It’s a common debate to argue over who wrote the greatest song. The choice is based on one’s taste in music, and experts can agree on some of the most influential albums ever made. Although there are varying views on the best album ever made, some classic albums can still reign supreme due to their popularity.
- “What’s Going On” (1971) – Marvin Gaye
The title track of Marvin Gaye’s most excellent album is still regarded as the most prominent track in his career. He was at the bottom of many artists when they offered him the opportunity to record the first thoughts of Obie Benson. The album, the first actual concept record, provided a dark and unsettling sound. The story of his tragic life also added to the album’s unpleasantness.
- “Revolver” (1966) – The Beatles
The Beatles’ seventh album was released in 1966 and marked a departure from their earlier pop-oriented style. The group’s newfound interest in spiritualism and avant-garde art also contributed to the evolution of popular music. “Revolver” served as the band’s psychedelic era debut.
- “The Velved Underground And Nico” (1967) – The Velvet Underground
David Bowie fans owe their appreciation to this album, which came out in 1967. The band and Nico were part the Andy Warhol’s art project, and their songs helped bring New York to the world. The album featured various styles, and one of the most famous songs was “Venus in Furs.”
- “Trans Europe Express” (1977) – Kraftwerk
When punk and prog-rock struggled for dominance, Kraftwerk’s “Trans Europe Express” provided a sleek and stylized look that helped establish a link between European pop and American electro. The group’s rise in Europe during the mid-to late-70s also changed the future of music.
- “Blonde On Blonde” (1966) – Bob Dylan
The release of Dylan’s “The Complete Rock Album” trilogy in the 1960s has been regarded as one of the best albums of all time. After settling into a comfortable environment with his band, The Hawks, he created a new sound for his songs by moving to Nashville.
- “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (1967) – The Beatles
During the mid-60s, The Beatles were at their peak, and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was placed between “Revolver” and “The White Album.” Paul McCartney’s musical stylings heavily influenced the album. It helped turn rock into an established art form.