Thursday, July 10, 2008

Best Albums in my Lifetime

Okay, that was a lot harder than I thought it would be, and I still don't know if I'm completely happy with my results, but I'm finished. Some years there were MANY things to choose from, and other years there was nothing. It got especially hard after around 2000---I'll chalk that up to two different things: 1) I'm still listening to stuff from earlier decades, and 2) Today's music sucks, for the most part. I had trouble making decisions in some cases (I know, shocking), so I have a few ties, and I cheated a little by choosing compilations or greatest hits albums for a lot of them. So here's my list (James is still working on his):

  • 1971: Tupelo Honey--Van Morrison
  • 1972: Harvest--Neil Young
  • 1973: The Beatles: 1962-1966--The Beatles
  • 1974: It's Too Late to Stop Now--Van Morrison
  • 1975: Dreamboat Annie (Canadian release date)--Heart
  • 1976: Boston--Boston
  • 1977: Shaun Cassidy--Shaun Cassidy
  • 1978: Parallel Lines--Blondie
  • 1979: The B-52's--The B-52's
  • 1980: (TIE) Back in Black--AC/DC and Zenyatta Mondatta--The Police
  • 1981: Working Class Dog--Rick Springfield
  • 1982: Forever Now--Psychedelic Furs
  • 1983: Seven & the RaggedTiger--Duran Duran
  • 1984: Purple Rain--Prince & the Revolution
  • 1985: Listen LikeThieves--INXS
  • 1986: Staring at the Sea: The Singles--The Cure
  • 1987: Kick--INXS
  • 1988: Shooting Rubber Bands at the Stars--Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians
  • 1989: Skid Row--Skid Row
  • 1990: Shake Your Money Maker--The Black Crowes
  • 1991: Nevermind--Nirvana
  • 1992: Core--Stone Temple Pilots
  • 1993: The Wedding Album--Duran Duran
  • 1994: Purple--Stone Temple Pilots
  • 1995: Jagged Little Pill--Alanis Morrisette
  • 1996: From the Muddy Banks of the Wishka--Nirvana
  • 1997: Transistor--311
  • 1998: Greatest--Duran Duran
  • 1999: Karma--Rick Springfield
  • 2000: Anthology: Through the Years--Tom Petty
  • 2001: Greatest Hits: Alive--Rick Springfield
  • 2002: (Tie) Best of INXS--INXS and Nude on the Moon: The B-52's Anthology--The B- 52's
  • 2003: (Tie) In Time: Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 R.E.M. and Thank You--STP
  • 2004: Shock Denial Anger Acceptance--Rick Springfield
  • 2005: Red, White, & Crue--Motley Crue (No clue about this year)
  • 2006: Future Sex Love Sounds--Justin Timberlake (I had no clue here either)
  • 2007: The Police (greatest hits)--The Police
  • 2008: Venus in Overdrive--Rick Springfield (I'm speculating---safe bet, though.)

1 comment:

---J said...

Okay, here are mine - and yes, I know it took me long enough.

* 1969 and 1970 - taking a pass
* 1971 - L.A. Woman - The Doors
* 1972 - The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
* 1973 - A White Sport Coat & A Pink Crustacean - Jimmy Buffett
* 1974 - Natty Dread - Bob Marley
* 1975 - Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
* 1976 - Greatest Hits - James Taylor
* 1977 - Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes - Jimmy Buffett
* 1978 - Are We Not Men? We Are Devo - Devo
* 1979 - The Pleasure Principle - Gary Numan
* 1980 - TIE: Xanadu soundtrack - Olivia Newton-John & ELO and The Blues Brothers soundtrack - various artists
* 1981 - East Side Story - Squeeze
* 1982 - Business As Usual - Men At Work
* 1983 - Labour of Love - UB40
* 1984 - Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen
* 1985 - TIE: Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits and No Jacket Required - Phil Collins
* 1986 - Licensed to Ill - The Beastie Boys
* 1987 - Kick - INXS
* 1988 - Vivid - Living Colour
* 1989 - Storm Front - Billy Joel
* 1990 - Shut Up and Dance - Paula Abdul
* 1991 - Joyride - Roxette
* 1992 - House of Pain - House of Pain
* 1993 - Jerky Boys - Jerky Boys
* 1994 - Fruitcakes - Jimmy Buffett
* 1995 - Barometer Soup - Jimmy Buffett
* 1996 - Banana Wind - Jimmy Buffett
* 1997 - Elegantly Wasted - INXS
* 1998 - Time Capsule (Greatest Hits) - The B-52s
* 1999 - Brand New Day - Sting
* 2000 - Sailing to Philadelphia - Mark Knopfler
* 2001 - The Concert for New York City soundtrack
* 2002 - Far Side of the World - Jimmy Buffett
* 2003 - Live in Las Vegas - Jimmy Buffett
* 2004 - Licensed to Chill - Jimmy Buffett
* 2005 - Live @ Fenway Park - Jimmy Buffett
* 2006 - Take the weather with you - Jimmy Buffett
* 2007 and 2008 - pass

Peace out! ---J