1982's self titled Bad Brains. When I first heard this, in the mid 80s, I wasn't all that into it. The individual songs were great and wound up on quite a few mix tapes, but the album didn't quite work for me. I even got to interview H.R. for my college radio station but still couldn't be convinced. It goes from extremely fast metalish hardcore to slow reggae jams. To a teenager that pacing just threw me off. Now that I'm middle aged, I've come to realize that this is really a great album.
I saw the reissue and decided to give it another try, it worked. It's perfect pacing for a forty something working in the garage. Each side starts out fast with a good 10 minutes of hardcore. It gets your blood going and you can crank at whatever your doing. Then the last track comes on and slows you down, you take a brake flip the album and start all over again. It's a bit like hardcore interval training.