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62 West Side Story Soundtrack

63 With The Beatles

64 Hard Days Night

65 Rubber Soul

66 Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

67 Sgt. Pepper

68 The White Album

69 Led Zeppelin II

70 Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel

71 Live at Fillmore East The Allman Brothers

72 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust Bowie

73 Quadraphenia The Who

74 Relayer Yes

75 Born to Run Bruce

76 Frampton Comes Alive

77 Never Mind the Bollucks The Sex Pistols

78 This Years Model Elvis Costello

79 London Calling The Clash

80 Argy Bargy Squeeze

81 The Pretenders II

82 Imperial Bedrooms Elvis Costello

83 Speaking in Tounges Talking Heads

84 Let it Be The Replacements

85 Rum Sodomy and Lash The Pogues

86 Element of Light Robyn Hitchcock

87 Wharehouse Songs and Stories Husker Du

88 Green REM

89 Dolittle The Pixies

90 All Shook Down The Replacements

91 Out of Time REM

92 Lucky Town Bruce

93 14 Songs Paul Westerberg

94 Dookie Greenday

95 What's the Story Morning Glory Oasis

96 All This Useless Beauty Elvis Costello

97 Zoot Suit Riot Cherry Poppin Daddies

98 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

99

00

01 Southern Rock Opera Drive By Truckers

02 Stero Mono Paul Westerberg

03 Decoration Day Drive By Truckers

04 The Dirty South Drive By Truckers

05 Seperation Sunday The Hold Steady

06 Boys and Girls in America The Hold Steady

07 Magic Bruce

08 59 Sound The Gaslight Anthem

09 Working on a Dream Bruce

10 Heaven is Whenever The Hold Steady

11 Clear Heart Full Eyes Craig Finn

12 Boys and Girls Alabama Shakes

13 Southeastern Jason Isbell

14 Teeth Dreams The Hold Steady

Phew!

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62 West Side Story Soundtrack

63 With The Beatles

64 Hard Days Night

65 Rubber Soul

66 Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

67 Sgt. Pepper

68 The White Album

69 Led Zeppelin II

70 Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel

71 Live at Fillmore East The Allman Brothers

72 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust Bowie

73 Quadraphenia The Who

74 Relayer Yes

75 Born to Run Bruce

76 Frampton Comes Alive

77 Never Mind the Bollucks The Sex Pistols

78 This Years Model Elvis Costello

79 London Calling The Clash

80 Argy Bargy Squeeze

81 The Pretenders II

82 Imperial Bedrooms Elvis Costello

83 Speaking in Tounges Talking Heads

84 Let it Be The Replacements

85 Rum Sodomy and Lash The Pogues

86 Element of Light Robyn Hitchcock

87 Wharehouse Songs and Stories Husker Du

88 Green REM

89 Dolittle The Pixies

90 All Shook Down The Replacements

91 Out of Time REM

92 Lucky Town Bruce

93 14 Songs Paul Westerberg

94 Dookie Greenday

95 What's the Story Morning Glory Oasis

96 All This Useless Beauty Elvis Costello

97 Zoot Suit Riot Cherry Poppin Daddies

98 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

99

00

01 Southern Rock Opera Drive By Truckers

02 Stero Mono Paul Westerberg

03 Decoration Day Drive By Truckers

04 The Dirty South Drive By Truckers

05 Seperation Sunday The Hold Steady

06 Boys and Girls in America The Hold Steady

07 Magic Bruce

08 59 Sound The Gaslight Anthem

09 Working on a Dream Bruce

10 Heaven is Whenever The Hold Steady

11 Clear Heart Full Eyes Craig Finn

12 Boys and Girls Alabama Shakes

13 Southeastern Jason Isbell

14 Teeth Dreams The Hold Steady

Phew!

Welcome aboard, JJ.

I'm with you up to 1985.

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Sorry ludomichel, I am not familiar with Jeff Fetterman. What kind of music is it? With all this talk about music from year to year, I decided to update the count on my collection (not counting MP3).

As of 1/30/2015:

My Collection:

Vinyl Records - 1,471

CD's (Purchased Not Burned) - 1,662

Cassette - 0

8 Track - 0

Total - 3,133 Titles

:)

http://www.jefffetterman.com/

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62 West Side Story Soundtrack

63 With The Beatles

64 Hard Days Night

65 Rubber Soul

66 Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

67 Sgt. Pepper

68 The White Album

69 Led Zeppelin II

70 Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel

71 Live at Fillmore East The Allman Brothers

72 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust Bowie

73 Quadraphenia The Who

74 Relayer Yes

75 Born to Run Bruce

76 Frampton Comes Alive

77 Never Mind the Bollucks The Sex Pistols

78 This Years Model Elvis Costello

79 London Calling The Clash

80 Argy Bargy Squeeze

81 The Pretenders II

82 Imperial Bedrooms Elvis Costello

83 Speaking in Tounges Talking Heads

84 Let it Be The Replacements

85 Rum Sodomy and Lash The Pogues

86 Element of Light Robyn Hitchcock

87 Wharehouse Songs and Stories Husker Du

88 Green REM

89 Dolittle The Pixies

90 All Shook Down The Replacements

91 Out of Time REM

92 Lucky Town Bruce

93 14 Songs Paul Westerberg

94 Dookie Greenday

95 What's the Story Morning Glory Oasis

96 All This Useless Beauty Elvis Costello

97 Zoot Suit Riot Cherry Poppin Daddies

98 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

99

00

01 Southern Rock Opera Drive By Truckers

02 Stero Mono Paul Westerberg

03 Decoration Day Drive By Truckers

04 The Dirty South Drive By Truckers

05 Seperation Sunday The Hold Steady

06 Boys and Girls in America The Hold Steady

07 Magic Bruce

08 59 Sound The Gaslight Anthem

09 Working on a Dream Bruce

10 Heaven is Whenever The Hold Steady

11 Clear Heart Full Eyes Craig Finn

12 Boys and Girls Alabama Shakes

13 Southeastern Jason Isbell

14 Teeth Dreams The Hold Steady

Phew!

Great list! I enjoyed reading it over and thanks for adding to the thread.

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Ok, so as previously discussed, 1998 and 1999 were "lean music years". I have looked through my collection and here is what I have -

1998

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Massive Attack - Mezzanine

Air - Moon Safari

Madonna - Ray of Light

Pulp - This Is Hardcore

The Smashing Pumpkins - Adore

Pearl Jam - Yield

Dave Matthews Band - Before These Crowded Streets

Beck - Mutations

Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing

David Gray - White Ladder

Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals

Garbage - Version 2.0

Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

Oasis - The Masterplan (b-sides compilation)

Tori Amos - From The Choirgirl Hotel

Hole - Celebrity Skin

P.J. Harvey - Is This Desire?

Fatboy Slim - You've Come A Long Way, Baby

The Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up The Girl

R.E.M. - Up

Sloan - Navy Blues

The Tragically Hip - Phantom Power

Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces

Jewel - Spirit

Lenny Kravitz - 5

1999

Moby - Play

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californiacation

Rage Against The Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles

Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile

Wilco - Summerteeth

Blink 182 - Enema of the State

Fiona Apple - When The Pawn...

Beck - Midnite Vultures

Travis - The Man Who

Foo Fighters - There Is Nothing Left To Loose

The Chemical Brothers - Surrender

The White Stripes - The White Stripes

Dido - No Angel

Metallica - S&M (live album with the San Francisco Symphony)

Counting Crows - This Desert Life

David Bowie - Hours

Matthew Good Band - Beautiful Midnight

Sting - Brand New Day

Collective Soul - Dosage

Stone Temple Pilots - No.4

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Echo

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this will be tricky

Favorite Albums by Year

'73 - Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd

'74 - Secret Treaties - Blue Oyster Cult

'75 - Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen

'76 - High Voltage - AC/DC

'77 - Spectres - Blue Oyster Cult

'78 - Darkness of the Edge of Town - Bruce Springsteen

'79 - The Wall - Pink Floyd
'80 - The River - Bruce Springsteen

'81 - Fire Of Unknown Origin - Blue Oyster Cult

'82 - Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen

'83 - TIE Show No Mercy - Slayer & Kill 'Em All - Metallica

'84 - TIE Ride The Lightning - Metallica & Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen

