The Flaming Lips- The Soft Bulletin
Radiohead- Kid A
Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon
M. Ward- Duet with Guitars #2
Tracy Chapman- Self Titled
The Beatles- Abbey Road
Bob Dylan- Self Titled
Miles Davis- Kind of Blue
Ray LaMontagne- Trouble
Led Zeppelin- In Through the Out Door
I think the new Patrick Watson record, "Adventures in Your Own Backyard" will find it's way onto this list but it only came out a week ago, so that might be a bit premature...
The Soft Bulletin has never left my playlist, since I discovered it in 2002. The album was released in 1999 and is considered by many to be the best of the Lips' records. I have a hard time distinguishing my favourite song but the best album, as one playing, from start to finish, offers the most compelling stories and questions our existence and time and death and life, but the Lips have always dealt with those unanswered questions in a surreal way, that speaks to everyones' sensibilities.
That is why the Flaming Lips are so universally loved for their music and their art.