10. Metallica - 'Master Of Puppets'
With the release of 1986's Master Of Puppets Metallica were transformed from a cult thrash-metal band to the most popular group in the history of the genre. It's also their final abum with bassist Cliff Burton – and to many fans it's the band's high-water mark. In 2006 the group celebrated their 25th anniversary by playing the disc straight through on their European tour, but the title track hasn't budged from the setlist since the first time they played it. When Rick Rubin began working with the band on their newest LP Death Magnetic he told them to get back into the same mindset they had when they made Master Of Puppets.