Name a few albums which helped determine your musical tastes

How about a short list of albums that shaped your listening from early on in your life?

Not just albums that became favorites (though they could be now). Let's call them historical turning points for you that shaped you as a listener, now.

  • Quadrophenia or Who's Next
  • Sgt Peppers Beatles
  • Floyd, Wish you were here
  • Jethro Tull, Thick as a Brick
  • Metheny, Offramp
  • Glenn Gould, Goldberg variations
  • Joni Mitchell, Court and Spark
Thanks Mapman, you're damn right about “Machine Head” by Deep Purple followed by “Demons and Wizards” by Uriah Heep. How could we forget?And one more, Black Sabbath's first. My Catholic neighbor bought it and was so afraid his parents would find out we waited a week before we could listen to his on his dad's high end system. Blew our minds...He's since become a musician, and has worked with Jon Anderson (YES).
Vanilla Fudge
Turning Point, John Mayall
Hank Williams
Led Zeppelin, 1st Album
Richard Thompson, Fairport Convention
Joni Mitchell
Riding with the King, John Hiatt
Lucinda Williams
Allman Brothers
Van Morrison

To name a few. . . .

The Who Live at Leeds
Queen 1 2 and 3
Jethro Tull This Was Benefit Stand up
Cream fresh Cream Disraeli Gears
Mountain Climbing Nantucket Sleigh ride
Telarc 1812 Overture

Rubber Soul
The White album
Madman Across the Water
Chicago 2
Teaser and the Firecat
Who's Next
Loggins and Messina "Sittin In"
All Things Must Pass
Blood on the Tracks
Born To Run
Darkness on the Edge of Town

Well blow me over with a feather.

I figured with this hi-fi lot it would jazz city up the wahzoo.

What a pleasant surprise.