Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume II) by XTC
This is a great album. Different from a lot of other XTC stuff, but every song is catchy and fun to sing along to. The lyrics are interesting, and I think that this is a good album for summer! It's been one of my favourites for a very long time.
Room for Squares by John Mayer
My favourite album by him. The guitar is absolutely beautiful and I love how it seems like it's arranged pretty simply, but the more you listen, the more you notice the little things he's thrown in to make it interesting.
Harbor Lights by Bruce Hornsby
Mmm...I love the piano on this!!! He's a great musician and this album reminds me of the beach and good times. All of the songs are upbeat, even 'Talk of the town', which is about an interracial relationship and how crappy it is when people won't accept them. Hard to make a song about that fun to listen to, but he did it!
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