[Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

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[Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Zorg » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:27 pm

Hello one and all! Sorry for the wait, but we can now finally begin with the best albums of the 1970s!

Here are our 29 voters:

DocBrown
Stone37
Miguel
sonofsamiam
JamieW
bonnielaurel
Henry
Romain
BleuPanda
DaveC
Jirin
Mindrocker
Brad
Listyguy
CharlieDriggs
Harold
ChrisK
Honorio
TimmyWing
Nicolas
Antonius
Henrik
RockyRaccoon
Nassim
LiveinPhoenix
Kingoftonga
PlasticRam
Greg
Dan

The fans and haters are the same as before : Fan if in your top 15, hater if in your bottom 15 (with adjustments for if you didn't rank the entire ballot).

Hey ho! Let's go!

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Zorg » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:30 pm

Here's #100.

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[100] Van Morrison | Veedon Fleece | 989.7 pts
AM rank : 945
AM 1970s rank : 255
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1974 poll: 11

Fans : Antonius (2) Mindrocker (10) Miguel (5)
Haters : Harold (147) BleuPanda (145) Romain (150)
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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Zorg » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:43 pm

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[99] Todd Rundgren | Something/Anything? | 995.4 pts
AM rank : 307
AM 1970s rank : 97
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 65
Position in 1972 poll: 8

Fans : Honorio (14) Henry (2)
Haters : DaveC (146)

Honorio : A one-man double album touched by the magic wand of inspiration, boarding every different style with ease and genius.

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[98] Big Star | #1 Record | 998.1 pts
AM rank : 496
AM 1970s rank : 148
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 44
Position in 1972 poll: 9

Fans : Nassim (6)
Haters : Henrik (140) TimmyWing (116/125) BleuPanda (140) bonnielaurel (129/129)

Honorio : Not as tortured as second and third, "#1" shines through acoustic and electric, sweet harmonies and harsh voices.

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[97] Talking Heads | More Songs About Buildings And Food | 999.2 pts
AM rank : 376
AM 1970s rank : 113
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 59
Position in 1978 poll: 10

Fans : DaveC (15) Miguel (13)
Haters : Nicolas (134/142) TimmyWing (119/125)

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[96] Queen | A Night At The Opera | 1003.1 pts
AM rank : 153
AM 1970s rank : 53
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1975 poll: 7

Fans : PlasticRam (8) Listyguy (4)
Haters : LiveinPhoenix (116/127) CharlieDriggs (37/42) DocBrown (85/100)

LiveinPhoenix : Frankly, this album feels like 2 hot singles, and a lot of screwing around … Turns out I prefer "Bohemian Rhapsody" out of context!
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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Zorg » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:47 pm

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[95] Suicide | Suicide | 1007.5 pts
AM rank : 171
AM 1970s rank : 61
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 46
Position in 1977 poll: 14

Fans : TimmyWing (12)
Haters : Listyguy (140) Brad (148) Henry (148) Miguel (137)

TimmyWing : It's hard to guarantee that someone would even like this album. Would you put it on at a party? How could you even describe it - alien rock 'n' roll? From hell? But even in its first minute it puts you in a very strange, wary mood. Alan Vega's first echoed yelp half-way through Ghost Rider still gets me every time, and as anyone who's heard the album knows, that's not the worst of it. In terms of sheer power, Suicide has to be up there with the best of them. Favourite Tracks: Ghost Rider, Cheree, Frankie Teardrop

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[94] Yes | Close to the Edge | 1008.8 pts
AM rank : 619
AM 1970s rank : 178
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1972 poll: 11

Fans : Brad (15) Miguel (7)
Haters : LiveinPhoenix (118/127) Nassim (110/115) Henrik (145) RockyRaccoon (142) Romain (140) bonnielaurel (124/129)

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[93] King Crimson | Red | 1009.9 pts
AM rank : 680
AM 1970s rank : 193
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 67
Position in 1974 poll: 6

Fans : sonofsamiam (7)
Haters : LiveinPhoenix (126/127) Nassim (114/115) RockyRaccoon (143) Antonius (125/127)

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[92] Kate Bush | The Kick Inside | 1011.8 pts
AM rank : 587
AM 1970s rank : 170
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1978 poll: 7

Fans : bonnielaurel (9)
Haters : RockyRaccoon (137) Listyguy (137) JamieW (139)

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[91] Keith Jarrett | The Koln Concert | 1013.8 pts
AM rank : 601
AM 1970s rank : 172
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1975 poll: 13

Fans : Dan (23)
Haters : BleuPanda (147)
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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Zorg » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:54 pm

Please tell me if there are any mistakes in these first 10 results (there shouldn't be), and if not, then I'll power through towards 70 this evening!

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Zorg » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:17 pm

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[90] Elvis Costello | Armed Forces | 1015.5 pts
AM rank : 399
AM 1970s rank : 119
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 72
Position in 1979 poll: 8
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 353

Fans : Stone37 (3)
Haters : JamieW (149) DocBrown (92/100)

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[89] The Modern Lovers | The Modern Lovers | 1018.4 pts
AM rank : 178
AM 1970s rank : 64
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 87
Position in 1976 poll: 6
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 304

Fans : TimmyWing (9)
Haters : PlasticRam (143) Henry (144)

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[88] Steely Dan | Pretzel Logic | 1018.7 pts
AM rank : 317
AM 1970s rank : 99
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 73
Position in 1974 poll: 9
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 350

Fans : Harold (6) Henry (12) bonnielaurel (15)
Haters : TimmyWing (115/125) Brad (141)

Honorio : The last Steely Dan album as a rock band avoided the lengthy solos focusing in song-writing and gaining in concision.

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[87] Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares | Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares | 1020.5 pts
AM rank : 1083
AM 1970s rank : 282
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1975 poll: 9
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 585

Fans : Dan (8) Mindrocker (1)
Haters : Greg (144) Antonius (126/127) Harold (146) Brad (140) BleuPanda (137)

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[86] Neil Young | On the Beach | 1025.3 pts
AM rank : 430
AM 1970s rank : 130
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 76
Position in 1974 poll: 3
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 222

Fans : Kingoftonga (9) Jirin (6)
Haters : TimmyWing (117/125) Mindrocker (136) bonnielaurel (118/129) DocBrown (90/100)

KingofTonga : The "forgotten" Neil album that every fan knows is secretly one of the best.

