Month: September 2016

"Safe Travels" album cover

“Safe Travels” by Jukebox the Ghost (No. 11)

Jukebox the Ghost set the bar high with their debut album Live and Let Ghosts, and their follow-up Everything Under the Sun. With Safe Travels…

Album cover: Bloodletting

“Bloodletting” by Concrete Blonde (No. 12)

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

“Who’s Next” by The Who (No. 13)

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

“The Future” by Leonard Cohen (No. 14)

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

“Speak for Yourself” by Imogen Heap (No. 15)

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

“Broken” by Nine Inch Nails (No. 16)

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….

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“Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury” by Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy (No. 17)

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

“Whatever” by Aimee Mann (No. 18)

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.

“Document” by R.E.M. (No. 19)

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

“Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me” by The Cure (No. 20)

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…