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An Aside about Albums

Albums! They are meant to be listened to as a whole. It is my firm belief that one cannot get more joy out of music than sitting down, and listening to an album as it was meant to be heard. On the best speakers or headphones you have, with no other distractions. If you like music, a good pair of headphones is an investment worthwhile. Also, streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have done an amazing job at giving everyone access to millions of songs. But, these services have switched the focus of a lot of music to be a song-oriented focus. I have found time and time again, that if I like a song from an Artist, chances are I will like the album it is off of. If you haven't done this, please, pick one of your favorite songs, ready yourself a glass of your favorite beverage, and listen to the album. It'll be worth it.

My Favorite Albums, And Therefore Albums I Recommend

  • Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

    Well of course, the quintessential psychedelic album of the 1970's. This is an album well worth a good listen to.
  • Radiohead - The Bends

    This albums checks all of the boxes in a rock album for me. Beautifully loud.
  • The Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics

    This album is my all time favorite Flaming Lips album. The Melodies are Mindblowing.
  • Madvillain - Madvillainy

    The perfect combination of creative production and the clever and creative rhyming schemes of MF DOOM.
  • Frank Zappa - Hot Rats

    Zappa Was Man of Many Talents. This album is one of his many masterpieces.
  • Gorillaz - Demon Days

    The best of the best animated rock group around.
  • Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus

    This jazz paints a story around you and encapsulates you in extraordinary soundscapes.
  • Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

    With a strong jazz influence, Kendrick writes beautiful songs to tell a powerful story.
  • Thundercat - Drunk

    A wonderfully playful album, This is one of the most fun albums to listen to out there.
  • Mrs. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

    90's R&B at its best. This album is a beautiful and soulful, and truly moving.
  • Buddy Miles - Them Changes

    One of the greatest funk rock albums of all time.
  • Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

    This album is my favorite of Davis'. It transports you to the Spanish countryside.
  • Lawrence - Breakfast

    One of my favorite modern albums, this is just some really fun R&B.

Songs That I Recommend (But if you can, listen to the whole album).