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Poll: What is your LEAST favorite album ? (57 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. Hemispheres (19 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Permanent Waves (11 votes [19.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.30%

  3. Moving Pictures (27 votes [47.37%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.37%

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#41 ReRushed

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:03 PM

View PostLedRush, on 13 March 2015 - 11:53 AM, said:

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So impossible. This is like choosing between Revolver, Sgt Peppers, and Abbey Road. PeW, like Revolver, is perfection and just plain cool; and, the album which seems to get named "best" by hardcore devotees more than any other. MP, like Sgt Peppers, is the icon, the one album which most people most identify with the band. Abbey Road, like Hemi, is a rich and colorful aural landscape with two very distinct sides. Critics point to flaws in both, but if I could only take one disc from both bands to a desert island it would be those.

So, do I choose perfection, iconic status, or personal attachment? Do I go with my heart and keep Hemi, as I would Abbey Road, or my head and vote Hemi out, as I would Abbey Road? No united sphere on this one.

For now, going with the head as I think that both PeW and MP are stronger albums than Hemi, all things considered. Like voting against AFTK just doesn't feel right though. Subject to change as certainly my vote will decide all this :sarcastic: .

I don't consider Revolver near the quality of those other 2 records.  If I had to add a 3rd, it'd be the White Album...but that would mess up your comparison.  Either way, I'd vote for White Album/Revolver, just as I'd vote for PeW.

Not scientific but reflective of my experience among Beatles fans and music-intense hipsters: http://www.bestevera...hechart.php?c=2

Any album with Eleanor Rigby, I'm Only Sleeping, She Said She Said, For No One, Dr. Robert, Tomorrow Never Knows, etc. is a tough act to beat. But it's all personal taste; I know people who think Beatles For Sale is their best (I guess they're into country rock).

Half of the album is filler, and the highs don't reach the highs of Sgt Pepper or Abbey Road (or the White Album).  I know it's super popular, but I think it may have something to do with not wanting to be perceived as being a casual fan.  "I'm hardcore...my favorite is Revolver."
Part of my judging albums is including what is left off the album, that is, the companion single. For Revolver it's Paperback Writer/Rain. For Sgt. Pepper's it's Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane. For The Beatles it's Hey Jude/Revolution...

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:04 PM

View PostNarpsberg, on 13 March 2015 - 11:28 AM, said:

This statement I realize is not 100% accurate or true for everyone but I really think this battle is really where old school and new school really clash. More so than even the other rounds. That's why I think Permanent Waves will win out. It is the best of both worlds...

I have always felt this is the perfect marriage of prog and pop for Rush. The album is perfect. Epics (Jacobs Ladder and N.S), concise rocker (Freewill) Popular Rock (TSOR and Entre Nous) and the gorgeous production piece (Different Strings).

Perfection.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:04 PM

View PostLedRush, on 13 March 2015 - 11:53 AM, said:

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So impossible. This is like choosing between Revolver, Sgt Peppers, and Abbey Road. PeW, like Revolver, is perfection and just plain cool; and, the album which seems to get named "best" by hardcore devotees more than any other. MP, like Sgt Peppers, is the icon, the one album which most people most identify with the band. Abbey Road, like Hemi, is a rich and colorful aural landscape with two very distinct sides. Critics point to flaws in both, but if I could only take one disc from both bands to a desert island it would be those.

So, do I choose perfection, iconic status, or personal attachment? Do I go with my heart and keep Hemi, as I would Abbey Road, or my head and vote Hemi out, as I would Abbey Road? No united sphere on this one.

For now, going with the head as I think that both PeW and MP are stronger albums than Hemi, all things considered. Like voting against AFTK just doesn't feel right though. Subject to change as certainly my vote will decide all this :sarcastic: .

I don't consider Revolver near the quality of those other 2 records.  If I had to add a 3rd, it'd be the White Album...but that would mess up your comparison.  Either way, I'd vote for White Album/Revolver, just as I'd vote for PeW.

Not scientific but reflective of my experience among Beatles fans and music-intense hipsters: http://www.bestevera...hechart.php?c=2

Any album with Eleanor Rigby, I'm Only Sleeping, She Said She Said, For No One, Dr. Robert, Tomorrow Never Knows, etc. is a tough act to beat. But it's all personal taste; I know people who think Beatles For Sale is their best (I guess they're into country rock).

Half of the album is filler, and the highs don't reach the highs of Sgt Pepper or Abbey Road (or the White Album).  I know it's super popular, but I think it may have something to do with not wanting to be perceived as being a casual fan.  "I'm hardcore...my favorite is Revolver."

