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GNMD Poll: Top Ten Albums of 1975

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Serjeant Grumbles, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. Serjeant Grumbles

    Serjeant Grumbles Delightfully Devilish

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    1 9 7 5

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

    The deadline is 19th of May 2018.

    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 METAL ALBUMS are to be included in anybody's list.

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  2. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Lord of Aetherius

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  3. HamburgerBoy

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    Not one of my favorite years of the decade, but still a great one

    1. Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare
    2. Funkadelic - Let's Take It to the Stage
    3. Tower of Power - Urban Renewal
    4. The Tubes - The Tubes*
    5. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - Midnight Band: The First Minute of a New Day
    6. Area - Crac!
    7. Earth, Wind & Fire - That's the Way of the World
    8. Parliament - Mothership Connection
    9. Rush - Fly by Night
    10. Peter Hammill - Nadir's Big Chance

    Honorables/potential contenders:

    Jethro Tull - Minstrel in the Gallery
    Queen - A Night at the Opera
    Van der Graaf Generator - Godbluff
    Camel - The Snow Goose
    Eno - Another Green World
    Funk Factory - Funk Factory
    Tangerine Dream - Ricochet
    Chris Squire - Fish Out of Water

    *Only listened to that for the first time recently but it blew me away, will fit in a couple more listens before the deadline and rank accordingly
     
  4. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Commander of your mom

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    I count 7 I checked out from this year. I may throw in my list too.
     
  5. Sirjack

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    1. The Eleventh House - Level One
    2. Soft Machine - Bundles
    3. Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow
    4. Billy Cobham - Shabazz
    5. Return to Forever - No Mystery
    6. Gentle Giant - Free Hand
    7. Jan Hammer - The First Seven Days
    8. Lenny White - Venusian Summer
    9. AC/DC - TNT
    10. Frank Zappa - Bongo Fury

    Fuck l love this year! Waaay too many to mention. A stellar year for fusion, rock and experimental shite. My list is kinda all over the place - no album is really No. 1 or No. 10. This list l could change very easily and entirely, but i'm lazy so it'll probably stay as this.
     
  6. Slammed

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    I agree good year for music in general. Still listen to all of these albums on a regular basis.

    1. Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word
    2. Tommy The Movie
    3. AC/DC - High Voltage
    4. AC/DC - T.N.T.
    5. John Fogerty - John Fogerty
    6. Queen - A Night at the Opera
    7. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    8. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    9. Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare
    10. The Who - The Who by Numbers
     
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  7. Krow

    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    I'm in.

    1. Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare
    2. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    3. Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
    4. Nazareth - Hair of the Dog
    5. UFO - Force It
    6. Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent
    7. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    8. Hawkwind - Warrior at the Edge of Time
    9. Rush - Caress of Steel
    10. Queen - A Night at the Opera

    Is Scorpions - In Trance considered a metal album for this thread? I'm guessing so, but if not, I'll edit my list to include it.
     
  8. Serjeant Grumbles

    Serjeant Grumbles Delightfully Devilish

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    I'd say, since that album as well as Rainbow's debut have 'hard rock' as a primary tag but 'heavy metal' only as a secondary on rym, that it's okay to include them. Especially since I can't see any point in doing this year for metal, when the only album that shows up on the chart is Sabotage. Even if you were to say that anything with 'heavy metal' at least as a secondary qualifies, at this time there is no way to run a query for that on rym so it would be hard to find all the stuff that's borderline metal enough for 1975.

    There will definitely be some grey area at times. I decided to include Amebix - Arise! for my 1985 list because I did not plan on including it for the metal poll when that year comes around. This past poll, zabu listed Lacuna Coil - Comalies, which I haven't listened to, but if it's as borderline goth rock as Theatre of Tragedy - Aegis, I can see the justification for including at. It was a moot point anyway since he was the only one who voted for it. Conversely, I also remember that he included Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey in the 1988 metal poll. That's was before there was a non-metal version, which kind of changes things, but I definitely would consider that album to qualify for the nonmetal poll when that comes up. I mean, sure, it shows up in the 1988 metal chart on rym because it has 'industrial metal' as a primary tag, but it's also tagged as 'industrial rock', 'industrial', and 'electro-industrial.' And just from having listened to it, I can say that it's barely metal.
     
  9. Bloopy

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    Yeah, I think the deciding factor should just be whether you'd save an album to use in a 70s metal poll if we ever do it as a decade. From 1975 I'd include Budgie - Bandolier in a metal poll, so wouldn't use it here. It's mainly the epic closer that sways me towards metal for that one I guess. But I wouldn't lose sleep if someone else used it here.


     
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  10. zabu of nΩd

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    1. Queen - A Night at the Opera ("Manages a sleight of musical hand that only a handful of real master-musicians have managed: the illusion that its huge variety of styles are unified into a single statement, a drama that somehow makes sense. It's a classic example of the unity in diversity that high-minded musical commentators have heard in the symphonies of Beethoven or the operas of Mozart." -- The Guardian)
    2. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here ("The closest rock music ever came to producing a meticulously structured and engineered, yet also totally heartfelt requiem mass ... the didactic tale of the rise and fall of a great hero." -- George Starostin)
    3. Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
    4. Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
    5. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    6. AC/DC - T.N.T.
    7. Steely Dan - Katy Lied
    8. The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack
    9. Gentle Giant - Free Hand
    10. Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time
     
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  11. crimsonfloyd

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    Comparing Queen to Mozart and Beethoven :lol:
     
  12. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Commander of your mom

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    Not numbered just so I have the list for this week:

    Steely Dan - Katy Lied
    Rush - Caress of Steel
    Ted Nugent - S/T
    Rush - Fly by Night
    Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
    Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow
    Scorpions - In Trance
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    Fleetwood Mac - S/T


    Damn didn't realize I had more than 10 this year
     
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    1. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    2. Henry Cow - In Praise of Learning
    3. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    4. Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music
    5. Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare
    6. Janis Ian - Between the Lines
    7. Split Enz - Mental Notes
    8. Rune Lindblad - Predestination
    9. Ragnarok - Ragnarok
    10. Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic
     
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    1. AC/DC - T.N.T.
    2. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    3. Robert Palmer - Pressure Drop
    4. AC/DC - High Voltage
    5. Tower of Power - In The Slot
    6. Tower of Power - Urban Renewal
    7. Brecker Brothers - s/t
    8. Bette Davis - Nasty Gal
    9. Split Enz - Mental Notes
    10. The Commodores - Caught in the Act
     
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    Serjeant Grumbles Delightfully Devilish

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    I've already started tallying up votes as I go along, so all votes are final unless your post clearly states that it's still a draft version. Those will be the rules going forward, for my convenience.
     
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    I parsed my list. I don't plan on numbering it so rank them as you will.
     
  17. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Lord of Aetherius

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    1. Van der Graaf Generator - Godbluff
    2. Gentle Giant - Free Hand
    3. The Eleventh House - Level One
    4. Return to Forever - No Mystery
    5. Camel - The Snow Goose
    6. Jan Hammer - The First Seven Days
    7. Rush - Caress of Steel
    8. Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time
    9. Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow
    10. Jethro Tull - Minstrel in the Gallery
     
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    Vegard Pompey dork quarterer

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    It's a spectacular album. Easily one of the best prog bands of their time.
     
  20. zabu of nΩd

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    Seriously? Try branching out from prog a bit more :lol:
     

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