Thursday, July 10, 2008

My Life in Records

Via The Onion A.V. Club Blog: There's a new survey circulating in the blogosphere, which asks you to pick a favorite album for each year you've been alive.

Danny Fisher tagged me to make my list, and since I am a bit of a music fan I thought this might be fun -- then I remembered how much older I am than some of my blogging peers (much longer list).

Anyway, here ya go -- a little of the expected, some not so much. Caution: I'm revealing my metal-head and punk roots here. There are quite a few ties (some three way ties), because I couldn't choose just one. And I reserved the right to say a given year just sucked.

1967: Strange Days - The Doors
1968: White Light/White Heat - The Velvet Underground
1969: Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin tied with At San Quentin - Johnny Cash
1970: Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
1971: Led Zeppelin IV (officially untitled fourth album) - Led Zeppelin
1972: Transformer - Lou Reed
1973: The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
1974: no winner
1975: Metal Machine Music - Lou Reed tied with Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
1976: 2112 - Rush
1977: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols - Sex Pistols tied with Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
1978: The Scream - Siouxsie and the Banshees
1979: Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division tied with The Wall - Pink Floyd
1980: Seventeen Seconds - The Cure tied with Closer - Joy Division
1981: Rage in Eden - Ultravox
1982: PornographyThe Cure tied with Under the Big Black SunX
1983: War - U2 tied with The Final Cut - Pink Floyd
1984: The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking - Roger Waters
1985: Misplaced Childhood - Marillion tied with Rain Dogs - Tom Waits
1986: Rage for Order - Queensrÿche
1987: The Joshua Tree - U2 tied with Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses
1988: ...And Justice for All - Metallica
1989: Disintegration - The Cure tied with Pretty Hate Machine - Nine Inch Nails
1990: The Winding Sheet - Mark Lanegan
1991: Nevermind - Nirvana tied with Ten - Pearl Jam
1992: Us - Peter Gabriel tied with The Future - Leonard Cohen tied with The World Inside - Human Drama
1993: In Utero - Nirvana
1994: MTV Unplugged in New York - Nirvana tied with Whiskey for the Holy Ghost - Mark Lanegan tied with Hips and Makers - Kristen Hersh
1995: To Bring You My Love - PJ Harvey
1996: New Adventures in Hi-Fi - R.E.M. tied with Ænima - Tool
1997: Either/Or - Elliott Smith
1998: The Devil You Know - Econoline Crush
1999: The Distance to Here - Live
2000: Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea - PJ Harvey
2001: Amnesiac - Radiohead
2002: Momento's En El Tiempo - Human Drama
2003: Final Straw - Snow Patrol tied with History for Sale - Blue October
2004: Live at Benaroya Hall - Pearl Jam
2005: Plans - Death Cab for Cutie
2006: Foiled - Blue October tied with Eyes Open - Snow Patrol
2007: The Shade of Poison Trees - Dashboard Confessional
2008 (so far): Narrow Stairs - Death Cab for Cutie

Wow, that took a while -- and was kind of fun.

I tag John Craig, ~C4Chaos, and Matthew Dallman. Hopefully all three will play along.

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