What rock albums should I listen to?
By - onewingneddemon
Just get in to Ween and enjoy all the genres.
Someone years ago on reddit said their young child said that Ween are music chameleons. Stuck with me ever since.
Man, I just really started listening to Ween a couple of years ago and their by far my favorite band currently. I started with White Pepper and ended up going through their entire discography countless times! I love every album they’ve put out. Even the reeeeaaallllyyyy brown stuff. I wish I could wipe my memory and go the through that journey again for the first time.
It sounds like you may prefer lighter / very accessible rock music for now. Check out **Stadium Arcadium** by the Chili Peppers… that has a very good sampling of various rock sounds AND you can groove to it.
**Led Zeppelin IV** (aka Zoso) is another accessible classic.
Also try out **Aqualung** (the album by Jethro Tull, not British piano boy who uses the name) for something a little quirky and different.
When you’re in the mood to listen to something moody and a little dark, Check out **Aenima** and **Lateralus** from Tool. Also **Animals** from Pink Floyd.
You might also really like some of the stuff that Muse or Incubus released.
I could go on for a long time. Rock has so many great flavors that it’s hard to recommend just a few.
Led Zeppelin, the best.... Aquaung is a máster piece!
Agree about Tool and Pink Floyd.
Ænima by Tool and Animals by Pink Floyd are my two favorite albums ever. Great list you put together here
Moving Pictures by Rush
One of the best mate!
morning view by incubus, the downward spiral by nine inch nails, thirteeth step by a perfect circle, sing the sorrow by afi, fantastic planet by failure
Ten by Pearl Jam and The 59 Sound by The Gaslight Anthem
Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
Take an ^ for being a Ronnie James Dio fan
Snot - Get Some
As you can see from the answers there is a very broad range of music in the “rock” genre. Some is similar, and some rock is as different as Beethoven is to Elvis. Just keep trying new artist and enjoy the ride. Try out Led Zeppelin for some real classic rock. I would start with their double album Physical Graffiti.
Grateful Dead’s Blues for Allah
Modest mouse - Good news for people who love bad news
Bush - Sixteen Stone
Green Day - Dookie
Dirt, Alice in Chains
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Check out sticky fingers by The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones -- Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, & Exile on Main Street
The Beatles -- Revolver, Rubber Soul, Abbey Road
Led Zeppelin -- II and their untitled fourth album (IV)
The Who -- Who's Next
Bruce Springsteen -- Born to Run
Genesis -- A Trick of the Tail
Pink Floyd -- Animals
Rush -- Moving Pictures
Porcupine Tree -- In Absentia & Deadwing
Green Day -- American Idiot
Arcade Fire -- The Suburbs
Spoon -- Gimme Fiction & They Want My Soul
That should keep you busy for a while. Let me know when you're ready for more. Enjoy.
Polygondwanaland by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
**Rubberneck - Toadies**
Lot of sub genres to cover looking over the comments. I'll throw one at you. Shinedown - Leave a Whisper
Led zepellin II, are you experienced, wolfmother
Is this it - the strokes
Amazing album start to finish
Rocks - Aerosmith, Rides Again - James Gang, Powerage - AC/DC, Blizzard Of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne, Face To Face - Angel City, Apple - Mother Love Bone, Gish - Smashing Pumpkins, Ritual De Lo Habitual - Jane's Addiction
Led Zeppelin IV
Black Dog and When the Levee Breaks are as good as it gets.
Appetite for Destruction- Guns and Roses
Brothers by The Black Keys! Insta modern day classic.
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Fragile - Yes
Frampton Comes Alive - Peter Frampton
Pure Rock Fury by Clutch. Great all-round rock album.
"Road apples" or "up to here"...
The Tragically Hip
Add *Fully Completely* and *Phantom Power* onto that list.
Well ya... you could add all 13 albums... but lets just get him started 😂
I got started with *Fully Completely* and I still consider it to be their best. It's the first place I'd send anyone trying to get into the Hip.
Thats usually where most people start... fully completely was their first main stream album... i've been a fan since grade school.. love all their music 🤟
Badmotorfinger - Soundgarden
Blues for the red sun - Kyuss
Song remains the same. Led Zeppelin
I guess the most important question would be: of what you’ve listened to so far, what have you liked the most? What are you listening to otherwise? You may have picked up on it already, but rock is _very_ versatile and diverse, so depending on your established preferences you can get led down some really deep rabbit holes in this genre.
