The Raincoats-The Raincoats
ranking this first because i got to see them live 10 years ago and it was an absolute blast and they brought the openers (Grass Widow, excellent) out at the end to all play "Lola" together. Good album!
Bonnie “Prince” Billy-I See a Darkness
I don't listen to this much but it's excellent, not as gloomy as it seems at first glance. I think it's pretty funny that the title track, among the most touching meditations on depression and male friendship ever written, was written for the guy who made Spring Breakers.
Raekwon-Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…
doesn't have the near-perfect conception of Liquid Swords, kind of a mess in places, but also feels like something you can go back to frequently because there's just so much in there. And I love Ghostface's raving about his visions of cream-and-blue Clarks. Hot take: "Poisonous paragraphs smash the microphone in half I be the Inspectah Deck on the warpath" is better than the opening of "Triumph."
The Byrds-Mr. Tambourine Man
The classics are great, as is "Here Without You." Not much to say really.
Jane’s Addiction-Ritual de la Habitual
Still don't get a ton out of the first side but that second side is really something. Wish I'd heard this in high school.
I think I've listened to the Metallica and Doors albums and don't know them well enough to say anything about, should get on that.