Month: July 2016

Album cover - Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend"

“Girlfriend” by Matthew Sweet (No. 72)

Another day, another album! This time around, Matthew Sweet’s 1991 power pop / alternative rock masterpiece Girlfriend.

Mother Love Bone album cover

“Mother Love Bone” by Mother Love Bone (No. 73)

At the intersection of glam rock and grunge, you’ve got Mother Love Bone, a band that burned out before its first and only studio album…

Ehren Starks "The Depths of a Year" album cover

“The Depths of a Year” by Ehren Starks (No. 74)

Today’s album was discovered by rummaging through the Magnatune catalog. This one is The Depths of a Year by Ehren Starks. Magnatune lists Depths in…

Elvis Costello "Spike" album cover

“Spike” by Elvis Costello (No. 75)

Spike features Elvis Costello’s highest-charting single, “Veronica” – co-written with and featuring Paul McCartney. That’s just the cherry on the sundae for this album, though.

Standing on a Beach

“Standing on a Beach / Staring at the Sea” by The Cure (No. 76)

Today’s pick is a look at the early work of The Cure. Standing on a Beach and Staring at the Sea are co-sharing the pick…

Album cover: Concrete Blonde's Free

“Free” by Concrete Blonde (No. 77)

Free, the second album from LA-based Concrete Blonde is today’s pick for my top 100 favorite albums. Concrete Blonde sits in the 80s/90s “Alternative/Indie” bucket,…

Album cover: Evolution by Journey

“Evolution” by Journey (No. 78)

There are many sins in programming music on radio stations, but here are a few biggies: “Train wrecks,” where the second song is jarring and…

Nicky Skopelitis Ekstasis album cover

“Ekstasis” by Nicky Skopelitis (No. 79)

On the off chance that anyone is actually playing along at home, I feel bad about listing records that you can’t easily find on Spotify,…

Liz Phair's Whip-Smart album cover

“Whip-Smart” by Liz Phair (No. 80)

Liz Phair‘s Whip-Smart is a perfect Saturday afternoon album. By happy accident, that’s when I’m re-listening to Whip-Smart and writing this post. Whip-Smart is not…

Information Society Album cover: Hack

“Hack” by Information Society (No. 81)

Hack may, in fact, be the only album to sample a Walt Disney read-a-long album and James Brown on the same track. The fact that…