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All for Noms and Noms for all...
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Time for a new music game.

Pick a band, any band (or artist) from any era and state the one song or album that you think defines their career. The crowning glory. The one moment in time that says "this is who we are and this is what we do".

I'll start...

Metallica - "Master of Puppets"

Ok. I know its an obvious choice but this for me was THE Metallica album. Everything before it was building up to this moment and everything after it paled in comparison.

Over to you guys...


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Crazy Train...OZZY OSBOURNE

After being thrown out of "The Godfathers Of Metal": BLACK SABBATH, everybody thought Ozzy would crawl in a hole and drink himself to death. Not so! He hooked up with one of the greatest guitarists to ever live, Randy Rhoads, and made a great metal album called BLIZZARD OF OZ....which had many kickin songs on it, the best one being Crazy Train.

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Devolution here,

Yeah, to go in a different direction:

Def Leppard ... Bringing on a Heartbreak, probably still my favorite Def Leppard song.

We are DEVO

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Iron Maiden

With the addition of Bruce ****inson the band put out the incredible album "The Number of the Beast" With songs like the title track and "Run to the Hills" being huge FM hits in their day and still getting heavy airplay even today this album catapulted the band into the upper echelon of the metal scene. Throw in the incredible and underrated "Hallowed Be Thy Name" this makes "The Number of the Beast" one of the top metal albums of all time.

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You want different direction - you got it.

Coming from a globally successful group, it was always going to be tough. So often a solo career, especially after such success as a part of one of Motown's finest, leaves a sour taste, kinda like Police Academy 5...... However, after a commercially lucrative but largely forgettable debut album, Lionel Richie hit the big time again in 1983, with the excellent Can't Slow Down.

The measures? Simple.

How many tracks can you name from his self-titled debut in 1982? Me - just the one. Truly. From Can't Slow Down - there's only one I couldn't name from memory. and that's very rare for any album. Can't Slow Down, All Night Long, Penny Lover, Stuck On You, Love Will Find A Way, The Only One, Running With The Night, Hello. All great tracks in their own right, five being hits in the US and UK singles charts.

Sales? Debut made a very creditable four million sales. Difficult Second Album? Eleven Million sales in the US alone.

Add to this 2 Grammys, including Best Album, and you have the defining moment in an already distinguished career. And I'll bet many of you bought this album - I know I did.

My pick - Lionel Richie, and Can't Slow Down.

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Okay, I guess I'll say Guns N Roses and their Appetite for Destruction album. Welcome to the Jungle just kicked some serious azz.
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Def Leppard--Pour Some Sugar on Me---Hysteria

This album rocked!!!

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Machine Head - Burn My Eyes

Not many bands can have their defining moment in their debut album but the truth is nothing Machine Head released afterwards can compare to the sheer brutality of BME. Through the Ashes of Empires almost made it but just doesn't contain as many classic tracks. To celebrate its 10 year anniversary Machine Head played BME in its entirety at a gig in Manchester (LUCKY SODS!!!).

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Nirvana-Smells Like Teen Spirit. I liked some of their earlier stuff, but this was the one that shot them over the moon...
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Devolution here,

Steely Dan - Aja. The best of their albums. They had some songs that were popular, but it wasn't till Aja that they were solidified as a band to be reckoned with.

WE are DEVO

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Lemme add AC/DC...Back in Black.
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Im not a fan, but I'll add

OPERATION MINDCRIME....QUEENSRYCHE

This album "put them on the map" with people who didnt know what a QUEENSRYCHE was.
The whole "concept album" told a story and unfolded like a movie plot.

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.............And it also spawned a sequel!
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...which sucked bigtime!!!


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Born out of mutual hatred and respect I would nominate The Verve: Urban Hymns as a defining moment personally. Two hugely influential creative influences who set out to make their opus and, byu and large, succeeded - influencing a whole new wave of bands in the process.

Richard Ashcroft proved that to be marketable you can be fairly unpop-star looking and still charismatic and in conjunction with Nick McCabe wrote songs that for the most part were what the albums title stated.

On this album, Space and Time, The Drugs Don't Work and the Stones sampled Bittersweet Sympathy are all worth a listen but for me the truly outstanding track is Lucky Man. Lyrically, in parts, it sums up a part of my life at that precise moment.

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Bruce Sringsteen - Born to Run not the other over hyped one from 1984 U2 Unforgetable Fire as good as Joshua Tree
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guns n roses-appite for destruction
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