An Album for Each YearPosted on 16th of July 2023 | 312 words
I stumbled upon a fun-sounding challenge from Werner Vogels' blog so I wanted to partake in it personally. The challenge was to list your favourite album for every year of your life with a restriction of only one album per year and no repeats of artists.
Here is my list:
1995: Alice in Chains, Alice in Chains 1996: Type O Negative, October Rust 1997: Deftones, Around the Fur 1998: Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 1999: Sleep, Jerusalem (Dopesmoker) 2000: Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven 2001: B.R.M.C., Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 2002: Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf 2003: Songs: Ohia, The Magnolia Electric Co. 2004: MF DOOM, MM...FOOD 2005: Boris, Pink 2006: Tool, 10,000 Days 2007: Porcupine Tree, Fear of a Blank Planet 2008: Have a Nice Life, Deathconsciousness 2009: Them Crooked Vultures, Them Crooked Vultures 2010: Nails, Unsilent Death 2011: Gillian Welch, The Harrow & the Harvest 2012: Death Grips, The Money Store 2013: Jason Isbell, Southeastern 2014: Swans, To Be Kind 2015: Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly 2016: Gojira, Magma 2017: Slowdive, Slowdive 2018: Anna Von Hausswolff, Dead Magic 2019: Justin Townes Earle, The Saint of Lost Causes 2020: Lianne La Havas, Lianne La Havas 2021: Silk Sonic, An Evening with Silk Sonic 2022: Weyes Blood, And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow 2023: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, PetroDragonic Apocalypse (as of July 2023)
Challenge turned out to be quite hard for me since most of my favourite artists and albums are from time before my birth, but I managed to find something for each year. Especially difficult aspect was leaving great albums out. Rule of no repeats of artists didn’t make it easier either. Most likely I missed some great artists/albums so this list most likely just represents how I currently feel.