Sunday, September 14, 2008

Blast From The Past Vol.1: 1975-1979

It's September, the new school season is beginning and Cool Music Central is proud to present Rock History 101, the Post Punk Years. For the "Blast From The Past" series of posts, we're going to dig deep in the dustier parts of our record collection and choose our favorite albums from ... you guessed it ... the past! We'll be looking at a 5-year period each time, starting with the second half of the '70s, the punk and post-punk years. Keep in mind that objectivity is not an option for this list; the only rule is including just one album from each artist or group. Ladies and gentlemen...(drum roll)... after 28 years in the making, we bring you the list of the...

Top 30 Albums of 1975-1979

1. Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols - THE SEX PISTOLS
2. Live At The Witch Trials - THE FALL
3. Unknown Pleasures - JOY DIVISION
4. Entertainment! - GANG OF FOUR
5. London Calling - THE CLASH
6. Ramones - RAMONES
7. All Mod Cons - THE JAM
8. This Year's Model - ELVIS COSTELLO
9. Fear Of Music - TALKING HEADS
10. Pink Flag - WIRE
11. Suicide - SUICIDE
12. The Modern Dance - PERE UBU
14. Real Life - MAGAZINE
15. Germ Free Adolescents - X-RAY SPEX
16. Damned Damned Damned - THE DAMNED
17. (I'm) Stranded - THE SAINTS
18. Cut - THE SLITS
19. Second Edition - PUBLIC IMAGE LTD
20. Marquee Moon - TELEVISION
22. Parallel Lines - BLONDIE
23. The B-52's - THE B-52'S
24. Drums And Wires - XTC
25. The Undertones - THE UNDERTONES
26. Radios Appear - RADIO BIRDMAN
27. Singles Going Steady - BUZZCOCKS
28. The Man Machine - KRAFTWERK
29. Horses - PATTI SMITH
30. Young, Loud And Snotty - DEAD BOYS

I'm sure there are different opinions on the matter and that's what comments are for...

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