Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

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Post by Honorio » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:17 pm

ALBUMS:

1. DAVID BOWIE "Station to Station"
2. STEVIE WONDER "Songs in the Key of Life"
3. BOB DYLAN "Desire"
4. RAMONES "Ramones"
5. ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA "A New World Record"
6. PENGUIN CAFE ORCHESTRA "Music From the Penguin Cafe"
7. FELA KUTI & AFRICA '70 "Zombie"
8. JORGE BEN "África Brasil"
9. TOM WAITS "Small Change"
10. FRANK ZAPPA "Zoot Allures"
11. ABBA "Arrival"
12. JONI MITCHELL "Hejira"
13. CHICAGO "Chicago X"
14. STEELY DAN "The Royal Scam"
15. RY COODER "Chicken Skin Music"
16. BLONDIE "Blondie"
17. THE MODERN LOVERS "The Modern Lovers"
18. JACKSON BROWNE "The Pretender"
19. EAGLES "Hotel California"
20. JUDAS PRIEST "Sad Wings of Destiny"
21. WARREN ZEVON "Warren Zevon"
22. LOU REED "Coney Island Baby"
23. AL STEWART "Year of the Cat"
24. ROD STEWART "A Night on the Town"
25. AUGUSTUS PABLO "King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown"


SONGS:

1. THE SEX PISTOLS "Anarchy in the U.K." (#9 in my all-time list)
2. ABBA "Dancing Queen" (#167)
3. FRANK ZAPPA "The Torture Never Stops" (#218)
4. BOB DYLAN "Sara"
5. DAVID BOWIE "Wild Is the Wind"
6. BOSTON "More Than a Feeling"
7. AL STEWART "Year of the Cat"
8. LOLE Y MANUEL "Tu mirá"
9. RAMONES "Blitzkrieg Bop"
10. STEVIE WONDER "I Wish"
11. DAVID BOWIE "Station to Station"
12. PENGUIN CAFE ORCHESTRA "Penguin Café Single"
13. JONI MITCHELL "Coyote"
14. JORGE BEN "Taj Mahal"
15. FELA KUTI & AFRICA '70 "Zombie"
16. TOM WAITS "The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)"
17. THE MODERN LOVERS "Pablo Picasso"
18. EAGLES "Hotel California"
19. STEELY DAN "Haitian Divorce"
20. STEVIE WONDER "Another Star"
21. CHICAGO "Hope for Love"
22. ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA "Livin' Thing"
23. STEVE MILLER BAND "Fly Like an Eagle"
24. THE ROLLING STONES "Fool to Cry"
25. BOB DYLAN "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)"
26. LLUÍS LLACH "Respon-me ("Barcelona Gener del 76" Live Version)"
27. AL TALL "Tio Canya"
28. TOM WAITS "Tom Traubert’s Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen)"
29. TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS "American Girl"
30. RAMONES "Judy is a Punk"
31. DAMNED "New Rose"
32. BLONDIE "X Offender"
33. DAVID BOWIE "Stay"
34. STEVIE WONDER "As"
35. CHICAGO "You Are on My Mind"
36. BONEY M. "Daddy Cool"
37. ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA "Telephone Line"
38. EAGLES "New Kid in Town"
39. JACKSON BROWNE "The Pretender"
40. ROD STEWART "The First Cut Is the Deepest"
41. BLUE ÖYSTER CULT "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"
42. THIN LIZZY "Jailbreak"
43. SANTANA "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)"
44. CAMARÓN DE LA ISLA "Rosa María"
45. PETER TOSH "Legalize It"
46. BUNNY WAILER "Blackheart Man"
47. BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS "Positive Vibration"
48. PATTI SMITH GROUP "Pissing in a River"
49. LOU REED "Coney Island Baby"
50. PENGUIN CAFÉ ORCHESTRA "The Sound of Someone You Love Who's Going Away and It Doesn't Matter"

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Live in Phoenix » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:37 pm

Songs:

1. The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
2. The Eagles - Hotel California
3. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle
4. ABBA - Dancing Queen
5. Stevie Wonder - Another Star
6. Bob Marley - Who the Cap Fit
7. David Bowie - TVC15
8. Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son
9. Stevie Wonder - Saturn
10. The Modern Lovers - She Cracked

11. Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
12. Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) the Reaper
13. Michael Hurley, the Unholy Modal Rounders, Jeffrey Fredericks & the Clamtones - Sweet Lucy
14. Aerosmith - Sick as a Dog
15. Kiss - God of Thunder
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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Live in Phoenix » Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:37 pm

Albums:

1. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
2. Bob Marley - Rastaman Vibration
3. The Ramones - The Ramones
4. Michael Hurley, The Unholy Modal Rounders, Jeffrey Fredericks & the Clamtones - Have Moicy!
5. Bob Dylan - Desire
6. Kiss - Destroyer
7. Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man
8. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
9. Aerosmith - Rocks
10. David Bowie - Station to Station

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Post by Kingoftonga » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:25 pm

Best Albums of 1976:

1. Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene
2. Klaus Schulze - Moondawn
3. David Bowie - Station to Station
4. Ash Ra - New Age of Earth
5. Fela Kuti - Zombie
6. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
7. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
8. Boston - Boston
9. Upsetters - Super Ape
10. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
11. Bob Dylan - Desire
12. Steely Dan - The Royal Scam
13. Blondie - Blondie
14. Joni Mitchell - Heijira
15. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

16. Ramones - Ramones
17. Eagles - Hotel California
18. Bernard Parmegiani - De Natura Sonorum

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Zorg » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:48 pm

Bump! One day to go before I close the polls!

(Though I actually have compulsory jury service on Monday, so I will probably only get to the results on Monday evening).

