1. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love: There is no other album I've played more in my entire life.
2. Dream Theater - Images and Words: Some of my favorite heavy metal. I got into this album a month before I proposed to Lissy. I was obsessed with it for a very long time, and still am a little bit.
3. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs: It's only been out a month, but it's set me on a firestorm of music enjoyment. I've played it straight through over 30 times so far.
4. Queen - Innuendo: It's the album that got me into Queen and basically set me on the path to finding David Bowie.
5. David Bowie - Scary Monsters: An edgy masterpiece which helped me feel better when I was feeling angsty. It's still amazing.
6. Nicole Atkins - Neptune City: On the strength of one album (so far), I've wound up seeing her more times live than anyone (by a lot) and even using one of her covers as my first dance at my wedding.
7. A Fine Frenzy - Bomb in a Birdcage: My favorite album to come out in 2009. I use the handle "Friendzie" on some online games now because of my obsession with this album. Her first is also very good.
8. Tori Amos - To Venus and Back: My obsession with some of the tracks on this album is what led me to my most played artist, Kate Bush. The songs Lust and Bliss basically opened me up to exploring more female artists. My charts are now full of women.
9. Kate Bush - The Sensual World: Slightly less influential than Hounds of Love, but there aren't many albums that account for more plays than this one.
10. U2 - Achtung Baby: This is the album that set me on the path to listening to decent music back in high school.
11. The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs: This album got me keyed into Morrissey and The Smiths, which were not only great musical loves back at the end of high school, but keep coming back into play in my life socially.
12. Kamelot - Epica: This is my favorite album from the first metal band I ever got into.
13. Pink Floyd - The Wall: This was hugely influential in my life in the middle of college. I feel I'm a better person for having known Pink Floyd. Their lead man David Gilmour is also the guy who discovered Kate Bush.
14. Madonna - True Blue: I secretly loved this album as a kid, and it's a huge reason I like what I do today. I have a thing for hints of 80s in my music; I know a lot of that comes from Madonna. I still love Open Your Heart and Live To Tell and listen to them willingly any time.
15. Tegan and Sara - The Con: This was the album which really opened up the floodgates of me listening to Tegan and Sara. I wouldn't say it's as influential as anything else on this list, but I did see them live and I have played them a lot over the years, so it's worthy of being on here at #15.