Best Album on My Favourite Albums of......1974

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Best Album on My Favourite Albums of......1969
Best Album on My Favourite Albums of......1970
Best Album on My Favourite Albums of......1971
Best Album on My Favourite Albums of......1972
Best Album on my Favourite albums of 1973 (The year I was born) list

My original list was 60 so to cut it down I've paired up some entries by a few artists in order to fit.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Neil Young - On the Beach , 15
Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets , 10
Joni Mitchell - Court & Spark 9
Big Star - Radio City , 9
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom 7
Richard And Linda Thompson - I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight 7
Kraftwerk - Autobahn , 6
Genesis - Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 6
Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) 5
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel , 5
Gene Clark - No Other 5
King Crimson - Red/Starless and Bible Black , 4
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information , 4
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra , 4
Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic , 3
Roxy Music - Country Life , 3
Miles Davis - Big Fun/Get Up With It 3
Cluster - Zuckerzeit , 3
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs , 3
Funkadelic - Standing on the Verge of Getting It On , 3
Can - Soon Over Babaluma . 2
Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa 70 - Confusion 2
Ohio Players - Fire/Skin Tight , 1
Parliament - Up for the Down Stroke , 1
Weather Report - Mysterious Traveller 1
James Brown - The Payback , 1
B.T. Express - Do It Til You're Satisfied , 1
Bennie Maupin - The Jewel in the Lotus 1
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Natty Dread 1
Camel - Mirage 1
Idris Muhammad - Power of Soul , 1
Herbie Hancock - Thrust , 1
Donald Byrd - Street Lady 1
Commodores - Machine Gun , 0
The Art Ensemble of Chicago - Fanfare for the Warriors 0
The Blackbyrds - Flying Start/The Blackbyrds - The Blackbyrds , 0
The Eleventh House - Introducing The Eleventh House With Larry Coryell 0
The Isley Brothers - Live It Up , 0
The Meters - Rejuvenation , 0
Tower of Power - Urban Renewal/Back To Oakland , 0
Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes- Cosmic Funk , 0
Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different , 0
Stanley Clarke - Stanley Clarke 0
Sly & The Family Stone - Small Talk , 0
Rufus & Chaka Khan - Rags to Rufus/Rufusized , 0
Bobbi Humphries - Blacks and Blues 0
Chairmen of the Board - Skin I'm In , 0
Return To Forever - Where Have I Known You Before 0
Graham Central Station - Graham Central Station/Release Yourself , 0
The Bar-Kays- Cold Blooded, 0


Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 12:50 (three months ago) Permalink

plumped for autobahn

nxd, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 12:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Tough one, as usual. Either The Jewel in the Lotus, Country Life or Phaedra.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 12:54 (three months ago) Permalink

Or Red.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 12:55 (three months ago) Permalink

god there's so much amazing stuff here. but i'm going for lamb lies down on broadway, without hesitation.

J. Sam, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 12:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Notable absences - the best Hawkwind album, Hatfield & The North s/t and Lucio Battisti's Anima Latina.

*there's (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:01 (three months ago) Permalink

After balmy '73 this year maybe has a more reflective tone. The real end of the 60s comedown vibes.

*there's (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:07 (three months ago) Permalink

xpost yeah those are all great, especially the hatfield & the north album. re: hawkwind i'm more into warrior on the edge of time tho.

J. Sam, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:09 (three months ago) Permalink

my fave Funkadelic album gets my vote here

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:11 (three months ago) Permalink

i'd add:
jorge ben - a tábua de esmeralda
jimmy webb - land's end
van morrison - veedon fleece
franco battiato - "clic"
harmonia - musik von harmonia
todd rundgren - todd
henry cow - unrest

J. Sam, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:13 (three months ago) Permalink

oh and sparks - kimono my house

J. Sam, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:14 (three months ago) Permalink

... my favourite Funkadelic album, my favourite Can album, my favourite Big Star album, my favourite Cluster album, my favourite Gene Clark album, my favourite Robert Wyatt album... you get the picture.

