Steve Vai recently shared with The Quietus his 13 favorite albums. Not surprisingly, the list is an eclectic assortment including records by Sly & The Family Stone, Tom Waits, and Deep Purple. Vai says this about Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica, though it could be applied to listening in general:

We deprive ourselves the opportunity of appreciating something that is artistic, by making certain claims and being dogmatic or snobbish about it.

Check out the entire list at The Quietus.

Right here.