Greatest Album of 1979 - Elimination Round 6

Which album should go?

Poll ended at 25 May 2021, 8:04am

The Clash, "London Calling"
2
11%
Elvis Costello and the Attractions, "Armed Forces"
8
42%
The Jam, "Setting Sons”
6
32%
The Specials, "The Specials"
1
5%
Stiff Little Fingers, "Inflammable Material"
2
11%
 
Total votes: 19

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The idea that IMCT would long tolerate the mixture of hectoring leftist politics and punk-funk was always farcical, and so Gang of Four have predictably been shown the door. What’s next, ya bunch of Tories?
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
24 May 2021, 8:04am
The idea that IMCT would long tolerate the mixture of hectoring leftist politics and punk-funk was always farcical, and so Gang of Four have predictably been shown the door. What’s next, ya bunch of Tories?
Spectacle wearers.
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Costello, I think you've had enough. It's time to leave this particular Holiday Inn.
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So the album with the most cover versions has the least votes. So much much for the greatest album of 1979. ;)
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DOWN GOES DECLAN
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The last four is shaping up to be exactly as I predicted five rounds ago. Now the hard bit starts.
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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Dr. Medulla wrote:
24 May 2021, 8:04am
The idea that IMCT would long tolerate the mixture of hectoring leftist politics and punk-funk was always farcical, and so Gang of Four have predictably been shown the door. What’s next, ya bunch of Tories?
The politics are fine it's the funk I'm not so keen on.

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Heston wrote:
24 May 2021, 11:49am
The last four is shaping up to be exactly as I predicted five rounds ago. Now the hard bit starts.
Interesting that the Specials have only received 1 elimination vote so far. Maybe its a Specials board after all.

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revbob wrote:
24 May 2021, 12:09pm
Heston wrote:
24 May 2021, 11:49am
The last four is shaping up to be exactly as I predicted five rounds ago. Now the hard bit starts.
Interesting that the Specials have only received 1 elimination vote so far. Maybe its a Specials board after all.
It's just a great album. Maybe a few covers as Marky says but they put their own stamp on them and introduced ska music to a new generation. Great drinking music too.
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Heston wrote:
24 May 2021, 12:20pm
revbob wrote:
24 May 2021, 12:09pm
Heston wrote:
24 May 2021, 11:49am
The last four is shaping up to be exactly as I predicted five rounds ago. Now the hard bit starts.
Interesting that the Specials have only received 1 elimination vote so far. Maybe its a Specials board after all.
It's just a great album. Maybe a few covers as Marky says but they put their own stamp on them and introduced ska music to a new generation. Great drinking music too.
The most danceable, too. With the music and what the music represents, there's no shame in that album winning.
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Heston wrote:
24 May 2021, 12:20pm
revbob wrote:
24 May 2021, 12:09pm
Heston wrote:
24 May 2021, 11:49am
The last four is shaping up to be exactly as I predicted five rounds ago. Now the hard bit starts.
Interesting that the Specials have only received 1 elimination vote so far. Maybe its a Specials board after all.
It's just a great album. Maybe a few covers as Marky says but they put their own stamp on them and introduced ska music to a new generation. Great drinking music too.
Yeah I'm not knocking it. I bought it the day it came out and love it. My point is here we are celebrating 1979 and the music that's winning is from 1967.
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Oliver's army ain't here to stay.

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Mimi wrote:
24 May 2021, 12:36pm
Oliver's army ain't here to stay.
Don't start that talking...
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Marky Dread wrote:
24 May 2021, 12:30pm
Heston wrote:
24 May 2021, 12:20pm
revbob wrote:
24 May 2021, 12:09pm
Heston wrote:
24 May 2021, 11:49am
The last four is shaping up to be exactly as I predicted five rounds ago. Now the hard bit starts.
Interesting that the Specials have only received 1 elimination vote so far. Maybe its a Specials board after all.
It's just a great album. Maybe a few covers as Marky says but they put their own stamp on them and introduced ska music to a new generation. Great drinking music too.
Yeah I'm not knocking it. I bought it the day it came out and love it. My point is here we are celebrating 1979 and the music that's winning is from 1967.
It doesn't sound like nostalgia or retro at all: it's totally up to date for '79.
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Marky Dread wrote:
24 May 2021, 12:53pm
Mimi wrote:
24 May 2021, 12:36pm
Oliver's army ain't here to stay.
Don't start that talking...
I could talk all night...

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