Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Top 44

Here comes my list. It’s a tough job to find an album for each year of my life. I was inspired by the list Werner Vogels posted on his blog. The toughest task was to leave bands or albums out in order to adhere to the rule “no repeat for artists”. I know, bands and artists like ZZ-Top, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, David Bowie, Henry Rollins or Slayer are not on the list - my apologies. Furthermore, bands and interprets as the Beatles or Frank Zappa could fill half of my list easily. Finally, Elvis is not on the list either. Well, the King should have is own list because he is the King of Rock ’n’ Roll.

1964: The Kinks, The Kinks
1965: Byrds, Mr Tambourine Man
1966: Beach Boys, Pet Sounds
1967: The Doors, The Doors
1968: Beatles, The White Album
1969: The Band, The Band (Brown Album)
1970: Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath
1971: Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV
1972: Deep Purple, Made in Japan
1973: Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
1974: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Second Helping
1975: Patti Smith, Horses
1976: Eagles, Hotel California
1977: Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks, …
1978: Bob Seger, Stranger in Town
1979: Frank Zappa, Joe’s Garage
1980: AC/DC, Back in Black
1981: Gun Club, Fire of Love
1982: Scorpions, Blackout
1983: Tom Waits: Swordfishtrombones
1984: Judas Priest, Defenders of the Faith
1985: Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms
1986: Metallica, Master of Puppets
1987: U2, Joshua Tree
1988: Lou Reed, New York
1989: Faith No More, The Real Thing
1990: Midnight Oil, Blue Sky Mining
1991: Nirvana, Nervermind
1992: Alice in Chains, Dirt
1993: Melvins, Houdini
1994: Oasis, Definitely Maybe
1995: Neil Young (with Pearl Jam), Mirror Ball
1996: Soundgarden, Down on the Upside
1997: Bob Dylan, Time out of Mind
1998: Queens Of The Stone Age, Queens Of The Stone Age
2000: Johnny Cash, American III: Solitary Man
2001: REM, Reveal
2002: Bruce Springsteen, The Rising
2003: Calexico, Feast of Wire
2004: Wilco, A Ghost is born
2005: Audioslave, Out of Exile
2006: Tool, 10.000 Days
2007: Foo Fighters, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace


Werner said...

Great List Maik! I love comparing these. I seem to be really losing on not listing the sex pistols.

Maik G. Seewald said...

No problem. I trade the Pistols for the Guns'n'Roses. I left them out because of tough competition.