My Favorite Music

Here are some of my favorite albums. At some point in the future, I will post reviews of them. 

If you have great music to recommend (especially lesser-known artists from international countries), please email me at 

           Artist                      Album     Year      Country
!!! Thr!!!er 2013 United States
808 State Utd. State 90 1990 United Kingdom
King Sunny Ade Juju Music 1982 Nigeria
Air Moon Safari 1998 France
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92 1992 United Kingdom
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II 1994 United Kingdom
Mulatu Astatke Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale 1998 Ethiopia
Badly Drawn Boy The Hour of Bewilderbeast 2000 United Kingdom
Beach House Teen Dream 2010 United States
The Beatles Rubber Soul 1965 United Kingdom
The Beatles Revolver 1966 United Kingdom
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 United Kingdom
The Beatles The Beatles 1968 United Kingdom
The Beatles Abbey Road 1969 United Kingdom
Jeff Beck Truth 1968 United Kingdom
Jorge Ben Africa Brasil 1976 Brazil
George Benson The Shape of Things To Come 1969 United States
Big Star Third 1985 United States
Black Midi Schlagenheim 2019 United Kingdom
Blur Parklife 1994 United Kingdom
Boards of Canada Geogaddi 2002 Scotland
The Books Thought for Food 2002 United States
David Bowie Station to Station 1976 United Kingdom
David Bowie Low 1977 United Kingdom
David Bowie Blackstar 2016 United Kingdom
Glenn Branca The Ascension 1981 United States
James Brown Star Time 1991 United States
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band East-West 1966 United States
The Byrds Younger Than Yesterday 1967 United States
Calexico The Black Light 1998 United States
Bill Callahan Apocalypse 2011 United States
Terry Callier What Color Is Love 1973 United States
Can Tago Mago 1971 Germany
Captain Beefheart Safe as Milk 1967 United States
Johnny Cash At San Quentin 1969 United States
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds The Boatman's Call 1997 Australia
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! 2008 Australia
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree 2016 Australia
Michael Chapman Fully Qualified Survivor 1970 United Kingdom
Ray Charles Ultimate Hits Collection 1999 United States
Clinic Internal Wrangler 2000 United Kingdom
Cluster Zuckerzeit 1974 Germany
Leonard Cohen Songs of Leonard Cohen 1967 Canada
Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker 2016 Canada
Alice Coltrane Journey in Satchidananda 1971 United States
Alice Coltrane The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda 2017 United States
Sam Cooke Night Beat 1963 United States
Sam Cooke One Night Stand! At the Harlem Square Club 1985 United States
Elvis Costello & the Attractions Armed Forces 1979 United Kingdom
Elvis Costello & the Attractions Trust 1981 United Kingdom
Don Covay & the Goodtimers Mercy! 1965 United States
Culture Two Sevens Clash 1978 Jamaica
The Cure Staring at the Sea: The Singles 1986 United Kingdom
D'Angelo Voodoo 2000 United States
Miles Davis In a Silent Way 1969 United States
Miles Davis Bitches Brew 1970 United States
Miles Davis A Tribute to Jack Johnson 1971 United States
Miles Davis On the Corner 1972 United States
Destroyer Kaputt 2011 Canada
DJ Shadow Endtroducing… 1996 United States
Doves Lost Souls 2000 United Kingdom
Nick Drake Five Leaves Left 1969 United Kingdom
Nick Drake Bryter Layter 1971 United Kingdom
Champion Jack Dupree Blues from the Gutter 1958 United States
Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home 1965 United States
Bob Dylan Love and Theft 2001 United States
Echo & the Bunnymen Heaven Up Here 1981 United Kingdom
Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 2019 United States
Brian Eno Another Green World 1975 United Kingdom
Brian Eno & David Byrne My Life in the Bush of Ghosts 1981 United Kingdom
Esbjorn Svensson Trio Live in Hamburg 2007 Sweden
Cesaria Evora Miss Perfumado 1992 Cape Verde
Faces Stay With Me: The Faces Anthology 2012 United Kingdom
