For this 100th issue, John and I tried to think of some of the albums that captured the attention of our contributors and interviewees in our early years, as well as what has made for good listening in the studio and at the "luxurious" Tape Op offices. Think of this list as part of the soundtrack for reading Tape Op back issues. And by no means is this a complete version of anything. Far from it in fact. Yes, there is a lot of indie rock. But that's not all we listen to...

-LC & JB

Beastie Boys Hello Nasty

Beck Sea Change

Bonnie "Prince" Billy Master and Everyone

Bon Iver For Emma Forever Ago

Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake it's Morning

Calexico The Black Light and Feast of Wire

Calvin Newborn New Born

Chris Knox Beat

Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head

David Byrne & Brian Eno Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

DJ Shadow Endtroducing

East River Pipe Poor Fricky

Elliott Smith Either/Or and Figure 8

Fugazi The Argument

Gillian Welch Time (The Revelator)

Grandaddy The Sophtware Slump

Guided By Voices Bee Thousand

Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days

Jeremy Enigk Return of the Frog Queen

Johnny Cash The Man Comes Around

John Frusciante The Will to Death

John Vanderslice Cellar Door

Lambchop Nixon

Latin Playboys S/T

Low Things We Lost in the Fire

Macha See It Another Way

Madonna Ray of Light

Magnetophone Sea Saw

Massive Attack v. Mad Professor No Protection

Moby Play

Nada Surf Let Go

Neko Case Blacklisted

Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Nine Inch Nails Ghosts

Papas Fritas Helioself

Pedro the Lion Achilles Heel

Quasi R&B Transmogrification

Radiohead OK Computer and Kid A

Rilo Kiley The Execution of All Things

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand

Sam Phillips Martinis and Bikinis

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Dap Dippin' with...

Shellac 1000 Hurts

Sigur Rós Ágætis byrjun

Sparklehorse Good Morning Spider and It's a Wonderful Life

Spoon Girls Can Tell

Steve Fisk 999 Levels of Undo

Talk Talk Laughing Stock

The Apples in Stereo Fun Trick Noisemaker

The Chills Kaleidoscope World

The Clean Unknown Country

The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin

The Mammals Evolver

The White Stripes Elephant

The Yayhoos Fear Not The Obvious

Tim Bluhm California Way

Tobin Sprout Moonflower Plastic

Tom Petty Wildflowers

Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die

Trans Am TransAm

Varnaline Man of Sin

Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

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