1. Once OST
These nice, if wildly heartfelt, indie-folk (beard division) songs drive this fine, under-stated movie.
2. Lou Reed Walk on the Wild Side
Much more representative of Lou's solo work (take the creepy beauty of "Satellite of Love" for instance) then Rock n' Roll Diary.
3. Reo Speedwagon Hi Infidelity
Q: What's the difference between a Neglected Genius of Power Pop and AOR swill?
A: About four million units.
Harsh perhaps, but listen to "Tough Guys" before you dismiss the idea.
4. The Beatles Let it Be
Naked or Spectored this oft-brilliant project is still filler-laden and unfocussed, and while I never take John Lennon at his word I enjoyed his defense of Phil Spector's production excesses, "He was given the shittiest load of badly-recorded shit with a lousy feeling to it ever, and he made something of it."
5. Gaza Strippers 1000 Watt Confessions
Rick Sims' eighties band, the Didjits played a classic rock/pop-punk mix-up just a bit too soon but by the time of this album's release in the late nineties it sounds a little to late.
And that, fellow obsessives, is that...