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THE PERFECT ALBUM through the years (my life in music)

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I’ve been thinking of this little experiment for a while. Go back in your history and recall all the MAJOR ALBUMS of your life. No googling, memory only. And share the list in chronological order from the earliest major love affair to your current FAVORITE. (do this from memory as best you can, this is not a reference but a survey of your memories)

First Known Crushes

  1. James Gang – The James Gang Rides Again
  2. Peter Frampton Comes Alive
  3. Boston – self titled
  4. The Beatles – HELP

High School Begins

  1. The Talking Heads – ’77
  2. The Cars – self-titled
  3. The Ramones – self-titled
  4. Foreigner – self-titled
  5. ACDC – Back in Black
  6. Led Zepplin – Houses of the Holy
  7. Kiss – Destroyer
  8. The Who – Tommy (rock opera)
  9. Robin Trower – Day of the Eagle
  10. Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bullocks
  11. Steely Dan – Countdown to Ecstasy
  12. The B-52’s – self-titled
  13. U2 – Boy
  14. Jean Michelle Jarre – Oxygene
  15. The Romantics – self-titled
  16. Icehouse – self-titled
  17. The Knack – Get the Knack
  18. Van Wilks – Bombay Tears
  19. Def Leppard – High and Dry
  20. Rush – 2112
  21. Judas Priest – Hell Bent for Leather
  22. Utopia – Ra
  23. The Beatles – The White Album
  24. The Who – Quadraphenia
  25. The Kinks – Sleepwalker
  26. Styx – The Grand Illusion
College Begins
  1. Mr. Mister – Welcome to the Real World
  2. Level 42 – World Machine
  3. Saga – Heads Or Tails
  4. Pat Methany – Off Ramp
  5. Robert Plant – The Principle of Moments
  6. The Church – The Blurred Crusade
  7. The The – The Soul Mining
  8. Larsen/Feiten Band – self-titled
  9. Del Amitri – Twisted
  10. REM – Murmur
  11. INXS – Kick
  12. XTC – English Settlement
  13. Yes – Big Generator
  14. Rush – Signals
  15. Bruce Cockburn – Stealing Fire
  16. The La’s – self-titled
  17. Michael Hedges – Aerial Boundaries
  18. The Tubes – The Completion Backwards Principal
  19. The Goo Goo Dolls – A Boy Named Goo
  20. Eric Johnson – Ah Via Musicom
  21. Kazumi Watanabe – Mobo I and II
Post English Degree from UT
  1. The Grays – self-titled
  2. Doyle Bramhall II – self-titled
  3. Vertical Horizon – Everything You Want
  4. The Cure – Kiss Kiss Kiss
  5. David Gilmore – About Face
  6. Imperial Drag – self-titled
  7. Wilco – Summerteeth
  8. King Krimson – Three of a Perfect Pair
  9. Brother Cane – Seeds
  10. Southern Culture on the Skids – Dirt Track Date
  11. World Party – Private Revolution
  12. The Weakerthans – Fallow
  13. Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse of Reason
  14. William Orbit – Strange Cargo (new age)
  15. Dog’s Eye View – Happy Nowhere
  16. Radiohead – The Bends
  17. Alanis Morrisette – Jagged Little Pill
  18. Semisonic – Feeling Strangely Fine
  19. Third Eye Blind – self-titled
  20. The Blue Nile – Hats
  21. The Cult – Electric
Next Wave
  1. Black Grape – It’s Great When You’re Straight
  2. Toy Matinee – self-titled
  3. Self – Subliminal Plastic Motives
  4. Silver Jet – Pull Me Up, Drag Me Down
  5. The Lemonheads – Car Button Cloth
  6. Sheryl Crow – C’mon C’mon
  7. Tears for Fears – Everybody Loves a Happy Ending
  8. Cotton Mather – Cotton is King
  9. Kowanko – self-titled
  10. Joe Satriani – Flying in a Blue Dream
  11. P Hux – Deluxe
  12. Tahiti 80 – Fosbury
  13. Deep Forest – self-titled (new age)
  14. Suzanne Vega – 99.9 F
  15. The New Radicals – Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too
  16. Kevin Gilbert – Thud
  17. Extreme – III Sides to Every Story
  18. The Sugarplastic – Bang, The Earth is Round
  19. Soundgarden – Superunknown
  20. Josh Rouse – 1972
  21. Collective Soul – self-titled
  22. Stereophonics – Performance and Cocktails
  23. Fountains of Wayne – self-titled
  24. Goldfrappe – Felt Mountain
  25. Jason Falkner – Author Unknown
  26. The Doves – Lost Souls
  27. Jet – Get Born
  28. The Wannadies – Bagsy Me
  29. Grandaddy – Sumday
  30. Monte Montgomery – 1st and Repair
  31. Simple Minds – Good News from the Next World
  32. Pete Yorn – Music for the Morning After
  33. Rhett Miller – The Instigator
  34. Echo and the Bunnymen – Evergreen
  35. Gay Dad – Leisure Noise
  36. Coldplay – X and Y
  37. Kevin Gilbert – Shaming of the True (rock opera)
  38. Poe – Haunted
  39. The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
  40. Eels – Daisies of the Galaxy
  41. Garbage – Beautiful Garbage
Current Wave
  1. Nada Surf – The Weight is a Gift
  2. Metric – Fantasies
  3. The Shins – Shoots Too Narrow
  4. Pedro the Lion – Achilles Heel
  5. Liz Phair – self-titled
  6. Muse – The Resistance
  7. Ken Andrews – Secrets of the Lost Satellite
  8. Bernard Fanning – ┬áTea and Sympathy
  9. Jets to Brazil – Orange Rhyming Dictionary
  10. Citizen Cope – self-titled
  11. Gin Blossoms – New Miserable Experience
  12. Dada – Puzzle
  13. Grant Lee Buffalo – Jubilee
  14. Radiohead – OK Computer
  15. Mark Kozelek – What’s Next to the Moon (Amazing ACDC acoustic remakes)
  16. Black Crows – By Your Side
  17. Radiohead – In Rainbows
  18. Dawes – Nothing Is Wrong
  19. Ludovico Einaudi – Divenire (classical)
  20. Mutemath – self-titled (a 2012 discovery for me – blown away by all mutemath cds)