Longest gaps between studio albums

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To celebrate ABBA making it into this chart, here are the 50 longest gaps between studio albums, according to Wikipedia. Which is the best / just discuss / etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_gaps_between_studio_albums

The Sonics - Introducing the Sonics 1967 / This is the Sonics 27/03/15 - 48 years
Casa das Máquinas - Casa de Rock 01/12/76 / Brilho nos Olhos 2020 - 44 years
Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms 01/04/70 / The Soul of All Natural Things 04/03/14 - 43 years, 11 months
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information 01/10/74 / Inter-Fusion 01/04/18 - 43 years, 6 months
Strawberry Alarm Clock - Good Morning Starshine 01/05/69 / Wake Up Where You Are 01/05/12 - 43 years
Emitt Rhodes - Farewell to Paradise 1973 / Rainbow Ends 26/02/16 - 43 years
Gryphon - Treason 1977 / ReInvention 01/12/18 - 41 years
ABBA - The Visitors 30/11/81 / Voyage 05/11/21 - 40 years
Madder Lake - Butterfly Farm 01/04/74 / World 2013 - 39 years
The Vapors - Magnets 15/12/81 / Together 15/05/20 - 38 years, 5 months
Comus - To Keep from Crying 1974 / Out of the Coma 13/04/12 - 38 years
Chuck Berry - Rockit 01/08/79 / Chuck 09/06/17 - 37 years, 10 months
Danny Elfman - So-Lo 11/11/84 / Big Mess 11/06/21 - 36 years, 7 months
William Shatner - The Transformed Man 1968 / Has Been 05/10/04 - 36 years
Parliament - Trombipulation 05/12/80 / Medicaid Fraud Dogg 22/05/18 - 37 years, 5 months, 17 days
Mike Love - Looking Back with Love 08/10/81 / Unleash the Love 17/11/17 - 36 years, 1 month, 9 days
The Pop Group - For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? 21/03/80 / Citizen Zombie 23/02/15 - 34 years, 11 months, 2 days
Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day 01/12/70 / Lookaftering 17/10/05 - 34 years, 10 months
The Stooges - Raw Power 07/02/73 / The Weirdness 06/03/07 - 34 years, 27 days
Madam X - We Reserve the Right 1984 / Monstrocity 31/08/17 - 33 years
Possessed - Beyond the Gates 31/10/86 / Revelations of Oblivion 10/05/19 - 32 years, 6 months, 10 days
Chris Squire - Fish Out of Water 07/11/75 / Chris Squire's Swiss Choir 03/12/07 - 32 years, 26 days
Rock Goddess - Young and Free 1987 / This Time 22/02/19 - 32 years
Blackfoot - Vertical Smiles 15/10/84 / Southern Native 05/08/16 - 31 years, 10 months, 10 days
Acid Reign - Obnoxious 06/04/90 / The Age Of Entitlement 27/09/19 - 29 years, 5 months, 21 days
Evildead - The Underworld 01/06/91 / United States of Anarchy 30/10/20 - 29 years, 4 months
The Psychedelic Furs - World Outside 30/07/91 / Made of Rain 31/07/20 - 29 years, 1 day
Silver Apples - Contact 23/02/69 / The Garden 1998 - 29 years
The Free Design - There Is a Song 1972 / Cosmic Peekaboo 2001 - 29 years
Game Theory - Two Steps from the Middle Ages 1988 / Supercalifragile 2017 - 29 years
Michel Polnareff - Kâmâ Sutrâ 23/02/90 / Enfin! 30/11/18 - 28 years, 5 months, 26 days
Eagles - The Long Run 24/09/79 / Long Road Out of Eden 30/10/07 - 28 years, 1 month, 6 days
Paul Stanley - Paul Stanley 18/09/78 / Live to Win 24/10/06 - 28 years, 1 month, 6 days
Black Flag - In My Head 01/10/85 / What The... 05/11/13 - 27 years, 1 month
Van der Graaf Generator - The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome 02/09/77 / Present 25/04/05 - 27 years, 7 months, 23 days
Exhorder - The Law 15/03/92 / Mourn the Southern Skies 20/09/19 - 27 years, 6 months, 5 days
Femme Fatale - Femme Fatale 01/11/88 / One More for the Road 01/05/16 - 27 years, 5 months
The Lilacs - The Lilacs Rise Above the Filth 1992 / The Lilacs Endure 16/08/19 - 27 years
X - hey Zeus! 08/06/93 / Alphabetland 22/04/20 - 26 years, 10 months, 14 days
Chic - Chic-ism 03/03/92 / It's About Time 28/09/18 - 26 years, 6 months, 25 days
Angel Witch - Frontal Assault 06/04/86 / As Above, So Below 12/03/12 - 25 years, 11 months, 6 days
Gene Simmons - Gene Simmons 18/09/78 / Asshole 08/06/04 - 25 years, 8 months, 20 days
Epitaph - Danger Man 1982 / Remember the Daze 2007 - 25 years
Roger Waters - Amused to Death 01/09/92 / Is This the Life We Really Want? 02/06/17 - 24 years, 8 months, 29 days
Sanctuary - Into the Mirror Black 27/02/90 / The Year the Sun Died 06/10/14 - 24 years, 7 months, 7 days
Michael Romeo - The Dark Chapter 01/04/94 / War of the Worlds, Pt. 1 27/07/18 - 24 years, 3 months, c. 27 days
The Who - It's Hard 04/09/82 / Endless Wire 30/10/06 - 24 years, 1 month, 26 days
Budgie - Deliver Us from Evil 23/10/82 / You're All Living in Cuckooland 07/11/06 - 24 years, 15 days
The Sea Nymphs - The Sea Nymphs 1992 / On the Dry Land 04/11/16 - 24 years
The Cars - Door to Door 25/08/87 / Move Like This 10/05/11 - 23 years, 8 months, 16 days

