Saturday, July 12, 2008

"Music meme," via Don English: Pick a "most important album of the year" to you for every year since your birth.

1970 Duke Ellington, New Orleans Suite
1971 Miles Davis, A Tribute to Jack Johnson
1972 Marvin Gaye, Trouble Man
1973 Neil Young, Time Fades Away
1974 Steely Dan, Pretzel Logic
1975 Bee Gees, Main Course
1976 Steely Dan, The Royal Scam
1977 Steely Dan, Aja
1978 Marvin Gaye, Here My Dear
1979 Talking Heads, Fear of Music
1980 Steely Dan, Gaucho
1981 Talking Heads, The Name of This Band is Talking Heads
1982 Donald Fagen, The Nightfly
1983 R.E.M., Murmur
1984 Thomas Dolby, The Flat Earth
1985 Tom Waits, Rain Dogs
1986 Elvis Costello, Blood and Chocolate
1987 David Sylvian, Secrets of the Beehive
1988 Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
1989 The Blue Nile, Hats
1990 Pet Shop Boys, Behavior
1991 Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Weld
1992 Sugar, Copper Blue
1993 Built to Spill, Ultimate Alternative Wavers
1994 Ginger Baker Trio, Going Back Home
1995 Miles Davis Quartet, Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel
1996 XTC, Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles 1977-1992
1997 Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Year of the Horse
1998 R.E.M., Up
1999 MF DOOM, Operation Doomsday
2000 Steely Dan, Two Against Nature
2001 Destroyer, Streethawk: A Seduction
2002 The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
2003 Radiohead, Hail to the Thief
2004 Madvillain, Madvillainy
2005 Nine Horses, Snow Borne Sorrow
2006 Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton, Knives Don't Have Your Back
2007 Miles Davis, Complete On The Corner Sessions
2008 Gnarls Barkley, The Odd Couple

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