Best Album on My Favourite Albums of......1976

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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
Best Album on My Favourite Albums of......1974
Best Album on My Favourite Albums of......1975

Happy Voting!

Poll Results

OptionVotes
David Bowie - Station to Station , 21
Ramones - Ramones , 13
Joni Mitchell - Hejira 11
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life , 9
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers 7
Jorge Ben - África Brasil , 6
Cluster - Sowiesoso 6
Aerosmith - Rocks 5
La Düsseldorf - La Düsseldorf 4
Rainbow - Rising, 3
Fela and Africa 70 - Zombie 3
Steely Dan - The Royal Scam 3
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band 3
Boston - Boston 3
The Upsetters - Super Ape , 3
Klaus Schulze - Moondawn , 2
Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny , 2
Van Der Graaf Generator - Still Life 2
Camel - Moonmadness , 2
Miles Davis - Pangea 2
Parliament - The Clones of Dr Funkenstein 2
Weather Report - Black Market 1
Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon 1
Peter Tosh - Legalize It 1
Led Zeppelin - Presence 1
AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 1
Blue Oyster Cult - Agents Of Fortune 1
Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action 1
Herbie Hancock - Secrets 0
The Brothers Johnson - Lookout For #1 0
The Wild Tchoupitoulas - The Wild Tchoupitoulas 0
Be-Bop Deluxe - Sunburst 0
Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox 0
UFO - No Heavy Petting 0
Be-Bop Deluxe - Modern Music 0
Van Der Graaf Generator - World Record 0
Al Di Meola - Land Of The Midnight Sun 0
Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear , 0
Brass Construction - 2 0
Magma - Udu Wudo 0
Heldon - Agneta Nilsson 0
Miles Davis - Water Babies 0
Graham Central Station - Mirror 0
Funkadelic - Hardcore Jollies 0
Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Ain't That A Bitch 0
Return To Forever - Romantic Warrior 0
Selda - Selda , 0
Stanley Clarke - School Days 0
Bootsy's Rubber Band - Stretchin' Out In Bootsys Rubber Band 0
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak, 0


Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 12:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, this one is impossible.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 12:49 (two months ago) Permalink

tough one to choose from for me though i suspect stevie wonder might walk it

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 12:50 (two months ago) Permalink

I mean, how does one choose between "Sad Wings of Destiny" and the Ramones debut album?

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 12:50 (two months ago) Permalink

actually no, its not. Africa Brasil gets my vote

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 12:51 (two months ago) Permalink

or clones

argh

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 12:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Easy: Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygène, except it's not on the list. Otherwise a year of decline imho.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 12:55 (two months ago) Permalink

AC/DC v Cluster v The Upsetters v Stevie Wonder v La Dusseldorf

Neil S, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 12:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Modern Lovers will win.

Possibly underappreciated Zep and Magma albums.

*there's (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Station to Station stands out as being head, shoulders and feet over the rest of the list, so I went for that.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:17 (two months ago) Permalink

la dusseldorf for me

nxd, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:24 (two months ago) Permalink

other great reggae albums from 1976

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration
King Tubby & Yabby You - King Tubby's Prophesy of Dub
Burning Spear - Garvey's Ghost
Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War ina Babylon
Peter Tosh - Legalize It
Prince Fari ‎– Psalms For I

no doubt loads of others too!

Neil S, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:25 (two months ago) Permalink

With five or so exceptions this list is packed with albums I like but don't love. I would go Station to Station, or Zombie, or African Brasil, or Modern Lovers or Ramones or Royal Scam. Probably Ramones. Hmm, maybe Stevie Wonder? Shake Some Action? Jeez, actually, there are a lot of records I love on here. Would have considered Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War ina Babylon.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:29 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm probably going to opt for Pangea, but yeah, I don't flat out love any of these either.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:35 (two months ago) Permalink

some missing ones:

Artful Dodger - Honor Among Thieves
Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
Doctors of Madness - Figments of Emancipation
Eddie & The Hot Rods - Teenage Depression
Runaways - The Runaways

there's a load of good stuff on this as usual but probably has to be the Ramones

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Not sure how to choose between Royal Scam and the Ramones, two of my favorite albums.

o. nate, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Station To Station vs. Ramones. Thinking Ramones.

