Greatest Album of 1979 - Elimination Round 2

Which album should go?

Poll ended at 19 May 2021, 8:06am

The Clash, "London Calling"
0
No votes
Elvis Costello and the Attractions, "Armed Forces"
1
5%
Gang of Four, “Entertainment!"
1
5%
The Jam, "Setting Sons”
2
10%
Joy Division, "Unknown Pleasures"
4
20%
Magazine, "Secondhand Daylight"
3
15%
The Slits, “Cut"
9
45%
The Specials, "The Specials"
0
No votes
Stiff Little Fingers, "Inflammable Material"
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 20

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The first round ended in a tie between the Skids and the Slits. Without hesitation, I cast my deciding vote against the Skids. Fuck off, ya bunch of Scottish bagpipe guitarin' yahoos.

Keep the line moving, folks.
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Now. Now we're in the hard part. Tempted to vote for the regressive rock n roll of the Clash.
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Secondhand Daylight. It's no correct use of soap.
I'm the all night drug prowling wolf
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Been listening to a few of these albums I'm less familiar with than others. The Slits is really rather good, probably 30 years since i last spun a full lp. But then, they're all rather good on this list!

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Silent Majority wrote:
18 May 2021, 8:44am
Now. Now we're in the hard part. Tempted to vote for the regressive rock n roll of the Clash.
My real interest in the arguments is to see whether some will put up one to vote against the Clash. That is, there are good arguments to favour others on this list, but the nature of the board means privileging LC. So that kind of errand into the wilderness appeals to me both intellectually and mischievously.
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For purposes of this exercise I could cast off half of these rather easily. Not denigrating any of them but some just appeal to me more than others

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Is it really fair to have LC on a Clash board? lol

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Mimi wrote:
18 May 2021, 9:42am
Is it really fair to have LC on a Clash board? lol
Seems like it would be a given to me.
Sittin' at home, and I'm so excited
Goin' to the party though we weren't invited

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Sparky wrote:
18 May 2021, 9:57am
Mimi wrote:
18 May 2021, 9:42am
Is it really fair to have LC on a Clash board? lol
Seems like it would be a given to me.
I mean fair to the others bands/albums.

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Mimi wrote:
18 May 2021, 10:30am
Sparky wrote:
18 May 2021, 9:57am
Mimi wrote:
18 May 2021, 9:42am
Is it really fair to have LC on a Clash board? lol
Seems like it would be a given to me.
I mean fair to the others bands/albums.
Wolter raised this point earlier. LC's presence does eliminate a lot of the mystery of the final result, but then these games have never been about results so much as the conversation it generates. Evaluating LC against other records (and vice versa) can still be worthwhile, I think.
Last edited by Dr. Medulla on 18 May 2021, 10:38am, edited 1 time in total.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 May 2021, 10:36am
Mimi wrote:
18 May 2021, 10:30am
Sparky wrote:
18 May 2021, 9:57am
Mimi wrote:
18 May 2021, 9:42am
Is it really fair to have LC on a Clash board? lol
Seems like it would be a given to me.
I mean fair to the others bands/albums.
Wolter raised this point earlier. LC's presence does eliminate a lot of the mystery of the final result, but then these games have never been about results so much as the conversation it generates. Evaluating LC against other records can still be worthwhile, I think.
I guess we can always vote against the Clash because that would be the punk thing to do. :shifty:

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Mimi wrote:
18 May 2021, 10:37am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 May 2021, 10:36am
Mimi wrote:
18 May 2021, 10:30am
Sparky wrote:
18 May 2021, 9:57am
Mimi wrote:
18 May 2021, 9:42am
Is it really fair to have LC on a Clash board? lol
Seems like it would be a given to me.
I mean fair to the others bands/albums.
Wolter raised this point earlier. LC's presence does eliminate a lot of the mystery of the final result, but then these games have never been about results so much as the conversation it generates. Evaluating LC against other records can still be worthwhile, I think.
I guess we can always vote against the Clash because that would be the punk thing to do. :shifty:
What better way of expressing our outrage at how they let down the fans over and over?
"And so the sailor goes, 'I don’t know, but it’s driving me nuts!'” - Woodrow Wilson to David Lloyd George, Paris Peace Conference, 1 February 1919

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 May 2021, 10:38am
Mimi wrote:
18 May 2021, 10:37am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 May 2021, 10:36am
Mimi wrote:
18 May 2021, 10:30am
Sparky wrote:
18 May 2021, 9:57am


Seems like it would be a given to me.
I mean fair to the others bands/albums.
Wolter raised this point earlier. LC's presence does eliminate a lot of the mystery of the final result, but then these games have never been about results so much as the conversation it generates. Evaluating LC against other records can still be worthwhile, I think.
I guess we can always vote against the Clash because that would be the punk thing to do. :shifty:
What better way of expressing our outrage at how they let down the fans over and over?
What a bunch of assholes. *spits on ground*

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Worst live band, ever. :angry:

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Silent Majority wrote:
18 May 2021, 8:46am
Secondhand Daylight. It's no correct use of soap.
It's not, but it's still a top-tier album compared to the others in this poll.
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