Everyone has that one album that they can look back on and say it changed their lives. Billy Breathes was that album for me. Without knowing much about the band and having just attended the Clifford Ball in the summer of 1996, I picked up this album shortly after it's release. At 16 years old in my first car, I played it over and over for months and it will always and forever be one of my all time favorite albums. After getting a turntable for Xmas this year, this was one of the first records that I knew I had to pick up. In our modern age of instant gratification and ability to skip from song to song, I hadnt given Billy Breathes a full listen in years. When the album arrived, it was so nice to flip through the artwork while letting the music bring me back to a time when things were about as care free as it gets. The warm sounds of the vinyl add some really nice touches to an already great album from start to finish. There are times when you feel like you are sitting in the studio with the band. Do yourself a favor and grab this album even if you are just a casual fan. You won't be disappointed.