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[85] Miles Davis | Bitches Brew | 1028.6 pts
AM rank : 91
AM 1970s rank : 30
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 52
Position in 1970 poll: 8
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 264

Fans : sonofsamiam (3)
Haters : Henrik (137) Miguel (141) DocBrown (87/100)

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[84] The Who | Quadrophenia | 1030.3 pts
AM rank : 467
AM 1970s rank : 140
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1973 poll: 8
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 256

Fans : Henry (17)
Haters : Dan (138) Henrik (146) Stone37 (41/57)

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[83] Brian Eno | Before And After Science | 1032.3 pts
AM rank : 577
AM 1970s rank : 167
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1977 poll: 13
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 361

Fans : Nassim (19)
Haters : Dan (133)

TimmyWing : It's odd this album doesn't get more recognition than it does since it's basically a pre-packaged demo reel of what Eno can achieve. You get your weird yet funky rockers (which are really precursors to what he would later help Talking Heads create), and then a whole side dedicated to gorgeous, tranquil ambient-oriented tracks. A beautiful album. Favourite Tracks: Backwater, King's Lead Hat, Julie With, By This River, Spider and I

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[82] The Cars | The Cars | 1036 pts
AM rank : 821
AM 1970s rank : 229
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 78
Position in 1978 poll: 5
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 234

Fans : Kingoftonga (12) DocBrown (5)
Haters : Nicolas (131/142) bonnielaurel (122/129) Stone37 (40/57)

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[81] Roxy Music | Roxy Music | 1037.5 pts
AM rank : 210
AM 1970s rank : 74
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 63
Position in 1972 poll: 10
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 327

Fans : TimmyWing (14) CharlieDriggs (4) Mindrocker (13)
Haters : Nicolas (130/142)

TimmyWing : Incredibly strange. But if the grooves were nowhere as infectuous, it would just be a slog. As it stands, it is at turns joyous, goofy, strained, anguished, sentimental, and very rewarding. Paul Thompson almost carries the whole thing on the drums. What other band could make a catchy chorus from a registration number? Favourite Tracks: Re-Make/Re-Model, 2 H.B., Chance Meeting, Bitters End

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Gillingham » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:15 am

Stupidly, I forgot to send in my list altogether.

Looking forward to the results anyway.

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Zorg » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:31 am

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[80] Led Zeppelin | Houses Of The Holy | 1039.1 pts
AM rank : 568
AM 1970s rank : 166
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 79
Position in 1973 poll: 9
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 236

Fans : TimmyWing (15) Listyguy (15)
Haters : Dan (140) PlasticRam (146) Kingoftonga (118/130) Honorio (140)

TimmyWing : This makes a very good case for best Zeppelin album. I don't think I could add any more words to justify that. Favourite Tracks: The Song Remains the Same, Over the Hills and Far Away, D'yer Mak'er, No Quarter (but the others are good too!!)

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[79] Derek & The Dominoes | Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs  | 1040.8 pts
AM rank : 77
AM 1970s rank : 26
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 84
Position in 1970 poll: 13
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 233

Fans : RockyRaccoon (6)
Haters : Nassim (115/115) Henrik (149)

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[78] Brian Eno | Here Come The Warm Jets | 1046.4 pts
AM rank : 447
AM 1970s rank : 136
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 49
Position in 1974 poll: 8
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 250

Fans : Romain (7)
Haters : Greg (145) Henrik (143) Antonius (114/127)

TimmyWing : Maybe a little too obnoxious at times to be perfect, but that's forgiven thanks to some wonderfully straightforward melody-pieces. Favourite Tracks: Needles in the Camel's Eye, Baby's On Fire, Dead Finks Don't Talk, Here Come the Warm Jets

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[77] Roxy Music | For Your Pleasure | 1049.1 pts
AM rank : 110
AM 1970s rank : 38
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 91
Position in 1973 poll: 5
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 439

Fans : Greg (15) CharlieDriggs (13)
Haters : Henry (143) JamieW (136)

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[76] Bob Dylan | Desire | 1049.2 pts
AM rank : 454
AM 1970s rank : 137
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 70
Position in 1976 poll: 4
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 275

Fans : JamieW (13)
Haters : Listyguy (136) Mindrocker (141) BleuPanda (138) Romain (138)

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[75] Bob Marley & The Wailers | Catch a Fire | 1053.4 pts
AM rank : 146
AM 1970s rank : 50
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1973 poll: 11
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 600

Fans :
Haters :

TimmyWing : Where else can you find such angry, political songs bumping shoulders with unabashed sex jams? Favourite Tracks: Concrete Jungle, 400 Years, Baby We've Got a Date, Stir It Up, Kinky Reggae, No More Trouble, Midnight Ravers

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[74] Carole King | Tapestry  | 1057.5 pts
AM rank : 70
AM 1970s rank : 25
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1971 poll: 9
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 256

Fans : Henry (11) bonnielaurel (13) DocBrown (8)
Haters : Kingoftonga (126/130) Nicolas (138/142) CharlieDriggs (41/42) Brad (143)

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[73] Big Star | Radio City | 1057.6 pts
AM rank : 389
AM 1970s rank : 117
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 66
Position in 1974 poll: 2
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 157

Fans : Greg (9) Harold (4)
Haters : Henrik (141) JamieW (137)

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[72] Bob Marley & The Wailers | Natty Dread | 1066.1 pts
AM rank : 134
AM 1970s rank : 46
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 82
Position in 1974 poll: 4
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 292

Fans : PlasticRam (10) RockyRaccoon (4)
Haters : TimmyWing (110/125)

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[71] Iggy and The Stooges | Raw Power | 1066.7 pts
AM rank : 94
AM 1970s rank : 33
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 54
Position in 1973 poll: 4
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 238

Fans : Nassim (8) Jirin (3)
Haters : Dan (146) Antonius (113/127) Henry (147) bonnielaurel (128/129) Miguel (148) Stone37 (48/57) DocBrown (98/100)

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Nassim » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:55 am

I had a bit of a hard time remembering which Bob Marley album is which but I ended up ranking Natty Dread the higher at 19. I feel Catch a Fire has the best couple songs but Natty Dread is great from start to finish. Exodus is very even too but I feel it's the first one where the music gets at time formulaic, leading to decades of reggae songs sounding all the same. Anyway, I put all three in my top 50 while in the songs list I had all the reggae in my bottom 50, and I completely blame it on the forum picks :p

Ranking Eno albums have been hard to. I'd say Another Green World is my clear favorite, packing all Eno's best qualities. Taking Tiger Mountains feels slightly weaker than the others. The hardest was between Here Comes the Warm Jets and Before and After Science, Before and After Science has the strongest songs but feels much less like an album and more like a collection of songs, safe for the 3 last songs ; Here Comes the Warm Jets doesn't pack as great songs but works great as a whole... I gave the edge to Another Green World but could have gone the other way. That being said, as for Marley, I put all Eno's albums in the top 50 (including the 1st Roxy Music album).
I haven't done that for everyone, Big Star, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Elvis Costello all have both an album near the bottom and near the top of my list.

P.S : Henrik, here's a highfive for you ranking of Layla ;)

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Henrik » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:40 am

Nassim wrote:P.S : Henrik, here's a highfive for you ranking of Layla ;)
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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by PlasticRam » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:44 am

Nassim wrote:Ranking Eno albums have been hard to.
Yes. I happen to agree with Scaruffi. I think Here Come the Warm Jets and Another Green World aren't that great, and I think his best three are Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Before and After Science and Ambient 1: Music for Airports. Haven't listened to My Life in the Bush of Ghosts recently, but that's not a solo album.
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[70] Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young | Déjà Vu  | 1068.7 pts
AM rank : 177
AM 1970s rank : 63
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1970 poll: 9
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 231

Fans : Honorio (11) DocBrown (14)
Haters : LiveinPhoenix (123/127) Stone37 (56/57)

Honorio : Four songwriters in their sweetest moment, despite the dispersion the exquisite vocal harmonies confer cohesiveness.

