The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Carole King - Tapestry
Big Brother And The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
New Order - Movement & Power, Corruption And Lies
I've always found Give 'Em Enough Rope underrated. On a songwriting level, most of the material is as solid as any of the stuff from their next three albums. The main problems with it are 1) 2 of the first 3 songs on it suck absolute ass and 2) They evolved their songwriting style without bothering to move on from the all-distorted guitars-all the time sound of their first album. Apparently when you slow down the tempos and expand the song lengths but otherwise hew to the superficial elements of punk, the result comes off like failed attempts at glam rock. This is why "Julie's In The Drug Squad" seems a lot better than it actually is -- besides being relatively tight and concise, it also doesn't feel like a "Hey, we're still totally punk rock man" statement like the rest of the album. Imagine these songs with more London Calling-style production and a bit more sonic diversity in the arrangements, and it might have gone down as a minor classic in its own right.