and thanks Tabs for the help in getting that Sonic Boom album. I will still need to hear it and comment by the next Whats Spinning thread.
Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping (insane album that takes a lot of time to process and even then its not at all for everyone. It can be embarrassing and cringy or just way too god damn much, but it grew on me years ago and I love the hell out of this album. Filled with the most crazy arrangements and song ideas yet tons of catchy melodies and riffs on this thing if you hear it enough. Every song has multiple themes and melodies, at least 2 or 3 different song ideas going on in most songs so it is incredibly dense. Not only musically but lyrically despite aforementioned cringy lyrical lines)
Lousy With Sylvianbriar (Went from loving the rootsy influence to finding it boring to really enjoying this a lot once again. Its soothing and catchy and more stripped down than anything done since the earlier days. Its refreshing to hear him calm down and focus on being melodic. "Sirens Of Your Toxic Spirit" or "Fugitive Air" are my favorite songs currently but theyre almost all good)
Hissing Fauna (Hate to admit but I find this kind of overrated a bit. I love the hell out of most of it but some of it is also cheesy and just not as great as people say it is. a few of these songs I just tend to skip and I rarely even remember how the last song goes. "The Past Is A Grotesque Animal" is great but "No Conclusion" and "Holiday Call" are better longer songs imo)
Avey Tare - Down There (still love the hell out of this strange murky album. Very underrated and seems like a kind of small footnote in AnCo history to most people but to me its his best solo album by far. Kind of sags in the middle with "Glass Bottom Boat" but incredible album overall)
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (This album holds up extremely well. Pretty much every song is really strong - I love the production and the noise that creeps up on almost every track somewhere. Revisiting this as well as the incredible tune "Spiders (Kidsmoke)" on A Ghost Is Born makes me realize how great they are and that I need to hear their other stuff)
Ween - 12 Golden Country Greats (really well done and one of their funniest albums. The juxtaposition of really slick production and professionally performed and arranged country material with some of the lyrics and ideas Ween had is brilliant. A bit of a familiar sound all throughout that can get tiring to hear too long especially if you're not even into country music, but I always loved this album)