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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.

Thanks, I enjoyed reading that. What year should we do next? 1976? .......sure let's bust out 1976.

1976

Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life

The Ramones - The Ramones

David Bowie - Station To Station

The Eagles - Hotel California

Boston - Boston

Rush - 2112

Bob Dylan - Desire

The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers

Aerosmith - Rocks

Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail

Rainbow - Rising

Queen - A Day At The Races

KISS - Destroyer

KISS - Rock And Roll Over

Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak

Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions

Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record

Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive!

Al Stewart - Year of the Cat

AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle

Led Zeppelin - Presence

Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Night Moves

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Billy Joel - Turnstiles

Jackson Browne - The Pretender

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration

Blondie - Blondie

The Rolling Stones - Black And Blue

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - The Roaring Silence (Blinded By The Light :) )

ZZ Top - Tejas

Paul McCartney & Wings - Wings At The Speed Of Sound

Paul McCartney & Wings - Wings Over America

James Taylor - Greatest Hits

Rod Stewart - A Night On The Town

The Runaways - The Runaways (Ch-ch-ch-Cherry Bomb! B) )

38 albums is once again a "solid" year. Now that I look over what albums I have in my collection, it seems that the 1970's and 1980's are the two decades that much of my music derives from.

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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.

Thanks, I enjoyed reading that. What year should we do next? 1976? .......sure let's bust out 1976.

1976

Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life

The Ramones - The Ramones

David Bowie - Station To Station

The Eagles - Hotel California

Boston - Boston

Rush - 2112

Bob Dylan - Desire

The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers

Aerosmith - Rocks

Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail

Rainbow - Rising

Queen - A Day At The Races

KISS - Destroyer

KISS - Rock And Roll Over

Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak

Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions

Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record

Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive!

Al Stewart - Year of the Cat

AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle

Led Zeppelin - Presence

Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Night Moves

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Billy Joel - Turnstiles

Jackson Browne - The Pretender

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration

Blondie - Blondie

The Rolling Stones - Black And Blue

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - The Roaring Silence (Blinded By The Light :) )

ZZ Top - Tejas

Paul McCartney & Wings - Wings At The Speed Of Sound

Paul McCartney & Wings - Wings Over America

James Taylor - Greatest Hits

Rod Stewart - A Night On The Town

The Runaways - The Runaways (Ch-ch-ch-Cherry Bomb! B) )

38 albums is once again a "solid" year. Now that I look over what albums I have in my collection, it seems that the 1970's and 1980's are the two decades that much of my music derives from.

My addition :

Elliott Murphy : Night lights + Just a story from America

Eddie and the Hot Rods : Teenage depression

Bob Seger : Live bullet

Southside Johnny : I don't want to go home (Not a Southside fan, Greetings ?)

Tom Waits : Small change

Animals : Anthology (a French double LP compilation, I think)

J. Geils Band : Blow your face out

Edgar and Johnny Winter : Together

Johnny Winter : Captured live

Point Blank : Point Blank

Burning Spear : Garvey's ghost

Dr Feelgood : Stupidity

In my collection, I've got the Aerosmith, BOC, Stones, Ramones, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, ZZ top, Zep, Seger, Lizzy, Bowie, Rainbow and ACDC albums you mentioned.

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ludomichel, you and I have a lot of similar tastes in music it seems. As far as you're question concerning Southside Johnny goes, No I have never been a fan as I would rather listen to Bruce. I don't dislike Southside or anything like that, it's just they don't interest me much. Going forward, I have been looking ahead to a 1979 list considering 1978 was a particularly stacked year for music. 1979 had of course The Clash - London Calling and Pink Floyd - The Wall but it really was much more than that. I personally own 49 albums from 1979. :wub:

1979

The Clash - London Calling

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

AC/DC - Highway To Hell

Talking Heads - Fear Of Music

Van Halen - Van Halen II

Michael Jackson - Off The Wall

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps

Supertramp - Breakfast In America

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes

Cheap Trick - Dream Police

Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box

Fleetwood Mac - Tusk

The Police - Reggatta de Blanc

Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces

The Jam - Setting Sons

Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery

UFO - Strangers In The Night

David Bowie - Lodger

Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door

The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys

The Scorpions - Lovedrive

Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming

Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle

Motorhead - Overkill

Blondie - Eat To The Beat

The Cars - CandyO

KISS - Dynasty

The Eagles - The Long Run

ZZ Top - Deguello

Bob Marley and The Wailers - Survival

George Harrison - George Harrison

Paul McCartney & Wings - Back To The Egg

The Boomtown Rats - The Fine Art of Surfacing

Pat Benatar - In The Heat Of The Night

Journey - Evolution

Roxy Music - Manifesto

Foreigner - Head Games

Aerosmith - Night In The Ruts

Rainbow - Down To Earth

The Who - The Kids Are Alright

Whitesnake - Love Hunter (I bought it mostly for the cover art :lol: )

Whitesnake_-_Lovehunter.jpg

The Sex Pistols - The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle

Patti Smith Group - Wave

Ian Hunter - You're Never Alone With A Schizophrenic (This is still the funniest album title I have ever seen :lol: )

John Cougar - John Cougar

Bad Company - Desolation Angels

Generation X - Valley Of The Dolls

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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.

Thanks, I enjoyed reading that. What year should we do next? 1976? .......sure let's bust out 1976.

1976

Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life

The Ramones - The Ramones

David Bowie - Station To Station

The Eagles - Hotel California

Boston - Boston

Rush - 2112

Bob Dylan - Desire

The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers

Aerosmith - Rocks

Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail

Rainbow - Rising

Queen - A Day At The Races

KISS - Destroyer

KISS - Rock And Roll Over

Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak

Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions

Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record

Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive!

Al Stewart - Year of the Cat

AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle

Led Zeppelin - Presence

Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Night Moves

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Billy Joel - Turnstiles

Jackson Browne - The Pretender

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration

Blondie - Blondie

The Rolling Stones - Black And Blue

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - The Roaring Silence (Blinded By The Light :) )

ZZ Top - Tejas

Paul McCartney & Wings - Wings At The Speed Of Sound

Paul McCartney & Wings - Wings Over America

James Taylor - Greatest Hits

Rod Stewart - A Night On The Town

The Runaways - The Runaways (Ch-ch-ch-Cherry Bomb! B) )

38 albums is once again a "solid" year. Now that I look over what albums I have in my collection, it seems that the 1970's and 1980's are the two decades that much of my music derives from.

My addition :

Elliott Murphy : Night lights + Just a story from America

Eddie and the Hot Rods : Teenage depression

Bob Seger : Live bullet

Southside Johnny : I don't want to go home (Not a Southside fan, Greetings ?)

Tom Waits : Small change

Animals : Anthology (a French double LP compilation, I think)

J. Geils Band : Blow your face out

Edgar and Johnny Winter : Together

Johnny Winter : Captured live

Point Blank : Point Blank

Burning Spear : Garvey's ghost

Dr Feelgood : Stupidity

In my collection, I've got the Aerosmith, BOC, Stones, Ramones, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, ZZ top, Zep, Seger, Lizzy, Bowie, Rainbow and ACDC albums you mentioned.

I will add

To that

Kansas Leftoverture

Skynrd. One more from the Road, which contains the iconic phrase. "What song is it you want to hear"

Graham Parker Howling Wind

Elton John-Hear and There, which became very important release some twenty years after 1976. Originally released as a single LP Hear and There is a live album with one side recorded in NYC at MSG on Thanksgiving in 1974 and one side recorded in London. The Msg show was important because Elton John had a special guest join him on stage to satisfy a bet. That guest was John Lennon and ended up being his last live performance. However none of the three songs appeared on the original release. Is was not until an expanded CD was issued in 1995 that this historic performance was officially released

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ludomichel, you and I have a lot of similar tastes in music it seems. As far as you're question concerning Southside Johnny goes, No I have never been a fan as I would rather listen to Bruce. I don't dislike Southside or anything like that, it's just they don't interest me much. Going forward, I have been looking ahead to a 1979 list considering 1978 was a particularly stacked year for music. 1979 had of course The Clash - London Calling and Pink Floyd - The Wall but it really was much more than that. I personally own 49 albums from 1979. :wub:

