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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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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I'm going to apply Hestonlogic™ here and say that because the Clash didn't get as many votes as expected, they lose to the Specials.

Thanks for playing, folks. If someone wants to do this for another year, please be my guest. If y'all want me to run the zoo, I can do that, too.
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Congratulations to the true winner of this poll: Bill Nelson, in a surprising upset.
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Wolter wrote:
28 May 2021, 12:56pm
Congratulations to the true winner of this poll: Bill Nelson, in a surprising upset.
I'll vote for that.
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Wolter wrote:
28 May 2021, 12:56pm
Congratulations to the true winner of this poll: Bill Nelson, in a surprising upset.
Marky Dread wrote:
28 May 2021, 4:11pm
I'll vote for that.
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Kory wrote:
28 May 2021, 4:29pm
Speaking of which, this exciting new product was just announced: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/be- ... n-box-set/
Holy fucking smokes.

Also, thanks to Doc for being willing to go through the IMCT poll blender once more. I support the choice to include LC in the poll - it's never bad to reaffirm that we do, actually, like the Clash around here.

I had hoped that most of the albums I'd wanted to make arguments for hadn't gotten immediately wiped out and largely bounced me from having any particularly passionate horses in the race to advocate for and talk about, but it's always an interesting exercise to see where the collective will goes in these polls.
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Kory wrote:
28 May 2021, 4:29pm
Wolter wrote:
28 May 2021, 12:56pm
Congratulations to the true winner of this poll: Bill Nelson, in a surprising upset.
Marky Dread wrote:
28 May 2021, 4:11pm
I'll vote for that.
Speaking of which, this exciting new product was just announced: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/be- ... n-box-set/
Yep I've seen it and I'm tempted. But then I'm equally tempted by all the beautiful Bep Bop Deluxe deluxe sets. Expensive but brilliantly put together.
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Flex wrote:
28 May 2021, 4:34pm
Kory wrote:
28 May 2021, 4:29pm
Speaking of which, this exciting new product was just announced: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/be- ... n-box-set/
Holy fucking smokes.

Also, thanks to Doc for being willing to go through the IMCT poll blender once more. I support the choice to include LC in the poll - it's never bad to reaffirm that we do, actually, like the Clash around here.

I had hoped that most of the albums I'd wanted to make arguments for hadn't gotten immediately wiped out and largely bounced me from having any particularly passionate horses in the race to advocate for and talk about, but it's always an interesting exercise to see where the collective will goes in these polls.
I was actually surprised Magazine stuck around for as long as it did.
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Kory wrote:
28 May 2021, 5:22pm
I was actually surprised Magazine stuck around for as long as it did.
I sincerely believed Wire and PiL would make the survivor round of ten. The tolerance for the anti-rock side of post-punk is much lower than I thought. :meh:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 May 2021, 6:21pm
Kory wrote:
28 May 2021, 5:22pm
I was actually surprised Magazine stuck around for as long as it did.
I sincerely believed Wire and PiL would make the survivor round of ten. The tolerance for the anti-rock side of post-punk is much lower than I thought. :meh:
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Marky Dread wrote:
28 May 2021, 6:31pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 May 2021, 6:21pm
Kory wrote:
28 May 2021, 5:22pm
I was actually surprised Magazine stuck around for as long as it did.
I sincerely believed Wire and PiL would make the survivor round of ten. The tolerance for the anti-rock side of post-punk is much lower than I thought. :meh:
We only like retro and cover versions. Nothing else matters.
I think this is true.
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Thanks to Doc for the poll, it has been fun. Looking forward to 1980, I hope someone picks up the baton. But Doc is really good at doing these, I like his firm hand.
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Thank you to Doc for taking the time to run these polls, it's been a lot of fun, some interesting discussions. Like someone else suggested, a "Greatest Album of 1978" might be fun sometime down the road, a lot of great releases to go through.
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Hello,

I'd like to add my thanks to Doc as well. The time and effort alone (beyond the squabbles) are more than most would tolerate.

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- Here's a fun thing I'm arranging!

You asshole, this has been completely mismanaged.

I hope going forward we can avoid that cycle.
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