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What are your TOP 5 ALBUMS released during your senior year in High School?

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1989-90 - Not a great couple of years for great albums IMHO. But these are my favorites:

1. The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker

2. Alice In Chains - Facelift

3. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever

4. Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule

5. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - In Step

 

Also considered:

George Michael -  Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1

Mötley Crüe - Dr. Feelgood

 

 

 

 

 

 

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'79-80, in no particular order

Off The Wall - Michael Jackson

Damn The Torpedoes - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Midnight Magic - Commodores

Bad Girls - Donna Summer

Highway To Hell - ACDC

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Depends on which senior year (I did a PG boarding school year).

What I was listening to:

'90-91

Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss

Suicidal Tendencies - Lights, Camera, Revolution

Gorilla Biscuits - Start Today

Ramones - Ramones Mania

Hanoi Rocks - Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks

Drivin N' Cryin' - Fly Me Courageous

Various thrash and punk and crossover, mainly

'91-92

Pearl Jam - Ten

Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff, Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge

Beastie Boys - Check Your Head

Sonic Youth - Goo, Dirty

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

 

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1 hour ago, Uruk-Hai said:

'79-80, in no particular order

Off The Wall - Michael Jackson

Damn The Torpedoes - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Midnight Magic - Commodores

Bad Girls - Donna Summer

Highway To Hell - ACDC

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#1 singles, last 3 months of senior year (1980):

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen (4 wks)

Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd (4 wks)

Call Me - Blondie (6 wks)

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98/99

 

1. The Slim Shady LP / Eminem

2. John Mellencamp / John Mellencamp

3. A Little South of Sanity / Aerosmith

4. Americana / The Offspring

5. ..Baby One More Time / Britney Spears

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An absolutely over- the-top couple of years of music. 86-87 were incredible...

  • Master of Puppets -- Metallica 
  • License to Ill -- Beastie Boyz
  • Appetite for Destruction -- Guns 'n Roses
  • Raising Hell -- Run DMC (same years as... Yo! Bum Rush the Show -- Public Enemy, Bigger and Deffer -- LL Cool J, Paid in Full -- Erik B & Rakim, Rhyme Pays -- Ice T)
  • Slippery When Wet -- Bon Jovi

 

Obviously the "other" best included...

  • Bad -- Michael Jackson
  • Whitney -- Whitney Houston
  • Control -- Janet Jackson
  • Invisible Touch -- Genesis
  • Hysteria -- Def Leppard
  • Joshua Tree -- U2
  • 2 REM albums, lol
  • True Blue -- Madonna

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Beastie Boys- licensed to ill

David Sylvian- gone to earth

Husker du- new day rising

Fishbone- ep

Felt- ignite the seven candles

The Jesus and Mary chain- psychocandy

 

ETA... 

Nice call on Run DMC above- listened to that a lot and saw the tour (with red hot chili peppers opening)

1985/86

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30 minutes ago, BobbyLayne said:

#1 singles, last 3 months of senior year (1980):

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen (4 wks)

Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd (4 wks)

Call Me - Blondie (6 wks)

Top 3 Singles Labor Day 1979, when senior year started:

1. My Sharona - The Knack

2. Good Times - Chic

3. After The Love Is Gone - Earth, Wind, & Fire

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We are going with "best" or best selling?

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2 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

We are going with "best" or best selling?

"Your top 5 albums"

Some people are clearly freestyling to avoid making choices

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1 hour ago, rockaction said:

Depends on which senior year (I did a PG boarding school year).

What I was listening to:

'90-91

Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss

Suicidal Tendencies - Lights, Camera, Revolution

Gorilla Biscuits - Start Today

Ramones - Ramones Mania

Hanoi Rocks - Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks

Drivin N' Cryin' - Fly Me Courageous

Various thrash and punk and crossover, mainly

'91-92

Pearl Jam - Ten

Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff, Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge

Beastie Boys - Check Your Head

Sonic Youth - Goo, Dirty

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

 

Two senior years and you still didn't learn how to count?

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2 minutes ago, Galileo said:

Two senior years and you still didn't learn how to count?

Heh. Whoops. Substitute out Hanoi Rocks for Drivin' N' Cryin...

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15 minutes ago, rockaction said:

Heh. Whoops. Substitute out Hanoi Rocks for Drivin' N' Cryin...

:penalty:

have you forgotten the charisma of Michael Monroe?!?  and the tunes!  "Boulevard of Broken Dreams DaDa Da Da" - "Don't You ... Ever ... Leave ME"

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13 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

We are going with "best" or best selling?

