Alternative Pop/Rock

Foo Fighters
Definitely Maybe (Front Cover)

Favorite Albums | #86: Oasis – Definitely Maybe (1994)

In 1994, the grunge explosion sputtered to a close in America as Nirvana was forced to disband and Pearl Jam boycotted Ticketmaster, and Britain responded by giving us Britpop, a much different and al...

all shook down

Favorite Albums | #89: The Replacements – All Shook Down (1990)

All Shook Down is the Replacements‘ final album, but it was the first Replacements album I ever heard because it was available at the library and Let It Be (1984) and Tim (1985), their most crit...


Favorite Albums | #90: R.E.M. – Murmur (1983)

As I have mentioned in previous entries, I hate the sound of ’80s music… which is why Murmur makes the list — it’s anti-’80s. That this album came out in 1983 sounding li...


Favorite Albums | #91: Radiohead – Amnesiac (2001)

I kind of ignored Radiohead for a long time. In fact, they were pretty easy to ignore. They haven’t made a straight-up rock record since 1997‘s OK Computer, and they haven’t had much...

siamese dream

Favorite Albums | #92: Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream (1993)

I’m not much of a Smashing Pumpkins fan, but I absolutely love Siamese Dream. In fact, I was shocked by how much I liked this album the first time I heard it. The song I had most associated with...

for emma, forever ago

Favorite Albums | #93: Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago (2007)

My introduction to Bon Iver came from the most unexpected of places: therapy. I suffer from an anxiety disorder, and after I graduated from college and moved out to Los Angeles I struggled with the en...


Favorite Albums | #95: Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)

Nevermind is one of those albums that I heard almost all of before I actually sat down and listened to it. The singles — “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “In Bloom,” “Com...

Let It Be (Front Cover)

Favorite Albums | #98: The Replacements – Let It Be (1984)

If you’re most people, you’re thinking this must be the wrong Let It Be. But no, this is an alternative rock classic from the 1980s. In fact, this is the first of very few entries from the...

Temple of the Dog (Front Cover)

Favorite Albums | #99: Temple of the Dog – Temple of the Dog (1991)

Many nicknames have been given to Temple of the Dog over the past twenty years, including “Pearl Jam‘s first album” and “the first great grunge album,” neither of which a...

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (Front Cover)

Favorite Albums | #100: Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006)

In 2001, the Strokes released Is This It to great acclaim, kick-starting the garage rock revival of the early 2000s. A lot of other bands followed in their footsteps, including the Hives, the Vines, J...

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