Editor's Pick: It was probably Uncle Tupelo's Anodyne, same as last year. So how about Nirvana's In Utero, which I dragged out of mothballs when we did our article about Nevermind's anniversary in September. In Utero fried my hair all over again, and then got me thinking about the band's cover of Leadbelly's "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" from MTV Unplugged In New York... so I'll say that.
Marc Brubaker: Every Time I Die, The Big Dirty. Zeppelin's "Out On The Tiles." Billy Joel. Dan Deacon. Festivals. Distortion pedals. Reverb. Vinyl. Hell, I don't know. Probably the Internet, because of the way it facilitates musical discovery and connections these days. This is such an insane question to attempt to answer. I simply love music, the joy and freedom both inherent within it and that it brings to both the performer and listener. I've got far too many favorites to simply select one thing.