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The Captain Picks Thirty Albums For Thirty Years

My endless love of lists recently caused me to stumble upon a nifty little idea.  Apparently, music nerds like me have been making lists by picking their favorite album from every year of their life.  Some pick albums based on current taste, some pick based on their actual favorite from that year.1

I got to thinking, found a great website that actually ranks music by individual years, and carefully picked out my favorites.  Here are my thirty picks for my thirty years on this planet.  Feel free to comment, disagree or openly mock me.  If anyone makes a list, I’d be happy to post it here as well.  Without further ado,

1978  Son Of A Son Of A Sailor – Jimmy Buffet

1979  The Wall – Pink Floyd

1980  Remain In Light – Talking Heads

1981  Beauty And The Beat – Go-Go’s

1982  Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes

1983  She’s So Unusual – Cyndi Lauper

1984  Purple Rain – Prince

1985  The Head On The Door – The Cure

1986  Licensed To Ill – Beastie Boys

1987  Appetite For Destruction – Guns N’ Roses

1988  Nothing’s Shocking – Jane’s Addiction

1989  Doolittle – Pixies

1990  Ritual De Lo Habitual – Jane’s Addiction

1991  Blood Sugar Sex Magik – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

1992  Little Earthquakes – Tori Amos

1993  Siamese Dream – Smashing Pumpkins

1994  Dummy – Portishead

1995  To Bring You My Love – PJ Harvey

1996  Odelay – Beck

1997  Whatever and Ever Amen – Ben Folds Five

1998  Mezzanie – Massive Attack

1999  Liquid Skin – Gomez

2000  Kid A – Radiohead

2001  Is This It – The Strokes

2002  A Rush Of Blood To The Head – Coldplay

2003  Elephant – The White Stripes

2004  Our Endless Numbered Days – Iron And Wine

2005  Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

2006  Carnavas – Silversun Pickups

2007  In Rainbows – Radiohead

2008  Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend


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1  Obviously years 1-10 don’t really count, so any list will have some picks based on current tastes.  Most of mine are current tastes, with a few throwback picks for fun.

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