Another 1980 debut by Echo & The Bunnymen
This is one of those albums that was so influential that it's hard to listen thirty years later without hearing everything that came after it. Crocodiles sounds like a pretty standard album nowadays, but the Bunnymen sounded revolutionary back in the early 80s. It was the sound of the future -- now it's the sound of the past.
In the early 2000s, Kelly Stoltz put out a song-by-song cover of Crocodiles and played a few shows as "Crock-o-Dials" where he played the whole album with his band. Last year the Bunnymen played Ocean Rain on tour with an orchestra, which I wasn't that interested in, but I would've payed big bucks to see them play Crocodiles.