Won’t do a list, because half of it would be Ringo Deathstarr albums. Aside from them and a bunch of others already mentioned — Tamaryn, The Radio Dept., Autolux and APTBS, if we’re counting them — here are some not mentioned thus far:
Blonde Redhead — 23
Maps — We Can Create
The Horrors — Primary Colours
Mentalease — Living Dream
I’m having trouble coming up with a list too for the same reasons other people are having, so I’ll highlight a few that haven’t been mentioned yet.
Silversun Pickups - Pikul - I’ve already written a lot about it so I won’t say much here other than it’s a really such a special album and I have no idea why it isn’t more highly regarded.
Silversun Pickups - Carnavas - This does everything that I find missing in other shoegaze albums. Every second, every transition, every deployment of noise is perfectly calculated. Again, I have no idea why this band is so overlooked, I’d take this album and Pikul over anything I’ve heard from the original shoegaze run, including Loveless.
Billy Corgan - The Future Embrace - It’s dismissed as a joke for some reason by many people, but I think it’s a warbly electro-shoegaze classic. I genuinely don’t hear what seems to inspire so much hatred, it’s fantastic.
Seconded…I really rate Carnavas and whilst i can see why tafh included it didn’t cross my mind to include…in the same way I wouldn;t think of Siamese Dream as a shoegaze record- even though its one of my top 5 LPs of all time and I know Billy was influenced by the shoegaze sound - some of which undoubatably rubs off on the record.
I don’t think they do, it looks to me (or I’ve always assumed) that the band picks the ‘sample’ track they’d like a listener to hear if they only try one of the tracks on offer. So for Slow Crush, it’s the title track (last one). I’d agree with @Cdigrassi1 re: Carnavas (having given it a listen), it is great, but not necessarily classic shoegaze in tone. TBH, most of Swervedriver’s output is stretching what I’d regard as shoegaze and Mezcal Head is a top 5 album for me.