I can't believe no one has mentioned Tom Petty's AWESOME album Wildflowers. I was not very much into Tom Petty. The songs I had heard were OK, with a couple good ones here and there. But nothing that really excited me much. THEN, one day I bought a used cassette tape of Wildflowers from a now defunct used music shop. I instantly fell in love. My WHOLE view of Petty totally changed. Wildflowers is DEFINITELY an essential Tom Petty album to own.