Album Assignments was a biweekly(ish) game between me and my friend Robby Herd, in which we took turns assigning each other albums to listen to. I decided to write about mine, at least when the mood struck me. Album Assignments started in 2015, and went on a pandemic hiatus in 2020 that seems to have become permanent.

Here are the episodes — odd numbers are albums Robby chose, even numbers are albums I chose:

1. Breakfast in America by Supertramp
2. The Art Of McCartney [Disc 1] by various artists
3. Brothers by The Black Keys
4. The Art Of McCartney [Disc 2] by various artists (Guest Post from Robby about the full Art Of McCartney album)
5. My Aim Is True by Elvis Costello
6. Play Deep by The Outfield
7. London Calling by The Clash
8. Egyptology by World Party
9. Cass County by Don Henley
10. Black Sheets Of Rain by Bob Mould
11. Blue by Joni Mitchell
12. 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault by Stevie Nicks
13. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
14. A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay
15. The Rising by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
16. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
17. Back In Black by AC/DC
18. Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo by Aimee Mann
19. Ramones by The Ramones
20. One Lost Day by the Indigo Girls
21. Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
22. The Lumineers by The Lumineers
23. Honky Château by Elton John
24. Biograph [Disc 1] by Bob Dylan
25. All That You Can’t Leave Behind by U2
26. Biograph [Disc 2] by Bob Dylan
27. American Beauty by The Grateful Dead
28. Biograph [Disc 3] by Bob Dylan
29. Wild-Eyed Southern Boys by .38 Special
30. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams
31. A Night At The Opera by Queen
32. Outlandos d’Amour by The Police
33. Dookie by Green Day
34. Welcome Interstate Managers by Fountains of Wayne
35. Peace Trail by Neil Young
36. Empty Glass by Pete Townshend
37. Robbie Robertson by Robbie Robertson
38. Making Movies by Dire Straits
39. Hello, I Must Be Going! by Phil Collins
40. Transatlanticism by Death Cab For Cutie
41. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
42. Fear Of A Black Planet by Public Enemy
43. Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie by Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie
44. The Airborne Toxic Event by The Airborne Toxic Event
45. The Nightfly by Donald Fagen
46. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin
47. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
48. 25 by Adele
49. 11 by The Smithereens
50. Songs and Music from “She’s The One” by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
51. Aquemini by OutKast
52. I Love Rock ‘N Roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
53. Hotel California by the Eagles
54. More Adventurous by Rilo Kiley
55. Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
56. Ten by Pearl Jam
57. Hot Fuss by The Killers
58. 461 Ocean Boulevard by Eric Clapton
59. Ceremonials by Florence + The Machine
60. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
61. The 2nd Law by Muse
62. Night And Day by Joe Jackson
63. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy by Sarah McLachlan
64. The Wild Heart by Stevie Nicks
65. Tape Deck Heart by Frank Turner
66. Beauty And The Beat by The Go-Go’s
67. Jumpin’ Jive by Joe Jackson
68. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme by Simon and Garfunkel
69. The End Of The Innocence by Don Henley
70. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
71. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
72. Just Tell Me That You Want Me by various artists
73. Pearl by Janis Joplin
74. Pretenders II by The Pretenders
75. Scarecrow by John Cougar Mellencamp
76. Bare Trees by Fleetwood Mac
77. Darkness On the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
78. Into The Woods by The Call
79. Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend
80. The Midnight Organ Fight by Frightened Rabbit
81. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
82. Middle Cyclone by Neko Case
83. I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got by Sinéad O’Connor
84. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
86. Splendor & Misery by clipping.

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