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:00 pm

1. Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
2. Elton John and Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
3. Stevie Wonder - I Wish
4. Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
5. The Trammps - Disco Inferno
6. Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son
7. Rush - 2112
8. Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
9. Water Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven
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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by nicolas » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:21 am

Albums

Not such a bad year, especially if you like World music

1 . Stevie Wonder | Songs In The Key Of Life (all time #14)
2 . Fela Kuti | Zombie (20)
3 . Serge Gainsbourg | L'Homme à tête de chou (89)
4 . Eagles | Hotel California (157)
5 . Max Romeo | War Ina Babylon (175)
6 . Jorge Ben | Africa Brasil
7 . Cartola | Cartola (O mundo é um moinho)
8 . Tom Waits | Small Change
9 . Tom Zé | Estutando o samba
10 . Bob Dylan | Desire
11 . Marijata | This Is Marijata
12 . Georges Brassens | Nouvelles chansons (Don Juan)
13 . Chico Buarque | Meus caros amigos
14 . Michael Hurley/The Unholy Modal Rounders | Have Moicy!
15 . Graham Parker | Howlin' Wind

16 . Ry Cooder | Chicken Skin Music
16 . Leon Ware | Musical Massage
18 . Tom Petty | Tom Petty
19 . Warren Zevon | Warren Zevon
20 . Bernard Lavilliers | Les Barbares
21 . ABBA | Arrival
22 . Peter Tosh | Legalize It !
23 . Jean-Michel Jarre | Oxygène
24 . Les Bantous de la Capitale | Les Bantous de la Capitale
25 . Aerosmith | Rocks
25 . Lee Scratch Perry | Super Ape

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by nicolas » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:00 am

Songs

1 . Tom Waits | Tom Traubert's blues
2 . Stevie Wonder | Sir Duke
3 . Fela Kuti | Zombie
4 . Stevie Wonder | Love's In Need Of Love Today
5 . Cartola | O Mundo é um Moinho
6 . ABBA | Dancing Queen
7 . Stevie Wonder | I Wish
8 . Eagles | Hotel California
9 . Jacob Miller | Tenement Yard
10 . Stevie Wonder | Another Star
11 . Max Romeo | War Ina Babylon
12 . Serge Gainsbourg | Variations sur Marilou
13 . Stevie Wonder | Summer Soft
14 . Jorge Ben | Taj Mahal
15 . Jean-Michel Jarre | Oxygène part 1

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by nicolas » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:10 am

Compulsory jury service... Hope it's not a creepy crime

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Henrik » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:17 am

Albums

1. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
2. Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
3. James & Karin - Djurens brevlåda
4. David Bowie - Station to Station
5. ABBA - Arrival
6. Steely Dan - The Royal Scam
7. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
8. Bill Conti - Rocky
9. AC/DC - T.N.T.
10. Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War ina Babylon
11. Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene
12. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration
13. Jackson Browne - The Pretender
14. Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man
15. Fela Kuti - Zombie


Songs

1. Al Stewart – Year of the Cat
2. The Modern Lovers – Hospital
3. Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the UK
4. Jorge Ben – Taj Mahal ('76 version)
5. Judas Priest – Victim of Changes
6. Bob Marley & The Wailers – War
7. Bill Conti – Gonna Fly Now (Theme From "Rocky")
8. Bernard Herrmann – Taxi Driver (Main Title)
9. Steely Dan – Haitian Divorce
10. Abba – Dancing Queen
11. Heatwave – Boogie Nights
12. Boney M. – Daddy Cool
13. Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing
14. Flamin' Groovies – Shake Some Action
15. Max Romeo – Chase the Devil

16. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rat Race
17. Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak
18. Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene IV
19. Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
20. Bill Conti – First Date
21. James & Karin – Älgarna Säger
22. Stevie Wonder – Another Star
23. Stevie Wonder – Black Man
24. Fela Kuti – Zombie
25. Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle
26. Kiss – Detroit Rock City
27. AC/DC – T.N.T.
28. AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
29. Judas Priest – Dreamer Deceiver
30. Selda – Yaz Gazeteci Yaz
31. Eagles – Hotel California
32. Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene II
33. James & Karin – Mullvad
34. James & Karin – Glada Älgar
35. David Bowie – Station To Station
36. Lole y Manuel – Tu Mirá
37. Stevie Wonder – I Wish
38. Stevie Wonder – As
39. Abba – Knowing Me Knowing You
40. Boston – More Than a Feeling
41. Jackson Browne – The Pretender
42. Patti Smith – Pissing In A River
43. The Trammps – Disco Inferno
44. Steely Dan – The Royal Scam
45. Stevie Wonder – Love's In Need Of Love Today
46. Stevie Wonder – Pastime Paradise
47. Judas Priest – The Ripper
48. Bunny Wailer – Rastaman
49. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Positive Vibration
50. Max Romeo & The Upsetters – War Ina Babylon
51. Max Romeo & The Upsetters – One Step Forward
52. Junior Murvin – Police & Thieves
53. Electric Light Orchestra – Livin' Thing
54. David Bowie – Wild Is The Wind
55. Boz Scaggs – Lowdown
56. Jorge Ben – Ponta De Lanca Africano
57. Stevie Wonder – Joy Inside My Tears
58. Blue Oyster Cult – (Don't Fear) The Reaper
59. Climax Blues Band – Couldn't Get It Right
60. Abba – Money, Money, Money
61. Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
62. John Holm – Främmande natt
63. The Damned – New Rose
64. The Saints – (I'm) Stranded
65. Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
66. Joni Mitchell – A Strange Boy
67. Joni Mitchell – Amelia
68. Steely Dan – The Caves of Altamira
69. Joe Dassin – Et Si Tu N'Existais Pas
70. David Bowie – Stay
71. Bunny Wailer – Armagideon (Armagedon)
72. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Johnny Was
73. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Roots, Rock, Reggae
74. Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back in Town
75. Tom Waits – Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen)
76. Judas Priest – Island of Domination
77. Judas Priest – Tyrant
78. Chicago – If You Leave Me Now
79. Eagles – New Kid In Town
80. Jackson Browne – Sleep's Dark and Silent Gate
81. Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
82. Boney M. – Take The Heat Off Me
83. Elton John – Don't Go Breaking My Heart
84. Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
85. James & Karin – Hur Ska Jag Göra För Att Komma Över Vägen
86. James & Karin – Jag Är En Liten Mört
87. James & Karin – Jag Har Aldrig Sett En Orm
88. James & Karin – Kalle Svan
89. James & Karin – När Vintern Är Över
90. Stevie Wonder – Ordinary Pain
91. The Modern Lovers – Astral Plane
92. Serge Gainsbourg – Variations Sur Marilou
93. 10cc – The Things We Do For Love
94. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Breakdown
95. The Nerves – Hanging On The Telephone
96. Steely Dan – Don't Take Me Alive
97. Steely Dan – Kid Charlemagne
98. David Bowie – TVC15
99. Tangerine Dream – Stratosfear
100. The Runaways – Cherry Bomb

