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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London Calling is my favorite album of all time and for some reason I want it to lose.
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Sparky wrote:
13 May 2021, 12:54pm
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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dave202 wrote:
13 May 2021, 12:21pm
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.
I guess all that clobber and rubbish dancing was Jobsons way of standing out but he didn't half make himself look like a bit of a prat sometimes. Just as well they had those killer tunes!

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Wolter wrote:
13 May 2021, 12:57pm
London Calling is my favorite album of all time and for some reason I want it to lose.
Yeah.

Crass, Madness, Specials, Ruts.
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Silent Majority wrote:
13 May 2021, 1:41pm
Wolter wrote:
13 May 2021, 12:57pm
London Calling is my favorite album of all time and for some reason I want it to lose.
Yeah.

Crass, Madness, Specials, Ruts.
I legit prefer Entertainment!, Metal Box, Unknown Pleasures, and 154 intellectually and aesthetically. But I'm not as much a straight-up rock fan as most are here (I'm more attracted to post-punk's/no wave's/shoegaze's/post-rock's "getting past rock" ambitions). But even with the severe pro-Clash skew in the voters here, LC merits consideration as best album of '79, no doubt.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 May 2021, 1:59pm
Silent Majority wrote:
13 May 2021, 1:41pm
Wolter wrote:
13 May 2021, 12:57pm
London Calling is my favorite album of all time and for some reason I want it to lose.
Yeah.

Crass, Madness, Specials, Ruts.
I legit prefer Entertainment!, Metal Box, Unknown Pleasures, and 154 intellectually and aesthetically. But I'm not as much a straight-up rock fan as most are here (I'm more attracted to post-punk's/no wave's/shoegaze's/post-rock's "getting past rock" ambitions). But even with the severe pro-Clash skew in the voters here, LC merits consideration as best album of '79, no doubt.
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Go4, Magazine, Slits, Wire

I surprised myself by letting Crass go, but these four are right at the top of my hierarchy and more important, despite how much I love Crass.
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Lot of good/great albums struggling to gain traction but I think One Step Beyond is being overlooked - My Girl, Night Boat, One Step Beyond, Madness, The Prince are all top, top level tunes. Perhaps struggling because, despite that, its still the second best ska album on the list?

Overrated or overvoted so far for me is probably Armed Forces.

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drowninghere wrote:
13 May 2021, 4:19pm
Lot of good/great albums struggling to gain traction but I think One Step Beyond is being overlooked - My Girl, Night Boat, One Step Beyond, Madness, The Prince are all top, top level tunes. Perhaps struggling because, despite that, its still the second best ska album on the list?

Overrated or overvoted so far for me is probably Armed Forces.
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Kory wrote:
13 May 2021, 4:44pm
drowninghere wrote:
13 May 2021, 4:19pm
Lot of good/great albums struggling to gain traction but I think One Step Beyond is being overlooked - My Girl, Night Boat, One Step Beyond, Madness, The Prince are all top, top level tunes. Perhaps struggling because, despite that, its still the second best ska album on the list?

Overrated or overvoted so far for me is probably Armed Forces.
I struggle to get into Madness. They're just too goofy for me.
They laugh to hide the tears.
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Who looks so sick in the sun


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Silent Majority wrote:
13 May 2021, 4:46pm
Kory wrote:
13 May 2021, 4:44pm
drowninghere wrote:
13 May 2021, 4:19pm
Lot of good/great albums struggling to gain traction but I think One Step Beyond is being overlooked - My Girl, Night Boat, One Step Beyond, Madness, The Prince are all top, top level tunes. Perhaps struggling because, despite that, its still the second best ska album on the list?

Overrated or overvoted so far for me is probably Armed Forces.
I struggle to get into Madness. They're just too goofy for me.
They laugh to hide the tears.
The tears of a clown? That's a different band, I think.
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Silent Majority wrote:
13 May 2021, 4:46pm
Kory wrote:
13 May 2021, 4:44pm
drowninghere wrote:
13 May 2021, 4:19pm
Lot of good/great albums struggling to gain traction but I think One Step Beyond is being overlooked - My Girl, Night Boat, One Step Beyond, Madness, The Prince are all top, top level tunes. Perhaps struggling because, despite that, its still the second best ska album on the list?

Overrated or overvoted so far for me is probably Armed Forces.
I struggle to get into Madness. They're just too goofy for me.
They laugh to hide the tears.
Yes, there's always a streak of melancholy there.
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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dave202 wrote:
13 May 2021, 12:21pm
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.
I see the new Skids album has a cover of Complete Control on it.
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The end of liberty


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Clash
Damned
Ruts
Specials
Image

Forces have been looting
My humanity
Curfews have been curbing
The end of liberty


We're the flowers in the dustbin...
No fuchsias for you.

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Clash
Jam
SLF
KISS
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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