Sunday, January 11, 2009

The 11 Best Albums of 1979

I had a friend Anthony who was obsessed with Pink Floyd. One day he spent the entire afternoon a dual cassette deck trying to line up the last song on the Wall so it would transition smoothly back into the first song. He was so proud of the 3-second splice that he made a mixed tape with that intertwined between every song. As strange (and super obsessive) as this was, there were something about his actions that embodied the mojo of his actions. That seemingly meaningless minutia was of the utmost importance. Maybe that's because everyone was smoking so much pot or that after the mayhem of the was time to chill out.

Here are the 11 Best Albums of 1979:

1. Pink Floyd - The Wall
2. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
3. AC/DC - Highway To Hell
4. Led Zeppelin - In Through the Out Door
5. The Police - Regatta de Blanc
6. Van Halen - Van Halen 2
7. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (Disorder)
8. The Ramones - End of the Century
9. Prince - Prince
10. Split Enz - Frenzy

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