Greatest Album of 1979 - Elimination Round 4

Which album should go?

Poll ended at 21 May 2021, 8:36am

The Clash, "London Calling"
1
5%
Elvis Costello and the Attractions, "Armed Forces"
2
10%
Gang of Four, “Entertainment!"
4
20%
The Jam, "Setting Sons”
5
25%
Magazine, "Secondhand Daylight"
7
35%
The Specials, "The Specials"
1
5%
Stiff Little Fingers, "Inflammable Material"
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 20

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Well, the bigots here have decided epileptics don't deserve respect either. You're all terrible. So, who's next for offending your high standards?
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 May 2021, 8:36am
Well, the bigots here have decided epileptics don't deserve respect either. You're all terrible. So, who's next for offending your high standards?
Plenty more to hate left. Blacks, Irish, commies...

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revbob wrote:
20 May 2021, 8:50am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 May 2021, 8:36am
Well, the bigots here have decided epileptics don't deserve respect either. You're all terrible. So, who's next for offending your high standards?
Plenty more to hate left. Blacks, Irish, commies...
In the end, this board is going to bow down before the guy who told people his diplomat dad was actually a bankrobber because that's the kind of poseurs you all are.
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Magazine next for me.
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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Im going to have to revisit Entertainment and Armed Forces to see which one will be next...

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revbob wrote:
20 May 2021, 9:41am
Im going to have to revisit Entertainment and Armed Forces to see which one will be next...
I'd be riding Entertainment! to the end.
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Who in their right mind would be voting "Setting Sons" off so soon?
Sittin' at home, and I'm so excited
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Sparky wrote:
20 May 2021, 9:52am
Who in their right mind would be voting "Setting Sons" off so soon?
This board!! :angry:

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Sparky wrote:
20 May 2021, 9:52am
Who in their right mind would be voting "Setting Sons" off so soon?
Flex.

Pure insanity.
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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I’m actually done voting for oi

EDIT: I’m leaving this hilarious typo in.

Anyway, I’m done voting for anything but London Calling because I like all of these albums and to hell with the Clash.

I love Magazine, but I suspect this is their last round.
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Sorry, Declan, I'm just not a fan. I know I am supposed to like him, but I just don't.
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JennyB wrote:
20 May 2021, 10:44am
Sorry, Declan, I'm just not a fan. I know I am supposed to like him, but I just don't.
A friend habitually calls him Elvis Marshmallow. He's not a fan.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 May 2021, 11:07am
JennyB wrote:
20 May 2021, 10:44am
Sorry, Declan, I'm just not a fan. I know I am supposed to like him, but I just don't.
A friend habitually calls him Elvis Marshmallow. He's not a fan.
Ha!
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:disshame:
JennyB wrote:
20 May 2021, 10:44am
Sorry, Declan, I'm just not a fan. I know I am supposed to like him, but I just don't.
Sittin' at home, and I'm so excited
Goin' to the party though we weren't invited

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revbob wrote:
20 May 2021, 8:50am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 May 2021, 8:36am
Well, the bigots here have decided epileptics don't deserve respect either. You're all terrible. So, who's next for offending your high standards?
Plenty more to hate left. Blacks, Irish, commies...
The English.
Heston wrote:
20 May 2021, 10:10am
Sparky wrote:
20 May 2021, 9:52am
Who in their right mind would be voting "Setting Sons" off so soon?
Flex.

Pure insanity.
I've always rated Setting Sons pretty low (relatively, I mean. I'm about to sound kinda mean about the album but it's only because this is a comparative exercise). An album of mostly fine but not great songs, a great single, another song that's worse on the album version than the single version, and an awful cover to end the album (unlike the clash, the jam were mostly quite bad at covers). Of The Jam's catalog, only The Gift has less to offer a listener. I've never heard a compelling argument for why Setting Sons is a particularly artistically important Jam album. A commercial hit maybe, but who gives a fuck about that.
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