Category: Music

Going Somewhere by Colin Hay album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #39 (“Going Somewhere”)

Colin Hay is a storyteller. This is immediately evident if you have the opportunity to see him perform live as a headliner, as the stories…

Excitable Boy album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #40 (“Excitable Boy”)

If it weren’t for Warren Zevon, I’d have almost nothing to sing at the Karaoke bar. Whether this is laudable or something he should be…

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…