Greatest Album of 1979 - Elimination Round 5

Which album should go?

Poll ended at 22 May 2021, 8:40am

The Clash, "London Calling"
2
8%
Elvis Costello and the Attractions, "Armed Forces"
5
21%
Gang of Four, “Entertainment!"
9
38%
The Jam, "Setting Sons”
7
29%
The Specials, "The Specials"
0
No votes
Stiff Little Fingers, "Inflammable Material"
1
4%
 
Total votes: 24

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 May 2021, 3:50pm
Kory wrote:
25 May 2021, 3:47pm
Wolter wrote:
22 May 2021, 1:05am
Kory wrote:
21 May 2021, 9:49pm
I’m watching the Magazine reunion show right now and am sad they’ve been cut already. Definitely my favorite post-punk band.
Mine too. Probably my third favorite musical artist overall after the Clash and Bowie.
We have the exact same top 2. Magazine is in my top 5, but I'm too deep into the Smiths to let them drop from position #3.

I was glad that Magazine did the No Thyself album during the reunion. I thought it was a worthy addition to the canon, although I wish Barry Adamson had taken part in the recording process. Makes it a little harder to call it "Magazine" at that point.
I liked that record far more than I thought I would.
The reunion album is not often good. Slowdive pulled it off recently, too.
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Kory wrote:
25 May 2021, 4:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 May 2021, 3:50pm
Kory wrote:
25 May 2021, 3:47pm
Wolter wrote:
22 May 2021, 1:05am
Kory wrote:
21 May 2021, 9:49pm
I’m watching the Magazine reunion show right now and am sad they’ve been cut already. Definitely my favorite post-punk band.
Mine too. Probably my third favorite musical artist overall after the Clash and Bowie.
We have the exact same top 2. Magazine is in my top 5, but I'm too deep into the Smiths to let them drop from position #3.

I was glad that Magazine did the No Thyself album during the reunion. I thought it was a worthy addition to the canon, although I wish Barry Adamson had taken part in the recording process. Makes it a little harder to call it "Magazine" at that point.
I liked that record far more than I thought I would.
The reunion album is not often good. Slowdive pulled it off recently, too.
The P Furs' album from earlier this year was quite good, too. Just came out of nowhere and was among their better records.
"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:
25 May 2021, 4:34pm
Kory wrote:
25 May 2021, 4:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 May 2021, 3:50pm
Kory wrote:
25 May 2021, 3:47pm
Wolter wrote:
22 May 2021, 1:05am


Mine too. Probably my third favorite musical artist overall after the Clash and Bowie.
We have the exact same top 2. Magazine is in my top 5, but I'm too deep into the Smiths to let them drop from position #3.

I was glad that Magazine did the No Thyself album during the reunion. I thought it was a worthy addition to the canon, although I wish Barry Adamson had taken part in the recording process. Makes it a little harder to call it "Magazine" at that point.
I liked that record far more than I thought I would.
The reunion album is not often good. Slowdive pulled it off recently, too.
The P Furs' album from earlier this year was quite good, too. Just came out of nowhere and was among their better records.
I could never get into that band, even the classic stuff. How would you pitch them to somebody new?
"Toto is OK." —Inder

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Kory wrote:
25 May 2021, 4:38pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 May 2021, 4:34pm
Kory wrote:
25 May 2021, 4:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 May 2021, 3:50pm
Kory wrote:
25 May 2021, 3:47pm


We have the exact same top 2. Magazine is in my top 5, but I'm too deep into the Smiths to let them drop from position #3.

