U2 - Zooropa (Underrated album. Its my favorite U2 album I think; not a huge huge fan of U2 to begin with though)
Gong - Magik Brother (great psych album.. i like the rough demo-like production and the weirdness starts from the very beginning) -
Flying Teapot (might be my favorite Gong overall - flows really well.. ending of the title track is one of the more bizarre parts to any Gong song)
Panda Bear - Buoys and Tomboy (Buoys confused a lot of people with its spare demo quality but I find it beautiful and intimate. Kinda refreshing too since everything seems to lack subtlety and is a bit overproduced these days. Tomboy is my favorite Panda Bear album. It has a druggy, hypnotic feel that was one of my favorite albums to listen to when I did more drugs, besides something like Smiley Smile)
Genesis - Selling England By The Pound (one of their best. The longer songs are the best but I always loved "After The Ordeal" as well)
Animal Collective - Sung Tongs (eccentric acoustic folk that still holds up for me despite hearing it a million times. Another great druggy album)
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (This is something I definitely should have heard a long time ago. Almost like the female Lou Barlow/Sebadoh or something. Great indie pop with great melodies/chord changes, interesting/funny lyrics that get your attention and some slight variety which is welcome in a long album like this. It IS a big long but all the songs seem good. Needs more listens to digest it all. And also interested in the next 2 albums after this)
Can - Soundtracks, Lost Tapes, Tago Mago, BBC Sessions (haven't heard Can in a few years and its great to revisit them. I love when they jam and go all out ####ing nuts on some songs more than the ones with actual melodies, I gotta say. "Augmn", "Peking O", "Soup", "Pinch" are some of my favorites and yet I know those first 3 get very mixed feelings from people. I generally love most things they do though overall although they lose me completely after "Landed" from what I remember.)
Radiohead - Pablo Honey (after some discussion here I figured I'd revisit this. There's a special place for me for pretty much all Radiohead albums and this one isn't as boring and generic as I'd expect it to be. Some of it is nice and jangly REM type alt rock tunes (Vegetable, Stop Whispering, Ripcord), some show promise of the future (Blow Out, You), a lot of it still has some great Thom Yorke vocals and some decent melodies (Stop Whispering has some nice Yorke emoting that sits right with me). Even the songs with ridiculous lyrics like "Anyone Can Play Guitar" or "Thinking About You" are nice songs that make me feel like just laughing off the lyrics as meaningless. Can't say that I dislike this album at all)
Local H - As Good As Dead (Been using Amazon Music to stream stuff and sometimes they recommend albums i haven't heard in years. I haven't heard this one in a long time, at least 10-15.. The lyrics are awful and cringy but this actually ain't bad. Its still pretty dated 90s alt rock though. There are a few songs I like that don't make it totally worthless I suppose. "No Problem" and "OK" are good tunes. "Bound To The Floor" is a nice 90s staple. "Lovey Dovey" is dumb Nirvana rip off crap though)
Aberfeldy - Young Forever (lightweight twee pop that doesn't have much substance but the melodies, female backing vocals and slight country vibe kind of makes it charming to me. A favorite of mine of the 00s regardless)
Some other stuff
Fiery Furnaces got back together and released a new single last year "Down At The So & So And Somewhere" and its great. Reminds me of their earlier stuff like "EP"
John Linnell also released a new solo EP after like what 25 years? That is pretty cool! Although its a silly concept thing where he sings in Latin. Still, pretty funny and tuneful like Linnell normally is on his songs.
About to revisit "Automatic For The People" next after hearing "Everybody Hurts" recently. Haven't heard that one in awhile and is one of my favorite 90s albums.