A classic jazz album that I can't really think about as being on a list among non-jazz albums.
Creedence Clearwater Revival-Green River
The first of CCR's trio of great albums, IMO
Tortoise-Millions Now Living Will Never Die
I like the next two Tortoise albums even more, but this is the one that got me into the band, back when it came out. DJed is still one of their signature moments
I always think that I like this one more than I do, until I put it on. I do like it, but I also like the previous and next albums more.
Van Halen-Van Halen
There's an extent to which I can like a band such as Van Halen, and this isn't quite on the level of the two other albums in the catalog that reach that limit. Still, it's a classic of the genre and everything, and everybody in the world who likes Van Halen probably rates this album higher than I do.
Not one of his best albums, IMO, but still pretty good.
Hole-Live Through This
This one grew on me a bit - it didn't interest me much when it came out, but after more years and more plays I can appreciate it more. It's arguably a more appropriate (if not actually as good) follow-up to Nevermind than In Utero.
The Pogues-Rum Sodomy & The Lash
This one dropped in my esteem over the years. In 1991 when I first discovered the Pogues and got it, the whole idea of this kind of thing seemed really cool, fresh and imaginative. Now, it can kind of sounds contrived, even though I know these guys were the real deal.
The Magnetic Fields-69 Love Songs
I'd say it's too damn long... but the lesser stuff isn't *that* much lesser than the better stuff. Or rather, IMO, the better stuff isn't that much better than the lesser stuff.