Category: Music

Nicky Skopelitis Ekstasis album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #79 (“Ekstasis”)

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

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #80 (“Whip-Smart”)

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

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #81 (“Hack”)

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…

Album cover: XTC's the Big Express

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #82 (“The Big Express”)

XTC‘s The Big Express pulls into the top 100 station at number 82. Roughly in the middle of the band’s discography, The Big Express successfully…

Album cover: Material's Halluciation Engine

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #83 (“Hallucination Engine”)

Today’s pick, Hallucination Engine by Material is a bit of a sharp departure from the likes of The Who, L7, Rollins Band, and the rest of…

Rollins Band album cover for Weight

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #84 (“Weight”)

If you ever need an album to derive inspiration from at the gym, Weight is your friend. The Rollins Band’s 1994 Weight is the Rollins…

The Minus 5 self-titled gun album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #85 (“The Minus 5”)

The Minus 5 may be one of the best bar bands ever assembled. Made up of a rotating cast of alt-rock heroes like former R.E.M.’er…

Hollywood Town Hall album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #86 (“Hollywood Town Hall”)

The Jayhawks are usually categorized as “alternative country” or “country rock,” but neither label suffices to describe the band at its full power. Hollywood Town…

Dreamboat Annie album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #87 (“Dreamboat Annie”)

Before I owned this album, I’d happily empty my pockets of change – or beg my parents for a quarter – to put “Magic Man”…

Tommy album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #88 (“Tommy”)

What can I say about The Who‘s Tommy that hasn’t already been said? Since its release in 1969, Tommy has been written about nearly as…