Tuesday, October 21, 2008

25 Years Of Top Albums

Each weekday leading up to our anniversary celebration, KXCI held a listener contest to pick the best album of each of our 25 years. Your winners:

1983: U2, War.
1984: Spinal Tap, This Is Spinal Tap.
1985: Dire Straits, Brothers In Arms.
1986: Paul Simon, Graceland.
1987: U2, Joshua Tree.

1988: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume One.
1989: Bonnie Raitt, Nick of Time.
1990: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Ragged Glory.
1991: Nirvana, Nevermind.
1992: (tie!) k.d. Lang, Ingenue and Neil Young, Harvest Moon.

1993: The Cranberries, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
1994: Johnny Cash, American Recordings (Vol. One).
1995: Radiohead, The Bends.
1996: Johnny Cash, Unchained.
1997: Radiohead, OK Computer.

1998: Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.
1999: (tie!) Moby, Play and Santana, Supernatural.
2000: O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack.
2001: (tie!) Zero 7, Simple Things and Cake, Comfort Eagle.
2002: Neko Case, Blacklisted.

2003: Calexico, Feast of Wire.
2004: Modest Mouse, Good News For People Who Love Bad News.
2005: Sufjan Stevens, Illinoise.
2006: Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, All The Roadrunning.
2007: Modest Mouse, We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank.


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