Will continue to add as I remember them because you can never think of these things on the spot
  1. Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths
    Technically a compilation but it was my first Smiths CD and listening to it reminds me of sulking around the library at fourteen, staring at Jared Johnson and hoping someday he'd talk to me. The last six songs kill
  2. Pinkerton by Weezer
    I think this album should be on every list ever made about good albums. "El Scorcho" is one of my absolute favorite songs. The sadness and vulnerability on this album is so raw and jarring. Not many people could make an album as honest as this and have the ability to release it into the world.
  3. Hot Fuss by The Killers
    I think every Killers album is perfect and unique but this one makes me want to drive down the street at night in a convertible, bathed in pink neon light
  4. The Blue Album by Weezer
    "Only in Dreams" is one of the best album closers of all time
  5. Is This It by The Strokes
    Probably the album that really got me into music. Ignited a love and confusion for Julian Casablancas
  6. Pure Heroine by Lorde
    I can't even talk about how much I love this album without getting embarrassed
  7. Nirvana MTV Unplugged
    I have all the claps memorized
  8. Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen
    When we found the things we loved/They were crushed and dying in the dirt/We tried to pick up the pieces/And get away without getting hurt/But they caught us at the state line/And burned our cars in one last fight/And left us running burned and blind/Chasing something in the night
  9. Viva La Vida by Coldplay
    Peak Coldplay. The songs on this album are devastating. Just thinking about "Violet Hill", I need to sit in a dark room with the blinds drawn
  10. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful by Florence and the Machine
    Beautiful, empowering, delicate and raw
  11. Viva Hate by Morrissey
    Cherish this album immensely. Listen alone in your room, hating the world and everyone in it (yourself included, obviously)
  12. Oh, Inverted World by The Shins
    I was too embarrassed to put the Garden State soundtrack on here but I still really do love this album and get excited to listen to it again
  13. Divers by Joanna Newsom
    "Look and despair": The last two verses of Sapokanikan are among some of the most poignant and painfully beautiful lyrics I've ever heard and I think of them almost everywhere I go
  14. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
    It was written for me
  15. Celebrity Skin by Hole
    Crash and burn/All the stars explode tonight/How'd you get so desperate?/How'd you stay alive?/Help me, please/Burn the sorrow from your eyes/Oh, come on be alive again/Don't lay down and die
  16. Rumors by Fleetwood Mac
    "But listen carefully to the sound/Of your loneliness/Like a heartbeat drives you mad/In the stillness of remembering what you had/And what you lost/And what you had/And what you lost" A classic album I'd heard over and over but felt no attachment to until one day I listened to it on a whim and realized it was one of the most heartbreakingly relatable albums of all time—and one of my personal favorites. I'm lucky to have heard it in my lifetime
  17. Tidal by Fiona Apple
    This album changed my life. It made me comfortable with anger