Weak POLLS - the Napalm Death albums poll

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about time we polled the entire discography proper. i'm gonna have to listen to it all again to decide. I didn't include live albums, and I only included EPs that were major EPs but I'm sure someone will have a grievance with me.

Poll Results

Scum (1987) 3
From Enslavement to Obliteration (1988) 2
Harmony Corruption (1990) 2
Time Waits for No Slave (2009) 1
Utopia Banished (1992) 1
Utilitarian (2012) 1
Apex Predator – Easy Meat (2015) 0
Smear Campaign (2006) 0
The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code (2005) 0
Leaders Not Followers II (2004) 0
Order of the Leech (2002) 0
Enemy of the Music Business (2000) 0
Leaders Not Followers (1999) 0
Words from the Exit Wound (1998) 0
Breed to Breathe (1997) 0
Inside the Torn Apart (1997) 0
Diatribes (1996) 0
Greed Killing (1995) 0
Fear, Emptiness, Despair (1994) 0
Mass Appeal Madness (1991) 0
Mentally Murdered (1989) 0
Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs (2018) 0

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Saturday, 18 July 2020 14:58 (three weeks ago) link

I was really into Fear Emptiness Despair at the time, but I'm not really familiar enough with their work as a whole to confidently vote for it.

chap, Saturday, 18 July 2020 15:01 (three weeks ago) link

that one's aight. it has "Twist the Knife (Slowly)". that' the only song I remember

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Saturday, 18 July 2020 15:03 (three weeks ago) link

I definitely won't be voting for Scum or FETO. I love both of them, but they're too obvious, and between the two, FETO's the only one I listen to often.

I think it'll be between Enemy, Time Waits for No Slave, The Code is Red, or Apex.

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Saturday, 18 July 2020 15:09 (three weeks ago) link

I have only heard literally one second of this band’s output but their album titles are definitely getting funnier.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Saturday, 18 July 2020 15:34 (three weeks ago) link

write-in vote for peel sessions

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 18 July 2020 17:17 (three weeks ago) link

which i know isn't the point of this poll but still

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 18 July 2020 17:17 (three weeks ago) link

from enslavement to obliteration is definitely >>>>>>> scum

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 18 July 2020 17:18 (three weeks ago) link

I didn't realise quite how far from them I'd fallen - just in terms of how many albums I've not heard a note of. Of the ones I have, probably Utopia Banished.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Saturday, 18 July 2020 17:25 (three weeks ago) link

Lol i almost added Peel Sessions for you, Brad. Should have :(

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Saturday, 18 July 2020 17:26 (three weeks ago) link

for a band with so many lineup changes their album titles are admirably consistent

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Saturday, 18 July 2020 18:09 (three weeks ago) link

they haven't really had that many in a while, other than Pintado departing and dying, and Mitch Harris being MIA for a bit.

most of them happened in their first three years of existence.

Apex Predator has a riff that sounds like the Inpector Gadget theme

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Saturday, 18 July 2020 18:52 (three weeks ago) link

this might be Enemy or Apex for me. idk....Hererra's blast beats, and the production on them make everything sound thunderous. Barney's roar is getting blunted with age, but he still sounds massive.

Mitch Harris is a killer riff writer, hooky but savage.

really need to revisit Utilitarian, barely remember that one even though it was the first ND I bought!

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Saturday, 18 July 2020 18:53 (three weeks ago) link

Utilitarian is really good. Amazing that it took until 2014 for John Zorn to make a guest appearance on one of their records.

I ranked all their albums for Stereogum back in 2015, and at the time, listening to them one after another day after day, Time Waits For No Slave wound up at #1. It's an incredible record - check it out if you haven't.

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 18 July 2020 20:12 (three weeks ago) link

heh i re-read your rankings not long ago which prompted me to listen to it. I didn't love TWFNS on first listen, but on revisiting, it blew me away. idk what my issue was with it the first time

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Saturday, 18 July 2020 20:16 (three weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 30 July 2020 00:01 (one week ago) link

decibel's reissuing most of their catalog on vinyl! I ordered the newie and Time WAits for No Slave...

XVI Pedicabo eam (Neanderthal), Thursday, 30 July 2020 00:14 (one week ago) link

I haven't heard all of the mid-late 90s stuff but for me they've been on a roll since The Code Is Red

I'd still like to hear their pre-Hatred Surge tapes but they are impossible to find, not even leaked on P2P anywhere (Hatred Surge itself has been bootlegged) - of course that is pretty much a different band, most/all gone by the time Scum came out

CP Radio Gorgeous (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 30 July 2020 07:26 (one week ago) link

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

System, Friday, 31 July 2020 00:01 (one week ago) link

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