The 12 Best Summer Albums of All Time

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One could argue that Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, the second album from these indie heroes, had a more sun-baked, skateboarding-after-sunset vibe. But it was this debut album that led off with “Summer Babe,” precisely the sort of instantly iconic anthem that these ambivalent curmudgeons would never admit to wanting to write.

Summeriest Song: “Summer Babe”