Jeff Buckley – “Grace” from Grace (1994)
It took me a while to get into this guy, whose music can go from sounding like a genius combination of Pearl Jam, Van Morrison, and R. Kelly to a half-witted mix of Hootie & The Blowfish and U2, all in the same song. And I was doubtful when my brother said, “Aw yeah, this guy’s got a song on the Shrek soundtrack.” But Grace sounds good: a.) on headphones and b.) in a mix with Hüsker Dü and Temple of the Dog.