I generally judge albums by how much of a thrill i get kisrtening to them years, even decades later.
I love walkabout, and it was a bear to find locally. I would have to say that is my favorite, and here are 4 reasonse
Sense the adventure (LET THE PAGAN OUT!!!!!)
One look up
Built for the future
I love phantoms... Don't get me wrong, it's a great album...
(I just can't listen to it in an altered consciousness because it is sometimes too meloncholy for me to take.)
Elemental is great, it will probably grow on me as much as walkabout. I just think the writing and performance on walkabout had their heart in it more.
I like the analogy of Reach the beach being the fixx's Hotel California album. There are a lot of good songs on it, but they're the ones that get the play.
I think the better question is which ones made you think or feel the most.
life's too short to drink cheap beer.