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Poll: There Can Be Only One - Best Album of 1976 (18 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. 2112 (Rush) (6 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Boston (Boston) (2 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  3. A Day at the Races (Queen) (6 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  4. Hotel California (The Eagles) (3 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  5. Leftoverture (Kansas) (1 votes [5.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

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#1 Pariah

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:38 PM

Yes, I know, Frampton Comes Alive isn't on this list. Sorry.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 03:11 PM

Good list, but there's only one member of royalty princess.gif


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 03:16 PM

Destroyer (KISS)

Black and Blue (Rolling Stones)

Arrival (ABBA)

Rocks (Aerosmith)

Sad Wings of Destiny (Judas Priest)


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 03:32 PM

Songs in the Key of Life (Stevie Wonder)

Agents of Fortune (Blue Oyster Cult)

The Royal Scam (Steely Dan)

Presence (Led Zeppelin)

Wanted! The Outlaws (Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, etc)


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 03:58 PM

See, there are people who have concluded that music peaked in 1976, with improvement before, and steady decline after, that year.

I consider that proposition proven, ans these next are not in the same class as the ones in the poll but they ain't bad....

Dreamboat Annie (US release of Heart debut)
Ramones (Ramones debut)
Live Bullet (Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band)
Tales of Mystery & Imagination (Alan Parsons Project debut)
... abnormal, non-Euclidean, and loathsomely redolent of spheres and dimensions apart from ours.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:00 PM

2112 is listed.  Therefore I do not need to shank Pariah... :eg:


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:15 PM

2112 is listed.  Therefore I do not need to shank Pariah... :eg:

 

And I will not have to help.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:16 PM

Great list, by the way. I own all of those on vinyl.  :rockon:


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:30 PM

I don't own any of them in any format. And I don't see any reason to get any of them now.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:25 PM

See, there are people who have concluded that music peaked in 1976, with improvement before, and steady decline after, that year.

I consider that proposition proven, ans these next are not in the same class as the ones in the poll but they ain't bad....

Dreamboat Annie (US release of Heart debut)
Ramones (Ramones debut)
Live Bullet (Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band)
Tales of Mystery & Imagination (Alan Parsons Project debut)

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:45 PM

I'll see your 1976 and raise you a 1986:

 

Graceland (Paul Simon)

Parade (Prince)

5150 (Van Hagar)

Licensed To Ill (Beastie Boys)

Reign in Blood (Slayer)

Master of Puppets (Metallica)

Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi)

Control (Michael Jackson's Less Talented Sister)

Raising Hell (Run DMC)

Somewhere In Time (Iron Maiden)

Electric Cafe (Kraftwerk)

True Blue (Madonna)


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:01 PM

Of those, I have to go with Boston, because though I love most of the other bands more, more individual songs struck me as I was reading through the list.

 

But my actual pick for 1976 would be ELO's "A New World Record".  I played the hell out of my brother's vinyl copy.

 

And one I didn't discover until, much, much later was Sabbath's "Technical Ecstasy".  Very underrated because it doesn't have any notable singles on it.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:23 PM

I haven't voted here; I cannot possibly decide among the middle three in that list.
... abnormal, non-Euclidean, and loathsomely redolent of spheres and dimensions apart from ours.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:36 PM

2112 is listed.  Therefore I do not need to shank Pariah... :eg:

 

 

And I will not have to help.

 

And I don't have to hide the body


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:01 AM

I'll see your 1976 and raise you a 1986:

 

5150 (Van Hagar)

 

That works for me. 



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:04 AM

I chose A Day at the Races, but my real choice would be Tales of Mystery and Imagination.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:19 AM

Ah, I did not know Tales came out in 1976, another gem.  Its not easy to find a definitive list of releases by year.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:47 PM

High Voltage (AC/DC)

 

A near miss: the first album from The Saints was recorded in December 1976, and was released in February 1977. :(


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:54 AM

I chose A Day at the Races, but my real choice would be Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

 

This is the correct answer.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:51 AM

Of those listed: 2112, definitely.
Of those not listed: Tales of Mystery & Imagination, all the way.
Great album not yet mentioned: Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock & Roll, Too Young To Die.

Definitely some good albums that year. But the idea that rock "peaked" during the height of the disco years is laughable (to me). See title of last album listed above for my feeling about those who view rock music primarily as an exercise in nostalgia. :tonguewav


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