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Hi guys, if you can allow me to indulge myself by posting this list in the Juke Joints section of Greasy Lake, I would be most thankful. Now I realize that any other posters who would care to add to my list will be giving their age away so no pressure. :) You see how this started, is I was chatting with some friends and talking about how fast the years fly by and all that jazz. One of the things that came up was music and my buddy Shane put a challenge to us to name our favorite album from every year we have been alive. Intrigued, I decided to accept and made up this list.

1974 David Bowie - Diamond Dogs

1975 Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

1976 Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life

1977 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

1978 Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town

1979 The Clash - London Calling

1980 Bruce Springsteen - The River

1981 Rush - Moving Pictures

1982 Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska

1983 U2 - War

1984 Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA

1985 Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms

1986 Peter Gabriel - So

1987 U2 - The Joshua Tree

1988 Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime

1989 The Cure - Disintegration

1990 Depeche Mode - Violator

1991 U2 - Achtung Baby

1992 R.E.M. - Automatic For The People

1993 The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

1994 Oasis - Definitely Maybe

1995 Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory?

1996 Beck - Odelay

1997 Radiohead - OK Computer

1998 Madonna - Ray Of Light

1999 Moby - Play

2000 U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind

2001 The Strokes - Is This It

2002 Bruce Springsteen - The Rising

2003 The White Stripes - Elephant

2004 The Killers - Hot Fuss

2005 Coldplay - X&Y

2006 Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

2007 Bruce Springsteen - Magic

2008 Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night

2009 Muse - The Resistance

2010 Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

2011 The Black Keys - El Camino

2012 Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

2013 The National - Trouble Will Find Me

2014 U2 - Songs Of Innocence

Feel free to tackle this project if your comfortable with doing so. :)

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Cool thread idea but am feeling too lazy to do it your way at the moment. I will say though that aside from agreeing with your Bruce mentions, I also agree with Moby's Play in '99 and The Suburbs in 2010. My favorite record of 2014 goes to Benji from Sun Kil Moon.

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Awesome game. Started to play, got as far as 1971 and the anguish over choosing between Led Zeppelin IV, Who's Next or Hunky Dory caused my brain to short circuit. I'm off to drink.

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BITUSA in 1984? Blimey, must've been a quiet year.

I did think that, but I was too polite .

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It's a good thread , but would drive me round the bend with choices , then I would change my mind tomorrow. It would have two Bruce albums though.

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Fun and stupid thing, I love it ! Nothing to do for the next couple of hours, I'll give it a shot. Let's see...

68 : the Kinks : Village green preservation society

69 : Creedence C.R. : Willy and the Poor Boys

70 : Rod Stewart : Gasoline alley

71 : Who : Who's next

72 : Rolling Stones : Exile on Main Street

73 : Lynyrd Skynyrd : Pronounced...

74 : Dylan : Blood on the tracks

75 : Born to run

76 : AC/DC : High voltage (European release)

77 : The Clash : 1st album

78 : Darkness on the edge of town

79 : The Clash : London calling

80 : Tom Waits : Heartattack and vine

81 : Stray Cats : 1st album

82 : Nebraska

83 : Dylan : Infidels

84 : Pretenders : Learning to crawl

85 : Tom Waits : Rain dogs

86 : Georgia Satellites : 1st album

87 : Mellencamp : The lonesome jubilee

88 : Pogues : If I should fall from grace with God

89 : Neil Young : Freedom

90 : Van Morrison : Enlightenment

91 : Steve Forbert : The American in me

92 : Black Crowes : The Southern harmony and musical companion

93 : Maria McKee : You gotta sin to get saved

94 : Dr John : Television

95 : Jayhawks : Tomorrow the green grass

96 : Steve Earle : I feel alright

97 : Dylan : Time out of mind

98 : Lucinda Williams : Car wheels on a gravel road

99 : Wilco : Summerteeth

00 : John Hiatt : Crossing muddy waters

01 : Dylan : Love and theft

02 : The rising

03 : White Stripes : Elephant

04 : Johnny Cash : My mother's hymn book

05 : Supergrass : Road to Rouen

06 : The BellRays : Have a little faith

07 : Magic

08 : Supergrass : Diamond hoo ha

09 : Black Joe Lewis : Tell 'em what your name is

10 : Sharon Jones and the Dapkings : I learned the hard way

11 : The Kills : Blood pressures

12 : Jim Jones Revue : Savage heart

13 : Courtney Barnett : A sea of split peas

14 : Maybe Baby : The only good news out of this mess

I guess two thirds of this list will have to be changed if I do it again tomorrow.

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This is definitely a list of favorite albums and not “best” albums each year. Some years were hard to pick because there was so much great music. Others were hard because there was so little good music.

