Greatest Album of 1979 - Elimination Round 9 - The Final

Which album should go?

Poll ended at 28 May 2021, 9:30am

The Clash, "London Calling"
5
31%
The Specials, "The Specials"
11
69%
 
Total votes: 16

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The Clash. The Specials. It had to happen! The senses-shattering conclusion of our 1979 survivor poll happens here, true believers!

Remember: You're still voting out what you think is the weaker album. God have mercy on your souls.
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Hard to fathom that some poor misguided soul is trying to vote "London Calling" off on a Clash message board. Go figure.
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Sparky wrote:
27 May 2021, 9:47am
Hard to fathom that some poor misguided soul is trying to vote "London Calling" off on a Clash message board. Go figure.
Y'all have already voted off better records, so there's no value in divining intent. :shifty:
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Sparky wrote:
27 May 2021, 9:47am
Hard to fathom that some poor misguided soul is trying to vote "London Calling" off on a Clash message board. Go figure.

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(I never should have said whether people were voting for or against albums in the final round, just to add a dollop of chaos and anger to the whole thing. Oh well, democracy is imperfect.)
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Despite the fact that a bunch of the actual most creative and important records of '79 were eliminated far too quickly, the final two is still pretty fine. The 2 Tone ur-LP and, of course, the monolith of a Clash album.
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I love the Specials but this album is 50% covers. Time to go.
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I'd love to hear from the four people (currently) who voted to send LC packing. A sincere preference or evaluation for the Specials or middle-finger to conventional wisdom/the crowd? Or something else?
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 May 2021, 6:54pm
I'd love to hear from the four people (currently) who voted to send LC packing. A sincere preference or evaluation for the Specials or middle-finger to conventional wisdom/the crowd? Or something else?
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Heston wrote:
27 May 2021, 6:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 May 2021, 6:54pm
I'd love to hear from the four people (currently) who voted to send LC packing. A sincere preference or evaluation for the Specials or middle-finger to conventional wisdom/the crowd? Or something else?
Brain syphilis
You're explaining your vote?
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Spite, because including it was a bad idea.
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Wolter wrote:
27 May 2021, 7:20pm
Spite, because including it was a bad idea.
Yeah, I think so too. There was no drama in the final as we knew who would win. Maybe something to take on board going forward? But then again, Combat Rock could possibly lose to Rio in the 1982 poll.
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Heston wrote:
27 May 2021, 7:26pm
But then again, Combat Rock could possibly lose to Rio in the 1982 poll.
Ha! No …
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I would definitely vote for The 82 Black Flag demos over Combat Rock.
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Heston wrote:
27 May 2021, 7:26pm
Wolter wrote:
27 May 2021, 7:20pm
Spite, because including it was a bad idea.
Yeah, I think so too. There was no drama in the final as we knew who would win. Maybe something to take on board going forward? But then again, Combat Rock could possibly lose to Rio in the 1982 poll.
Yeah in a Tiger Beat poll.

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