I already named by 5 favorite albums. Bobby & I took a little side trip for the Class Of 1980.

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Tough for us old guys to remember, but in no particular order from 1970-71:

Sticky Fingers

Zep III

Paranoid

4 Way Street

All Things Must Pass

 

(although, upon reconsideration, Tea for the Tillerman may bump Paranoid)

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1989/1990 During school year

Digital Underground - Sex Packets

Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation

Rob Base - The Incredible Base

Bell Biv Devoe - Poison

Heavy D - Big Tyme

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21 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

"Your top 5 albums"

Some people are clearly freestyling to avoid making choices

I guess a closer reading would have helped...now I have to wonder should I do it from my 2019 POV or how I saw it as a 17 year old

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49 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

I guess a closer reading would have helped...now I have to wonder should I do it from my 2019 POV or how I saw it as a 17 year old

I was having trouble with that, too. 

eta* Went with seventeen year-old me

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15 minutes ago, otb_lifer said:

:penalty:

have you forgotten the charisma of Michael Monroe?!?  and the tunes!  "Boulevard of Broken Dreams DaDa Da Da" - "Don't You ... Ever ... Leave ME"

The urgency with which Mike Monroe could make ever leaving him seem disastrous for both parties definitely involved the use of speedballs, and not the Springsteen kind. 

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I looked at it from the perspective of the albums I most played and enjoyed around my senior year 

99/00

Marshall Mathers- Eminem

Supreme Clientele- Ghostface

2001- Dr. Dre

Enema of the State- Blink 182

The Battle of Los Angeles- Rage Against the Machine

 

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

1985-86

AC/DC - Who Made Who

Big Audio Dynamite - This is Big Audio Dynamite

Motely Crue - Theater of Pain

Genesis - Invisible Touch

The Firm - The Firm

 

These belong on the list above (probably at the top), but I did not discover/appreciate until later...

Metallica - Master of Puppets 

Paul Simon - Graceland

Cyndi Lauper  - True Colors

 

There were a couple of compilations released then as well...not sure if we would count those...Bob Dylan Biograph, Best of the Doors, Billy Joel Greatest Hits Vol I/II, Cars Greatest Hits.  I probably listened to these cassettes more than any of the specific ones listed above.

ETA...Just realized Motley Crue's Theater of Pain was an '85 release.  I added it and bumped off Dire Straits Brothers in Arms.

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'81-82

Journey - Escape

Foreigner - 4

Paradise Theater - Styx

Thriller - Michael Jackson

1999 - Prince

 

Guilty pleasures:  

Toto IV - Toto

Get Lucky - Loverboy  :bag:

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41 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

I guess a closer reading would have helped...now I have to wonder should I do it from my 2019 POV or how I saw it as a 17 year old

I went for the latter, but pretty similar for me. Still love and listen to those albums...that was all the music that helped formed my current tastes, so yeah- pretty similar.

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1 hour ago, El Floppo said:

 

1985/86

SAMESIES!  you old ####! how's life in Depends?  geezer :D

 

mine:

Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychcandy (top 5 of the decade)

Suzie and the Band Cheez - Tinderbox

Hüsker Dü - Candy Apple Grey 

Metallica - MASTER!!

Ramones - Animal Boy

Style Council - Home and Abroad

Motorhead - Orgasmatron

Zodiac Mindwarp - High Priest of Love 

yeah, i am using the new math up in here: 8 <-> 5

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Just now, otb_lifer said:

SAMESIES!  you old ####! how's life in Depends?  geezer :D

 

mine:

Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychcandy (top 5 of the decade)

Suzie and the Band Cheez - Tinderbox

Hüsker Dü - Candy Apple Grey 

Metallica - MASTER!!

Ramones - Animal Boy

Style Council - Home and Abroad

Motorhead - Orgasmatron

Zodiac Mindwarp - High Priest of Love 

yeah, i am using the new math up in here: 8 <-> 5

what.. WHAT?

Slap it low.

Oooooh...that first syle council- listened to that a ton.

Also Hoodoo Gurus...forget the album name, maybe Like Wow, wipeout.

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'89-'90

Zodiac Mindwarp - Tattooed Beat Meesiah

Aerosmith - Pump

Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever

The Cult - Sonic Temple

Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees

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Master of Puppets

Dr. Feelgood

Appetite for Destruction

Toys in the Attic

1984

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73 grad - probably listened to these the most. Can't say what order. Pretty good year.

