Month: August 2016

Psonic Psunspot album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #41 (“Psonic Psunspot”)

Psonic Psunspot is the best collection of 60s psychedelia ever recorded in the mid-80s. The members of XTC, working under the pseudonym Dukes of Stratosphear…

Life's Rich Pageant album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #42 (“Life’s Rich Pageant”)

It’s almost by accident that I wound up being a big fan of R.E.M. A happy accident, I might add. Earlier in this series I…

O, You Sinners album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #43 (“O, You Sinners”)

A few years ago, I went to see Welcome to Night Vale, expecting to be moderately amused. Instead, I was blown away by the WtNV…

Rust Never Sleeps album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #44 (“Rust Never Sleeps”)

Rust Never Sleeps is another album I experienced mostly through radio until I was in my late 20s. Experienced piecemeal, the songs are great. Pulled…

Nine Inch Nails album cover for Pretty Hate Machine

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #45 (“Pretty Hate Machine”)

When I wrote about Hallucination Engine by Material I alluded to two albums on this list being purchased solely on the strength of a review….

Pearl Jam Vs. album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #46 (“Vs.”)

Pearl Jam‘s Vs. hits all the sweet spots for me as a fan of the band. All the band’s metaphorical engines are firing at full,…

Wings Over America album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #47 (“Wings Over America”)

Wings live album Wings Over America is another one of those albums that I pretty much wore out the cassette tape. Thank goodness for CDs…

Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #48 (“Little Earthquakes”)

What’s not to love about Tori Amos‘ debut album, Little Earthquakes? Amos’ command of the piano, her lovely and haunting voice, and the incredibly well-written…

Purple Rain album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #49 (“Purple Rain”)

As I pulled together my list of my 100 albums, I definitely wrestled with a few of the choices. Where to rank certain albums, whether…

The Smiths ‎– The Queen Is Dead album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #50 (“The Queen is Dead”)

The Smiths didn’t last long, but they left behind an amazing legacy and incredible impact. By the time the band recorded The Queen is Dead…