The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
For some reason Esquire calls this record "Brit pop's platonic ideal." I'm not totally sure what that's supposed to mean, but I do know that this record is near and dear to most fans of early 90's British rock. I too was a tried-and-true Anglophile around that time, but I always preferred Chapterhouse or the Boo Radleys. I'm not totally sure what makes The Stone Roses a manly selection - but maybe it's not actually their music, but the name. After all, the only way you can really butch up flowers would be to make 'em out of cement.