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:14 (three months ago) Permalink

(xp) And "Propaganda", which I prefer.

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:15 (three months ago) Permalink

harmonia - musik von harmonia
todd rundgren - todd
henry cow - unrest

aye, would liked to have made room for them but i thought they might get zero votes and i really wanted my funk selections in

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Harmonia could have picked up votes, I reckon.

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:18 (three months ago) Permalink

Anyway, I didn't vote in the last one because I couldn't make my mind up and there's absolutely no chance of me voting in this one.

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:19 (three months ago) Permalink

give a vote to the one most likely to get zero votes then

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:28 (three months ago) Permalink

actually i cant see the gene clark getting a vote so do it for gene

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:29 (three months ago) Permalink

I first heard Inspiration Information when it was reissued in 2001 on a CD that also included half of Shuggie Otis's previous album Freedom Flight (including "Ice Cold Daydream" and "Strawberry Letter 23") as bonus tracks. That album would've easily gotten my vote, but without those songs I'll probably go with Gram, Gene, or Joni.

Lee626, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:39 (three months ago) Permalink

....or Stanley Clarke who I really like, but I find it hard ranking jazz albums alongside other genres; jazz is like its own thing.

Lee626, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Court & Spark. no contest.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Veedon Fleece is also the best Van album so yeah, weird thats not on here

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:43 (three months ago) Permalink

I saw that Shuggie Otis CD (on Luaka Bop) for 30p recently but left it because there was a stain on the booklet and I tend not to hang onto them if they're a bit manky.

*there's (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:46 (three months ago) Permalink

Rock Bottom or Autobahn for me

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:52 (three months ago) Permalink

On the Beach for me

Neil S, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Damn, a bounty of riches. I just picked up Miles' "Big Fun", too. So bloody good!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:55 (three months ago) Permalink

Court & Spark

that's not my post, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:56 (three months ago) Permalink

I really hope some of you check out this wonderful album which features a backing group of certain pfunk alumni inc Eddie and Bernie and the life and death suite is some of the most amazing music ever made.
Chairmen of the Board - Skin I'm In

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 14:04 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVFUr66Xk1c

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 14:06 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLqfXlIq6RE

٩༼ º෴º ༽۶ (FlopsyDuck), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 14:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Why are the King Crimson and Miles albums grouped into single options but the two Eno albums separate options? This is Red vs The Lamb vs Warm Jets for me. Might go with The Lamb for the number of times I've listened to it on long drives.

oh, shut up and listen, will you? (Sund4r), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 14:37 (three months ago) Permalink

1. Radio City
2. Court & Spark
3. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight

Another great year, the first half of the '70s was such a great time for albums, I think there's maybe a drop-off at '75/'76 but I may well be wrong.

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 14:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Whattayear! Also missing:

Blue Oyster Cult- Secret Treaties
Stevie Wonder- Fullfillingness First Finale
Lynyrd Skynyrd- Second Helping
New York Dolls- Too Much Too Soon

o. nate, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:01 (three months ago) Permalink

sund4r to make space

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:08 (three months ago) Permalink

I think there's maybe a drop-off at '75/'76 but I may well be wrong.

I think there was too but I still managed to fill out 50 and I'll still get people saying I've missed their fave albums

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:09 (three months ago) Permalink

MUSIK VON HARMONIA YET ANOTHER MASSIVE OVERSIGHT

i listen to "here come the warm jets" more than any other album here so that one

. (Michael B), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Taking Tiger Mountain and Pretzel Logic are both tempting but I may have to vote for my favorite Bowie album.

o. nate, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:28 (three months ago) Permalink

interesting picks. i always thought of '74 as the last great year for prog, but when i go through my '74 i am finding a lot of soul as well. blue magic s/t, black heat's "no time to burn", george duke's "feel"... AND WHERE THE FUCK IS FULFILLINGNESS' FIRST FINALE? also, casablanca moon, kimono my house, _todd_

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:30 (three months ago) Permalink

Court & Spark. no contest.


