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, 1:04pm
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.
Snap! wins like SMBC does, by being chronologically sequenced.
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Heston wrote:
26 May 2021, 1:04pm
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.
Even better than Singles Going Steady?
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Kory wrote:
26 May 2021, 1:12pm
Heston wrote:
26 May 2021, 1:04pm
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.
Snap! wins like SMBC does, by being chronologically sequenced.
Snap! and (parts of) Extras is about all I need.
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Flex wrote:
26 May 2021, 1:03pm
The best Jam album is still Greatest Hits and that's fine.
I have a compilation of Jam's greatest hits, supposedly chosen by Weller himself, and...I skip every other song. :disshame:

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Mimi wrote:
26 May 2021, 1:40pm
Flex wrote:
26 May 2021, 1:03pm
The best Jam album is still Greatest Hits and that's fine.
I have a compilation of Jam's greatest hits, supposedly chosen by Weller himself, and...I skip every other song. :disshame:
Ha ha, Heston hates you now.
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WestwayKid wrote:
26 May 2021, 1:12pm
Heston wrote:
26 May 2021, 1:04pm
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.
Even better than Singles Going Steady?
Easily
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, 1:55pm
WestwayKid wrote:
26 May 2021, 1:12pm
Heston wrote:
26 May 2021, 1:04pm
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.
Even better than Singles Going Steady?
Easily
Yeah, I'm listening to it right now and I'll agree it's one of the best comps ever released.
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Heston wrote:
26 May 2021, 1:02pm
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

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.
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Kory wrote:
26 May 2021, 3:10pm
Heston wrote:
26 May 2021, 1:02pm
Kory wrote:
26 May 2021, 12:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 11:22am
Heston wrote:
26 May 2021, 10:49am


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.
You know me and cod Trinidadian music...
The Clash captured the Trinidadian vibe much better.
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, 3:26pm
Kory wrote:
26 May 2021, 3:10pm
Heston wrote:
26 May 2021, 1:02pm
Kory wrote:
26 May 2021, 12:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2021, 11:22am


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.
You know me and cod Trinidadian music...
The Clash captured the Trinidadian vibe much better.
No question, but it's not something you see white people having an interest in very often so it's always interesting to see how they interpret it.
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I've just had Snap! on, what a great way to spend 90 minutes. Not one duff track.
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My personal favorite Jam album is the CD version of Setting Sons that includes all of the non-album singles (a&b) released at that time, but Snap! is probably the objective best album you could make from them.
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Wolter wrote:
26 May 2021, 4:43pm
My personal favorite Jam album is the CD version of Setting Sons that includes all of the non-album singles (a&b) released at that time
Yeah, their best era. They fired out some great b-sides over their career.
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
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.
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Heston wrote:
26 May 2021, 4:50pm
Wolter wrote:
26 May 2021, 4:43pm
My personal favorite Jam album is the CD version of Setting Sons that includes all of the non-album singles (a&b) released at that time
Yeah, their best era. They fired out some great b-sides over their career.
The live set from Newcastle 1980 from the Fire & Skill set is one of the best live recordings I've ever heard. Heavy on the Setting Sons/Sound Affects albums. They were hitting on all cylinders during that era.
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