Casual Friday: Internet Meme Time

Rather than try to tie a casual topic into my corporate blog this week, I’m just diving in with an Internet meme I was first exposed to on Stu’s blog.  The challenge — list your favorite album (not necessarily the objectively best album) for every year you’ve been alive, with no repeated artists (this last rule complicates quite a few things!).  I also refused to use live albums, greatest hits, or to list ties (sorry Stuart).  It was much more difficult than I thought.

It certainly made me aware how much music I’ve listened to at different points in my life.

1973: Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon
1974: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Second Helping
1975: Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti
1976: Boston, Boston
1977: Meat Loaf, Bat out of Hell
1978: Van Halen, Van Halen
1979: AC/DC, Highway to Hell

1980: Ozzy Osbourne, Bilizzard of Ozz
1981: Rush, Moving Pictures
1982: Iron Maiden, The Number of the Beast
1983: Def Leppard, Pyromania
1984: Metallica, Ride the Lightning
1985: Weird Al Yankovic, Dare to be Stupid
1986: Slayer, Reign in Blood
1987: Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction
1988: Queensrÿche, Operation: Mindcrime
1989: Tom Petty, Full Moon Fever

1990: Depeche Mode, Violator
1991: Sepultura, Arise
1992: Tori Amos, Little Earthquakes
1993: Anthrax, Sound of White Noise
1994: Various, Pulp Fiction Soundtrack
1995: White Zombie, Astro Creep: 2000
1996: Beck, Odelay
1997: The Prodigy, The Fat of the Land
1998: Fatboy Slim, You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
1999: Mr. Bungle, California

2000: U2, All That You Can’t Leave Behind
2001: Cake, Comfort Eagle
2002: Norah Jones, Come Away with Me
2003: Outkast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
2004: Danger Mouse, The Grey Album
2005: Dean Grey, American Edit
2006: RHCP, Stadium Arcadium
2007: Nine Inch Nails, Year Zero
2008: No entry yet; I’ve been too busy to keep up!


#1 Stuart Miniman on 08.29.08 at 9:21 am

Nice list, I’m curious – how many of the groups have you seen in concert? On my list I’ve seen 23 of 33 bands; I’ve seen 6 from your list (I saw Weird Al – of course Yoda was his encore!).

#2 Dave on 08.29.08 at 9:44 am

My concert life has been pretty limited — I’ve seen 6 as well. I really struggled with some of these items, I must say. Re-reading it, and yours, maybe I should have followed your lead in 1979/1980 :).