Must be a conspiracy then! :P  From wikipedia:

In 1997 Revolver was named the third greatest album of all time in a Music of the Millenium poll conducted in the United Kingdom by HMV Group, Channel 4, The Guardian and Classic FM. In 2000 Q magazine placed it at number 1 in its list of the 50 Greatest British Albums Ever.[117] In 2001, the TV network VH1 named it the greatest album of all time, a position it also achieved in the Virgin All Time Top 1,000 Albums.[118] In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Revolver third on its list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".[119] In 2006 the album was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 best albums of all time.[120] In 2006, Guitar World readers chose it as the tenth best guitar album of all time.[121] In 2010, Revolver was named the best pop album of all time by the official newspaper of the Holy See, L'Osservatore Romano.[122] In 2013, Entertainment Weekly named Revolver the greatest album of all time.[123]

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:04 PM

ignore.  i thought it was i tie.......read it wrong.

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Edited by bluefox4000, 13 March 2015 - 12:06 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:05 PM

Hemispheres has pulled ahead :wacko:

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:05 PM

I just had to do this to save Permanent Waves. I pulled my vote from Pictures. You know where it just went.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:07 PM

Switched to Waves to keep it closer.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:07 PM

If you all banished me to a deserted island and said I could only have one Rush song on my iSonglisteningdevice. That song would be The Spirit of Radio, it is the best of everything great the band does.

Of course you people would not banish me, you're all too kind. :)

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:08 PM

View PostLedRush, on 13 March 2015 - 11:24 AM, said:

So, do the people who voted against PeW move to MP to save Hemispheres, or do the people who voted against MP move to PeW to save Hemispheres?

Must be thinking of me.  Gotta save Hemispheres.  Best album not named Caress Of Steel.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:10 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 13 March 2015 - 12:04 PM, said:

ignore.  i thought it was i tie.......read it wrong.

Mick

LMFAO!!! This is fun.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:12 PM

Voter fraud!!!!

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:13 PM

View PostReRushed, on 13 March 2015 - 12:03 PM, said:

View PostLedRush, on 13 March 2015 - 11:53 AM, said:

View PostRutlefan, on 13 March 2015 - 11:48 AM, said:

View PostLedRush, on 13 March 2015 - 11:39 AM, said:

View PostRutlefan, on 13 March 2015 - 11:26 AM, said:

So impossible. This is like choosing between Revolver, Sgt Peppers, and Abbey Road. PeW, like Revolver, is perfection and just plain cool; and, the album which seems to get named "best" by hardcore devotees more than any other. MP, like Sgt Peppers, is the icon, the one album which most people most identify with the band. Abbey Road, like Hemi, is a rich and colorful aural landscape with two very distinct sides. Critics point to flaws in both, but if I could only take one disc from both bands to a desert island it would be those.

So, do I choose perfection, iconic status, or personal attachment? Do I go with my heart and keep Hemi, as I would Abbey Road, or my head and vote Hemi out, as I would Abbey Road? No united sphere on this one.

For now, going with the head as I think that both PeW and MP are stronger albums than Hemi, all things considered. Like voting against AFTK just doesn't feel right though. Subject to change as certainly my vote will decide all this :sarcastic: .

I don't consider Revolver near the quality of those other 2 records.  If I had to add a 3rd, it'd be the White Album...but that would mess up your comparison.  Either way, I'd vote for White Album/Revolver, just as I'd vote for PeW.

Not scientific but reflective of my experience among Beatles fans and music-intense hipsters: http://www.bestevera...hechart.php?c=2

Any album with Eleanor Rigby, I'm Only Sleeping, She Said She Said, For No One, Dr. Robert, Tomorrow Never Knows, etc. is a tough act to beat. But it's all personal taste; I know people who think Beatles For Sale is their best (I guess they're into country rock).

Half of the album is filler, and the highs don't reach the highs of Sgt Pepper or Abbey Road (or the White Album).  I know it's super popular, but I think it may have something to do with not wanting to be perceived as being a casual fan.  "I'm hardcore...my favorite is Revolver."
Part of my judging albums is including what is left off the album, that is, the companion single. For Revolver it's Paperback Writer/Rain. For Sgt. Pepper's it's Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane. For The Beatles it's Hey Jude/Revolution...

I think Revolver wins the singles argument. Here's why. George Martin has said he regrets leaving Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane off of Sgt Peppers; he thinks that Pepper is a little thin in terms of the quality of the individual songs, despite how well they all work together. The White Album uses another version of Hey Jude's b-side, and still could have used Hey Jude on side four, or anything besides Revolution 9. Revolver doesn't miss the excellent Paperback Writer and Rain at all.

This said, I can see an argument for any Beatles album from Rubber Soul on, excepting MMT and Yellow Submarine (expanded EPs), and Let it Be (tracks that didn't make to Abbey Road).

