Reviews by Year

Reviews by Year

The primary purpose of Classic Rock Review is to review significant, historic rock albums that have proven important and valuable through the test of time. We have set up system which assures that each album reviewed is at least 20 years old and falls within a 30-year period in which the album was the primary source for music, from 1966 through 1995. We do this in a systematic yet non-linear way, by focusing on classic years when their anniversary (by a multiple of five) comes around.

Below is a matrix and a guide to how these reviews are featured in real time.

Matrix of Review Years
 
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975
1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Year Information Album of the Year
1965 Overview of 1965 Album List Highway 61 Revisited
1967 Overview of 1967 Album List Are You Experienced?
1968 Overview of 1968 Album List Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
1969 Overview of 1969 Album List Abbey Road
1970 Overview of 1970 Album List Moondance
1971 Overview of 1971 Album List Who’s Next
1972 Overview of 1972 Album List Machine Head
1973 Overview of 1973 Album List Dark Side of the Moon
1974 Overview of 1974 Album List The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Year Information Album of the Year
1975 Overview of 1975 Album List Physical Graffiti
1976 Overview of 1976 Album List Boston
1977 Overview of 1977 Album List The Stranger
1978 Overview of 1978 Album List Van Halen
1979 Overview of 1979 Album List Breakfast In America
1980 Overview of 1980 Album List Back In Black
1981 Overview of 1981 Album List Moving Pictures
1982 Overview of 1982 Album List Business As Usual
1983 Overview of 1983 Album List Synchronicity
1984 Overview of 1984 Album List Born In the U.S.A.
Year Information Album of the Year
1985 Overview of 1985 Album List The Firm
1986 Overview of 1986 Album List Back In the High Life
1987 Overview of 1987 Album List The Joshua Tree
1988 Overview of 1988 Album List Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
1989 Overview of 1989 Album List Full Moon Fever
1990 Overview of 1990 Album List Shake Your Money Maker
1991 Overview of 1991 Album List Ten
1992 Overview of 1992 Album List Harvest Moon
1993 Overview of 1993 Album List Tuesday Night Music Club
1994 Overview of 1994 Album List Four
1995 Overview of 1995 Album List Collective Soul