Most of this list was written when I was a more contrived person. I love everything here but I’m slowly adding the guilty pleasures back in.


10/10

  • Have One on Me by Joanna Newsom
  • Songs of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
  • 69 Love Songs by Magnetic Fields


9/10

  • 20 Years of Dischord
  • Inflammable Material by Stiff Little Fingers
  • All Hail West Texas by Mountain Goats
  • Jackson C Frank by Jackson C Frank
  • Songs of Love and Hate by Leonard Cohen
  • Raw Power by Stooges
  • Beer in the Breakers by Wave Pictures
  • Achtung Bono by Half Man Half Biscuit
  • Meat Puppets II by Meat Puppets
  • Double Nickels by Minutemen
  • Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
  • Up on the Sun by Meat Puppets
  • It’s a Shame about Ray by Lemonheads
  • This Leaden Pall by Half Man Half Biscuit
  • My Life by Iris deMent
  • MTV Unplugged In New York by Nirvana
  • Fossil Fuel by XTC
  • Hawaii: Part II by Miracle Musical
  • Static Age by Misfits
  • Four Lads Who Shook the Wirral by Half Man Half Biscuit
  • Cammell Laird Social Club by Half Man Half Biscuit
  • I Was So Unpopular in School by Billie the Vision
  • The World According to Pablo by Billie the Vision
  • The Sunset Tree by Mountain Goats
  • Silent Shout by Knife
  • We Love Katamari by Various
  • Ys by Joanna Newsom
  • People Who Can Eat People by Andrew Jackson Jihad
  • CSI Ambleside by Half Man Half Biscuit
  • Vampire Weekend by Vampire Weekend
  • If You Leave it Alone by Wave Pictures
  • Travels with Myself and Another by Future of the Left
  • My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
  • Tallahassee by Mountain Goats
  • New History Warfare Vol.2 by Colin Stetson
  • Good by Morphine
  • musicforprogramming() by Various
  • Paralytic Stalks by Of Montreal
  • The Shape of Jazz to Come by Ornette Coleman
  • The Goat Rodeo Sessions by Stuart Duncan, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile
  • Nail by Foetus


8/10

  • Headhunters by Herbie Hancock
  • FLCL by the Pillows
  • Larkin’s Jazz by Various
  • Moon Colony Bloodbath by Darnielle and Vanderslice
  • Life is Killing Me by Type O Neg
  • Green by Hiroshi Yoshimura
  • The Stage Names by Okkervil River
  • Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan
  • Times They Are A-Changin’ by Bob Dylan
  • Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
  • Another Time, Another Day by Various
  • Stooges by Stooges
  • Loaded by Velvet Underground
  • Rocket to Russia by Ramones
  • Road to Ruin by Ramones
  • Instant Coffee Baby by Wave Pictures
  • It’s Alive by Ramones
  • Inside by Bo Burnham
  • Elis & Tom
  • Jagged Little Pill by Alanis
  • Cowboy Bebop by Seatbelts
  • Utopia Parkway by Fountains of Wayne
  • Welcome Interstate Managers by Fountains of Wayne
  • Fresh Fruit by Dead Kennedys
  • Trompettes de la Mort by Vegetables
  • Koyaanisqatsi by Philip Glass
  • Milo Goes to College by Descendents
  • What Makes a Man Start Fires by Minutemen
  • Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits
  • New Day Rising by Husker Du
  • Pleased to Meet Me by Replacements
  • 13 Songs by Fugazi
  • Repeater by Fugazi
  • Copper Blue by Sugar
  • The Blue Album by Weezer
  • Casanova by Divine Comedy
  • Elliott Smith by Elliott Smith
  • Sound of Mcalmont and Butler by Mcalmont and Butler
  • If You’re Feeling Sinister by Belle and Sebastian
  • Slush by OP8
  • Final Fantasy VII by Nobuo Uematsu
  • In the Aeroplane over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
  • I See a Darkness by Bonnie “Prince” Billy
  • A Secret History by Divine Comedy
  • Bachelor No.2 by Aimee Mann
  • Trouble over Bridgwater by Half Man Half Biscuit
  • Motown Gold by Various
  • American IV by Johnny Cash
  • Labor Days by Aesop Rock
  • Rock it to the Moon by Electrelane
  • 20 Years of Dischord by Various
  • As the Eternal Cowboy by Against Me!
  • Okey Dokey by Boom Boom Kid
  • You Know the Rules by Gay
  • Aberrant Years by Feedtime
  • Van Lear Rose by Loretta Lynn
  • Parallelograms by Linda Perhacs
  • The Power Out by Electrelane
  • Soviet Kitsch by Regina Spektor
  • Black Messiah by D’Angelo
  • I Am a Bird Now by Antony and the Johnsons
  • **Classics ** by Ratatat
  • Curses by Future of the Left
  • Ten Years of Tears by Arab Strap
  • The Warning by Hot Chip
  • Whatever People Say I Am by Arctic Monkeys
  • Begin to Hope by Regina Spektor
  • Ma Fleur by Cinematic Orchestra
  • Release the Stars by Rufus Wainwright
  • Dim Lit by Polar Bear
  • Made in the Dark by Hot Chip
  • ArchAndroid by Janelle Monae
  • The Original Transatlantic Sessions by Various
  • Larkin’s Jazz by Various
  • 90 Bisodol by Half Man Half Biscuit
  • Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
  • Loud City Song by Julia Holter
  • Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant
  • Divers by Joanna Newsom
  • Exo Crystallis by TNJX
  • YMO (1979) by Yellow Magic Orchestra
  • Chet Baker Sings
  • Lost in Space by Aimee Mann
  • Goddamnit by Alkaline Trio