I was glad that Magazine did the No Thyself album during the reunion. I thought it was a worthy addition to the canon, although I wish Barry Adamson had taken part in the recording process. Makes it a little harder to call it "Magazine" at that point.
I liked that record far more than I thought I would.
The reunion album is not often good. Slowdive pulled it off recently, too.
The P Furs' album from earlier this year was quite good, too. Just came out of nowhere and was among their better records.
I could never get into that band, even the classic stuff. How would you pitch them to somebody new?
The first 3 albums are great post punk. Then they made a couple of 80s pop albums. The fourth album was decent then the fifth way over produced but still a couple of decent songs. Then a slight return to form with the next two. Then last years album which was solid as doc says.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 May 2021, 3:50pm
Kory wrote:
25 May 2021, 3:47pm
Wolter wrote:
22 May 2021, 1:05am
Kory wrote:
21 May 2021, 9:49pm
I’m watching the Magazine reunion show right now and am sad they’ve been cut already. Definitely my favorite post-punk band.
Mine too. Probably my third favorite musical artist overall after the Clash and Bowie.
We have the exact same top 2. Magazine is in my top 5, but I'm too deep into the Smiths to let them drop from position #3.

I was glad that Magazine did the No Thyself album during the reunion. I thought it was a worthy addition to the canon, although I wish Barry Adamson had taken part in the recording process. Makes it a little harder to call it "Magazine" at that point.
I liked that record far more than I thought I would.
Yeah. They acquitted themself well. I mainly only listen to the first three but it’s pretty good.
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Wolter wrote:
25 May 2021, 4:52pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 May 2021, 3:50pm
Kory wrote:
25 May 2021, 3:47pm
Wolter wrote:
22 May 2021, 1:05am
Kory wrote:
21 May 2021, 9:49pm
I’m watching the Magazine reunion show right now and am sad they’ve been cut already. Definitely my favorite post-punk band.
Mine too. Probably my third favorite musical artist overall after the Clash and Bowie.
We have the exact same top 2. Magazine is in my top 5, but I'm too deep into the Smiths to let them drop from position #3.

I was glad that Magazine did the No Thyself album during the reunion. I thought it was a worthy addition to the canon, although I wish Barry Adamson had taken part in the recording process. Makes it a little harder to call it "Magazine" at that point.
I liked that record far more than I thought I would.
Yeah. They acquitted themself well. I mainly only listen to the first three but it’s pretty good.
I like the Peel sessions best of all. But those first three are class.
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My humanity
Curfews have been curbing
The end of liberty


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Marky Dread wrote:
25 May 2021, 4:59pm
Wolter wrote:
25 May 2021, 4:52pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 May 2021, 3:50pm
Kory wrote:
25 May 2021, 3:47pm
Wolter wrote:
22 May 2021, 1:05am


Mine too. Probably my third favorite musical artist overall after the Clash and Bowie.
We have the exact same top 2. Magazine is in my top 5, but I'm too deep into the Smiths to let them drop from position #3.

I was glad that Magazine did the No Thyself album during the reunion. I thought it was a worthy addition to the canon, although I wish Barry Adamson had taken part in the recording process. Makes it a little harder to call it "Magazine" at that point.
I liked that record far more than I thought I would.
Yeah. They acquitted themself well. I mainly only listen to the first three but it’s pretty good.
I like the Peel sessions best of all. But those first three are class.
oh that too!
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Kory wrote:
25 May 2021, 4:38pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 May 2021, 4:34pm
Kory wrote:
25 May 2021, 4:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 May 2021, 3:50pm
Kory wrote:
25 May 2021, 3:47pm


We have the exact same top 2. Magazine is in my top 5, but I'm too deep into the Smiths to let them drop from position #3.

I was glad that Magazine did the No Thyself album during the reunion. I thought it was a worthy addition to the canon, although I wish Barry Adamson had taken part in the recording process. Makes it a little harder to call it "Magazine" at that point.
I liked that record far more than I thought I would.
The reunion album is not often good. Slowdive pulled it off recently, too.
The P Furs' album from earlier this year was quite good, too. Just came out of nowhere and was among their better records.
I could never get into that band, even the classic stuff. How would you pitch them to somebody new?
Marky's description is solid. Early records are right in the post-punk vein—the more warped pop than anti-pop style, leaning on the bass/dancey side of things—then gradually moving closer and closer to basic 80s pop. The most recent album doesn't sound like earlier stuff per se, but it eschews any kind of pop ambition.
"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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