Rolling Stone Unveil Albums that Changed Music Forever
Sometimes the bar gets set so high you cannot go back. There are artists that push the envelope with music that has to be recognized as a game changer. Rolling Stone recently unveiled the game changing albums that influenced other artists.
Michael Jackson has an album that the world has considered timeless. “Thriller” had fewer songs than most albums contain today, but it has managed to outsell any other albums because the tracks are amazing. The title track, “Thriller,” will always be a Halloween party favorite. The gentleness of “Lady in My Life” still influences R&B singers of today. Billie Jean stills makes people get up and dance.
Artists have had tragic lives have always seems to make great music. Both Kurt Cobain and Marvin Gaye led tragic lives that would ultimately result in tragic deaths, but there music changed the landscape of sound on so many levels. It is commonly discussed on Skout and other dating apps as a sort of icebreaker. Kurt worked with his band, Nirvana, to deliver the classic “Nevermind” album in 1991 because taking his own life. Before Marvin Gaye was killed by his father he penned songs for “What’s Going on?” – a question that is still quite relevant now. These sounds are different, but these albums would become cornerstones that served as influences for a wide spectrum of artists.
The Rolling Stone list also includes Lorretta Lynn’s “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin'” and the Byrds “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” as groundbreaking albums.