Greatest Album of 1979 - Elimination Round 1

Which album should go?

Poll ended at 18 May 2021, 8:00am

The Clash, "London Calling"
0
No votes
Elvis Costello and the Attractions, "Armed Forces"
0
No votes
Gang of Four, “Entertainment!"
0
No votes
The Jam, "Setting Sons”
3
14%
Joy Division, "Unknown Pleasures"
3
14%
Magazine, "Secondhand Daylight"
2
10%
The Skids, "Scared to Dance"
6
29%
The Slits, “Cut"
6
29%
The Specials, "The Specials"
0
No votes
Stiff Little Fingers, "Inflammable Material"
1
5%
 
Total votes: 21

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revbob wrote:
17 May 2021, 7:36pm
A Journey to the end of taste? Am I to believe this is somehow critical of Ms. Dion?
To the contrary. It's about a music critic coming to accept poptism and shit like Celine Dion. It's a really stupid exercise in justifying modern pop. If you want to like it, fine, whatever, but don't pretend that this is some intense intellectual exercise, especially when you don't have the chops to present it as an intense intellectual exercise. I came away with my view of Dion unchanged, but concluded Wilson deeply wishes he were a more serious person.
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Marky Dread wrote:
17 May 2021, 7:51pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
17 May 2021, 9:35am
Heston wrote:
17 May 2021, 9:02am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
17 May 2021, 8:57am
Heston wrote:
17 May 2021, 8:31am
The Slits don't make the cut for me.
Misogynist. :shifty:
We've gotten rid of them there Americans, it's the women next.
Make Music Great Again.
Styx?
Make Music Unbelievably Shitty Again?
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
17 May 2021, 7:56pm
Marky Dread wrote:
17 May 2021, 7:51pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
17 May 2021, 9:35am
Heston wrote:
17 May 2021, 9:02am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
17 May 2021, 8:57am


Misogynist. :shifty:
We've gotten rid of them there Americans, it's the women next.
Make Music Great Again.
Styx?
Make Music Unbelievably Shitty Again?
Mr. Roboto has now rusted through his tears.
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Marky Dread wrote:
17 May 2021, 7:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
17 May 2021, 7:56pm
Marky Dread wrote:
17 May 2021, 7:51pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
17 May 2021, 9:35am
Heston wrote:
17 May 2021, 9:02am


We've gotten rid of them there Americans, it's the women next.
Make Music Great Again.
Styx?
Make Music Unbelievably Shitty Again?
Mr. Roboto has now rusted through his tears.
Without thinking hard, I nominate that as the shittiest song of 1983. A "We Built This City" for lame robots (sorry, Flex).
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
17 May 2021, 8:16pm
Marky Dread wrote:
17 May 2021, 7:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
17 May 2021, 7:56pm
Marky Dread wrote:
17 May 2021, 7:51pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
17 May 2021, 9:35am


Make Music Great Again.
Styx?
Make Music Unbelievably Shitty Again?
Mr. Roboto has now rusted through his tears.
Without thinking hard, I nominate that as the shittiest song of 1983. A "We Built This City" for lame robots (sorry, Flex).
See Heston for you're winners badge. ;)
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So Doc gets to decide now? A bit too early in the game to consider bribery.
Who pfaffed the pfaff? Who got pfaffed tonight?

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Olaf wrote:
18 May 2021, 8:15am
So Doc gets to decide now? A bit too early in the game to consider bribery.
Only if there's a tie for who gets eliminated. I don't otherwise vote, so I'm just exercising my choice when it's relevant. This way we're guaranteed to move the rounds along each day rather than doing revotes.
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Oh yeah, I'm not complaining. You made the predictable choice.
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Olaf wrote:
18 May 2021, 8:26am
Oh yeah, I'm not complaining. You made the predictable choice.
Someone has to stand up for the ladies against the six woman-haters here. :shifty:
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Sparky wrote:
17 May 2021, 9:08am
Setting Sons is my favorite Jam album as too. I would anticipate it making it all the way to the final to go up against LC as well.
I think the final will be London Calling Vs The Specials.

There's at least 8 cover versions across those two albums.
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Marky Dread wrote:
18 May 2021, 7:48pm
Sparky wrote:
17 May 2021, 9:08am
Setting Sons is my favorite Jam album as too. I would anticipate it making it all the way to the final to go up against LC as well.
I think the final will be London Calling Vs The Specials.

There's at least 8 cover versions across those two albums.
SLF and the Jam vs The Clash and The Specials in the semi finals is my tip. That's how it should be anyway.
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:
18 May 2021, 8:05pm
Marky Dread wrote:
18 May 2021, 7:48pm
Sparky wrote:
17 May 2021, 9:08am
Setting Sons is my favorite Jam album as too. I would anticipate it making it all the way to the final to go up against LC as well.
I think the final will be London Calling Vs The Specials.

There's at least 8 cover versions across those two albums.
SLF and the Jam vs The Clash and The Specials in the semi finals is my tip. That's how it should be anyway.
Think you're right mate.
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Heston wrote:
18 May 2021, 8:05pm
Marky Dread wrote:
18 May 2021, 7:48pm
Sparky wrote:
17 May 2021, 9:08am
Setting Sons is my favorite Jam album as too. I would anticipate it making it all the way to the final to go up against LC as well.
I think the final will be London Calling Vs The Specials.

There's at least 8 cover versions across those two albums.
SLF and the Jam vs The Clash and The Specials in the semi finals is my tip. That's how it should be anyway.
Almost, sir.... I'm thinking (hoping?) The Clash, SLF, The Jam & EC for the finals. The Specials was produced by EC so one way or another he's going to the final round!
Sittin' at home, and I'm so excited
Goin' to the party though we weren't invited

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