Donald Fagen The Nightfly 1982 United States
Fairport Convention Liege and Lief 1969 United Kingdom
The Fall Grotesque 1980 United Kingdom
The Fall Hex Enduction Hour 1982 United Kingdom
The Fall This Nation's Saving Grace 1985 United Kingdom
The Fall Your Future Our Clutter 2010 United Kingdom
Fennesz Endless Summer 2001 Austria
Fishmans Long Season 1996 Japan
Flamin' Groovies This Band is Red Hot 2008 United States
Floating Points Elaenia 2015 United Kingdom
Flying Burrito Brothers The Gilded Palace of Sin 1969 United States
Franco Francophonic, Vol. 1 and 2 2009 The Philippines
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand 2004 Scotland
Fugazi The Argument 2001 United States
Funkadelic Maggot Brain 1971 United States
Funkadelic One Nation Under a Groove 1978 United States
Serge Gainsbourg Comic Strip 1997 France
Gang of Four Entertainment! 1979 United Kingdom
Gas Pop 2000 Germany
Marvin Gaye What's Going On 1971 United States
Marvin Gaye Here, My Dear 1978 United States
Marvin Gaye Live in Montreux 1980 2003 United States
Gilberto Gil & Jorge Ben Gil E Jorge 1975 Brazil
The Go-Betweens 16 Lovers Lane 1988 Australia
The Go-Betweens The Friends of Rachel Worth 2000 Australia
Gorillaz Demon Days 2005 United Kingdom
Al Green I'm Still in Love With You 1972 United States
Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou Emahoy 1963 Ethiopia
Happy Mondays Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches 1990 United Kingdom
Roy Harper Stormcock 1971 United Kingdom
Slim Harpo The Excello Singles Anthology 2003 United States
PJ Harvey To Bring You My Love 1995 United Kingdom
PJ Harvey Is This Desire? 1998 United Kingdom
PJ Harvey Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea 2000 United Kingdom
Richard Hawley Late Night Final 2002 United Kingdom
Lee Hazlewood Cowboy in Sweden 1970 United States
Helium The Magic City 1997 United States
The High Llamas Gideon Gaye 1994 Ireland
James Holden The Inheritors 2013 United Kingdom
Hole Live Through This 1994 United States
Mark Hollis Mark Hollis 1998 United Kingdom
Jon Hopkins Singularity 2018 United Kingdom
Howlin' Wolf Moanin' in the Moonlight 1959 United States
Howlin' Wolf The Rockin' Chair Album 1962 United States
Mississippi John Hurt Avalon Blues 1996 United States
INXS Welcome to Wherever You Are 1992 Australia
The Jam Sound Affects 1980 United Kingdom
Skip James Today! 1965 United States
Bert Jansch The Dazzling Stranger 2002 United Kingdom
Japan Tin Drum 1981 United Kingdom
Jan Jelinek Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records 2001 Germany
Waylon Jennings Honky Tonk Heroes 1973 United States
Waylon Jennings Dreaming My Dreams 1975 United States
Grace Jones Nightclubbing 1981 United States
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures 1979 United Kingdom
Joy Division Closer 1980 United Kingdom
The Kills Midnight Boom 2008 United States
Albert King Born Under a Bad Sign 1967 United States
Freddie King Hide Away 1993 United States
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King 1969 United Kingdom
The Kinks The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society 1968 United Kingdom
Fela Kuti Expensive Shit/He Miss Road 1975 Nigeria
Fela Kuti Confusion/Gentleman 2000 Nigeria
Fela Kuti Shakara/London Scene 2000 Nigeria
Kendrick Lamar Good Kid, M.A.A.D City 2012 United States
Lambchop Nixon 2000 United States
Mark Lanegan Bubblegum 2004 United States
Mark Lanegan Blues Funeral 2012 United States
Yusef Lateef Eastern Sounds 1961 United States
Le Tigre Le Tigre 1999 United States
Furry Lewis Shake 'Em On Down 1972 United States
Liquid Liquid Slip In and Out of Phenomenon 2008 United States
LFO Frequencies 1991 United Kingdom
Little Feat Sailin' Shoes 1972 United States
The Lounge Lizards Voice of Chunk 1988 United States
Nick Lowe Labour of Lust 1978 United Kingdom
Nick Lowe The Impossible Bird 1994 United Kingdom
Nick Lowe The Convincer 2001 United Kingdom
Lonnie Mack The Wham of That Memphis Man! 1964 United States
Tim Maia The Existential Soul of Tim Maia 2012 Brazil
Stephen Malkmus Stephen Malkmus 2001 United States