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[69] Can | Tago Mago  | 1071.1 pts
AM rank : 236
AM 1970s rank : 79
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1971 poll: 11
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 197

Fans : Kingoftonga (2) Nassim (14) CharlieDriggs (10) sonofsamiam (12)
Haters : PlasticRam (140) Antonius (119/127) Honorio (141) Miguel (149)

KingofTonga : This is the best album of the 70s, right? Well, I guess the hysterical "Peking O" keeps it from that top spot, but that song is just a set up for the eerie closer "Bring Me Coffee or Tea." The entire album is brilliantly sequenced. I was a bit surprised to see so little love for the band in the polls; I think it's a crime that Tago Mago was the only Can album to make it in, and not even in the Top 10 for its year. I guess I thought that AM's goodwill toward Kraftwerk would carry over to other bands from that scene, but I guess Kraftwerk's electronic albums sound very little like the raw rock we get here.

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[68] The Velvet Underground | Loaded | 1073.4 pts
AM rank : 220
AM 1970s rank : 76
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 43
Position in 1970 poll: 12
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 144

Fans : ChrisK (6) Brad (10)
Haters : TimmyWing (111/125) Henry (149) bonnielaurel (120/129) JamieW (145)

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[67] Steve Reich | Music For 18 Musicians | 1079.6 pts
AM rank : 692
AM 1970s rank : 195
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1978 poll: 9
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 569

Fans : DaveC (10) JamieW (4) sonofsamiam (2)
Haters : Henrik (138) RockyRaccoon (144) Brad (137)

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[66] Nick Drake | Pink Moon | 1081.3 pts
AM rank : 283
AM 1970s rank : 91
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 40
Position in 1972 poll: 6
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 267

Fans : sonofsamiam (14)
Haters : JamieW (146)

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[65] T. Rex | Electric Warrior  | 1083.4 pts
AM rank : 161
AM 1970s rank : 58
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1971 poll: 7
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 239

Fans : LiveinPhoenix (8) Henrik (8)
Haters : Greg (132)

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[64] Jimmy Cliff and Various Artists | The Harder They Come | 1086.6 pts
AM rank : 208
AM 1970s rank : 73
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1972 poll: 12
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 241

Fans : PlasticRam (9) RockyRaccoon (9)
Haters : Listyguy (135)

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[63] Talking Heads | Fear Of Music | 1090.7 pts
AM rank : 242
AM 1970s rank : 82
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 59
Position in 1979 poll: 7
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 194

Fans : Antonius (10) DaveC (4) Miguel (10)
Haters : Greg (139) LiveinPhoenix (119/127) Nicolas (141/142) CharlieDriggs (32/42) Brad (150)

TimmyWing : If there's one thing I can say about this album, it's that it's a grower - I never used to be convinced it was that great. But when you pick apart all the different guitar riffs and synth lines, you start to realise the genius behind it all. Besides that, some tracks are just groovy as hell. Favourite Tracks: I Zimbra, Cities, Life During Wartime, Memories Can't Wait, Drugs

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[62] Fela Kuti | Zombie | 1096.9 pts
AM rank : 1109
AM 1970s rank : 287
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 69
Position in 1976 poll: 5
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 267

Fans : Nicolas (9) Jirin (9) sonofsamiam (6)
Haters : PlasticRam (142) bonnielaurel (117/129)

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[61] Elvis Costello | My Aim Is True | 1100.4 pts
AM rank : 112
AM 1970s rank : 39
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 75
Position in 1977 poll: 8
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 369

Fans : Jirin (10) DocBrown (11)
Haters : Nassim (105/115) Mindrocker (140) JamieW (143)

TimmyWing : "Now that your picture's in the paper being rhythmically admired..." - what an opening line! By any means this album isn't Elvis at his best, but the fact that he could produce such a great debut record (without quitting his day job!) is a magnificent achievement. Favourite Tracks: Alison, Red Shoes

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Romain » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:38 pm

PlasticRam wrote:
Nassim wrote:Ranking Eno albums have been hard to.
Yes. I happen to agree with Scaruffi. I think Here Come the Warm Jets and Another Green World aren't that great, and I think his best three are Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Before and After Science and Ambient 1: Music for Airports. Haven't listened to My Life in the Bush of Ghosts recently, but that's not a solo album.
For me, it's simple, the first four albums of Eno : Here Come the Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Another Green World and Before and After Science are all almost perfect.

Plus My Life in the Bush of Ghosts for a top 5.

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Nassim » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:52 pm

Romain wrote:
PlasticRam wrote:
Nassim wrote:Ranking Eno albums have been hard to.
Yes. I happen to agree with Scaruffi. I think Here Come the Warm Jets and Another Green World aren't that great, and I think his best three are Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Before and After Science and Ambient 1: Music for Airports. Haven't listened to My Life in the Bush of Ghosts recently, but that's not a solo album.
For me, it's simple, the first four albums of Eno : Here Come the Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Another Green World and Before and After Science are all almost perfect.

Plus My Life in the Bush of Ghosts for a top 5.
Discreet Music was released before Before and After Science though (and it almost perfect too)

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Live in Phoenix » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:01 pm

Here's a write-up for Layla (the song or the album)

There are times in Clapton's career where I feel like he's practically nodding off (the Slowhand album comes to mind). But the whole Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album makes you feel as if he WILL DIE unless he can pull off the insane task of stealing a Beatle's wife. Next to the rest of his tastefully managed career, pick a track outside of a jam tune or "Thorn Tree in the Garden" and Clapton sounds possessed. The tension and agony becomes nearly unbearable by the time the album's almost over -- and then he lobs "Layla" at you.

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Romain » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:34 pm

Nassim wrote:
Romain wrote: For me, it's simple, the first four albums of Eno : Here Come the Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Another Green World and Before and After Science are all almost perfect.

Plus My Life in the Bush of Ghosts for a top 5.
Discreet Music was released before Before and After Science though (and it almost perfect too)
I will try to listen Discreet Music, thanks for the recommandation. The more the time go, the more I love Eno and I found is music excellent and...creative.
He is probably in my top ten artist of all time now.

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[60] David Bowie | "Heroes" | 1103.3 pts
AM rank : 244
AM 1970s rank : 83
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 68
Position in 1977 poll: 12
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 277

Fans : Romain (11)
Haters : LiveinPhoenix (117/127) DocBrown (97/100)

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[59] Steely Dan | Aja | 1120.7 pts
AM rank : 329
AM 1970s rank : 104
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1977 poll: 7
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 252

Fans : Greg (4) Henrik (1) Henry (6)
Haters : Mindrocker (150)

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[58] Michael Jackson | Off The Wall | 1123.2 pts
AM rank : 105
AM 1970s rank : 36
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 50
Position in 1979 poll: 5
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 374

Fans : Dan (15) bonnielaurel (6)
Haters : Brad (135)

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[57] The Beatles | Let It Be | 1128.1 pts
AM rank : 215
AM 1970s rank : 176
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1970 poll: 10
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 175

Fans : PlasticRam (15) Henry (14) Miguel (12) Stone37 (11)
Haters : CharlieDriggs (35/42) DaveC (141) sonofsamiam (142)

LiveinPhoenix : Don’t you wish you could abandon some miserable sessions for an album – using much of the material for an entirely different album, and for solo albums – and still end up releasing a pretty great record? It’s just as well that the group went their separate ways when they did, but Let It Be goes to show that even working under a couple of handicaps, the Beatles' talents were practically limitless.

