Favorite Albums Meme

July 13, 2008 at 5:43 pm (music, neat things)

Jamelle tagged me for fun sort of meme: list your favorite album from every year you’ve been alive. Here goes.

1989. Hi, How Are You? Daniel Johnston*
1990. Ani DiFranco, Ani DiFranco
1991. Nevermind, Nirvana
1992. No Doubt, No Doubt
1993. August And Everything After, Counting Crows
1994. Out Of Range, Ani Difranco
1995. Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt
1996. On Avery Island, Neutral Milk Hotel
1997. Either/Or, Elliott Smith
1998. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel
1999. Le Tigre, Le Tigre
2000. All Hands On The Bad One, Sleater-Kinney
2001. Orange Twin Field Works: Volume 1, Jeff Mangum
2002. Oh Vanille/Ova Nil, Diane Cluck
2003. A Is For Accident, The Dresden Dolls
2004. Funeral, Arcade Fire
2005. Broken Social Scene, Broken Social Scene
2006. Gold Lion, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
2007. No Shouts, No Calls, Electrelane
2008. Women As Lovers, Xiu Xiu

Close seconds and honorable mentions:
2004. Seven Swans, Sufjan Stevens
2005. Countless Times, Diane Cluck; Darkness At Noon, A Hawk And A Hacksaw
2006. Paper Television, The Blow; Songs About Teeth, Cake Bake Betty; Etiquette, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone

As you can see, I had some trouble settling on just one album for each of the last several years. In some of the earlier years I had trouble finding one at all. It’s harder than it looks. This took hours. Yes, hours.

With that, I tag anyone who feels like giving it a shot, either in comments or at your own blog (if you have one). Feel free to do another, smaller favorite albums exercise in comments, if you’d like — your top five or ten all time favorites, for instance.

* Originally released in 1983, but reissued in ’89, which I think counts. (It was reissued again in 2007.)

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