What are you going to listen to while driving to the coast next weekend? Or jogging on the beach? Barbecuing with your wife's coworker who you hate but have to invite because he lives down the block?
Here, take these: a list of our 20 favorite summer albums ever (or at least released between the years 1985 and 1997). That's not to say these records all lyrically reference the summertime (though many of them do)—just that they all seem to capture the spirit and splendor of the season.
Why limit it to the years 1985–1997? Because why not?