1. The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man (classic album and defined "folk rock". Pretty consistant from what I remember and one of my faves of theirs)
2. Metallica - Ride the Lightning (contender for their best album or one of them. I think I prefer Kill Em All, Master Of Puppets and And Justice For All but it comes next)
3. The Doors - Strange Days (A continuation of their debut but not as good. Still, has a bunch of absolute classic songs and one of their best)
4.The Raincoats - s/t (very british art punky. The songs are very catchy and the use of a violin makes things a bvit more unique. Has the feel of a late 70s british punk rock album but yet also sounds more modern like a 90s alt rock album as well. Might not always be in the mood for it but it is very interesting. Kurt Cobain loved this album)
5. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (an art prog epic that is basically a glorified soundtrack album. I don't know this that well but a listen every once in awhile is interesting)
6. Janes Addiction - Ritual.. (I think it was the one Janes album I actually owned on CD at one time. Probably only heard it 2 or 3 times in the last 25+ years honestly. Only remember "Been Caught Stealing", but I remember it had an interesting sound in general (that song sounded nothing else like the rest I think). Needs a revisit.
Its a shame I don't really know that classic famous s/t Elvis album and I guess I should get on that. Only know a few songs and they're legendary of course. The album cover itself is legendary.
The rest I haven't a clue. Bonnie "Prince" Billy is probably up my alley. Not sure what to think of Grimes, her music could be something I like. Have no clue who Raekwon is.