Tuesday, April 4, 2017

MASTER LIST/LINKS: RFA/[YEAR] Chronologies+Rankings

Okay, so this is sort of a 1-stop shop for all of the Retro Calendar and Albums of the Year in the Past entries, and I have put together some semi-accurate Rankings of many if not all the albums on said lists.

Of course the intention and belief is I'll add and bump this entry with each entry individual Year's list added into the blog, etc.

also of course: some of these lists may change, which is why these are only semi-accurate.

1965


1. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
2, The Beatles - Help!
3. The Who - My Generation
4. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
5. The Beach Boys - Summer Days (and Summer Nights!)
6. John Coltrane - Love Supreme
7. The Beach Boys - Party!
8. The Moody Blues - The Magnificent Moodies
9. The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today!
10. The Rolling Stones - Out of Our Heads

1966



1. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
2. The Beatles - Revolver
3. The Monkees - The Monkees
4. Frank Zappa - Freak Out
5. The Beatles - "Yesterday"... and Today
6. The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
7. Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence
8. The Who - A Quick One While's He's Away

1967



1. The Beatles - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
3. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
4. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold as Love
5. Cream - Disreali Gears
6. The Monkees - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones LTD
7. Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn
8. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed
9. The Doors - The Doors
10. The Monkees - Headquarters
11. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
12. Procul Harum - Procol Harum
13. The Beach Boys - Smiley Smile
14. The Monkees - More of the Monkees
15. The Who - The Who Sell Out
16. The Rolling Stones - Between the Buttons

1968

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1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
2. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
3. The Monkees - Head
4. The Beatles - The White Album
5. Cream - Wheels of Fire
6. The Moody Blues - In Search of the Last Chord
7. Simon and Garfunkel - Bookends
8. The Zombies - Odyssey and Oracle
9. The Monkees - The Bird the Bees and the Monkees
10. Pink Floyd - Saucerful of Secrets

1969

The cover of Abbey Road has no printed words. It is a photo of the Beatles, in side view, crossing the street in single file.

1. The Beatles - Abbey Road
2. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
4. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
5. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
6. The Who - Tommy
7. Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
8. Blind Faith - Blind Faith
9. Pink Floyd - More
10. Fairport Convention - Liege and Lief
11. Soft Machine - Volume Two
12. Chicago - The Chicago Transit Authority
13. Crosby Stills and Nash - Crosby Stills and Nash
14, Yes - Yes
15. Pink Floyd - Ummagumma

1970

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1. Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
2. Genesis - Trespass
3. King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseidon
4. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
5. Soft Machine - Third
6. Crosby Stills Nash and Young - Dejavu
7. Emerson Lake and Palmer - Emerson Lake and Palmer
8. Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
9. Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant
10. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
11. Michael Nesmith - Loose Salute
12. Derek and the Dominoes - Layla and Other Love Stories
13. Van Morrison - Moondance
14. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
15. The Beatles - Let it Be
16. Michael Nesmith - Magnetic South
17. Yes - Time and a Word
18. Deep Purple - In Rock
19. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
20. The Who - Live at Leeds
21. Chicago - Chicago II

1971

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1. Yes - Fragile
2. Genesis - Nursery Cryme
3. Pink Floyd - Meddle
4. Emerson Lake and Palmer - Tarkus
5. The Who - Who's Next
6. Yes - The Yes Album
7. Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
8. Led Zeppelin - IV
9. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
10. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
11. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
12. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
13. The Allman Brothers - Live at Fillmore East

1972

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1. Genesis - Foxtrot
2. Pink Floyd - Obscured by Clouds
3. Emerson Lake and Palmer - Trilogy
4. Yes - Close to the Edge 
5. Wishbone Ash - Argus
6. Renaissance - Prologue
7. Michael Nesmith and the 2nd Nation Band - Tantamount to Treason Volume One
8. Premiata Forneria Marconi - Per Un Amico
9. Gentle Giant - Octopus
10. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
11. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
12. Deep Purple - Machine Head
13. Black Sabbath - Vol 4
14. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
15. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
16. Deep Purple - Made in Japan
17. Neil Young - Harvest
18. Styx - Styx
19. Return to Forever/Chick Corea - Return to Forever
20. Emerson Lake and Palmer - Pictures at an Exhibition