'85 - Scarecrow - John Mellencamp

'86 - TIE Master Of Puppets - Metallica & Reign In Blood - Slayer

'87 - Appetite For Destruction - Guns N' Roses

'88 ...And Justice For All - Metallica

'89 - Full Moon Fever - Tom Petty

'90 - Rust In Peace - Megadeth

'91 - TIE Nevermind - Nirvana & Metallica - Metallica

'92 - Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine

'93 - crap

'94 - Dookie - Green Day

'95 - Ghost Of Tom Joad - Bruce Springsteen

'96 - Evil Empire - Rage Against The Machine

'97 - crap

'98 - crap

'99 - Enema of the State - Blink - 182

'00 - absolute crap

'01 - more crap

'02 - The Rising - Bruce Springsteen

'03 - Billy Talent I - Billy Talent

'04 - American Idiot - Green Day

'05 - A Fever You Can't Sweat Out - Panic! At The Disco

'06 - The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

'07 - Magic - Bruce Springsteen

'08 - Death Magnetic - Metallica

'09 - Crack The Skye - Mastodon

'10 - Warp Riders - The Sword

'11 - 21 - Adele

'12 - THREE WAY TIE - Babel - Mumford & Sons + Good Kid M.a.a.D City - Kendrick Lamar + The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

'13 - Save Rock & Roll - Fall Out Boy

'14 - Once More 'Round The Sun - Mastodon

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Thanks Dino for you're list. I didn't realize you were born in 1973? Wow, you look great. Anyway, I like a lot of the choices you have as well, it's cool you like metal and seem to be a big Metallica fan. But my question is this 1993, 1997 and 1998 you call "crap"? why, I can think of a number of excellent albums from those years.

1993

The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

Nirvana - In Utero

Pearl Jam - Vs.

Counting Crows - August And Everything After

Bjork - Debut

Suede - Suede

Radiohead - Pablo Honey

P.J. Harvey - Rid Of Me

Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion

U2 - Zooropa

Tool - Undertow

Aerosmith - Get A Grip

Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way

The Lemonheads - Come On Feel

New Order - Republic

Coverdale/Page - Coverdale/Page

1997

Radiohead - OK Computer

The Verve - Urban Hymns

Bjork - Homogenic

Foo Fighters - The Color And The Shape

The Prodigy - Fat Of The Land

Blur - Blur

Daft Punk - Homework

Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole

Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club

Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind

Oasis - Be Here Now

U2 - POP

Green Day - Nimrod

Depeche Mode - Ultra

Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie

Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out

Everclear - So Much For The Afterglow

Our Lady Peace - Clumsy

Metallica -ReLoad

Matthew Good Band - Underdogs

Aerosmith - Nine Lives

David Bowie - Earthing

The Offspring - Ixnay On The Hombre

Collective Soul - Disciplined Breakdown

1998 (all ready listed above)

Give these years another chance Dino and you may re-discover some "cool music" :)

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Thanks Dino for you're list. I didn't realize you were born in 1973? Wow, you look great. Anyway, I like a lot of the choices you have as well, it's cool you like metal and seem to be a big Metallica fan. But my question is this 1993, 1997 and 1998 you call "crap"? why, I can think of a number of excellent albums from those years.

1993

The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

Nirvana - In Utero

Pearl Jam - Vs.

Counting Crows - August And Everything After

Bjork - Debut

Suede - Suede

Radiohead - Pablo Honey

P.J. Harvey - Rid Of Me

Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion

U2 - Zooropa

Tool - Undertow

Aerosmith - Get A Grip

Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way

The Lemonheads - Come On Feel

New Order - Republic

Coverdale/Page - Coverdale/Page

1997

Radiohead - OK Computer

The Verve - Urban Hymns

Bjork - Homogenic

Foo Fighters - The Color And The Shape

The Prodigy - Fat Of The Land

Blur - Blur

Daft Punk - Homework

Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole

Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club

Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind

Oasis - Be Here Now

U2 - POP

Green Day - Nimrod

Depeche Mode - Ultra

Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie

Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out

Everclear - So Much For The Afterglow

Our Lady Peace - Clumsy

Metallica -ReLoad

Matthew Good Band - Underdogs

Aerosmith - Nine Lives

David Bowie - Earthing

The Offspring - Ixnay On The Hombre

Collective Soul - Disciplined Breakdown

1998 (all ready listed above)

Give these years another chance Dino and you may re-discover some "cool music" :)

Actually born in '93 but as a decade the 90's were weak music-wise for me so I decided to go back an extra 20 years:)

I'm just not a fan of a lot of 90's music

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I'm surprised neither Mercury Rev or The Flaming Lips have featured in the "crap years" of '98 and '99. They put out a true classic each.

