SOME OF MY FAVORITE ALBUMS

A partial list (I KNOW I'm forgetting some). This started out alphabetical, but List App was being wonky and reordering stuff, so I gave up.
  1. All at Once by The Airborne Toxic Event
    So I hate the name of this band but love their music. This album is my favorite of theirs, especially the song The Graveyard Near the House, which reminds me of my friend who died.
  2. In a Safe Place by The Album Leaf
    My favorite song ever is on this album (it's Twenty Two Fourteen).
  3. Alexander by Alexander
  4. Extraordinary Machine by Fiona Apple
    Really I could have put all four on here, but I'm trying to limit it to one per artist. She's the best.
  5. The Bird of Music by Au Revoir Simone
  6. The Riptide by Beirut
  7. Bloodless Coup by Bell X1
    Especially The Trailing Skirts of God.
  8. Medúla by Björk
    I love that there are no instruments on this entire album, that the music is made of different voices. That's awesome.
  9. Strange Desire by Bleachers
  10. Grace by Jeff Buckley
  11. The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me by Brand New
    This album cover is so creepy.
  12. I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning by Bright Eyes
    It was hard to pick my favorite Bright Eyes album.
  13. The Greatest by Cat Power
  14. Davy by Coconut Records
    Even though their best song (West Coast) is on Nighttiming.
  15. A Rush of Blood to the Head by Coldplay
  16. Picaresque by The Decemberists
    Especially because of the songs The Engine Driver and On the Bus Mall.
  17. Alter the Ending by Dashboard Confessional
    The acoustic version is better.
  18. Nothing is Wrong by Dawes
  19. Plans by Death Cab For Cutie
    Another album on this list that makes me feel nostalgic.
  20. Life For Rent by Dido
    Don't judge me for this.
  21. Loverboy by Brett Dennen
  22. Outer South by Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
    I'm a huge Conor Oberst fan (whether he's performing under his Bright Eyes moniker or not), and this is my favorite non-Bright Eyes album of his. I love that he shared the spotlight with some of his band mates and let them sing as well. Standout songs include Snake Hill, Air Mattress, Ten Women, Spoiled, World Wide, and Bloodline
  23. It Follows soundtrack by Disasterpeace
    This soundtrack is killer. It's a huge part of why I liked the movie so much.
  24. Fallen by Evanescence
    I unashamedly love this album, so many good songs - Bring Me to Life, Tourniquet, Imaginary, and the best one My Immortal, which is so sad and reminds me of my friend who died.
  25. Electric President by Electric President
  26. Little Daggers by Val Emmich
  27. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  28. Lungs by Florence + the Machine
    It was between this and Ceremonials, but Lungs won out.
  29. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
    Especially I Don't Want to Know, Never Going Back Again, The Chain, and Songbird. It's funny though that my two favorite Fleetwood Mac songs aren't in this album (they're Rhiannon and Landslide in case you were wondering).
  30. Garden State soundtrack
  31. Art Angels by Grimes
    The best song is Kill V. Maim, but I also love Flesh Without Blood, California, Easily, REALiTi, and basically every song except Scream.
  32. Album of the Year by The Good Life
    I love the part of Night and Day that says "And when we'd make love/she'd stare in my eyes/I swore we had met a thousand times/thousands of lives/thousands of nights/she'd written of it a thousand lines." Also the title track is great.
  33. End Times by Eels
  34. Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! by Hellogoodbye
    This album makes me think of when I was 19. Ah, nostalgia. I used to not be able to listen to "Two Weeks in Hawaii" because it reminded me of an ex, but I got over that.
  35. Hozier by Hozier
  36. The Head and the Heart by the Head and the Heart
    Love this album. Best song is Rivers and Roads (the "I miss your face like hell" part always gets me).
  37. Good Old War by Good Old War
    Most especially the demo version of Loud Love, one of the best songs ever and superior to the non-demo version in so many ways.
