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Best album for each year

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I think this is a good and interesting thought exercise

I'll start from the eighties, don't know enough about before. All albums mentioned are above 8/10

In spoiler are the years before 1979.
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1957: Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool
1958: Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
1959: Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

1960-1962 and 1964: none listened

1963: Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

1965: John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
1966: The Rolling Stones - Aftermath [US]
1967: The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
1968: Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets
1969: The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
1970: Black Sabbath - Paranoid
1971: Comus - First Utterance

1972-1976: no albums over 8/10

1977: Goblin - Suspiria
1978: Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
1979: Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
1980: Joy Division - Closer
1981: The Cure - Faith
1982: Cocteau Twins - Garlands
1983: Cocteau Twins - Head over Heels
1984: Cocteau Twins - Treasure
1985: Yoshihiro Kanno - Mizu ni Sumu
1986: A Primary Industry - Ultramarine
1987: Sonic Youth - Sister
1988: Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
1989: The Cure - Disintegration
1990: Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
1991: My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
1992: Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
1993: Slowdive - Souvlaki
1994: Low - I Could Live in Hope
1995: Slowdive - Pygmalion
1996: DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....
1997: Radiohead - OK Computer
1998: Massive Attack - Mezzanine
1999: Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun
2000: Radiohead - Kid A
2001: Björk - Vespertine
2002: Sigur Rós - ( )
2003: Sweet Trip - Velocity : Design : Comfort
2004: Björk - Medúlla
2005: Boris - Pink
2006: The Radio Dept. - Pet Grief
2007: Panda Bear - Person Pitch
2008: Portishead - Third
2009: Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
2010: Grimes - Halfaxa
2011: Grouper - A I A : Alien Observer
2012: Yukari - Echo
2013: Candy Claws - Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time
2014: A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Sea When Absent
2015: Empress Of - Me
2016: TV Girl - Who Really Cares
2017: Default - California Nebula
2018: Rosalía - El Mal Querer
2019: yeule - Serotonin II
2020: Charli XCX - how i'm feeling now
2021: Sweet Trip - A Tiny House, In Secret Speeches, Polar Equals
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I'll admit upfront that I am far, far from a music connoisseur, with the only period I have remotely explored being the late 60s and early 70s which is the intersection of when the genres I tend to like the most (psychedelic, folk, chamber pop) intersected. I also have pretty decent stats from the mid-10s which was largely tied to meeting my wife (who is more of a music lover) and prepping for festivals we went to - but those have declined and I have just not been keeping track the last few years.

In terms of the years in between there's some jangle and twee as well as various re-incarnation of psychedelic and 60s sensibilities like Madchester/Baggy/Britpop.

I'll only list albums I rated 4 or higher on RYM:

