Friday, July 18, 2008

Album-a-year

Haven't done something like this in a while: via the llama, pick a favorite album for each year you've been alive. I decided to attempt to avoid artist repetition as it's tough for me to pick a single favorite and allows me some variety.

1973: Quadrophenia - The Who
1974: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - Genesis
1975: One Size Fits All - Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention
1976: Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder
1977: "Heroes" - David Bowie
1978: Van Halen - Van Halen
1979: Exposure - Robert Fripp

1980: Gentlemen Take Polaroids - Japan
1981: Discipline - King Crimson
1982: Signals - Rush
1983: Synchronicity - Police or 90125 - Yes
1984: Double Nickels on the Dime - Minutemen
1985: White City: A Novel - Pete Townshend
1986: They Might Be Giants - They Might Be Giants
1987: Uplift Mofo Party Plan - Red Hot Chili Peppers
1988: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - Public Enemy
1989: The Real Thing - Faith No More or Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys

1990: Ritual de lo Habitual - Jane's Addiction
1991: Ask the Ages - Sonny Sharrock
1992: Angel Dust - Faith No More
1993: Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe - Fishbone
1994: Hallucination Engine - Material
1995: Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
1996: Fantastic Planet - Failure
1997: Vegas - The Crystal Method
1998: El Oso - Soul Coughing
1999: California - Mr. Bungle

2000: Joys and Concerns - The Negro Problem
2001: Guest Host - Stew
2002: Shy Angels - Sussan Deyhim
2003: Electric Version - The New Pornographers
2004: The Grey Album - Jay-Z, The Beatles & Danger Mouse
2005: Guero - Beck
2006: Love - The Beatles and George Martin
2007: Inamorata - Method of Defiance
2008: Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

My toughest years to choose an album were the early-to-mid 90s (when I was working in a music store) and mid-70s. I found that it was also tough to pick something in the recent 5 years; while I certainly have lots of music that has been released in that period, I'm not as familiar with it as I'd like to be. Too much music.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Cat said...

I'm not sure I could do this... I do like to see Foo on your list though

11:11 PM  

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