It could change on a daily basis but there’s a handful of lock-ins and sentimental nods.
In no particular order…
Weather Report - Mysterious Traveller (beautiful, super atmospheric, gave me solace during a period of isolation and suited my mood)
The Blackbyrds - City Life (has my most favourite song in the world)
Oval - Diskont (bought on a bit of a whim 20 years ago and it still feels the same every listen as to when I bought it. All those Glitch styles that have become popular in the past few years, well this is the guy who pioneered all that and this is his second album)
Lord Finesse - The Awakening (he’s an idol and this is peak 90’s)
Ween - The Pod (got me through art school)
Pink Floyd - Animals (in the 90’s used to smash a lot of Championship Manager 93 on my Amiga 500 and rotate this album)
Spermbirds - Something to Prove (teenage punk days, underrated Reagan era punk)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing (the day I broke up with my first proper girlfriend, we were gutted but I bought this and it reintroduced hip hop into my life)
Nirvana - Bleach (used to smoke a ton of weed in Dicko’s garage aged 15 cos his Mum had a dayjob and no husband. Dicko would play The Doors, when it was my turn I’d play this)
MF DOOM - mmm Food (the avatar, all killer no filler, all caps)
Didn’t manage to squeeze in Boards of Canada’s masterpiece Geogaddi.