-Surfer Rosa


You hate me but it's true
System of a down-Toxicity
Kanye West-Dark twisted fantasy
 
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Incredible album. Could probably put Alaska here too, but in terms of being a genuine classic with no dull moments Colors is their best. Some seriously good riffs, lot of nice little themes and motifs. Also somehow manage to incorporate some really random bursts, like the hoedown section on Ants of the Sky.

Such an epic LP.
Maaaate. I thought i was the only one

Immense album, I was 20/21, driving home from night shift and JJJ played Informal Gluttony, That opening Riff just ******* insane, Its one of the most under-rated albums ever, True metalheads wont appreciate it because "Screamo" but it doesnt get the love it deserves,

Top 10 album for me, it's ******* insane. It's head and shoulders for me the best progressive metal album made
 

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Maaaate. I thought i was the only one

Immense album, I was 20/21, driving home from night shift and JJJ played Informal Gluttony, That opening Riff just ******* insane, Its one of the most under-rated albums ever, True metalheads wont appreciate it because "Screamo" but it doesnt get the love it deserves,

Top 10 album for me, it's ******* insane. It's head and shoulders for me the best progressive metal album made
True metalheads will also tell you you can’t listen to Darkthrone if you also listen to Deafheaven. Some of the most cloistered, unusual people you’ll meet.

But yeh BTBAM are incredible. They’ve got metalcore moments, but I’d comfortably categorise them as progressive metal. *They also have Country & Western sections, but you’d hardly categorise them as a country band. Colors was pretty much the point they’d found the perfect balance between being really heavy and writing really long winded but intricate jazzy stuff. Then like many neo-prog bands they went a bit too far into making ultra jazzy, fusion-based stuff.

This is definitely their magnum opus though.
 

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Green Day - Kerplunk
Everclear - Sparkle And Fade
Choking Victim - No Gods No Managers
Morning Glory - This Is No Time Ta Sleep
INDK - INDK
Faith No More - King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime
 

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As someone said earlier there are plenty of great albums. These are all pearlers. If you haven't heard them go and have a listen.

Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
Amy Winehouse-Back To Black
Ariel - A Strange Fantastic Dream
Bachelor Girl - Waiting for the Day
Bad Company - Straight Shooter
Country Joe McDonald - Paradise With An Ocean View
Crosby, Stills and Nash – 1969
Dan Sultan – Blackbird
Daryl Hall - Laughing Down Crying
Deep Purple - In Rock
Diana Krall - Live In Paris
Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
Don Alder - Not a Planet
Donald Fagen-Morph The Cat
Donald Fagen-The Nightfly
Donny Hathaway – Live
Earl Klugh - Finger Paintings
Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley
Eva Cassidy – Songbird
Eva Cassidy - Simply Eva
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Fourplay - Between the Sheets
Fourplay – Fourplay
Free - All Right Now
George Benson - Weekend in L.A
Hans Theessink & Terry Evans - Delta Time
Imelda May - Life Love Flesh Blood
Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow
Jeff Beck - Emotion And Commotion
Jim Conway - Jim Conway (Live collation)
John Mayer - Heavier Things
John Mayer - Continuum
Joni Mitchel-Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
Joni Mitchel-Hejira
Joni Mitchell-Mingus
Joni Mitchell-Shadows and Light (Live)
Joni Mitchell-The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Julie Driscoll - Jools
K.D. Lang -Hymns of the 49th Parallel
Larry Carlton-Sleepwalk
Lee Ritenour - Captain Fingers
Little Steven – Soulfire
Lizz Wright - Dreaming Wide Awake
Lizz Wright – Salt
Lynrd Skynrd - Street Survivors
Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Modern Jazz Quartet – Space
Nathan East - Nathan East
Norah Jones -Come Away With Me
Paul Hardcastle - Hardcastle 1
Paul Simon – Graceland
Paul Young – No Parlez
Peter Frampton - Wind Of Change
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Rickie Lee Jones-Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones-Pirates
Robert Plant - Sixty Six to Timbuktu
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
Robert Randolph – Colorblind
Robert Randolph And The Family Band - Walk This Road
Russell Morris – Sharkmouth
Russell Morris - Van Diemen's Land
Ry Cooder - Paradise and Lunch
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Sophie B. Hawkins - Tongues And Tails
Spectrum – Milesago
Spectrum - Terminal Buzz (Live)
Spectrum- Part 1
Steely Dan-Aja
Steely Dan-Gaucho
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle
Steve Winwood - Arc of a Diver
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder – Innervisions
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
Tal Wilkenfeld - Love Remains
Tears For Fears - The Seeds of Love
The Allman Brothers Band - Brothers And Sisters
The Backsliders - Throwin' Rocks At The Moon
The Bamboos – 4
The Beatles – Revolver
The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Buggles - The Age Of Plastic
The Carpenters - Now And Then
The Derek Trucks Band-Already Free
The Dingoes - Five Times The Sun
The Doors – L.A.Woman
The Edgar Winter Group - They Only Come Out At Night
Thelma Houston and the Pressure Cooker - I've Got The Music In Me
Van Morrison - Into the Music
Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey
Van Morrison - Inarticulate Speech of the Heart
Van Morrison - Hymns To The Silence
Van Morrison - A Night In San Francisco(Live)
Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge
Various Artists - Music From Free Creek
Weather Report - Black Market
Weather Report - Heavy Weather
 
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At the Drive-in, Relationship of Command
Danny Brown-Atrocity Exhibition
Agalloch-The Mantle
Dark Tranquility-Character
In Flames-Colony
Between the Buried and Me-Colors
Grey Album- Dangermouse
Gallows-Grey Britan
Refused-Shape of Punk to come
Death-Symbolic
iggy Pop-Lust for life
Otis Redding-Otis Blue
TV on the Radio-Return to Cookie Mountain
Iron Maiden-Killers
David Bowie-Rise/Fall of Ziggy Stardust
Wu Tang-36 Chambers
PJ harvey-Let england Shake
Daft Punk-Discovery
Prince-1999
Rage against the machine-Self Titled
Iggy Pop-Raw Power
Herbie Handcock-Head hunters
Black Flag-Damaged
Miles Davis-Relaxing with Miles Davis
Moby-Play
Depeche mode-Violator
Godspeed you Black Emperor- F # A # Infinity
NIN-Pretty Hate Machine
Tom Waits-Rain Dogs
White Stripes Elephant
Pixies-Surfer Rosa


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Kanye West-Dark twisted fantasy
Relationship on Command - Agree.
Atrocity Exhibition - Agree, just.
Grey Britain - I'd actually give Orchestra of Wolves a five instead.
Shape of Punk to Come - Yeah. Deserves a perfect ranking.
Lust for Life - Iggy is a hard one... Can't go past Fun House for peak IMO.
Otis Blue - Agree.
36 Chambers - Definitely agree, seems to withstand any fashion. Solid.
RATM - As a whole album, I'm not sure.
Raw Power - Yes.
Head Hunters - Agree.
Damaged - Not my preferred BF album but agree.
Relaxing With Miles Davis - Agree! Also Bitches Brew?
F#A# Infinity - Become almost so overrated it's underrated. Genuine perfection.
Rain Dogs - This is Waits finest album, it just has everything balanced perfectly.

Five star live albums?

1. Live At Leeds - The Who
2. Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out - The Rolling Stones
3. Made In Japan - Deep Purple
4. Live At The Star Club - Jerry Lee Lewis
5. At Fillmore East - The Allman Brothers Band
Playing in the Band, Seattle, Washington, 5/21/74.
Live album by Grateful Dead.
 

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