Tuesday Tuneage, May 31

Last week’s news that a new Avalanches album may be coming soon combined with a long weekend of day-drinking opportunities to spark several debates over people’s “favorite albums of all time.” At one point these debates disintegrated to an amazing tiebreaker argument: if you were a dictator, what artist would you have write your national anthem?

Despite a request that people settle on an all-time top five, I’m stuck at four. There’s an enormous grouping (like two or three dozen) albums that could round out my top ten, but my all-time favorite four are pretty set in compostition and order:

  1. The Avalanches: Since I Left You
  2. Daft Punk: Discovery
  3. Pavement: Slanted and Enchanted
  4. GZA: Liquid Swords

And, of course, my favorite track from each: