Albums I listened to by year: 2022.
Lake Street Dive
The first 9 songs are nearly perfect.
Father of the Bride (2019)
Makes me think of Vampire Weekend and Paul Simon at once, which I like.
All Ashore (2018)
A surprisingly intricate dive into an America that could elect that president.
Silky pop, eight years after the amazing Body Talk.
By the Way, I Forgive You (2018)
Late to the party, this is my introduction to Brandi Carlile. So many good tunes here.
Hand. Cannot. Erase. (2015)
A masterpiece. If you can ever listen to the surround mix along with the hardcover book he release, do it.
Helplessness Blues (2011)
I cannot think of a more perfect album for harmonizing and wistfulness.
For Emma, Forever Ago (2008)
Sad sap music, indeed. It also helped me code my future.
More sad music, but oh so hummable. Introduced me to this lovely weirdo.
Power in Numbers (2002)
A hip-hop album that dares to feature flutes. Love these guys.
Yoshimi Battles... (2002)
The Flaming Lips
Noisy and weird and beautiful. A Flaming Lips record finally clicked for me.
Tenacious D (2001)
When I wasn't listening to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, I was listening to this.
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2001)
Not far out of college and this was on constant rotation.
Everyone has their hidden band who shoulda made it. Paw is mine.
Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
This is the band that got me into music on a deeper level. DSotM is my favorite of their albums.
Malibu – Anderson .Paak
Greatest – Duran Duran
Bleed American – Jimmy Eat World
Night and Day – Joe Jackson
Superunknown – Soundgarden
Anything – Spoon
MASSEDUCTION – St. Vincent
The Invisible Band – Travis
Return to Cookie Mountain – TV on the Radio
Joshua Tree – U2