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POLL: Favorite album from 1972?

  1. Yes - Close to the Edge (11 votes [37.93%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 37.93%

  2. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. (5 votes [17.24%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.24%

  4. Nick Drake - Pink Moon (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Neil Young - Harvest (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Deep Purple - Machine Head (2 votes [6.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

  7. Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick (2 votes [6.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

  8. Genesis - Foxtrot (1 votes [3.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  9. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Black Sabbath - Vol 4 (2 votes [6.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

  13. Santana - Caravanserai (1 votes [3.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  14. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy (1 votes [3.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  15. other (name it below) (4 votes [13.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.79%

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#1 Texas King

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 12:55 PM

There are 14 entries in this poll.
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#2 Rick N. Backer

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 01:03 PM

Pretty good year.  And as much as I'd like to pick Vol. 4 and Ziggy, I have to go with Exile.  Like the White Album, I personally don't see any of it's tunes as filler.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 01:32 PM

Has to be the Stones, though the competition is fierce.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 01:50 PM

CTTE for me.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 02:19 PM

View PostMithrandir, on 30 November 2019 - 01:50 PM, said:

CTTE for me.
ditto

As much as I loved ELP back in the day, I like Yes more as time goes by.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 02:19 PM

Again I just can't vote. Too many good choices....Vol 4 is my favorite Sabbath album, Machine Head is incredible as is Exile, Can't Buy A Thrill, Eat A Peach, Harvest.......

One of my all-time favorite albums was also released in '72 and is not on this list. It made number one on both the soul and pop charts. The World Is A Ghetto by War

Edited by driventotheedge, 30 November 2019 - 02:21 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 02:46 PM

It's Machine Head just pipping Thick As a Brick for me.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 04:27 PM

The year I graduated high school.
If you had asked me back then, I would have, without hesitation, said Seventh Sojourn, with Harvest following ever so slightly.
I didn't hear Close To The Edge until at least a year later.  i don't associate it with 1972, but I do think it is way better than the Moodies album and Harvest.
Can't Buy A Thrill is a great album, but it was hit and miss.  The other three I mentioned didn't have, in my opinion at the time, one bad song on them.

Edited by Lorraine, 30 November 2019 - 08:12 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 04:40 PM

Of the ones listed I'd go with Steely Dan but overall I like Jim Croce - "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" more.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 04:51 PM

TULL!

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 05:12 PM

Sabbath.

But you already knew that's who I would vote for lol.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 05:13 PM

Big Star -  #1 Record

I listen to it more than any album listed as a choice.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 06:25 PM

As much as i love cant buy a thrill its not the best steely dan record.

I am of the opinion that close to the edge is the best yes record and probably my favorite prog record.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 06:44 PM

Oddly enough, I didn`t pick Sabbath. I gave it to Caravanserai. Vol.4 is a very good but not my favorite Sab slab. Caravanserai is an exceptional Santana album. Now... if it was 1975 and Sabotage is on the list...

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 07:43 PM

I’d add two great debuts that year, Jackson Browne and Roxy Music, as well as Honky Chateau.

Also, Obscured By Clouds is underrated.

Edited by invisible airwave, 30 November 2019 - 07:45 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 08:07 PM

Too damn many great choices, went with ELP.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 08:16 PM

Styx - Styx

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 09:58 PM

Honky Chateau

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:30 AM

Oh that's easy it has to be my favorite album by my 4th favorite band, Foxtrot by Gene...wait, Close To The Edge came out that year?...well I mean that's some pretty stiff competition but I have favorites for a reason so...oh, Ziggy Stardust came out that year?...that's a little tougher but...and Thick As A Brick? Machine Head? Talking Book? Exile On Main St.? School's Out? Made In Japan? Eat A Peach? Chicago V? Honky Chateau? Trilogy? Octopus? Captain Beyond? Per Un Amico? Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso? Ys? Palepoli?  okay I started looking them up, but DANG! That's a lot of great albums and I probably missed a few as well. I guess for me it comes down to about four truly brilliant records that are significant pieces of who I am as a music listener

Foxtrot - Genesis
Close To The Edge - Yes
Per Un Amico - Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars - David Bowie

Genesis and Bowie are both in my top 5 bands/artists of all time, and each one is represented here by my favorite record of theirs. Yes isn't far behind though, and Close To The Edge is one of the first albums that comes to mind (along with Quadrophenia, Queen II, AFTK, and a few others) when I try to determine my second favorite album of all time (the first of course being Queen's 1975 masterpiece, A Night At The Opera). Meanwhile PFM have very nearly snuck their way into a potential top 20 band for me almost on the strength of Per Un Amico alone, a prog rock masterpiece that everyone and their mother should listen to if they have a taste for prog (language barriers are over exaggerated, and their isn't a ton of singing anyway). So let's see...

Foxtrot: a record that speaks to me of spring and summer, of my senior year of high school as well as each homecoming since college began. It has Supper's Ready, probably my 2nd favorite song of all time, but the rest of the record is nearly as strong and every bit as beautiful.

Ziggy Stardust: a record that brings me to the early spring and summer of my senior year of high school, but has never ceased to amaze me in its song by song brilliance and its ability to bear influence from all corners of rock before it and have influence on all corners of rock after it

Close To The Edge: a winter record for me, even Christmasy. I put it on in the past couple weeks and couldn't keep the smile from my face. Not a not is out of place in any one of these three songs, and I feel lost in another world full of fantasy and wonder for the whole of its runtime

Per Un Amico: An album that brings to mind the lighter side of my studies as an architecture major. It has often soundtracked my studio work and strongly soundtracked my Italian experience last school year. It brings me nothing but comfort and childlike wonder. Serene and enriching.

Okay, I don't want to decide. I'm gonna toss my vote to Foxtrot for two reasons. One: Supper's Ready. Two: it probably has the fewest votes between itself Ziggy and CTTE (Per Un Amico having not made the list).

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:30 AM

I see I was wrong, Ziggy has NO VOTES! Wow.




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