I think music's saved my life many a times (a bit of an exaggeration, but not much), and I know I'm not the only one. So here's a list of albums that I couldn't stop playing on repeat. It's like they picked me rather than the other way around.
I also wrote a whole column about this for the FSView, but their online archives are trashed. And I don't feel like writing about these albums, because I know I would start writing and wouldn't be able to stop. So I'll let you fill in the blanks. (Roughly chronological order.)
Enema of the State — Blink 182
Losing Streak — Less Than Jake
Weezer (1994) — Weezer
Antics — Interpol
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot — Wilco
Separation Sunday — The Hold Steady
Achilles Heel — Pedro the Lion
The College Dropout — Kanye West
I might have missed a couple. Does this list say anything about me? Yeah, probably.