Top 25 Influential Rock Albums

So apparently everyone on Facebook is posting their ten most influential albums day by day. Nobody has challenged me to do that and I have my own website, so why not just do it here? That way I don’t have to inconvenience anyone else by nominating him/her.

Now, because it’s my site, it’s my rules. And rather than ten albums, I’m doing twenty five! And I’m going to specify that the albums are “rock” albums (otherwise there would be quite a few hip-hop albums in there). And I’ll stick with the whole “no commentary” thing, but I’ll cheat a little and put a link to each of the albums I’ve happened to review on the site in years past. Keepin’ it real.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced (1967)
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Are You Exprienced

Ramones: Ramones (1976)
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Talking Heads: Talking Heads: 77 (1977)
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Talking Heads: 77The Police: Outlandos D’Amour (1978)
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Outlandos d'Amour

The Clash: London Calling (1979)
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London Calling

The Replacements: Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash (1981)
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Sorry Ma, I Forgot to Take Out the Trash

The English Beat: I Just Can’t Stop It (1981)
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I Just Can't Stop It

Violent Femmes: Violent Femmes (1983)
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Violent Femmes

The Cure: Staring at the Sea: The Singles (May 1986)
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Staring At the Sea

The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead (June 1986)
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The Queen Is Dead

The Dead Milkmen: Eat Your Paisley! (1986)
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Eat Your Paisley!

The Cult: Electric (1987)
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Electric

Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987)
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The Uplift Mofo Party Plan

Jane’s Addiction: Nothing’s Shocking (1988)
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Nothing's Shocking

Pixies: Doolittle (1989)
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DoolittleDinosaur Jr.: Green Mind (1991)
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Green Mind

Pavement: Slanted and Enchanted (1992)
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Slanted & Enchanted

Green Day: Dookie (Feb 1994)
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Dookie

Built to Spill: There’s Nothing Wrong with Love (May 1994)
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There's Nothing Wrong with LoveWeezer: Weezer [Blue Album](May 1994)
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Weezer Blue Album

Sunny Day Real Estate: Diary (May 1994)
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Diary
Sebadoh: Bakesale (Aug 1994)
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BakesaleGuided by Voices: Alien Lanes (1995)
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Alien LanesArchers of Loaf: Vee Vee (1995)
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Vee Vee

Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
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