I was born on January 5th, 1984. After the initial depression of turning 30 passed, I came to accept my own mortality and soon noticed I had become more retrospective. I guess when there's less to look forward to, you tend to look at all that's passed with more interest. Now that I've got done cataloguing my record collection (all 1200+ of them), I got interested in exactly what great albums had been released during my 30 years on this Earth? And therein lies the idea of this piece and the ones that will follow it - I will pick 5 albums from my collection per year starting with 1984 and well, write something about them. Hey, I've got nothing better to do so here we go.
But first - Criteria:
A. I must own a physical copy of the record in question.
B. Compilations, archival releases, EPs and live albums should be avoided if possible.
C. No more than one release per artist per year.
Albums will be presented in alphabetical order by artist.1984