"Pink Floyd's second-best selling album was made as the band was falling apart. The songs on here are shorter and more conventional than what you'd hear on other Pink Floyd albums. It's also their darkest album, telling the story of an insane rock star."
"The Smashing Pumpkins are my favorite 90s band. This is their third album. It has this certain epic vibe to it, with a nice mix of soft prettiness and dark heaviness. It's an emotional journey complete with tons 'o' angst."
"My favorite indie rock album. It' actually a compilation of non-lp songs from the first phase of Modest Mouse's career. 12 perfect songs with amazing, quirky (in a sad, lonely sense) lyrics and catchy/jagged instrumentation."
"Fast forward to present-day. Another collection of non-lp tracks, this time from the "new" Modest Mouse. In the 90s, they were a three-piece. These days things are a lot more complicated. Still has that poppiness that's always been there."
"More minimalistic than "Elephant". When I was younger, I thought it was a concept album about puppy love. It's not supposed to be, but it feels like it to me. Contains the classic "We're Going To Be Friends"."
"No one can make riffs like Tony Iommi. This album is the origin of the deep, heavy guitar sound I described under "Siamese Dream". Also be on the lookout for Geezer Butler's psychedelia-ish bass parts."
"Porcupine Tree (specifically their genius frontman Steven Wilson)has been pregressing since the late 80s. I think this is their best album, a perfect blend of accesibilty and experiementalism. It's also a concept album in the tradition of "Dark Side of the Moon"."
"This one's hard to describe. I guess you could call it Pearl Jam's "experimental" album. I think the mix of grunge and weirdness is very interesting and that it gives the album an epic feel. It sounds like life."
"This and "Beggars Banquet" are in my opinion the two essential Stones albums, although others cite "Exile on Mainstreet". "Let It Bleed" is 'down and dirty' and really fun to listen to, with the great Keith Richards playing virtually every guitar part."