Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Albums of the Year(s)

Last year, the AV Club ran an article based on something they saw somewhere else -- which is essentially a highbrow meme -- where they picked a favorite album for each year they've been alive. Of course, I think it's kind of a neat idea. So, here are my favorite albums for each year that I've been alive:

1975: Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac
1976: Hotel California, The Eagles
1977: Rumours, Fleetwood Mac
1978: Outlandos d'Amour, The Police
1979: London Calling, The Clash
1980: Boys Don't Cry, The Cure
1981: Escape, Journey
1982: Thriller, Michael Jackson
1983: Madonna, Madonna
1984: The Unforgettable Fire, U2
1985: Songs From the Big Chair, Tears for Fears
1986: Slippery When Wet, Bon Jovi
1987: The Joshua Tree, U2
1988: New Jersey, Bon Jovi
1989: Disintigration, The Cure
1990: Violator, Depeche Mode
1991: Ten, Pearl Jam
1992: Wish, The Cure
1993: August and Everything After, Counting Crows
1994: Grace, Jeff Buckley
1995: A Boy Named Goo, Goo Goo Dolls
1996: Crash, Dave Matthews Band
1997: Whatever and Ever Amen, Ben Folds Five
1998: Wide Open Spaces, Dixie Chicks
1999: There is Nothing Left to Lose, Foo Fighters
2000: No Name Face, Lifehouse
2001: Room For Squares, John Mayer
2002: Songs About Jane, Maroon 5
2003: Elephant, The White Stripes
2004: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, U2
2005: X&Y, Coldplay
2006: Stand Still, Look Pretty, The Wreckers
2007: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, Spoon
2008: Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay
2009: Middle Cyclone, Neko Case

I'm shocked by how hard it was to make these choices, and how mainstream these choices are.


new hidden object games said...

Despite a few odds in there this is a great list!

Justin S. said...

Somehow I missed this post. I was going to be productive but now I feel compelled to make my own list. Sigh.

Justin S. said...

Ok, here's my list

1977 My Aim is True - Elvis Costello
1978 Outlandos d'Amour - The Police
1979 Breakfast in America - Supertramp
1980 Back in Black - AC/DC
1981 The Concert in Central Park - Simon and Garfunkel
1982 Thriller - Michael Jackson
1983 Synchronicity - The Police
1984 Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen
1985 Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
1986 License to Ill - Beastie Boys
1987 The Joshua Tree - U2
1988 Green - REM
1989 Pump - Aerosmith
1990 Flood - They Might Be Giants
1991 Nevermind - Nirvana
1992 Little Earthquakes - Tori Amos
1993 Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins
1994 Wildflowers - Tom Petty
1995 The Bends - Radiohead
1996 The Score - The Fugees
1997 OK Computer - Radiohead
1998 Version 2.0 - Garbage
1999 Play - Moby
2000 Kid A - Radiohead
2001 White Blood Cells - White Stripes
2002 American IV: The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash
2003 Elephant - White Stripes
2004 American Idiot - Green Day
2005 12 Songs - Neil Diamond
2006 Taking the Long Way - Dixie Chicks
2007 In Rainbows - Radiohead
2008 Harps and Angels - Randy Newman
2009 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day

Justin S. said...

So it looks like we match up on 4 years... 1978, 1982, 1987 and 2003

dara said...

Many of your choices were my second choices. And in most of those cases, I made the decision based on what influenced me more then versus what I listen to more now.

Burnt Couch said...

guess I fell out of touch come 2006 and on. Good to know =\