One of the pillars of catalog, though I do like The Yes Album and Close to Edge a bit more.
Neil Young-Tonight’s the Night
Not as re-listenable as most of NY's other top-shelf albums, but a great one nonetheless.
Death Grips-The Money Store
I love this album - got it maybe 5 years ago and couldn't stop playing it. It deserves a place with 'Never Mind the Bollocks,' 'Raw Power' and other visceral classics.
Vampire Weekend-Modern Vampires of the City
This isn't a band I ever wanted to like, but they won me over with this album.
There are days when I think this one is better than Nevermind.
The Feelies-Crazy Rhythms
I can't be sure, but this might have been the first album I ever bought purely on the basis of good reviews/best-of list placings. I sure as hell didn't know anything about them or what it might sound like. I got during my phase of discovering '80s indie/alternative albums that I didn't know existed when they were actually coming out, either because I was too young or into different things. Anyway, it always stuck with me.
Kate Bush-The Dreaming
Her most experimental album.
Simon & Garfunkel-Bookends
I like Bridge more, but this is the album on which they start to become interesting. Top-heavy.
Echo & The Bunnymen-Ocean Rain
I think it's a very good album, but I do prefer the edgier earlier sound.
Fairport Convention-Liege & Lief
This is one of those albums I own and like and respect and enjoy if I happen to play it, but
rarely feel the urge. I think British Isles folk is something I don't have any natural connection to.