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Classic LA Albums Vol. 1: Slayer - "Reign In Blood"

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This is the first in a series of albums that I feel are crucial to the experience of the city of Los Angeles. These are the albums that endure year after year, and continue to make me feel alive and thrilled to be living in LA.

Some of these are going to be obvious, and some are hopefully going to inspire you to go listen to something you have never heard before. In an era where music listeners tolerate some 50-60% filler on every record, these albums maintain a song-to-song level of quality that is almost impossible to attain. All of these albums were born in Los Angeles and are utterly essential in any music fan's collection, in, as you will read, my rarely humble opinion.

I cannot think of a better way to begin this series than with a look at Slayer's Reign In Blood.