Now that I think of it, what Bauhaus lacked is a single truly consistent masterwork that could elevate their artsy, charismatic goth-rock to a 'classic' level. But each of their albums contained at least 4 or 5 inspirational pieces that should have never slipped into obscurity. The Sky's Gone Out (1982), for instance, features a brilliant 3-part epic called "The Three Shadows" that is so bizarre and enigmatic, The Cure and Siouxsie And The Banshees might sound kind of silly afterwards.
This is part II, but be sure to check out the whole thing. The third one is particularly hellish.