Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pavement are the purveyors of what's been irreversibly called "slacker rock" which is of course something men naturally gravitate to. What could be more manly than a music genre that gives you permission to stop caring about silly things like shaving and changing your boxer briefs? Let's play video games next! Slacker rock 4-ever! I'm more in the Slanted & Enchanted camp myself, but Crooked Rain... has a certain accessibility mixed in with Stephen Malkmus' weirdo obtuse-musings which makes it a little more immediately satisfying to some folks. Plus on this record Pavement makes fun of both Smashing Pumpkins and Stone Temple Pilots. I never get tired of hearing those lines.