Greatest Album of 1979 - Elimination Round 8

Which album should go?

Poll ended at 27 May 2021, 8:35am

The Clash, "London Calling"
3
16%
The Specials, "The Specials"
4
21%
Stiff Little Fingers, "Inflammable Material"
12
63%
 
Total votes: 19

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Heston wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:52am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:47am
Sparky wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:31am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 8:35am
Well, well, well—another tie that I get to break. I’ll go with historical redress and pick Ireland over England, so goodbye to Weller et al and their Union Jackoffery. So, which album wants to be Buster Douglas going up against Mike Tyson tomorrow?
I can't believe Setting Sons was voted off. What's this world coming to? :disshame:
The Jam were a singles band. Excellent singles, yes, but the albums never did much for me. I didn't think it even merited inclusion in the top ten.
Hugely disagree. All their albums had weak spots but I put that more down to releasing loads of classic A and B sides that weren't on albums. I could easily name 30 great Jam songs that weren't singles.
I'm with Heston on this one.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:47am
Sparky wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:31am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 8:35am
Well, well, well—another tie that I get to break. I’ll go with historical redress and pick Ireland over England, so goodbye to Weller et al and their Union Jackoffery. So, which album wants to be Buster Douglas going up against Mike Tyson tomorrow?
I can't believe Setting Sons was voted off. What's this world coming to? :disshame:
The Jam were a singles band. Excellent singles, yes, but the albums never did much for me. I didn't think it even merited inclusion in the top ten.
I'll agree with this take, good job doc.

I'll vote out SLF this round for pro-Specials reasons I stated in one of the threads the other day.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 10:08am
Sparky wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:49am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:47am
Sparky wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:31am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 8:35am
Well, well, well—another tie that I get to break. I’ll go with historical redress and pick Ireland over England, so goodbye to Weller et al and their Union Jackoffery. So, which album wants to be Buster Douglas going up against Mike Tyson tomorrow?
I can't believe Setting Sons was voted off. What's this world coming to? :disshame:
The Jam were a singles band. Excellent singles, yes, but the albums never did much for me. I didn't think it even merited inclusion in the top ten.
I think they were bigger for me because they weren't too popular in the states, therefore they were my own secret band that nobody knew about.
I get that. But, Heston's crazed muppetry aside, I maintain that it's the singles that people gush about. Nobody's got a boner for "The Planner's Dream Goes Wrong."
I have to side with Heston (as long as he's not hyping KISS). All bands, the Clash included, put out a song or three that just isn't up to what we would expect to hear from them, but the Jam is just a solid hit making machine IMO.
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I'm being punk rock and voting for London Calling, my favourite and most listened to album. No Elvis, Pistols or the Ramones.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 10:08am
Sparky wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:49am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:47am
Sparky wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:31am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 8:35am
Well, well, well—another tie that I get to break. I’ll go with historical redress and pick Ireland over England, so goodbye to Weller et al and their Union Jackoffery. So, which album wants to be Buster Douglas going up against Mike Tyson tomorrow?
I can't believe Setting Sons was voted off. What's this world coming to? :disshame:
The Jam were a singles band. Excellent singles, yes, but the albums never did much for me. I didn't think it even merited inclusion in the top ten.
I think they were bigger for me because they weren't too popular in the states, therefore they were my own secret band that nobody knew about.
I get that. But, Heston's crazed muppetry aside, I maintain that it's the singles that people gush about. Nobody's got a boner for "The Planner's Dream Goes Wrong."
It's the same with most bands. And you've deliberately picked a real clunker. I'll counter it with "To Be Someone" and "Ghosts", cited by many as their best song.
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:
26 May 2021, 9:47am
Sparky wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:31am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 8:35am
Well, well, well—another tie that I get to break. I’ll go with historical redress and pick Ireland over England, so goodbye to Weller et al and their Union Jackoffery. So, which album wants to be Buster Douglas going up against Mike Tyson tomorrow?
I can't believe Setting Sons was voted off. What's this world coming to? :disshame:
The Jam were a singles band. Excellent singles, yes, but the albums never did much for me. I didn't think it even merited inclusion in the top ten.
I kinda agree with that, actually. Except for that last part.

