Music: Favorite Albums and the Like...

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Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite albums.  I've only listed one per 'artist' (for the moment, anyway), and I've deliberately listed those I listen to most rather than those I think are objectively 'best' (whatever that means!).  Insults re: my musical taste should be directed, well, somewhere else...


REM: Life's Rich Pageant
    - We are young despite the years,
        We are concerned, we are hope
despite these times...

Tricky: Pre-Millennium Tension
    - It means we'll manage
        I'll master your language, but in
        the meantime, I'll invent my own...

Bob Mould: Workbook
    - I used to be a big shopper, 'round
        the world, big credit cards
        They don't matter anymore

Tragically Hip: Day for Night
    - Anyway, Susan, if you like,
        our conversation is as faint as a
        sound in my memory, as those
        fingernails scratching on my hull

Richard Thompson: Rumor and Sigh
    - I thought she was saying good luck
        She was saying good-bye

The Setters
    - Let's take some drugs
        and drive around...

P.J. Harvey: Rid of Me
    - You leave me dry...

Archers of Loaf: Icky Mettle
    - There's something wrong with my toast!

The Velvet Underground and Nico
    - I'll be your mirror,
        reflect what you are,
        in case you don't know...

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
    - Everybody knows the fight was fixed;
        the poor stay poor, the rich get rich...

Marianne Faithfull: Broken English
    - They hate you if you're clever,
        and they despise a fool... 

Tom Waits: Bone Machine
    - 'cause there's nothin' strange about an ax
        with bloodstains in the barn; there's always
        some killin' you got to do around the farm

Greg Brown: In the Dark With You
    - Now we say that we could eat a horse
        but it's not true; we can't eat a horse, no,
        because we don't want to
        We want something from the cookbook
        that new one with the great graphics!

The Pixies: Doolittle
    - And all the while as vampires feed
        I bleed

Dinosaur Jr.: Whatever's Cool With Me
    - Whatever's cool with me,
        'cause I've got nothin' happening...

Fugazi: 13 Songs
    - Promises are shit;
        just stupid fucking words

Patti Smith: Easter
    - Love is an angel, disguised as lust
        here in our bed until the morning comes...

Meca Normal: Dovetail
    - I went down there yesterday
        I'm coming home today
        You won't be there anyway...

Nirvana: Nevermind
    - "I don't even care,
        we can have all three"
        she said...

Liz Phair: Exile in Guyville
    - But if I had known
        how that would sound to you
        I would have stayed in your bed...