A short seven year shuffle onwards for HGWTY following a solid performance from 1975 to the year 1982. Was it a thriller of a year?
A reminder of the premise of the thread
After a number of days of posting and reminiscing, we’ll be rating the music of the year out of ten, based on the albums, singles, gigs, whatever that stand out for you that year, and voting for our favourite nominated albums and songs.
Everyone can nominate one album and one song from the year which will then be collated into side-polls two days before the thread closes - please make it clear when you post a nomination for the poll (as opposed to just posting clips or lists of songs and albums you like, which are very welcome).
|Rank||Year||Rating||Top Album||Top Song|
|1||1991||8.98||Slint - Spiderland||Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy|
|2||1997||8.6||Radiohead - OK Computer||The Beta Band - Dry The Rain|
|3||1967||8.48||Love - Forever Changes||Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Some Velvet Morning|
|4||1992||8.29||Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted||Pulp - Babies|
|4||2013||8.29||Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away||Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Jubilee Street|
|6||2019||8.14||Self Esteem - Compliments Please||Big Thief - Not|
|7||1975||8.13||Neil Young - Tonight’s the Night / Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks||Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Cortez the Killer|
|8||2004||8.1||Madvillain - Madvillainy / Arcade Fire - Funeral||The Walkmen - The Rat|
|9||1981||8.06||The Cure - Faith||New Order - Ceremony|
|10||2014||7.69||FKA Twigs - LP1||FKA Twigs - Two Weeks|
|11||1970||7.61||Neil Young - After the Goldrush||Curtis Mayfield - Move on Up|
|12||1976||7.47||David Bowie - Station to Station||Bob Dylan - Hurricane|
|13||1986||7.42||Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring||New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle|
|14||2005||7.39||Sufjan Stevens - Illinois||Amerie - 1 Thing|
|15||1965||7.38||The Beatles - Rubber Soul||Frank Wilson - Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)|
|16||2009||7.1||Fever Ray - Fever Ray||Animal Collective - My Girls|
|17||1974||6.95||Neil Young - On The Beach||Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - The Bottle|
|18||1985||6.53||Tom Waits - Rain Dogs||Prince and the Revolution - Raspberry Beret|
|19||1961||5.16||John Coltrane - My Favourite Things||Roy Orbison - Crying|
In 1982 Time magazine named “the computer” as its ‘Man of the Year’, the UK and Argentina went to war over the Falklands Islands, Channel 4 launched in the UK with Countdown being the first show broadcast and Ozzy Osbourne bit off a bat’s head on stage at a gig in Des Moines.
We said goodbye to Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Fonda, John Belushi, Jimmy Hoffa and Philip K. Dick, and hello to Prince William, Nicki Minaj, Kirsten Dunst, and me.
How good was the music?
You have until Sunday 12th June to nominate one album and one song which will then go into a poll along with a number rating poll for year overall out of 10, which will close on Monday 14th.
Some lists for inspiration:
Best Albums of 1982 : Best Ever Albums
Best albums of 1982 - Rate Your Music
100 Greatest Albums of 1982
1982 Best Albums And Tracks Of The Year - NME
100 Greatest Songs From 1982
Nominations will be tallied here as the week goes on: