Harder Than it was Meant to Be is the best crust punk/d-beat album ever, period, no arguing, full stop. Fast, raw, to the point, and angry. Oh my, so angry! I almost want to say that it's OOP, so if someone asks nicely, I might up it in an upcoming blog. They'd do okay stuff after it, but HTiwMtB is their crowning achievement.
2 Unwound 24
So, I was listening to Unwed Sailor...and then I kind of fell asleep. That's pretty much how this happened. Oh, Unwound is cool when I'm awake...it's just that...well, I wasn't this week.
3 Thelonious Monk 16
People often ask me, "Why are you telling me about Monk? I didn't even say anything to you. Who are you? Why are you kissing my dog?" First off, you let your golden retriever out of the house with only a scarf on? She was asking for it. Secondly, because people need to be continually coaxed into giving Monk third, fourth, and sixty-seventh chances. You'll get him eventually. It happened to me. It happens to all of us. …