Wednesday, December 29, 2004

MY TOP 10 ALBUMS 1988-2003

This Friday in Terrell's Tune-up, I'll unveil ny Top 10 CDs of the year. It should be on The New Mexican's web site as well as this blog. Sunday night on Terrell's Sound World (10 p.m. Mountain Time on KSFR, 90.7 FM, I'll be playing selections from the best-of list.

In anticipation of these dynamic events, I decided to republish my top 10 lists from last year going back to 1988, which is when I started compiling them.

I realize it seems a little obsessive, but what the heck. Enjoy.

2003
Electric Version by the New Pornographers
Blackberry Belle by the Twilight Singers
Youth & Young Manhood by Kings of Leon
Speaker Boxxx/The Love Below by Outkast
Elephant by the White Stripes
Growl by Ray Wylie Hubbard
The Wind by Warren Zevon
Rediscovered by Howard Tate
Decoration Day by the Drive-By Truckers
Fever to Tell by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

2002
Souljacker by the Eels
When I Was Cruel by Elvis Costello
One Beat by Sleater-Kinney
Now Again by The Flatlanders
Handcream for a Generation by Cornershop
Honky by Simon Stokes
Cow Fish Fowl or Pig by The Gourds
Deep Natural by Michelle Shocked
Holidays in Dirt by Stan Ridgway
OOOH by the Mekons

2001
O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack by various artists
Southern Rock Opera by Drive-By Truckers
Temporary Shelter by Johnny Dowd
Love & Theft by Bob Dylan
No More Shall We Part by Nick Cave
A Man Under the Influence by Alejandro Escovedo
White African by Otis Taylor
Is This It by The Strokes
Twilight by The Handsome Family
Because We Hate You by The Young Fresh Fellows/Let the War Against Music Begin by The Minus Five

2000
Kids in Philly by Marah.
If I Could Only Fly by Merle Haggard.
Stories of the City, Stories of the Sea by P.J. Harvey.
Journey to the End of Night by The Mekons.
Transcendental Blues by Steve Earle
Twilight by The Twilight Singers.
Gung Ho by Patti Smith.
Heartbreaker by Ryan Adams.
Two Against Nature by Steely Dan.
Blood and Mood by Bad Livers.

1999
Mule Variations by Tom Waits
Pictures From Life's Other Side by Johnny Dowd
Dose by Latin Playboys
The Soft Bulletin by Flaming Lips
Salivation by Terry Allen
Mock Tudor by Richard Thompson
Press on by June Carter Cash
Summer Teeth by Wilco
Midnight Vultures by Beck
Fellow Workers by Utah Phillips & Ani DiFranco.

1998
1965 by Afghan Whigs
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams
Perennial Favorites by Squirrel Nut Zippers
Tomorrow Hit Today by Mudhoney
Mermaid Avenue by Billy Bragg & Wilco
Full Service No Waiting by Peter Case
Deserters’ Songs by Mercury Rev
Hell Among the Yearlings by Gillian Welch
Territory by Alvin Youngblood Hart
Give Me Immortality or Give Me Death by Firesign Theatre


1997
El Corazon by Steve Earle
Cowboy in Flames by The Waco Brothers
Songs From The Capeman by Paul Simon
Stranger's Almanac by Whiskeytown
Butch by The Geraldine Fibbers
The Pawn Shop Years Buick MacKane
Devotion + Doubt by Richard Buckner
24 Hours a Day by The Bottle Rockets
Throwing Rocks at the Moon by The Backsliders
Slush by OP8

1996
Murder Ballads by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Gone Again by Patti Smith
I Feel Allright by Steve Earle
Being There by Wilco
Just Rockin' and Rollin' by Ronnie Dawson
A Ass Pocket of Whiskey by R.L. Burnside (with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion)
Black Love by The Afghan Whigs
Human Remains by Terry Allen
Dance Hall at Louse Point by John Parrish & P.J. Harvey
Mahk Jchi by Ulali

1995
To Bring You My Love by P.J. Harvey
The Snake by Shane MacGowan and the Popes
Washing Machine by Sonic Youth
Mirror Ball by Neil Young & Pearl Jam
Work the Dumb Oracle by Drywall
Trace by Son Volt
Day For Night by The Tragically Hip
Ray Gun Suitcase by Pere Ubu
Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home by The Geraldine Fibbers
The Ghost of Tom Joad by Bruce Springsteen

1994
Let Love In by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Live Through This by Hole
Glum by Giant Sand
Whiskey For the Holy Ghost by Mark Lannegan
Geek the Girl by Lisa Germano
Mellow Gold by Beck
Latin Playboys
American Recordings by Johnny Cash
Retreat from Memphis by The Mekons
Strangers From The Universe by Thinking Fellers Union Local 282

1993
Gentlemen by The Afghan Whigs
Rid of Me by P.J. Harvey
In Utero by Nirvana
Where You Been? by Dinosaur Jr.
Mercury by American Music Club
The Beauty of Wynona by Daniel Lanois
The Black Rider by Tom Waits
Last Splash by The Breeders
Hey Zeus! by X
Beaster by Sugar

1992
Bone Machine by Tom Waits
Kiko by Los Lobos
Magic and Loss by Lou Reed
Dirty by Sonic Youth
3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life Of ... by Arrested Development
Congregation by The Afghan Whigs
Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell by Social Distortion
You Turn Me On by The Beat Happening
History by Loudon Wainwright III
Angel Dust by Faith No More

1991
Metallica
Bad Motorfinger
by Soundgarden
Trumpe de Monde by The Pixies
8 Way Santa by TAD
Big Shot in the Dark by Timbuk 3
Midnight Rose's by Royal Crescent Mob
Within the Veil by Fear of God
Achtung Baby by U2
Lovelyville by Thinking Fellers Union Local 282
Out of Time by REM

1990
Bloodletting by Concrete Blonde
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinead O'Connor
Goo by Sonic Youth
Ragged Glory by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Flood by They Might Be Giants
Ritual Lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction
Fear of a Black Planet by Public Enemy
Brick by Brick by Iggy Pop
The Hard Way by Steve Earle
Rhythm of the Saints by Paul Simon

1989
Spike by Elvis Costello
New York by Lou Reed
Mosquitos by Stan Ridgway
Tantilla by House of Freaks
Too Long in the Wasteland by James McMurtry
Yellow Moon by The Neville Brothers
Indigo Girls
Mystery Girl by Roy Orbison
Passion by Peter Gabriel
Neither Fish nor Flesh by Terrance Trent D'Arby

1988

Brian Wilson
Land of Dreams by Randy Newman
Naked by Talking Heads
The Traveling Willburys
Shopping by 3 Mustaphas 3
Dream of Life by Patti Smith
Sangoma by Miriam Makeba
Amnesia by Richard Thompson
If I Should Fall From the Grace of God by The Pogues
Lovesexy by Prince

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