Ten great albums recorded at Sound City Studios, the focus of Sound City
A supergroup by definition, A Perfect Circle sounds like anything but a side project. This band is just as ambitious as anything Billy Howerdel has ever worked on. Mer de Noms, A Perfect Circle's debut, was the highest-scoring debut album for a rock band, entering the Billboard 200 list at No. 4. The video for the first single, "Judith," was directed by David Fincher, director of Fight Club, Se7en and The Social Network.
8. Cheap Trick's Heaven Tonight (1978)
Practically an ode to musicians before them, like The Beatles and The Who, the members of Cheap Trick took a page or two from music history and made it their own with their third album, Heaven Tonight. They may not have created a new genre or changed the world of music forever, but the craft and execution was undeniable. This album combines the hallmarks of their first two: the raw and powerful chords of their debut and the pop harmonies of their second effort.