12. Damaged (1981)
What the critics say about it: “Greg Ginn is the greatest noise guitarist since Johnny Thunders, new vocalist Henry Rollins can snarl along any tortured contour they serve up… this is powerful stuff.” - Robert Christgau
Why it’s such a great album: It manages to combine a straight up hardcore side one with an heavy art rock side two without either of them feeling out of place. Not to mention that it displays Greg Ginn and Henry Rollins at their best, truly a force to be reckoned with. In my mind, the most timeless album to come out of the early 80s East Coast punk scene.
Must hear: Six Pack, TV Party