R.E.M. - Chronic Town to Document (job lot)
New Order - Technique
VU - Loaded (happened to be the first VU album i borrowed from the library, so not saying it’s the best just the 1 that had initial impact)
Pixies - Doolittle (& then back)
Ronnettes - Presenting the fabulous… (After hearing Be My Baby on the opening credits of Mean Streets)
Ennio - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Talking Heads - True Stories (again, my intro to the band. Was obsessed by the film after seeing it on the Alex Cox series i forget the name of)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
The Smiths - Rank (the album I happened to buy as that was what was in the shop)
The Cure - Disintegration/Standing on a Beach
Last 2 I feel a bit of a fake as I was never a full on Smiths quiff or Cure goth kid but was an important part of music discovery at that age and I am still fond of both bands.
Sonic Youth, Dino Jr, PJ, Sugarcubes/Bjork, Nirvana and lots more followed. Probably as important but more when I was 17ish rather than first wave of actually discovering music that was important at 15ish.
Just going to put this out here - Snub TV.