...at all

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:31 (three months ago) Permalink

I may have to vote for my favorite Bowie album.

― o. nate, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:28 (five minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Diamond Dogs is my fave Bowie

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:35 (three months ago) Permalink

i am torn in between "here come the warm jets" and "on the beach". it used to be the former but i go for the latter now. such a gorgeous stream of melancholy.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:35 (three months ago) Permalink

sund4r to make space

Oh, I see your note at the beginning now.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Radio City

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Ultiumately, I concur, korny.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:57 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm torn between Zuckerzeit, which is one of those albums that I always enjoy hearing no matter what, and (kind of surprisingly) On the Beach. The Fela is once again super tempting, I probably should have held out for Confusion tbh, which is colossal.

The Jorge Ben and Harmonia albums already mentioned would be my own most important additions along with Dadawah, Peace & Love and Keith Hudson, Flesh of My Flesh Blood of My Blood. This is also a foundational year for dub (Pick a Dub, Dub from the Roots, The Roots of Dub).

rob, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 16:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Eno will get my vote for 75 so I'll choose The Lamb for 74. It still feels wrong to not click On The Beach or Court & Spark

doug watson, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 16:38 (three months ago) Permalink

my 75 list is currently 56 strong so will have to double up artists again.

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 16:59 (three months ago) Permalink

The Payback, for me, Clive.

does it look like i'm here (jon123), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 17:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Probably going to vote for "Soon Over Babaluma" because I don't think anyone else will.

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 17:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Big Star - Radio City
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
Funkadelic - Standing on the Verge of Getting It On
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel
Kraftwerk - Autobahn

Not a good year for this rockist (no Sabbath album!) but I will go with Parsons only slightly over Kraftwerk and a little above the rest.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 17:48 (three months ago) Permalink

haha fine. it definitely sounds more 'try this, see what happens' than its successor, which feels very much of a piece and calculated to destroy me

imago, Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:18 (two months ago) Permalink

Calling HCTWJ demos is ludicrous.

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:19 (two months ago) Permalink

Maybe some of us prefer Try This, See What Happens to Something Calculated To Destroy Imago?

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:20 (two months ago) Permalink

I know I do

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:27 (two months ago) Permalink

I know I don't

space rock gapdy = ADOSE (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:30 (two months ago) Permalink

if only there was a way to decide

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 28 February 2019 19:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Another Court & Spark vote. I need to hear those Rufus albums again.

brimstead, Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Held my nose and went for Shuggie.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:15 (two months ago) Permalink

thanks for the dadawah rec above btw, listened to it twice last night

budo jeru, Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:37 (two months ago) Permalink

I listened last night too, so good. I have it as part of one of those Trojan box sets (Nyabinghi)

sold out in presale (sleeve), Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:46 (two months ago) Permalink

imago how many of these albums have you heard?

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 28 February 2019 23:42 (two months ago) Permalink

the 2 ohio players albums are prob my fave of theirs post westbound era

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 1 March 2019 00:46 (two months ago) Permalink

if only there was a way to decide

― Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:48 PM (nine hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

irl lol

budo jeru, Friday, 1 March 2019 05:18 (two months ago) Permalink

However I do hope that this poll isnt just about Eno as there's 50 cracking albums here.

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 1 March 2019 13:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Dadawah is new to me, really digging this.

pee-tape pay per view special (Dan Peterson), Friday, 1 March 2019 15:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Logged into my alt account for the first time in a while so I could vote for both eno albums

A funny tinge happened on the way to the forum (wins), Friday, 1 March 2019 16:07 (two months ago) Permalink

is it wins with a '.' like the time dom did that to avoid SB's?

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 1 March 2019 16:11 (two months ago) Permalink

i thought that was brilliant

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 1 March 2019 16:11 (two months ago) Permalink

alt.wins

rob, Friday, 1 March 2019 16:13 (two months ago) Permalink

wins.aol

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 1 March 2019 20:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Thought wins' alt was infinity symbol, and we all knew it

imago, Friday, 1 March 2019 20:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Neil or Joni or Big Star

― we're far from the challops now (voodoo chili), Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:55 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

NEIL

voodoo chili, Friday, 1 March 2019 21:07 (two months ago) Permalink

imago how many of these albums have you heard?