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Agreed Steve but I have never warmed to either band despite my best efforts trying. I do own a copy of The Flaming Lips album "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" (2002) as it really was a stellar album and was even adapted to a musical in 2012. That being said, the other Flaming Lips albums I have sampled haven't grabbed me in any real way. Considering all the music available, I have kind of lost track of these two acts, perhaps I should try listening to Mercury Rev some more and perhaps picking up another Lips album. Any suggestions?

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For me The Lips' best album was '99's The Soft Bulletin. I love many of their others, I'm a huge fan, but that album is just unreal. Yoshimi was great, i can't think of a bad word to say about it. But Bulletin just destroys me. Waiting For Superman is just sublime. A lovely piece of intelligent but very fun, songwriting. We've all been to that place where "it's just too heavy for superman to lift". They capture it perfectly.

Mercury Rev's '98 album, Deserter's Songs, is for me, their complete high point. A really great album. The sound they create on that record is so fluid, it kind of has its own wall of sound thing going on. Goddess On A Highway is like a Born To Run outtake from a perverse parallel universe.

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For me The Lips' best album was '99's The Soft Bulletin. I love many of their others, I'm a huge fan, but that album is just unreal. Yoshimi was great, i can't think of a bad word to say about it. But Bulletin just destroys me. Waiting For Superman is just sublime. A lovely piece of intelligent but very fun, songwriting. We've all been to that place where "it's just too heavy for superman to lift". They capture it perfectly.

Mercury Rev's '98 album, Deserter's Songs, is for me, their complete high point. A really great album. The sound they create on that record is so fluid, it kind of has its own wall of sound thing going on. Goddess On A Highway is like a Born To Run outtake from a perverse parallel universe.

As usual Steve, thanks to your "word weaving magic"....I am going now to iTunes and sample these albums. If I like any of the records listed then I will search for a physical copy on vinyl first before settling on CD as my secondary option. Thanks again.

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OK, my turn on the so-called crap years. Let's see.... Here are a few things I've got, but didn't see in the above lists. You make your opinion, OK ?

1993 / Mick Jagger : Wandering spirit (not bad); John Campbell : Howlin' mercy (good blues stuff); Maria McKee : You gotta sin to get saved (brilliant); Van Morrison : Too long in exile (Van stuff); Patti Scialfa : Rumble doll (better than I thought it'd be); Neil Young : Unplugged (you know); Paul Westerberg : 14 songs (remarkable); Mellencamp : Human wheels (boring); John Hiatt : Perfectly good guitar (too long IMO); Dylan : World gone wrong (love it); The Shoulders : The fun never stops (unknown gem !!!!); Rev Horton Heat : The full custom gospel sounds .... (LOUD!); Bobby Bandiera : first album; Peter Case : Sings like hell; Afghan Wings : Gentlemen + some other Unplugged stuff (including Bruce), various compilations (Georgia Satellites etc ...)

1997 / Southside Johnny : Spittin' fire (acoustic live in Paris); Van Morrison : The healing game; Fogerty : Blue moon swamp (his last good album); Dr John : Trippin' live (love the man); Popa Chubby : One million broken guitars; Stones : Bridges to Babylon (good); Dylan : Time out of ming (GREAT); Steve Earle : El Corazon (GREAT TOO); Jayhawks : Sound of lies; SRVaughan : Live at Carnegie Hall; Jim White : Wrong-eyed Jesus (good alternative country stuff - is the guy still around ?); Marvin Gaye : Vulnerable; Stereophinics : Word gets around (crap); Supergrass : In it for the money (great CD from a great band); Coco Robiceaux : Louisiana medicine man (love that bayou blues); Andre Williams : Silky (horny); Whiskeytown : Strangers almanac (lots of fans on this forum, but I can't seem to get into it); Brian Jonestown Massacre : Give it back ! (bring on the pills and enjoy...)

1998 / Izzy Stradlin : 117° (great rock stuff); Gov't Mule : Dose; Pete Droge : Spacey and shaking (is he still around ? I've got 4 of his albums, and this one's my favourite); Fogerty : Premoniiton (shit live album, all remade in the studio); Rocket From The Crypt : RFTC (feels good); Dr John : Anutha zone; Brian Setzer Orchestra : The dirty boogie (his best, I think - probably my favourite guitar player ever); Bruce : Tracks; Sheryl Crow : The globe sessions; Lambchop : What another man spills; Black Crowes : By your side (liked it); Stones : No security (live); Lucinda Williams : Car wheels on a gravel road (album of the year hands down); Billy Bragg and Wilco : Mermaid avenue (great); Grushecky : Coming home; Van Morrison : The philosopher's stone (much too long); Jeff Fetterman : Ordinary man (that Laker I mentioned in a previous post); Ken McMahan : Ball and chain.

