That Shoes album is really good, but not good enough to make me wanna investigate further. The 20/20 debut is better, and their second album is strong too before it falls off a bit at the end.
I have the same recollection (though it's a bit vague) of Welcome Interstate Managers being too long. I guess I'll just listen to all three and pick the two best!
The first two New Pornos albums seem the most power poppy to me, though annoyingly Twin Cinema is the one I like most.
Looks like the two Teenage Fanclub albums after Bandwagonesque got some good reviews:
Upon release, Grand Prix received almost unanimous critical acclaim. Writing for The Independent, Andy Gill called it "winsome and reflective", while Angela Lewis of the same publication described Grand Prix as a "breathtakingly superb (album) with finely honed dynamics, nagging harmonies and deceptively simple lyrics". In 2000, Q placed Grand Prix at number 72 in its list of the "100 Greatest British Albums Ever". It was voted number 624 in the 3rd edition of Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000). In 2004, it made number 72 on The Observer Music Monthly's top 100 British albums list. In 2013, NME ranked it at number 282 in its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.