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Albums I still listen to

I. Brown "ian216a"
 
Gordon
Gordon
"Funny AND affecting at the same time? With possibly the greatest lyric of them all  - you think you're so smart but I've seen you naked, and I'll probably see you naked again."
Tidal/When The Pawn
Tidal/When The Pawn
"When the Pawn is perfect, really. The bit where her voice cracks on 'I Know' makes me shudder every damn time. And Get Gone is the one thing that proved to me that there could be beauty in anger."
Violent Femmes (Deluxe Edition)
Violent Femmes (Deluxe Edition)
"..and ten, ten, ten - ten is for EVERYTHING EVERYTHING EVERYTHING EVERYTHING!!!! - acoustic punk and that isn't an insult!"
Doolittle
Doolittle
"Debaser has gotta be the song I have hurt myself dancing to the most. This album is as influencial as people say it is - a rarity."
The Caution Horses
The Caution Horses
"I know, I know - everyone says The Trinity Session is the one to get, but this was the first CD I ever bought. Indulge me."
Together Alone
Together Alone
"'your skin is like water on a burning beach, and it brings me relief' I am not worthy to even comment on those words."
Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants
Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants
"Couldn't decide which TMBG record to choose coz I still listen to them all. This is a fine choice of their material though"
Closing Time
Closing Time
"The nearest thing I have to a hero. The most dramatic and soulful singing ever heard. Start here and then buy the rest. Now."
The Soft Bulletin
The Soft Bulletin
"I found out that Elliot Smith had died at a Lips gig when Wayne Coyne spoke about the band's friendship with him before singing 'Waiting for a superman'. Now that's perspective"
Casanova
Casanova
"would you have dared release an album like this at the height of 90's Brit-pop? Thank God someone did"
Strangers Almanac
Strangers Almanac
"Don't know why Uncut magazine raves about Americana? Well now you do."
1972
1972
"Smoother than Monica Bellucci dipped in chocolate. Mmmm."
To Kingdom Come
To Kingdom Come
"You can still hear people copying the Band today. Like a 60's version of The Pixies"
Little Creatures
Little Creatures
"You have to buy all the Talking Heads albums. Have to. But you'll find yourself singing along to this one most."
Born To Run
Born To Run
"I was as surprised as the next man to find out it was now OK to admit to liking Springsteen. I would never apologise for loving this though."
Little Earthquakes
Little Earthquakes
"Simultaneously delicate and powerfully sexual, but not in a dirty way, if you know what I mean."
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook
"This record should be studied in every school in the land. 20th Century musical equivilant of Shakespeare."
Quiet Stars   /Vrv
Quiet Stars /Vrv
"In a perfect world I fall asleep to this album every night. With Monica Bellucci"
Pebbles Vol. 1 Original 60s Punk & Psych Classics
Pebbles Vol. 1 Original 60s Punk & Psych Classics
"It's true - my favourite way to get my kicks IS to go down town and hussle chicks. The 60's really were more fun"
O
O
"Oh yeah - I bought this ages before you heard of him. I'm that cool."