Joining up with a band has more than a few advantages over going it alone. Playing in a band lends an artist a built-in set of trusted collaborators, promotes sonic diversity, and enables musicians to craft bigger, fuller, lusher sounds. Plus, touring with one’s pals can help alleviate the inherent loneliness and isolation of the open road. On the other hand, solo offerings tend to be more intimate and personal than group efforts, treating fans to a rare, unadulterated glimpse into the hearts and minds of their favorite artists. Sometimes the results are striking and bare (e.g. Paul Westerberg, Feist), but more often than not, solo LPs wind up confusing and disappointing fans (e.g. Craig Finn, Brandon Flowers). But here at Consequence of Sound, we’re card-carrying optimists. Risk of failure be damned, here’s the list of the 10 solo albums we’d most like to hear.