1979

The Clash - London Calling

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

AC/DC - Highway To Hell

Talking Heads - Fear Of Music

Van Halen - Van Halen II

Michael Jackson - Off The Wall

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps

Supertramp - Breakfast In America

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes

Cheap Trick - Dream Police

Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box

Fleetwood Mac - Tusk

The Police - Reggatta de Blanc

Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces

The Jam - Setting Sons

Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery

UFO - Strangers In The Night

David Bowie - Lodger

Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door

The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys

The Scorpions - Lovedrive

Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming

Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle

Motorhead - Overkill

Blondie - Eat To The Beat

The Cars - CandyO

KISS - Dynasty

The Eagles - The Long Run

ZZ Top - Deguello

Bob Marley and The Wailers - Survival

George Harrison - George Harrison

Paul McCartney & Wings - Back To The Egg

The Boomtown Rats - The Fine Art of Surfacing

Pat Benatar - In The Heat Of The Night

Journey - Evolution

Roxy Music - Manifesto

Foreigner - Head Games

Aerosmith - Night In The Ruts

Rainbow - Down To Earth

The Who - The Kids Are Alright

Whitesnake - Love Hunter (I bought it mostly for the cover art :lol: )

Whitesnake_-_Lovehunter.jpg

The Sex Pistols - The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle

Patti Smith Group - Wave

Ian Hunter - You're Never Alone With A Schizophrenic (This is still the funniest album title I have ever seen :lol: )

John Cougar - John Cougar

Bad Company - Desolation Angels

Generation X - Valley Of The Dolls

1979 was the year I really got into rock music, so it's very special to me. I was eleven and after school I used to listen to the charts on a French radio station, noting down artists' names and song titles. As I didn't have a lot of money, I started buying singles, obviously songs I'd heard on the radio. I still have most of them, there was some great stuff : The Pretenders, Blondie, Marley, Floyd, Status Quo, .... I bought my first album that year : a guy next door sold me a copy of AC/DC's live album "If you want blood" because he had two. Many friends recorded cassette tapes for me, and after a few months, I had quite a lot : AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Rose Tattoo, Deep Purple, Scorpions, etc ... I suppose I started buying my own albums a little later, probably in the spring of 1980.

From your list, Greetings, 1979 sure was a brilliant year. Classics everywhere : Damn the torpedoes, Rust never sleeps, Highway to hell, London Calling, Regatta de blanc, Overkill, The wall (I don't have this one...). My addtions :

Good French stuff you never heard about

The Pretenders' first LP (legendary)

Ramones : It's alive

Rory Gallagher : Irish Tour '74 + Top priority

Carolyne Mas : first LP

Marianne Faithfull : Broken English

Van Morrison : Into the music

Joe Jackson's first two LPs

Garland Jeffreys : American boy and girl

Albert KIng : Live wire - blues power

Ry Cooder : Bop til you drop

The Cure : Three imaginary boys

The Specials' first album

One year later, the DJ on that radio station I'm writing about announced a new single by a guy whose name I sure couldn't note down. A drum roll and bang ! "Hungry heart" invaded my little bedroom. I'd give anything to live that moment again.

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ludomichel, I'm glad you liked 1979 as much as I did. Great story about getting you're first album from the next door neighbor and I can understand at 11 years old you didn't have an endless amount of Francs to spend on "full albums" making "singles" more affordable. Did you ever record songs off the radio onto cassette tapes (cheap way to acquire music back in the day B) )??

