A friend posted "For those of you who think The Shins are the sh*t; listen to the Posies 'Dear 23.' It was out long before The Shins. You're welcome." I hadn't listened to the Posies in a long while, so I revisited this record, and sure, I can see the comparison. I think I may prefer The Shins, though.
Records in this list were heard in their entirety, whether in digital, analog, or other formats, and have been ranked according to my enjoyment. These are albums I've bought, borrowed, or otherwise acquired during my Oaklog days; I'm not going to rank each item in my CD collection, because then I'd be comparing Air Supply to Polvo, and then no one wins.