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My favorite 100 albums of all time: #69 (“Give Me Convenience or Give me Death”)

The juxtaposition of yesterday’s album with today’s probably says something deeply disturbing about my psyche. Today we’re going to go directly from cello concertos to…

The Sound Of Jacqueline Du Pré cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #70 (“The Sound of Jacqueline du Pré”)

For nearly as long as I can remember, I’ve been a music junkie. The radio always seemed to be on the “oldies*” station when I…

Album cover "Sirens" by The Weepies

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #71 (“Sirens”)

The sirens, in Greek myth, were “beautiful yet dangerous creatures” that would lure sailors to the rocks with their music and voices. The Weepies, as…

Album cover - Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend"

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #72 (“Girlfriend”)

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

Mother Love Bone album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #73 (“Mother Love Bone”)

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

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #74 (“The Depths of a Year”)

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

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #75 (“Spike”)

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

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #76 (“Standing on a Beach / Staring at the Sea”)

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

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #77 (“Free”)

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

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #78 (“Evolution”)

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…