A Lifetime of Music—Year By Year

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Though not specifically mentioned, I thought this looked like a really interesting meme from Mr. F.  You start with the year of your birth on Wikipedia and pick you favorite album.  Other ATK contributors and viewers (Tony), give this a try if you want.

1969--Tommy - The Who

1970--Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

1971--Electric Warrior - T. Rex

1972--Will the Circle Be Unbroken - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

1973--We're An American Band - Grand Funk Railroad

1974--Autobahn - Kraftwerk

1975--Hair of the Dog - Nazareth

1976--The Ramones - The Ramones

1977--The Grand Illusion - Styx

1978--Van Halen - Van Halen

1979--The Wall - Pink Floyd

1980--London Calling - The Clash

1981--Escape - Journey

1982--The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

1983--Seven and the Ragged Tiger - Duran Duran

1984--The Unforgettable Fire - U2

1985--Scarecrow - John Cougar Mellencamp

1986--Licensed to Ill - The Beastie Boys

1987--One Way Home - The Hooters

1988--...And Justice for All - Metallica

1989--Mother's Milk - Red Hot Chili Peppers

1990--Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy

1991--O.G. Original Gangster - Ice T

1992--The Predator - Ice Cube

1993--Chaos A.D. - Sepultura

1994--No Need to Argue - The Cranberries

1995--Alice In Chains - Alice in Chains

1996-- Boys for Pele - Tori Amos

1997--Come on Over - Shania Twain

1998--No Substance - Bad Religion

1999--Enema of the State - Blink-182

2000--The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem

2001--Satellite - P.O.D.

2002--Bunkka - Paul Oakenfold

2003--Faceless - Godsmack

2004--Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

2005--The Warrior's Code - Dropkick Murphys

2006--Sam's Town - The Killers

2007--Dark Passion Play - Nightwish


Mike 5:37 AM  

That's a very "Detroit Guy" list there, Steves. Very nice. Take no prisoners bad-ass tunage for the most part.

But what the hell happened from 1994-97? You start dating one of the roadies from Lilith Fair?

Smitty 10:02 AM  

This is funny, because I did get "memed" by Mr. F and was working on this just last night...I just didn't finish.

1974: Rolling Stones, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
1975: Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac
1976: Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life
1977: AC/DC, Let There Be Rock
1978: Van Halen, Van Halen
1979: Pink Floyd, The Wall
1980: The Clash, London Calling
1981: AC/DC, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
1982: Iron Maiden, The Number of the Beast
1983: ZZ Top, Eliminator
1984: Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA
1985: John Cougar Mellencamp, Scarecrow
1986: Paul Simon, Graceland
1987: Guns ‘N Roses, Appetite for Destruction
1988: Metallica, …And Justice For All
1989: Motley Crue, Dr. Feelgood
1990: Alice In Chains, Facelift
1991: Nirvana, Nevermind
1992: Megadeth, Countdown to Extinction
1993: Tool, Undertow
1994: Weezer, “Blue Album”
1995: White Zombie, Astro Creep: 2000
1996: Dave Mathews Band, Crash. Or maybe Beck, Odelay. I dunno.
1997: Radiohead, OK Computer
1998: Keb’ Mo’, Slow Down
1999: RHCP, Claiforniacation
2000: Killswitch Engage, Killswitch Engage
2001: System of a Down, Toxicity
2002: Shadows Fall, The Art of Balance
2003: As I Lay Dying, Frail Words Collapse
2004: Lamb of God, Ashes of the Wake (but Hot Fuss by the Killers was good too)
2005: Wolfmother, Wolfmother
2006: In Flames, Come Clarity (but Springsteen’s “We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions is great)
2007: I got sick of doing this and didn’t want to make a rash decision…

Anonymous,  11:00 AM  

1982: Thriller, Michael Jackson
1983: Metal Health, Quiet Riot
1984: Purple Rain, Prince
1985: Scarecrow, John Cougar Mellencamp
1986: Raising Hell, Run DMC
1987: Appetite for Destruction, Guns 'n Roses
1988: Straight outta Compton, N.W.A.
1989: Mothers Milk, Red Hot Chili Peppers
1990: Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, MC Hammer
1991: (TIE) Metallica (the Black Album), Metallica; AND Nevermind, Nirvana
1992: Check Your Head, Beastie Boys
1993: Doggystyle, Snoop Dogg
1994: Superunknown, Soundgarden
1995: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Smashing Pumpkins
1996: All Eyez on Me, Tupac
1997: OK Computer, Radiohead
1998: NONE (No good music was produced in 1998)
1999: TIE, Californication (Chili Peppers) AND The Fragile, (Nine Inch Nails)
2000: The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem
2001: Weezer (Green Album), Weezer
2002: The Eminem Show, Eminem
2003: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Outkast
2004: American Idiot, Green Day
2005: X&Y, Coldplay (even though I really don't like Coldplay that much)
2006: Stadium Arcadium, Red Hot Chili Peppers
2007: In Rainbows, Radiohead

B Mac 11:01 AM  

Oops, that last one was from me...

Mr Furious 11:08 AM  

Hilarious. I read Steves as though it was Smitty, and I was shocked at some of the selections...

NOW, I see why.

Pretty eclectic mix there, steves. And, smitty, that's more what I was expecting...

B Mac 11:17 AM  

I have to agree, I was a little concerned about your taste in the mid-90's, Steves.

As for Smitty... You do enjoy a really pissed-off screaming front-man, don't you?

steves 2:02 PM  

Some of those years were really hard to pick.

But what the hell happened from 1994-97? You start dating one of the roadies from Lilith Fair?

What can I say, I pretty much like anything except for jazz. Nothing wrong with jazz, just never cared for it. I like female vocalists and almost included the Inidigo Girls in the 80's. I will admit that the mid 90's was probably one of the weakest eras for music, IMO.

The rest of you have great lists, too. I could enjoy listening to any of them.

Rickey Henderson 3:27 PM  

Rickey's all about the love for the DKM. Rickey certainly doesn't think he'll ever see Ice Cube and the Cranberries on the same list ever again...

Christian 10:09 AM  
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Christian 10:18 AM  

This guy kinda summed it all up with his The Top 20 Albums of All Time. He
used this formula: Album Staying Power Value + Sales Value + Critical Rating Value + Grammy Award Value


You know, all in all, good picks but I just haven't gotten on the Stevie Wonder bandwagon yet.

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