My ten (subject to change): The Breeders - Last Splash My Bloody Valentine - Loveless The Beatles - Revolver Raekwon the Chef - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Leftfield - Leftism The Smiths - The Queen is Dead The Clash - The Story of The Clash volume 1 Manic Street Preachers - Holy Bible Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
I actually also want to put Pulp's Different Class, Blur's Parklife and Definitely Maybe in there because of the memories associated with them and that period but if I'm honest none of these are as good as the albums listed above.
I love most of The Cure's stuff but in particular Between Days is fucking brilliant and although a decade on from its release (96/97ish), will always remind me of going out and getting pissed for the first times at indie nights. Great days.
Smalls, what I see is basically you are Fulham, a club in freefall, but you're playing a series of pre-season friendlies against Yeovil and Port Vale so you can batter them 6-0 and try and convince your fans to renew their season tickets.
It's clumsy and Hugh Grant and his mates are going to fuck you off and start following Arsenal instead.