Tag: 100 Albums

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…

Gordon by Barenaked Ladies album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #36 (“Gordon”)

Barenaked Ladies Gordon, like Stunt, is all over the place musically and thematically. There’s frenetic and lighthearted pieces, pseudo-jazzy, and deep and introspective all mooshed…

OK Computer by Radiohead album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #37 (“OK Computer”)

I don’t consider myself a big Radiohead fan, but OK Computer is just too damn good not to make the list. OK Computer popped up…

Animals by Pink Floyd album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #38 (“Animals”)

Pink Floyd responded in part to the punk rock movement’s fast, short, and aggressive tunes by… putting out an LP with five complex and relatively…

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…