Bye for now....

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Best album of the decade - 1997 - Boatman's Call - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

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Best album of the decade - 1997 - Boatman's Call - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

My friend really enjoys this album a lot too, Nick Cave doesn't fit the usual profile of an Australian artist. I like his varied influences and eclectic styles too. I listen to Boatman's Call and have found it be an excellent album on occasion.

For me Steve, my "Best Album of the Decade 1990's" firmly belongs to U2 and their stellar project "Achtung Baby" (1991). I have played this record to death and own it on various formats (CD, Vinyl, 20th Anniversary Box Set and even a old cassette copy). I absolutely fell in love with this album upon first listen. The change from The Joshua Tree and all that "roots music" they were plotting during Rattle & Hum was most welcomed. Achtung Baby has a distinctly European vibe and it is evident from the more progressive alternative music the band was listening to at the time (Nine Inch Nails for example). For the album, The Edge often dropped his normal minimalistic approach to guitar playing in favor of solo's and feedback. Parts of the record contain a funk and dance groove previously never used by U2 in the past. The lyrics are dark and personal being more introspective than the political and socially charged themes of the 80's. Bono sings in new and exciting octaves and tries out different tones of vocals which I personally love about him. Finally, the album cover is fresh and fun containing a collage of various artistically driven images and random shots. This is a nice break from the serious and stoic images of The Joshua Tree. I really enjoyed the Zoo TV tour and the idea of poking fun at television and modern day mass media was brilliant. Overall, this album is my third greatest album ever after Born To Run (#1) and Darkness On The Edge Of Town (#2) of course.

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Best album of the decade - 1997 - Boatman's Call - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

I should give it a try. Would that be a good introduction to Nick Cave ?

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I'm not a U2 fan at all, but I do actually rate Achtung Baby, very highly. I can completely understand someone who's big on U2 going for that one. It is actually a great, great album.

Boatman's Call, for me, is just about perfect. Atypical Cave, really. None of the huge sweeps of drama and noise that he and the band are so good at. Similar to Nebraska in that every note that is played weighs heavy, and the silences weigh even heavier still. I just really love the very sombre, almost formal atmosphere they managed to create.

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Best album of the decade - 1997 - Boatman's Call - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

I should give it a try. Would that be a good introduction to Nick Cave ?

As I said above, It's atypical. In the way that Nebraska, or Achtung were atypical for their creators. So you're not going to get all the histrionics and noise that had often been present in Cave's earlier work. I think a lot of critics called it "mature" for that reason. I don't know if that's the right word. All of the old angst and turmoil is there still, they just found this new way of presenting it. It's clearly a very personal album. I think it's his best collection of lyrics, and musically, it just takes me into a dark dream, that I'm quite happy to stay in.

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Hi Calvary, Do you remember when I started a thread about Nick Cave about three months ago when I first started exploring Cave's work. I just wanted to say I have heard all of Nick Cave studio albums with the Bad Seeds and subsequently Cave has become one of my favourite artists. Thanks for the recommendations you give to me when I started.

My favourite Cave album is No More Shall We Part. The Good Son is a beautiful album which I think deserves more attention. I listened to Murder Ballads today which I have been planning to listen to again after being ambivalent about the album but after listening to the album today I realise I do not like the album.

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Hi, yes I was going to try to link that thread for ludo. You're so right about The Good Son. Definitely the best of their early period, on my opinion.

I see what you mean about Murder Ballads. It was originally written as a kind of exercise, and I think that it feels a bit like that. Not that there's a bad song there, but more that the restriction of the project, means that we never really get the full sweep of a Cave album. There's great stuff there, his version of Stagger Lee is my favourite, and Where the Wild Roses Grow was a brilliant and really unexpected move, even more impressive as a single.

