Wednesday, July 8

No More Entertainment #9 - A Lifetime Of Albums.

(NOTE: While authorities continue to search for the
recently-missing Ryan J. Zeinert, the CDP will be publishing previously unreleased and 'lost' content from his vast archives in his absence. The following list was found on a flash drive Mr. Zeinert had left behind; it also contained a Christmas wishlist from 1996, an unfinished 'erotic' screenplay and an autobiographical obituary written as if Zeinert had somehow become President of the United States.)

A quick list of my favorite album for each year I've been alive (27 years). Make that 32 albums, as I couldn't make my mind up for a handful of them.

Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes - 1982

Everything Falls Apart – Husker Du - 1983

The Smiths – The Smiths - 1984

Flip Your Wig – Husker Du - 1985

Reign In Blood – Slayer - 1986

Pleased To Meet Me – The Replacements - 1987

It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back – Public Enemy – 1988

Disintegration – The Cure - 1989

Energy – Operation Ivy - 1989

Allroy Saves – ALL - 1990

Loveless – My Bloody Valentine - 1991

Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine - 1992

Siamese Dream – Smashing Pumpkins – 1993

Dookie – Green Day - 1994

Weezer – Weezer - 1994

Insomniac – Green Day - 1995

Pinkerton – Weezer – 1996

Whatever And Ever Amen – Ben Folds Five – 1997

Hello Rockview – Less Than Jake - 1998

In The Aeroplane Over The Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel – 1998

Something To Write Home About – The Get Up Kids - 1999

Through Being Cool – Saves The Day - 1999

Relationship Of Command – At The Drive-In – 2000

Stay What You Are – Saves The Day - 2001

The Moon Is Down – Further Seems Forever - 2001

For Young Electric Pop! – Polysics – 2002

Reconstruction Site – The Weakerthans - 2003

Funeral – Arcade Fire - 2004

Illinois – Sufjan Stevens – 2005

Audition – POS - 2006

Neon Bible – Arcade Fire - 2007

Stay Positive – The Hold Steady – 2008

Sound off in the comments section, include your 'Lifetime Of Albums' and enjoy your day.

I can't even imagine choosing an album for every year I'm alive. That would mean having to figure out what year things were released and then THINK about it. Gah! Too much effort.
And the effort gets bigger as the years pass...yucky...almost 30 I am.
I wouldn't do it based on when they were released, Hathery. I'd base it on the album that sticks with me the most from a given year. So, for example, 2nd grade (1990), when I got my first stereo, would be all about Neil Diamond's "Hot August Night." 1991 would be Tommy Roe's "Dizzy." (*sigh* I was a weird kid.) 1993 (or was it 1994?) would be Jesus Christ Superstar. Seventh grade would be Tom Petty's "Wildflowers." I'd be hard-pressed to determine exactly when my embarrassing obsession with Everybody Hurts and--to a much lesser degree--the rest of Automatic for the People peaked, since it kind of came and went, but I guess I'd assign it to 8th grade. 1996 was my blessedly short-lived experiment with contemporary country (created solely because I spent every Saturday night at my best friend's house where my options were country or Christian rock). I never actually bought any albums; it was all about 94.9 WQMX. Oddly, I don't remember any other albums in particular from high school. Perhaps I was too busy being angsty and deep.

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