1959 - (1)
1960 - (0)
1961 - (1)
1962 - (2)
1963 - Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (3)
1964 - Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' (11)
1965 - Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (30)
1966 - Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield (29)
1967 - Love - Forever Changes + The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico (64) - Both are in my top 10
1968 - The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle + The Band - Music From Big Pink (105) - Both are in my top 10
1969 - Scott Engel - Scott 4 (113)
1970 - Derek and The Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (109)
1971 - Edgar Broughton Band - Edgar Broughton Band (87)
1972 - Edgar Broughton Band - In Side Out (65)
1973 - John Martyn - Solid Air (63)
1974 - Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (37)
1975 - Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks (40)
1976 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme Back My Bullets (24)
1977 - Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (25)
1978 - Tonio K - Life in the Foodchain (29)
1979 - Kevin Coyne & Dagmar Krause - Babble (36)
1980 - Siouxsie and The Banshees - Kaleidoscope (24)
1981 - The dB's - Stands for Decibels (16)
1982 - Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights (24)
1983 - The Kinks - State of Confusion (14)
1984 - The Smiths - The Smiths (11)
1985 - The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (11)
1986 - XTC - Skylarking (14)
1987 - The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (15)
1988 - The House of Love - The House of Love (14)
1989 - Pixies - Doolittle (11)
1990 - The Chills - Submarine Bells (13)
1991 - Inspiral Carpets - The Beast Inside (13)
1992 - Morphine - Good (12)
1993 - The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps (15)
1994 - Morrissey - Vauxhall and I (11)
1995 - Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (17)
1996 - Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (10)
1997 - Radiohead - OK Computer (13)
1998 - Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs (13)
1999 - Tindersticks - Simple Pleasure (8)
2000 - Morphine - The Night (14)
2001 - Mercury Rev - All Is Dream (14)
2002 - John Cunningham - Happy-Go-Unlucky (11)
2003 - The Clientele - The Violet Hour (14)
2004 - The Killers - Hot Fuss (14)
2005 - The Woods - How to Survive In / In the Woods (17)
2006 - The Killers - Sam's Town (20)
2007 - Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (17)
2008 - The Killers - Day & Age (18)
2009 - Richard Hawley - Truelove's Gutter (21)
2010 - Woods - At Echo Lake (23)
2011 - Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials (24)
2012 - Father John Misty - Fear Fun (27)
2013 - Elephant Stone - Elephant Stone (36)
2014 - Elephant Stone - The Three Poisons (2014) (33)
2015 - Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear (57)
2016 - The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come to Expect (56)
2017 - The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding (39)
2018 - Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer (23)
2019 - The Twilight Sad - It Won/t Be Like This All the Time (10)
2020 - The Killers - Imploding the Mirage (2020) (9)
2021 - (1)
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I've included 7/10s here, but I bolded the 8/10s+ which I generally have had to listen to at least twice. I've spent a lot of time listening to the 'classics' and critically acclaimed stuff which I generally don't like so I haven't spent a lot of time listening to stuff that I think will interest me because I'm fussier with music than film.


