The Album Project

The Album Project is a continuation of the Rock Hall Revisited and Rock Hall Projected projects. The Album Project's goal is to recognize the greatest albums of all-time. Here are the voting rules:

The Album Project Constitution

For each induction year, voters have the ability to vote for 12 albums. A minimum of 12 albums most be inducted, but only a maximum of 15 albums.

Each voting period will consist of 5 days. The first day will be a campaigning day where people can discuss and coordinate the albums they plan on voting for. The remaining 4 days will be for voting. Voting will close at 3pm Eastern time, unless specified otherwise.

Albums become eligible 25 years after the earliest date in which the album was released to the public. The starting year is 1986 and the project will all the way to 25 years from the current year (2026 for newly eligible material from 2010). Elections will then take place every year after the New Year in early January.

All genres of music will be eligible. Is includes, but is not limited too, Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Country, Folk, Classical, R&B, Metal, Disco, Hip-Hop, Electronica, Traditional Pop, Jazz, and Blues.

The only stipulation is that the recording has to be of music composed since 1900. This means no recordings of 19th Century classical composers or medieval Gregorian chants. This does exclude re-interpretations of these compositions made by 20th and 21st artists.

No compilation albums released after 1965 will be eligible, unless about 75% of the album was recorded before 1965 (Elvis's Sun Session, etc). Those albums become eligible they year they were released, not recorded.

No explicitly designed trades or partial ballots are allowed. During the campaigning day you are allowed to coordinate with other voters on what albums you want to vote for, give suggestions and such, but you are not allowed to say "I will vote for x , if you vote for y." Once you have submitted a ballot you are allowed a maximum of 2 vote changes. This change is only allowed under your own free will and not apart of a trade or designed switch with another.

Tie-breaker rules will be the following:

  • Voting is extended for 24 hours (This will be during the campaigning day)
  • Only those who voted in the first round of voting can vote in the tie-breaker
  • The objective of the tie-breaker is to get the total number of albums inducted for that year to the maximum number of 15
  • This will be done by ranking the albums in your order of preference, the top preference will receive the most votes and the lowest preference will receive one vote, so on and so forth in-between
  • All of these votes will be added up and the top vote getters (up to the necessary amount) will be inducted
Which exact version of an album that will be inducted will be voted on after the album is inducted. This will be important for albums that had different track listings in the United States and the United Kingdom.

These rules can be amended by a majority vote of the body or by act of the moderator if there appears to be a consensus by the body.

Album Inductees

Year InductedArtistAlbumAlbum YearSpotify
1986Woody GuthrieDust Bowl Ballads1940
1986Frank SinatraIn The Wee Small Hours1955
1986Elvis PresleyElvis1956
1986Elvis PresleyElvis Presley1956
1986Frank SinatraSongs For Swingin' Lovers1956
1986Buddy Holly & The CricketsThe "Chirping" Crickets1957
1986Johnny CashWith His Hot and Blue Guitar1957
1986Little RichardHere's Little Richard1957
1986Ray CharlesRay Charles1957
1986Bo DiddleyBo Diddley1958
1986Chuck BerryIs On Top1959
1986Miles DavisKind of Blue1959
1987ed. Harry SmithAnthology of American Folk Music1952
1987Hank WilliamsHank Williams Sings1952
1987Fats DominoThis is Fats1957
1987Patsy ClinePatsy Cline1957
1987Frank SinatraCome Fly With Me1958
1987The Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers1958
1987Charles MingusMingus Ah Um1959
1987Karlheinz StockhausenKontakte1959
1987Link Wray & The Ray MenLink Wray & The Ray Men1959
1987Ray CharlesThe Genius of Ray Charles1959
1987John ColtraneGiant Steps1960
1987Muddy WatersAt Newport 19601960
1987Bobby "Blue" BlandTwo Steps From The Blues1961
1987Robert JohnsonKing of the Delta Blues Singers1961
1987The VenturesThe Ventures1961
1988Bill Haley & His CometsRock Around The Clock1955
1988Miles DavisBirth of the Cool (compilation)1957
1988Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners1957
1988Billie HolidayLady in Satin1958
1988Dave BrubeckTime Out1959
1988Marty RobbinsGunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs 1959
1988Ornette ColemanThe Shape of Jazz To Come1959
1988John Lee HookerI'm John Lee Hooker1960
1988Miles DavisSketches of Spain1960
1988Etta JamesAt Last!1961
1988Dick Dale and His Del-TonesSurfer's Choice1962
1988Howlin' WolfHowlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album)1962
1988Peter, Paul and MaryPeter, Paul and Mary1962
1988Ray CharlesModern Sounds in Country and Western Music1962
1989LeadbellyLeadbelly's Last Sessions1953
1989Nat "King" ColeUnforgettable1954
1989Duke EllingtonAt Newport1956
1989Buddy HollyBuddy Holly1958
1989Bob DylanThe Freewheelin' Bob Dylan1963
1989Charles MingusThe Black Saint & The Lady Sinner1963
1989James BrownLive At The Apollo1963
1989Phil Spector / Various ArtistsA Christmas Gift For You From Phillies Records1963
1989The BeatlesPlease Please Me1963
1989The BeatlesWith The Beatles1963
1990Bob DylanBob Dylan1962
1990Booker T. & The M.G.'sGreen Onions1962
1990Sam CookeLive at Harlem Square Club1963
1990Bob DylanAnother Side of Bob Dylan1964
1990Bob DylanThe Times They Are a-Changin'1964
1990Chuck BerrySt. Louis To Liverpool1964
1990Muddy WatersFolk Singer1964
1990The Beach BoysAll Summer Long1964
1990The BeatlesA Hard Day's Night [UK]1964
1990The BeatlesBeatles For Sale1964
1990The Rolling Stones12X51964
1990The SupremesWhere Did Our Love Go1964
1991Bob DylanBringing It All Back Home1965
1991Bob DylanHighway 61 Revisited1965
1991Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWhipped Cream & Other Delights1965
1991John ColtraneA Love Supreme1965
1991Otis ReddingOtis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul1965
1991The Beach BoysSummer Days (And Summer Nights!!)1965
1991The Beach BoysThe Beach Boys Today!1965
1991The BeatlesHelp! [UK]1965
1991The BeatlesRubber Soul [UK]1965
1991The ByrdsMr. Tambourine Man1965
1991The Rolling StonesOut of Our Heads [US]1965
1991The Vince Guaraldi TrioA Charlie Brown Christmas1965
1991The WhoMy Generation [UK]1965
1992Bob DylanBlonde On Blonde1966
1992CreamFresh Cream1966
1992Simon & GarfunkelParsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme1966
1992The Beach BoysPet Sounds1966
1992The BeatlesRevolver [UK]1966
1992The ByrdsFifth Dimension1966
1992The KinksFace To Face1966
1992The Mamas And The PapasIf You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears1966
1992The Mothers of InventionFreak Out!1966
1992The Rolling StonesAftermath [US]1966
1993The 13th Floor ElevatorsThe Psychedelic Sounds of The 13th Floor Elevators1966
1993Aretha FranklinI Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You1967
1993CreamDisraeli Gears1967
1993Jefferson AirplaneSurrealistic Pillow1967
1993LoveForever Changes1967
1993Pink FloydPiper At The Gates Of Dawn1967
1993The BeatlesSgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band1967
1993The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour [US]1967
1993The DoorsThe Doors1967
1993The DoorsStrange Days1967
1993The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAre You Experienced1967
1993The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAxis: Bold As Love1967
1993The Moody BluesDays of Future Past1967
1993The Velvet UndergroundThe Velvet Underground And Nico1967
1994Leonard CohenSongs Of Leonard Cohen 1967
1994CreamWheels Of Fire 1968
1994Dr. JohnGris-Gris 1968
1994Johnny CashJohnny Cash At Folsom Prison 1968
1994Simon & GarfunkelBookends 1968
1994The BandMusic From Big Pink 1968
1994The BeatlesThe Beatles 1968
1994The ByrdsSweetheart Of The Rodeo 1968
1994The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland 1968
1994The Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet1968
1994The ZombiesOdessey And Oracle 1968
1994Van MorrisonAstral Weeks 1968
1995Silver ApplesSilver Apples1968
1995CanMonster Movie1969
1995King CrimsonIn the Court of the Crimson King1969
1995Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II1969
1995Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin1969
1995Miles DavisIn a Silent Way1969
1995Nick DrakeFive Leaves Left1969
1995Sly & The Family StoneStand!1969
1995The BandThe Band1969
1995The BeatlesAbbey Road1969
1995The Rolling StonesLet it Bleed1969
1995The WhoTommy1969
1996The KinksThe Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society1968
1996Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen River1969
1996Black SabbathParanoid1970
1996Black SabbathBlack Sabbath1970
1996Crosby, Stills, Nash & YoungDeja Vu1970
1996Grateful DeadAmerican Beauty1970
1996John LennonJohn Lennon/Plastic Ono Band1970
1996Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin III1970
1996Miles DavisBitches Brew1970
1996Neil YoungAfter the Gold Rush1970
1996SantanaAbraxas1970
1996Simon & GarfunkelBridge Over Troubled Water1970
1996Van MorrisonMoondance1970
1997The Velvet UndergroundWhite Light/White Heat1968
1997George HarrisonAll Things Must Pass1970
1997CanTago Mago1971
1997David BowieHunky Dory1971
1997John LennonImagine1971
1997Joni MitchellBlue1971
1997Led ZeppelinUntitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO)1971
1997Marvin GayeWhat's Going On1971
1997T. RexElectric Warrior1971
1997The DoorsL.A. Woman1971
1997The Rolling StonesSticky Fingers1971
1997The WhoWho's Next1971
1998The Beach BoysSunflower1970
1998Jethro TullAqualung1971
1998YesFragile1971
1998Big Star#1 Record1972
1998David BowieThe Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars1972
1998Deep PurpleMachine Head1972
1998Jimmy Cliff & Various ArtistsThe Harder They Come1972
1998Neil YoungHarvest1972
1998Roxy MusicRoxy Music1972
1998Stevie WonderTalking Book1972
1998The Rolling StonesExile On Main St.1972
1998YesClose To The Edge1972
1999The KinksSomething Else By The Kinks1967
1999Aretha FranklinAretha: Lady Soul1968
1999Creedence Clearwater RevivalCosmo's Factory1970
1999Alice CooperBillion Dollar Babies1973
1999Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road1973
1999Led ZeppelinHouses of the Holy1973
1999Lynyrd SkynyrdPronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd1973
1999Pink FloydDark Side of the Moon1973
1999Roxy MusicFor Your Pleasure1973
1999Stevie WonderInnervisions1973
1999The StoogesRaw Power1973
1999The WhoQuadrophenia1973
2000Blue CheerVincebus Eruptum1968
2000Captain Beefheart & His Magic BandTrout Mask Replica1969
2000Derek & The DominosLayla & Other Assorted Love Songs1970
2000The BeatlesLet It Be1970
2000The Velvet UndergroundLoaded1970
2000Jethro TullThick As A Brick1972
2000Black SabbathSabbath Bloody Sabbath1973
2000GenesisThe Lamb Lies Down on Broadway1974
2000Gram ParsonsGrievous Angel1974
2000Joni MitchellCourt and Spark1974
2000KraftwerkAutobahn1974
2000QueenSheer Heart Attack1974
2001The Jeff Beck GroupTruth1968
2001Carole KingTapestry1971
2001Sly & The Family StoneThere's A Riot Goin' On1971
2001Randy NewmanSail Away1972
2001Herbie HancockHead Hunters1973
2001SparksKimono My House1974
2001Bob DylanBlood On The Tracks1975
2001Bruce SpringsteenBorn To Run1975
2001KISSAlive!1975
2001Led ZeppelinPhysical Graffiti1975
2001Neu!Neu! 751975
2001Pink FloydWish You Were Here1975
2001QueenA Night At The Opera1975
2001Willie NelsonRed Headed Stranger1975
2002The WhoThe Who Sell Out1967
2002Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly and the Poor Boys1969
2002Dusty SpringfieldDusty in Memphis1969
2002The Velvet UndergroundThe Velvet Underground1969
2002Deep PurpleIn Rock1970
2002The Allman Brothers BandAt Fillmore East1971
2002BostonBoston1976
2002Elvis PresleyThe Sun Sessions1976
2002RamonesRamones1976
2002Rush21121976
2002Stevie WonderSongs in the Key of Life1976
2002The EaglesHotel California1976
2003AerosmithToys In The Attic1975
2003Bee Gees & Various ArtistsSaturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track1977
2003Billy JoelThe Stranger1977
2003Bob Marley & The WailersExodus1977
2003Fleetwood MacRumours1977
2003KraftwerkTrans-Europe Express1977
2003Meat LoafBat Out Of Hell1977
2003Pink FloydAnimals1977
2003RamonesRocket To Russia1977
2003Sex PistolsNever Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols1977
2003Steely DanAja1977
2003TelevisionMarquee Moon1977
2003The ClashThe Clash [US]1977
2004TrafficMr. Fantasy1967
2004ChicagoChicago Transit Authority1969
2004AerosmithRocks1976
2004David BowieLow1977
2004WirePink Flag1977
2004BlondieParallel Lines1978
2004Bruce SpringsteenDarkness on the Edge of Town1978
2004Elvis Costello & The AttractionsThis Year's Model1978
2004The CarsThe Cars1978
2004The JamAll Mods Cons1978
2004The Rolling StonesSome Girls1978
2004Van HalenVan Halen1978
2005DevoQ: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!1978
2005FunkadelicOne Nation Under a Groove1978
2005AC/DCHighway to Hell1979
2005Gang of FourEntertainment!1979
2005Joy DivisionUnknown Pleasures1979
2005Michael JacksonOff the Wall1979
2005Neil Young & Crazy HorseRust Never Sleeps1979
2005Pink FloydThe Wall1979
2005SupertrampBreakfast in America1979
2005The B-52'sThe B-52's1979
2005The ClashLondon Calling1979
2005Throbbing Gristle20 Jazz Funk Greats1979
2005Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersDamn the Torpedoes1979
2006James TaylorSweet Baby James1970
2006FunkadelicMaggot Brain1971
2006Patti SmithHorses1975
2006Elvis CostelloMy Aim Is True1977
2006AC/DCBack In Black1980
2006Bruce SpringsteenThe River1980
2006Dead KennedysFresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables1980
2006DevoFreedom Of Choice1980
2006John Lennon & Yoko OnoDouble Fantasy1980
2006Joy DivisionCloser1980
2006MotörheadAce Of Spades1980
2006Ozzy OsbourneBlizzard Of Ozz1980
2006Peter GabrielGabriel (III) (Melt)1980
2006Talking HeadsRemain In Light1980
2006XLos Angeles1980
2007Procol HarumProcol Harum1967
2007Crosby, Stills & NashCrosby, Stills & Nash1969
2007The KinksArthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)1969
2007New York DollsNew York Dolls1973
2007Electric Light OrchestraA New World Record1976
2007SuicideSuicide1977
2007Judas PriestBritish Steel1980
2007Black FlagDamaged1981
2007Electric Light OrchestraTime1981
2007KraftwerkComputer World1981
2007RushMoving Pictures1981
2007The PoliceGhost in the Machine1981
2008The StoogesThe Stooges1969
2008ChicagoChicago (II)1970
2008Todd RundgrenSomething/Anything?1972
2008Emerson, Lake & PalmerBrain Salad Surgery1974
2008Electric Light OrchestraOut of the Blue1977
2008Gary NumanThe Pleasure Principle1979
2008Bruce SpringsteenNebraska1982
2008Duran DuranRio1982
2008Iron MaidenThe Number of the Beast1982
2008Judas PriestScreaming For Vengeance1982
2008Michael JacksonThriller1982
2008Prince & the Revolution19991982
2009Scott WalkerScott 21968
2009The WhoLive At Leeds1970
2009Dennis WilsonPacific Ocean Blue1977
2009Brian EnoAmbient 1: Music For Airports1978
2009BauhausIn The Flat Field1980
2009The PretendersPretenders1980
2009The Human LeagueDare1981
2009Def LeppardPyromania1983
2009MetallicaKill 'Em All1983
2009New OrderPower, Corruption & Lies1983
2009R.E.M.Murmur1983
2009The PoliceSynchronicity1983
2009Tom WaitsSwordfishtrombones1983
2009U2War1983
2009ZZ TopEliminator1983
2010The Beach BoysFriends1968
2010Grateful DeadLive/Dead1969
2010MC5Kick Out The Jams1969
2010Cheap TrickCheap Trick At Budokan1978
2010Public Image Ltd.Metal Box1979
2010Cocteau TwinsHead Over Heels1983
2010Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.1984
2010MetallicaRide the Lightning1984
2010Prince & the RevolutionPurple Rain1984
2010The ReplacementsLet It Be1984
2010The SmithsThe Smiths1984
2010Van Halen19841984
2011The ByrdsThe Notorious Byrd Brothers1968
2011Neil Young & Crazy HorseEverybody Knows This is Nowhere1969
2011The DoorsMorrison Hotel1970
2011Rod StewartEvery Picture Tells a Story1971
2011CanFuture Days1973
2011The SpecialsSpecials1979
2011Dire StraitsBrothers in Arms1985
2011Kate BushHounds of Love1985
2011Phil CollinsNo Jacket Required1985
2011The Jesus & Mary ChainPsychocandy1985
2011The PoguesRum, Sodomy & the Lash1985
2011Tom WaitsRain Dogs1985
2012Mike OldfieldTubular Bells1973
2012Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac1975
2012The CurePornography1982
2012Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double TroubleTexas Flood1983
2012Beastie BoysLicensed To Ill1986
2012GenesisInvisible Touch1986
2012MegadethPeace Sells... But Who's Buying?1986
2012MetallicaMaster of Puppets1986
2012Paul SimonGraceland1986
2012Peter GabrielSo1986
2012Run D.M.C.Raising Hell1986
2012SlayerReign In Blood1986
2012The SmithsThe Queen is Dead1986
2013Grateful DeadWorkingman's Dead1970
2013Bruce SpringsteenThe Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle1973
2013Richard Hell and the VoidoidsBlank Generation1977
2013Hüsker DüZen Arcade1984
2013Eric B. & RakimPaid In Full1987
2013George HarrisonCloud Nine1987
2013Guns N' RosesAppetite For Destruction1987
2013INXSKick1987
2013Michael JacksonBad1987
2013PrinceSign O' The Times1987
2013R.E.M.Document1987
2013U2The Joshua Tree1987
2014The MoveMessage From The Country1971
2014King CrimsonRed1974
2014Einstürzende NeubautenZeichnungen des Patienten O.T.1983
2014Meat PuppetsMeat Puppets II1984
2014Bon JoviSlippery When Wet1986
2014Def LeppardHysteria1987
2014Midnight OilDiesel and Dust1987
2014Jane's AddictionNothing's Shocking1988
2014Metallica...And Justice For All1988
2014N.W.AStraight Outta Compton1988
2014PixiesSurfer Rosa1988
2014Public EnemyIt Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back1988
2014Sonic YouthDaydream Nation1988
2014Traveling WilburysTraveling Wilburys Vol. 11988
2015The YardbirdsThe Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer)1966
2015Moby GrapeMoby Grape1967
2015The ReplacementsTim1985
2015QueensrÿcheOperation: Mindcrime1988
2015Beastie BoysPaul's Boutique1989
2015Faith No MoreThe Real Thing1989
2015Janet JacksonRhythm Nation 18141989
2015MadonnaLike A Prayer1989
2015Nine Inch NailsPretty Hate Machine1989
2015NirvanaBleach1989
2015PixiesDoolittle1989
2015SoundgardenLouder Than Love1989
2015The CureDisintegration1989
2015The Stone RosesThe Stone Roses1989
2015Tom PettyFull Moon Fever1989
2016The ByrdsYounger Than Yesterday1967
2016SantanaSantana1969
2016Cat StevensTea For The Tillerman1970
2016Emerson, Lake & PalmerEmerson, Lake & Palmer1970
2016Procol HarumA Salty Dog1970
2016Bruce SpringsteenGreetings From Asbury Park, N.J.1973
2016The WailersCatch A Fire1973
2016Electric Light OrchestraEldorado, A Symphony1974
2016Jean Michel JarreOxygene1976
2016GenesisAbacab1981
2016The SmithsMeat Is Murder1985
2016Depeche ModeViolator1990
2016Jane's AddictionRitual De Lo Habitual1990
2016MegadethRust In Peace1990
2016Public EnemyFear Of A Black Planet1990
2017International Submarine BandSafe At Home1967
2017The Moody BluesOn The Threshold Of A Dream1969
2017Violent FemmesViolent Femmes1983
2017Hüsker DüNew Day Rising1985
2017Guns N' RosesUse Your Illusion I1991
2017Guns N' RosesUse Your Illusion II1991
2017Massive AttackBlue Lines1991
2017MetallicaMetallica (The Black Album)1991
2017My Bloody ValentineLoveless1991
2017NirvanaNevermind1991
2017Pearl JamTen1991
2017R.E.M.Out Of Time1991
2017Red Hot Chili PeppersBlood Sugar Sex Magik1991
2017SoundgardenBadmotorfinger1991
2017U2Achtung Baby1991
2018The AnimalsAnimalism1966
2018The DoorsWaiting For The Sun1968
2018Cat StevensTeaser and the Firecat1971
2018Pink FloydMeddle1971
2018Curtis MayfieldSuperfly1972
2018Elvis Costello & The AttractionsArmed Forces1979
2018JourneyEscape1981
2018Alice In ChainsDirt1992
2018Dr. DreThe Chronic1992
2018PavementSlanted and Enchanted1992
2018R.E.M.Automatic For The People1992
2018Rage Against The MachineRage Against The Machine1992
2018Stone Temple PilotsCore1992
2019Fairport ConventionLiege and Lief1969
2019Lou ReedTransformer1972
2019GenesisSelling England By the Pound1973
2019Leonard CohenI'm Your Man1988
2019AerosmithGet A Grip1993
2019BjörkDebut1993
2019BlurModern Life Is Rubbish1993
2019Liz PhairExile In Guyville1993
2019NirvanaIn Utero1993
2019Pearl JamVs.1993
2019Smashing PumpkinsSiamese Dream1993
2019Snoop Doggy DoggDoggystyle1993
2019Wu-Tang Clan Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)1993
2020Nick DrakePink Moon1972
2020Kate BushThe Dreaming1982
2020JourneyFrontiers1983
2020BlurParklife1994
2020Green DayDookie1994
2020Johnny CashAmerican Recordings1994
2020NasIllmatic1994
2020Nine Inch NailsThe Downward Spiral1994
2020NirvanaMTV Unplugged In New York1994
2020OasisDefinitely Maybe1994
2020SoundgardenSuperunknown1994
2020WeezerWeezer (Blue Album)1994
2021Roxy MusicCountry Life1974
2021The CarsHeartbeat City1984
2021Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair1985
2021Jeff BuckleyGrace1994
2021PavementCrooked Rain, Crooked Rain1994
2021Alanis MorissetteJagged Little Pill1995
2021No DoubtTragic Kingdom1995
2021Oasis(What's The Story) Morning Glory?1995
2021PulpDifferent Class1995
2021RadioheadThe Bends1995
2021Smashing PumpkinsMellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness1995
2021The VerveA Northern Soul1995
2022Johnny CashThe Fabulous Johnny Cash1959
2022Leonard CohenSongs Of Love And Hate1971
2022QueenQueen II1974
2022BuzzcocksAnother Music in a Different Kitchen1978
2022Run-D.M.C.Run-D.M.C.1984
2022The PoguesIf I Should Fall From Grace With God1988
2022Michael JacksonDangerous1991
2022KornKorn1994
2022Notorious B.I.G.Ready To Die1994
2022Scott WalkerTilt1995
20222pacAll Eyez on Me1996
2022BeckOdelay1996
2022Jay-ZReasonable Doubt1996
2022ToolAenima1996
2022WeezerPinkerton1996
2023Electric Light OrchestraFace the Music1975
2023Huey Lewis and the NewsSports1983
2023A Tribe Called QuestThe Low End Theory1991
2023Pearl JamVitalogy1994
2023BjörkPost1995
2023BjörkHomogenic1997
2023BlurBlur1997
2023Daft PunkHomework1997
2023Foo FightersThe Colour and the Shape1997
2023Janet JacksonThe Velvet Rope1997
2023RadioheadOK Computer1997
2023The VerveUrban Hymns1997
2024The StoogesFunhouse1970
2024The EaglesEagles1972
2024Phil CollinsFace Value1981
2024Soft CellNon Stop Erotic Cabaret1981
2024Steve WinwoodBack In The High Life1986
2024George MichaelFaith1987
2024De La Soul3 Feet High and Rising1989
2024MobyEverything Is Wrong1995
2024Bob DylanTime Out Of Mind1997
2024OasisBe Here Now1997
2024Lauryn HillThe Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill1998
2024MadonnaRay Of Light1998
2024Massive AttackMezzanine1998
2024Neutral Milk HotelIn The Aeroplane Above the Sea1998
2025Janis JoplinPearl1971
2025Peter FramptonFrampton Comes Alive!1976
2025MadonnaLike A Virgin1984
2025LL Cool JRadio1985
2025Janet JacksonControl1986
2025Van Halen51501986
2025Aphex TwinSelected Ambient Works 85-921992
2025HoleLive Through This1994
2025Stone Temple PilotsPurple1994
2025The OffspringSmash1994
2025EminemThe Slim Shady LP1999
2025MobyPlay1999
2025Nine Inch NailsThe Fragile1999
2025Rage Against The MachineThe Battle Of Los Angeles1999
2025Red Hot Chili PeppersCalifornication1999
2026Nick DrakeBryter Layter1970
2026Al GreenCall Me1973
2026Foreigner41981
2026Iron MaidenPowerslave1984
2026Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded1987
2026PanteraCowboys From Hell1990
2026Tori AmosUnder The Pink1994
2026ColdplayParachutes2000
2026EminemThe Marshall Mathers LP2000
2026OutkastStankonia2000
2026PJ HarveyStories From The City, Story From The Sea2000
2026RadioheadKid A2000
2026U2All That You Can't Leave Behind2000
2027The Flying Burrito BrothersThe Gilded Palace Of Sin1969
2027Peter ToshLegalize It1976
2027Gin BlossomsNew Miserable Experience1992
2027Counting CrowsAugust & Everything After1993
2027SuedeSuede1993
2027BeckMellow Gold1994
2027Dave Matthews BandUnder The Table And Dreaming1994
2027LiveThrowing Copper1994
2027Linkin ParkHybrid Theory2000
2027Daft PunkDiscovery2001
2027Jay-ZThe Blueprint2001
2027PinkMissundaztood2001
2027The StrokesIs This It?2001
2027The White StripesWhite Blood Cells2001
2027ToolLateralus2001
2028AerosmithGet Your Wings1974
2028Neil YoungTonight's The Night1975
2028KISSDestroyer1976
2028Richard and Linda ThompsonShoot Out The Lights1982
2028Depeche ModeMusic For The Masses1987
2028PrinceDirty Mind1990
2028GarbageGarbage1995
2028Notorious B.I.G.Life After Death1997
2028The Chemical BrothersDig Your Own Hole1997
2028BeckSea Change2002
2028ColdplayA Rush Of Blood To The Head2002
2028Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes Around2002
2028Queens Of The Stone AgeSongs For The Deaf2002
2028The Flaming LipsYoshimi Battles The Pink Robots2002
2028WilcoYankee Hotel Foxtrot2002
2029Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of InventionWe're Only In It For The Money1968
2029Steely DanCan't Buy A Thrill1972
2029Faith No MoreAngel Dust1992
2029Janet Jacksonjanet.1993
2029ElasticaElastica1995
2029TrickyMaxinquaye1995
2029Matchbox TwentyYourself Or Someone Like You1996
2029Jay-ZThe Black Album2003
2029MuseAbsolution2003
2029OutKastSpeakerboxx/The Love Below2003
2029The White StripesElephant2003
2029Yeah Yeah YeahsFever To Tell2003
2030Tangerine DreamPhaedra1974
2030Brian EnoBefore And After Science1977
2030KraftwerkThe Man-Machine1978
2030SparksNo. 1 in Heaven1979
2030Talking HeadsFear Of Music1979
2030PortisheadDummy1994
20302pacMe Against The World1995
2030Bob DylanLove And Theft2001
2030Arcade FireFuneral2004
2030Brian WilsonSMiLE2004
2030Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand2004
2030Green DayAmerican Idiot2004
2030Kanye WestThe College Dropout2004
2030The KillersHot Fuss2004
2030U2How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb2004
2031John MayallBluesbreakers with Eric Clapton1966
2031Black SabbathMaster Of Reality1971
2031David BowieAladdin Sane1973
2031Neu!Neu! 21973
2031The WailersBurnin'1973
2031Happy MondaysPills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches1990
2031PanteraVulgar Display Of Power1992
2031BushSixteen Stone1994
2031PJ HarveyTo Bring You My Love1995
2031OutkastAquemini1998
2031PulpThis Is Hardcore1998
2031System Of A DownToxicity2001
2031ColdplayX&Y2005
2031GorillazDemon Days2005
2031Kanye WestLate Registration2005
2032Emerson, Lake & PalmerTarkus1971
2032CanEge Bamyasi1972
2032Brian EnoAnother Green World1975
2032Thin LizzyJailbreak1976
2032Eric ClaptonSlowhand1977
2032Little FeatWaiting For Columbus1978
2032Tori AmosLittle Earthquakes1992
2032Genius/GZALiquid Swords1995
2032Dave Matthews BandCrash1996
2032The LibertinesUp The Bracket2002
2032Amy WinehouseBack To Black2006
2032Arctic MonkeysWhatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not2006
2032Gnarls BarkleySt. Elsewhere2006
2032MuseBlack Holes And Revelations2006
2032Red Hot Chili PeppersStadium Arcadium2006
2033Ken NordineColors1967
2033Neu!Neu!1972
2033Siouxsie & The BansheesKaleidoscope1980
2033Run-D.M.C.King Of Rock1985
2033The CureKiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me1987
2033Information SocietyInformation Society1988
2033Sonic YouthGoo1990
2033SoundgardenDown On The Upside1996
2033SublimeSublime1996
2033Arcade FireNeon Bible2007
2033Kanye WestGraduation2007
2033LCD SoundsystemSound Of Silver2007
2033MGMTOracular Spectacular2007
2033RadioheadIn Rainbows2007
2033The White StripesIcky Thump2007
2034Blood, Sweat & TearsBlood, Sweat & Tears1968
2034Klaus SchulzeMoondawn1976
2034New OrderTechnique1989
2034Mos DefBlack On Both Sides1999
2034Gwen StefaniLove Angel Music Baby2004
2034Modest MouseGood News For People Who Love Bad News2004
2034RobynRobyn2005
2034Animal CollectiveStrawberry Jam2007
2034ColdplayViva La Vida or Death And All His Friends2008
2034Fleet FoxesFleet Foxes2008
2034Lady GagaThe Fame2008
2034MetallicaDeath Magnetic2008
2034TV On The RadioDear Science2008
2034Vampire WeekendVampire Weekend2008
2035Blind FaithBlind Faith1969
2035Jackson BrowneLate For The Sky1974
2035Jimmy BuffettChanges In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes1977
2035Tubeway ArmyReplicas1979
2035Grandmaster Flash & The Furious FiveThe Message1982
2035Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman1989
2035They Might Be GiantsFlood1990
2035Tom PettyWildflowers1994
2035Green DayInsomniac1995
2035WolfmotherWolfmother2005
2035The Black KeysAttack And Release2008
2035Animal CollectiveMerriweather Post Pavilion2009
2035Lady GagaThe Fame Monster2009
2035MastodonCrack The Skye2009
2035Them Crooked VulturesThem Crooked Vultures2009
2036Captain Beefheart & His Magic BandSafe As Milk1967
2036The CarpentersClose To You1970
2036Bad BrainsBad Brains1982
2036John MellencampScarecrow1985
2036StingDream Of The Blue Turtles1985
2036The FallThis Nation's Saving Grace1985
2036Living ColourVivid1988
2036Eric ClaptonUnplugged1992
2036TLCCrazySexyCool1994
2036Sufjan StevensIllinois2005
2036Alice In ChainsBlack Gives Way To Blue2009
2036PhoenixWolfgang Amadeus Phoenix2009
2036Arcade FireThe Suburbs2010
2036Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy2010
2036LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening2010
2037Big Brother and the Holding CompanyCheap Thrills1968
2037The Small FacesOgden's Nut Gone Flake 1968
2037Emerson, Lake & PalmerPictures at an Exhibition1971
2037T. RexSlider1972
2037Frank ZappaOver-Nite Sensation1973
2037ZZ TopTres Hombres1973
2037Big StarRadio City1974
2037Leonard CohenNew Skin for the Old Ceremony1974
2037Linda RonstadtHeart Like a Wheel1974
2037Stevie WonderFulfillingness' First Finale1974
2037Emmylou HarrisPieces of the Sky1975
2037Paul SimonStill Crazy After All These Years1975
2037David Bowie Station To Station1976
2037HeartDreamboat Annie1976
2037Olivia Newton-JohnGrease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture1978
2037The BandThe Last Waltz1978
2037The PoliceOutlandos d'Amour1978
2037Donna SummerBad Girls1979
2037Emmylou HarrisRoses in the Snow1980
2037Killing JokeKilling Joke1980
2037The Soft BoysUnderwater Moonlight1980
2037Heaven 17 Penthouse and Pavement1981
2037Steve EarleCopperhead Road1988
2037Bonnie RaittNick of Time1989
2037JellyfishBellybutton1990
2037The Black CrowesShake Your Money Maker1990
2037The FlatlandersMore A Legend Than A Band1990
2037JellyfishSpilt Milk1993
2037SleeperSmart1995
2037Counting CrowsRecovering the Satellites1996
2037Fiona AppleTidal1996
2037The FugeesThe Score1996
2037Elliott SmithXO1998
2037Sigor RosAgaetis byrjun1999
2037The Flaming LipsThe Soft Bulletin1999
2037Modest MouseThe Moon & Antarctica2000
2037Bon IverFor Emma, Forever Ago2007
2037Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsDig, Lazarus, Dig!!!2008
2037Mumford And SonsSigh No More2009
2037Janelle MonaeThe ArchAndroid2010
2037The Black KeysBrothers2010
2037Adele212011
2037Florence + The MachineCeremonials2011
2037Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch The Throne2011
2037The Beach BoysThe Smile Sessions2011
2038John ColtraneBlue Train1957
2038The Paul Butterfield Blues BandEast-West1966
2038Pink FloydA Saucerful of Secrets1968
2038MC5Back In the USA1970
2038Gil Scott-HeronPieces of a Man1971
2038Harry NilssonNilsson Schmilsson1971
2038Mahavishnu OrchestraThe Inner Mounting Flame1971
2038Paul McCartney & WingsBand on the Run1973
2038SweetDesolation Boulevard1974
2038The MetersRejuvenation1974
2038Elton JohnCaptain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy1975
2038The Modern LoversThe Modern Lovers1976
2038Donna SummerOnce Upon A Time1977
2038Big StarThird/Sister Lovers1978
2038Kate BushThe Kick Inside1978
2038Frank ZappaJoe's Garage1979
2038REO SpeedwagonHi Infidelity1980
2038Siouxsie and the Banshees Juju1981
2038Talking HeadsStop Making Sense1984
2038R.E.M.Life's Rich Pageant1986
2038Sinead O'ConnorI Do Not What What I Haven't Got1990
2038Screaming TreesSweet Oblivion1991
2038Sarah McLachlanFumbling Towards Ecstasy1993
2038Sheryl CrowTuesday Night Music Club1993
2038The CranberriesEverybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? 1993
2038Beastie BoysIll Communication1994
2038Hootie & the BlowfishCracked Rear View1994
2038Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Murder Ballads1996
2038The OffspringAmericana1998
2038SantanaSupernatural1999
2038Bruce SpringsteenThe Rising2002
2038InterpolTurn On The Bright Lights2002
2038The NationalHigh Violet2010
2038Foo FightersWasting Light2011
2038Bruce SpringsteenWrecking Ball2012
2038Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel...2012
2038Frank OceanChannel Orange2012
2038Jack WhiteBlunderbuss2012
2038Kendrick LamarGood Kid, M.A.A.D City2012
2038Lana Del ReyBorn To Die2012
2038Mumford & SonsBabel2012
2038Tame ImpalaLonerism2012
2039Buffalo SpringfieldBuffalo Springfield Again1967
2039PocoPickin' Up The Pieces1969
2039The Moody BluesA Question of Balance1970
2039The Flying Burrito BrothersThe Flying Burrito Brothers1971
2039Townes Van ZandtThe Late Great Townes Van Zandt1972
2039Gram ParsonsGP1973
2039Marvin GayeLet's Get It On1973
2039Brian EnoHere Come The Warm Jets1974
2039Blue Oyster CultAgents of Fortune1976
2039QueenA Day at the Races1976
2039Steve Miller BandFly Like An Eagle1976
2039Emmylou HarrisLuxury Liner1977
2039Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel (1) (Car)1977
2039Talking HeadsTalking Heads: 771977
2039Hall & OatesPrivate Eyes1981
2039Roxy MusicAvalon1981
2039Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston1985
2039Belle & SebastianIf You're Feeling Sinister1996
2039Bright EyesI'm Wide Awake, It's Morning2005
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2039The KillersSam's Town2006
2039FeistThe Reminder2007
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Here are the final results of the Album Ranking Project:

1. Dark Side Of the Moon (1973) – Pink Floyd
2. Pet Sounds (1966) – The Beach Boys
3. The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967) – The Velvet Underground
4. Nevermind (1991) – Nirvana
5. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) – The Beatles
6. Thriller (1982) – Michael Jackson
7. Highway 61 Revisited (1965) – Bob Dylan
8. Paranoid (1970) – Black Sabbath
9. The Doors (1967) – The Doors
10. Rubber Soul [UK] (1965) – The Beatles
11. Are You Experienced [US] (1967) – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
12. Untitled (Zoso/Led Zeppelin IV) (1971) – Led Zeppelin
13. The Beatles (White Album) (1968) – The Beatles
14. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And Spiders From Mars (1972) – David Bowie
15. The Bends (1995) – Radiohead
16. Forever Changes (1967) – Love
17. The Joshua Tree (1987) – U2
18. Revolver [UK] (1966) – The Beatles
19. London Calling (1979) – The Clash
20. The Clash [US] (1977) – The Clash
21. Abbey Road (1969) – The Beatles
22. The Wall (1979) – Pink Floyd
23. Appetite For Destruction (1987) – Guns N’ Roses
24. Ok Computer (1997) – Radiohead
25. Who’s Next (1971) – The Who
26. Born To Run (1975) – Bruce Springsteen
27. Exile On Main St. (1972) – The Rolling Stones
28. In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969) – King Crimson
29. Rumours (1977) – Fleetwood Mac
30. Raw Power (1973) – The Stooges
31. Autobahn (1974) – Kraftwerk
32. L.A. Woman (1971) – The Doors
33. Led Zeppelin II (1969) – Led Zeppelin
34. The Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967) – The Beatles
35. Beggars Banquet (1968) – The Rolling Stones
36. Unknown Pleasures (1979) – Joy Division
37. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (1998) – Neutral Milk Hotel
38. Never Mind The Bullocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols (1977) – Sex Pistols
39. Ten (1991) – Pearl Jam
40. Thick As A Brick (1972) – Jethro Tull
41. Achtung Baby (1991) – U2
42. Document (1987) – R.E.M.
43. Ramones (1976) – Ramones
44. Blood On The Tracks - Bob Dylan
45. Born In The U.S.A. (1984) – Bruce Springsteen
46. Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968) – The Byrds
47. Purple Rain (1984) – Prince & The Revolution
48. After The Gold Rush (1970) – Neil Young
49. Music From Big Pink (1968) – The Band
50. A Night At The Opera (1975) – Queen
51. Kid A (2000) – Radiohead
52. At Folsom Prison (1968) – Johnny Cash
53. Let It Bleed (1969) –The Rolling Stones
54. Remain In Light (1980) – Talking Heads
55. A Love Supreme (1965) – John Coltrane
56. Odessey And Oracle (1968) – The Zombies
57. Wish You Where Here (1975) – Pink Floyd
58. Full Moon Fever (1989) – Tom Petty
59. Tommy (1969) – The Who
60. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988) – Public Enemy
61. Is This It? (2001) – The Strokes
62. Exodus (1977) – Bob Marley & The Wailers
63. Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973) – Lynyrd Skynyrd
64. Tapestry (1971) – Carole King
65. Hotel California (1976) – Eagles
66. Disintegration (1989) – The Cure
67. Sticky Fingers (1971) – The Rolling Stones
68. The Downward Spiral (1994) – Nine Inch Nails
69. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) – Elton John
70. Disraeli Gears (1967) – Cream
71. Back In Black (1980) – AC/DC
72. What’s Going On (1971) – Marvin Gaye
73. Led Zeppelin (1969) – Led Zeppelin
74. Daydream Nation (1988) – Sonic Youth
75. Marquee Moon (1977) – Television
76. Automatic For The People (1992) – R.E.M.
77. American Beauty (1970) – Grateful Dead
78. In Utero (1993) – Nirvana
79. Songs In The Key Of Life (1976) – Stevie Wonder
80. Blonde On Blonde (1966) – Bob Dylan
81. Green River (1969) – Creedence Clearwater Revival
82. Toys In The Attic (1975) – Aerosmith
83. A Hard Day’s Night [UK] (1964) – The Beatles
84. Electric Ladyland (1968) – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
85. Weezer (Blue Album) (1994) – Weezer
86. Help! [UK] (1965) – The Beatles
87. Strange Days (1967) – The Doors
88. Innervisions (1973) – Stevie Wonder
89. Funeral (2004) – Arcade Fire
90. Off The Wall (1979) – Michael Jackson
91. Abraxas (1970) – Santana
92. Doolittle (1989) – Pixies
93. Siamese Dream (1993) – Smashing Pumpkins
94. The Harder They Come (1972) – Jimmy Cliff & Various Artists
95. Brothers In Arms (1985) – Dire Straits
96. Live At The Apollo (1963) – James Brown
97. American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002) – Johnny Cash
98. The Cars (1978) – The Cars
99. Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) – Simon & Garfunkel
100. Surrealistic Pillow (1967) - Jefferson Airplane
101. Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack (1977) – Bee Gees & Various Artists
102. The Band (1969) – The Band
103. Machine Head (1972) – Deep Purple
104. Hunky Dory (1971) – David Bowie
105. Van Halen (1978) – Van Halen
106. Electric Warrior (1971) – T.Rex
107. Houses Of The Holy (1973) – Led Zeppelin
108. Master of Puppets (1986) - Metallica
109. Badmotorfinger (1991) – Soundgarden
110. Trans-Europe Express (1977) – Kraftwerk
111. Aftermath [US] (1966) – The Rolling Stones
112. Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) – Cheap Trick
113. Quadrophenia (1973) – The Who
114. Days of Future Past (1967) - The Moody Blues
115. Violator (1990) – Depeche Mode
116. The River (1980) – Bruce Springsteen
117. Boston (1976) – Boston
118. Songs From Leonard Cohen (1967) – Leonard Cohen
119. Closer (1980) – Joy Division
120. Arthur (Or the Decline And Fall of the British Empire) (1969) – The Kinks
121. Tago Mago (1971) – Can
122. White Blood Cells (2001) – The White Stripes
123. Willy and The Poor Boys (1969) – Creedence Clearwater Revival
124. Elvis Presley (1956) – Elvis Presley
125. Bad (1987) – Michael Jackson
126. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995) – Smashing Pumpkins
127. Chuck Berry On Top (1959) – Chuck Berry
128. Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) – Ozzy Osbourne
129. Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) – Derek & The Dominos
130. Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) – The Byrds
131. The Stranger (1977) – Billy Joel
132. Here’s Little Richard (1957) – Little Richard
133. Harvest (1972) – Neil Young
134. The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) – Eminem
135. Jagged Little Pill (1995) – Alanis Morissette
136. Pinkerton (1996) – Weezer
137. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968) – The Kinks
138. The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators (1966) - The 13th Floor Elevators
139. The Queen Is Dead (1986) – The Smiths
140. Dusty In Memphis (1969) – Dusty Springfield
141. Synchronicity (1983) – The Police
142. Metallica (Black Album) (1991) – Metallica
143. Piper At The Gates of Dawn (1967) – Pink Floyd
144. Dookie (1994) – Green Day
145. Let It Be (1970) – The Beatles
146. Blue (1971) – Joni Mitchell
147. Fear Of Music (1979) – Talking Heads
148. The Everly Brothers (1958) – The Everly Brothers
149. Hot Fuss (2004) – The Killers
150. White Light/White Heat (1968) – The Velvet Underground
151. With His Hot And Blue Guitar (1957) – Johnny Cash
152. Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978) – Bruce Springsteen
153. Dirt (1992) – Alice In Chains
154. Throwing Cooper (1994) – Live
155. Kimono My House (1974) – Sparks
156. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002) – Wilco
157. Straight Outta Compton (1988) – N.W.A.
158. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) – Kanye West
159. Bat Out Of Hell (1977) – Meat Loaf
160. Murmur (1983) – R.E.M.
161. Please Please Me (1963) – The Beatles
162. The Sun Sessions (1976) – Elvis Presley
163. The Stooges (1969) – The Stooges
164. Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991) – Red Hot Chili Peppers
165. Graceland (1986) – Paul Simon
166. There’s A Riot Goin’ On (1971) – Sly & The Family Stone
167. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963) – Bob Dylan
168. The Colour And The Shape (1997) – Foo Fighters
169. With The Beatles (1963) – The Beatles
170. Aqualung (1971) – Jethro Tull
171. Phaedra (1974) – Tangerine Dream
172. (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? (1995) – Oasis
173. Rio (1982) – Duran Duran
174. All Mod Cons (1978) – The Jam
175. Kind of Blue (1959) – Miles Davis
176. #1 Record (1972) – Big Star
177. Surfer Rosa (1988) – Pixies
178. King Of The Delta Blues (1961) – Robert Johnson
179. Double Fantasy (1981) – John Lennon & Yoko Ono
180. Different Class (1995) – Pulp
181. Odelay (1996) – Beck
182. Bringing It Back Home (1965) – Bob Dylan
183. Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965) – Otis Redding
184. Workingman’s Dead (1970) – Grateful Dead
185. 21 (2011) – Adele
186. Out Of Our Heads [US] (1965) – The Rolling Stones
187. Slanted & Enchanted (1992) – Pavement
188. Imagine (1971) – John Lennon
189. Parallel Lines (1978) – Blondie
190. Roxy Music (1972) – Roxy Music
191. In The Wee Small Hours (1955) – Frank Sinatra
192. Astral Weeks (1968) – Van Morrison
193. Every Picture Tells A Story (1971) – Rod Stewart
194. The Velvet Underground (1969) – The Velvet Underground
195. Low (1977) – David Bowie
196. Highway To Hell (1979) – AC/DC
197. Breakfast In America (1977) – Supertramp
198. Eliminator (1983) – ZZ Top
199. The Smile Sessions (2011) – The Beach Boys
200. 201. Scarecrow (1985) – John Mellencamp
201. This Year’s Model (1978) – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
202. Cosmo’s Factory (1970) – Creedence Clearwater Revival
203. Aja (1977) – Steely Dan
204. Licensed To Ill (1986) – Beastie Boys
205. At Fillmore East (1971) – The Allman Brothers Band
206. Black Sabbath (1970) – Black Sabbath
207. My Generation (1965) – The Who
207. Superunknown (1994) – Soundgarden
209. Elephant (2003) – The White Stripes
210. All Things Must Pass (1970) – George Harrison
211. 12X5 (1964) – The Rolling Stones
212. Buddy Holly (1958) – Buddy Holly
213. A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002) – Coldplay
214. Entertainment! (1979) – Gang Of Four
215. Bookends (1968) – Simon & Garfunkel
216. All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000) – U2
217. Bitches Brew (1970) – Miles Davis
218. Out of the Blue (1977) – Electric Light Orchestra
219. So (1986) – Peter Gabriel
220. Blue Lines (1991) – Massive Attack
221. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand!
222. Hole - Live Through This
223. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes
224. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
225. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
226. John Lennon - John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band
227. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
228. Ramones - Rocket To Russia
229 (tie).. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
229 (tie).. The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
231. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You
232. Tom Petty - Wildflowers
233. Lou Reed - Transformer
234. Prince & the Revolution - 1999
235. Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill
236. John Coltrane - Giant Steps
237. Rush - Moving Pictures
238. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
239. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960
240. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul
241. Phil Collins - No Jacket Required
242. Fats Domino - This is Fats
243. Hank Williams - Hank Williams Sings
244. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
245. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
246. U2 - War
247. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice
248. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
249. Patti Smith - Horses
250. Muse - Black Holes And Revelations
251. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
252. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
253. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
254. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions
255. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
256. Nirvana - Unplugged in New York
257. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
258. Can - Ege Bamyasi
259. Kraftwerk - Computer World
260. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy
261. The Velvet Underground - Loaded
262. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - dΓ©jΓ  vu
263. Pearl Jam - Vs.
264. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun
265. Yes - Fragile
266. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash
267. Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I
268. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out!
269. Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark
270. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
271. Green Day - American Idiot
272. Ray Charles - The Genius of Ray Charles
273. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
274. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
275. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
276. Nirvana - Bleach
277. Simon And Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme
278. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
279. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
280. Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville
281. The B-52's - The B-52's
282. Buddy Holly - The Chirping Crickets
283. The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
284. The Beatles - Beatles For Sale
285. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
286. The Who - Live At Leeds
287. The Eagles - Eagles
288. Tool - Aenima
289. Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads
290. The Byrds - Fifth Dimension
291. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
292. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
293. Suicide - Suicide
294. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
295. Tubeway Army - Replicas
296. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
297. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
298. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears
299. Al Green - Call Me
300. Cream - Fresh Cream
301. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
302. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
303. PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Story From The Sea
304. Electric Light Orchestra - Time
305. Chuck Berry - St. Louis To Liverpool
306. The Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas
307. The Who - The Who Sell Out
308. Metallica - And Justice For All
309. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
310. Beach Boys - All Summer Long
311. Outkast - Stankonia
312. Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust
313. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive!
314. Yes - Close To The Edge
315. Rush - 2112
316. Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt)
317. Tool - Lateralus
318. X - Los Angeles
319. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority
320. BjΓΆrk - Post
321. Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell
322. Husker Du - New Day Rising
323. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
324. Van Morrison - Moondance
325. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love
326. The Replacements - Let It Be
327. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
328. Jeff Buckley - Grace
329. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
330. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
331. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
332. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
333. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
334. Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle
335. ed. Harry Smith - Anthology of American Folk Music
336. Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove
337. The Smiths - The Smiths
338 (tie). Counting Crows - August And Everything After
338 (tie). Journey - Escape
340. Beck - Sea Change
341. Emerson, Lake And Palmer - Tarkus
342. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
343. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
344. Santana - Santana
345 (tie). Stone Temple Pilots - Purple
345 (tie). The Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not
347. Cream - Wheels Of Fire
348. Madonna - Like A Virgin
349. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
350. Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
351. Dr. John - Gris-Gris
352. Janis Joplin - Pearl
353. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
354. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
355. The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
356. Etta James - At Last!
357. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
358. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman
359. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
360. Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel
361. The Kinks - Something Else By the Kinks
362. Emerson, Lake And Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
363. R.E.M. - Out Of Time
364. Radiohead - In Rainbows
365. The Black Keys - Brothers
366. Black Flag - Damaged
367. The Carpenters - Close To You
368. Pink Floyd - Animals
369. Moby Grape - Moby Grape
370. Aerosmith - Rocks
371. Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
372. No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
373. Daft Punk - Discovery
374. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'
375. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
376. Garbage - Garbage
377. Traveling Wilburys - Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
378. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
379. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
380. Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
381. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday
382. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy
383 (tie). Procol Harum - Procol Harum
383 (tie). The Yardbirds - Roger The Engineer
385. Muse - Absolution
386 (tie). Bob Dylan - Another Side of Bob Dylan
386 (tie). Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
388. Marty Robbins - Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs
389. Wire - Pink Flag
390 (tie). Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
390 (tie). Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
392. The Beach Boys - Sunflower
393 (tie). Patsy Cline - Patsy Cline
393 (tie). Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?
395. Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
396. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
397. Tori Amos - Under The Pink
398 (tie). Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary
398 (tie). Beach Boys - Today
400. Bauhaus - In The Flat Field
401. The Verve - Urban Hymns
402. Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
403. Beck - Mellow Gold
404. Bush - Sixteen Stone
405. Moby - Play
406. Genesis - Abacab
407. Genesis - Invisible Touch
408. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Whipped Cream & Other Delights
409. The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers
410. INXS - Kick
411. Devo - Freedom Of Choice
412. Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
413. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Love And Hate
414. Madonna - Ray Of Light
415. The Human League - Dare
416. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
417. Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
418. Eric Clapton - Slowhand
419. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
420. Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontakte
421. Prince - Sign O' The Times
422. Elvis Presley - Elvis
423. The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker
424. Van Halen - 1984
425. The Doors - Morrison Hotel
426. Coldplay - Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends
427. Emmylou Harris - Pieces of the Sky
428. The White Stripes - Icky Thump
429. The Band - The Last Waltz
430. The Cars - Heartbeat City
431. OutKast - Speakerboxx/The Love Below
432. Counting Crows - Recovering The Satellites
433. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
434. The Stooges - Funhouse
435 (tie). Robyn - Robyn
435 (tie). T. Rex - Slider
437. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
438. Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair
439. Blur - Parklife
440. Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles
441. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
442. The Offspring - Smash
443. Judas Priest - British Steel
444. Stone Temple Pilots - Core
445. Dr. Dre - The Chronic
446. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
447. Green Day - Insomniac
448. Mumford And Sons - Sigh No More
449. Janet Jackson - Control
450. Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
451. Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming
452. The Black Keys - Attack And Release
453. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
454. Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
455. Johnny Cash - The Fabulous Johnny Cash
456. Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin
457. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
458. Nas - Illmatic
459. Link Wray & The Ray Men - Link Wray & The Ray Men
460 (tie). Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
460 (tie). Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814
462. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
463. John Mayall - Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton
464. Soundgarden - Down On The Upside
465. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
466. Wolfmother - Wolfmother
467. BjΓΆrk - Homogenic
468. Scott Walker - Tilt
469. Can - Monster Movie
470. The Beach Boys - Friends
471. Kanye West - Late Registration
472. Run-D.M.C. - King Of Rock
473. Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
474. Def Leppard - Pyromania
475. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
476. Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me
477. The Kinks - Face To Face
478 (tie). Metallica - Kill 'Em All
478 (tie). Brian Wilson - SMiLE
480. Neu - Neu! 2
481. Madonna - Like A Prayer
482. David Bowie - Station To Station
483. The Wailers - Catch A Fire
484. Johnny Cash - American Recordings
485. Kanye West - The College Dropout
486. Blur - Blur
487. The Pretenders - Pretenders
488. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
489 (tie). Huey Lewis and the News - Sports
489 (tie). The Replacements - Tim
491. KISS - Alive!
492. Slayer - Reign In Blood
493. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps
494. The Animals - Animalism
495. System Of A Down - Toxicity
496. Coldplay - Parachutes
497. Foreigner - 4
498. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
499. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
500. The Ventures - The Ventures
501. Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 11.7.12 @ 00:12am


Kings of Leon - Only By the Night
Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE

Although, I sincerely hope Good Kid, m.A.A.d City, The Idler Wheel... and Blunderbuss all eventually get inducted. (Maybe we should have an extra vote for 2012 eligibles this month?)

