If you really are a music collector or a music addict, you must have some cult albums. Depending your age, it can be just a few albums or sometimes many of them.
What is a cult album ?
- First of all, it's an album that you listen regularly with the same pleasure whatever the year of release.
- A cult album can be also an album without any success when it went out, but which gained notoriety through the years.
- A cult album can be also an album which, for some reason, got a special importance in your personal life.
- A cult album can be an album which let an indelible mark in popular music history.
All that said and waiting to hear about yours, here are some of mine.
Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones (1969)
With 3 "giant" songs bringing you to heaven when they are played live : Gimmie Shelter, Midnight Rambler, You Can't Always Get What You Want.
In Rock by Deep Purple (1970)
A "monument" of Hard Rock with a genius cover art and some memorable tracks : Speed King, Child in Time.
Only one regret is that the version on Spotify is not exactly the original one, but an anniversary edition. I have nothing against extended edition, but it needs also the original version as it has been released.
London Calling by The Clash (1979)
THE DOUBLE ALBUM of the Punk generation. From the beginning to the end a collection of great songs with a generational anthem : London Calling.
OK Computer by Radiohead (1997)
Another "monument" with unforgettable tracks like : Paranoid Android, Karma Police, Exit Music (For a Film). Chills guaranteed when you hear that live.
I have limited this post to 4 albums but I could add many more.
Now, I am curious to hear from you.