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Music Meme

July 16, 2008
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In the interest of generating some actual activity among the few readers of this blog (I know you are out there!) I am posting this exercise in pure nerdery (sp?) for you all to ponder and partake in (just post your lists in the Comments section at the end of this post).

My good friend Ry tagged me on this one and basically this meme consists of posting a favorite album representing every year you have been alive. Now the purists may try and remember what they were actually listening to when they were two years old, but alas I cannot. So use albums by artists you still listen to or found influential later in life. This does take some time, but it is fun. Of course, good old Wikipedia helps out a ton! I see a Movie Meme in this blog’s future! (Oh, and I’m tagging Eric & Liz.)

1977: Fleetwood Mac, Rumours

1978: Blondie, Parallel Lines

1979: The Clash, London Calling

1980: Bob Marley and The Wailers, Uprising

1981: Vangelis, Chariots of Fire – Soundtrack

1982: Prince, 1999

1983: David Bowie, Let’s Dance

1984: Wham!, Make It Big

1985: Stevie Wonder, In Square Circle

1986: Madonna, True Blue

1987: U2, The Joshua Tree

1988: Guns N’ Roses, Lies

1989: Young MC, Stone Cold Rhymin’

1990: Sinead O’Connor, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

1991: U2, Achtung Baby; R.E.M., Out of Time; Pearl Jam, Ten (Sorry, this was a crucial year for me)

1992: R.E.M., Automatic for the People

1993: Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream

1994: Pearl Jam, Vitology

1995: Radiohead, The Bends

1996: Rage Against the Machine, Evil Empire

1997: Buena Vista Social Club, self-titled

1998: Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

1999: Luna, The Days of Our Nights

2000: Mark Knopfler, Sailing to Philadelphia

2001: Natalie Merchant, Motherland

2002: Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

2003: Over the Rhine, Ohio

2004: Arcade Fire, Funeral

2005: The New Pornographers, Twin Cinema

2006: Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings The Flood

2007: LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver

2008: TBD, but so far this year, Sigur Ros, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Dana permalink*
    July 16, 2008 8:04 am

    I’m sorry, but I have to object to your 1994 album… doesn’t it HAVE to be Jeff Buckley’s “Grace”?!?!

  2. July 16, 2008 9:07 am

    I must make the same objection, but I know how much you love Vitology. Good list.

  3. ericberget permalink
    July 31, 2008 8:04 pm

    Drew & Dana! First, we are ever thankful for your faithfulness in leaving comments on our humble blog. It says something that you’ve been the first to comment on multiple posts – before our moms even 🙂 And second, believe me, we will attempt to do this meme; we have watched enough average movies this week out of boredom that a task like this is right up our alley. Hug Baby Johnson, who I’m sure is bigger than we can believe. -liz

  4. Dana permalink*
    July 31, 2008 8:52 pm

    Ann-yong!! We look forward to your meme(s)! I feel like such a blogging nerd using words like “meme” 🙂

    Maren sends her love—we’ll have to send you a picture sometime.

  5. Britt permalink
    August 29, 2008 8:40 am

    OK, this isn’t a response to Music Meme, but it’s on the music topic…. I heard about this Nine-Minute Road Trip on NPR yesterday and got a kick out of it. 5 songs in 9 minutes to create an abbreviated road trip experience. It’s a fun, random soundtrack, made more entertaining by reading Stephen Thompson’s explanation for each selection:

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93875372&sc=emaf

    If nothing else, it fits well into the category of: “I’m mildly bored, so I’ll check it out.” And if you’re still bored, you can take time to create your own Nine-Minute Road Trip!

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