I was thinking about this, and I'm guessing that other people have had similar experiences. There have been a small handful of albums that, from the very first time I heard them, instantly struck a chord with me. These are albums that I had to listen all the way through, and over again, that hit me at the right time and place in my life so that they just resonated, like they were created for me. Where nearly every song was incredible, completely new but yet like I already knew them. Just chewed 'em up and internalized them. For me the list is: David Sancious & Tone- True Stories Yes- Close To The Edge Red Hot Chili Peppers- Blood Sugar Sex Magic Derek & The Dominoes- Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs The Offspring- Smash Pat Metheny Group- Pat Metheny Group Pat Metheny Group- American Garage Pink Floyd- Animals Tool- Aenima Stone Temple Pilots- Purple (EDIT: forgot two)Allman Brothers Band- Live at Filmore East Yes- Relayer Also, a few single songs that were like that: Hot Tuna- Sea Child, and Water Song Herbie Hancock- Maiden Voyage Emerson, Lake & Palmer- Tarkus Similarly, there have been a few albums that I didn't get initially, but which I had the same kind of experience with, years later: The Jimi Hendrix Experience- Are You Experienced? George Gershwin- Rhapsody In Blue So, anybody else have this experience? What would be on your lists? P.S. Mods, if this belongs somewhere else please move it!