MF wrote:This list got progressively harder the further I moved away from 82-89 and the mid-90s. I guess you can tell when my teenage years were. It's also tough in that I didn't buy a single new release in 2007 or 2008.
This I can't imagine. NO records from '07 or '08?
MF wrote:Also, what the hell happened in 1990? How is it I can't turn up a single decent pick from my collection?
1990 was a weird node of suck. I guess it was a year lost in the chasm between the excessive 80's and the miserable 90's. There were some acclaimed records released in 1990 - Violator, Fear of a Black Planet, Ritual de lo Habitual, Goo, Ragged Glory, Bellybutton... but other than Public Enemy nothing particularly 'sticky'.