Lifes Rich Pagaent - Was always my least favorite of their classic era for some reason. Still has some great songs and needs a relisten, just how I thought Document was boring at first aside from the hits until I heard it again recently. As for this, "Flowers Of Guatemala" might be my favorite of all songs on here. Just such a dreamy beautiful tune
Document - Yeah didn't remember much memorable about this except the hits until recently. I forgot about great songs like "Fireplace" and "Finest Worksong" (which is definitely one of my favorites of theirs). I underestimated it a lot.
Green - Does work amazingly on cassette. I'm sure on vinyl too. I used to have this on cassette and played it every time I drove somewhere in my car one year, about late 2000 or 2001. I do love this album but it is kind of dreary. It does do the folky balladry stuff really well and I think the melodies are great. I do think there's emotional resonance to Stipes vocals. At the same time I do understand if you think its middling or empty or not much there. Its one of my favorites though and that hidden song was always big on me too.
Out of Time - I love this one too and have a lot of nostalgia for it. They were one of their first bands I really attached to as a kid getting into music. Shiny Happy People is great pop and I like Kate Piesons vocals a hell of a lot on this album too, she was a great addition. "Radio Song" is pretty cringy though
Beatles - Let It Be (would like to see that new Get Back doc.. "Dig A Pony" is my new favorite on recent listens. Wish more Lennon songs were on Let It Be, and it is kind of a weak album but still has a solid set of songs. Just odd sequencing and choice of songs - Also forgot how amazing even the weaker songs on Abbey Road are, and sampled some of the 3rd Anthology)
Emerson Lake And Palmer - s/t (some prog wankery aside, this is one of my fave prog albums. "The Barbarian" and "Knife Edge" are killer. Love Emersons organ work on the latter)
Family - Music in a Dolls House (no longer bothered by the vocals and it is growing on me more than in the past. Interesting record for sure with an odd appeal)
Pavement - Terror Twilight (I go back to this every year or 6 months or something and always perplexed why I love it so much and some other people think its the weakest Pavement album. At this point its pretty much a masterpiece to me, one of my favorite albums of the 90s. )
Caribou - Andorra (I go back to this one every once in awhile too. One of the best neo-psych albums out there with a heavy 60s British psych influence)
BORNS - Dopamine (A good fun pop album with some nice hooks and beats. Nick E, do you know of this one? May be up your alley. "Dug My Heart" is a genuine banger)