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 the “classic rock” period during the late 20th century, from 1965 through 1999. 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.

 

Year Information Album of the Year
1965 Overview of 1965 Albums Highway 61 Revisited
1966 Overview of 1966 Albums Pet Sounds
1967 Overview of 1967 Albums Are You Experienced?
1968 Overview of 1968 Albums The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
1969 Overview of 1969 Albums Abbey Road
Year Information Album of the Year
1970 Overview of 1970 Albums Moondance
1971 Overview of 1971 Albums Who’s Next
1972 Overview of 1972 Albums Machine Head
1973 Overview of 1971 Albums Dark Side of the Moon
1974 Overview of 1974 Albums The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
1975 Overview of 1975 Albums Physical Graffiti
1976 Overview of 1976 Albums Boston
1977 Overview of 1977 Albums The Stranger
1978 Overview of 1978 Albums Van Halen
1979 Overview of 1979 Albums Breakfast In America
Year Information Album of the Year
1980 Overview of 1980 Albums Back In Black
1981 Overview of 1981 Albums Moving Pictures
1982 Overview of 1982 Albums Business As Usual
1983 Overview of 1980 Albums Synchronicity
1984 Overview of 1984 Albums Born In the U.S.A.
1985 Overview of 1985 Albums The Firm
1986 Overview of 1986 Albums Back In the High Life
1987 Overview of 1987 Albums The Joshua Tree
1988 Overview of 1988 Albums Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
1989 Overview of 1989 Albums Full Moon Fever
Year Information Album of the Year
1990 Overview of 1990 Albums Shake Your Money Maker
1991 Overview of 1991 Albums Ten
1992 Overview of 1992 Albums Harvest Moon
1993 Overview of 1993 Albums Tuesday Night Music Club
1994 Overview of 1994 Albums Four
1995 Overview of 1995 Albums Collective Soul
1996 Overview of 1996 Albums
1997 Overview of 1997 Albums  
1998 Overview of 1998 Albums  

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 2016-19
1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1995
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1996
1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1997
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1998
1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1999
1991 1992 1993 1994 1965