People LOVE anniversaries. Paper, Aluminum, Silver, Gold, Platinum, nothing joys the human heart like celebrating the years that have passed and admitting that we are all getting horribly, horribly old. As soon as I heard Guns N' Roses' Appetite For Destruction was turning 20, I thought to myself, "I'll bet a lot of albums are turning 20 this year."
Then the Gods decided to play a mean trick and sent me a copy of the new expanded edition of Prefab Sprout's ultra-groovy Steve McQueen album to commemorate the album's 22nd anniversary! Is no math sacred? Music is all about timing. Shouldn't marketing follow? 22? Huh?
In any event, aside from realizing that Henry Rollins formed the aptly-titled Rollins Band in 1987, I began compiling a voluminous list of albums that should have received the same fanfare for reaching their 20th birthdays with their legacy intact. I know there are those of you who will argue strenuously for the inclusion of the Pixies' Come On Pilgrim or U2's The JoshuaRead More »from The Five Best Albums Celebrating Their 20th Anniversary