1976 – Hotel California – The Eagles

1977 – Rumours – Fleetwood Mac

1978 – Darkness on the Edge of Town – Bruce Springsteen

1979 – The Wall – Pink Floyd

1980 – The River – Bruce Springsteen

1981 – Greatest Hits – Queen

1982 – Nebraska – Bruce Springsteen

1983 – Sports – Huey Lewis & The News

1984 – Born In The USA – Bruce Springsteen

1985 – Brothers In Arms – Dire Straits

1986 – The Thin Red Line – Glass Tiger

1987 – Appetite for Destruction – Guns N’ Roses (I forgot how many good albums came out this year)

1988 – See The Light – Jeff Healey

1989 – Straight Outta Compton – NWA

1990 – Violator – Depeche Mode

1991 – Nevermind – Nirvana

1992 – 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life Of… - Arrested Development

1993 – Doggystyle – Snoop Doggy Dogg

1994 – Dookie – Green Day

1995 – Garbage – Garbage

1996 – Spice – Spice Girls (So embarrassed to admit this) / Rent Original Cast Recording

1997 – The Colour and The Shape – Foo Fighters

1998 – Version 2.0 – Garbage

1999 – Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers

2000 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind – U2

2001 – Love And Theft – Bob Dylan

2002 – The Rising – Bruce Springsteen

2003 – Decoration Day – Drive By Truckers

2004 – American Idiot – Green Day

2005 – Separation Sunday – The Hold Steady

2006 – Boys And Girls In America – The Hold Steady

2007 – Magic – Bruce Springsteen

2008 – Stay Positive – The Hold Steady

2009 – Sounds Of The Universe – Depeche Mode

2010 – The Suburbs – Arcade Fire

2011 – Wasting Light – Foo Fighters

2012 – Wrecking Ball – Bruce Springsteen / Boys & Girls – Alabama Shakes

2013 – Lightning Bolt – Pearl Jam

2014 – Sonic Highways – Foo Fighters

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I tried this. I had lots of fun compling 1974 to about 1981.

At that pioint I remembered that the 80's really did stink for great music, so I gave up.

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I can never remember when albums came out exactly, so I'd be hopeless at this.

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I tried this. I had lots of fun compling 1974 to about 1981.

At that pioint I remembered that the 80's really did stink for great music, so I gave up.

Seriously? The 1980's hardly stink for great music, perhaps go back and check it again as you might be surprised.

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This is cool. For the most part I'll skip live albums, compilations, and outtakes because that would be annoying, and would skew things even more heavily towards Bruce. :lol:

1991 - Achtung Baby, U2

1992 - Lucky Town, Bruce Springsteen

1993 - Zooropa, U2

1994 - American Recordings, Johnny Cash

1995 - The Ghost of Tom Joad, Bruce Springsteen

1996 - American II: Unchained, Johnny Cash (shoutout to Social D and The Wallflowers, though)

1997 - Blue Moon Swamp, John Fogerty

1998 - Before these Crowded Streets, Dave Matthews Band

Finished it!

1999 - Brand New Day, Sting (the weak link on my list)

2000 - All That You Can't Leave Behind, U2 (honorable mention - JC's American III)

2001 - Live in New York City, Bruce Springsteen (had to break my rule for the greatest album ever)

2002 - The Rising, Bruce Springsteen

2003 - Blackout, Dropkick Murphys

2004 - Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll, Social Distortion

2005 - Devils & Dust, Bruce Springsteen (with love to DKM and DMB)

2006 - American V: A Hundred Highways, Johnny Cash

2007 - Magic, Bruce Springsteen

2008 - The '59 Sound, The Gaslight Anthem

2009 - Working on a Dream, Bruce Springsteen

2010 - The Promise, Bruce Springsteen

2011 - Elsie, The Horrible Crowes (sorry Social D)

2012 - Wrecking Ball, Bruce Springsteen

2013 - Signed and Sealed in Blood, Dropkick Murphys

2014 - High Hopes, Bruce Springsteen

From 2009 on it was REALLY difficult. Don't be fooled just because Bruce won the day. :lol:

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I tried this. I had lots of fun compling 1974 to about 1981.

At that pioint I remembered that the 80's really did stink for great music, so I gave up.

Not the greatest time for music, true enough, but you still can find at least one favourite, I'm sure. Now, I must admit 1983 and 1986 gave me a hard time...

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I loved the 80s for music and still kinda do. Don't return to the decade a whole lot but some days a little New Order is exactly what the doc ordered.

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This is cool. For the most part I'll skip live albums, compilations, and outtakes because that would be annoying, and would skew things even more heavily towards Bruce. :lol:

1991 - Achtung Baby, U2

1992 - Lucky Town, Bruce Springsteen

1993 - Zooropa, U2

1994 - American Recordings, Johnny Cash

1995 - The Ghost of Tom Joad, Bruce Springsteen

1996 - American II: Unchained, Johnny Cash (shoutout to Social D and The Wallflowers, though)

1997 - Blue Moon Swamp, John Fogerty

1998 - Before these Crowded Streets, Dave Matthews Band

Finished it!

