This album... I got it when I was 13, I've listened to at least some of it nearly every day since then, ten years. It's the reason I started writing, bought a guitar, ever had any creative aspirations at all. Brutal, savage, eloquent, tender, honest, it's everything I could possibly want in an album.
I've been looking for something to compare with it ever since, but I've never found one. If you don't have this, buy it now. Either it will change your life, or you're a soulless husk of a person.