1952 - Various Artists - Singin' in the Rain (10)
1953 - (11)
1954 - (14)
1955 - (14)
1956 - Louis Prima - The Wildest! (35)
1957 - The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (40)
1958 - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - Sing a Song of Basie (39)
1959 - Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (36)
1960 - The Everly Brothers - A Date With The Everly Brothers (21)
1961 - (32)
1962 - Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan - Symphonie Nr. 5 (29)
1963 - The Beatles - Please Please Me (32)
1964 - The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night (32)
1965 - The Beatles - Help! (47)
1966 - The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (48)
1967 - The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (65)
1968 - The Beatles - The Beatles [White Album] (71)
1969 - The Beatles - Abbey Road (84)
1970 - The Beatles - Let It Be (73)
1971 - T. Rex - Electric Warrior (78)
1972 - Various Artists - A Clockwork Orange (77)
1973 - The Mothers of Invention - Over-Nite Sensation (76)
1974 - Sparks - Kimono My House (62)
1975 - Wiener Philharmoniker / Carlos Kleiber - Symphonie Nr.5 (56)
1976 - Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record (55)
1977 - Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue (63)
1978 - The Boomtown Rats - A Tonic for the Troops (66)
1979 - Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (59)
1980 - Sparks - Terminal Jive (60)
1981 - Electric Light Orchestra - Time (52)
1982 - Sparks - Angst in My Pants (53)
1983 - Electric Light Orchestra - Secret Messages (45)
1984 - The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow (50)
1985 - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Crush (49)
1986 - Electric Light Orchestra - Balance of Power (42)
1987 - The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (49)
1988 - Depeche Mode - 101 (59)
1989 - Frazier Chorus - Sue (49)
1990 - Wilhelm Furtwängler - Beethoven: IX - Berlin 1942 (46)
1991 - Frazier Chorus - Ray (63)
1992 - (55)
1993 - (50)
1994 - The Magnetic Fields - Holiday (83)
1995 - David Wise - DK Jamz: The Original Donkey Kong Country Soundtrack (68)
1996 - The Beatles - Anthology 3 (70)
1997 - Sparks - Plagiarism (69)
1998 - The Seatbelts - Cowboy Bebop (68)
1999 - The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (73)
2000 - Hampton the Hampster - Hampsterdance: The Album (75)
2001 - ABBA - The Definitive Collection (78)
2002 - t.A.T.u. - 200 Km/h in the Wrong Lane (73)
2003 - The Beatles - Let It Be... Naked (68)
2004 - The Magnetic Fields - i (49)
2005 - Mark Mothersbaugh - The Sims 2 (64)
2006 - Jay Reatard - Blood Visions (68)
2007 - The National - Boxer (54)
2008 - Various Artists - Fallout 3: Galaxy News Radio (43)
2009 - Sweet Trip - You Will Never Know Why (28)
2010 - The National - High Violet (53)
2011 - The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World (50)
2012 - The Magnetic Fields - Love at the Bottom of the Sea (40)
2013 - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - English Electric (56)
2014 - Ariel Pink - Pom Pom (48)
2015 - (52)
2016 - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity (55)
2017 - The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir (58)
2018 - BRONCHO - Bad Behavior (65)
2019 - (49)
2020 - Run the Jewels - RTJ4 (58)
2021 - The Fratellis - Half Drunk Under a Full Moon (10)
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Yeah, I’m sure most could make more informed lists lol. I definitely listen to music differently than I watch movies; almost all of these are things I've listened to dozens of times and really sat with over the years. Done by the Forces of Nature and Wanted: Dead or Alive are the only ones I've listened to only once all the way through, when I was doing my in-depth exploration of hip-hop history almost a decade ago, but in both cases those were special enough experiences to warrant a spot above other albums I know better. Also I don't know if I'd still like that Jay Rock album so much, but at the time it was my jam. A lot of these years were really hard to narrow down to 1 album; others I haven't heard any LPs from at all. Not really the best representation of my taste; my three favorite Davis albums (In a Silent Way, Jack Johnson, and Dark Magus) and my two favorite Dylan albums (Blonde on Blonde and Blood on the Tracks) were trumped by other things in their respective years -- at least in my current mood -- even though they top like 5 other years apiece. I'll start with 57, the earliest year I have a favorite from.

1957: Blue Train -- John Coltrane
1958: Lady in Satin -- Billie Holiday
1959: The Shape of Jazz to Come -- Ornette Coleman
1960: Sketches of Spain -- Miles Davis
1961: My Favorite Things -- John Coltrane
1962: Tijuana Moods -- Charles Mingus
1963: The Freewheelin Bob Dylan -- Bob Dylan
1964: Crescent –- John Coltrane
1965: Highway 61 Revisited –- Bob Dylan
1966: Meditations -- John Coltrane
1967: Songs of Leonard Cohen -- Leonard Cohen
1968: The Beatles -- The Beatles
1969: Abbey Road -- The Beatles
1970: Bitches Brew -- Miles Davis
1971: Journey in Satchidananda -- Alice Coltrane
1972: World Galaxy -- Alice Coltrane
1973: Call Me -- Al Green
1974: Veedon Fleece -- Van Morrison
1975: The Hissing of Summer Lawns -- Joni Mitchell
1976: Desire -- Bob Dylan
1977: Low -- David Bowie
1978: Here, My Dear -- Marvin Gaye
1979: London Calling -- The Clash
1980-85: ??
1986: Graceland -- Paul Simon
1987: Paid in Full -- Eric B. and Rakim
1988: Long Live the Kane -- Big Daddy Kane
1989: Done by the Forces of Nature -- Jungle Brothers
1990: Wanted: Dead or Alive -- Kool G Rap and DJ Polo
1991: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing -- Black Sheep
1992: Harvest Moon -- Neil Young
1993: Doggystyle -- Snoop Doggy Dogg
1994: Ready to Die -- The Notorious BIG
1995: The Infamous -- Mobb Deep
1996: Ironman -- Ghostface Killah
1997: Time Out of Mind -- Bob Dylan
1998: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill -- Lauryn Hill
1999: Operation: Doomsday -- MF DOOM
2000: Supreme Clientele -- Ghostface Killah
2001: Fear, Love, and War -- Killarmy
2002: The Fix -- Scarface
2003: Take Me To Your Leader -- King Gheedorah
2004: Funeral -- Arcade Fire
2005: Picaresque -- The Decembrists
2006: Hell Hath No Fury -- Clipse
2007 – 2009: ??
2010: Marcberg -- Roc Marciano
2011: Follow Me Home -- Jay Rock
2012: Reloaded -- Roc Marciano
2013: Yeezus -- Kanye West
2014: Oxymoron -- ScHoolboy Q
2015: To Pimp a Butterfly -- Kendrick Lamar
2016: HBO -- Mach-Hommy
2017: Rosebudd’s Revenge -- Roc Marciano
2018: RR2: The Bitter Dose -- Roc Marciano
2019: Bandana -- Freddie Gibbs and Madlib
2020: Mt. Marci -- Roc Marciano
2021: A Martyr’s Reward -- Ka
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mightysparks wrote: January 28th, 2022, 12:32 am 1984 - The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow (50)
1987 - The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (49)
2009 - Sweet Trip - You Will Never Know Why (28)
2014 - Ariel Pink - Pom Pom (48)
Kuddo's for adding You Will Never Know Why in your list. To be honest i like the 2003 album more, but i haven't listened a lot to the 2009 album which is more "indie dream pop-like" perhaps. The 2020 one is a mix of both but has to grow a bit on me too yet.

