Great albums that don't make audiophile lists

Oh man, so many to choose from. OK, here's a few in a couple of different styles that are not in the typical audiophile lists (in no perticular order). Pick a style that suits you and list your own "finds":

- Clayton Brothers - Back in the Swing of Things (horn based mowtown inflected jazz)
- anything by Big Phat Band (modern big band swing)
- Eric Bibb - Diamond Days (blues and voice)
- anything by Vienna Teng (pop/jazz female vocalist with a twist)
- Lee Ritenour - 6 String Theory (Rit and a bunch of guest artists in many styles)
- Eagles - Long Road out of Eden (somewhat recent release by them with great songs and sound)
- John McLaughlin - To the One (guitar fusion)
- John McLaughlin Trio - Live at the Royal Festioval Hall (acoustic fusion and percussion w/ Trilok Gurtu)
- Trilok Gurtu - Miles/Gurtu (jazz electronica and amazing percussion)
- Mavis Staples - You are Not Alone (gospel blues)
- anything by Oregon (ECM acoustic jazz)
- Pat Metheny - Secret Story (one of his solo albums)
- Robbie Robertson - How to Become Clairvoyant (blues inflected new songs by "The Band" lead)
- Tierney Sutton Band - American Road (just a great jazz & vocal album)
- Toots Thielmans - Brasil Project (jazz harmonica and bossa nova)

Toots always makes my list. Maybe I'm not an audiophile because I love everything ive ever heard from that man including the theme to Sesame Street.
Natalie Merchant,LeaveYour Sleep
I assume you mean that they don't make the list in spite of having great sound as well as great music? (If you mean great music regardless of sound, then the list would be practically endless). If the former, three that come to mind right away:

Wayne Shorter- "Atlantis"
Phoebe Snow- "Phoebe Snow"
Poncho Sanchez- "Bien Sabroso"
Bach- "Orchestral Suites" Marriner/St. Martin ITF-Decca

BTW, agree re Oregon; that one has always been a mystery to me too.
Emmylou Harris - Songbird boxed set

Emmylou's sweet voice in excellent sound. This is not another greatest hits set, but a collection of her favorites.
Haley Bonar "Big Star"
Laura Veirs "July Flame"
Allen Toussaint "The Bright Mississippi".

Absolutely first rate for both music and sound in my book.