Those rare albums that are great on first listen.

You know the ones. They blow your mind and make you glad you're an audiophile.

Share your favorites.

For me it’s usually some style or vibe I haven’t heard before. My list so far is around 20, but I’ll keep it to my top 5. Feel free to share as many as you like.

!. Poe ‘Haunted’
2. Spirit “Twelve dreams of Dr. Sardonicus’
3. Midlake ‘The Trials of Van Occupanther’
4.Tori Amos ‘Little Earthquakes’
5. Skindive  ‘Skindive’



Henry Gross -Plug Me Into Something 

Eno- Here Com The Warm Jets

Elf - Elf

Steve Harley - Love’s A Prima Donna

Mason Ruffner - Gypsy Blood


Don’t shout me down!

Led Zeppelin III

Rush - Farewell to Kings

Moody Blues - To our Children’s Children’s Children

The Who - Who’s Next

Taj Mahal - The Real Thing

Charles Mingus - Ah Um

Rosanne Cash - The River and The Thread

Procol Harum - A Salty Dog

Jimmy Buffett - A1A

Grateful Dead - American Beauty


Diana Krall - Loves Scenes

Shirley Horn - You're My Thrill

Gregory Porter - Be Good