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Rob » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:21 am

1. Tom Waits - Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen)
2. Al Stewart - Year of the Cat
3. Heart - Crazy On You
4. Boston - More Than a Feeling
5. Bob Dylan - Isis
6. John Miles - Music
7. Queen - Hotel California
8. Stevie Wonder - As
9. The Runaways - Cherry Bomb
10. Bob Dylan - One More Cup of Coffee
11. Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK
12. Max Romeo & the Upsetters - Chase the Devil
13. Electric Light Orchestra - Livin' Thing
14. Bernard Herrmann - Theme from "Taxi Driver"
15. Dillinger - Cocaine in My Brain

Bubbling Under:
- Queen - Somebody to Love
- Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - American Girl
- Bob Dylan - Romance in Durango
- Vicky Sue Robinson - Turn the Beat Around
- Peter Frampton - Do You Feel Like We Do
- Ennio Morricone - Romanzo (from Novecento)

Another year apparently known as "minor", but doesn't deserve it. When I went through a playlist I made for the year based on the AM list and on selections from users here I noticed that it was mostly a very diverse year, more than other years. No style dominates, but every style that was popular during the seventies had at least one great song. Reggae stood out, however. Probably it's peak year.

Tom Traubert's Blues, Year of the Cat and Isis form a nice group. Three great, long songs about lost men in strange places.

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Brad » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:58 pm

Favorite Albums:
1. Rush - 2112
2. David Bowie - Station to Station
3. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
4. The Rolling Stones - Black and Blue
5. Black Sabbath - Technical Ecstasy
6. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
7. Bob Dylan - Desire
8. Aerosmith - Rocks
9. Led Zeppelin - Presence
10. Joni Mitchell - Hejira
11. Bob Dylan - Hard Rain
12. Kiss - Destroyer
13. Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures
14. Fela Kuti and Afrika 70 - Zombie
15. Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life

16. Jorge Ben - Africa Brasil
17. Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon
18. Tom Waits - Small Change
19. Ramones - Ramones
20. The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

Favorite Songs:
1. Rush - 2112
2. Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK
3. Black Sabbath - Dirty Women
4. The Damned - New Rose
5. Pere Ubu - Final Solution
6. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
7. The Rolling Stones - Memory Motel
8. Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
9. Bob Seger - Night Moves
10. Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand
11. David Bowie - Station To Station
12. Ramones - Beat On The Brat
13. Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action
14. Aerosmith - Sick As A Dog
15. Rush - Something For Nothing

16. Black Sabbath - You Won't Change Me
17. The Rolling Stones - Hand Of Fate
18. Aerosmith - Back In The Sadle
19. The Saints - (I'm) Stranded
20. David Bowie - Wild Is the Wind

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Listyguy » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:53 pm

Songs
1. Stevie Wonder - I Wish
2. Eagles - New Kid in Town
3. Eagles - Hotel California
4. Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
5. Aerosmith - Home Tonight
6. Kiss - Shout it Out Loud
7. Heart - Crazy on You
8. Boston - Peace of Mind
9. Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) the Reaper
10. Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back in Town
11. Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise
12. Stevie Wonder - As
13. Boston - More Than a Feeling
14. Fela Kuti - Zombie
15. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle
16. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak

Albums
1. Boston - Boston
2. Aerosmith - Rocks
3. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
4. Eagles - Hotel California
5. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
6. David Bowie - Station to Station
7. Fela Kuti - Zombie
8. Steely Dan - The Royal Scam
9. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
10. Ramones - Ramones
11. Bob Dylan - Desire
12. Kiss - Destroyer

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Nassim » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:15 pm

Albums :

1) Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
2) Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
3) AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
4) Queen - A Day at the Races
5) The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
6) David Bowie - Station to Station
7) Fela Kuti - Zombie
8) Boston - Boston

Songs :

1) Stevie Wonder - As
2) Queen - Somebody to Love
3) Stevie Wonder - Another Star
4) Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
5) Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK
6) The Modern Lovers - Road Runner
7) Ramones - Now Your Love, Tomorrow the World
8) AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
9) Fela Kuti - Zombie
10) Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
11) Blue Öyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper
12) Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
13) Kiss - Detroit Rock City
14) Boston - Foreplay/Long Time
15) Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by TimmyWing » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:45 pm

Reluctantly putting these lists up - if only to give Fela and the Modern Lovers a bit of a push. That said, there are still so many potential favourites that I didn't get the chance to listen to (including "Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers" - different album! - Joni, ELO, The Residents, Dylan, the list goes on... :\ ). Anyway, here goes:

ALBUMS:
1. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
2. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
3. Fela Kuti and Afrika '70 - Zombie
4. Ramones - Ramones
5. David Bowie - Station to Station
6. Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Music from the Penguin Cafe
7. Bernard Herrmann - Taxi Driver
8. Todd Rundgren - Faithful
9. Kansas - Leftoverture
10. Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygène
11. Steely Dan - The Royal Scam
12. Tom Waits - Small Change
13. Rush - 2112
14. Led Zeppelin - Presence
15. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

SONGS:
1. Penguin Cafe Orchestra - The Sound of Someone You Love Who's Going Away and It Doesn't Matter
2. The Real Thing - You to Me Are Everything
3. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - American Girl
4. The Modern Lovers - Hospital
5. ABBA - Knowing Me, Knowing You
6. Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son
7. The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
8. ABBA - Dancing Queen
9. Queen - Somebody to Love
10. Ramones - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
11. Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK
12. Bernard Hermann - Taxi Driver (Main Title)
13. Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
14. David Bowie - Station to Station
15. Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by jamieW » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:28 pm

Sliding in under the wire...

