Lennon's most popular album captures his complex brilliance.
Hendrix's fiery debut still a stunner.
Popular alt-folk score speaks to angst-ridden teens.
Wonderful posthumous collection favors hits over politics.
Inventive alternative album breaks down musical boundaries.
Grunge breakthrough delivers massive guitars and angst.
Garth's crossover blockbuster still strong decades later.
Smash debut fuses classic rock with aggressive grunge.
Rappers' hit debut packed with girls, booze, and attitude.
Memorable but dated '80s rock.
Harsh, loud, complex; probably best metal album of all time.
Art-punk pioneers score with catchy pop album.
Catchy hits fill soundtrack to 1984 teen dance movie.
Joan Jett claims rock 'n' roll for women in fierce debut.
Punk rebels fuse aggressive rock with Jamaican roots music.
Eloquent songwriting, punk attitude from influential artist.
Profane early punk still offends -- and inspires.
Punk pioneers fuse early rock 'n' roll with garage grit.
Complex punk poetry from influential artist.
Poetic teen anthems of desperation still resonate.
Collection of classic tracks still best intro to reggae.
Clever mix of Simon & Garfunkel songs, '60s cocktail music.