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Unique and Very, Very Special Treasures.

William J. Walker "Billyjay"
 
Ys
Ys
"This album pretty much defines what i'm aiming for with this list: Startlingly different,  yet very accessible due to its richly melodic core."
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
"Low-fi-indie-prog-like-conceptual-majesty featuring brass woodwind giving an almost orchestral feel. Different?Yes.Packed with quality songs though."
Safe As Milk
Safe As Milk
""Troutmask" may be the definitive "Captain" but this is the perfect blend of strange meets pop sensibilities."
North Sea Radio Orchestra
North Sea Radio Orchestra
"'Unique English Chamber Music' and a lot more.Very joyous music with poetry too!"
A Collection
A Collection
"There is a purity of vision in this music which,leaves all other contenders behind, and is matched by the clarity of her voice."
Radio Hits Vol. 1
Radio Hits Vol. 1
"Absolutely fantastic album of girly Ramones-fixated pop done with such verve it'll make you giggle one minute and bring a lump to your throat the next."
Have Moicy!
Have Moicy!
"There's nothing quite like this, a one off blending of three fantastically talented act in folksy,hillbilly lunacy.Easily one of the best albums of the 70s."
The Roches
The Roches
"Comedy, tragedy,Frippertronics and the most incredible close-harmonic vocalising you'll ever hear. Impossible to categorise, impossible to resist."
Spirit Of Eden
Spirit Of Eden
"Like entering an alternate universe where 80s pop-rockers can make music of, almost, life altering beauty."
Funeral
Funeral
"Once in a blue moon an album comes out of left field and is a commercial and artistic triumph. This pulls it off."
Gris-Gris
Gris-Gris
"Goin' down to New Orleans goin way way down..."
Swordfishtrombones
Swordfishtrombones
"This is mind expanding/blowing stuff as Waits goes to a new level and never looks back."
Big Science
Big Science
"Beautiful, strange and very different , but if you let it in to your heart you'll love it."
Call Of The Valley
Call Of The Valley
"Transcends musical and national boundaries to deliver some of the most beautiful music I've heard in a long time."
Music From The Penguin Cafe
Music From The Penguin Cafe
"Needs to be heard.  elements nof jazz,pop,baroque and avant gaurde should not be this easy to love."
ON LEAVING
ON LEAVING
"Perfect in every way."
Colossal Youth: Expanded Edition
Colossal Youth: Expanded Edition
"A recent find: Music of superficial simplicity which cannot hide the underlying complexities. Brilliant!"
American Gothic
American Gothic
"Another recent find, like a great american novelist set to music. Cinematically breathtaking."
HAZEL EYES,IWILL LEAD YOU
HAZEL EYES,IWILL LEAD YOU
"Now seems to be a very good time for female artists. Utterly amazing folky subversivness"
Faces In The Rocks
Faces In The Rocks
"Another brilliant new female artist, long poetic lyrics evoking native-American spirit/natural imagery in the form of long musically Newsomesque pieces."