Kingoftonga : The Beatles' final album also feels like their least iconic; I feel that there's just not a whole lot of the personality that marked the band's other albums. Still, most other groups would kill to make an album as good as Let It Be, which contains some very strong songs even if it doesn't reach the heights of the group's previous efforts.

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[56] Ramones | Ramones | 1128.2 pts
AM rank : 38
AM 1970s rank : 13
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 53
Position in 1976 poll: 3
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 116

Fans : Miguel (16)
Haters : Listyguy (143) Henry (136)

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[55] Various Artists | Saturday Night Fever | 1131.1 pts
AM rank : 158
AM 1970s rank : 56
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1977 poll: 9
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 303

Fans : Dan (13) LiveinPhoenix (15) JamieW (1)
Haters : Stone37 (54/57)

TimmyWing : Kind of unfair this gets to be on the list, but oh well. Good film; fantastic soundtrack.

LiveinPhoenix : Right at the get-go, “Stayin’ Alive” grabs me and I’m a hopeless case. I assumed that the movie was a fluffy, feel-good movie … then I saw it and was angered that it was NOT a fluffy, feel-good movie, because what would call for it more than this brilliant lightweight dance-a-thon?

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[54] David Bowie | Station to Station | 1131.3 pts
AM rank : 297
AM 1970s rank : 95
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 57
Position in 1976 poll: 2
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 137

Fans : Romain (8)
Haters : Henry (130)

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[53] Gang Of Four | Entertainment! | 1140.9 pts
AM rank : 150
AM 1970s rank : 51
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 57
Position in 1979 poll: 6
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 193

Fans : LiveinPhoenix (9) Nassim (15) DaveC (3)
Haters : Greg (146) PlasticRam (139) Nicolas (140/142) Henry (142)

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[52] Neil Young | Tonight’s the Night | 1141 pts
AM rank : 167
AM 1970s rank : 59
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 34
Position in 1975 poll: 6
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 213

Fans : Greg (10) Jirin (2)
Haters : bonnielaurel (119/129) JamieW (142)

LiveinPhoenix : I used to approach this album with the type of reverence usually reserved for sacramentals. I’d still call this Neil's most unique album, out of a career not exactly short on unique albums. A track like "Borrowed Tune" is perfect in a way, in that it represents everyone in total shambles. Everyone in the photos looks like apparitions, just barely hanging on. Recorded a couple years before it was released (just a handful of months away from the much more upbeat Zuma), I'd like to think that Neil Young played this record again in 1975 and now heard the sound of himself determined to make it out of the bleakness, even if he couldn't see the way out in 1973.

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[51] The Clash | The Clash | 1150.9 pts
AM rank : 55
AM 1970s rank : 20
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 39
Position in 1977 poll: 10
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 319

Fans : RockyRaccoon (11) Honorio (15) Brad (5)
Haters : Nassim (102/115) Henry (145) bonnielaurel (116/129) Miguel (142)

Honorio : Combat rock. The sounds of hate and war, police and thieves, white riots, London burning, the sounds from Garageland.

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Rob » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:11 pm

Interesting order of appearance so far. I can't seem to make any kind of good prediction up til now. Biggest surprise: Yes' Close to the Edge. I would have thought it would vie for last place with Abba's Arrival (however, AM likes Abba more than I thought too, so who knows about that), but it came a lot higher. Good to see, though, as I like Close to the Edge.

Great presentation so far, Zorg.

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Rocky Raccoon » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:56 pm

Live in Phoenix wrote:Here's a write-up for Layla (the song or the album)

There are times in Clapton's career where I feel like he's practically nodding off (the Slowhand album comes to mind). But the whole Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album makes you feel as if he WILL DIE unless he can pull off the insane task of stealing a Beatle's wife. Next to the rest of his tastefully managed career, pick a track outside of a jam tune or "Thorn Tree in the Garden" and Clapton sounds possessed. The tension and agony becomes nearly unbearable by the time the album's almost over -- and then he lobs "Layla" at you.
This

P.S. Nice roll out so far.

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Nassim » Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:03 am

Now that (I guess) the highest ranked Steely Dan showed up, I must say I expected that listening to their albums would be a torture but it was actually a nice surprise. Well, I only listened to 3 of them, but I really enjoyed The Royal Scam and quite liked Aja (Pretzel Logic, not so much). So once again, prejudice adverted !

I guess no Black Sabbath made it to the top 100, that's sad, their self titled album is easily my favorite Led Zeppelin album of the 70s... (and I'm not sure there are 10 minutes of 70s music I love more than Supernaut/Snowblind from Vol. 4)

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[150] Van Halen | Van Halen | 792.3 pts
AM rank : 262
AM 1970s rank : 89
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1978 poll: 8
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 472

Fans : Listyguy (17)
Haters : Dan (147) Nassim (106/115) Antonius (120/127) Nicolas (139/142) Honorio (150) DaveC (148) Romain (145)

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[149] Willie Nelson | Stardust | 806.2 pts
AM rank : 942
AM 1970s rank : 252
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1978 poll: 11
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: N/A

Fans : PlasticRam (17)
Haters : Greg (136) Kingoftonga (121/130) LiveinPhoenix (114/127) Henrik (142) Honorio (142) Harold (140) Mindrocker (146) DaveC (143)

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[148] Steely Dan | Katy Lied | 837.1 pts
AM rank : 1087
AM 1970s rank : 285
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 92
Position in 1975 poll: 14
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: N/A

Fans : Henry (3)
Haters : Dan (144) ChrisK (147) Mindrocker (139) BleuPanda (143) JamieW (144)

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[147] Serge Gainsbourg | L'homme à tête de chou | 843.3 pts
AM rank : 1520
AM 1970s rank : 370
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1976 poll: 14
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 361

Fans : Nicolas (26)
Haters : Greg (147) Harold (149) BleuPanda (141) Miguel (139)

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[146] Jean Michel Jarre | Oxygene | 853.7 pts
AM rank : 1375
AM 1970s rank : 343
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1976 poll: 7
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 756

Fans : KingofTonga (17)
Haters : Greg (149) RockyRaccoon (146) Antonius (121/127) Honorio (149) ChrisK (139) Harold (150) Listyguy (141) Mindrocker (149)

Kingoftonga : This album isn't one of the canonical classics of the 70s, but it changed my conceptions of electronic music when I first heard it, so it holds a special place for me. It was one of the first albums I head that played electronic music that wasn't necessarily for dancing; Jarre's ear for melody is rock solid, and the music is much more rhythmically fluid than nearly every electronic album that would follow in its footsteps.

