Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I loathe these tasks I assign myself. Idolator asks us to list the albums we love most from each year that I've been alive. This list makes me loathe being alive so many years.

1974 Roxy Music - Country Life
1975 Neil Young - Zuma
1976 Joni Mitchell - Hejira
1977 David Bowie - Low
1978 Talking Heads - More Songs...
1979 Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
1980 Pretenders - s/t
1981 X - Wild Gift
1982 King Sunny Ade - Juju Music
1983 Go-Betweens - Before Hollywood
1984 Replacements - Let It Be
1985 Scritti Politti - Cupid & Psyche '85
1986 Prince & The Revolution - Parade
1987 Rosanne Cash - King's Record Shop
1988 Pet Shop Boys - Introspective
1989 New Order - Technique
1990 LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
1991 A Tribe Called Quest - Low-End Theory
1992 Madonna - Erotica
1993 U2 - Zooropa
1994 Hole - Live Through This
1995 Tricky - Maxinquaye
1996 Sleater Kinney - Call The Doctor
1997 Pavement - Brighten The Corners
1998 Outkast - Aquemini
1999 Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
2000 PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea
2001 Bob Dylan - "Love & Theft"
2002 DJ Shadow - The Private Press
2003 Dizzee Rascal - Boy in Da Corner
2004 Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse
2005 The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
2006 Ghostface - Fishscale
2007 Robert Wyatt - Comicopera

4 comments:

sooz said...
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sooz said...

Do you have any idea how much pain this listing has caused me?! I had to choose (CHOOSE!!) between Blur, Elastica and Supergrass for 1995! Anywho, I pegged you to favor To Bring You My Love over Stories but yeah, Tricky does win out.

kiss out the jams said...

We're gonna have to have a little talk about what was released in 1993.

Frank Kogan said...

When I was young we didn't have "albums." We used rocks, and rubbed them together, and that's how we made music.