I'm a little younger than you (Born in 1974) but I remember becoming a music fan when I was about 10-11 years old. I used to listen to my parents albums, they are big Rock and Roll and Jazz fans so I had an excellent education and diet of Beatles, Stones, Doors, Hendrix, Zep, Floyd, Aerosmith, Bowie, and a guy called Springsteen. I guess my music collecting gene comes from them. :lol: Anyway, in 1984 I became obsessed with Bruce and in particular his Born In The USA album. This Bruce obsession became a full blown epidemic for me when my Dad took me to my first Springsteen concert - October 15th, 1984. I will never forget it and since then have been a rabid Springsteen supporter and music geek. :rolleyes:

Finally, in regards to The Pretenders seminal debut album, it is like Bob Dylan's Desire so to speak. To build momentum and gain exposure for The Pretenders, their label Sire Records had the group release 3 singles in 1979 to build anticipation for the "full length" album. First off was the cover of The Kinks - Stop Your Sobbing (March 1979) which led to the eventual relationship being formed between Ray Davies and Chrissie Hynde. This single cracked the Top 40 in the UK but stalled in the USA/Canada so The Pretenders followed that up with 2 legendary singles that really put the band on the map. Kid (June 1979) and the career defining Brass In Pocket (November 1979) which hit #1 on the UK singles chart in January 1980, additionally the song broke into the Top 10 in the USA and Canada. With all this buzz about The Pretenders, Sire Records released the "full LP" on January 19th, 1980. The band started the 80's off with a #1 hit single and a #1 album on the charts. That is why I neglected to add The Pretenders - The Pretenders to my 1979 list but it would most likely rank very highly in my 1980 list of favorites.

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"Hungry Heart" was a great way to discover Bruce Springsteen - ludomichel and I feel the same about "Dancing In The Dark" for me. Hey do you want to start the 1980's off with a list of albums from that year? Obviously we would include The Pretenders debut, Bruce Springsteen - The River and AC/DC's top selling Back In Black but there certainly was more music than that.

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OK, let's give 1980 a shot....

Pretenders

The river (not really a favourite of mine, but.... OK)

Back in black

U2- Boy

Pat Benatar - Crimes of passion (can't listen to that stuff anymore. I don't even know why I still have it on my shelf. Nostalgia, I suppose)

Bob Seger - Against the wind

J. Geils Band - Love stinks

Kate Bush - Never for ever

John Cougar - Nothin' matters ....

Warren Zevon - Bad luck streak in dancing school

Clapton - Just one night

Tom Waits - Heartattack and vine

Peter Gabriel - 3rd solo album

Southside Johnny - Love is a sacrifice

Ian Hunter - Welcome to the club

Joe Jackson - Beat crazy

Graham Parker - The up escalator

The Kinks - One for the road

Blue Oyster Cult - Cultosauraus erectus

Steve Forbert - Little Stevie Orbit

Dylan - Saved

Mink DeVille - Le chat bleu (Love this one)

Marley - Uprising

Nine Below Zero - Live at the Marquee

Neil Young - Hawks and Doves

X - Los Angeles

Ramones - End of the century

Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching for the young soul rebels

+ five or six LP by French rock bands.

I don't know what to think of that year. I can see nothing that I would take on my desert island to be honest.

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Wow 1980 Big Year

Talking Heads - Remain in Light

Bowie- Scary Monsters

The Clash - Sandanista

The Clash - Black Market Clash

Elvis Costello- Taking Liberties

Elvis Costello - Get Happy

Pete Townsend- Empty Glass

Squeeze -Argy Bargy

Blondie- Autoamerica

Linda Rondstadt- Mad Love

Rush- Permanent Waves

The Cure-Boys Don't Cry

John Lennon- Double Fantasy

The Beat- I Just Can't Stop It

B52's- Wild Planet

Jeff Beck-There and Back

Pylon-Gyrate Plus

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Hi guys, I've been away in Toronto for business. 1980 was a respectable year for tunes IMO and started off the new decade with a bang. New Wave, Post Punk, British Heavy Metal, and Ska-Reggae Rock were really on point. I think the diversity of the music scene at that time was really exciting. Did you know that between 1980-1984, more vinyl records were sold than at any other point in history. Going forward, here's my list of albums from 1980.

Bruce Springsteen - The River

AC/DC - Back In Black

The Pretenders - The Pretenders

U2 - Boy

Talking Heads - Remain In Light

Joy Division - Closer

Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables

David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel III

The Clash - Sandinista!

