Madonna - You Can Dance (1987).
Rain Parade - Explosions in the Glass Palace (1984).
There is something very first-two-Oasis-albums about the melody and vocal harmonies in opener, “You Are My Friend”, which makes me wonder if Noel Gallagher listened to this record with rapt attention in the early days.
I know Alan McGee of Creation is a fan.
Blondie - Blondie (1976).
The classic 1st album. Love how Blondie updated ’50s and early 60’s rock n’ roll and girl-group pop, evident from the fantastic opening track, “X Offender”. More on that, in skillful rock critic speak, from William Ruhlmann at AllMusic.
Note: some tracks have been omitted on this YouTube upload. You can stream or buy the album in the link above.
The Byrds - Fifth Dimension (1966).