As I've said in other of these, I really wouldn't compare hallmarks of jazz with rock albums.
Genesis-Selling England by the Pound
It's probably the lowest A+ in my personal rankings, because it's got one song I hate on it (More Fool Me) and another that I like but don't love (Epping Forest).
One of the great albums of the 2000s, IMO.
Another of the great 2000s albums, IMO. I prefer it to "Hail."
The Band-Music from Big Pink
I rate the self-titled Band album an A+, but this one is great too. Am I wrong to like those two more than any Dylan album from 1967-1969?
Led Zeppelin-Led Zeppelin II
One of my lowest A's Some days I think of it as a high A-minus. I like the other three (of the first four) Zeppelin albums more than this one. I think it loses a bit by a lack of diversity. Still, it was the template for a lot of the hard rock the was created in its wake.
The Damned-Machine Gun Etiquette
My favorite Damned album.
Unwound-Leaves Turn Inside You
Not a huge fan of the band in general but the mature final album resonated with me.
Cyndi Lauper-She’s So Unusual
I still remember the hits - from my childhood, which makes them extra special and nostalgic.
The Cranberries-Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?
I still remember the hits - from my young adulthood, which does not imbue them with any special pixie dust. I like the album in a generic sort of way, but I've never felt compelled to own it.