|Rank||Year||Rating||Top Album||Top Song|
|1||1997||8.60||Radiohead - OK Computer||The Beta Band - Dry The Rain|
|2||1967||8.48||Love - Forever Changes||Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Some Velvet Morning|
|3||2013||8.29||Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away||Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Jubilee Street|
|4||1976||7.47||David Bowie - Station to Station||Bob Dylan - Hurricane|
|5||1986||7.42||Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring||New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle|
|6||2009||7.10||Fever Ray - Fever Ray||Animal Collective - My Girls|
|7||1974||6.95||Neil Young - On The Beach||Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - The Bottle|
Rate the music of the year out of ten, based on the albums, singles, gigs, whatever that stand out for you that year. Non-musical nostalgia is welcome in the thread but that’s beside the point of the poll.
Everyone may nominate one album and one song from the year which will then be collated into side-polls on the final day of the thread (in one week) - please make it clear when you post a nomination for the poll, e.g
Nominate Album: Artist - Title
Nominate Song: Artist - Title
Otherwise feel free to just spam the thread with chat about as much music from the year as you like.
Following 1974, the HGWTY Delorean is jumping forward 30 years so we can review, rank and reminisce about 2004.
It was the year of the Beslan school siege, the Madrid train bomb attacks, a protestor dressed as Batman scaled Buckingham Palace, ten countries including Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary joined the EU and Edvard Munch’s The Scream was stolen from an Oslo museum by masked gunmen.
We said goodbye to Ray Charles, Yaser Arafat, Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Janet Leigh and John Peel, and hello to ‘The’ Facebook and Millie Bobbie Brown.
How good was the music?
(Poll open until Tuesday 15th Feb, album and song polls will go up Monday 14th based on your nominations)
Some lists for inspiration:
Nominations received for Albums:
Nominations received for Songs: