31. Sufjan Stevens – Come on Feel the Illinoise

I MADE A LOT OF MISTAKES... Sufjan Stevens - Come on Feel the Illinoise |  Released: 2005 Asthmatic Kitty |  Produced: Sufjan Stevens |  Genre: A multi-instrumental tribute to failure |  OH GREAT INTENTIONS, /  I'VE GOT THE BEST OF INTERVENTIONS...  Though musically brilliant, perhaps the thing I love most about  Sufjan Stevens' Illinois is … Continue reading 31. Sufjan Stevens – Come on Feel the Illinoise

29. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

ATTENTION... MON AMI... Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven |  Released: 2000 Kranky |  Produced: Daryl Smith |  Genre: Sweeping post-rock soundscapes, punctuated by found footage vox pops |  IT TAKES MINUTE DETAIL... There is so much to talk about here: The cinematic, brutal beauty of this album's … Continue reading 29. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

27. Sleaford Mods – Eton Alive

WATCH THE KERB SOAK UP THIS MADNESS... Sleaford Mods - Eton Alive |  Released: 2019 Extreme Eating |  Produced: Matt Colton |  Genre: Surly brexit-Britain post-punk pub-rap electronica |  IT'S HARD WORK BEING KIND... This is (I think) the only signed record in my collection. As a rule, record signings or fan meets aren't really … Continue reading 27. Sleaford Mods – Eton Alive

22. Pavement – Quarantine the Past

STOP BREATHIN'... Pavement - Quarantine the Past |  Released: 2010 Domino Records |  Produced: Too many to list |  Genre: breathlessly career-spanning proto-indie slacker rock |  WORDS ARE BRILLIANT... A 'best of album'?!  Oh my, this is just asking for a withering take down of 'best of's as a concept, a defense of the 'proper' … Continue reading 22. Pavement – Quarantine the Past