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Tull - Aqualung
LZep - IV
Queen - II
Rush - 2112
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Beatles - Abbey Road

That was tough
 

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Van Halen - Van Halen
The Bears- Rise and Shine
Joe Satriani - Flying in a Blue Dream
Extreme - Pornograffiti
Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon
King Crimson- Discipline

Honorable mentions-

Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
Pearl Jam - Ten
 

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I really can't name six. Only four albums had a MAJOR influence upon me granted each of these four artists all had multiple albums that highly influenced me.

ZZ Top -- Eliminator. This album made me want to pick up a guitar.

Aerosmith --- Draw The Line. I heard the single Draw The Line in 1983 and Joe Perry had me hooked.

David Wilcox --- Best Of. I remember skipping class in grade 12 and a guy put this on while driving home. I heard Hot, Hot Papa and said "Who is THIS????". Loved it immediately.

Ted Nugent -- his first solo album for many reasons. I never envisioned that years later we'd be friends and I'd be looking after his guitars.
 

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Led Zep - Houses Of The Holy - given to me taped, by a neighbour. Woke up my rock n roll animal
U2 - Joshua Tree - I've been listening to it again lately. I just kept it on continual repeat in the car for a couple years back in the day
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland - I ended up becoming a big collector of vinyl, imports and boots, of his for a while
Elton John - Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy - his peak, but the albums around that time are all great
Nirvana - Nevermind - I was late getting into it by a year or 2, buddy lent me his car and had it on tape, so I listened to it a bunch. Today, 90's alternative and grunge remains my favourite

That's 5. There's probably 100 tied for 6th.
 

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Robben Ford- Talk to you Daughter.
U2- Rattle & Hum
INXS- Kick
Midnight Oil- 10-1
V.Spy-V.Spy- Xenophobia Why
Angels- Face to face (Angel City)
Cold Chisel- Swingshift
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Brutal hard to pick just six.
Tomorrow my list will be different.
Honourable mention to all other records these bands recorded.
In no particular order.

Led Zeppelin 1, Led Zeppelin
Dire Straits, Dire Straits
Dark Side Of The Moon, Pink Floyd
Tattoo, Rory Gallagher
Livestock, Roy Buchanan
Machine Head, Deep Purple
Dixie Chicken, Little Feat
Cheap Thrills, Janis Joplin
Exile On Main Street, Rollin Stones
Aqualung, Jethro Tull

So many bands meet the threshold of greatness for me...Neil Young, Dixie Dregs, Jean-Luc Ponty, The Waterboys, Wishbone Ash, Rush, Van Halen, Linda Ronstadt,
 

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Led Zeppelin - Presence
Blue Oyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin
The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me
Bruce Cockburn - World of Wonders (Cockburn's songwriting and musicality finally meet)
The Jam - Dig the New Breed (Their last album. I discovered them too late)
The Kinks - One for the Road

This list will change in 5, 4, 3, 2...
 

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Yes - Close to the Edge
Deep Purple - Machine Head
The Police - Regatta de Blanc
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Queen - Jazz

Honourable mentions:
Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow
Led Zeppelin - IV
Santana - Abraxas
Dire Straits - Dire Straits
The Shadows - Apache (single)
 

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I've been heavily influenced by many classic rock albums but here are some more recent ones that have influenced my singing, songwriting and playing.

Weakerthans - Reunion Tour
Ryan Adam - Cold Roses
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
Son Volt - Okemah and the Melody of Riot
Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
 

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This is like picking my 6 favorite brain cells.

Zep II
Yes Relayer
Queen I (and II)
Rush Hemispheres
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon
Deep Purple Machine Head
 
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Yes - Fragile
BTO - Not Fragile
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Max Webster - High Class in Borrowed Shoes
Ted Nugent - Double Live Gonzo
Blue Oyster Cult - On Your Feet or on Your Knees
 

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Def Leppard - Pyromania
Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
Foo Fighters - One by One
Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
Metallica - Kill 'em all
Reserved until I think of another

Honourable mention: Heart - Bad animals (had a gf in HS who used this as a soundtrack for messing around...all.summer.long.)
 

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Hmmmm. That's a LOTTA music to cover.

East-West - Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Absolutely Free - Mothers of Invention
Gonna Take a Miracle - Laura Nyro
A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
Pretzel Logic - Steely Dan
 

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Blizzard of Ozz
Kiss Alive II
Led Zepplin 3
Rush - A Farewell to Kings
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force
 

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Bob Dylan: John Wesley Harding
Beatles: Rubber Soul
Frank Zappa: Hot Rats

Elvis Costello: My Aim is True
XTC: Drums and Wires
Dire Straits: Dire Straits
 

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Sabbath Paranoid
Tull Aqualung
Fairport Convention, Nine
Johnny Winter Live, And
Bach, Brandenburgs
Johnny Winter, Still Alive and Well
 

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Alice Cooper - Greatest Hits
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Genesis - Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Wishbone Ash - Argus
Teenage Head - Teenage Head (original '77 Cdn release)
Television - Marquee Moon

Honourable mention to Roxy Music's Avalon album, not because of its' influence per se; rather, it gave me a huge boost in the "art of seduction" dept. in the early '80's (only wished they released it about 4-5 yrs earlier to be honest).
 
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