The new album by Cake, called Pressure Chief, is due out very soon, and being on their mailing list, I was lucky enough to get a cool pre-order special. Their last album, Comfort Eagle, made it onto my All-Time Top 10 list of favorite albums without a problem. Every song on it is nothing short of excellent. It’s rare to find an album by any musician where every song is great, especially in this day and age of prefab musicians and calculated formulas for getting big hits on radio and MTV.
So how’s that for setting a high level of expectation for Pressure Chief? Somehow, I doubt I will be too disappointed, though it might not be the masterpiece that Comfort Eagle was.
Here is my All-Time Top 10 list of Best Albums (in no particular order):
- Cake – Comfort Eagle
- Run DMC – Raisin’ Hell
- Red Allen and Frank Wakefield – The Kitchen Tapes
- Fugazi – Fugazi
- Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me
- Jimi Hendrix – Axis, Bold As Love
- The Pixies – Surfer Rosa
- Slint – Tweeze
- Soulside – Trigger
- The Orb – Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
- Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland
- Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
- The Flaming Lips – Soft Bulletin
- King Face – King Face
That’s a difficult to compile, but I think back to what records, cd’s, or cassettes I wore out the most, and those would be at the top. So who is on your list?