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[145] Boston | Boston | 854.7 pts
AM rank : 699
AM 1970s rank : 196
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 100
Position in 1976 poll: 9
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 434

Fans : Listyguy (10)
Haters : Henrik (136) Antonius (124/127) Honorio (147) ChrisK (150) Mindrocker (143) DaveC (137) Romain (144) sonofsamiam (139) Stone37 (46/57)

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[144] Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | Damn the Torpedoes | 860.1 pts
AM rank : 652
AM 1970s rank : 188
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1979 poll: 14
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 688

Fans : Henry (22)
Haters : Dan (139) PlasticRam (145) Nassim (112/115) Romain (139) sonofsamiam (145)

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[143] Nick Drake | Bryter Layter | 860.8 pts
AM rank : 238
AM 1970s rank : 81
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 47
Position in 1970 poll: 11
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 428

Fans : Jirin (22)
Haters : PlasticRam (138) DaveC (145) bonnielaurel (125/129) JamieW (141) DocBrown (100/100)

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[142] Eagles | Hotel California | 875.6 pts
AM rank : 128
AM 1970s rank : 43
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 99
Position in 1976 poll: 11
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 285

Fans : Henry (18)
Haters : Kingoftonga (125/130) Brad (139) DaveC (136) Romain (136) sonofsamiam (150)

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[141] Steely Dan | Countdown to Ecstacy | 887.2 pts
AM rank : 546
AM 1970s rank : 162
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1973 poll: 13
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: N/A

Fans : Greg (11)
Haters : Kingoftonga (117/130) Mindrocker (142) JamieW (140)

LiveinPhoenix : The fact that my favorite Steely Dan album is their most rocking album probably means that I miss the point of Steely Dan … and that I prefer to miss the point.
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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Rob » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:48 am

Really suprised about the low ranking of Bryter Lyter. I didn't make a list, but that one would definitely been in the top 10.

Also, Countdown to Ecstasy is my favorite Steely Dan album too, LiveinPhoenix! It seems to me their most varied work. Although I do like the others (Can't Buy a Thrill not that much).

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Live in Phoenix » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:16 pm

Surprised Oxygene didn't get more love.

It's like I'm not on the same page with the kind of jazzy, polished, almost narcotized sound that Steely Dan wants to make. Can't Buy a Thrill will be showing up in my Haters section despite two of their better songs, for one reason because they wasted their time on that other vocalist.

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Post by Henry » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:20 pm

Katie Lied had some weak moments, but deserved a higher rank in my view. You can count me as an ardent Steely Dan fan at least through the 1980's.

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Post by Jirin » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:22 pm

I'm surprised Nick Drake did so poorly.

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[140] The Police | Reggatta de Blanc | 891.4 pts
AM rank : 427
AM 1970s rank : 129
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1979 poll: 11
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 664

Fans : Bonnielaurel (20)
Haters : CharlieDriggs (36/42)

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[139] Tom Waits | Small Change | 891.9 pts
AM rank : 1814
AM 1970s rank : 434
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1976 poll: 13
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 857

Fans : DocBrown (17)
Haters : PlasticRam (148) Harold (139) BleuPanda (148) Henry (150)

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[138] Joni Mitchell | The Hissing Of Summer Lawns | 895.6 pts
AM rank : 537
AM 1970s rank : 160
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1975 poll: 10
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 160

Fans : Miguel (4)
Haters : BleuPanda (139) Stone37 (47/57)

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[137] ABBA | Arrival | 899.3 pts
AM rank : 797
AM 1970s rank : 224
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1976 poll: 10
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 590

Fans : bonnielaurel (8)
Haters : RockyRaccoon (141) TimmyWing (125/125) Harold (142) Listyguy (146) BleuPanda (149)

TimmyWing : I listened to Waterloo for the 1974 list, and that was by no means a great album. But somehow I find Arrival even worse...maybe because genuinely good singles like Knowing Me, Knowing You are offset by such cack as Dum Dum Diddle. When I Kissed the Teacher comes across as okay since the main lyrics are thankfully obscured by the harmonies. But in the context of the album, Dancing Queen doesn't thrill me as much as it did otherwise, and that is unforgivable!

LiveinPhoenix : If there was a creature in nature like ABBA, it'd be something harmless-looking that sprung its trap on you before you even knew what the hell just happened. Case in point, I remember meeting an old boss about something at work, he had ABBA in his CD player, and whatever I was talking about, it had to be interrupted so I could go, "KNOWING ME AND KNOWING YOU."

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[136] Roxy Music | Country Life | 901.5 pts
AM rank : 969
AM 1970s rank : 260
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 92
Position in 1974 poll: 10
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 754

Fans : CharlieDriggs (11)
Haters : Honorio (136) BleuPanda (136) bonnielaurel (115/129) Miguel (136)

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[135] Richard & Linda Thompson | I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight | 908.2 pts
AM rank : 383
AM 1970s rank : 115
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 64
Position in 1974 poll: 5
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 486

Fans : Harold (24)
Haters : LiveinPhoenix (120/127) Brad (146) Romain (141) Stone37 (50/57)

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[134] Supertramp | Breakfast in America | 910.5 pts
AM rank : 1232
AM 1970s rank : 312
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1979 poll: 12
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 320

Fans : JamieW (15)
Haters : Henrik (139) RockyRaccoon (145) Antonius (122/127) Honorio (146) ChrisK (146) CharlieDriggs (42/42) Listyguy (149) sonofsamiam (149)

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[133] Joe Jackson | Look Sharp | 913.8 pts
AM rank : 1184
AM 1970s rank : 306
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1979 poll: 10
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 843

Fans : Mindrocker (17)
Haters : Greg (141) PlasticRam (137) TimmyWing (118/125) ChrisK (143) Harold (136)

TimmyWing : Great album! I'm potentially going to be listed as a 'hater' for this one, but let it be known that I do really enjoy this record, and all the ones above this in my list. But it's the '70s, so there are a lot of incredible albums too, leaving ones like this in their wake. Anyway, I like to think of this as my 'singles solidarity' album. He just can't catch a break with these women! Favourite Tracks: Is She Really Going Out with Him, Happy Loving Couples, Throw It Away, Fools in Love, Pretty Girls

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[132] Pere Ubu | The Modern Dance | 921.1 pts
AM rank : 253
AM 1970s rank : 87
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1978 poll: 12
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 356

Fans : Jirin (4)
Haters : Greg (148) PlasticRam (144) LiveinPhoenix (125/127) Henrik (144) Nicolas (142/142) Honorio (145) Brad (138) Miguel (143) DocBrown (86/100)

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[131] The Rolling Stones | Some Girls | 922.5 pts
AM rank : 441
AM 1970s rank : 133
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 97
Position in 1978 poll: 6
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 608

Fans : PlasticRam (22)
Haters : ChrisK (145) CharlieDriggs (38/42) sonofsamiam (146) Stone37 (57/57)

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Jirin » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:28 am

There seems to be a very anti-idiosyncratic, anti-dark sentiment in the votes for this poll.

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Henry » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:41 am

I am a bit surprised that we haven't seen Todd's AWATS album yet. I expect to see it very soon.

