Damaged: what more can you say? If it's not your cup of tea, you won't have a chance; I still like to jog to it. It's a perfect statement record... could do without some of the dumb jocky tracks like TV Party... but as a window into doom and gloom hardcore, it's perfect
Donuts: only so many people actually want to listen to hip-hop beats, but this has much added pathos... I mean, Mr. Yancey made it on his deathbed. Think about that during certain tracks... I got heavily into hip-hop production in college, and Jay Dee (along with Madlib) are my two favorites. Lots of fun sample digging... I know this record like the back of my hand. but it's not for everyone... you have to put in the time to make it connect.
Unknown Pleasures: Not sure if I prefer Closer or not, but I love the energy on cuts like Shadowplay
Soft Bulletin: I have to be in the right mood for this, as compared to some other less dreary overwrought Lips, but it hits perfectly at the right moments.
Love It to Death: I'm not an Alice expert, but this is my favorite, probably... it's classic '70s rock with a touch of the theatrical macabre, not too far in that direction. Dwight Fry the crowning moment... a really fun record to just throw on and drive around to...
If You're Feeling Sinister: I haven't listened closely to B&J in a long time, and this is the only album I know back to front, but it's really nice (again, at the right time). I've always adored Seeing Other People and those great chord changes on the piano
(these records all very enjoyable, and I struggle to rank them)
(not enough experience with the other three)