Pick An Album For Every Year You've Been Alive

If you're as bored as I am today, here's the project for you. Take every year you're alive, and choose your favorite album of that year. Here's mine:

1962. Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
1963. Please Please Me - The Beatles
1964. 12 x 5 - The Rolling Stones
1965. Rubber Soul - The Beatles
1966. Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
1967. The Velvet Underground and Nico - The Velvet Underground
1968. The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
1969. The Stooges - The Stooges
1970. All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
1971. Who's Next - The Who
1972. Exile on Main St. - The Rolling Stones
1973. Berlin - Lou Reed
1974. Radio City – Big Star
1975. Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan
1976. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
1977. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols - Sex Pistols
1978. This Year's Model - Elvis Costello and the Attractions
1979. Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young
1980. London Calling - The Clash
1981. Wild Gift - X
1982. Nebraska – Bruce Springsteen
1983. Murmur – R.E.M.
1984. Let It Be – Replacements
1985. Replacements – Tim
1986. R.E.M. – Life’s Rich Pageant
1987. Prince – Sign of the Times
1988. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
1989. Pixies – Surfer Rosa
1990. Neil Young – Ragged Glory
1991. Nirvana – Nevermind
1992. Jayhawks – Hollywood Town Hall
1993. Liz Phair – Exile in Guyville
1994. Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
1995. Son Volt – Trace
1996. Steve Earle – I Feel Alright
1997. Radiohead – OK Computer
1998. Lucinda Williams – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
1999. Wilco - Summerteeth
2000. Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker
2001. Bob Dylan – Love and Theft
2002. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
2003. White Stripes – Elephant
2004. Paul Westerberg - Folker
2005. Decemberists – Picaresque
2006. Beck – The Information
2007. Radiohead – In Rainbows


Anonymous said…
Picking a best album for a year is like picking your favorite child. Not going to happen...Award shows do this.

1960-1964: Beach Boys, and a long list of great African American artists in rock and jazz that started rock as we know it. Sinatra was better during these years. (Elvis movie music)

1964-1971: Beatles and Stones (every album by these guys). All things Simon & Garfunkel, Hendrix, Doors, etc

1971-1975: Albums by- Guess Who, Deep Purple, Sabbath, BTO, Blue Oyster Cult (was a favorite band).

1972-1976: Nazareth, Nugent, Fleetwood Mac

Bands that ruled the '70's Airwaves: Eagles, Doobies, Aerosmith

1978: Van Halen, Journey and Jackson Brown albums

1979-80; Led Zep "In Through the Out Door"
Pink Floyd "The Wall"
Eagles "Long Run"

The early '80's: Lot of the bands featured on MTV (even though I hated them at the time - I now find them endearing). Heart and Journey reached their peak.

1984-1989: All the hard rock (glam rock) bands. LA influence was great.

1990-92: Van Halen, Ozzy, assorted counter culture

1993: Joe Satriani "The Extremist"

After this...the total number of albums is too numerous. Too many influences after this point. Not much that I don't like after '93.


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