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I neglected to mention a few albums because I was not sure of their respective years and in one occasion, had to be reminded

1993: In Utero - Nirvana

1997: Reload - Metallica

1998 - Diabolis In Musica - Slayer

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And I don't count tracks as an album only because it's all unreleased stuff and I feel was meant as such (although it's amazing stuff)

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Whoops, I'll fill in 2000 and 2001 now

2000: The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem

2001: God Hates Us All - Slayer

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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...

It's tough, because each album resonates in different ways. What I might think is accessible, may well be something that you just can't get your head around.

Of these albums, I'd say there's only Nocturama that I'm not really fond of. I actually struggled with No More Shall We Part, when it was first released, but after reading comments on this board, I went back to it, and it's now a firm favourite.

My first Cave album was, Henry's Dream. I loved it and still love it. The remaster is the one to go for. It needed it. After that I bought The Good Son, and never looked back. The Ship Song, The Weeping Song, Lucy, Foi Na Cruz etc. It doesn't get much better. Let Love in came next, and it's just immensely impressive. As a lyricist, he just seemed to be on his own at that point. His imagination is like no one else's, and the world he'd been conjuring up in the preceding decade, seemed to actually come alive with this record. I love it. It's painfully insightful at times, but the wildness of his imaginings always keeps it exciting. Personally I'd skip Murder Ballads until you've sussed out whether you really like what he's doing. It's good, there are no bad songs, but it sits uneasily with the others.

The Boatman's Call, is for me the high point, Into My Arms is one of the greatest album openers ever, and the rest of the album just builds beautifully on the opener's foundations. It's an incredible thing, Brompton Oratory, Are You The One That I've Been Waiting For? and Far From Me are songs that still kill me after all these years, I could listen now and still end up in tears. For whatever reason, they just resonate very deeply with me. Not to mention that his phrasing on these songs and throughout the album is just impossibly good.

Like I said above, I struggled with No More.... but so many people rate this one so highly, that it's always clearly been me that was wrong. I had the same problem with Orpheus... and again I was wrong. it's an incredible set, with strong echo's of their great '80's work at times.

Dig, Lazarus, Dig and Push The Sky Away, are awesome. I can't recommend them highly enough. Push the Sky Away in particular is special to me. It sits next to Boatman's call for me.

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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

Thanks for your list cdymaestro. You and I have a lot of similar titles chosen for each year. The one difference is that you obviously like Rap/Hip-Hop where as I have tried and failed on many an occasion to enjoy it but was unable to get past the lyrics as well as the repetitive rhythm and rhyme delivery set against a prominent bass and drum. Sorry for my honesty and I hope I don't offend you. Going forward, I noticed you have picked Marilyn Manson's "Mechanical Animals" as your 1998 album. I personally think it's his best work too but was pleasantly surprised when "The Pale Emperor" was released a few weeks ago. This is probably my favorite Manson album since "The Golden Age of Grotesque" (2003), the songs are very "cinematic" with Marilyn using a blues twang in his vocal delivery but still retaining the harder elements of his previous work. The album is a breath of fresh air as it steps away from the electronic and industrial elements used before in favor of a hard rock sound. Do yourself a solid and check it out :)

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Ok, 1975 time! This year was loaded with good albums.....

Albums from my collection released in 1975 -

#1 Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (the single greatest album ever made!!!) I have this incredible album in the following formats - Box Set, Vinyl, CDx2 and even an old cassette copy from the Thrift Store :)

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks

Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic

Queen - A Night At The Opera

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

Patti Smith - Horses

Brian Eno - Another Green World

Neil Young - Tonight's The Night

Elton John - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

Black Sabbath - Sabotage

Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac

KISS - Alive!

AC/DC - High Voltage

David Bowie - Young Americans

Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare

Rush - Fly By Night

Heart - Dreamboat Annie

Electric Light Orchestra - Face The Music

The Who - The Who By Numbers

Supertramp - Crisis? What Crisis?

Bob Marley and The Wailers - Live!

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow - Rainbow

Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow

ZZ Top - Fandango!

Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years

Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing

Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent

Roxy Music - Siren

Paul McCartney & Wings - Venus And Mars

Al Green - Greatest Hits

Nazareth - Hair Of The Dog

Nazareth - Greatest Hits

John Lennon - Rock And Roll

John Lennon - Shaved Fish

Wiener Philharmoniker/Carlos Kleiber - Beethovan: Symphonie No.5

Deep Purple - Come Taste The Band

Black Sabbath - We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'n' Roll

Foghat - Fool For The City

Charlie Parker - Bird & Miles

Bad Company - Straight Shooter

Ian Hunter - Ian Hunter

Thanks.

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Ok, 1975 time! This year was loaded with good albums.....

Albums from my collection released in 1975 -

#1 Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (the single greatest album ever made!!!) I have this incredible album in the following formats - Box Set, Vinyl, CDx2 and even an old cassette copy from the Thrift Store :)

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks

Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic

Queen - A Night At The Opera

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

Patti Smith - Horses

Brian Eno - Another Green World

Neil Young - Tonight's The Night

Elton John - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

Black Sabbath - Sabotage

Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac

KISS - Alive!

AC/DC - High Voltage

David Bowie - Young Americans

Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare

Rush - Fly By Night

Heart - Dreamboat Annie

Electric Light Orchestra - Face The Music

The Who - The Who By Numbers

Supertramp - Crisis? What Crisis?

Bob Marley and The Wailers - Live!

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow - Rainbow

Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow

ZZ Top - Fandango!

Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years

Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing

Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent

Roxy Music - Siren

Paul McCartney & Wings - Venus And Mars

Al Green - Greatest Hits

Nazareth - Hair Of The Dog

Nazareth - Greatest Hits

John Lennon - Rock And Roll

John Lennon - Shaved Fish

Wiener Philharmoniker/Carlos Kleiber - Beethovan: Symphonie No.5

Deep Purple - Come Taste The Band

Black Sabbath - We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'n' Roll

Foghat - Fool For The City

Charlie Parker - Bird & Miles

Bad Company - Straight Shooter

Ian Hunter - Ian Hunter

Thanks.

Not much to add this time, Greetings. A great list for a great year. I also found :

Dr Feelgood - Down by the jetty (their stunning debut album) and Malpractice (published later in the year I guess)

John Fogerty - John Fogerty (can't believe you didn't mention this one ...)

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Nuthin' fancy (not their best, I admit)

Nils Lofgren - 1st solo album (BRILLIANT)

Dylan - Desire (sometimes dated 1976, I think)

Neil Young - Zuma

Bob Seger - Beautiful loser

The Meters - Fire on the bayou

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ludomichel, the sessions for Bob Dylan's - Desire album were recorded between July and October of 1975 BUT the album was released to the public on January 5th, 1976 which makes it officially a 1976 release. "Desire" has always been one of my all-time best Bob Dylan albums and I certainly would have not missed it if it had been released in 1975. Finally, yes I agree that Lynyrd Skynyrd's album "Nuthin' Fancy" is just that ;) I'll stick with their 2 best albums instead - (Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd) (1973) and "Second Helping" (1974) :)

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In response to the Nick Cave discussion, these two albums are also two good albums to start with.

Some of his 80s work is really great, but maybe not the first place to start.

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ludomichel, the sessions for Bob Dylan's - Desire album were recorded between July and October of 1975 BUT the album was released to the public on January 5th, 1976 which makes it officially a 1976 release. "Desire" has always been one of my all-time best Bob Dylan albums and I certainly would have not missed it if it had been released in 1975. Finally, yes I agree that Lynyrd Skynyrd's album "Nuthin' Fancy" is just that ;) I'll stick with their 2 best albums instead - (Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd) (1973) and "Second Helping" (1974) :)

Agreed and noted.

Thanx

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My turn to start a list... Some French rock critics have always considered 1973 the greatest time for rock music ever. I do not necessarily agree, but here is what I've got from back then. There must be more, I'm sure ....

Bruce : first two albums

ZZ Top : Tres hombres.

Blue Oyster Cult : Tyranny and mutation.

Hawkwind : Space ritual.

Lynyrd Skynyrd : Pronounced leh-nerd skin-nerd (their best)

Genesis : Selling England by the pound (still got the LP somewhere, but I can't listen to that stuff anymore...Never played since I was fifteen, I think)

Rolling Stones : Goat's head soup (not a favourite of mine)

Alice Cooper : Billion dollar babies.

Aerosmith : Aerosmith.

Led Zeppelin : Houses of the holy

Aretha Franklin : Greatest hits.

David Bowie : Aladdin sane.

