I bought "Ferment" and "Chrome" by Catherine Wheel and thought I was a shoegaze fan. But after digging deeper in the genre, turns out I wasn't. "Loveless" has gradually grown on me through the years. I still don't love the album, but I like it now. "Sometimes" is one of my favorite songs by any band. I love "The Bends", "OK Computer" and "In Rainbows" by Radiohead. I like some songs on the others albums, but I have a hard time hearing the other albums from start to finish.
Yeah, it's a pretty fun exercise,. I've had that Whitley CD for twenty some years. Not sure I've had it since it was released, but pretty close. I've had Into The Great Wide Open, which was also mentioned for quite a while too. I've also had the Fire Inside by Seger since it came out in 91, and it still gets an occasional listen. No one mentioned that one, so a tip of the hat to Bob.
Mr. Bungle - s/t
Dead Horse - Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers
Fugazi - Steady Diet of Nothing
Nirvana - Nevermind
Primus - Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
The Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Coil - Love's Secret Domain
Hilt - Journey to the Center of the Bowl
Many many more I really enjoy, but I'm stopping with the strongest 4/5s and up.