The 12 Best Summer Albums of All Time

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The Hold Steady | Boys and Girls in America ($7 @  | (2006)

Okay, pretty much every song frontman Craig Finn has written is a meditation on the honored summer pastimes of getting wasted and hooking up near a body of water. But his band’s third album raises the bar with the seasonally appropriate “Chillout Tent,” which celebrates the less honored pastime of taking waaaay too many drugs at a music festival. And then hooking up.

Summeriest Song: “Massive Nights”