Month: September 2016

Album cover: Bloodletting

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #12 (“Bloodletting”)

Bloodletting gets tagged with the “gothic rock” genre, which is a bit unfair to Concrete Blonde. Sure, it’s got a wee bit of goth about…

Album cover "Who's Next" by The Who

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #13 (“Who’s Next”)

On Tommy The Who sought to stretch beyond the confines of single songs to a cohesive, two-album work. With Who’s Next, The Who deliver nine…

Album cover: The Future by Leonard Cohen

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #14 (“The Future”)

The Future is currently my favorite album by Leonard Cohen, and some of his darkest material. Coming four years after I’m Your Man, The Future…

Speak for Yourself album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #15 (“Speak for Yourself”)

After developing an addiction to Frou Frou, it’s not much of a surprise that I’d branch out to Imogen Heap immediately. Her second solo album,…

Cover for Broken by Nine Inch Nails

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #16 (“Broken”)

Just how loud and angry can an album be, without devolving into noise? With Broken Nine Inch Nails tells us, pretty fucking loud and angry….

The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy ‎– Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #17 (“Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury”)

True to their name, The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy were one and done. They left behind one album, Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury, a damning…

Album cover for "Whatever" by Aimee Mann

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #18 (“Whatever”)

A word of caution before listening to Aimee Mann‘s Whatever – it may very well cause you to recalibrate your standards for songwriting. If you’re…

Album cover: Document by R.E.M.

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #19 (“Document”)

For Document R.E.M. picked up a much harder edge than previous albums. Sure, Life’s Rich Pageant dabbled a bit with more aggressive guitar, but Document…

"Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me " album cover by The Cure

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #20 (“Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me”)

Most of The Cure‘s albums are outstanding, but Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me is simply magical. Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me shows The…

Album cover: "Queen Elvis" by Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #21 (“Queen Elvis”)

Watching “alternative” bands like The Cure, R.E.M., and U2 punch through to mainstream success, I had high hopes that Robyn Hitchcock would break through with…