The List, 2008, #80-71

Installment #3 of the 2008 version of my Top 100 Favorite Records list:

80
Son Volt 1995
Trace
Country-rock that doesn’t suck! Take that, Molly Hatchet.
79
Megadeth 1986
Peace Sells …. But Who’s Buying?
A sentimental favorite.
78
Slint 1991
Spiderland
Math is the coldest sound of all.
77
Sunny Day Real Estate 1994
Diary
I don’t know what he’s singing about, but he sure means it! How… emo.
76
Van Halen 1979
Van Halen
Atomic Punk! Eruption! Cheese!
75
Pixies 1989
Doolittle
Are they "Here Comes Your Man" or are they "Crackity Jones" ? They are both. They are Pixies.
74
Blonde Redhead 1995
La Mia Vita Violenta

Japanese girl yelps. Italian brothers cry. They drink distilled Sonic Youth.
73
The Police 1979
Regatta De Blanc
Reggae, but from white people! Pretty clever, Stingo.
72
The Cure 1987
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
Gloom, rage, hatred, kissing, dancing.
71
Andrew Bird 2007
Armchair Apocrypha
A walkin, talkin, whistlin, pluckin, strummin genius.

And the histogram for #100-#71 looks like this:

Next exciting installment will be out on Friday!