Today's Top 5, Forever, today


Today’s Top 5, Forever, today. In no particular order:

Belle and Sebastian: If You’re Feeling Sinister
Radiohead: OK Computer
Aimee Mann: Magnolia Soundtrack
Sam Cooke: Live at the Harlem Square Club
Tracy Chapman: S/T


The Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street
Counting Crows: August and Everything After
The Cult: Electric
Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run
David Bowie: Diamond Dogs


John Hiatt: Slow Turning
Jason Isbell: Southeastern
Kelly Willis: Easy
Steve Earle: I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Lucinda Williams: Car Wheels On A Gravel Road


Tom Petty: Wildflowers
Bruce Springsteen: Tunnel of Love
Wilco: Being There
Leif Vollebekk: New Ways
Gregory Alan Isakov: Evening Machines

Edit/honorable mentions: It was hard leaving off:
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals: Cold Roses (and Jacksonville City Nights)
The Fruit Bats: The Pet Parade

However, I took the title to mean what are you listening to now, and simultaneously what you consider to be the best?, which I think makes this much harder/more interesting of an exercise (maybe that’s exactly what the title is and I’m over-thinking, but I thought hard about it). In which case, those first 5 are what’s been spinning lately, and ones I think stand the test of time.


In no particular order:
Tom Petty - Wildflowers
Ryan Adams - Cold Roses
The Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony & Musical Companion
The Black Crowes - Amorica
Counting Crows - August & Everything After


Also, I will make it my new mission to listen to all of the albums you guys listed that I don’t already know.


Drive-by Truckers 'Brighter Than Creation’s Dark’
Songs: Ohia 'Magnolia Electric Co’
Van Morrison 'Tupelo Honey’
Ryan Adams ‘JCN’ (incl. bonus tracks)
Springsteen ‘The River’


Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset - Richard Edwards
Daymoon - Strange Ranger
Trials and Errors - Magnolia Electric Company
The Lioness - Songs: Ohia
Ledges - Noah Gundersen

Forever, today.

Honorable mention to With Blasphemy so Heartfelt by Jessica Lea Mayfield


John Murry - The Graceless Age
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
Radiohead - OK Computer
Roddy Frame - Surf
Beck - Sea Change

(There would be a Ryan Adams one, but I can never choose between HB, Gold, LIH, CR)

  1. Central Reservation- Beth Orton
  2. Midnite Vultures- Beck
  3. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We are Devo- Devo
  4. Stop Making Sense- Talking Heads
  5. Voodoo- D’Angelo


Granddaddy-The Sophtware Slump
Afghan Whigs- Gentlemen
Bob Marley- Natty Dread
PJ Harvey- Stories from the City…
Lucinda Williams - s/t


Little Feat - Sailin’ Shoes
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy)
Flying Burrito Brothers - Guilded Palace of Sin
Thelonious Monk - It’s Monk’s Time
Los Lobos - Kiko

  1. Darkness on the edge of town - the boss
  2. running on empty - browne
  3. this empty northern hemisphere - isakov
  4. working on my farewell - john craigie
  5. the story - brandi carlile

honorable mention:
6. stranger’s almanac - whiskeytown


i’ve heard of two of these and only listened to one (MEC)


Ledges is fantastic


No honorable mention allowed, Balv!!!


  1. You must lick it, before you stick it - L bondroffio


As we rode out to Fennario…