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Favorite Album From The Year You Were Born?

Post by Holden » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:08 pm

What is your favorite album from the year you were born?
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Post by andyd1010 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:19 pm

Nevermind

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Post by Holden » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:21 pm

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Post by Madzong » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:54 pm

1. Pink Floyd - The Wall

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2. The Clash - London Calling
3. Blondie - Eat To The Beat
4. The Undertones - The Undertones
5. Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material
6. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
7. The Ramones - It's Alive
8. The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette
9. AC/DC - Highway To Hell
10. Fleetwood Mac - Tusk

It was a real toss up between The Wall and London Calling - these two are interchangeable for me.
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Post by Brad » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:04 pm

The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
Ennio Morricone - A Fistful Of Dollars - Soundtrack
Bob Dylan - Another Side of Bob Dylan
The Beatles - Beatles For Sale
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'
Charles Mingus - Right Now: Live At The Jazz Workshop
Nina Simone - Nina Simone In Concert
John Coltrane - Coltrane Live at Birdland
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
Charles Mingus - Town Hall Concert 1964, Vol. 1

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Post by BleuPanda » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:16 pm

How about a top 10?

1. R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
2. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
3. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
4. Tom Waits - Bone Machine
5. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
6. Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
7. Bikini Kill - The CD Version of the First Two Records
8. The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
9. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Devotional Songs
10. Cesaria Evora - Miss Perfumado

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Post by ArcadeFire » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:44 pm

1 The Clash - London Calling
2 Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
3 Gang of Four - Entertainment!
4 Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
5 Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps
6 Pink Floyd - The Wall
7 Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box/Second Edition
8 The Specials - Specials
9 Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Armed Forces
10 Talking Heads - Fear of Music

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Post by Listyguy » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:47 pm

If You're Feeling Sinister, but Mic City Sons is a close second.

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Re: Favorite Album From The Year You Were Born?

Post by Safetycat » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:55 pm

Crowded House - Together Alone or Nirvana - In Utero

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Re: Favorite Album From The Year You Were Born?

Post by Andre » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:58 pm

The Velvet Underground & Nico - same
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Post by DaveC » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:50 pm

1. Lotte Lenya Singt Kurt Weill
2. Julie Is Her Name
3. Helen Merrill with Clifford Brown

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Post by Madzong » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:56 pm

ArcadeFire wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:44 pm
1 The Clash - London Calling
2 Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
3 Gang of Four - Entertainment!
4 Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
5 Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps
6 Pink Floyd - The Wall
7 Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box/Second Edition
8 The Specials - Specials
9 Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Armed Forces
10 Talking Heads - Fear of Music
Haha! Looks like you are born the same year as me :D Good picks by the way - I almost put Gang Of Four, The Specials and Talking Heads in my top 10 as well. I might have to go for a Top 15?
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Re: Favorite Album From The Year You Were Born?

Post by luvulongTIM » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:22 am

The Dreaming by Kate Bush. 🤔 Always wondered how it ranked in that last 80s album poll we took. Hoping Hounds of Love made the top 3. Being that the 80s was so dismal I only voted for a handful of artists so I had to really stretch out my list at the recommendation of the administrator of the poll. But Kate was definitely one of the few reasons I voted. She’d be my Joe Biden I guess you can say ;)

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Post by Honorio » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:32 am

1. OTIS REDDING "Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul'"
2. THE BEATLES "Rubber Soul"
3. BOB DYLAN "Bringing It All Back Home"
4. JOHN COLTRANE "A Love Supreme"
5. BOB DYLAN "Highway 61 Revisited"
6. JACQUES BREL "Jacques Brel [Ces gens-là]"
7. NINA SIMONE "Pastel Blues"
8. THE BYRDS "Mr. Tambourine Man"
9. THE BEACH BOYS "Today!"
10. THE WHO "My Generation"

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Post by Akhenaten » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:20 am

David Bowie - Diamond Dogs

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Post by Romain » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:08 am

L'homme à tête de chou - Gainsbourg.

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Station to Station - Bowie

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Re: Favorite Album From The Year You Were Born?