Bob Marley : Burnin'.

Van Morrison : Hard nose the highway.

Johnny Hallyday : Insolitudes (French superstar)

Tony Joe White : Home-made ice-cream (Brilliant)

New York Dolls : New York Dolls (Brilliant too)

Ike and Tina Turner : Live.

Bob Dylan : Pat Garrett & Billy the kid.

Gram Parsons : GP (love it)

Roberta Flack : Killing me softly (boring)

J. Geils Band : Bloodshot (yeah.... great)

Big Star : Radio City.

Tom Waits : Closing time.

Not that great after all. To be continued....

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My turn to start a list... Some French rock critics have always considered 1973 the greatest time for rock music ever. I do not necessarily agree, but here is what I've got from back then. There must be more, I'm sure ....

Bruce : first two albums

ZZ Top : Tres hombres.

Blue Oyster Cult : Tyranny and mutation.

Hawkwind : Space ritual.

Lynyrd Skynyrd : Pronounced leh-nerd skin-nerd (their best)

Genesis : Selling England by the pound (still got the LP somewhere, but I can't listen to that stuff anymore...Never played since I was fifteen, I think)

Rolling Stones : Goat's head soup (not a favourite of mine)

Alice Cooper : Billion dollar babies.

Aerosmith : Aerosmith.

Led Zeppelin : Houses of the holy

Aretha Franklin : Greatest hits.

David Bowie : Aladdin sane.

Bob Marley : Burnin'.

Van Morrison : Hard nose the highway.

Johnny Hallyday : Insolitudes (French superstar)

Tony Joe White : Home-made ice-cream (Brilliant)

New York Dolls : New York Dolls (Brilliant too)

Ike and Tina Turner : Live.

Bob Dylan : Pat Garrett & Billy the kid.

Gram Parsons : GP (love it)

Roberta Flack : Killing me softly (boring)

J. Geils Band : Bloodshot (yeah.... great)

Big Star : Radio City.

Tom Waits : Closing time.

Not that great after all. To be continued....

If you have 2 Springsteen releases in 1 year, how can it not be great? Especially considering "The Wild, the innocent & the E Street Shuffle" is one of them. That for me is in Bruce's Top 5 of greatest albums ever. Overall, it's a "solid" list ludomichel :)

Going forward, here is what I own from 1973

PINK FLOYD - THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (one of the most iconic albums in the Rock and Roll cannon don't you think?)

Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy

The Who - Quadrophenia

Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

Genesis - Selling England By The Pound

Iggy And The Stooges - Raw Power

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John - Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player

Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run

Paul McCartney & Wings - Red Rose Speedway

David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

Lynyrd Skynyrd - (pronounced leh-nerd skin-nerd)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - THE WILD, THE INNOCENT & THE E STREET SHUFFLE

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - GREETINGS FROM ASBURY PARK, NJ

Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure (last RM to feature Brian Eno)

Roxy Music - Stranded

Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Herbie Hancock - Headhunters

Bob Marley and The Wailers - Catch A Fire

Bob Marley and The Wailers - Burnin'

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On

New York Dolls - New York Dolls

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery

Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans

ZZ Top - Tres Hombres

Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies

Queen - Queen

Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin' Simon

The Rolling Stones - Goat's Head Soup

Aerosmith - Aerosmith

The Beatles - 1962/1967 aka "The Red Album"

The Beatles - 1967/1970 aka "The Blue Album"

Toots & The Maytals - Funky Kingston

John Lennon - Mind Games

George Harrison - Living In The Material World

Ringo Starr - Ringo

Mott The Hoople - Mott

Billy Joel - Piano Man

Deep Purple - Who Do We Think We Are

Janis Joplin - Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits

Fleetwood Mac - Mystery To Me

Steve Miller Band - The Joker

Slade - Sladest

1973 wasn't just a good year for music but a great year! Perhaps the French critics point to 1973 as a pivotal year because of the diversity and large numbers of excellent albums representing different genres. I am sure there are a few more albums from 1973 I didn't mention but as a rule, I only list what I physically own in my collection.

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My turn to start a list... Some French rock critics have always considered 1973 the greatest time for rock music ever. I do not necessarily agree, but here is what I've got from back then. There must be more, I'm sure ....

Bruce : first two albums

ZZ Top : Tres hombres.

Blue Oyster Cult : Tyranny and mutation.

