...that everyone should own, in no particular order:
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Recommended song: "Higher Ground"
Makes me want to: walk with extra kick in my step
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
Recommended song: "Pusherman"
Mood: poignant and funky
Makes me want to: buy some bongos and jam out
Fela Kuti - Zombie
Recommended song: "Zombie"
Makes me want to: dance and overthrow the government simultaneously
Miles Davis - A Tribute to Jack Johnson
Recommended song: "Right Off"
Makes me want to: play pool in a smoky pub
José Afonso - Eu Vou Ser Como A Toupeira
Recommended song: "A Morte Saíu À Rua"
Makes me want to: live in the Portuguese countryside
Larry Harlow - Electric Harlow
Recommended song: "Guasasa"
Makes me want to: walk the streets of San Juan
Santana - Abraxas
Recommended song: "Incident at Neshabur"
Makes me want to: film a car chase scene that ends at a jazz club
Led Zeppelin - IV
Recommended song: "When the Levee Breaks"
Makes me want to: repair some god damn levees
Can - Ege Bamyasi
Recommended song: "Vitamin C"
Mood: cool, confident
Makes me want to: deserve to walk with a swagger
King Crimson - Red
Recommended song: "Fallen Angel"
Makes me want to: write eloquently about struggle in the face of urban decay