Albums, not CDs, not MP3s, Vinyl Albums
Cream - Although Cream was only together for a little more than two years, their influence was immense, both during their late-'60s peak and in the years following their breakup. Cream was the first top group to truly exploit the power-trio format, in the process laying the foundation for much blues-rock and hard rock of the 1960s and 1970s.
Simply legendary. Simple music can be good and maintain way beyond its inception. Here is another legendary outfit that was cut short. Jim lived like a baffoon when he was drunk, but when he was on he was spot on. The man's shenanigans influenced my own youthful tom foolery. The Doors was the soundtrack in the background of my experimental college years.