My records indicate that all ten of the albums that took 15th place in their years have yet to appear in the bottom twenty. Even if my records are a bit off, it appears that some of these annual poll cellar dwellers have done substantially better than expected in our decade poll.

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Post by Zorg » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:43 am

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[130] Fleetwood Mac | Tusk | 923.4 pts
AM rank : 1716
AM 1970s rank : 407
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1979 poll: 9
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: N/A

Fans : Greg (6)
Haters : LiveinPhoenix (121/127) Brad (144) Mindrocker (145) DaveC (150) Romain (149) Stone37 (55/57)

TimmyWing : Lindsey Buckingham goes completely insane! Also Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks write some nice songs. Favourite Tracks: Over & Over, Sara, What Makes You Think You're the One, Not That Funny, That's Enough for Me, Honey Hi, Tusk

LiveinPhoenix : After a recording artist's career-defining album, I expect them to ever so gradually lose hold of their focus and brilliance and end up one day releasing something that their younger, hungrier selves would have violently rejected. After Rumours, Fleetwood Mac spared us this waiting drama and immediately dropped an interminably boring double album (and dear God, the same year as London Calling).

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[129] Millie Jackson | Caught Up | 927.5 pts
AM rank : 1641
AM 1970s rank : 386
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1974 poll: 14
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: N/A

Fans : Mindrocker (14)
Haters : Greg (142) ChrisK (148) Harold (144) Listyguy (148) BleuPanda (150)

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[128] Gram Parsons | Grievous Angel | 927.9 pts
AM rank : 151
AM 1970s rank : 52
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 90
Position in 1974 poll: 13
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 530

Fans :
Haters : Kingoftonga (128/130) Antonius (112/127) Brad (145) Romain (146) Henry (138)

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[127] Black Sabbath | Black Sabbath  | 928.7 pts
AM rank : 488
AM 1970s rank : 146
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1970 poll: 15
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 556

Fans : Nassim (4) Brad (8)
Haters : Dan (142) RockyRaccoon (150) Honorio (148) ChrisK (137) bonnielaurel (121/129) DocBrown (95/100)

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[126] Joni Mitchell | Hejira | 931.7 pts
AM rank : 524
AM 1970s rank : 157
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 74
Position in 1976 poll: 15
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 552

Fans : Miguel (6)
Haters : JamieW (147) Stone37 (43/57)

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[125] Curtis Mayfield | Curtis | 935.2 pts
AM rank : 532
AM 1970s rank : 159
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1970 poll: 14
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 541

Fans :
Haters : ChrisK (142)

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[124] The Doors | L.A. Woman  | 938.8 pts
AM rank : 235
AM 1970s rank : 78
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1971 poll: 13
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 370

Fans :
Haters : PlasticRam (141) sonofsamiam (140)

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[123] Black Sabbath | Vol. 4 | 938.9 pts
AM rank : 917
AM 1970s rank : 247
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1972 poll: 13
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 468

TimmyWing : Slightly annoyed this made the list - took up a valuable space which one of the many incredible albums of '72 could have filled. Do people really not like The Slider that much? :|

Fans : Nassim (7)
Haters : Dan (149) RockyRaccoon (149) TimmyWing (124/125) Honorio (139) ChrisK (141) bonnielaurel (123/129)

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[122] The Cure | Three Imaginary Boys | 945.4 pts
AM rank : 944
AM 1970s rank : 254
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1979 poll: 15
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: N/A

Fans :
Haters : Nicolas (133/142) Harold (143)

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[121] Steely Dan | Can't Buy a Thrill | 946.6 pts
AM rank : 498
AM 1970s rank : 150
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1972 poll: 14
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 525

Fans :
Haters : LiveinPhoenix (124/127) ChrisK (138) sonofsamiam (147)

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by TimmyWing » Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:31 pm

I'd just like to say thanks to whomever voted for Caught Up - easily my favourite discovery from this poll. It's just some wonderful, well-made soul, very much in vein of Isaac Hayes's Hot Buttered Soul which I absolutely adore.

Having said that there are still some albums I haven't heard yet, but if anything trumps that I'll let you know. :)

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[120] Brian Eno | Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) | 947.4 pts
AM rank : 1155
AM 1970s rank : 295
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1974 poll: 12
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 202

Fans : CharlieDriggs (8) Romain (9)
Haters : Greg (150) Antonius (115/127) TimmyWing (123/125) DocBrown (94/100)

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[119] Bruce Springsteen | The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle | 952.4 pts
AM rank : 841
AM 1970s rank : 233
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 85
Position in 1973 poll: 12
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 259

Fans : Brad (12)
Haters : DaveC (142) Romain (148)

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[118] Funkadelic | Maggot Brain  | 953.7 pts
AM rank : 440
AM 1970s rank : 132
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 37
Position in 1971 poll: 10
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 282

Fans : sonofsamiam (4)
Haters : LiveinPhoenix (112/127) Listyguy (142)

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[117] Mahmoud Ahmed | Erè Mèla Mèla | 955.7 pts
AM rank : 2347
AM 1970s rank : 538
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1975 poll: 15
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 902

Fans : Mindrocker (9)
Haters : Henrik (147) Honorio (137) ChrisK (144) Harold (141) BleuPanda (144) Miguel (147)

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[116] Deep Purple | Machine Head | 958.7 pts
AM rank : 296
AM 1970s rank : 94
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1972 poll: 15
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 426

Fans : Mindrocker (18)
Haters : RockyRaccoon (140)

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[115] New York Dolls | New York Dolls | 960.2 pts
AM rank : 157
AM 1970s rank : 55
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1973 poll: 15
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 509

Fans : Harold (2)
Haters : Kingoftonga (127/130) Henrik (148) Nicolas (135/142) Henry (139)

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[114] Genesis | The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway | 961 pts
AM rank : 476
AM 1970s rank : 143
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1974 poll: 15
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 592

Fans : Miguel (17)
Haters : Dan (145) Kingoftonga (115/130) Antonius (127/127) Mindrocker (137) Stone37 (42/57)

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[113] Kraftwerk | Radioaktivität | 961.5 pts
AM rank : 1469
AM 1970s rank : 358
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1975 poll: 12
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 892

Fans : PlasticRam (4) Nassim (2)
Haters : Greg (143) RockyRaccoon (148) Honorio (138) Harold (145) Listyguy (145) DaveC (149) JamieW (138)

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[112] Steely Dan | The Royal Scam | 962 pts
AM rank : 1449
AM 1970s rank : 353
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 86
Position in 1976 poll: 8
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: N/A

Fans : CharlieDriggs (7) Henry (10)
Haters : Dan (137) TimmyWing (112/125) ChrisK (149) Harold (148) Mindrocker (147) BleuPanda (146)

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[111] Todd Rundgren | A Wizard, A True Star | 967.9 pts
AM rank : 705
AM 1970s rank : 198
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1973 poll: 10
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: N/A

Fans : TimmyWing (3) Mindrocker (12) Henry (5)
Haters : Dan (136) Kingoftonga (130/130) Henrik (150) RockyRaccoon (139) Listyguy (138) Brad (136) DaveC (147) BleuPanda (142) Miguel (140)

TimmyWing : True, it's a little all over the place, but like so many great albums (just think of some of Tom Waits's stuff), it balances dumb humour and eccentricity (Dogfight Giggle, Is It My Name?) with some real heartfelt stuff (Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel), even in the same track (who else would end a beautiful soul medley with such an off-kilter rendition of Cool Jerk?) A rollercoaster of an album. Favourite Tracks: Incredibly hard to choose. International Feel, the medley, and I Don't Want to Tie You Down, I suppose. But narrowing this album down to 3 tracks does it an incredible injustice.

