Albums I keep coming back to (in no particular order)

A Listmania! list by D. Walter "D. Walter" (Surrey, England)
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LIFTED ( OR THE STORY IS )
1.  LIFTED ( OR THE STORY IS ) by Bright Eyes
The list author says:
  "Raw, visceral music full of pain, melody, and bittersweet poignancy. A 70-minute epic."
7.40   Used & New from: 0.34
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
2.  Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot by Sparklehorse
The list author says:
  "Difficult to choose a favourite Sparklehorse album, but I love the raggedy intimacy of this album. The tracks “Spirit Ditch” and “Cow” get me every time …"
7.90   Used & New from: 0.35
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Ghosts of the Great Highway
3.  Ghosts of the Great Highway by Sun Kil Moon
The list author says:
  "Fronted by Mark Kozelek (formerly of Red House Painters) this album is stunningly beautiful. My favourite track is “Gentle Moon”, but there are no weak songs on this album. Music to drown in."
19.42   Used & New from: 7.78
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Fisherman's Blues
4.  Fisherman's Blues by The Waterboys
The list author says:
  "The album that saw a move away from the soaring guitars, trumpets, and saxophones of The Waterboys’s previous albums, and their exuberant embrace of the musical spirit of Galway’s folk heritage."
8.14   Used & New from: 1.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

A Pagan Place
5.  A Pagan Place by The Waterboys
The list author says:
  "In my opinion, this album is one of The Waterboys's finest, capturing the sheer emotive intensity of Mike Scott’s unique musical vision."
4.99   Used & New from: 3.43
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Ghost Of Tom Joad
6.  The Ghost Of Tom Joad by Bruce Springsteen
The list author says:
  "A million miles away from stadium rock, this is Springsteen at his most intimate, singing pared-down ballads of gritty intensity."
5.19   Used & New from: 0.65
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

The Boatman's Call
7.  The Boatman's Call by Nick Cave
The list author says:
  "Songs of heartbreak as only the inimitable Nick Cave could perform them. A masterpiece of quiet, wavering intensity. “The boatman calls from the lake / A lone loon dives upon the water …”"
11.50   Used & New from: 3.20
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Murder Ballads
8.  Murder Ballads by Nick Cave
The list author says:
  "Released at the same time, this is the polar opposite of “The Boatman’s Call”, and complements it perfectly. Steeped in violent imagery and strong language, this is my favourite Nick Cave album."
19.98   Used & New from: 1.58
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Fields Of The Nephilim
9.  Fields Of The Nephilim by Fields Of The Nephilim
The list author says:
  "Music that transcends genres with its sheer power and ambition."
10.13   Used & New from: 4.09
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Elizium
10.  Elizium by Fields Of The Nephilim
The list author says:
  "Hypnotic, guitar-driven soundscapes that continue to enthrall almost fifteen years later."
10.20   Used & New from: 5.97
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Regard The End
11.  Regard The End by Willard Grant Conspiracy
The list author says:
  "Homespun 'American Gothic'. A moody, alluring meditation on death and mortality."
Used & New from: 13.35
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Our Endless Numbered Days
12.  Our Endless Numbered Days by Iron & Wine
The list author says:
  "Predominantly one man and his guitar. Lilting, reflective music of outstanding quality."
11.52   Used & New from: 3.76
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Beyond the Leap,Beyond the Law
13.  Beyond the Leap,Beyond the Law by Martin Stephenson
The list author says:
  "Music by a man who clearly loves what he's doing. Why isn't this still available? Alternatively, try Stephenson's “Collective Force” instead."
12.99   Used & New from: 2.88
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Salutation Road
14.  Salutation Road by Martin Stephenson
The list author says:
  "A work of musical genius. Still sounds brilliant fifteen years after its first release. Warm and uplifting."
29.99   Used & New from: 19.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Healing Game
15.  The Healing Game by Van Morrison
The list author says:
  "Choosing a favourite Van Morrison album is never going to be easy, but this is one I return to again and again for whatever reason. Fiercely soulful. “When that rough god goes riding …”"
13.95   Used & New from: 2.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

The Caution Horses
16.  The Caution Horses by Cowboy Junkies
The list author says:
  "The Cowboy Junkies at their best. Haunting and beautiful."
7.32   Used & New from: 0.05
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Alice
17.  Alice by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  "Rich, evocative ballads, perfect for contemplative, whiskey-drinking, night-time listening."
5.99   Used & New from: 1.47
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Fight For Your Mind
18.  Fight For Your Mind by Ben Harper
The list author says:
  "Ben Harper's stunning second album. He plays a wicked slide guitar with a voice to match. Passionate, angry, and beautiful."
7.84   Used & New from: 0.56
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

SINGS THE SONGS OF ROBERT BURNS
19.  SINGS THE SONGS OF ROBERT BURNS by Eddi Reader
The list author says:
  "This album is brilliant from beginning to end, and deserves to be heard. Eddi Reader was born to sing these songs ..."
Used & New from: 3.59
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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The House Carpenter's Daughter
20.  The House Carpenter's Daughter by Natalie Merchant
The list author says:
  "Inspired interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk music by the singer who previously fronted 10,000 Maniacs."
7.90   Used & New from: 7.85
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Tears Of Stone
21.  Tears Of Stone by The Chieftains
The list author says:
  "This collaboration between the Chieftains and a variety of internationally renowned female singers is heartbreaking and tender."
7.39   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Passion: Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ
22.  Passion: Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ by Peter Gabriel
The list author says:
  "I'm not a huge fan of soundtracks, but I make an exception for Peter Gabriel’s score for “The Last Temptation of Christ”. Rhythmically evocative."
19.47   Used & New from: 3.05
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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