I need to listen to Ariel Pink - Pom Pom too, and perhaps also The Smiths albums.
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This looked like a fun exercise and I don't think I've shared my music tastes on the forum before so I thought I would put together a list. I was a huge music fan whilst growing up, I had two older brothers who were into grunge/indie so that shaped my listening habits early on and for a while I would say music was my number one passion before films took over. As much as I love music I have to confess to being quite narrow-minded when it comes to my tastes, as you will see from my list. I haven't really explored older music and as I have gotten older, I've kind of lost touch with it which is sad but it seemed to happen naturally. I was born in 87 so that seems a good place to start as I begin to struggle when I go any further back. You can see the gaps in the years forming from the early 2010s. Anyway, here goes nothing:

1987 - Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
1988 - Metallica - ...And Justice For All
1989 - Faith No More - The Real Thing
1990 - Alice In Chains - Facelift
1991 - Pearl Jam - Ten
1992 - Faith No More - Angel Dust
1993 - The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
1994 - Live - Throwing Copper
1995 - The Smashing Pumpkins - Melon Collie & The Infinite Sadness
1996 - Terrorvision - Regular Urban Survivors
1997 - The Foo Fighters - The Colour and The Shape
1998 - The Offspring - Americana
1999 - AFI - Black Sails In The Sunset
2000 - AFI - The Art Of Drowning
2001 - Muse - Origin Of Symmetry
2002 - Finch - What It Is To Burn
2003 - The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium
2004 - Underoath - They're Only Chasing Safety
2005 - Coheed & Cambria - Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV. Vol 1
2006 - Bleeding Through - The Truth
2007 - Biffy Clyro - Puzzle
2008 - Slipknot - All Hope Is Lost
2009 - Insomnium - Across The Dark
2010 - A Day To Remember - What Separates Me From You
2011
2012 - Caliban - I Am Nemesis
2013 - Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
2014 - Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
2015
2016
2017
2018 - Bleeding Through - Love Will Kill All
2019 - Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind
2020 - Code Orange - Underneath
2021
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I made a top 150 albums for a different forum and I made this graph with my very basic excel skills. Literally had to look up how to do it but okay.

Kind of weird observations here. 80s-90s border are like Silver Era for me. And 2010s until now is basically Golden Era for me, with two dark ages for me, basically the 1970s and the late 90s/2000s.
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