1973

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1. Jethro Tull - A Passion Play
2. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
3. The Who - Quadrophenia
4. Renaissance - Ashes are Burning
5. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
6. King Crimson - Lark's Tongue in Aspic
7. Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans
8. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
9. Herbie Hancock - Headhunters
10. Emerson Lake and Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
11. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
12. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
13. Yes - Yessongs
14. Return to Forever - Hymns of the Seventh Galaxy
15/ Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
16. Queen - Queen
17. Billy Cobham - Spectrum
18. Genesis - Genesis Live
19. Carmen - Fandangos in Space
20. Styx - Styx II
21. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
22. Bruce Springsteen - Greetings from Asbury Park
23. Premiata Foerneria Marconi - Photo of Ghosts
24. Gentle Giant - In a Glass House

1974

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1. Yes - Relayer
2. Jerry Goodman and Jan Hammer - Like Children
3. King Crimson - Red
4. Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
5. Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
6. King Crimson - Starless and Bible Black
7. Renaissance - Turn of the Cards
8. Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Todd Rundgren's Utopia
9. Kansas - Kansas
10. Queen - Queen II
11. Rush - Rush
12. Gryphon - Red Court to Gryphon Three
13. Supertramp - Crime of the Century
14. Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
15, Return to Forever - Where Have I Known You Before
16. Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (')
17. 10cc - Sheet Music
18. Electric Light Orchestra - Eldorado
19. Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale
20. Camel - Mirage
21. Gentle Giant - The Power and the Glory
22. Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark


1978
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1. Rush - Hemispheres
2. Styx - Pieces of Eight
3. Alec R. Costandinos and The Syncophonic Orchestra - Romeo and Juliet
4. Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses
5. Kansas - Two for the Show
6. Renaissance - A Song for All Seasons
7. U.K. - U.K.
8. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
9. Bruford - Feels Good to Me
10. Al Di Meola - Casino
11. Van Halen - Van Halen
12. The Who - Who Are You
13. Yes - Tormato
14. Happy the Man - Crafty Hands
15. The Police - Outlandos d'Amour
16. Genesis - ...And Then There Were Three...
17. Pat Metheny Group - Pat Metheny Group
18. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (Scratch)
19. Chic - C'est Chic
20. Queen - Jazz
21. Boston - Don't Look Back
22. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food
23. Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
24. Alan Parsons Project - Pyramid
25. Steve Hackett - Please Don't Touch
26. Journey - Infinity
27. Dire Straits - Dire Straits
28. XTC - White Music
29. The Rutles - The Rutles

1980

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1. Yes - Drama
2. Rush - Permanent Waves
3. Genesis - Duke
4. Hawkwind - Levitation
5. Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
6. Al Di Meola - Splendido Hotel
7. Queen - Flash Gordon
8. The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
9. Bruce Springsteen - The River
10. The Alan Parsons Project - The Turn of a Friendly Card
11. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel [3]
12. Yes - Yesshows
13. Van Halen - Women and Children First
14. Weather Report - Night Passage
15, Mike Rutherford - Smallcreep's Day
16. Queen - The Game
17. David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
18. U2 - Boy
19. XTC - Black Sea
20. Kerry Livgren - Seeds of Change
21. Steve Hackett - Defector
22. John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy
23. Bruford - Gradually Going Tornado

