Concrete Blonde - Free
The first time I heard "God Is A Bullet" on the radio I thought, "Finally, this is the music I've been waiting for!" It sounded so different and so good from everything else I heard in 1989. They became my new favourite band and I picked up "Free" on tape as soon as I could. To this day, easily one of my favourite albums. From start to finish, this is how you make a record.