The Beatles - Rubber Soul
I figured there would be at least one Beatles record on this list, because it's kind of impossible to make any essential albums list without including the Beatles. It doesn't really matter if your target audience is men, children, Communists or chipmunks. Everybody loves the Beatles! Rubber Soul is an especially appropriate selection for men however, as it's packed with manly topics like cars, morning wood, X-ray vision and violently threatening the woman you love to stay faithful or else you'll murder her. Perfect!