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Autonomist
12-21-2007, 12:36 PM
A fun game I thought up, though admittedly it's probably been played before on forums elsewhere. Basically you choose your favourite album of every year from whatever year until 2007.

I used RateYourMusic to browse over my collection and see which albums came out when. For those who don't have an account another easy way to see what came out when would be to Arrange Albums by Year in iTunes.

I went from 2007 up to 1991. Yeah I got carried away, but it was fun. And it's not like you have to look at it if you don't want to.

2007:
Yidcore - They Tried To Kill Us. They Failed. Let's Eat!
Bad Religion - New Maps of Hell
Kanye West - Graduation
Streetlight Manifesto - Somewhere in the Between

2006:
Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
Frenzal Rhomb - Forever Malcolm Young
Greg Graffin - Cold as the Clay
Hilltop Hoods - The Hard Road

2005:
The Disables - Nuthin' for No One
Garbage - Bleed Like Me

2004:
Social Distortion - Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll
Bad Religion - The Empire Strikes First
N.E.R.D. - Fly or Die
Royce Da 5'9" - Death is Certain

2003:
Frenzal Rhomb - Sans Souci
Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Went Numb
Immortal Technique - Revolutionary Vol. 2
A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step

2002:
Eminem - The Eminem Show
8 Mile Soundtrack
Bad Religion - The Process of Belief
Millencolin - Home from Home

2001:
Tenacious D - Tenacious D
Muse - Origin of Symmetry
D12 - Devil's Night
Daft Punk - Discovery

2000:
Rage Against the Machine - Renegades
Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
The Offspring - Conspiracy of One

1999:
Frenzal Rhomb - A Man's Not a Camel
Suicidal Tendencies - Freedumb
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
Mos Def - Black on Both Sides

1998:
Frenzal Rhomb - Meet the Family
Dropkick Murphys - Do or Die
Monster Magnet - Powertrip
Turbonegro - Apocalypse Dudes
Agnostic Front - Something's Gotta Give

1997:
The Offspring - Ixnay on the Hombre

1996:
Bad Religion - The Gray Race
Social Distortion - White Light, White Heat, White Trash

1995:
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
KMFDM - Nihil
Rancid - ...And Out Come the Wolves
Incubus - Fungus Amongus

1994:
The Offspring - Smash
Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley

1993:
Inner Circle - Bad Boys

1992:
The Offspring - Ignition
Body Count - Body Count
Alice In Chains - Dirt

1991:
Seal - Seal

JohnnyNemesis
12-21-2007, 12:58 PM
2002;
Eminem - The Eminem Show
1996;
Bad Religion - The Gray Race

1994;
The Offspring - Smash

1993;
Inner Circle - Bad Boys

1992;
The Offspring - Ignition



I greatly approve of all. Especially one of 'em.

Does anyone know of a way to get info on the year a given album was released? Like some sort AppleScript that does it automatically or something?

Endymion
12-21-2007, 01:14 PM
itunes should automatically get that info for you. just enable the 'year' column in itunes.

JohnnyNemesis
12-21-2007, 01:34 PM
I don't have the year listed on all of the songs I own, though, so there's a few bajillion albums without the year listed and it'd be tedious to list all of them.

What I meant was, like, something that'll get that info (the year) based on the Artist/Album or whatever. I'll look into it.

Jakebert
12-21-2007, 01:49 PM
1990- Sonic Youth- Goo
1991- The Pixies- Trompe le Monde
1992- R.E.M.- Automatic For The People
1993- Mazzy Star- So Tonight That I May See
1994- Guided By Voices- Bee Thousand
1995- Sonic Youth- Washing Machine
1996- R.E.M.- New Adventures in Hi Fi
1997- Elliott Smith- Either/Or
1998- R.E.M.- UP
1999- Mogwai- Come On, Die Young
2000- Godspeed You! Black Emporer- Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
2001- Rilo Kiley- Take Offs and Landings
2002- The Mountain Goats- Tallahassee
2003- Death Cab For Cutie- Transatlanticism
2004- Pedro the Lion- Achillie's Heel
2005- Sufjan Stevens- Illinois
2006- Cat Power- The Greatest
2007- Blonde Redhead- 23