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:46 (two months ago) Permalink

Definitely a step down on the preceding years, I mean, "World Record" by Van der Graaf Generator? I think not.

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Van de Graaf Denegrator

Neil S, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown

was that 76? shit. Should have been in there

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:51 (two months ago) Permalink

You said it.

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:53 (two months ago) Permalink

might ask a mod to delete this poll and start another

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Still Life is incredibly good though, arguably their best

that said I think I gotta go for La-D here. that album just feels eternal to me.

frogbs, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:54 (two months ago) Permalink

sod it, will just keep this one going. you can write in for augustus pablo

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:56 (two months ago) Permalink

if you want to vote for
Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown

just do it in bold like that

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Is it an album though?

pomenitul, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:57 (two months ago) Permalink

This feels like more of a drop off than any of the other years to me. If this was a room, it'd be musty and the seats would be torn, reeking of booze and old ashtrays.

Sowiesoso for me, no question.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 14:09 (two months ago) Permalink

lol no 2112

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 14:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Sowieso Sowiesoso

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 14:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Agneta Nilsson vs. Songs In the Key of Life vs. Hejira

Would add:

Tom Ze - Estudando o Samba
Alice Coltrane - Eternity
Popol Vuh - Letzte Tage, Letzte Nachte
Marvin Gaye - I Want You

J. Sam, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 14:18 (two months ago) Permalink

Modern Music is an album, like Made in Germany in the previous poll, that I love and played the hell out of, yet wouldn't try to convince anyone it's the best (or even in the running for best) of '76.

Station to Station, Modern Lovers, or Ramones, although The Wild Tchoupitoulas was a gateway into a world of New Orleans music for me. Maybe I should toss that one a vote.

While My Guitar Gently Wheedly-Wheedly-Wheedly-Weeps (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 14:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Always thought that Augustus Pablo album was '77 (RYM has it as that year, that's probably why).

Some classics here and a lot of things I like but I'd say there's definitely a drop in overall quality compared to the previous few years. Can't spot any major omissions in terms of my personal favourites either (B. Dylan's Desire maybe?)

Voted for Station to Station (my favourite Bowie album these days).

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 14:32 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm a little stunned by how few of these albums I know/know well. Gotta be Key of Life though, with Station to Station a near second.

Goody Rickels on the Dime (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 14:52 (two months ago) Permalink

xp Discogs says 1976 but that's probably just as likely to be wrong as RYM

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 14:56 (two months ago) Permalink

I concur with Dan re: Be Bop Deluxe's albums from this year. Glad they were included in the first place! But for me it's Cluster every day and twice on Sunday.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:07 (two months ago) Permalink

I thought Zombie was 77 for sure

I voted Super Ape

space rock gapdyx = SADPOE (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Presence over Hejira

flappy bird, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:36 (two months ago) Permalink

here, here is finally where i vote for joni

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Never heard the Heldon album listed here but I do really like their third record (from '75), will have to give it a listen.

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:48 (two months ago) Permalink

it's solid, less out-there and rock-like than Stand By or Interface, but I like it - it was the first one I heard

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:51 (two months ago) Permalink

this is where I chime in saying that the Modern Lovers were a pile of absolute shit

PPL+AI=NS (imago), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:53 (two months ago) Permalink

thank you

flappy bird, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:54 (two months ago) Permalink

xp pffft at least they're better than The Cardiacs

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:55 (two months ago) Permalink

np

if there's a more bafflingly-beloved, turgid, complacent, tuneless band out there I'm yet to hear them

PPL+AI=NS (imago), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:56 (two months ago) Permalink

the rest of this list seems good though

PPL+AI=NS (imago), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Hear, hear.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:58 (two months ago) Permalink

I love Joni but it felt like revisionist (personal) history for me to vote for anything besides Bowie.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 17:02 (two months ago) Permalink

if there's a more bafflingly-beloved, turgid, complacent, tuneless band out there I'm yet to hear them

― PPL+AI=NS (imago), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:56 (thirty-three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the cardiacs? defo agree

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 17:33 (two months ago) Permalink

as usual, the Imago TMOQ.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 17:37 (two months ago) Permalink

What a roll Thin Lizzy were on with BOTH those amazing albums coming out in the same year. I've been playing them a lot lately.

