From the 2000s decade, Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence and Systematic Chaos (Dream Theater) are favourites, as are Absolution, Black Holes and Revelations and The Resistance (Muse). I also really like Back to Black (Amy Winehouse).
Wow! 21 years of music, I wouldn’t even know how to start a list like that!
I started writing for an online metal magazine around 2001-2002 I think, before that is was mostly skate punk and heavier 90’s bands (White Zombie, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Tool, NOFX, Metallica etc..), but nothing really “metal”..I’d receive all sorts of albums to review, and ever since, dumpster dove like a trash panda into a world of metal bands and different metal genres. But discovering High On Fire sort of changed my life, and The Art Of Self Defense will probably always be one of my favorite albums, oh, and Pantera.