Mr. Gepetto
12-21-2007, 02:37 PM
This is completley based off of iTunes, and I'm just not in the mood to do the research, so these might not be my first choice but..
1990-Fugazi-13 Songs
1991-Nirvana-Nevermind
1992-Rage Against the Machine-Self Titled
1993-Primus-Pork Soda
1994-The Presidents of the United States of America-Self Titled
1995-Rancid-...And Out Come the Wolves
1996-The Suicide Machines-Destruction By Definition(tough choice)
1997-Mustard Plug-Evildoers Beware!
1998-Hello Rockview-Less Than Jake
1999-Mu330-Self Titled
2000-Rage Against the Machine-Renegades
2001-Rockin' the Suburbs-Ben Folds(<3)
2002-Audioslave-Self Titled
2003-EGN<33333333333333(though there were a zillion great albums this year)
2004-Bad Religion-The Empire Strikes First
2005-311-Don't Tread on Me
2006-Wolfmother-Self Titled
2007-Streetlight Manifesto-Somewhere in the Between

0r4ng3
12-21-2007, 08:10 PM
2007
Toss-up between Career Suicide by A Wilhelm Scream or Somewhere in the Between by Streetlight Manifesto

2006
Billy Talent - Billy Talent II

2005
The Fall of Troy - Manipulator

2004
Descendents - Cool To Be You

2003
Billy Talent - Billy Talent

2002
Sum 41 - Does This Look Infected?

2001
I don't have that many albums from this year, but I'll go with Origin of Symmetry by Muse

2000
AFI - The Art of Drowning

1999
Pennywise - Straight Ahead

1998
The Offspring - Americana

coke_a_holic
12-21-2007, 10:28 PM
Ummmm, I left all of my almost-good-enough-to-top-the-number-one-choice as footnotes.

2007: Bomb the Music Industry! - Get Warmer
2006: Electric Six - Switzerland and/or Bomb the Music Industry! - Goodbye Cool World
2005: Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Feel The Illinoise!
2004: Say Anything - Is A Real Boy
2003: Arrogant Sons of Bitches - Three Cheers For Disappointment
2002: Against Me! - Reinventing Axl Rose
2001: Les Claypool's Frog Brigade - Live Frogs Set One
2000: Cursive - Domestica
1999: The Faint - Blank Wave Arcade
1998: Catch 22 - Keasbey Nights
1997: Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
1996: Uh, none?
1995: Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante
1994: None
1993: Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
1992: Faith No More - Angel Dust
1991: Primus - Sailing The Seas Of Cheese
1990: Primus - Frizzle Fry
1989: Nothing
1988: NWA - Straight Outta Compton
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1983: Tom Waits - Swordfish Trombones

Okay, that's all I can stand to do. Here are all of my honorable mentions:

* 2005:

The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
The Fall of Troy - Doppelganger
Bomb the Music Industry! - To Leave Or Die In Long Island
Against Me! - Searching For A Former Clarity

* 2003:

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Hearts of Oak
Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Goes Numb
The Postal Service - Give Up
Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros - Streetcore
Cursive - The Ugly Organ

* 2002:

Desaparecidos - Read Music/Speak Spanish
Bright Eyes - Lifted, or, The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground

* 1998:

Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Jets To Brazil - Orange Rhyming Dictionary

JohnnyNemesis
12-22-2007, 03:13 PM
Okay, let me give this a shot. I'm going all the way back to fuckin' 1981!

I tried to combine how much I loved the albums at the time (if I was alive) with how much I like the albums now.

