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Urban75 Album of the Year - 1968

belboid

TUC Off Your Knees
There's no point in hanging about, is there? And, following complaints about the short time allotted for the 1958 voting, you can now have two - count them, two! - glorious weeks to make your mind up about whether you prefer Dionne Warwick in Valley of the Dolls or Shades of Deep Purple.

So, get your votes to me by 6pm October 16th, from 1-20 if you can be bothered. Preferably without the number at the beginning cos I still haven't worked out a really simple way to strip them out prior to totting everything up.

NO COMPILATIONS! Anyone voting for Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4 will be disbarred from ever voting again.

No questions or queries will be answered by me, because you should all know how it works by now. And I'm holiday.

Have some lists:
1968 in music - Wikipedia
https://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/album/1968
Rolling Stone's Best Albums of 1968
 

andysays

Defiantly non-premium member
No questions or queries will be answered by me, because you should all know how it works by now...
Did we previously decide what we'd do about albums which were released in different years in different countries (I'm thinking about Miles' Filles de Kilimanjaro, which was apparently released in 1968 in UK and 1969 in US)?
 

belboid

TUC Off Your Knees
Did we previously decide what we'd do about albums which were released in different years in different countries (I'm thinking about Miles' Filles de Kilimanjaro, which was apparently released in 1968 in UK and 1969 in US)?
That's deffo a '68 then. There is an element of 'depends' I think - for later years, probably seventies, eighties, nineties, I'd say it was definitely year of UK release, because of the difficulty most of us had in getting hold of imports. For records from before then, well, we probably weren't actually buying them as new releases, so the year of original release, wherever, seems reasonable. And in the 21st Century, nobody actually releases records months apart in different countries, do they?
 

killer b

Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy
I've also never listened to it, but there's far more interesting looking albums I haven't heard that I'll be checking out before I bother. Dunno if I'll get as far as van tbh
 

SpookyFrank

Self-cleaning oven, the whole bit.
I've also never listened to it, but there's far more interesting looking albums I haven't heard that I'll be checking out before I bother. Dunno if I'll get as far as van tbh
I'm so edgy I've never even heard of Van Morrison, so I win.
 

killer b

Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy
don't think you're in any position for snark at anyone else's rejection of popular culture tbf
 

SpookyFrank

Self-cleaning oven, the whole bit.
don't think you're in any position for snark at anyone else's rejection of popular culture tbf
Sorry I don't have time to read this post. I know lots of people do read your posts but these days I'm mostly into much more obscure stuff that makes me far more interesting than most people.

Paradoxically however I did have time to swing by and tell everyone about this.
 

planetgeli

There's no future in England's dreaming
Van Morrison is the shit.

No, sorry. Van Morrison is shit. Went to see him in 1983/4 at the Dominion, Tottenham Court Road because my hip student friend (now famous theatre director and not a friend anymore) had a spare free ticket and begged me to come. (We weren’t even living in London, this involved a train ride from Colchester ffs).

One of the dullest evenings of my life. You will die Fozzie Bear.
 

Lurdan

old wave
VU&N seemed like a shoo-in [this is the correct spelling], in '67, but it turned out to be the bloody Doors
We were only supposed to blow them off...

68 was when James Brown starting taking making albums seriously and of the seven or so he released one is a desert island record for me. Just have to decide which one :confused:
 

killer b

Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy
Great year for freak-out acid rock. Electric Prunes, United States of America, The Fugs, Beefheart...
 
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