I'm not talking about literally selling it for cash. I have noted that there are some really passionate music fans on this forum. (There are a lot of imbeciles, too, but that's bound to happen. I like that word: "imbecile.") We have a lot of guys who really dig jazz and speak very passionately about it. There are the Beatleheads who wisely discuss what makes Revolver a better album than Sgt. Pepper. We have the modern prog fans who dazzle us with names of bands I've never heard like Spock's Beard. (What a great name for a band: Spock's Beard.) We have a lot of modern rock fans. We have the complicated Crimheads. We even have a few musicians and songwriters. I have learned to listen closely to what some of you have to say (and to completely ignore a few). So here's what I want: Tell me about your favorite album and tell me why I should listen to it. It may not even be your favorite, just an album that you can really write passionately about, one that has merits so great that I owe it to myself to pick it up. One album only, please, and if all you can say is "it just rules," then post that somewhere else. You have to be passionate and observant enough to write at least a hundred words on the subject, preferably more. I'm going to post this starter before I start to write mine. Actually, I have to choose an album. Hell, I'm the thread starter, I can do as many albums as I want.