Stephen Malkmus Face the Truth 2005 United States
Stephen Malkmus Sparkle Hard 2018 United States
Harvey Mandel Baby Batter 1971 United States
Marz Wir Sind Hier 2004 Germany
Massive Attack Blue Lines 1991 United Kingdom
Matmos A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure 2001 United States
Curtis Mayfield Superfly 1972 United States
Paul McCartney Ram 1971 United Kingdom
Mercury Rev Deserter's Songs 1998 United States
Metro Area Metro Area 2002 United States
Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime 1984 United States
Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music, Volume One & Two 1952 United States
Moodymann Silentintroduction 1997 United States
Motor City Drum Ensemble DJ-Kicks 2011 Germany
Van Morrison Astral Weeks 1968 United Kingdom
Morrissey Vauxhall & I 1994 United Kingdom
The Mothers of Invention Freak Out! 1966 United States
Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour 2018 United States
Charlie Musselwhite Stand Back! 1967 United States
Os Mutantes Os Mutantes 1968 Brazil
My Bloody Valentine Loveless 1991 Ireland
Need New Body UFO 2003 United States
William Onyeabor Who Is William Onyeabor? 2013 Nigeria
Opeth Blackwater Park 2001 Sweden
Jim O'Rourke Insignificance 2001 United States
Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information 1974 United States
Pale Saints The Comforts of Madness 1990 United Kingdom
Parliament Mothership Connection 1975 United States
Parquet Courts Light Up Gold 2012 United States
Pavement Slanted and Enchanted 1992 United States
Pavement Wowee Zowee 1995 United States
Peaking Lights 936 2013 United States
The People's Temple Sons of Stone 2011 United States
The Perfect Disaster Up 1989 United Kingdom
Pere Ubu Dub Housing 1978 United States
Grant-Lee Phillips Mobilize 2001 United States
Wilson Pickett The Exciting Wilson Pickett 1966 United States
Pixies Come on Pilgrim 1987 United States
Pixies Surfer Rosa 1988 United States
Pixies Doolittle 1989 United States
Michel Polnareff Polnareff's 1971 France
The Pop Group Y 1979 United Kingdom
Baden Powell Os Afro-Sambas 1996 Brazil
Prefab Sprout Steve McQueen 1985 United Kingdom
Elvis Presley From Elvis in Memphis 1969 United States
Ray Price Night Life 1962 United States
Primal Scream Screamadelica 1991 Scotland
Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back 1988 United States
Public Image Ltd. Second Edition 1979 United Kingdom
Pulp His 'N' Hers 1994 United Kingdom
Pulp Different Class 1995 United Kingdom
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R 2000 United States
Rachel's Music for Egon Schiele 1996 United States
Radiohead In Rainbows 2007 United Kingdom
Otis Redding Otis Blue 1965 United States
Jerry Reed The Man with the Golden Thumb 1982 United States
Jimmy Reed Speak the Lyrics to Me, Mama Reed 1993 United States
R.E.M. Chronic Town 1982 United States
R.E.M. Murmur 1983 United States
R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant 1986 United States
R.E.M. Automatic for the People 1992 United States
Emitt Rhodes Emitt Rhodes 1970 United States
Mark Ribot Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos 1998 United States
Terry Riley & Bang on a Can In C 2001 United States
Marty Robbins Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs 1959 United States
Rocket from the Tombs The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs 2002 United States
Rockpile Seconds of Pleasure 1980 United Kingdom
Roxy Music For Your Pleasure 1973 United Kingdom
Arthur Russell The World of Arthur Russell 2004 United States
Gil Scott-Heron We're New Here 2020 United States
Bob Seger Live Bullet 1976 United States
The Seeds The Seeds 1966 United States
Sonny Sharrock Ask the Ages 1991 United States
Silver Jews American Water 1998 United States
Paul Simon Paul Simon 1972 United States
Paul Simon Graceland 1986 United States
Paul Simon Rhythm of the Saints 1990 United States
Paul Simon So Beautiful or So What 2011 United States
Sir Douglas Quintet The Return of Doug Saldana 1971 United States
