Friday, 17 February 2012

Favourite Album Of Each Year Since 1970...

‎1970 – Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – Lick My Decals Off, Baby
1971 – David Bowie – Hunky Dory
1972 – David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
1973 – Funkadelic – Cosmic Slop
1974 – Brian Eno – Here Come The Warm Jets
1975 – Parliament – Mothership Connection
1976 – AC/DC – High Voltage
1977 – David Bowie – Low
1978 – Public Image Ltd. – First Issue
1979 – Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
1980 – The Damned – The Black Album
1981 – Van Halen – Fair Warning
1982 – Duran Duran – Rio
1983 – Van Halen – 1984
1984 – Echo & The Bunnymen – Ocean Rain
1985 – The Jesus & Mary Chain – Psychocandy
1986 – Van Halen – 5150
1987 – The Jesus & Mary Chain – Darklands
1988 – Siouxsie & The Banshees – Peepshow
1989 – The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
1990 – Depeche Mode – Violator
1991 – Red Hot Chili Peppers – BloodSugarSexMagik
1992 – The Jesus & Mary Chain – Honey’s Dead
1993 – Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
1994 – Guided By Voices – Bee Thousand
1995 – Pulp – Different Class
1996 – The Afghan Whigs – Black Love
1997 – The Elevator Drops – People Mover
1998 – Saint Etienne – Good Humor
1999 – David Devant & His Spirit Wife – Shiney On The Inside
2000 – Fosca – On Earth To Make The Numbers Up
2001 – Panamaformat – Das Hättest Du Früher Haben Können
2002 – Club 8 – Spring Came, Rain Fell
2003 – The Real Tuesday Weld – I, Lucifer
2004 – The Divine Comedy – Absent Friends
2005 – Saint Etienne – Tales From Turnpike House
2006 – Mr Solo – All Will Be Revealed
2007 – The Real Tuesday Weld – The London Book Of The Dead
2008 – The Indelicates – American Demo
2009 – Mr Solo – Wonders Never Cease
2010 – The Indelicates – Songs For Swinging Lovers
2011 – Jah Wobble & Julie Campbell – Psychic Life



I found this INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT.  In fact, it took me almost 2 weeks to complete, having to search out, aside from the available lists, other albums I'm fond of from each year.  It killed me to have to choose some over others for a definitive "favourite album of the year".  This was apparent even from 1971.  Do I really like Hunky Dory better than Maggot Brain?


I found 1987 particularly hard, having to choose between Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know, Hysteria, You're Living All Over Me, and Earth Sun Moon.  Then I remembered Darklands!  In 1989 there was Auotomatic, Technique, and The Stone Roses.  3 of my favourite albums!!! 


1991 as well - Green Mind, The Real Ramona, God Fodder, Loveless, Nevermind.  1992's runners-up were Doppelganger, Laser Guided Melodies, Slanted & Enchanted, and Henry's Dream. 1993 had So Tough, Songs of Faith & Devotion, Suede, Modern Life Is Rubbish, Laid, Gentlemen, and Very.


1994 was almost impossible choosing between Bee Thousand and Dog Man Star.  Plus there were Tiger Bay, Promenade, Parklife, Let Love In, and Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. 


How about you?

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