If you listen to a lot of music, it can sometimes be hard to pick favorites. So I'm asking for something a little bit easier. Share albums that have influenced your tastes by making you interested in a new genre or artist. And you don't have to list them all at once or limit how many you pick. You can post one or two now and come back later to post more. And when you do, please explain the influence this album had on your tastes.
I'll start with Asia's debut album. This is the album that sparked my interest in progressive rock. Asia was a "supergroup" comprised of members of other prominent progressive rock groups, and my interest in Asia led me to find out about the other groups its members had been in, such as Yes, King Crimson, U.K., the Buggles, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. It also led me to related and similar groups, such as Genesis, Renaissance, Rush, GTR, GPS, and more.