Crosby, Stills, & Nash/& Young - aren't the post-"Deja Vu" albums supposed to be total garbage?
Electric Light Orchestra - might check out the "Xanadu" soundtrack sometime (have a soft spot for the title track- RIP ONJ!) but don't feel like checking out anything released after "Time"
The National - I know nothing about this band
Beck - last 3 albums are pretty embarrassing and I'm actually currently spinning debut "Golden Feelings" for the first time and it's a chore but everything else is worth a listen
Bjork - except for "Volta" which has shockingly awful production, the post-"Medulla" albums are ok but pretty indistinguishable, especially compared to the early stuff
The Jesus Lizard - haven't listened to them for awhile and yeah they're pretty repetitive but they only have 6 albums and they're all worth hearing IMO even though the first 3 are clearly the strongest
Sufjan Stevens - can't even get through "Illinois" after multiple attempts
Smashing Pumpkins (never heard Pisces Iscariot, The Aeroplane Flies High or any post-2007 stuff) - still haven't gotten around to those 2? pretty crazy considering your age and level of fandom- as I've said "
Pisces" is my favorite Pumpkins and IIRC Joe H. agrees, got the classic "Siamese Dream" sound but more interesting and consistent. "Aeroplane" is predictably patchier but there's definitely songs on there that I'd swap out for some of the weaker "Mellon Collie" cuts
The Beach Boys (pre-1964 albums) - yeah the first few albums have a good amount of filler but TBH so do the '64 albums but those early albums all contain gems and the harmonies obviously go a long way even on the weaker material
The Beatles (yep...only pre-Rubber Soul album that I've really listened to in full is Please Please Me and even then only three or four times) - that's crazy, rectify that ASAP. "Help" in particular is underrated and deserves more credit for the breakthroughs commonly associated with "Rubber Soul"
Family - been meaning to hear more of their albums myself (only heard the first 2 and "Fearless") but made myself a comp of highlights from their later albums
The Pretty Things - from late BBC sessions I'd say anything post-"Parachute" that isn't the archival "Philippe DeBarge" release (recorded in '69) bears little resemblance to the early stuff and is definitely worth skipping