Daniel was asking me to do this the other day and I couldn't. So I thought I'd just make a list to share and for future reference. This was super hard because it's difficult to separate favorite bands from favorite albums, you know? I based ratings on album cohesiveness, musicianship, how much it has affected my own playing/recording of music, and slight nostalgia. And maybe use of panning? I really like creative panning.
(In no particular order)
-Toe The Book About My Idle Plot On A Vague Anxiety
-Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
-The Appleseed Cast Low Level Owl Pts. 1 & 2
-Further Seems Forever The Moon is Down
-Don Caballero What Burns Never Returns/American Don (tie)
Honorable mention (some of which might should be in the actual top 5):
-Between the Buried and Me Alaska
-mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
-Pedro the Lion Control
-The Microphones The Glow, Pt. 2
-Joan of Arc How Memory Works
WHAT ARE YOURS???