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day 01/12/70 / Lookaftering 17/10/05 - 34 years, 10 months 4
Silver Apples - Contact 23/02/69 / The Garden 1998 - 29 years 3
The Sea Nymphs - The Sea Nymphs 1992 / On the Dry Land 04/11/16 - 24 years 3
Mike Love - Looking Back with Love 08/10/81 / Unleash the Love 17/11/17 - 36 years, 1 month, 9 days 2
The Psychedelic Furs - World Outside 30/07/91 / Made of Rain 31/07/20 - 29 years, 1 day 2
The Sonics - Introducing the Sonics 1967 / This is the Sonics 27/03/15 - 48 years 1
The Pop Group - For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? 21/03/80 / Citizen Zombie 23/02/15 - 34 years, 11 mon 1
The Stooges - Raw Power 07/02/73 / The Weirdness 06/03/07 - 34 years, 27 days 1
X - hey Zeus! 08/06/93 / Alphabetland 22/04/20 - 26 years, 10 months, 14 days 1
Roger Waters - Amused to Death 01/09/92 / Is This the Life We Really Want? 02/06/17 - 24 years, 8 months, 29 days 1
Femme Fatale - Femme Fatale 01/11/88 / One More for the Road 01/05/16 - 27 years, 5 months 1
Van der Graaf Generator - The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome 02/09/77 / Present 25/04/05 - 27 years, 7 months, 23 days 1
Parliament - Trombipulation 05/12/80 / Medicaid Fraud Dogg 22/05/18 - 37 years, 5 months, 17 days 1
Game Theory - Two Steps from the Middle Ages 1988 / Supercalifragile 2017 - 29 years 1
Angel Witch - Frontal Assault 06/04/86 / As Above, So Below 12/03/12 - 25 years, 11 months, 6 days 1
Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms 01/04/70 / The Soul of All Natural Things 04/03/14 - 43 years, 11 months 1
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information 01/10/74 / Inter-Fusion 01/04/18 - 43 years, 6 months 1
Eagles - The Long Run 24/09/79 / Long Road Out of Eden 30/10/07 - 28 years, 1 month, 6 days 0
The Cars - Door to Door 25/08/87 / Move Like This 10/05/11 - 23 years, 8 months, 16 days 0
Paul Stanley - Paul Stanley 18/09/78 / Live to Win 24/10/06 - 28 years, 1 month, 6 days 0
Black Flag - In My Head 01/10/85 / What The... 05/11/13 - 27 years, 1 month 0
Exhorder - The Law 15/03/92 / Mourn the Southern Skies 20/09/19 - 27 years, 6 months, 5 days 0
Budgie - Deliver Us from Evil 23/10/82 / You're All Living in Cuckooland 07/11/06 - 24 years, 15 days 0
The Who - It's Hard 04/09/82 / Endless Wire 30/10/06 - 24 years, 1 month, 26 days 0
Michael Romeo - The Dark Chapter 01/04/94 / War of the Worlds, Pt. 1 27/07/18 - 24 years, 3 months, c. 27 days 0
Sanctuary - Into the Mirror Black 27/02/90 / The Year the Sun Died 06/10/14 - 24 years, 7 months, 7 days 0
The Lilacs - The Lilacs Rise Above the Filth 1992 / The Lilacs Endure 16/08/19 - 27 years 0
Epitaph - Danger Man 1982 / Remember the Daze 2007 - 25 years 0
Gene Simmons - Gene Simmons 18/09/78 / Asshole 08/06/04 - 25 years, 8 months, 20 days 0
Chic - Chic-ism 03/03/92 / It's About Time 28/09/18 - 26 years, 6 months, 25 days 0
Michel Polnareff - Kâmâ Sutrâ 23/02/90 / Enfin! 30/11/18 - 28 years, 5 months, 26 days 0
The Free Design - There Is a Song 1972 / Cosmic Peekaboo 2001 - 29 years 0
Strawberry Alarm Clock - Good Morning Starshine 01/05/69 / Wake Up Where You Are 01/05/12 - 43 years 0
Emitt Rhodes - Farewell to Paradise 1973 / Rainbow Ends 26/02/16 - 43 years 0
Gryphon - Treason 1977 / ReInvention 01/12/18 - 41 years 0
ABBA - The Visitors 30/11/81 / Voyage 05/11/21 - 40 years 0
Madder Lake - Butterfly Farm 01/04/74 / World 2013 - 39 years 0
The Vapors - Magnets 15/12/81 / Together 15/05/20 - 38 years, 5 months 0
Comus - To Keep from Crying 1974 / Out of the Coma 13/04/12 - 38 years 0
Chuck Berry - Rockit 01/08/79 / Chuck 09/06/17 - 37 years, 10 months 0
Danny Elfman - So-Lo 11/11/84 / Big Mess 11/06/21 - 36 years, 7 months 0
William Shatner - The Transformed Man 1968 / Has Been 05/10/04 - 36 years 0
Madam X - We Reserve the Right 1984 / Monstrocity 31/08/17 - 33 years 0
Possessed - Beyond the Gates 31/10/86 / Revelations of Oblivion 10/05/19 - 32 years, 6 months, 10 days 0
Chris Squire - Fish Out of Water 07/11/75 / Chris Squire's Swiss Choir 03/12/07 - 32 years, 26 days 0
Rock Goddess - Young and Free 1987 / This Time 22/02/19 - 32 years 0
Blackfoot - Vertical Smiles 15/10/84 / Southern Native 05/08/16 - 31 years, 10 months, 10 days 0
Acid Reign - Obnoxious 06/04/90 / The Age Of Entitlement 27/09/19 - 29 years, 5 months, 21 days 0
Evildead - The Underworld 01/06/91 / United States of Anarchy 30/10/20 - 29 years, 4 months 0
Casa das Máquinas - Casa de Rock 01/12/76 / Brilho nos Olhos 2020 - 44 years 0


