Top Albums

My top albums, in no particular order

Audioslave – Audioslave

This album was a great description of my youth, discovered in my high school years, it showcases high energy. Listen to this album on loud.

Pop Evil – Lipstick on the Mirror

This album exemplifies mid-2000s rock, while a relatively little known album (and band). It’s a solid listen straight-through, and even has some nice hidden tracks at the end (I always appreciate those artistic touches). 100 in a 55, One More Goodbye, and Hey Mister are my favorite tracks.

Kesha – Rainbow

This album is gold from start to finish. A powerful comeback story full of sadness, anger, empowerment, and some good ole fun-lovin Ke$ha.

Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More

It changed music for the 2010 decade. I find myself listening most in the spring, when the world is re-awakening and energy is returning to the world. And the fact that so much was inspired by ‘O Brother, Where Art Though?

Metallica – S&M

A greatest hits album, but on steroids. And No Leaf Clover. Stunning.


The best band you’ve never heard of, this is NEEDTOBREATHE’s album where they really showcased their depth.

By natatkinson

Nate a web developer at Eastern Illinois University and occasionally adjunct-faculty at EIU teaching some courses in the School of Business. He lives in Champaign, IL with his wife and dogs Indiana ("we named the dog Indiana...") and Bear.

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