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Urban75 Album of the Year - 1977

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by belboid, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    It is, apparently, what the people want.

    The Pistols or The Clash, then. Or are we going to dare admit that it is actually Rumours.

    My god, there were a lot of brilliant albums released that year. Not just the punk classics, but the number of 'post-punk' masterpieces, Bowie, Culture, Kraftwerk, Tull. Okay, maybe not the Tull.

    Usual rules apply, up to 10 choices. PM me a list of your top ten, in order, and I'll add them all up. NO COMPILATIONS. Live albums fine.

    I will post up a results list.....Tuesday or Wednesday.

    FINAL VOTES TO BE IN BY
    23:59:59 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11
     
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  2. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  3. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    I'll just leave this here

     
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  4. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    Strong year - Low and Heroes.
     
  5. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    That was hard!
     
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  6. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    I'm going to find this much harder than usual. Not only is it the year my serious album buying took off, it is also the year that the same happened to my friends. Albums I didn't own myself were borrowed from friends, played in friends' bedrooms, at parties, copied on cassette, played at school on crappy flat, one-speaker casette players, and so was responsible for much of the soundtrack of my youth. It is a Year responsible for many albums that are still my favourites today. Many of my most abiding and meaningful music memories were made that year. I still vividly remember cycling home with Rocket to Russia under my arm, for example.

    It is also a year my record-buying mined in subsequent years. In 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83 and even later I was still mining 1977.

    Even records I love now and didn't even realise were released in 77 in fact came out that year: Dark Magus was released in 77, To Lefty From Willie, Sandy Denny's Rendezvous.

    I honestly don't know how I'll do this. It's the hardest year we've ever polled.
     
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  7. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    you're going for rumours too then?
     
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  8. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    You are my eldest daughter and I'm cutting you out of my will!
     
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  9. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    Rocket to Russia
     
  10. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    I mean, the Idiot and Lust For Life came out in 77. Any day of the week I'd say they were both top notch albums. But I can't have both when Parliament had two that year too (not to mention Bootsy Collins' best solo outing!).

    Fuck you belboid! Fuck you!
     
  11. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Guadalajara won't do now!

    This will be difficult, can we have our top fifteen?
     
  12. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    One of my oldest friends and I had our only serious argument about an album that came out that year. The argument occurred a few years later, but it was over a Little Feat album he wanted to play at a party we were both at. I took it off the turntable and said it was "truckers' music". This escalated into unforgivable insults and drunken and badly thrown punches. And ended up with him sitting on the roof of the house we were at and refusing to come down. :D

    (It won't be in my top ten albums. But it's something he still brings up to this day).
     
  13. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I think the discipline of 10 is good :D.

    I'm starting with the top ten reggae albums (congos, yabby you, abyssinans, junior murvin, prince far i) and will then have to squeeze in the rest.
     
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  14. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    So hard you got it almost completely wrong!
     
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  15. ElizabethofYork

    ElizabethofYork Witchsmeller Pursuivant

    Same.
     
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  16. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    Has your view of Little Feat changed since then? I briefly checked them out after reading they were John Cale's backing band on Paris 1919, but found nothing much of interest... that was a decade ago though, and my own tastes have developed considerably since.
     
  17. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    I suspect this might take me more time to compile than the bloody normal album of year vote already
     
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  18. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    To be honest, I haven't listened to them to find out. But I probably wouldn't be so snobby about truckers now.

    In my defence I was a kid and music tribes were important.
     
  19. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    It's good to listen again and see if you missed something - I recently tried Steely Dan again after years of spurning them and found much to enjoy (Aja, which happens to be a class of 77 album - I doubt it'll make my list tho).
     
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  20. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Dixie Chicken & Feats Dont Fail Me Now are great albums. Not so sure about the rest.
     
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  21. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    I'll give them a listen, then, as our tastes often coincide.
     
  22. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Top 20, come on!
     
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  23. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    I'm just doing a Top 3.

    Which I have nine contenders for after four seconds thought.
     
  24. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Love Oh Atlanta from the latter
     
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  25. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I started buying albums and singles in 1978 so for that reason I'm out and will wait for the 78 poll.
     
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  26. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    There will be only me that will list these two albums from that year so excuse me for playing two extracts:

    Twilley Dont Mind -Dwight Twilley who were perhaps the greatest exponents of power pop


    Future Games - Spirit
     
  27. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    quite boring list from me :( didn't really buy albums before 79

    this one might not be very popular with the cool kids :cool:
    [​IMG]
     
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  28. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Five Fela albums in 77 including Opposite People and Sorrows Tears and Blood
     
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  29. AuntiStella

    AuntiStella no longer available

    Since I'm still obsessed with "Low" and hear new things every time I go back to it - I still can't quite get over the fact that this record is real and was made all the way back in 1977 by a bloke who ten years before thought he might be the new Tommy Steel. No other record comes close - let alone just from 1977.

    After that I'm open to debate. It was a fucking good year!!


    this is Low being performed in 2002
     
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  30. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s Well-Known Member

    Some tough choices to make...
     
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