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40 Years, 40 Albums

I just turned 40 today — and I love it! Really, no joke. I’m grateful to be in good health and nice shape these days; feeling physically much better than I did ten or fifteen years ago.

To celebrate, I’m posting a meme cribbed off Max from last July — name your personal favorite albums of every year you’ve been alive. Like Max, I spent and inordinate amount of time agonizing over this challenge. Having a fresh new iTunes to fill up has given me a fresh opportunity to think over the album format, however. I tried limiting myself to one LP per artist, avoiding compilations for the most part. Thinking about it this way was a challenge, with some years being chock full of great stuff and others winding up a bit dry (didn’t realize how much 1997 and 2007 sucked until now). Most of the post-’70s albums were things I was listening to and loved while they were new; the earlier albums are generally more recent discoveries. Enjoy and — happy birthday to me!

1968: Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell — You’re All I Need
1969: Dusty Springfield — Dusty In Memphis
1970: Simon & Garfunkel — Bridge Over Troubled Water
1971: The Free Design — One By One
1972: Carpenters — A Song For You
1973: Stevie Wonder — Innervisions
1974: Steely Dan — Pretzel Logic
1975: David Bowie — Young Americans
1976: Kate and Anna McGarrigle
1977: Various — Saturday Night Fever soundtrack
1978: Blondie — Parallel Lines
1979: Talking Heads — Fear of Music
1980: Elvis Costello & The Attractions — Get Happy!!
1981: ABBA — The Visitors
1982: ABC — The Lexicon Of Love
1983: Tracey Ullman — You Broke My Heart In 17 Places
1984: Madonna — Like A Virgin
1985: Eurythmics — Be Yourself Tonight
1986: Prince & The Revolution — Parade
1987: The Smiths — Louder Than Bombs
1988: Erasure — The Innocents
1989: Linda Ronstadt — Cry Like A Rainstorm, Howl Like The Wind
1990: Cocteau Twins — Heaven Or Las Vegas
1991: U2 — Achtung Baby
1992: R.E.M. — Automatic For The People
1993: Pet Shop Boys — Very
1994: Massive Attack — Protection
1995: Björk — Post
1996: Beck — Odelay
1997: Future Bible Heroes — Memories Of Love
1998: Air — Moon Safari
1999: Fountains Of Wayne — Utopia Parkway
2000: Kirsty MacColl — Tropical Brainstorm
2001: Daft Punk — Discovery
2002: The Apples In Stereo — Velocity Of Sound
2003: Pernice Brothers — Yours, Mine and Ours
2004: The Go! Team — Thunder, Lightning, Strike
2005: Rachel Stevens — Come and Get It
2006: Belle and Sebastian — The Life Pursuit
2007: Amy Winehouse — Back To Black
2008: Adele — 19

5 Thoughts on “40 Years, 40 Albums

  1. Happy fortieth, my fellow ’68er.

  2. Happy Birthday. Forty is the new 21.

  3. Happy birthday! :)

  4. I’d have to agree with you on a lot of these. Happy birthday. 40 was not traumatic at all for me. But watch out for 42…

  5. happy birthday matt!

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