fc_TEFH28mo (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 3 September 2021 09:51 (two weeks ago) link

Mutantes - Ao Vivo (1976 - recorded Aug, so let's say Nov 1976) / Haih... Ou Amortecedor... (2009) - 33 years or thereabouts.

(there's one between, but recorded in 1973)

Mark G, Friday, 3 September 2021 10:08 (two weeks ago) link

Vashti Bunyan’s Lookaftering. I would listen to that anytime.

Chris L, Friday, 3 September 2021 10:30 (two weeks ago) link

I like the mbv didn't even make the cut. Try harder Kevin!

Noel Emits, Friday, 3 September 2021 10:53 (two weeks ago) link

Danny Elfman seems a bit of a con given the dozens of film and TV soundtracks he’s released in that period.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 3 September 2021 12:07 (two weeks ago) link

And how many albums credited to the P-Funk All Stars or some variation thereof between Trombipulation and Medical Fraud Dogg?

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 3 September 2021 12:11 (two weeks ago) link

For anyone curious as to who the Lilacs were, they were an almost-power-pop band from Chicago led by recently-pardoned-by-Trump and more-recently-charged-with-cyberstalking buddy of Jared Kushner, Ken Kurson.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 3 September 2021 12:22 (two weeks ago) link

Missing from the list: trumpeter/composer Jacques Coursil — 34 years between Black Suite (1971) and Minimal Brass (2005).

