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12 comfort albums (to cheer one's cockles)

Nicol Ferguson "LEWIS"
 
Heaven Or Las Vegas
Heaven Or Las Vegas
"10 songs with largely indecernible lyrics that make every hair follicle in my body erect.  Hmmm, bristly."
It'll End In Tears
It'll End In Tears
"I like to think that this is what people in 200 years time will look back on as 20th Century Classical.  But they won't."
Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim
Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim
"Steve Albini apparently drove the band crazy when producing 'Surfer Rosa', requiring copious retakes of the guitar tracks.  I think it was worth it.  A bonus to have 'C'mon Pilgrim' thrown in."
A Night At The Opera
A Night At The Opera
"Always cheers me up, without fail.  Although 'Sweet Lady' is a bit weak."
OK Computer
OK Computer
"Would be at the top if it weren't for 'Electioneering' (like 'Sweet Lady' above, not a bad track but not good enough for these albums)."
Colourbox
Colourbox
"OK, it sounds a bit dated now, but since its original release was about 1984 it was a precursor (by about 10 years) of most things that were good about 90s music, and nothing that was bad."
Focus III
Focus III
"This UK release has 'House of The King' at the end, which the middle aged may remember as the theme tune to 'Don't Ask Me' with Magnus Pyke, Mirriam Stoppard and David Bellamy.  No s***!"
The Sophtware Slump
The Sophtware Slump
"First of only two 2K millennial albums to make this line-up.  Starts well and gets better all the way through.  'I try to sing it funny like Beck but its getting me down, Beautiful Ground'."
Great Eastern
Great Eastern
"Ten great tracks, especially 'Accused of Stealing' and 'American Trilogy'.  Favourite was 'No Danger' until I heard the single version with the scoolkids singing, 'Another-brick-in-the-wall'-esque!"
Yesterday Once More: Greatest Hits 1969-1983
Yesterday Once More: Greatest Hits 1969-1983
"I don't actually own this (my favourite Carpenters compilation was deleted about 20 years ago!), but - in amongst some real chaff - this album seems to have all their best songs."
Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here
"Much better than the higher regarded (and still very good) Dark Side of the Moon. Reminds me of a fun night on a yacht in Turkey."
Songs In The Key Of Life
Songs In The Key Of Life
"Only problem with this double CD is which to play first.  Captures the unique talent of SW before he went all drippy. Much better than 'Innervisions' despite Mistra Know-It-All."