I don't know if anyone has done a post like this. I couldn't fine one. Anyway, what are your top 10 favorite albums (any genre) that were released the year you graduated from high school. I graduated in 1978, and I don't consider that year to be stellar as far as music goes. Disco was in full swing, and many of my favorite bands that had been strong during the first half of the seventies had either broken up (Deep Purple, King Crimson) or were releasing (relatively or otherwise) weak material (Yes, Uriah Heep, Gentle Giant) or didn't release anything at all (Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, Aerosmith). Now, I'm referring to studio releases here and the new material that comes with them. Hence, there's no Thin Lizzy/Live And Dangerous, UFO/Strangers In The Night, Ted Nugent/Live Gonzo, etc. So, with all of the above in mind, as of today here's my top 10 (in alphabetical order) from the year I graduated high school--1978. 1) AC/DC - Powerage My favorite AC/DC album. So brutal. So catchy. A real toe tapper. 2) April Wine - First Glance My favorite from this band also. I love the sexy opening track, and Silver Dollar still chills to the bone. 3) Kate Bush - The Kick Inside My first exposure to Kate was via Saturday Night Live (or was it Fridays). I was utterly transfixed by this young woman. Mesmerizing. 4) Walter Egan - Not Shy Just a good old-fashioned rock and roll record with pop hooks. Not a bad track in the lot. 5) David Gilmour - David Gilmour It turns out Pink Floyd WAS more then just Roger Waters and some sidemen. 6) Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses Tull's last REALLY good, almost-a-classic album. 7) Nazareth - No Mean CIty Some albums just have a certain mood to them, and this is one example. It's spooky, grim, and almost otherworldly in a horror movie kind of way. I consider this a companion album to Hair Of The Dog--which has a similar vibe going. 8) Todd Rundgren - Hermit Of Mink Hollow A stellar collection of songs from Todd. He even got a hit out of it. 9) Sweet - Level Headed The same with these guys except that the hit was a big one. Not bad for a change-of-direction album. 10) Van Halen - Van Halen A sonic blast of a debut and a vision of what was to come--for better or worse. OK, that's my ten. So let's see what you guys and girls think of your respective graduation years. And let's have more than just lists. Give some reasoning behind your choices.