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 3 September 2021 12:24 (two weeks ago) link

This is easily Psych Furs for me, a legit great album after almost 30 years!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 3 September 2021 14:22 (two weeks ago) link

Danny Elfman seems a bit of a con given the dozens of film and TV soundtracks he’s released in that period.

Studio albums is fair, especially as only one of his soundtracks contains songs that people know (possibly only one that includes songs at all)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Friday, 3 September 2021 14:31 (two weeks ago) link

Any particular reason why you missed out Dean Gitter, or the New York Dolls, for instance?

Mark G, Friday, 3 September 2021 14:35 (two weeks ago) link

it's just the first 50 from the wikipedia article

fc_TEFH28mo (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 3 September 2021 14:39 (two weeks ago) link

The only two instances where I've heard both of the pair are:

- Emitt Rhodes: Farewell to Paradise is a fine record, albeit with an aura of frustration and anxiety compared to his earlier albums. Rainbow's End is a pleasant mediocrity, although on a personal level, I think it's heartening that he managed to make a final record.
- Roger Waters: Amused to Death is the most Watery record imaginable, crammed full of samples and sound effects, with one amazing song/guitar solo ("What God Wants Part III"); the follow-up is a lot more listenable in general, and probably the best record he was going to make. I'll vote for it, but I might quibble that the opera Ça Ira from 2005 counts as a Waters record.

I'll listen to the new ABBA record and Present by VDGG sooner or later. Don't know when I can face up to listening to Supercalifragile, but it's here on a technicality; for me Loud Family = Game Theory.

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 3 September 2021 14:41 (two weeks ago) link

xp seems the article has been significantly improved in the last few hours, loads more added! or else I have slipped into a parallel universe or excel did it or sth

fc_TEFH28mo (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 3 September 2021 14:43 (two weeks ago) link

I'm fairly certain the winner is Harry Taussig:

Fate is Only Once (1965)
Fate is Only Twice (2012)

47 years

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 September 2021 14:45 (two weeks ago) link

oops didn't see the sonics

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 September 2021 14:45 (two weeks ago) link

the Possessed one was dope because despite only having one original member (Becerra), it was a helluva return to form, like no time had passed.

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 September 2021 14:52 (two weeks ago) link

can't wait for 'fate is only thrice' to drop in 2059

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Friday, 3 September 2021 14:53 (two weeks ago) link

really looking forward to new Richie Valens material, wondering why he hasn't recorded in a while

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 September 2021 14:54 (two weeks ago) link

can't wait for 'fate is only thrice' to drop in 2059

― grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Friday, September 3, 2021 9:53 AM (two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

haha yeah he's kind of one of those classic outsider dudes..recorded a fate is only once as a private press record, had 2 odd songs on a takoma records comp for fahey, then ended up getting a doctorate in biochemistry, studied photography, then had a decently successful career a as a visual artist, over the years the private press record had turned into a big american primitive collector's holy grail and tompkins square reissued it and had him do another album, i'm not sure he was aware that anyone knew or cared about the first record until they approached him

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 September 2021 14:59 (two weeks ago) link

Black Flag - In My Head 01/10/85 / What The... 05/11/13 - 27 years, 1 month

"Black Flag"

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 September 2021 15:00 (two weeks ago) link

There should be a special category for longest gap before releasing a first album, like Tom Petty's Mudcrutch.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 3 September 2021 15:05 (two weeks ago) link

oh yeah! i feel like another one is on the tip of my tongue and i can't think of it

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 September 2021 15:11 (two weeks ago) link

kim gordon's gotta be pretty high, i think her official solo debut was 2019's no home record

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Friday, 3 September 2021 15:11 (two weeks ago) link

the poll closes before the ABBA album even comes out, anyone voting for it has a lot of trust

frogbs, Friday, 3 September 2021 15:12 (two weeks ago) link

can't wait for 'fate is only thrice' to drop in 2059
― grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Friday, September 3, 2021 9:53 AM (two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink
He's already spoiled it by releasing two more LPs

In 2014 Tompkins Square released Taussig's third album, The Diamond of Lost Alphabets, and 2016 his fourth album, Too Late to Die Young

fc_TEFH28mo (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 3 September 2021 15:17 (two weeks ago) link

some of these probably shouldn't count - the Sea Nymphs album was recorded alongside the first one, and The Garden by Silver Apples was mostly tracks from a 3rd LP by the original band that was scrapped because they got sued. though Silver Apples do have a comeback album called Beacon, and it's pretty bad.

