I'll be joining johnniegold in offering discussions for albums that stand the test of time.
My first offering is The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground. This album represents sex, drugs and rock & roll, plain and simple. The imagery is obvious ("Heroin", "There She Goes Again") and abstruse ("The Black Angel's Death Song", "European Son") all at the same time. Heroin use is a main theme in the album's songs, but sado-masochism, the party scene of hipster New York City 1967 and even good old-fashioned love ("I'll Be Your Mirror") can be found in this gem.
The songs in which Nico sings show that she's obviously not a trained singer, but the deep timbre of her voice is at once mellow and harsh, two polar opposites in the same sound. Add to that the avant-garde instrumentation, rollicking songs and Andy Warhol's production and you have what many consider to be the greatest rock album ever.
Here it is in all its cheeky glory. Discuss!