1999 - Brand New Day, Sting (the weak link on my list)

2000 - All That You Can't Leave Behind, U2 (honorable mention - JC's American III)

2001 - Live in New York City, Bruce Springsteen (had to break my rule for the greatest album ever)

2002 - The Rising, Bruce Springsteen

2003 - Blackout, Dropkick Murphys

2004 - Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll, Social Distortion

2005 - Devils & Dust, Bruce Springsteen (with love to DKM and DMB)

2006 - American V: A Hundred Highways, Johnny Cash

2007 - Magic, Bruce Springsteen

2008 - The '59 Sound, The Gaslight Anthem

2009 - Working on a Dream, Bruce Springsteen

2010 - The Promise, Bruce Springsteen

2011 - Elsie, The Horrible Crowes (sorry Social D)

2012 - Wrecking Ball, Bruce Springsteen

2013 - Signed and Sealed in Blood, Dropkick Murphys

2014 - High Hopes, Bruce Springsteen

From 2009 on it was REALLY difficult. Don't be fooled just because Bruce won the day. :lol:

How about you replace "the weak link on your list" with Californication by RHCP? Just a suggestion... ;)

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This is cool. For the most part I'll skip live albums, compilations, and outtakes because that would be annoying, and would skew things even more heavily towards Bruce. :lol:

1991 - Achtung Baby, U2

1992 - Lucky Town, Bruce Springsteen

1993 - Zooropa, U2

1994 - American Recordings, Johnny Cash

1995 - The Ghost of Tom Joad, Bruce Springsteen

1996 - American II: Unchained, Johnny Cash (shoutout to Social D and The Wallflowers, though)

1997 - Blue Moon Swamp, John Fogerty

1998 - Before these Crowded Streets, Dave Matthews Band

Finished it!

1999 - Brand New Day, Sting (the weak link on my list)

2000 - All That You Can't Leave Behind, U2 (honorable mention - JC's American III)

2001 - Live in New York City, Bruce Springsteen (had to break my rule for the greatest album ever)

2002 - The Rising, Bruce Springsteen

2003 - Blackout, Dropkick Murphys

2004 - Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll, Social Distortion

2005 - Devils & Dust, Bruce Springsteen (with love to DKM and DMB)

2006 - American V: A Hundred Highways, Johnny Cash

2007 - Magic, Bruce Springsteen

2008 - The '59 Sound, The Gaslight Anthem

2009 - Working on a Dream, Bruce Springsteen

2010 - The Promise, Bruce Springsteen

2011 - Elsie, The Horrible Crowes (sorry Social D)

2012 - Wrecking Ball, Bruce Springsteen

2013 - Signed and Sealed in Blood, Dropkick Murphys

2014 - High Hopes, Bruce Springsteen

From 2009 on it was REALLY difficult. Don't be fooled just because Bruce won the day. :lol:

I love your list and The 59' Sound by The Gaslight Anthem is such a great album! Good choice and bravo for being what is known as a Millennial who actually likes Bruce Springsteen.

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I tried this. I had lots of fun compling 1974 to about 1981.

At that pioint I remembered that the 80's really did stink for great music, so I gave up.

Not the greatest time for music, true enough, but you still can find at least one favourite, I'm sure. Now, I must admit 1983 and 1986 gave me a hard time...

1983

R.E.M. - Murmur

The Police - Synchronicity

U2 - War

New Order - Power, Corruption And Lies

Metallica - Kill Em' All

Pink Floyd - The Final Cut

Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Texas Flood

Dio - Holy Diver

Tears For Fears - The Hurting

David Bowie - Let's Dance

ZZ Top - Eliminator

Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind

Yes - 90125

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual

Echo & The Bunneymen - Porcupine

Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil

Madonna - Madonna

Genesis - Genesis

Def Leppard - Pyromania

The Eurythmics - Touch

The Jam - Snap!

(and some people would even include Huey Lewis & The News - Sports ^_^ )

1986

The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

Metallica - Master Of Puppets

Peter Gabriel - So

Paul Simon - Graceland

R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant

Slayer - Reign In Blood

Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet

Depeche Mode - Black Celebration

Genesis - Invisible Touch

Megadeth - Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?

New Order - Brotherhood

Madonna - True Blue

Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time

Crowded House - Crowded House

Pet Shop Boys - Please

Queen - A Kind Of Magic

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Live/1975-85

Kate Bush - The Whole Story

Van Halen - 5150

Steve Earle - Guitar Town

Robert Cray - Strong Persuader

The Eurythmics - Revenge

Billy Idol - Whiplash Smile

The Pretenders - Get Close

Miles Davis - Tutu

Boston - Third Stage

Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life

Billy Joel - The Bridge

AC/DC - Who Made Who

Judas Priest - Turbo

David Lee Roth - Eat Em' And Smile

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule

(and once again for some Huey Lewis & The News - Fore!) ;)

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I tried this. I had lots of fun compling 1974 to about 1981.

