All the Albums Under Consideration

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“You Know, It Don’t Come Easy” – Ringo Starr

ALBUMS UNDER CONSIDERATION
Albums must have been in my collection during 2013, when I spent the whole year listening to all my albums in my spare time! (Due to circumstances beyond my control, all albums by The Beatles are excluded from consideration.)










Artist Album Title Release Year
A
Tribe Called Quest
Low End
Theory
1991
AC/DC Back In Black 1980
Ryan Adams Gold 2001
Ryan Adams Ashes and Fire 2011
Alabama Shakes Boys and Girls 2012
All Day Sucker All Day Sucker 2004
Ambulance LTD Ambulance LTD 2003
The Amps Pacer 1995
Fiona Apple When the Pawn … 1999
Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine 2005
The April Skies Strange Western Mood 1991
The April Skies Flood 2005
The April Skies How It All Played Out 2006
The April Skies The April Skies 2009
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not 2006
Tim Armstrong A Poet’s Life 2007
Asia Asia 1982
Audioslave Out of Exile 2005
Badly Drawn Boy The Hour of Bewilderbeest 2000
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 1966
The Beastie Boys Paul’s Boutique 1989
The Beastie Boys Check Your Head 1992
Beck Odelay 1996
Beck Midnite Vultures 1999
Beck Guero 2005
Belly Star 1993
Big Head Todd and the Monsters Sister Sweetly 1993
Big Star #1 Record 1972
Big Star Radio City 1974
Billy Joel The Stranger 1977
Billy Joel 52nd St. 1978
Billy Joel Glass Houses 1980
Billy Joel Songs in the Attic 1981
Billy Squier Don’t Say No 1981
Frank Black Teenager of the Year 1994
Frank Black and the Catholics Devil’s Workshop 2002
The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker 1990
The Black Keys Thickfreakness 2003
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club B.R.M.C. 2001
Black Sabbath Paranoid 1970
Body Count Body Count 1992
The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art of Surfacing 1979
Billy Bragg and Wilco Mermaid Avenue 1998
Brand New Heavies Brand New Heavies 1991
The Breeders Last Splash 1993
Jonatha Brooke Back in the Circus 2004
James Brown The Payback 1973
Buckcherry Buckcherry 1999
Buckcherry Time Bomb 2001
Lindsay Buckingham Gift of Screws 2008
Buffalo Tom Let Me Come Over 1992
Built to Spill Keep it Like a Secret 1999
The Cars The Cars 1978
Johnny Cash Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison 1968
Johnny Cash American Recordings 1994
Johnny Cash Unchained 1996
The Cat Empire Two Shoes 2005
The Cat Empire So Many Nights 2007
Cheap Trick Cheap Trick 1977
Cheap Trick In Color 1977
Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard 1974
The Clash The Clash 1977
The Clash Give ‘Em Enough Rope 1978
The Clash London Calling 1980
The Clash Sandinista! 1980
Shawn Colvin A Few Small Repairs 1996
Cornershop When I Was Born for the 7th Time 1997
Elvis Costello My Aim is True 1978
Elvis Costello Secret, Profane and Sugarcane 2009
The Costello Show King of America 1986
Elvis Costello and the Attractions This Year’s Model 1978
Elvis Costello and the Attractions Armed Forces 1979
Elvis Costello and the Attractions Get Happy!! 1980
Elvis Costello and the Attractions Imperial Bedroom 1982
Elvis Costello and the Attractions Blood and Chocolate 1986
Cowboy Junkies Open 2001
Cream Disraeli Gears 1967
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Deja Vu 1970
The Dandy Warhols 13 Tales from Urban Bohemia 2000
De La Soul Three Feet High and Rising 1989
Detroit Cobras Mink Rat or Rabbit 1998
Detroit Cobras Life, Love and Leaving 2001
Ani DiFranco Dilate 1996
Ani DiFranco Little Plastic Castle 1998
Dinosaur Jr. Green Mind 1991
Dire Straits Making Movies 1980
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 1985
The Dirtbombs Ultraglide in Black 2001
The Donnas American Teenage Rock N Roll Machine 1998
Drive-By Truckers Decoration Day 2003
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks 1975
Eagles of Death Metal Peace, Love, Death Metal 2004
Steve Earle Jerusalem 2002
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Up From Below 2009
Firewater The Golden Hour 2008
Fleetwood Mac Bare Trees 1972
Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
Ben Folds Rockin the Suburbs 2001
Foo Fighters Foo Fighters 1995
Foo Fighters There Is Nothing Left to Lose 1999
Foo Fighters In Your Honor 2005
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace 2007
Fountains of Wayne Fountains of Wayne 1996
Michael Franti and Spearhead Yell Fire! 2006
Michael Franti and Spearhead All People 2013
The Fratellis Costello Music 2006
The Fratellis Here We Stand 2008
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand 2004
Green Day Dookie 1994
Green Day Insomniac 1995
Green Day Warning! 2000
