Tuesday Tuneage, April 7

The other night I was home making dinner, and decided out of nowhere to put on Teenager of the Year, an album I had not listened to in probably two years. While Trompe le Monde is definitely the best Black Francis solo album (ha ha?), I'd forgot how great Teenager of the Year is. Black Francis / Frank Black definitely didn't quite ascend to the post-Pixies highs that Kim Deal did, but I hear a lot of the quality, straightforward rock music in Teenager of the Year that became what I love about bands like The Hold Steady: