One album from every decade, 60s to now.

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  • One album from every decade, 60s to now.
  • If you could choose one album from every decade from 60s to the teens. What would it be?

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    The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses


    Nirvana Nevermind


    Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

    This Decade? Hard to say, probably not the best but struck a chord (intended) with me

    Bowie – Dark Star

    Can’t really go back much earlier as too young

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    Can’t do it. Too many to choose from

    Can’t really go back much earlier as too young

    You’ve heard no albums from the 60s and 70s?? There’s a hell of a lot of good stuff you’ve missed then! Like, Hendrix, the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Can, Sex Pistols, Velvet Underground, Stooges, Iggy, Talking Heads…etc etc… I suggest you do some listening young man! 😀


    I suggest you do some listening young man!

    Buying, Shirley. <STW>You can’t recommend anything you don’t have.</STW>

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    Most of my 60s & 70s were nicked 😀

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    You’ve heard no albums from the 60s and 70s?? There’s a hell of a lot of good stuff you’ve missed then! Like, Hendrix, the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Can, Sex Pistols, Velvet Underground, Stooges, Iggy, Talking Heads…etc etc… I suggest you do some listening young man!

    Listened to plenty but hard to judge as I wasn’t there 😉 and my post did have pics in when I did it

    60`s – Something by the Beatles (before I was born)

    70`s – Dark Side Of The Moon

    80`s – Joshua Tree

    90`s – Definitely Maybe

    00s - Bring It On (released in the 90s, but I didn’t start listening to it until the 00s, cheating I know, but the 90s were crammed full of great albums)

    Nothing of any note since then.


    60’s – Revolver – The Beatles

    70’s – Never mind the B******* Here’s The Sex Pistols

    80’s Purple Rain – Prince

    90’s What’s The Story – Oasis

    00’s Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not – Artic Monkeys

    10’s – England Keep My Bones – Frank Turner


    60’s Prophets, Seers & Sages – Tyrannosaurus Rex

    70’s The Wanderers – Soundtrack

    80’s Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables – Dead Kennedys

    90’s 93 Till Infinity – Souls of Mischief

    00’s Countryman – Skitz

    10’s Cave Rave – Crystal Fighters

    i’m sure that would change on any given day. or i’d happily swap for any of the Earthed soundtracks

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    60’s – Velvet Underground and Nico

    70’s – Unknown Pleasures

    80’s – The Queen is Dead (I could so easily put George Best in here as it is such an essential part of my growing up, but as DLG says it isn’t their best I’ll bow to his greater knowledge)

    90’s – Different Class

    00’s – American Idiot

    10’s – Too soon to tell……

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    Think I’d struggle with this.

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    1960s – The Stooges debut LP (still the best rock album ever)

    1970s – Trans Europe Express – Kraftwerk

    1980s – It Takes a Nation of Millions – P.E.

    1990s – Loveless – MBV

    2000s – Thunder Lightning Strike – The Go Team

    2010s – dunno yet

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    60’s – cream – Disraeli gears

    70’s – The doors – LA woman

    80’s – The smiths – the queen is dead

    90’s – Portishead – Dummy

    00’s – The white stripes – Elephant

    10’s – Daft Punk – Random access memmories

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    So far …

    60’s Van Morrison “Astral Weeks”

    70’s Neil Young & Crazy Horse “Live Rust”


    Can’t do but I can say Van Morrison’s 10 albums from 68-1978 are unparalleled in terms of sustained artistic achievement in pop music.


    60s – Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited

    70s – Talking Heads: Fear of Music

    80s – Jesus and Mary Chain: Psychocandy

    90s – Yo la Tengo: I can hear the heart beating as one

    00s – Burial: Untrue

    10s – Chromatics: Kill for Love

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    Can’t do but I can say Van Morrison’s 10 albums from 68-1978 are unparalleled in terms of sustained artistic achievement in music.

    Fixed and very much agree handybar.  Know he’s very much an acquired taste but people don’t realise what a terrific songwriter he is.

    Edit: would also include Them in that category cos that’s where it all started.

    Seeing as I started this, I think I’ve got my list together. It’s flipping hard though.

    60s – are you experienced

    70s – led zep IV

    80s – hup

    90s – his n hers

    00s – funeral

    10s – royal blood

    first and last one most difficult. First because it’s not a decade I’ve got many albums from. Last for the same reason.

    My choices are based on what could always get put on the stereo and I still listen to.


    60’s – The White Album – The Beatles

    70’s – Machine Gun Etiquette – The Damned

    80’s – JuJu – Siouxsie and the Banshees

    90’s – Version 2.0 – Garbage

    00’s – Black Holes and Revelations – Muse

    10’s – 1,000 Forms of Fear – Sia

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    60’s  Freewheeling Bob Dylan. Whoever said Highway 51 is deluded.

    70’s Mothership Connection

    80’s The Lion and the Cobra

    90’s The Second Coming

    00’s  18

    10’s  What the hammer! (but then I’m biased on this one….)


    Bloody difficult to choose from later decades, some will be like sticking a pin in a list, but could change just as easily. So, here goes:

    60’s   King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King

    70’s   Talking Heads – 77

    80’s   Paul Simon – Hearts and Bones

    90’s   Portishead – Dummy

    20’s.  Arcade Fire – Funeral

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    A lot I cannot argue with there – here goes…

    60’s Disraeli Gears (Cream)

    70’s Lamb lies down on Broadway (Genesis)

    80’s Script of the Bridge (Chameleons)

    90’s Ladies and Gentleman we are floating in Space (Spiritualized)

    2010s Happy Songs for Happy People (Mogwai)

    2020’2 Trouble will find me (the National)

    Ask again tomorrow and they’ll have changed!


