Basement tapes and beyond: 12 albums recorded at home

Photo: cassette

The Black Keys - "Thickfreakness"

Beck - "Odelay"

Elliott Smith - "Roman Candle"

Nick Drake - "Family Tree"

Kathleen Hanna - "Julie Ruin"

Iron and Wine - "The Creek Drank the Cradle"

Radiohead – "OK Computer"

The White Stripes - "De Stijl"

Daniel Johnston - "Songs of Pain"

Guided by Voices - "Bee Thousand"

Mountain Goats – "Full Force Galesburg"

The Thermals - "More Parts Per Million"

For the Portland punks' debut album, frontman Hutch Harris recorded in his basement (dubbed "Moss Motel"). It was mixed by Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla, who made sure the record stuck to the band's lo-fi roots.