"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."
"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.'"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."