Albums:
1. Stevie Wonder—Songs In the Key of Life
2. Bob Dylan—Desire
3. Ramones—Ramones
4. Jean Michel Jarre—Oxygène
5. Blue Öyster Cult—Agents of Fortune
6. Heart—Dreamboat Annie
7. The Modern Lovers—The Modern Lovers
8. Boston—Boston
9. David Bowie—Station To Station
10. ABBA—Arrival
11. Jorge Ben—África Brasil
12. The Alan Parsons Project—Tales of Mystery and Imagination
13. The Upsetters—Super Ape
14. Eagles—Hotel California
15. Steely Dan—The Royal Scam

Songs:
1. Climax Blues Band—Couldn’t Get It Right
2. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers—Breakdown
3. Heart—Crazy On You
4. Blue Öyster Cult—(Don’t Fear) The Reaper
5. Boston—More Than a Feeling
6. Bob Seger—Turn the Page (Live)
7. England Dan & John Ford Coley—I’d Really Love To See You Tonight
8. Kiss—Beth
9. Eagles—Hotel California
10. Starland Vocal Band—Afternoon Delight
11. Elton John—Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word
12. Pere Ubu—My Dark Ages
13. Stevie Wonder—Pastime Paradise
14. Bob Dylan—One More Cup of Coffee
15. Blue Oyster Cult—Morning Final

16. Ramones—Blitzkrieg Bop
17. ABBA—Dancing Queen
18. AC/DC—Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
19. Steve Miller Band—Fly Like an Eagle
20. Gordon Lightfoot—The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
21. Jean Michel Jarre—Oxygène Part VI
22. Bootsy’s Rubber Band—I’d Rather Be With You
23. David Bowie—Stay
24. Jorge Ben—Taj Mahal
25. Stevie Wonder—Another Star
26. David Bowie—Wild Is the Wind
27. Nino Rota—O Venezia, Venaga, Venusia
28. Penguin Café Orchestra—The Sound of Someone You Love Who’s Going Away and It Doesn’t Matter
29. Led Zeppelin—Achilles Last Stand
30. Cliff Richard—Devil Woman
31. Elton John & Kiki Dee—Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
32. Walter Murphy—A Fifth of Beethoven
33. Wild Cherry—Play That Funky Music
34. REO Speedwagon—Keep Pushin’
35. Barry DeVorzon & Perry Botkin, Jr.—Nadia’s Theme
36. Heart—Magic Man
37. Sex Pistols—Anarchy In the U.K.
38. Flamin’ Groovies—Shake Some Action
39. Fela Kuti—Zombie
40. Jean Michel Jarre—Oxygène Part I
41. Jean Michel Jarre—Oxygène Part II
42. Jean Michel Jarre—Oxygène Part IV
43. Frank Zappa—The Torture Never Stops
44. Engelbert Humperdinck—After the Lovin’
45. Crystal Gayle—Ready For the Times To Get Better
46. Stevie Wonder—Black Man
47. Stevie Wonder—Sir Duke
48. The Damned—New Rose
49. Kansas—Carry On Wayward Son
50. George Benson—This Masquerade
51. Marvin Gaye—I Want You
52. Patti Smith—Ain’t It Strange
53. Tom Waits—Invitation To the Blues
54. Blue Oyster Cult—Tenderloin
55. KC & The Sunshine Band—(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
56. Atlanta Rhythm Section—So Into You
57. Lynyrd Skynyrd—Double Trouble
58. Wings—Silly Love Songs
59. Chicago—If You Leave Me Now
60. The Bellamy Brothers—Let Your Love Flow
61. Robin Trower—Caledonia
62. Fleetwood Mac—Go Your Own Way
63. The Trammps—Disco Inferno
64. Stevie Wonder—As
65. Bill Conti—Gonna Fly Now
66. Leo Sayer—When I Need You
67. Andrea True Connection—More, More, More
68. Cyndi Grecco—Making Our Dreams Come True
69. Barry Manilow—Weekend In New England
70. Al Stewart—Year of the Cat
71. Lou Rawls—You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
72. The Alan Parsons Project—(The System of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
73. The Alan Parsons Project—The Raven
74. The Upsetters—Dread Lion
75. The Modern Lovers—Pablo Picasso
76. Spinners—The Rubberband Man
77. Heatwave—Boogie Nights
78. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band—Blinded By the Light
79. Boz Scaggs—Lowdown
80. J.J. Cale—Cocaine
81. Camel—Lunar Sea
82. Arvo Pärt-- Für Alina
83. Philippe Sarde—Le Locataire
84. Penguin Café Orchestra—Penguin Café Single
85. Steely Dan—The Fez
86. Bernard Herrmann—“Taxi Driver” Theme
87. Stevie Wonder—I Wish
88. Rod Stewart—The Killing of Georgie
89. Leo Sayer—You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
90. Bob Marley & The Wailers—Roots, Rock, Reggae
91. Boston—Peace of Mind
92. Ramones—Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World
93. Dillinger—Cocaine In My Brain
94. Thin Lizzy—Emerald
95. Moğollar –Katip Arzvhalim Yaz Yare Boyle
96. Silver—Wham Bam (Shang-a-Lang)
97. John Miles—Music
98. Genesis—Entangled
99. Sweet Talks—Kye Kye Pe Aware
100. Serge Gainsbourg—Variations sur Marilou