Post by PlasticRam » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:38 am

In Utero. I should listen to more albums from the 90s cos I can't even do a top 10 from 1993.
I feel like that

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Post by Krurze » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:56 am

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92

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Post by Pierre » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:08 am

Mine's a three-way battle between Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden, Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and Queensrÿche's Operation: Mindcrime. 1988 was a weird year.

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Post by Nick » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:17 pm

Loveless.

Though Nevermind is a close second.

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Post by Myself » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:35 pm

Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads

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Post by Cold Butterfly » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:15 pm

The New Pornographers - Electric Version

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Vision Creation Newsun. Followed by Ágætis byrjun and The Soft Bulletin.
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Post by ordinaryperson » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:32 pm

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Californiacation, I haven't listened to Moby's Play yet but from the songs I've heard it may overtake the number one spot. I also don't really like a lot of the music from 1999.
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Post by Fred » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:47 pm

US: Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3_mdy9VfCs

GB: The Beatles - The Beatles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXawa90YU2s

Guilty pleasure: Curt Boettcher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGGRyxyhY9U

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Post by carlos74 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:02 pm

Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974)

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Post by Harold » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:22 pm

Wish I could make a more idiosyncratic pick, but I have to go with Abbey Road. With Let It Bleed a very close second. #3 would probably be Trout Mask Replica, but even that doesn't really qualify as a left-field choice by now.

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Post by Safetycat » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:13 pm

PlasticRam wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:38 am
In Utero. I should listen to more albums from the 90s cos I can't even do a top 10 from 1993.
1993 twins! A bit of a weak year musically for me too.

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Post by FrankLotion » Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:29 am

Well, I’d like to pick something else since it’s the obvious choice and there’s great competition that year but I’d be lying if I said any other album gives me more enjoyment than Nevermind...

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Post by ordinaryperson » Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:52 am

ordinaryperson wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:32 pm
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Californiacation, I haven't listened to Moby's Play yet but from the songs I've heard it may overtake the number one spot. I also don't really like a lot of the music from 1999.
I have now listened to Play and can definitely say that I enjoyed it better than Californiacation. I've also noticed that I have a lot of guilty pleasure music from 1999: Creed's "Higher", Sugar Ray's "Every Morning" and "Someday", Eiffel 65's "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" and Len's "Steal My Sunshine".
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Post by Gillingham » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:36 am

Tom Waits - Rain Dogs

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Post by ArcadeFire » Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:08 pm

madzong wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:56 pm
ArcadeFire wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:44 pm
1 The Clash - London Calling
2 Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
3 Gang of Four - Entertainment!
4 Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
5 Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps
6 Pink Floyd - The Wall
7 Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box/Second Edition
8 The Specials - Specials
9 Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Armed Forces
10 Talking Heads - Fear of Music
Haha! Looks like you are born the same year as me :D Good picks by the way - I almost put Gang Of Four, The Specials and Talking Heads in my top 10 as well. I might have to go for a Top 15?
Indeed, I made sure to wait for someone at least as old as me to post. Glad it was a fellow '79er :music-rockon:

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Post by acroamor » Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:44 pm

In no particular order:

Weezer - Weezer (The Blue Album)
Portishead - Dummy
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Nas - Illmatic
Green Day - Dookie

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Post by Dan » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:23 pm

Remain in Light by Talking Heads
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Post by kendon » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:06 pm

Alice in Chains - Dirt

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:27 am

Elvis Costello - This Year's Model

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Pretty much a 2 horse race between this and Ride The Lightning, though I do have a soft spot for Double Nickels on the Dime.

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Post by Miguel » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:52 am

1. Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water
2. Van Morrison: Moondance
3. The Beach Boys : Sunflower
4. The Beatles: Let It Be
5. Joni Mitchell: Ladies of the Canyon
6. Van Morrison: His Band, and The Street Choir
7. Free: Fire and Water
8. Emerson, Lake and Palmer: Emerson, Lake and Palmer
9. Nick Drake: Bryter Later
10. George Harrison: All Things Must Pass

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