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 1 March 2019 21:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Like 5 in entirety, heard bits from most idk

imago, Friday, 1 March 2019 21:12 (two months ago) Permalink

I hear all the new albums, I leave the old stuff to the nostalgists yo ;)

imago, Friday, 1 March 2019 21:13 (two months ago) Permalink

The Silent Corner And The Empty Stage is the biggest miss here obv

imago, Friday, 1 March 2019 21:13 (two months ago) Permalink

sorry, i live get up with it but “red china blues” is fucking trash and almost ruins the record

budo jeru, Friday, 1 March 2019 21:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Strongly disagree!

pee-tape pay per view special (Dan Peterson), Friday, 1 March 2019 22:10 (two months ago) Permalink

The Silent Corner And The Empty Stage is the biggest miss here obv

― imago, Friday, 1 March 2019 21:13 (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

not sure you can say anything is missing when you have only heard 5 of the albums in the poll!

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Saturday, 2 March 2019 00:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Good album that though. Well, about half of it is.

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Saturday, 2 March 2019 00:56 (two months ago) Permalink

The Silent Corner And The Empty Stage is the biggest miss here obv

― imago

"in camera" also great

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Saturday, 2 March 2019 01:52 (two months ago) Permalink

that it is

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Saturday, 2 March 2019 17:05 (two months ago) Permalink

"Elis & Tom" isn't listed, so I'll go with I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight. Good lord this was a fantastic year.
spotify:user:alnjen:playlist:721aw16wLS2bttDnqv05zQ

Ρεμπετολογια, Saturday, 2 March 2019 17:26 (two months ago) Permalink

what is that a playlist for? nothings coming up

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Sunday, 3 March 2019 00:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Plenty of fine titles above and within thread. Odd to phrase it this way, but if i had to give up ever listening to all but one of these titles, i would have to choose,,,

Radio City

bodacious ignoramus, Sunday, 3 March 2019 17:54 (two months ago) Permalink

xp damn try this instead 43 Hours of Music From 1974

Ρεμπετολογια, Sunday, 3 March 2019 19:39 (two months ago) Permalink

My favourite album of 1974 is probably I Can't Stand The Rain by Ann Peebles, but out of these maybe one of the Enos?

Colonel Poo, Sunday, 3 March 2019 22:49 (two months ago) Permalink

xp
working now

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Monday, 4 March 2019 12:36 (two months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 5 March 2019 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

There's an ILX result if ever there was one.

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Funk/soul/jazz acts not exactly setting the heather on fire there.

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:12 (two months ago) Permalink

That is definitely ILX for you

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:16 (two months ago) Permalink

i would've given one of them some love but i couldn't see myself voting for any of them not named "fulfillingness' first finale"

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:18 (two months ago) Permalink

the top 3 are my faves, in that order!

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 07:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Wish I'd voted for Tiger Mountain now...

Tiger Mountain
On the Beach
Las Grecas - Gipsy Rock
Keith Hudson - Pick a Dub
Soon Over Babaluma
Radio City
Ya Ho Wha 13 - Penetration
Sabotage
Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treatises
Upsetters - Double Seven
ABBA - Waterloo
Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs

space rock gapdy = ADOSE (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 17:22 (two months ago) Permalink

i think this is the most votes these polls have had so far

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 17:36 (two months ago) Permalink

(Ohhh Dadawah shd be between Can and Big Star)

space rock gapdy = ADOSE (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:04 (two months ago) Permalink

The Top 5 played from my listening list kept since '96.

Robin Trower- Bridge of Sighs
Miles Davis- Get Up With It/ Big Fun
Tangerine Dream- Phaedra
Blue Oyster Cult- Secret Treaties
Joe Walsh- So What (tied with)
Can- Soon Over Babaluma

earlnash, Saturday, 9 March 2019 18:33 (two months ago) Permalink


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