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Post by Greg » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:40 am

Albums

1. David Bowie – Station to Station
2. Steely Dan – The Royal Scam
3. Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life
4. Warren Zevon – s/t
5. Boston – s/t
6. Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains the Same
7. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – s/t
8. Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak
9. The Modern Lovers – s/t
10. Marvin Gaye – I Want You
11. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Gimme Back My Bullets
12. Blue Oyster Cult – Agents of Fortune
13. Genesis – A Trick of the Tail
14. Ramones – s/t
15. Jorge Ben – Africa Brasil

16. Camel - Moonmadness
17. Leon Ware – Musical Massage
18. Dwight Twilley Band – Sincerely
19. Jackson Browne – The Pretender
20. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rastaman Vibration
21. Tom Waits – Small Change
22. Joni Mitchell – Hejira
23. Roxy Music – Viva! Roxy Music
24. Poco – Rose of Cimarron
25. Popol Vuh – Letzte Tage, Letzte Nachte
26. Thin Lizzy – Johnny the Fox
27. J.J. Cale – Troubadour
28. Genesis – Wind & Wuthering
29. Michael Hurley, The Unholy Modal Rounders, Jeffrey Fredericks & The Clamtones – Have Moicy!
30. Wailing Souls – s/t
31. The Wild Tchoupitoulas – s/t
32. Ry Cooder – Chicken Skin Music
33. Funkadelic – Hardcore Jollies
34. Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees
35. Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – s/t
36. The Gladiators – Trenchtown Mix Up
37. The Mighty Diamonds – Right Time
38. Elton John – Here and There
39. Steve Miller Band – Fly Like an Eagle
40. Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More from the Road
41. Grateful Dead – Steal Your Face
42. Jimmy Cliff – In Concert: The Best of Jimmy Cliff
43. Judas Priest – Sad Wings of Destiny
44. The Allman Brothers Band – Wipe the Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas
45. Aerosmith – Rocks
46. The Rolling Stones – Black and Blue
47. Bob Dylan – Desire
48. Eagles – Hotel California
49. Rod Stewart – A Night on the Town
50. Peter Tosh – Legalize It
51. Flamin’ Groovies – Shake Some Action
52. Gram Parsons / The Flying Burrito Bros – Sleepless Nights
53. Graham Parker – Heat Treatment
54. Magma – Udu Wudu
55. Graham Parker – Howlin’ Wind
56. ABBA – Arrival
57. Parliament – The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein
58. Black Sabbath – Technical Ecstasy
59. Chico Buarque – Meus caros amigos
60. The Isley Brothers – Harvest for the World
61. Led Zeppelin – Presence
62. AC/DC – T.N.T.
63. Van der Graaf Generator – Still Life
64. AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
65. The Abyssinians – Satta Masa Gana
66. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – s/t
67. Al Green – Full of Fire
68. Popol Vuh – Aguirre
69. Lou Reed – Rock and Roll Heart
70. Max Romeo & The Upsetters – War ina Babylon
71. Bunny Wailer – Blackheart Man
72. Kate & Anna McGarrigle – s/t
73. Clifton Chenier – Bogalusa Boogie
74. 801 – 801 Live
75. Fela Kuti – Up Side Down

Songs

1. Steely Dan – Kid Charlemagne
2. Thin Lizzy – Fight or Fall
3. Michael Hurley, The Unholy Modal Rounders, Jeffrey Fredericks & The Clamtones – Surf Song
4. The Rolling Stones – Memory Motel
5. Led Zeppelin – Achilles Last Stand
6. Boston – More Than a Feeling
7. Blue Oyster Cult – Morning Final
8. Ry Cooder – Always Lift Him Up; Kanaka Wai Wai
9. Genesis - Ripples
10. J.J. Cale – Cocaine
11. Steve Miller Band – Rock’n Me
12. Thin Lizzy – Old Flame
13. Warren Zevon – Hasten Down the Wind
14. Eagles – Pretty Maids All in a Row
15. Jorge Ben – Hermes Trismegisto Escreveu

16. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – Important in Your Life
17. Poco – Rose of Cimarron
18. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Every Mother’s Son
19. Jackson Browne – The Pretender
20. Marvin Gaye – I Want You
21. David Bowie – Word on a Wing
22. Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Heart Like a Wheel
23. The Modern Lovers – Old World
24. Stevie Wonder – Ordinary Pain
25. Camel – Song Within a Song
26. Genesis – Your Own Special Way
27. Popol Vuh – Dort ist der Weg
28. Boz Scaggs - Georgia
29. Todd Rundgren - Cliche
30. Graham Parker - Hold Back the Night
31. Bunny Wailer – Bide Up
32. Tom Waits – The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)
33. Ramones – I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
34. The Isley Brothers – Harvest for the World
35. ABBA – Knowing Me, Knowing You
36. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Roots, Rock, Reggae
37. Black Sabbath – It’s Alright
38. Blondie – In the Sun
39. Clifton Chenier – Allons A Grand Coteau
40. Flamin’ Groovies – Shake Some Action
41. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – The Wild One, Forever
42. Leon Ware – Phantom Lover
43. Magma - Weidorje
44. Joni Mitchell – Furry Sings the Blues
45. Gram Parsons / The Flying Burrito Brothers – Green, Green Grass of Home
46. Aerosmith – Sick as a Dog
47. Bernard Herrmann – Theme from Taxi Driver
48. Peter Tosh – Why Must I Cry
49. The Wild Tchoupitoulas – Meet De Boys on the Battlefront
50. Graham Parker – Between You and Me
51. Max Romeo & The Upsetters – Stealing in the Name of Jah
52. Frank Zappa – Black Napkins
53. The Abyssinians – Forward Unto Zion
54. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Mainstreet
55. Rod Stewart – The First Cut is the Deepest
56. Fela Kuti – Kalakuta Show
57. Lou Rawls – You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
58. Wailing Souls – Fire Coal Man
59. Fela Kuti – Go Slow
60. Van Der Graaf Generator – Still Life
61. Jon Anderson – Flight of the Moorglade
62. AC/DC – Rocker
63. Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – Hard Times
64. Bob Dylan – One More Cup of Coffee
65. Funkadelic – Comin’ Round the Mountain
66. The Saints – (I’m) Stranded
67. KISS – Detroit Rock City
68. Mighty Diamonds - Africa
69. Lou Reed – Rock and Roll Heart
70. Scorpions – Sun in My Hand
71. Popol Vuh – Morgengruss II
72. Al Stewart – Year of the Cat
73. Pat Metheny Group – Midwestern Nights Dream
74. Jaco Pastorius – Okonkole y Trompa
75. Radio Birdman - Snake

