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1 The Queen Is Dead The Smiths
2 There Is a Light That Never Goes Out The Smiths
3 Grass XTC
4 Cuyahoga R.E.M.
5 Some Candy Talking The Jesus and Mary Chain
6 Bizarre Love Triangle New Order
7 Move Your Body Marshall Jefferson
8 Rise Public Image Ltd.
9 The Trumpton Riots Half Man, Half Biscuit
10 Life's What You Make It Talk Talk
11 Fall on Me R.E.M.
12 It's Tricky Run-D.M.C.
13 Wide Open Road The Triffids
14 Ain't Nothin' Goin' on But the Rent Gwen Guthrie
15 World Shut Your Mouth Julian Cope
16 You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon
17 Happy Hour The Housemartins
18 Diggin' Your Scene The Blow Moneksy
19 Kiss Prince and The Revolution
20 E=MC2 Big Audio Dynamite
21 The Draize Train The Smiths
22 Don't Dream It's Over Crowded House
23 Take the Skinheads Bowling Camper Van Beethoven
24 Don't Give Up Peter Gabriel with Kate Bush
25 Notorious Duran Duran
26 I Want You Elvis Costello
27 Bigmouth Strikes Again The Smiths
28 Seabirds The Triffids
29 What Have You Done for Me Lately Janet Jackson
30 Velocity Girl Primal Scream
31 Mr. Pharmacist The Fall
32 Kerosene Big Black
33 Eric B. Is President Eric B. & Rakim
34 Dickie Davis' Eyes Half Man, Half Biscuit
35 In Your Eyes Peter Gabriel
36 Infected The The
37 Summer's Cauldron XTC
38 Spring Rain The Go Betweens
39 (Never Met A) Nice South African Spitting Image
40 No Sleep Till Brooklyn Beastie Boys
41 Levi Stubb's Tears Billy Bragg
42 Begin the Begin R.E.M.
43 Word Up Cameo
44 Panic The Smiths
45 Papa Don't Preach Madonna
46 Suburbia Pet Shop Boys
47 Raining Blood Slayer
48 Heartland The The
49 Manic Monday The Bangles
50 The Chicken Song Spitting Image
I've spent most of yesterday moving stuff into my new student house so I'm a little late this month. That does mean your list is in time Mitchell.
The results will be up in a couple of hours.
Guess I didn't make that "few hours. Sorry for the delay, I'm gonna collate the last of the lists now and finish this thing. It's been somewhat of a hectic weekend ( monday).
1) The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
2) Paul Simon - Graceland
3) R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant
4) XTC - Skylarking
5) Prince & The Revolution - Parade
6) Metallica - Master Of Puppets
7) Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
Peter Gabriel - So
9) Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell
10) Talk Talk - The Colour Of Spring
1) The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
2) Prince - Kiss
3) R.E.M. - Fall On Me
4) The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
5) New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
6) Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
7) Run-D.M.C. - Walk This Way
Metallica - Master Of Puppets
9) The Jesus and Mary Chain - Some Candy Talking
10) Elvis Costello - I Want You
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Stephan, excellent work as always. A bit disappointed that neither of Elvis Costello's albums managed to make the top ten, but oh well.
A question: "Dear God" by XTC received 39 points on the song poll. However, it's listed as a 1987 song on AM, which I think is accurate - I know it wasn't added to SKYLARKING until after the album's initial release. I'm pretty sure more people would have voted for it were it not for that, but I just wanted to clarify whether it's eligible for the '87 poll.
Agree with you Harold about the disappointing about Costello. I like a lot “King of America”, in fact I wrote a review in this forum about it some years ago.
But I had to disagree about the release date of “Dear God”. I didn’t realize that it was listed in AM as 1987, and you’re right about that the first release of “Skylarking” didn’t include it. The first release of “Dear God” was as the B-side of “Grass” single in August of 1986. But the success of the B-side (especially in USA!) forced the release of “Dear God” as an A-side single and the inclusion in successive releases of the album.
Anyway I’m delighted of having the opportunity to vote again for this song. I was quite disappointed about the lack of votes in 1986 but it’s nice to have a second chance in 1987. For me it’s the best song about atheism ever (and don’t want to offend nobody). Please see the (amazing) video:
I'll second what you said Honorio. "Dear God" was in my top five until I realized it was listed as a 1987 song.
P.S. I know he doesn't mean a big reduction in the price of beer, but that would be a pretty good start.
First, Paul Simon easily takes second place, but "The Indestructible Beat of Soweto" only gets ONE vote! Go to the source, people, Hey Zeus!
Second, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I did notice a couple of mistakes in the albums poll. Nothing major, however. I voted for "King of America," but I didn't give it enough points to move up. And "Master of Puppets" is listed twice, getting 35 points from Eddo under "Masters of Puppets." The additional points would move Metallica past Prince into fifth place.
Hey Stephan, i just noticed that my album vote for Metallica - Master of Puppets was recorded as Masters of Puppets and therefore as a seperate album entry. It still made the top 10 but would have been one place higher on the list.
I like Spirit Of Eden but I'm not too big on Laughing Stock. Should I get Colour Of Spring?
COLOUR OF SPRING is kind of a transitional album between TT's more accessible earlier material and the ambient/experimental direction that came to the fore on SPIRIT. You'd probably like it.
(Speaking as someone who doesn't really listen to any of the three that often...)
BillAdama, I'm with you on "Spirit of Eden" and "Laughing Stock" and I had "The Colour of Spring" as my #5 of 1986. Get it!