The Motion Sick: Favorite Album From Each Year of Life

This is something I picked up over on Three Imaginary Girls. It’s a list of your favorite albums that came out each year of your life. No repeats on artists. I cheated a little with a couple of greatest hits records…

Some years, it was a struggle to find anything much I liked (I’m talking to you 1977) and some years were tough to narrow down from 10 viable choices (late 80s/early 90s).

Anyway, here’s what I’ve got. I reserve the right to change my mind…

1976 – Ramones: Ramones
1977 – The Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols
1978 – Tom Waits: Blue Valentine
1979 – Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures
1980 – Devo: Freedom of Choice
1981 – Go-Go’s: Beauty and the Beat
1982 – Michael Jackson: Thriller
1983 – Def Leppard: Pyromania
1984 – Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A.
1985 – The Cure: The Head on the Door
1986 – The Smiths: The Queen is Dead
1987 – New Order: Substance
1988 – Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man
1989 – Pixies: Doolittle (close call with Nine Inch Nails: Pretty Hate Machine)
1990 – Depeche Mode: Violator
1991 – Nirvana: Nevermind
1992 – Lemonheads: It’s a Shame About Ray
1993 – Violent Femmes: Add It Up (1981-­1993)
1994 – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Let Love In
1995 – Radiohead: The Bends
1996 – Belle and Sebastian: If You’re Feeling Sinister
1997 – Spiritualized: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
1998 – Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
1999 – The Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs
2000 – Bright Eyes: Fevers and Mirrors
2001 – Clem Snide: The Ghost of Fashion
2002 – Rilo Kiley: The Execution of All Things
2003 – The Postal Service: Give Up
2004 – Modest Mouse: Good News for People Who Love Bad News
2005 – The Decemberists: Picaresque
2006 – Rock Plaza Central: Are We Not Horses
2007 – Arcade Fire: Neon Bible
2008 – Dead Confederate: S/T EP (so far)

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