Bright Eyes :: I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning :: My Favorite Albums

I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005) :: Bright Eyes There was a certain time in my life where my music taste took a turn from my 90's female musicians obsessions to a time when I fell in love with both the male singer-songwriters of the early 2000's, and re-fell for a handful of" boy rock …

The Cure :: Disintegration :: My Favorite Albums

Disintegration (1989) :: The Cure 1989 was a pretty big year in my life full of changes, risks, adventures, love, loss, heartache and a heap load of personal evolution. I was fighting hard to break the mold that was half self-created and half foisted upon me, a personality gleaned from being good at school, painfully …

Ryan Adams :: Heartbreaker :: My Favorite Albums

Gold (2001) :: Ryan Adams One of the most prolific songwriters and musicians of my generation, Ryan Adams still seems to fly too far under the radar for enough people to know and love his music. He is one of the most underrated artists out there, one whose music I love dearly, as do many …

Counting Crows :: This Desert Life :: My Favorite Albums

This Desert Life (1998) :: Counting Crows Choosing a Counting Crows album for "My Favorite Albums" was tough as pretty much all of their albums are filled with memories and emotions to me. August and Everything After seemed like the obvious choice, at first, especially since one of my all-time favorite songs, Murder of One, …

Pretty In Pink Soundtrack :: My Favorite Albums

Pretty In Pink Official Movie Soundtrack (1986) I have been a fan of movie soundtracks since I purchased my first album, Xanadu, at 11 years old, with an emptied out piggy bank full of saved allowance. Even now, at 43, I am a sucker for a good soundtrack, be it movie or television, and have …

Cowboy Junkies :: Trinity Sessions :: My Favorite Albums

Cowboy Junkies : Trinity Sessions (1988) Trinity Sessions is one of those albums that are not attached to a particular year or event; it is more fluid to me than that, meaning different things at different moments in my life, attaching more to feelings and interactions with people, then anything as stationed as time or …

Matthew Sweet :: 100% Fun :: My Favorite Albums

Matthew Sweet :: 100% Fun (1995) The nineties were fraught with change and the kind of tough changes that forces a person to pull themselves up by the proverbial bootstraps and grow-up. For me, each year during the decade are marked by life-altering decisions and directions taken, and also by the music that played alongside …

Aimee Mann :: Lost in Space :: My Favorite Albums

Aimee Mann :: Lost in Space (2002) Being in a relationship with an addict is an experience that I truly believe cannot be fully described, or understood, unless you yourself have been a part of one, as well. The layers of emotion and the varying degrees of reality seem endless. Each day happens and you …

The Bangles :: Different Light :: My Favorite Albums

The Bangles :: Different Light (1986) My last year of high school was my only year at public school. The Summer prior I had begged and pleaded to be released from the repression and hypocritical contradictions of private parochial school, and either I wore my mother down with the begging, or my valedictorian level good …