Monday, July 28, 2008

Placeholder Post

Wow, summer is really killing my ever-waning urge to blog. Well, like the title of this post suggests, this is mostly a placeholder so I don't post back-to-back Orson Welles stuff.

I stole the idea for this post from the Onion's AV Club, I think they got it from somewhere else, but I don't care enough to do the research. Essentially, you're just supposed to pick an album for every year you were alive. I added the criteria that it had to be an album that I actually owned and that there would be no repeat artists on the list. This was not an easy list to get through. Though I often defend music from the 1980s, I had no idea I liked so few albums from that era.

So here's my list:

1981 - "Damaged" by Black Flag
1982 - "Combat Rock" by The Clash
1983 - "Speaking in Tongues" by Talking Heads
1984 - "Remission" by Skinny Puppy
1985 - "VU" by The Velvet Underground
1986 - "So" by Peter Gabriel
1987 - "Substance" by New Order
1988 - "I'm Your Man" by Leonard Cohen
1989 - "Doolittle" by Pixies
1990 - "Fear of a Black Planet" by Public Enemy
1991 - "Ten" by Pearl Jam
1992 - "Smeared" by Sloan
1993 - "Bargainville" by Moxy Früvous
1994 - "Mellow Gold" by Beck
1995 - "I Should Coco" by Supergrass
1996 - "This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About" by Modest Mouse
1997 - "OK Computer" by Radiohead
1998 - "In/Casino/Out" by At the Drive-In
1999 - "Beautiful Midnight" by Matthew Good Band
2000 - "Veni Vidi Vicious" by The Hives
2001 - "White Blood Cells" by The White Stripes
2002 - "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" by The Flaming Lips
2003 - "Fever to Tell" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
2004 - "Franz Ferdinand" by Franz Ferdinand
2005 - "Illinois" by Sufjan Stevens
2006 - "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" by Arctic Monkeys
2007 - "Woke Myself Up" by Julie Doiron
2008 - "At Mount Zoomer" by Wolf Parade

3 comments:

John said...

Bargainville is fucking sweet.

"Drunk on the lawn in a nuclear dawn / My senses finally blurred."

"King of Spain" is a gay-ass song, though. It's the one douchebags like most.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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