This is kind of like the young'uns guide thread, only covering specific genres of music. Post short, helpful write ups of ten essential albums that best represent a certain genre with the objective of introducing that genre to a neophyte (as opposed to covering a selection of more obscure, difficult gems). Try to be as narrow as possible with your genre selections without becoming absurd. "G-Funk" and "West Coast Hardcore" as opposed to "Hip Hop" or "Punk." If you can't come up with ten essential albums, you're either being too specific or the wrong person for the job. Don't just post a list of 10 albums. Try to explain why each album is important in the context of the chosen genre, and then maybe do an alternates or further explorations list without write ups. Three or four sentences per album would suffice. Place requests for genres you'd like to see covered. Try to be helpful instead of a jackass.