Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The Yorkshire Pudding Stole This Meme From Alkelda the Gleeful, I'm Stealing It Back

Morphing Into A Music Blog (2)

Spotted this music meme via Reidski's mate The Yorkshire Pudding . . . mmm, yorkshire puddings, gravy and roast potatoes . . . who mugged it from a Seattle blogger called Alkelda the Gleeful a/k/a Farida Dowler.

'My Life in Music Albums' is a music meme where you simply start from year you were born - in my case 1971 - and year on year, list the album that in your opinion was important for you in that particular year.

Granted I didn't really start getting into music until the early eighties, so my variation on the meme is that for every year I will try and pick an album that at some point in my life has been in my record/cassette/CD/mp3 collection. Where possible, rather than being a Monday Morning Leninist, I'll try and pick an album that was my favourite for that particular year, rather than opting for an album that I have subsequently discovered.

I'm taking Alkelda's wise advice by using Wikipedia's Tables of Years in Music as an aide memoire.

  • 1971 - What's Going On, Marvin Gaye
  • 1972 - Saint Dominic's Preview, Van Morrison
  • 1973 - For Your Pleasure, Roxy Music
  • 1974 - Slaughter on 10th Avenue, Mick Ronson
  • 1975 - Between the Lines, Janis Ian
  • 1976 - A New World Record, Electric Light Orchestra
  • 1977 - Pink Flag, Wire
  • 1978 - All Mod Cons, The Jam
  • 1979 - Secondhand Daylight, Magazine
  • 1980 - Sound Affects,The Jam
  • 1981 - Penthouse and Pavement, Heaven 17
  • 1982 - Lexicon of Love, ABC
  • 1983 - The Hurting, Tears For Fears
  • 1984 - The Smiths, The Smiths
  • 1985 - Steve McQueen, Prefab Sprout
  • 1986 - Infected, The The
  • 1987 - Crooked Mile, Microdisney
  • 1988 - Viva Hate, Morrissey
  • 1989 - Stone Roses, Stone Roses
  • 1990 - The La's, The La's
  • 1991 - Don't Try This At Home, Billy Bragg
  • 1992 - It's A Shame About Ray, The Lemonheads
  • 1993 - Giant Steps, Boo Radleys
  • 1994 - Dummy, Portishead
  • 1995 - Grand Prix, Teenage Fanclub
  • 1996 - Everything Must Go, Manic Street Preachers
  • 1997 - Radiator, Super Furry Animals
  • 1998 - This Is Hardcore, Pulp
  • 1999 - Le Tigre, Le Tigre
  • 2000 - The Great Eastern, The Delgados
  • 2001 - Persevere, The Proclaimers
  • 2002 - Redd Blood Cells, White Stripes (with Steven McDonald from Redd Kross)
  • 2003 - Black Cherry, Goldfrapp
  • 2004 - No Cities Left, The Dears
  • 2005 - As Is Now, Paul Weller
  • 2006 - Back to Black, Amy Winehouse
  • 2007 - Yours Truly, Angry Mob, Kaiser Chiefs
  • If I'm being honest, '74 & '75 were the only difficult years to pin down, but the Mick Ronson and Janis Ian albums were honest enough picks. Just don't put me on the spot, and ask me to give you the name of track 3/ side 1 on either of the albums. Also, I couldn't have been listening to a lot of albums in 2002 if I had to plump for Redd Blood Cells, but I do remember loving the album at the time. White Stripes have passed me by ever since.

    Next tagees?

    The usual suspects: Robin Scott; 'Chris' from the Kensington blog; Hogan Ephraim; Tina Fey; Julia Louis-Dreyfus; Reidski; Sarah Silverman.

    4 comments:

    Kara said...

    I can't believe you picked The Lemonheads for 1992! Don't you remember that 1992 was the same year Sonic Youth's Dirty came out?
    Besides, The LEMONHEADS? Yuck, yuck, yuck.

    Darren said...

    "Now i feel stupid." . . . what else do you want me to write, Kara?

    Darren said...

    PS - I only knew the track '100%' in 1992.

    The Lemonheads album was a bona fide classic. No comment on my choice for 1999?

    Alkelda the Gleeful said...

    You actually did the meme! You should totally get a prize.