Is That You?
, by Bill Frisell.
This seems to be a rather polarizing album -- people either love it or hate it. I'm in the love it camp; to me, it neatly straddles the line between the random/chaotic/noisy stuff he did with John Zorn, and the more serene stuff he tended to favor later on. I think it is this dichotomy that infuriates some listeners; but I consider it to be a feature rather than a bug!
If you'd asked me 15 years ago, this would've probably made my "desert island discs" list. It wouldn't make the cut today (too much other great music released since then), but it is still one I come back to from time to time, like visiting an old friend.
The years just pass like trains. I wave, but they don't slow down.
-- Steven Wilson