Results for - The Soundtrack To My Life
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I was raised with the music of the sixties and the seventies. To this day, I can still remember every word of every song on 'Tapestry' by Carole King and 'Caribou' by Elton John. I saw Led Zeppelin in concert and slow-danced to 'Stairway to Heaven' at my prom. The music of these decades defined me, as I went from a young little girl listening to The Monkees and buying their album with baby sitting money to a teenager trying to save enough money to see my favorites in concert. Now, I am aware that the music that defined the decade is very different from the most popular albums--and not everyone was defined by the music they listened too, but this is what experts (Rolling Stone, Billboard and others) felt were the defining albums--not necessarily the most popular or best sellers. This will explain why the list is heavy on rock and light on mainstream or pop.
1. Certain albums are thought to have defined the decades they were released in--so whether you were a child of the sixties or a child of the nineties, how many of these albums did you love...first off, a decade that was before my time: The Fifties. Here are the albums that experts (and not everyone will agree) defined that decade. How many do you agree with?
Miles Davis -- Kind of Blue (1959)
The Crickets -- The Chirping Crickets (1957)
Chick Berry -- After School Session (1957)
Little Richard -- Here's Little Richard (1957)
Elvis -- Elvis Presley (1956)
Frank Sinatra -- In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
2. Next, the sixties, the decade when I first discovered music, during my early teen years. How many of these albums do you agree should be on this list?
Bob Dylan -- Highway 61 Revisited (1963)
The Beatles -- Abbey Road (1969)
The Beatles -- The White Album (1968)
The Velvet Underground -- The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967)
The Beach Boys -- Pet Sounds (1966)
Johnny Cash -- Folsom Prison (1968)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- Are You Experienced? (1967)
3. The seventies -- and for me this was the best decade for music. How many of these albums do you think should be on the list?
Carole King -- Tapestry (1971)
Bruce Springsteen -- Born To Run (1975)
The Rolling Stones -- Exile On Main Street (1972)
Stevie Wonder -- Songs In The Key Of Life (1976)
Fleetwood Mac -- Rumours (1977)
Simon and Garfunkel -- Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
Joy Division -- Unknown Pleasures (1979)
Marvin Gaye -- What's Going On (1971)
4. The eighties -- for many this was the best decade for music . How many of these albums do you think should be on the list?
Talk Talk -- Spirit of Eden (1988)
Michael Jackson -- Thriller (1982)
AC/DC -- Back In Black (1980)
U2 -- The Joshua Tree (1987)
Talking Heads -- Remain In Light (1980)
Paul Simon -- Graceland (1986)
Public Enemy -- It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
Metallica - Master Of Puppets (1986)
5. And for your young ones out there who grew up listening to the music of the nineties, or for those who know the music of this decade, how many of these do you agree should be on the list?
Nirvana -- Never Mind (1991)
Dr. Dre -- The Chronic (1993)
Radiohead -- OK Computer (1997)
Lauryn Hill –- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Outkast -– Aquemini (1998)
6. Lastly, the decade that some of you may be influenced by (if you're very young) and some of you may simply ignore, but the rest of you can probably remember -- the two thousand decade. How many of these deserve to be on this list?
Radiohead -- Kid A (2000)
Arcade Fire -- Funeral (2004)
Eminem -- The Marshall Mathers LP (2005)
Jay-Z -- The Blueprint (2001)
Amy Winehouse -- Back To Black (2007)
Kanye West -- The Dropout (2004)
The Strokes -- Is This It (2001)
Wilco -- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
Arctic Monkeys -- Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006)