"Until Lately", by The Dream Syndicate.
If you only buy one CD this year, make it an old one. Specifically, make it the new reissue of "The Days of Wine and Roses", by The Dream Syndicate. Not because it's remastered (they already did that in 2001). Not because of the bonus material. Just because it is SUCH a fantastic album.
For example: side two, track two.