Category: Music

Cover: The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #61 (“The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983”)

There are few bands or musicians that command universal respect. Even The Beatles have their detractors. But when talking to other music-minded folks, I can’t…

Rocky Horror Picture Show album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #63 (“The Rocky Horror Picture Show Original Soundtrack”)

It’s probably been at least ten years since I was moved to stay up until midnight to catch a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture…

Crash Test Dummies ‎– God Shuffled His Feet

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #62 (“God Shuffled His Feet”)

You have to love an album that asks the important questions, like how does a duck know which direction south is, and whether you have…

"Stunt" album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #64 (“Stunt”)

It’s unclear to me when I first heard the Barenaked Ladies. It feels like I was introduced to the band through a sort of osmosis,…

Everything Under the Sun album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #65 (“Everything Under the Sun”)

The band behind today’s album may have the distinction of having the oddest name in the entire lineup. Naming aside, the trio produces amazing piano-based…

Album cover "Your Arsenal"

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #66 (“Your Arsenal”)

When I first got my hands on Your Arsenal back in 1992, I knew from the first few notes of “You’re Gonna Need Someone on…

Album cover - Dada Puzzle

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #67 (“Puzzle”)

The early 90s were a great time for music. Not only were there a lot of really interesting bands putting out albums, it was the…

All of This and Nothing cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #68 (“All of this and Nothing”)

Thank goodness for Columbia House. The “12 cassettes for a penny” deals helped me build a healthy music collection back when I was a teen…

Alternative Tentacles logo

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…