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Meme time: Pick an album for every year you’ve been alive

Meme time: Pick an album for every year you’ve been alive

Music
From Idolator via the AV Club comes a pretty cool music meme - compile a list of your favorite albums, with one for each year you've been alive. Sounds easy enough, but some years are positively stacked with music I love.  Forcing me to choose among my musical children is just so...cruel. For me the most bountiful years were 1975-1978, 1980, 1982-1984, 1990, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2006, and 2007. 1975 - Kiss, Alive! 1976 - Led Zeppelin, Presence 1977 - Rush, A Farewell to Kings 1978 - Ace Frehley/Kiss, Ace Frehley 1979 - Pink Floyd, The Wall 1980 - Genesis, Duke 1981 - Rush, Moving Pictures 1982 - Rush, Signals 1983 - Iron Maiden, Piece of Mind 1984 - Iron Maiden, Powerslave 1985 - Kiss, Asylum 1986 - Queensrÿche, Rage for Order 1987 - Anthrax, Among the Living 1988 - Queensr
2007 – The Year in Recorded Musical Performances, Pt. 1

2007 – The Year in Recorded Musical Performances, Pt. 1

Music
Compiling Best of/Worst of music lists is always a risky endeavor. Inevitably you'll have a bunch of people who are upset because this band or that song was either left off, placed too highly, or included at all. Luckily for me I don't give a crap what anyone else thinks. That being said, I am including the caveat that I am only one man and simply don't have as much time to listen to and absorb music as I used to, so I readily admit that I probably missed out on a lot of good stuff this year. As far as what to include - I didn't want to include so many albums/songs from 2007 as to render this list useless, but I didn't want to overlook anything either. The Best of the Best (Albums) Field Music, Tones of Town - This is my favorite album of the year in a landslide. I am a sucker...
Swimming (drowning?) in music

Swimming (drowning?) in music

Music
Sorry for the lack of content this month - as I mentioned in my last post I've been in a serious music acquisition mode of late. Thanks to the wonders of this intarnets thing I've been opened up to whole new vistas of tuneage, and it's been delightful. Thanks to Thom and great music sites/blogs like Stereogum I have been deluged with great stuff to listen to. In addition to the aforementioned Cold War Kids, Backyard Tire Fire, Hold Steady, and Tapes 'n Tapes I have also been checking out: Caribou - Andorra A few Spoon albums Goes Cube - nice hard stuff minus the Cookie Monster vocals The Fiery Furnaces - Stereogum has an .mp3 for a new song called "Ex-Guru" that is excellent. The New Pornographers Georgie James - Two new songs, "Cake Parade" and "Need Your Needs," are some...