Oh, this is a good day, indeed! The new Foo Fighters album Sonic Highways is officially out. Although I have it loaded on my iPhone, I've only had an opportunity to listen to the first couple tracks. I'll give it a proper listen (or four) tomorrow.
However, while waiting for this album to come be released, I went back and rediscovered an album from quite a while back that I hadn't heard in many years. 1992's self-titled debut by Cracker.
I know I listened to this album back around the end of high school/early college era and, while I never owned it then, I do now and it's fantastic.
While many people are likely familiar with the lead-off track "Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)," you really need to give a shot to lesser-knowns such as "Happy Birthday," "Can I Take My Gun to Heaven," and "Another Song About the Rain."
This album really was a good way to help usher in the alternative music era. And at a mere $5.99 on iTunes... go now, thank me later.