Great Fucking Albums

This page used to be the home of my failed countdown of the 29 best albums released in my lifetime. As I get older, it gets harder to quantify the music that I love. So I decided to use this page to link to posts about albums I love, regardless of when they were released. You may still safely regard London Calling as my favorite album, however. If you click the links to the first 13 records, you’ll be taken to posts that were written when I still thought it was possible to rank these albums. I’m too lazy to go back and change the titles to make them match up. Revel in the confusion, it builds character.

1. The Clash, London Calling

2. Tom Waits, Mule Variations

3. The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin

4. Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

5. The Delgados, Hate

6. The Hold Steady, Separation Sunday

7. Pavement, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

8. Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation

9. Wilco, Summerteeth

10. The Clash, Combat Rock

11. The Pixies, Doolittle

12. Pulp, Different Class

13. The Jim Carroll Band, Catholic Boy

14. Hüsker Dü, Zen Arcade

15. The Future of the Left, Travels with Myself and Another

16. John Coltrane, A Love Supreme

17. Iggy and the Stooges, Raw Power

18. Billy Bragg and Wilco, Mermaid Avenue

19. Sleater-Kinney, The Woods

20. The Arcade Fire, Funeral

21. Jeff Buckley, Grace

22. Chris Whitley, Dirt Floor

23. The New Pornographers, Electric Version 

24. Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream 

25. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Shake the Sheets 

26. Curtis Mayfield, Curtis 

27. Le Tigre, Le Tigre 

28. R.E.M., Lifes Rich Pageant


16 thoughts on “Great Fucking Albums

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  16. I live mystery white boy by Buckley better than grace buuuutttt I dig your list. Buckley just had a different tone live.

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