Hawkwind : Space ritual.

Lynyrd Skynyrd : Pronounced leh-nerd skin-nerd (their best)

Genesis : Selling England by the pound (still got the LP somewhere, but I can't listen to that stuff anymore...Never played since I was fifteen, I think)

Rolling Stones : Goat's head soup (not a favourite of mine)

Alice Cooper : Billion dollar babies.

Aerosmith : Aerosmith.

Led Zeppelin : Houses of the holy

Aretha Franklin : Greatest hits.

David Bowie : Aladdin sane.

Bob Marley : Burnin'.

Van Morrison : Hard nose the highway.

Johnny Hallyday : Insolitudes (French superstar)

Tony Joe White : Home-made ice-cream (Brilliant)

New York Dolls : New York Dolls (Brilliant too)

Ike and Tina Turner : Live.

Bob Dylan : Pat Garrett & Billy the kid.

Gram Parsons : GP (love it)

Roberta Flack : Killing me softly (boring)

J. Geils Band : Bloodshot (yeah.... great)

Big Star : Radio City.

Tom Waits : Closing time.

Not that great after all. To be continued....

If you have 2 Springsteen releases in 1 year, how can it not be great? Especially considering "The Wild, the innocent & the E Street Shuffle" is one of them. That for me is in Bruce's Top 5 of greatest albums ever. Overall, it's a "solid" list ludomichel :)

Going forward, here is what I own from 1973

PINK FLOYD - THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (one of the most iconic albums in the Rock and Roll cannon don't you think?)

Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy

The Who - Quadrophenia

Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

Genesis - Selling England By The Pound

Iggy And The Stooges - Raw Power

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John - Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player

Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run

Paul McCartney & Wings - Red Rose Speedway

David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

Lynyrd Skynyrd - (pronounced leh-nerd skin-nerd)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - THE WILD, THE INNOCENT & THE E STREET SHUFFLE

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - GREETINGS FROM ASBURY PARK, NJ

Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure (last RM to feature Brian Eno)

Roxy Music - Stranded

Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Herbie Hancock - Headhunters

Bob Marley and The Wailers - Catch A Fire

Bob Marley and The Wailers - Burnin'

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On

New York Dolls - New York Dolls

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery

Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans

ZZ Top - Tres Hombres

Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies

Queen - Queen

Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin' Simon

The Rolling Stones - Goat's Head Soup

Aerosmith - Aerosmith

The Beatles - 1962/1967 aka "The Red Album"

The Beatles - 1967/1970 aka "The Blue Album"

Toots & The Maytals - Funky Kingston

John Lennon - Mind Games

George Harrison - Living In The Material World

Ringo Starr - Ringo

Mott The Hoople - Mott

Billy Joel - Piano Man

Deep Purple - Who Do We Think We Are

Janis Joplin - Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits

Fleetwood Mac - Mystery To Me

Steve Miller Band - The Joker

Slade - Sladest

1973 wasn't just a good year for music but a great year! Perhaps the French critics point to 1973 as a pivotal year because of the diversity and large numbers of excellent albums representing different genres. I am sure there are a few more albums from 1973 I didn't mention but as a rule, I only list what I physically own in my collection.

I forgot to mention Roxy Music's "For your pleasure" and Marley's "Catch a fire", which I saw in your list. I didn't mention neither of the Beatles' Blue and Red albums, because as a rule I don't include compilations and "Best of ..." kind of stuff. And I also omitted "Raw Power" by Iggy and the Stooges. As for your remark about Bruce, yes, "Wild and Innocent" is definitely in my personal top 5, probably right after "Darkness" and "Nebraska", but before "Born to run". Pink Floyd ? I've got no opinion. They're probably one of the most important bands in rock history but I'm not into "prog rock" at all (Genesis - Yes - ELP - etc ...) I'm not saying it's bad, only that I don't like it.

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1973 I would add

Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Next

John Martyn - Solid Air

Steely Dan - Countdown to Ecstacy

Waylon Jennings - Honky Tonk Heroes

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells

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What year should we investigate next guys?

1978. "Darkness..." year.

Little Bob Story : Come see me (legendary French band).

AC/DC : If you want blood – you got it.

Patti Smith : Easter.

The Clash : Give 'em enough rope.

Blue Oyster Cult : Some enchanted evening.

Scorpions : Tokyo tapes.

