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[music, polls and quizzes] August 9, 2005 10:12:00 PM CEST
40 year, 40 albums poll 1977
willem, August 9, 2005 11:12:21 PM CEST
These two records are like twins to me. Between them however, Low wins. If only because it simply is the best album ever made.
nonightsweats, August 10, 2005 11:12:44 PM CEST
well, this was a seminal year for my music enjoyment. i've got to go with low as well, though. a great collection of avant pop and dark atmospheres. from your selection i also love the eno, iggy, pistols and suicide. others from my collection that are worth a mention include:
Greaves Blegvad Hermann - Kew. Rhone. : prog meets jazz meets intellect
alex63, August 11, 2005 7:44:33 PM CEST
low and the idiot
also connect concerning joy division and ian curtis. warszawa on low inspired the name of warsaw the punk band before they found their proper, intense sound and turned into joy division.
the idiot was according to deborah curtis, i think, the record which played on ian's stereo when she found him hanging in the kitchen.
willem, August 12, 2005 12:43:08 AM CEST
You're absolutely right! I never conciously connected them through Curtis. Nice.
leptard, August 11, 2005 12:44:05 PM CEST
If Marquee Moon had been on the list, I would definitely have voted for that - so it's got to be Low. Like Willem said, that and The Idiot feel like twin albums.
Seriously though, there isn't a bad album on that list. Spoilt for choice!
alex63, August 11, 2005 7:36:39 PM CEST
i should have put marquee moon instead of never mind the bollocks. the truth is that i find both albums way overrated. concerning marquee moon i always preferred to read what people said about it than listening to the actual album. i like tom verlaine's voice and the guitar sound but the record seems to noodle along. i find the songs are quite samey and too long, esp. the title song. i am in the minority there, i know, but 5 minutes of marquee moon are usually enough for me. something on that record annoys me (the simplicity and repetitiveness?) and bores me to death. it lacks energy or something.
nonightsweats, August 14, 2005 1:02:46 AM CEST
i agree about 'bollocks'. there was such high expectation for it's release that the sludgy rock on it was a deathly dissapointment to me (but not to most folk i must say). especially after the singles which, really, did bring back some sort of raw excitement to rock music. at least that's how it felt at the time.
and i know what you mean about 'marquee moon'. i've had many discussions with people over time who felt exactly the same as you do about it. it's just one of those albums that clicks with people or doesn't. for me, those cerebral guitar noodlings are superb especially on the title track and friction but some of the songs haven't aged as well (just like patti smith's 'horses').
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