- Not The Trembling Kind – Just a damned fine country record. They don't make them like this anymore, except they do, since this is only a couple years old, and she's got a brand new one coming soon, too.
The Ditty Bops
- Fourth Wall – How do you follow up a record that's basically a prank on the record buying public? I don't know, either.
- The Key of Cool – How about this one? Mitchell Froom's soundtrack to damned near the only halfway intelligent porn flick in history, Cafe Flesh.
- Big Blue Ball – Seventeen years in the making, it's light-hearted compilation of the "Recording Week" musical festivals thrown by Gabriel's Real World Studios in the early 1990s. And it's a delight.
M: Not the French guy who did the music for The Triplets of Belleville, but Robin Scott. (That other M is pretty cool, too, but I'm still bitter that he stole his name…er, letter.) M's most famous for the song "Pop Muzik", but he put out 3 albums.
- The Official Secrets Act – the second album, which didn't do so hot. There seems to be a law that every record store has to have this LP for a couple bucks.
U2: Yeah, I know – they're the biggest band in the world and they "sold out" back when they went mainstream with The Unforgettable Fire. Damn, I wish I could sell out the way these guys have!
- Pop – overhyped, overmerchandised, and you never hear it on the radio because everyone calls it U2's "worst" album. I still love it, and I think it's an interesting piece of musical satire.
Roger Waters: Pink Floyd and After Floyd, here is the man who made angst cool and whining about society into an art form.
- Trans – Neil Young's Electronic Album