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!

TOP 1980s ALBUMS
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)

2001 ALBUMS
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)
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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)

1991 ALBUMS
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)
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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)

1981 ALBUMS
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)
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The English Beat: Wha'ppen? (Sire)
John Cale: Honi Soit (A&M)
Eurythmics: In the Garden (RCA)

1971 ALBUMS
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)
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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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