I'll have to go with "The Royal Scam" though, the best and most hard-headed Steely dan album

. (Michael B), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 17:46 (two months ago) Permalink

voted station to station

what do i have that's not on here? let's see:

babel - s/t
bob ohiri & his uhuru sounds - uhuru aiye
boz skaggs- silk degrees
char - s/t
chet atkins & les paul - chester and lester
corte dei miracoli - s/t
david forman - s/t
experience unlimited - free yourself
fania all stars - live at yankee stadium vol. 2
giant step - giant on the move!
goblin - roller
grupo folklorico y experimental nuevayorkino - lo dice todo
gualberto - vericuetos
harry roesli - titk api
the horrific child - l'etrange monsieur whinster
jazz celula - ohe a poar
jean phillipe goude & olivier cole - jeunes annees
jean-pierre massiera and bernard torelli - turn radio on
joyce - visions of dawn
kalyanji & anandji - hera pheri
kanno mitsuaki - bushou
marijata - this is marijata
mark iii - marvin whoremonger
milt ward & virgo spectrum - s/t
mort garson - plantasia
norman blake - whiskey before breakfast
olive - s/t
osamu kitajima - benzaiten
pascal duffard - dieu est fou
pierre akendengue - afrika obota
pilot - morin heights
robert lester folsom - music and dreams
sam fan thomas - funky new bell
sergio sampaio - tem que acontecer
steve reid - nova
taeko ohnuki - grey skies
timeless legend - synchronized
vyto b - tricentennial 2076
zanov - green ray
zbigniew seifert - man of the light

lots of unknown euro-prog, obv. of the ones i've listed my faves are the horrifc child, visions of dawn, and tricentennial 2076, but there's plenty of stuff here i honestly need to listen to more.

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 23:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Definitely a step down on the preceding years, I mean, "World Record" by Van der Graaf Generator? I think not.

― The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.)

oh yeah as if "still life" isn't the single best record they ever made

and i still didn't vote for it

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 23:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Another worthy candidate is 15-60-75 - Jimmy Bell's Back In Town EP. This is still just a shit-hot rock-blues-jazz melange.

Single of the year has got to be The Saints "I'm Stranded" (which came out in Sep 76 in Australia and apparently on 12/31/76 in the UK) or The Sex Pistols "Anarchy In The UK" (which came out in November).

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 14 March 2019 01:46 (two months ago) Permalink

^ i’d pick the saints but should check the charts

budo jeru, Thursday, 14 March 2019 02:25 (two months ago) Permalink

I know I'm about to be told it's really not all that, but Water Babies is the Miles I listen to the most besides KoB and IaSW. ͡¯\_(°_o)_/¯

brimstead, Thursday, 14 March 2019 03:55 (two months ago) Permalink

How can anybody deny "roadrunner"??? Don't answer that

brimstead, Thursday, 14 March 2019 03:59 (two months ago) Permalink

More great reggae from this year:

Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man
The Mighty Diamonds - Right Time
The Abyssinians - Satta Massagana
Pablo Moses - Revolutionary Dream

Also Lucio Battisti's La Batteria, Il Contrabbasso, Eccetera, which I love.

Got about six I'm trying to choose between and Modern Lovers is in the mix.

screator, Thursday, 14 March 2019 06:01 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah Modern Lovers are great wtf

