10 Albums – Jason Tate

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To kick off our newest segment, we decided it would be fitting to have one of the most influential people in music name their favourite albums

Remember, this isn’t a top ten list.

It’s Jason Tate’s list.


10 Albums That If You Don’t Own I Secretly Hate You

Morrissey - Viva Hate

Morrissey –  Viva Hate

A living legend belting out some of his best work. Practically a must own.


Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

The best album ever recorded. Do I really need to say more?


Brand New - Deja Entendu

Brand New – Deja Entendu

Moody, witty, lyrically impressive. Just about everything a good band should be.



The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound

The best album most people haven’t heard yet. That needs to be fixed. This band is the real deal.


Blink 182 - Dude Ranch

Blink 182 – Dude Ranch

This album changed how I listened to music. Before them I only gave music a cursory glance – this release spawned an obsession.



Thrice – Vheissu

One of the most powerful albums I own. Extremely thick and even a Biblical scholar probably wouldn’t pick up all the references.



Manchester Orchestra – Mean Everything To Nothing

I needed a more recent album in here and this one is an instant classic in the making. Just that good.



The Living End – Self-Titled

In your face rockabilly with hints of pop and punk thrown in. Great energetic album.



The Format – Interventions And Lullabies

One of the best pop albums recorded in the past few years. Insanely catchy.



Jimmy Eat World – Futures

I could listen to this album on repeat and never get tired of it. The layers, vocals and song structures showcase a band at the top of their game.


  • Caleb says:

    Interventions + Lullabies over Dog Problems? Interesting. Fantastic picks nontheless. Everyone should check out The Gaslight Anthem & Manchester Orchestra if you’re looking for some recent recs.

  • Micah says:

    The new Manchester Orchestra record is very good indeed. Much improved over their first.

  • charles.b says:

    “Blink 182 – Dude Ranch

    This album changed how I listened to music. Before them I only gave music a cursory glance – this release spawned an obsession.”

    Seriously? Your actually lumping Blink 182 in with the likes of the Beach Boys? Are you sure someone didn’t just slip a good cd into the dude ranch cover? I threw up in mouth when I read that. The only thing worse than punk is pop punk

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