What is your favorite year for album releases

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    What is your favorite year for album releases

    There have been some years where classic albums were being released one right after another. What is your favorite year and give me 10 - 15 album releases that you remember?

    For me - 1973

    Aerosmith - Aerosmith
    Billion Dollar Babies - Alice Cooper Band
    Aladdin Sane - David Bowie
    Brain Salad Surgey - ELP
    Quadrophenia - The Who
    Goats Head Soup - The Stones
    Countdown to Ecstacy - Steeley Dan
    Ringo - Ringo Starr
    Queen - Queen
    Dark Side of the Moon  - Pink Floyd
    Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin
    New York Dolls - NY Dolls
    Mott - Mott the Hoople
    Mind Games - John Lennon
    Moontan - Golden Earring
    Living in a Material World - George Harrison
    Band on the Run - P.M. and Wings
    Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    Raw - Iggy and the Stooges

    And how do I remember this - because the drugs hadn't destroyed my mind yet and my sister worked at EJ Korvettes. Albums were $2.99 & $3.99 before her store discount. It is also the year I formed my first band. Man we were bad.

     
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    You nailed it, jessey.  1973 for me as well.  Seems like the cosmic forces of prog rock and metal were at their zenith that year.  And I will add these:

    BOC - Tyranny and Mutation
    Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
     
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    Excellent choices jessey. For me it's 1970.
    Led Zeppelin III
    After the Gold Rush - Neil Young
    Paranoid - Black Sabbath
    Moondance - Van Morrisson
    Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
    Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs - Derek & the Dominoes
    Bitches Brew - Miles Davis
    Deja Vu - CSNY
    Cosmos Factory - CCR (IMO maybe the best rock album ever)
    Abraxas - Santana
    Band of Gyspys - Jimi Hendrix
    Sex Machine - James Brown
    Funkadelic - Funkadelic
    Get Yer Ya Ya's out - The Rolling Stones
    Back In the USA - MC5
    And much much more. I had to really reel myself to hold my list to 15. Sounds like we both started our first bands the same year. As awful as that band was we actually got some paying gigs. I think the drugs must have been better back then. Laughing

     
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    I also believe that although it was recorded in 1972, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was released in 1973.

    My poor father - he had no clue as to what to do with me, I turned 15 that year and was insane with all these influences pulling at me. My father (Sinatra fan) was trying desperately to win a battle that he had no chance of winning. He saw posters of Alice, Bowie and The Dolls and was so afraid of what was on the horizon. Sadly, the day came when he found my first pair of platform boots, black eyeliner and black nail polish. It was pathetic to see this proud Italian/American man weeping at the sight of his only son. God knows what he thought. He even tried to drag me off to his cousin the barber to wash the blonde streaks out of my hair and give it a good cut. Thankfully my sisters were there to save me.

    I miss that man - Ti amo Papa.

    Carnie - we got to do a few school dances but didn't hit the club scene until 74/75. And we still were pretty bad. And we would always screw-up Stairway. At least our drummer would. He would always forget which verse the drums were supposed to come in.
     
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    1969, tough year to top as well!!


    The Beatles
    : Let it Be & Abbey Road - Final Albums
    Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin I & II - Debut Albums
    The Rolling Stones: Let it Bleed
    Jimi Hendrix Experience: Plays at legendary Woodstock Festival
    Deep Purple: 3 Albums, including Concerto for group and Orchestra
    The Who: Tommy
    Pink Floyd: Ummagumma
    Cream: Goodbye - Final Album
    The Kinks: Arthur
    The Doors: The Soft Parade - Final Studio Album
    Bob Marley and The Wailers: Soul Shakedown - Debut Album
    David Bowie - Space Oddity - First hit single
    King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King - Debut album
    Creedence Clearwater Revival: Green River - Breakthrough Album
    The Stooges: The Stooges - Debut Album
    Elton John: Empty Sky - Debut Album
    The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground

    I'm sure I missed a few.
     
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    I would have to say that although the late sixties and early seventies had a humongous amount of great LP's, for me, 1979 had this going for it:

    A sort of rebirth of Heavy Metal was going on (Def Leppard, Scorpions, AC/DC, Black Sabbath reborn with Ronnie Jame Dio, Rainbow reborn without Ronnie James Dio, etc.)

    Many "new wave" artists were hitting their stride and putting out good LP's. (Blondie,Devo,Talking Heads, Joe Jackson, Graham Parker, Elvis Costello, etc.)

    Many "classic rock" acts that weren't around in 1969-73 ( Tom Petty, Mellencamp,Ted Nugent,Foreigner, Pat Benatar, etc.) had some seriousy good music around that time.

    There was a rebirth of "rockabilly" brought about by artists like Robert Gordon and Dave Edmunds.

    Punk rock still was around ( Iggy, Ramones, the Clash).

    I would say in 1979, I was dropping about $30 weekly at the record store (in those days that was about 6 LP's) mostly on new releases.

     
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    1967, not too shabby either.