Aerosmith - Aerosmith

The Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd

Brain Salad Surgery - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

(pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) - Lynyrd Skynyrd

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94/95

Radiohead - The Bends

Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral

Live - Throwing Copper

Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill

The Jerky Boys - Jerky Boys 2

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1991/1992

Pearl Jam - Ten
Metallica - Metallica
Nirvana - Nevermind
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I/II (counting this as one)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Into the Great Wide Open

Honorable Mention

R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
U2 - Achtung Baby

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1 hour ago, Jayrok said:

Get Lucky - Loverboy  :bag:

I'll back you on this one -- no need for a bag.

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Another 1985/1986 here.

Going off the school calendar year (Sept. 1985-June 1986).  Looking back, not a tremendous amount of depth. These mostly weren't my speed at the time, but IMO now the best/my favorites:

The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

Metallica - Master of Puppets

Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party

Peter Gabriel - So

The Replacements - Tim

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Posted (edited)

My top 5 from 1977 when I graduated high school:

Aja - Steely Dan
American Stars and Bars - Neil Young
Book of Dreams - Steve Miller Band
CSN - Crosby, Stills & Nash
Slowhand - Eric Clapton
 

In retrospect there are some that I appreciate more now than I did back then (e.g. Rumours- Fleetwood Mac, Animals-Pink Floyd, etc)

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1 minute ago, zamboni said:

Another 1985/1986 here.

Going off the school calendar year (Sept. 1985-June 1986).  Looking back, not a tremendous amount of depth. These mostly weren't my speed at the time, but IMO now the best/my favorites:

The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

The Replacements - Tim

two glaring omissions on my list, though i will say that leaving off Samhain's "Initium" bothers me more. 

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TripleA know his stuff! I would replace Tom Petty with Alice in Chains - Dirt, songs from all five of these albums still play regularly on my shuffle.  

1991/1992

Pearl Jam - Ten
Metallica - Metallica
Nirvana - Nevermind
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I/II (counting this as one)

Alice in Chains - Dirt 

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1986/87

Tesla - Mechanical Resonance

Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet

Cinderella - Night Songs

Megadeth - Peace Sells....But Who's Buying?

U2 -  The Joshua Tree (not at the time but looking back now)

Honorable Mention: WASP - Inside the Electric Circus

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5 hours ago, Tom Skerritt said:

1989-90 - Not a great couple of years for great albums IMHO. 

One of the greatest albums of all time, Ritual, was released in 1990.

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1 hour ago, Andy Dufresne said:

Zodiac Mindwarp - Tattooed Beat Meesiah

 

:lol:  I thought me and my friends were the only ones who listened to these guys.  never come across anyone else who'd heard of them

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4 minutes ago, MAC_32 said:

One of the greatest albums of all time, Ritual, was released in 1990.

Agreed. I was not a huge fan at the time. Been Caught Stealing was obviously huge. 

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2000/2001 was a terrible time for good music.  Spotting the top 3 was easy.

Tool - Lateralus

OutKast - Stankonia

System of a Down - Toxicity

But 5?  Oof.

Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory, I guess.

And...while I certainly wouldn't argue for this being one of the 5 best, it's probably in my favorite 5 - and somewhat guilty pleasure - but it's really only here because music sucked that year

Papa Roach - Infest

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Looking back on it now ... hip-hop and dance music were pushing metal/hard rock off the stage by my senior year, fulfilling a trend portended by License to Ill two years earlier :

'88-'89

Vivid, Living Colour
Colors, original motion picture soundtrack
Operation: Mindcrime, Queensryche
It Takes Two, Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
Forever Your Girl, Paula Abdul (No apologies, those tunes were EVERYWHERE that year. And we liked 'em.)

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91-94 was such a great time for music.

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I meant to add:

While Appetite for Destruction was -- by the book -- was released in late 1987, it caught on somewhat slowly and had a ton of staying power. Those songs were still part of the essential soundtrack of my senior year, bumping right up against "Patience" of off G'n'R Lies ... which WAS released during my senior year.

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37 minutes ago, Stovespipe said:

TripleA know his stuff! I would replace Tom Petty with Alice in Chains - Dirt, songs from all five of these albums still play regularly on my shuffle.  

1991/1992

Pearl Jam - Ten
Metallica - Metallica
Nirvana - Nevermind
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I/II (counting this as one)

Alice in Chains - Dirt 

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2 hours ago, rockaction said:

Heh. Whoops. Substitute out Hanoi Rocks for Drivin' N' Cryin...

Boooooooooooo

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41 minutes ago, Stovespipe said:

Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I/II (counting this as one)

Use Your Illusion certainly would have been an epic if it were condensed into just one album.

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