Green Day American Idiot 2004
Guided By Voices Bee Thousand 1994
Gumball Super Tasty 1993
Guns ‘n Roses Appetite for Destruction 1987
Juliana Hatfield Hey Babe 1992
Hawaii Mud Bombers Mondo Primo 2007
Heavenly The Rise and Fall of Heavenly 1994
Hefner The Fidelity Wars 1999
Hefner We Love the City 2000
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced? 1967
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold as Love 1967
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland 1968
Band of Gypsies (Hendrix) Band of Gypsies 1970
Jimi Hendrix Valleys of Neptune 2010
The Hold Steady Separation Sunday 2005
The Hold Steady Boys and Girls in America 2006
The Hold Steady Stay Positive 2008
The Hold Steady Heaven is Whenever 2010
Jolie Holland Escondida 2004
Husker Du Flip Your Wig 1985
Imperial Teen Seasick 1996
INXS Shabooh Shoobah 1982
INXS The Swing 1984
Jane’s Addiction Nothing’s Shocking 1988
Jane’s Addiction Ritual de lo Habitual 1990
Norah Jones Come Away With Me 2002
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings I Learned the Hard Way 2010
The Killers Hot Fuss 2004
The Kings of Leon Youth and Young Manhood 2003
The Kings of Leon Aha Shake Heartbreak 2005
The Kinks Give the People What They Want 1981
LCD Soundsystem The Sound of Silver 2007
LCD Soundsystem This is Happening 2010
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin 1969
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II 1969
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III 1970
Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin IV) 1971
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy 1973
Led Zeppelin Presence 1976
Led Zeppelin In Through the Out Door 1979
Led Zepplin Physical Graffiti 1975
The Lemonheads It’s a Shame About Ray 1992
John Lennon Plastic Ono Band 1970
John Lennon Imagine 1971
John Lennon Walls and Bridges 1974
Lone Justice Lone Justice 1985
Louis XIV The Best Little Secrets are Kept 2005
Marah If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry 2005
Marah Angels of Destruction 2008
Marah Life is a Problem 2010
Johnny Marr The Messenger 2013
Paul McCartney McCartney 1970
Maria McKee You Gotta Sin to Get Saved 1993
The Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime 1984
The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers 1976
Bob Mould Silver Age 2012
Muse Absolution 2003
My Morning Jacket Z 2005
My Morning Jacket Circuital 2011
New York Dolls New York Dolls 1973
Randy Newman Good Old Boys 1974
Nirvana Bleach 1989
Nirvana Nevermind 1991
Nirvana Incesiticide 1992
Nirvana In Utero 1993
Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York 1994
Oasis (What’s the Story) Morning Glory 1995
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain 1994
Pearl Jam Yield 1989
Pearl Jam Ten 1991
Pearl Jam Vs. 1993
Pearl Jam Binaural 2000
Pearl Jam Riot Act 2002
Pearl Jam Pearl Jam 2006
Pearl Jam Backspacer 2009
Tom Petty Full Moon Fever 1989
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers You’re Gonna Get It 1978
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Damn the Torpedoes 1979
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Hard Promises 1981
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Long After Dark 1982
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Long After Dark 1982
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Mojo 2010
Liz Phair Exile in Guyville 1993
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon 1973
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975
Pink Floyd Animals 1977
Pink Floyd The Wall 1979
Pixies Come On Pilgrim 1987
Pixies Surfer Rosa 1988
Pixies Doolittle 1989
Pixies Bossanova 1990
Pixies Trompe le Monde 1991
Pizzicato Five Made in USA 1994
The Pogues If I Should Fall From Grace with God 1988
The Police Regatta de Blanc 1979
The Police Zenyatta Mondatta 1980
The Police Ghost in the Machine 1981
Porno for Pyros Porno for Pyros 1992
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Grace Potter and the Nocturnals 2010
Pretenders Pretenders 1980
Pretenders Pretenders II 1981
Pretenders Learning to Crawl 1984
Pretenders Break Up the Concrete 2008
Prince 1999 1982
Prince Sign O’ the Times 1987
Prince Chaos and Disorder 1996
Prince 3121 2006
Prince and The Revolution Purple Rain 1984
Public Enemy Apocalypse 91: The Enemy Strikes Black 1991
Queen News of the World 1977
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf 2002
R.E.M Murmur 1983
R.E.M. Chronic Town 1982
R.E.M. Reckoning 1984
R.E.M. Fables of the Reconstruction 1985
R.E.M. Life’s Rich Pageant 1986
R.E.M. Dead Letter Office 1987
R.E.M. Document 1987
R.E.M. Green 1988
R.E.M. Automatic for the People 1992
R.E.M. Monster 1994