2007: Kanye West - Graduation
(Hon. Mentions: Streetlight Manifesto - Somewhere in the Between, Synthetic Division - Get with the Programs)

2006: The Blow - Paper Television
(Hon. Mentions: Ratatat - Classics, Obie Trice - Second Round's On Me, Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor)

2005: Polytune - Bytes & Items
(Hon. Mentions: System of a Down - Hypnotize, Ladytron - Witching Hour, Fischerspooner - Odyssey, Royce Da 5'9 - Independent's Day)

2004: Royce Da 5'9 - Death Is Certain
(Hon. Mentions: Le Tigre - This Island, Ratatat - Ratatat, Jean Grae - This Week, Kanye West - College Dropout)

2003: The Offspring - Splinter
(Hon. Mentions: Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Goes Numb, Obie Trice - Cheers, AFI - Sing the Sorrow, Jay-Z - The Black Album)

2002: 1208 - Feedback is Payback
(Hon. Mentions: System of a Down - Steal This Album!, Royce Da 5'9 - Rock City, Eminem - The Eminem Show, Jean Grae - Attack of the Attacking Things)

2001: Deviates - Time is the Distance
(Hon. Mentions: Daft Punk - Discovery, The Faint - Danse Macabre, Jay-Z - The Blueprint)

2000: AFI - The Art of Drowning
(Hon. Mentions: At the Drive- In - Relationship of Command, Big Pun - Yeahhh Baby!, Eminem - The Marhshall Mathers LP, The Offspring - Conspiracy of One)

1999: Pennywise - Straight Ahead
(Hon. Mentions: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication, Pulley - S/T, Le Tigre - S/T, AFI - Black Sails in the Sunset)

1998: System of a Down - S/T
(Hon. Mentions: The Offspring - Americana, Unwritten Law - S/T, Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals, Orgy - Candyass , Monster Magnet - Powertrip)

1997: U2 - Pop
(Hon. Mentions: The Offspring - Ixnay on the Hombre, 311 - Transistor)

1996: Unwritten Law - Oz Factor
(Hon. Mention: Local H - As Good as Dead)

1995: Foo Fighters - S/T
(Hon. Mention: Pennywise - About Time)

1994: The Offspring - Smash
(Hon. Mentions: Notorious B.I.G - Ready to Die, Pearl Jam - Vitalogy, Collage - Chapter One)

1993: Pennywise - Unknown Road
(Hon. Mentions: Split Mirrors 1999, Pearl Jam - vs., Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion)

1992: The Offspring - Ignition

1991: Pennywise - S/T
(Hon. Mentions: Nirvana - Nevermind, Pearl Jam- Ten)

1990: Depeche Mode - Violator

1989: The Offspring - S/T

1988: Will to Power - Will to Power
(Hon. Mentions: Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, Mike Mareen - Synthesizer Control)

1987: Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses

1986: Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
(Hon. Mentions: Ken Laszlo - Ken Laszlo, Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet)

1985: N/A

1984: Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward

1983: Depeche Mode - Construction Time Again
(Hon. Mention: U2 - War)

1982: Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame
(Hon. Mention: Berlin - Pleasure Victim)

1981: Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell
(Hon. Mention: The Human League - Dare!)

Autonomist
12-23-2007, 03:45 AM
I greatly approve of all. Especially one of 'em.

Bad Boys also has the honour of being the first album I ever owned, on cassette! I ended up losing it and couldn't find another copy until last year as I'd incorrectly assumed it was a Bob Marley album all this time.

Furthermore, I liked the layout of your list so much that I stole it and edited in some honourable mentions of my own.

JohnnyNemesis
12-24-2007, 10:55 AM
I was hoping someone would give me props on that!

BREAK
12-24-2007, 03:05 PM
Every year since I was born (music sucked before then):

1982 - Mission of Burma - Vs.
1983 - Wipers - Over the Edge
1984 - The Replacements - Let it Be
1985 - R.E.M. - Fables of the Reconstruction
1986 - Beastie Boys - License to Ill
1987 - Butthole Surfers - Hairway to Steven
1988 - Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
1989 - Pixies - Doolittle
1990 - Fugazi - Repeater
1991 - A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
1992 - Faith No More - Angel Dust
1993 - Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers
1994 - Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
1995 - Mineral - The Power of Failing
1996 - Local H - As Good As Dead
1997 - Mogwai - Young Team
1998 - Fugazi - End Hits
1999 - The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
2000 - Cave In - Jupiter
2001 - Fugazi - The Argument
2002 - ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes
2003 - The Blood Brothers - ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn
2004 - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
2005 - M.I.A. - Arular
2006 - Mission of Burma - The Obliterati
2007 - Yea Big + Kid Static - s/t