Van Halen - Women And Children First

The Cure - Boys Don't Cry

The Cure - Seventeen Seconds

Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell

Rush - Permanent Waves

Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Get Happy!

The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades

The Jam - Sound Affects

X - Los Angeles

Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz

Prince - Dirty Mind

Queen - The Game

Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden

Genesis - Duke

Judas Priest - British Steel

Billy Joel - Glass Houses

John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy

Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising

Pat Benatar - Crimes of Passion

Pete Townshend - Empty Glass

The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue

Ramones - End Of The Century

Roxy Music - Flesh and Blood

The Psychedelic Furs - The Psychedelic Furs

KISS - Unmasked

Blondie - Autoamerican

Steve Winwood - Arc of a Diver

The Cars - Panorama

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind

Deep Purple - Deepest Purple

Paul McCartney - McCartney II

The Doors - Greatest Hits

Cheap Trick - All Shook Up

Journey - Departure

Scorpions - Animal Magnetism

Loverboy - Loverboy

Aerosmith - Greatest Hits

Michael Schenker Group - Michael Schenker Group

John Cougar Mellencamp - Nothin' Matters and What If It Did

Heart - Bebe Le Strange

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1982, anyone ? I've got few albums from that year actually, and not all of them are great (!!!). See below .... A poor year ?

Rod Stewart : Absolutely live

Blue Oyster Cult : Extraterrestrial live

Stray Cats : Gonna ball (this is reaaaaaal good !)

Pat Benatar : Get nervous (shit)

John Cougar : American fool

Bruce : Nebraska (not shit...)

Robert Plant : Pictures at eleven

Gary US Bonds : On the line

Van Morrison : Beautiful vision

Prince : 1999

Led Zeppelin : Coda

Dogs : Too much class for the neighbourhod (a great album by this great great great French rock band. The title says it all)

Dogs3.jpg

Steel Pulse : True democracy

Joe Jackson : Night and day

Violent Femmes : 1st album

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1981

Rush - Moving Pictures

Black Flag - Damaged

The Pretenders - II

The Cure - Faith

The Police - Ghost In The Machine

The Human League - Dare!

Echo & The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here

Queen - Greatest Hits

Van Halen - Fair Warning

AC/DC - For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

Motley Crue - Too Fast For Love

Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman

Iron Maiden - Killers

Journey - Escape

The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You

Phil Collins - Face Value

Genesis - Abacab

Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna

New Order - Movement

U2 - October

Duran Duran - Duran Duran

Foreigner - 4

Prince - Controversy

The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat

Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Trust

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Almost Blue

Billy Squier - Don't Say No

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hard Promises

Black Sabbath - Mob Rules

Men At Work - Business As Usual

The Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk

Def Leppard - High 'n' Dry

Loverboy - Get Lucky

The Who - Face Dances

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N' Roll

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation

The Cars - Shake It Up

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Once Upon A Time

Stray Cats - Stray Cats

Adam And The Ants - Prince Charming

April Wine - The Nature Of The Beast

Triumph - Allied Forces

Hall & Oates - Private Eyes

Rick James - Street Songs

Blondie - The Best Of Blondie

Debbie Harry - Kookoo

ZZ Top - El Loco

George Harrison - Somewhere In England

Judas Priest - Point Of Entry

Pat Benatar - Precious Time

Rainbow - Difficult To Cure

Rod Stewart - Tonight I'm Yours

Generation X - Kiss Me Deadly

1982

Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska

Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Kate Bush - The Dreaming

The Cure - Pornography

Roxy Music -Avalon

Prince - 1999

Duran Duran - Rio

Billy Idol - Billy Idol

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly

Chuck Berry - The Great Twenty-Eight

The Clash - Combat Rock

Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Imperial Bedroom

Peter Gabriel - IV (aka Security)

Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out The Lights

Scorpions - Blackout

Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters

The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky

Talking Heads - The Name Of The Band Is Talking Heads

Simon & Garfunkel - The Concert In Central Park

Paul McCartney - Tug Of War

Asia - Asia

Van Halen - Diver Down

Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame

Yazoo - Upstairs At Eric's

Toto - Toto IV

Led Zeppelin - Coda

KISS - Creatures Of The Night

Fleetwood Mac - Mirage

John Cougar Mellencamp - American Fool

INXS - Shabooh Shabooh

Billy Joel - The Nylon Curtain

The Who - It's Hard

Hall & Oates - H20

Adam Ant - Friend Or Foe

Phil Collins - Hello, I Must Be Going!

