Albums

A long list of albums that I don’t want to forget about. Most of them take me back to a specific point in time. I was curious to see the albums I’ve enjoyed ordered by year released. Haven’t been picky—if it brings back memories I stick it here.

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Please Please Me
The Beatles • 1963
With The Beatles
The Beatles • 1963
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan • 1963
A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles • 1964
Beatles For Sale
The Beatles • 1964
Help!
The Beatles • 1965
Rubber Soul
The Beatles • 1965
Revolver
The Beatles • 1966
Pet Sounds
The Beach Boys • 1966
The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground • 1967
Forever Changes
Love • 1967
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles • 1967
Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles • 1967
At Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash • 1968
The Beatles
The Beatles • 1968
One of the first albums I bought with my own money along with Pet Sounds. Top drawer.
Abbey Road
The Beatles • 1969
In The Court Of The Crimson King
King Crimson • 1969
Willy And The Poor Boys
Creedence Clearwater Revival • 1969
Let It Be
The Beatles • 1970
Abraxas
Santana • 1970
Paranoid
Black Sabbath • 1970
Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin • 1971
Sticky Fingers
The Rolling Stones • 1971
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
David Bowie • 1972
The Dark Side Of The Moon
Pink Floyd • 1973
Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac • 1975
Jailbreak
Thin Lizzy • 1976
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
AC/DC • 1976
The Clash
The Clash • 1977
Rumours
Fleetwood Mac • 1977
Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
Sex Pistols • 1977
Parallel Lines
Blondie • 1978
London Calling
The Clash • 1979
Drums And Wires
XTC • 1979
Back In Black
AC/DC • 1980
Ska 'N' B
Bad Manners • 1980
Business As Usual
Men At Work • 1981
Parents had this album in the car when I was younger and I still remember every fucking word. Banger.
Escape
Journey • 1981
Combat Rock
The Clash • 1982
Upstairs At Eric's
Yazoo • 1982
Love Over Gold
Dire Straits • 1982
Thriller
Michael Jackson • 1982
The Lexicon Of Love
ABC • 1982
Labour of Love I
UB40 • 1983
The Hurting
Tears For Fears • 1983
Genesis
Genesis • 1983
Speaking in Tongues
Talking Heads • 1983
The Smiths
The Smiths • 1984
Purple Rain
Prince • 1984
Age of Consent
Bronski Beat • 1984
Songs From The Big Chair
Tears For Fears • 1985
Brothers In Arms
Dire Straits • 1985
The Queen Is Dead
The Smiths • 1986
Invisible Touch
Genesis • 1986
Belting through the house from a massive black CD player in my parents' bedroom.
Please
Pet Shop Boys • 1986
Strangeways, Here We Come
The Smiths • 1987
Appetite For Destruction
Guns N' Roses • 1987
Kick
INXS • 1987
Labour of Love II
UB40 • 1989
Disintegration
The Cure • 1989
Skid Row
Skid Row • 1989
She Hangs Brightly
Mazzy Star • 1990
We Can't Dance
Genesis • 1991
Stars
Simply Red • 1991
Screamadelica
Primal Scream • 1991
Woodface
Crowded House • 1991
A Century Ends
David Gray • 1993
Black Sunday
Cypress Hill • 1993
So Tonight That I Might See
Mazzy Star • 1993
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Wu-Tang Clan • 1993
Illmatic
Nas • 1994
Portrait Of An American Family
Marilyn Manson • 1994
Ready To Die
The Notorious B.I.G. • 1994
Dookie
Green Day • 1994
Music for the Jilted Generation
The Prodigy • 1994
Dummy
Portishead • 1994
Parklife
Blur • 1994
Life
Simply Red • 1995
Different Class
Pulp • 1995
Placebo
Placebo • 1996
First heard Placebo when the Pure Morning music video was on Kerrang every morning before school. Loved this album - iconic cover.
It Was Written
Nas • 1996
Among My Swan
Mazzy Star • 1996
Everything Must Go
Manic Street Preachers • 1996
Life After Death
The Notorious B.I.G. • 1997
The Fat of the Land
The Prodigy • 1997
'Breathe' before football matches, 'Smack My Bitch Up' before nights out.
White Ladder
David Gray • 1998
Parents had a copied CD of this, it would cut off half of the first word of some verses. My brain still expects to hear it that way.
Mechanical Animals
Marilyn Manson • 1998
It's Dark And Hell Is Hot
DMX • 1998
Mezzanine
Massive Attack • 1998
Moment Of Truth
Gang Starr • 1998
International Velvet
Catatonia • 1998
Hooray For Boobies
Bloodhound Gang • 1999
Enema Of The State
blink-182 • 1999
Listened to this playing Lego Racers on the PC under the stairs. Had the music video for All The Small Things on the CD, must have watched it a thousand times.
The Slim Shady LP
Eminem • 1999
Play
Moby • 1999
Holy Wood
Marilyn Manson • 2000
The Marshall Mathers LP
Eminem • 2000
Stankonia
Outkast • 2000
Is This It
The Strokes • 2001
2001
Dr. Dre • 2001
Discovery
Daft Punk • 2001
The Good Times
Afroman • 2001
White Blood Cells
The White Stripes • 2001
Gorillaz
Gorillaz • 2001
Toxicity
System Of A Down • 2001
One of my favourite albums of all time. Loved it right through school and it was SOAD that drew me to the crowd I ended up in.
Songs About Jane
Maroon 5 • 2002
The first album I remember listening to on repeat. Sat in the attic room not long after we'd moved to a new house.
Original Pirate Material
The Streets • 2002
On repeat in University labs.