Edited by Rutlefan, 13 March 2015 - 12:20 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:15 PM

This is pathetic.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:17 PM

View PostRutlefan, on 13 March 2015 - 12:13 PM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 13 March 2015 - 12:03 PM, said:

View PostLedRush, on 13 March 2015 - 11:53 AM, said:

View PostRutlefan, on 13 March 2015 - 11:48 AM, said:

View PostLedRush, on 13 March 2015 - 11:39 AM, said:

View PostRutlefan, on 13 March 2015 - 11:26 AM, said:

So impossible. This is like choosing between Revolver, Sgt Peppers, and Abbey Road. PeW, like Revolver, is perfection and just plain cool; and, the album which seems to get named "best" by hardcore devotees more than any other. MP, like Sgt Peppers, is the icon, the one album which most people most identify with the band. Abbey Road, like Hemi, is a rich and colorful aural landscape with two very distinct sides. Critics point to flaws in both, but if I could only take one disc from both bands to a desert island it would be those.

So, do I choose perfection, iconic status, or personal attachment? Do I go with my heart and keep Hemi, as I would Abbey Road, or my head and vote Hemi out, as I would Abbey Road? No united sphere on this one.

For now, going with the head as I think that both PeW and MP are stronger albums than Hemi, all things considered. Like voting against AFTK just doesn't feel right though. Subject to change as certainly my vote will decide all this :sarcastic: .

I don't consider Revolver near the quality of those other 2 records.  If I had to add a 3rd, it'd be the White Album...but that would mess up your comparison.  Either way, I'd vote for White Album/Revolver, just as I'd vote for PeW.

Not scientific but reflective of my experience among Beatles fans and music-intense hipsters: http://www.bestevera...hechart.php?c=2

Any album with Eleanor Rigby, I'm Only Sleeping, She Said She Said, For No One, Dr. Robert, Tomorrow Never Knows, etc. is a tough act to beat. But it's all personal taste; I know people who think Beatles For Sale is their best (I guess they're into country rock).

Half of the album is filler, and the highs don't reach the highs of Sgt Pepper or Abbey Road (or the White Album).  I know it's super popular, but I think it may have something to do with not wanting to be perceived as being a casual fan.  "I'm hardcore...my favorite is Revolver."
Part of my judging albums is including what is left off the album, that is, the companion single. For Revolver it's Paperback Writer/Rain. For Sgt. Pepper's it's Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane. For The Beatles it's Hey Jude/Revolution...

I think Revolver wins the singles argument. Here's why. George Martin has said he regrets leaving Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane off of Sgt Peppers; he thinks that Pepper is a little thin in terms of the quality of the individual songs, despite how well they all work together. The White Album uses another version of Hey Jude's b-side, and still could have used Hey Jude on side four, or anything besides Revolution 9. Revolver doesn't miss the excellent Paperback Writer and Rain at all.
Also, including Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane on Sgt. Pepper's would have made it closer to an actual concept album. Lennon and McCartney orginally envisioned Sgt. Pepper's as an album about growing up and childhood memories, instead of the flimsy fictional band angle.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:17 PM

View PostLorraine, on 13 March 2015 - 12:15 PM, said:

This is pathetic.
What? The Beatles album hijack or Hemispheres losing?

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:19 PM

Hemispheres - but only just. It's just not quite as unbelievably brilliant as the other two.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:19 PM

View PostReRushed, on 13 March 2015 - 12:17 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 13 March 2015 - 12:15 PM, said:

This is pathetic.
What? The Beatles album hijack or Hemispheres losing?

Hemispheres AND Permanent Waves losing to Moving Pictures.  I find it incredible, but..... :huh:

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:21 PM

View PostLorraine, on 13 March 2015 - 12:19 PM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 13 March 2015 - 12:17 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 13 March 2015 - 12:15 PM, said:

This is pathetic.
What? The Beatles album hijack or Hemispheres losing?

Hemispheres AND Permanent Waves losing to Moving Pictures.  I find it incredible, but..... :huh:
Personally, I think Moving Pictures is the best, despite its commercial success. Honestly, on this forum, I think Permanent Wave will win. Now, I'm not too sure.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:26 PM

Last Beatles comment, unless it isn't :eh: .

"Also, including Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane on Sgt. Pepper's would have made it closer to an actual concept album. Lennon and McCartney orginally envisioned Sgt. Pepper's as an album about growing up and childhood memories, instead of the flimsy fictional band angle. "

No doubt Sgt Peppers would have been a better album with those songs included but then (what would become) MMT the LP would have suffered, and though MMT isn't a real album, I think it's a great collection. Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane fit so well on that side 2.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:26 PM

To encourage all here to vote for Moving pictures this round I have an offer I am guessing nobody here could possibly pass up. If you vote for Moving Pictures (assuming you already haven't) I will impart to you all of my knowledge of music post 1985 to current day. It won't take very long either which is just an added bonus.... :codger:




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