Originally Posted by shoreman1782
I can listen to any of these, all the way through, anytime.
Pavement - Wowee Zowee
Weezer - Blue Album
Pixies - Doolittle
Wilco - Being There
Modest Mouse - Lonesome Crowded West
Fugazi - 13 Songs
Clash - London Calling
Luna - Bewitched
Foo Fighters - Colour and the Shape
Old 97s - Fight Songs
Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Lifetime - Hello Bastards (forgive my nostalgia for 1995--going to see the band tomorrow)
My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
QOTSA - Songs for the Deaf
Doves - Lost Souls
The Lonesome Crowded West is an album with a lot of history for me. Way back in sixth grade we had to write about something that meant a lot to us. I wrote about "This Is A Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About" (I think the album came out right before school, because I remember listening to it at soccer school). Most of my paper was about how uneasy it made me feel, and how great it felt that something could touch on this. It evoked this expansive place with all this personality, but at the same time it made you feel lonely and desolate, as all this was unavailable to you. And then The Lonesome Crowded West came out. This was probably the first time I felt like something belonged to me, like I got it, and I "got" music. Really important for me. I'm pretty sure it was "my" album up until the point Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2 and Pet Sounds replaced it after incurring similar relative and emotional experiences with each.
But anyway, good choice.