VdGG might be the winner for me, though Present really isn't that great a comeback, despite the fact that they really do sound just like they did. the two they did after were better. I haven't heard the last one.

I've also heard the Gryphon comeback was really good, but I suspect you gotta be a pretty big fan to listen to a Gryphon comeback album

frogbs, Friday, 3 September 2021 15:20 (two weeks ago) link

wait are we voting for longest gaps, cos if so this is the easiest poll ever

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 September 2021 15:21 (two weeks ago) link

Don't know when I can face up to listening to Supercalifragile, but it's here on a technicality; for me Loud Family = Game Theory.

― Halfway there but for you, Friday, 3 September 2021 14:41 (twenty-three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

otm

he ain't perfect but fuck me he's a rheillee (imago), Friday, 3 September 2021 15:24 (two weeks ago) link

Present isn't that great but Every Bloody Emperor alone justifies it, and yeah, the next couple of albums were better (and then the most recent one wasn't)

he ain't perfect but fuck me he's a rheillee (imago), Friday, 3 September 2021 15:25 (two weeks ago) link

that Sanctuary reunion album was pretty good but it sounded more like Nevermore than Sanctuary reunion (for obvious reasons)

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 September 2021 15:26 (two weeks ago) link

Hard to not vote for the Sea Nymphs tho. In fact I'm going to. Try and stop me

he ain't perfect but fuck me he's a rheillee (imago), Friday, 3 September 2021 15:26 (two weeks ago) link

Your loyalty demands.

Noel Emits, Friday, 3 September 2021 15:27 (two weeks ago) link

when LSD drops we rerun this poll obv

he ain't perfect but fuck me he's a rheillee (imago), Friday, 3 September 2021 15:30 (two weeks ago) link

I guess I'm not sure what LSD refers to in this context.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 3 September 2021 15:36 (two weeks ago) link

What about groups you HOPE will record follow-ups? I'm not a huge fan, but I think Sisters of Mercy (31 years in October and counting) may have one of these in them.

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 3 September 2021 15:37 (two weeks ago) link

its a Cardiacs album that probably won't come out

frogbs, Friday, 3 September 2021 15:37 (two weeks ago) link

I'd love to hear anything from Rosie Vela (35 years).

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 3 September 2021 15:39 (two weeks ago) link

I was really hoping The Police would have recorded something in 2007 when they reunited. just out of morbid curiosity really

XTC would be a big one. I guess there's no way those two get together again but I'd really like to hear Andy do something new

frogbs, Friday, 3 September 2021 15:46 (two weeks ago) link

its a Cardiacs album that probably won't come out

thanks!

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 3 September 2021 15:50 (two weeks ago) link

not AS long, but it's been 18 years since The D.O.C. released an album, and as of 2015, his voice started coming back. doesn't have the same power and he has to concentrate hard, but he actually spoke with a normal voice in an interview for a few seconds and it sounded remarkable, even if the rest of the time, he sounded gravelly (https://www.vibe.com/news/entertainment/the-doc-regains-voice-371632/).

would love to hear that boisterous voice with those clever assed rhymes again. even if he had to record it in spurts. but I don't think he's interested and it would require a lot of effort I'm sure.

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 September 2021 15:58 (two weeks ago) link

Any particular reason why you missed out Dean Gitter, or the New York Dolls, for instance?

― Mark G, Friday, September 3, 2021 10:35 AM (one hour ago)

Wikipedia user "Doc Strange" has been editing that list like a madman over the past 24 hours, so this thread may predate a few of those edits

I'm not too thrilled that Dean Gitter holds the world record, as he spent his last years planning the development of a resort that poses an environmental threat to the Catskills. feel like someone should coax Diane Renay and/or Diane Ray out of retirement so they can smash his record

I've been compiling my own list for nearly a decade, limiting myself to gaps of 35 years or longer. you have to squint a bit to see some of these albums as glorious returns -- ex. Les Paul technically went 37 years without releasing a solo album, but he put out a couple of duets in the meantime; Chuck Berry's posthumous comeback was most likely recorded several years (decades?) prior to its release. I'm also not always sure whether to include bands that radically changed their lineups, released albums under different band names in the intervening years, released teaser EPs prior to the comeback album, etc.. building a useless ball of yarn is more complicated than it seems!

in walked airbud (unregistered), Friday, 3 September 2021 16:06 (two weeks ago) link

It’s Immaterial; 27 years.

https://amp.theguardian.com/music/2020/sep/15/we-got-there-cult-pop-band-its-immaterial-back-after-27-years

piscesx, Friday, 3 September 2021 16:10 (two weeks ago) link

xpost - I don't know that I would count that 1980 Sonics record since, iirc, it's just versions of old songs with only one original member anyway. But that's just me, otherwise I really like that list!

