A set of some of my all-time favorite albums. Disclaimers: I’m sure I’m missing dozens, and to keep things interesting I’ve limited myself to just one choice per artist (and made some controversial choices). Without further ado:

Kid A by Radiohead

Graceland by Paul Simon

Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys

Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan

Rumours by Fleetwood Mac

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco

Abbey Road by The Beatles

Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones

Girlfriend by Matthew Sweet

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

Nilsson Schmilsson by Harry Nilsson

Monster by R.E.M.

Southeastern by Jason Isbell

The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie

Nevermind by Nirvana

Electro-Shock Blues by Eels

Rage Against The Machine by Rage Against The Machine

XO by Elliott Smith

Car Wheels on a Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams

August And Everything After by Counting Crows

Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins

Elephant by The White Stripes

Weezer (White Album) by Weezer

Achtung Baby by U2

The Boy With The Arab Strap by Belle & Sebastian