The Young and The Hopeless
Good Charlotte • 2002
Audioslave
Audioslave • 2002
American IV: The Man Comes Around
Johnny Cash • 2002
Busted
Busted • 2002
Room On Fire
The Strokes • 2003
Elephunk
Black Eyed Peas • 2003
blink-182
blink-182 • 2003
The Golden Age Of Grotesque
Marilyn Manson • 2003
Elephant
The White Stripes • 2003
Fire
Electric Six • 2003
The College Dropout
Kanye West • 2004
A Grand Don't Come for Free
The Streets • 2004
Encore
Eminem • 2004
Greatest Hits
Goldie Lookin Chain • 2004
When my dad would take me to work and leave me sitting in the van I'd have this on as much as I could trying to learn the words.
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
My Chemical Romance • 2004
American Idiot
Green Day • 2004
Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
The Prodigy • 2004
Scissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters • 2004
Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand • 2004
Hopes and Fears
Keane • 2004
Life In Slow Motion
David Gray • 2005
Late Registration
Kanye West • 2005
Hefty Fine
Bloodhound Gang • 2005
Kerrang, pre-drinks before Pop Factory.
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Panic! At The Disco • 2005
Mezmerize
System Of A Down • 2005
Hypnotize
System Of A Down • 2005
City of Evil
Avenged Sevenfold • 2005
Move Along
All American Rejects • 2005
I remember buying the music video to 'It Ends Tonight' on iTunes so I could watch it on my iPod 7 Classic. Seems like yesterday.
First Impressions Of Earth
The Strokes • 2006
The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living
The Streets • 2006
The Black Parade
My Chemical Romance • 2006
Back To Black
Amy Winehouse • 2006
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Arctic Monkeys • 2006
Liberation Transmission
Lostprophets • 2006
Panic Prevention
Jamie T • 2007
Graduation
Kanye West • 2007
These Streets
Paolo Nutini • 2007
Life In Cartoon Motion
MIKA • 2007
Favourite Worst Nightmare
Arctic Monkeys • 2007
Señor and the Queen - EP
The Gaslight Anthem • 2008
Reminds me of a childhood friend who introduced me to this EP. Sat in his front-room before going out.
The Fame
Lady Gaga • 2008
Chock-full of secondary school bangers.
Random Album Title
deadmau5 • 2008
Driving to 'I Remember' at night.
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The xx • 2009
Kaleidoscope
Tiësto • 2009
Invaders Must Die
The Prodigy • 2009
Sunny Side Up
Paolo Nutini • 2009
Feel The Steel
Steel Panther • 2009
I Speak Because I Can
Laura Marling • 2010
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye West • 2010
$0$
Die Antwoord • 2010
Thank Me Later
Drake • 2010
Angles
The Strokes • 2011
Someone I knew had Maccu Picchu start playing every time their Tumblr page loaded. That swooping start was burned into my mind.
What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?
The Vaccines • 2011
No More Idols
Chase & Status • 2011
Balls Out
Steel Panther • 2011
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Ed Sheeran • 2011
Loose Change
Ed Sheeran • 2011
An Awesome Wave
alt-J • 2012
Sex
The 1975 • 2012
Born To Die
Lana Del Rey • 2012
Paradise
Lana Del Rey • 2012
Come Of Age
The Vaccines • 2012
Red
Taylor Swift • 2012
Comedown Machine
The Strokes • 2013
Once I Was An Eagle
Laura Marling • 2013
The Blue Collars
The Blue Collars • 2013
Lifting in the basement of our second-year home in University.
The 1975
The 1975 • 2013
July Talk
July Talk • 2013
Absolute Zero
Little Green Cars • 2013
Born Sinner
J. Cole • 2013
If You Wait
London Grammar • 2013
Album hit like a fucking train at the time, sat around pissing time away waiting for life to start.
Random Access Memories
Daft Punk • 2013
AM
Arctic Monkeys • 2013
Pure Heroine
Lorde • 2013
The Bones Of What You Believe
CHVRCHES • 2013
The Balcony
Catfish and the Bottlemen • 2014
Ultraviolence
Lana Del Rey • 2014
Days of Thunder
The Midnight • 2014
Ephemera
Little Green Cars • 2014
2014 Forest Hills Drive
J. Cole • 2014
1989
Taylor Swift • 2014
We Slept At Last
Marika Hackman • 2015
Stayed in the University labs overnight to work on assignments countless times with this album on repeat.
Honeymoon
Lana Del Rey • 2015
5AM (Expanded Edition)
Amber Run • 2015
Late night moody driving music when I'd come home from University.
Hard-Off
Bloodhound Gang • 2015
Purpose
Justin Bieber • 2015
The entire playlist for every nightclub in Cardiff at one point.
Every Open Eye
CHVRCHES • 2015
The Ride
Catfish and the Bottlemen • 2016
I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
The 1975 • 2016
Endless Summer
The Midnight • 2016
West Kirby County Primary
Bill Ryder-Jones • 2016
Yesterday's Gone
Loyle Carner • 2017
RELAXER
alt-J • 2017
Nocturnal
The Midnight • 2017
Cigarettes After Sex
Cigarettes After Sex • 2017
Brutalism
IDLES • 2017
Erratic Cinematic
Gerry Cinnamon • 2017
reputation
Taylor Swift • 2017
don't smile at me
Billie Eilish • 2017
A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
The 1975 • 2018
Kids
The Midnight • 2018
The Girl, the Cat, and the Tree
LAUSSE THE CAT • 2018
Not Waving, But Drowning
Loyle Carner • 2019
Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Lana Del Rey • 2019
hugo
Loyle Carner • 2022
Rhys from GLC Presents Raz Pookie
Rhys from GLC • 2022
Dream Big
Soda Blonde • 2023