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

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[110] The B-52's | The B-52's | 969.3 pts
AM rank : 507
AM 1970s rank : 153
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 71
Position in 1979 poll: 13
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 526

Fans : CharlieDriggs (6)
Haters : Greg (140) Nicolas (136/142)

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[109] Big Star | Third / Sister Lovers | 972.1 pts
AM rank : 308
AM 1970s rank : 98
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 80
Position in 1978 poll: 13
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 554

Fans : Brad (7)
Haters : PlasticRam (150) LiveinPhoenix (127/127) Nassim (103/115) DocBrown (96/100)

PlasticRam : Everything I dislike about Big Star comes together in one album.

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[108] Fleetwood Mac | Fleetwood Mac | 973.1 pts
AM rank : 880
AM 1970s rank : 240
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1975 poll: 11
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 765

Fans : Greg (12)
Haters : ChrisK (140) Mindrocker (138) DaveC (139) Stone37 (49/57)

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[107] David Bowie | Aladdin Sane | 973.9 pts
AM rank : 459
AM 1970s rank : 138
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1973 poll: 14
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 623

Fans : Romain (14)
Haters : Nassim (104/115) Antonius (117/127)

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[106] Pink Floyd | Animals | 974.3 pts
AM rank : 1734
AM 1970s rank : 411
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1977 poll: 15
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 434

Fans : Brad (6)
Haters : Dan (141) Honorio (144) sonofsamiam (148)

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[105] The Police | Outlandos d'Amour | 975.3 pts
AM rank : 465
AM 1970s rank : 139
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1978 poll: 15
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: N/A

Fans : bonnielaurel (11)
Haters : sonofsamiam (143)

Timmywing : The album that really got me into the Police. Oddly enough, apart from Roxanne, the first track I remember hearing off it was the weird one about a blow-up doll... Favourite Tracks: Next to You, So Lonely, Roxanne

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[104] John Cale | Paris 1919 | 977.2 pts
AM rank : 356
AM 1970s rank : 111
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 62
Position in 1973 poll: 7
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 439

Fans : CharlieDriggs (2)
Haters : Kingoftonga (116/130) LiveinPhoenix (115/127) DocBrown (91/100)

Honorio : A dreamy work set in evocative locations ("Andalucia") and hazy childhood memories ("Child's Christmas in Wales").

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[103] Wire | Chairs Missing | 983.6 pts
AM rank : 549
AM 1970s rank : 163
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1978 poll: 14
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 414

Fans :
Haters : Dan (148) LiveinPhoenix (113/127) Nicolas (132/142) Honorio (143) Listyguy (139) Miguel (146)

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[102] Jorge Ben | África Brasil | 984.6 pts
AM rank : 1652
AM 1970s rank : 389
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : N/A
Position in 1976 poll: 12
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 661

Fans :
Haters : ChrisK (136) Harold (137)

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[101] The Beach Boys | Surf’s Up  | 987.3 pts
AM rank : 607
AM 1970s rank : 175
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 28
Position in 1971 poll: 15
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 381

Fans : Miguel (1)
Haters : Kingoftonga (120/130) Harold (138) Brad (147) DaveC (138)

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Rocky Raccoon » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:26 pm

TimmyWing wrote:I'd just like to say thanks to whomever voted for Caught Up - easily my favourite discovery from this poll. It's just some wonderful, well-made soul, very much in vein of Isaac Hayes's Hot Buttered Soul which I absolutely adore.

Having said that there are still some albums I haven't heard yet, but if anything trumps that I'll let you know. :)
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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Live in Phoenix » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:17 pm

Pleasantly surprised to see Genesis do reasonably well, considering they had originally come in at #15 for the notorious year of 1974, squeaking in by 1 point (with me providing 50 of its 120 points).

As for my lowest-ranked album: I like Big Star's #1 Record a lot, still liked them with Radio City, but man that last album just hit the dirt, psychically and musically.

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by PlasticRam » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:23 pm

Live in Phoenix wrote:As for my lowest-ranked album: I like Big Star's #1 Record a lot, still liked them with Radio City, but man that last album just hit the dirt, psychically and musically.
Yeah I wondered was it just my state of mind cos I listened to Third a different time than the two other albums, but at least you agree with me. I mean it's got everything; amateurish playing, amateurish vocals, crappy songwriting, crappy cover song...

I would rate it a very generous 1.4/10.

But I mean maybe it was my state of mind why I loathed it so much idk.
I feel like that

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by sonofsamiam » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:41 pm

Really bummed that 104-101 all missed, great albums all of 'em. Also, shocked and slightly appalled that Maggot Brain came in at #118 -- the continued seeming dismissal of funk around here is saddening. :(

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by jamieW » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:57 pm

The one that surprised me the most was Mahmoud Ahmed, not necessarily his placing, but seeing how many haters there were for his album. Granted, I only ranked it at #18, but when I see the term "haters," I just can't imagine a more pleasing album to the ears (even if I don't understand the lyrics)...

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Listyguy » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:40 am

I'm disappointed that all of the Big Star Albums dropped. Not even a couple of places either, 44 to 98? 80 to 109?

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Henry » Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:19 am

I'm a bit surprised that Leanard Cohen's "Songs of Love and Hate" has apparently made it into the top 50 of our poll. It was only the 14th highest polled album for its year, which was admittedly the very strong 1971.

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Nassim » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:11 am

Henry wrote:I'm a bit surprised that Leanard Cohen's "Songs of Love and Hate" has apparently made it into the top 50 of our poll. It was only the 14th highest polled album for its year, which was admittedly the very strong 1971.
It has some fervent supporters, must be my #3 (I think, haven't checked), Henrik's #1 and probably a few other high votes.
Plus 71 will probably do well overall anyway.

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Honorio » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:36 am

sonofsamiam wrote:Really bummed that 104-101 all missed, great albums all of 'em(
Agree, especially with "Surf's Up"

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Henrik » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:55 am

Nassim wrote:
Henry wrote:I'm a bit surprised that Leanard Cohen's "Songs of Love and Hate" has apparently made it into the top 50 of our poll. It was only the 14th highest polled album for its year, which was admittedly the very strong 1971.
It has some fervent supporters, must be my #3 (I think, haven't checked), Henrik's #1 and probably a few other high votes.
Plus 71 will probably do well overall anyway.
You are probably thinking of my all-time favorite, but that's "Songs of Leonard Cohen", and "Songs of Love and Hate" is not on the same level IMO (although "Famous Blue Raincoat" is my favorite LC song).
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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Nassim » Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:33 pm

Henrik wrote:
Nassim wrote:
Henry wrote:I'm a bit surprised that Leanard Cohen's "Songs of Love and Hate" has apparently made it into the top 50 of our poll. It was only the 14th highest polled album for its year, which was admittedly the very strong 1971.
It has some fervent supporters, must be my #3 (I think, haven't checked), Henrik's #1 and probably a few other high votes.
Plus 71 will probably do well overall anyway.
You are probably thinking of my all-time favorite, but that's "Songs of Leonard Cohen", and "Songs of Love and Hate" is not on the same level IMO (although "Famous Blue Raincoat" is my favorite LC song).
My bad, that's because I love Songs of Love and Hate much more ;)

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Zorg » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:51 pm

Henry wrote:I'm a bit surprised that Leanard Cohen's "Songs of Love and Hate" has apparently made it into the top 50 of our poll. It was only the 14th highest polled album for its year, which was admittedly the very strong 1971.
Hehe.