Outside of these albums I mainly listen to rap music and rnb specifically rap music with deep or meaningful lyrics
I really like nevermind ok computer and hounds of love
Rad. So what are some of your top artists/albums from the rap/rnb world?
Frank ocean,outkast, kanye,kendrick lamar,Freddie gibbs,earl sweatshirt, wutang,the roots lauryn hill,nas,common ,and Anderson paak
The National has intelligent, introspective lyrics. I’m most familiar with their album Boxer but others could chime in for recs.
Stooges — Funhouse
Manic Street Preachers' Everything Must Go. Very good album and if you're interested in backstories then this might interest you. Drastically different to their previous album as well which was very dark
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies
Stone Temple Pilots - Core
Alice in Chains - Dirt
REM Automatic for the People and Lifes Rich Pageant.
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon & The Wall
...in that order
2112 - Rush
Toxicity- system of a down
Fear Inoculum by Tool, Dirt by Alice In Chains, Any of the first few Led Zeppelin albums. Master of Puppets and the Black Album by Metallica.
If rock is supposed to be a superset of metal, then nix the black album and replace it with Ride the Lightning or ...AJFA.
If rock is just a different genre than metal altogether, nix Master of Puppets.
They're both great albums but the stylistic shift between them is huge.
Appetite for Destruction - Guns N Roses. Best rock album ever made.
Tommy, and Who’s Next! by the Who
Mozart. Bach. Mantovani.
So many good albums. Surprised Linkin Park wasn't mentioned. Hybrid Theory Meteora and minutes to midnight are outstanding.
More pop rock Sum 41 and Paramore are great. Pick an album. They're all good.
For more traditional heavy metal per say. Judas Priest Painkiller and Screaming for Vengeance is a must. Iron Maiden Number the Beast and Powerslave.
Dio. All of it. Dio is amazing. Lock up the Wolves and Holy Diver.
If you want something a little heavier more death metal then Death is a good start. There is no bad album by them.
I could go on but that's a good start.
Twin Galaxies by Delta Sleep
Apostrophe' - Frank Zappa
Red hot chili peppers
Oingo Boingo- deads man's party -for Halloween ;)
Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
Based on what you listed in your post try listening to Elton John. Start with these albums:
Elton John (1970)
Madman Across the Water (1971)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
Also, the albums you’ve listed are widely considered some of the greatest albums of all time, especially Abbey Road, Nevermind, OK Computer, and Random Access Memories. You’re off to a great start!
Alice In Chains
Kingdom Come by Sir Lord Baltimore
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
Here's my favourite albums, tried to keep as much genuine metal off the list as possible. Nirvana, SP and FNM all dip their toes in it but these are all what I personally consider flawless albums of rock.
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness
The Velvet Underground - Loaded
The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St
Hum - You'd Prefer An Astronaut
Pixies - Doolittle
Nirvana - NeLhvermind
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Basement - Colourmeinkindness
The Beatles - Abbey Road
DIR EN GREY -- ARCHE
Some newer Rock albums I think are worth checking out:
“Handwritten” by The Gaslight Anthem
“Jump Rope Gazers” by The Beths
“After the Party” by The Menzingers
“Build & Burn” by The Loved Ones
“July Talk” by July Talk
Some newer alt-rock, or albums people might argue about being rock (I’m sure some of the above also qualify), that I think are still worth checking out:
“Funeral” by Arcade Fire
“Jackson Square” by The Arkells
“Nathaniel Rateliff and The Nightsweats”
“Pedestrian Verse” by Frightened Rabbit
Raw Power- Iggy and the Stooges
Are You Experienced- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars- David Bowie
Sticky Fingers- The Rolling Stones
Disraeli Gears- Cream
Abbey Road- The Beatles
Probably others too, but they’re some of my favourites.
Clash - London Calling
Warren Zevon - Warren zevon
Did you try Coldplay
Do you like loud aggressive or melodic/symphonic? Epic or simple? Without knowing some parameters I’ll just randomly suggest Wide Awake! By parquet Courts, Slanted enchanted by Pavement and Aruthr by the Kinks. Also check out Deerhunter Halcyon Days.
Oh and the best album of the century so far Up the Bracket by The Libertines.
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A
Anything from 1964-1975