The new issue of Under The Radar (two covers: Sleater-Kinney and Angel Olsen) is a "my favorite album" special, in which a big amount of cats (64 in the print edition, 83 in total in the digital one) talk about their all-time favorite LP. Alan Sparhawk partook in these shenanigans, and while the magazine's website's announcement
doesn't reveal the titles (fewer sales otherwise, you follow), he had this to say, in part:
"This whole record was this giant thing. It was the step further beyond Pink Floyd's The Wall
, which had been the teen angst record that had been around a lot when I was the age when you start thinking, 'Oh, man. Life is heavy.'"