From the off, we should say that there is no metric or method for deciding if an album is 'cult'. Indeed, the exact definition of 'cult' is easy to dispute. In our minds, it comes down to the influence : popularity ratio.
The following records have influenced countless artists collectively, but weren't necessarily given the attention they deserved when they came out. Between Nirvana's Unplugged record, Neutral Milk Hotel's seminal album and the irreplacable Madvillainy, there are some gold-standard albums to talk about.
Here are 23 most cult albums of our time.