Disclaimer: This is an entirely subjective list of artists whose work I enjoy. I skipped linking a few dozen of my collection's most marginal acts. This is primarily a personal reference tool, but others are welcome to borrow its usefulness.

I have selected the best links I can find, after careful research. Off and on, it took over five years to fill in a link for every name (page first "finished": March, 2003.) Further links get added as new favorites arise. The page is also regularly monitored with link-validation software -- the success rate of these links is much higher than on any other such site I've seen. Still, there are always a few broken ones. Email me to point out a dead link, or a link which might be upgraded to a better location.

Last added links: the Association, Alice Cooper, Nick Drake, Matt Elliott, Miles Kurosky, Nellie McKay, Mogwai, Split Enz, Stories + multiple "Shopping list" names

Recently updated: Roger Miller, Sproton Layer

Need fixing: American Music Club, Amps, Michael Brook, Cramps, Eno/Byrne, Kaleidoscope, Knitters, Chris Knox, Love & Rockets, Moody Blues, Alanis Morissette, the Move, 1990s, Michael Penn, Shonen Knife, Spiritualized, Straitjacket Fits, Tater Totz, Tyrannosaurus Rex

Shopping list: ABBA, Admiral Radley, the Annuals, Audioslave, Baths, Battles, the Beckies, the Besnard Lakes, the Book of Knots, the Broken West, Cinerama, the Circulatory System, Gene Clark, Ray Davies, Department of Eagles, Dirty Projectors, Faust, Les Fleur de Lys, Freelance Whales, France Gall, Grinderman, Grizzly Bear, Hatfield & the North, Henry Cow/Slapp Happy, Holy Fuck, the International Submarine Band, Calvin Johnson, Jónsi, the Left Banke, Liquid Liquid, Local Natives, Gary Louris, Courtney Love, Laura Marling, Matching Mole, the Misunderstood, Monade, the Monks, Montage, Múm, Mumford & Sons, Joanna Newsom, Nine Horses, 1990s, Mark Olson & Gary Louris, Original Silence, Oval, Cale Parks, Andy Partridge, Parts & Labor, Pylon, the Rezillos, Bill Rieflin/Robert Fripp/Trey Gunn, Laetitia Sadier, Sagittarius, Judee Sill, the 13th Floor Elevators, This Heat, Tired Pony, the Corin Tucker Band, Turquoise, Jean-Claude Vannier, Villagers, Wizzard, the Yellow Balloon

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What did this page look like 11 years ago? Many additions, some deletions since then...yet about 80 URLs holding steady.