  38. Be Impressive by The Griswolds
  39. Sam's Town by The Killers
    Favorite album by them. This is the version of The Killers I like the most. Standout songs include the title track, Bling (Confessions of a King), Bones, My List, and Why Do I Keep Counting?
  40. After by Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
    Especially Billions of Eyes.
  41. Dream Your Life Away by Vance Joy
  42. Born to Die by Lana Del Rey
    I love almost every song on this album. I once recorded myself singing Off to the Races and posted it online, and let me tell you, that is not an easy song to sing. I don't care if people judge me for loving this album so much.
  43. 69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields
    One of the best albums ever. So great.
  44. Loney, Noir by Loney Dear
    This could have just as easily been Solonge or Dear John.
  45. Fumes by Lily & Madeline
    Especially The Wolf is Free. What a great song.
  46. The First Days of Spring by Noah and the Whale
    When I discovered this album (my first at the time for NatW, though it's their second), I had very strong feelings for someone, and it was incredibly complicated and stressful and ended badly. So this album was like my journey, like I feel like it traveled that path with me and helped me work through so many different yet ultimately somber emotions. It's the perfect album for that due to the melancholic nature of it.
  47. Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie by Alanis Morissette
  48. In an Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
    This is a really special album. The lyrics are so strange much of the time, but somehow they still resonate strongly.
  49. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  50. Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons
    My cousin Gina and I always think of each other when we listen to them because we once had a singalong in the car to them, and it's a nice memory. We don't get to see each other a lot.
  51. Vauxhall and I by Morrissey
    So hard to choose between his albums.
  52. Channel ORANGE by Frank Ocean
  53. Far by Regina Spektor
  54. Everyone's in Everyone by Patrick Park
    Love every song on this. I first discovered him thanks to The OC (which set the final closing montage of the series to the track Life is a Song from this album), and he's become my favorite artist.
  55. Let There Be Morning by The Perishers
    So many beautiful songs - Sway, Pills, the title track, and especially Nothing Like You and I.
  56. Islands Disappear by Said the Whale
  57. Chutes Too Narrow by The Shins
  58. St. Vincent by St. Vincent
  59. Declare a New State! by The Submarines
    The story of this album is great. Blake and Jack, the members of the group, wrote the songs both together as they were falling in love and then separately as they were falling apart, including the period where they were broken up. They found their way back together and are now married, and the album is the story of their journey. There's something really special about that.
  60. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
    It was so hard to pick an album by him because they're all great. The personal nature of this one sets it just a bit ahead of the pack in my opinion.
  61. Ghost Days by Syd Matters
  62. Repave by Volcano Choir
  63. Poses by Rufus Wainwright
  64. It's Blitz! by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Almost every song is wonderful on this one, including Hysteric, Zero, Heads Will Roll, Runaway, Soft Shock, Little Shadow, and Skeletons. But what really makes this album great is the acoustic versions of some of the songs. I love the YYYs when they're harder like on Fever to Tell, but I like the softer, more acoustic version better.
  65. The Sounds of the Smiths by The Smiths
    Basically all of best songs by The Smiths.
  66. Rhythm and Repose by Glen Hansard
  67. Give Up by The Postal Service
  68. Happenstance by Rachael Yamagata
    Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart and Chesapeake are good too, but this one takes the cake. I love Be Be Your Love, 1963, Worn Me Down, Quiet, Ode to... , and so many more.
  69. Ritual in Repeat by Tennis
  70. Atlas by Sleeping At Last
    This one is cheating a bit because this isn't a single album but rather a series of songs released over time rather than all at once.
  71. Blurryface by twenty one pilots
    I mastered the kind of fast rap of Stressed Out and am more proud of that than I should be. Right now my ringtone is Heavydirtysoul from this album.
  72. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  73. Make Believe by Weezer
    Now hear me out on this. I know this isn't the best Weezer album by far, but it's so tied up in nostalgia for me. It reminds me of high school and when things were so much different, and I just associate it with days when I was young and naïve.
  74. Wolf Parade - EP by Wolf Parade
    Especially You Are a Runner, and I Am My Father's Son.
  75. I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it by The 1975