Merle Haggard, "Are The Good Times Really Over (I Wish A Buck Was Still Silver)"
Personally, I look to my country music artists for trenchant commentary on monetary policy.
They Might Be Giants, "Bangs"
The opening of Mink Car, the last record TMBG released for Warner Bros. I suppose being released on 9/11 was probably an ill omen for the sales of the record. It contains some really good stuff ("Man, It's So Loud In Here" is one of my favorites of all-time from them), but overall is kind of treading water a little bit. It was after this album that TMBG began making kids' records, and after a few of those, I think they really kind of started progressing again.
Dr. Dre, "Forgot About Dre"
I didn't! I swear!
Burning Airlines, "The Deluxe War Baby"
I think I've sung their praises here, but the two Burning Airlines records really rule. My favorite albums from J. Robbins. The elaborate tunes are catchy and interesting, the production is dialed in, the energy is great, it's just fantastic stuff. I slightly prefer the first one, but both are favorites.
Wizard Rifle, "Rocket To Hell"
Wizard Rifle! Say it loud and there's music playing! Say it soft, and it's almost like...wait, no, there's still music playing.