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5 Albums I Can't Live Without

5 Albums I Can’t Live Without: John Doe of X

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Name  John Doe 

Best known for  Being anonymous.

Current city  Austin, Texas.

Really want to be in  Right where I am, doing whatever the hell I please.

Excited about  Release of D.O.A. VOD on November 10th, 2023 (or thereabouts). Starting to record new X record in January, our second in three years. 

My current music collection has a lot of   Old and new shit.

And a little bit of  Soundtrack records.

Preferred format  Vinyl. A well-mastered LP sounds deep, black, and shiny. Also, it plays for a finite period. There is one side and if you like it, another.

5 Albums I Can’t Live Without:


Mose Allison Sings, Mose Allison 

This record introduced me to several jazz standards played in the finest minimal fashion. Poetry, humor, and style…who can ask for more?


Blue, Joni Mitchell 

Love and heartbreak at its absolute best. A perfect way to find out if your new crush is worth keeping. 


Elliott Smith, Elliott Smith 

A genuine toss-up between this record or Either/Or. “Clementine may be one of my favorite songs ever. The quietest tornado to ever walk the planet. 


Chaos County Line, Skating Polly 

New, raw, accomplished, and fierce. Good pals, make good on their promise to rock your face off! 


Darker Circles, The Sadies 

So much beauty and sadness in country-psych-reverb-spider webs of heaven and hell. This particular record elevated their songwriting to epic proportions. The Sadies are certainly the greatest band you may not have heard of. They are like gods in Canada.