Best albums, 1966 – 2017: A Pop Life, 1 year anniversary


Because my blog is operational for 1 year today, I didn’t want it to go by unnoticed.

See also the other article, that’s released today: A Pop Life: one year old; the best and most read stories!.


A Pop Life 1 jaar (

A Pop Life 1 jaar

Last year my blog was officially started with a beautiful story by mu 7 year old son Timur (since this blog is originally a Dutch blog, I am incapable of translating his story properly, leaving the child-like sentences and phrases intact; in short: no translation available). Since then I have written many stories. A lot of them are (still) to my satisfaction, some less so. The number of readers is on the rise, the number of comments (sadly) goes down.

There is a remarkable difference between the (original) Dutch and the (translated) English site. On the Dutch site the ‘top … best’ stories attract the most readers. On the English site the Prince stories attract the most readers (currently the Sign O’ The Times story has been read over 12,500 times).

I still enjoy the writing and seeing/reading the replies (which are largely supplied through Facebook and Google+). I hope this will remain for the time(s) to come.

I would like to take this opportunity to state to all readers, repliers, newsletter-members, Facebook followers, Google+ followers and Twitter followers: thank you all. I really do appreciate it immensely!


But, enough of that: in honor of the 1-year anniversary of A Pop Life: My life with music, today my best albums per year, beginning with the year of my birth. Have fun ;-).


1966 Frank Sinatra Sinatra At The Sands
1967 The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico
1968 Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland
1969 The Beatles Abbey Road
1970 Neil Young After The Goldrush
1971 Marvin Gaye What’s Going On
1972 Miles Davis On The Corner
1973 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh
1974 Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
1975 Bob Marley & The Wailers Live!
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (

What’s Going On (1971)


1976 Parliament Mothership Connection
1977 David Bowie Low
1978 Van Halen Van Halen
1979 The Specials The Specials
1980 The Clash Sandinista!
1981 Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
1982 Discharge Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
1983 Japan Oil On Canvas
1984 Prince & The Revolution Purple Rain
1985 Prince & The Revolution Around The World In A Day
David Bowie - Low (

Low (1977)


1986 Prince & The Revolution Parade
1987 Prince Sign O’ The Times
1988 Prince Lovesexy
1989 Maria McKee Maria McKee
1990 Ice Cube AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted
1991 Public Enemy Apocalypse 91…The Enemy Strikes Black
1992 Sugar Copper Blue
1993 Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
1994 The Prodigy Music For The Jilted Generation
1995 The Gold Experience
Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91 The Enemy Strikes Black (

Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black (1991)


1996 Maxwell Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite
1997 Pavement Brighten The Corners
1998 Lauryn Hill The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
1999 Underworld Beaucoup Fish
2000 D’Angelo Voodoo
2001 Buddy Guy Sweet Tea
2002 Queens Of The Stone Age Songs For The Deaf
2003 Anthony Hamilton Comin’ From Where I’m From
2004 Arcade Fire Funeral
2005 Sufjan Stevens Illinoise
Pavement - Brighten The Corners (

Brighten The Corners (1997)


2006 Amy Winehouse Back To Black
2007 LCD Soundsystem Sound Of Silver
2008 Plant Life Time Traveller
2009 Dâm-Funk Toeachizown
2010 Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2011 The Waterboys An Appointment With Mr. Yeats
2012 Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
2013 Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe
2014 D’Angelo Black Messiah
2015 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
D'Angelo - Black Messiah (

Black Messiah (2014)


2016 Anderson .Paak Malibu
2017 Thundercat Drunk
Thundercat - Drunk (

Drunk (2017)


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