The Psychedelic Furs - Forever Now

Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love

Aerosmith - Rock In A Hard Place

Golden Earring - Cut

A Flock Of Seagulls - A Flock Of Seagulls

Bad Religion - How Could Hell Be Any Worse?

Talk Talk - The Party's Over

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Long After Dark

Billy Squier - Emotions In Motion

Hanoi Rocks - Oriental Beat

John Lennon - The John Lennon Collection

Foreigner - Records

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1982, anyone ? I've got few albums from that year actually, and not all of them are great (!!!). See below .... A poor year ?

Rod Stewart : Absolutely live

Blue Oyster Cult : Extraterrestrial live

Stray Cats : Gonna ball (this is reaaaaaal good !)

Pat Benatar : Get nervous (shit)

John Cougar : American fool

Bruce : Nebraska (not shit...)

Robert Plant : Pictures at eleven

Gary US Bonds : On the line

Van Morrison : Beautiful vision

Prince : 1999

Led Zeppelin : Coda

Dogs : Too much class for the neighbourhod (a great album by this great great great French rock band. The title says it all)

Dogs3.jpg

Steel Pulse : True democracy

Joe Jackson : Night and day

Violent Femmes : 1st album

Hold on a second, what about 1981? I started a list for 81 the same time you were working on 1982. :lol: And "No" 1982 was not a poor year IMO.

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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.

Thanks, I enjoyed reading that. What year should we do next? 1976? .......sure let's bust out 1976.

1976

Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life

The Ramones - The Ramones

David Bowie - Station To Station

The Eagles - Hotel California

Boston - Boston

Rush - 2112

Bob Dylan - Desire

The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers

Aerosmith - Rocks

Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail

Rainbow - Rising

Queen - A Day At The Races

KISS - Destroyer

KISS - Rock And Roll Over

Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak

Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions

Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record

Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive!

Al Stewart - Year of the Cat

AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle

Led Zeppelin - Presence

Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Night Moves

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Billy Joel - Turnstiles

Jackson Browne - The Pretender

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration

Blondie - Blondie

The Rolling Stones - Black And Blue

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - The Roaring Silence (Blinded By The Light :) )

ZZ Top - Tejas

Paul McCartney & Wings - Wings At The Speed Of Sound

Paul McCartney & Wings - Wings Over America

James Taylor - Greatest Hits

Rod Stewart - A Night On The Town

The Runaways - The Runaways (Ch-ch-ch-Cherry Bomb! B) )

38 albums is once again a "solid" year. Now that I look over what albums I have in my collection, it seems that the 1970's and 1980's are the two decades that much of my music derives from.

My addition :

Elliott Murphy : Night lights + Just a story from America

Eddie and the Hot Rods : Teenage depression

Bob Seger : Live bullet

Southside Johnny : I don't want to go home (Not a Southside fan, Greetings ?)

Tom Waits : Small change

Animals : Anthology (a French double LP compilation, I think)

J. Geils Band : Blow your face out

Edgar and Johnny Winter : Together

Johnny Winter : Captured live

Point Blank : Point Blank

Burning Spear : Garvey's ghost

Dr Feelgood : Stupidity

In my collection, I've got the Aerosmith, BOC, Stones, Ramones, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, ZZ top, Zep, Seger, Lizzy, Bowie, Rainbow and ACDC albums you mentioned.

