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He we are, we have now elected our 10 favourite songs and albums from each year of the decade, it's now time for the final round.
You will have to rank they 100 albums and songs we have chosen; the point system will be the same as in the 1980s and 1990s poll (I will explain it in detail when I will have some spare time).
You don't have to rank all the albums and songs, but if you send shorter lists, unranked albums will be given the same amount of points as if they were just in the middle of you list (for instance if you rank 51 albums, the 49 others will have the same points as if they were ranked 26).
I will post a spreadsheet to make voting and compiling easier, but you can send your list in any format to this address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the complete list of albums and songs :
Albums (Artist - Title | Year (AM Decade Rank) )
B-52's, The - The B-52's | 1979 (162)
Beach Boys, The - Surf's Up | 1971 (166)
Big Star - #1 Record | 1972 (164)
Big Star - Radio City | 1974 (119)
Big Star - Third Album/Sister Lovers | 1978 (105)
Blondie - Parallel Lines | 1978 (44)
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks | 1975 (9)
Bob Dylan - Desire | 1976 (127)
Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes | 1975 (112)
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Natty Dread | 1974 (45)
Boston - Boston | 1976 (171)
Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets | 1973 (134)
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run | 1975 (6)
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town | 1978 (42)
Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent and the E-Street Shuffle | 1973 (214)
Cars, The - The Cars | 1978 (234)
Clash, The - London Calling | 1979 (3)
Clash, The - The Clash | 1977 (20)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory | 1970 (64)
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly | 1972 (59)
David Bowie - Heroes | 1977 (85)
David Bowie - Hunky Dory | 1971 (24)
David Bowie - Low | 1977 (33)
David Bowie - Station To Station | 1976 (95)
David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars | 1972 (5)
Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs | 1970 (25)
Eagles, The - Hotel California | 1976 (30)
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road | 1973 (54)
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True | 1977 (32)
Elvis Costello - This Year's Model | 1978 (27)
Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Armed Forces | 1979 (119)
Eno - Another Green World | 1975 (75)
Fela Kuti & Africa '70 - Zombie | 1976 (351)
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours | 1977 (21)
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain | 1971 (141)
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove | 1978 (89)
Gang of Four - Entertainment! | 1979 (60)
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel | 1974 (50)
Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power | 1973 (41)
Jam, The - All Mod Cons | 1978 (80)
John Cale - Paris 1919 | 1973 (126)
John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band | 1970 (22)
Joni Mitchell - Blue | 1971 (16)
Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark | 1974 (51)
Joni Mitchell - Hejira | 1976 (160)
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures | 1979 (25)
King Crimson - Red | 1974 (186)
Kraftwerk - Die Mensch Maschine | 1978 (100)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy | 1973 (155)
Led Zeppelin - IV | 1971 (11)
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti | 1975 (37)
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Love and Hate | 1971 (133)
Lou Reed - Berlin | 1973 (74)
Lou Reed - Transformer | 1972 (28)
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On | 1971 (2)
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall | 1979 (40)
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew | 1970 (34)
Modern Lovers, The - The Modern Lovers | 1976 (76)
Neil Young - After the Goldrush | 1970 (15)
Neil Young - Harvest | 1972 (46)
Neil Young - On The Beach | 1974 (162)
Neil Young - Tonight's the Night | 1975 (52)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps | 1979 (50)
Nick Drake - Bryter Layer | 1970 (84)
Nick Drake - Pink Moon | 1972 (92)
Parliament - Mothership Connection | 1975 (97)
Patti Smith - Horses | 1975 (8)
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon | 1973 (7)
Pink Floyd - The Wall | 1979 (58)
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here | 1975 (62)
Ramones - Ramones | 1976 (13)
Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight | 1974 (110)
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom | 1974 (83)
Rolling Stones, The - Exile On Main Street | 1972 (1)
Rolling Stones, The - Some Girls | 1978 (123)
Rolling Stones, The - Sticky Fingers | 1971 (18)
Roxy Music - Country Life | 1974 (258)
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure | 1973 (36)
Roxy Music - Roxy Music | 1972 (77)
