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March 23rd, 2008 11:37 PM
hope chest
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Chance wrote:
Dark Side!!
Dark Side!!
Dark Side!!



dark side's callin' now nothing is real.



March 24th, 2008 01:40 AM
Lester Byrd Born to Run.
March 24th, 2008 04:23 AM
Fancy Lad zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
March 24th, 2008 10:26 AM
Bubba Ho-Tep Picked Who's Next. Landmark rock n roll. Can't deny the effect it has had on all of our lives.
March 24th, 2008 10:28 AM
andy rooney funhouse is getting 1/3rd the vote of who's next.

:sick:
March 24th, 2008 10:49 AM
hrtshpdbox More than half the votes, so far, have gone for Big Star and The Who. I still haven't voted, can't make up my mind - but I will sell my vote (just wanted to put that out there).
March 24th, 2008 11:53 AM
Fancy Lad zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
March 24th, 2008 12:46 PM
Joel5000 Surprisingly easy choice for me. Rumours just felt right.
March 24th, 2008 12:47 PM
Jon No Queen, no Zeppelin, no Floyd, that strikes me as odd. But then again, the biggies have never been popular 'round here, I have a feeling I could count the (non-Barrett) Floyd fans on two hands.

I *do* think Zep IV should be on there, somewhere. I'm not even sure I ended up voting for it, probably because I was so sure it would win its year.
March 24th, 2008 12:56 PM
Jeff Mason Rumours here. Quintessential 70's album.

No Stones in sight either, Jon. The fairly random nature of the poll -- One album makes it from each year, and the finals excluded some amazing albums because of the fact that certain albums went against each other in the prelims -- makes such "oversights" more likely I think. I mean, Instead of Exile on Main Street, you have #1 Record. Instead of Zep IV you have Who's Next. Instead of VGPS you have the White Album. Makes the overall value of a full "best of decade" poll a bit suspect to me, we could have probably stopped at the year-by-year.
March 24th, 2008 12:58 PM
DavidLeeRoth I'm really surprised Love You has not picked up any votes.

DLR
March 24th, 2008 02:09 PM
hrtshpdbox
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Jeff Mason wrote:
Makes the overall value of a full "best of decade" poll a bit suspect to me, we could have probably stopped at the year-by-year.

But it all leads up to the Best Album Of All Time category !
March 24th, 2008 02:12 PM
Bubba Ho-Tep
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Jon wrote:
No Queen, no Zeppelin, no Floyd, that strikes me as odd. But then again, the biggies have never been popular 'round here, I have a feeling I could count the (non-Barrett) Floyd fans on two hands.



I tried to plead my case for Dark Side. As much as many of us are sick of it because of the constant bombardment of FM radio, it stands, in my mind, as one of the most satisfying listening experiences ever. Perhaps people have forgotten how to simply enjoy the record without contemplating if it is overexposed, overrated, or overplayed.

March 24th, 2008 02:17 PM
Jeff Mason
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hrtshpdbox wrote:

But it all leads up to the Best Album Of All Time category !


Which will be Big Star vs. Pet Sounds vs. a Frank Sinatra album. Plus a to-be-determined 80s and a 90s album. Won't THAT be a weird poll. Especially if Big Star won.

Only here would Big Star trump every album ever made as the greatest album of all time.
March 24th, 2008 02:18 PM
Bubba Ho-Tep
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Jeff Mason wrote:

Plus a to-be-determined 80s and a 90s album.



Ahh! You mean Iron Maiden's "Powerslave" and Fiona Apple's "When The Pawn....". Yes, that will be a mighty fine poll.
March 24th, 2008 02:21 PM
halleluwah
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Jeff Mason wrote:


Only here would Big Star trump every album ever made as the greatest album of all time.
Well, I still think that'd be a better choice than Sgt. Pepper, which tends to take that place on Rolling Stone/VH1 type of lists. And much as I love it, I don't think #1 Record is even my favorite Big Star album!

Somewhere Chris Bell is having a good chuckle at this, I hope.
March 24th, 2008 02:24 PM
Jeff Mason
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Bubba Ho-Tep wrote:


Ahh! You mean Iron Maiden's "Powerslave" and Fiona Apple's "When The Pawn....". Yes, that will be a mighty fine poll.


Doubt that any metal album from the 80s gets more than a few votes.

What's going to be very interesting is seeing how the relative consensus seen thus far utterly breaks down in the 80's. You saw signs of it in the late 70's but it's going to be crazy. Ian may have trouble getting 7 votes on some polls, the votes will be so all over the place.
March 24th, 2008 02:26 PM
Jeff Mason
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halleluwah wrote:
Well, I still think that'd be a better choice than Sgt. Pepper, which tends to take that place on Rolling Stone/VH1 type of lists.


