Radiant Mind-Sense. The more I listen to this, the more I REALLY like it. I think there are more copies up at the Roach site. Highly recommend this one.
Lycia-Ionia. Powerful first album, when Lycia was just Mike Van Portfleet. Darkness and depression never felt so good!
Depeche Mode-A Broken Frame. Probably my second favorite DM album, after Black Celebration. Like BC, it's dark 'n moody yet less sophisticated production wise.
Bryan Ferry-Mamouna. Very strong Ferry solo disc from '94, with help from Eno on most of the tracks. I could play "Chain Reaction" 100 times and not get sick of it, such a great song.
My Bloody Valentine-MBV. This is definitely a headphones album. Not as epic as "Loveless," as none of the tracks really stick out and make you go "wow" like several on "Loveless." But I like how varied it is, from heavy fuzz to light n' trippy, even poppy in spots. I would also say this album is only for people who "get" this band; I think the average person hearing this would think this band was terribly untalented and couldn't play their instruments. But if you appreciate all the studio trickery and mind-bending sounds they get out of the guitars, I'd recommend this one. Wish it was a bit louder as I really have to crank it up in the car compared to other CD's.