Posted by rockstar23 on Tuesday, 01.1.13 @ 06:26am


uhhh...we are nominating albums, and you only get one nomination.

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 01.1.13 @ 13:58pm


We're nominating one album? Alright, my nomination:

Tindersticks (1995) - Tindersticks

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 01.1.13 @ 14:40pm


seriously? that's dumb as hell.

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 01.1.13 @ 15:44pm


Album Nomination:

The Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion (1991)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 01.1.13 @ 16:05pm


LOL, my bad.

nomination: Kings of Leon - Only By the Night

Posted by rockstar23 on Tuesday, 01.1.13 @ 16:33pm


Nomination:

Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)

Posted by Paul K on Tuesday, 01.1.13 @ 17:06pm


nomination:

REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
(9 X platinum)

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 01.1.13 @ 17:33pm


seriously? that's dumb as hell.

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 01.1.13 @ 15:44pm

Seconded. But we've always had a serious fetish for fixing what's not broken around here.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 01.1.13 @ 18:34pm


Why?

No, really, why? how does this help the process? What was wrong with how we used to do it?

jesus christ we've done some dumb things but this takes the cake.

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 01.1.13 @ 18:50pm


I am of the opinion that it is not as dumb as hell. No nomination process means that after the first vote that comes through, there is then pressure on the next voter to vote for one of those albums so they don't "waste" a vote. That pressure grows more with each passing vote. It makes it a race to see who can get their vote in first as it is much more valuable. Someone may come up with a very worthy album on the 5th day of voting, but since everyone voted already, it will get no support. I have seen it happen month after month here, and I have also seen the nomination phase work perfectly for the song project.

To me, the old way was a piss-poor method of inducting anything. (That includes the granddaddy of them all, the Revisited/Projected Hall of Fame.) If it is broke, fix it.

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 01.1.13 @ 22:08pm


So it seems that this completely unnecessary rule change is one permanently disgruntled voter trying to narrow the field because he hasn't learned how to generate support for his pet projects.

There has never been a problem with how the Album Project or Revisited/Projected has run. I really don't think it needs to change because one voter who is always going to find something to complain about anyway has a hard time getting his stuff through.



Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 01.1.13 @ 22:36pm


It's also something that we began discussing early in December and no one raised any objections until now.

What's the problem, anyway? You can only vote for two albums and any 2012 albums are eligible for the first six months without needing to be nominated.

The only thing that nominations changes is that we'll have a list of albums to choose from before voting rather than having every eligible album to choose from.

The album I was going to nominate has already been nominated and I plan to use my other vote on a 2012 album, so I won't nominate anything this month.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 01.2.13 @ 00:09am


Believe me, I did not make this rule on my own. I have no authority here and am not the leader of any project. I can voice my opinion as loudly as anyone else though. There were at least 4 people in favor of nominations and no official objection until now. Let's try this for a couple months and see how it works, we can always go back.

Just my own observation is that the song project method was much smoother than the album project. It just plain makes no sense to take the thousands of eligible albums and just have everyone name 2 albums to vote on.

Posted by jtrichey on Wednesday, 01.2.13 @ 00:53am


It just so happens that DarinRG was one person who supported the nomination idea in August:


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"Maybe we could start with say, 1 or 2 days for nominees starting in September. One voter gets one nominee each. And you can vote for two albums after all the nominees have been made.

To everybody - thoughts?"

I'd be fine with it.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 08.3.12 @ 04:53am

Posted by jtrichey on Wednesday, 01.2.13 @ 00:54am


As someone who has only regularly participated in The Song Project, I think the change to a nomination is a worthwhile one to try at least; it's more beneficial for the quality of the project. I see why a couple of posters are upset, but it's what actually encouraged me to vote this month as opposed to a free-for-all madness. Free-for-all wouldn't be so bad if we voted for ten albums every month, but we don't. That said, I plan on participating from now on regardless of the change sticks or not, but I support it :)

Posted by Paul K on Wednesday, 01.2.13 @ 07:00am


I still think it's a dumb idea, but since it seems the majority have decided may as well get on with it.

my votes stay the same as before.

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 01.2.13 @ 08:08am


My nomination:

The Inner Mounting Flame by Mahavishnu Orchestra

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 01.2.13 @ 14:31pm


Well, I'm in a more agreeable mood today, so I'll just go along with it since it does appear that there was a discussion that I missed (I was down with the flu during that time and not really focused on what was happening here.)

I think we're really just putting training wheels on the project, but we'll give it a go. I am vehemently opposed to putting training wheels on Projected/Revisited, however. That I won't roll over on.

I'm not going to put out a nominee this round. I already see plenty to vote for.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 01.2.13 @ 18:51pm


I am in no position to make any kind of demands when it comes to the projected Hall of Fame, but out of curiosity I do wonder what the problem with a nomination phase would be. It works for the Cleveland hall, and it worked really well for our blind ballot hall that we experimented with. What's the big objection?

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 01.3.13 @ 00:00am


My nomination for January 2013/2038 induction into The Album Project...

Pac-Man Fever (1982) - Buckner & Garcia

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 01.3.13 @ 00:18am


Here are the nominees for January. As always, please let me know if I missed any:

REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity
Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever
The Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
Tindersticks - Tindersticks
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights


Also, please note that all 2012 albums are eligible this month and every month through June.

Votes should be counted for the following albums from GFW:

Kendrick Lamar - Good kid M.a.a.D City
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...

Voting will close at Midnight Central time on Tuesday, the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 01.3.13 @ 01:30am


My votes for January 2013/2038 induction into The Album Project...

Pac-Man Fever (1982) - Buckner & Garcia
Long Wave (2012) - Jeff Lynne

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 01.3.13 @ 01:45am


The Idler Wheel (2012) - Fiona Apple
The inner Mounting Flame (1971) - Mahavishnu Orchestra

Tahvo - Tindersticks will be my next priority.

jtrichey - Not blowing off your question. I'll address it tomorrow when I have more time.

In General - This incredibly small ballot is a good illustration of why it's not necessary. Like I said, I'll go along with the experiment, but when I see obvious red flags like this I'm not going to be quiet about it. On the other hand, if I do see benefits I will acknowledge them, but that hasn't happened yet.




Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 01.3.13 @ 02:21am


My vote:

Kendrick Lamar - Good kid M.a.a.D City
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 01.3.13 @ 05:28am


Thanks Darin!

My vote:

Tindersticks - Tindersticks
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame

Just missed out:

Pretty much everything else nominated, seriously. Good nominations, people.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 01.3.13 @ 09:45am


Let's face it, if only 7 people are going to participate then no method is a good method. The small ballot is a function of the low participation, not the nomination phase. Darin RG and GFW did not put forth a nominee despite the small amount of nominees put forth because they said there was plenty to vote for already.

Votes:
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity
Mumford & Sons - Babel

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 01.3.13 @ 10:42am


It appears we are now taking nominations for every month of the Album Project. I do apologize that I forgot to hand in a nomination ballot, considering I was not aware there were nominees to be considered. None the less, here is my ballot for the Album Project Class of January 2039.

John McLaughlin/Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
Mumford & Sons - Babel

Honestly, these are the only two albums I think are worthy this month, on the basis of only getting two albums per ballot. I will bring forth nominations for the next month. And hopefully, these nominations will prove more substantial.

One of these nominated albums is not like the other,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Thursday, 01.3.13 @ 14:05pm


REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame

Posted by BSLO on Thursday, 01.3.13 @ 14:20pm


Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d City

Posted by rockstar23 on Thursday, 01.3.13 @ 17:33pm


Album Votes for January:

REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1981)
Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion (1991)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 01.3.13 @ 19:55pm


I am in no position to make any kind of demands when it comes to the projected Hall of Fame, but out of curiosity I do wonder what the problem with a nomination phase would be. It works for the Cleveland hall, and it worked really well for our blind ballot hall that we experimented with. What's the big objection?

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 01.3.13 @ 00:00am

My major objection is that no compelling reason for a change like that has presented itself. Revisited/Projected has operated the way it does for years with no major issues caused by lack of a ballot and maybe I'm a traditionalist, but I'm opposed to making changes to the rules or format unless there is a legitimate problem to address.

I have supported rule changes in the project, such as vote trade banning and no vote changes after 24 hours, which was enacted to keep people from changing votes at the last minute to block acts that they don't like (a practice that I found very childish and disrespectful of other voters), but those changes were addressing legitimate issues that were threatening the project's integrity. I don't see the lack of a ballot causing any problem that threatens the project's integrity.

I have heard rumblings that early voters having some sort of advantage is a problem. If someone thinks there is an advantage to voting early, then vote early. As a habitual early voter I also notice the advantage that late voters have in being able to shape the final class. Some have always found that to be a more advantageous position.

One thing that I have zero sympathy for is people who complain about those of us who get together to campaign, share notes and build consensus every year. If some people spent less time complaining and more time pushing their acts and co-operating with other voters to build goodwill and support those people might find the whole process a bit more fruitful.

I stick with my training wheels comment. Adding a ballot is just a perceived safety mechanism for people who don't want to put the work and diligence into the project that others do.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 01.3.13 @ 21:47pm


My votes:

The Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
Mumford And Sons - Babel

DarinRG - Your argument regarding the Re-visited / Projected project makes sense because there is a massive amount of advanced planning and discussion prior to the vote.

This is, in part, due to it being a once in a year project rather once a month and that's why it doesn't apply the same as this project, which has very little discussion and planning between votes. There are a lot of ideas suggested and albums thrown out, but if there aren't nominations on a ballot to choose from, how do you get voters on the same page?

There were only 7 nominations this round, but there were also three voters who decided not to nominate an album because they already knew what they were voting for and Lax who didn't realize there was a nomination process. That's 11 potential nominations, which should be enough to find 2 worthy choices for a vote.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 01.6.13 @ 00:10am


Darren - After going through a round with the ballot and thinking about it, I still don't think that the process was watered down enough to require a ballot, however it was also not a hindrance.

I voted for one nominee (The Inner Mounting Flame) and one automatically eligible (The Idler Wheel)and could happily have voted for Tindersticks, Sweet Oblivion or Turn on the Bright Lights, and the automatically eligible Blunderbuss is high on my radar.

So, as long as the ballot doesn't get in the way of having viable choices I'll just let it go and move on. I'd rather see the discussion in the Album Project center around great albums and not bickering over procedural issues.

And, of course my steadfast opposition to a similar change in Projected remains.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 01.6.13 @ 19:51pm


It would be pretty much impossible for a ballot to mean that you do not have viable choices. As long as you nominate an album, there will always be that as a choice and you can surely find one other nominated album to vote for, especially if you are adept at working with other people to induct things.

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 01.6.13 @ 21:11pm


Yeah, that's pretty much why I'm letting it go. Realistically, I don't anticipate it being an issue. It's certainly not worth causing contention and ill-will over.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 01.6.13 @ 22:17pm


Votes:
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
Mumford & Sons - Babel

Posted by Paul K on Monday, 01.7.13 @ 02:18am


"Sigor Ros" should be "Sigur Rós", and the album is "Ágætis byrjun".

Posted by Paul K on Monday, 01.7.13 @ 02:20am


Voting closes at midnight Central time tonight, so get any votes or vote switches in by then.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 01.7.13 @ 13:22pm


Change my vote for Screaming Trees - "Sweet Oblivion" to REO Speedwagon - "Hi Infidelity".

There you go, 1980s, don't say I never got you anything. lol

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 01.8.13 @ 00:48am


Voting is closed. Here is the Class Of January 2013:

Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
Kendrick Lamar - Good kid M.a.a.D City
Mumford And Sons - Babel
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 01.8.13 @ 01:02am


FYI, REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity was released in November 1980, not 1981, even though it is the biggest selling album of the latter year.

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Tuesday, 01.8.13 @ 09:15am


Kendrick Lamar's album is stylised as Good Kid, m.A.A.d City (the two As being capitalised).

Posted by rockstar23 on Tuesday, 01.8.13 @ 12:06pm


What do you guys think of John Mayer and Justin Timberlake? Probably the two biggest male pop stars of the 21st century. I think Mayer's first three albums and Timberlake's two(especially Futuresex/Lovesounds) are induction worthy as are quite a few songs of their songs.

Also, there's late 90s-early 2000s R&B to consider as well. I think we probably need at least a song from Boyz II Men (End of the Road?) and some Erykah Badu (On & On for song and Baduizm for album perhaps).

Usher and Alicia Keys also both need to have more representation. Alicia only has one song inducted and Usher none at all. Alicia's first two albums are induction worthy as is Usher's Confessions. At the very least "Yeah!" should be inducted.

Posted by rockstar23 on Wednesday, 01.9.13 @ 04:54am


does anyone have the full album rankings? I was gonna go through them listening to stuff I haven't heard but can't find them anywhere.

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 01.10.13 @ 13:27pm


Final Rankings are now in the first comment above.

Posted by FRL on Thursday, 01.10.13 @ 16:17pm


Any interest?

Harry Nilsson- Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
Donna Summer- Once Upon a Time (1977)
Poco- Pickin' Up the Pieces (1968)
Return to Forever- Romantic Warrior (1975)
John Coltrane- Blue Train (1955)
Fiona Apple- The Idler Wheel... (2012)
The Explorers Club- Grand Hotel (2012)
Lana Del Ray- Born to Die (2012)

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 01.13.13 @ 17:32pm


What do you guys think of John Mayer and Justin Timberlake? Probably the two biggest male pop stars of the 21st century. I think Mayer's first three albums and Timberlake's two(especially Futuresex/Lovesounds) are induction worthy as are quite a few songs of their songs.

Also, there's late 90s-early 2000s R&B to consider as well. I think we probably need at least a song from Boyz II Men (End of the Road?) and some Erykah Badu (On & On for song and Baduizm for album perhaps).

Usher and Alicia Keys also both need to have more representation. Alicia only has one song inducted and Usher none at all. Alicia's first two albums are induction worthy as is Usher's Confessions. At the very least "Yeah!" should be inducted.

Posted by rockstar23 on Wednesday, 01.9.13 @ 04:54am

There is absolutely nothing about your post I disagree with.

Posted by Paul K on Monday, 01.14.13 @ 08:05am


I would consider Songs in A Minor, Diary of Alicia Keys, and Confessions.

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 01.22.13 @ 23:44pm


Along with Fiona Apple - "The Idler Wheel" and The Screaming Trees - "Sweet Oblivion", I'd also like to push for Jack White - "Blunderbuss" in the next few months. Great album, start to finish, picking up where the White Stripes left off.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 01.28.13 @ 20:51pm


Darren - Blunderbuss is my next priority for 2012 albums after The Idler Wheel.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 01.28.13 @ 23:16pm


DarinRG - I think you mentioned that there were some 2012 albums you thought were worthy of induction, but too obscure to get voted in. What albums were you thinking of? I'm trying to finish up my list of albums to review for my annual song rankings and I don't want to miss anything.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 01.29.13 @ 21:02pm


I guess I am going to need to re-listen to "The Idler Wheel." I did get much out of it during my first listen. I would be open to supporting "Visions" by Grimes, if we are looking for an album by a woman.

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 01.29.13 @ 21:28pm


By "obscure" I was thinking of European dark ambient albums and really niche stuff along those lines that I'm a fan of that wouldn't be applicable to the song project. Actually, I never posted a favorites of 2012 list so I'll put one together tomorrow when I have some free time.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 01.29.13 @ 23:26pm


Alright, these are my personal faves of 2012.

Alabama Shakes - Boys and Girls
Band of Horses - Mirage Rock
Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
Bob Dylan - Tempest
Brendan Perry - Ark
Brian Eno - Lux
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
Can - Lost Tapes Box Set
David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
Dead Can Dance - Anastasis
Dr. John - Locked Down
Erik WΓΈllo - Airborne
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
Forrest Fang - Animism
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Gary Clarke, Jr. - Blak and Blu
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Gustaf Hildebrand - Heliopause
Harold Budd - Bandits of Stature
Jack White - Blunderbuss
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth
Ladyhawke - Anxiety
Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Lawless (OST)
Public Image Ltd. - This is PiL
Robert Rich - Nest
Rush - Clockwork Angels
Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
Shrine - Somnia
Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
Steve Roach - Back to Life
Steve Roach & Dirk Serries - Low Volume Music
Steve Roach & Byron Metcalf - Tales from the Ultra Tribe
Tindersticks - The Something Rain
Treha Sektori - Endessiah
Treha Sektori - Sorieh
The xx - Coexist

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 01.30.13 @ 00:49am


Gassman-I haven't listened to Grimes. I'll check it out.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 01.30.13 @ 01:26am


DarinRG: Sweet, GFW got me into that album, especially the tracks Genesis and Oblivion. Are you a Gaslight Anthem fan at all? They came out with a new album last year that I've had on loop the past few weeks. Love their mix of Springsteen and Punk.

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 01.30.13 @ 01:32am


DarinRG: Great list of albums, I'll have to check out the ones that I haven't listened to yet. Currently listening to Gary Clark Jr, how have I missed this guy? So happy he's going to take part in inducting Albert King!

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 01.30.13 @ 01:34am


Also speaking of the blues, I've been thinking about some of the recent inductions and I've come to the conclusion that Stevie Ray Vaughan is going to get inducted soonish. Part of the reason I think you are seeing the push for the induction of older blues players, like Freddie King and Albert King, is to get the backlog inducted before they will feel comfortable inducting SRV. I'd have to imagine that his time is coming and that he'd be an automatic induction when if finally gets nominated. Anybody else get this thought?

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 01.30.13 @ 01:46am


Good list DarinRG. I echo the love for Grimes.

Tame Impala's "Lonerism" is also a top 2012 album imo

Posted by rockstar23 on Wednesday, 01.30.13 @ 04:41am


Here are the 2012 albums I will most likely support:

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Lana del Rey - Born to Die
The xx- Coexist (is their self-titled debut inducted yet?)
Jack White - Blunderbuss
Tame Impala - Lonerism
The Black Keys - El Camino
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
Grimes - Visions
Grizzly Bear - Shields
Drake - Take Care

Posted by rockstar23 on Wednesday, 01.30.13 @ 04:46am


I think maybe next year may be the year for Stevie Ray Vaughan unless they decide to nominate Johnny Winter instead.

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 01.30.13 @ 06:13am


so, we making a push for Visions?

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 01.30.13 @ 11:46am


rockstar23 - I agree on all the albums on your list.

FYI, "El Camino" and "Take Care" were released in 2011, so they're not automatically eligible and will need to be nominated.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 00:00am


Nomination:

Harry Nilsson- Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 01:30am


Nomination:

Foo Fighters - Wasting Light (2011)

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 02:22am


nomination:

Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (1994)

Posted by rockstar23 on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 05:15am


Nomination:

The Screaming Trees - "Sweet Oblivion" (1991)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 08:38am


Nomination: The Streets - Original Pirate Material

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 11:34am


rockstar23 - I'm a little backed up on commitments at the moment (Fiona Apple, Tindersticks, Jack White), but when I clear some space I could definitely get behind either or both xx albums.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 11:36am


nominees:

Sade - Diamon Life
Garbage - Version 2.0

Posted by akeem on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 11:53am


akeem: You only get one album nomination. Let us know which one you want us to put on the list.

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 14:08pm


akeem: You only get one album nomination. Let us know which one you want us to put on the list.

akeem: You only get one album nomination. Let us know which one you want us to put on the list.

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 14:08pm
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Thanks Gassman,

Sade - Diamond Life



Posted by akeem on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 15:34pm


Nomination:

Tindersticks (1995) - Tindersticks

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 17:18pm


Nomination:

Rush - Clockwork Angels

Posted by John R.C. on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 19:12pm


John R.C. - Just a heads up that you do not need to nominate albums from 2012 at this point. For the fist six months of the year all new albums from the year before are automatically eligible. After June though you'd have to nominate albums from 2012. So you can use your nomination on another album. :)

Also welcome to our projects!

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 19:35pm


Okay, Here is my new nomintaion:

Queen - Made in Heaven (1995)

Posted by John R.C. on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 19:51pm


My vote:

Harry Nilsson- Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
Fiona Apple- The Idler Wheel... (2012)

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 02.1.13 @ 06:13am


Nomination:

Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Imperial Bedroom (1982)

Posted by BSLO on Friday, 02.1.13 @ 08:20am


My nomination for February 2013/2038 induction into The Album Project...

Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever (1982)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Friday, 02.1.13 @ 09:07am


Whenever voting starts I will likely make some changes. I'm thinking about voting for The Pointer Sisters- Neutron Dance since Rick nominated in the wrong category. I'm also questioning on rather The Pretty Things would be considered obscure or not. If I decide to withdraw that nomination I will let you guys know.

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 02.1.13 @ 17:32pm


Whenever voting starts I will likely make some changes. I'm thinking about voting for The Pointer Sisters- Neutron Dance since Rick nominated in the wrong category. I'm also questioning on rather The Pretty Things would be considered obscure or not. If I decide to withdraw that nomination I will let you guys know.

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 02.1.13 @ 17:33pm


By the way those post were intended for the song project page. Any way I will keep these votes the same sorry I voted too early it won't happen again.

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 02.1.13 @ 17:38pm


If we are still taking nominations for albums in the Album Project Class of February 2039, I have come up with an album to be nominated. Here it is for all to see.

Todd Rundgren - Initiation

For any poster that has also heard the album, let me know what you think of it. It's not Rundgren at his most poppiest. yet it is his most experimental non-band work to that point.

Hoping this was on time,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Friday, 02.1.13 @ 20:48pm


Nominations and voting in the Album Project will be on the same schedule as the Song Project. 2 days of nominations starting on the 1st, followed by 5 days of voting, ending at 12:01 am on the 8th.

My nomination for February, 2013:

Big Boi - "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty" - This album, along with Kanye's masterpiece "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy", were both released at almost the exact same time at the end of 2010. "Sir Lucious" wasn't as popular, but I think it ranks on the same level of excellence, if maybe a small step down, and definitely in a different sub-genre of hip hop.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 02.2.13 @ 00:19am


Nomination:
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)

Posted by Paul K on Saturday, 02.2.13 @ 00:27am


Nominee:
Wishbone Ash - Argus (1972)

Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 02.2.13 @ 01:02am


After seeing all the new nominations I want to make changes to my accidental early ballot. So when voting starts I will plan on submitting a new one. I will likely do this on both projects.

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 02.2.13 @ 17:35pm


Nominations are now closed. Here are the nominees for February 2013:

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever
Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Imperial Bedroom
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
Notorious B.I.G - Ready to Die
Queen - Made In Heaven
Sade - Diamond Life
The Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
The Streets - Original Pirate Material
Tindersticks - Tindersticks
Todd Rundgren - Initiation
Wishbone Ash - Argus


As always, let me know if I missed any nominations.

Anyone who is interested in doing so may cast a ballot. A ballot must have exactly 2 albums. Every voter can make one switch to their ballot if they choose to do so. Any album released in 2012 is eligible without needing to be nominated. This will be the case through June of each year.

Voting closes at 12:01 AM on Friday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 02.3.13 @ 01:15am


My votes for February 2013/2038 induction into The Album Project...

Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever (1982)
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 02.3.13 @ 01:46am


Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights

Posted by Paul K on Sunday, 02.3.13 @ 01:52am


My Ballot:

Notorious B.I.G - Ready to Die
Queen - Made in Heaven

Posted by John R.C. on Sunday, 02.3.13 @ 02:46am


Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (1994)
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange (2012)

Posted by rockstar23 on Sunday, 02.3.13 @ 03:38am


My vote:

Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
Tindersticks - Tindersticks


Jtrichey, Wishbone Ash's "Argus" is a great album, I'll try and get to it next round if it's nominated.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 02.3.13 @ 06:21am


Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
Grimes - Visions

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 02.3.13 @ 08:27am



Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Imperial Bedroom

Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson

Posted by Darrin A on Sunday, 02.3.13 @ 08:56am


Tindersticks - Tindersticks
Fiona Apple- The Idler Wheel... (2012)

Tahvo - If I remember correctly your nomination is for Tindersticks (II)(1995). Is that correct? For those who don't know, their first two albums (1993 and 1995) were self-titled.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 02.3.13 @ 10:16am


Harry Nilsson- Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
Wishbone Ash- Argus

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 02.3.13 @ 18:51pm


Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Imperial Bedroom
Notorious B.I.G - Ready to Die

Really wanted to vote for Foo Fighters - Wasting Light, but unfortunately we only have 2 votes.

Posted by BSLO on Monday, 02.4.13 @ 10:59am


Sade - Diamond Life
Queen - Made In Heaven

Posted by akeem on Monday, 02.4.13 @ 21:46pm


Update:

Harry Nilsson- Nilsson Schmilsson (3)
Notorious B.I.G.- Ready to Die (3)
Fiona Apple- The Idler Wheel... (3)
Queen- Made in Heaven (2)
Tindersticks- Tindersticks (2)
Elvis Costello & the Attractions- Imperial Bedroom (2)
Sade- Diamond Life (1)
Wishbone Ash- Argus (1)
Grimes- Visions (1)
Frank Ocean- Channel Orange (1)
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light (1)
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (1)
Buckner & Garcia- Pac-Man Fever (1)
Jeff Lynne- Long Wave (1)

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 02.4.13 @ 23:09pm


I only count 2 votes for "The Idler Wheel" so far:

GFW
DarinRG

Otherwise, akeem's count matches mine.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 02.5.13 @ 04:30am


My Votes:

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion

Just missed the cut / possible vote switches:

Jack White - Blunderbuss
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die
The Streets - Original Pirate Material
Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 02.5.13 @ 04:33am


Since I can only pick two albums on my ballot, here are the two chosen:


Harry Nillson - Nillson Schmillson
Elvis Costello - Imperial Bedroom

I would request perhaps that in future induction cycles for the Album Project; perhaps we can double the size of albums on a ballot from two to four. I do realize we may be stretching this a tad bit. Thus, before this idea takes precedent, let me know what you think of the idea.

Will do better at picking an album for nomination next month,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Tuesday, 02.5.13 @ 12:33pm


I generally dislike changing the process too much, but I have to admit that since we've switched to nominating albums it's been difficult to chose just one album besides your own to support.

I'd be in favour of increasing the size of the ballot to 3 albums next month, but only if the amount of inductees in each class stayed the same.

Posted by BSLO on Tuesday, 02.5.13 @ 14:49pm


I would be in favor of increasing the number of albums per ballot to 3 or 4, so long as the number of albums inducted per month didn't also increase.

I was also thinking along similar lines for the song project. There have already been at least 2 ballots this month where people voted for 4 of their own nominees and only one song nominated by someone else. If we expanded the ballot to 7 or 10 songs while keeping the number of songs inducted each month at 5-10, the voting wouldn't be quite so Sophie's Choice-ish.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 02.5.13 @ 21:54pm


Votes:
Wishbone Ash - Argus
Fiona Apple - The Idler's Wheel...

As for getting more votes, for the albums, I don't really have an opinion. For the song project, the problem is not the number of votes, but the fact that someone can currently nominate a 2012 song plus vote for their own voter's choice pick. That voter's choice thing just totally did not get used like it was intended, and people should not be allowed to vote for their own voter's choice pick.

Posted by jtrichey on Wednesday, 02.6.13 @ 00:26am


I thought that there was a rule about not voting for your own voter's choice pick. If there wasn't then a rule ought to be established now.

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 02.6.13 @ 01:03am


Albums for February:

Screaming Trees - "Sweet Oblivion"
Fiona Apple - "The Idler's Wheel..."

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 02.6.13 @ 06:17am


FYI - Voting closes at midnight Central tonight.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 02.7.13 @ 08:03am


I'm changing my vote for Fiona Apple - "The Idler Wheel" to Notorious B.I.G. - "Ready To Die".

I'm doing this because otherwise, only the top two albums would get inducted this month (2 albums per month, 5 maximum if there's a tie.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 02.8.13 @ 00:56am


Voting is closed.

Here is the Class Of February 2013:

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
Notorious B.I.G - Ready to Die

Posted by Darren on Friday, 02.8.13 @ 01:03am


Similar to the voting in the Song Project, it's been suggested that we have a poll for expanding the number of votes per ballot in the Album Project.

1. Should we expand the number of albums each voter can vote for each month (the number of monthly inductees would remain the same)?

A. Yes (specific # TBD)
B. No

Posted by Darren on Friday, 02.8.13 @ 22:22pm


I vote A. Yes.

If the voters support this poll, we'll have a follow-up poll to decide if we want 3 or 4 albums per ballot, as those are the only options mentioned to date.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 02.8.13 @ 22:23pm


I vote yes.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 02.8.13 @ 22:46pm


I vote for yes too.

Posted by John R.C. on Friday, 02.8.13 @ 23:15pm


I vote yes as well.

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 02.9.13 @ 00:29am


Would there be any interest for this The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000) next month?

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 02.9.13 @ 00:34am


Yes

Fudge I forgot to vote for the albums. Probably would have voted up Imperial Bedroom. >:(

Posted by Gassman on Saturday, 02.9.13 @ 02:29am


I vote yes as well.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 02.9.13 @ 09:48am


FRL, Here are the years for the newly inducted albums.

Harry Nilsson- Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
The Notorious B.I.G.- Ready to Die (1994)
Fiona Apple- The Idler Wheel... (2012)

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 02.9.13 @ 22:43pm


I vote Yes to increase the number of votes.

Posted by BSLO on Monday, 02.11.13 @ 09:07am


Does nobody realize that Ready to Die was already inducted? Yep, the same album was inducted twice.

Posted by Paul K on Monday, 02.11.13 @ 13:32pm


holy shit, you're right.

looks like we'll have to redo this.

Posted by GFW on Monday, 02.11.13 @ 13:51pm


When was it inducted?

I checked the database above as well as the artist page before nominating it and it wasn't listed. (It would have been eligible for the 2020 class and it isn't listed until it was inducted in 2038).

Posted by rockstar23 on Monday, 02.11.13 @ 16:18pm


^ Ignore that. I see that it was inducted in 2022. I must have glanced over that.

When you click on that link it doesn't redirect to anywhere. So the album was only included in Biggie's page upon this second induction (thus, leading to the confusion of me not realising it was already inducted. Life After Death being the only album listed in his page till a few days ago).

Real sorry for that guys. I honestly thought it was not inducted.
Should we leave it with the two inductees, or go through another voting for the month?

Posted by rockstar23 on Monday, 02.11.13 @ 16:23pm


Another voting, so votes spent on Ready To Die werne't in vain.

if we do go for another vote, then my vote remains the same.

Posted by GFW on Monday, 02.11.13 @ 16:36pm


and rockstar23 should get a replacement nomination for his mistake. Yeah, I've learned to befriend Ctrl+F on our projects as opposed to click on the artist pages.

Posted by Paul K on Monday, 02.11.13 @ 21:18pm


I am of the opinion that those posters that voted for The Notorious B.I.G. album Ready To Die be given a replacement vote. I, of course, would be excluded considering I did not have Ready To Die on my ballot both times. This was not a disapproval; I just had other albms in my queue to be considered for induction.

Let me know what you think,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Monday, 02.11.13 @ 22:05pm


Here's the final vote count where we left off:

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel... - 4
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson - 4
Notorious B.I.G - Ready to Die - 4
Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Imperial Bedroom - 3
Queen - Made In Heaven - 2
Tindersticks - Tindersticks - 2
Wishbone Ash - Argus - 2
The Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion - 2
Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE - 1
Sade - Diamond Life - 1
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave - 1
Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever - 1
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights - 1
Grimes - Visions - 1
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light - 1
Todd Rundgren - Initiation
The Streets - Original Pirate Material
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

The following voters voted for "Ready To Die":

Darren
BSLO
rockstar23
John R.C.

I think it would make the most sense to let those 4 voters change their votes.

I don't think it would work to let rockstar23 post a replacement nomination because then we would have to have a re-vote and there's too much of a chance that the "The Idler Wheel" and "Nilsson Schmilsson" wouldn't get voted in, especially since it's the middle of the month and there's a chance that some of the original voters wouldn't participate in a re-vote.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 02.12.13 @ 07:51am


We seem to have unanimous support for expanding the number of votes per ballot for future ballots (starting in March). We've previously discussed expanding to either 3 or 4 votes.

1. How many votes per ballot should each voter get?

A. 3
B. 4

We'll leave this poll open until Thursday at 10 PM Central.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 02.12.13 @ 07:53am


I will give my replacement vote to Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

Posted by BSLO on Tuesday, 02.12.13 @ 10:49am


I will replace my vote for Jeff Lynne - Long Wave

Posted by John R.C. on Tuesday, 02.12.13 @ 12:07pm


I'll replace my vote for Elvis Costello - Imperial Bedroom.

I should note that I mistakenly reported "Sweet Oblivion" with 2 votes. It only has 1 at this point.

Updated Vote Count (waiting on rockstar23's switch):

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel... - 4
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson - 4
Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Imperial Bedroom - 4

Foo Fighters - Wasting Light - 2
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave - 2
Queen - Made In Heaven - 2
Tindersticks - Tindersticks - 2
Wishbone Ash - Argus - 2
The Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion - 1
Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE - 1
Sade - Diamond Life - 1
Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever - 1
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights - 1
Grimes - Visions - 1
Todd Rundgren - Initiation - 0
The Streets - Original Pirate Material - 0
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty - 0

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 02.12.13 @ 13:16pm


I would probably vote for Sir Luscious Leftfoot but that wouldn't really make much of a difference.

So I guess...

Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

Posted by rockstar23 on Tuesday, 02.12.13 @ 14:15pm


Actually, I see now that I changed my vote for Idler Wheel to Ready To Die earlier, so Screaming Trees actually did have 2 votes. Sorry about that.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 02.12.13 @ 14:34pm


"1. How many votes per ballot should each voter get?

A. 3
B. 4"

I'll say 3.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 02.12.13 @ 15:57pm


For number of votes per ballot,I will say: B, 4.

Posted by John R.C. on Tuesday, 02.12.13 @ 16:03pm


I'm going to say 3 votes per ballot and no voting for your own VC.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 02.12.13 @ 16:17pm


3 votes per ballot.

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 02.12.13 @ 19:31pm


The updated Class Of February 2013:


Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Imperial Bedroom

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 02.12.13 @ 23:09pm


I would say B. 4

but I have no problem switching my vote to 3 later on if no consensus is formed.

Posted by rockstar23 on Wednesday, 02.13.13 @ 16:58pm


1. 4

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 02.13.13 @ 22:10pm


I say B. 4 votes

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 02.14.13 @ 22:10pm


Final Poll Results:

How many votes per ballot should each voter get?

By a 4-3 vote, we have voted that each voter's monthly ballot will contain 4 votes starting next month. As always, please remember that the number of albums being inducted each month will remain at 2 with a maximum of 5.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 02.14.13 @ 23:15pm


Any interest?

The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000)
Donna Summer- The Wanderer (1980)
Pantera- Far Beyond Driven (1994)
Lucinda Williams- Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Kate Bush- Never For Ever (1980)
Danny Brown- XXX (2011)

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 02.25.13 @ 04:37am


New rule changes (as determined by popular vote) effective March 2013:

1. Each ballot will have 4 votes (previously 2).

2. Due to changes in the Song Project, we'll now have 3 days of nominations, followed by 5 days of voting so that we can maintain a consistent schedule with the Song Project.

Voting will end at 12:01 AM Central on the 9th of each month.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 02.26.13 @ 22:58pm


Greg F. - "Far Beyond Driven" and "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road" would eventually get my vote, if not necessarily right away.

I'd like to push for votes for Jack White - "Blunderbuss" this month. One of the best albums from 2012 and White's best in years, maybe even since "Elephant".

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 02.26.13 @ 23:08pm


I'll likely throw a vote toward Blunderbuss this month. The next 2012 album I'd like to push for is The Explorers Club- Grand Hotel. It's a great throw back to 60's sunshine pop.

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 02.27.13 @ 00:28am


gibe support plox

The Streets - Original Pirate Material
Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss
Grimes - Visions
Beach House - Bloom
Elliott Smith -XO or Either/Or
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
Kasabian - Velociraptor
Nico - Chelsea Girl

Blunderbuss is in my queue.

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 02.27.13 @ 12:14pm


A few albums I'm considering:

Whodini- Escape
Sarah McLachlan- Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Janet Jackson- All For You
Emeli Sande'- Our Version of Events

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 02.28.13 @ 14:59pm


Nomination:

Foo Fighters - Wasting Light (2011)

Posted by Gassman on Friday, 03.1.13 @ 02:56am


Nomination:

Kings of Leon - Only By The Night

Posted by rockstar23 on Friday, 03.1.13 @ 03:40am


Nomination for March:

Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion (1991)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 03.1.13 @ 06:01am


nomination:

Wishbone Ash - Argus

Posted by jtrichey on Friday, 03.1.13 @ 09:24am


Nomination:

Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare (1975)

Posted by John R.C. on Friday, 03.1.13 @ 10:18am


Nomination:

Emile Sande'- Our Version of Events

Posted by Mike on Friday, 03.1.13 @ 11:36am


nomination:
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)

Posted by Paul K on Friday, 03.1.13 @ 12:05pm


Nomination:

Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View

Posted by BSLO on Friday, 03.1.13 @ 12:32pm


Nom:
Nico - Chelsea Girls

Posted by GFW on Friday, 03.1.13 @ 13:20pm


Wait, we seriously haven't inducted Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, "Murder Ballads" yet? I had to double check that. I can't think of any uninducted album that pops up on more best of the 90s lists (other than Britpop and electronica, which largely didn't happen around here). This huge oversight is my nomination in perpetuity.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 03.1.13 @ 15:33pm


Nomination:

The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000)

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 03.1.13 @ 17:31pm


My nomination:

Rodriguez - Cold Fact

A brilliant long-forgotten folk album by the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary, "Searching For Sugar Man".

Posted by Darren on Friday, 03.1.13 @ 20:47pm


Here is my nomination for this month. I forgot this was not even considered yet.


Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight

Hoping this might get some votes,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Friday, 03.1.13 @ 21:55pm


My nomination for March 2013/2038 induction into The Album Project...

Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever (1982)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 03.2.13 @ 00:18am


has voting started yet?

if so, then i'm voting

Nico - Chelsea Girl
Grimes - Visions

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 03.3.13 @ 07:07am


If voting has indeed started, my votes are as follows:

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
Wishbone Ash - Argus

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 03.3.13 @ 09:50am


Don't forget that you get 4 votes!

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 03.3.13 @ 11:13am


For me, add:

Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss
Beach House - Bloom

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 03.3.13 @ 11:16am


We can go with 2 days of nominations and 6 days of voting if you guys prefer.

New this month is that each ballot can have 4 votes and voting will end at 12:01 AM on the 9th.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 03.3.13 @ 12:50pm


Here are the nominees for March 2013:

Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare
Buckner And Garcia - Pac-Man Fever
Emile Sande' - Our Version of Events
Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
Nico - Chelsea Girls
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
The Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
The Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
Wishbone Ash - Argus

Voting is now open.

The ballot has been expanded, so now each voter can vote for 4 albums each month. Albums released in 2012 are automatically eligible through June.

Any votes that have already been cast will be counted.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 01:05am


Voting will end at 12:01 AM on the 9th.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 01:10am


Alice Cooper- Welcome to My Nightmare (1975)
The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000)
Rodriguez- Cold Fact (1970)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds- Murder Ballads (1996)

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 01:29am


1. Nico - Chelsea Girls
2. Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
3. The Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
4. Jack White - Blunderbuss

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 01:50am


Albums for March:

Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View
Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
The Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 06:10am


Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
The Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

Posted by BSLO on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 09:56am


My Votes:

Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare
Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight
Kings of Leon - Only By the Night
The Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 10:07am


Don't forget that you get 4 votes!

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 03.3.13 @ 11:13am

Oh yeah, thanks for the heads up.

In that case, my vote is as follows:

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
Nico - Chelsea Girls
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
Wishbone Ash - Argus

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 13:12pm


My Votes:

Jack White - Blunderbuss
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion

Posted by Darren on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 13:44pm


Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
Jack White - Blunderbuss
Hootie and the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Posted by rockstar23 on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 14:35pm


Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
Jack White - Blunderbuss
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
Nico - Chelsea Girls

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 18:50pm


I am pleased that a fellow poster has taken the opportunity to place a vote for a album I nominated. Thankfully I am not alone in this regard. In any matter, here are my albums on my ballot for this month.


Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight
Nick Cave - Murder Ballads
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Jack White - Blunderbuss

Early for a change:),

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 20:43pm


Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion

Posted by Paul K on Tuesday, 03.5.13 @ 01:30am


Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
Wishbone Ash - Argus
Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
Jack White - Blunderbuss

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 03.5.13 @ 23:52pm


March ballot:

Emile Sande' - Our Version of Events
Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 03.6.13 @ 14:13pm


Votes:

Nico - Chelsea Girl
Jack White - Blunderbuss
Grimes - Visions
CRJ - Kiss

Jack White - Blunderbuss 7

The Foo Fighters - Wasting Light 6
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads 5

Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare 4
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights 4
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View 4
Nico - Chelsea Girls 4

Rodriguez - Cold Fact 3
Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night 3
The Avalanches - Since I Left You 3
The Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion 3
Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight 3

Wishbone Ash - Argus 2

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Buckner And Garcia - Pac-Man Fever
Emile Sande' - Our Version of Events
Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
Grimes - Visions
CRJ - Kiss

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 03.6.13 @ 16:08pm


Jack White - Blunderbuss
Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Carly Rae Jepson - Kiss

Posted by Robert on Wednesday, 03.6.13 @ 20:41pm


GFW - My count matches yours except it should be noted that "Pac-Man Fever" doesn't have any votes yet.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 03.7.13 @ 00:56am


FYI - Voting closes at 12:01 AM on the 9th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 03.7.13 @ 01:16am


Carly Rae Jepson - Kiss
Posted by Robert on Wednesday, 03.6.13 @ 20:41pm
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robert yuo are of my greatest ally

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 03.7.13 @ 11:22am


For future reference, here's my current list of 2012 albums that I would consider voting for:

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theater Is Evil
Bob Dylan - Tempest
Bob Mould - Silver Age
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Wrecking Ball
Django Django - Django Django
Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
Grizzly Bear - Shields
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Kanye West - Kanye West Presents Good Music Cruel Summer
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1
Nas - Life Is Good
Purity Ring - Shrines
Regina Spektor - What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
Soundgarden - King Animal
The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
The Shins - Port Of Morrow
The Sword - Apocryphon

The next album I would support would probably be "Channel Orange", "Born To Die" or "Wrecking Ball".

Posted by Darren on Friday, 03.8.13 @ 04:51am


I'm with you on Frank, Lana, Purity Ring and possibly Nas.

I would probably induct Grizzly Bear's and Lupe's earlier albums before these efforts though.

Some more 2012 albums to consider:

Tame Impala - Lonerism
Grimes - Visions
Jessie Ware - Devotion
The xx - coexist

Posted by rockstar23 on Friday, 03.8.13 @ 05:15am


rockstar23 - I would induct previous albums by Grizzly Bear and Lupe Fiasco as well, in paricular 2011's Lasers and 2009's Veckatimest. These projects could definitely use more indie rock and hip hop.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 03.8.13 @ 07:54am


I support Lana, Nas, Soundgarden, & Lupe.

More 2012 albums to consider:

The Explorers Club- Grand Hotel
The Men- Open Your Heart
Animal Collective- Centipede HZ
Alabama Shakes- Boys & Girls
Dirty Projectors- Swing Lo Magellan

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 03.8.13 @ 15:59pm


Of the 2012 albums that I've head others express support for, I have the most enthusiasm for:

Alabama Shakes- Boys & Girls
The xx - coexist
The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Bob Dylan - Tempest
Bruce Springteen - Wrecking Ball

Also, Band of Horses - Mirage Rock is one that I'd eagerly support

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 03.8.13 @ 18:23pm


I'm changing my vote for "Cold Fact" to Nick Cave - "Murder Ballads".

Posted by Darren on Friday, 03.8.13 @ 23:04pm


Voting is closed.

Here is the class of March 2013:

Jack White - Blunderbuss
The Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 03.9.13 @ 01:02am


Years for the albums:

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)
The Foo Fighters - Wasting Light (2011)
Jack White - Blunderbuss (2012)

Posted by Gassman on Saturday, 03.9.13 @ 04:32am


Looks like the common denominator here is Frank and Lana so far for 2012. They would be great inductions we already covered rock, rap and alternative so far (Jack White, Kendrick Lamar and Tori Amos respectively). Time to add the best R&B and pop albums.

Posted by rockstar23 on Saturday, 03.9.13 @ 15:50pm


Tori Amos?

Also imma be voting Crae-J for pop.

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 03.9.13 @ 17:18pm


Looks like the common denominator here is Frank and Lana so far for 2012. They would be great inductions we already covered rock, rap and alternative so far (Jack White, Kendrick Lamar and Tori Amos respectively). Time to add the best R&B and pop albums. -rockstar23

I'd be game for either. I'm only likely to vote for one 2012 album at at time, so I'll go with the consensus on any of the albums that I've expressed support for.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 03.9.13 @ 17:52pm


LMAO, I was thinking of Fiona Apple GFW. My Bad.

Posted by rockstar23 on Sunday, 03.10.13 @ 03:05am


Casually perusing the site, I just noticed that we haven't inducted a single Sinead O'Connor album. I know that we tend to be a bit girl-phobic, but "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" is a huge miss and "The Lion & the Cobra" should be there, too.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 03.12.13 @ 11:07am


Also, Cheese has been working on "Sweet Oblivion" for a long time. It's been my "just missed" for quite a few rounds, but it's a great, iconic, commercially successful album by one of Seattle's finest. I'm going to go all in with Cheese on it. I love the album and respect Cheese's patience.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 03.12.13 @ 13:28pm


How about any of these?

The Avalanches- Since I Left You
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band- Lick Off My Decals, Baby
Marianne Faithful- Broken English
Donna Summer- Once a Upon a Time
Amanda Mair- Amanda Mair
Kate Bush- Never For Ever
Amy Winehouse- Frank
Ryan Adams- Gold
Iron Butterfly- Ball or Ina Godda Da Vida
Jim Croce- I Got a Name
John Coltraine- Blue Train
Eric Dolphy- Out to Lunch
Lennie Tristeno- Crosscurrents
Return to Forever- Romantic Warrior
Triumvert- Spartacus
Tommy Bolin- Teaser or Private Eyes

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 03.12.13 @ 23:55pm


Also, Cheese has been working on "Sweet Oblivion" for a long time. It's been my "just missed" for quite a few rounds, but it's a great, iconic, commercially successful album by one of Seattle's finest. I'm going to go all in with Cheese on it. I love the album and respect Cheese's patience.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 03.12.13 @ 13:28pm
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Sam Cooke once worked on the "chain gang"...

I'm working on the cheese gang...

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 03.13.13 @ 11:50am


How about any of these?

The Avalanches- Since I Left You
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band- Lick Off My Decals, Baby
Marianne Faithful- Broken English
Donna Summer- Once a Upon a Time
Amanda Mair- Amanda Mair
Kate Bush- Never For Ever
Amy Winehouse- Frank
Ryan Adams- Gold
Iron Butterfly- Ball or Ina Godda Da Vida
Jim Croce- I Got a Name
John Coltraine- Blue Train
Eric Dolphy- Out to Lunch
Lennie Tristeno- Crosscurrents
Return to Forever- Romantic Warrior
Triumvert- Spartacus
Tommy Bolin- Teaser or Private Eyes


Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 03.12.13 @ 23:55pm
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I'll toss in on Iron Butterfly, but not immediately. I've been working for 15 months on "Sweet Oblivion" (as well as working in Oblivion for at least twice as long), & I've finally got some coalition building going on here.

I figure I'm at least as close as Congress is to figuring out what the standard size of cow-cathcers should be, & I can't just surrender that right now! :)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 03.13.13 @ 11:55am


In response to a coupole of things...

Sinead O'Connor - Definitely agree. "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" is honestly one of our biggest misses from the 1990's, and I'd vote for it immediately if it were nominated.

Iron Butterfly - Would definitely support Ina Godda Da Vida, though I can't guarantee it would be right away.

Sweet Oblivion - It was actually the last album I cut from my ballot last time around. Given how close it came, I'd be happy to hop on the cheesewagon and vote for it next round.

Posted by BSLO on Wednesday, 03.13.13 @ 14:08pm


Here are some of my picks:

Freedom by Neil Young

An Innocent Man by Billy Joel

The Long Run by The Eagles

Daylight Again by Crosby, Stills and Nash

Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

Running On Empty by Jackson Browne

Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, 03.13.13 @ 14:18pm


A couple more pontently picks:

Iron Butterfly- Heavy
Carly Simon- No Secrets
Joan Baez- Diamonds & Rust or Gulf Winds
Kenny Loggins- Nightwatch
Melanie- Photograph
Rodriguez- Cold Fact or Coming From Reality
Donald Fagen- The Nightfly
The Monkees- Headquarters or Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones LTD

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 03.14.13 @ 07:45am


I'll throw a vote towards Sweet Oblivion. Can't guarantee it though it will depend on what other albums are nominated.

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 03.17.13 @ 20:45pm


My Nomination:

The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000)

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 04.1.13 @ 01:20am


April Nomination:

The Screaming Trees - "Sweet Oblivion"

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 04.1.13 @ 06:16am


nomination:

Justin Timberlake - Futuresex/Lovesounds

Posted by rockstar23 on Monday, 04.1.13 @ 07:24am


Nom: The Antlers - Hospice

Posted by GFW on Monday, 04.1.13 @ 07:34am


Here is my nomination for the Album Project Class of April 2038. I have always meant to include this album on my nominations list, yet I seemed to have forgotten these past few months. Now since my memory is back to full capacity :), here it is finally nominated.


Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom

The creation of Rock Bottom is quite a story in and of itself. This was Robert Wyatt's first album after he became unable to walk: his first with substantial lyrics: his first no longer being a member of any band: and his first utilising his wife, Alfreda Birge. Rock Bottom has to be heard in its entirety to fully grasp all its nuances. It is initially not an easy record at first; then again, Robert Wyatt has never been known for doing pure pop hits. Yet it is quite brilliant.

Not having ever owned a hedgehog,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Monday, 04.1.13 @ 09:35am


My Nomination:

Michael Jackson - HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 04.1.13 @ 09:52am


Elliott Smith - Either/Or (1997)

Posted by Paul K on Monday, 04.1.13 @ 12:51pm


Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (1990)

Posted by BSLO on Monday, 04.1.13 @ 16:11pm


John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957)

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 04.1.13 @ 20:25pm


Sorry, I forgot to put the year on my nomination. The year on the HIStory album is 1995. Sorry for that.

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 04.1.13 @ 21:50pm


My April 2013/2038 Album Project nomination...

Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever (1982)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Monday, 04.1.13 @ 22:03pm


My Nomination:

Michael Jackson - HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I

Sorry, I forgot to put the year on my nomination. The year on the HIStory album is 1995. Sorry for that.

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 04.1.13


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Isn't this a compilation album? I thought these are ineligible after a certain year and definitely by 1995!

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Monday, 04.1.13 @ 22:07pm


Isn't this a compilation album? I thought these are ineligible after a certain year and definitely by 1995!

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Monday, 04.1.13 @ 22:07pm
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The album was part studio album like Pink Floyd's "Ummagumma", even though the album was part live

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 04.1.13 @ 22:34pm


nominatrion:

MC5 - Back in the USA (1970)

Posted by jtrichey on Monday, 04.1.13 @ 23:55pm


"Isn't this a compilation album? I thought these are ineligible after a certain year and definitely by 1995!"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIStory:_Past,_Present_and_Future,_Book_I

The first disc is a greatest hits compilation. The second disc is new material or material that appeared on soundtrack albums. So long as we agree that we'd be voting on the content of the second disc and disregarding the content of the first disc (which as a greatest hits album by Michael Jackson, would obviously be one of the great "albums" of all-time), it would be eligible for nomination, in my opinion.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 04.2.13 @ 02:53am


Nomination:

Janet Jackson- All For You (2001)

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 04.2.13 @ 08:23am


Nomination:

Rodriguez - Cold Fact

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 04.2.13 @ 21:32pm


Regarding 2012 albums, I think that we reached something of a consensus on throwing support towards Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey next. I might end up voting for both this month, but Frank Ocean is my higher priority.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 04.2.13 @ 22:09pm


nomination:

The Cranberries - Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can't We?

Posted by Scot Banks on Wednesday, 04.3.13 @ 10:48am


Here are the nominees for April 2013:

Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever
Elliott Smith - Either / Or
Janet Jackson - All For You
John Coltrane - Blue Train
Justin Timberlake - Futuresex / Lovesounds
MC5 - Back In The USA
Michael Jackson - HIStory: Past, Present And Future, Book I
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
The Antlers - Hospice
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
The Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion

Any albums released in 2012 are eligible as well.

Each voter gets 4 votes.

Voting will close at 12:01 AM on Tuesday, April 9th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 04.4.13 @ 01:20am


my votes:

The Avalanches- Since I Left You
John Coltraine- Blue Train
Lana Del Ray- Born to Die
Screaming Trees- Sweet Oblivion

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 04.4.13 @ 01:30am


My vote:

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
John Coltrane - Blue Train
Justin Timberlake - Futuresex / Lovesounds
Rodriguez - Cold Fact

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 04.4.13 @ 03:25am


The Antlers - Hospice
Grimes - Visions
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 04.4.13 @ 08:45am


Album votes:

Janet Jackson - All For You
Michael Jackson - HIStory: Past, Present And Future, Book I
Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 04.4.13 @ 08:47am


John Coltrane - Blue Train
MC5 - Back in the USA
Michael Jackson - HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I
The Avalanches - Since I Left You

Posted by John R.C. on Thursday, 04.4.13 @ 10:35am


The Cranberries - Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We
John Coltrane - Blue Train
Janet Jackson - All For You
Elliott Smith - Either/Or

Posted by Scott Banks on Thursday, 04.4.13 @ 13:58pm


My vote:

Elliott Smith - Either / Or
MC5 - Back In The USA
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

Good nominations, it was difficult to narrow it down.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 04.4.13 @ 17:25pm


Justin Timberlake - Futuresex/Lovesounds
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Sinead O'Conner - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die

Posted by rockstar23 on Thursday, 04.4.13 @ 18:49pm


John Coltrane - Blue Train
MC5 - Back In The USA
Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
Screaming Trees- Sweet Oblivion

The nominees by the Avalanches, Elliot Smith, Rodriguez and the Cranberries, as well as the Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey albums came very close and I'll be checking their positions toward the end of the cycle.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 04.4.13 @ 22:02pm


My Votes:

Rodriguez - Cold Fact
The Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die

My most likely vote swap is "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We".

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 04.4.13 @ 23:16pm


Justin Timberlake - Futuresex / Lovesounds
MC5 - Back In The USA
Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

Posted by jtrichey on Friday, 04.5.13 @ 00:21am


switch out Kiss for Either/Or plox

Posted by GFW on Friday, 04.5.13 @ 04:43am


Albums for April:

John Coltrane - Blue Train
MC5 - Back In The USA
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
The Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 04.5.13 @ 06:54am


My vote:

John Coltrane - Blue Train
MC5 - Back In The USA
Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion

I will switch a vote for the Cranberries album if necessary. It definitely deserves induction, but couldn't quite make it onto my ballot.

I think this is the first time I have ever voted the exact same way as DarinRG!

Posted by BSLO on Friday, 04.5.13 @ 07:55am


Here's my current vote count:

John Coltrane - Blue Train - 7
MC5 - Back In The USA - 6

Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got - 5
The Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion - 5
The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? - 4
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange - 3
Justin Timberlake - Futuresex / Lovesounds - 3
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die - 3
The Avalanches - Since I Left You - 3
Elliott Smith - Either / Or - 3
Rodriguez - Cold Fact - 3
Janet Jackson - All For You - 2
Michael Jackson - HIStory: Past, Present And Future, Book I - 2
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar - 1
Grimes - Visions - 1
The Antlers - Hospice - 1
Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever - 0
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom - 0

Voting closes at 12:01 AM on Tuesday.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 04.6.13 @ 23:28pm


Here are the albums I have picked for my ballot for the Album Project class of April 2038. Obviously, these four include the album I have nominated. I was hoping more posters would be willing to throw a vote or two for this album. Perhaps they now will.


Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
John Coltrane - Blue Train
MC5 - Back In The USA
Michael Jackson - HIStory: Past, Present And Future, Book I

More posters need to vote,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Sunday, 04.7.13 @ 13:50pm


I'll switch my vote from Rodriguez - Cold Fact to Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Have Not Got. It still needs one more vote switch to get in.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 04.8.13 @ 22:20pm


I switch my vote from Lana Del Ray- Born to Die to Sinead O'Connor- I Do Not Want What I Have Not Got.

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 04.8.13 @ 23:02pm


Voting is now closed.

Here is the class of April 2013:

John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957)
MC5 - Back In The USA (1970)
Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Have Not Got (1990)

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 04.9.13 @ 06:03am


I have a list of potential albums I'm looking into nominating in May. Any support?

The Avalanches- Since I Left You
Kate Bush- The Kick Inside OR Never For Ever OR The Sensual World
Marianne Faithfull- Broken English
Orbital- In Sides
Donna Summer- Once a Upon a Time OR The Wanderer
Fiona Apple- When the Pawn...
Chilliwack- Wanna Be A Star
Eric Dolphy- Out to Lunch
Return to Forever- Romantic Warrior
Lucinda Williams- Car Wheels on a Gravel Road OR Lucinda Williams
Triumvert- Spartacus
Yuck- Yuck
Tori Amos- Boys For Pale
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band- Lick Off My Decals, Baby

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 04.14.13 @ 06:19am


I'm down for Yuck.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 04.14.13 @ 09:14am


Greg F - I could put Kate Bush, Orbital, Fiona Apple and Lucinda Williams high on my list.

The Avalanches, Donna Summer, Tori Amos and Captain Beefheart all fall into the category of albums that I would be happy to support, but would likely get bumped in a round with 4 other nominees that I'm passionate about.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 04.14.13 @ 18:16pm


I'm gonna be really pushing for Visions and Joanna Newsom - Ys, anyone down for voting these?

Posted by GFW on Monday, 04.22.13 @ 13:30pm


Hello gents. I wanted to bring something up that I thought you all might look at. Last summer, I made a concerted push to try & have some albums from the 80's & 90's added to the project. I noted that certain yrs. from the 80's & 90's were lacking in relation to others. I'm happy to say that the 80's section, & the pathetic outlay from 1990, have been rectified to a degree.

I will say that the 90's look incredibly weird right now, as a three yr. semi-valley from 91-93, is followed by a massive wall of albums in 94-95, & then back down to a downward slope in 96. While I'm actively working to rectify this (the Screaming Trees "Sweet Oblivion", anyone?), there's something else I'd like to bring up. This is the even sharper decline in albums from 1998 onward. This was partially brought up last summer, when albums from the late 90's were hashed out (Kid Rock, Pearl Jam's "Yield", etc.) but nothing was ever done.

I'd like to expand on this, especially up till the year 2005 or so. You can argue that albums in the last 5 yrs. or so may be too hard to judge, but anything from 05/06 & back has acquired a bit of distance. I cannot help but notice how much pop/R&B we've put in during the 2000's. If we are going to honor Jay-Z/BeyoncΓ©/Lady GaGa, etc., it seems rather foolish not to acknowledge some of the more commercial rock albums from groups like Audioslave, Velvet Revolver, etc., which were released in 03-06. Likewise, there's the initial albums from Kings of Leon, the Black Keys, etc., as well. If we're honoring indie, why not honor these groups, when they really were under the radar?

I'd like to put forward Kid Rock, Pearl Jam, & some of the 98/99 releases again, along w/some of what I mentioned from 2000 onward. Last time we put a master list of some sort together, we did induct (eventually) REO Speedwagon, the Black Crowes, the Fugees, & several others. Perhaps we can pump up the ranks of 98-05/06, or whatever. Anybody have any commercial rock albums they might like to acknowledge from this time?

Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 04.23.13 @ 06:59am


Chessecrop - Glad to see you bring this up again.

I'm going to go back to nominating Cracked Rear View by Hootie & the Blowfish next round, but Devil Without a Case by Kid Rock is my next priority. For the most part, I think we've done pretty well with non-rap/R&B albums from the 90's but there's one particular album that I'm surprised hasn't received any mention yet:

Supernatural - Santana (1999) - It's a great comeback album, and it introduced an entire new generation to one of the best guitarists of the 1970's. It was successful both critically and commercially and even received some Grammy love. I think that one has to be inducted.

I'd have to do some research on the early 2000's. They were the period that I first got into music, but most of what I liked from that era when I was a teenager (post-grunge, nu-metal, rap-rock, etc.) hasn't aged well and is generally considered "trash" by most people who vote on here. With regards to Audioslave and Velvet Revolver, I loved both debut albums personally but I think both are pretty borderline. They both contain a couple of gems mixed in with some absolute filler.

That said, I'd absolutely support stuff by those bands in the song project, especially Show Me How to Live and Like a Stone by Audioslave and Slither by Velvet Revolver.

Posted by BSLO on Tuesday, 04.23.13 @ 14:40pm


Two other mainstream rock albums worth considering from 1999 if you can get over the negative stigma of the two artists...

Enema of the State - Blink 182
Human Clay - Creed

Posted by BSLO on Tuesday, 04.23.13 @ 15:07pm


Chessecrop - Glad to see you bring this up again.

I'm going to go back to nominating Cracked Rear View by Hootie & the Blowfish next round, but Devil Without a Case by Kid Rock is my next priority. For the most part, I think we've done pretty well with non-rap/R&B albums from the 90's but there's one particular album that I'm surprised hasn't received any mention yet:

Supernatural - Santana (1999) - It's a great comeback album, and it introduced an entire new generation to one of the best guitarists of the 1970's. It was successful both critically and commercially and even received some Grammy love. I think that one has to be inducted.

I'd have to do some research on the early 2000's. They were the period that I first got into music, but most of what I liked from that era when I was a teenager (post-grunge, nu-metal, rap-rock, etc.) hasn't aged well and is generally considered "trash" by most people who vote on here. With regards to Audioslave and Velvet Revolver, I loved both debut albums personally but I think both are pretty borderline. They both contain a couple of gems mixed in with some absolute filler.

That said, I'd absolutely support stuff by those bands in the song project, especially Show Me How to Live and Like a Stone by Audioslave and Slither by Velvet Revolver.

Posted by BSLO on Tuesday, 04.23.13 @ 14:40pm
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Precisely what I'm getting at. I don't want to nominate every last album in sight, but it seems a s though we could flesh out these yrs. w/some works that haven't been noted. A few in particular:

Days of the New - Days of the New (97?) I believe
Incubus - Make Yourself (99?) I believe
Audioslave - Audioslave (02)
Velvet Revolver - Contraband (04)

Add in Creed & Blink 182, + Kid Rock, Pearl Jam, & a few others (although it's from 96, I still swear that STP's "Tiny Music" album should be represented. It's so much better than it's given credit for being). Maybe the Black Keys "Rubber Factory" from 04, & Kings of Leon's "Youth & Young Manhood' from 03, perhaps.

There's some stuff here that deserves a little notice.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 04.23.13 @ 17:01pm


DarinRG:

I think I'm going to either with Since I Left You by The Avalanches or try nominating In Sides by Oribal or a Lucinda Williams album or a Kate Bush album or Fiona Apple- When the Pawn... or Tori Amos- Boys For Pele instead of Since I Left You.

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 04.23.13 @ 18:54pm


On second thought I will nominate either Since I Left You or In Sides. It's toss up. Let know me what you guys would support between the two. We could use more electronica albums and Since I Left You and In Sides would make great additions to the project.

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 04.25.13 @ 22:14pm


Greg F. - I would eventually vote for: Fiona Apple - "When The Pawn" and Lucinda Williams - "Car Wheels On The Gravel Road"

Cheesecrop - You'll always have my support for "Sweet Oblivion". "Devil Without A Cause" is the only Kid Rock album I'd ever vote for. I really wish he still made music like that instead of the mediocre crap he churns out now. As for Pearl Jam, I'd vote for "Yield", "Pearl Jam" and "Backspacer". Incubus - "Make Yourself" would eventually get my vote. "Audioslave" might as well. I'd definitely vote for "Tiny Music" and probably for "Youth and Young Manhood" (I preferred KoL's old sound to their more popular sound).

BSLO - I'd vote for "Cracked Rear View", but it's hardly a priority. I might vote for "Supernatural" eventually.

Regarding "Enema Of The State" and "Human Clay", the negative stigma is there for a reason. That's about as close as I can estimate to the collective low-water mark of punk and grunge. I wouldn't be offended if either was voted in as they're both very popular, but I don't think we've done anywhere near as thorough a job of voting in great albums from the last 20 years to circle back around for leftovers.

Seeing as how I don't think we've done very well with indie rock / indie pop / alternative rock in recent years, my next few nominees will proably be from this list:

The National - "High Violet" (which I will nominate tomorrow) / "Boxer"
At The Drive-In - "Relationship Of Command"
Bright Eyes - "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning"
Death Cab For Cutie - "Plans" / "Transatlanticism"
Interpol - "Turn On The Bright Lights" / "Antics"
Muse - "Resistance"

Rilo Kiley - "More Adventurous" / "Under The Blacklight" (If Fleetwood Mac had recorded "Rumours" five years ago, I think it would have sounded like this album)

The Decemberists - "The Crane Wife" / "The Hazards Of Love" / "The King Is Dead"
The Shins - "Chutes Too Narrow" / "Wincing The Night Away" / "Port Of Morrow"
The Offspring - "Americana"
Vampire Weekend - "Contra"
Wolfmother - "New Moon"

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 04.30.13 @ 22:13pm


Greg F - I could possibly see myself supporting "In Sides" by Orbital, "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" by Lucinda Williams.

Cheesecrop - Of the albums you discussed I could support "Sweet Oblivion" by Screaming Trees, Audioslave's self titled and "Devil Without a Case" by Kid Rock.

BSLO -" Supernatural" by Santana is awesome!

Darren - I would support these albums:

The National - "High Violet"
At The Drive-In - "Relationship Of Command"
Bright Eyes - "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning"
Death Cab For Cutie - "Transatlanticism"
Interpol - "Turn On The Bright Lights"
The Decemberists - "The Hazards Of Love" / "The King Is Dead"

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 04.30.13 @ 23:50pm


My nomination:

The National - "High Violet" (2010)

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 05.1.13 @ 01:36am


Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)

Posted by John R.C. on Wednesday, 05.1.13 @ 10:13am


My nomination:

Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)

Darren - I agree with pretty much everything that you said about the other albums I mentioned. In terms of straight rock albums, the only three that are high priorities for me are Cracked Rear View, Devil Without a Cause and Supernatural. I would say that those are the only three medium snubs from the decade (though there are plenty of rap/R&B albums that are missing). That's not to say I wouldn't vote for other albums from the decade, just that I wouldn't nominate any.

I don't think Enema of the State or Human Clay are big priorities, but wanted to bring them into the conversation, even they are simply "the best garbage at the dump".

In terms of albums since the turn of the century, I did some research and can definitely agree that several albums you listed are snubs. I'd be willing to set aside a vote per month to catching up on some of the alt/indie rock snubs similar to what we did awhile ago with rap/R&B albums.

I still think the biggest snub from the 21st century remains Bruce Springsteen - The Rising. I was really surprised that it never got enough support to get inducted.

Posted by BSLO on Wednesday, 05.1.13 @ 11:03am


Nom:
Joanna Newsom - Ys

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 05.1.13 @ 11:30am


I am not certain if this album was previously inducted, although I think it was not. In any matter, this album is my nomination for the Album Project Class of May 2038.


Pink Floyd - Animals

Do correct me if I am wrong,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Wednesday, 05.1.13 @ 14:37pm


that's definitely in.

can people please make sure to check their albums are in beforehand so we don't get that whole "Ready To Die" fiasco again?

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 05.1.13 @ 15:08pm


Album Nomination:

Screaming Trees - "Sweet Oblivion" (1991)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 05.1.13 @ 16:03pm


Both Freak Out! and Animals have been inducted.

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 05.1.13 @ 16:28pm


I'll change Freak Out! to

Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)

Posted by John R.C. on Wednesday, 05.1.13 @ 16:51pm


nomination:

Kings of Leon - Only By the Night

Posted by rockstar23 on Wednesday, 05.1.13 @ 17:58pm


Nomination:

Oribital- In Sides (1996)

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 05.1.13 @ 18:26pm


My nomination:

Interpol - "Turn On The Bright Lights"

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 05.1.13 @ 20:21pm


Thank you for reminding me of my mistake. Here then is my replacement nominee for the Album Project Class of May 2038. Maybe this might make it in.


Sir Paul McCartney - Tug Of War

Do not be alarmed with the nomination,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Wednesday, 05.1.13 @ 22:01pm


My nomination for May 2013/2038 induction into The Album Project...

Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 05.1.13 @ 22:20pm


Here's my list of the 100 greatest albums of all time:
100. Things Are Swingin' by Peggy Lee
99. Pain In My Heart by Otis Redding
98. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
97. With A Little Help From My Firends by Joe Cocker
96. I Walk The Line by Johnny Cash
95. Welcome To My Nightmare by Alice Cooper
94. Call Me by Al Green
93. Vincebus Eruptum by Blue Cheer
92. The Pretender by Jackson Browne
91. In The Hollies' Style by The Hollies
90. Pontiac by Lyle Lovett
89. 3 Feet High and Rising by De La Soul
88. Dressed To Kill by KISS
87. The Healer by Jonh Lee Hooker
86. Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin
85. Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton
84. Mr. Personality by Lloyd Price
83. Sandinista by The Clash
82. The Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden
81. Baby Its You by The Shirelles
80. Pretty on the Inside by Hole
79. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
78. Forever Changes by Love
77. Strange Days by The Doors
76. Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction
75. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
74. The Complete Recordings by Robert Johnson
72. All the News That's Fit to Sing by Phil Ochs
71. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
70. Closer To Home by Grand Funk Railroad
69. That'll Be The Day by Buddy Holly & The Crickets
68. Every Picture Tells A Story by Rod Stewart
67. Moanin' in the Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
66. Make It Big by Wham!
65. Kind of Blue by Miles Davis
64. Ropin' The Wind by Garth Brooks
63. Wings at the Speed of Sound by Paul McCartney & Wings
62. Viva La Viva by Coldplay
61. Bark at the Moon by Ozzy Osbourne
60. Freak Out by Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
59. Tarkus by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
58. Heavy Nova by Robert Palmer
57. The Crossing by Big Country
56. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
55. Fly to the Rainbow by The Scorpions
54. Me Against the World by 2Pac
53. Gettin' Ready by The Temptations
52. Screaming for Vengeance by Judas Priest
51. Freedom by Neil Young
50. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
49. Sweetheart of the Rodeo by The Byrds
48. Peace Sells but Who's Buying by Megadeth
47. Beaucoups of Blues by Ringo Starr
46. Jump Up by Elton John
45. Music From the Big Pink by The Band
44. 21 by Adele
43. Sports by Huey Lewis & The News
42. Look What The Cat Dragged In by Poison
41. The Rasie And Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders from Mars by David Bowie
40. Invisible Touch by Genesis
39. We Don't Need to Whisper by Angels & Airways
38. Stay Hungry by Twisted Sister
37. The Stranger by Billy Joel
36. Infinity by Journey
35. Blue by Joni Mitchell
34. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
33. Cheap Thrills by Big Brother & The Holding Company
32. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
31. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
30. The Wall by Pink Floyd
29. Talking Book by Stevie Wonder
28. Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan
27. Hysteria by Def Leppard
26. Revolver by The Beatles
25. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
24. Buffalo Springfield by Buffalo Springfield
23. The Joshua Tree by U2
22. Thriller by Michael Jackson
21. Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
20. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
19. Van Halen by Van Halen
18. Running On Empty by Jackson Browne
17. Permanent Vacation by Aerosmith
16. Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy
15. Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival
14. An Innocent Man by Billy Joel
13. The Doors by The Doors
12. High Voltage by AC/DC
11. Recovery by Eminem
10. Apptite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
9. Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills, & Nash.
8. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
7. Who's Next by The Who
6. Too Low For Zero by Elton John
5. 2112 by Rush
4. Disraeli Gears by Cream
3. Strom Front by Billy Joel
2. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles

Posted by Andrew on Thursday, 05.2.13 @ 00:11am


Nominee:

R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant (1986)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 05.2.13 @ 01:24am


Nomination:

The Cranberries - Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 05.2.13 @ 15:50pm


With regards to 2012 albums, I intend to vote for Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die" this month. My other 3 votes will definitely be "High Violet" and "Sweet Oblivion". I don't know what album will get my other vote, but I'm fairly certain it will be one of the nominees.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 05.2.13 @ 22:34pm


Voting has not opened as of yet, but I will not be able to post the list of nominees tomorrow at midnight when nominations close.

Here are the current nominees:

Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979)
The Cranberries - Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993)
The National - High Violet (2010)
Orbital - In Sides (1996)
R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant (1986)
Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night (2008)
Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion (1991)
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)
Paul McCartney - Tug Of War (1982)
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights (2002)
Joanna Newsom - YS (2006)

All albums released in 2012 are eligible as well.

Let me know if I missed any nominees and add any albums nominated before midnight tomorrow.

When voting starts, everyone has 4 votes.

Voting will end at 12:01 on Thursday, May 9th.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 05.3.13 @ 01:20am


Joanna Newsom - Ys
Grimes - Oblivion
First Aid Kit - The Lions Roar
Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss

Posted by GFW on Friday, 05.3.13 @ 13:11pm


Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979)
Paul McCartney - Tug of War (1982)
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky (2012)
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 05.4.13 @ 00:07am


Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
The National - High Velvet
Hootie and the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View
Kings of Leon - Only by the Night

Just missed: Lana del Rey - Born to Die, Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights

Posted by rockstar23 on Saturday, 05.4.13 @ 06:51am


The National - High Violet (2010)
Orbital - In Sides (1996)
R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant (1986)
Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion (1991)


Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 05.4.13 @ 12:28pm


R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pagent
Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell
Paul McCartney - Tug of War

Posted by John R.C. on Saturday, 05.4.13 @ 14:13pm


The Cranberries - Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993)
R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant (1986)
Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night (2008)
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights (2002)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 05.5.13 @ 01:02am


My Ballot:

Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion (1991)
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights (2002)
The National - High Violet (2010))
Gary Clark Jr - Black and Blu (2012)

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 05.5.13 @ 03:22am


My ballot:

Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
The Cranberries - Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993)
The National - High Violet (2010)
Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion (1991)

Posted by BSLO on Sunday, 05.5.13 @ 09:21am


Rick - "Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky (2012)" is a greatest hits compilation album and is not eligible for the Album Project. You have one more vote to use.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 05.5.13 @ 19:41pm


Darren, you are actually incorrect in your assesement regarding Mr. Blue Sky. The ELO album is Jeff Lynne and Richard Tandy redoing quite a number of Electric Light Orchestra songs; primarily with newer technology using the similar methods involved with the initial 1970s and 1980s recordings. How I see it, Mr. Blue Sky is a legitimate album to be considered for the Album Project. Now then, here are the four albums I have on my ballot for the Album Project Class of May 2038.


Sir Paul McCartney - Tug Of War
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

3 old and 1 new,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Sunday, 05.5.13 @ 20:26pm


Album Votes for May:

R.E.M. - "Life's Rich Pageant" (1986)
Screaming Trees - "Sweet Oblivion" (1991)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)The National - "High Violet" (2010)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 05.6.13 @ 05:21am



The Cranberries - Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993)
Orbital - In Sides (1996)
R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant (1986)
Pink - The Truth About Love

Posted by Mike on Monday, 05.6.13 @ 13:39pm


My Votes:

The National - High Violet
Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
Frank Ocean - channel Orange
Hootie And The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View

Posted by Darren on Monday, 05.6.13 @ 23:21pm


Current Vote Count:

The National - High Violet (2010) - 6
Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion (1991) - 6
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R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant (1986) - 5

Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994) - 4

Paul McCartney - Tug Of War (1982) - 3
The Cranberries - Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993) - 3
Frank Ocean - channel Orange (2012) - 3

Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979) - 2
Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night (2008) - 2
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994) - 2
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights (2002) - 2
Orbital - In Sides (1996) - 2

Joanna Newsom - YS (2006) - 1
Grimes - Oblivion (2012) - 1
First Aid Kit - The Lions Roar (2012) - 1
Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss (2012) - 1
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012) - 1
Gary Clark Jr. - Black And Blu (2012) - 1
Pink - The Truth About Love - 1
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky - 1

Posted by Darren on Monday, 05.6.13 @ 23:28pm


Would anyone be interesting in voting for Desolation Boulevard by Sweet next month?

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 05.8.13 @ 02:10am


Would anyone be interesting in voting for Desolation Boulevard by Sweet next month?

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 05.8.13 @ 02:10am


Yeah, that's a worthy cause. I'd join you on that.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 05.8.13 @ 11:43am


Yup, I'd vote for Desolation Boulevard

Posted by BSLO on Wednesday, 05.8.13 @ 12:03pm


Switch my vote for "channel ORANGE" to "Life's Rich Pageant".

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 05.9.13 @ 00:54am


yes for Desolation Boulevard

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 05.9.13 @ 01:02am


My votes if it's not too late
The National- High Velvet
Screaming Trees- Sweet Oblivion
REM- Life's Rich Pageant
Orbital- In Sides

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 05.9.13 @ 01:13am


Voting is now closed (I did add Greg's vote).

Here are the inductees for May 2012:

The National - High Violet (2010)
Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion (1991)
R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant (1986)

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 05.9.13 @ 01:30am


Dang, The Cranberries missed out again. I'll give it one more try next month.

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 05.14.13 @ 12:19pm


Any interest in these albums for next month

Tori Amos- Boys For Pele (1996)
Fiona Apple- When the Pawn... (1998)
Lucinda Williams- Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Orbital- In Sides- (1996)
The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000)
Kate Bush- Never For Ever (1980)
Usher- Confessions (2004)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band- Lick Off My Decals Baby (1970)
Emmylou Harris- Wrecking Ball (1995)
Chris Cornell- Euphoria Morning (1998)

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 05.16.13 @ 20:31pm


To add to the list:

Marianne Faithfull- Broken English (1979)
Rickie Lee Jones- Pirates (1980)
Big Pun- Capital Punishment (1998)
Melanie- Photograph (1976) OR Stoneground Words (1972)
Little Feat- Dixie Chicken (1974)
Steely Dan- The Royal Scam (1976) OR Katy Lied (1975)
Boz Scaggs- Silk Degrees (1976)
Harry Nilsson- Ariel Ballot (1968)
The Monkees- Headquarter (1967)

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 05.16.13 @ 22:18pm


By the way, are we reranking all the albums at the end of the year?

Posted by GFW on Friday, 05.17.13 @ 17:50pm


By the way, are we reranking all the albums at the end of the year?

Posted by GFW on Friday, 05.17.13 @ 18:08pm


"By the way, are we reranking all the albums at the end of the year?"

There aren't currently any plans for re-ranking the albums, but I don't think it would be a good idea to do any other ranking projects until the Song Ranking Project has been completed.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 05.31.13 @ 20:56pm


Nomination:

The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?



I figured I'd give it one last shot this month.

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 06.1.13 @ 16:25pm


Death Cab For Cutie - "Transatlanticism"

Posted by Gassman on Saturday, 06.1.13 @ 16:54pm


The Antlers - Hospice

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 06.1.13 @ 17:31pm


The Antlers - Hospice

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 06.1.13 @ 17:32pm


Nomination for June:

Pearl Jam - "Yield"

in honor of my good friend astrodog :)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 06.1.13 @ 20:08pm


Nomination:

The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000)

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 06.1.13 @ 20:26pm


My nomination for June 2013/2038 induction into The Album Project...

Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 06.1.13 @ 21:25pm


Here is my nomination. To note, it is the same album I nominated a month ago but had not received much traction from fellow posters. This is worth at least one more try.


Sir Paul McCartney - Tug Of War

I have my reasons for selecting this album. In short, Tug Of War seems like what might have occured had The Beatles stuck around and /or regrouped after 1969. Many of the songs McCartney wrote on the album contain hints and references to John Lennon and George Harrison in their works and lives. In addition, as something of an aside, I am continually impressed with the album cover, one of the last artwork Hipgnosis did before they split up. It is quite possibly Sir Paul McCartney's best album from his post Wings years.

Considering Hipgnosis for induction in the fall,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Saturday, 06.1.13 @ 21:29pm


Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974)

Posted by John R.C. on Saturday, 06.1.13 @ 23:25pm


nomination:

Kings of Leon - Only By the Night

Posted by rockstar23 on Saturday, 06.1.13 @ 23:41pm


Nom:

Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles (1980)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 06.2.13 @ 00:42am


Lots of great nominees so far this month. I'm getting a definite indie / alt rock vibe overall and since that's right up my alley, I can't wait for this month's vote.

My nominee:

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - The Rising (2002)

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 06.2.13 @ 01:10am


Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)

Posted by Paul K on Sunday, 06.2.13 @ 02:29am


Nominee:

Pieces of a Man (1971) - Gil Scott-Heron

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 06.2.13 @ 16:19pm


Nomination for June:

Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View

Posted by BSLO on Sunday, 06.2.13 @ 23:52pm


Nominations are now closed.

Here are the nominees for June 2012:

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - The Rising (2002)
Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism (2003)
Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles (1980)
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979)
Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (1971)
Hootie And The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights (2002)
Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night (2008)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974)
Paul McCartney - Tug Of War (1982)
Pearl Jam - Yield (1998)
The Antlers - Hospice (2009)
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000)
The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993)

Any album released in 2012 is also eligible. This will continue for the rest of the year, as there were no objections to extending 2012 eligibility in either projects when the issue was brought up previously.

Each voter gets 4 votes. The top 2 albums are inducted, with a maximum of 5 albums inducted in the event of a tie.

Voting will close at 12:01 am Central time on Sunday the 9th.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 06.4.13 @ 01:02am


My votes:

Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (1971)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974)
Paul McCartney - Tug Of War (1982)
The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993)

Posted by John R.C. on Tuesday, 06.4.13 @ 01:18am


Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (1971)
Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles (1980)
The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993)
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000)

Tough ballot this round. Another four albums are very much on my radar.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 06.4.13 @ 02:27am


My Ballot:

1. Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - The Rising (2002)
2. Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism (2003)
3. Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (1971)
4. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights (2002)

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 06.4.13 @ 03:33am


1. Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
2. Kings of Leon - Only By the Night
3. Hootie and the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View
4. Lana del Rey - Born to Die

Posted by rockstar23 on Tuesday, 06.4.13 @ 04:03am


The Antlers - Hospice
Grimes - Visions
First Aid Kit - The Lions Roar
Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 06.4.13 @ 07:00am


My vote:

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - The Rising (2002)
Hootie And The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights (2002)
The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993)

Posted by BSLO on Tuesday, 06.4.13 @ 10:44am


Albums for June:

Hootie And The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night (2008)
Pearl Jam - Yield (1998)
The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 06.4.13 @ 10:45am


My votes:

Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles (1980)
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights (2002)
Pearl Jam - Yield (1998)
The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993)

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 06.4.13 @ 12:34pm


Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles (1980)
Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night (2008)
Pearl Jam - Yield (1998)
The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993)

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 06.4.13 @ 13:55pm


Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - The Rising (2002)
Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles (1980)
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979)
Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (1971)

Posted by Darrin A on Tuesday, 06.4.13 @ 14:37pm


My votes for June 2013/2038 induction into The Album Project...

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974)
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979)
Paul McCartney - Tug Of War (1982)
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Tuesday, 06.4.13 @ 21:38pm


The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000)
Lana Del Ray- Born to Die (2012)
Gil Scott-Heron- Pieces of a Man (1971)
Interpol- Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 06.5.13 @ 22:35pm


My Votes:

Pearl Jam - Yield
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - The Rising
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
Hootie And The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View

Just Missed The Cut / Top Vote-Switch Options:

Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die

The Cranberries don't need my vote and The Antlers aren't close enough at this point, but I'd support the album in the future.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 06.6.13 @ 01:04am


Current Vote Count:

The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993) - 6

Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (1971) - 5
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights (2002) - 5
__________________________________________

Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles (1980) - 4
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - The Rising (2002) - 4
Hootie And The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994) - 4
Pearl Jam - Yield (1998) - 4

Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night (2008) - 3

Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism (2003) - 2
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979) - 2
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974) - 2
Paul McCartney - Tug Of War (1982) - 2
Lana del Rey - Born To Die (2012) - 2
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000) - 2

Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss (2012) - 1
First Aid Kit - The Lions Roar (2012) - 1
Grimes - Visions (2012) - 1
The Antlers - Hospice (2009) - 1
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012) - 1

Voting closes at 12:01 AM on Sunday the 9th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 06.6.13 @ 01:06am


Here is my ballot for the Album Project Class of June 2038.


Sir Paul McCartney - Tug Of War
Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery
Pearl Jam - Yield

Feeling a chill in the air for a June night,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Thursday, 06.6.13 @ 21:53pm


Current vote count:

The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993) - 6
Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (1971) - 6
________________________________

Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights (2002) - 5
Pearl Jam - Yield (1998) - 5

Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles (1980) - 4
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - The Rising (2002) - 4
Hootie And The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994) - 4

Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night (2008) - 3
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979) - 3
Paul McCartney - Tug Of War (1982) - 3

Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism (2003) - 2
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974) - 2
Lana del Rey - Born To Die (2012) - 2
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000) - 2

Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss (2012) - 1
First Aid Kit - The Lions Roar (2012) - 1
Grimes - Visions (2012) - 1
The Antlers - Hospice (2009) - 1
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012) - 1

Voting ends at 12:01 tonight.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 06.8.13 @ 23:40pm


I'll change my Avalanches to Interpol. I've almost voted for it for three rounds in a row. That will help bulk up the class a tiny bit.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 06.9.13 @ 00:22am


Voting is now closed.

Here is the class of June 2013:

The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993)
Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (1971)
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights (2002)

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 06.9.13 @ 01:07am


Any interest?

Carly Simon- No Secrets
The Avalanches- Since I Left You
Orital- In Sides
Tori Amos- Boys For Pele
Sleeper- The IT Girl
Fiona Apple- When the Pawn...
Lupe Fiasco- Food and Liquer

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 06.25.13 @ 18:50pm


Anyone up for supporting either of these two?:

Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreaks
Pink Floyd - Saucerful Of Secrets

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 06.26.13 @ 05:55am


Greg F:

Fiona Apple - When The Pawn
Lupe Fiasco - Food And Liquor

GFW:

Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreaks

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 06.26.13 @ 08:01am


Nomination:

Janet Jackson - All For You

Posted by Mike on Monday, 07.1.13 @ 08:55am


Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreaks

Posted by GFW on Monday, 07.1.13 @ 12:58pm


The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter (2012)

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 07.1.13 @ 14:13pm


Alice Cooper - Love It To Death (1971)

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 07.1.13 @ 17:38pm


Blue Sky Mining (1990) - Midnight Oil

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 07.1.13 @ 19:47pm


My nomination for July 2013/2038 induction into The Album Project...

Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Monday, 07.1.13 @ 20:59pm


My nomination for this month's Album Priject is as follows:


Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets

My thanks to GFW for the hat tip. I forget this great album was not yet inducted.

Hope this was on time,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Monday, 07.1.13 @ 21:46pm


nomination:

Bjork - Vespertine

Posted by rockstar23 on Monday, 07.1.13 @ 22:24pm


Gassman - FYI, 2012 albums are still automatically eligible for the rest of the 2013 voting. We expanded that along with 2012 nominations in the Song Project.

Also, I would be much more likely to vote for The Avett Brothers - "I and Love and You", which I think is a better album. Can't speak for anyone else though.

We should really organize a little and try to get a few more 2012 albums in if possible. The last few months we've had a bunch of single votes for several different albums. Would anyone be willing to vote for one of those albums that they previously didn't vote for if it meant getting it voted in? I would definitely like to make another run at "Born To Die" and maybe see if there's any interest in "Wrecking Ball".

Posted by Darren on Monday, 07.1.13 @ 23:00pm


Nomination:

Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) - I had no idea that her breakthrough album had yet to be inducted!

Posted by BSLO on Monday, 07.1.13 @ 23:13pm


Nomination:

Fiona Apple- When the Pawn... (1999)

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 07.1.13 @ 23:54pm


Desolation Boulevard - Sweet (1974)

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 07.2.13 @ 01:15am


I'd vote for "Wrecking Ball". Also I chose "The Carpenter" because I thought it would have the best chances of being voted in. My favorite Avett Brothers album is "Emotionalism."

I'll give my nomination to "Juju" by Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 07.2.13 @ 02:25am


Nomination for July:

Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause

Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 07.2.13 @ 05:00am


My nomination:

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - The Rising

Side note, is anyone interested in voting for Purity Ring - "Shrines" (2012)? As far as I'm concerned, it's 2012's "Merriweather Post Pavilion", but I'm not sure it's known enough to contend.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 07.2.13 @ 21:28pm


I'll just post my vote now, It's not gonna change.

Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets
Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreaks
Grimes - Visions
First Aid Kit - The Lions Roar

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 07.3.13 @ 08:59am


Nominations are now closed.

Here are the nominees for July 2013:

Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreak (2008)
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets (1968)
Janet Jackson - All For You (2001)
Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mining (1990)
Sweet - Desolation Boulevard (1974)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979)
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Juju (1981)
Alice Cooper - Love It To Death (1971)
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - The Rising (2002)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
Bjork - Vespertine (2001)
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn... (1999)

All albums released in 2012 are also eligible.

Each voter can vote for 4 albums. Voting will close at 12:01 AM Central on Tuesday, July 9th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 07.4.13 @ 01:08am


Bjork - Vespertine
Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
Tame Impala - Lonerism

Posted by rockstar23 on Thursday, 07.4.13 @ 03:14am


Woah woah, Vespertines nominated?

Disregard my previous vote:

Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets
Bjork - Vespertine
Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreaks
Grimes - Visions

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 07.4.13 @ 06:16am


Sweet - Desolation Boulevard (1974)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - The Rising (2002)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)

Posted by BSLO on Thursday, 07.4.13 @ 12:40pm


Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mining (1990)
Sweet - Desolation Boulevard (1974)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 07.4.13 @ 14:15pm


Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreak (2008)
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets (1968)
Janet Jackson - All For You (2001)
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - The Rising (2002)

Posted by John R.C. on Thursday, 07.4.13 @ 14:57pm



Janet Jackson - All For You (2001)
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Juju (1981)
Bjork - Vespertine (2001)
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn... (1999)

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 07.4.13 @ 15:31pm


My Ballot:

Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE (2012)
Sweet - Desolation Boulevard (1974)
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Juju (1981)
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - The Rising (2002)

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 07.4.13 @ 18:21pm


Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mining (1990)
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Juju (1981)
Sweet - Desolation Boulevard (1974)
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn... (1999)

There are another few nominees that I genuinely love and will be checking in on toward the end.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 07.4.13 @ 19:03pm


Fiona Apple- When the Pawn... (1999)
Pink Floyd- A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)
Lana Del Ray- Born to Die (2012)
Sweet- Desolation Boulevard (1974)

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 07.5.13 @ 00:30am


Album Votes for July:

Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets (1968)
Sweet - Desolation Boulevard (1974)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Alice Cooper - Love It To Death (1971)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 07.5.13 @ 05:58am


Album votes:

Depeche Mode - Delta Machine
Sweet - Desolation Boulevard
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
Janet Jackson - All For You

Posted by Scott Banks on Friday, 07.5.13 @ 09:56am


Scott Banks - "Delta Machine" was released in 2013. You have one more vote to use.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 07.6.13 @ 22:57pm


My selections for the Album Project Class of July 2038 are as follows:


Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets
Bjork - Vespertine
Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery

Will likely consider 2012 albums fairly soon,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Sunday, 07.7.13 @ 21:42pm


My votes:

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - The Rising
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die

I would eventually vote for:

Siouxsie And The Banshees - Juju
Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreak

Posted by Darren on Monday, 07.8.13 @ 01:41am


Here are the current vote standings:

Sweet - Desolation Boulevard (1974) - 7
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - The Rising (2002) - 5
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets (1968) - 5
________________________________

Bjork - Vespertine (2001) - 4
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998) - 4
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Juju (1981) - 4

Fiona Apple - When the Pawn... (1999) - 3
Janet Jackson - All For You (2001) - 3
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die - 3
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) - 3

Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE - 2
Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreak (2008) - 2
Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mining (1990) - 2

Alice Cooper - Love It To Death (1971) - 1
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979) - 1
Grimes - Visions - 1
Scott Banks - Replacement Vote - 1
Tame Impala - Lonerism - 1

Voting ends at 12:01 AM tomorrow.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 07.8.13 @ 01:43am


I'm thinking in the future we need to have a 2013 nomination like we do on the song project side. I think people are missing new albums because they aren't on the list.

