The list author says: "i always read these lists here at amazon so i figured i'd make one myself. my list might be kinda cliche at parts but i really think all these albums are truly great even if they are sickeningly popular (or unpopular for that matter)so be sure and give them a fair shot."
"this album really excited me when i first heard it. really intense and crazy stuff. then they got all watered down and made a bunch of terrible albums. too bad, but i still listen to this one and i love it."
"Ever hear country grunge? well these guys do it best. great riffs, great production value, and songs that really stick with you. i've been listening to this for about ten years. pathetic? awesome? you be the judge."
"it seems like every year this guy gets a little more popular. good for him, considering how obscure his music has been for so long. this is the blues right here. right up there with leadbelly, son house, etc."
"oh yeah! this is when manson was a force to be reckoned with! some may say that portrait was the best, but i think this was the most intense album they had. manson sucks now, shoulda kept the original band line up. just my opinion."
"i really wanted to go with electro pura or painful to seem cool and against the grain... but i just need to accept the fact that this IS my favorite yo la tengo album. so freakin good after all these years."
"when i first heard this i was scared at how much i liked it. pulsing, spaztic beats underneath rich string sections is what this album is all about. white knuckle techno you can listen to while driving into a tornado or whatever it is you do to get your kicks."
"ok i definitely HAD to at least touch on modest mouse since i've been listening to them for such a long time. this is the best album in my opinion. it has a certain mood to it that's indescribable. lonesome crowded west feels the same way but i still think this one trumps it."