Neil S, Thursday, 14 March 2019 08:54 (two months ago) Permalink

The 1976 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll

Albums

1. Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life (Tamla) 292 (25)
2. Graham Parker & the Rumour: Heat Treatment (Mercury) 234 (22)
3. Jackson Browne: The Pretender (Asylum) 232 (22)
4. Graham Parker & the Rumour: Howlin' Wind (Mercury) 215 (19)
5. Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Kate & Anna McGarrigle (Warner Bros.) 208 (16)
6. Steely Dan: The Royal Scam (ABC) 182 (14)
7. Joni Mitchell: Hejira (Asylum) 169 (16)
8. Ramones: Ramones (Sire) 153 (15)
9. Rod Stewart: A Night on the Town (Warner Bros.) 150 (15)
10. Blue Oyster Cult: Agents of Fortune (Columbia) 148 (13)
11. Eno: Another Green World (Island) 143 (12)
12. The Wild Tchoupitoulas: The Wild Tchoupitoulas (Island) 136 (14)
13. David Bowie: Station to Station (RCA Victor) 136 (13)
14. The Modern Lovers: The Modern Lovers (Home of the Hits) 111 (12)
15. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band: Night Moves (Capitol) 109 (12)
16. Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band: Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band (RCA Victor) 99 (7)
17. Bob Marley and the Wailers: Live! (Island) 86 (10)
18. Ry Cooder: Chicken Skin Music (Reprise) 84 (8)
19. Warren Zevon: Warren Zevon (Asylum) 81 (8)
20. The Dwight Twilley Band: Sincerely (Capitol) 80 (7)
21. Boz Scaggs: Silk Degrees (Columbia) 79 (10)
22. Boston: Boston (Epic) 78 (5)
23. Richard & Linda Thompson: Pour Down Like Silver (Island) 74 (9)
24. Arlo Guthrie: Amigo (Reprise) 68 (8)
25. Thin Lizzy: Jailbreak (Mercury) 66 (6)
26. Bob Dylan: Desire (Columbia) 59 (5)
27. Jeff Beck: Wired (Epic) 58 (5)
28. Andy Pratt: Resolution (Nemporer) 57 (6)
29. Linda Ronstadt: Hasten Down the Wind (Asylum) 55 (4)
30. Patti Smith Group: Radio Ethiopia (Arista)

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 14 March 2019 12:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Good call, Gerald, that Numbers Band record just rips. Chrissie Hynde’s brother Terry on sax:

https://youtu.be/TtQHtkjVQ24

by the light of the burning Citroën, Thursday, 14 March 2019 12:16 (two months ago) Permalink

AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
David Bowie - Station to Station
Peter Tosh - Legalize It
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life ,
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers

one of these five I guess.

man, I wish I had time to check out all the ones I haven't heard listed in this thread

nicky lo-fi, Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:33 (two months ago) Permalink

there are plenty of good ones imo

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 14 March 2019 14:29 (two months ago) Permalink

I wonder if Rocks could be a dark horse winner

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:59 (two months ago) Permalink

I might have voted for Silk Degrees if it had made the list

Brad C., Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:56 (two months ago) Permalink

That Ry Cooder is good, some tight grooves

calstars, Thursday, 14 March 2019 21:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Xpost P&J list. I wanted to like the McGarrigle disc. Never stuck.

that's not my post, Thursday, 14 March 2019 23:00 (two months ago) Permalink

HOW IS THIS GETTING HARDER WITH EACH PASSING YEAR?

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Thursday, 14 March 2019 23:14 (two months ago) Permalink

went with ramones, `cuz fugit.👍🏻

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Thursday, 14 March 2019 23:16 (two months ago) Permalink

HOW IS THIS GETTING HARDER WITH EACH PASSING YEAR?

― Totally different head. Totally. (Austin)

is your question about this poll, or about life?

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Friday, 15 March 2019 13:26 (two months ago) Permalink

I wound up going with Priest because, dammit, someone has to.
It's really a phenomenal record.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 15 March 2019 14:19 (two months ago) Permalink

MIA: Blondie's debut album.
Ramones vs. Stevie for me then.

dorsalstop, Friday, 15 March 2019 14:34 (two months ago) Permalink

I thought the same re Blondie but it's a bit inconclusive when it came out - some places say December 1976 but others say January 1977 and that Dec 1976 was when test pressings were made

Colonel Poo, Friday, 15 March 2019 14:46 (two months ago) Permalink

Station to Station

Discovered about ten years ago it's become one of my favourites from this year: Serge Gainsbourg - L' Homme à Tête de Chou

willem, Friday, 15 March 2019 15:40 (two months ago) Permalink

I haven't heard that one

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 15 March 2019 20:14 (two months ago) Permalink

that is my fave album by gainsbourg. it's a concept album about a love story of the teller with a hairdresser who cheats on him with very explicit lyrics. i never really understood the fuss about "melody nelson", this is the real deal.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 15 March 2019 21:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Only problem is I cant speak French.

