79. Celtic Frost- Monotheist (2006)
A perfect winter album.
78. Pixies- Surfer Rosa (1987)
It's no Doolittle, but what is? Instead, Surfer is the best collection of Pixies songs that demonstrates the energy of the band. Alot looser than its followup. Rosa is the more punkish as well.
77. Depeche Mode- Violator (1990)
There's a reason why this is beloved as it is. Synthesized bliss.
76. Toy Matinee- Toy Matinee (1991)
One of pop music's greatest unsung masterpieces.
75. Dream Theater- Awake (1994)
There was a time when I was a Dream Theater fanatic. That time is long past. But I still owe them a debt of gratitude for making me realize just how well the blending of progressive rock and metal can sound.
74. Arcade Fire- Funeral (2004)
It's a shame these guys get lumped in with generic hipster crowd. This is how indie rock should sound. Anthemic and soulful.
73. Sigur Ros- ( ) (2002)
The cinematic quality of these songs lends themselves to the mind.
72. George Harrison- All Things Must Pass (1970)
Harrison has always been my favorite Beatle. This album is a reminder of the diversity and sprituality he brought the band and shows just how ready for solo material he was at that time.
71. Swans- White Light From the Mouth of Infinity (1991)
Swans are that one band you keep hearing about when you start digging deep into other bands like The Cure & Depeche Mode. While White Light isn't as experimental as earlier efforts, its the best example of their darker sensibilities.
70. Wilco- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
The album I got addicted to on my last few weeks of college. But beyond those memories, it's just a great alt rock album. Complex but delicately soothing.