Did Your Favorites Make The List?
Well, here's a peach from 2005: "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die."
1001!!! That's a lot of reading.
Expect more commentary in the near future (I just stumbled upon this).
UPDATE: The list has passed my initial credibility check. Neil Young is fairly well represented: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, After the Gold Rush, Harvest, On the Beach, Tonight's the Night, Rust Never Sleeps, Ragged Glory, plus Buffalo Springfield – Again and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà vu
I'd certainly add Zuma and Freedom, at least (probably Sleeps With Angels also). Oh shit, and Live Rust...but, anyway, it's a respectable level of representation.