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My Favourite Albums over Time

R. Jones "Robert Jones"
 
Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin IV
"1978. Yes, I know I should have been into punk, but I wasn't!"
Dark Side of the Moon
Dark Side of the Moon
"1979  I remember trying to translate the lyrics of "Brain Damage" for my exchange partner in France."
Closer
Closer
"1981.  My older brother came home from university with a copy of this.  I remember sitting on the floor in the dining room listening to it over and over again - utterly mesmerised."
Heaven Up There
Heaven Up There
"1982."
The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground & Nico
"1983.  For a couple of years I just couldn't see past the Velvet Underground.  Complete obsession."
White Light / White Heat
White Light / White Heat
"1984.  Sister Ray lasted exactly the length of my walk to lectures in the morning.  I listened at ear-bleeding volume."
And Don't the Kids Just Love It
And Don't the Kids Just Love It
"1985.  I went to see the TVPs live, and Stuart and I quit the band we were in to form The Catburgers within a month or so.  TVPs recordings were hard to come by - we got a tape from New Yorker Lisa."
The Painted Word
The Painted Word
"1987.  Dan's finest hour."
Kaleidoscope World
Kaleidoscope World
"1990.  The Chills were awesome live.  We put them on in Edinburgh at our club, Speed 3."
Screamadelica
Screamadelica
"1991.  The indie-dance crossover album that took me and many of my friends with it."
Orbital
Orbital
"1993.  If I had owned this on vinyl I would definitely have worn it out!"
Illinoise
Illinoise
"2006.    I was kind of busy from '95 onwards with parenthood.  This is the first album that really grabbed me when I started listening again."
The Trials Of Van Occupanther
The Trials Of Van Occupanther
"2007.  A short but sweet love affair.  I've got a bit sick of this album now, but it was all I listened to for a month or so."
6 and 12 String Guitar
6 and 12 String Guitar
"2007.  This is what's getting played most right now."