Weird Al Yankovic, 'Squeeze Box'
Until Saturday Night Live fully liberates its archives, there may be no more artful satirical document of the last 35 years than the collected studio albums of "Weird Al" Yankovic. These 14 studio albums – available on CD or vinyl, both housed in a cardboard accordion – are a catalog of our obsessions, quirks, cultural shifts and fads, like a perpetual "We Didn't Start the Fire." Of course, the famous Michael Jackson and Nirvana parodies are here, but possibly the better historical record are twists on Men Without Hats, El Debarge, Fine Young Cannibals, Billy Ray Cyrus, Cherry Poppin' Daddies and Taylor Hicks. Bonus disc, Medium Rarities, is mostly ignorable, but does, crucially, feature the original version of "My Bologna" recorded in the bathroom of his college radio station's building and his lost parody of the Beatles' "Tax Man" ("Pac Man"). $400 vinyl, $300 CD; amazon.com