Re: Albums I absolutely must own
I'm really into a band right now called Velvet Teen. I would say it probably falls into the "indie rock" genre, but it's not pretentious, just really well written songs. With the music industry caving in on itself, it's so hard to find good new music. Velvet Teen was a much needed breath of fresh air for me.
So to answer your question, start with their latest release "Cum Laude", and go from there.