Sleaford Mods Divide and Exit 2014 United Kingdom
Sly & the Family Stone Stand! 1969 United States
Sly & the Family Stone There's a Riot Goin' On 1971 United States
Lonnie Liston Smith Expansions 1974 United States
The Smiths Hatful of Hollow 1984 United Kingdom
The Smiths The Queen is Dead 1986 United Kingdom
Son House Father of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions 1992 United States
Sonic Youth Sister 1987 United States
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation 1988 United States
Sonic Youth Washing Machine 1995 United States
The Soul Stirrers Shine on Me 1992 United States
The Sound From the Lion's Mouth 1972 United Kingdom
Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription 1987 United Kingdom
Otis Spann Walking the Blues 1972 United States
Spiritualized Laser Guided Melodies 1992 United Kingdom
Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen… We Are Floating in Space 1997 United Kingdom
Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga 2007 United States
Dusty Springfield Dusty in Memphis 1969 United Kingdom
Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstasy 1973 United States
Steely Dan Pretzel Logic 1974 United States
Steely Dan Aja 1977 United States
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup 1996 United Kingdom
The Streets Original Pirate Material 2002 United Kingdom
Suicide Suicide 1977 United States
Suicide Alan Vega/Martin Rev 1980 United States
Yma Sumac Mambo! 1954 Peru
Supergrass Life on Other Planets 2002 United Kingdom
Supergrass Road to Rouen 2005 United Kingdom
The Swan Silvertones Pray for Me/Let's Go to Church Together 2000 United States
Swans To Be Kind 2014 United States
The Swell Maps Jane from Occupied Europe 1980 United Kingdom
David Sylvian Secrets of the Beehive 1987 United Kingdom
T. Rex Electric Warrior 1971 United Kingdom
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden 1988 United Kingdom
Talk Talk Laughing Stock 1991 United Kingdom
Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77 1977 United States
Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings and Food 1978 United States
Talking Heads Remain in Light 1980 United States
Talking Heads The Name of This Band is Talking Heads 1982 United States
Ebo Taylor Life Stories 2011 Ghana
The Temptations Anthology 1973 United States
The The Dusk 1993 United Kingdom
This Heat Deceit 1981 United Kingdom
Tindersticks Tindersticks II 1995 United Kingdom
Tindersticks Curtains 1997 United Kingdom
Tindersticks Live at the Botanique, May 2001 2001 United Kingdom
Amon Tobin Supermodified 2000 Brazil
Trees Sleep Convention 1982 United States
A Tribe Called Quest We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service 2015 United States
Tricky Maxinquaye 1995 United Kingdom
U2 War 1983 Ireland
James Blood Ulmer Odyssey 1983 United States
The Upsetters Super Ape 1978 Jamaica
Victor Uwaifo Guitar Boy Superstar, 1970-1976 2008 Nigeria
Alan Vega Cubist Blues 1996 United States
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground 1969 United States
Caetano Veloso Omaggio a Federico e Giulietta 2000 Brazil
Scott Walker Boy Child: 67-70 2000 United Kingdom
Leon Ware Musical Massage 1976 United States
Kamasi Washington The Epic 2015 United States
Ween Pure Guava 1992 United States
Barry White All-Time Greatest Hits 1995 United States
Bukka White The Complete Sessions 1930-1940 1976 United States
Wild Beasts Two Dancers 2009 United Kingdom
Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road 1998 United States
Brian Wilson Smile 2004 United States
Jenny Wilson Exorcism 2018 Sweden
Wire Pink Flag 1977 United Kingdom
Wire 154 1979 United Kingdom
XTC Fossil Fuel 1996 United Kingdom
The xx The xx 2009 United Kingdom
Yellow Magic Orchestra Solid State Survivor 1979 Japan
Yo La Tengo Painful 1993 United States
Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One 1997 United States
Susumu Yokota Symbol 2005 Japan
Neil Young Zuma 1975 Canada
Young Gods L'eau rouge 1989 Switzerland
Tom Ze Estudando O Samba 1990 Brazil
The Zombies Odessey and Oracle 1968 United Kingdom