6. The Ramones, 'Rocket to Russia'
The Ramones may have established their sound on their 1976 debut, along with punk as we know it, but many fans feel they didn't quite perfect it until their third album late the following year. It's the last LP with the original four members, and the track list reads like a greatest hits album: "Rockaway Beach," "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker," "Cretin Hop," "Teenage Lobotomy" and "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow." There isn't a weak moment among the 14 songs, even though it peaked at Number 49 on the Billboard 200. Amazingly, that was a major achievement for the band, since their first two records never went lower than Number 111. The tragedy of the Ramones is they weren't fully appreciated until after they were gone.