25 Albums Every Man Should Own
The fact that our music now lives in the cloud and streams on-demand confirms, as if any confirmation were needed, that manhood cannot be measured by the size of one’s record collection. But no man is truly grown if he can’t whip up a party playlist or if he irrationally fears country or jazz. Some of the following 25 albums are ones you need to know because they’re by men’s men (who are actually much more than that). Others are by women who could teach you a thing or two. And one’s by a husband-and-wife team of L.A. punks (they broke up, but not before thrashing out a few of their differences). They all, though, sound great played just a tad too loud.