There are certain rock albums everyone owns, and has heard a thousand times over. However, here are five albums you don’t own but should that are just as good:
David Bowie’s “Low”
While this album may lack some of his most popular radio hits, “Low,” it could be argued, is his most important release, combining Bowie’s pop sensibility and Eno’s experimental tendencies.
Pink Floyd’s “Animals”
Sometimes overshadowed by their other albums, “Animals” is probably the quintessential Floyd album, displaying what the band does best: Brooding lyrics, complex tracks, emotional solos, and layered sounds.
The debut from Santana’s band, it still a great album and testament to the timelessness of rock. Though it has some of the best guitar work heard anywhere, the rest of the band is as talented, resulting in a powerhouse album.
The Alan Parsons Project’s “Tales of Mystery & Imagination”
An all-star line-up performs songs constructed around the poems of Edgar Allan Poe, bringing his works alive with hard rock and orchestral arrangements. Strong from start to finish.
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