Best hard Rock/metal albums of all time

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  1. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    What say you panel? I wanna see if the my favorite overall album is appreciated by anyone else.
     
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    Bengal B Founding Member

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    A lot depends on how you define hard rock and metal. As for me I have to say Led Zeppelin but there are a lot of other hard rock bands that I like. Zeppelin was defined as metal back in their heyday but I think now the term mostly applies to 80's bands like Metallica and Gun's 'n Roses.
     
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    Bengal B Founding Member

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    You did say album so I have to say Led Zeppelin I and Led Zeppelin II. Who's Next was a great one too.
     
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    CajunlostinCali The Bionic Burro

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    Mouth for War. The impact on the era trumps a significant amount of anything in the genre regardless of era. Don't think it stands against all time, but the shelf is pretty tall.
     
  5. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Y'all are gonna think I'm crazy but album for me is Operation Mindcrime by Queensryche. The entire album is a concept album that tells a story and rocks the whole way through.
     
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    CajunlostinCali The Bionic Burro

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    Mindcrime is and still is, the absolute shit. But being a concept album, IMO, takes it down a notch when compared to all time. Guess cause its a long story as opposed to a group of short stories, but thats me. Geoff Tate though, dudes got some serious pipes.
     
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    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    You know man, I think that's what makes it great, how many artists have ever succeeded in making a concept album where the story really doesn't even matter? You can listen to that album and the story is awesome but you don't have to be aware of it.
     
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    Tommy is a great concept album.
     
  9. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    You're from my Dad's era I bet, (nothing wrong with that, in fact I bet it was awesome) you were born late 50's or early 60's weren't you? I never cared for The Who but I do recognize they were a great band.
     
  10. CajunlostinCali

    CajunlostinCali The Bionic Burro

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    I agree because of this particular album. The story fits the genre better than any other concept album. I just think it's easier to write a concept album than it is an album that can cover more spectrums.

    The Wall is a rare takeaway for its complexity. Even the story was complex
     

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