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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revbob wrote:
21 May 2021, 1:27pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 May 2021, 12:51pm
revbob wrote:
21 May 2021, 12:36pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 May 2021, 11:14am
Silent Majority wrote:
21 May 2021, 10:57am
I'm dead disappointed that Go4 look next to go. My favourite album ever on some days.
IMCT hates radical politics.
We're a hateful bunch.
Counterpoint: Many of you love really suspect music.
Let's leave Tom and Heston out of this.
One man's suspect music is another man's Girls On Film.
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:
21 May 2021, 2:08pm
revbob wrote:
21 May 2021, 1:27pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 May 2021, 12:51pm
revbob wrote:
21 May 2021, 12:36pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 May 2021, 11:14am


IMCT hates radical politics.
We're a hateful bunch.
Counterpoint: Many of you love really suspect music.
Let's leave Tom and Heston out of this.
One man's suspect music is another man's Girls On Film.
Same thing.

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revbob wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:27pm
Heston wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:08pm
revbob wrote:
21 May 2021, 1:27pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 May 2021, 12:51pm
revbob wrote:
21 May 2021, 12:36pm


We're a hateful bunch.
Counterpoint: Many of you love really suspect music.
Let's leave Tom and Heston out of this.
One man's suspect music is another man's Girls On Film.
Same thing.
Nah, I'm not having that. It's a cracking pop song. Brilliant drum and percussion track, bubbling bass, and great funk guitar. If it was a Chic backing track people would be bestowing honours upon it.
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:
21 May 2021, 2:30pm
revbob wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:27pm
Heston wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:08pm
revbob wrote:
21 May 2021, 1:27pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 May 2021, 12:51pm


Counterpoint: Many of you love really suspect music.
Let's leave Tom and Heston out of this.
One man's suspect music is another man's Girls On Film.
Same thing.
Nah, I'm not having that. It's a cracking pop song. Brilliant drum and percussion track, bubbling bass, and great funk guitar. If it was a Chic backing track people would be bestowing honours upon it.
Hestory
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Kory wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:38pm
Heston wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:30pm
revbob wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:27pm
Heston wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:08pm
revbob wrote:
21 May 2021, 1:27pm


Let's leave Tom and Heston out of this.
One man's suspect music is another man's Girls On Film.
Same thing.
Nah, I'm not having that. It's a cracking pop song. Brilliant drum and percussion track, bubbling bass, and great funk guitar. If it was a Chic backing track people would be bestowing honours upon it.
Hestory
If Rev wants to pick on some of the later stuff I will fully agree with him but early Duran were anything but a boy band. They were keen students of music who could play their instruments and formed organically.
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:
21 May 2021, 2:41pm
Kory wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:38pm
Heston wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:30pm
revbob wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:27pm
Heston wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:08pm


One man's suspect music is another man's Girls On Film.
Same thing.
Nah, I'm not having that. It's a cracking pop song. Brilliant drum and percussion track, bubbling bass, and great funk guitar. If it was a Chic backing track people would be bestowing honours upon it.
Hestory
If Rev wants to pick on some of the later stuff I will fully agree with him but early Duran were anything but a boy band. They were keen students of music who could play their instruments and formed organically.
I lose interest after Rio but you can't really deny those first two.
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I think girls on film is a pretty good single but not good enough to want to defend DD from the very amusing accusation of being a boy band for 13 year old girls.
In the words of Jean-Paul Sartre: "Au revoir, gopher."

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Kory wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:45pm
Heston wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:41pm
Kory wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:38pm
Heston wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:30pm
revbob wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:27pm


Same thing.
Nah, I'm not having that. It's a cracking pop song. Brilliant drum and percussion track, bubbling bass, and great funk guitar. If it was a Chic backing track people would be bestowing honours upon it.
Hestory
If Rev wants to pick on some of the later stuff I will fully agree with him but early Duran were anything but a boy band. They were keen students of music who could play their instruments and formed organically.
I lose interest after Rio but you can't really deny those first two.
This Is where I'm at.
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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Flex wrote:
21 May 2021, 2:47pm
I think girls on film is a pretty good single but not good enough to want to defend DD from the very amusing accusation of being a boy band for 13 year old girls.
T. Rex and Bowie had swathes of 13 year old female fans. I'd just like to think I can see beyond superficial things like that and judge something purely on musical merit.
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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If they weren't a bunch of pretty boys who really understood the importance of visuals, they wouldn't have separated themselves from the pack. Whatever their virtues musically, it was being pretty boys that made them.
“Silence is a rhythm, too.” - Calvin Coolidge to Al Jolson, 22 July 1927

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 May 2021, 3:09pm
If they weren't a bunch of pretty boys who really understood the importance of visuals, they wouldn't have separated themselves from the pack. Whatever their virtues musically, it was being pretty boys that made them.
I'm not convinced by that argument. OMD ploughed the same furrow with much success and they were ugly as sin.
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Heston wrote:
21 May 2021, 3:13pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 May 2021, 3:09pm
If they weren't a bunch of pretty boys who really understood the importance of visuals, they wouldn't have separated themselves from the pack. Whatever their virtues musically, it was being pretty boys that made them.
I'm not convinced by that argument. OMD ploughed the same furrow with much success and they were ugly as sin.
OMD were way different throughout their first several albums. Dour, synth minimalism. They weren't playing to 13-year-old girls; OMD was for the Joy Division crowd.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 May 2021, 3:34pm
Heston wrote:
21 May 2021, 3:13pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 May 2021, 3:09pm
If they weren't a bunch of pretty boys who really understood the importance of visuals, they wouldn't have separated themselves from the pack. Whatever their virtues musically, it was being pretty boys that made them.
I'm not convinced by that argument. OMD ploughed the same furrow with much success and they were ugly as sin.
OMD were way different throughout their first several albums. Dour, synth minimalism. They weren't playing to 13-year-old girls; OMD was for the Joy Division crowd.
I've just listened to the first DD album and it is downright weird in places. Yes, there's three poppy singles there but the rest of it seems anything but teeny bopper music. And let's face it, the first few OMD singles were anything but dour.
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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Defending DD with OMD, I think my stop is the next one because this bus is heading to 80s hell.

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revbob wrote:
21 May 2021, 3:38pm
Defending DD with OMD, I think my stop is the next one because this bus is heading to 80s hell.
I'm not defending anything, just saying I think DD would have had hits without being as good looking. And hey, you're bailing out on a subject you brought up!
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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