Bonus - Best Live Tracks (a particularly good year for these)

1. Led Zeppelin – No Quarter
2. Jimmy Cliff – Many Rivers to Cross
3. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man
4. Grateful Dead – Cold Rain and Snow
5. Elton John – Bennie and the Jets
6. John Martyn – Solid Air
7. Roxy Music – In Every Dream Home a Heartache
8. Peter Frampton – Do You Feel Like We Do
9. The Allman Brothers Band – In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
10. Bob Dylan – Oh, Sister
11. Dr. Feelgood – I’m a Hog for You Baby
12. 801 – Diamond Head
13. Rush – 2112
14. Miles Davis – Zimbabwe
15. The Stooges – Louie Louie

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Dan » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:10 am

Sorry for being late.

Albums
1 | David Bowie | Station to Station
2 | Stevie Wonder | Songs in the Key of Life
3 | Cartola | Cartola
4 | Bob Dylan | Desire
5 | Fela Kuti | Zombie
6 | Jorge Ben | África Brasil
7 | Tom Waits | Small Change
8 | Ry Cooder | Chicken Skin Music
9 | Chico Buarque | Meus caros amigos
10 | ABBA | Arrival
11 | Sérgio Sampaio | Tem que acontecer
12 | Kate & Anna McGarrigle | Kate & Anna McGarrigle
13 | Jean Michel Jarre | Oxygène
14 | Paco de Lucía | Almoraima
15 | Astor Piazzolla | Lumière / Suite Troileana

Songs
1 | ABBA | Dancing Queen
2 | Jorge Ben | Taj Mahal
3 | Fela Kuti | Zombie
4 | Sex Pistols | Anarchy in the UK
5 | Fleetwood Mac | Go Your Own Way
6 | Candi Staton | Young Hearts Run Free
7 | Eagles | Hotel California
8 | Stevie Wonder | Isn't She Lovely
9 | David Bowie | Wild Is the Wind
10 | Cartola | O Mundo é um Moinho
11 | Wild Cherry | Play That Funky Music
12 | Ramones | Blitzkrieg Bop
13 | Bob Dylan | Isis
14 | Tom Waits | The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)
15 | Bee Gees | You Should Be Dancing
...will keep us together.

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Moonbeam » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:07 am

My ballots are coming! Can I vote in the next few hours?

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Moonbeam » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:02 pm

Albums:

[1] Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
[2] Blondie - Blondie
[3] Bootsy's Rubber Band - Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band
[4] David Bowie - Station to Station
[5] Ramones - Ramones
[6] Donna Summer - A Love Trilogy
[7] Modern Lovers - Modern Lovers
[8] Patti Smith Group - Radio Ethiopia
[9] Funkadelic - Tales of Kidd Funkadelic
[10] Donna Summer - Four Seasons of Love
[11] Sun Ra - Cosmos
[12] Lou Reed - Coney Island Baby
[13] Aerosmith - Rocks
[14] The Runaways - The Runaways

Songs:

[1] Bootsy's Rubber Band - ''I'd Rather Be With You''
[2] Stevie Wonder - ''As''
[3] David Bowie - ''Station to Station''
[4] Stevie Wonder - ''Saturn''
[5] Bootsy's Rubber Band - ''Another Point of View''
[6] Stevie Wonder - ''Knocks Me Off My Feet''
[7] Blondie - ''A Shark in Jets Clothing''
[8] Blondie - ''Rip Her to Shreds''
[9] Blondie - ''X Offender''
[10] Stevie Wonder - ''Another Star''
[11] Stevie Wonder - ''Ngiculela-Es Una Historia-I Am Singing''
[12] Bootsy's Rubber Band - ''Psychoticbumperschool''
[13] Stevie Wonder - ''Love's in Need of Love Today''
[14] Blondie - ''Kung Fu Girls''
[15] Blondie - ''Man Overboard''
[16] Blondie - ''In the Flesh''
[17] Donna Summer - ''Could It Be Magic''
[18] Ramones - ''I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend''
[19] David Bowie - ''TVC15''
[20] David Bowie - ''Wild Is the Wind''
[21] Stevie Wonder - ''Pasttime Paradise''
[22] Blondie - ''Rifle Range''
[23] Funkadelic - ''Undisco Kidd''
[24] Stevie Wonder - ''Ordinary Pain''
[25] Blondie - ''The Attack of the Giant Ants''
[26] Ramones - ''Blitzkrieg Bop''
[27] Stevie Wonder - ''I Wish''
[28] Ramones - ''Loudmouth''
[29] Ramones - ''Beat on the Brat''
[30] Bee Gees - ''You Should Be Dancing''
[31] Stevie Wonder - ''Village Ghetto Land''
[32] Ramones - ''Chain Saw''
[33] Stevie Wonder - ''Summer Soft''
[34] Ramones - ''Judy Is a Punk''
[35] Modern Lovers - ''Hospital''
[36] David Bowie - ''Stay''
[37] Donna Summer - ''Try Me, I Know We Can Make It''
[38] Funkadelic - ''I'm Never Gonna Tell It''
[39] Donna Summer - ''Spring Affair''
[40] Patti Smith Group - ''Pissing in a River''
[41] Stevie Wonder - ''Isn't She Lovely''
[42] Lou Reed - ''Coney Island Baby''
[43] Stevie Wonder - ''Sir Duke''
[44] Ramones - ''I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You''
[45] Modern Lovers - ''Roadrunner''
[46] Stevie Wonder - ''Have a Talk with God''
[47] Bootsy's Rubber Band - ''Stretchin' Out (In a Rubber Band)''
[48] Patti Smith Group - ''Ask the Angels''
[49] Lou Reed - ''Kicks''
[50] Blondie - ''Look Good in Blue''
[51] David Bowie - ''Word on a Wing''
[52] Ramones - ''53rd & 3rd''
[53] Patti Smith Group - ''Distant Fingers''
[54] Donna Summer - ''Autumn Changes''
[55] Modern Lovers - ''Modern World''
[56] Modern Lovers - ''Astral Plane''
[57] Modern Lovers - ''Pablo Picasso''
[58] Stevie Wonder - ''Joy Inside My Tears''
[59] Patti Smith Group - ''Ain't It Strange''
[60] Ramones - ''Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World''
[61] Bootsy's Rubber Band - ''Vanish in Our Sleep''
[62] Modern Lovers - ''Old World''
[63] Ramones - ''Listen to My Heart''
[64] Sun Ra - ''Jazz from an Unknown Planet''
[65] Stevie Wonder - ''All Day Sucker''
[66] Aerosmith - ''Home Tonight''
[67] Ramones - ''Havana Affair''
[68] Sun Ra - ''Interstellar Low-Ways''
[69] Sun Ra - ''Moonship Journey''

