As picked by me. So much of what makes an album great to you is personal. Much of it has to do with time and place. Where you were when that album crossed your life. But for me, that is one part of it. Sometimes the album itself is more powerful than the circumstance. For example with me, Motley Crue Theatre of Pain would be the signature album for me with that band based on impact in my life. I was SOOOO into that album (5th grade by the way). The videos for Smokin in the Boys Room and Home Sweet Home were so big for me. But Shout at the Devil trumps it as a greater album. So this is all subjective. That said, this is my list.
- Faith No More – Angel Dust (1992)
- Motley Crue – Shout At The Devil (1983)
- Napalm Death – Enemy Of The Music Business (2001)
- Snapcase – Lookinglasself (1993)
- Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power (1992)
- Sepultura – Arise (1991)
- Obituary – Cause Of Death (1990)
- Down – NOLA (1995)
- Tiger Army – Music From Regions Beyond (2007)
- Malevolent Creation – The Ten Commandments (1991)
- Tool – Undertow (1993)
- Blind Melon – Blind Melon (1992)
- Slayer – Seasons In The Abyss (1990)
- Tomahawk – Tomahawk (2001)
- Sublime – Sublime (1996)
- Metallica – Master Of Puppets (1986)
- Black Sabbath – Sabotage (1975)
- Helmet – Meantime (1992)
- Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine (1992)
I was raised on cassette tapes, not CDs. I switched over in 1990-1991. The first CD I ever bought was a used (for $5) Flotsam & Jetsam – When The Storm Comes Down (1990).
First new store-bought CD I ever bought was Metallica – Metallica (1991), which was a double buy for me, because I first bought the cassette tape the day the album was released.