7/10

  • Freewheelin’ by Bob Dylan
  • Public Void by Penelope Scott
  • Madcap Laughs by Syd Barrett
  • Ramones by Ramones
  • Aesthethica by Liturgy
  • End of the Century by Ramones
  • Long Black Cars by Wave Pictures
  • London Calling by The Clash
  • LA by X
  • The Resterberg by Paul Westerberg
  • PACIFIC by Haruomi Hosono
  • Fire of Love by Gun Club
  • Sorry Ma Forgot to Take Out the Trash by Replacements
  • English Settlement by XTC
  • Walk Among Us by Misfits
  • Hootenanny by Replacements
  • Let it Be by Replacements
  • FTL by Ben Prunty
  • Various Positions by Leonard Cohen
  • Flip Your Wig by Husker Du
  • Licensed to Ill by Beastie Boys
  • Back to Basics by Billy Bragg
  • Hate Your Friends by Lemonheads
  • Warehouse: Songs and Stories by Husker Du
  • I’m Your Man by Leonard Cohen
  • Suffer by Bad Religion
  • A Black and White Night by Roy Orbison
  • No Control by Bad Religion
  • Flood by They Might Be Giants
  • Mush by Leatherface
  • Live In Our Town by Iris deMent
  • Exile in Guyville by Liz Phair
  • Autogeddon by Julian Cope
  • Punk in Drublic by NOFX
  • Roman Candle by Elliott Smith
  • Zopilote Machine by Mountain Goats
  • …and Out Come the Wolves by Rancid
  • Nine Black Poppies by Mountain Goats
  • Endtroducing by DJ Shadow
  • Full Force Galesburg by Mountain Goats
  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Road by Half Man Half Biscuit
  • End Hits by Fugazi
  • American II by Johnny Cash
  • **The Slim Shady LP ** by Eminem
  • 100 Broken Windows by Idlewild
  • and And For the Little Children Sing by Putrid Flowers
  • Finding Forrester by Various
  • Sophtware Slump by Grandaddy
  • Stankonia by OutKast
  • From Here to Infirmary by Alkaline Trio
  • 28 Days Later by John Murphy
  • HATE by Delgados
  • Chutes too Narrow by Shins
  • Myths & Imaginary Musicians by Even in Blackouts
  • Disintegration Loops by William Basinski
  • Electric Version by New Pornographers
  • Rainy Day Music by Jayhawks
  • Friday Night Lights by Explosions in the Sky
  • Discovered Covered by Daniel Johnston
  • Stubbs the Zombie by Various
  • A Certain Trigger by Maximo Park
  • Lookaftering by Vashti Bunyan
  • A Thirst for Romance by Cherry Ghost
  • Burial by Burial
  • Cuban Ballerina by Dead to Me
  • A Brighter Beat by Malcolm Middleton
  • Cassadaga by Bright Eyes
  • Future Future Perfect by Freezepop
  • Stunt by Barenaked Ladies
  • Panic Prevention by Jamie T
  • Ringleader of the Tormentors by Morrissey
  • Orange Rhyming Dictionary by Jets to Brazil
  • Untrue by Burial
  • Good Luck Everybody by AJJ
  • Can’t Maintain by Andrew Jackson Jihad
  • Here’s the Tender Coming by Unthanks
  • I Told You I Was Freaky by Flight of the Conchords
  • Sing Along to Songs You Don’t Know by Múm
  • All Day by Girl Talk
  • Contra by Vampire Weekend
  • Polyfonia by Apparat Organ Quartet
  • Matilda by Tim Minchin
  • The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton by Clogs
  • Tron: Legacy by Daft Punk
  • Far by Regina Spektor
  • Sing the Delta by Iris DeMent
  • Fragments of Memories by TPR
  • Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  • Theory of Justice: the Musical by Eylon Aslan-Levy
  • Square Enix Jazz by Yasumasa Kumagai, Hikari Ichihara et al
  • The Wave Pictures Play Artistic Vice by Wave Pictures

Yet to settle

  • Ba Power Ngoni Ba
  • Currents Tame Impala
  • Depression Cherry Beach House
  • Electric Ladyland [Redux] Magnetic Eye Records
  • London Overgrown John Foxx
  • The Wave Pictures Play Artistic Vice
  • Ones and Sixes Low
  • So The Flies Don’t Come Milo
  • Another Time Another Day
  • Electric Ladyland [redux] by Magnetic Eye Records
  • Ten Years of Tears - Arab Strap
  • Latin Lounge (Best of Jazz Disc 6)
  • Songbird - Willie Nelson
  • A Thirst for Romance - Cherry Ghost
  • _Bonkers 15 _ - Bonkers
  • Burial - Burial
  • _Classics _ - Ratatat
  • Cuban Ballerina - Dead to Me
  • Curses - Future of the Left
  • He Poos Clouds - Final Fantasy
  • His Hands - Candi Staton
  • _Sno Angel _ - Howe Gelb
  • Sound Grammar - Ornette Coleman
  • The Seeger Sessions - Bruce Springsteen
  • The Warning - Hot Chip
  • The Sunset Tree
  • Potemkin City Limits
  • Out-of-State Plates
  • Black One
  • Diabolicus Felinae Pandemonium by Pryapisme
  • Pilgrimage and Rampages by Johnny Morrice
  • Metaphorical Villainy
  • Mm Food
  • Super What? by Czarface and DOOM
  • All of Me (1979) by Masayoshi Takanaka