Album cover: Cash IV

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #26 (“American IV: The Man Comes Around”)

Music trivia time! What album includes songs written by Trent Reznor, Paul Simon, Tex Ritter, Sting, Hank Williams, and Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore? If you…

Liz Phair Exile in Guyville album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #27 (“Exile in Guyville”)

I wish I’d been cool enough to say that I picked up Exile in Guyville the minute it came out, or that I’d been into…

The Wind by Warren Zevon (album cover)

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #28 (“The Wind”)

Being a rock critic sounds like a really nice, cushy, and fun job for the most part. Who wouldn’t want to review music for a…

Starfish by The Church (album cover)

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #29 (“Starfish”)

If it weren’t for lucking into a few decent mix tapes and dubs of entire albums, I’m not sure what my musical tastes would be…

Album cover: Best 'O Boingo

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #30 (“Best O’Boingo”)

You can’t hide from Danny Elfman. Well, I suppose you could, but you’d have to be a pop culture recluse to do so. He’s got…

Album covers: XT Waxworks and B-Sides

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #31 (“Waxworks / Beeswax”)

Waxworks and Beeswax are a double dose of angular, jumpy, frenetic pop from Swindon’s XTC. This pairing captures the very best of XTC’s early period,…

Album Cover: Tori Amos Under the Pink

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #32 (“Under the Pink”)

If there was any doubt whether Tori Amos could live up to her debut, Little Earthquakes, it was shattered by Under The Pink. From the…

Be My Thrill album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #33 (“Be My Thrill”)

Be My Thrill is probably the best release from a band that, so far, has had no bad releases. If you’ve been following closely, you’ll…

George Harrison album cover for Cloud Nine

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #34 (“Cloud Nine”)

Cloud Nine may not be the strongest George Harrison work outside of The Beatles, but for many reasons it’s my favorite Harrison solo album. My…

Smile by The Jayhawks album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #35 (“Smile”)

Smile is The Jayhawks sixth studio album, its second release without Mark Olson. As much as I enjoyed Olson and Gary Louris’ work on alt-country…