Cat Power - Jukebox this is better than The Greatest or the first Covers record, even though i enjoy both of those, i'm really loving this. and while some of the covers are especially powerful -- Aretha Sing One For Me stands out -- Chan's own songs Song to Bobby and Metal Heart are my favorites on the album.
Steve Reich - Drumming i can't believe i never owned this before, it's so good, especially when the people start singing like the marimbas they're playing!
Nina Simone - Wild Is the Wind / High Priestess of Soul
Verlaines - Bird Dog the rare band that's never made a bad or embarassing record, and in fact the albums are all stellar. great painting on the cover too, look it up. supposedly coming out with a new record somewhere in the world soon...i sincerely hope so.