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1969 - Abbey Road - The Beatles

1970 - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel

1971 - Who's Next - The Who

1972 - Exile on Main Street - The Rolling Stones

1973 - Dark Side of The Moon - Pink Floyd

1974 - 461 Ocean Boulevard - Eric Clapton

1975 - Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

1976 - Sons in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder

1977 - Marquee Moon - Television

1978 - Darkness on the Edge of Town - Bruce Springsteen

1979 - London Calling - The Clash

1980 - The River - Bruce Springsteen

1981 - Fair Warning - Van Halen

1982 - Thriller - Michael Jackson

1983 - War - U2

1984 - (Tie) Born in The USA - Bruce Springsteen , Purple Rain - Prince

1985 - Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits

1986 - Graceland - Paul Simon

1987 - Joshua Tree - U2

1988 - Nothings Shocking - Jane's Addiction

1989 - Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys

1990 - Peoples Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm - A Tribe Called Quest

1991 - Nevermind - Nirvana

1992 - Check Your Head - Beastie Boys

1993 - Vs. - Pearl Jam

1994 - MTV Unplugged in New York - Nirvana

1995 - The Bends - Radiohead

1996 - Pinkerton - Weezer

1997 - Time Out of Mind - Bob Dylan

1998 - Mechanical Animals - Marilyn Manson

1999 - The Battle of Los Angeles - Rage Against the Machine

2000 - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea - PJ Harvey

2001 - Is This It - The Strokes

2002 - The Rising - Bruce Springsteen

2003 - The Black Album - Jay Z

2004 - American Idiot - Green Day

2005 - Late Registration - Kanye West

2006 - Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chilli Peppers

2007 - Kala = M.I.A.

2008 - Dear Science - TV on the Radio

2009 - Backspacer - Pearl Jam

2010 - Recovery - Eminem

2011 - Adele - 21

2012 - Blunderbuss = Jack White

2013 - Yeezus - Kanye West

2014 - Lazaretto - Jack White

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Hi, yes I was going to try to link that thread for ludo. You're so right about The Good Son. Definitely the best of their early period, on my opinion.

I see what you mean about Murder Ballads. It was originally written as a kind of exercise, and I think that it feels a bit like that. Not that there's a bad song there, but more that the restriction of the project, means that we never really get the full sweep of a Cave album. There's great stuff there, his version of Stagger Lee is my favourite, and Where the Wild Roses Grow was a brilliant and really unexpected move, even more impressive as a single.

OK, guys, I'm lost !!! "The good son", then ? As a first view into his works...

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Hi, yes I was going to try to link that thread for ludo. You're so right about The Good Son. Definitely the best of their early period, on my opinion.

I see what you mean about Murder Ballads. It was originally written as a kind of exercise, and I think that it feels a bit like that. Not that there's a bad song there, but more that the restriction of the project, means that we never really get the full sweep of a Cave album. There's great stuff there, his version of Stagger Lee is my favourite, and Where the Wild Roses Grow was a brilliant and really unexpected move, even more impressive as a single.

I totally agree with you about the restriction of the project. I do like albums which are confined but for this album the concept gets tedious and there is not as much depth with the lyrics which there is normally for Cave's albums. If you want to hear an album about murders and that is what you get but there is no bigger questions going on like for example Bruce Springsteen Nebraska where there is a psychological and political/social approach. I do like some of the songs on Murder Ballads but it is not an album I would keep coming back too. I cannot understand how some people would put this album as Nick Cave best album.

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Hi, yes I was going to try to link that thread for ludo. You're so right about The Good Son. Definitely the best of their early period, on my opinion.

I see what you mean about Murder Ballads. It was originally written as a kind of exercise, and I think that it feels a bit like that. Not that there's a bad song there, but more that the restriction of the project, means that we never really get the full sweep of a Cave album. There's great stuff there, his version of Stagger Lee is my favourite, and Where the Wild Roses Grow was a brilliant and really unexpected move, even more impressive as a single.

OK, guys, I'm lost !!! "The good son", then ? As a first view into his works...

I adore The Good Son but it is also atypical album for Cave during the period of time when it was release. If you want to hear a great and accessible Nick Cave album then starting with this album is a good choice. Personally I started with No More Shall We Part and The Boatman's Call and then Cave's late 80s (Tender Prey) and 90s albums which I found really good approach. Then I listened to his early period and late period.

http://www.greasylake.org/the-circuit/index.php?/topic/120354-nick-cave/

Rereading the thread some of my opinions have changed like I absolutely love The Boatman's Call albeit I did say that later down on the thread and I find Henry's Dream production okay because I do not have a problem with it now and like I said above I do not like Murder Ballads.

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