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Votes for all entries you feel are important enough to deserve a spot on the list. Don't just vote for shit because you like it, and don't just not vote for shit because you don't like it.

A Night at the Opera - Queen
10 (14.3%)
Ten - Pearl Jam
11 (15.7%)
Avalon - Roxy Music
5 (7.1%)
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
7 (10%)
├ćnema - Tool
6 (8.6%)
What A Crying Shame - The Mavericks
2 (2.9%)
Life'll Kill Ya - Warren Zevon
4 (5.7%)
Sailing The Seas Of Cheese - Primus
6 (8.6%)
London Calling - The Clash
11 (15.7%)
Off The Deep End - Weird Al Yakovic
8 (11.4%)

Total Members Voted: 24

Voting closed: August 19, 2012, 04:15:28 PM


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Offline MartyS (Gromit)

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Okay, we've got ten nominations for round four.

Please hold off on new nominations until the next poll starts.

I keep forgetting to nominate until it's already full up!  :grr:

I think the rest of us would allow you to make an exception to your "no 2nd-round-from-now-nominations" for yourself under these circumstances. :)  I mean, shit, you're doing a ton of work for this, you ought to be able to participate beyond just voting.

Any objections to D.B. being able to nominate 'a round in advance' of current nominations?

None from me... Now quit brown-nosing, Lucas!

Well, it's his rule, he should be able to write himself an exemption.   ;D


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I agree, the new country sucks, that's why I stick to the 60s and 70s pretty much.  And some 80s.

Been going though my mom's old records, Conway, Loretta, Johnny...some good stuff there.
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I'll stick to Fiddlin' John Carson .... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiddlin%27_John_Carson
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I am going to be nominating a country album next round.  Just so everyone is aware.

My favorite country album evar!

But I will keep it a secret until the nominating opens up again.

Just want to have a place holder here so I don't miss out on nominating again.


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I agree, the new country sucks, that's why I stick to the 60s and 70s pretty much.  And some 80s.

Been going though my mom's old records, Conway, Loretta, Johnny...some good stuff there.

Conway Twitty was just fantastic.

Don't listen to anything Country newer than early '90s, I would guess.  (What A Crying Shame by The Mavericks is one of my all time favorite albums in any genre and I think that came out in '92 or '93)  And "You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma" by David Frizzell and Shelly West is one of my all time favorite songs in any genre but that was early '80s.

There are a few exceptions to that rule, but for the most part I don't pay modern country any mind at all and would rather listen to Don Williams or Mickey Gilley.  That sort of thing.


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I am going to be nominating a country album next round.  Just so everyone is aware.

My favorite country album evar!

But I will keep it a secret until the nominating opens up again.

Just want to have a place holder here so I don't miss out on nominating again.

It's Kellie Pickler, isn't it?
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I had a thought, that I think might help with the voting.

I think submissions should be made 'cold' - with no details on the why.  Then, when the poll is up, that would be when the person submitting the album could explain why it was relevant/important/whatever enough to be 'worth' everyone's vote.  If all were done on the first day of polling (or soon after), then all could be easily referenced.  [I did not do that this round on purpose, but it probably helped me get to this idea, that I was too fried at the time I submitted to write anything.  (Sadly, I still am.)]

Searching for all the 'justifications' once one has found the albums to listen to (or time to listen to them) is VERY energy-intensive.  I suspect that most people who vote (since I do not believe there have been 24 people posting in this thread, but I believe the last poll had about 24 voters), won't look back on the 'why' and will simply vote what they 'like', which would defeat the point of this poll.

Any thoughts on this?
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I had a thought, that I think might help with the voting.

I think submissions should be made 'cold' - with no details on the why.  Then, when the poll is up, that would be when the person submitting the album could explain why it was relevant/important/whatever enough to be 'worth' everyone's vote.  If all were done on the first day of polling (or soon after), then all could be easily referenced.  [I did not do that this round on purpose, but it probably helped me get to this idea, that I was too fried at the time I submitted to write anything.  (Sadly, I still am.)]

Searching for all the 'justifications' once one has found the albums to listen to (or time to listen to them) is VERY energy-intensive.  I suspect that most people who vote (since I do not believe there have been 24 people posting in this thread, but I believe the last poll had about 24 voters), won't look back on the 'why' and will simply vote what they 'like', which would defeat the point of this poll.

Any thoughts on this?

Sounds logical... As long as we remember to do that once the poll goes up!  I'm not going to repeat my post for Pet Sounds when it comes up, but I may link to the post.
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Sadly I didn't get the time to listen to a lot of these so I decided to make the vote now before I lost the chance.  The only new ones I listened to were King Crimson (I liked it more than I thought I would as I tend to find prog rock a bit boring) and Electric Ladyland.  Looking forward to listening to more down the line.


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I had a thought, that I think might help with the voting.

I think submissions should be made 'cold' - with no details on the why.  Then, when the poll is up, that would be when the person submitting the album could explain why it was relevant/important/whatever enough to be worth everyone's vote.  If all were done on the first day of polling (or soon after), then all could be easily referenced.  [I did not do that this round on purpose, but it probably helped me get to this idea, that I was too fried at the time I submitted to write anything.  (Sadly, I still am.)]