Sex Pistols, The - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols | 1977 (3)
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water | 1970 (39)
Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On | 1971 (19)
Specials, The - The Specials | 1979 (73)
Steely Dan - Katy Lied | 1975 (245)
Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic | 1974 (103)
Steely Dan - The Royal Scam | 1976 (359)
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions | 1973 (17)
Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life | 1976 (14)
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book | 1972 (43)
Stooges, The - Fun House | 1970 (31)
Suicide - Suicide | 1977 (82)
Talking Heads - Fear of Music | 1979 (88)
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food | 1978 (104)
Talking Heads - Talking Heads 77 | 1977 (102)
Television - Marquee Moon | 1977 (10)
Todd Rundgrenn - Something/Anything | 1972 (94)
Van Morrison - Moondance | 1970 (29)
Velvet Underground , The - Loaded | 1970 (73)
Who, The - Who's Next | 1971 (12)
Wire - Pink Flag | 1977 (86)
ABBA - Dancing Queen | 1976 (21)
Al Green - Let's Stay Together | 1971 (13)
Beach Boys, The - Surf's up | 1971 (477)
Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive | 1977 (18)
Big Star - September Gurls | 1974 (81)
Big Star - Thirteen | 1972 (504)
Black Sabbath - Paranoid | 1970 (35)
Blondie - Heart of Glass | 1978 (39)
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear (The Reaper) | 1976 (46)
Bob Dylan - Hurricane | 1975 (280)
Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door | 1973 (185)
Bob Dylan - Tangled Up in Blue | 1975 (48)
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Get Up, Stand Up | 1973 (60)
Bob Marley & The Wailers - No Woman, No Cry | 1974 (17)
Boston - More Than A Feeling | 1976 (65)
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run | 1975 (6)
Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland | 1975 (Bubbling Under)
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road | 1975 (34)
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love? | 1978 (36)
Chic - Good Times | 1979 (16)
Clash, The - London Calling | 1979 (7)
Clash, The - The Guns Of Brixton | 1979 (Not Ranked)
Clash, The - Train In Vain (Stand By Me) | 1979 (112)
Clash, The - White Man (In Hammersmith Palais) | 1978 (27)
Cure, The - Boys Don't Cry | 1979 (107)
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up | 1970 (153)
David Bowie - "Heroes" | 1977 (12)
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane | 1973 (Not Ranked)
David Bowie - Changes | 1971 (26)
David Bowie - Life on Mars? | 1971 (77)
David Bowie - Moonage Daydream | 1972 (Not Ranked)
David Bowie - Rebel Rebel | 1974 (212)
David Bowie - Starman | 1972 (141)
David Bowie - Station To Station | 1976 (Not Ranked)
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust | 1972 (30)
Derek & the Dominos - Layla | 1970 (10)
Donna Summer - I Feel Love | 1977 (29)
Eagles, The - Hotel California | 1976 (9)
Elvis Costello - Alison | 1977 (67)
Fela Kuti - Zombie | 1976 (Not Ranked)
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way | 1977 (43)
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove | 1978 (89)
Gladys Knight and the Pips- Midnight Train to Georgia | 1973 (40)
Iggy & The Stooges - Search and Destroy | 1973 (86)
Iggy Pop - Lust For Life | 1977 (68)
James Brown - Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine | 1970 (25)
John Cale - Paris 1919 | 1973 (Not Ranked)
John Lennon - Imagine | 1971 (5)
John Lennon - Working Class Hero | 1970 (249)
Joni Mitchell - Free Man In Paris | 1974 (200)
Joy Division - Disorder | 1979 (Not Ranked)
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights | 1978 (129)
King Crimson - Starless | 1974 (Not Ranked)
Kinks, The - Lola | 1970 (97)
Kraftwerk - Das Modell | 1978 (121)
Led Zeppelin - Kashmir | 1975 (87)
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven | 1971 (2)
Lou Reed - Perfect Day | 1972 (194)
Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side | 1972 (11)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird | 1973 (47)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama | 1974 (93)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get it On | 1973 (51)
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On | 1971 (3)
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough | 1979 (62)
Millie Jackson - If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right | 1974 (Not Ranked)
Neil Young - After the Goldrush | 1970 (351)
Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Powderfinger | 1979 (Bubbling Under)
Only Ones, The - Another Girl, Another Planet | 1978 (174)
Patti Smith - Gloria | 1975 (71)
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb | 1979 (326)
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here | 1975 (144)
Police, The - Message in a Bottle | 1979 (171)
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody | 1975 (15)
Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop | 1976 (28)
Ramones - Sheena Is A Punkrocker | 1977 (53)
Robert Wyatt - Sea Song | 1974 (132)
