Violent Femmes (1983)

Everyone has heard of the Violent Femmes. According to legend they were “discovered” playing acoustic covers while waiting in line for some crappy show. Post-punk with folk influences is a generic description that barely scratches the surface of the spirit of their music. There is a depth and a timelessness to this album that seems to speak to teenagers the same way pastel and striped knee-length socks hold some timeless, fashionless appeal for pre-teen girls.
Anyway this self titled album has been their biggest commercial success, this is the underground band that everyone knows about and grew up listening to. Now that everyone one is older, we can enjoy listening to it as we grow outward.