The Notorious B.I.G.-Ready to Die
I could do without the blowjob skit, and Puffy is annoying as shit on "Big Poppa," but otherwise it's fantastic, he's got such a compelling voice, for such a violent and ugly album there's lots of subtle, funny moments, like the "I didn't say them" line on "Warning." I think Randy Newman was a big fan.
The Who-The Who Sell Out
I listen to this maybe once every couple years and it sounds fun and fresh and I don't mind the ad-songs. Only learned recently that the noise running through "Moby Octopad" is sampled from the beginning of "Armenia City in the Sky." Also "Glow Girl" is the best bonus track, that song rules.
The Beach Boys-Surf’s Up
I think the ending makes it seem stronger than it really is but it's a fascinatingly strange album.
Bob Dylan-Time Out of Mind
Has some extremely dull songs on it but "Standing in the Doorway" and "Tryin to Get to Heaven" are incredible. "Highlands" is pretty funny. There's a really cool take of "Can't Wait," which bores the hell out of me on the album, on the last disc of Tell Tale Signs, it sounds like Pink Floyd.
The Kinks-Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)
It's good and all but I never feel compelled to listen to it, Ray's getting a little too self-serious, even the melodies have a this-is-the-message tone to them.
Solid album, haven't listened to it for a while, I remember liking the hidden track after "Galang" better than "Galang."
The Crickets-The “Chirping” Crickets
I don't really know the album tracks but the singles are classic, I think the Buddy Holly album is stronger overall.