Melting In The Dark
As a long time fan of Steve Wynn and of his various projects (Dream Syndicate, Gutterball, Danny & Dusty, The Miracle 3, and so on), THIS is my desert island pick for Steve. Sure he's made albums that were poppier or more critically acclaimed, but for power and emotion, MITD wins out. It sounds like a breakup album along the lines of Beck's Sea Change or Dylan's Blood On The Tracks, but with a more visceral, nasty sound. Just like a real breakup. I cannot recommend this record enough.