Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd (1973)
If any of these needed no introduction, it would have to be Pink Floyd’s middle-finger to the music industry. They had no business creating an album so perfect, yet the still did, almost unintentionally (though everything they composed was more calculated than they give themselves credit for). By the end of the album, it feels as if you’re accompanying the Apollo 11 team to the “Dark Side of the Moon,” scored by the genius quartet, Pink Floyd. Arguably one of the most popular albums of all time, this beast spent 32 years on the charts before it was finally bumped off. The album is up for interpretation, literally every part: the lyrics, the message, and even the album cover. If any album deserves to be influential, it’s the album that means nothing and everything at the same time. All I can say for this one is enjoy, and be wary of the thoughts contemplating your position in life.