The Big 50 ~ List your 10 favourite albums from each decade, 60's to now!
We can do this in a couple of different ways to make it more interesting:
List your 10 favourites each from 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 00's but every single year of the decade does not need to be represented.
List your 10 favourites from 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 00's but every single year of the decade needs to be represented.
Artists may be repeated as many times as you like.
Btw, I said Big 50 but if you don't want to bother with too many decades, you can also simply pick one decade, I guess your favourite, and list your personal Top 10.
Have fun! I'll post mine a bit later.
Also, just so we are all on the same page...
60's = 1960 - 69
70's = 1970 - 79
and so on.
Now here's an interesting concept :hmm:. I'll be back.
63 - With the Beatles - The Beatles
64 - A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
65 - Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
66 - Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
67 - Sgt Peppers - The Beatles
68 - Bookends - Simon and Garfunkel
69 - Abbey Road - The Beatles
70 - Brytar Laytar - Nick Drake
71 - Blue - Joni Mitchell
72 - Ziggy Stardust - Bowie
73. - Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
75 - Blood on the Tracks - Dylan
76 - Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
77 - Animals - Pink Floyd
78 - Adventure - Television
79 - The Fine Art of Surfacing - Boomtown Rats
80 - Scary Monsters - Bowie
81 - October - U2
82 - Pornography - The Cure
83 - War - U2
84 - The Unforgettable Fire - U2
85 - Meat is Murder - The Smiths
86 - The Queen is Dead - The Smiths
87 - Strangeways Here We Come - The Smiths
88 - Viva Hate - Morrissey
89 - Disintegration - The Cure
90 - Still Got the Blues - Gary Moore
91 - Achtung Baby - U2
92 - Automatic for the People - REM
93 - Zooropa - U2
94 - Vauxhall & I - Morrissey
95 - Different Class - Pulp
96 - 1977 - Ash
97 - Urban Hymns - The Verve
98 - Gran Turismo - The Cardigans
99 - Agaetis Byrjun - Sigur Ros
00 - Kid A - Radiohead
01 - Waiting for this Madness to End - Aslan
02 - () - Sigur Ros
03 - The Dresden Dolls - The Dresden Dolls
04 - Funeral - Arcade Fire
05 - Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
06 - Yes, Virginia - The Dresden Dolls
07 - Neon Bible - Arcade Fire
08 - Who Killed Amanda Palmer? - Amanda Palmer
09 - No Line on the Horizon - U2
Missing a few years but that's it
That was fast, John!
Yup ( ) has always been a personal favourite of mine since I first heard it, Takk... is great though several songs on it are the reason I got into Sigur Rós
I have an old one of these lists but it and this decade for certain have to be looked at again. :hmm:
1. The Beatles - Abbey Road
2. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. The Beatles - Revolver
4. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
5. The Beatles - White Album
6. Rolling Stones - Beggar's Banquet
7. Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
8. Led Zeppelin - II
9. Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground and Nico
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
1. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
2. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
3. The Clash - London Calling
4. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town
5. Led Zeppelin - IV
6. Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St.
7. Ramones - Ramones
8. Grateful Dead - American Beauty
9. Joni Mitchell - Blue
10. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
1. U2 - The Joshua Tree
2. Guns 'N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
3. R.E.M. - Document
4. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
5. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA
6. R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant
7. The Replacements - Let It Be
8. R.E.M. - Murmur
9. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
10. U2 - War
1. U2 - Achtung Baby
2. Radiohead - Ok Computer
3. Pearl Jam - Ten
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
5. U2 - Pop
6. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
7. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
8. Pearl Jam - Vs.
9. Radiohead - The Bends
10. Pearl Jam - Yield
1. The Strokes - Is This It
2. Taylor Swift - Fearless
3. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
4. The Libertines - Up The Bracket
5. The Strokes - Room On Fire
6. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
7. Radiohead - In Rainbows
8. Girls Aloud - Out Of Control
9. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
10. The White Stripes - Get Behind Me, Satan
64: England's Newest Hitmakers - The Rolling Stones
65: Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
66: Aftermath [U.S. Version] - The Rolling Stones
67: Their Satanic Majesties Request - The Rolling Stones
68: Beggars Banquet - The Rolling Stones
69: Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
70: Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin
71: Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
72: Exile on Main St. - The Rolling Stones
73: The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
74: Get Your Wings - Aerosmith
75: Toys In the Attic - Aerosmith
76: Desire - Bob Dylan
77: Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
78: Some Girls - The Rolling Stones
79: London Calling - The Clash
80: The River - Bruce Springsteen
81: Tattoo You - The Rolling Stones
82: Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen
83: Murmur - R.E.M.
84: Born In the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
85: [No idea... maybe Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits]
86: Lifes Rich Pageant - R.E.M.
87: The Joshua Tree - U2
88: Rattle and Hum - U2
89: Doolittle - Pixies
90: Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3 - Traveling Wilburys
91: Achtung Baby - U2
92: Automatic for the People - R.E.M.
93: Zooropa - U2
94: Dog Man Star - Suede
95: The Great Escape - Blur
96: New Adventures In Hi-Fi - R.E.M.