Hot Tuna : Double dose.

Rory Gallagher : Photo finish.

The Dictators : Blood brothers.

Thin Lizzy : Live and dangerous.

Rolling Stones : Some girls (their last truly great album, in my opinion)

Bob Seger : Stranger in town.

Tom Waits : Blue valentine. (wonderful)

Bob Dylan : Street legal. (not my favourite, but solid)

Southside Johnny : Hearts of stone. (his best ?)

Van Morrison : Wavelength.

Mink DeVille : Return to magenta.

Aerosmith : Live bootleg.

Van Halen : Van Halen.

Elvis Costello : This year's model.

Leon Redbone : Champagne Charlie.

Johnny Thunders : So alone. (desperate masterpiece)

AC/DC : Powerage.

The Jam : All mod cons.

Thin Lizzy : Jailbreak.

Blondie : Parallel lines.

Ramones : Road to ruin.

What do you think, guys ?

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78 I'll add

Talking Heads More Songs about buildings and food.

The Cars

The Who Who are You

Bowie Stage

Honorable mention

The Rutles

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What year should we investigate next guys?

1978. "Darkness..." year.

Little Bob Story : Come see me (legendary French band).

AC/DC : If you want blood – you got it.

Patti Smith : Easter.

The Clash : Give 'em enough rope.

Blue Oyster Cult : Some enchanted evening.

Scorpions : Tokyo tapes.

Hot Tuna : Double dose.

Rory Gallagher : Photo finish.

The Dictators : Blood brothers.

Thin Lizzy : Live and dangerous.

Rolling Stones : Some girls (their last truly great album, in my opinion)

Bob Seger : Stranger in town.

Tom Waits : Blue valentine. (wonderful)

Bob Dylan : Street legal. (not my favourite, but solid)

Southside Johnny : Hearts of stone. (his best ?)

Van Morrison : Wavelength.

Mink DeVille : Return to magenta.

Aerosmith : Live bootleg.

Van Halen : Van Halen.

Elvis Costello : This year's model.

Leon Redbone : Champagne Charlie.

Johnny Thunders : So alone. (desperate masterpiece)

AC/DC : Powerage.

The Jam : All mod cons.

Thin Lizzy : Jailbreak.

Blondie : Parallel lines.

Ramones : Road to ruin.

What do you think, guys ?

Great list ludomichel, I found a few titles not listed and have highlighted them. Looking over my 1978 albums in my CD/Vinyl collection and here is what I have:

Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town ( Box Set, CD x2, Vinyl)

Elvis Costello - This Year's Model

Van Halen - Van Halen

Blondie Parallel Lines

Blondie - Plastic Letters

The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (for me "Tattoo You" 1981 is the band's last great album)

The Cars - The Cars

The Man Machine - Kraftwerk

The Jam - All Mod Cons

Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food

Kate Bush - The Kick Inside

Dire Straits - Dire Straits

The Police - Outlandos D'Amour

The Clash - Give Em' Enough Rope

Queen - Jazz

AC/DC - Powerage

Cheap Trick - At Budokan

Cheap Trick - Heaven Tonight

Bob Marley and The Wailers - Kaya

Judas Priest - Stained Class

Judas Priest - Killing Machine

Patti Smith Group - Easter

Billy Joel - 52nd Street

Buzzcocks - Another Music In A Different Kitchen

The Ramones - Road To Ruin

Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll

The Who - Who Are You

Bob Dylan - Street Legal

Gerry Rafferty - City To City

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Stranger In Town

Paul McCartney & Wings - London Town

Buddy Holly - 20 Golden Greats

Boston - Don't Look Back

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel II

Genesis - ...And Then There Were Three

Public Image Ltd. - Public Image

Alice Cooper - From The Inside

Foreigner - Double Vision

Black Sabbath - Never Say Die!

Journey - Infinity

Generation X - Generation X (Billy Idol's band)

Heart - Dog & Butterfly

Rod Stewart - Blondes Have More Fun

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - You're Gonna Get It

Steely Dan - Greatest Hits

Steve Miller Band - Greatest Hits 1974/78

KISS - Double Platinum

George Thorogood And The Destroyers - Move It On Over

Joe Walsh - But Seriously Folks

Burton Cummings - Dream Of A Child

Aerosmith - Live Bootleg

Wow! 51 albums from 1978, stellar year I think. :D

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What year should we investigate next guys?

