The Most Influential Albums

Discussion in 'UK Music Forum' started by Peace-Phoenix, May 21, 2007.

  1. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    What would you say have been the five most influential albums in the course of the 20th and 21st centuries....
  2. paulfreespirit

    paulfreespirit Senior Member

    abbas greatest hits .......the wombles this is wimbledon for the commoners .................russ abbots groovy tunes ..........chas and dave cockney pissheads vol 1 .........and the clangers lost in space ........seriously erm good question .
  3. paulfreespirit

    paulfreespirit Senior Member

    oasis - definately maybe floyd - the wall .........the verve -urban hymns ...........stone roses -complete..........echo and the bunnymen - crocodiles .............their are many many more :)
  4. mellowthyme

    mellowthyme Member

    Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band - Beatles. fav. track (A Day in the Life)

    Deja Vu - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. (Almost Cut My Hair)

    Mona Bone Jakon - Cat Stevens. (Trouble)

    Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd. (Wish You Were Here)

    Stone Roses - Stone Roses. (I Am A Resurrection)

    Maybe not the most influential but some of the best music to be produced. But the list can go on and on....with regard to artists and their music.
  5. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    I'd go for:

    Beatles - Sgt Peppers

    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

    The Clash - London Calling

    Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland

    Led Zeppelin
  6. Roffa

    Roffa Senior Member

    Tommy. One of the first pop/rock albums to be conceived as a unified work rather than a bunch of singles.

    But since you didn't restrict the question to pop/rock albums, I'd add Kind of Blue, A Love Supreme and Liege and Lief. And the Dylan "Albert Hall" bootleg, which turned out on its legit release to have actually been recorded in Manchester of all places.
  7. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    Probably the Byrds 'Sweetheart of the Rodeo' as well....
  8. Ezzie

    Ezzie Member


    Led Zeppelin- Err... all of them?
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience.. all of them?
    The Beatles... *points above*
    The Who's earlier albums
    Bob Dylan

    (sorry- not too good with album names >_>)
  9. lithium

    lithium frogboy

  10. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    I should ban you for trolling :tongue:
  11. Ezzie

    Ezzie Member

    I say we burn the blasphemer!
  12. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    Send him the way of Noel Edmunds. Straight down....
  13. Ezzie

    Ezzie Member

    Noel Edmonds? Wouldn't let anyone endure that punishment.. that's too far =/
  14. fountains of nay

    fountains of nay Planet Nayhem!

    Aenima [Tool]
    Dirt [Alice in Chains]
    Bloody Kisses [Type O negative]
    True Colours [High Contrast]
    Dark side of the moon [Pink Floyd]
  15. feral

    feral Member

    Difficult to keep it down to 5, but I'd probably say :-

    Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
    Sgt Peppers - The Beatles (I don't actually like The Beatles, but you can't ignore them...)
    Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
    London Calling - The Clash

    And while we're on the subject, one of the above obviously had an influence on one of the others too :-


    Although come to think of it, Never Mind The Bollocks was probably more influential than London Calling. Not as good, but possibly more influential...
  16. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    Never Mind the Bollocks was fun for five minutes, but really it's just a bit of nihilistic noise. The Clash were far more politically developed and I'd say have had far more resonance for the multitude of politically infused punk, punk-rock and folk-punk bands that have sprung up in their wake. You only have to take a look at the lineup for any Beautiful Days festival to see the influence of The Clash....
  17. Autobahn - Kraftwerk
    Homework, - by Daft Punk
    Never Mind The Bollocks - sex pistols
    Sgt Pepper - Beatles
    Big Science - Laurie Anderson
    Quadrophenia - the who
    Test Tube - Xray Spex

    and about 100 others
  18. CrucifiedDreams

    CrucifiedDreams Members

    Yay someone who likes Xray Spex :D
  19. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    On the plus side, you've found someone who likes Xray Spex. On the downside, it's Ronald McDonald :tongue:
  20. Ezzie

    Ezzie Member

    Troll love <3


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