Suggest one obsure album we all should hear

I love when I discover an album that's new to me, and great.Please share one so we can all broaden our musical horizons.

Mine is:
Wishbone Ash  'Argus'
Most of the Persuasive Percussion albums are a lot of fun. Audiophile stuff for sure, but still a lot of fun. There are tons of them available on eBay a the moment.


Barbara Keith’s self-title debut LP on Warner Brothers circa 1971. Classic singer-songwriter with an all star studio band and very good sound.
Silver Metre
Silver Metre - S/T (1969) (National General Records vinyl) (FULL LP) - YouTube

FYI, Wishbone Ash - Argus beat out Jethro Tull’s "Thick as a Brick" for Best Album of the Year in England.
One of my all-time-faves. Not Led Zeppelin good but a solid drinking album.

Also listen to Ten Years After (Elvis) - "Cricklewood Green".
Johnny Winter - "Second Winter".
These are mainstream albums to my generation but you sound like a youngster...
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
Anna Von Hausswolff - Ceremony
Mark Lanegan - Bubblegum
Captain Beefheart - Doc At The Radar Station
Butthole Surfers - Locust Abortion Technician
Screaming Trees - Uncle Anesthesia
Henry Cow - In Praise Of Learning
Hawkwind - Warrior On The Edge Of Time
Gentle Giant - Octopus
Wire -154
" Pink Martini - Splendor in the Grass"

My nephew is the tour manager of Pink Martini, Thomas & the crew.
God, I'm having fun listening to (and buying some of) these suggestions!
Thanks guys.
Here's a group/album that is my favorite (makes you feel good-like the person you know you could be) album.
Midlake     The Trials of Van Occupanther

Felix Laband- Dark days exit (2005)Gabor Szabo- Dreams (1968)
United Future Organization - V (2002)


I personally wouldn't call Pink Martini obscure but there you are.

I'm not even so sure about Genevieve Waite or the Incredible String Band being obscure either. I'd hope not.

So my nomination would be Talulah Gosh, purveyors of 1980s pretty pop, which some might call twee, and with an image that might not be to everyone's taste.

Great music though.

Here's one track off their album Rock Heroes vol 69 (or the more complete and  readily available compilation Backwash).

Talulah Gosh
Evan Christopher — Clarinet Road, Vol. 1: The Road to New Orleans

(I’ll adhere to the “only one” constraint, but let me know if you want more. 😊)
I'm going to suggest two if you don't mind. Both from the early '90s and both local Cincinnati Bands that I saw many times back in the day.

Psychodots - "Psychodots"
Ass Ponys - "Electric Rock Music"
Azam Ali - From Night to the Edge of Day

Dodie - Intertwined (may not count as obscure any more)

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - Grand Opening and Closing

Kepler Quartet - Ben Johnston String Quartets Nos 6, 7 & 8 (100% intonal notation, may melt your brain)
@knighttodd  - I saw Angel, in support of their new album (at that time) "White Hot". Opening act was Godz and the headliner was Blue Oyster Cult. Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, April 2, 1978. Still have the ticket stub :~) and a distinct memory of seeing the lead singer - Punky Meadows for the first time. Talking about Glam Bands. Wow! Made a statement......
Everyone should experience CRACK THE SKY unfortunately because of their label, it nearly impossible to get their early stuff. If you come Across the first Three albums, "Animal Notes" "Safety in Numbers" and the "Live" album you will be forever changed.
I will suggest two:

VHS or Beta - "Bring on the Comets"  A pop masterpiece.

The Essence - "Nothing Lasts Forever"  An incredible moody album with great hooks.  The DJ who exposed me to it labeled it as the best breakup album ever.
Rather than an album I’ll suggest a group.  Cue up anything by Infected Mushroom.
David Foreman on Arista 1976. Some may remember the only single, "Smokey China Tea". Just played after recovering stored albums. Still great.
Mount Fuji DoomJazz Corporation


(not my favorite, I was following the unspoken but coming to be expected ’obscurity’ instructions)

aka, Mark Isham does DMT, shrooms, and acid .... while composing a leather and whips horror soundtrack.

Very much worth a listen, IMO.
Speaking of Isham, the soundtrack for Romeo Is Bleeding. uncommonly good.
Anything by “Treat Her Right”, Mark Sandman’s precursor to Morphine, “Tied To the Tracks” is fantastic storytelling and Sandman’s voice is unmistakenly cool
The Keef Hartley Band "Halfbreed"

It was voted number 3 in the All-Time 50 Long Forgotten Gems from Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums
Any quality album on command records you do not hear about them but they sound absolutely awesome try a tony mottola album or one of their percussion albums first to see if you like them but you will love the sound almost nothing ever recorded like it.
Is her style part Janis and part Eva Cassidy? 

Joanne Vent - Stormy Monday

As best as I can tell recording is from 1999 and it was the only one she made.  I've ordered a Korean re-issue via ebay.  I have to admit that my enjoyment listening to this is in how it reminds me of Eva's rendition.

Vent was a backup singer (Jerry Jeff Walker etc).  Anyone have any other thoughts on this gal?
Dawg and 'T' - Live at Acoustic Stage

Some really on-fire pickin'!  RIP Tony Rice
Here’s something I’ve been listening to lately. Not an album per se but the band.....

Patience is duly rewarded!

Oh and +1 to those who mentioned Angel. I think I wore out their debut album on my turntable back then. Thanks for all the great suggestions!