Warren Zevon -Warren Zevon 1976

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1987 Prince - Sign o' the Times


1988 The Pogues - If I Should Fall from Grace with God


1989 Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique


1990 Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet


1991 Nirvana - Nevermind, tied with A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory


1992 Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92


1993 Counting Crows - August and Everything After (Enter the WuTang is light years better, but the counting crows got me through parts of high school)


1994 Nas - Illmatic


1995 Hallucinogen - Twisted


1996 DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...


1997 Radiohead - OK Computer


1998 Outkast - Aquemini


1999 Eminem - Slim Shady LP


2000 Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker


2001 Jay-Z - The Blueprint


2002 Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot


2003 Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below


2004 The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me


2005 The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday


2006 The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America


2007 Josh Ritter - The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter


2008 The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave


2009 Ty Segall - Lemons


2010 Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


2011 J.Viewz - Rivers and Homes


2012 Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D City


2013 Pusha T - My Name is My Name


2014 Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2


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1987 Prince - Sign o' the Times

1988 The Pogues - If I Should Fall from Grace with God

1989 Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique

1990 Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet

1991 Nirvana - Nevermind, tied with A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory

1992 Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92

1993 Counting Crows - August and Everything After (Enter the WuTang is light years better, but the counting crows got me through parts of high school)

1994 Nas - Illmatic

1995 Hallucinogen - Twisted

1996 DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...

1997 Radiohead - OK Computer

1998 Outkast - Aquemini

1999 Eminem - Slim Shady LP

2000 Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker

2001 Jay-Z - The Blueprint

2002 Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

2003 Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

2004 The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me

2005 The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday

2006 The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America

2007 Josh Ritter - The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter

2008 The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave

2009 Ty Segall - Lemons

2010 Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

2011 J.Viewz - Rivers and Homes

2012 Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

2013 Pusha T - My Name is My Name

2014 Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2

Thanks for sharing. On a side note........ 1997 - was their another album that could touch OK Computer? ..........NO! :P

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it was a pretty lean year. amon robin's bricolage and dylan's time out of mind are the only 2 i can think of

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1997 (Albums I Own.......)

Radiohead - OK Computer

The Verve - Urban Hymns

Oasis - Be Here Now

U2 - Pop

Bjork - Homogenic

Foo Fighters - The Color And The Shape

The Prodigy -Fat Of The Land

Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole

Blur - Blur

Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind

Daft Punk - Homework

Everclear - Songs For The Afterglow

Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind

Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club

Green Day - Nimrod

Depeche Mode - Ultra

Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie

Sarah McLachlan - Surfacing

Our Lady Peace- Clumsy

Matthew Good Band - Underdogs

Metallica - ReLoad

Aerosmith - Nine Lives

David Bowie - Earthling

Collective Soul - Disciplined Breakdown

it was a pretty lean year. amon robin's bricolage and dylan's time out of mind are the only 2 i can think of

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1983 time! I must admit, I'm quite excited about this year as it was chalk full of some of my all time favorite albums. :wub:

1983 (Albums I Own)

U2 - War

U2 - Live: Under A Blood Red Sky

The Police - Synchronicity

Def Leppard - Pyromania

R.E.M. - Murmur

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell

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

The The - Soul Mining

Yes - 90125

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual

Madonna - Madonna

Echo & The Bunnymen - Porcupine

Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil

Genesis - Genesis

Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Eurythmics - Touch

The Jam - Snap!

Bob Dylan - Infidels

John Cougar Mellencamp - Uh Huh

Depeche Mode - Construction Time Again

Billy Joel - An Innocent Man

AC/DC - Flick Of The Switch

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Dazzle Ships

Stevie Nicks - The Wild Heart

Quiet Riot - Metal Health

Duran Duran - Seven And The Ragged Tiger

Black Flag - The First Four Years

Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon

Journey - Frontiers

The Rolling Stones - Undercover

Bryan Adams - Cuts Like A Knife

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1983 also Tom Waits, Swordfishtrombones

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1983 additions :

Bob Seger - The distance

Van Morrison - Inarticulate speech of the heart

Dogs - Legendary lovers (see my 1982 post. This album of theirs is my favourite)

Little Steven - Men without women

Thin Lizzy - Life

The Doors - Alive she cried

Southside Johnny - Trash it up (pretty horrible, this one)

Lloyd Price - Mr Personality revisited

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