1987
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1. Marillion - Clutching at Straws
2. Giraffe - The Power of Suggestion
3. Rush - Hold Your Fire
4. U2 - The Joshua Tree
5. Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason 6. George Michael - Faith
7. Pat Metheny - Still Life (Talking)
8. Jane's Addiction - Jane's Addiction
9. Michael Jackson - Bad
10. INXS - Kick
11. Prince - Sign "☮" the Times
12. Sting - ...Nothing Like the Sun
13  Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part. 1
14. Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King
15. The Dukes of Stratosphear - Psonic Psunspot
16. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live at Winterland
17. Def Leppard - Hysteria
18. Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
19. Jethro Tull - Krest of a Knave
20. Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien
21. Faith No More - Introduce Yourself
22. Bruce Spingsteen - Tunnel of Love
23. R.E.M. - Document
24. Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S.
25. Yes - Big Generator
26. TNT - Tell No Tales

1989
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1. King's X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska
2. Rush - Presto
3. Fates Warning - Perfect Symmetry
4. Faith No More - The Real Thing
5. Dream Theater - When Dream and Day Unite
6. Marillion - Seasons End
7. XTC - Oranges and Lemons
8. Tears for Fears - The Seeds of Love
 9. Rush - A Show of Hands
10. Savatage - Gutter Ballet
11. Billy  Joel - Storm Front
12. Queen - The Miracle
13. Voivod - Nothingface
14. Watchtower - Control and Resistance
15. Peter Gabriel - Passion
16. Anderson Bruford Wakeman and Howe - Anderson Bruford Wakeman and Howe
17. Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule
18. TNT - Intuition
19, Linda Rondsadt featuring Aaron Neville - Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind
20. Thinking Plague - In this Life

1991

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1. Fates Warning - Parallels
2. Shadow Gallery - Shadow Gallery
3. Galactic Cowboys - Galactic Cowboys
4. Marillion - Holidays in Eden
5. U2 - Achtung Baby
6. Queen - Innuendo
7. Saigon Kick - Saigon Kick
8. Savatage - Streets: A Rock Opera
9. Various Artists - Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey Soundtrack
10. Rush - Roll the Bones
11. Ozric Tentacles - Strangeitude
12. Crimson Glory - The Strange and the Beautiful
13. R.E.M. - Out of Time
14. Pearl Jam - Ten
15. Fish - Internal Exile
16. Mr. Bungle - Mr. Bungle
17. Van Halen - For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
18. Voivod - Angel Rat


1993

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1. Jellyfish - Spilt Milk
2. Galactic Cowboys - Space in Your Face
3. Cynic - Focus
4. Angra - Angels Cry
5. Enchant - A Blueprint of the World
6. Savatage - Edge of Thorns
7. The Tea Party - Splendor Solis
8. I Mother Earth - Dig
9. Rush - Counterparts
10. Saigon Kick - Water
11. Jeff Buckley - Live at Sin-é
12. Jim Matheos - First Impressions
13. Dream Theater - Live at the Marquee
14. Porcupine Tree - Up the Downstair
15, Tears for Fears - Elemental
16. Anekdoten - Vemod
17. Pat Metheny - The Road to You: Recorded Live in Europe
18. Robert Plant - Fate of Nations
19. Without Warning - Making Time
20, Voivod - The Outer Limits
21. U2 - Zooropa
22. Primus - Pork Soda
23. Duran Duran - Duran Duran (The Wedding Album)
24. Alan Parsons - Try Anything Once
25. Damn the Machine - Damn the Machine
26. Pearl Jam - Vs
27. Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club
28. No-Man - Loveblows and Lovecries - A Confession
29. Orphaned Land - The Beloved's Cry

1994

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1. Marillion - Brave
2. Dream Theater - Awake
3. Jeff Buckley - Grace
4. Savatage - Handful of Rain
5. Queensryche - Promised Land
6. King's X - Dogman
7. Pink Floyd - The Division Bell
8. Fates Warning - Inside Out
9. Atomic Opera - For Madmen Only
10. Tiles - Tiles
11, Boston - Walk On
12. Cirque Du Soleil - Alegria
13. Dean Magraw - Broken Silence
14, Live - Throwing Copper
15. Pushmonkey - Maize