The Raconteurs Broken Boy Soldiers 2006
The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely 2008
Radiohead The Bends 1995
Radiohead OK Computer 1997
Radiohead In Rainbows 2007
Radiohead King of Limbs 2011
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine 1992
Rancid … And Out Come the Wolves 1995
Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother’s Milk 1989
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik 1991
Otis Redding The Dock of the Bay 1968
The Redwalls De Nova 2005
The Replacements Hootenanny 1983
The Replacements Let It Be 1984
The Replacements Tim 1985
The Replacements Pleased to Meet Me 1987
The Replacements All Shook Down 1990
Rodriguez Cold Fact 1970
The Rolling Stones Aftermath 1966
The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet 1968
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed 1969
The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers 1971
The Rolling Stones Exile on Main St. 1972
The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup 1973
The Rolling Stones Some Girls 1978
The Rolling Stones Emotional Rescue 1980
Rush Fly By Night 1975
Rush 2112 1976
Rush Hemispheres 1978
Rush Moving Pictures 1981
Rush Signals 1982
The Shazam Godspeed the Shazam 1999
The Shazam Tomorrow the World 2002
The Shins Chutes Too Narrow 2003
The Shys Astoria 2006
Sia Some People Have Real Problems 2008
Paul Simon So Beautiful, or So What 2011
Simon and Garfunkel Sounds of Silence 1966
Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out 1997
Sly and the Family Stone Fresh 1973
Social Distortion Social Distortion 1990
The Soft Boys Underwater Moonlight 1980
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation 1988
Sonic Youth Goo 1990
Sonic Youth Dirty 1992
Soundgarden Superunknown 1994
John Spencer Blues Explosion Extra Width 1993
Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstasy 1973
Steely Dan Katy Lied 1975
Steely Dan The Royal Scam 1976
Steely Dan Aja 1977
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses 1989
The Stone Roses Turns Into Stone 1992
The Stone Roses Second Coming 1994
The Strokes Is This It? 2001
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros Global a Go-Go 2001
Sublime Sublime 1996
Matthew Sweet Girlfriend 1991
The Takeover UK Running With the Wasters 2009
The Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues 1983
Tedeschi Trucks Band Revelator 2011
They Might Be Giants Lincoln 1988
They Might Be Giants Flood 1990
Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
Toots and the Maytalls In The Dark 1973
Toots and the Maytalls Funky Kingston 1975
Pete Townshend Empty Glass 1980
Pete Townshend and Ronnie Laine Rough Mix 1977
TV on the Radio Nine Types of Light 2011
U2 War 1983
U2 The Unforgettable Fire 1984
U2 The Joshua Tree 1987
U2 Rattle and Hum 1988
U2 Achtung Baby 1991
U2 Zooropa 1993
U2 All That You Can’t Leave Behind 2000
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb 2004
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend 2008
Van Halen Van Halen 1978
Van Halen Van Halen II 1979
Van Halen Fair Warning 1981
Van Halen Diver Down 1982
Van Halen 1984 1984
Van Halen A Different Kind of Truth 2012
Van Morrison Moondance 1970
Various Singles (Soundtrack) 1992
Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble Couldn’t Stand the Weather 1984
Velvet Revolver Contraband 2004
Ween Chocolate and Cheese 1994
Amy Winehouse Back to Black 2006
Jack White Blunderbuss 2012
The White Stripes The White Stripes 1999
The White Stripes White Blood Cells 2001
The White Stripes Elephant 2003
The Who Tommy 1969
The Who Who’s Next 1971
The Who Quadrophenia 1973
The Who The Who By Numbers 1975
Wilco The Whole Love 2011
Lucinda Williams Sweet Old World 1992
Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road 1998
Lucinda Williams Essence 2001
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life 1976
X More Fun in the New World 1983
X  Under the Big Black Sun 1982
XTC Black Sea 1980
XTC English Settlement 1982
XTC Skylarking 1986
XTC Oranges and Lemons 1989
XTC Nonsuch 1992
XTC Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2) 2000
Yes The Yes Album 1971
Yes Fragile 1972
Yes Close to the Edge 1972
Yes 90125 1983
Yo La Tengo I Can Feel the Heart Beating as One 1997
Neil Young After the Goldrush 1970
Neil Young Harvest 1972
Neil Young Freedom 1989
Neil Young Harvest Moon 1992
Neil Young Live at Massey Hall 1971 2007
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Everybody Knows This is Nowhere 1969
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Rust Never Sleeps 1979
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Ragged Glory 1990
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Sleeps With Angels 1994