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Zorg » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:50 pm

I am now home, so the poll is now closed. Results are on the way!

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Zorg » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:39 pm

Album Results



1 | Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life - 979
2 | David Bowie - Station to Station - 453
3 | Ramones - Ramones - 416
4 | Bob Dylan - Desire - 352
5 | Fela Kuti - Zombie - 317
6 | The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers - 243
7 | Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene - 193
8 | Steely Dan - The Royal Scam - 190
9 | Boston - Boston - 185
10 | ABBA - Arrival - 170
11 | Eagles - Hotel California - 156
12 | Jorge Ben - África Brasil - 149
13 | Tom Waits - Small Change - 130
14 | Serge Gainsbourg - L'homme à tête de chou - 127
15 | Joni Mitchell - Hejira - 114

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by nicolas » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:18 pm

5 artists from non anglophone contries this month !! I'm specially happy for "L'Homme à tête de chou"

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Zorg » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:06 pm

Stevie Wonder completely nailed it. Waaaay more points than Born to Run with fewer votes.

Anyway, there's a bit of an issue with the songs list, and I'd like your feedback if possible. It revolves around the song "Roadrunner" by Jonathan Richman/Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers/The Modern Lovers.

I allowed for votes for Roadrunner in 1975, taking no account into the strange origins of the song. It had been penned in 1970 and saw its first performance by Jonathan Richman in 1972, being released as a single by the Modern Lovers in 1975 (as listed in AM). The album The Modern Lovers came out in 1976 obviously (finishing 6th in our poll).

But anyway the points are SERIOUSLY split between 1975 and 1976. There is no doubt in my mind that if everyone voted for Roadrunner for just one of the years (i.e. just 1975 or just 1976) it would easily sail through to our top 150. As it is, it doesn't qualify for either year.

I assume the only reason why those who voted for it in 1976 did so was out of ignorance of the fact that a single version of the song was released in 1975. What would be the best way to proceed?

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Post by DaveC » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:12 pm

Just to complicate matters further DocBrown just put "anarchy in the UK" at #2 on his 1977 list, so I'm hoping that this isn't missing the cut for 1976.

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Post by DocBrown » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:40 pm

DaveC wrote:Just to complicate matters further DocBrown just put "anarchy in the UK" at #2 on his 1977 list, so I'm hoping that this isn't missing the cut for 1976.
Oops! my bad. It was released as a single in 76. I never list single dates, but I usually remember to check them for this poll, which I overlooked this month... too busy.

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by PlasticRam » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:46 pm

Anarchy in the UK should be safe.
I feel like that

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Nassim » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:05 am

Zorg wrote:Stevie Wonder completely nailed it. Waaaay more points than Born to Run with fewer votes.

Anyway, there's a bit of an issue with the songs list, and I'd like your feedback if possible. It revolves around the song "Roadrunner" by Jonathan Richman/Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers/The Modern Lovers.

I assume the only reason why those who voted for it in 1976 did so was out of ignorance of the fact that a single version of the song was released in 1975. What would be the best way to proceed?
Would it be a big deal to have a 151 songs list at the end of the year ? ;)

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by DaveC » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:55 am

Nassim wrote:
Would it be a big deal to have a 151 songs list at the end of the year ? ;)
Sounds like a good compromise. After all "Roadrunner" isn't a 1976 song so it shouldn't knock a 1976 song out of the poll.

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by TimmyWing » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:36 am

Zorg wrote:I assume the only reason why those who voted for it in 1976 did so was out of ignorance of the fact that a single version of the song was released in 1975. What would be the best way to proceed?
I was thinking of discussing this at some point before but I guess now's the time to do it.

[does some hasty research]

Right, I'm now convinced that the single version released in 1975 is a completely different take to the track that opens their 1976 self-titled album. 45cat shows that there was a single of it released in 1975 (credited to "Jonathan Richman"), and a YouTube search of that confirmed my suspicion that it was indeed a different track - a little slower, with more acoustic instruments and arguably a little more sloppy.

Some people may legitimately prefer that version (after all, it's essentially the same song), but for me it just doesn't pack the same punch that comes with the more electric take. So that's why I didn't vote for it in the 1975 poll, although it does sadden me that it won't go through.

