Over the years, a select number of albums have changed music forever. These are the albums that affected listeners worldwide and completely flipped the game upside down. On the other hand, some of these same legendary works also unknowingly helped create some of the worst musical blunders we wish we could all forget.
10. Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine
9. Appetite for Destruction – Guns N’ Roses
8. Legend — Bob Marley
7. Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols – Sex Pistols
6. Paul’s Boutique — Beastie Boys
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5. Van Halen – Van Halen
We all know that Van Halen I is one of the most important and influential albums of all time and that it single-handedly helped usher in the glam metal/hair metal era that ruled the entire 1980s. Even though Halen destroys almost every single band of this genre, their undeniable influence helped create a buttload of trash that totally devolved rock.
One of biggest elements to blame in this situation is Eddie’s rapid guitar-playing chops and teeth metal attitude. His guitar-playing sent shockwaves through the world of rock ‘n’ roll and made a bazillion other guitarists/bands think they should try and follow suit. It would have been amazing if most of these acts were even half as good as Halen, but we all know now that this was very far from the truth. Hair metal/glam metal was more decadence than substance and almost ruined popular music in the process. Oh, and if anyone out there tries to say that the Bulletboys were awesome, my head might just go ahead and explode, y’all.
4. Nevermind — Nirvana
3. Straight Outta Compton — N.W.A.
2. Thriller — Michael Jackson
1. Frampton Comes Alive! — Peter Frampton