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  • Favorite Album by Year 1940-2014 (Progress: 45 of 75 years for 60.0% completion)

    11 May 2014, 0:31

    1940 Lee Wiley - Rodgers and Hart Album

    Three Wiley albums in 1940. This one has my favorite cover.

    1941
    1942
    1943 Paul Robeson - Songs of Free Men



    1944
    1945
    1946
    1947
    1948
    1949
    1950
    1951
    1952
    1953
    1954
    1955 Lotte Lenya - Lotte Lenya singt Kurt Weill


    1956 The Louvin Brothers - Tragic Songs of Life


    1957 Caterina Valente - Plenty Valente!


    1958
    1959 Esquivel - Exploring New Sounds in Hi-Fi

    Maestro!

    1960
    1961 John Coltrane - My Favorite Things


    1962
    1963 Judy Henske - Judy Henske

    Listen to the music. Stay for the jokes.

    1964
    1965 The Shangri-Las - The Shangri-Las-65!


    1966
    1967 Ewa Demarczyk - śpiewa piosenki Zygmunta Koniecznego


    1968 Bobbie Gentry - The Delta Sweete


    1969 Gal Costa - Gal Costa


    1970 Lee Hazlewood - Cowboy in Sweden


    1971
    1972
    1973 Sun Ra - Space Is the Place


    1974
    1975 Henry Cow - In Praise of Learning


    1976 Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life


    1977 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours


    1978
    1979 The B-52's - The B-52's

    Probably my favorite album. When Fred says 'there are dozens of others like you' I really believe him!

    1980 Blondie - Autoamerican


    1981 Crass-Penis Envy


    1982 Kate Bush - The Dreaming

    A love-hate relationship. As with all things Kate love wins out.

    1983 Gustav Holst - The Planets (Herbert von Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker)

    An excellent introduction to classical music.

    1984 Jean Sibelius - Finlandia; Valse triste; Tapiola; Der Schwan von Tuonela (Herbert von Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker)

    Wonderful from beginning to end. I know it's wrong but every time I hear Tapiola I imagine a theramin over the top of it. Like I said, wrong!

    1985 Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

    My favorite album from my favorite artist makes 1985 an easy pick.

    1986 Sonny Sharrock - Guitar

    We had a son. We called him Sonny. He played guitar.

    1987
    1988 Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man


    1989 Giacinto Scelsi - Quattro pezzi per orchestra; Anahit; Uaxuctum (Orchestre et Chœur de la Radio-Télévision Polonaise de Cracovie/Jürg Wyttenbach)


    1990 Pixies - Bossanova


    1991 Peter Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Michael Tilson Thomas/LSO)


    1992
    1993 Henry Cowell - Piano Music


    1994 Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet


    1995 The Chieftains - The Long Black Veil

    Sting, Sinéad O'Connor, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones themselves et al are all Chieftains here... except Tom Jones who can't help but be Tom Jones.

    1996 Sergei Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky (St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra/Yuri Temirkanov)

    A presentation of the Prokofiev film score for the Eisenstein film of the same name. The movie chronicles a Teutonic crusader invasion of Russia and the resulting uprising of the affected population behind a charismatic leader.

    1997
    1998 Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi


    1999 Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun


    2000 Sleater-Kinney - All Hands on the Bad One


    2001
    2002 The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

    Reminds me of the phrase "things could always be worse." I like confetti almost as much as Wayne does.

    2003 Souad Massi - Deb

    Masterfully produced album.

    2004 Henri Duparc - Chansons

    Duparc knocks my socks off! Majestic and formless rather than serene as the cover suggests. I haven't heard anything like it.

    2005 Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

    The loudest album I've heard that I am enthusiastic about.

    2006 Susan Christie - Paint a Lady

    Recorded in 1970 and released 36 years later. Christie has a wonderful warm sad voice fitting acid folk to a tee and with competent enough instrumentation and a stunning introductory vocal freakout to Yesterday, Where's My Mind? 2006 is a throwback to a hipp(i)er time. Additional highlight is Ghost Riders in the Sky.

    2007 Fred Frith and Evelyn Glennie - The Sugar Factory


    2008
    2009
    2010 John Zorn - The Goddess: Music for the Ancient of Days

    Can music be "beautiful?" Yes, she can.

    2011 Hera - Where My Complete Beloved Is

    Oh Companion That Abode Is Unmatched,
    Where My Complete Beloved Is.

    In that Place There Is No Happiness or Unhappiness,
    No Truth or Untruth
    Neither Sin Nor Virtue.
    There Is No Day or Night, No Moon or Sun,
    There Is Radiance Without Light.

    2012 Hiromi Trio Project - Move

    Her name is Hiromi. She's a black belt in piano.

    2013 Fire! Orchestra - Exit!


    2014
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