Alex101
04-06-2008, 01:34 PM
2007:
Bad Religion - New Maps of Hell
D.I. - On the Western Front
Tim Armstrong - A Poet's Life
Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
Sum 41 - Underclass Hero

2006:
Rise Against - The Sufferer and the Witness
Tool - 10,000 Days
NOFX - Wolves in Wolves' Clothing
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
Voivod - Katorz

2005:
Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
System of a Down - Mezmerize/Hypnotize
Dropkick Murphys - The Warrior's Code
Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil
The Transplants - Haunted Cities

2004:
Social Distortion - Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll
Bad Religion - The Empire Strikes First
My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Rise Against - Siren Song of the Counter Culture
The Killers - Hot Fuss

2003:
Voivod - s/t
The Offspring - Splinter
NOFX - The War on Errorism
AFI - Sing the Sorrow
Rancid - Indestructible

2002:
Bad Religion - The Process of Belief
Face to Face - How to Ruin Everything
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
Foo Fighters - One by One
The Transplants - s/t

2001:
Sum 41 - All Killer No Filler
Pennywise - Land of the Free?
311 - From Chaos
Death By Stereo - Day of the Death
Guttermouth - Covered With Ants

2000:
The Offspring - Conspiracy of One
Rancid - Rancid (2000)
U.S. Crush - s/t
Face to Face - Reactionary
Bad Religion - The New America

1999:
blink-182 - Enema of the State
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Rage Against the Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles
Pennywise - Straight Ahead
Face to Face - Ignorance is Bliss

1998:
The Offspring - Americana
MxPx - Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo
Lagwagon - Let's Talk About Feelings
Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come
Alkaline Trio - Goddamnit

1997:
The Offspring - Ixnay on the Hombre
Jerky Boys 4
Pennywise - Full Circle
Radiohead - OK Computer
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape

1996:
Social Distortion - White Light, White Heat, White Trash
Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire
Tool - &#198;nima
Bad Religion - The Gray Race
Jerky Boys 3

1995:
Rancid - ...And Out Come the Wolves
Social Distortion - Mainliner
Green Day - Insomniac
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Pennywise - About Time

1994:
The Offspring - Smash
Bad Religion - Stranger Than Fiction
Jerky Boys 2
Rancid - Let's Go
NOFX - Punk in Drublic

1993:
Jerky Boys - s/t
Bad Religion - Recipe for Hate
Anthrax - Sound of White Noise
Nirvana - In Utero
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

1992:
Social Distortion - Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell
Rage Against the Machine - s/t
Bad Religion - Generator
Helmet - Meantime
The Offspring - Ignition

1991:
Nirvana - Nevermind
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Infectious Grooves - The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move... It's the Infectious Grooves
Primus - Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Metallica - s/t

1990:
Bad Religion - Against the Grain
Social Distortion - s/t
Primus - Frizzle Fry
Anthrax - Persistence of Time
Suicidal Tendencies - Lights... Camera... Revolution!

1989:
Bad Religion - No Control
The Offspring - s/t
NOFX - S&M Airlines
Voivod - Nothingface
Big Drill Car - Album/Tape/CD Type Thing

1988:
Bad Religion - Suffer
Suicidal Tendencies - How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today
Anthrax - State of Euphoria
Metallica - ...And Justice for All
Voivod - Dimension Hatr&#246;ss

1987:
Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
U2 - The Joshua Tree
Anthrax - Among the Living
Voivod - Killing Technology
Suicidal Tendencies - Join the Army

IamSam
04-06-2008, 04:53 PM
2002: 1208 - Feedback is Payback
(Hon. Mentions: System of a Down - Steal This Album!, Royce Da 5'9 - Rock City, Eminem - The Eminem Show, Jean Grae - Attack of the Attacking Things)



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