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 07.8.13 @ 01:45am


Gassman - Do you mean everyone could nominate one album from 2012 (this year, 2013 next year) and one album from prior to 2012? Is that what you mean or something else?

Posted by Darren on Monday, 07.8.13 @ 08:03am


I'd like to change my vote for "Tuesday Night Music Club" to "Juju".

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 07.9.13 @ 00:54am


Voting is now closed.

Here is the class of July 2013:

Sweet - Desolation Boulevard (1974)
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - The Rising (2002)
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets (1968)
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Juju (1981)

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 07.9.13 @ 01:16am


Darren: Exactly, I'm just thinking that people are forgetting newer albums because they aren't on the master nomination list.

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 07.9.13 @ 12:40pm


I think it is OK the way we do it. I think even more than individual songs, an album really needs time to soak in, and there is not much reason to induct all but the cream of the crop in their 1st year of eligibility.

I'm not necessarily opposed to nominating a 2012 album, but don't think we are missing anything by not doing it.

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 07.9.13 @ 15:49pm


This board doesn't get a lot of traffic between monthly votes, so I think the best thing to do with this suggestion is put it to a vote as part of the August Album Project vote.

A yes / no vote on whether or not to add a "current year" nomination in place of universal "current year" eligibility should do the trick.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 07.11.13 @ 08:07am


Any Interest?

The Avalanches- Since I Left You
Orbital- In Sides
Fiona Apple- When the Pawn... OR Extraorinary Machine
Tori Amos- Boys For Pele
Kate Bush- The Kick Inside OR Never For Ever
Sleeper- The It Girl
Donna Summer- Once a Upon a Time

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 07.18.13 @ 13:01pm


Greg F - I'd guarantee a ballot spot to Orbital, Fiona Apple, Kate Bush or Sleeper. I'd very strongly consider Tori Amos the Avalanches. (Nothing against the Donna Summer choice, I'd just need to do some homework on it.)

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 07.18.13 @ 19:09pm


Once Upon a Time is a strong album by Donna Summer. The songs I recommend checking on that album are the electronic songs Now I Need You and Working the Midnight Shift. They have an industrial sound to them which were ahead of their time. Also what I like about the album is the fairy tale concept it has. The story is Cinderella type of thing. It is definitely worth a listen.

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 07.19.13 @ 12:35pm


Album Nomination for August:

Kid Rock - "Devil Without A Cause" (1998)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 08.1.13 @ 06:03am


Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreaks

btw, would there be any support for Joanna Newsom - Ys?

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 08.1.13 @ 08:04am


Nomination for August:

Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)

Posted by BSLO on Thursday, 08.1.13 @ 10:52am


Nomination:

Donna Summer- Once Upon a Time (1977)

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 08.1.13 @ 13:06pm


Yes - 90125 (1983)

Posted by John R.C. on Thursday, 08.1.13 @ 14:00pm


nomination:

Eminem - The Eminem Show (2002)

Posted by rockstar23 on Thursday, 08.1.13 @ 16:55pm


Nomination: Jesus Christ Superstar

I'd like to nominate the album Jesus Christ Superstar (original rock opera soundtrack of 1970 with Ian Gillan, Murray Head, Yvonne Elliman (ie NOT the movie soundtrack version)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Christ_Superstar_(album)

Posted by Darrin A on Thursday, 08.1.13 @ 17:43pm


Tame Impala - Lonerism (2012)

Also, did we ever settle on if we would have a separate nomination for a 2012 album?

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 08.1.13 @ 18:30pm


My nomination for August 2013/2038 induction into The Album Project...

Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 08.1.13 @ 19:33pm


My album nomination for this month is:


Kate Bush - The Kick Inside

I am also interested in doing a seperate election cycle for 2012 albums.

Hope this was on time,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Thursday, 08.1.13 @ 22:35pm


Nominee:

Hole - Celebrity Skin (1998)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 08.1.13 @ 23:40pm


Gassman - I think Darren mentioned that we would vote on allowing an extra 2012 album nomination as a part of this month's induction cycle.

Also, since you have been pushing Tame Impala like crazy. I'm going to give their album a listen before voting this month :)

Posted by BSLO on Friday, 08.2.13 @ 10:23am


Mule Variations (1999) - Tom Waits

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 08.2.13 @ 18:14pm


Nomination:

SWV - It's About Time

Posted by Mike on Friday, 08.2.13 @ 19:48pm


My Nomination:

The Offspring - Americana (1998)

As part of this month's vote, we'll be voting yes / no to determine if we want to add a second monthly nomination for the current year. This will be permanent going forward if we vote to add it.

If approved, each voter will have the choice to nominate any album from the current year (2012 at the moment) and any album released prior to the current year.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 08.2.13 @ 22:56pm


Nominations don't end until midnight tomorrow, but I'll be away from my computer at that time, as I'm heading to the Twin Cities (Minneapolis / St. Paul) to see a Vampire Weekend concert and a The National concert.

Here are the current nominees:

Donna Summer - Once Upon a Time (1977)
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979)
Eminem - The Eminem Show (2003)
Hole - Celebrity Skin (1998)
Jesus Christ Superstar - Jesus Christ Superstar (1970)
Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreaks (2008)
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (1978)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
SWV - It's About Time (1992)
Tame Impala - Lonerism (2012)
The Offspring - Americana (1998)
Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

If there are any additional nominees, please post an updated list of nominees after midnight tomorrow night.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 08.3.13 @ 01:16am


Kanye West - 808s And heartbreaks
Grimes - Oblivion
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 08.3.13 @ 02:55am


whoops, that should be Grimes - Visions

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 08.3.13 @ 03:45am


Albums for August:

Hole - "Celebrity Skin" (1998)
Kid Rock - "Devil Without A Cause" (1998)
The Offspring - "Americana" (1998)
Tame Impala - "Lonerism" (2012)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 08.3.13 @ 05:52am


Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (1978)
Donna Summer - Once Upon a Time (1977)

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 08.3.13 @ 19:23pm



Hole - Celebrity Skin (1998)
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (1978)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
SWV - It's About Time (1992)

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 08.3.13 @ 20:11pm


So far, everyone is forgetting to vote yea or nay to nominating a 2012 album.

Votes:

Eminem - The Eminem Show (2003)
Hole - Celebrity Skin (1998)
Jesus Christ Superstar - Jesus Christ Superstar (1970)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)

Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 08.3.13 @ 22:52pm


Including myself (doh!)

2012 album nomination: nay

Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 08.3.13 @ 22:53pm


Just to clarify before I vote, are we still allowed to vote for un-nominated 2012 albums?

Posted by rockstar23 on Monday, 08.5.13 @ 03:33am


rockstar23 - Yeah, I should not have nominated a 2012 album, but I really can't think of anything else right now.

Also none of the votes should have counted until about 5 hours ago. Hope no one was late in getting their nominations in.

Gary Clark Jr - Blak and Blu (2012)
Grimes - Visions (2012)
Tame Impala - Lonerism (2012)
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (2012)

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 08.5.13 @ 04:58am


2012 album nomination: Yes!

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 08.5.13 @ 05:00am


Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
Tame Impala - Lonerism (2012)
The Offspring - Americana (1998)

2012 Album: Sure, why not.

Posted by BSLO on Monday, 08.5.13 @ 09:59am


Donna Summer - Once Upon a Time (1977)
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979)
Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 08.5.13 @ 14:07pm


Donna Summer- Once a Upon a Time (1977)
Kate Bush- The Kick Inside (1978)
Tom Waits- Mule Variations (1998)
Lana Del Ray- Born to Die (2012)

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 08.5.13 @ 14:20pm


Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
Donna Summer - Once Upon A Time
Yes - 90125
Lana Del Ray - Born To Die

Not certain if I missed the cutoff date,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Monday, 08.5.13 @ 21:50pm


Eminem - The Eminem Show
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE
Tame Impala - Lonerism

Posted by rockstar23 on Tuesday, 08.6.13 @ 03:09am


Here's an early album updating:

Tame Impala - "Lonerism" (2012) - 4
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) - 4
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (1978) - 4
Donna Summer - Once Upon a Time (1977) - 4

Hole - "Celebrity Skin" (1998) - 3
Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999) - 3
Lana Del Ray- Born to Die (2012) - 3

Grimes - Visions - 2
Kid Rock - "Devil Without A Cause" (1998) - 2
The Offspring - "Americana" (1998) - 2
Eminem - The Eminem Show (2003) - 2
Yes - 90125 (1983) - 2

Kanye West - 808s And heartbreaks - 1
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar - 1
Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss - 1
SWV - It's About Time (1992) - 1
Jesus Christ Superstar - Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) - 1
Gary Clark Jr - Blak and Blu (2012) - 1
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (2012) - 1
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979) - 1
Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE - 1

Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 08.6.13 @ 05:45am


I only want to cast one vote:

Jesus Christ Superstar - Jesus Christ Superstar (1970)

Posted by Darrin A on Tuesday, 08.6.13 @ 15:16pm


Album Updating:

Tame Impala - "Lonerism" (2012) - 4
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) - 4
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (1978) - 4
Donna Summer - Once Upon a Time (1977) - 4

Hole - "Celebrity Skin" (1998) - 3
Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999) - 3
Lana Del Ray- Born to Die (2012) - 3

Grimes - Visions - 2
Kid Rock - "Devil Without A Cause" (1998) - 2
The Offspring - "Americana" (1998) - 2
Eminem - The Eminem Show (2003) - 2
Yes - 90125 (1983) - 2
Jesus Christ Superstar - Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) - 2

Kanye West - 808s And heartbreaks - 1
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar - 1
Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss - 1
SWV - It's About Time (1992) - 1
Gary Clark Jr - Blak and Blu (2012) - 1
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (2012) - 1
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979) - 1
Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE - 1

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 08.7.13 @ 06:05am


My votes:

The Offspring - Americana
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause

I vote yes on the current year nomination replacing the open eligibility.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 08.8.13 @ 02:34am


I'm going to begrudgingly vote yes on current year nominations replacing open eligibility only for the sake of organizing what's in play.

That said, I guess I'm not totally sure what we're doing. Are we talking about a second election each month of year old albums? If so, what's the rush when we still have hundreds of worthy and important albums from all eras, genres and commercial/alternative/in-between approaches?

Are we saying that 2012 albums now have to be nominated as part of the Album Project? I'm cool with that. I've voted for 2012 albums, and would still vote for a few more (Hi, Lana Del Rey) if they were on the nominee list and I remembered them, I'd be more likely to vote for them. And there will be a few 2013 albums that I'm already excited about.

So, what I'm rambling about is that I'm not totally sure what I'm voting for, but I think I'm voting to eliminate open eligibility. If I find out that I'm voting yes for a separate current year vote, I'll kick myself in the balls, because that vote is totally unnecessary.

But, I'm voting yes.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 08.8.13 @ 04:51am


DarinRG - We're voting to add a current year (at the moment 2012) nomination. Each month, voters would have the option of nominating an album from before 2012 AND one album from 2012. Only albums that were nominated from one category or another would be eligible for the monthly vote. There would only be one election per month. The only change would be that current year albums would need to be nominated to be eligible rather than automatically eligible.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 08.8.13 @ 08:07am


Got it, Darren. I'll stand by my "Yes". I'd like to see everything in play nominated and listed.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 08.8.13 @ 21:24pm


So we still only get 2 votes?

Posted by Gassman on Friday, 08.9.13 @ 05:18am


Voting is now closed.

Here is the class of August 2013:

Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
Donna Summer - Once Upon a Time (1977)
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (1978)
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die (2012)
Tame Impala - Lonerism (2012)

Also, we have voted that starting in September, each voter will be allowed to nominate one album from prior to 2012 and one album from 2012. Only nominated albums are eligible for the ballot.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 08.9.13 @ 06:14am


"So we still only get 2 votes?"

No, you get 4 votes. That doesn't change. Not sure what you mean with that question.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 08.9.13 @ 06:15am


Any interest in Pavement- Terror Twilight (1999)?

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 08.28.13 @ 15:15pm


Out of curiosity when does the September class start?

Posted by Chris F. on Thursday, 08.29.13 @ 07:48am


Chris F. - Nominations for this month and every month start on the first and end at 12:01 AM Central time on the 4th. Voting lasts for 5 days, ending at 12:01 AM on the 9th.

Starting this month, every voter can nominate one album from before 2012 and one album released in 2012. Prior to this month, every album from 2012 was eligible, but we voted to replace that with a 2012 nomination.

Every voter can vote for 4 nominated albums. The top 2 vote-getters are inducted, with a maximum of 5 albums in the event of a tie.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 08.30.13 @ 13:24pm


Album nomination

Janet Jackson - All For You

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 09.1.13 @ 07:03am


Nomination:

Pavement-Terror Twilight (1999)

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 09.1.13 @ 09:10am


Nomination:

Pavement-Terror Twilight (1999)

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 09.1.13 @ 09:50am


Nom: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Boatmans Call

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 09.1.13 @ 10:57am


My nomination for September 2013/2038 induction into The Album Project...

Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 09.1.13 @ 12:06pm


Queen - Innuendo (1991)

Posted by John R.C. on Sunday, 09.1.13 @ 12:49pm


2012

Jeff Lynne - Long Wave

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 09.1.13 @ 13:04pm


Mule Variations - Tom Waits (1999)

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 09.1.13 @ 13:28pm


I'll switch my nomination of "Innuendo" to:

The Bee Gees - Odessa (1968)

Posted by John R.C. on Sunday, 09.1.13 @ 13:51pm


My Nomination:

Santana - Supernatural (1999)

Posted by BSLO on Sunday, 09.1.13 @ 14:45pm


My nominations

Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown (1954)

Posted by Chris F, on Sunday, 09.1.13 @ 15:58pm


Okay, here are my nominations:

Rush: Roll The Bones (1991)

Rush: Clockwork Angels (2012)

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 09.1.13 @ 16:16pm


My nominations for the Album Project this month are as follows:

Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Happy Labor Day!,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Sunday, 09.1.13 @ 20:18pm


nomination:

Snow Patrol - Eyes Open (2006)

Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania (2012)

Posted by jtrichey on Monday, 09.2.13 @ 00:17am



Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990)
Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE (2012)

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 09.2.13 @ 04:27am


Album Nomination for September:

Kid Rock - "Devil Without A Cause" (1998)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 09.2.13 @ 06:42am


Nominations:

Bjork - Vespertine (2001)
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die (2012)

Posted by rockstar23 on Monday, 09.2.13 @ 09:02am


My nominations:
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
Bob Dylan - Desire

Posted by Ryan on Monday, 09.2.13 @ 11:37am


The Offspring - Americana (1998)

Purity Ring - Shrines (2012)

Posted by Darren on Monday, 09.2.13 @ 23:22pm


Here's my 2012 album nomination:

fun. - Some Nights

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 09.2.13 @ 23:36pm


Nominations are now closed and voting is now open.

Here are your nominees:

Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Bjork - Vespertine (2001)
Bob Dylan - Desire (2012)
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973)
Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE (2012)
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage (1979)
fun. - Some Nights (2012)
Janet Jackson - All For You (2001)
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die (2012)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Boatmans Call (1997)
Pavement - Terror Twilight (1999)
Purity Ring - Shrines (2012)
Rush - Clockwork Angels (2012)
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991)
Santana - Supernatural (1999)
Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown (1954)
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990)
Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania (2012)
Snow Patrol - Eyes Open (2006)
The Bee Gees - Odessa (1968)
The Offspring - Americana (1998)
Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999)

Each voter can vote for 4 albums. Unlike previous months, un-nominated albums from 2012 are NOT eligible. Only nominated songs are eligible for the vote.

Voting will close at 12:01 AM on Monday, September 9th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 09.4.13 @ 01:06am


Pavement- Terror Twilight (1999)
Rush- Cloackwork Angels (2012)
The Bee Gees- Odessa (1968)
Tom Waits- Mule Variations (1999)

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 09.4.13 @ 01:57am


Album Nominations for September:

Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Santana - Supernatural (1999)
The Offspring - Americana (1998)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 09.4.13 @ 06:51am


Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE (2012)
Rush - Clockwork Angels (2012)
The Bee Gees - Odessa (1968)

Posted by John R.C. on Wednesday, 09.4.13 @ 09:38am


Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Bjork - Vespertine (2001)
Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE (2012)
Janet Jackson - All For You (2001)

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 09.4.13 @ 11:58am


Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Santana - Supernatural (1999)
The Offspring - Americana (1998)

Posted by BSLO on Wednesday, 09.4.13 @ 11:58am


Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Boatmans Call (1997)
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die (2012)

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 09.4.13 @ 12:23pm


We voted in Born to Die last month.

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 09.4.13 @ 13:35pm


Indeed we did. Please replace my "Born to Die" vote with:

Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown (1954)

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 09.4.13 @ 14:03pm


Greg F. and DarinRG are correct. Please disregard the nomination of "Born To Die", as it's already been inducted.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 09.4.13 @ 14:34pm



Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Bob Dylan - Desire (2012)
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage (1979)
The Bee Gees - Odessa (1968)

Posted by Darrin A on Wednesday, 09.4.13 @ 15:35pm


My votes:

Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown (1954)
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Bjork - Vespertine (2001)
The Offspring - Americana (1998)

Posted by Chris F, on Wednesday, 09.4.13 @ 22:19pm


Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Pavement - Terror Twilight (1999)
Snow Patrol - Eyes Open (2006)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 09.5.13 @ 00:26am


Vespertine
Channel ORANGE
The Boatman's Call
Supernatural

Posted by rockstar23 on Thursday, 09.5.13 @ 07:22am


Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Bob Dylan - Desire This is 1976 not 2012
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage (1979)
Santana - Supernatural (1999)

Posted by Ryan on Thursday, 09.5.13 @ 23:42pm


Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973)
Santana - Supernatural (1999)
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage (1979)

Posted by Tom H on Friday, 09.6.13 @ 18:06pm


Bob Dylan - Desire (2012)
Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE (2012)
Santana - Supernatural (1999)
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990)

Posted by Gassman on Saturday, 09.7.13 @ 02:41am


I would like to vote for the following:

ELO- On The Third Day (1973)
Rush- Roll The Bones (1991)
Santana- supernatural (1999)
Rush- Clockwork Angels (2012)

Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 09.7.13 @ 14:02pm


My votes for September 2013/2038 induction into The Album Project...

Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973)
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012)
Rush - Roll the Bones (1991)
Santana - Supernatural (1999)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 09.7.13 @ 18:37pm


My ballot for the Album Project Class of September 2038 is as follows:


Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
The Bee Gees - Odessa
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication

Only 4 albums, yet so much more to choose,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Sunday, 09.8.13 @ 13:43pm


My Votes:

Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause
The Offspring - Americana
Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 09.8.13 @ 20:49pm


Current Standings:

Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994) - 11

Santana - Supernatural (1999) - 8

Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE (2012) - 5
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage (1979) - 5
__________________________

Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998) - 4
The Bee Gees - Odessa (1968) - 4
The Offspring - Americana (1998) - 4

Bjork - Vespertine (2001) - 3
Bob Dylan - Desire (1976) - 3
Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973) - 3
Rush - Clockwork Angels (2012) - 3

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Boatmans Call (1997) - 2
Pavement - Terror Twilight (1999) - 2
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991) - 2
Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown (1954) - 2
Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999) - 2

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012) - 1
Janet Jackson - All For You (2001) - 1
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012) - 1
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990) - 1
Snow Patrol - Eyes Open (2006) - 1

fun. - Some Nights (2012) - 0
Purity Ring - Shrines (2012) - 0
Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania (2012) - 0

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 09.8.13 @ 20:53pm


Voting is now closed.

Here is the class of September 2013:

Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Santana - Supernatural (1999)
Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE (2012)
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage (1979)

Posted by Darren on Monday, 09.9.13 @ 01:52am


I was thinking of nominating a Belle & Sebastian album for next month since none of them are inducted. I was thinking "If Your Feeling Sinister" or "Dear Catastrophe Waitress".
Any opinions?

Posted by Ryan on Sunday, 09.29.13 @ 22:45pm


My nominations for October 2013/2038 induction into The Album Project...

Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973)
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Tuesday, 10.1.13 @ 00:12am


Album Project Nominee:

Kid Rock - "Devil Without A Cause" (1998)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 10.1.13 @ 06:31am


October nominations:

Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Emeli Sande' - Our Version of Events (2012)

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 10.1.13 @ 08:46am


Queen - A Day At the Races (1976)

Posted by John R.C. on Tuesday, 10.1.13 @ 09:35am


My Album nominations

Jethro Tull- Benefit (1970)
Bruce Springsteen- Wrecking Ball (2012)

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 10.1.13 @ 09:40am


My nominations:

Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990)
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (2012)

If you've never listened to The Gaslight Anthem, here is a great description:

"The Gaslight Anthem are like something out of speculative fiction: this is what pop music would be if Springsteen hadn't listened to his producer, let The Ramones record Hungry Heart, and launched the C.B.G.B.'ers into megastardom"

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 10.1.13 @ 09:55am


Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)

Posted by BSLO on Tuesday, 10.1.13 @ 11:52am


Album nom:

Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 10.1.13 @ 11:59am


Nomination:

Elton John- Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 10.1.13 @ 12:45pm


nomination:

M.I.A. - Kala

Posted by rockstar23 on Tuesday, 10.1.13 @ 16:36pm


My Album Project nomination iss follows:


Radiohead - Hail To The Thief


Can not think of a 2012 album at the moment,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Tuesday, 10.1.13 @ 20:18pm


Nom:

Mule Variations (1999) - Tom Waits

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 10.1.13 @ 21:03pm


Nomination:

Billie Holiday - Songs for DistinguΓ© Lovers (1957)

A Vocal Jazz classic that found Holiday's voice in it's decayed state. In just a few short years she would be dead. The album set the groundwork for "Lady In Satin", and for some is the quintessential studio album for Holiday

Posted by Chris F. on Wednesday, 10.2.13 @ 07:08am


The Offspring - Americana (1998)

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 10.2.13 @ 18:30pm


Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense(1984)
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros- Here (2012)

Posted by Ryan on Wednesday, 10.2.13 @ 22:41pm


Album Nomination

Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run

Posted by Printthelegends on Thursday, 10.3.13 @ 17:42pm


Here are the nominees for October 2013:

Billie Holiday - Songs for DistinguΓ© Lovers (1957)
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Here (2012)
Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973)
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Emeli Sande' - Our Version of Events (2012)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012)
Jethro Tull - Benefit (1970)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
M.I.A. - Kala (2007)
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Queen - A Day At The Races (1976)
Radiohead - Hail To The Thief (2003)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (2012)
The Offspring - Americana (1998)
Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999)

All voters can vote for 4 albums from this list.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central time on Tuesday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 00:59am


My votes for October 2013/2038 induction into The Album Project...

Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973)
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 01:07am


Billie Holiday - Songs for Distingué Lovers (1957)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Queen - A Day At The Races (1976)
Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999)

Posted by John R.C. on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 01:31am


My vote:

Billie Holiday - Songs for DistinguΓ© Lovers (1957)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
The Offspring - Americana (1998)

Posted by Chris F. on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 07:15am


My votes for Albums

1. Hootie & The Blowfish- Cracked Rear View (1994)
2. Kid Rock- Devil Without A Cause (1998)
3. Offspring- Americana (1998)
4. Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense (1984)

Posted by Kyle on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 07:32am


My votes:

Emeli Sande' - Our Version of Events (2012)
M.I.A. - Kala (2007)
Radiohead - Hail To The Thief (2003)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)

Posted by Mike on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 08:48am


My ballot:

Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990)
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (2012)

Posted by Gassman on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 10:57am


Elton John- Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Modest Mouse- We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007)
Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense (1984)
Queen- A Day At The Races (1976)

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 12:43pm


My votes:

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
The Offspring - Americana (1998)

Posted by Printthelegends on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 13:19pm


My nominations:

Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)

Great calls on the Elton and McCartney albums. They are definitely two of the biggest snubs left from the early-mid 70's.

Posted by BSLO on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 14:27pm


Oops that should say my votes, not my nominations

Posted by BSLO on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 14:28pm


Billie Holiday - Songs for DistinguΓ© Lovers (1957)
M.I.A. - Kala (2007)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999)

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 15:27pm


M.I.A. - Kala
Queen - A Day at the Races
Paul McCartney and Wings - Band on the Run
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View

Posted by rockstar23 on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 16:14pm


Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Jethro Tull - Benefit (1970)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)

Posted by Tom H on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 22:18pm


Queen - A Day At The Races (1976)
Radiohead - Hail To The Thief (2003)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)

Wait, Stop Making Sense wasn't in already?!?

Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 10.5.13 @ 00:23am


Album Votes:

Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
The Offspring - Americana (1998)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 10.5.13 @ 05:34am


ballot:


Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Queen - A Day At The Races (1976)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)

Posted by Darrin A on Saturday, 10.5.13 @ 09:32am


Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
The Offspring - Americana
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 10.5.13 @ 23:46pm


Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
The Offspring - Americana (1998)

Posted by Ryan on Monday, 10.7.13 @ 00:19am


My ballot for the Album Project this month is quite obvious along with my nomination.


Sir Paul McCartney - Band On The Run
Queen - A Day At The Races
Sir Elton John - Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
Radiohead - Hail To The Thief

We should have more left field nominations next month,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Monday, 10.7.13 @ 22:08pm


Current Vote Count:

Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973) - 10

Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975) - 7
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) - 7
_____________________________________

Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994) - 6
Queen - A Day At The Races (1976) - 6
The Offspring - Americana (1998) - 6

Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993) - 5

Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998) - 4

Billie Holiday - Songs for DistinguΓ© Lovers (1957) - 3
M.I.A. - Kala (2007) - 3
Radiohead - Hail To The Thief (2003) - 3

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012) - 2
Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973) - 2
Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999) - 2

Emeli Sande' - Our Version of Events (2012) - 1
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012) - 1
Jethro Tull - Benefit (1970) - 1
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007) - 1
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990) - 1
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (2012) - 1

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Here (2012) - 0

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central tonight (Tuesday, October 8th).

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 10.8.13 @ 01:21am


I'm switching my vote for "Wrecking Ball" to "Cracked Rear View".

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 10.9.13 @ 00:52am


Voting is now closed.

Here is the class of October 2013:

Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 10.9.13 @ 00:58am


The Stones so low? I just can't see it. #27 for Exile on Main Street

Posted by Patrick Culhane on Wednesday, 10.30.13 @ 12:43pm


Nominations:

Big Star- Third/ Sister Lovers (1978)

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 11.1.13 @ 03:29am


Nominations:

Sarah was close last month, so I thought I'd give it another try.

Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)

Posted by Mike on Friday, 11.1.13 @ 08:26am


The Bee Gees - Odessa (1969)

Posted by John R.C. on Friday, 11.1.13 @ 09:41am


Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston (1972)
The Weeknd - Trilogy (2012)

Really wanted to nominate Jimmy Eat World's Bleed American, as it's a personal favorite of mine, but the absence of Funky Kingston comes as much more of a shock to me.

I realize reggae is more of a singles genre, but this is the most critically acclaimed album from one of the crucial pioneers who led the transition from ska to rocksteady to reggae. Our current coverage of these genres is limited to the Wailers and Jimmy Cliff (and the Specials, I guess), which doesn't do justice to their impact on popular music.

Posted by Idlewild on Friday, 11.1.13 @ 10:41am


Nomination:

The Meters - Rejuvenation (1974)

With The Meters getting another look from the Hall, I think it's time to induct something by them into our projects!

Posted by BSLO on Friday, 11.1.13 @ 11:41am


Nom: Kanye West - 808's and Heartbreaks.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 11.1.13 @ 12:58pm


Nominations:

The Offsping: Americana (1998)
Rush: Roll The Bones (1991)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 11.1.13 @ 15:07pm


Nominee:

My Aim Is True(1977) - Elvis Costello

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 11.1.13 @ 15:13pm


Tom H. - You can nominate one album from before 2012 and one album from 2012. The best solution would be for you to nominate Roll The Bones and then I'll nominate Americana again.

If you agree:

My Nomination:

The Offspring - Americana (1998)

Posted by Darren on Friday, 11.1.13 @ 15:57pm


Darren- oops I forgot that rule. In that case I'll keep my Rush nomination and for my second I'll go with Bruce Springsteen- Wrecking Ball.

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 11.1.13 @ 16:29pm


DarinRG - "My Aim Is True" has already been inducted.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 11.1.13 @ 18:20pm


DarinRG - "My Aim Is True" has already been inducted.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 11.1.13 @ 18:20pm

Man, for someone that only has one song, we sure have inducted quite a bit of Elvis Costello material. And we were correct to do so.

I just realized that a current Rock Hall nominee which has three induction worthy albums has not had any of them inducted yet (according to their page.):


East-West (1966) - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 11.1.13 @ 19:51pm


My Album Project nomination for the Class of November 2039 nis one that I initially thought was passible at first. Over time, however, this album has grown on me and others that is an equal to this artist's more acclaimed albums.

Peter Gabriel - Us

Might consider a 2012 album in the near future,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Friday, 11.1.13 @ 22:48pm



My nominations:

Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990)

We need another Slayer album, so I figure this would be a good choice. Let me know if anyone else has any other suggestions.

The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (2012)

If you've never listened to The Gaslight Anthem, here is a great description:

"The Gaslight Anthem are like something out of speculative fiction: this is what pop music would be if Springsteen hadn't listened to his producer, let The Ramones record Hungry Heart, and launched the C.B.G.B.'ers into megastardom"

Posted by Gassman on Friday, 11.1.13 @ 23:03pm


DarinRG - "Man, for someone that only has one song, we sure have inducted quite a bit of Elvis Costello material."

??? - I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. There are 4 Elvis Costello songs in the Song Project so far (there should be more IMO) and I have a hard time thinking of an artist that has varied his sound more than Costello over the course of his career, so I'm either really misunderstanding your statement or strongly disagreeing with it. lol

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 11.2.13 @ 00:13am


nom:

Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American (2001)

great idea Idlewild!

2012:
Muse - The 2nd Law

Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 11.2.13 @ 00:18am


Darren - I was referencing a laughable comment that was made on the Rock Pyramid page last night.

I'm on the same page as you when it comes to Costello.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 11.2.13 @ 00:40am


DarinRG - Ah, ok. Generally speaking, whenever someone dismisses an artist as "only having one song" it's because they haven't bothered to look into their other songs. An artist wouldn't be in the Hall of Fame if they only had one song. Other than Percy Sledge, that is. lol

I'm also nominating:

Django Django - Django Django (2012)

as my 2012 nomination. Like Purity Ring - Shrines, it's a brilliant start-to-finish album by a relatively obscure artist in a relatively obscure genre. I don't expect it to get voted in this month, but maybe it's nomination can peak some curiousity and give it a shot down the road. Oh, and "Wrecking Ball" has already been nominated. Please vote for it this month.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 11.2.13 @ 00:55am


nomination:

Bjork - Vespertine

Posted by rockstar23 on Saturday, 11.2.13 @ 05:41am


shiiiiit totally forgot the 2012 album nom:

Grimes - Visions

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 11.2.13 @ 10:42am


Nominations:

Mariah Carey - Daydream (1995)

2012 Nominee:
Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts (2012)

Posted by Chris F. on Saturday, 11.2.13 @ 11:24am


OMG! Rejuvenation by The Meters is amazing! So Funky!

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 11.3.13 @ 02:04am


My nominations for November 2013/2038 induction into The Album Project...

Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973)

2012

Jeff Lynne - Long Wave

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 11.3.13 @ 03:38am


Desire- Bob Dylan

Posted by Ryan on Sunday, 11.3.13 @ 10:57am


Voting is now open. Here are the nominees:

Big Star - Third / Sister Lovers (1978)
Bjork - Vespertine
Bob Dylan - Desire
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
Django Django - Django Django (2012)
Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973)
Grimes - Visions (2012)
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012)
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American (2001)
Kanye West - 808's and Heartbreaks
Mariah Carey - Daydream (1995)
Muse - The 2nd Law (2012)
Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts (2012)
Peter Gabriel - Us
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990)
The Bee Gees - Odessa (1969)
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (2012)
The Meters - Rejuvenation (1974)
The Offsping - Americana (1998)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
The Weeknd - Trilogy (2012)
Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston (1972)

Each voter can vote for 4 albums. Each voter can change one of their votes after casting their ballot. Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Friday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 11.4.13 @ 01:12am


Grimes - Visions (2012)
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American (2001)
The Meters - Rejuvenation (1974)
Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston (1972)

Posted by Idlewild on Monday, 11.4.13 @ 04:23am


Album Votes for November:

Kanye West - 808's and Heartbreaks
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
The Meters - Rejuvenation (1974)
The Offspring - Americana (1998)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 11.4.13 @ 05:39am


My ballot:

Bjork - Vespertine
Peter Gabriel - Us
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)

Posted by Mike on Monday, 11.4.13 @ 08:35am


Bjork - Vespertine (2001)
Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts (2012)
The Bee Gees - Odessa (1969)
The Meters - Rejuvenation (1974)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 11.4.13 @ 09:46am


I realized I got 5 votes, I'll remove my vote on "Little Broken Hearts".

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 11.4.13 @ 10:29am


Big Star- Third/ Sister Lovers (1978)
Bee Gees- Odessa (1968)
The Meters- Rejuvenation (1974)
Electric Light Orchestra- On The Third Day (1973)

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 11.4.13 @ 12:10pm


My ballot:

1. Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990)
2. The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (2012)
3. The Meters - Rejuvenation (1974)
4. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)

Would consider switching votes for:

Big Star - Third / Sister Lovers (1978)
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
Grimes - Visions (2012)

Also Considered:

Bob Dylan - Desire
The Offsping - Americana (1998)
Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston (1972)

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 11.4.13 @ 13:25pm


The Meters - Rejuvenation (1974)
The Offspring - Americana (1998)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston (1972)

The last album I cut was Bob Dylan - Desire (1976)
. I would consider a vote change for it, and would definitely support it in teh future!

Posted by BSLO on Monday, 11.4.13 @ 13:53pm


Big Star - Third / Sister Lovers (1978)
The Meters - Rejuvenation (1974)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston (1972)

Another tough round. There were four or five other albums that I would've voted for right away under other circumstances. (Dylan - Desire was extremely painful to cut. Sometimes I think it's his best album. I'll be keeping an eye out for it.)

The recent addition of new voices and ideas has done wonders for all of these projects. If there are any lurkers watching the proceedings, jump on in.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 11.4.13 @ 14:17pm


votes:

Big Star - Third / Sister Lovers (1978)
Bob Dylan - Desire
The Bee Gees - Odessa (1969)
Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston (1972)

Posted by Darrin A on Monday, 11.4.13 @ 16:34pm


votes

Peter Gabriel - Us
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Toward Ecstasy
The Offspring - Americana
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Posted by Scott Banks on Monday, 11.4.13 @ 17:34pm


Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
Bjork - Vespertine
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West
The Meters - Rejuvenation

Posted by rockstar23 on Monday, 11.4.13 @ 18:39pm


Big Star - Third / Sister Lovers (1978)
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American (2001)
Muse - The 2nd Law (2012)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 11.5.13 @ 13:21pm


Votesvotesvotes

Big Star - Third / Sister Lovers (1978)
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
Kanye West - 808's and Heartbreaks
The Offsping - Americana (1998)

Posted by Printthelegends on Tuesday, 11.5.13 @ 20:42pm


My album votes for November:

1. Rush- Roll The Bones
2. Peter Gabriel- Us
3. Jeff Lynne- The Long Wave
4. Electric Light Orchestra- On The Third Day

Posted by Enigmaticus on Tuesday, 11.5.13 @ 21:09pm


The Offsping - Americana (1998)
Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973)
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991)
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 11.5.13 @ 21:49pm


My ballot:

Bjork - Vespertine
Mariah Carey - Daydream (1995)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
The Offsping - Americana (1998)

Posted by Chris F. on Wednesday, 11.6.13 @ 06:38am


My ballot for the Album Project Class of November 2039 is as follows:


Peter Gabriel - Us
Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreak
Bjork - Vespertine
The Offspring - Americana

Only four to choose, and more that is needed to be honored,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Wednesday, 11.6.13 @ 16:58pm


Voting update:

The Meters - Rejuvenation (1974)- 7

Big Star - Third / Sister Lovers (1978)- 6
The Offsping - Americana (1998)- 6

Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973)- 4
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)- 4
Bjork - Vespertine (2001)- 4
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)- 4

The Bee Gees - Odessa (1969)- 3
Kanye West - 808's and Heartbreaks- 3
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)- 3
Peter Gabriel - Us- 3
Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston (1972)- 3

Rush - Roll The Bones (1991)- 2

Bob Dylan - Desire- 1
Grimes - Visions (2012)- 1
Mariah Carey - Daydream (1995)- 1
Muse - The 2nd Law (2012)- 1
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990)- 1
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (2012)- 1

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 11.7.13 @ 17:48pm


Bob Dylan - Desire
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990)
The Offsping - Americana (1998)
Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston (1972)

Posted by Ryan on Thursday, 11.7.13 @ 19:15pm


The Offspring - Americana
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreaks

Posted by Darren on Friday, 11.8.13 @ 00:56am


Here's my count after adding all 19(!) votes so far:

The Offspring - Americana (1998) - 9
The Meters - Rejuvenation (1974) - 8
__________________________

Big Star - Third / Sister Lovers (1978) - 6
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993) - 6

Bjork - Vespertine - 5
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966) - 5
Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston (1972) - 5

Peter Gabriel - Us - 4
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012) - 4
Kanye West - 808's and Heartbreaks - 4

Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973) - 3
The Bee Gees - Odessa (1969) - 3

Bob Dylan - Desire - 2
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American (2001) - 2
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991) - 2
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990) - 2

Grimes - Visions (2012) - 1
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012) - 1
Mariah Carey - Daydream (1995) - 1
Muse - The 2nd Law (2012) - 1
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012) - 1
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (2012) - 1

Django Django - Django Django (2012) - 0
Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts (2012) - 0
The Weeknd - Trilogy (2012) - 0


Greg F. - There are many differences between my count and yours, so please double-check my list for errors.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 11.8.13 @ 01:07am


Please switch my vote for Rush-Roll The Bones to Paul Butterfield Blues Band: East-West

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 11.8.13 @ 18:17pm


Voting is now closed.

Here's your class of November 2013:

The Meters - Rejuvenation (1974)
The Offspring - Americana (1998)

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 11.9.13 @ 00:59am


Yeah! Americana! 13-year-old me is VERY happy about this.

I do actually have a question, though. Has anyone here ever thought about expanding the Album/Song projects to a Video Project? I think it could be pretty cool.

Posted by Printthelegends on Sunday, 11.10.13 @ 07:32am


If we do that and don't realize the brilliance that is Clowny Clown Clown then we have failed severely.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 11.10.13 @ 09:23am


We could do with some british rap.

Album suggestions:

The Streets - Original Pirate Material
Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner
Kano - Home Sweet Home

Also, totally unrelated, but anyone who's interested in experimental/proto-psychedelic music should give a listen to I Hear A New World by Joe Meek. It's very ahead of it's time, it's quite amazing that it was made in the early 60's (even if, unfortunately, it went unreleased until 1991)

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 11.12.13 @ 18:02pm


GFW - Of those three albums, I think "The Streets - Original Pirate Material" has the best shot of getting my vote and of getting voted in.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 11.13.13 @ 18:44pm


I'm starting to kick around some ideas for next round and was curious if there would be any support for Lou Reed's "Berlin", "Coney Island Baby" or "New York", either of The xx's albums or anything by Tom Waits (I've been surprised that "Mule Variations" keeps drawing crickets as it's generally considered a modern classic).

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 11.13.13 @ 23:42pm


I'm starting to kick around some ideas for next round and was curious if there would be any support for Lou Reed's "Berlin", "Coney Island Baby" or "New York", either of The xx's albums or anything by Tom Waits (I've been surprised that "Mule Variations" keeps drawing crickets as it's generally considered a modern classic).

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 11.13.13 @ 23:42pm


I would support any of the Lou Reed albums and Mule Variations.

As for me I will more in likely nominate Big Star- Third again since it came close this past round. I'm considering these too:

Fleetwood Mac- Then Play on
The The- Soul Mining OR Infected OR Mind Bomb
Marianne Faithfull- Broken English
Tori Amos- Boys for Pele
The Avalanches- Since I Left You
Orbital- In Sides
Iriah Heep- Demons and Wizards
Joe Cocker- Mad Dogs and Englishman

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 11.14.13 @ 20:55pm


Top 2012 album priorities:

The Explorers Club- Grand Hotel
Animal Collective- Centipede Hz
The Fixx- Beautiful Friction
Orbital- Wonkey

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 11.21.13 @ 20:24pm


2013 albums I considering to vote for next year:

Daft Punk- Random Access Memories
Lana Del Ray- Paradise
Capital Cities- In a Tidal Wave of Mystery
KT Tunstall- Invisible Empire// Crescent Moon
Arcade Fire- Reflektor
Franz Ferdinand- Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Janelle Monae- The Electric Lady

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 11.21.13 @ 20:38pm


My top remaining 2012 album is "Wrecking Ball" by Bruce Springsteen.

Greg F. - Lana Del Rey's - "Paradise" EP came out in November, 2012, so it can't be nominated as a 2013 album.

I would support "Reflektor" for sure and possibly "Random Access Memories" and "The Electric Lady" from your 2013 list.


Here are some albums I'm considering for 2013:

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
David Bowie - The Next Day
Elton John - The Diving Board
Elvis Costello And The Roots - Wise Up Ghost
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
Icona Pop - This Is... Icona Pop
Iggy And The Stooges - Ready To Die
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
Jay-Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
Kanye West - Yeezus
Lorde - Pure Heroine
Los Campesinos! - No Blues
M.I.A. - Matangi
Natalia Kills - Trouble
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
Phoenix - Bankrupt
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals
The Arcade Fire - Reflektor
The Arctic Monkeys - AM
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 11.26.13 @ 02:20am


We really need to get a Sarah McLachlan album inducted. I'll be giving "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" one final shot next month.

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 11.28.13 @ 12:17pm


Mike,

It will have my vote. For sure so you are already up two!

Posted by Chris F. on Thursday, 11.28.13 @ 12:20pm


Am I the only one who'd find it HELLA COOL if we inducted Since I Left You and Endtroducing in the same class?

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 11.28.13 @ 15:12pm


Darren,

If possible I'd like to post my December Nominations today as I have family commitments tomorrow and Monday. I did the same for the song project

Red Hot Chili Peppers- Mothers Milk (1989)

2012 Nominee
Bruce Springsteen- Wrecking Ball

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 11.30.13 @ 12:08pm


December nominations:

Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary (1994)
The Roots - Things Fall Apart (1999)

Death Grips - The Money Store (2012)

Posted by Idlewild on Sunday, 12.1.13 @ 03:06am


Sorry, I forgot that we're only allowed to nominate one pre-2012 album. Strike out Sunny Day Real Estate (though if someone else wanted to nominate it that would be great).

Posted by Idlewild on Sunday, 12.1.13 @ 03:18am


I'm nominating Sarah McLachlan one last time. Hope she makes it this month!

Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Pink - The Truth About Love

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 12.1.13 @ 08:19am


Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister

Grimes - Visions

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 12.1.13 @ 08:40am


Operation Ivy- Energy

@GFW and Idlewild
I'm so excited you guys nominated those two albums, I was actually thinking of nominating them myself. I'm glad the both of them got nominated!

Posted by Ryan on Sunday, 12.1.13 @ 10:33am


Noms

Big Star- Third/ Sister Lovers (1978)

2012

Lana Del Ray- Paradise

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 12.1.13 @ 12:54pm


My nominations for 2013/2038 induction into The Song Project...

Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973)

2012

Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 12.1.13 @ 13:47pm


The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)

Posted by John R.C. on Sunday, 12.1.13 @ 14:28pm


My December nomination in the all eras section of the Album Project is a renomination of an album that had received enough votes to merit a considerable chance at induction last month. Perhaps the album will go in this month.


Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)

My 2012 nomination is new to this queue.

Muse - The 2nd Law (2012)

More albums need to be nominated,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Sunday, 12.1.13 @ 19:06pm


My nominations:

Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990)

We need another Slayer album, so I figure this would be a good choice. Let me know if anyone else has any other suggestions.

The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (2012)

If you've never listened to The Gaslight Anthem, here is a great description:

"The Gaslight Anthem are like something out of speculative fiction: this is what pop music would be if Springsteen hadn't listened to his producer, let The Ramones record Hungry Heart, and launched the C.B.G.B.'ers into megastardom"

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 12.1.13 @ 20:47pm


noms:

Cake - Fashion Nugget (1996)

2012:
Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania

by the way Lax, I have nominated The 2nd Law several times, so it has my vote

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 12.1.13 @ 23:06pm


So close last month!

Bjork - Vespertine

2012: Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror

Posted by rockstar23 on Monday, 12.2.13 @ 03:58am


Am I able to do one here as well?

Silver Apples - Contact

2012 Pick:

Macklemore feat. Ryan Lewis - The Heist

Posted by SotN on Monday, 12.2.13 @ 07:46am


December nomination:

Janet Jackson - All For You

Posted by Scott Banks on Monday, 12.2.13 @ 11:54am


December Nomination:

The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976)

Posted by BSLO on Monday, 12.2.13 @ 13:48pm


wait, Modern Lovers ain't in?

Defs voting for that!

Posted by GFW on Monday, 12.2.13 @ 14:35pm


My nomination:

Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown (1954)

2012 pick:
Alabama Shakes- Boys & Girls (2012)

Posted by Chris F. on Monday, 12.2.13 @ 17:19pm


I don't have any new nominations this round. I see plenty albums that I'd like to vote for, but I would like to throw my support for Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012).

Bruce Springsteen is one of the most durable and most reliably great artists in rock n roll and "Wrecking Ball" is one of his best albums. I would go so far as to say that I think it's his best album since "Born In The U.S.A.", with songs varying from anthems like "We Take Care Of Our Own" and "Land Of Hope And Dreams" to ragers like "American Land" and "Death To My Hometown".

Posted by Darren on Monday, 12.2.13 @ 22:35pm


Nominations are now closed.

Here are the nominations for this month:

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls (2012)
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Big Star - Third/ Sister Lovers (1978)
Bjork - Vespertine
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
Cake - Fashion Nugget (1996)
Death Grips - The Money Store (2012)
Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973)
Grimes - Visions (2012)
Janet Jackson - All For You
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012)
Lana Del Ray - Paradise (2012)
Macklemore feat. Ryan Lewis - The Heist
Muse - The 2nd Law (2012)
Operation Ivy - Energy
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mothers Milk (1989)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown (1954)
Silver Apples - Contact
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990)
Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror (2012)
Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania (2012)
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (2012)
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
The Roots - Things Fall Apart (1999)

Voting is now open.

Each voter can vote for 4 albums. A ballot must have 4 votes in order to be counted. Each voter can switch one of their votes at any point during the voting.

Voting will close at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 01:10am


Assuming you can't vote for your own picks like with the songs, I'll go with:

Peter Gabriel - Us
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten

Posted by SotN on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 02:55am


My December 2013/2038 Song Project ballot...

Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973)
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown (1954)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 03:19am


My Votes:

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls (2012)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown (1954)
The Roots - Things Fall Apart (1999)

Posted by Chris F. on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 03:29am


"Assuming you can't vote for your own picks like with the songs, I'll go with:" - SotN

Just for clarification, you can vote for your own nominees in every category except Voter's Choice.

You're also allowed one vote switch per round if you want to switch one of your votes to your own nominee.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 04:29am


SotN - Since you misunderstood the rules, you can choose to re-cast your ballot in full if you like.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 08:09am


My Ballot

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mothers Milk (1989)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 09:31am


Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)

Posted by John R.C. on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 09:48am


Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Grimes - Visions
Operation Ivy - Energy
The Roots - Things Fall Apart

Posted by Idlewild on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 11:21am



Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Operation Ivy - Energy
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mothers Milk (1989)
The Roots - Things Fall Apart (1999)

Posted by Ryan on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 13:14pm


Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Big Star - Third/ Sister Lovers (1978)
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976)

Posted by Darrin A on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 13:15pm


Aw man, I would've nom'ed Since I Left You but I was sure someone else would!

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Bjork - Vespertine
Grimes - Visions
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 13:27pm


December votes:

Janet Jackson - All For You
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
The Roots - Things Fall Apart (1999)

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 13:40pm


The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown (1954)
Big Star - Third/ Sister Lovers (1978)

Very good ballot again this month. I didn't even put up nominees this round because there were already nine or ten that I wanted to vote for.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 17:41pm


http://www.npr.org/blogs/bestmusic2013/2013/11/15/245434504/vote-for-the-best-albums-of-2013

For those interested, NPR is doing a best albums poll for 2013. You can vote for 10 from a list of around 300. Wasn't easy.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 19:45pm


DarinRG: Thanks for the link. I essentially stopped listening to new music around June and for the past month or so I've desperately been playing catch up, so this is a very helpful resource. Especially the comments from people complaining about albums they forgot to include.

