Obligatory most influential albums list.

A personal list that may or may not explain some things.
  1. Closer. Joy Division.
    Not even up for debate. If you don't like this, I don't like you.
  2. Transformer. Lou Reed.
    In the marrrow.
  3. PNYC. Portishead.
    Possibly the best live album. Feeds my noirish spy novel side.
  4. Juju. Siouxsie and the Banshees.
    Fucking amazing.
  5. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.
    In addition to just about every other Bowie album prior to 1985.
  6. Let Love In. Nick Cave.
    Mostly a timing thing, but all of his stuff really.
  7. Raw Power. Iggy and the Stooges.
    Yes. And yes.
  8. Blackstar. David Bowie.
    Seriously. A perfect goodbye from beginning to end.