220px-thomasdolbythegoldenageofwirelessTo say that I was obsessed with rock during my high school years would be a gross understatement.  Then, again, I was pretty much either obsessed with whatever I was doing (listening to music, playing DnD, debating, hanging out with friends) or I wasn’t doing it.  Anyway, over at Facebook, a lot of folks are posting their favorite high school albums.  Here are mine.  Narrowing it to fifteen was really tough, as I would’ve preferred to have added more Rush, some Jethro Tull, some Kansas, some Pink Floyd, more Genesis, more Tangerine Dream, and more Yes.

Still, I think this is a pretty accurate list.  I also tried to be honest.  As such, I’ve really not listened to Oingo Boingo, the Police, or The Tubes anymore.

My 15 favorite high school (1982-1986) albums.

  1. ABC, THE LEXICON OF LOVE
  2. Genesis ABACAB
  3. Genesis, DUKE
  4. Oingo Boingo, DEAD MAN’S PARTY
  5. Police, SYNCHRONICITY
  6. Rush, GRACE UNDER PRESSURE
  7. Rush, MOVING PICTURES
  8. Rush, SIGNALS
  9. Tangerine Dream, FORCE MAJEURE
  10. Tears for Fears, SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR
  11. Thomas Dolby, GOLDEN AGE OF WIRELESS
  12. Tubes, COMPLETION BACKWARDS PRINCIPLE 
  13. Wang Chung, TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA (soundtrack)
  14. Yes, 90125
  15. Yes, YESSONGS

Your turn.