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GNMD Poll: Top Ten Albums of 1973

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Serjeant Grumbles, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. Serjeant Grumbles

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

    The deadline is 15th of May 2020.

    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. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
    2. Jim Croce - I Got a Name
    3. Jim Croce - Life and Times
    4. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
    5. The Who – Quadrophenia
    6. Queen – Queen
    7. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
    8. ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
    9. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    10. Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Four
     
  3. CiG

    CiG Infrared Horizon

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    1. Iggy and The Stooges - Raw Power
    2. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
    3. Yoko Ono - Approximately Infinite Universe
    4. Hawkwind - Space Ritual
    5. Lynyrd Skynyrd - (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd)
    6. Pink Fairies - Kings of Oblivion
    7. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
    8. Grand Funk - We're an American Band
    9. The Wailers - Burnin'
    10. Coloured Balls - Ball Power

    *Didn't include Buffalo, Uriah Heep, Budgie, Blue Öyster Cult, Ice Cross and a few others because metal.
     
  4. Krow

    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    Uriah Heep and BOC being considered metal is a stretch. Buffalo, Ice Cross, and Budgie... I mean I get it but are we ever going to do metal rankings for the 70s? Seems like these will get left in limbo forever if not.
     
  5. CiG

    CiG Infrared Horizon

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    Don't see why we wouldn't, we've almost done every year. The idea was we were going to do the entire decade as one game.
     
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    CiG's stretches are the longest by a margin, but we're used to them by this point!
     
  7. CiG

    CiG Infrared Horizon

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    I just go by primary and secondary genre classifications on RYM, Wiki etc.
     
  8. mutantllama

    mutantllama Awesome custom title

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    I don't participate in these lists mostly because I'm a lazy fuck, but what about dividing up the decade in two?
     
  9. Bloopy

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    The other idea was to make it a top 20 instead of dividing in two.

    Secondary is a wide spectrum. You kept High Tide - Sea Shanties on your 1969 list. Even Queen - Sheer Heart Attack has heavy metal as secondary. It's cool if the 70s metal criteria is a little loose though, because then my list is gonna look quite tame.
     
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    Fucking beast of a year.

    1. Genesis - Selling England By the Pound
    2. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
    3. Tom Waits - Closing Time
    4. Sandy Denny - Like an Old Fashioned Waltz
    5. Bert Jansch - Moonshine
    6. Fripp & Eno - (no pussyfooting)
    7. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
    8. Lou Reed - Berlin
    9. Jethro Tull - A Passion Play
    10. Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans

    No idea how Tull and Yes are that far down the RYM list, but then I have a prog fetish...


    I also feel it's my obligation to point out that Gravity's Rainbow was published in 1973. As I said, BEAST.
     
  11. crimsonfloyd

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    1973 is a crazy good year. A phenomenal year for soul and a great year for prog as well.
     
  12. CiG

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    Fair, I think my logic was anything pre-Sabbath is especially retroactively tagged as metal.
     
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    1. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
    2. Ohio Players - Ecstasy
    3. Funkadelic - Cosmic Slop
    4. Icecross - Icecross
    5. Queen - Queen
    6. Isley Brothers - 3 + 3
    7. The O'Jays - Ship Ahoy
    8. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
    9. Four Tops - Main Street People
    10. Area - Arbeit macht frei
    Betty Davis - Betty Davis
    Blue Öyster Cult - Tyranny and Mutation
    Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star
    Tower of Power - Tower of Power
    Maxayn - Mindful
    Montrose - Montrose
    Buffalo - Volcanic Rock
    Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
    Fripp & Eno - (No Pussyfooting)
    The Temptations - Masterpiece
    Gentle Giant - In a Glass House
    Iggy and The Stooges - Raw Power
    Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
    King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic
    The Who - Quadrophenia
    Ruphus - New Born Day
    Willie Hutch - The Mack

    As always, could probably rotate a lot of these around but whatevs. Awesome year
     
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    1. Trevor Wishart - Journey Into Space
    2. Golden Earring - Moontan
    3. Aerosmith - Aerosmith
    4. Lynyrd Skynyrd - (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd)
    5. Conrad Schnitzler - Rot
    6. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
    7. Iggy and The Stooges - Raw Power
    8. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
    9. ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
    10. Thin Lizzy - Vagabonds of the Western World

    HM: Queen - Queen

    Good thing I searched for a couple of discoveries. The Trevor Wishart album is some wild noise, especially for 1973.
     
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    Yeah, probably one of my top 3 years ever, in the eternity of the multiverse.
    1. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
    2. Steely Dan - Countdown to Ecstasy
    3. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
    4. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
    5. Hawkwind - Space Ritual
    6. Camel - Camel
    7. The Doobie Brothers - The Captain and Me
    8. Renaissance - Ashes Are Burning
    9. Magma - Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh
    10. Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice - Jesus Christ Superstar
     
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    1. Genesis - Selling England By the Pound
    2. Tom Waits - Closing Time
    3. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
    4. Mothers of Invention - Over-Nite Sensation
    5. Spirogyra - Bells, Boots and Shambles
    6. Waylon Jennings - Lonesome, On'ry and Mean
    7. Sun Ra - Space is the Space
    8. David Allan Coe - Requiem for a Harlequin
    9. Lou Reed - Berlin
    10. Françoise Hardy - Message personnel

    Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
    Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
    Steely Dan - Countdown to Ecstasy
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd)
    Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
     
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    1. Pink Floyd- The Dark Side of the Moon
    2. King Crimson- Lark’s Tongues in Aspic
    3. Marvin Gaye- Let's Get it On
    4. Stevie Wonder- Innervisions
    5. James Brown- The Payback
    6. Led Zeppelin- Houses of the Holy
    7. Bob Marley and the Wailers- Catch a Fire
    8. Boscoe- Boscoe
    9. Al Green- Call Me
    10. Genesis- Selling England by the Pound
     
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    1. Billy Cobham - Spectrum
    2. Return To Forever - Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy
    3. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
    4. Premiata Forneria Marconi - Photos Of Ghosts
    5. Mahavishnui Orchestra - Between Nothingness And Eternity
    6. The Mothers - Over-Nite Sensation
    7. Rick Wakeman - The Six Wives Of Henry VIII
    8. King Crimson - Larks' Tongue In Aspic (probably my favourite - or most listened to KC - side 2)
    9. Weather Report - Sweetnighter
    10. Carlos Santana And John Mclaughlin - Love Devotion Surrender

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    ^fusion jizzfest right there
     
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    1. Can - Future Days
    2. Gong - Flying Teapot
    3. Area - Arbeit macht frei
    4. King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic
    5. Embryo - Rocksession
    6. Faust - Faust IV
    7. Banco del Mutuo Sccorso - Io sono nato libero
    8. Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
    9. Jumbo - Vietato ai minoiri di 18 anni?
    10. Le Orme - Felona e Sorona
     

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