Greatest Album of 1979 - Preliminary Round 2

Which albums deserve to move on?

Poll ended at 14 May 2021, 8:37am

Blondie, Eat to the Beat
3
3%
David Bowie, Lodger
1
1%
The Clash, London Calling
13
14%
Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Armed Forces
6
7%
Crass, Stations of the Crass
2
2%
The Cure, Three Imaginary Boys
1
1%
The Damned, Machine Gun Etiquette
4
4%
Gang of Four, Entertainment!
5
5%
The Germs, (GI)
3
3%
The Jam, Setting Sons
6
7%
Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures
5
5%
KISS, Dynasty
3
3%
Madness, One Step Beyond …
3
3%
Magazine, Secondhand Daylight
3
3%
Public Image Ltd., Metal Box
1
1%
The Ruts, The Crack
4
4%
The Skids, Scared to Dance
4
4%
The Slits, Cut
4
4%
The Specials, The Specials
9
10%
Stiff Little Fingers, Inflammable Material
8
9%
Talking Heads, Fear of Music
2
2%
Wire, 154
1
1%
 
Total votes: 91

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So, after one round of thinning, things have gotten fatter, in no small part because someone besides Heston decided to vote for Dynasty. Let me speak for the rest of the board in saying, "Jesus fucking Christ …."

So, The B-52's, The Raincoats, and XTC all get the boot for not getting at least two votes, while The Germs, The Ruts, The Skids, and Stiff Little Fingers are added via the nomination/seconding route. If you nominated something and it wasn't added, it's because it wasn't seconded (in essence, it received only one vote).

*No more nominations will be accepted going forward*

To properly thin the herd, the threshold for survival goes up to three votes and the number of votes each person gets is four. I can't say how much this will thin things, but I'd rather be conservative than aggressive resulting in too many getting shivved all at once. My guess is that after Friday we'll have our final ten to start next week.

(Fake edit: It'd be far more interesting to see how this played out if people couldn't see the results until it was over. It'd certainly hinder strategic voting.)
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Hey, sound on sound got a technical second when Topper’s Boppers nominated it too!
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Wolter wrote:
13 May 2021, 9:21am
Hey, sound on sound got a technical second when Topper’s Boppers nominated it too!
Added.
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Fun stuff - best 1979 guitar sound - Wire A Touching Display or Gang of Four Anthrax? Or other?

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drowninghere wrote:
13 May 2021, 10:18am
Fun stuff - best 1979 guitar sound - Wire A Touching Display or Gang of Four Anthrax? Or other?
The Skids - Masquerade
The Clash - I Fought the Law
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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drowninghere wrote:
13 May 2021, 10:18am
Fun stuff - best 1979 guitar sound - Wire A Touching Display or Gang of Four Anthrax? Or other?
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Sorry, folks. I added Bill Nelson per Wolter's alert, but then realized that he'd already seconded the Germs, and couldn't nominate after that. Removing BN wiped out those earlier votes, so please vote again (I think it'll only affect a few of you).
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 May 2021, 10:35am
Sorry, folks. I added Bill Nelson per Wolter's alert, but then realized that he'd already seconded the Germs, and couldn't nominate after that. Removing BN wiped out those earlier votes, so please vote again (I think it'll only affect a few of you).
Hugo Chavez here trying to undermine the will of the people.

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revbob wrote:
13 May 2021, 10:39am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 May 2021, 10:35am
Sorry, folks. I added Bill Nelson per Wolter's alert, but then realized that he'd already seconded the Germs, and couldn't nominate after that. Removing BN wiped out those earlier votes, so please vote again (I think it'll only affect a few of you).
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Sleeper Kiss agent, surely.
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drowninghere wrote:
13 May 2021, 10:18am
Fun stuff - best 1979 guitar sound - Wire A Touching Display or Gang of Four Anthrax? Or other?
Shortlist of 3.
Skids - Calling A Tune
Rory Gallagher - Follow Me
Thin Lizzy - Black Rose

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revbob wrote:
13 May 2021, 10:39am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 May 2021, 10:35am
Sorry, folks. I added Bill Nelson per Wolter's alert, but then realized that he'd already seconded the Germs, and couldn't nominate after that. Removing BN wiped out those earlier votes, so please vote again (I think it'll only affect a few of you).
Hugo Chavez here trying to undermine the will of the people.
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Heston wrote:
13 May 2021, 10:21am
drowninghere wrote:
13 May 2021, 10:18am
Fun stuff - best 1979 guitar sound - Wire A Touching Display or Gang of Four Anthrax? Or other?
The Skids - Masquerade
The Clash - I Fought the Law
Best bass intro - The Skids 'Into The Valley, best guitar cutting in - The Skids 'Into The Valley', biggest knob on TOTP, The Skids 'Into The Valley' Richard Jobson.

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revbob wrote:
13 May 2021, 10:39am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 May 2021, 10:35am
Sorry, folks. I added Bill Nelson per Wolter's alert, but then realized that he'd already seconded the Germs, and couldn't nominate after that. Removing BN wiped out those earlier votes, so please vote again (I think it'll only affect a few of you).
Hugo Chavez here trying to undermine the will of the people.
Hugo Chavez here trying to undermine the will of the people.
Queue up the tin foil hats! :lol:
Only having 4 votes makes it even more of a challenge, so I had to vote strategically to help some of my faves make it another round. I figure the Clash LC is a given, so I distributed my votes elsewhere.
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Sparky wrote:
13 May 2021, 12:49pm
I figure the Clash LC is a given, so I distributed my votes elsewhere.
A *real* fan wouldn't do that. :shifty:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 May 2021, 12:53pm
Sparky wrote:
13 May 2021, 12:49pm
I figure the Clash LC is a given, so I distributed my votes elsewhere.
A *real* fan wouldn't do that. :shifty:
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