100 Favorite Albums

(This list is missing something by The Butchies in the top 30; I just have to figure out which record.)


Apple, Fiona; When the Pawn ...
Case, Neko; Blacklisted
Clash, The; London Calling
Coil; Horse Rotorvator
Hendrix, Jimi; Band of Gypsies
Lovett, Lyle; The Road to Ensenada
Portishead; Roseland NYC Live
Radiohead; OK Computer
Sleater-Kinney; Call the Doctor
Tool; Aenima


Harvey, PJ; Dry
Husker Du; Flip Your Wig
Lovett, Lyle; Joshua Judges Ruth
Mann, Aimee; Lost in Space
Osborne, Joan; Relish
Queens of the Stone Age; Songs for the Deaf
Sleater-Kinney; Dig Me Out
Sonic Youth; Murray Street
Team Dresch; Captain My Captain
Team Dresch; Personal Best


Edwards, Kathleen; Failer
Green Day; Warning
Holmes Bothers; Speaking in Tongues
Husker Du; New Day Rising
Kronos Quartet; Early Music
Mellencamp, John; Human Wheels
Part, Arvo; Tabula Rasa (ECM New Series, 1984)
Sonic Youth; Dirty
Waits, Tom; Blood Money
White Stripes, The; Elephant


Amos, Tori; Little Earthquakes
Bjork; Selmasongs
Blind Boys of Alabama, The; Spirit of the Century
Cadallaca; Introducing Cadallaca
Davis, Miles; Sketches of Spain
Gabriel, Peter; Peter Gabriel (“melting face” cover)
Harvey, PJ; 4-Track Demos
Harvey, PJ; Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
Hives, The; Veni Vidi Vicious
Kronos Quartet; Pieces of Africa
NIL8; ... Doug
Nirvana; MTV Unplugged in New York
Sahara Hotnights; Jennie Bomb
Sampson, Caleb; Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control (soundtrack)
Sekacz, Ilona; Antonia’s Line (soundtrack)
Sleater-Kinney; One Beat
Soul Asylum; And the Horse They Rode in on
Soundtrack of Our Lives, The; Behind the Music
Yeah Yeah Yeahs; Yeah Yeah Yeahs (EP)
Young, Neil; Decade (compilation)


Amos, Tori; From the Choirgirl Hotel
Badly Drawn Boy; Have You Fed the Fish?
Beck; Sea Change
Bjork; Vespertine
Brion, Jon; Magnolia (soundtrack)
Coldplay; A Rush of Blood to the Head
Dougher, Sarah; The Walls Ablaze
Dowd, Johnny; The Pawnbroker’s Wife
Dowd, Johnny; Pictures from Life’s Other Side
Drovers, The; World of Monsters
Faith No More; King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime
Fantomas; The Director’s Cut
Flaming Lips; Soft Bulletin
Gits, The; Frenching the Bully
Glass, Philip, and Foday Musa Suso; The Screens (soundtrack)
Gorecki, Henryk; Symphony Number 3 (Nonesuch, 1992)
Harvey, PJ; Is This Desire?
Heavens to Betsy; Calculated
Hendrix, Jimi; Are You Experienced?
Interpol; Turn on the Bright Lights
Isaak, Chris; San Francisco Days
Isaak, Chris; Speak of the Devil
Kronos Quartet; Caravan
Kronos Quartet; Nuevo
Mellencamp, John; Mr. Happy Go Lucky
Mr. Bungle; California
New Pornographers; Electric Version
No Doubt; Return of Saturn
Old 97’s; Satellite Rides
Orton, Beth; Daybreaker
Pardekooper, Kelly, and the Devil’s House Band; Johnson County Snow
Pine Valley Cosmonauts; The Executioner’s Last Songs Volume 1
Preisner, Zbigniew; Bleu (soundtrack)
Quick, Annie; Orange Juice
Rage Against the Machine; The Battle of Los Angeles
Raveonettes; Whip It on (EP)
Red Hot Chili Peppers; By the Way
REM; Automatic for the People
Rolling Stones, The; Forty Licks (disc one, compilation)
Sharp, Bree; More B.S.
Sleater-Kinney; Sleater-Kinney
Sleater-Kinney; The Hot Rock
Sleater-Kinney; All Hands on the Bad One
Spells, The; The Age of Backwards
Supergrass; Life on Other Planets
System of a Down; Toxicity
Thompson, Richard; 1,000 Years of Popular Music
Tomahawk; Tomahawk
U2; All That You Can’t Leave Behind
White Stripes, The; White Blood Cells

My top 5 (at the moment)
Twilight Singers; Blackberry Belle
The Hold Steady; Boys & Girls In America
Tom Waits; The Heart Of Saturday Night or Bone Machine (depends)
Depeche Mode; Black Celebration
Brian Wilson; Live At The Roxy

8 I turn to again and again (lately)

The 2000 Year Old Man -- Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner

Exile on Main St. -- The Rolling Stones

Electric Ladyland -- Jimi

Hairway to Steven -- Butthole Surfers

Fox Confessor Brings the Flood -- Neko Case

Focus -- Stan Goetz

Face to Face -- The Kinks

Blazing Away -- Marianne Faithful

also OK Computer and Kid A

So that’s 10, then, isn’t it?

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