It's hard to regard #6, The Clash, objectively. I bought the single, "White Riot," and then the album as soon as they were released. The seemed game changers at the time. I still have some of the original reviews (Tony Parsons in the NME, Peter Silverton in Sounds, Mark P in Sniffin' Glue), and they are about the best reviews of an album you'll ever see.
To be honest, everyone always knew that two things sucked: the production and the drumming. This became, if anything, more obvious once Never Mind the Bollocks was released, which has aged better not least because it sounds much better. But the songs, for the most part, are great.
#5 Music from Big Pink. This doesn't mean as much to me personally as a lot of other albums on the list, but I have done my time listening to The Band, and I respect them, and it belongs here. Dipping in again, it did occur to me what a deep bench they had; only using Helm as lead vocalist on one track.
#4 The Stone Roses. Opinions might be divided on this one, but it's inclusion in the top 10 of this list makes sense to me. It is very specifically a great debut album. Did they ever do anything else?* Yes, they're an arrogant, annoying, unlikable bunch in many ways, but this came out of nowhere and every track seems a highlight.
Can't believe I'm nearly done with this.
*Ha ha, yes, The Second Coming. Typical.