Submitted by desertsurfer87 t3_10l72qc in Music

Curious to hear which albums make it on your Mt Rushmore, and I will aim to listen to as many as I can in the next year. This doesn't have to be what albums you think are the best musically, but which albums are your 4 favorite/important, whether it's musical taste, it shaped you, nostalgia, etc. I didn't expect it to be this hard to choose 4, but mine are:

Blue album-Weezer

Wish you were here- Pink Floyd

Relationship of command- At the Drive In

The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me- Brand New



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DevinBelow t1_j5v1ggr wrote

Today I would say:

The Beatles - Revolver

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Spacemen 3 - The Perfect Prescription

The Replacements - Let it Be


desertsurfer87 OP t1_j5v22jl wrote

Alright, never heard of spaceman 3 so excited to check that out! Thank ya


[deleted] t1_j5vbp0b wrote

Gorillaz - Demon Days

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

Meshuggah - Catch 33

Mr. Bungle - Mr. Bungle


Maccai3 t1_j5xfqt7 wrote

Demon Days is peak Gorillaz, phenomenal record


[deleted] t1_j5xkmld wrote

You'd be surprised how many people I have talked to about Gorillaz who DON'T agree with that sentiment. It's nice to hear someone who agrees for once.


desertsurfer87 OP t1_j5vgki5 wrote

I've slowly been working through gojira and mastodon over the past year, and wasn't sure where to start with meshuggah so catch 33 it is! Thank you!

Also, never heard of Mr bungle so that will be fun since I have zero idea of what to expect with that


snowlock27 t1_j5wwj3b wrote

Ever listen to Faith No More? Mr Bungle is Mike Patton's band before he joined FNM.


poopapat320 t1_j5xvbf6 wrote

My CD player in my car broke and stopped ejecting CDs. Luckily it decided to do this with Demon Days trapped inside, so I listened to that album A LOT when it was released.


sylvan_beso t1_j5v243u wrote

Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo

Sylvan Esso - Sylvan Esso

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

Radiohead - Kid A

Honorable mention to Lonerism - Tame Impala


desertsurfer87 OP t1_j5wj38s wrote

Thank you for putting Khruangbin on my radar, this band is dope.


Jean_Genetic t1_j5vbl5y wrote

Elvis Costello - Armed Forces

Bob Mould - The Silver Age

Gang of Four - Entertainment

Titus Andronicus - The Monitor


poopapat320 t1_j5xv6l0 wrote

Only time I ever crowd surfed was at a Titus Andronicus show to A More Perfect Union. Love me some Titus


BlankiesteinsMonster t1_j5vii5i wrote

With the caveat that it could change in an hour, at the moment I would say:

The Beach Boys - Sunflower

Eric B. & Rakim - Don't Sweat The Technique

Television - Marquee Moon

Those Poor Bastards - Satan Is Watching


desertsurfer87 OP t1_j5whqhq wrote

Right!? It would have to be a play doh rushmore. Music hits different depending on what is happening in life at any given time


jibrjabr t1_j5yap0k wrote

Nice! A shout out to Eric B and Rakim! My favorite album is Paid in Full.


Quartz_Cat t1_j5v2mli wrote

Black Foliage - The Olivia Tremor Control

Sandinista- The Clash

Oracular Spectacular - MGMT

SMiLE - The Beach Boys


desertsurfer87 OP t1_j5wh0hg wrote

Oracular Spectacular is great, and every playthrough seems to hit me different. Olivia tremor control will be a new spin for me


Quartz_Cat t1_j5whpb1 wrote

Yup, Congratulations is actually probably better but Oracular was my first thought

Listen to “Dust at Cubist Castle” as well


Peter_Easter t1_j5v7rge wrote

"S.C.I.E.N.C.E." by Incubus

""Blast Tyrant" by Clutch

"Physical Graffiti" by Led Zeppelin

"The Mollusk" by Ween

"Transistor" by 311

Honorable mention: "DOWN 2: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow" by DOWN


desertsurfer87 OP t1_j5wgtm3 wrote

You've inspired me to dig out that Incubus album, its been a long time. Never heard of ween or clutch so looking forward to hearing something new


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desertsurfer87 OP t1_j5v9paw wrote

Those are some amazing albums. I was late to the party with the deftones, but have greatly enjoyed exploring their discography.


sgb617 t1_j5xd4r6 wrote

Huge Tool and Deftones fan. And now I’m going to listen to Passenger. Thank you.


traderjoesmassacre t1_j5v28nz wrote

Daydream Nation - Sonic Youth

Lonesome Crowded West - Modest Mouse

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming - M83

Designing a Nervous Breakdown - The Anniversary

Each album had a very special place at an important time in my life.


desertsurfer87 OP t1_j5whif3 wrote

Thanks for sharing! Listened through that m83 album this afternoon, loved it, solid from beginning to end.