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Zorg » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:17 am

Nassim wrote:
Zorg wrote:Stevie Wonder completely nailed it. Waaaay more points than Born to Run with fewer votes.

Anyway, there's a bit of an issue with the songs list, and I'd like your feedback if possible. It revolves around the song "Roadrunner" by Jonathan Richman/Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers/The Modern Lovers.

I assume the only reason why those who voted for it in 1976 did so was out of ignorance of the fact that a single version of the song was released in 1975. What would be the best way to proceed?
Would it be a big deal to have a 151 songs list at the end of the year ? ;)
I agree with this too, if there aren't any objections. So Roadrunner will go through as a 16th song from 1975! In the future, I'll try to PSA albums and songs that might have disputable release dates. But please, please do research yourself, because I cannot guarantee that I will notice any mistakes, and if I do notice the mistake, I cannot guarantee that I will let you correct it.

Anyway...

Song results!

1 | Sex Pistols | Anarchy in the U.K. | 375
2 | Eagles | Hotel California | 359
3 | ABBA | Dancing Queen | 304
4 | Boston | More Than a Feeling | 259
5 | Stevie Wonder | Sir Duke | 238
6 | Ramones | BLITZKRIEG BOP | 207
7 | Fleetwood Mac | Go Your Own Way | 183
8 | Fela Kuti | Zombie | 178
9 | Stevie Wonder | As | 174
10 | Tom Waits | Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen) | 140
11 | Al Stewart | Year Of The Cat | 108
12 | Steely Dan | Kid Charlemagne | 105
13 | Stevie Wonder | I Wish | 105
14 | David Bowie | Station To Station | 101
______________________________________________________________
15 | Junior Murvin | Police And Thieves | 100
15 | Paul McCartney | Silly Love Songs | 100

In fact, Roadrunner missed out by one point :) I've opened the tie break in another thread.

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Rob » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:43 am

Zorg, in your file Tom Traubert's Blues is ranked twice: once with and once without it's second title. It doesn't matter for the game, but if I'm correct it should have the sixth place.

Anyway, the album list has some nice suprises again, especially Oxygene, which is the type of album that hasn't done well up til now in this game. 5 albums aren't ranked in the AM top 15. In fact, the first one only shows up at 25. The highest ranked album absent here is Rocks by Aerosmith. In fact, despite the Ramones hard rock loosed out big time, with also Thin Lizzy and Kiss biting the dust, apparently in favor for music from other countries than the US and the UK.
On a personal note: I am unnerved by the fact that I now have to listen to a complete ABBA album :(

In songs, a very large part of the top 15 doesn't correspond with the AM top 15. Depending on whether Police and Thies gets in, it is 7 or 8. The largest number up til now, I believe. Kid Charlemange isn't even ranked as a bubbler, so it is the great victor. Great to see that even with 6000 songs and lord knows how many bubblers, there are still surprises like this possible. Surprised to see (Don't Fear) the Reaper not making it.
Personally, I'm mostly surprised by the strong showing of Year of the Cat. Thought that was a song that didn't stand a real chance.

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Mindrocker » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:29 pm

TimmyWing wrote:
Zorg wrote:I assume the only reason why those who voted for it in 1976 did so was out of ignorance of the fact that a single version of the song was released in 1975. What would be the best way to proceed?
I was thinking of discussing this at some point before but I guess now's the time to do it.

[does some hasty research]

Right, I'm now convinced that the single version released in 1975 is a completely different take to the track that opens their 1976 self-titled album. 45cat shows that there was a single of it released in 1975 (credited to "Jonathan Richman"), and a YouTube search of that confirmed my suspicion that it was indeed a different track - a little slower, with more acoustic instruments and arguably a little more sloppy.

Some people may legitimately prefer that version (after all, it's essentially the same song), but for me it just doesn't pack the same punch that comes with the more electric take. So that's why I didn't vote for it in the 1975 poll, although it does sadden me that it won't go through.
Timmywing seconded. The single version from 1975 and the '76 album version are significantly different, with the latter being the best and most familiar one. The single sounds more like a demo and wouldn't have cracked my top 15 for 1975, so I stand by my vote for the album version in this year's poll. If had voted for it in the '75 poll just because it stood a better chance to qualify I would've felt like cheating.

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Mindrocker » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:29 pm

Mindrocker wrote:
TimmyWing wrote:
Zorg wrote:I assume the only reason why those who voted for it in 1976 did so was out of ignorance of the fact that a single version of the song was released in 1975. What would be the best way to proceed?
I was thinking of discussing this at some point before but I guess now's the time to do it.

[does some hasty research]

Right, I'm now convinced that the single version released in 1975 is a completely different take to the track that opens their 1976 self-titled album. 45cat shows that there was a single of it released in 1975 (credited to "Jonathan Richman"), and a YouTube search of that confirmed my suspicion that it was indeed a different track - a little slower, with more acoustic instruments and arguably a little more sloppy.

Some people may legitimately prefer that version (after all, it's essentially the same song), but for me it just doesn't pack the same punch that comes with the more electric take. So that's why I didn't vote for it in the 1975 poll, although it does sadden me that it won't go through.
Timmywing seconded. The single version from 1975 and the '76 album version are significantly different, with the latter being the best and most familiar one. The single sounds more like a demo and wouldn't have cracked my top 15 for 1975, so I stand by my vote for the album version in this year's poll. If had voted for Roadrunner in the '75 poll just because it stood a better chance to qualify I would've felt like cheating.

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Re: Poll - Songs and Albums of 1976

Post by Zorg » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:28 pm

Rob wrote:Zorg, in your file Tom Traubert's Blues is ranked twice: once with and once without it's second title. It doesn't matter for the game, but if I'm correct it should have the sixth place.

Thanks, Rob. I will update it and reupload the file in a second. Pivot tables actually don't save as much time as I thought...

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