too many to name. i basically like most albums from my favorite bands, but i tend to like the older ones better. these are some that come to mind
"Turnstiles", "The Stranger" - Billy Joel
"Everything in Transit" - Jack's Mannequin
"Inside Wants Out" - John Mayer
"Live at Java Joes"- Jason Mraz
"Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" - Wilco
"Poses" - Rufus Wainwright
"Rainy Day Music" - The Jayhawks
"Transatlanticism" - Death Cab for Cutie
"Give Up" - The Postal Service
"Inverventions and Lullabies" - The Format
"Take this to Your Grave" - FOB
"Tell All Your Friends" - TBS
"Trouble" - Ray Lamontagne
"North" - Something Corporate
"Final Straw" - Snow Patrol
"Chutes Too Narrow" - The Shins
I'll add more when I get the chance
Jesus Etc - Wilco; Hallelujah - Rufus Wainwright; Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits; Miracles - Matt Nathanson; What Sarah Said; Brothers on a Hotel Bed; Tiny Vessels; A Lack of Color; The New Year - Death Cab for Cutie; On Your Porch - The Format; Diane - Guster; The Freshmen - The Verve Pipe; The Luckiest; Jane; Best Imitation of Myself; Not the Same - Ben Folds; Just Pretend - The Bens; Summer, Highland Falls; Vienna; James - Billy Joel; Fire and Rain - James Taylor; The Boxer; The ONly Living Boy in New York - Simon and Garfunkel; Alison - Elvis Costello; Caring is Creepy; New Slang - The Shins; The Scientist - Coldplay; Shelter - Ray Lamontagne; Overkill - Colin Hay; You Look So Young - The Jayhawks; Nothing Better - the Postal Service;
death cab for cutie, the postal service, ben folds, guster, rufus wainwright, matt nathanson, wilco, billy joel, simon and garfunkel, the shins, the strokes, saves the day, red hot chilli peppers, O.A.R., motion city soundtrack, the academy is, barenaked ladies, counting crows, the white stripes, taking back sunday, gym class heroes, green day, the format, david gray, cartel, elton john, armor for sleep, blink 182, alkaline trio, ray lamontagne, my chemical romance, hellogoodbye. the jayhawks, something corporate, jack's mannequin, ted leo, snow patrol, radiohead, the arcade fire, ben kweller, billy talent, less than jake, fall out boy, damien rice, panic! at the disco, and some cute is what we aim for. what can i say? i'm a sucker for some "pop punk" (if you can call it that).
and a whole lot more.
always seem to draw a blank when asked to list my favorite books...but my favorite is probably "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"
i like "To Kill a Mockingbird", "A Seperate Peace", "the Da Vinci Code" as well.
i think my favorite movie is "garden state"
otherwise, anything that makes me laugh my ass off or cry/move me in some way is good in my book...such as the jay and silent bob movies, meet the parents, wedding crashers, phantom of the opera, edward scissorhands...