as suggested by OH - http://bastardoldholborn.blogspot.com/2009/04/top-5-albums.html
here are mine for the time being -
1. The Sundays - Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
2. Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
3. Kraftwerk - Computer World
4. Orbital - The Middle Of Nowhere
5. Lamb - What Sound
honorable mentions go to Low by David Bowie, Among My Swan by Mazzy Star, and the eponymous (and only) album by Temple Of The Dog.