At that pioint I remembered that the 80's really did stink for great music, so I gave up.

Seriously? The 1980's hardly stink for great music, perhaps go back and check it again as you might be surprised.

The 80s was a fantastic decade for music. I'd put it just behind the 70s and basically tied with the 60s--and if you removed just the Beatles, never mind the Stones, Dylan and the Who, I think the 80s might even surpass that mighty decade.

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My problem with the 80's is the 80's production sound. Keyboards and drums sounded awful, guitars were background sound.

Looking at the 83 and 86 list above there are some stinkers that have aged horribly.

For 83 I would choose Murmur (in my view the best ever debut album) and 86 I would choose Guitar Town or Lifes Rich Pageant or The Queen is Dead.

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My problem with the 80's is the 80's production sound. Keyboards and drums sounded awful, guitars were background sound.

Looking at the 83 and 86 list above there are some stinkers that have aged horribly.

For 83 I would choose Murmur (in my view the best ever debut album) and 86 I would choose Guitar Town or Lifes Rich Pageant or The Queen is Dead.

Pretty much every single REM record up until 1995 is right up there with the very best that's ever been released...

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My problem with the 80's is the 80's production sound. Keyboards and drums sounded awful, guitars were background sound.

Looking at the 83 and 86 list above there are some stinkers that have aged horribly.

For 83 I would choose Murmur (in my view the best ever debut album) and 86 I would choose Guitar Town or Lifes Rich Pageant or The Queen is Dead.

Pretty much every single REM record up until 1995 is right up there with the very best that's ever been released...

I don't have the memory to play here ...But damn did i love Lifes Rich Pagaent. Arguably my second favorite album from the 80's after The River.

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My problem with the 80's is the 80's production sound. Keyboards and drums sounded awful, guitars were background sound.

Looking at the 83 and 86 list above there are some stinkers that have aged horribly.

For 83 I would choose Murmur (in my view the best ever debut album) and 86 I would choose Guitar Town or Lifes Rich Pageant or The Queen is Dead.

Pretty much every single REM record up until 1995 is right up there with the very best that's ever been released...

Hey Potstan, were you by chance a member of the old R.E.M. forums back in the day? I used to post back about 2000-2003.

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I tried this. I had lots of fun compling 1974 to about 1981.

At that pioint I remembered that the 80's really did stink for great music, so I gave up.

Not the greatest time for music, true enough, but you still can find at least one favourite, I'm sure. Now, I must admit 1983 and 1986 gave me a hard time...

1983

R.E.M. - Murmur

The Police - Synchronicity

U2 - War

New Order - Power, Corruption And Lies

Metallica - Kill Em' All

Pink Floyd - The Final Cut

Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Texas Flood

Dio - Holy Diver

Tears For Fears - The Hurting

David Bowie - Let's Dance

ZZ Top - Eliminator

Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind

Yes - 90125

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual

Echo & The Bunneymen - Porcupine

Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil

Madonna - Madonna

Genesis - Genesis

Def Leppard - Pyromania

The Eurythmics - Touch

The Jam - Snap!

(and some people would even include Huey Lewis & The News - Sports ^_^ )

1986

The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

Metallica - Master Of Puppets

Peter Gabriel - So

Paul Simon - Graceland

R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant

Slayer - Reign In Blood

Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet

Depeche Mode - Black Celebration

Genesis - Invisible Touch

Megadeth - Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?

New Order - Brotherhood

Madonna - True Blue

Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time

Crowded House - Crowded House

Pet Shop Boys - Please

Queen - A Kind Of Magic

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Live/1975-85

Kate Bush - The Whole Story

Van Halen - 5150

Steve Earle - Guitar Town

Robert Cray - Strong Persuader

The Eurythmics - Revenge

Billy Idol - Whiplash Smile

The Pretenders - Get Close

Miles Davis - Tutu

Boston - Third Stage

Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life

Billy Joel - The Bridge

AC/DC - Who Made Who

Judas Priest - Turbo

David Lee Roth - Eat Em' And Smile

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule

(and once again for some Huey Lewis & The News - Fore!) ;)

I was only talking for my own taste. If you find a lot of music you love in the 80s, that's great. It must be a question of generation, I think. In your lists above, I'd only pick a couple of records from each, but I'm not saying I'm right.

From 1983, I chose Dylan's 'Infidels", but it could have been "Men without women", and that's about it.

From 1986, that Georgia Satellites got my vote, but I could have selected Van Morrison's 'No guru, no method, no teacher", or Joe Jackson's 'Big world'.

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