Based purely on personal preference, these are the ten I voted for (Yeezus and Modern Vampires just missed the cut, not that they really need my support anyway):

Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
Mikal Cronin - MCII
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
Paramore - Paramore
Phosphorescent - Muchacho
Pusha T - My Name Is My Name
Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
Superchunk - I Hate Music
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob
Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt

Posted by Idlewild on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 21:34pm


Yeah, the Nick Cave and Tegan & Sara albums made my list, too. I'll probably post a best of/favorites list here one of these days soon. I always like seeing other people's lists for recommendations and ideas, as well.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 21:47pm


If I picked 10 albums from the list I posted earlier (I have hundreds of albums left to listen to from 2013), I'd go with:

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Kanye West - Yeezus
Lorde - Pure Heroine
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
The Arcade Fire - Reflektor
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City

and if I could pick 11, I would include Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 23:30pm


Big Star - Third/ Sister Lovers (1978)
Cake - Fashion Nugget (1996)
Muse - The 2nd Law (2012)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Posted by jtrichey on Wednesday, 12.4.13 @ 23:42pm


Big Star - Third/ Sister Lovers (1978)
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)

Posted by BSLO on Thursday, 12.5.13 @ 00:34am


Big Star- Third/ Sister Lovers
Slayer- Seasons in the Abyss
Alabama Shakes- Boys & Girls
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band- East-West

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 12.5.13 @ 02:28am


December voting

Bjork - Vespertine
Cake - Fashion Nugget
Janet Jackson - All For You
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Posted by Scott Banks on Thursday, 12.5.13 @ 10:39am


Going back to our conversation about 2013 favorites, I put together a top 25 list and even that was hard this year. There are still plenty of albums by artists that I typically like or who have caught my attention whose albums I haven't heard yet and may have made the list if I had.

My 25 favorites of 2013:

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away
The National – Trouble Will Find Me
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
My Bloody Valentine - m b v
Those Darlins – Blur the Line
Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
Tegan & Sara – Heartthrob
Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer, Different Park
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow
Elvis Costello & the Roots - Wise Up Ghost
Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite - Get Up!
Billy Bragg - Tooth & Nail
Steve Earle – The Low Highway
David Bowie – The Next Day
Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld – Still Smiling
Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe
Queens of the Stone Age -…Like Clockwork
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Dead Can Dance - In Concert (yes I know it's lame to include a live album, but I loved it)
Mulatu Astatke – Sketches of Ethiopia
Atoms for Peace – Amok
Explosions in the Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Belle and Sebastian – The Third Eye Centre

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 12.5.13 @ 21:08pm


My ballot for the Album Project Class of December 2038 is presented below.


Peter Gabriel - Us
Belle And Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Bjork - Vespertine
Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day

Hoping for more than a mere two inductees this month,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Thursday, 12.5.13 @ 21:50pm


My votes:

Belle And Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers

Posted by Darren on Friday, 12.6.13 @ 00:04am


Since we're discussing increasing the number of votes per voter and the number of songs inducted per month in the Song Project, it's not surprising that the same discussions have come up for the Album Project.

So, do we want to increase the number of albums each voter can vote for each month? If so, how many albums should be on a ballot?

Do we want to increase the number of albums that are inducted each month? If so, how many albums should be inducted each month? I would start with the idea of changing the number of albums per month from 2 (maximum 4 in the event of a tie) to just 4 per month.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 12.6.13 @ 00:08am


My idea is six votes each with a final class of 4 minimum and 6 maximum. We have the ballot quality and pool of worthy inductees to support that, yet it doesn't go too far to cheapen the project's quality.

That's where I lean.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 12.6.13 @ 00:36am


Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
Bjork - Vespertine
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West

Posted by rockstar23 on Friday, 12.6.13 @ 05:31am


Also, here are some of the albums I plan on supporting for 2013:

1. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
2. Kanye West - Yeezus
3. M.I.A. - Matangi
4. Haim - Days Are Gone
5. Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
6. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
7. Lorde - Pure Heroine
8. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
9. My Bloody Valentine - mbv
10. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
11. Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
12. Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals
13. Miley Cyrus - Bangerz
14. CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe
15. Drake - Nothing was the Same

Posted by rockstar23 on Friday, 12.6.13 @ 05:41am


Also:

16. Arctic Monkeys - AM
17. Valerie June - Pushin' Against A Stone
18. James Blake - Overgrown

(Still need to do some more listening though. Albums from Danny Brown, Rhye and Chance the Rapper could be added to the list).

Posted by rockstar23 on Friday, 12.6.13 @ 05:45am


I hate to do this to one of my nominations but it looks dead in the water.

Please switch my vote for "Mother's Milk" to Big Star- Third/Sister Lovers

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 12.6.13 @ 20:37pm


My vote is for 3 inductees and however many votes is fine by me.

Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 12.7.13 @ 00:03am


Current Vote Count (let me know if any of the vote counts are incorrect):

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister - 7
Big Star - Third/ Sister Lovers (1978) - 7
_______________________________

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012) - 6
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - 6
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966) - 6

The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976) - 5

Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973) - 4
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992) - 4
The Roots - Things Fall Apart (1999) - 4
Bjork - Vespertine - 4

Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown (1954) - 3

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls (2012) - 2
Cake - Fashion Nugget (1996) - 2
Grimes - Visions (2012) - 2
Janet Jackson - All For You - 2
Operation Ivy - Energy - 2

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mothers Milk (1989) - 1
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012) - 1
Muse - The 2nd Law (2012) - 1
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012) - 1
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss (1990) - 1
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (2012) - 1

Death Grips - The Money Store (2012) - 0
Lana Del Ray - Paradise (2012) - 0
Macklemore feat. Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 0
Silver Apples - Contact - 0
Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror (2012) - 0
Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania (2012) - 0

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 12.7.13 @ 01:24am


Since Sarah Vaughn and Clifford Brown is so far behind (and I hope Chris F sticks with it and more people take a look at it), I'll switch that vote to Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Toward Ecstacy.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 12.7.13 @ 02:40am


I would like to switch my vote for Operation Ivy - Energy with The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers.

Posted by Idlewild on Saturday, 12.7.13 @ 03:20am


My Ballot:

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 12.8.13 @ 00:31am


We're going to have a tiebreaker in this project this month as well, with 6 albums at 7 votes each.

The current rules are that the top 2 vote-getters in the tiebreaker will get inducted and the 4 losers will be automatically nominated in January.

There's been discussion of expanding the number of votes and nominees for next month, but there haven't been many positive or negative responses so far. Since people will be back for the tiebreaker vote, we could have an official vote then and decide when the changes go into effect (for the results this month or in January).

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 12.8.13 @ 21:51pm


Voting is now closed.

The following albums are involved in a tiebreaker:

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Big Star - Third/ Sister Lovers (1978)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976)

To vote, rank all 6 albums by order of preference. The top-ranked song will receive 6 points, the second-ranked songs 5 points and so on.

Currently, the top 2 vote-getters will be added to the Song Project.

There are a few additional issues to vote on as well.

1. Should we increase the number of albums that each voter can vote for each month from the current number of 4?

A. Yes (Please suggest the number you'd like considered as the new total.)
B. No


2. Should we increase the number of albums that are inducted each month from the current number of 2 (up to 5 in the event of a tie)?

A. Yes (Please suggest the number you'd like considered for the new total.)
B. No

3. Given the unusual circumstances of this month's results, the question has come up as to whether or not we can make the album induction total retroactive for this month's vote. It might be possible, but it might also be against the rules, but if it is possible, it would be good to have everyone's opinions on the matter.

Should the increase in the number of songs that are inducted in each month be effective for December 2013?

A. Yes, it should be effective for this month's vote.
B. No, it shouldn't be effective until next month's vote.


Tiebreaker voting and voting on all three rule change questions will end at 11:55 PM on Tuesday, the 10th.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 12.9.13 @ 01:08am


1. Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister - 6
2. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers - 5
3. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers - 4
4. Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - 3
5. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East/West - 2
6. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball - 1

I love Bruce Springsteen, and I believe Wrecking Ball should've won Album of the Year at last year's Grammys (mostly to avenge his loss to Lionel Richie in 1985), but I'm not ready to declare it one of his "essential albums". The way I see it, all of his essential albums (with the possible exception of Tunnel of Love) are already in, whereas the albums competing with him are ones that define the careers of their artists, without which it would be impossible to understand their impact. I do support the induction of more recent albums and songs, but I see Wrecking Ball as a token 2012 nominee by an act who's earned enough goodwill over the years to convince us that every word he sings is of monumental importance.

As for the rule changes,

1. A; 8 songs
2. A; 4 songs
3. A

Posted by Idlewild on Monday, 12.9.13 @ 05:23am



6 Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
5 The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976)
4 Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
3 Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
2 The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
1 Big Star - Third/ Sister Lovers (1978)


1. A
2. A
3. A

Posted by Mike on Monday, 12.9.13 @ 08:40am


Big Star: Third/ Sister Lovers (1978) - 6
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: East-West (1966) - 5
Sarah McLachlan: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - 4
Bruce Springsteen: Wrecking Ball (2012) - 3
The Modern Lovers:The Modern Lovers (1976) - 2
Belle & Sebastian: If You're Feeling Sinister - 1

A
A
B

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 12.9.13 @ 09:47am


The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976) - 6
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - 5
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966) - 4
Big Star - Third/ Sister Lovers (1978) - 3
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012) - 2
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister - 1

A - 6 Albums
A - 5 Albums (tiebreaker if necessary)
A

Posted by BSLO on Monday, 12.9.13 @ 12:24pm


Tiebreaker vote:

Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - 6
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966) - 5
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister -4
Big Star - Third/ Sister Lovers (1978) - 3
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976) - 2
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012) - 1

1) A - 6 votes
2) A - 5 albums
3) A

Posted by Chris F. on Monday, 12.9.13 @ 13:30pm


Big Star- Third/ Sister Lovers
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band- East- West
Sarah McLachlan- Fumbling Towards ecstasy
The Modern Lovers- The Modern Lovers
Belle and Sebastion- If Your Feeling Sinister
Bruce Springteen- Wrecking Ball

1) A (Six Votes)
2) A (Six if needed)
3) A

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 12.10.13 @ 01:47am


I'll start by voting for six votes per person, six albums inducted (if needed), and to start the plan retroactively here too.

And now:

1. Sarah McLachlin - Fumblins Towards Ecstasy (6 points)
2. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (5 points)
3. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (4 points)
4. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (3 points)
5. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers (2 points)
6. Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (a point)

Posted by SotN on Tuesday, 12.10.13 @ 02:32am


Questions

1. A (6 Votes)
2. A (4, 6 if tie)
3. A

Tie Breaker
1. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
2. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
3. Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
4. Big Star - Third/ Sister Lovers (1978)
5. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976)
6. Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 12.10.13 @ 10:51am


1. Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
2. Big Star - Third/ Sister Lovers (1978)
3. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976)
4. Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
5. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
6. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)


6 votes
3 inductees
don't care

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 12.10.13 @ 15:03pm


Brutal tie breaker. I'm 100% supportive and a fan of all six of these albums, so no disrespect should be read into the lower ranked choices:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976)
Big Star - Third/ Sister Lovers (1978)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)

A (6 votes)
A (4 minimum-6 maximum)
A (This is a strong enough tie breaker to justify starting right away)


Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 12.10.13 @ 18:27pm


I'd also like to float the idea of an Album Project genre vote. The idea would be to have a vote of multiple genres like the original Song Project genre vote that we would do annually.

As I've said, I think we've done a good job with the Album Project quality wise, and while I think that increasing the number of votes and inductees is a very positive step, it's no secret that there are eras and genres that tend to get overlooked regularly. Having a supplemental vote each year to focus on important albums of some of these genres would be another good step forward.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 12.10.13 @ 18:47pm


My word; we have a tiebreaker on the Album Project for the first time in nearly a yea, I assume. I do apologize for not getting this posted earlier; I had a tad bit of a cold this past weekend. It is better now. Here then are my rankings of the 6 albums that will potentially be inducted in the Album Project this month.

Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers - 6
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball - 5
Belle And Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister - 4
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ectsasy - 3
Paul Butterfield - East-West - 2
Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers - self titled 1976 album - 1

Now on to my answers for how to proceed for future elections.

1. Our ballots should have 5 albums.
2. The number of albums inducted each month should be a minimum of 6 and a maximimum of 8.
3. The two propositions should be started this month.

Thus all 6 albums need to be inducted post-haste,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Tuesday, 12.10.13 @ 20:47pm


Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball - 6
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - 5
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers - 4
Belle And Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister - 3
Big Star - Third / Sister Lovers - 2
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West - 1

Increase the number of votes per user (5 votes)
Increase the number of albums inducted each month (5 votes)
Make the changes retroactive to this month? - Yes

Unless something changes dramatically, we'll have voted to increase the number of votes per month and the number of inductees per month. After the conclusion of this vote, we'll vote on the specific numbers for these increases.

We will also have voted to make these changes retroactive to this month's vote, so we'll know which albums were voted in through the tiebreaker after we determine the specifics going forward.

We will also have a vote to determine if we want to add an album genre vote for each month starting in January.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 12.10.13 @ 23:36pm


My tiebreaker ballot:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West 6
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball 5
Big Star - Third/ Sister Lovers 4
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister 3
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers 2
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 1

A (5 votes)
B (I don't want an increase, but if we do I'll be cool with 3 or 4)
B (Not retroactive)

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 12.11.13 @ 00:06am


Here are the results of our tiebreaker and rule-change votes:

December 2013 Tiebreaker Results:

Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - 36
Big Star - Third/ Sister Lovers (1978) - 33
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966) - 33
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976) - 32
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012) - 28
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister - 27

We have voted to increase the number of votes per month by a vote of 8-0

We have voted to increase the number of albums inducted per month by a vote of 7-1.

We have voted to make the increase in the number of inducted albums per month retroactive for this month's vote by a vote of 5-2.

We still have to determine the specifics of the changes that we've voted for.

1. How many votes should each voter get each month?

A. 5 Votes
B. 6 Votes
C. 8 Votes


2. How many albums should be inducted each month?

A. 3 Albums
B. 4 Albums
C. 5 Albums
D. 4 Albums (up to 6 in the event of a tie)
E. 6 Albums (up to 8 in the event of a tie)


3. Should we add a genre-based album vote that functions the same way as the genre-based song vote that we've added to the song project?

A. Yes
B. No


Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Thursday the 12th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 12.11.13 @ 01:21am


My votes:

1. A (5 Votes)
2. C (5 Albums)
3. A (Yes)

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 12.11.13 @ 01:22am


I concur with Darren's votes

1. A (5 Votes)
2. C (5 Albums)
3. A (Yes)

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 12.11.13 @ 01:39am


1. B (6 Votes)
2. C (5 Votes)
3. A (Yes)

Posted by John R.C. on Wednesday, 12.11.13 @ 09:46am



1. A (5 Votes)
2. C (5 Albums)
3. A (Yes) (I say give it a 6 month trial run then decide if it should become a permanent thing)

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 12.11.13 @ 10:01am


My votes:

1. B - 6 Votes

2. C - 5 Albums

3. A - Yes

Posted by Chris F. on Wednesday, 12.11.13 @ 10:31am


B
A
B (no offense. an occasional genre vote would be OK, but I am just not a fan of all the extra songs we are putting into the song project, and I wouldn't be surprised if the same thing starts happening here) I know I will be outvoted on this anyway

Posted by jtrichey on Wednesday, 12.11.13 @ 16:16pm


1. B (6 votes)
2. d (4 albums, 6 in the event of a tiebreaker)
3. B (No

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 12.11.13 @ 20:57pm


My specific answers to the remaining questions for this month are:


1. Each voter should be able to choose 8 albums on their ballot.
2. We should have 6 albums inducted each month with the possibility of 8 albums should a tiebreaker be presented.
3. We should have a genre-based album vote each month immediately following our annual beginning of the month election cycle. If it is fine for the Song Project, it should be considerd fine for the Album Project.

Looking forward to the next election cycle,

Lax30

Posted by Lax30 on Thursday, 12.12.13 @ 20:58pm


Thinking on it, I'd like to do one last minute vote change.

For question #1, I'm going to change to B) 6 votes.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 12.12.13 @ 21:58pm


Voting is now closed.

Starting next month, each voter will vote for 6 nominated albums (6 Votes received 5 votes in the tiebreaker, 5 Votes received 2, 8 Votes received 1).

Retroactive to this month's vote, each month we will induct 5 albums. This will not be extended in the event of a tie. (5 Albums received 5 votes, there was one vote each for 3 Albums, 4-6 Albums and 6-8 Albums).

By a 6-2 vote, we have voted to add an album genre vote starting next month, which will run on the same schedule as the song genre vote. There will be 3 days of genre nominations (1st-3rd), 2 days of genre voting (4th-5th) and 3 days to refine the terms and definitions of the selected genre (6th-8th). Genre album nominations will take place for 2 days following the conclusion of the Album Project and Song Project voting (in the event of a tiebreaker or second tiebreaker), followed by 1 day designated for review and protest, followed by 5 days of voting. 5 albums will be inducted with a tiebreaker vote taking place if necessary.

As a result of our rule refinement, these albums have been voted in as the Class of December 2012:

Big Star - Third/ Sister Lovers (1978)
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister will be automatically nominated in January 2014.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 12.13.13 @ 00:58am


Here's my list of albums from 2013 that I've flagged for consideration so far:

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Beyonce - Beyonce
Bun B. - Trill O.G.: The Epilogue
Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
David Bowie - The Next Day
Elton John - The Diving Board
Elvis Costello And The Roots - Wise Up Ghost
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
Haim - Days Are Gone
Icona Pop - This Is... Icona Pop
Iggy And The Stooges - Ready To Die
Jake Bugg - Shangri La
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
Jay-Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
Kanye West - Yeezus
Lorde - Pure Heroine
Los Campesinos! - No Blues
M.I.A. - Matangi
Natalia Kills - Trouble
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
Phoenix - Bankrupt
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals
Talib Kweli - Gravitas
The Arcade Fire - Reflektor
The Arctic Monkeys - AM
The Lone Bellow - The Lone Bellow
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City

Posted by Darren on Monday, 12.23.13 @ 01:01am


Two days after I posted my favorite albums of 2013 list I finally got my ancient ass onto Spotify. Since then I've been pouring over every Best of 2013 list I could get my hands on and listening to everything (I'm still out of action with a broken leg and have nothing but free time).

Needless to say I have a very different vision of 2013 now which will require a new, more enlightened list than I put up before.

I'd also encourage everyone who has the slightest inclination to share their favorites of the year to do so. We spend most of our time here discussing the past and I'm always interested to see what everybody is being moved by in the present.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 12.23.13 @ 04:58am


Don't forget to spin Beyonce 's self-titled which basically broke the industry last week (2 weeks ago?). I think it's a game changer in terms of how she released it and the music is actually VERY good. Never been much of a fan but this is one album that actually made me look at her as an artist and I think it deserves enshrinement.

Posted by rockstar23 on Monday, 12.23.13 @ 15:01pm


DarinRg,

"We spend most of our time here discussing the past and I'm always interested to see what everybody is being moved by in the present."

It's always hard for me to get behind new music here. I've been around long enough now to see legacy's of albums and songs change over time, and what I considered a highlight of one year can eventually be considered run of the mill.

With that said however. I personally think music in general this year has been fantastic, just the right mix of everything. The 2010s have just been incredibly eclectic and a true gumbo of everything before it. I listen to most genres. So I am going to break it up by style, on what I loved in 2013 and what I thought was relevant. Which aren't always the same.

Rap/Hip Hop
1) "Wolf" - Tyler, The Creator
2) "Yeezus" - Kanye West
3) "Acid Rap" - Chance The Rapper
4) "Doris" - Earl Sweatshirt
5) "Old" - Danny Brown
6) "Parts Of Speech" - Dessa

Indie Rock/Alternative
1) "Reflektor" - Arcade Fire
2) "Trouble Will Find Me" - The National
3) "Night Time, My Time" - Sky Ferreira
4) "Wakin' On A Pretty Daze" - Kurt Vile
5) "Modern Vampires Of The City" - Vampire Weekend
6) "Silence Yourself" - Savages
7) "m b v" - My Bloody Valentine

Mainstream/Modern/Hard Rock
1) "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" - Alice In Chains
2) "AM" - Arctic Monkeys
3) "...Like Clockwork" - Queens Of The Stone Age
4) "Opposites" - Biffy Clyro
5) "Save Rock & Roll" - Fall Out Boy
6) "Paramore" - Paramore

Pop/Pop Adjacent
1) "Heartthrob" - Tegan & Sara
2) "Pure Heroine" - Lorde
3) "Days Are Gone" - Haim
4) "Seasons Of Your Day" - Mazzy Star
5) "The Bones Of What You Believe" - Chvrches
6) "Artpop" - Lady Gaga
7) "The 20/20 Experience" - Justin Timberlake

R&B/Soul
1) "Beyonce" - Beyonce
2) "The Electric Lady" - Janelle Monae
3) "Love In The Future" - John Legend
4) "Love & War" - Tamar Braxton
5) "Feel Good" - The Internet
6) "Pull My Hair Back" - Jessy Lanza
7) "One True Vine" - Mavis Staples

Country/Americana/Folk
1) "Same Trailer Different Park" - Kacey Musgraves
2) "American Kid" - Nancy Griffin
3) "The Lone Bellow" - The Lone Bellow
4) "The Highway" - Holly Williams
5) "Southeastern" - Jason Isabell
6) "Once I Was An Eagle" - Laura Marling
7) "The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight..." - Neko Case

Metal
1) "In Solitude" - Sister
2) "Sunbather" - Deafhaven

Jazz
1) "Prism" - Dave Holland
2) "Songs I Like a Lot" - John Hollenbeck
3) "Without A Net" - Wayne Shorter
4) "Womanchild" - Cecil McLorin Salvant

Blues
1) "Pushin' Against The Stone" - Valerie June
2) "Seesaw" - Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
3) "Down In Louisiana" - Bobby Rush
4) "Get Up!" - Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite

Electronic/Ambient
1) "Loud City Song" - Julia Houlter
2) "Random Access Memories" - Daft Punk
3) "Settle" - Disclosure
4) "If You Wait" - London Grammar


If I had to pick my favorites of the year:
5) "Night Time, My Time" - Sky Ferreira
4) "Parts Of Speech" - Dessa
3) "Pushin' Against The Stone" - Valerie June
2) "Wolf" - Tyler The Creator
1) "Heartthrob" - Tegan & Sara

What I will vote to get in, guaranteed:

10) "Reflektor" - Arcade Fire
9) "Pure Heroine" - Lorde
8) "Sunbather" - Deafhaven
7) "Days Are Gone" - Haim
6) "Random Access Memories" - Daft Punk
5) "Settle" - Disclosure
4) "Same Trailer Different Park" - Kacey Musgraves
3) "Old" - Danny Brown
2) "Womanchild" - Cecil McLorin Salvant
1) "Beyonce" - Beyonce

Posted by Chris F. on Monday, 12.23.13 @ 15:16pm


DarinRg,

"We spend most of our time here discussing the past and I'm always interested to see what everybody is being moved by in the present."

It's always hard for me to get behind new music here. I've been around long enough now to see legacy's of albums and songs change over time, and what I considered a highlight of one year can eventually be considered run of the mill.

With that said however. I personally think music in general this year has been fantastic, just the right mix of everything. The 2010s have just been incredibly eclectic and a true gumbo of everything before it. I listen to most genres. So I am going to break it up by style, on what I loved in 2013 and what I thought was relevant. Which aren't always the same.

Rap/Hip Hop
1) "Wolf" - Tyler, The Creator
2) "Yeezus" - Kanye West
3) "Acid Rap" - Chance The Rapper
4) "Doris" - Earl Sweatshirt
5) "Old" - Danny Brown
6) "Parts Of Speech" - Dessa

Indie Rock/Alternative
1) "Reflektor" - Arcade Fire
2) "Trouble Will Find Me" - The National
3) "Night Time, My Time" - Sky Ferreira
4) "Wakin' On A Pretty Daze" - Kurt Vile
5) "Modern Vampires Of The City" - Vampire Weekend
6) "Silence Yourself" - Savages
7) "m b v" - My Bloody Valentine

Mainstream/Modern/Hard Rock
1) "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" - Alice In Chains
2) "AM" - Arctic Monkeys
3) "...Like Clockwork" - Queens Of The Stone Age
4) "Opposites" - Biffy Clyro
5) "Save Rock & Roll" - Fall Out Boy
6) "Paramore" - Paramore

Pop/Pop Adjacent
1) "Heartthrob" - Tegan & Sara
2) "Pure Heroine" - Lorde
3) "Days Are Gone" - Haim
4) "Seasons Of Your Day" - Mazzy Star
5) "The Bones Of What You Believe" - Chvrches
6) "Artpop" - Lady Gaga
7) "The 20/20 Experience" - Justin Timberlake

R&B/Soul
1) "Beyonce" - Beyonce
2) "The Electric Lady" - Janelle Monae
3) "Love In The Future" - John Legend
4) "Love & War" - Tamar Braxton
5) "Feel Good" - The Internet
6) "Pull My Hair Back" - Jessy Lanza
7) "One True Vine" - Mavis Staples

Country/Americana/Folk
1) "Same Trailer Different Park" - Kacey Musgraves
2) "American Kid" - Nancy Griffin
3) "The Lone Bellow" - The Lone Bellow
4) "The Highway" - Holly Williams
5) "Southeastern" - Jason Isabell
6) "Once I Was An Eagle" - Laura Marling
7) "The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight..." - Neko Case

Metal
1) "In Solitude" - Sister
2) "Sunbather" - Deafhaven

Jazz
1) "Prism" - Dave Holland
2) "Songs I Like a Lot" - John Hollenbeck
3) "Without A Net" - Wayne Shorter
4) "Womanchild" - Cecil McLorin Salvant

Blues
1) "Pushin' Against The Stone" - Valerie June
2) "Seesaw" - Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
3) "Down In Louisiana" - Bobby Rush
4) "Get Up!" - Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite

Electronic/Ambient
1) "Loud City Song" - Julia Houlter
2) "Random Access Memories" - Daft Punk
3) "Settle" - Disclosure
4) "If You Wait" - London Grammar


If I had to pick my favorites of the year:
5) "Night Time, My Time" - Sky Ferreira
4) "Parts Of Speech" - Dessa
3) "Pushin' Against The Stone" - Valerie June
2) "Wolf" - Tyler The Creator
1) "Heartthrob" - Tegan & Sara

What I will vote to get in, guaranteed:

10) "Reflektor" - Arcade Fire
9) "Pure Heroine" - Lorde
8) "Sunbather" - Deafhaven
7) "Days Are Gone" - Haim
6) "Random Access Memories" - Daft Punk
5) "Settle" - Disclosure
4) "Same Trailer Different Park" - Kacey Musgraves
3) "Old" - Danny Brown
2) "Womanchild" - Cecil McLorin Salvant
1) "Beyonce" - Beyonce

Posted by Chris F. on Monday, 12.23.13 @ 15:16pm


"It's always hard for me to get behind new music here. I've been around long enough now to see legacy's of albums and songs change over time, and what I considered a highlight of one year can eventually be considered run of the mill.

With that said however. I personally think music in general this year has been fantastic, just the right mix of everything. The 2010s have just been incredibly eclectic and a true gumbo of everything before it." -Chris F.

I echo these exact sentiments.

Based on your Country/Folk/Americana list, I highly recommend Sarah Jarosz if you haven't heard her. 22-year-old Country/Folk/Bluegrass singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who displays a wisdom and talent well beyond her years.

Also, nice to see some love for Julia Holter. "Loud City Song" is in my daily rotation right now.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 12.23.13 @ 16:11pm


DarinRG,

"I highly recommend Sarah Jarosz if you haven't heard her"

I tend to keep up with whatever Sugar Hill records puts out. I have no idea who they use to scope out their talent but every artist that records there makes fantastic albums. Even one's like Dolly Parton who have had long established careers seem to get back to just fantastic music. So Sarah has been on my radar for a while (the female artists usually are). I was pleasantly surprised to see she got two more Grammy nominations this year. The Country/Folk/Americana mix going on right now should be more popular. That whole group of albums I put are just fantastic. I cut quite a few from it.

"Julia Holter. "Loud City Song" is in my daily rotation right now."

I think Holter is a great example of why music is in good hands going forward. Technology has just allowed these fully formed artists to shine and get their art through. Because it is so easily accessible, and because music to inspire them from every generation is so acceptable. Youtube is like the biggest record store to ever exist. Holter's cover version of Hello Stranger on Loud City Song was the most inventive cover I have heard in a long time. It is almost on the level of the Barbara Lewis original. I idolize that song so I don't know if I could pay a bigger compliment to Holter.

Posted by Chris F. on Tuesday, 12.24.13 @ 13:30pm


I will probably be nominating Pearl Jam-Lightning Bolt as my 2013 nominee. Whether it gets traction I have no idea but it was one of the only 2013 albums that I had time to listen to what with 3 kids under 5 around the house.

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 12.24.13 @ 16:18pm


Thought I'd put down all the albums I wanna push for, not just 2013 ones.

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Boatmans Call
Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner
Nico - Chelsea Girl
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
The Slits - Cut
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A#infinity
Low - I Could Live In Hope
Fiona Apple - When The Pawn...
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister/Tigermilk
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
John Coltrane - My Favourite Things
Kanye West - 808's And Heartbreaks/Yeezus
The Streets - Original Pirate Material
Paramore - Paramore
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
Torres - Torres
The National - Trouble Will Find Me/High Violet
Grimes - Visions
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
The xx - xx
Joanna Newsom - Ys/The Milk Eyed Mender

In regards to 2013, I'd also support these:

Arctic Monkeys - AM
Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
Disclosure - Settle
David Bowie - The Next Day
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer, Different Park

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 12.26.13 @ 14:15pm


I think we need a Mary J Blige album inducted. I'm planning to nominate either "What's the 411?" or "My Life". Any support?

Posted by Mike on Friday, 12.27.13 @ 09:15am


FRL, these albums wasn't put in the list yet.

November 2013:
The Meters - Rejuvenation (1974)
The Offspring - Americana (1998)

December 2013:
Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers (1978)
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (2012)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)

Posted by John R.C. on Sunday, 12.29.13 @ 01:27am


Happy New Year Everyone!!

Here are my nominations for this month:

Rush- Roll The Bones (1991)

2013 Nominee:
Pearl Jam- Lightning Bolt

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 01.1.14 @ 00:13am


Nomination

The Cars- Candy-O (1979)

2013:

Daft Punk- Random Accress Memories

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 01.1.14 @ 02:33am


Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)

2013 Nominee
David Bowie - The Next Day

Posted by John R.C. on Wednesday, 01.1.14 @ 03:16am


Happy New Years everyone! (forgot it in my other post. Oops!)

Pre-2013 pick:
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden

2013 pick:
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Posted by SotN on Wednesday, 01.1.14 @ 05:11am


Pre 2013 pick: The Avalanches - Since I Left You

2013 pick: The National - Trouble Will Find Me

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 01.1.14 @ 11:43am


My nomination for January 2014/2039 induction into The Album Project!

Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 01.1.14 @ 12:27pm


My album nominations:

Reflektor (2013) - Arcade Fire
Modern Vampires Of The City (2013) - Vampire Weekend

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 01.1.14 @ 17:46pm


Happy new year to one and everyone!

We can now add important music from last year into our eligibility considerations for the 12 months t follow. Here, then, are two albums that I hereby nominate for this month's Album Project.


Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)

A new album by a recently inducted Revisited/Projected Rock Hall Project inductee; and a rather overlooked album from a new inductee into the actual Rock Hall. I do hope these albums can be inducted post haste.

40 days till the age becomes true,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Wednesday, 01.1.14 @ 18:54pm


This album is automatically nominated as a result of tiebreakers in December:

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 01.1.14 @ 23:49pm


As a reminder, we are adding a monthly genre vote to this project starting with this month.

Here's the schedule (which started today):

There will be 3 days of genre nominations (1st-3rd), 2 days of genre voting (4th-5th) and 3 days to refine the terms and definitions of the selected genre (6th-8th).

Genre album nominations will take place for 2 days following the conclusion of the Album Project and Song Project voting (in the event of a tiebreaker or second tiebreaker), followed by 1 day designated for review and protest, followed by 5 days of voting.

5 albums will be inducted with a tiebreaker vote taking place if necessary.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 01.1.14 @ 23:53pm


My album genre nomination for January:

Indie Rock / Indie Pop since 2000

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 01.1.14 @ 23:54pm


My album genre nomination for January:

Art rock/progressive rock

Posted by Enigmaticus on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 00:06am


The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle (1976)

2013:
Lorde - Pure Heroine

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 00:15am


My nominations:

The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 00:45am


Nominations for January:

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)

Arguably the best R&B album that we haven't inducted. I might even go as far as saying one of the best albums from the 70's we haven't inducted.


Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)

From a personal standpoint, my favourite album of the past year. Not quite as good as Check My Brain, and maybe not quite as deserving as Jar of Flies (which hasn't been inducted yet), but since we get a 2013 nomination, this get my vote.


By the way Mike, I definitely agree with you on Mary J. Blige. She is highly deserving of getting an album inducted. I would vote for either album you suggested.

Posted by BSLO on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 01:48am


Genre Vote Nomination:

Metal

I don't think we have inducted a single metal album since we switched to monthly voting 2 years ago. The song project hasn't fared much better.

Posted by BSLO on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 01:53am


Since everybody (myself included) gets excited about newly eligibles this time of year, I'll go with:

Same Trailer Different Park (2013) - Kacey Musgraves

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 03:10am


I'll add the genre nomination Punk. I think we have a lot of key 75-84 albums missing.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 03:13am


Genre: EDM

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 14:28pm


Wow! There are already so many great choices nominated!

My Nominations:

Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)

2013:

Paul McCartney, New

When considering Genres I quickly came up with several that I am currently trying to choose from. Does anyone have any preferences from any of these Genre Ideas?

Novelty/Parody Albums
Soft Rock
80s New Wave/Pop
Modern Pop / Top 40
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums
Grammy Winners
Movie Musicals

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 14:56pm


Jennifer- Those are great choices especially the Novelty/Parody and TV and Movie Sountrack choices. There are a bunch of film I can think of whose soundtracks deserve to be recognized.

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 15:08pm


My nominations

Mariah Carey - Daydream (1995)

2013 Nomination:

Haim - Days Are Gone (2013)

Genre Nomination -

Jazz

Although I am probably going to vote for Metal and Punk. Not sure yet.

Posted by Chris F. on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 15:14pm


Genre Nomination

TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Hope that helps in your decision Jennifer

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 15:28pm


My nominations:
Operation Ivy- Energy
2013:
Elvis Costello & The Roots- Wise Up Ghost

Genre Nomination:
Live Albums

Posted by Ryan on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 15:32pm


I don't think that "Live Albums" or "Grammy Winners" should be considered for the monthly genre vote, as they're types of albums rather than genres of music. Either description could encompass literally any genre of music and the idea behind the genre votes are to compare similar albums to one another and determine the best.

I do think that any of Jennifer's other suggestions would work fine. Movie Musicals *generally* tend to be the same kind of music and comparing one soundtrack to another is more of an apples to apples comparison than comparing one kind of Live album to another.

What does everyone else think?

As a side note, if I've misinterpreted what is meant by "Live Albums", the only one I would support would be "Throwing Copper", which has already been inducted. lol

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 18:46pm


My nomination for which genre we should consider for next week's Album Project election cycle does come from Jennifer's list of examples. This was an idea of mine for a while now, so I think this could be appropriate.


80s New Wave/Pop

Admittedly, this is the sort of music I grew up listening and watching. Yet at the time, it was considered a unique and rather edgy subgenre of popular music. Time and age have made the 80s a decade to look back at the better portions rather than the discrepancies and cheese much of that time and all times are.

Thank you again for the suggestions,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 19:08pm


Bjork - Vespertine (2001)
Beyonce - Beyonce (2013)

genre vote: 90s R&B

Posted by rockstar23 on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 19:55pm


Yeah, I can understand why there would be some disagreement with a live albums nomination, so switch my genre nom to Hip Hop/Rap

Posted by Ryan on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 20:11pm


Jennifer- Those are great choices especially the Novelty/Parody and TV and Movie Sountrack choices. There are a bunch of film I can think of whose soundtracks deserve to be recognized.


Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 15:08pm


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In my album queue...

Motion Picture Soundtracks

Jaws (1975)
Star Wars (1977)
Xanadu (1980)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Back to the Future (1985)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Novelty/Parody

Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever (1982)
"Weird Al" Yankovic - In 3-D (1984)
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Running With Scissors (1999)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 20:37pm


Rick Vendl II - Are you going to nominate one of those genres, because you haven't nominated a genre yet, so you could.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 22:42pm


Album nomination:

Mary J. Blige - What's the 411?

Posted by Mike on Friday, 01.3.14 @ 10:34am


Thank you for the input and support everyone. :)

Genre Nomination:

Novelty/Parody Albums

Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 01.4.14 @ 00:28am


Nominations are now closed. Voting is now open.

Here are the nominees:

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Arcade Fire - Reflektor (2013)
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Beyonce - Beyonce (2013)
Bjork - Vespertine (2001)
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (2013)
David Bowie - The Next Day (2013)
Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973)
Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up Ghost (2013)
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)
Haim - Days Are Gone (2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013)
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)
Mariah Carey - Daydream (1995)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Mary J. Blige - What's The 411?
Operation Ivy - Energy
Paul McCartney - New (2013)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991)
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)

There have been some changes to voting procedures since last month's vote. Each voter has 6 votes (incomplete votes are ineligible). The 5 albums that receive the most votes (after a tiebreaker if necessary) will be inducted into the Album Project.

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Wednesday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 01.4.14 @ 00:58am


The following genres have been nominated for this month's album genre vote:

80s New Wave/Pop
Art Rock / Progressive Rock
EDM
Hip Hop/Rap
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Jazz
Metal
Novelty/Parody Albums
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

There are 10 genres. Each voter can vote for 5 genres. The genre that receives the most votes will be this month's selected genre. The losing genres will be automatically nominated in February.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 5th.

Once a genre has been selected, we'll spend the remaining time in the Album Project vote determining the specifics of the selected genre and whether or not the genre will be split along chronological lines.

After the conclusion of the Album Project vote (including any tiebreakers that might be needed), we'll have two days of nominations for the genre. If you feel that an album is nominated that doesn't belong in the genre, lodge a protest. Any album that receives three protests will be disqualifed from the genre vote. We'll also have one day after the conclusion of nominations for any additional protests to take place. This will be followed by 5 days of voting using the same rules as the Album Project.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 01.4.14 @ 00:59am


Hey Darren, I think you missed Ryan's nomination of Live Albums and my nomination of 90s R&B

Posted by rockstar23 on Saturday, 01.4.14 @ 01:46am


votes:

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)


genre vote:

80s New Wave/Pop
Art Rock / Progressive Rock
Novelty/Parody Albums
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Darrin A on Saturday, 01.4.14 @ 14:08pm


In honor of a great 2013, I'm going with an all noob theme for this month and wishing I had room for a few more.

Arcade Fire - Reflektor (2013)
Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up Ghost (2013)
Haim - Days Are Gone (2013)
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013)
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)

Punk
EDM
Jazz
Metal
Art Rock / Progressive Rock

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 01.4.14 @ 15:12pm


Kanye West - Yeezus
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer, Different Park
David Bowie - The Next Day

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 01.4.14 @ 15:36pm


My album choices are as follows:

Rush- Roll The Bones
Electric Light Orchestra- On The Third Day
The Cars- Candy O
Peter Gabriel- Us
Paul McCartney- New

My choices of genres are as follows:

Art rock/progressive rock
80's New Wave/Pop
Jazz
Novelty/Parody albums
Metal

Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 01.4.14 @ 16:07pm


Arcade Fire - Reflektor (2013)
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (2013)
David Bowie - The Next Day (2013)
Haim - Days Are Gone (2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)

Genre Nomination
Art rock/Progressive Rock
80s New Wave/Pop
Punk
Novelty/Parody Albums
TV and Movie Soundtracks

Posted by John R.C. on Saturday, 01.4.14 @ 18:45pm


rockstar23 - I did miss your nomination of 90's R&B. Ryan changed his nomination from Live Albums to Hip Hop / Rap.

Here's the updated list of genres. If you've already voted, you can change one of your votes to 90's R&B if you want to.

80s New Wave/Pop
90s R&B
Art Rock / Progressive Rock
EDM
Hip Hop/Rap
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Jazz
Metal
Novelty/Parody Albums
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 01.4.14 @ 19:54pm


Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (2013)
Haim - Days Are Gone (2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 01.5.14 @ 00:03am


Actually, change The Next Day to Days Are Gone, didn't notice it was nominated.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 01.5.14 @ 07:35am


Genre Nominations

Art Rock / Progressive Rock
Jazz
Metal
Novelty/Parody Albums
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 01.5.14 @ 13:14pm


My ballot

Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973)
Paul McCartney - New (2013)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991)
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)

Who I'd vote for in the future (or change my vote to if needed):
Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Arcade Fire - Reflektor (2013)
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (2013)
David Bowie - The Next Day (2013)
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Mary J. Blige - What's The 411?
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 01.5.14 @ 15:26pm


The Cars- Candy-O
Daft Punk- Random Access Memories
Arcade Fire- Reflecktor
The Avalanches- Since I Left You
The Steve Miller Band- Fly Like an Eagle
Haim- Days are Gone

Genres:

EDM
Jazz
Art/progressive rock
TV and movie soundtrack
Metal

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 01.5.14 @ 15:28pm


Oops.. Just realized I cast seven votes by mistake. Please remove my vote for Pink-The Truth About Love and keep the other 6.

Thanks

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 01.5.14 @ 17:48pm


Enigmaticus - You only used 5 votes. Please add one more vote.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 01.5.14 @ 18:22pm


Arcade Fire - Reflektor (2013)
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)

(Candy-O and Us were the two last ones, so if they got nominated again, I'd likely vote for them.)

80s New Wave/Pop
Art Rock / Progressive Rock
Metal
Novelty/Parody Albums
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by SotN on Sunday, 01.5.14 @ 20:49pm


My ballot for this month's Album Project election cycle is as follows:


Sir Paul McCartney - New
Peter Gabriel - Us
Kanye West - Yeezus
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
The Cars - Candy-O
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

In addition, here are the five genres I am most interested in voting for this next week.

80s new wave/pop
Art Rock/Progressive Rock
Novelty/Parody Albums
Jazz
Hip Hop/Rap

4 new albums and 2 older gems on my ballot,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Sunday, 01.5.14 @ 21:14pm


Going with all 2013 albums

My Ballot:

Arcade Fire - Reflektor (2013)
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (2013)
David Bowie - The Next Day (2013)
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 01.5.14 @ 21:15pm


Bjork - Vespertine
Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Beyonce - Beyonce
Kanye West - Yeezus
Lorde - Pure Heroine
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

Posted by rockstar23 on Sunday, 01.5.14 @ 22:30pm


Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Mary J. Blige - What's The 411? (1992)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)

90s R&B
Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Metal
Punk

Posted by BSLO on Sunday, 01.5.14 @ 23:48pm


My Album Ballot:

David Bowie - The Next Day (2013)
Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up Ghost (2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Paul McCartney - New (2013)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)

My Genre Ballot:

80s New Wave/Pop
Art Rock / Progressive Rock
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Novelty/Parody Albums
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

It was tough to choose only 5 genres and only 6 albums.

Among this Excellent List, there are many albums that I considered voting for. Some of these include:

Arcade Fire - Reflektor (2013)
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (2013)
Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973)
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)

Mariah Carey - Daydream (1995)

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)

Mary J. Blige - What's The 411?

Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)

Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)

Rush - Roll The Bones (1991)
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)

Posted by Jennifer on Monday, 01.6.14 @ 00:32am


Votes:

Bjork - Vespertine (2001)
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (2013)
David Bowie - The Next Day (2013)
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)
Mary J. Blige - What's The 411?
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)

Posted by Mike on Monday, 01.6.14 @ 08:24am


Thank you for pointing that out Darren.

My remaining choice will be: Pearl Jam- Lightning Bolt.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Monday, 01.6.14 @ 09:13am


Can someone double check to make sure all inducted albums and songs have been added for this past year (2038)?

Thanks again to all of you who participate in these projects and who continue to make FRL what it is.

Posted by FRL on Monday, 01.6.14 @ 11:12am


I forgot the end the voting for the album genre on Sunday (I forgot to vote as well, but my vote wouldn't have changed the results).

Here are the results:

Art Rock / Progressive Rock - 9
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Novelty/Parody Albums - 7
80s New Wave/Pop - 6
Jazz - 6
Metal - 6
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums - 6
Punk - 4
EDM - 2
Hip Hop / Rap - 2
90s R&B - 1
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000 - 1

This month's album genre will be Art Rock / Progressive Rock. Enigmaticus, you're the original nominator for the genre. Could you please give a brief definition of the genre so we can sort out what should be considered for this genre and what shouldn't? Does anyone have any questions regarding this genre?

Art Rock / Progressive Rock won't be eligible as a genre for the next 6 genre votes. The other genres will be automatically nominated in February.

Should we go with 1 nomination per voter or 2 nominations per voter?

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 01.7.14 @ 14:58pm


My vote:

Arcade Fire - Reflektor (2013)
Haim - Days Are Gone (2013)
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013)
Mariah Carey - Daydream (1995)
Mary J. Blige - What's The 411?
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)

Posted by Chris F. on Tuesday, 01.7.14 @ 17:18pm


2 nominations per voter

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 01.7.14 @ 21:23pm


My votes:

Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Kanye West - Yeezus
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

I didn't plan on an all-2013 ballot, but it did work out that way.

Didn't need my vote (yet):

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like AN Eagle
Haim - Days Are Gone

Last album off my ballot:

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

Would support in the future:

The Cars - Candy-O
David Bowie - The Next Day
Lorde - Pure Heroine
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Mary J. Blige - What's The 411?
Belle And Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Beyonce - Beyonce
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 01.7.14 @ 21:59pm


My current vote count:

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (2013) - 8
Arcade Fire - Reflektor (2013) - 8
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976) - 7
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013) - 7
Haim - Days Are Gone (2013) - 6
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Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) - 5
The Cars - Candy-O (1979) - 5

David Bowie - The Next Day (2013) - 4
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013) - 4
Paul McCartney - New (2013) - 4
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992) - 4
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) - 4
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013) - 4

Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013) - 3
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973) - 3
Mary J. Blige - What's The 411? - 3
The Avalanches - Since I Left You - 3
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013) - 3

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister - 2
Bjork - Vespertine (2001) - 2
Electric Light Orchestra - On the Third Day (1973) - 2
Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up Ghost (2013) - 2
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012) - 2
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991) - 2
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013) - 2

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013) - 1
Beyonce - Beyonce (2013) - 1
Mariah Carey - Daydream (1995) - 1

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013) - 0
Operation Ivy - Energy - 0
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden - 0
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009) - 0

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Wednesday, the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 01.7.14 @ 22:02pm


I think I'll also drop my Kacey Musgraves vote here and toss it to Bowie.

I think that "Same Trailer Different Park", was an important, induction worthy 2013 album, but I recognize that it was up against some monster competition this round.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 01.7.14 @ 22:23pm


I am glad that you have asked what the definition of "art rock," or " progressive rock" is. I am going to paraphrase it, rather than adhere to the widely accepted definition. The definition has several parts:

1. Adventurous music based upon world music, or European classical motifs.
2. The incorporation of rock instrumentation, in addition to non-standard instruments, including: flutes, violins, harpsichords, cellos, mellotrons, organs, pianos, synthesizers, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, saxophones, etc. in order to create an orchestral backdrop, within often longer extended works.
3. Music that varies from the standard 4/4 time signature, that is frequently, but not always written in odd time signatures.
4. Music which employs virtuosity and daunting complexity. Often, the musicians who play this type of music are very highly regarded by their peers.
5. A tendency to unify the themes on the songs for one central purpose, i.e. a concept album.
6. Music which often employs grandiose stage shows, either elaborate lighting, or films, or drama, while members are playing.
7. Music which borrows heavily from classical (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern), or jazz, in addition to the blues and rock.
8. Lyrics which tend to borrow from established literary sources, rather than songs, written about sex, drugs and rock and roll. In fact, the stranger and more artistic the lyric, the "proggier" it may end up being.

I hope that this answers your question.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Tuesday, 01.7.14 @ 23:02pm


Enigmaticus - Thanks for the definition. Examples of artists / suggested albums would be useful, as well.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 01.7.14 @ 23:28pm


Thank you Darren, here is a link which you might find most useful. Progressive rock is a huge genre with many sub-categories:


http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive-rock.asp#definition

As far as the artists who are considered "progressive," that tends to be quite nebulous, as well.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Wednesday, 01.8.14 @ 00:23am


I liked a few of the albums listed here, so I'll give you an album vote for January:

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here(2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 01.8.14 @ 06:15am


Enigma:

I like your breakdown on prog rock. At the same time, some of the points you listed don't have much to do w/the music. You mentioned how groups use elaborate stage props and backing films. That could lead you to a lot of groups. Frisco used some of those films in the 60's, or tried to utilize extraneous elements for it's psych-trip rock. I wouldn't necessarily call it prog, in the given sense.

In addition, couldn't all that extra stuff be seen as a crutch, & not a positive? If you've a band that wants to try and draw in a greater crowd, couldn't they try to appeal to prog fans by adding in this extraneous stuff. They might hope to fool a few folks into believing they have prog "tendencies", or some such drivel, while playing fairly basic material.