    60s: no idea

    70s: Land Speed Record (actually an 80s album but they formed in 79 and it’s my list so my rules!)

    80s: Stone Roses

    90s: Cooper Blue, no! The Charltans, no! Screamadelica, no! Hmm…this could go on and on. 90s were too good to me.

    00s: Hot Fuss (the rest of their stuff is shit though)

    10s: Silver Age.

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    Even though I chose I went back to this list and now I have no idea!!

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    60s: Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

    70s: Queen – A Night At The Opera

    80s: Peter Gabriel – So

    90s: Gomez – Bring It On

    00s: Kino – Picture

    10s: Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused To Sing

    It would be different next week, but every decade was a tough choice.

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    60s Strange Days by The Doors

    70s Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division

    80s George Best by TWP

    90s Violator by Depeche Mode

    00s Music of the Spheres by Ian Brown

    10s La Petit Mort by James

    Let it Bleed – the Stones

    After the Goldrush – Neil Young

    Doolittle – The Pixies

    Southern Harmony – The Black Crowes

    White Blood Cells – The White Stripes

    Sometimes I sit and think – Courtney Barnett.

    But at least four of those could change daily.

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    ah it’s not a fair one is it, i’ll change my mind in half an hour, but

    60’s Songs of Leonard Cohen

    70’s Sabbath Bloody Sabbath – Black Sabbath

    80’s Eat ‘Em and Smile – David Lee Roth

    90’s Mr Funny Face – Sprung Monkey

    2000’s – Angles – Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip

    2010’s Teatime Dub Encounters – Underworld and Iggy Pop  ( only because i’ve mostly been obsessed by it this last couple of weeks)

    ask again next week and we’ll all give different albums I suspect.

    60s Astral Weeks by Van Morrison

    70s What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye

    80s Critical Beatdown by Ultramagnetic MC’s

    90s Different Class by Pulp

    00s Original Pirate Material by The Streets

    10s Positive Songs for Negative People by Frank Turner

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    Blimey, 2 votes for Astral Weeks.

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    50s (It’s too important to miss out) A Kind of Blue – Miles Davis

    60s Five Leaves Left – Nick Drake

    70s Songs in the Key of Life – Stevie Wonder (how on earth I’m meant to choose 1 soul album from the 70s I’ve no idea)

    80s Sign o’ the Times – Prince

    90s Blue Lines – Massive Attack

    00s OK Computer – Radiohead (Yes, I’ve moved it forward, but it fits better here)

    10s Too early

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    This is going to take some thinking about, but already some brilliant 60s and 70s choices up there.

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    OK, here’s a list. If I wuz gunna play an album NOW from each decade.. so among my favourites..

    60s – Stooges

    70s – Gang Of Four – Entertainment

    80s – Echo & the Bunnymen – Crocodiles (a Bunnymen tribute band was on Later, so would listen to the real thing)

    90s – Underworld – Beaucoup Fish

    00s – Subtle – A New White

    10s – milo – who told you to think??!!?!?!?!

    As has been said, it’s an impossible task so have added rules to help me pare it down.

    1.  Must be albums I’ve played (and continue to play)  to death yet seem to refuse to die.

    2.  Artists must all begin with a random letter.  So the letter ‘M’

    60s MC5 -Kick Out The Jams
    70s Miles Davis – Dark Magus Live at Carnegie Hall
    80s Matt Johnson – Burning Blue Soul
    90s Make-Up – In Mass Mind
    2ks Magma – Trilogie au Trianon
    210s Moses Gun Collective – Mercy Mountain

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    Well having thought about it, my rule is albums which knocked my socks off when they came out and which I continue to play (some more than others).

    60s Pink Floyd – Ummagumma
    70s Yes – Yes Album
    80s Frank Zappa – Them or Us
    90s Richard Thompson – Mirror Blue
    00s Grinderman – Grinderman
    10s New Noise – Frozen River Flows

    Though it’s hard not to mention The Beatles or Led Zeppelin or listing Zappa’s entire output.


    60s: MC5 – Kick Out The Jams

    70s: Lou Reed – Transformer

    80s: Adam and the Ants – Kings of the Wild Frontier

    90s: Jane’s Addiction – Ritual De Lo Habitual

    00s: The Black Keys – Thickfreakness

    10s: Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface

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    Innit amazing how some lists can contain things you love and things you absolutely hate. Just goes to show eh? (What? I dunno.)

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    60s Freewheelin – Dylan

    70s Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust

    80s Boys don’t cry

    90s Screamadelica

    00s Sound of silver – LCD

    10s Our love –  Caribou


    60’s ..King Crimson ” In The Court Of The Crimson King ”

    70’s ( this was the hard decade for me !) ..

    Free…The Free Story ..yeah I know it’s a g.hits but works so well as a standalone ..

    80’s ..( my least favourite decade ) ..

    Aerosmith ..”Pump.”


    Smashing Pumpkins ..” Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness”


    Gazpacho…” Night ”

    Teens ..

    Afghan Whigs ..” In Spades ”

    Maybe I’ve forgotten something but these would be pretty close to the top of any list ..

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    Ah Free. Most underrated band of their day. “Free Live” is the one for me.

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