Rock

Free All Angels

Ash: Free All Angels

I mean, it's okay. Rock like this should be less produced, though. Don't get me wrong, there are some bands that should have glossy production and whatnot, but ...
Live Through This

Hole: Live Through This

Filled with lyrics about body parts and rage, the similarities to Cobain's writing style is more than suspicious. Even more suspicious is the departure of all b...
Karate

Karate: Karate

You dudes ready for some jazz-fusion? Do you love the bass? The debut from these Massholes has it all (including a reference to Walden Pond). Taking what feels ...
Generator

Bad Religion: Generator

Boy are we political! Well, political for 1992, and dated for even then. Like a lot of "hardcore" stuff that is making its way to the mainstream, this album suf...
Girls Can Tell

Spoon: Girls Can Tell

Man those Austin boys can rock. Spoon were once the poster boys of post-punk rock, making straight rock n' roll that had both indie cred, great hooks and a lead...
Either/Or

Elliott Smith: Either/Or

Smith expands his sound a bit on this, his third album. Sure, nobody's going to confuse him with Brian Setzer or anything, but there is a lot more layering in e...
Green Mind

Dinosaur Jr.: Green Mind

This album was my constant companion for some tough months in college. It is an awesome album to listen to when you're drunk and lonely. And by awesome, I mean ...
Dog in the Sand

Frank Black: Dog in the Sand

Mr. Black has jumped in the way back one for this one, bypassing the Pixies and everything else related to it. He's gone back top the day of The Rolling Stones ...
Knock Knock

Smog: Knock Knock

I have a soft spot in my heart for this album, despite it not really normally being my thing. Though I suppose it’s not really that far away from some of the sl...
Unsolved

Karate: Unsolved

So this is what emerges from the cocoon. With their album, In Place of Real Insight, they took that Dischord sound and ran it through an emo filter. Then on The...
Lid A

Radiohead: Kid A

This has to be one of the most overrated albums of all time. It's ''brilliant'' the way an episode of Punk'd is brilliant. I'd honestly rather listen to a hamst...