Saturday, December 31, 2011

The List of Lists 2011

My tastes as they stand at the end of this year, for some totally arbitrary decades and years!

1. Talking Heads: Remain in Light (Sire '80)
2. Prince: Sign o' the Times (Warner Bros. '87)
3. De La Soul: 3 Feet High and Rising (Tommy Boy '89)
4. The Replacements: Let It Be (Twin/Tone '84)
5. Prince: Purple Rain (Warner Bros. '84)
6. Richard & Linda Thompson: Shoot Out the Lights (Hannibal '82)
7. King Sunny Ade: Juju Music (Mango '82)
8. Prince: 1999 (Warner Bros. '82)
9. The Soft Boys: Underwater Moonlight (Armageddon '80)
10. The Go-Betweens: Spring Hill Fair (Sire '84)
11. R.E.M.: Lifes Rich Pageant (I.R.S. '86)
12. The Clash: Sandinista! (Epic '80)
13. XTC: Skylarking (Geffen '86)
14. Run-DMC: Raising Hell (Arista '86)
15. New Order: Power, Corruption & Lies (Factory '83)
16. R.E.M.: Murmur (I.R.S. '83)
17. The Replacements: Pleased to Meet Me (Sire '87)
18. Boogie Down Productions: Criminal Minded (B-Boy '87)
19. Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (Columbia '88)
20. The Go-Betweens: 16 Lovers Lane (Capitol '88)
21. Run-DMC (Arista '84)
22. Yoko Ono: Season of Glass (Geffen '81)
23. The Go-Betweens: Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express (Big Time '86)
24. Yaz: Upstairs at Eric's (Sire '82)
25. Michael Jackson: Thriller (Epic '83)
26. The Replacements: Tim (Sire '85)
27. The English Beat: I Just Can't Stop It (Sire '80)
28. Brian Eno & David Byrne: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (Sire '81)
29. George Clinton: Computer Games (Capitol '82)
30. Mission of Burma: Vs. (Ace of Hearts '82)
31. The Jam: Sound Affects (Polydor '80)
32. Suicide (Mute '80)
33. Devo: Freedom of Choice (Warner Bros. '80)
34. Depeche Mode: Music for the Masses (Sire '87)
35. The Jesus & Mary Chain: Psychocandy (Reprise '86)
36. R.E.M.: Fables of the Reconstruction (I.R.S. '85)
37. Pixies: Surfer Rosa (4AD '88)
38. Beastie Boys: Paul's Boutique (Capitol '89)
39. Talking Heads: Little Creatures (Sire '85)
40. Pet Shop Boys: Introspective (EMI Manhattan '88)
41. Galaxie 500: Today (Aurora '88)
42. OMD: Architecture and Morality (Virgin '81)
43. Tom Tom Club (Sire '81)
44. Run-DMC: King of Rock (Arista '85)
45. Ultramagnetic MCs: Critical Beatdown (Next Plateau '88)
46. The Go-Betweens: Before Hollywood (Rough Trade '83)
47. Galaxie 500: On Fire (Rough Trade '89)
48. Pixies: Doolittle (4AD '89)
49. U2: Boy (Island '80)
50. Prince: Dirty Mind (Warner Bros. '80)

1. Beulah: The Coast Is Never Clear (Velocette)
2. Jay-Z: The Blueprint (Def Jam)
3. Old 97's: Satellite Rides (Elektra)
4. Björk: Vespertine (Elektra)
5. Missy Elliott: Miss E... So Addictive (Elektra)
6. Bob Dylan: Love and Theft (Columbia)
7. The Shins: Oh, Inverted World (Sub Pop)
8. The White Stripes: White Blood Cells (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
9. Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire: The Swimming Hour (Rykodisc)
10. The Strokes: Is This It (RCA)
De La Soul: AOI: Bionix (Tommy Boy)
Built to Spill: Ancient Melodies of the Future (Warner Bros.)
Rilo Kiley: Take Offs and Landings (Barsuk)
Depeche Mode: Exciter (Reprise)
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone: Pocket Symphonies for Lonesome Subway Cars (Tomlab)
Timbaland & Magoo: Indecent Proposal (Virgin)
Jon Brion: Meaningless (Straight to Cut Out)

1. My Bloody Valentine: Loveless (Sire)
2. A Tribe Called Quest: The Low End Theory (Jive)
3. Naughty by Nature (Tommy Boy)
4. R.E.M.: Out of Time (Warner Bros.)
5. De La Soul Is Dead (Tommy Boy)
6. Matthew Sweet: Girlfriend (Zoo)
7. The Mahotella Queens: Mbaqanga (Verve)
8. U2: Achtung Baby (Island)
9. Erasure: Chorus (Sire)
10. Van Morrison: Hymns to the Silence (Polydor)
Smashing Pumpkins: Gish (Caroline)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: BloodSugarSexMagik (Warner Bros.)
Living Colour: Time's Up (Epic)
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet: Dim the Lights, Chill the Ham (Cargo)

1. The Soft Boys: Underwater Moonlight (Attic)
2. Yoko Ono: Season of Glass (Geffen)
3. Brian Eno & David Byrne: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (Sire)
4. OMD: Architecture and Morality (Virgin)
5. Tom Tom Club (Sire '81)
6. The Stranglers: La Folie (Liberty)
7. Funkadelic: The Electric Spanking of War Babies (Warner Bros.)
8. Depeche Mode: Speak & Spell (Sire)
9. Prince: Controversy (Warner Bros.)
10. Bow Wow Wow: See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah. City All Over! Go Ape Crazy (RCA)
The English Beat: Wha'ppen? (Sire)
John Cale: Honi Soit (A&M)
Eurythmics: In the Garden (RCA)

1. The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers (Atlantic)
2. Funkadelic: Maggot Brain (Westbound)
3. Marvin Gaye: What's Going On (Tamla)
4. Leonard Cohen: Songs of Love and Hate (Columbia)
5. Sly & the Family Stone: There's a Riot Goin' On (Epic)
6. David Bowie: Hunky Dory (RCA)
7. Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man (Flying Dutchman)
8. Van Morrison: Tupelo Honey (Warner Bros.)
9. Al Green Gets Next to You (Hi)
10. The Kinks: Muswell Hillbillies (RCA)
John Lennon: Imagine (Apple)
John Lee Hooker: Endless Boogie (ABC)
Stevie Wonder: Where I'm Coming From (Tamla)
Yoko Ono: Fly (Apple)
Loudon Wainwright III: Album II (Atlantic)

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