3. Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts Of The Great Highway (2003): Kozelek changed his band's identity to Sun Kil Moon not because of any severe artistic shifts but because he felt the new moniker would inspire revived media interest. It's impossible then to know how the media would have received the band's debut, Ghosts Of The Great Highway, had it been labeled Red House Painters, but anything short of total adulation (which it received) would have been too little. An abstract meditation on death, Ghosts has Kozelek's voice front and center, his by-now-ridiculous guitar work given room to breathe among robust and varied instrumentation. The melodies here are infectious and unforgettable, the vocals are the best Kozelek has ever recorded, the songs are timeless.