KISSED BY AN ANIMAL: Self-titled: LP

This record definitely hits a weak spot for me—the spot where Lemonheads, Dismemberment Plan, and Built To Spill live. Give me jangly late-’90s guitars, give me a mildly nasal lead singer, give me catchy hooks, give me angsty lyrics, give me eye-catching artwork. I. Am. Sold. The cover of this record perfectly evokes the feelings the music gave me: summer forever, walking home late at night in the suburbs, busy in a good way, wild in an even better way. –Emily T. (Handstand)