The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame provides distinctions to rock bands and their albums on the success thereof and the innovations brought from the band into music. Here we will have a look at some of the greatest albums inducted by the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.
Rush – Moving Pictures (1981)
Moving pictures are without a doubt the band’s most famous and well-received album to date. In 1981, Moving Pictures were released by the band to critical acclaim and was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. In the early days of progressive rock, it was not as successful or well known as it was in later years.
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Pronounced ‘L h-‘nerd ‘skin-nerd (1973)
This debut album by Lynyrd Skynyrd gave meaning to Southern Rock in the US and the Band reached high fame with this album. The songs on the album were influenced by blues as with most rock and rock ‘n roll albums. But this had a lot more going for it than just being another Southern rock ‘n roll album. It was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.
The Who – Quadrophenia (1973)
When it was released in 1973, it sparked some emotions of not being a great follow up to the band’s previous album ‘’Tommy’’. Yet it has aged in a major way with fans of the band and the genre. The album stands as the only album which encompasses all the great factors which the band has up their sleeve and one of the greatest efforts by guitarist Pete Townshend.
Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti (1975)
The reason why Physical Graffiti was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame is for the same reason as with The Who’s Quadrophenia album. The album showcases all the major elements which make the band great. The album features some of their most well-received songs such as Kashmir and In the Light. It was soon inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.
Otis Redding – Otis Blue (1965)
For many fans of rock ‘n roll, Otis Redding had the most powerful voice in popular music and rock ‘n roll. It stood as one of the greatest examples of blues and rock ‘n roll as a genre even though the album mainly consisted out of covers.
The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground (1969)
Just before the recordings of the album, one of its key members, John Cale, left the band. With John leaving the band came one of the most shocking and daring albums which the group has ever produced. With this album, they moved away from the experimental art-rock genre. The album was soon inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and stands as some of the best songs written by Lou Reed.