The 1969-79 Series of Polls - The Run-off of the Top twos!

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The top two from each poll of 1969-1979 are included.
Vote for your favourite or best or whatever.

Michael B will be taking over for the 80-89 series of polls.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way , 14
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. , 10
Can - Future Days 7
Can - Tago Mago , 7
The Clash - London Calling , 7
David Bowie - Station to Station , 6
Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians , 6
Sly & The Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On , 5
Blondie - Parallel Lines, 5
The Stooges - Fun House, 5
Neil Young - On the Beach , 4
David Bowie - Low , 4
Television - Marquee Moon , 3
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 - Expensive Shit /He Miss Road , 3
Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets , 3
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure 2
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk 2
Eno - Another Green World 1
Ramones - Ramones , 1
Nick Drake - Pink Moon , 1
The Beatles - Abbey Road , 1
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush , 0


Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 13:53 (one week ago) Permalink

It's tough but I had to go with In A Silent Way over Sly since you lot didn't vote for any Funkadelic.

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 14:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Station to Station.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 14:17 (one week ago) Permalink

My two favorite records are Exile and London Calling. Going with Exile but it's really a tossup.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 14:17 (one week ago) Permalink

exile, low, london calling, fun house, abbey road, there's a riot goin on.

probably exile?

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 14:21 (one week ago) Permalink

its tough to choose. Can, Television as well as sly, fela , nick drake, roxy etc

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 14:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Obviously I love all these albums polled

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 17:02 (one week ago) Permalink

lot of tremendous stuff here obv. but for me it's easily Fun House.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 17:19 (one week ago) Permalink

the clash might beat it though

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 17:23 (one week ago) Permalink

London Calling

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:09 (one week ago) Permalink

(xps) ffs, friggin' Americans.

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:12 (one week ago) Permalink

sly vs. one of the cans (tago prob) vs. low vs. tusk

idk

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:15 (one week ago) Permalink

IASW all night every night

brimstead, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:45 (one week ago) Permalink

(Though it's early morning that IASW evokes for be)

brimstead, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:46 (one week ago) Permalink

silent way is gonna win this poll handily

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:46 (one week ago) Permalink

tusk, not even close

flappy bird, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 19:59 (one week ago) Permalink

I thought that would win the last poll but I was wrong. Will London Calling beat it again? Do ilxors really love the clash that much?

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 21:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Clearly they do, even if I don't rate them highly.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 21:13 (one week ago) Permalink

would love to see In a Silent Way win this but would be happy with any of them, there isn't one I dislike

Dan S, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 23:46 (one week ago) Permalink

I thought that would win the last poll but I was wrong. Will London Calling beat it again? Do ilxors really love the clash that much?

― Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy)

the only band that matters iirc

Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 23:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Low, just ahead of For Your Pleasure.

Valentijn, Thursday, 11 April 2019 06:32 (one week ago) Permalink

Fela or Sly for me

breastcrawl, Thursday, 11 April 2019 06:36 (one week ago) Permalink

sly

J. Sam, Thursday, 11 April 2019 11:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Exile by a mile.

BrianB, Thursday, 11 April 2019 11:39 (one week ago) Permalink

are the eno fans just silently voting?

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 11 April 2019 13:53 (one week ago) Permalink

a death match between like 10 of my favorite albums and another 10 albums i merely love unconditionally

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Thursday, 11 April 2019 14:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Eno voting is silent but only when one chooses to not pay attention to it

doug watson, Thursday, 11 April 2019 14:19 (one week ago) Permalink

which one will his fans silently vote for?

and will New Order win all the 80s polls that are forthcoming by Michael B?

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 11 April 2019 16:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Funhouse

Duke, Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Honour thy vote for something other than Eno as a hidden intention to vote for Eno.

Armand Frippanino (Noel Emits), Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:01 (one week ago) Permalink

please vote in that

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Saturday, 13 April 2019 14:26 (one week ago) Permalink

Thoughtlessness is the only way out of this conundrum. In a Silent Way it is.

pomenitul, Saturday, 13 April 2019 14:29 (one week ago) Permalink

I'd be delighted if that won

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Saturday, 13 April 2019 15:18 (one week ago) Permalink

I voted Tago Mago.

Band Phags Unite! (I M Losted), Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:46 (one week ago) Permalink

me too.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 00:01 (five days ago) Permalink

ended up voting for Marquee Moon

Dan S, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 00:05 (five days ago) Permalink

vote

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:16 (five days ago) Permalink

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

System, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:01 (four days ago) Permalink

good results, although wish After the Gold Rush hadn't been left out!

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:03 (four days ago) Permalink

almost 100 votes. poor after the gold rush

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:59 (four days ago) Permalink

still surprised by the popularity of bloated double LPs by bands whose earlier single LP work is imo far superior

budo jeru, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:27 (four days ago) Permalink

Does that apply to Exile, Tago Mago, London Calling or all 3?

o. nate, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:48 (four days ago) Permalink

tusk also

budo jeru, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 22:00 (four days ago) Permalink

i love "mother sky" as much as anyone but "soundtracks" is not better than "tago mago"

also, let's give ilm some credit for recognizing that "in a silent way" is the superior earlier single lp work

Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:45 (three days ago) Permalink

"Mother Sky" is really good. Tago Mago, Ege Bamyasi, Future Days are all great albums

Dan S, Thursday, 18 April 2019 01:02 (three days ago) Permalink

^ i agree

xp rush i didn’t say immediately preceding ! but yeah jokes aside “tago mago” is an exception to my comment, it’s a really special record. the other three double LPs in the poll i like (but don’t love) to varying degrees and i do find them hard to listen to front to back

budo jeru, Thursday, 18 April 2019 01:26 (three days ago) Permalink

exile is awesome

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 18 April 2019 11:52 (three days ago) Permalink

I agree Exile is awesome but I don’t think it’s crazy to maintain the Stones made marginally better and definitely more concise albums before it. That’s hard to maintain for Can and Tago Mago, mainly because it’s their first truly great album. I think it’s unusual for a band’s breakthrough album to be a double (in the sense of style not sales). London Calling is also great but I could see preferring the debut, though that’s always going to be a minority view. The conventional wisdom for many years was that Tusk was a sprawling mess and relative disappointment after Rumours, so that’s obviously not a crazy view even if it’s now fallen out of fashion . Nowadays I guess most people don’t think of albums as a commitment to a straight through listening experience but rather as a set of songs they can play individually as the mood strikes them which probably helps the reputation of sprawling albums.

o. nate, Thursday, 18 April 2019 12:48 (three days ago) Permalink

Sticky Fingers just beats out Exile for me and I definitely prefer the first Clash album to London Calling.

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 18 April 2019 12:49 (three days ago) Permalink

"Monster Movie" is a great album btw.

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Thursday, 18 April 2019 14:14 (three days ago) Permalink

(xp)

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Thursday, 18 April 2019 14:14 (three days ago) Permalink

It’s not bad, but I think only a die hard Malcolm Mooney fan would prefer it to Tago Mago.

o. nate, Thursday, 18 April 2019 14:18 (three days ago) Permalink

Tom always prefers albums that aren't the popular choice.

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:04 (three days ago) Permalink

I didn't say I preferred it I said it was great. I like everything on it which isn't true of every Can album by any means.

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:07 (three days ago) Permalink


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