1978. "Darkness..." year.

Little Bob Story : Come see me (legendary French band).

AC/DC : If you want blood – you got it.

Patti Smith : Easter.

The Clash : Give 'em enough rope.

Blue Oyster Cult : Some enchanted evening.

Scorpions : Tokyo tapes.

Hot Tuna : Double dose.

Rory Gallagher : Photo finish.

The Dictators : Blood brothers.

Thin Lizzy : Live and dangerous.

Rolling Stones : Some girls (their last truly great album, in my opinion)

Bob Seger : Stranger in town.

Tom Waits : Blue valentine. (wonderful)

Bob Dylan : Street legal. (not my favourite, but solid)

Southside Johnny : Hearts of stone. (his best ?)

Van Morrison : Wavelength.

Mink DeVille : Return to magenta.

Aerosmith : Live bootleg.

Van Halen : Van Halen.

Elvis Costello : This year's model.

Leon Redbone : Champagne Charlie.

Johnny Thunders : So alone. (desperate masterpiece)

AC/DC : Powerage.

The Jam : All mod cons.

Thin Lizzy : Jailbreak.

Blondie : Parallel lines.

Ramones : Road to ruin.

What do you think, guys ?

Great list ludomichel, I found a few titles not listed and have highlighted them. Looking over my 1978 albums in my CD/Vinyl collection and here is what I have:

Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town ( Box Set, CD x2, Vinyl)

Elvis Costello - This Year's Model

Van Halen - Van Halen

Blondie Parallel Lines

Blondie - Plastic Letters

The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (for me "Tattoo You" 1981 is the band's last great album)

The Cars - The Cars

The Man Machine - Kraftwerk

The Jam - All Mod Cons

Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food

Kate Bush - The Kick Inside

Dire Straits - Dire Straits

The Police - Outlandos D'Amour

The Clash - Give Em' Enough Rope

Queen - Jazz

AC/DC - Powerage

Cheap Trick - At Budokan

Cheap Trick - Heaven Tonight

Bob Marley and The Wailers - Kaya

Judas Priest - Stained Class

Judas Priest - Killing Machine

Patti Smith Group - Easter

Billy Joel - 52nd Street

Buzzcocks - Another Music In A Different Kitchen

The Ramones - Road To Ruin

Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll

The Who - Who Are You

Bob Dylan - Street Legal

Gerry Rafferty - City To City

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Stranger In Town

Paul McCartney & Wings - London Town

Buddy Holly - 20 Golden Greats

Boston - Don't Look Back

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel II

Genesis - ...And Then There Were Three

Public Image Ltd. - Public Image

Alice Cooper - From The Inside

Foreigner - Double Vision

Black Sabbath - Never Say Die!

Journey - Infinity

Generation X - Generation X (Billy Idol's band)

Heart - Dog & Butterfly

Rod Stewart - Blondes Have More Fun

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - You're Gonna Get It

Steely Dan - Greatest Hits

Steve Miller Band - Greatest Hits 1974/78

KISS - Double Platinum

George Thorogood And The Destroyers - Move It On Over

Joe Walsh - But Seriously Folks

Burton Cummings - Dream Of A Child

Aerosmith - Live Bootleg

Wow! 51 albums from 1978, stellar year I think. :D

Do you (still) like them all, Greetings ?

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In answer to your question ludomichel, yes I still like them all. I very rarely buy an album and decide I don't like it anymore even though it may be quite a few years old. I'm quite "loyal" that way. :)

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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

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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.

I looked a little closer and was able to find the years I was missing.

99 From Here to Eternity. The Clash

00 Kids from Philly. Marah

Both winners by default

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In answer to your question ludomichel, yes I still like them all. I very rarely buy an album and decide I don't like it anymore even though it may be quite a few years old. I'm quite "loyal" that way. :)

Not that I "decide" that I don't like an album anymore, I just realize that one day...It hasn't happened to me in a long time but when I was younger I sometimes bought an album because a friend said it was great, or because the reviews were good, or simply on an impulse. I sometimes found out I didn't like what I heard, or it just happened with time. For example, I used to have some prog-rock stuff in my collection or some of that heavy metal scene from the late 70s/early 80s (Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, ...) I guess I sold back a lot of those albums in the late 80s. Those I kept appear in my list, and most of them still sound pretty good to me.

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