36. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

WHERE ALL ROADS MEET... Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures |  Released: 1979 Factory |  Produced: Martin Hannett |  Genre: The post-punk sound that launched a thousand t-shirts |  WORDS ARE BRILLIANT...   Joy Division. You know Joy Division. You already know the story. You know the dark, pulsating music. The mega-hit, Love Will Tear Us Apart with … Continue reading 36. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

13. American Water – Silver Jews

GLEAMING DETAILS... Silver Jews - American Water |  Released: 1998 Drag City |  Produced: Nicolas Vernhes |  Genre:  The drunk being thrown out of the comedy club who is still funnier than the comedian on stage. THAT TANLINE ON YOUR RING FINGER... In Franz Kafka's modernist classic The Trial (Original German: Der Prozeß, all quotations … Continue reading 13. American Water – Silver Jews

7. Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish I Were an Eagle

WRAPPED UP IN BOOKS... Sometimes I Wish I Were An Eagle - Bill Callahan |  Released: 2009 Drag City |  Produced: "Raven" |  Genre: Baritone, dreamy folk americana to mask the vortex lurking below the surface |   I looked all around, / It was not written down, /  And so I tell you now... In … Continue reading 7. Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish I Were an Eagle