On a very short list for my very favorite rock-ish album is Strictly Personal ( Captain Beefheart). Admittedly my taste may run to the crank side. But what can't be denied is that this record sounds positively awful. I own copy of the original vinyl and it really does sound awful beyond my ability to understand. Yet I love this record above all others. Do you have any album with cringe-worthy sound, yet you love so much that you DON'T cringe when listening. You don't feel like you love it inspite of the bad sound, you just embrace the sound in all its awfulness because of your love of the performance?