Lou Barlow’s album of breakup anthems hit incredibly hard as a teenager, and to an extent even more so as a middle-aged man. Bakesale my have evolved from the scrappy lo-fi recordings of the band’s earlier albums, but make no mistake that these tracks are still as raw and emotional as Sebadoh has ever been.
The MC5's second and final studio album, High Time comes closest to matching the energy and electricity of their live debut album. A much tighter album than you would expect by a band on the verge of breaking up. Saving the best for last, they toned down the politically charged rhetoric and kicked out the jams with a set of tight rockers, tender ballads, and jazz-influenced fusion.