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10 Albums To Make You Want To Start A Band

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Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim
Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim
"The album that made me finally pick up a guitar. An incendiary masterpiece, and one of the greatest albums ever."
Spiderland
Spiderland
"Quite unlike anything before it, this is where the term 'slint dynamics' comes from. The inspiration for a whole movement, and frequently namechecked by Mogwai"
Check Your Head
Check Your Head
"The rawness of the sound, that it could have been recorded in a day. Their energy and the enthusiasm pervades every song."
Electric Ladyland
Electric Ladyland
"How did he think he could get THAT sort of sound out of a guitar. Truly visionary, Hendrix (not solely through this album, though) transformed the guitar as a instrument."
Definitely Maybe
Definitely Maybe
"This album made everyone want to be a rock and roll star- it made being in a band the coolest thing in the world again."
The Queen Is Dead
The Queen Is Dead
"Morrissey is one of the most poetic lyricists ever (along with maybe Bob Dylan), and The Queen Is Dead opened the way for literate anti-cool akward boys with a secret ambition to be a pop star."
The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground & Nico
"It is said of this discordant, hopelessly cool record that not many people bought it, but everyone who did started a band. An Andy Warhol designed cover- the pinnacle of art as rock as art."
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses
"Outstanding, especially for a debut album."
Slanted & Enchanted
Slanted & Enchanted
"The most influential album by the stars of 90's US alternative rock. Their trademark cryptic lyrics, skewed guitars and strangled pop proved the blueprint for a wave of imitators."
Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
"Inspiration for a whole generation- at least!- of punk rockers. Everything you need to start a band: the style, the attitude and inability to play instruments."