1999

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1. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes from a Memory
2, Marillion - marillion.com
3. Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Lost Trident Sessions
4. Spock's Beard - Day for Night
5. Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment 2
6. Dream Theater - Christmas CD 1999: Cleaning Out the Closet
7. maudlin of the Well - My Fruit Psychobells... A Seed Combustible
8. Opeth - Still Life
9, Sigur Rós - Ágætis byrjun
10. sElf - Breakfast with Girls
11. uneXpect - Utopia
12. Tiles - Presents of Mind
13. Fish - Raingods with Zippos
14. Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream
15. Owsley - Owsley
16. Little Hans - Wunderkind
17. Mullmuzzler - Keep it to Yourself
18. 3 - Paint by Number
19. Muse - Showbiz
20, Francesca Gagnon -  Au Dela Des Couleurs
21. Live - The Distance to Here
22. Mr. Bungle - California
23. Yes - The Ladder
24. Nexus - Detrás del umbral
25. I Mother Earth - Blue Green Orange
26. The Tea Party - Triptych
27. Xen - 84.000 Dharma Doors
28. Conditioned Response -In Flagranté Delecto
30. Jim Matheos - Away with Words
31. Pepe Deluxé - Super Sound
32. Zero Hour - Zero Hour
33. The Flower Kings - Flower Power: A Journey to the Hidden Corners of Your Mind
34. Evil Wings - Colors of the New World
35. Queensryche - Q2K
1. Giraffe - Giraffe


2002

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1. dredg - El Cielo
2. Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane
3. Call Florence Pow - The Strange Situation
4. Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
5. Archive - You All Look the Same to Me
6. Ours - Precious
7. Sigur Rós - ()
8. Shaman - Ritual
9. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People
10. Clann Zú - Rua
11. Murder By Death - Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing
12. Porcupine Tree - In Abesntia
13. Three - Half Life
14. Pat Metheny - Speaking of Now
15. Opeth - Deliverance
16. Silverchair - Diorama
17. Weather Report - Live and Unreleased
18. Spock's Beard - Snow
19. Kevin Gilbert - The Kaviar Sessions
20. Peter Gabriel - Up
21. Anathallo - Sparrows
22. Superior - Ultima Ratio
23. David Bowie - Heathen
24. The Mars Volta - Tremulant [EP]
25. The Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts
26. Do Make Say Think - And Yet And Yet
27. SikTh - How May I Help You?
28. Doves - The Last Broadcast
29. Enchant - Blink of an Eye
30. Agalloch - The Mantle
31. Godspeed You Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O.

2005

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1. The Receiving End of Sirens - Between the Heart and the Synapse
2. Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo 1: I'm Burning Star IV: From Fear through the Eyes of Madness
3. dredg - Catch Without Arms
4. Oceansize - Everyone Into Position
5. The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
6. Imogen Heap - Speak For Yourself
7. Mew - And the Glass Handed Kites
8. Subterranean Masquerade - Suspended Animation Dreams
9. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
10. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
11. Bend Sinister - Through the Broken City
12. Between the Buried and Me - Alaska
13. Time of Orchids - Sarcast While
14. Klimt 1918 - Dopoguerra
15. Neverending White Lights - Act I: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies
16. Gospel - The Moon is a Dead World
17. Karnivool - Themata
18. Kaddisfly - Buy Our Intention: We'll Buy You a Unicorn
19. The Decemberists - Picaresque
20. Margot and the Nuclear So and So's - Dust of Retreat
21. Josh Rouse - Nashville
22. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
23. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
24. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
25. Burst - Origo
26. Shadow Gallery - Room V
27. Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
28. God is an Astronaut - All is Violent, All is Bright
29. Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil
30. The Ebb and Flow - Time to Echolocate
31. Pat Metheny - The Way Up
32. King's X - Ogre Tones
33. Shaman - Reason