haven't bought all these...but listened to most...liked them all, often immensely, but that's about it
only albums i got even half way psyched for were tom waits ( great album..but, heck, it's tom waits, right ? ), peter gabriel : new blood ( undewhelming, but good..kinda like 'scratch my back' was ) and ry cooder (also a bit undwerwhelming, though good )
spent more time buying older stuff i'd either missed the first time or somehow lost over the years...a little neil young, some springsteen, some james taylor...
other than the waits,the only two that i keep returning to are the flaming lips 'soft bulletin' and the cure 'the top'...so i guess those are my big 3
lift up your head...and remember what your life is !