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I know I cant think of 30 great Jam songs off the top of my head. Im not saying there aren't but certainly couldn't name 30.

Also I voted Specials out.

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revbob wrote:
26 May 2021, 10:52am
I know I cant think of 30 great Jam songs off the top of my head. Im not saying there aren't but certainly couldn't name 30.

Also I voted Specials out.
It's just a matter of taste really I suppose.
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:
26 May 2021, 10:57am
revbob wrote:
26 May 2021, 10:52am
I know I cant think of 30 great Jam songs off the top of my head. Im not saying there aren't but certainly couldn't name 30.

Also I voted Specials out.
It's just a matter of taste really I suppose.
I like the Jam but likely couldn't name 30 songs period, good, bad, indifferent.

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Heston wrote:
26 May 2021, 10:49am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 10:08am
Sparky wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:49am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:47am
Sparky wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:31am


I can't believe Setting Sons was voted off. What's this world coming to? :disshame:
The Jam were a singles band. Excellent singles, yes, but the albums never did much for me. I didn't think it even merited inclusion in the top ten.
I think they were bigger for me because they weren't too popular in the states, therefore they were my own secret band that nobody knew about.
I get that. But, Heston's crazed muppetry aside, I maintain that it's the singles that people gush about. Nobody's got a boner for "The Planner's Dream Goes Wrong."
It's the same with most bands. And you've deliberately picked a real clunker. I'll counter it with "To Be Someone" and "Ghosts", cited by many as their best song.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 11:22am
Heston wrote:
26 May 2021, 10:49am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 10:08am
Sparky wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:49am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:47am


The Jam were a singles band. Excellent singles, yes, but the albums never did much for me. I didn't think it even merited inclusion in the top ten.
I think they were bigger for me because they weren't too popular in the states, therefore they were my own secret band that nobody knew about.
I get that. But, Heston's crazed muppetry aside, I maintain that it's the singles that people gush about. Nobody's got a boner for "The Planner's Dream Goes Wrong."
It's the same with most bands. And you've deliberately picked a real clunker. I'll counter it with "To Be Someone" and "Ghosts", cited by many as their best song.
It was a test to see how Muppet you've gone. Thankfully, you passed.
I like that song.
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Kory wrote:
26 May 2021, 12:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 11:22am
Heston wrote:
26 May 2021, 10:49am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 10:08am
Sparky wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:49am

I think they were bigger for me because they weren't too popular in the states, therefore they were my own secret band that nobody knew about.
I get that. But, Heston's crazed muppetry aside, I maintain that it's the singles that people gush about. Nobody's got a boner for "The Planner's Dream Goes Wrong."
It's the same with most bands. And you've deliberately picked a real clunker. I'll counter it with "To Be Someone" and "Ghosts", cited by many as their best song.
It was a test to see how Muppet you've gone. Thankfully, you passed.
I like that song.
It's a fantastic lyric but it is clunky.
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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Kory wrote:
26 May 2021, 12:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 11:22am
Heston wrote:
26 May 2021, 10:49am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 10:08am
Sparky wrote:
26 May 2021, 9:49am

I think they were bigger for me because they weren't too popular in the states, therefore they were my own secret band that nobody knew about.
I get that. But, Heston's crazed muppetry aside, I maintain that it's the singles that people gush about. Nobody's got a boner for "The Planner's Dream Goes Wrong."
It's the same with most bands. And you've deliberately picked a real clunker. I'll counter it with "To Be Someone" and "Ghosts", cited by many as their best song.
It was a test to see how Muppet you've gone. Thankfully, you passed.
I like that song.
Goddammit, Koruppet!
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The best Jam album is still Greatest Hits and that's fine.
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Flex wrote:
26 May 2021, 1:03pm
The best Jam album is still Greatest Hits and that's fine.
No it has to be Snap! if we're talking compilations. Still the best comp ever for me by anyone.
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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