This is quite a list.
You may or may not agree, but it's a good place to start. udiscovermusic.com has put together their list of what they think are the ten best. I like it. Do I totally agree? Well, I'm not sure.
Look these over and see if you agree or not.
10. Creedence Clearwater Revival: Willy And The Poor Boys (1969)
9. The Flying Burrito Brothers: The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
8. Doug Sahm: Hell Of A Spell (1980)
7. The Neville Brothers: Yellow Moon (1989)
6. Drive-By Truckers: Alabama Ass Whuppin’ (1989)
5. The Long Ryders: State Of Our Union (1985)
4. Los Lobos: Kiko (1992)
3. John Hiatt: Bring The Family (1987)
2. Lucinda Williams: Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (1998)
1. Steve Earle: Copperhead Road (1988)
Here's link to the story, which includes the complete soundtracks of the albums: