What are your timeless albums?

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    Alice in Chains - Dirt
    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    Traveling Wilburys - Volume 1
    Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill
    Slipknot - Iowa
    Korn - Korn
    Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing
    Meshuggah - Obzen
    Giant - Song
    The Social Network - OST
    Ovid's Withering - Scryers Of Ibis
    Infant Annihilator - The Battle of Yaldabaoth
     
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    Alice in Chains - Dirt
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    Traveling Wilburys - Volume 1
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    Slipknot - Iowa
    Korn - Korn
    Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing
    Meshuggah - Obzen
    Giant - Song
    The Social Network - OST
    Ovid's Withering - Scryers Of Ibis
    Infant Annihilator - The Battle of Yaldabaoth
     
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    Aye, I know exactly what you mean, @Ordacleaphobia.

    After reading through some of the responses shared by others in this thread, I had to sit and give this a good, hard bit of thinking considering how sentimental some of these albums are for me personally. And I wanted to make sure that link of sentimentality didn't cloud my perception of just how damn good these albums are to listen to.

    Each of these albums has stuck with me for years now, and each one still hits me as though they were fresh and new to this day (even if the sound and/or technology used during the recording might convey otherwise in the soundscape nowadays).

    Paramore - RIOT!
    Silent Planet - The Night God Slept
    Silent Planet - Everything Was Sound
    Tycho - Dive
    Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network (Score)
    Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Gone Girl (Score)
    ERRA - Augment
    Texas In July - Texas In July
    Volumes - No Sleep
    Norma Jean - Bless the Martyr & Kiss the Child

    I'll probably carry these albums to the grave with me.

    And of course, I guess it goes without saying that each of these albums has definitely influenced me in my own ongoing musical journey. I know that Paramore's RIOT!, Silent Planet's The Night God Slept, and Tycho's Dive were all just total "STOP EVERYTHING NOW!" moments that really made me halt and reassess everything that I thought I knew about music, feelings, and life (in a way) at the particular times when those albums each respectively came out and I listened to them for the first time as a youngster.

    The rest that I'm listing below here are also heavy-hitters that have been in consistent rotation for me for years now. They are all banger after banger and close to making it into the definite list above, but just "not quite there"...yet. (Maybe it's me. Maybe it's the albums.) If I give them enough time, I'm sure some will join the ranks above.

    Paramore - All We Know Is Falling
    Paramore - Brand New Eyes
    Silent Planet - When the End Began
    ERRA - Impulse
    Volumes - Via
    Counterparts - You're Not You Anymore
    Counterparts - The Difference Between Hell And Home
     
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    Morphine: "Yes" and "Cure for Pain"
    NIN: "The Fragile" and "Downward Spiral
    Portishead "Live at Roseland, NY"
    VAST: "Visual Audio Sensory Theater"
    Skid Row: "Slave to the Grind"
    Megadeth: "Countdown to Extinction"
    Vai: "Sex and Religion"
    Sister Machine Gun: "Metropolis"
    Guns and Roses: "Appetite for Destruction" and both "Use Your Illusion" I & II
    The The: "Dusk" and "Naked Self"
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: "No More Shall We Part" and "Noctorama"
    Tom Waits: "Mule Variations"
     
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    I’ve talked at length abt my death metal faves and old sumeriancore and southern coast death/metalcore (glass casket, btbam, wretched, etc) so I’ll go with non death metal genres

    Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity
    Ion Dissonance - Solace
    Gaza - IDCWIGWID
    Burnt By The Sun - The Soundtrack to Your Personal Revolution
    Vision of Disorder - Imprint
    Botch - American Nervoso
    Norma Jean - O God, the Aftermath
    Pig Destroyer - Prowler in the Yard
    Car Bomb - Centralia
     
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    Mastodon - Remission and Leviathan

    I always throw at least a couple from both albums on nearly every playlist I make. Just so big, wooly, and busy sounding music that you can groove with.
     
