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The BIG Reason

Music, opinions, and portfolio of Mark Eagleton, musician and web developer in Northern CA.

My Favorite Albums

Prompted by yet another Reddit hole of favorite album threads, I realized I need to catalog the albums that mean the most to me, or were a huge influence on me at some point in my life. Here they are in no particular order (with affiliate Apple Music/iTunes or Bandcamp links when possible).

Red Hot Chili Peppers—Blood Sugar Sex Magic

Sonic Youth—Daydream Nation

Daniel Romano—If I’ve Only One Time Askin’

Daniel Romano—Mosey

Dylan Earl—Blessings in Disguise

Bad Religion—Against The Grain

T.S.O.L—Dance With Me

Ween—White Pepper

Meshuggah—Destroy Erase Improve

Mr. Bungle—Mr. Bungle

Primus—Suck On This


They Might Be Giants—John Henry

They Might Be Giants—Apollo 18

Die Antwoord—$O$

Matt Kresling—2

Jack Parow—Jack Parow




Jane’s Addiction—Ritual de lo Habitual

Minor Threat—Minor Threat

Faith No More—King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime

Mudhoney—Superfuzz Bigmuff


Nirvana—In Utero

7 Seconds—Walk Together, Rock Together

The Eagles—Their Greatest Hits 1971–1975


Wasted Youth—From The Inner Depth

The Blues Brothers—Original Soundtrack Recording

Build to Spill—Keep It Like a Secret

The Cure—Boys Don’t Cry

The Cure—Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me

The Drums—The Drums

Jeremy Pinnell—Oh / Ky

John Frusciante—To Record Only Water for Ten Days

Of Montreal—The Bedside Drama: Petite Tragedy

Of Montreal—The Bird Who Continues to Eat the Rabbit’s Flower

Pedro The Lion—Control


Sunny Day Real Estate—How It Feels to Be Something On

Tenacious D—Tenacious D


U2—The Joshua Tree

Violent Femmes—Violent Femmes