To me, I would still think that something like Born to Run, Rumours, or a Sly album would be better for the 70s. And of the results we've been seeing, I can assure you that Pet Sounds is going to get my vote on "Best of All Time" as no album made in the last 25 years would trump that album. Stuff prior to that, sure, but not 80s/90s.
March 24th, 2008 02:26 PM
Fancy Lad
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Jeff Mason wrote:


Which will be Big Star vs. Pet Sounds vs. a Frank Sinatra album. Plus a to-be-determined 80s and a 90s album. Won't THAT be a weird poll. Especially if Big Star won.

Only here would Big Star trump every album ever made as the greatest album of all time.


Last I checked, Who's Next had outpaced #1 Record.

Good.
March 24th, 2008 02:27 PM
Jeff Mason So it has. Good? Figured you loved the Big Star love...
March 24th, 2008 02:32 PM
Fancy Lad
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Jeff Mason wrote:
So it has. Good? Figured you loved the Big Star love...


If #1 Record really were No. 1, what purpose then?! My life -- suddenly bereft of meaning!!

Hunted! Despised! Living like an animal! THE JUNGLE is my home!!
March 24th, 2008 02:39 PM
halleluwah
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Jeff Mason wrote:


Doubt that any metal album from the 80s gets more than a few votes.

What's going to be very interesting is seeing how the relative consensus seen thus far utterly breaks down in the 80's. You saw signs of it in the late 70's but it's going to be crazy. Ian may have trouble getting 7 votes on some polls, the votes will be so all over the place.
I could see something like Van Halen's 1984 getting a healthy number of votes (although that's hardly metal, come to think of it...). A couple of Metallica's mid-80s records might have a decent shot.
March 24th, 2008 02:43 PM
Jeff Mason Again, though, you have the crazy scattering of pop, alternative, metal, punk, straight ahead rock, the beginning of hip hop, and people's experiences with that is going to be all over the place. I mean, you will have Ian's list of great 1986 albums, none of which I have heard, then my list of stuff like Graceland and So and True Stories, Bubba will have something Metallica, it is just all over the place and there isn't such a critical orthodoxy on that period. I really have no clue what's going to come out on top there.
March 24th, 2008 02:47 PM
halleluwah
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Jeff Mason wrote:
Again, though, you have the crazy scattering of pop, alternative, metal, punk, straight ahead rock, the beginning of hip hop, and people's experiences with that is going to be all over the place. I mean, you will have Ian's list of great 1986 albums, none of which I have heard, then my list of stuff like Graceland and So and True Stories, Bubba will have something Metallica, it is just all over the place and there isn't such a critical orthodoxy on that period. I really have no clue what's going to come out on top there.
Yeah, I do think you're right about a lot of that, at least since the musical tastes on this board skew so heavily towards 60s/70s stuff. I'm sure there'll be a few albums where there's a real consensus, but I think you're right; Ian may have to drop the 7-vote rule and just pick the winners of each preliminary poll to go to the finals. I'm sure the really well-known and liked albums like Let it Be will get enough votes, but I really have no idea how the people here will vote in general.

That's what makes it FUN, though!
March 24th, 2008 02:48 PM
hrtshpdbox
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Jeff Mason wrote:
Only here would Big Star trump every album ever made as the greatest album of all time.

Not only here.
http://www.frontlinearts.com/bigstar/
March 24th, 2008 02:50 PM
Fancy Lad
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Jeff Mason wrote:
Graceland


Wait a minute. Elvis' HOUSE made an album?! Did he have a singing plane, too, one with a smiley face? Oh, the stories the Jungle Room could tell ...

I think the '80s voting likely being all over the map tends to reflect, y'know, what is that thing they call it, where the universe keeps expanding and everybody's tastes become more specialized? Uh, entropy?
March 24th, 2008 02:50 PM
halleluwah
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hrtshpdbox wrote:

Not only here.
http://www.frontlinearts.com/bigstar/
Good point. I used to post on a Radiohead forum, and OK Computer and Kid A always topped the polls, just 'cause they were the only albums everybody around there agreed upon. But that's gonna just naturally happen on any message board centered around one certain artist.
March 24th, 2008 02:52 PM
Bubba Ho-Tep I vote Kid A for the year 2000. I think it's Radiohead's best record.
March 24th, 2008 02:57 PM
hrtshpdbox
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Bubba Ho-Tep wrote:
I vote Kid A for the year 2000.

You can't vote yet, it wouldn't be fair to you - you need a good opportunity to consider all of the other good albums released in 2000.
March 24th, 2008 02:59 PM
halleluwah
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Bubba Ho-Tep wrote:
I vote Kid A for the year 2000. I think it's Radiohead's best record.
Oh, I'll vote for it for sure (Goldfrapp's Felt Mountain runs it close for that year, though). And OKC will obviously have my 1997 vote, whether Ian accepts it or not. :D But as big a fan as I am, there's no way I'd ever claim that Radiohead has made the two best albums in the history of recorded music.

That title obviously belongs to Kriss Kross.
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