Mine would be stellastar, stellastar. Always a pick me up!
Blur - Parklife
Quiet: Mazzy Star - She Hangs Brightly
Loud: The Thermals - Fuckin A
but when I was holed up in bed with bad manflu last weekend the only music that worked was Stars of the Lid. So either 'Tired Sounds ...' or 'And their Refinement...'
or Joanna Newsom - Ys
it's always PAINED FEELINGS OF SONGWRITING EPIC FEELINGS
glad we had this transaction
Quiet = Hats by the Blue Nile
Reading, Writing & Arithmetic
Cos I know all the words and it's fun to sing along with Dave Berman in a mock Southern drawl and the songs are bittersweet and it's a great album to get drunk to.
Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
Mogwai - Come On Die Young
for loud....much harder...
Burzum - Filosofem
Wolves in the Throne Room - Two Hunters
For everything else, there's Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years
I know putting 5 is not really answering the question. the only ones that are definite are YLT and Mogwai
i.e. same as my favourite album ever.
Put LGM on + go to bed = the most perfect way to fall asleep ever.
A compilation/best of. I go back to it very regularly especially after a shit day at work. Very soothing.