Rolling Stones, The - Miss You | 1978 (146)
Rolling Stones, The - Rocks Off | 1972 (491)
Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug | 1975 (109)
Sex Pistols, The - Anarchy In The U.K. | 1976 (1)
Sex Pistols, The - God Save the Queen | 1977 (4)
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water | 1970 (14)
Sly and the Family Stone - Family Affair | 1971 (23)
Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough for The Both of Us | 1974 (110)
Steely Dan - Reelin' In The Years | 1972 (102)
Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number | 1974 (213)
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground | 1973 (173)
Stevie Wonder - Living For The City | 1973 (66)
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke | 1976 (Bubbling Under)
Stevie Wonder - Superstition | 1972 (8)
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer | 1977 (41)
Television - Marquee Moon | 1977 (64)
Temptations, The - Papa Was A Rolling Stone | 1972 (24)
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town | 1976 (105)
Undertones, The - Teenage Kicks | 1978 (49)
Velvet Underground, The - Rock and Roll | 1970 (166)
Velvet Underground, The - Sweet Jane | 1970 (113)
Who, The - Baba O'Riley | 1971 (161)
Who, The - Won't Get Fooled Again | 1971 (22)
Wire - Outdoor Miner | 1978 (Bubbling Under)
I still don't get that 26 rule for albums you haven't listened to. I don't understand why they wouldn't all be given 100 ranking or at the very least the next ranking (If I ranked 50 albums the rest would get the 51 ranking). Why would they get a 26 ranking?
I don't get that rule either. I haven't heard about 40 of the albums from the list, so why would these get a rating better than the albums I have heard? I'll definitely make an effort to heard a lot of these albums over the next month, but there unfortunately isn't enough time to listen to all of them.
It makes absolutely no sense to me
I'm sure that you all have made good selections of what you have listened to into the past and therefore it is unlikely that the unheard albums would be on the same level as the ones that you already know, I'll give you that.
However, I'm also sure that the best album that you haven't heard yet will sound better than the worst album that you are able to rank. Hence, giving the albums you haven't heard a worse score than all the ones you have listened to would be totally unfair.
The scoring rule is meant to give lesser known albums a SOMEWHAT bigger chance of doing well in this poll. The help is just so they won't lose too much due to being relatively unknown, not to the extend that lesser known albums have an advantage of the rule. The score distribution is skewed so there's a big score difference between number 1 and number 2 but only a small score difference between the last 2 ranked albums, and the midposition score is much closer to the worst album's score than to the best album's score. Hence, getting a lot of midposition scores will not result in a great total score. The best example of this is Tool's "Aenima" which not many had heard in the '90s poll. With a lot of midpoint scores it ended up as #99.
Hopefully the two answers (simultaneously written) are convincing enough.
I,m satisfied, thanks guys.
The spreadsheet is really simple, it is just the albums in the format above on one column and rank in the other, so it won't be a problem if you send me your word file, conversion should be easy!
By the way, send your votes before January the 4th at noon (forum time)
Only Otisredding has sent me his list so far !
You still have time, but don't forget it anyway.
I have only ranked 40 albums so far but it is quite strange that the artists who did my top 3 songs are all in my bottom 4 albums...
I even have the same artist/band ranked 1st and penultimate on my album list.
I just send you my list of best album.
Send in my 70s list. I'm not sure if you'll manage to open the document. If not, please let me know.
Does this have to be in my the 31st?
in me case, it's "albums poll" only, nass.. i simply loathe song lists..
edit: hence, yeah, mine's sent in as well.
Finishing my lists...
Afraid I won't have time to include comments
The songs are (almost) all excellent. Even my number 90 kicks ass
I hope a lot of people are voting. Nassim, what's the status now?
And how many of you are still working on the details?
A voté ! (songs and albums)
I just fired mine off....
Unfortunately I don't have time to make my end-of-decade list, but I'm eagerly looking forward to seeing the forum's overall results. Thanks in advance to all involved!
Any quick bet on who ends at the bottom of the album poll before I post the results ?
(I'm not ready for songs yet !)
I think it will be King Crimson's Red. But I'm hoping it's For Your Pleasure.
damn! i wasn't paying close enough attention to the due date for this :(
Strange it ever qualified
Boston, Some Girls, and all three Steely Dan albums will all be pretty low. Red better be at least in the top 50, though I fear it won't be.
WAIT!!! I just sent mine, does it make the cut?