DNFMOMD: Favorite Records from Each Year of Life

I guess this is an internet meme that has been going around for awhile, most recently the boys over at The Motion Sick Blog have compiled their own lists, which is where I first saw it.

The 80s were really hard! There were so many albums vying for top place, so I did my best picking favorites:
1984 Bruce Springsteen – Born in USA
1985 Sisters of Mercy – First last and always
1986 The Smiths – The Queen is Dead
1987 New Order – Substance
1988 Leonard Cohen – I’m your man (honorable mentions: Y Kant Tori Read -I legitimately like this album, Blue Clocks Green “Hemingway” – a longtime favorite of mine and many Upstate NYers)
1989 Pixies – Doolittle
1990 Ministry- In case you didn’t feel like showing up
1991 Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991 (this is a great collection, and is the only legitimate way to hear the original recording of “Blood on the Tracks” which is a very interesting listen to the avid fan)
1992 Tom Waits – Bone Machine (as any fan of blitzkriegbliss would know)
1993 Violent Femmes: Add It Up (1981-1993)
1994 Nick Cave – Let Love In (1994 had bunches of contenders, but this album would make any top 5 list for me -same goes for my 1995 choice)
1995 PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love
1996 Concrete Blonde – Recollection: The Best of  
1997 Joy Division – Heart and Soul Box Set
1998 Placebo – Without You I’m Nothing (there wasn’t much to choose from for 1998, and I actually like “Black Market Music” better)
1999 The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
2000 Einsturzende Neubauten – Silence is Sexy (if for “Sabrina” alone)
2001 Kylie Minogue – Fever (again, not my favorite album ever, but the pickings were slim for 2001, and I did actually listen to this album a bunch at the time-me and all the other record store hipsters)
2002 Bright Eyes – Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
2003 Muse – Absolution
2004 Modest Mouse – Good News for People Who Love Bad News (I actually like We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank better, but I like Neon Bible much more than Arcade Fire’s first album)
2005 The Cardigans – Super Extra Gravity
2006 Silversun Pickups – Carnavas
2007 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
2008 Dead Confederate – S/T EP

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