Being from New Zealand, here is another NZ album. A favourite, as a young parent. Headed by Don McGlashan from Blam Blam Blam, who went on to form The Muttonbirds. I flatted with the guitarist David Long's sister in 1990.
The album has a definite NZ flavour on some tracks, but also some gems. Favourites are Andy and Claude Rains.
Peter and the test Tube Babies -Awolnation -Caribou -Bajofondo -Bent -Genesis -Pilote Bob James -Level 42 -Sonny Landreth -Boards of Canada -Art Brut -Audioslave -Low -Roy Harper -Fragile State -Fleetwood Mac -Ry Cooder -Chris Rea -Rick Springfield -Neil Cowley Trio -Jeff Beck -Cream