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GNMD Poll: Top Ten Albums of 1970

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Serjeant Grumbles, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Serjeant Grumbles

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    Obviously make sure to hit up RYM yourself and search your favourite genres.

    The deadline is 4th of October 2019.

    The rules:
    - submit at least 5 releases.
    - first place in your rankings gets 10 points, 2nd gets 9, etcetc, 10th gets 1.
    - feel free to post more than 10, but only the top 10 will get points.
    - feel free to post less than 10, the same scoring will apply.
    - feel free not to rank your picks, in which case all ten picks will get 5.5 points.

    GNMD = General Non-Metal Discussion, so NO UNAMBIGUOUSLY METAL ALBUMS are to be included in anybody's list.
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    1. Deep Purple - Deep Purple in Rock
    2. Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Ash
    3. Orang-Utan – Orang-Utan
    4. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
    5. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
    6. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Pendulum
    7. Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More
    8. The Who – Live At Leeds
    9. Just Zoot – Zoot
    10. Don McLean – Tapestry
     
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  3. CiG

    CiG Terminal Perversion

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    Besides Sabbath are there any other albums being excluded?
     
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    1 Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi
    2 Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
    3 King Crimson - Lizard
    4 King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseidon
    5 Parliament - Osmium
    6 Led Zeppelin - III
    7 The Doors - Morrison Hotel
    8 Taste - On the Boards
    9 Peter Green - The End of the Game
    10 CCR - Cosmo's Factory

    HM:

    Lucifer's Friend - S/T
    Funkadelic - S/T
    Funkadelic - Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow
    Charles Manson - Lie: The Love and Terror Cult
    Joan Baez - One Day at a Time
    James Brown - Soul on Top
    Deep Purple - In Rock
    Hawkwind - S/T
    Fleetwood Mac - Kiln House
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer - S/T
    John McLaughlin - My Goal's Beyond
    Lucifer's Friend - S/T
    CCR - Pendulum
     
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    CiG Terminal Perversion

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    Damn son, honourable mention for Pendulum but no mention whatsoever for Cosmo's Factory. That's cold.
     
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    Genesis--Trespass
    Fotheringay--Fotheringay
    Pentangle--Cruel Sister
    Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young--Déjà Vu
    Jethro Tull--Benefit
    Pink Floyd--Atom Heart Mother
    Led Zeppelin--III
    Neil Young--After the Gold Rush
    Sir Lord Baltimore--Kingdom Come
    Traffic--John Barleycorn Must Die

    This was a hard one, lots of good stuff. Some of these feel too easy, like CSNY and the Neil album, but they hold significant places in my musical education. It also feels like a shame to leave off Tim Buckley, King Crimson, Caravan.
     
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  7. CiG

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    This might be on my list but it's tagged everywhere as heavy metal, so I'm wondering how others feel, otherwise I'm throwing it on mine too.
     
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    Oh whoops. I originally had Lucifer's Friend at #10, but subbed it out for Cosmo's Factory (my favourite CCR album). Dunno wtf happened when I copied + pasted that shit.
     
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    Such a god damn masterpiece, loaded with hits and the non-radio hits are just as good.
     
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    Tour de Force of tasty hard-rockin' goodness!
     
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    Surely not, there was no such thing as metal pre-Sabbath.
     
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    I'll swap it if the consensus is it shouldn't count, but I kinda think that's horseshit.

    But then, I'm probably an outlier who thinks it's horseshit that Sabbath shouldn't count either. It feels less like an assessment of musical qualities and characteristics than an obligatory honor bestowed upon the Great Old Ones of heavy metal.
     
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    By the time Kingdom Come came out, Sabbath had already released two albums haha.

    It does suck to leave Sabbath out of these games knowing there will probably never be a metal round for these early 70's years, or at least one worth doing. There aren't enough choices, so these albums just go unlisted anywhere.
     
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    1. The Stooges - Fun House
    2. MC5 - Back in the USA
    3. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
    4. Tamam Shud - Goolutionites and the Real People
    5. The Dubliners - Revolution
    6. Genesis - Trespass
    7. Canned Heat - Future Blues
    8. Steeleye Span - Hark! The Village Wait
    9. Uriah Heep - ...Very 'eavy...Very 'umble
    10. Grand Funk Railroad - Closer to Home

    HM:
    Free - Fire and Water
    Groundhogs - Thank Christ for the Bomb
    Warpig - Warpig
    Sainte Anthony's Fyre - Sainte Anthony's Fyre
    Quatermass - Quatermass
    Alice Cooper - Easy Action
    Atomic Rooster - Death Walks Behind You
    Nico - Desertshore
    Bloodrock - Bloodrock 2
    Fotheringay - Fotheringay

    Fun House is one of the few albums I own on every format and have had to replace a couple times in my life from wearing them out or losing them at parties, as far as important albums throughout my life this is right up there, loaded with good and bad memories, good and bad associations, a shitload of nostalgia and everything else in-between.

    *removed Deep Purple and Sir Lord Baltimore as per "no metal" rule.
     
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    I'd be inclined to run with the heavy metal tag Kingdom Come has as primary on RYM, but maybe as a personal choice thing rather than outright exclusion. When we did 1972, some users listed Machine Head, while some left it out along with a couple of others. But we left things out because they have enough metal elements to be used in a 70s poll, not because they're "unambiguously metal".

    Think @no country for old wainds or someone floated the idea that we'd do a top 20 metal albums of the 70s. There are plenty of choices for that in my books.
     
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    Oh like just do a decade? Okay I can see that working.
     
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    Oh.
     
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    Oblivious Maximus I am the worm

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    1. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
    2. Bruno Nicolai - Marquis de Sade's Philosophy in the Boudoir
    3. The Mothers of Invention - Weasels Ripped My Flesh
    4. Velvet Underground - Loaded
    5. The Mothers of Invention - Burnt Weeny Sandwich
    6. Johnny Cash - Hello, I'm Johnny Cash
    7. John Coltrane - Transition
    8. Ahmad Jamal Trio - The Awakening
    9. Kris Kristofferson - Kristofferson
    10. Nico - Desertshore
     
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    Deep Purple in Rock is one of the first heavy metal albums ya dumb cunts.
     
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