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    Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
    Periphery 2
    Symphony X - The Odyssey
     
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    Linkin Park - Reanimation
    Killswitch Engage - End of Heartache / As Daylight Dies
    Finch - What it is to Burn
    Mastodon - Crack the Skye
     
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    I might have a bit of an eclectic list, and some of you may laugh, but:

    Alice in Chains - Dirt
    Guns n Roses - Appetite for Destruction
    Steve Vai - Passion and Warfare
    Vai - Sex and Religion
    Devin Townsend Band - Accelerated Evolution
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    Blind Melon - Soup
    Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime
    Skid Row - Slave to the Grind
     
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    This is one of my buddy's favorite bands. I didn't even know other people knew about them.

    Other than metal, some of my all-time favorite albums (just great from start to finish) are:

    Sasha and Digweed - Northern Exposure Vol. 2 East Coast Edition - this is probably one of the best electronic/trance mixes of all time

    Outkast - ATLiens - this album just flows great from beginning to end
     
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    Further Seems Forever - The Moon is Down
    He Is Legend - I Am Hollywood
    He Is Legend - It Hates You (close second)
    Circa Survive - Juturna
    Circa Survive - Blue Sky Noise
    Saosin - Translating the Name
    Every Time I Die - Gutter Phenomenon
    Protest the Hero - Sequoia Throne
    Dashboard Confessional - MTV Unplugged (this one changed my young life)
    Beloved - Failure On
    Underoath - They're Only Chasing Safety

    There are many more but I cant think right now. I was heavily influenced buy the albums that came out between 2003 and 2005 with a few exceptions. There are a lot that I listened to back then, but these are albums I still listen to, to this day. They survived.
     
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    Hmm.

    I guess I'm weird, but this is my default position on albums I like.
     
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    I would definitely cite Appetite and Slave to the Grind as albums that defined my musical awakening in the late 80's/early 90's, but prop on mentioning Metropolis!! I didn't think anyone had even heard of Sister Machine Gun, back in the late 90's I was playing that album for anyone who would listen, thoroughly convinced it would become a breakthrough classic. Think I might have to listen to that today.
     
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    Allman Brothers - Where it All Begins
    Every Time I Die - The Big Dirty
    Van Halen - F.U.C.K.
    Hendrix - Woodstock
    Norma Jean - O’ God, the Aftermath
    Himsa - Courting Tragedy and Disaster
    The Black Dahlia Murder - Miasma
     
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    Just thinking of this the other day... in no particular order:

    PARALLELS - Fates Warning
    HOLD YOUR FIRE - Rush
    SUNSHINE DUST - Skyharbor
    FRIDAY NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO - Al, Paco, John
    ALIVE! - Kiss
    ULTIMATE SIN - Ozzy
    DIARY OF A MADMAN - Ozzy
    TRIBUTE - Ozzy
    ROCKS - Aerosmith
    A LITTLE HAPPINESS - Aimee Allen
    SEX AND RELIGION - Vai

    There's so more, but that's what I got for now...
     
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    Ooh, I was a HUGE SMG fan. I went to the 5.0, 5.1 and 6.0 record release show, and was apparently such a mainstay on their forum, they mentioned me in their Positron! Records comic book. Ha! Metropolis is #1, then Burn, then 5.0 but it's waaaaaaay different.
     
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    Some come to mind that I've listened to since ages and I feel I'd never get tired of:

    Mercyful Fate - Melissa
    Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
    Rhapsody - Symphony of Enchanted Lands
    Rammstein - Mutter
     
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    Based on what I listen to regularly:

    Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist
    Mastodon - Crack the Skye
    Opeth - Blackwater Park
    The Faceless - Autotheism
    Deftones - Diamond Eyes
    Massive Attack - Mezzanine

    Speaking of Deftones, Stephen Carpenter writes really tasteful down-tuned riffs, and is one of the main inspirations for me to pickup an 8 string.
     
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    Love to see Giant listed here. Incredible album.
     
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