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 3 September 2021 16:13 (two weeks ago) link

feel like we're going to see more and more metal bands on this list. idk why but a lotta these old obscure death metal groups decide in their 50s "it's time to revisit my past"

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 September 2021 16:15 (two weeks ago) link

xpost - I don't know that I would count that 1980 Sonics record since, iirc, it's just versions of old songs with only one original member anyway. But that's just me, otherwise I really like that list!

ah, thanks for the tip -- guess I didn't research that one properly, but the 1980 release does seem to be the Sonics in name only

in walked airbud (unregistered), Friday, 3 September 2021 16:24 (two weeks ago) link

apparently J.S. Bach was on the list at one point lol

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 September 2021 16:26 (two weeks ago) link

He's just waiting out his previous recording contract.

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 3 September 2021 16:27 (two weeks ago) link

So, if The La's get around to releasing album number two, that will be ooh.......

Mark G, Saturday, 4 September 2021 11:09 (two weeks ago) link

31 years.

Mark G, Saturday, 4 September 2021 11:11 (two weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 00:01 (one week ago) link

where's Dick Dale? (29 years, and the new one is excellent). or Jake Holmes (also 29 years, but the new one made me wish he didn't bother)...

Spikevax, the beloved entertainer (Lee626), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 10:37 (one week ago) link

...or Big Star (27 years, and would have been 31 years had the first of the pair been issued immediately after it was recorded)

Spikevax, the beloved entertainer (Lee626), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 10:44 (one week ago) link

wait are we voting for longest gaps, cos if so this is the easiest poll ever


I’m voting for the highest quality gap.

Alba, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 11:22 (one week ago) link

surely highest quality gap = it being good that the artist didn't record ;)

he ain't perfect but fuck me he's a rheillee (imago), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 11:35 (one week ago) link

thank u mike love for staying out of the limelight so long

he ain't perfect but fuck me he's a rheillee (imago), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 11:36 (one week ago) link

I was really hoping The Police would have recorded something in 2007 when they reunited. just out of morbid curiosity really

XTC would be a big one. I guess there's no way those two get together again but I'd really like to hear Andy do something new


An interview with Colin Moulding in the current Mojo indicates it is highly unlikely he and Andy get back together at this time. He also thought the real end was when Dave Gregory left.

Derek and Clive Get the Horn Street (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 14:42 (one week ago) link

i was expecting more of these to be like the Mike Love records - two solo albums from someone who was heard from many times between them in a group context - but there actually aren't many like that

Spikevax, the beloved entertainer (Lee626), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 14:43 (one week ago) link

voted for 36 years of silence from Mike Love

aegis philbin (crüt), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 14:49 (one week ago) link

xpost some of these are like that-- Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, Chris Squire, Danny Elfman

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 14:49 (one week ago) link

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

System, Thursday, 9 September 2021 00:01 (one week ago) link

XTC would be a big one. I guess there's no way those two get together again but I'd really like to hear Andy do something new

Andy Partridge's new EP My Failed Songwriting Career is pretty good - lots of his post-XTC stuff veers away from XTC stylistically, but this is much closer.

aphoristical, Thursday, 9 September 2021 00:15 (one week ago) link

I'm not sure about any of these pairs, but in terms of the belated follow-up, X's Alphabetland would be my top pick.

birdistheword, Thursday, 9 September 2021 04:10 (one week ago) link

(FWIW that X vote isn't mine though 'cause I didn't vote.)

birdistheword, Thursday, 9 September 2021 04:11 (one week ago) link

Of course, if My Bloody Valentine had waited a couple of years, they’d have made the original list, and walked this.

Mark G, Thursday, 9 September 2021 06:57 (one week ago) link

(Then again, that list has been hugely added to - Rainbow Ffolly obviously, number two now (Sonics be third now))

Mark G, Thursday, 9 September 2021 07:01 (one week ago) link

Yeah, I would've gone with MBV. I'll need to listen to mbv again - I thought it was fine, but I played it for like a week then forgot about it.

birdistheword, Thursday, 9 September 2021 14:20 (one week ago) link


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