So few artists write with such honesty and just let the songs stand up for themselves. The album inspired me to start a band when it came out and we make numerous references to it. The fact that they could put out a record and make themselves known was a very important thing for me. They were a huge inspiration for L7, too. They were a huge, attitude-ridden wall of sound with a lot of sexual angst thrown in. In the light of the female bands going down, Frightwig are getting overlooked.
The 50 best rock albums of all time
The 50 albums that changed music | Music | The Guardian
This list provides a guide to the most important hip hop albums, as determined by their presence on compiled lists of significant albums: see the " Lists consulted" section for full details. Inclusion on a list is indicated by numbering after each release. The brief accompanying notes offer an explanation of the album's importance. Since hip hop was a music for 12" singles rather than albums for the period of —,  the absence of old school hip hop from the list has been compensated for by providing it with its own section of notable releases.
The 100 Best Albums of the 1970s
It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. One of history's most fiercely-fought debates, picking the best rock albums is pretty much an impossible task. Everyone has their favourite; that special album that's guided them through life's good times and its bad, that musical hill they're absolutely willing to die on.
Though it sold poorly on its initial release, this has since become arguably the most influential rock album of all time. The first art-rock album, it merges dreamy, druggy balladry 'Sunday Morning' with raw and uncompromising sonic experimentation 'Venus in Furs' , and is famously clothed in that Andy Warhol-designed 'banana' sleeve. Lou Reed's lyrics depicted a Warholian New York demi-monde where hard drugs and sexual experimentation held sway. Shocking then, and still utterly transfixing.