I'll tell you here, I was thinking about the Soundgarden song "Outshined". At the end of the song, there's a very effective break from the 4/4 pattern. Had SG put some trippy films behind them, & played this, they might come off as "semi-prog" (if such a thing is possible). Especially if they followed it up w/"Black Hole Sun", & tried the same thing.

You know me well enough to know I'm not knocking everything you're saying. I just think there's some loose parameters there. It's still pretty cool though. :)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 01.8.14 @ 06:29am


Enigmaticus:

Quick question on prog albums for the genre vote. Would you consider all Rush albums fair game for the vote or some more than others? I ask because I have nominated Roll the Bones a few times but as it's a little more guitar heavy then some of their earlier work.

Darren:
As far as nominations go for this genre vote I think we go with a maximum of two nominations per person. There are a bunch of albums out there to choose from that would make excellent additions to the album project

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 01.8.14 @ 11:13am


Enigmaticus,

"7. Music which borrows heavily from classical (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern), or jazz, in addition to the blues and rock."

I just need a bit further clarification on this point. I think the double naming of Art Rock/Progressive might be throwing me here. You included Jazz as a music Progressive borrows from. Does that mean Jazz-Fusion albums are also included this month? I only ask because that may switch my focus a bit. Does this open the genre up to voting for albums like Jack Johnson by Miles Davis, or anything by Weather Report or Mahavishnu Orchestra.

Darren,

I would say with a genre this open 2 nominations allows for a larger group of choices. Which makes the overall inducted class a bit healthier. Had the genre been more specific I would see 1 nomination as suitable. In this case I am going to vote for 2 nominations.

Posted by Chris F. on Wednesday, 01.8.14 @ 12:44pm


I'll drop Vespertine for The Next Day.

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 01.8.14 @ 13:13pm


I'd agree that with the definition for this round being so broad and vague, 2 nominees would be appropriate.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 01.8.14 @ 16:31pm


Enigmaticus:

Quick question on prog albums for the genre vote. Would you consider all Rush albums fair game for the vote or some more than others? I ask because I have nominated Roll the Bones a few times but as it's a little more guitar heavy then some of their earlier work.

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Wow not only did I seem to trail off during that thought but I think I answered my own question when checking out the link you posted last night.

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 01.8.14 @ 18:52pm


Tom H,

With the possible exceptions of their debut album, "Rush" and "Vapor Trails," every other Rush album is classified as "progressive rock." Rush is a major "progressive rock" band. Therefore, "Roll The Bones" is also a "progressive rock" album.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Wednesday, 01.8.14 @ 18:56pm


Enigmaticus:

Thanks for the clarification. While I like Roll the Bones I've had people bash it as not sounding like "classic Rush" (I'm guessing by classic Rush means "Tom Sawyer","Limelight", etc...). This is an absurd argument that is the equivalent of someone complaining that not every Led Zeppelin song sounds like "Stairway to Heaven". However it got me second guessing nominating it enough to bring it up.

Prog Rock as a whole probably my favorite subgenre of Rock so I'm looking forward to this vote to try to fill in some gaps in the project. FYI: my favorite Prog bands are Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues, Yes, Rush and ELP/The Nice (big Keith Emerson fan).

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 01.8.14 @ 19:56pm


In honor of their recent HOF induction Please switch my vote from Electric Light Orchestra- On the Third Day to Hall and Oates- Private Eyes

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 01.8.14 @ 20:34pm


Tom H.,

You are very welcome. ""Roll The Bones" is one of my favorite Rush studio albums as well. The central theme of this album centers around chance and fate.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Wednesday, 01.8.14 @ 22:59pm


Chris F.,

According to progarchives: Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, Return To Forever, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Al Dimeola, etc. are part of the Jazz rock/fusion genre of progressive rock. Here is a link:


http://www.progarchives.com/subgenre.asp?style=30

Posted by Enigmaticus on Wednesday, 01.8.14 @ 23:04pm


I'm changing my vote for The National - "Trouble Will Find Me" to Haim - "Days Are Gone".

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 01.9.14 @ 00:40am


Voting is now closed.

The following albums received 8 votes and have been inducted as part of the class of January 2014:

Arcade Fire - Reflektor (2013)
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (2013)

The following albums received 7 votes and will be involved in a tiebreaker vote:

Haim - Days Are Gone (2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)

To vote in the tiebreaker, rank all four albums in order of preference. The top song will receive 4 points and so on.

The top 3 vote-getters will be inducted.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Friday the 10th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 01.9.14 @ 01:04am


Tiebreaker:

Haim - Days Are Gone (2013)
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 01.9.14 @ 01:43am


The tiebreaker for me is:

Haim - Days Are Gone (2013)
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)

Posted by SotN on Thursday, 01.9.14 @ 02:49am


Kanye West - Yeezus (2013) - 4
Haim - Days Are Gone (2013) - 3
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) - 2
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976) - 1

Posted by John R.C. on Thursday, 01.9.14 @ 09:55am


Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) 4
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976) 3
Haim - Days Are Gone (2013) 2
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 01.9.14 @ 10:26am


Tie-breaker

(4 points) The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
Haim - Days Are Gone (2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 01.9.14 @ 11:23am


Tiebreaker:

Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)4
Haim - Days Are Gone (2013)3
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)2
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)1

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 01.9.14 @ 12:54pm


Haim- Days are Gone (2013)4
Steve Miller Band- Fly Like an Eagle (1976)3
Kanye West- Yezzus (2013)2
Hall and Oates- Private Eyes (1981)1

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 01.9.14 @ 14:32pm


1. The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
2. Haim - Days Are Gone (2013)
3. Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
4. Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 01.9.14 @ 22:31pm


Tie Breaker votes

The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)-4
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)-3
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)-2
Haim - Days Are Gone (2013)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 01.10.14 @ 10:23am


Yeezus - 4
Days Are Gone - 3
Fly Like An Eagle - 2
Private Eyes - 1

Posted by Darren on Friday, 01.10.14 @ 21:29pm


Kanye West - Yeezus - 4
Steve Miller - Fly Like An Eagle - 3
Daryl Hall and John Oates - Private Eyes - 2
Haim - Days Are Gone - 1

This is my tiebreaking vote,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Friday, 01.10.14 @ 22:57pm


The tiebreaker vote is now over.

Here is the Class Of January 2014:

Arcade Fire - Reflektor (2013)
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (2013)
Haim - Days Are Gone (2013)
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)


Here are the tiebreaker results:

Haim - Days Are Gone (2013) - 31
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976) - 30
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013) - 29
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Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) - 20

Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) will be automatically nominated for the Album Project vote in February.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 01:11am


Nominations are now open for the January 2014 album genre vote.

This month's genre is Art Rock / Progressive Rock (please refer to the recent discussion on this message board for more information about this genre).

Each voter can nominate two albums.

Nominations will close and voting will start at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 12th.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 01:14am


My Art/Prog Rock Album Genre Nominations...

No Answer (1972) - The Electric Light Orchestra
On the Third Day (1973) - Electric Light Orchestra

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 01:42am


Art/Progressive Rock nomination:

The Bee Gees - Odessa (1969)*
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)

*For those who don't know, the Bee Gees' hits are mostly "art rock" during the late '60s through the early '70s (which I enjoyed more than their disco part of their career). Odessa is the combination of "Prog", "Baroque" and "Orchestral", the same sound that the Moody Blues were doing.

Posted by John R.C. on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 01:51am


Progressive Rock/Art Rock nominees:

Here Come the Warm Jets (1974) - Brian Eno
The Madcap Laughs (1970) - Syd Barrett

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 02:12am


Progressive Rock/Art Rock nominees:

Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory - Dream Theater (1999)
De-Loused in the Comatorium (2003) - The Mars Volta

Posted by Gassman on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 02:32am


Before I nominate any albums, I was hoping to get some further clarification about some albums/artists not yet in the album project. I have included the artists, records, years, and a better known song or songs from each album that I am unsure about. Which of these are Art Rock/Progressive Rock musicians/albums?

Argent:
All Together Now (1972) Hold Your Head Up
In Deep (1973) God Gave Rock and Roll To You

The Alan Parsons Project:
Eye in the Sky (1982) Eye in the Sky

Asia:
-Asia (1981) Heat of the Moment, Only Time Will Tell, Sole Survivor

Any Album by Blue Man Group

Blue Oyster Cult:
-Agents of Fortune (1976) Don't Fear the Reaper
-Spectres (1977) Godzilla
-Fire of Unknown Origin (1981) Veteran of the Psychic Wars, Burnin' For You

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown/The Arthur Brown Band
-The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (1968) Fire

Donovan:
-Barabajagal (1969) Atlantis

Enigma:
-The Cross of Changes (1993) Return to Innocence

The Return to Innocence video included a unicorn, a Taiwanese drinking song mistaken for a Native American/Aboriginal chant, and a man aging backwards from death to birth. It reached number 1 in over 10 countries, number 2 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart, and number 6 on the US Top 40 Mainstream. Here is a link to the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk_sAHh9s08

Enya:
-A Day Without Rain (2000) Only Time

Golden Earring:
-Moontan (1973) Radar Love
-Cut (1982) Twilight Zone

Kansas:
-Leftoverture (1976) Carry On Wayward Son
-Point of Know Return (1977) Dust in the Wind, Point of Know Return

Manfred Mann's Earth Band:
-Nightingales & Bombers (1975) Spirits in the Night
-The Roaring Silence (1976) Blinded By the Light

Shakespears Sister
-Hormonally Yours (1992) Stay
The Stay video has some science fiction elements in it as well as a classic fight between life and death for a man's soul on what appears to be the moon. It reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here is a link to the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eXw47qb4U0

Also, I am surprised that so many of the Moody Blues key albums are still missing from the Album project including:

-A Question of Balance (1970) The Question
-Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1971) The Story in Your Eyes
-Seventh Sojourn (1972) I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)
-Long Distance Voyager (1981) The Voice
-The Other Side Of Life (1986) Your Wildest Dreams
-Sur la Mer (1987) I Know You're Out There Somewhere

Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 03:01am


The Alan Parsons Project:
Eye in the Sky (1982) Eye in the Sky



Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 03:01am


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APP's debut album Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1976) its follow-up I Robot (1977) and Eve (1979) should be in before Eye in the Sky.

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 03:29am


-Long Distance Voyager (1981) The Voice



Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 03:01am


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Although I prefer The Voice, you forgot the #12 hit single "Gemini Dream".

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 03:31am


Enya:
-A Day Without Rain (2000) Only Time



Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 03:01am


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I like that album along with "Orinoco Flow" from 1988, but she is Celtic/World/New Age or Ethereal Wave, not Art/Prog rock.

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 03:37am


I'm not too sure if these count, but I'll nominate:

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car)
Yes - 90125

Posted by SotN on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 06:56am


Nominations for Prog/Art Rock:

The Grateful Dead - Anthem Of The Sun (1968)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)

Posted by BSLO on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 10:58am


Nominations for Prog/Art Rock:

The Grateful Dead - Anthem Of The Sun (1968)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)

Posted by BSLO on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 10:58am


Talking Heads- Talking Heads: 77 (1977)
Kate Bush- The Sensual World (1989)

Posted by Ryan on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 11:24am


Here are my nominations for art rock/progressive rock:

Echolyn- As The World (1995)
Yes- Magnification (2001)

Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 11:37am


Triumverat- Spartacus (1975)
Return to Forever- Romantic Warrior (1976)

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 12:16pm


Triumverat- Spartacus (1975)
Return to Forever- Romantic Warrior (1976)

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 12:16pm


^ Just so you know Trimvirat is spelled like this not the way spelled it above.

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 13:10pm


Nominations for prog rock

Jethro Tull-Stand Up (1969)
Rush-Roll The Bones (1991)


FYI: if there's anyone else who hasn't nominated songs yet we could use some Moody Blues for this vote

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 01.11.14 @ 22:09pm


Wishbone Ash - Argus (1972)
Uriah Heep - Return to Fantasy (1975)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 01.12.14 @ 00:07am


My Art Rock nominations for this special election cycle are the following.


Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans
Tool 10,000 Days

Hopefully these pair of albums are legit,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Sunday, 01.12.14 @ 10:02am


My Prog/Art Rock nominations are:

The Moody Blues-A Question of Balance (1970)
Blue Oyster Cult-Agents of Fortune (1976)

Posted by Jennifer on Sunday, 01.12.14 @ 18:33pm


My Prog/Art Rock nominations are:

The Moody Blues-A Question of Balance (1970)
Blue Oyster Cult-Agents of Fortune (1976)

Posted by Jennifer on Sunday, 01.12.14 @ 18:34pm


My nominations:

T.V. On The Radio - Nine Types Of Light (2011)
Pavement - Brighten The Corners (1997)

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 01.12.14 @ 18:53pm


Do we want to incorporate a 3-vote protest / veto system for the album genre votes, in case something gets nominated that doesn't belong? This would also include an extra day set aside for evaluation after the nominations have concluded and before voting begins.

This would be the same system as the Voter's Choice and Song Genre voting in the Song Project. I think we should definitely have it starting next month in this project, but I don't know if we need it this month. Let me know.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 01.12.14 @ 18:56pm


Darren,

I would say a 3 vote veto is a good idea.

My nominations:

Renaissance -Scheherazade and Other Stories (1975)
Miles Davis - Jack Johnson (1971)

Posted by Chris F. on Sunday, 01.12.14 @ 21:23pm


I am of the opinion that a veto day is a good idea going forward but for this particular round I don't think it is necessary. All the albums selected seem to fall into the prog/art genre and the way Enigmaticus described it made it sound like jazz/fusion was included as well. However if I'm the lone voice in the wilderness on this I'll go with what the group wants.

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 01.12.14 @ 23:42pm


Nominations are now closed.

Here are the nominees:

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976)
Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets (1974)
Dream Theater - Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory (1999)
Echolyn - As The World (1995)
Electric Light Orchestra - No Answer (1972)
Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973)
Jethro Tull - Stand Up (1969)
Kate Bush - The Sensual World (1989)
Miles Davis - Jack Johnson (1971)
Pavement - Brighten The Corners (1997)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car)
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)
Renaissance - Scheherazade and Other Stories (1975)
Return to Forever - Romantic Warrior (1976)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991)
Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs (1970)
T.V. On The Radio - Nine Types Of Light (2011)
Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977)
The Bee Gees - Odessa (1969)
The Grateful Dead - Anthem Of The Sun (1968)
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003)
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970)
Tool - 10,000 Days
Trimvirat - Spartacus (1975)
Uriah Heep - Return To Fantasy (1975)
Wishbone Ash - Argus (1972)
Yes - 90125
Yes - Magnification (2001)
Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans

Voting will start now, though starting next month we will have 2 days of nominations followed by one day to allow for protests before voting starts.

Each voter can vote for 6 albums.

The top 5 albums (after tiebreaker if necessary) will be added to the Album Project.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Friday the 17th.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 01.13.14 @ 01:29am


This is by far the hardest album vote I've ever had to do. I would vote for most of these in the genre vote as well as the regular monthly vote.

At any rate here's my ballot:

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976)
Jethro Tull - Stand Up (1969)
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991)
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970)
Yes - 90125
Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans

In the future I would definitely vote for the following:

Dream Theater - Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory (1999)
Electric Light Orchestra - No Answer (1972)
Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973)
Miles Davis - Jack Johnson (1971)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car)
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)
Return to Forever - Romantic Warrior (1976)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977)
Tool - 10,000 Days
Yes - Magnification (2001)

Posted by Tom H. on Monday, 01.13.14 @ 07:55am


Art/Prog votes:

Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets (1974)
Miles Davis - Jack Johnson (1971)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs (1970)
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003)
Kate Bush - The Sensual World (1989)

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 01.13.14 @ 21:10pm


Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets (1974)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car)
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
The Bee Gees - Odessa (1969)
Tool - 10,000 Days (2006)

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 01.13.14 @ 22:04pm


Triumvirat- Spatacus (1975)
The Moody Blues- A Question of Balance (1970)
Return to Forever- Romantic Warrior (1976)
Yes- Tales From Topographic Oceans
Wishbone Ash- Argus (1973)
The Bee Gees- Odessa (1968)

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 01.13.14 @ 22:30pm


Really hard to vote for this

Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets (1974)
Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977)
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003)
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970)
Tool - 10,000 Days

Posted by Ryan on Monday, 01.13.14 @ 22:45pm


Hey Ryan,

You only voted for 5 so you have one more vote.

Posted by Jennifer on Monday, 01.13.14 @ 22:56pm


My ballot:

Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets (1974)
Dream Theater - Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory (1999)
The Grateful Dead - Anthem Of The Sun (1968)
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003)
Wishbone Ash - Argus (1972)

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 01.13.14 @ 22:59pm


Missed my 6th vote, I'll go with Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) for my 6th.

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 01.13.14 @ 23:37pm


Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977)
Uriah Heep - Return To Fantasy (1975)
Wishbone Ash - Argus (1972)
Yes - 90125

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 01.14.14 @ 00:00am


Here are my selections for the Album project:

Echolyn- As The World
Roxy Music- Avalon
Rush- Roll The Bones
The Moody Blues- A Question Of Balance
Yes- Magnification
Yes- Tales From Topographic Oceans

Posted by Enigmaticus on Tuesday, 01.14.14 @ 08:07am


My ballot:

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976)
Kate Bush - The Sensual World (1989)
Miles Davis - Jack Johnson (1971)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977)
Yes - 90125

Posted by Chris F. on Tuesday, 01.14.14 @ 14:51pm


Thanks Jennifer,
Here is my 6th vote
Roxy Music- Avalon

Posted by Ryan on Tuesday, 01.14.14 @ 17:18pm


My votes:

Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets (1974)
Jethro Tull - Stand Up (1969)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977)
The Grateful Dead - Anthem Of The Sun (1968)
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003) - Good call Gassman, this is a great album!

Posted by BSLO on Tuesday, 01.14.14 @ 23:36pm


Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976)
Dream Theater - Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory (1999)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977)
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 01.14.14 @ 23:58pm


Roxy Music - Avalon
Blue Oyster Cult - Agents Of Fortune
Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium
Tool - 10,000 Days
T.V. On The Radio - Nine Types Of Light

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 01.15.14 @ 08:06am


Current Vote Count:

Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) - 9
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Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976) - 5
Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets (1974) - 5
Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977) - 5
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003) - 5
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970) - 5
__________________________________

Yes - 90125 - 4

Tool - 10,000 Days - 3
Wishbone Ash - Argus (1972) - 3
Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans - 3

Dream Theater - Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory (1999) - 2
Jethro Tull - Stand Up (1969) - 2
Kate Bush - The Sensual World (1989) - 2
Miles Davis - Jack Johnson (1971) - 2
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) - 2
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994) - 2
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991) - 2
The Bee Gees - Odessa (1969) - 2
The Grateful Dead - Anthem Of The Sun (1968) - 2

Echolyn - As The World (1995) - 1
Return to Forever - Romantic Warrior (1976) - 1
Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs (1970) - 1
T.V. On The Radio - Nine Types Of Light (2011) - 1
Trimvirat - Spartacus (1975) - 1
Uriah Heep - Return To Fantasy (1975) - 1
Yes - Magnification (2001) - 1

Electric Light Orchestra - No Answer (1972) - 0
Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973) - 0
Pavement - Brighten The Corners (1997) - 0
Renaissance - Scheherazade and Other Stories (1975) - 0


Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Friday.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 01.15.14 @ 08:09am


I'll switch my Syd Barrett vote to Talking Heads: 77

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 01.16.14 @ 22:26pm


Any consideration for any of these albums?

The Cars- Candy-O (1979)
Triumvirat- Spartacus (1975)
Return to Forever- Romantic Warrior (1975)
Vangelis- Chariots of Fire Soundtrack (1981) OR Blade Runner Soundtrack (1982)
The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2001)
DJ Shadow- Entroducing...
Orital- In Sides (1996) OR Snivilisation (1995)
Tori Amos- Boys for Pele (1996)
Chic- C'est Chic (1978)
Slick Rick- The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1988)
LL Cool J- Bigger and Deffer (1987)
Kate Bush- Never For Ever (1980)
Marriane Faithfull- Broken English (1979)
The Moody Blues- In Search of the Lost Chord (1968) or A Question of Balance (1970) or Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1971) or To Our Children's Children's Children's Children (1969)
Procol Harum- Grand Hotel (1974)
Elton John- Tumbleweed Connection (1971)
Rush- Caress of Steel OR Hempisheres (1979) OR Permanent Waves (1980) OR Clockwork Angels (2012)
Yes- The Yes Album (1970)
Capital Cities- In a Tidal of Mystery (2013)
Janelle Monae- The Electric Lady (2013)
Hall & Oates- Abandoned Luncheonette (1974)
Feist- Let it Die (2005) Or The Reminder (2007)
Carly Simon- No Secrets (1972)
Squeeze- East Side Story (1981)
Little Feat- Sailin' Shoes (1973) OR Dixie Chicken (1974)
Pantara- Far Beyond Driven (1994)
Megadeth- Countdown to Extinction (1992)

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 01.17.14 @ 15:21pm


I'd definitely toss a vote towards Endtroducing and Since I Left You.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 01.17.14 @ 15:43pm


Just a reminder that this month's Prog/Art Rock genre vote ends tonight at 11:55PM

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 01.17.14 @ 15:55pm


I'm pretty much going to draw a tiebreaker here, but here goes:

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976)
Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets (1974)
Kate Bush - The Sensual World (1989)
Rush - Roll the Bones (1991)
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003)
Yes - 90125

(I'd also throw a vote to Since I Left You.)

Also, is there any support for Upstairs at Eric's (Yazoo) or Architecture and Morality (OMD)?

Posted by SotN on Friday, 01.17.14 @ 16:22pm


Greg F.-Out of your list of albums I would support the following:

The Cars- Candy-O (1979)
Triumvirat- Spartacus (1975)
Return to Forever- Romantic Warrior (1975)
Vangelis- Chariots of Fire Soundtrack (1981) OR Blade Runner Soundtrack (1982)
LL Cool J- Bigger and Deffer (1987)
Kate Bush- Never For Ever (1980)
The Moody Blues- In Search of the Lost Chord (1968) or A Question of Balance (1970) or Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1971) or To Our Children's Children's Children's Children (1969)
Procol Harum- Grand Hotel (1974)
Elton John- Tumbleweed Connection (1971)
Rush- Caress of Steel OR Hempisheres (1979) OR Permanent Waves (1980) OR Clockwork Angels (2012)
Yes- The Yes Album (1970)
Carly Simon- No Secrets (1972)
Pantara- Far Beyond Driven (1994)
Megadeth- Countdown to Extinction (1992)
I’m already working on getting Rush-Roll the Bones in but if you want to nominate one of their albums you listed I’ll gladly throw my support behind it
I know that Hall and Oates will already have an album on the February Ballot (Private Eyes) because of last month’s tie breaker otherwise I’d go with Abandoned Luncheonette.
I’m hoping that Moody Blues-A Question of Balance gets in during the genre vote but if not it has my support as well as any Moody Blues albums

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 01.17.14 @ 16:53pm


I'm 100% on board with these albums...
The Avalanches- Since I Left You
DJ Shadow- Entroducing...
Chic- C'est Chic (1978)

Posted by Ryan on Friday, 01.17.14 @ 19:34pm


My ballot for Art Rock albums in the Special election in the Album Porject is as follows.


Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car)
Tool - 10,000 Days
Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans
Roxy Music - Avalon
Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance

To Greg F and Tom H: I am rather certain this ballot I have presented will now bring A Question Of Balance an immediate entry into the Album Project. It is my hope that we will eventually have many more Moody Blues albums to be included in our album project. I am rather partial to including On The Threshold Of A Dream, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Long Distance Voyager and The Other Side Of Life as possible Album Project inductees. If there are other posters who feel similar, it would be wise to let it be known by the time of the next Album Project election cycle. I do look forward to seeing what lies ahead.

Patrick Moraz is a better keyboardist than Michael Pinder,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Friday, 01.17.14 @ 22:02pm


I'm changing my vote for "Nine Types Of Light" to "90125".

Posted by Darren on Friday, 01.17.14 @ 22:18pm


My current vote count:

Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) - 10
Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets (1974) - 7
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Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976) - 6
Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977) - 6
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003) - 6
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970) - 6
Yes - 90125 - 6
_______________________

Tool - 10,000 Days - 4
Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans - 4

Kate Bush - The Sensual World (1989) - 3
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) - 3
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991) - 3
Wishbone Ash - Argus (1972) - 3

Dream Theater - Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory (1999) - 2
Jethro Tull - Stand Up (1969) - 2
Miles Davis - Jack Johnson (1971) - 2
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994) - 2
The Bee Gees - Odessa (1969) - 2
The Grateful Dead - Anthem Of The Sun (1968) - 2

Echolyn - As The World (1995) - 1
Return to Forever - Romantic Warrior (1976) - 1
Trimvirat - Spartacus (1975) - 1
Uriah Heep - Return To Fantasy (1975) - 1
Yes - Magnification (2001) - 1

Electric Light Orchestra - No Answer (1972) - 0
Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973) - 0
Pavement - Brighten The Corners (1997) - 0
Renaissance - Scheherazade and Other Stories (1975) - 0
Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs (1970) - 0
T.V. On The Radio - Nine Types Of Light (2011) - 0

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central tonight (Friday).

Posted by Darren on Friday, 01.17.14 @ 22:20pm


I'll take a break on my nomination of Odessa for upcoming nominations. Also, I'm switching my vote of Odessa to Talking Heads: 77

Posted by John R.C. on Friday, 01.17.14 @ 22:29pm


Well we already have On the Threshold of a Dream in already as well as Days of Future Past. So any of the rest of the first seven albums from Days of Future Past would be great additions.

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 01.17.14 @ 22:36pm


Voting is now closed.

Here is the genre class of January 2014:

Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets (1974)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977)


The following albums are involved in a tiebreaker vote:

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976)
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003)
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970)
Yes - 90125

To vote in the tiebreaker, rank all 4 albums in order of preference. The top-ranked album will receive 4 points, the second-ranked album will receive 3 points and so on.

The two albums that finish the highest in the tiebreaker will be inducted. The other two albums will be automatically nominated for the album project vote in February.

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 01.18.14 @ 01:22am


The Moody Blues- A Question of Balance-4
The Mars Volta- De-Loused in the Comatorium-3
Yes- 90125-2
Blue Oyster Cult-1

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 01.18.14 @ 01:44am


Tie Breaker votes:

4-The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970)
3-Yes - 90125
2-Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976)
1-The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003)

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 01.18.14 @ 09:37am


Yes - 90125 (1982) - 4
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970) - 3
Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976) - 2
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In the Comatorium (2003) - 1

Posted by John R.C. on Saturday, 01.18.14 @ 14:58pm


The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003) - 4
Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976) - 3
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970) - 2
Yes - 90125 - 1

Really 90125? Seriously?

Posted by Gassman on Saturday, 01.18.14 @ 15:35pm


The Mars Volta - De-Loused In the Comatorium (2003) - 4
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970) - 3
Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976) - 2
Yes - 90125 (1982) - 1

Posted by BSLO on Saturday, 01.18.14 @ 16:01pm


The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003) - 4
Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976) - 3
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970) - 2
Yes - 90125 - 1

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 01.18.14 @ 18:37pm


I had not realized we had already inducted On The Threshold Of A Dream into the Album Project. You and others are correct that the "Core 7" albums from 1967-1972 The Moody Blues released are worthy of induction. Yet, we must not forget the Patrick Moraz era of the Moodies in their rather innovative recordings. In any matter, here are the albums in this tiebreaker ranked from most to least.


Yes - 90125 - 4
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance - 3
Blue Oyster Cult - Agents Of Fortune - 2
The Mars Volta - Deloused In The Comatorium - 1

90125? Yes, seriously!,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Saturday, 01.18.14 @ 22:22pm


1. Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976)
2. Yes - 90125
3. The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003)
4. The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 01.19.14 @ 00:38am


For my tiebreaker:

1. Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976) (4 points)
2. Yes - 90125 (3 points)
3. The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003) (2 points)
4. The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970) (1 point)

I'm at least glad that the two that don't make it in get renominated next round; there's some good stuff in that list.

Posted by SotN on Sunday, 01.19.14 @ 10:21am


The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003) (4 points)
Yes - 90125 (3 points)
Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976) (2 points)
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970) (1 point)

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 01.19.14 @ 12:48pm


Since the tiebreaker ends at 11:55 PM tonight and it looks like it's going to come down to the wire, now is a good time to remind everyone that, in the event of a tie in a ranked tiebreaker, the second tiebreaker is the number of first-place votes the album received in the tiebreaker. If the two (or more) albums received the same number of first-place votes, we'll have a head-to-head vote.

Also, the rules state that voters have to participate in the initial vote in order to participate in the tiebreaker vote. All of the current tiebreaker voters have also voted in the initial vote.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 01.19.14 @ 12:59pm


Just a reminder that the tiebreaker vote for Prog/Art Rock Albums ends at 11:55 PM tonight

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 01.19.14 @ 17:47pm


Tiebreaker

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976) - 4
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003)- 3
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970)- 2
Yes - 90125 - 1

Posted by Chris F. on Sunday, 01.19.14 @ 18:14pm


The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970) 4
Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976) 3
Yes - 90125 (1983) 2
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Sunday, 01.19.14 @ 19:11pm


Here are my tiebreaker votes, in order:

1. Yes- 90125
2. Blue Oyster Cult- Agents Of Fortune
3. The Moody Blues- A Question Of Balance
4. The Mars Volta- Deloused in The Comatorium

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 01.19.14 @ 23:03pm


Voting is now closed for the first tiebreaker vote:

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents Of Fortune (1976) won the tiebreaker and has been inducted into the Album Project with 35 points.

The Moody Blues - A Question Of Balance (1970) and Yes - 90125 (1983) tied for the final spot in the tiebreaker with 32 points each.

The tiebreaker in this situation is the number of first place votes. Both albums received 3 first place votes (Greg F., Tom H. and Jennifer for Moody Blues; John R.C., Lax31 and Enigmaticus for Yes).

Unless my count is inaccurate or I'm mistaken about our tiebreaker procedures, the next tiebreaker is a head-to-head vote between the two albums where each voter who has participated in either the initial vote or the tiebreaker can select one album, with the winner being inducted and the loser being nominated automatically in February.

The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003) finished in last with 31 points. It will be automatically nominated in February.


Final tie-breaker standings:

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976) - 35
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The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970) - 32
Yes - 90125 (1983) - 32
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The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003) - 31


Tiebreaker vote:

Select one album from this list:

The Moody Blues - A Question Of Balance (1970)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Tuesday the 21st or whenever all eligible voters have voted.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 01.20.14 @ 01:07am


Tiebreaker:

The Moody Blues - A Question Of Balance (1970)

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 01.20.14 @ 02:20am


Tiebreaker:

The Moody Blues - A Question Of Balance (1970)

Posted by Tom H. on Monday, 01.20.14 @ 06:53am


Tiebreaker:

The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970)

Seriously, easy choice.

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 01.20.14 @ 11:44am


The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970)

I don't think 90125 is a bad album, but I am a little surprised it made it to the tiebreaker given the other choices available. I am a bit disappointed that a newer album didn’t get in. I would have voted for the Tool and Dream Theater albums, but there were some very significant snubs from the 60's and 70's that were nominated that I couldn't pass up.

Posted by BSLO on Monday, 01.20.14 @ 13:39pm


The Moody Blues - A Question of Balence (1970)

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 01.20.14 @ 13:50pm


The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970)

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 01.20.14 @ 13:51pm


Sorry about the double post, I misspelled balance in the first post. Just count my second vote, Darren.

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 01.20.14 @ 13:54pm


The Moody Blues- A Question of Balance (1970)

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 01.20.14 @ 13:57pm


My tiebreaker final choice does go against the grain with what many fellow posters have already picked. It is not out of spite, but based namely on my personal preferences. I do realize however this might not win the tiebreaker. None the less, here is my ballot.


Yes - 90125

Needing to be certain that no album has a lack of a vote,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Monday, 01.20.14 @ 19:32pm


The Moody Blues- A Question of Balance (1970)

The genre vote this month had a lot of great albums included! I would strongly consider voting for many of them in the future. Also, I am very glad that 5 get in now per vote which will help with some of the backlog of excellent snubbed albums.

Posted by Jennifer on Monday, 01.20.14 @ 22:29pm


tiebreaker:

Yes

Posted by jtrichey on Monday, 01.20.14 @ 23:24pm


Yes - 90125

Posted by Darren on Monday, 01.20.14 @ 23:47pm


My pick is:

Yes - 90125 (1983)

And I have to say this has been an excellent vote. There's enough good albums here that didn't make the cut to fuel a month or two of nominations!

Posted by SotN on Tuesday, 01.21.14 @ 11:30am


I will support Yes-90125 as the tiebreaker.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Tuesday, 01.21.14 @ 22:58pm


Voting is now closed.

By a 7-5 vote, The Moody Blues - A Question Of Balance (1970) won the tiebreaker for the final spot.

Yes - 90125 (1983) will be automatically nominated in the February album project vote, as will be The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003).

Here is your class for the February genre vote:

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976)
Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets (1974)
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977)

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 01.22.14 @ 01:06am


My reason for choosing "90125" by Yes, over "A Question Of Balance" by The Moody Blues, has a great deal to do with how I had rated "A Question Of Balance."


My favorite Moody Blues albums (of the 7 core albums) in order are:

1. To Our Children's Children's Children *****
2. In Search Of The Lost Chord *****
3. Days Of Future Passed *****
4. On The Threshold Of A Dream *****
5. Seventh Sojourn ****1/2
6. A Question Of Balance ****
7. Every Good Boy Deserves Favour ***1/2

As far as the rest of the studio albums are concerned:

Long Distance Voyager *****
Strange Times *****
The Present ****
Sur La Mer ****
Octave ***1/2
The Other Side Of Life ***
Keys Of The Kingdom ***

I have not heard "December Snow," yet.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Wednesday, 01.22.14 @ 07:56am


And I have to say this has been an excellent vote. There's enough good albums here that didn't make the cut to fuel a month or two of nominations!

Posted by SotN on Tuesday, 01.21.14 @ 11:30am

I second that. We should definitely put this genre on our short list when it becomes eligible again (which I think would be July) There were easily another 15 albums that I could have voted for.

For the record Yes-90125 definitely has my vote in the February vote

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 01.22.14 @ 11:13am


Tom H. - Actually, it won't be eligible for the genre selections until August. After a song or album genre is selected, it's out for the next 6 rounds (February, March, April, May, June, July).

I'm not sure how eager I would be to support a genre as soon as it becomes eligible for selection again. It really depends on what else is nominated. The idea behind the genre nominations is to give albums in genres outside of the mainstream a shot at gaining induction against similar competition and I think it would be counter-productive if the most popular genres got selected over and over again. But again, if it's among the best genres to choose from, I'd still support a genre that's previously been selected.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 01.24.14 @ 00:26am


The next genre I'm looking into bring up next month will be either Country Rock/Alt-Country or Singer-Songwriters.

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 01.25.14 @ 18:07pm


What I like about the Country Rock/Alt-Country category is that it's a broken down component of a broad category. With the exception of still being supportive of an initial wide sweep of Blues and Jazz I'm going to place most of my focus on voting for narrower broken down categories like this rather than repeating overly broad ones (like another giant, all inclusive "Country" vote).

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 01.25.14 @ 19:32pm


Hoping that the Grammy Country Album of the Year, Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park, might get some more love this round.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 01.27.14 @ 03:56am


Any interest for Minnie Riperton- Perfect Angel?

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 01.29.14 @ 11:05am


I second that. We should definitely put this genre on our short list when it becomes eligible again (which I think would be July) There were easily another 15 albums that I could have voted for.

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 01.22.14 @ 11:13am
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I'm not sure how eager I would be to support a genre as soon as it becomes eligible for selection again. It really depends on what else is nominated. The idea behind the genre nominations is to give albums in genres outside of the mainstream a shot at gaining induction against similar competition and I think it would be counter-productive if the most popular genres got selected over and over again. But again, if it's among the best genres to choose from, I'd still support a genre that's previously been selected.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 01.24.14 @ 00:26am
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Okey so maybe I was still a little giddy about doing a prog vote when I said that we should do another one immediately when it becomes eligible. There are a bunch of genre votes I'd see have their turn. I guess what I meant to say is that there were plenty of albums in that vote that I would vote for again if we ever did another prog/art rock vote. I feel though that a lot of these albums would stand a good chance in a general election as well as other genre elections (ex: Tool for Metal)

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 01.30.14 @ 19:41pm



To FRL:
Please add these albums to the master list of the Album Project as they were inducted in the January genre vote:

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (1976)
Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets (1974)
The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977)

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 01.30.14 @ 19:57pm


Nominations for next month open at midnight. Every voter can nominate one album from 2013 and one album from prior to 2013. Nominations will end at 11:55 PM Central on Monday the 3rd.


Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) is automatically nominated as the result of losing the tiebreaker in January's vote.


The following albums are automatically nominated as the result of losing the tiebreaker in January's genre vote:

Yes - 90125 (1983)
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003)


Each voter will be allowed to vote for 6 albums. There will be 5 days of voting, ending at 11:55 PM Central on Saturday the 8th. The top 5 vote-getters will be inducted, with a tiebreaker taking place if necessary.


The following genres are automatically nominated as a result of losing the genre selection vote in January:

80s New Wave/Pop
90s R&B
EDM
Hip Hop/Rap
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Jazz
Metal
Novelty/Parody Albums
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Each voter will be allowed to nominate one additional genre this month if they choose to do so. Nominations will end at 11:55 PM Central on Monday the 3rd. The specifics on the selection vote will be determined based on the number of nominees.

Art Rock / Progressive Rock is ineligible for nomination until August, as it was the selected genre from January.

There will be three days of voting, ending at 11:55 on Thursday the 6th, followed by a discussion period to nail down the specifics of the votes (which albums qualify for the genre, whether or not there will be an early influence vote, whether or not the genre will be split along chronological or other lines, etc.). The discussion period will continue until the conclusion of the February Album Project voting (which may or may not require a tiebreaker).

There will be 2 days of nominations for the genre vote, followed by 1 day of review. Any voter can lodge a protest against a nominated album, but only if they feel that the album is being nominated inapproriately. Any album that receives 3 protests will be disqualified from the genre vote. There will be 5 days of voting with the same rules as the Album Project vote.

It has been proposed that any album that receives less than 3 votes in the genre selection will not be automatically nominated for the genre vote next month (any genre that receives 3 votes, but doesn't with the selection vote would be automatically nominated). If there are any objections to this policy, please speak up about them and if necessary, we'll have a vote on whether to adopt this policy starting next month.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 01.31.14 @ 22:15pm


Correction / Clarification - Each voter can nominate one album from 2013 and one album from 2013 or before 2013.

In other words, if you want to nominate two albums from 2013 you can do so, but if you want to nominate two albums, one of them has to be from 2013.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 01.31.14 @ 22:18pm


My Nominations:

Minnie Riperton- Perfect Angel (1974)
Janelle Monae- The Electric Lady (2013)

Genre:

Country Rock/Alt-Country

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 01:16am


Before I nominate, I'm trying to decide which of the following two I'll put up:

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (It came quite close to getting in last month, but I'm not sure if nominating it now would be good.)

OMD - Architecture and Morality (Arguably one of the best albums of the 1980s and one that's viewed as a classic after the fact.)

Any thoughts?

Posted by SotN on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 02:31am


The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)

David Bowie - The Next Day (2013)

Posted by John R.C. on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 02:39am


Fleetwood Mac - Say You Love Me (1975)
Frank Zappa - Peaches en Regalia (1970)

Justin Timberlake (featuring Jay-Z) - Suit & Tie (2013)

Posted by John R.C. on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 02:45am


Bjork - Vespertine
Lorde - Pure Heroine

Posted by rockstar23 on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 05:35am


Hey FRL,

May you guys pls. correct Sinead O'Conner's inducted album from "I Do Not What What I Haven't Got" to I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got.

Thanks.

Posted by rockstar23 on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 05:39am


Rush - Roll The Bones (1991)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 09:27am


I really think we need an SWV album inducted. SWV exploded onto the scene with "It's About Time" and their singles topped the R&B, Pop and Dance charts. Therefore, I nominate:

SWV - It's About Time (1992)

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 09:56am


Fleetwood Mac - Say You Love Me (1975)
Frank Zappa - Peaches en Regalia (1970)

Justin Timberlake (featuring Jay-Z) - Suit & Tie (2013)

Posted by John R.C. on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 02:45am
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John R.C.- Did you mean to post this in the song project?

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 11:43am


Album Nominations:
The Roots- Things Fall Apart
Arctic Monkeys- AM (2013)

Posted by Ryan on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 12:37pm


My nomination for 2013/2039 induction into The Song Project...

James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1982)

Io9's 100 Albums Every Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan Should Listen To

58. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan — original soundtrack by James Horner (1982)

The late 1970s and early 1980s are full of epic soundtracks, from Star Wars to Superman to Indiana Jones. But for our money, this is the most memorable and distinctive of the bunch, and the biggest pleasure to listen to on its own. Fittingly for a movie that's both about dealing with aging and mortality and kick-ass space combat, this soundtrack melds a melancholy main theme with some stirring action cues. Instant goosebumps. - CJA

http://io9.com/5906834/top-100-essential-albums-for-science-fiction-fans

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 12:39pm


^ Meant for February 2014/2039.

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 12:41pm


Sorry, thanks Tom for pointing it out. I'll post my nomination on the Song Project board.

Posted by John R.C. on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 13:32pm


Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister

The National - Trouble Will Find Me

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 16:14pm


Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007) - As close to an indie-pop "Rumours" as there's ever been.

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 17:36pm


Nominees:

Os Mutantes (1968) - Os Mutantes

Just noticed recently that the Brazilian psychedelic/tropicalia legends don't have any representation in our projects.

Same Trailer Different Park (2013) - Kacey Musgraves

2014 Grammy Country Album of the Year winner. (And well deserved.)

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 17:46pm


My genre nomination is 90s British Rock/Pop in this project, as well.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 18:12pm


"Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007) - As close to an indie-pop "Rumours" as there's ever been." -Darren

I hadn't listened to this album of theirs until just now. Excellent choice.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 18:29pm


noms:

Hole - Celebrity Skin (1998)

2013:
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe

Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 20:07pm


My genre nomination is Gospel.

Posted by Evangelist on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 21:20pm


Dan Fogelberg- The Innocent Age (1981)

Electric Lady is the only album from 2013 I would have nominated, and Greg beat me to it.

Posted by PopeCharming on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 21:26pm


Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)

Posted by BSLO on Monday, 02.3.14 @ 00:26am


Well this is shaping up to be difficult.

Nominations:

Dolly Parton - Coat Of Many Colors (1971)

2013:
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle (2013)

Posted by Chris F. on Monday, 02.3.14 @ 00:53am


Chris F. - You can only nominate one album from 2013 (or both 2013 albums but not the Dolly Parton album).

Posted by Darren on Monday, 02.3.14 @ 00:55am


Darren,

I am making all kinds of mistakes tonight. Eliminate the Marling nomination and leave Tegan & Sara, and Dolly Parton's albums.

Posted by Chris F. on Monday, 02.3.14 @ 01:00am


My nomination (if there's still time):

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977)
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)

One of these nearly got in on the genre vote and the other is a current push.

Posted by SotN on Monday, 02.3.14 @ 01:03am


SotN - Album nominations stay open until 11:55 PM on the 3rd every month. Song nominations close at 11:55 PM so we can have one full day for review for Voter's Choice nominees. Otherwise we stay on the same schedule for both projects.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 02.3.14 @ 01:09am


My ballot for nominees for this month's Album Project has been completed. Herein listed below are my nominees. The first nominee in the all-purpose category is from a Revisited/Projected Rock Hall Project inductee; it is an album I have in my collection and is one of the better alternative albums of the era.

XTC - Skylarking

My 2013 Album pick is quite possibly a rather obvious yet needed choice.

Jay-Z - Magna Carta, Holy Grail

In addition, the genre I nominate for this month is one which I think might work, but may be a bit odd to some fellow posters. It is what I deem to call Modern Classical. That is to say, any long form of composed and transcribed music from the past 80 or so years performed by an orchestra or other format of classical performance. In addition, thee compositions are mainly performed in halls and theaters built for high quality performance without the need for on stage amplification. That is to say, the hall needs to have a fine quality acoustics system. Once again, the genre is Modern Classical. Let me know what fellow posters think of this idea.

Home today, back at the office tomorrow, but not why you think it is,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Monday, 02.3.14 @ 10:22am


Fugazi - 13 Songs (1989)
Elliott Smith - Either/Or (1997)

Posted by Paul K on Monday, 02.3.14 @ 12:45pm


Paul K - If you nominate 2 albums, one of them has to be from 2013.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 02.3.14 @ 14:25pm


Man, can we vote for 10 albums this round, LOL. This month is going to be brutal.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 02.3.14 @ 18:46pm


The Next Day (2013) - David Bowie
...LIke Clockwork (2013) - Queens of the Stone Age

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 02.3.14 @ 21:52pm


My February Nominations:

Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)

An album about love for the month of love. This album has two of my favorite songs over the last couple of years which were just performed as a mashup on the Grammys. The album's hit singles include: "Try", "True Love" featuring Lily Allen, "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)", and "Just Give Me a Reason" featuring .fun's Nate Ruess.

In the latter song, I love that Pink and Nate Ruess are singing about the desire to hold on to a relationship even when it appears to be breaking down such as in the refrain "We're not broken just bent, And we can learn to love again."
This is an idea that I wish more people would take to heart and follow through on in this sad age of skyrocketing divorce rates and broken homes (and that more people would sing about).

Paul McCartney, New (2013)

I've been especially loving his two hits from his latest album: "New" and "Queenie Eye."

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 00:40am


Nominations are now closed. Voting is now open.

Here are the nominees for February:

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Bjork - Vespertine
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe (2013)
Dan Fogelberg - The Innocent Age (1981)
David Bowie - The Next Day (2013)
David Bowie - The Next Day (2013)
Dolly Parton - Coat Of Many Colors (1971)
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)
Fugazi - 13 Songs (1989)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Hole - Celebrity Skin (1998)
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1982)
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (2013)
Jay-Z - Magna Carta, Holy Grail
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013)
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Minnie Riperton - Perfect Angel (1974)
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968)
Paul McCartney - New (2013)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007)
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991)
SWV - It's About Time (1992)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
The Roots - Things Fall Apart
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)
XTC - Skylarking
Yes - 90125 (1983)

(Paul K, I added your first nominee, "13 Songs").

Each voter can vote for 6 albums from the list of nominees.

Voting will close at 11:55 PM Central on Saturday, the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 01:03am


Fugazi - 13 Songs (1989)
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013)
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968)
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)

There were 13 albums that I wanted to immediately vote for, so I'll be keeping an eye on quite a few more toward the end of the voting period.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 03:51am


My ballot:

Dolly Parton - Coat Of Many Colors (1971)
Fugazi - 13 Songs (1989)
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013)
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
The Roots - Things Fall Apart

This was incredibly hard, most of the albums nominated would get my support further on down the road.

Posted by Chris F. on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 04:21am


David Bowie - The Next Day (2013)
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)
Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)

Posted by John R.C. on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 09:57am


February ballot:

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Bjork - Vespertine
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
SWV - It's About Time (1992)
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 10:04am


The following genres have been nominated for the The following genres have been nominated for the song genre vote this month: genre vote this month:

80s New Wave/Pop
90s British Rock/Pop
90s R&B
Country Rock/Alt-Country
EDM
Gospel
Hip Hop/Rap
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Jazz
Metal
Modern Classical
Novelty/Parody Albums
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Since there were 14 nominees this month, each voter can vote for 8 genres. Since this was posted late (my bad), voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Thursday the 6th.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 11:58am


2013 was too strong for me to look anywhere else:

David Bowie - The Next Day (2013)
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013)
Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 13:18pm


80s New Wave/Pop
90s British Rock/Pop
Country Rock/Alt-Country
Hip Hop/Rap
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Jazz
Metal
Punk

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 13:19pm


8 genre choices:

80s New Wave/Pop
90s British Rock/Pop
90s R&B
Country Rock/Alt-Country
Hip Hop/Rap
Novelty/Parody Albums
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Darrin A on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 14:51pm


My votes:

Kacey Musgraves- Same Trailer, Different Park (2013)
Minnie Riperton- Perfect Angel (1974)
Hall & Oates- Private Eyes (1981)
Rush- Roll the Bones (1991)
James Horner- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan soundtrack (1982)
Janell Monae- The Electric Lady (2013)

Genre picks:

EDM (Electronic Dance Music)
Country Rock/Alt-County
Jazz
Hip-Hop/Rap
Metal
Indie Rock & Pop from the 21st Century
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums
90's British Rock/Pop

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 15:10pm


6 album votes:


David Bowie - The Next Day (2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Minnie Riperton - Perfect Angel (1974)
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Posted by Darrin A on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 15:20pm


Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Bjork - Vespertine
David Bowie - The Next Day
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer, Different Park
The National - Trouble Will Find Me

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 15:23pm


Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe (2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Hole - Celebrity Skin (1998)
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 15:34pm


8 Genres:

80s New Wave/Pop
90s R&B
Country Rock/Alt-Country
Gospel
Hip Hop/Rap
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Jazz
Punk

Posted by Chris F. on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 15:39pm


Dan Fogelberg - The Innocent Age (1981)
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Dolly Parton - Coat Of Many Colors (1971)


Posted by PopeCharming on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 16:31pm


80s New Wave/Pop
90s R&B
EDM
Hip Hop/Rap
Metal
Novelty/Parody Albums
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by John R.C. on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 19:07pm


80s New Wave/Pop
90s British Rock/Pop
Country Rock/Alt-Country
EDM
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Jazz
Modern Classical
Punk

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 20:15pm


80s New Wave/Pop

90s British Rock/Pop

Country Rock/Alt-Country

EDM

Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000

Novelty/Parody Albums 

Punk

TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Jennifer on Wednesday, 02.5.14 @ 01:33am


Genre Votes

90s British Rock/Pop
Country Rock/Alt-Country
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Jazz
Metal
Modern Classical
Novelty/Parody Albums
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by thehub316@yahoo.com on Wednesday, 02.5.14 @ 09:35am


David Bowie - The Next Day (2013)
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1982)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977)
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Albums I would vote for in the future (just missed the cut this month):
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Paul McCartney - New (2013)
Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 02.5.14 @ 10:25am


Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Fugazi - 13 Songs (1989)
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013)
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
The Roots - Things Fall Apart

Posted by Ryan on Wednesday, 02.5.14 @ 13:00pm


David Bowie - The Next Day (2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Paul McCartney - New (2013)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Just Missed:

Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977)

Nominations that I would vote for in the future:

Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe (2013)
Dolly Parton - Coat Of Many Colors (1971)
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991)
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1982)
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (2013)

Posted by Jennifer on Wednesday, 02.5.14 @ 15:21pm


Arctic Monkeys - AM
Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Bjork - Vespertine
Lorde - Pure Heroine
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

Posted by rockstar23 on Wednesday, 02.5.14 @ 17:00pm


80s New Wave/Pop
90s R&B
EDM
Hip Hop/Rap
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Jazz
Metal
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by rockstar23 on Wednesday, 02.5.14 @ 17:04pm


Mid week update (as of rockstar23's ballot).

Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013) - 6
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) - 6
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Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013) - 4
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013) - 4
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister - 4
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973) - 4
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Fugazi - 13 Songs (1989) - 3
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (1987) - 3
Bjork - Vespertine - 3
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013) - 3
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (2013) - 3
Yes - 90125 (1983) - 3

Dolly Parton - Coat Of Many Colors (1971) - 2
Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013) - 2
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012) - 2
Minnie Riperton - Perfect Angel (1974) - 2
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991) - 2
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1982) - 2
Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013) - 2

Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968) - 1
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007) - 1
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013) - 1
SWV - It's About Time (1992) - 1
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe (2013) - 1
Hole - Celebrity Skin (1998) - 1
Dan Fogelberg - The Innocent Age (1981) - 1
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) - 1
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977) - 1
Paul McCartney - New (2013) - 1


Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 02.5.14 @ 19:12pm


DarinRG_ I think you forgot to include David Bowie: The Next Day and Lorde: Pure Heroine in your tally. I have them both at 6 votes.

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 02.5.14 @ 19:17pm


Indeed, Tom. It would not be a DarinRG update without a major error (both are albums that I love and support on top of it.)

Here's the real update. Thanks for the catch, Tom.

Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013) - 6
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) - 6
David Bowie - The Next Day (2013) - 6
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)- 6
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Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013) - 4
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013) - 4
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister - 4
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973) - 4
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Fugazi - 13 Songs (1989) - 3
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (1987) - 3
Bjork - Vespertine - 3
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013) - 3
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (2013) - 3
Yes - 90125 (1983) - 3

Dolly Parton - Coat Of Many Colors (1971) - 2
Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013) - 2
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012) - 2
Minnie Riperton - Perfect Angel (1974) - 2
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991) - 2
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1982) - 2
Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013) - 2

Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968) - 1
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007) - 1
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013) - 1
SWV - It's About Time (1992) - 1
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe (2013) - 1
Hole - Celebrity Skin (1998) - 1
Dan Fogelberg - The Innocent Age (1981) - 1
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) - 1
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977) - 1
Paul McCartney - New (2013) - 1

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 02.5.14 @ 19:31pm


My ballot for this month's Album Project is as follows.


XTC - Skylarking
Jay-Z - Magna Carta, Holy Grail
Sir Paul McCartney - New
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 1 (Car)
Sir David Bowie - The Next Day
Belle And Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister

And now, my ballot for what genres we should vote on for special elections are as follows.


Modern Classical
80s New Wave/Pop
Indie Rock/Indie Pop since 2000
Jazz
Hip Hop/Rap
90s British Rock/Pop
Country-Rock/Alt Country
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Hoping that no one's bubble has burst,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Wednesday, 02.5.14 @ 22:20pm


The following are my album choices:

Rush- Roll The Bones
XTC- Skylarking
Peter Gabriel- Peter Gabriel I (Car)
Dan Fogelberg- The Innocent Age
Sir Paul McCartney- New
Pearl Jam-Lightning Bolt


My genre choices are as follows:

Modern Classical
Jazz
80's New wave/Pop
90's British Pop/Rock
TV & Movie Soundtrack Albums
Novelty/Parody Albums
Metal
Country Rock/Alt- Country

Thank you.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Thursday, 02.6.14 @ 00:13am


DarinRG:

The Roots - Things Fall Apart is absent, but has 2 votes.

The following albums have 0 votes so far (as of DarinRG's last update) as well:

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Jay-Z - Magna Carta, Holy Grail
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003)
XTC - Skylarking

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 02.6.14 @ 12:47pm


LOL. The group has my assurance that I will not post any more updates this round.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 02.6.14 @ 17:32pm


Just for the heck of it here is an update of the standings (as of 5:45PM 2/6/14)

David Bowie - The Next Day (2013) - 7
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013) - 6
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) - 6
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)- 6
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister - 5
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Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013) - 4
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013) - 4
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973) - 4

Fugazi - 13 Songs (1989) - 3
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (1987) - 3
Bjork - Vespertine - 3
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013) - 3
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (2013) - 3
Yes - 90125 (1983) - 3
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977) - 3
Paul McCartney - New (2013) – 3
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991) - 3

Dolly Parton - Coat Of Many Colors (1971) - 2
Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013) - 2
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012) - 2
Minnie Riperton - Perfect Angel (1974) - 2
XTC – Skylarking -2
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1982) - 2
Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013) - 2
The Roots - Things Fall Apart - 2

Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968) - 1
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007) - 1
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013) - 1
SWV - It's About Time (1992) - 1
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe (2013) - 1
Hole - Celebrity Skin (1998) - 1
Jay-Z - Magna Carta, Holy Grail -1

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013) -0
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003) -0

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 02.6.14 @ 17:50pm


80s New Wave/Pop
90s British Rock/Pop
Country Rock/Alt-Country
Hip Hop / Rap
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Metal
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Every genre that was nominated except Gospel has received 3 votes and will be automatically nominated for next month. I like the idea of letting people vote for about half of the eligible candidates each month, so maybe we should change the automatic nomination standard next month. Maybe we should require that a genre appears on at least half of the ballots cast next month?

Also, is thehub316@yahoo.com a new voter or someone who accidentally posted their email address instead of their name?

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 02.6.14 @ 22:08pm


Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013)
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (1996)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Fugazi - 13 Songs (1989)
Dolly Parton - Coat Of Many Colors (1971)
The Roots - Things Fall Apart (1999)

Posted by BSLO on Thursday, 02.6.14 @ 22:11pm


What do we want to do if we have a tie in the genre selection voting? Have a tiebreaker vote or do both genres?

80s New Wave/Pop and Country Rock/Alt Country are currently tied for the lead and while those two genres would probably work best as one vote per genre rather than multiple votes split chronologically, but that won't always be the case.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 02.6.14 @ 22:14pm


90s British Rock/Pop
90s R&B
Country Rock/Alt-Country
EDM
Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Metal
Punk

Posted by BSLO on Thursday, 02.6.14 @ 22:15pm


@Darren,

If there is a tie, can't we do one of them this month and one of them next month?

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 02.6.14 @ 23:06pm


Darren- sorry the email address in question is me. I just put my email address twice by mistake

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 02.6.14 @ 23:20pm


We've selected Country Rock/Alt-Country as our genre for this month.

Final Results:

Country Rock/Alt-Country - 11
_____________________________

80s New Wave/Pop - 10
90s British Rock/Pop - 10

Hip Hop/Rap - 9
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000 - 9
Jazz - 9
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums - 9

Metal - 8
Punk - 8

EDM - 6

90s R&B - 5
Novelty/Parody Albums - 5

Modern Classical - 4
_____________________________

Gospel - 1


All of the genres except Gospel received at least 3 votes, so they'll all be automatically nominated in March. Obviously, we'll need to find a different standard for automatic re-nomination next month.

We have until the end of voting in the album Project (including tiebreaker if necessary) to determine what types of songs / artists should be eligible for this genre (should be pretty straight-forward), whether or not we'll have an early influence vote and whether or not we'll split the genre into two groups chronlogically (and if we do, what year the genres will be split by).

Posted by Darren on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 01:36am


jtrichey - "If there is a tie, can't we do one of them this month and one of them next month?"

We could probably do that if 2 genres are tied in a monthly vote, but we'd want to have a tiebreaker if it's more than 2, just so that we don't have votes engineering 5-way ties or something. lol

Posted by Darren on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 01:39am


I think this will be a good genre. Though I hope people resist the urge to go directly to their favourite Bob Dylan, Neil Young or Eagles album that isn't inducted. I may try Anthem of the Sun again, since it probably fits better into this genre than it did progressive rock.

Posted by BSLO on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 11:53am


Please switch my vote for
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1982)

to

Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)

As a trekkie it pains me to do that but if it reduces the potential of a tie-breaker make it so.

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 17:34pm


"I think this will be a good genre. Though I hope people resist the urge to go directly to their favourite Bob Dylan, Neil Young or Eagles album that isn't inducted." -BSLO

This.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 17:56pm


I think we should make it a kinda unspoken rule to not go for anyone such as Dylan and Young in these genre votes, this is about promoting lesser known music not well established acts.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 18:35pm


That's part of what I was getting at last week as far as using the genre votes to add more depth to the projects rather than wasting the opportunity on higher profile songs, albums and artists that could do well in the more mainstream environment of the main categories.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 18:56pm


I have some suggestions of albums for the upcoming Country Rock/Alt-Country vote.

Poco- Pickin' Up the Pieces (1968)
Poco- Poco (1969)
Gram Parsons- GP (1970)
Whiskeytown- Strangers Almanac (1997)
Lucinda Williams- Lucinda Williams (1988)
Lucinda Williams- Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Son Volt- Trace (1995)
Townes Van Zant- Flyin' Shoes
Townes Van Zant- Townes Van Zant
Ryan Adams- Heartbreaker (2000)
Ryan Adams- Gold (2001)
Iris Demint- Sings the Delta
Emmylou Harris- Wrecking Ball
Emmylou Harris- Luxury Liner
The Outlaws- Hurry Sundown (1977)
The Outlaws- The Outlaws (1975)

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 20:25pm


There are several there that I've been considering. I'm also strongly considering Uncle Tupelo - No Depression.

I see a very difficult vote coming up.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 21:35pm


Thanks DarinRG and GFW. I have been thinking the same thing. Not that there aren't albums by these artists that don't deserve induction (take Bob Dylan - Desire for instance), but those bands will do fine in the regular voting.

As soon as the genre won out there were two Alt-Country albums that immediately came to mind.

One was Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which I know Greg F has nominated in the past and hasn't had much support in the regular vote, and the other was Steve Earle - Guitar Town (which I believe I have nominated at least once).

I'll probably nominate one, if not both, of those if no one else does.

Posted by BSLO on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 22:35pm


I can tell you now that I plan on nominating Poco- Pickin' Up the Pieces and probably either a Lucinda Williams album or something Ryan Adams related either Whiskeytown or solo.

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 22:43pm


For the genre vote, should we have one nomination per person or two this month?

Posted by Darren on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 22:59pm


two

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 23:08pm


My votes:

Belle And Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Lorde - Pure Heroine
Fugazi - 13 Songs
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

I would vote for these albums in the future:

David Bowie - The Next Day

Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park - (top vote switch this month, if needed)

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium

Rilo Kiley - Under THe Blacklight - I plan to nominate this album again in March. Give it a listen if you get a chance. Rilo Kiley is one of the best indie pop bands of the last decade and this was their best and final album, as well as the album with the most crossover appeal.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 02.8.14 @ 00:02am


My current vote count:

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister - 7
David Bowie - The Next Day (2013) - 7
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) - 7
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013) - 7
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013) - 7
_______________________________

Fugazi - 13 Songs (1989) - 5
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973) - 5
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013) - 5

Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013) - 4
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013) - 4

Bjork - Vespertine - 3
Dolly Parton - Coat Of Many Colors (1971) - 3
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (2013) - 3
Paul McCartney - New (2013) - 3
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977) - 3
Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013) - 3
Rush - Roll The Bones (1991) - 3
The Roots - Things Fall Apart - 3
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (1987) - 3
Yes - 90125 (1983) - 3

Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013) - 2
Dan Fogelberg - The Innocent Age (1981) - 2
Minnie Riperton - Perfect Angel (1974) - 2
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) - 2
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012) - 2
XTC - Skylarking - 2

Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe (2013) - 1
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013) - 1
Hole - Celebrity Skin (1998) - 1
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1982) - 1
Jay-Z - Magna Carta, Holy Grail - 1
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968) - 1
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007) - 1
SWV - It's About Time (1992) - 1

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013) - 0
The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003) - 0

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Saturday.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 02.8.14 @ 00:05am


There are still a few mainstream, high profile albums from 2013 that I plan to support or nominate, but I wanted to throw out a few albums from last year that I thought were outstanding solely on artistic merit:

Julia Holter - Loud City Song
Daughter - If You Leave
Rhye - Woman
Zola Jesus - Versions
Sarah Jarosz - Build me Up From Bones
Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
Vieux Farka Toure - Mon Pays
Volcano Choir - Repave
Tricky - False Idols
Tim Hecker - Virgins
Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals
Those Darlins - Blur the Line
Suede - Bloodsports
Savages - Silence Yourself
Russian Circles - Memorial
Pharmakon - Abandon
Parhelion - Farthest North
Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven
Mark Kozelek - Like Rats
Anna Von Hausswolff - Ceremony
Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle

I know that with one or two possible exceptions none of these will ever get support for lack of commercial push, but I thought they were all outstanding 2013 albums that made many "Best of" lists if you happened to miss them.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 02.8.14 @ 00:54am


Also, Os Mutantes' debut album (which I nominated and cast the sole vote for) is generally considered to be an undisputed classic and one of Brazil's greatest exports in history.

I highly recommend checking it out if you aren't familiar, especially those of you who are into the progressive/psychedelic/art rock side of things.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 02.8.14 @ 00:58am


Well I've not heard the Kozelek album you mentioned there, but i'd support Perils From The Sea.

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 02.8.14 @ 10:38am


My votes for February 2014/2039 induction into The Album Project...

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (1977)
Dan Fogelberg - The Innocent Age (1981)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1982)
Yes - 90125 (1983)
Paul McCartney - New (2013)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 02.8.14 @ 16:09pm


GFW - Definitely. I threw that list together quickly, off the top of my head. Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle - Perils From the Sea was definitely a highlight of 2013.

I think my more immediate(realistic prospects)2013 album candidates, aside from what's already in play are:

Hesitation Marks - Nine Inch Nails
m b v - My Bloody Valentine
Push the Sky Away - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Night Time, My Time - Sky Ferreira
Wise Up Ghost - Elvis Costello & the Roots

and though they won't make it in this round, and I haven't gotten around to voting for some of them yet, I'm still supportive of:

Trouble Will Find Me - The National
Heartthrob - Tegan & Sara
The Bones of What You Believe - Chvrches
Modern Vampires of the City - Vampire Weekend

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 02.8.14 @ 17:08pm


It's pretty much set in stone now, but my ballot is:

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013)
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Posted by SotN on Saturday, 02.8.14 @ 18:20pm


For the genre vote, how about one group (country rock / alt country isn't a genre that stretches back much further than the mid-70s, I don' think), no early influence vote and two nominations per voter?

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 02.8.14 @ 22:52pm


Actually the first country rock/Alt-Country goes back to the late 60's. We don't need an early influence vote and I would like two nominations per voter.

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 02.8.14 @ 23:06pm


I agree with Greg.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 02.8.14 @ 23:22pm


Greg F. / DarinRG - Do you think we should split the genre into two votes and if so, how?

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 02.8.14 @ 23:28pm


I think we have enough material to choose from to fill two solid classes. I think we could have a 1979 and earlier group to honor the pioneers of the genre and a 1980-present group to honor the artists who took the pioneers' torch and ran with it.

I would support this sort of split, but this is Greg's genre, so I'll defer to whatever he wants to do.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 02.8.14 @ 23:40pm


We can do that one for the early country rock albums and one for the modern alt-country albums. This is a good way to make we touch up on the pioneers. There plenty of great choices for the early and modern era of this genre to do this.

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 00:39am


Let's have two nominees per voter in each election.

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 00:57am


Voting is now closed.

The following albums have been inducted into the Album Project:

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (1996)
David Bowie - The Next Day (2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013)
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 01:00am


Nominations are now open for the Country Rock / Alt-Country 1954-1979 genre vote.

Each voter can nominate two albums that they believe belong within this genre.

There will be two days of nominations, ending at 11:55 PM Central on Monday the 10th. This will be followed by one extra day for protest and review (though protests can be entered at any time). Any album that receives three protests will be disqualified from this genre vote.

There will be 5 days of voting, starting at 11:55 PM Central on Tuesday the 11th and ending at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 16th.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 01:02am


Country Rock / Alt-Country 1954-1979 nominees:

Bustin' Out (1972) - Pure Prairie League
GP (1973)- Gram Parsons

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 01:06am


Country Rock/Alt-Country 1954-1979 nominees:

Poco- Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969)
The Marshall Tucker Band- The Marshall Tucker Band (1973)

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 01:18am


Nominees for Country Rock/Alt-Country:

Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Joe Ely - Honky Tonk Masquerade (1978)

Posted by BSLO on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 01:42am


The Byrds - Ballad of Easy Rider (1969)
Elvis Costello - National Ransom (2010)

Posted by John R.C. on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 02:58am


John R.C.- We're doing two elections for this genre and the one we're doing first is 1979 and earlier. And Elvis Costello doesn't fit into country rock/alt-country. Please nominate something else within the timeline we're doing this week.

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 03:16am


Okay, I'll switch the "Random Ransom" nomination with Ricky Nelson's Garden Party (1972)

Posted by John R.C. on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 03:22am


Oops, I met "National Ransom". Garden Party is still my nomination

Posted by John R.C. on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 04:05am


Would either Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler" (1978) or Dolly's Parton's "Jolene" (1974) be an appropriate nomination?

The latter album has one of my preferred versions of her song "I Will Always Love You." I prefer any of her versions over Whitney Houstons's version because of her heartfelt, emotional delivery. If anyone has not heard one of her versions, be sure to check it out. (I especially enjoyed when she sang it to Burt Reynolds in the movie, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas").

Posted by Jennifer on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 09:16am


As before, not sure if these count and if anybody thinks these don't fit enough, just say the word please. Thanks! That being said, I'll nominate:

Ozark Mountain Daredevils - It'll Shine When It Shines (1974)
Glen Campbell - By The Time I Get To Phoenix (1967)

Posted by SotN on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 13:59pm


Jennifer - I can't speak for Greg F., but Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton would NOT be country-rock or alt-country in my opinion, because they are mainstream country artists and albums.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 14:13pm


On second thought, given he's pretty straight country, change my nomination of Glen Campbell for:

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - Lost in the Ozone (1971)

Posted by SotN on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 14:51pm


Jennifer- Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers are not country-rock or alt-country. They are straight country artists. Here are some suggested artists that would fit into the genre.

Emmylou Harris
The Outlaws
Poco
First National Band
The Marshall Tucker Band
Pure Praire Leauge
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
The Flying Burrito Brothers

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 17:47pm


The following albums have been inducted into the Album Project:

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (1996)
David Bowie - The Next Day (2013)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (2013)
Lorde - Pure Heroine (2013)
------------------------------------------

Another strong Album class. A tip of the hat to you all.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 17:57pm


My nominations for the special election for Country Rock/Alt-Country albums are as follows. I do believe these two albums fit well into the criteria listed herein. However, let me know if these are ineligible.


Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
The Band - Northern Lights-Southern Cross

50 years ago today, 4 people taught many to think differently,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 21:48pm


My Nominations

The Flying Burrito Brothers- The Flying Burrito
Brothers (1971)
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band- Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy (1970)

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 02.9.14 @ 22:10pm


Noms:

New Riders of the Purple Sage - New Riders of the Purple Sage (1971)
Linda Ronstadt - Don't Cry Now (1973)

Posted by jtrichey on Monday, 02.10.14 @ 00:12am


Nominations:

Emmylou Harris - Luxury Liner (1977)
The Everly Brothers - Roots (1968)

Posted by Chris F. on Monday, 02.10.14 @ 00:50am


My first nomination is an easy one:

The Outlaws: The Outlaws

However, I am unsure about the best choice for a second nomination.

Would Idlewild South (1970) by The Allman Brothers Band be a good nomination or is it too mainstream?

How about albums from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels, John Denver, The Everly Brothers, or Roy Orbison?

Thank you all for your patience and helpfulness with this. In the past, I have always just tried to have an open mind and listen to and appreciate many different types of music and often did not think much about what specific category it was but just whether I enjoyed it and thought it was good. I only recently began to consider what music fits into specific genre labels so any and all guidance is appreciated.

Also, although I am familiar with many, many songs and albums, I am discovering a lot of great music that is new to me thanks to everyone's recommendations and nominations. Y'all are awesome! :)

Posted by Jennifer on Monday, 02.10.14 @ 00:59am


Jennifer - You're doing fine and have the right attitude about it. My best advice is to support what you're passionate about, but also listen to, research and save an occasional ballot spot for people who might have different perspectives or experiences than you might have. I can't tell you how much doing that has increased my knowledge of and broadened the range of my appreciation of music.

Also, if you're passionate about something that you think is being overlooked, don't be afraid to point it out. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't

We have some voters who won't support anything that wasn't spoonfed to them by Clear Channel along with a baba and a diaper change, but there are people who will listen to and consider a good case for something that's off their radar.

Just stay passionate about what you love and stay curious about what you don't know. We all only know a tiny fraction of the great and important music that's been created and recorded in the world.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 02.10.14 @ 05:22am


DarinRG,

Thank you for the great advice in this and the song thread. I really appreciate it.

My 2 Album Nominations:

The Outlaws: The Outlaws (1975)
The Allman Brothers Band: Idlewild South (1970)

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 02.11.14 @ 00:55am


Nominations are now closed. Voting will start at 11:55 PM Central on Tuesday the 11th. Until then, the nominated songs will be up for review to determine if they will receive three protests and be removed from consideration.

Here are the nominees that are up for review:

Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - Lost in the Ozone (1971)
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Joe Ely - Honky Tonk Masquerade (1978)
Linda Ronstadt - Don't Cry Now (1973)
New Riders of the Purple Sage - New Riders of the Purple Sage (1971)
Ozark Mountain Daredevils - It'll Shine When It Shines (1974)
Poco - Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969)
Pure Prairie League - Bustin' Out (1972)
Ricky Nelson - Garden Party (1972)
The Allman Brothers Band - Idlewild South (1970)
The Band - Northern Lights-Southern Cross
The Byrds - Ballad of Easy Rider (1969)
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)
The Marshall Tucker Band - The Marshall Tucker Band (1973)
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy (1970)
The Outlaws - The Outlaws (1975)
Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 02.11.14 @ 01:19am


Voting is now open. Each voter has 6 votes. The top 5 vote-getters will be inducted, with a tiebreaker being held if necessary.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 16th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 02.12.14 @ 01:40am


Gram Parsons- GP (1973)
Poco- Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969)
The Outlaws- The Outlaws (1975)
Townes Van Zandt- The Late Great Townes Van Zant
The Marshall Tucker Band- The Marshall Tucker Band (1973)
New Riders of the Purple Sage- New Riders of the Purple Sage (1971)

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 02.12.14 @ 09:34am


Darren,

It seems my two nominees:

Emmylou Harris - Luxury Liner (1977)
The Everly Brothers - Roots (1968)

Didn't make it onto the master list.

Posted by Chris F. on Wednesday, 02.12.14 @ 10:03am


Switch New Riders of the Purple Sage- New Riders of the Purple Sage to Emmylou Harris- Luxury Liner (1977).

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 02.12.14 @ 10:05am


My vote:

Emmylou Harris - Luxury Liner (1977)
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Poco - Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969)
The Everly Brothers - Roots (1968)
The Marshall Tucker Band - The Marshall Tucker Band (1973)
Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

Posted by Chris F. on Wednesday, 02.12.14 @ 11:11am


My ballot:

Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Pure Prairie League - Bustin' Out (1972)
The Allman Brothers Band - Idlewild South (1970)
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)
Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 02.12.14 @ 14:26pm


Very strong ballot. I even had to bump one of my own nominees that I'd been excited about.

Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Joe Ely - Honky Tonk Masquerade (1978)
Poco - Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969)
Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
Emmylou Harris - Luxury Liner (1977)
The Outlaws - The Outlaws (1975)

I'd pretty much support the whole ballot being inducted eventually.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 02.12.14 @ 19:44pm


Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Emmylou Harris - Luxury Liner (1977)
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Ricky Nelson - Garden Party (1972)
The Byrds - Ballad of Easy Rider (1969)
Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

Posted by John R.C. on Wednesday, 02.12.14 @ 20:26pm


Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Linda Ronstadt - Don't Cry Now (1973)
New Riders of the Purple Sage - New Riders of the Purple Sage (1971)
Pure Prairie League - Bustin' Out (1972)
Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
The Everly Brothers - Roots (1968)

Posted by jtrichey on Wednesday, 02.12.14 @ 22:50pm


Chris F. - You're correct.



Darren,

It seems my two nominees:

Emmylou Harris - Luxury Liner (1977)
The Everly Brothers - Roots (1968)

Didn't make it onto the master list.

Posted by Chris F. on Wednesday, 02.12.14 @ 10:03am


Anyone who wants to change one or two of their votes for Chris F.'s nominations can do so without losing their vote switch for this round.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 02.12.14 @ 23:50pm


I definitely had to do my homework for this vote but here's my ballot:

Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
The Band - Northern Lights-Southern Cross
The Byrds - Ballad of Easy Rider (1969)
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)
The Marshall Tucker Band - The Marshall Tucker Band (1973)

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 02.13.14 @ 10:36am


My ballot for the Album Project Country Rock/Alt Country election is as follows.


Gram Parsons - GP
Gram Parsons/The Flying Burrito Brothers - Self titled 1971 album
The Band - Northern Lights-Southern Cross
Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
Linda Ronstadt - Don't Cry Now
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again

It appears the ballot is legitimate,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Thursday, 02.13.14 @ 20:25pm


Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Joe Ely - Honky Tonk Masquerade (1978)
Poco - Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969)
The Byrds - Ballad of Easy Rider (1969)
Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

Posted by BSLO on Thursday, 02.13.14 @ 22:26pm


Since it is close to the half way point of this vote I thought I'd post vote totals thus far:

Gram Parsons - GP (1973)-9

Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt-8
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)-5

Poco - Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969)-4
Emmylou Harris - Luxury Liner (1977)-4
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The Byrds - Ballad of Easy Rider (1969)-3
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)-3
The Marshall Tucker Band - The Marshall Tucker Band (1973)-3

Joe Ely - Honky Tonk Masquerade (1978)-2
Pure Prairie League - Bustin' Out (1972)-2
Linda Ronstadt - Don't Cry Now (1973)-2
The Band - Northern Lights-Southern Cross-2
The Everly Brothers - Roots (1968)-2
The Outlaws - The Outlaws (1975)-2

Ricky Nelson - Garden Party (1972)-1
The Allman Brothers Band - Idlewild South (1970)-1
New Riders of the Purple Sage - New Riders of the Purple Sage (1971)-1

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy (1970)-0
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - Lost in the Ozone (1971)-0
Ozark Mountain Daredevils - It'll Shine When It Shines (1974)-0

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 02.14.14 @ 11:01am


My votes:

Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again
Emmylou harris - Luxury Liner
The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Flying Burrito Brothers
The Marshall Tucker Band - The Marshall Tucker Band

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 02.15.14 @ 02:38am


Just a reminder to everyone that the genre vote ends tonight at 11:55PM

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 02.16.14 @ 12:48pm


My votes are:

Emmylou Harris - Luxury Liner (1977)
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Poco - Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969)
The Byrds - Ballad of Easy Rider (1969)
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)
Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

Posted by SotN on Sunday, 02.16.14 @ 19:46pm


My votes:

Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Joe Ely - Honky Tonk Masquerade (1978)
Linda Ronstadt - Don't Cry Now (1973)
Pure Prairie League - Bustin' Out (1972)
The Allman Brothers Band - Idlewild South (1970)
The Outlaws - The Outlaws (1975)

Just Missed:

Ricky Nelson - Garden Party (1972)
The Byrds - Ballad of Easy Rider (1969)
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)

Gram Parsons GP and Emmylou Harris Luxury Liner are also excellent but do not need my help.

Posted by Jennifer on Monday, 02.17.14 @ 00:48am


Voting is now closed.

The following albums have been inducted:

Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt (1972)
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Emmylou Harris - Luxury Liner (1977)

These albums will be involved in a tiebreaker:

Poco - Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969)
The Byrds - Ballad of Easy Rider (1969)
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)

To vote, rank all 3 albums in order of preference. The top vote-getter will be inducted.

Tiebreaker voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Tuesday the 18th.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 02.17.14 @ 01:01am


Poco- Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969)- 3
The Flying Burrito Brothers- The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)- 2
The Byrds- Ballad of Easy Rider (1969)- 1

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 02.17.14 @ 01:40am


My vote:


Poco- Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969)- 3
The Flying Burrito Brothers- The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)- 2
The Byrds- Ballad of Easy Rider (1969)- 1

Posted by Chris F. on Monday, 02.17.14 @ 01:44am


The Flying Burrito Brothers- The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)- 2
The Byrds - Ballad of Easy Rider (1969) - 2
Poco - Pickin' Up the Pieces (1971) - 1

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 02.17.14 @ 02:13am


I could justify putting these three albums in just about any order and we're going to end up with five great, deserving albums as our final class, but Greg F has been such a long time, vocal supporter of Poco (and turned me on to them by doing so)that I'd be really disappointed if Poco didn't get a spot in this class.

Poco- Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969)- 3
The Flying Burrito Brothers- The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)- 2
The Byrds- Ballad of Easy Rider (1969)- 1

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 02.17.14 @ 04:11am


The Flying Burrito Brothers- The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)- 3
The Byrds - Ballad of Easy Rider (1969) - 2
Poco - Pickin' Up the Pieces (1971) - 1

Posted by Tom H. on Monday, 02.17.14 @ 15:41pm


1. Poco - Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969) (3 point)
2. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971) (2 points)
3. The Byrds - Ballad of Easy Rider (1969) (a point)

Posted by SotN on Tuesday, 02.18.14 @ 21:26pm


The Flying Burrito Brothers- The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)- 3
The Byrds - Ballad of Easy Rider (1969) - 2
Poco - Pickin' Up the Pieces (1971) - 1

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 02.18.14 @ 22:40pm


I've seen a few country rockers named. If you want to go there you must include Pure Prairie League Bustin Out, as well as their self titled debut and also Two lane Highway. All are classic. Fuller's work on the first two are as good or better than any country rock ever done.

Posted by Tony on Tuesday, 02.18.14 @ 23:58pm


Flying Burrito Brothers - 3
Byrds - 2
Poco - 1

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 02.19.14 @ 00:31am


Tiebreaker voting is now closed.

Here is the class of Country-Rock / Alt-Country Genre 1954-1979:

Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Emmylou Harris - Luxury Liner (1977)
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt (1972)

Here are the final tiebreaker standings:

The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971) - 20
___________________

Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces (1969) - 16
The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider (1969) - 12


Nominations are now open for Country-Rock / Alt-Country Genre 1980-2013.

Each voter can nominate two albums from this genre and time period. Please include the year the album was released in your nominations.

If you feel that a nominated album doesn't belong in this genre, please lodge a protest. Any album that receives 3 protests will be disqualified from this genre vote.

Nominations will end at 11:55 PM Central on Thursday the 20th. This will be followed by one day for review and then five days of voting.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 02.19.14 @ 01:12am


Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (2013)
Poco - Legacy (1989)

Posted by John R.C. on Wednesday, 02.19.14 @ 01:25am


Lucinda Williams- Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Whiskeytown- Strangers Almanac (1997)

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 02.19.14 @ 01:38am


Nominees:

Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator) (2001)
The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow (2011)

Posted by Chris F. on Wednesday, 02.19.14 @ 02:30am


Uncle Tupelo- No Depression (1990)
Old Crow Medicine Show-O.C.M.S (2004)

Not sure if the Old Crow falls into the category of alternative country or bluegrass but it just felt like it fit.

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 02.19.14 @ 15:41pm


Drive-By Truckers - A Blessing and a Curse (2006)
Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation (2007)

Posted by jtrichey on Wednesday, 02.19.14 @ 23:22pm


Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986)
Lyle Lovett - Pontiac (1987)

Posted by BSLO on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 00:01am


Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (2006)
The Avett Brothers - Emotionalism (2007)

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 00:29am


Wilco - Blue Sky Blue (2007)
Trampled By Turtles - Palomino (2010)

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 12:01pm


I'm changing my nomination of "Emotionalism" to The Avett Brothers - "I And Love And You" (2009) because I nominated the wrong AB album. lol

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 13:04pm


Florida Georgia Line - Here's to the Good Times (2012)
Jason Aldean - My Kinda Party (2010)

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 14:44pm


Is it okay if I only nom one album? I'm not sure if it counts but just in case it does:

First Aid Kit - The Lions Roar

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 15:58pm


Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean don't fit in Alt-Country or Country Rock.

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 16:53pm


Sorry about that. From the information that I could find about them, I thought that was their genre. Can you recommend any websites that can explain and give some recent examples of Alt-Country/Country Rock?

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 17:55pm


What are their genres? Country? Country Pop? Sorry for all the questions. I am still somewhat new to what music best fits into which genres so any guidance is appreciated.

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 17:58pm


Jennifer - Usually a genre's Wikipedia page is a great resource. It will typically give you a history of the genre as well as links to major artists of the genre.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt_country

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 18:04pm


Heartbreaker (2000) - Ryan Adams

I'll just do one nominee. There are already way more than six albums that I want to vote for.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 18:08pm


last.fm and all music could help too. I can list some artists that I know of that fits.

Ryan Adams
The Avett Brothers
Lucinda Williams
Great Lake Swimmers
Kasey Chambers
Son Volt
Lissie
Fleet Foxes

Just to name a few.

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 18:15pm


GFW - You can only nominate one album if you prefer. I would say that First Aid Kit would fit under alt-country, as they seem to fit where the line blurs between country, folk and indie rock that constitutes most of the alt-country genre these days.

Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean are "straight" country and would be good fits if that were the genre, but Country Rock / Alt-Country would exclude the "pure" country artists. I would also question Lyle Lovett as a nominee, but his wikipedia page does list alt-country, so I won't protest the nomination.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 18:50pm


Fleet Foxes fit?

Nomination:
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Posted by rockstar23 on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 20:19pm


Wikipedia lists Fleet Foxes as an Alt-country artist but I'm not sure if they really do fit. I think they sound like The Beach Boys with folk influences thrown in. What do you the rest of you think do they fit or not?

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 20:26pm


My apologies about not having my tiebreaker vote be posted. I seem to have accidentally deleted the post; which means it did not go through. I do, however, have my nominees for the Album project special election regarding Alt-Country/Country Rock albums from 1980 onwards. Here they are for all to see.

Emmylou Harris - The Ballad Of Sally Rose (1985)
Neil Young - Harvest Moon (1992)

Hoping these two are legitimate,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 20:57pm


Thank you everyone for the great advice! I am checking out the Alt-Country List on Wikipedia and will look up last.fm and allmusic as well. I think I got confused because Jason Aldean was on Wikipedia's list of country rock artists and country rock was also listed as the first genre for Florida Georgia Line on Wikipedia. However, I know that Wikipedia has a lot of inaccurate information so I do not fully trust everything I read there.
It seems to me that there are plenty of great albums nominated already (such as The Avett Brothers) so I will refrain from trying to nominate any others for this vote. I also look forward to becoming more familiar with the ones that are newer to me.

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 21:17pm


"I would also question Lyle Lovett as a nominee, but his wikipedia page does list alt-country, so I won't protest the nomination."

I don't think there is much to question...Digital Dream Door lists him at #1 on their list of Best Alt Country Artists, and AllMusic lists him as the first artist under the genre "Alt-Country".

I can tell that there are a lot of different interpretations of the genre happening here, but it looks like most people are looking at the modern scene. This was personally not what I expected would happen, but there is nothing wrong with that as bands like Wilco, OCMS, and The Avett Brothers are good representations of the genre.

That said, with us voting on 30+ years of music, I think it makes sense to also look at the Texas Country/Americana artists like Lyle Lovett and Steve Earle, both of whom I nominated. Lovett has become much more of a straight country or even pop artist lately, but he started off as much more experimental, and like many new alt-country bands incorporated several genres into his sound.

They may lean more toward country, but I don't think it's any different than the modern artists being nominated that lean toward folk. I would consider both sides of the coin to fall somewhere on the spectrum of "country rock".

Posted by BSLO on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 21:23pm


Nominations are now closed.

There will be one day of review for potential protests to be lodged. If you feel that any of the albums nominated don't belong in this genre, please lodge a protest. Any album that receives three protests will be removed from the album genre vote.

Here are the nominated albums:

Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation (2007)
Drive-By Truckers - A Blessing and a Curse (2006)
Emmylou Harris - The Ballad Of Sally Rose (1985)
First Aid Kit - The Lions Roar (2012)
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (2011)
Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator) (2001)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Lyle Lovett - Pontiac (1987)
Neil Young - Harvest Moon (1992)
Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (2006)
Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (2013)
Old Crow Medicine Show - O.C.M.S (2004)
Poco - Legacy (1989)
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker (2000)
Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986)
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009)
The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow (2011)
Trampled By Turtles - Palomino (2010)
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression (1990)
Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac (1997)
Wilco - Blue Sky Blue (2007)

Review will end and voting will start at 11:55 PM Central on Friday the 21st.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 02.21.14 @ 01:11am


There weren't any objections, so voting is now open. The list of eligible albums is listed above. Every voter can vote for 6 albums.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Wednesday the 26th.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 02.22.14 @ 01:43am


My Votes

Lucinda Williams- Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Whiskeytown- Strangers Almanac (1997)
Ryan Adams- Heartbreaker (2000)
Blitzen Trapper- Wild Mountain Nation (2007)
Poco- Legacy (1989)
Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues (2011)

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 02.22.14 @ 02:22am


Even though Legacy is not the best pick out of the Poco's albums from 1980 to now but it will do since it has a good chance since there are some of their more known songs are on it like Call It Love. But I would have prefered Under the Gun, Blue and Gray, Ghost Town or All Fired Up.

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 02.22.14 @ 02:36am


Drive-By Truckers - A Blessing and a Curse (2006)
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (2011)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Neil Young - Harvest Moon (1992)
Poco - Legacy (1989)
Wilco - Blue Sky Blue (2007)

Posted by John R.C. on Saturday, 02.22.14 @ 02:49am


I painfully had to leave some stuff that I wanted to vote for, some great stuff here:

Old Crow Medicine Show - O.C.M.S (2004)
Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986)
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009)
Trampled By Turtles - Palomino (2010)
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression (1990)
Wilco - Blue Sky Blue (2007)

Posted by Gassman on Saturday, 02.22.14 @ 02:53am


Another great nominee list!

Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Lyle Lovett - Pontiac (1987)
Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986)
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression (1990)
Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac (1997)
Wilco - Blue Sky Blue (2007)

My last cut was Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker (2000). It's my most likely vote switch.

Posted by BSLO on Saturday, 02.22.14 @ 13:11pm


Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator) (2001)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (2013)
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression (1990)
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker (2000)
Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986)

This was painful. There are another four albums that I hold is as high regard as everything I voted for and several others that would easily get my vote in a regular round. I'll keep an eye out near the end of voting. Six votes was just not enough this time.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 02.22.14 @ 17:54pm


The title of the Wilco album that was nominated (and made me wish I had more space on my ballot) is reversed on all of the ballots. It should be "Sky Blue Sky" rather than "Blue Sky Blue". Just wanted to point it out since it has a strong chance of induction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Blue_Sky

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 02.22.14 @ 20:17pm


Lyle Lovett - Pontiac (1987)
Old Crow Medicine Show - O.C.M.S (2004)
Poco - Legacy (1989)
Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986)
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression (1990)
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky (2007)

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 02.23.14 @ 22:45pm


Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation (2007)
Drive-By Truckers - A Blessing and a Curse (2006)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Old Crow Medicine Show - O.C.M.S (2004)
Poco - Legacy (1989)
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression (1990)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 02.23.14 @ 23:39pm


My vote:

Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator) (2001)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Lyle Lovett - Pontiac (1987)
Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (2013)
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker (2000)
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression (1990)

Posted by Chris F. on Monday, 02.24.14 @ 00:13am


The current standings that I have:

Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998) 6
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression (1990) 6

Poco - Legacy (1989) 4
Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986) 4
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky (2007) 4
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Lyle Lovett - Pontiac (1987) 3
Old Crow Medicine Show - O.C.M.S (2004) 3
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker (2000) 3
--------------------------------------------------Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation (2007) 2
Drive-By Truckers - A Blessing and a Curse (2006) 2
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (2011) 2
Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator) (2001) 2
Whiskeytown -Strangers Almanac (1997) 2
Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (2013) 2

The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009) 1
Trampled By Turtles - Palomino (2010) 1

Emmylou Harris - The Ballad Of Sally Rose (1985) 0
First Aid Kit - The Lions Roar (2012) 0
Neil Young - Harvest Moon (1992) 0
Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (2006) 0
The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow (2011) 0

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 02.24.14 @ 18:12pm


DarinRG - Neil Young - "Harvest Moon" has 1 vote (John R.C.)

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 02.25.14 @ 02:45am


I'll go ahead and switch my Gillian Welch vote to Poco.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 02.25.14 @ 20:53pm


I just noticed that we haven't inducted any Iggy Pop albums, so I'm thinking about nominating one next round. To me, The Idiot (1977), Lust For Life (1977)and New Values (1979)are all worthy of induction. Just curious if anybody has any strong feelings or preferences in that area.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 02.25.14 @ 21:34pm


My Alt-Country/Country Rock special Album Project ballot is as follows.


Neil Young - Harvest Moon (1992)
Emmylou Harris - The Ballad Of Sally Rose (1985)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression (1990)
Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986)
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky (2007)

As you can see, this is a ballot that only had two Revisited/Projected Rock Hall Project inductees. Understandably, Alt-Country is not fully a rock and/or popular genre of music. Fortunately, the leading vote getters are among some of my more favorite Alt-Country and Country Rock albums over the past 34 years. I am a little surprised that Emmylou Harris has only gotten one vote for an album that featured the most amount of original Harris songs up to that point. In addition, it was somewhat autobiographical, basing itself on Harris' relationship with Gram Parsons. It is firmly an album that is prone to be rediscovered.

Thus ends my defense of an underrated Emmylou Harris album,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Tuesday, 02.25.14 @ 21:36pm


I'd vote for "The Idiot", but I'd be more likely to vote for "Lust For Life".

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 02.25.14 @ 23:48pm


Like Darren, I would vote for both "The Idiot" and "Lust for Life", but would probably take Lust for Life first.

Posted by BSLO on Tuesday, 02.25.14 @ 23:53pm


Any interest?

Green Day- 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
Lou Reed- Berlin OR Coney Island Baby OR The Blue Mask OR Legendary Hearts
The Cars- Candy-O (1979)
Carole King- Music OR Rhymes and Reasons OR Fantasy
Melanie- Photograph

Genres:

70's Singer-Songwriters
Symphonic & progressive metal
Psychedelic Rock

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 02.26.14 @ 00:59am


Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker (2000)
Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986)
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression (1990)
Wilco - Blue Sky Blue (2007)

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 02.26.14 @ 01:07am


Any of the Lou Reed albums jump out at me, as do all three genres.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 02.26.14 @ 01:11am


The new Beck (Morning Phase) and St. Vincent (St. Vincent)albums that came out yesterday really jumped out to me as early best of 2014 candidates. Highly recommended.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 02.26.14 @ 17:50pm


So far my top 2014 albums have been Warpaint's self titled, St. Vincents self titled, Broken Bells' After The Disco and Benji by Sun Kil Moon.

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 02.26.14 @ 18:10pm


I haven't heard the Warpaint, Broken Bells or Sun Kil Moon albums yet (no excuse for SKM, I'm usually right on top of anything that Mark Kozelek does). I'll have to fire them up on Spotify today.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 02.26.14 @ 18:16pm


GFW - Yeah, I thought the Sun Kil Moon and Warpaint albums were great. Broken Bells isn't on Spotify (at least here in the US), so I'll have to poke around for it.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 02.26.14 @ 21:02pm


My Current Vote Count:

Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998) - 8
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression (1990) - 8
Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986) - 6
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky (2007) - 6
Poco - Legacy (1989) - 5
______________________________

Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker (2000) - 4

Lyle Lovett - Pontiac (1987) - 3
Old Crow Medicine Show - O.C.M.S (2004) - 3

Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation (2007) - 2
Drive-By Truckers - A Blessing and a Curse (2006) - 2
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (2011) - 2
Neil Young - Harvest Moon (1992) - 2
Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (2013) - 2
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009) - 2
Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac (1997) - 2

Emmylou Harris - The Ballad Of Sally Rose (1985) - 1
Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator) (2001) - 1
Trampled By Turtles - Palomino (2010) - 1

First Aid Kit - The Lions Roar (2012) - 0
Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (2006) - 0
The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow (2011) - 0

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central tonight.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 02.27.14 @ 00:26am


Sorry for the late vote-My real life got a bit crazy today and I did not get home until much later than I expected.

Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation (2007)

Drive-By Truckers - A Blessing and a Curse (2006)
Emmylou Harris - The Ballad Of Sally Rose (1985)

Neil Young - Harvest Moon (1992)

The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009)

The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow (2011)


Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 02.27.14 @ 01:34am


Voting is now closed.

Here is your class of Country Rock / Alt-Country 1980-2013:

Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Poco - Legacy (1989)
Steve Earle - Guitar Town (1986)
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression (1990)
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky (2007)

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 02.27.14 @ 01:47am


Can't complain one bit about those five albums.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 02.27.14 @ 02:36am


I have to say finally getting Car Wheels on a Gravel Road into the project made this entire Alt Country month worth it. I was really surprised to find that it wasn't already included here.

Also happy to see Poco has something in, even if it isn't their greatest album.

Posted by Chris F. on Thursday, 02.27.14 @ 02:39am


Well we'll have another chance to get Pickin' Up the Pieces in during the regular round next week since it's automatically renominated. I'd say Pickin' Up the Pieces, Legend and possibly Crazy Eyes and Blue & Gray and Cantamos and Poco are the ones left that are worth inducting.

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 02.27.14 @ 03:16am


I'm happy with the albums that were indcuted, even though I do wish The Avett Brothers and/or Trampled By Turtles got inducted. If you like bluegrass at all I strongly suggest that you take a listen to Palomino (2010) by TBT. One of my favorite albums of this decade.

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 02.27.14 @ 10:06am


Greg F.-

I'd support all of those albums eveentually but I think that your Carole King and The Cars selections would be highest on my list. I also like all of your ideas for genre selections

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 02.27.14 @ 10:19am


"I'm happy with the albums that were indcuted, even though I do wish The Avett Brothers and/or Trampled By Turtles got inducted. If you like bluegrass at all I strongly suggest that you take a listen to Palomino (2010) by TBT. One of my favorite albums of this decade." -Gassman

Yeah, I'm supportive of getting albums by both inducted. I think that in this round they were just up against a lot of long term powerhouses of the genre.

I'll probably try again with Ryan Adams sometime soon. I actually wasn't going to nominate anything in that last round because the ballot was plenty strong already, then I noticed that we haven't inducted anything from Ryan Adams in either project, which I think is a bit of an oversight.

Damn strong class that we ended up with, though.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 02.27.14 @ 17:59pm


2013 Albums for your consideration heading into the March nominations / vote (don't make me take out an ad in Variety lol):

1. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City:

Pitchfork - #1 Album of 2013
Rolling Stone - #1 Album of 2013
Spin - #3 Album of 2013
Stereogum - #3 Album of 2013

19 Other Top Ten Album Of 2013 listings according to wikipedia.

2014 Grammy Award Winner - Best Alternative Music Album

Features modern rock hits "Diane Young" and "Unbelievers as well as "Step", "Hannah Hunt", "Ya Hey" which have featured prominently in many year-end best-of song lists.


2. Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

Rolling Stone - #6 Album of 2013

2014 Grammy Award Nominee - Best Rock Album - And let's be serious, if the Grammy voters didn't screw up in the 60's and 70s they wouldn't need to give Led Zeppelin awards in 2014 for live albums they recorded in 2007 with songs from 1975 and Queens would have won this one. Oh well, I guess Queens can get their Grammy for an inferior live performance album in 2040.