Searching for all the justifications once one has found the albums to listen to (or time to listen to them) is VERY energy-intensive.  I suspect that most people who vote (since I do not believe there have been 24 people posting in this thread, but I believe the last poll had about 24 voters), won't look back on the why and will simply vote what they like, which would defeat the point of this poll.

Any thoughts on this?

Sounds logical... As long as we remember to do that once the poll goes up!  I'm not going to repeat my post for Pet Sounds when it comes up, but I may link to the post.

That might even be better :) : if everyone linked to their justification post the day the new poll went up.  That way we'd have an index of them when the poll was up, but could have discussed them beforehand (and for early birds who listened as they went, have had them when listening in advance of the new poll).

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I agree, the new country sucks, that's why I stick to the 60s and 70s pretty much.  And some 80s.

Been going though my mom's old records, Conway, Loretta, Johnny...some good stuff there.

Conway Twitty was just fantastic.

Don't listen to anything Country newer than early '90s, I would guess.  (What A Crying Shame by The Mavericks is one of my all time favorite albums in any genre and I think that came out in '92 or '93)  And "You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma" by David Frizzell and Shelly West is one of my all time favorite songs in any genre but that was early '80s.

There are a few exceptions to that rule, but for the most part I don't pay modern country any mind at all and would rather listen to Don Williams or Mickey Gilley.  That sort of thing.

I love the Mavericks, his voice is just amazing.

My best friends uncle was friends with Conway, he lived in Nashville for a while before coming back home.  Told me Conway was the best friend he'd ever had.  That when he had cancer and had some money problems he gave him a lot of money, and helped him though it.  And he wouldn't take the money back, said it was a gift.  My friend actually met Conway once when she vistied her uncle.   I'm still super jealous about it.

Talented and a good person.  Makes me love him even more.
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gary allan's first three albums great, but not something i'd nominate for this list.
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I haven't heard this in ages, and it made for some very enjoyable work listening this morning. I much prefer this album to Licensed to Ill. Totally gets my vote.

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I've never been able to get into Phish. I'm just completely bored by them.

I finally decided to vote for Rio, but man, that is a pretty uneven album. A mix of great songs and completely forgettable songs.

Also voted for In The Court of the Crimson King, Electric Ladyland, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, and Gorillaz.


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Re: 100 Albums to Which You Have to Listen, or All Y'all Need to Hear This!!!
« Reply #208 on: August 01, 2012, 01:46:49 PM »
I finally decided to vote for Rio, but man, that is a pretty uneven album. A mix of great songs and completely forgettable songs.
I love the whole album. It's very beautiful, upbeat and a lot of fun from beginning until the end.


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Re: 100 Albums to Which You Have to Listen, or All Y'all Need to Hear This!!!
« Reply #209 on: August 01, 2012, 07:47:18 PM »
Here's a partial explanation for my nomination of:

Brand X - Unorthodox Behavior

After the first time I got to see them live I was able to go backstage [where I got them all to sign the cover of their second album, Moroccan Roll (I'd taken it with me; likely what got me backstage)].  I was then able to talk to Robin Lumley for about an hour.  During the talk with Lumley, he stated that the band first got together in the studio and basically built every tune by just noodling around and saving and expanding on what sounded good.  But this album sounds like it was composed by one person it is so flawlessly integrated.

Over the years, the lineup of Brand X has changed rather dramatically.  Those in this seminal band are Robin Lumley on keyboards, John Goodsall on guitar, Percy Jones largely on fretless bass [takes a lot of talent to play fretless in tune, as the fingers must go exactly where the frets would have been], and Phil Collins on drums and percussion.  All four are exceptional musicians, and, though the tunes alternate who is 'showcased' at certain points, none of them dominate the band.  A perfect set of equals.


When you listen to these tunes, with your ideas about where the music is going to go, be prepared to be delightfully surprised.  The band is not predictable in their compositions.  But what they do is both complex musically, yet at the same time accessible.

Oh, and if you only intend to listen to one tune, I'd go with Euthanasia Waltz, though every one is exceptional.

No complete album for this that I can find on YouTube, so I'll assemble it for you:

Track 1: Nuclear Burn
<a href="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/QCif573CZs4" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/QCif573CZs4</a>

Track 2: Euthanasia Waltz
<a href="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/BqrrJ9Ma8k8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/BqrrJ9Ma8k8</a>

Track 3: Born Ugly
<a href="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/TALWkw3cWqA" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/TALWkw3cWqA</a>

Track 4: Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria
<a href="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/QbX67b655KA" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/QbX67b655KA</a>

Track 5: Unorthodox Behavior
<a href="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/HDeEqsmConQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/HDeEqsmConQ</a>

Track 6: Running On Three
<a href="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/tGwKuANKdlg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/tGwKuANKdlg</a>

Well damn it all to hell!  It appears no-one has uploaded to YouTube the final track of the album which finishes the album beautifully, with all four on acoustic instruments.  >:(
Track 7: Touch Wood
If anyone can find this (or the complete album for easy embedding), please let me know and I'll modify this.


When Unorthodox Behavior was recorded, Percy Jones and Phil Collins had just finished a stint with Brian Eno on Another Green World.  The tune Unorthodox Behavior starts nearly exactly like Over Fire Island, a tune from Eno's Another Green World, but then goes in a totally different direction after about 10-20 seconds.  Here is that Eno tune for those interested in comparing:
<a href="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/tZItWvebsXc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/tZItWvebsXc</a>
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