Van Halen – Van Halen (90)


At a time when disco was king and rock was not at the forefront of the music world, Van Halen burst onto the Sunset Strip to show everyone just what they were missing. Comprised of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, bassist Michael Anthony, and vocalist David Lee Roth, this four-piece band served…

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Slipknot – Slipknot (90)


A metal band formed in 1995 consisting of six band members wearing clown masks and produced what was meant to be their debut album in 1996 called Mate.Feed.Kill.Repeat. It was recorded in seven months and the style was very different from the Slipknot everybody knows nowadays. Only 1000 copies were sold and many Slipknot fans…

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Pearl Jam – Vs. (85)


Vs. was an album that came out of left field. The “classic rock” of the band’s debut, Ten, didn’t suggest that we would get something as raw sounding as this. If anything, when you plot the trajectory of the bands’ sound, it is their biggest seller in the incongruous part of their back catalogue. You…

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