TheOnlyCWS t1_j5v431x wrote

The Beatles: Revolver - The masterful magnum opus of one of the most influential rock bands in history.

The Who: Who's Next - My favorite album of all time. Every track could have been a single.

Steely Dan - Aja: Steely Dan is my favorite American rock artist by far, and this is, for good reason, their defining album.

Pearl Jam - Ten: My favorite American album. Constantly great grunge rock.


quislingdna t1_j5v58xf wrote

Van halen-5150

Ozzy- the ultimate sin

Living colour- vivid

Seven mary three- american standard


DextellaHolles t1_j5vl56x wrote

Whats Going On - Marvin Gaye

Physical Graffiti- Led Zeppelin

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

OK Computer - Radiohead

..... but it'll probably change tomorrow


HecatombCometh t1_j5w3vex wrote

  • Linkin Park - Reanimation
  • Tool - 10,000
  • Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
  • Atmosphere - You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having

These were the first albums I owned in their respective genres (if you consider indie hip-hop to be a genre). Not necessarily the best in their niche or even in the artist's discography, but they got me into a lot of fantastic music.


gmorkenstein t1_j5yfg51 wrote

Lot of Midwest love for Atmosphere. They’ve been on my radar for years. But I’m surprised I’ve never given a full album a proper listen. I’ll do that today.


HecatombCometh t1_j6375xm wrote

All of them are good in their own way, but from The Family Sign (2011) onwards they sort of enter the "dad-rap" subgenre. You Can't Imagine... or God Loves Ugly are probably the best places to start.


fontesdad2112 t1_j5w9n19 wrote

  • Mother Love Bone - Mother Love Bone
  • Vivaldi - Four Seasons
  • Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo
  • Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction

wwishie t1_j5ve0uf wrote

Deep Purple in Rock. The cover is the band carved in Mt. Rushmore.


Frank_Banana t1_j5vggo9 wrote

Diary of a Madman - Ozzy

Exile on Main Street - Rolling Stones

Southern Harmony and Musical Companion - Black Crowes

Broken - Nine Inch Nails


reddit_is_trashbin t1_j5viw53 wrote

Pretty Lights - A Color Map of the Sun

Deca - The Ocean

Pepper - Kona Town

Blockhead - The Music Scene

if you dig into any of these I hope you enjoy.


desertsurfer87 OP t1_j5whzws wrote

Will plan on working through all of them, only one I'm familiar with is pepper, so excited to hear some new sounds


thequicknessinc t1_j5vlzpr wrote

  • Ghost City by Delta Sleep
  • Piano EP by Yvette Young
  • No Place by A Lot Like Birds
  • Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV Vol One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness by Coheed and Cambria
    Edit: had to choose only 4…

desertsurfer87 OP t1_j5wi4hq wrote

I had such a hard time leaving coheed off of my mt rushmore...I still don't feel good about it, so glad to see it on yours


thequicknessinc t1_j5wis7o wrote

Well you had Devil and god and relationship of command to leave room for so alls good


mrbadxampl t1_j5vxhab wrote

Sugar - File Under: Easy Listening

Metallica - Master of Puppets

Eels - Beautiful Freak

They Might Be Giants - Lincoln


SashaZGR t1_j5w2mvf wrote


Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds- Let Love In

PJ Harvey- Rid of Me

Oingo Boingo- Nothing to Fear

XTC- Drums and Wires


uSeeSizeThatChicken t1_j5whj8z wrote

"Beggars Banquet" - Rolling Stones

"Paul's Boutique" - Beastie Boys

"Fun House" - The Stooges

"Sea Change" - Beck


Owlman2841 t1_j5woz32 wrote

Derek and the Dominos- Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

Ramones- Ramones

Van Halen- Van Halen

Rolling Stones- Exile on Main Street


FWGoldRush t1_j5wr2wt wrote

Physical Graffiti -Led Zeppelin

Alive - Kiss

1984 - Van Halen

Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden


idrivea90schevy t1_j5wsmyg wrote

Mastodon, blood mountain

Green day, American idiot

Tom petty, wildflowers

Alice in chains, dirt


driving_andflying t1_j5x0er7 wrote

  1. "Back In Black" by AC/DC

  2. The "Firestarter" movie soundtrack, by Tangerine Dream

  3. The "Legend" movie soundtrack, by Tangerine Dream

  4. The "Raiders of The Lost Ark" movie soundtrack, by John Williams


Williams_Theme t1_j5x1vxs wrote

Absolutely Free - Frank Zappa
Fragile - Yes
Mm.. Food - MF DOOM
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie


brain_my_damage_HJS t1_j5x47jg wrote

The Beatles- The Beatles

Abbey Road- The Beatles

Revolver- The Beatles

Rubber Soul- The Beatles

Non-Beatles Mt. Rushmore:

