Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
Overlooked by most because, well, it's Marilyn Manson. If you put aside the faux shock rock and fairly poor music recorded since, it's actually a masterpiece of an album.
Manic Street Preachers - Lifeblood
Hated by most manics fans for some bizarre reason, and hardly noticed by anyone else, which is a shame. I believe most fans of modern day U2 would love this LP. All it takes is a few listens.
Placebo - Meds
Underrated by the fans again for some bizarre reason. Just listen to Drag, Blind, Infra-red, Space Monkey, Follow The Cops & Song To Say Goodbye and tell me this is a bad album.
Verve - A Storm In Heaven
Overlooked by the masses. True Verve fans know what you're all missing with this one.
Oasis - Heathen Chemistry
I would have gone with Be Here Now for obvious reasons, but that album sold loads. I think this one is generally underrated by the fans and I'm not sure why. The album tracks are, at worst, okay. Some are bl**dy brilliant. And the singles are incredible. Not a bad LP at all.
Radiohead - Pablo Honey
No fuss, just good old simple pop songs.
Idlewild - Warnings/Promises
I think most of the world don't even know who this band is but it really is their loss. They write some of the greatest music I've ever heard. Songs which in my opinion would have been massive had they had more radio exposure.
Also agree re Muse - Showbiz