35. Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane over the Sea

WHAT A CURIOUS LIFE... Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane over the Sea |  Released: 1998 Merge |  Produced: Robert Schneider |  Genre: Freely creative freak-folk ballads to Anne Frank |  CAN'T BELIEVE /  HOW STRANGE IT IS TO BE ANYTHING AT ALL...  If you came here looking for an historical account of this … Continue reading 35. Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane over the Sea

34. Bonnie "Prince" Billy – Master and Everyone

A WOLF AMONG WOLVES... Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Master and Everyone |  Released: 2003 Drag City |  Produced: Will Oldham |  Genre: Lycanthropic alt-folk |  NOT A MAN AMONG MEN...  Why don't 'alpha male' marketing tactics work on me? Whenever I see a product described as "ultimate strength," or an indecipherably butch aftershave ad, or … Continue reading 34. Bonnie "Prince" Billy – Master and Everyone

33. The Miles Davis Quintet – Workin'

LESSONS IN LONG COPY... The Miles Davis Quintet - Workin' |  Released: 1960 Prestige |  Produced: Bob Weinstock |  Genre: Long-form jazz |  FROM THE LINER NOTES...  Have you noticed that things seem to be getting smaller nowadays?  Must be a sign of the times. Take Toblerone, for example: fewer triangles of nougat-studded Swiss chocolate, … Continue reading 33. The Miles Davis Quintet – Workin'

32. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – I Learned the Hard Way

I LEARNED THE HARD WAY... Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way |  Released: 2010 Daptone |  Produced: Bosco Mann |  Genre: Life lessons delivered through modern soul |  NOW I KNOW ABOUT YOU...  Some people have all the luck. You know the type. Swanning about with nary a care, never … Continue reading 32. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – I Learned the Hard Way

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