Category: Music

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…

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…