    Doors -
    Strange Days
    Doors - The Doors
    Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band
    Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
    Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed
    Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
    The Velvet Underground & Nico - Velvet Underground
    Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
    The Who - The Who Sell Out
     
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    Tough to pick, really.   It would fall in the 1968-1973 range for me.

    Off the top of my head?

    Probably, 1972.

    I'd need to go back and confirm other albums, but stuff like:

    Garcia (Self Titled)
    Bob Weir (Ace)
    Grateful Dead (Europe '72)
    Stones (Exile)
    Stills (Mannassas)
    Neil Young (Harvest)
    Nick Drake (Pink Moon)
    Big Star (#1 Record)
    Tull (Thick As A Brick)
    Curtis Mayfield (SuperFly)
    Allmans (Eat A Peach)
    Van Morrison (St. Domenic's Preview)
    The Band (Rock of Ages)
    Humble Pie (Smokin')
    Rocky Mountain High (John Denver)
    Rory Gallagher (Live in Europe)
    Rod Stewart (Never a Dull Moment)
    Captain Beyond (Self Titled)

    I'd say these stand out.

    Hard to go wrong in this era.  Basically, 1970-1973 is pretty bitchin' and I wasn't even born yet.



     
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    Might as well as throw 1971 out there too
    Who's Next
    What's going on - Marvin Gaye
    Hunky Dory - David Bowie
    Tapestry - Carole King
    Live at Fillmore East - The Allman Brothers
    Imagine - John Lennon
    LA Woman - The Doors
    Master of Reality - Black Sabbath
    Maggot Brain - Funkadelic
    Tupelo Honey - Van Morrisson
    Aqualung - Jethro Tull
    Nilsson Schmilsson
    Pearl - Janis Joplin
    Songs of Love and Hate - Leonard Cohen
    John Prine's debut Album
    Coal Miner's Daughter - Loretta Lynn
    Not a bad year either.
     
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    You forgot Zeppelin IV and the Stones' Sticky Fingers!. 


     
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    Welcome BB
     
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    For me, it was 1977 and it was all because of one album. That is when Elvis Costello's  My Aim Is True was released. This album, more than any other one, was the first one that spoke to me. The combination of a geeky singer songwriter, angry at his state in life, and playing rock that seemed to reach back to it's earliest days was the perfect combination for me. I was never a "cool" guy, so this nerd rock was perfect for someone who felt like outsider and a misfit. It had the perfect combination of great melodies and pissed off lyrics that meant a lot to me at that time in my life. After that, my musical tastes were altered and took me in new directions that I had never expected. That's why 1977 will always be my favorite year for music.

    So I cheated here, I didn't list 10 releases. I don't think any year has had that many albums that I think are classics.
     
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    In Response to Re: What is your favorite year for album releases:
    [QUOTE]For me, it was 1977 and it was all because of one album. That is when Elvis Costello's   My Aim Is True was released. This album, more than any other one, was the first one that spoke to me. The combination of a geeky singer songwriter, angry at his state in life, and playing rock that seemed to reach back to it's earliest days was the perfect combination for me. I was never a "cool" guy, so this nerd rock was perfect for someone who felt like outsider and a misfit. It had the perfect combination of great melodies and pissed off lyrics that meant a lot to me at that time in my life. After that, my musical tastes were altered and took me in new directions that I had never expected. That's why 1977 will always be my favorite year for music. So I cheated here, I didn't list 10 releases. I don't think any year has had that many albums that I think are classics.
    Posted by devildavid[/QUOTE]

    You'll always be "cool" with me!

    I can relate to the feeling of being a "misfit." I spent most of my school years feeling this way. You see, I was the only boy in the family, the other guys I grew up with all had brothers. Also, my mother passed when I was quite young , which made me different from all the other kids. I never was exceptional at sports (although , I was good...it never seemed "good enough" to be a starter on any team). I wasn't a "jock"a "brain" or a "greaser" ,but I was friendly with kids in all groups. It turns out I actually wasn't a "misfit" at all, I was just a normal kid going through adolescence in my own very quiet manner with my own agenda....which I still am not sure about. But at the time of the "punk" and "new wave" movements , it was clear that many young people of this time period considered themselves "misfits" or "without direction" in life.

    Elvis Costello likely connected with many of us for just this reason. I always indentified with "Dan" the kid in the Kinks song "Rock 'n'Roll Fantasy. "Dan is a fan and he lives for our music , he plays rock'n'roll day and night. And when he feels down, he puts some rock'n'roll on and it makes him feel alright." But you and me keep thinking that the world is just passing us by, don't want to spend my life living in a rock'n'roll fantasy , don't want to waste my life hiding away anymore..."...that was me....to a T.
     
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    In Response to Re: What is your favorite year for album releases:
    [QUOTE]You forgot Zeppelin IV and the Stones' Sticky Fingers!. 
    Posted by BBReigns[/QUOTE]My point exactly. 1971 was a good year for popular music.
     

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