Greatest Album of 1979 - Preliminary Round 1

Which albums deserve to move on?

Poll ended at 13 May 2021, 8:18am

The B-52’s, The B-52’s
1
1%
Blondie, Eat to the Beat
4
4%
David Bowie, Lodger
3
3%
The Clash, London Calling
18
16%
Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Armed Forces
11
10%
Crass, Stations of the Crass
4
4%
The Cure, Three Imaginary Boys
5
4%
The Damned, Machine Gun Etiquette
6
5%
Gang of Four, Entertainment!
8
7%
The Jam, Setting Sons
12
11%
Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures
5
4%
KISS, Dynasty
2
2%
Madness, One Step Beyond …
3
3%
Magazine, Secondhand Daylight
3
3%
Public Image Ltd., Metal Box
4
4%
The Raincoats, The Raincoats
0
No votes
The Slits, Cut
4
4%
The Specials, The Specials
11
10%
Talking Heads, Fear of Music
6
5%
Wire, 154
3
3%
XTC, Drums and Wires
1
1%
 
Total votes: 114

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Marky Dread wrote:
12 May 2021, 5:40pm
The Ruts - The Crack

One of the finest albums released in '79.

The debut from The Undertones is another quality album.
I second the Ruts.
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Can someone more industrious than me make a master list of all the 79 albums being nominated in total. I’m thinking about doing a huge dive now.
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Silent Majority wrote:
12 May 2021, 5:48pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 May 2021, 5:40pm
The Ruts - The Crack

One of the finest albums released in '79.

The debut from The Undertones is another quality album.
I second the Ruts.
Added for the next prelim round.
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you've made a mess of another poll Heston

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revbob wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:21pm
you've made a mess of another poll Heston
Nah, I expected shit to be sloppy during the prelims. Second round there can't be any additions and the standards required for survival go up. As it stands right now, four albums would be cut and four added. After that, things start getting trimmed.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:35pm
revbob wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:21pm
you've made a mess of another poll Heston
Nah, I expected shit to be sloppy during the prelims. Second round there can't be any additions and the standards required for survival go up. As it stands right now, four albums would be cut and four added. After that, things start getting trimmed.
So you're not actually going to list every album made in 1979. Damn there are so many others.
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Marky Dread wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:39pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:35pm
revbob wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:21pm
you've made a mess of another poll Heston
Nah, I expected shit to be sloppy during the prelims. Second round there can't be any additions and the standards required for survival go up. As it stands right now, four albums would be cut and four added. After that, things start getting trimmed.
So you're not actually going to list every album made in 1979. Damn there are so many others.
The goal is to make this a readable novel, not an endless fantasy series.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

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Hello,

I thought there was a Lithuanian release of Lodger on red vinyl only sold in record stores with odd (as opposed to even) street addresses in 1978 - that would disqualify it.

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:45pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:39pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:35pm
revbob wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:21pm
you've made a mess of another poll Heston
Nah, I expected shit to be sloppy during the prelims. Second round there can't be any additions and the standards required for survival go up. As it stands right now, four albums would be cut and four added. After that, things start getting trimmed.
So you're not actually going to list every album made in 1979. Damn there are so many others.
The goal is to make this a readable novel, not an endless fantasy series.
So you'll be taking KISS of the list posthaste.
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Marky Dread wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:45pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:39pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:35pm
revbob wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:21pm
you've made a mess of another poll Heston
Nah, I expected shit to be sloppy during the prelims. Second round there can't be any additions and the standards required for survival go up. As it stands right now, four albums would be cut and four added. After that, things start getting trimmed.
So you're not actually going to list every album made in 1979. Damn there are so many others.
The goal is to make this a readable novel, not an endless fantasy series.
So you'll be taking KISS of the list posthaste.
No, sir, I expect the wise assessment of the community has decided that KISS does not merit inclusion to the next round. No matter what else happens here, the voters have demonstrated their wisdom.
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Marky Dread wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:45pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:39pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:35pm
revbob wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:21pm
you've made a mess of another poll Heston
Nah, I expected shit to be sloppy during the prelims. Second round there can't be any additions and the standards required for survival go up. As it stands right now, four albums would be cut and four added. After that, things start getting trimmed.
So you're not actually going to list every album made in 1979. Damn there are so many others.
The goal is to make this a readable novel, not an endless fantasy series.
So you'll be taking KISS of the list posthaste.
I'm just wondering who voted for it other than me. It has twice as many votes as the B-52s.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
12 May 2021, 7:05pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:45pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:39pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:35pm


Nah, I expected shit to be sloppy during the prelims. Second round there can't be any additions and the standards required for survival go up. As it stands right now, four albums would be cut and four added. After that, things start getting trimmed.
So you're not actually going to list every album made in 1979. Damn there are so many others.
The goal is to make this a readable novel, not an endless fantasy series.
So you'll be taking KISS of the list posthaste.
I'm just wondering who voted for it other than me. It has twice as many votes as the B-52s.
Some people voted for Boris Johnson.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 May 2021, 7:04pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:45pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:39pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:35pm


Nah, I expected shit to be sloppy during the prelims. Second round there can't be any additions and the standards required for survival go up. As it stands right now, four albums would be cut and four added. After that, things start getting trimmed.
So you're not actually going to list every album made in 1979. Damn there are so many others.
The goal is to make this a readable novel, not an endless fantasy series.
So you'll be taking KISS of the list posthaste.
No, sir, I expect the wise assessment of the community has decided that KISS does not merit inclusion to the next round. No matter what else happens here, the voters have demonstrated their wisdom.
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Marky Dread wrote:
12 May 2021, 7:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 May 2021, 7:04pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:45pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 May 2021, 6:39pm


So you're not actually going to list every album made in 1979. Damn there are so many others.
The goal is to make this a readable novel, not an endless fantasy series.
So you'll be taking KISS of the list posthaste.
No, sir, I expect the wise assessment of the community has decided that KISS does not merit inclusion to the next round. No matter what else happens here, the voters have demonstrated their wisdom.
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