To celebrate Thanksgiving 2018, we reached out to a bunch of our favorite artists and asked them which album they’re most thankful for. So, which band loves country singer Kacey Musgraves? And which former AP cover star is thankful for Eminem’s surprise full-length? Read on to find out.
Trever Keith – 7 by Beach House
I really am digging the new Beach House record, a lot. They’re a recent discovery of mine, and their new record is actually really, really cool. They remind me of the bands I liked in the ’80s, y’know, Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine. They have that kind of vibe. They have their own spin on it that’s unique and their own style. I just think they’re good songwriters, and I especially really like the trippy production, the great sounds. Like I said, I’ve always been a bit of a music snob, but now that I’m like, almost 50, I hit a weird spot where it was like, “Do I wanna like bands that are younger than me?” It’s a weird thing to come to grips with. But I do, actually, so Beach House are one of those bands and one of those records.
Matt Kennedy – Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
Kacey Musgraves’ new album for sure.
AJ Perdomo – Yours Truly by Posey Pike
Posey Pike in Nashville. He’s an unsigned dude, [and] he just did an EP called Yours Truly. So that’s mine.
Ben Cato – Musings by Little Image
That shit’s sick. It’s a front-to-back banger. Sounds like if From Indian Lakes and Starting Line had a love child, and there’s like a brother [and] sister that go back and forth with the vocals.
Jen Razavi – Is This Thing Cursed? by Alkaline Trio
That is my favorite band. I waited a long time for that record to come out, and it’s everything I could have hoped for. Might go down as one of my favorites of their discography. [My favorite song is] “Sweet Vampires.” I love it. I listen to [the album] 10 times a day. That’s all I listened to on the plane ride here like, four times.
Marisa Dabice – Whack World by Tierra Whack
I thought [it] was a brief masterpiece. World made sense in our universe because it was these really brief but powerful feelings, like, these very short songs that were very effective. I just think she’s an artist that does that incredibly well. I’m really thankful that people are out there making interesting art that’s also interesting to see, and it’s beautiful.
Kaleen Reading – Rumors by Fleetwood Mac
Right now I’m thankful for Rumors by Fleetwood Mac. I love that album, and I just recently been listening to it, and it just reminds me about making good music and expressing feelings.
Bear – Appetite For Destruction by Guns N’ Roses
Maybe not the first album to blow my mind as a kid, but definitely a very important one that still shapes my life as I continue to age. I guess production stuff I’ll notice, especially if I learn new audio shit like, “Aw yeah they put a gate on the drum on this song,” like I really didn’t know what that was, but other than that, I know the album pretty well.
Thanasi Paul – Whack World by Tierra Whack
I’m just gonna have to double up and say Tierra Whack. Whack World was definitely an awesome release that came out. Visually, it’s just amazing. It sounds great, [and] it delves into so many different variations of pop and hip-hop and even some really thug shit. She’s amazing. She’s the kind of artist that Philly really needs, not that Philly deserves.
Alicia Bognanno – Pod by the Breeders
Pod by the Breeders. All of it. It’s just really heavy. There’s a lot of space in the recordings, and the lyrics are fantastic, and the guitars are very emotional. It just feels very good to listen to.
KEVIN DEVINE – Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett
I love that Courtney Barnett record. I’m thankful for that record. That first song on the record kills me every time. That record kills me every time. Really good.