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Some of my favorite albums...

El Drewderino
The list author says: "Nothing special, just some albums that I love, in no particular order; all come highly recommended (to anyone who happens to care)!!"
Abbey Road
Abbey Road
"Gotta love the Beatles: this was the first album I owned by them and it remains my favorite. The medley that spans the second half of the album is superb."
Angel Dust
Angel Dust
"Mike Patton has certainly done more out-there stuff than this, but Angel Dust is the best album he's been involved with, IMO. Love the cheerleader chorus in 'Be Aggressive.'"
Slanted & Enchanted
Slanted & Enchanted
"Having recently gotten into Pavement, this is probably my favorite album of theirs (though Brighten the Corners is close). Personal favorite Pavement tune: 'In the Mouth a Desert.'"
Sea Change
Sea Change
"Some excellent sad music and my favorite Beck record (and now for something completely different: try Midnite Vultures). Very Nick Drake-ish in parts, which is always a good thing. 'The Golden Age' and 'Lonesome Tears' are sublime."
Teenager of the Year
Teenager of the Year
"Call me a heretic if you wish, but I prefer this Frank Black solo album to anything by the Pixies (and I loooove the Pixies). So much variety here, but my personal favs are 'Ole Mulholland' and '(I Want to Live on an) Abstract Plain.'"
Make Yourself
Make Yourself
"Okay, so Incubus was my favorite band in high school and this was the album that got me into them. Though they are no longer my absolute favorite (and Light Grenades was fairly putrid), 'Pardon Me' remains one of my favorite songs."
Vitalogy
Vitalogy
"It's hard to pick a favorite Pearl Jam album, but this is it for me at this particular moment. Any album with the likes of 'Nothingman' and 'Whipping' on it automatically qualifies as great."
Quadrophenia
Quadrophenia
"One of the greatest double albums ever and my favorite Who record. Greats like 'I'm One', '5:15', and 'Love Reign O'er Me' are present and accounted for here. Coincidentally, one of Eddie Vedder's favorite albums... not that it really matters."
All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
"Great post-rock album. Very beautiful music, especially 'Catastrophe and the Cure.' Also check out stuff by Sigur Ros and early post-rock essentials like Talk Talk's Laughing Stock and Slint's Spiderland."
There Is Nothing Left to Lose
There Is Nothing Left to Lose
"My favorite Foo album, edging out The Colour and the Shape. There is something indefinably awesome about this album to me, with great atmosphere and great songs start to finish. They have never been the same after this record, IMO, veering off into what approaches mediocrity."
I'm With Stupid
I'm With Stupid
"It was the soundtrack to the movie Magnolia that got me into Aimee Mann, but this is my favorite album by her. Some great pop tunes and fantastic lyrics here. Check out 'You Could Make a Killing' and also the Magnolia soundtrack companion-ish album Bachelor No.2."
The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground
"Definitely not as influential as their first couple of albums, but to me it is far more lovely and affecting. 'Pale Blue Eyes' and 'Jesus' are heartbreaking."
XO
XO
"The album that got me into Elliott and still my favorite -- funny how that works sometimes. 'Independence Day' is excellent."
Black Love
Black Love
"Many would argue that Gentlemen is the Whigs' best, but this is their peak as far as I'm concerned. Greg Dulli can really belt out a tune: witness 'My Enemy', 'Double Day', or 'Faded.'"
Ritual De Lo Habitual
Ritual De Lo Habitual
"Just listen to 'Three Days' and if you still don't know why this album is on this list, then you may never know..."
Talking Book (Remastered)
Talking Book (Remastered)
"I only own a couple of Stevie albums (this and Fulfillingness' First Finale) but any Stevie album from the early-to-mid-1970s is amazing. 'Tuesday Heartbreak' and 'Lookin' for Another Pure Love' make this my personal favorite."
In On the Kill Taker
In On the Kill Taker
"Fugazi's hardest album and my personal favorite. 'Instrument' will always be their best tune to me."
Californication
Californication
"This album has something indescribable about it that I love and can't really explain. I would argue that Blood Sugar Sex Magik is their best album, but for some reason this remains my favorite. Too bad that By the Way is mediocre and Stadium Arcadium a crapfest. Oh well."
Kid A
Kid A
"I had an experience a few years ago where I was listening to 'Everything in Its Right Place' and looking out at Lake Michigan on a gloomy, cloudy day. Just beautiful. It's etched upon my mind and helps cement Kid A as my favorite Radiohead album. This music can take you places."
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
"I suppose I shall close this list here... as always with lists, I'll think of 20 albums I should have put on in addition later. This, along with Disintegration, are the Cure's best albums and this is my personal favorite due to its great variety. 'Why Can't I Be You?' is a classic but the opening cut 'The Kiss' is the biggest standout here."