Lists like this just scare me in a pathological fear kind of way. At least it's not one of those Desert Island lists. Those are the worst because what if someday you actually were on a desert island with only those records and then all you could think of were the records you really should've put on it? I don't know where I'm going with this except putting off the list writing.
In no order at all and trying not to be too terribly redundant. But each and every one of these has kicked my ass in one way or another.
Ida - Ten Small Paces Richard Buckner – Bloomed [David Bowie –Tonight (1984)] Pedro the Lion- It's Hard to Find a Friend Wilco – Being There Arcade Fire – Funeral Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pixies - That bootleg cassette I used to have of them covering "Evil Hearted You" by the Yardbirds in Spanish Gomez – Liquid Skin The Sea and Cake – The Sea and Cake Coldplay - Parachutes Bob Dylan – Time Out Of Mind The Amps - Pacer Silver Jews – The Natural Bridge The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs Interpol –Antics Sonic Youth – Dirty Eugene Chadbourne - Terror has Some Strange Kinfolks Mike Ladd - - Easy Listening for Armageddon Mark Farina – Mushroom Jazz
Ok...that's 19 plus one released in 1984. For the Robots I have overcome my fear! I'm gonna go take a Valium now.