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[50] Leonard Cohen | Songs of Love and Hate  | 1153.4 pts
AM rank : 418
AM 1970s rank : 127
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 33
Position in 1971 poll: 14
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 226

Fans : Nassim (3) Miguel (14)
Haters : TimmyWing (113/125) Mindrocker (144) Henry (140)

Compared to the last poll back in 2010, Songs of Love and Hate actually dropped! Looking back at the last poll, it was very strange indeed - Trans-Europe Express for example didn't even get into the final list!

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

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[49] Led Zeppelin | Physical Graffiti | 1154.5 pts
AM rank : 115
AM 1970s rank : 40
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 55
Position in 1975 poll: 8
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 332

Fans : Brad (13)
Haters : PlasticRam (149) DocBrown (88/100)

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[48] Robert Wyatt | Rock Bottom | 1161.1 pts
AM rank : 226
AM 1970s rank : 77
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 38
Position in 1974 poll: 7
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 389

Fans : Henrik (13) Nicolas (1) CharlieDriggs (1)
Haters : LiveinPhoenix (122/127) RockyRaccoon (147) bonnielaurel (127/129)

Two #1 votes pole vault Robert Wyatt into the top 50. We're going to have to wait until #7 before we find another album that has two #1 votes.

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[47] Pink Floyd | The Wall | 1166 pts
AM rank : 155
AM 1970s rank : 54
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 98
Position in 1979 poll: 4
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 122

Fans : Greg (14) BleuPanda (11) Henry (15) JamieW (5)
Haters : Dan (143) CharlieDriggs (39/42) sonofsamiam (144) Stone37 (51/57)

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[46] Neil Young | Harvest | 1166.8 pts
AM rank : 103
AM 1970s rank : 36
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 77
Position in 1972 poll: 4
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 125

Fans : Nicolas (6) JamieW (6) Miguel (9)
Haters : Mindrocker (130)
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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Zorg » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:00 pm

Honorio wrote:
sonofsamiam wrote:Really bummed that 104-101 all missed, great albums all of 'em(
Agree, especially with "Surf's Up"
Surf's Up was the lowest ranked album to receive a #1 vote, but sadly it was just not enough to reach the top 100. (Compare to the lowest ranked song to receive a #1 vote in the songs (Land by Patti Smith) that only made it to #148!)

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Listyguy » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:14 pm

Glad to see "Wish You Were Here" beat "The Wall", here's hoping it can take down "Dark Side of the Moon"!

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Henrik » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:16 pm

Listyguy wrote:Glad to see "Wish You Were Here" beat "The Wall"
This is indeed one thing that bothers me on the AM list!
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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Zorg » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:21 pm

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[45] Kraftwerk | Die Mensch-Maschine | 1169.7 pts
AM rank : 254
AM 1970s rank : 88
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 47
Position in 1978 poll: 4
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 158

Fans : Dan (5) Kingoftonga (8) Antonius (14) Honorio (12) BleuPanda (13)
Haters : Greg (137) RockyRaccoon (138) Nicolas (129/142) Listyguy (147) DaveC (144)

Honorio : Futuristic soundscapes for the modern times, times of neon lights, metropolis, men-machine and also women-machine.

KingofTonga : Only a few shades away from beating "Trans-Europa Express." The songwriting may not be quite as solid on this album, but it's such a wild mix of traditional pop (best exemplified by "Das Modell" and atmospheric pieces like "Spacelab" and "Metropolis."

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[44] Creedence Clearwater Revival | Cosmo's Factory | 1183.9 pts
AM rank : 193
AM 1970s rank : 66
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 44
Position in 1970 poll: 5
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 211

Fans : Nassim (10) Nicolas (13) Listyguy (12)
Haters : TimmyWing (120/125)

TimmyWing : Okay, I must say putting this album so low on my list does a disservice to its best tracks. It's more a statement on how long it manages to feel despite being quite a normal length. I guess the more straightforward roots rock tracks don't interest me that much. Favourite Tracks: Ramble Tamble, Lookin' Out My Back Door, Long As I Can See the Light

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[43] Joni Mitchell | Court and Spark | 1188.6 pts
AM rank : 185
AM 1970s rank : 65
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 61
Position in 1974 poll: 1
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 182

Fans : Jirin (7) Miguel (3) Stone37 (12) DocBrown (13)
Haters : PlasticRam (136)

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[42] Neil Young & Crazy Horse | Rust Never Sleeps | 1189.5 pts
AM rank : 145
AM 1970s rank : 49
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 41
Position in 1979 poll: 3
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 128

Fans : Kingoftonga (7)
Haters : Stone37 (39/57)

KingofTonga : Sometimes an album and the year it was released just line up perfectly. In this case, Neil Young bids the 70s farewell while also firing a warning shot for anyone who thinks he's done making great music. This isn't the last great album that Neil Young would make, but it's the last I'd call a masterpiece.

Honorio : Only Neil Young could namecheck Johnny Rotten and jump fearlessly between generations without losing credibility.

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[41] Wire | Pink Flag | 1190.1 pts
AM rank : 263
AM 1970s rank : 90
AMF 2010 1970s poll rank : 32
Position in 1977 poll: 11
Position in AMF 2014 all-time albums poll: 406

Fans : Nassim (5) Brad (1) Jirin (14)
Haters : Dan (150) Listyguy (150) Henry (141) Miguel (144)

TimmyWing : I feel a very strong personal connection to this album. If anyone badmouths it, I will be there to shoot them down. From the lurching and portentous opener, through the frenzied punk of Start to Move and Brazil to the end, it's 21 tracks of utter glory. And most of them are catchy as well! Also, well worth looking up the lyrics - Wire were wonderful with words. Favourite Tracks: Reuters, Ex Lion Tamer (epic), Mannequin

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Re: [Results] The Best Albums of the 1970s

Post by Jirin » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:41 pm

jamieW wrote:The one that surprised me the most was Mahmoud Ahmed, not necessarily his placing, but seeing how many haters there were for his album. Granted, I only ranked it at #18, but when I see the term "haters," I just can't imagine a more pleasing album to the ears (even if I don't understand the lyrics)...
I think there were a few voters who just put every non-vocal album toward the bottom because they prefer vocal music. Africa Brasil had a bunch of haters too.

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