My name is Steve. I enjoy hockey, punk rock, books, pop culture, and kind people.

My Favorite Album From Every Year Since I Was Born, An Essay Project Spanning Infinite (22 Years) Amounts of Time

I thought up this idea because I’m bored and it’s 4am and no one’s around, but this might turn into something decadent, self-indulgent, and fun.

Basically, I plan to write an essay about one record from each year of my lifetime (in no particular order) that means something to me, and in a sense, explain who I am as a person. I did say self-indulgent, correct? Great. Anyway, here are the records I’m going with:

1989 - Tom Petty, Full Moon Fever 
1990 -
Social Distortion, Social Distortion 
1991 -
U2, Achtung Baby 
1992 - R.E.M., Automatic For the People 
1993 -
Nirvana, In Utero 
1994 -
Manic Street Preachers, The Holy Bible 
1995 - Oasis, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory 
1996 -
Weezer, Pinkerton 
1997 -
Ben Folds Five, Whatever and Ever, Amen  
1998 -
 Barenaked Ladies, Stunt 
1999 -
Foo Fighters, There is Nothing Left to Lose 
2000 -
Green Day, Warning 
2001 -
Jimmy Eat World, Bleed American 
2002 -
Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, The Rising 
2003 -
Death Cab For Cutie, Transatlanticism
2004 - Blink-182, Blink-182
2005 - Jack’s Mannequin, Everything in Transit    
2006 -
The Hold Steady, Boys and Girls in America  
2007 -
Against Me!, New Wave 
2008 -
The Gaslight Anthem, The ‘59 Sound  
2009 - fun., Aim and Ignite   
2010 -
Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 
2011 - Manchester Orchestra, Simple Math