Albums to inspire

A Listmania! list by Selfish Ways
 
Demolition
1.  Demolition by Ryan Adams
The list author says:
  "Ryan's alt-country had a particularly melancholy tinge on this album. Magnificent."
7.99   Used & New from: 0.24
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Illinoise
2.  Illinoise by Sufjan Stevens
The list author says:
  "It's a concept album, and a really good one at that. Deal with it. Sufjan is possibly the most exciting thing in lo-fi at the moment."
16.99   Used & New from: 2.19
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Give Blood
3.  Give Blood by Brakesbrakesbrakes
The list author says:
  "16 songs in less than half an hour, but it's not Punk. Superb alternative music with a Belle and Sebastian flavour."
5.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Clor
4.  Clor by Clor
The list author says:
  "Roots Manuva's live band, everybody. Personally, I'd take Clor's electro-punk over Roots Manuva anyday."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Dirty Words
5.  Dirty Words by Departure
The list author says:
  "Criminally underrated indie band with an air of New Order about them."
7.99   Used & New from: 0.04
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

We Have Sound
6.  We Have Sound by Tom Vek
The list author says:
  "Unusual, experimental mix of sounds and textures. The sort of album Babybird ought to have made, but didn't quite manage it."
8.81   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

1977
7.  1977 by Ash
The list author says:
  "A defining album of the '90s. As fresh and angsty now as it ever was."
9.99   Used & New from: 0.05

In Case We Die
8.  In Case We Die by Architecture in Helsinki
The list author says:
  "When your mind wants to wander, what better soundtrack? Just incredible, chirpy lo-fi."
4.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Alright, Still
9.  Alright, Still by Lily Allen
The list author says:
  "Keith Allen's hugely talented daughter. Specials-influenced ska pop with great comedy timing."
4.90   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

Begin To Hope
10.  Begin To Hope by Regina Spektor
The list author says:
  "Eccentric, but with excellent songwriting."
5.98   Used & New from: 1.06
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Trouble
11.  Trouble by Ray LaMontagne
The list author says:
  "Ray Lamontagne is the sort of singer you don't expect. Grittier than Damien Rice, and at times, as insightful as Dylan. Tremendous debut."
4.40   Used & New from: 1.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

St. Elsewhere
12.  St. Elsewhere by Gnarls Barkley
The list author says:
  "Popular, but deservedly so. This isn't any normal dance record."
4.75   Used & New from: 0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Eyes Open
13.  Eyes Open by Snow Patrol
The list author says:
  "I could take or leave the last album, but 'Eyes Open' is essential, stunning listening."
4.19   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Kasabian
14.  Kasabian by Kasabian
The list author says:
  "An album packed with anthems that quite literally has everything. Think Ian Brown with talent."
3.86   Used & New from: 1.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Antics
15.  Antics by Interpol
The list author says:
  "Moody, without being ridiculously so. Very Joy Division in style."
10.00   Used & New from: 1.29
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Bitter Tea
16.  Bitter Tea by The Fiery Furnaces
The list author says:
  "The natural follow-up to Blueberry Boat, continuing in much the same electronic direction. Blinding."
8.99   Used & New from: 1.49
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

First Impressions Of Earth
17.  First Impressions Of Earth by The Strokes
The list author says:
  "If, like me, you started with this album, you wouldn't buy the Strokes' previous efforts. Infinitely better, engaging album."
9.78   Used & New from: 0.24
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

Stars of CCTV
18.  Stars of CCTV by Hard-Fi
The list author says:
  "Where the 90s sought to glamourise urbania, Hard-Fi seeks to do just the opposite and their music's all the better for it."
1.46   Used & New from: 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

The Magic Numbers
19.  The Magic Numbers by The Magic Numbers
The list author says:
  "Bouncy indie treat of last year."
4.59   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

In The Shadow Of Two Gunmen
20.  In The Shadow Of Two Gunmen by The Forecast
The list author says:
  "Absolutely phenomenal rock record, bettering even their debut."
10.24   Used & New from: 1.38
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Libertines
21.  The Libertines by The Libertines
The list author says:
  "Proof that Doherty can write excellent songs, and indeed, proof that the Libertines could not survive without him."
7.77   Used & New from: 1.05
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

Howling Bells
22.  Howling Bells by Howling Bells
The list author says:
  "Sultry blues rock. More please."
Used & New from: 1.46
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Fires
23.  Fires by Nerina Pallot
The list author says:
  "Gorgeous pop album. Well-written, well played and made particularly enjoyable by Nerina's wonderful voice."
5.00   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

The Eraser
24.  The Eraser by Thom Yorke
The list author says:
  "Apparently Thom was bored. If this is what he produces when bored, get him bored more often."
9.97   Used & New from: 2.12
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

A Call and Response
25.  A Call and Response by The Longcut
The list author says:
  "Progressive indie. Halfway between Mogwai and Bloc Party."
2.80   Used & New from: 0.05
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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