Appetite for Destruction- Guns N’ Roses

Rage Against the Machine- Rage Against the Machine

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill- Lauryn Hill

The Soul Album- Otis Redding


soundisloud t1_j60k7gh wrote

A whole Beatles Mt Rushmore, and no Sgt Pepper's. Wow. You're not wrong though.


11ForeverAlone11 t1_j5xm5dw wrote

White Pony - Deftones

Lateralus - Tool

The Doors - The Doors

Richard D. James album - Aphex Twin

these were all very important albums of my youth that started my musical journey


VlaxDrek t1_j5v22he wrote

John Mellencamp - Big Daddy

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run


Canahedo t1_j5wer31 wrote

American Idiot - Green Day

Demon Days - Gorillaz

xInfinity - Watsky

The Impossible Kid - Aesop Rock


biglongschlong6969 t1_j5whr8k wrote

TOYPAJ - blink 182

Dirt - AIC

CFH - Pantera

Luv vs The World - uzi


BostonBakedBeans76 t1_j5wqhqs wrote

Pink Floyd DSOTM U2 Achtung Baby REM Automatic For The People Aerosmith Get Your Wings


snowlock27 t1_j5wx5ig wrote

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - Sarah McLachlan

Psalm 69 - Ministry

Faith No More - Angel Dust


bayernfan25 t1_j5x4icl wrote

The Empyrean John Frusciante, Stadium Arcadium by RHCP , Animals(underrated tbh) by Pink Floyd, Ummagumma by Pink Floyd , Maggot Brain by Funkadelic


gardensclan t1_j5x54n3 wrote

The Mollusk - Ween

Led Zeppelin IV

Appetite for Destruction - Guns N Roses

Electroshock Blues - EELS


Charming-Twist-7514 t1_j5x8xa4 wrote

Black Pistol Fire - Look Alive

The Blue Stones - Black Holes

Poe - Haunted

Metric - Formentera


uglydickshot3 t1_j5xamkw wrote

RATM: Self-Titled Tool: Lateralus Modest Mouse: Lonesome Crowded West Mars Volta: Deloused in the Comatorium


LocalConspiracy138 t1_j5xeh3b wrote

The Lillingtons- Stella Sapiente Satyricon- The Age of Nero The Vandals- Peace Through Vandalism At the Gates- Slaughter of the Soul The Unseen- The Anger and the Truth


Maccai3 t1_j5xgejq wrote

Sign o the Times - Prince

Closing Time - Tom Waits

Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan

36 Chambers - Wu Tang

Not even sure Blonde on Blonde is my favourite Dylan record but it goes on. I could also have Love Supreme up there or Madvillainy or Sly and the Family Stone's Fresh or Songs in the key of Life. 4 is so difficult.


[deleted] t1_j5y11os wrote

Black Sabbath - Sabotage

Led Zeppelin - 4

Deep Purple - Machine Head

Pink Floyd - Animals


roll_tide_on_that t1_j5y3zux wrote

Third eye blind - Third eye blind Bruce Springsteen - live 75-85 Brand new - devil and god Pearl Jam - Ten


ganamac t1_j5yjd2l wrote

Depeche Mode - Violator

Prince - Purple Rain

Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

And I’m gonna cheat here the Monkees - Greatest Hits


greendemon710 t1_j5ztbwu wrote

Poison idea, kings of punk GG Allin brutality and bloodshed Miles Davis kind of blue Keith Whitley


NawBroSpaceMarine t1_j602cn2 wrote

Pearl Jam - Vs

The Offspring - Smash

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - I'm In Your Mind Fuzz


81jmfk t1_j6101rv wrote

Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction

Audioslave - Audioslave

Queens of the Stone Age - Like Clockwork

Nirvana - Unplugged


HairyMuffinMan t1_j6ol19k wrote

N.E.R.D. - Fly Or Die

Tyler, The Creator - Cherry Bomb

JoeJas - Gaps & Nomads

Wavves - King Of The Beach