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Saturday, 16 March 2019 14:06 (two months ago) Permalink

That's no problem.

Swing Band the Sailor (Tom D.), Saturday, 16 March 2019 15:03 (two months ago) Permalink

voted for rocks without even fucking thinking about it

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Saturday, 16 March 2019 15:05 (two months ago) Permalink

and i'd do it again

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Saturday, 16 March 2019 15:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Tough choice between Songs in the Key of Life & Boston but Stevie wins

raise my chicken finger (Willl), Saturday, 16 March 2019 15:16 (two months ago) Permalink

stevie will win this poll

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Sunday, 17 March 2019 16:28 (two months ago) Permalink

The thing about the Boston album, with some people loving it and some who wanted to love it being a little meh: Chuck Eddy told me a long time ago that a guy finally told him that there were two pressings or masterings of it (because Tom Scholz changed his mind again, duh) and that the one with the orange label (think it was orange) was better, so he (CE) checked and sure enough his was the orange (or whatever). I dunno, but that's what he said.
Jimmy Bell's, hell yeah, no idea that was Chrissie Hynde's brother (barely mentioned in her memoir, according to a review). Rocks has always been my favorite Aerosmith, and was always struck by the fact that Jack Douglas supervised, as he did the most straight-ahead tracks on the sprawling, challenging, variously rewarding (play the title sprawl on reasonably big floor speakers, the kind that tune the house) Radio Ethiopia----well he supervised the whole thing maybe, but re "straight-ahead", thinking of "Ask The Angels" and "Punping (My Heart)" especially.

dow, Sunday, 17 March 2019 17:02 (two months ago) Permalink

voted Station To Station but Hejira and Zombie ran it very close

thomasintrouble, Sunday, 17 March 2019 17:15 (two months ago) Permalink

dow is this different to the hot stamp pressings that people go on about?

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Monday, 18 March 2019 15:40 (two months ago) Permalink

um yeah it's just a different pressing... check out discogs

brimstead, Monday, 18 March 2019 16:37 (two months ago) Permalink

La Düsseldorf la.

*there's (Noel Emits), Monday, 18 March 2019 21:30 (two months ago) Permalink

I mean fuck it. Going with that. It's not really an emphatic best though sorry Klaus.

*there's (Noel Emits), Monday, 18 March 2019 21:36 (two months ago) Permalink

I for one miss the 70s fusion - Weather Report, Al DiMeola, and Stanley Clarke. The Peter Tosh and Stevie Wonder albums were excellent as well.

aworks, Monday, 18 March 2019 22:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

but does the public miss it?

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 15:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Voted for Super Ape, a true dub classic.

nth, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 16:57 (two months ago) Permalink

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

System, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

dang

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 00:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Is Rainbow's Rising any good? I see it's ranked third on RYM's 1976 list (Station to Station also happens to be their #1).

pomenitul, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 09:01 (two months ago) Permalink

'good' is subjective but it's the origin point of nearly all Power Metal.

The only Rainbow album from the Dio phase that was recorded by a stable band (or didn't have huge chunks overdubbed by Blackmore to erase people he'd fallen out with or didn't think were good enough) it straddles the boogie elements (Starstruck) with the driving proto-thrash (Light In The Black), giving them all equal favour.

But the reputation and love definitely, more than anything else, comes from Stargazer (voted best metal track of all time on this very board iirc).

It's a sandals 'n' sorcery prog epic with far more key changes than necessary, a lifetime great soaring vocal and grinding, repetitive final coda that feels like it could go on forever (and possibly did, given it's faded out on the record).

And that's why it got my vote, despite arguably stronger candidates this year.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 10:23 (two months ago) Permalink

Rising is an excellent record, an absolute 100% classic. Those keyboards at the beginning of 'Tarot Woman'!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 10:28 (two months ago) Permalink

I'll have to check it out then, if only for historical reasons.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 10:59 (two months ago) Permalink


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