97: OK Computer - Radiohead
98: Mezzanine - Massive Attack
99: Millionaires - James
00: Lost Souls - Doves
01: Rock Steady - No Doubt
02: The Rising - Bruce Springsteen
03: Elephant - The White Stripes
04: Faded Seaside Glamour - Delays
05: Supernature - Goldfrapp
06: You See Colours - Delays
07: In Rainbows - Radiohead
08: The Seldom Seen Kid - Elbow
09: No Line on the Horizon - U2
It hurts to do this... so many great albuns left out. (Also, The Stones are not even on my top 10 list.)
Going by my top 50 (I had to add and subtract a bit, only had 7 albums a piece from the 90s and 60s on there, I underlined the 7th album on both those lists to indicate that break, so 8-10 aren't actually on my overall top 50 and now I'm rambling):
I'm going to try a year by year later tonight.
Not in the U.S., buddy. It was Rolling Stones' #1 album of the 80's and is widely considered to be from that decade. You think you can pull rank on them?
I thought this was America. Huh? Isn't this America? I'm sorry, I thought this was America.
1. The Beatoffs, The Whore Album
2. THE ZIMM!, Highway 61 Revisited
3. THE ZIMM!, Blonde on Blonde
4. The Beatoffs, Revulva
5. THE DRIX!, Electric Ladyland
6. Van Morrison, Astral Weeks
7. The Beatoffs, Lance's Mom's Lonely Twats Club Brothel
8. Led Zeppelin II
9. Velvet Underground, S/T
10. Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed
1. Steely Dan, Countdown to Ecstasy
2. THE ZIMM!, Blood on the Tracks
3. Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street
4. Steely Dan, Aja
5. Joni Mitchell, The Hissing of Summer Lawns
6. The Band, S/T
7. David Bowie, Hunky Dory
8. Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy
9. Miles Davis, Bitches Brew
10. The Who, Who's Next
1. The Replacements, Pleased to Meet Me
2. Shuttlecock, The Joshua Cock
3. The Pixies, Doolittle
4. THE ZIMM!, Oh Mercy
5. R.E.M., Lifes Rich Pageant
6. New Order, Brotherhood
7. Prince, Sign O' the Times
8. The Cure, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
9. Lou Reed, New York
10. Iron Maiden, Killers
1. Shuttlecock, Achtung Birdie
2. Pavement, Wowee Zowee
3. Sugar, Copper Blue
4. The Afghan Whigs, Black Love
5. R.E.M., New Adventures in Hi-Fi
6. Liz Phair, Whip-Smart
7. Radiohead, The Bends
8. Blur, S/T
9. Pearl Jam, No Code
10. Saint Etienne, Good Humour*
I'm not doing the Naughts as they're not over yet.
I had the hardest time with the 70's and the 90's. I probably could have included Cockropa and Poppycock in the latter list but I felt it would be a bit too boring.
*The version I have includes the bonus Fairfax High, a second full-length disc of new material. I probably wouldn't include just the album itself on this list.
And I'm not ready to do this decade yet.
And yes, Zootles, ( ) shits all over Takk. No doubt it'll be on my best of 2000s.
Nice to see your inclusion of Oh Mercy.
And there was no way I was leaving Oh Mercy off.
I'm going to feel weird about putting No Net on my 00's list, which is a likelihood. I think much of it can go toe-to-toe with the best stuff I've heard this decade, but I doubt any other album on the list will have the glaring flaws that are Stand Up Referee and Cock Crazy.
Of course, I'll be busy getting reamed for including Atomic Serve, so maybe no one will notice.
I wish I had the patience to write this stuff up. Suffice to say that the '60s would have all the relevant Velvets releases, along with as many Beatles albums as would fit, and that the Talking Heads, SFA, and especially Brian Eno would in later decades more than likely be overrepresented. I take these kinds of things way too seriously, ultimately, and writing up a list or lists becomes physically grueling. Ugh. I shudder at so much as the thought. Kudos to the lot of you.
Blonde on Blonde - Dylan
Another Side of Bob Dylan - Dylan
Rubber Soul - The Beatles
Abbey Road - The Beatles
Revolver - The Beatles
Neil Young - Neil Young
Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
The Velvet Underground and Nico - Velvet Underground
The Who Sell Out - The Who
The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle - Bruce
Low - David Bowie
After The Gold Rush - Neil Young
Horses - Patti Smith
Another Green World - Brian Eno
Blood on the Tracks - Dylan
Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
Meddle - Pink Floyd
Fear of Music - Talking Heads
Quadrophenia - The Who
Remain in Light - Talking Heads
Scary Monsters - David Bowie
The Unforgettable Fire - U2
The Joshua Tree - U2
Doolittle - The Pixies
Power, Corruption & Lies - New Order
Life's Rich Pageant - R.E.M.
Fables of the Reconstruction - R.E.M.
The Queen is Dead - The Smiths
Acadie - Daniel Lanois
Homogenic - Bjork
Post - Bjork
Being There - Wilco
The Soft Bulletin - The Flaming Lips
Achtung Baby - U2
Zooropa - U2
Out of Time - R.E.M.
UP - R.E.M.
Let Love In - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Radiohead - The Bends
Vespertine - Bjork
Sound of Silver - LCD Soundsystem
All That You Can't Leave Behind - U2
Sea Change - Beck
Kid A - Radiohead
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Alligator - The National
Funeral - Arcade Fire
Fleet Foxes/Sun Giant EP (cheating? Fuck it.) - Fleet Foxes
A Ghost is Born - Wilco
Individual lists in no particular order.
And also, I haven't listened to Oh Mercy! yet. *dies*
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