but i can't believe you're expecting objectivity(?) here.
so what. people are biased.. ain't no thing
edit: for record, i like the first album and the bends. why? probably cuz i'm biased too. i'm a guitar player/tend to gravitate towards that.. i think they rocked out more on those two...and were more guitar centric. maybe a little more condensed/anthemic/pop oriented as well.