1. The Clash: Sandanista: The Clash's 4th record. I really love this record, and it has my favourite Clash song on it ("Magnificent Seven"). Mickey Dread provided some pretty great dubs on this album too.
2. Herbie Hancock: Sextant Herbie Hancock at his weirdest and funkiest. sure...what he did with The Headhunters was awesome...but this is better!
3. Slayer: Seasons in the Abyss Heavy awesomeness from start to finish. You simply cannot just listen to only ONE song off this album. Obviously, if you are a fan of heavy metal music, then, you know this album already. If you DON'T know this album, then you're probably not a fan of heavy metal music.
4. The Isolationist: S/T (Anti-Pop Consortium with DJ Vadim). Minimal, weird and avant-garde hip hop...and the lyrics are the most "out there" of any Anti-Pop record. Hugely underrated rap record.
5. Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgare Bulgarian folk songs sung by the state Radio and TV female vocal choir. This album sounds more epic than anything you could ever imagine. Just goes to show you how powerful the human voice is.
6. Boards of Canada: Music Has the Right to Children Life changing record when it first came out. I bought it in 1998, and didn't know music could sound like this.
7. Guided By Voices: Mag Earwhig Some of the best pop songwriting ever. Sure, Bee Thousand is a cult classic, and definitely has some jams on it, but, Mag Earwhig is just so stacked!
8. The Congos: The Heart of the Congos Classic roots reggae record. Produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry. Perfect for putting you in a great mood, no matter what kind of day you are having
9. Talk Talk: Spirit of Eden MUST HAVE record. Another life changing record for me, and another one that opens up your mind to what can be achieved with minimalism and space in music. It's the HUGEST quiet record ever.
10. Ahmad Jamal: At the Pershing There's lots of Ahmad Jamal records out there. This one is really nice though. Classy Jazz! Put it on during your next dinner or cocktail party.