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2 Responses to All the Albums Under Consideration

  1. Brendan

    I love music lists. I used to be an obsessive list maker, as did most of my friends. We would often argue for years over the top positions. Singles, albums, sides, live albums, by genre, year, decade, etc. At some point we decided there had to be 2 distinct styles of lists: “Best”, which evolved into “most important” and which we arrogantly declared to be objective, and “Favorite”, which reflects personal taste and can’t be debated. For me, these lists are radically different. I don’t actually have to like something to consider it important.
    One example of an on going (20+ years) argument was the “#1 most important single of all time”. It was down to “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Satisfaction”. This still divides my group of friends. I once suggested a tie, which no one agreed to, but sort of caused a permanent stale mate.
    Since your list is of the latter type, all I can really say is: Have you heard the Talking Heads’ 2nd, 3rd, and 4th albums? They are really quite good. You should check them out.

    Keep up the good work!

    • ERM

      Thanks, Brendan! I used to have Fear of Music and 1977 on vinyl, and I really liked them a lot! But they weren’t in my collection when I started this list, so they’re not considered. I have to get them again.

      This is definitely a “favorites” list. I ain’t smaht enough to say what’s important … But I’d pick “Satisfaction” from your list, but argue “She Loves You” is more important than both!! (But probably lose the argument.)

      Thanks again!

      ERM

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