Greatest Album of 1979 - Preliminary Round 3

Which albums deserve to move on?

Poll ended at 15 May 2021, 8:52am

Blondie, Eat to the Beat
3
3%
The Clash, London Calling
12
13%
Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Armed Forces
6
7%
The Damned, Machine Gun Etiquette
3
3%
Gang of Four, Entertainment!
8
9%
The Germs, (GI)
3
3%
The Jam, Setting Sons
8
9%
Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures
5
6%
KISS, Dynasty
2
2%
Madness, One Step Beyond …
3
3%
Magazine, Secondhand Daylight
4
4%
The Ruts, The Crack
3
3%
The Skids, Scared to Dance
4
4%
The Slits, Cut
5
6%
The Specials, The Specials
11
12%
Stiff Little Fingers, Inflammable Material
9
10%
 
Total votes: 89

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revbob wrote:
14 May 2021, 10:39am
Ok 2 votes for Kiss again? WTF people this is why democracy doesn't work.

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WestwayKid wrote:
14 May 2021, 4:45pm
revbob wrote:
14 May 2021, 10:39am
Ok 2 votes for Kiss again? WTF people this is why democracy doesn't work.

I want non anonymous polling
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Inder wrote:
14 May 2021, 4:56pm
WestwayKid wrote:
14 May 2021, 4:45pm
revbob wrote:
14 May 2021, 10:39am
Ok 2 votes for Kiss again? WTF people this is why democracy doesn't work.

I want non anonymous polling
Heston has several burner IMCT accounts apparently.
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well, before Eat to the Beat gets sent to bed, I want to say that the first 3 songs on side one, "Dreaming". "The Hardest Part" and "Union City Blue" are a strong as a first three anywhere. Including Elvis, Beatles and the Rolling Stones. ;)
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tepista wrote:
14 May 2021, 7:38pm
well, before Eat to the Beat gets sent to bed, I want to say that the first 3 songs on side one, "Dreaming". "The Hardest Part" and "Union City Blue" are a strong as a first three anywhere. Including Elvis, Beatles and the Rolling Stones. ;)
True enough.

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Great choice of albums. I've said for years that 1979 is the best year for music ever. However I do accept that it's subjective and in my case may be age related.

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Inder wrote:
14 May 2021, 4:56pm
WestwayKid wrote:
14 May 2021, 4:45pm
revbob wrote:
14 May 2021, 10:39am
Ok 2 votes for Kiss again? WTF people this is why democracy doesn't work.

I want non anonymous polling
Heston has several burner IMCT accounts apparently.
Twist: everyone on this board is Heston.
Except me.
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I obviously have a kindred spirit or two on here. Please anyone else vote for Dynasty please. Thanks.
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tepista wrote:
14 May 2021, 7:38pm
well, before Eat to the Beat gets sent to bed, I want to say that the first 3 songs on side one, "Dreaming". "The Hardest Part" and "Union City Blue" are a strong as a first three anywhere. Including Elvis, Beatles and the Rolling Stones. ;)
For fucking sure.
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Flex wrote:
14 May 2021, 8:31pm
tepista wrote:
14 May 2021, 7:38pm
well, before Eat to the Beat gets sent to bed, I want to say that the first 3 songs on side one, "Dreaming". "The Hardest Part" and "Union City Blue" are a strong as a first three anywhere. Including Elvis, Beatles and the Rolling Stones. ;)
For fucking sure.
Superb run, nearly as good as 2,000 Man, Sure Know Something, Dirty Livin' on Dynasty.
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Tell me this isn't great rock and roll...

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The Germs' (GI) i sitting at three votes and I'd like to send out a plea for any stragglers to consider getting it through the preliminaries.

That album helped spawn the hardcore movement and it remains one of its finest exemplars. Every track on it is a classic. It's worth remembering that, when the hardcore bands started, Darby and the gang werent keeping up on whatever bullshit storylines NME was running. They had those class of 77 records and just thought this was the next logical step. The pure democratisation of punk rock. That old saw about how punk was something everyone could do? Fuck that, the common shithead couldn't put together NMTB or release a single like New Rose or whatever. But any alienated punk could get together and start a hardcore band. This album that documents the sound of Darby Crash bring punk rock, truly, to the people. And it still fucking slays to this very day.
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Oh, and I voted Germs, Blondie, Madness and The Slits. Patron saint of lost causes that I am.
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Flex wrote:
14 May 2021, 8:37pm
The Germs' (GI) i sitting at three votes and I'd like to send out a plea for any stragglers to consider getting it through the preliminaries.

That album helped spawn the hardcore movement and it remains one of its finest exemplars. Every track on it is a classic. It's worth remembering that, when the hardcore bands started, Darby and the gang werent keeping up on whatever bullshit storylines NME was running. They had those class of 77 records and just thought this was the next logical step. The pure democratisation of punk rock. That old saw about how punk was something everyone could do? Fuck that, the common shithead couldn't put together NMTB or release a single like New Rose or whatever. But any alienated punk could get together and start a hardcore band. This album that documents the sound of Darby Crash bring punk rock, truly, to the people. And it still fucking slays to this very day.
Have they got any good tunes or is it just people shouting?
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Heston wrote:
14 May 2021, 9:12pm
Flex wrote:
14 May 2021, 8:37pm
The Germs' (GI) i sitting at three votes and I'd like to send out a plea for any stragglers to consider getting it through the preliminaries.

That album helped spawn the hardcore movement and it remains one of its finest exemplars. Every track on it is a classic. It's worth remembering that, when the hardcore bands started, Darby and the gang werent keeping up on whatever bullshit storylines NME was running. They had those class of 77 records and just thought this was the next logical step. The pure democratisation of punk rock. That old saw about how punk was something everyone could do? Fuck that, the common shithead couldn't put together NMTB or release a single like New Rose or whatever. But any alienated punk could get together and start a hardcore band. This album that documents the sound of Darby Crash bring punk rock, truly, to the people. And it still fucking slays to this very day.
Have they got any good tunes or is it just people shouting?
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