3 albums from your peak year of each decade since the 1950s

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3 albums from your peak year of each decade since the 1950s

Postby GoogaMooga » 13 Oct 2018, 01:25

We are discussing 1990 and 1995 among other things now, so I thought to celebrate each decade since the dawn of rock'n'roll. Choose your peak year in each decade and list three albums (or even singles, to give the 1950s an even break) that made that particular year be the peak:

1956

Tempting to go with 1954, the birth of rockabilly, but consider 1956:

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1966

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1977

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1982

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1995

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2006

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1966 and all that

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Re: 3 albums from your peak year of each decade since the 1950s

Postby pcqgod » 17 Oct 2018, 17:22

1958

Sonny Rollins – Freedom Suite
John Coltrane – Blue Train
Max Roach – Deeds, Not Words


1966

The Beatles -- Revolver
The Beach Boys -- Pet Sounds
Ike and Tina Turner – River Deep, Mountain High

1971

The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
Pink Floyd – Meddle
Kinks – Muswell Hillbillies

1988

Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
Dead Can Dance – Serpent’s Egg
Bongwater – Double Bummer


1998

Sloan – Navy Blues
Saint Etienne – Good Humour
Mercury Rev – Deserter’s Songs


2000

Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain
Hooverphonic – The magnificent tree
Broadcast – The noise made by people


2012

Susanna Hoffs - Someday
Redd Kross – Researching the Blues
Young Fresh Fellows – Tiempo de Lujo
Where would rock 'n' roll be without feedback?

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Re: 3 albums from your peak year of each decade since the 1950s

Postby driftin » 17 Oct 2018, 17:55

50s - I’ll pass. There’s lots of jazz, folk, r&b, and pop that I like but I’m not completely familiar with it

60s - 1968
The Incredible String Band - The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter
Nico - The Marble Index
Peter Brotzmann - Machine Gun

70s - 1971
Comus - First Utterance
Harry Partch - Delusion of the Fury
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Love and Hate

80s - 1986
Clock DVA - Buried Dreams
The Cure - Disintegration
Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster & Panatois - Deep Listening

90s - 1994
Autechre - Amber
Current 93 - Of Ruine or Some Blazing Starre
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II
(I think I’ve rated at least two albums 5 stars for every year of the 90s on RYM but 1994 alone has 7)

00s - 2000
Coil - Music to Play in the Dark 2
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
The Cherry Blossoms - The Cherry Blossoms

10s - 2013
The Haxan Cloak - Excavation
Autechre - Exai
Pharmakon - Abandon

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Re: 3 albums from your peak year of each decade since the 1950s

Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Oct 2018, 18:32

Well done, guys! As you can see, I conked out somewhere in the 00s, and certainly by the 10s I am completely lost.

I did consider River Deep, big Spector fan.
1966 and all that

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Re: 3 albums from your peak year of each decade since the 1950s

Postby joels344 » 17 Oct 2018, 22:28

1959:

Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come
Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
Jacques Brel - La valse à mille temps / Ne me quitte pas

1969:

Scott Engel - Scott 4
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica

1974:

King Crimson - Red
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
Magma - Köhntarkösz

1982:

Kate Bush - The Dreaming
The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour
Univers Zéro - Ceux du Dehors

1995:

Swans - The Great Annihilator
Scott Walker - Tilt
The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath a Cloud - A New Soldier Follows the Path of a New King

2005:

Coil - The Ape of Naples
Dälek - Absence
Kate Bush - Aerial or Koenjihyakkei - Angherr Shisspa