Features modern rock hits "My God Is The Sun" and "I Sat By The Ocean".


3. The National - Trouble Will Find Me

Rolling Stone - #6 Album of 2013

2014 Grammy Award Nominee - Best Alternative Music Album


I think our work with 2013 albums would be incomplete if we didn't get all three of those albums voted in at some point.

I would also offer these albums up as highly recommended:

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
Disclosure - Settle
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks

Posted by Darren on Friday, 02.28.14 @ 01:45am


Darren - The Vampire Weekend, Queens Of The Stone Age, The National, Disclosure and Nine Inch Nails albums are all very much on my radar, as well as the 2013 albums by My Bloody Valentine, Neko Case, Nick Cave, Chvrches, Boards of Canada and Tegan & Sara. (And probably three or four more that I'm not grabbing off the top of my head right now.)

I wasn't quite as high on the AiC and Pearl Jam albums as a lot of people were, but I definitely wouldn't consider it a crime if they were inducted.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 02.28.14 @ 03:51am


DarinRG - I'm also on board for Neko Case, Chvrches and maybe Tegan And Sara and Nick Cave as well.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 02.28.14 @ 10:20am


Speaking of 2013 albums, any support for Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady?

Posted by GFW on Friday, 02.28.14 @ 12:13pm


Speaking of 2013 albums, any support for Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady?

Posted by GFW on Friday, 02.28.14 @ 12:13pm

Not a problem with me. It has my vote when the time comes; we could use more Monae in the projects. (And Q.U.E.E.N. still has my vote over on the Song Project.)

Posted by SotN on Friday, 02.28.14 @ 13:28pm


GFW - Janelle Monae is a strong possibility for me.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 02.28.14 @ 17:20pm


As far as 2013 albums go I plan to keep nominating Pearl Jam- Sirens but I'd also be most likely to vote for Queens of the Stone Age.

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 02.28.14 @ 17:31pm


I just bought Janelle Monae tickets the other night. My participation in the Album Project has been spotty, but I will definitely be there to support "The Electric Lady."

Posted by PopeCharming on Friday, 02.28.14 @ 19:22pm


I was just messing around on Spotify and stumbled across Jamestown Revival, who I wasn't previously aware of. Highly recommended for anybody who's into the Alt Country/Americana Folk type music that we voted on this month.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 02.28.14 @ 22:41pm


Nominations for next month open at midnight. Every voter can nominate one album from 2013 and one album from 2013 or prior to 2013. Nominations will end at 11:55 PM Central on the 3rd.

The following albums are automatically nominated as the result of losing the tiebreaker in January's Album Project Vote:

Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces (1969)
The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider (1969)

Each voter will be allowed to vote for 6 albums. There will be 5 days of voting, ending at 11:55 PM Central on the 8th. The top 5 vote-getters will be inducted, with a tiebreaker taking place if necessary.


The following genres are automatically nominated as a result of losing the genre selection vote last month:

80s New Wave/Pop
90s British Rock/Pop
90s R&B
Electronic Dance Music
Hip Hop/Rap
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Jazz
Metal
Modern Classical
Novelty/Parody Albums
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums


Each voter will be allowed to nominate one additional genre this month if they choose to do so. Nominations will end at 11:55 PM Central on the 3rd. The specifics on the selection vote will be determined based on the number of nominees.

Art Rock / Progressive Rock is ineligible for nomination until August, as it was the selected genre from January.

Country Rock / Alt-Country is ineligible for nomination until September, as it was the selected genre from February.

There will be three days of voting, ending at 11:55 on the 6th, followed by a discussion period to nail down the specifics of the votes (which albums qualify for the genre, whether or not there will be an early influence vote, whether or not the genre will be split along chronological or other lines, etc.). The discussion period will continue until the conclusion of the Album Project voting (which may or may not require a tiebreaker).

There will be 2 days of nominations for the genre vote, followed by 1 day of review. Any voter can lodge a protest against a nominated album, but only if they feel that the album is being nominated inapproriately. Any album that receives 3 protests will be disqualified from the genre vote. There will be 5 days of voting with the same rules as the Album Project vote.

Every voter will be able to vote for 5 nominated album genres. Any album that receives less than 3 votes in the genre selection will not be automatically nominated for the genre vote next month (any genre that receives 3 votes, but doesn't with the selection vote would be automatically nominated). If there are any objections to this policy, please speak up about them and if necessary, we'll have a vote on whether to adopt this policy starting next month.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 02.28.14 @ 23:55pm


My Nominees:

Green Day- 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
Disclosure- Settle (2013)

Genre:

70's Singer-Songwriters

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 03.1.14 @ 01:15am


Queen - A Day At the Races (1976)
Black Sabbath - 13 (2013)

Posted by John R.C. on Saturday, 03.1.14 @ 01:42am


Nominations:

SWV - It's About Time
Robyn - Robyn

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 03.1.14 @ 07:31am


Nominations:

Weather Report- Heavy Weather (1977)
Pearl Jam- Lightning Bolt (2013)

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 03.1.14 @ 09:23am


Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis!

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 03.1.14 @ 14:38pm


Nominee:

Hesitation Marks (2013) - Nine Inch Nails

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 03.1.14 @ 20:02pm


Mike - You can only nominate two albums if one of them is from 2013. Please let me know which album you'd like to remove from your nominations. You can replace it with an album from 2013 if you like.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 03.2.14 @ 00:02am


My Nominees:

Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 03.2.14 @ 00:16am


noms:

Garden State (soundtrack) - Various artists (2004)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 03.2.14 @ 14:15pm


My nominations:

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 03.2.14 @ 18:05pm


My Album Project nominations for this month are as follows.


Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom (1974)
30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013)

In addition, here is my genre pick for the special election for later in the month. Now, I tend to think this form of recorded music is for all intents and purposes a hybrid. It might even be considered a genre not to be thought of as a style into and of itself. None the less, this is the genre I have chosen.

Blue-eyed soul.

Perhaps this is legitimate; yet perhaps not. Yet me know if this is grounds for rejection, or if we are good to go for the voting of the special election.

Watching an award show in a time of world peril and feeling guilt about doing this,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Sunday, 03.2.14 @ 19:09pm


Bob Dylan- Desire (1976)

Drake - Nothing was the Same (2013)

Posted by Ryan on Sunday, 03.2.14 @ 19:16pm


My nomination for March 2014/2039 induction into The Album Project...

James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Soundtrack) (1982)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 03.2.14 @ 23:28pm


Nominations:

Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975)
Valerie June - Pushin' Against The Stone (2013)

Posted by Chris F. on Monday, 03.3.14 @ 00:41am


Bjork - Vespertine
MIA - Matangi

Posted by rockstar23 on Monday, 03.3.14 @ 05:04am


On second thought, please replace Matangi with Arctic Monkeys - AM

Thanks.

Posted by rockstar23 on Monday, 03.3.14 @ 05:13am


Thanks, Darren. Looks like "Robyn" has already been inducted actually.

I'll just go with SWV's "It's About Time".

Posted by Mike on Monday, 03.3.14 @ 09:04am


My pre-2013 nomination:

The The - Soul Mining (1983) (I want to get something for this band in, and this album is considered a lost masterpiece by critics.)


2013:

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (Naturally.)

Posted by SotN on Monday, 03.3.14 @ 10:12am


My March 2014 Nominations:

Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
Paul McCartney, New (2013)

Posted by Jennifer on Monday, 03.3.14 @ 21:48pm


Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)

Posted by BSLO on Monday, 03.3.14 @ 22:44pm


Nominations are now closed.

Here are the nominees:

30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013)
Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Bjork - Vespertine
Black Sabbath - 13 (2013)
Bob Dylan - Desire (1976)
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis!
Disclosure - Settle (2013)
Drake - Nothing was the Same (2013)
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Soundtrack) (1982)
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (2013)
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)
Paul McCartney - New (2013)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
Queen - A Day At the Races (1976)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007)
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom (1974)
SWV - It's About Time (1992)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
The The - Soul Mining (1983)
Valerie June - Pushin' Against The Stone (2013)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)
Various Artists - Garden State (soundtrack) (2004)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)


As always, please let me know ASAP if I've missed any nominated albums.

Each voter can vote for 6 albums. Incomplete ballots will not be counted. Each voter will be allowed to change one of their votes after initially casting their ballots.

The 5 albumss that receive the most votes (after tiebreaker if necessary) will be inducted into the AlbumProject.

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Saturday the 8th.


The following genres have been nominated for this month's genre vote:

70's Singer-Songwriters
80s New Wave/Pop
90s British Rock/Pop
90s R&B
Blue-eyed Soul
EDM
Hip Hop/Rap
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Jazz
Metal
Modern Classical
Novelty/Parody Albums
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums


Each voter can vote for 5 genres. You can vote for your own genre nominations if you like. The genre that receives the most votes will be the selected genre (with a tiebreaker vote if necessary). Any genre that receives 3 or more votes will be automatically nominated in April if it isn't selected as the March genre.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Thursday the 6th.

After a genre has been selected, specifications for the genre and how the voting will be broken down in the categories (as necessary) will take place. This process will end when the Album Project voting is end (including a tiebreaker if necessary), which is when nominations and voting will begin.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 01:12am


These are the most brutal (in a good way) non-genre ballots that I've seen in either project in a long time. I've got some pondering to do.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 01:34am


Darren- You forgot the tiebreaker losers from the country rock vote Poco- Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969) and The Bryds- Ballad of Easy Rider (1969).

Also, My Votes:

Poco- Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969)
Disclosure- Settle (2013)
Green Day- 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
Weather Report- Heavy Weather (1977
The The- Soul Mining (1983)
Janelle Monae- The Electric Lady (2013)

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 02:59am


Poco- Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969)
Janelle Monae- The Electric Lady (2013)
Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)
SWV - It's About Time (1992)
Queen - A Day At the Races (1976)


My genre votes go to:

70's Singer-Songwriters
Blue-eyed Soul
Jazz
Novelty/Parody Albums
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by PopeCharming on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 03:10am


Genre Votes:

70's Singer-Songwriters
Jazz
Metal
Hip-Hop/Rap
EDM (Electronic Dance Music)

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 03:18am


These two albums have also been automatically nominated as a result of losing a tiebreaker in February:

Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces (1969)
The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider (1969)


If you've already voted and you want to change one of your votes to one of these songs, it won't count against your one vote switch for the month.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 08:22am


Album votes:

30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013)
Bjork - Vespertine
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
SWV - It's About Time (1992)
Various Artists - Garden State (soundtrack) (2004)

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 08:51am


30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013)
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (2013)
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)
Poco- Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969)
Queen - A Day At the Races (1976)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)

Genre Vote:
70's Singer-Songwriters
80s New Wave/Pop
Hip Hop/Rap
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Punk

Posted by John R.C. on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 10:10am


Arctic Monkeys - AM
Bjork - Vespertine
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis!
Disclosure - Settle
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
The National - Trouble Will Find Me

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 12:47pm


Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Queen - A Day At the Races (1976)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)
Various Artists - Garden State (soundtrack) (2004)

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 14:04pm


My Ballot:

Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)
Paul McCartney - New (2013)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 14:09pm


Bjork - Vespertine (2001)
Disclosure - Settle (2013)
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)

As far as 2013 albums that were nominated go, Janelle Monae, QotSA, Valerie June and Vampire Weekend will get my support as soon as possible (and a few others are good possibilities). As far as "back catalog" albums go, there are more nominated here that I'd support in the future, than wouldn't. Again, very nice ballot.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 17:14pm


My ballot:

Bjork - Vespertine
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975)
Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces (1969)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)

Is it just me or are these general ballots getting progressively harder?

Genre vote:

90s R&B
Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Chris F. on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 17:20pm


Album genres:

90s British Rock/Pop
EDM
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Metal
Punk

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 17:20pm


I'm listening to Weather Report - Heavy Weather for the first time. It just moved way up my list. Hope to see it on the ballot again soon.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 19:03pm


Album Genre Vote:

80s New Wave/Pop
Blue-eyed Soul
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Novelty/Parody Albums
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 22:43pm


My March Album Ballot:

James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Soundtrack) (1982)
Paul McCartney - New (2013)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
Queen - A Day At the Races (1976)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)

Just Missed:

30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013)
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (2013)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)

Some of the nominations that I would vote for in the future:

Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Black Sabbath - 13 (2013)
Bob Dylan - Desire (1976)
Drake - Nothing was the Same (2013)
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)
Poco- Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969)
Valerie June - Pushin' Against The Stone (2013)

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 23:18pm


My genre votes:

Hip Hop / Rap
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Metal
Punk
TV And Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 03.5.14 @ 08:01am


It's possible that we might have a tie in the genre voting. If that happens, how do we want to handle it?

I assume we'll want to have a tiebreaker vote using the rank by preference method (or straight-up vote if there are only two genres in the tie) that we use for almost all tiebreakers, but how do we want to handle the losers of the tiebreaker?

In the past, we've contemplated a policy where tiebreaker-losing genres are assigned automatically designated as the selected genres for future months. For example, if Punk loses a tiebreaker Metal in March, Metal is the genre for March and Punk is the genre for April. Do we want to do that in th event of a tie in the genre voting in this project and the Song Project?

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 03.5.14 @ 08:10am


My Genre Votes

90s British Rock/Pop
Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000
Jazz
Metal
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 03.5.14 @ 09:45am


My Ballot

Paul McCartney - New (2013)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces (1969)
Queen - A Day At the Races (1976)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)

These Albums Almost made the cut:

Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Black Sabbath - 13 (2013)
Bob Dylan - Desire (1976)
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis!
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Soundtrack) (1982)
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider (1969)

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 03.5.14 @ 10:33am


Bob Dylan - Desire (1976)
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis!
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)

90s British Rock/Pop
90s R&B
Hip Hop/Rap
Metal
Punk

Posted by BSLO on Wednesday, 03.5.14 @ 23:38pm


"In the past, we've contemplated a policy where tiebreaker-losing genres are assigned automatically designated as the selected genres for future months. For example, if Punk loses a tiebreaker Metal in March, Metal is the genre for March and Punk is the genre for April. Do we want to do that in th event of a tie in the genre voting in this project and the Song Project?" - Darren

No objection here. That's probably the fairest and easiest solution.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 03.6.14 @ 00:06am


Even though it hasn't pulled much support this round, I hope to see Bob Dylan - Desire on the ballot again soon. It's one of his best, IMO. It's one that I'd get behind soon.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 03.6.14 @ 00:13am


Arctic Monkeys - AM
Bjork - Vespertine
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Queen - A Day at the Races
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

Posted by rockstar23 on Thursday, 03.6.14 @ 00:56am


Here are my two ballots for this week. First, the five genres I support for the special election are somewhat obvious; yet I think these genres can fit well in with exploring albums from these fields.


80s New Wave/Pop
70s Singer-Songwriter
90s British Rock/Pop
Modern Classical
Indie Rock/Indie Music Since 2000

And now, onto the 6 albums I have on my ballot. One of the albums is from a band whose main singer and songwriter just won a well deserved Oscar. I do hope this starts a trend to have this band become more well known. Perhaps an eventual Revisited/Projected Rock hall project inductee by year's end at the earliest. Anyway, here are the albums for all to see.


Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom (1974)
30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013)
Sir Paul McCartney - New (2013)
Queen - A Day At The Races (1976)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975)

I do hope this was on time,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Thursday, 03.6.14 @ 22:00pm


Here are the results of the genre vote:

Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000 - 6
_______________________________

Hip Hop / Rap - 5
Metal - 5
Punk - 5
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums - 5

70's Singer-Songwriters - 4
90s British Rock / Pop - 4
Jazz - 4

80s New Wave / Pop - 3
_______________________________

90s R&B - 2
Blue-eyed Soul - 2
EDM - 2
Novelty / Parody Albums - 2

Modern Classical - 1


"Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000" is the genre we'll be voting on in March.

Before we start with nominations, we need to decide whether we should split the genre into two chronologically-split groups or not.

Do we want to split Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000 into two votes and if so, what year would the groups be divided in?

For examples of artists within the genre of Indie Rock / Indie Pop, please refer to these wikipedia genre pages:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_indie_rock_musicians

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_indie_pop_artists

If you're wondering if a particular artist or album fits within the genre, please post your question on this board in the next two days (or longer if there's a tie in the Album Projet vote) so the voters can discuss it as an option.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 03:07am


There is not a need for a split for this genre. Would any of these fit?

Animal Collective
The Avalanches
Hot Chip
Spiritualized
Foster the People
The Black Keys
Stereolab

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 03:44am


There's a lot of great material to work with in this genre, but I also don't see a place for a split. I'm in favor of two nominations per voter.

A list of some of my faves from this category that I'm contemplating (A St. Vincent album is pretty much a lock for one of the spots):

Arab Strap – The Red Thread (2001)
Bat For Lashes – Fur and Gold (2006)
Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man (2012)
Best Coast – Crazy For You (2010)
Beirut – The Flying Cub Cup (2007)
The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow (2013)
Calexico – Carried to Dust (2008)
Cults – Cults (2011)
Daughter – If You Leave (2013)
Elbow – Build a Rocket Boys! (2011)
Explosions in the Sky – The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place (2003)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000)
The Kills – Midnight Boom (2008)
Ladyhawke – Ladyhawke (2008)
Ladyhawke – Anxiety (2012)
Ladytron – Witching Hour (2005)
Low – Things We Lost in the Fire (2001)
Lykke Li – Youth Novels (2008)
Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes (2011)
Mark Kozelek – Like Rats (2013)
Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle – Perils From the Sea (2013)
My Bloody Valentine – m b v (2013)
The National – Boxer (2007)
The National – High Violet (2010)
Red House Painters – Old Ramon (2001)
Rodrigo y Gabriela – 11:11 (2009)
Sleater-Kinney – All Hands on the Bad One (2000)
Sleigh Bells – Treats (2010)
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (2011)
St. Vincent – Actor (2009)
St. Vincent – Marry Me (2007)
Sun Kil Moon – April (2008)
Tegan and Sara – So Jealous (2004)
Tegan and Sara – The Con (2007)


Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 06:01am


Greg F. - IMO, all of those artists would qualify, though keep in mind with Spiritualized (or any other band) that only their albums from 2000 and on fit this genre.

DarinRG - We've actually voted in "High Violet" already.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 08:18am


There's no need to split this up chronologically, 13 years ain't much.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 10:46am


I agree that one class for 2000-2013 is the best way to go.

I'm considering nominating albums by Bright Eyes and The Decemberists. Does anyone have any preferences?

Posted by Darren on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 12:47pm


Darren - IMHO, "Castaways and Cutouts" would be the best starting point for inducting Decemberists albums. "Picaresque" and "The Hazards of Love" would also be good picks.

For Bright Eyes, I like "Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground", "I'm Wide Awake It's Morning" and "Every Day and Every Night". I also really like "Digital Ash in a Digital Urn", but I know it's a bit polarizing.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 16:47pm


I will probably nominate two recent important, excellent indie albums overlooked by the Album Project: Imagine Dragon's Night Visions (2012) and fun.'s Some Nights (2012).

I also hope to see some nominated albums from Of Monsters and Men, The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, OneRepublic, Grouplove, Cage the Elephant, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Fray, and Capital CIties. Perhaps, Tired Pony too if it fits in the genre.

None of the indie groups mentioned above have any albums in the Album Project yet and I hope that changes soon.

I would support a split of 2000-2007 and 2008-2013 if others wanted it also. I believe that there are enough overlooked indie albums to make it worth doing, especially after also seeing DarinRG's list of possibilities.

Does anyone else believe any of these are good choices too?

Posted by Jennifer on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 16:56pm


I'm assuming something more folksy like Fleet Foxes would fit? But I just wanted to make sure just in case majority think they don't.

Posted by rockstar23 on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 17:12pm


"I would support a split of 2000-2007 and 2008-2013 if others wanted it also. I believe that there are enough overlooked indie albums to make it worth doing, especially after also seeing DarinRG's list of possibilities." -Jennifer

I honestly don't have a problem either way. This isn't a genre that has a natural break point like Country, R&B, Alt Country or Punk, but there's a huge amount of important artists and albums in this area that we haven't touched yet.

I think that we have the choices available to fill two groups with a large amount of quality albums still left over, but if people feel it's too artificial to do that I understand as well.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 18:27pm


My potential picks for Indie Rock & Indie Pop since 2000.

Ash- Meltdown (2004)
Ash- Twilight of Innocence (2007)
Animal Collective- Feels (2005)
Animal Collective- Centipede HZ (2012)
Interpol- Antics (2004)
Interpol- Our Love to Admire (2007)
Foster the People- Torches (2010)
Young the Giant- Young the Giant (2010)
She Wants Revenge- She Wants Revenge (2005)
She Wants Revenge- This is Forever (2007
The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000)
Feist- Let It Die (2005)
Feist- The Reminder (2007)
Spoon- Gimmie Fiction (2005)
Spoon- Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2010)
Modest Mouse- We Were All Dead Even Before the Ship Sank (2007)
Franz Ferdinand- You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
Franz Ferdinand- Tonight:Franz Ferdinand (2009)
Franz Ferdinand- Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (2013)
Capital Cities- In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
The Explorers Club- Grand Hotel (2012)
Stereolab- Sound-Dust (2001)
Painted Hills- Painted Hills (2010)
The Black Keys- Chulahoma (2006)
The Black Keys- El Camino (2011)


Posted by Greg F on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 21:45pm


^ Also

Hot Chip- Made in the Dark (2008)
The Men- Open Your Heart (2012)
The Black Angels- Directions to See a Ghost (2008)
The Black Angels- Phosphene Dream (2010)

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 22:10pm


Jennifer - I don't personally consider OneRepublic or the Fray indie rock or indie pop (I consider them pop or mainstream). What does everyone else think?

I've never heard of Tired Pony. I'll have to check them out.

"Night Visions" and "Some Nights" are both likely to get my vote.


rockstar23 - Fleet Foxes would fit, imo.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 22:29pm


Night Visions?
Some Nights?

Count me in with those two. Big time.

Also, before I forget:

Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (2013)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
Queen - A Day At the Races (1976)
The The - Soul Mining (1983)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)

Posted by SotN on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 22:39pm


I'll probably be outnumbered, but I have to question fun being an indie act.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 22:43pm


I don't want to get too much into splitting hairs about what is and isn't Indie, but if we're going to be voting in really mainstream acts like fun or Imagine Dragons, I actually would prefer to have two categories.

I honestly mean no disrespect toward those bands or their supporters, and I wouldn't have any problem at all with either being inducted in the main Album Project, but I think that we're getting into the area of defeating the purpose of having a genre vote in this area if two or three out of six ballot spots are going to mainstream pop acts.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 22:59pm


DarinRG - I understand where you're coming from, as both Imagine Dragons and fun. have enjoyed mainstream success with their latest albums, but I think an argument could be made that they brought the mainstream to them rather than the other way around (especially with fun.)

As for splitting the genre into two votes (2000-2006 and 2007-2013), let's put it to an official vote.

How should the genre be broken down?

A. Two votes (2000-2006 and 2007-2013)
B. One vote (2000-2013)

We'll have this vote end when the album project vote ends.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 23:20pm


My votes:

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
The National - Trouble Will Find Me

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork - Side note: I'm going to see them for the first time in St. Paul in May. Last summer, I went to see Vampire Weekend and The National in St. Paul on back-to-back nights.

Top vote-switch candidates and albums I would vote for in the future:

Arctic Monkeys - AM
Disclosure - Settle
Drake - Nothing Was The Same
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
Queen - A Day At The Races
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight
Tegan And Sara - Heartthrob
Various Artists - Garden State Soundtrack

Posted by Darren on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 23:28pm


My current vote count:

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013) - 9

Queen - A Day At the Races (1976) - 7

Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (2013) - 6
_________________________

Bjork - Vespertine - 5
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973) - 5
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013) - 5
Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces (1969) (4) - 5
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013) - 5
_________________________

Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013) - 4
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013) - 4
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013) - 4
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) - 4

Disclosure - Settle (2013) - 3
Paul McCartney - New (2013) - 3
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012) - 3

30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013) - 2
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis! - 2
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown (2009) - 2
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) - 2
SWV - It's About Time (1992) - 2
The The - Soul Mining (1983) - 2
Various Artists - Garden State (soundtrack) (2004) - 2

Bob Dylan - Desire (1976) - 1
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Soundtrack) (1982) - 1
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975) - 1
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007) - 1

Black Sabbath - 13 (2013) - 0
Drake - Nothing was the Same (2013) - 0
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 0
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom (1974) - 0
The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider (1969) - 0
Valerie June - Pushin' Against The Stone (2013) - 0

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Saturday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 23:34pm


I'll vote A. That would give us a chance to get a wider array inducted and hopefully everybody could feel that it was worthwhile.

This is an area that we've barely waded into, so there's way more than enough deserving material, and with ten spots instead of five it would alleviate the concern that I raised (for me at least).

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 23:42pm


I totally agree with Darren that "they brought the mainstream to them rather than the other way around."

In fact, I find that indie groups that get popular often get more people's attention and generate interest in checking out other lesser known indie groups which is what happened to me.

The indie groups that I choose were all among the many I recognized in the 2 wikipedia indie lists that Darren provided. I chose those groups because they seem important but are not yet represented at all in the Album project.

I can't really comment on the meaning for the genre votes since that was decided on before I got involved in FRL. But, I believe the mainstream genre acts are just as important as the more obscure groups and both should be given representation. It seems silly to me to only induct lesser known indie acts while important mainstream indie acts are still awaiting representation on the sidelines in the album project.

I totally agree that we should have two groups if it get in more of both better and lesser known groups. So, I vote "hell yeah" to Choice A. for Two Votes!

Posted by Jennifer on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 23:43pm


I'll vote for choice A.

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 03.7.14 @ 23:51pm


"I can't really comment on the meaning for the genre votes since that was decided on before I got involved in FRL. But, I believe the mainstream genre acts are just as important as the more obscure groups and both should be given representation."

Again, I didn't intend my comment to upset or single anybody out, but I know sometimes it's hard not to do that.

I agree that both mainstream and important "lower visibility" artists, songs and albums should be inducted, but I've been doing this for years watching that second group constantly being ignored and getting the shaft. The genre votes were largely intended to alleviate some of that problem, which is why I tend to be more protective of the genre spots.

I'm not trying to intentionally cause ill will or be elitist, but I know that a lot of important, deserving albums will never be given a fair shake outside of genre voting.

Hopefully that gives you a better idea of where I'm coming from. I have no doubt that I come off as an elitist asshole to some of our newer voters, but what I'm really doing is trying to make sure that the Alt/Indie/Underground/Obsure/Whatever material doesn't get left behind. Sometimes it can be a really nerve fraying undertaking.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 03.8.14 @ 00:02am


No worries, DarinRG. I totally understand where you're coming from. As a newer voter, I thought that both the Song and Album project were woefully underrepresented in both important mainstream and important "lower visibility" artists in many areas of music. But, that probably has to do with having fewer inducted at a time until only recently. In time, I believe all the recent changes in both monthly and genre voting will help fix this problem. :)

Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 03.8.14 @ 00:30am


Darren,

It appears to me that your vote count might be slightly off. I am guessing that you might not have counted Lax31's ballot. It is understandable with the many posts in this thread lately so no worries.

Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 03.8.14 @ 00:36am


I also have a hard time with .fun as indie. Also Franz Ferdinand.

Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 03.8.14 @ 00:41am


If it's not too late, I'd like to give my Rilo Kiley vote to Poco. Let's finally get that one in.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 03.8.14 @ 00:42am


Here are my votes

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (2013)
Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces (1969)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)
Queen - A Day At the Races (1976)

Posted by Ryan on Saturday, 03.8.14 @ 11:43am


Ryan - You only casted 5 votes. Please cast one more. The rest of your votes will still be counted, but each ballot is supposed to be for 6 albums.

Jennifer - You're correct, I missed Lax31's vote, though I counted his genre vote. Go figure.

Here's an updated vote count, after add Lax31's vote, adding Ryan's vote and DarinRG's vote switch:

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013) - 10

Queen - A Day At the Races (1976) - 9

Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (2013) - 7
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973) - 7
Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces (1969) (4) - 7
___________________________________________

Bjork - Vespertine - 5
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013) - 5
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013) - 5

Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013) - 4
Paul McCartney - New (2013) - 4
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013) - 4
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013) - 4
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) - 4

30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013) - 3
Disclosure - Settle (2013) - 3
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012) - 3

Curtis Mayfield - Curtis! - 2
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown (2009) - 2
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975) - 2
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) - 2
SWV - It's About Time (1992) - 2
The The - Soul Mining (1983) - 2
Various Artists - Garden State (soundtrack) (2004) - 2

Bob Dylan - Desire (1976) - 1
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Soundtrack) (1982) - 1
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom (1974) - 1

Black Sabbath - 13 (2013) - 0
Drake - Nothing was the Same (2013) - 0
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 0
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007) - 0
The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider (1969) - 0
Valerie June - Pushin' Against The Stone (2013) - 0


DarinRG - Thanks for your continued support of "Under The Blacklight". Now that it looks like we're splitting the genre into two votes, I'll probably nominate it in the genre votes, but as there doesn't seem to be any more support, I'll probably move on to a different album in April's Album Vote.

I can totally see where you're coming from about supporting more obscure, underappreciated artists in the genre votes, though I think that's more of a reason not to vote for the more mainstream choices than not to nominate them. fun. and Imagine Dragons have enjoyed a lot of success on the pop charts, but I don't think that means that they aren't indie rock (or particularly) indie pop bands. If you listen to their style and their influences, they're not that different from the indie bands that aren't as popular. I don't particularly enjoy sharing this kind of music with the mall-music types who can flip straight from "Radioactive" to "Party In The USA" without noticing a genre switch, but saying an artist doesn't belong because they're popular with those type of casual listeners and / or have the backing of major labels and radio stations strikes me as incorrect.

Now, if you're looking for another reason not to vote for fun. or Imagine Dragons' latest albums, I would say that a good reason is because they seem more like a collection of (imo... great) singles rather than great albums.


jtrichey - I disagree on Franz Ferdinand. From the beginning, they've been knocked as Gang of Four songs that you can dance to. If they're not indie, I don't know where a band that fits that description would fit. I don't know if I'd vote for any of their albums beyond their debut (maybe their second album), and that's already been voted in.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 03.8.14 @ 15:11pm


I'm still not sure what I'll nominate from my massive list yet. I do know I want to go for these albums.

Animal Collective- Centipede HZ (2012)
The Explorers Club- Grand Hotel (2012)
Spoon- Gimme Fiction (2005)
She Wants Revenge- She Wants Revenge (2005)
For Interpol I cant decide between Antics and Our Love to Admire. Any preference?
For Feist I can't decide between Let It Die and The Reminder. Any preference?

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 03.8.14 @ 16:05pm


Greg F. - I would be most likely to vote for "Gimme Fiction". I would be more likely to vote for "Antics" than "Our Love To Admire".

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 03.8.14 @ 17:09pm


"Thanks for your continued support of "Under The Blacklight". Now that it looks like we're splitting the genre into two votes, I'll probably nominate it in the genre votes, but as there doesn't seem to be any more support, I'll probably move on to a different album in April's Album Vote."

Darren - I understand. It will definitely get my support in the genre vote. I'd encourage anybody who hasn't listened to Under the Blacklight to check it out before we start casting genre ballots. Outstanding album.

As far as fun and Imagine Dragons, I do understand the opposing argument and, again, I'm really not trying to make a huge issue of it. Ultimately you're the "sponsor" of this genre and if you say they fit, then they fit. No further debate.

Also, in general, I've started thinking about Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002), if that catches anybody's interest.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 03.8.14 @ 18:26pm


"For Feist I can't decide between Let It Die and The Reminder. Any preference?" Greg F.

That's a tough call. Both deserve to be inducted. Either one would have a very strong chance of making my ballot.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 03.8.14 @ 20:21pm


Voting is now closed.

Here is the class of March 2014:

Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (2013)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces (1969)
Queen - A Day At the Races (1976)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City (2013)

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 01:18am


Our genre vote this month is Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000.

We've voted to have two votes split chronologically between 2000-2006 and 2007-2013.

Nominations are now open for the 2000-2006 vote.

Each voter can nominate 2 albums from this genre and time period.

Nominations will end at 11:55 PM Central on Monday the 10th. There will then be one day of review, followed by five days of voting.

If an album is nominated that you think is an inappropriate fit for this genre, please file a protest. Any album that receives 3 protests by voters who have participated in one these projects before will be disqualified from this vote.

Since this vote covers a specific time period, please include the release year for the albums that you nominate.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 01:29am


Excellent class. And it took a big chunk out of my "trying to get to" list.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 01:32am


Excellent class. And it took a big chunk out of my "trying to get to" list.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 01:32am


Nominations

Spoon- Gimme Fiction (2005)
She Wants Revenge- She Wants Revenge (2006)

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 01:33am


Nominees:

Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002)
Neko Case - Blacklisted (2002)

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 01:45am


Radiohead - Hail to the Thief (2003)
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory (2004)

Posted by John R.C. on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 03:19am


If this is still open to one & all, I'll jump in:

Death From Above 1979 - "You're A Woman, I'm A Machine (2004)

The Soviettes - "LP III" (2005)

Don't know if I'll vote yet, but I said in the past you should all get around to this. Nice to see you have.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 06:59am


Hey Cheesecrop,

Long time, no see.

I finally got one of our favorites I'm Alright by Kenny Loggins and also Ghostbusters inducted over at The Song Project just this month, March 2014/2039!

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 07:04am


Still need a little help. Indie technically means not major label, correct? I really don't know who's indie and who isn't. It just seems like one of those labels like alternative became that is applied to everything but the most popular music.

Are these bands indie?
Dandy Warhols
Doves
Jimmy Eat World
The Bravery
Pete Yorn
Mellowdrone
Paloalto

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 13:48pm


jtrichey - I've never viewed indie a specifically not major label, it's more of the style and type of music. Major labels like making money off of people who like this kind of music and I don't think that's a problem, so long as the music is good.

I don't have any problem with any of the artists that you listed. I'd be most likely to vote for Doves or Dandy Warhols (though I've always found The Bravery under-rated, I don't think I'd vote for any of their albums) and least likely to vote for Jimmy Eat World (a band that I consider to be the mid-point of popular music with an equal number of bands better and worse than them.)

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 14:39pm


jtrichey - I actually saw the Soviettes perform live on their tour for that album in 2005 in Pierre, SD (where I had just moved for my job) of all places. By far the best band that I ever saw in Pierre, although most of the bands that played at the local shows were either local bands or super-minor labels (Plan-It X Records mostly) and none of them have made it big as of yet.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 14:43pm


Posted by FRL on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 16:17pm


Very interesting graph. I've always said that we've really sucked at the 80s.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 17:25pm


Also, it's been brought up before that we've really neglected the music of this century, which the graph clearly supports, and I spoke up with the thought that the 00s were a pretty barren musical decade. Actually sitting down and going through options for this month's genre vote made me realize how spectacularly wrong I was about that.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 17:42pm


That is quite the graph Future Rock Legends has put up regarding which albums we have inducted according to year. Judging from this, the album as an art form peaked twice: the early 1970s and then the early to mid 1990s. If I am not mistaken, the years where there are the least amount of albums inducted by comparison have more songs inducted into the Song Project. Granted, there are certain songs that came from merely passible albums. By contrast, there are certain albums that never accumulated the big hit songs. Perhaps fellow posters might disagree with this assessment.

In any matter here are the albums in the Indie Rock/Indie Pop since 2000 category from 2000-2006 in this weeks election for the Album Project. I am rather pleased this vote will be split into two elections. Here are my initial nominations for all to see.


Blur - Think Tank (2003)
PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her (2004)

Hope these nominations are legitimate,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 20:57pm


I disagree with one point. Our problem with the 80s has never been a lack of great, important, groundbreaking or landmark albums to choose from. The problem has always been on our end, to put it nicely.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 21:43pm


noms:

Doves - Lost Souls (2000)
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American (2001)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 22:47pm


I need to revisit Doves - Lost Souls before we vote. I really loved that album when it came out, but it's been a while since I've listened to it. The song "The Cedar Room" was in my heavy rotation for a long time.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 23:06pm


Pretty sure these both fit the category so here goes nothin':

The Killers- Sam's Town (2006)
Franz Ferdinand- You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 23:16pm


The Shins- Oh, Inverted World
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People

Posted by Ryan on Sunday, 03.9.14 @ 23:20pm


Nominees:

Cat Power - The Greatest (2006)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones (2006)

Posted by Chris F. on Monday, 03.10.14 @ 00:48am


1. Vendl - Congrats on "I'm Alright" & "Ghostbusters" making the grade. The Gopher & Slimer will be duking it out for supremacy when I have a quiet period today. I think Slimer may have the advantage, though, since they've been running Ghostbusters something fierce on every station in existence (makes you wonder why "Caddyshack" isn't getting the love?)

2. Darren -The Soviettes - "Middle of the Night" is a gem. Pity nobody picked up on it.

3. The Chart

Since I was here for 99% of said chart, I've a theory as to why it's so lopsided.

One of the reasons I ducked out here was that I felt the collective mid-set of the group was too closely following the standard rock logic, as passed down through the magazines, TV shows, etc. That logic says punk split the deal in half. The fact is, when you look at what was voted in, starting w/the 80's, as a whole we followed the logic that non-commercial, arty stuff was the only way to go, minus the obvious cases. Everybody also ran towards pop, & ran away from rock. I discussed this a couple times w/Vendl, who brought up a slew of commercial albums that probably should've been given a looksie.

When things turned rock in the 90's, we also ran from that, till 94, when the rock-pop split became more apparent. There's just as many good albums in 91-93 as there were in 94-95. Strangely enough, everyone felt nothing regarding the full-on commerciality of the 2000's. No one seemed to mind ignoring The Bangles in the 80's, while inducting Lady Gaga in the 2000's (in my case, substitute Missing Persons for the Bangles, but you get the picture). At the same time, everyone ran from rock again as well.

In doing so, I think some of us (I know I'm part of this) turned around and started to nominate more albums from the late 60's-early 70's. I think what the graph shows is an artificially created bubble effect from this. It was easier to mine the past that work at breaking the modern impasse. I think 1970 is a great rock yr., but I'm not so sure it's the best of all-time.

I don't know what you ladies & gents are going to do about this, but I'd recommend finding yourselves.

1. Are you going to make the 80's a commercial or underground decade?

2. Are you going to get over your aversion to 90's rock & acknowledge it WAS a rock decade?

3. How are you going to draw up the 2000's? Are you going to leave it as commercial pop, or incorporate underground-esque indie, or go full-on rock (over/under being the case here as well)?

I'll certainly be interested in seeing what comes out here (I'll do my watching mostly from the sidelines, as it were).

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 03.10.14 @ 06:45am


Interesting questions, Cheese. My feelings on them:

1. Are you going to make the 80's a commercial or underground decade?

I think we already have a long history of treating it as a strictly commercial decade. The few Alt/Underground artists that we have payed any attention are ones that had successful commercial crossover. It's no secret that it irritates me to no end that we slobber all over acts like Nirvana, Green Day and Nine Inch Nails, (and deservedly so) but absolutely refuse to acknowledge the large bulk of groundbreaking artists and landmark albums (and even entire genres) who paved the road for them in the late 70s and throughout the 80s due to lack of commercial stamp of approval.

2. Are you going to get over your aversion to 90's rock & acknowledge it WAS a rock decade?

I think that we agree here in a sense, but probably in very different ways. To me the most interesting and colorful and compelling part of the 90s being there at the time (and I know you were, too) was British rock and watching electronica really blowing up and hitting the stride that would make it such an enormous factor in this decade.

We've done a good job hitting the British acts that had commercial success in the US, but haven't touched a majority of the acts who may have had lesser success (but, still a solid presence) in the US, but had huge success in the UK and were integral parts of what was musically special about the 90s.

As far as 90s electronica, it was like pulling teeth, but we finally got some acknowledgement of a few key albums, but there are many more that we could be looking at.

3. How are you going to draw up the 2000's? Are you going to leave it as commercial pop, or incorporate underground-esque indie, or go full-on rock (over/under being the case here as well)?

I'm interested to find out the answer to this one as well. Like I said yesterday I've been guilty of downplaying this particular decade as being an unimportant musical wasteland. I was wrong. The problem wasn't the music of the decade. The problem is that I wasn't paying attention to it. And those last two sentences bring us full circle back to the group's 80s problem.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 03.10.14 @ 18:22pm


"In doing so, I think some of us (I know I'm part of this) turned around and started to nominate more albums from the late 60's-early 70's. I think what the graph shows is an artificially created bubble effect from this. It was easier to mine the past that work at breaking the modern impasse."

I completely agree with this. It got to the point where albums from this era seemed to be the only thing that one could have any success in nominating. It most definitely is a bubble much more than an indication that this period produced greater albums than any other.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 03.10.14 @ 18:38pm


Cheesecrop,

I agree with some of what you say.

"One of the reasons I ducked out here was that I felt the collective mid-set of the group was too closely following the standard rock logic, as passed down through the magazines, TV shows, etc."

Of the many collaborative websites I have seen I would say that this site, while I have been present (Which only covers that 1% you haven't been), seems to not have much of a collective mindset. I don't even know if there is a true Rock logic that passes through most mainstream outlets. However I can understand where the mainstream dictates great works.

"1. Are you going to make the 80's a commercial or underground decade?"

I see no reason why it can't have shades of both. Each have their issues. Mainstream music, from the 80s specifically, must have retained some of it's luster to still be relevant. So while artists like The Bangles have memorable songs, the albums they are from aren't considered true classics (The time hasn't passed for that yet) nor are they essential buys. Underground music, or at least slightly underground (The true underground albums aren't ever considered for projects like these because not everyone has heard of some great band out of Boston in 1984 that only released albums in a small market) has to impact the mainstream either immediately or eventually. That may be through watered down reductive artists that come along, or from other notable artists pointing to them as the inspiration for their own acknowledged great works. That isn't anything new.

I think we lack severely in the 1980s (the 1990s and 1950s are worse off). The problem is both mainstream albums by artists who haven't had a lengthy career are ignored, and underground/alternative artists are passed over for the acts that still resonate in the popular culture mindset for their influence (The Pixies are remembered for that, Talk Talk as an example are not.)

"Are you going to get over your aversion to 90's rock & acknowledge it WAS a rock decade?"

I think that there is an aversion to the 90's here. Yet to call a decade defined by anything musically is dangerous ground. Especially using that always indefinable word of Rock. I look at this project as an all inclusive musical project, which surpasses those genre boundaries. The 1990s were far from ever having a juggernaut style to define them. Whole styles rose and fell. From the Dance that dominated the beginning years, to the Grunge scene, to the Alternative and Brit acts that made waves, to the Pop Divas holding court, the reemergence of Country in a pop form, and the explosion of Rap. The 1990s were a mess, and fantastic because of that. I think most posters here just don't know what to pick, I doubt there is an actual aversion to a style.

"3. How are you going to draw up the 2000's? Are you going to leave it as commercial pop, or incorporate underground-esque indie, or go full-on rock (over/under being the case here as well)?"

We have an Indie vote going on right now. Which specifically is dealing with that concept.

I personally don't feel that dealing with the last 10 years of albums is a good idea. It makes the project presumptive. If in 30 years someone was redoing this project many of the albums inducted would have no shot, or would be considered minor notes musically. We are just now really able to look at the 1990s and realize what was happening there. Still we can't bypass or marginalize the great albums that have come out in the past 14 years, so I understand why we include them.

Posted by Chris F. on Monday, 03.10.14 @ 20:11pm


My nominations:

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans (2005)

For Your Consideration (2007-2013)(*** = preferred by artist, if multiple albums listed):

Beach House - Teen Dream (2010)
Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe (2013)
Cults - Cults (2011)
Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs (2008)***
Death Cab For Cutie - Codes And Keys (2011)
Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight (2008)***
Frightened Rabbit - The Winter Of Mixed Drinks (2010)
Japandroids - Celebration Rock (2012)
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007)
Purity Ring - Shrines (2012)
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007)
Sleigh Bells - Treats (2010)***
Sleigh Bells - Reign Of Terror (2012)
Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals (2013)
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007)
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009)
The Decemberists - The Hazards Of Love (2009)
The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (2011)***
The National - Boxer (2007)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)***

The Shins - Wincing The Night Away (2007)
The Shins - Port Of Morrow (2012) - No preference

TV On The Radio - Nine Types Of Light (2011)
Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010)

Posted by Darren on Monday, 03.10.14 @ 22:37pm


"No one seemed to mind ignoring The Bangles in the 80's, while inducting Lady Gaga in the 2000's (in my case, substitute Missing Persons for the Bangles, but you get the picture). At the same time, everyone ran from rock again as well."

This is, perhaps, because we have 30 years of perspective to know that the Bangles didn't end up meaning much of anything whereas the voters that literally went Gaga voted in the heat of the moment with only the assumption of future value. Maybe they're right, maybe they're wrong, it's impossible to say at the moment.

"1. Are you going to make the 80's a commercial or underground decade?"

I'm going to need some definitions of what you consider "commercial" and "underground". What bands / albums / songs / genres fit each description?


"2. Are you going to get over your aversion to 90's rock & acknowledge it WAS a rock decade?"

Given the large number of songs and albums inducted by 90s artist that I consider to be rock or alternative rock (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, REM, U2, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc.), I honestly have no idea what you're talking about with this question. We have an aversion to 90's rock? What are we missing out on?

Proposing a problem without also proposing a solution is not all that helpful.

"3. How are you going to draw up the 2000's? Are you going to leave it as commercial pop, or incorporate underground-esque indie, or go full-on rock (over/under being the case here as well)?"

I think indie rock / pop is one of the defining sounds of the 2000's (obviously...), so I'm obviously down with a lot of those albums / songs, but the problem is obscurity. 30 years from now, when we've forgotten all but the best of the pop artists, I think this is the music that we'll pretend that we were listening to at the start of the century, just like we pretend that we listened to "Gimmie Shelter" in the late-60s instead of "Sugar, Sugar".

What is "full-on rock"? Lists, man, give me lists! lol

Also, you can't change anything if you don't participate, so please do.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 03.10.14 @ 23:07pm


"For Your Consideration (2007-2013)(*** = preferred by artist, if multiple albums listed):

Cults - Cults (2011)
The National - Boxer (2007)"

I'm most likely to nominate one of these two along with a St. Vincent album. Not sure which St. Vincent yet, I think all three of her eligible albums are strong enough to merit induction. IMO she's one of the most broadly talented and interesting musicians to emerge over the past decade (as a singer/songwriter and guitarist).

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 03.10.14 @ 23:21pm


I'll go with:

Ash - Meltdown (2004)
Stereolab - Sound-Dust (2001)

Posted by SotN on Monday, 03.10.14 @ 23:52pm


Nominations are now closed.

The following albums have been nominated and are up for review / protest:

Ash - Meltdown (2004)
Blur - Think Tank (2003)
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People
Cat Power - The Greatest (2006)
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans (2005)
Death From Above 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm A Machine (2004)
Doves - Lost Souls (2000)
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002)
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American (2001)
Neko Case - Blacklisted (2002)
PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her (2004)
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief (2003)
She Wants Revenge - She Wants Revenge (2006)
Spoon - Gimme Fiction (2005)
Stereolab - Sound-Dust (2001)
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory (2004)
The Killers - Sam's Town (2006)
The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
The Soviettes - LP III (2005)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones (2006)

If you feel that any of these albums are not appropriate nominees for this genre, please lodge a protest. Any album that receives three protests will be disqualified from this genre vote.

The review period will end at 11:55 PM Central on Tuesday the 11th.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 03.11.14 @ 01:23am


Maybe not an official protest yet, but does anyone else think Radiohead doesn't fit? Maybe at the beginning of their career, but by 2003 were they really indie?

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 03.11.14 @ 14:44pm


jtrichey - It's a tough call and I could see it going either way, but I don't know if I could call them mainstream. I probably won't veto it, but I don't know if I'll vote for it either, as I tend to favor more overlooked artists in the genre votes, as they might not have a chance in the main Album Project.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 03.11.14 @ 15:44pm


There weren't any songs removed via protest.

Here are the nominees:

Ash - Meltdown (2004)
Blur - Think Tank (2003)
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People
Cat Power - The Greatest (2006)
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans (2005)
Death From Above 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm A Machine (2004)
Doves - Lost Souls (2000)
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002)
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American (2001)
Neko Case - Blacklisted (2002)
PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her (2004)
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief (2003)
She Wants Revenge - She Wants Revenge (2006)
Spoon - Gimme Fiction (2005)
Stereolab - Sound-Dust (2001)
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory (2004)
The Killers - Sam's Town (2006)
The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
The Soviettes - LP III (2005)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones (2006)

Each voter can vote for 6 albums. The same rules apply to this vote as to the monthly Album Project.

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 16th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 03.12.14 @ 01:14am


My Votes:

Ash- Meltdown (2004)
Franz Ferdinand- You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
She Wants Revenge- She Wants Revenge (2006)
Spoon- Gimme Fiction (2005)
Stereolab- Sound-Dust (2001)
The Killers- Sam's Town (2006)

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 03.12.14 @ 01:22am


Blur - Think Tank (2003)
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
Neko Case - Blacklisted (2002)
PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her (2004)
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief (2003)
The Killers - Sam's Town (2006)

Posted by John R.C. on Wednesday, 03.12.14 @ 02:24am


For a limited genre time span, I found this actually quite difficult to narrow down. I will use a vote switch to