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About Revisited Projected Rankings, jtrichey wrote:
  DarinRG, I have accepted the challenge. I approached it simply as what I like. Not giving a flip what the lists and history would have to say. It's a little freeing in that way, but also makes me feel a little vulnerable to let people see some of my questionable tastes. :) Yes, I do love Seal and Jesus Jones. Yes, I actually think Courtney Love is more talented than Kurt Cobain. It is definitely heavy on the 80s through today and there are no Beatles on it. (go figure, I grew up in the 80s, what can I say. Here it is:

1. Pearl Jam – Vs. (1993)
2. U2 – Achtung Baby (1991)
3. Live – The Distance to Here (1999)
4. Jesus Jones – Perverse (1993)
5. Muse – Absolution (2003)
6. Florence & The Machine – Lungs (2009)
7. R.E.M. – Life’s Rich Pageant (1986)
8. Poe – Haunted (2000)
9. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More (2009)
10. Live – Throwing Copper (1994)
11. Hole – Celebrity Skin (1998)
12. Midnight Oil – Earth and Sun and Moon (1993)
13. Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand (2004)
14. Mumford & Sons – Babel (2012)
15. U2 – The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. Liz Phair – Whitechocolatespaceegg (1998)
17. R.E.M. – New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996)
18. The Toadies – Rubberneck (1994)
19. Haim – Days Are Gone (2013)
20. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible (2007)
21. The Killers – Hot Fuss (2004)
22. Seal – Seal I (1991)
23. Third Eye Blind – Third Eye Blind (1997)
24. The Airborne Toxic Event – The Airborne Toxic Event (2008)
25. Paloalto – Paloalto (2000)
26. Radiohead – The Bends (1995)
27. Muse – Black Holes & Revelations (2006)
28. Florence & The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2015)
29. Live – Mental Jewelry (1991)
30. The Postal Service – Give Up (2002)
31. INXS – Welcome to Wherever You Are (1992)
32. Jesus Jones – Doubt (1991)
33. Sweet – Desolation Boulevard (1974)
34. Hole – Live Through This (1994)
35. St. Vincent – St. Vincent (2014)
36. R.E.M. – Green (1988)
37. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
38. Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)
39. Midnight Oil – Diesel and Dust (1988)
40. Radohead – OK Computer (1997)
41. Pearl Jam – Ten (1991)
42. Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials (2011)
43. Queen – The Game (1979)
44. Sarah McLachlan – Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1994)
45. The Clash – Combat Rock (1982)
46. Johnny Marr & The Healers – Boomslang (2003)
47. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (2013)
48. Paloalto – Heroes and Villains (2003)
49. The Doors – L.A. Woman (1971)
50. Snow Patrol – Eyes Open (2006)
51. Cake – Fashion Nugget (1996)
52. Prince – 1999 (1982)
53. R.E.M. – Murmur (1983)
54. The Killers – Day & Age (2008)
55. Fischerspooner – Odyssey (2005)
56. The Black Crowes – Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
57. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
58. Live – V (2001)
59. Lush – Lovelife (1995)
60. David Bowie – Heathen (2002)
61. Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)
62. The Fixx – Reach the Beach (1983)
63. The Police – Synchronicity (1983)
64. Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
65. Seal – System (2007)
66. Talking Heads – Speaking in Tongues (1983)
67. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (2010)
68. Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970)
69. INXS – Kick (1987)
70. Muse – The Resistance (2009)
71. Stone Temple Pilots – Purple (1994)
72. U2 – War (1983)
73. David Bowie – Young Americans (1975)
74. MC5 – Back in the USA (1970)
75. Toad the Wet Sprocket – Fear (1991)
76. Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)
77. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver (2006)
78. Pet Shop Boys – Actually (1987)
79. Stevie Wonder – Talking Book (1972)
80. Duran Duran – Rio (1982)
81. Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe (2013)
82. Soundtrack – Romeo + Juliet (1996)
83. New Order – Waiting for the Siren’s Call (2005)
84. Guns ‘N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction (1987)
85. Bush – Sixteen Stone (1994)
86. Pearl Jam – Yield (1998)
87. The Clash – London Calling (1979)
88. Blondie – Parallel Lines (1981)
89. VAST – Visual Audio Sensory Theater (1998)
90. Depeche Mode – Violator (1990)
91. U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)
92. Seal – Seal II (1994)
93. Tears for Fears – Songs from the Big Chair (1985)
94. Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
95. Michael Jackson – Thriller (1982)
96. The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984)
97. Eve 6 – Eve 6 (1998)
98. Foreigner – 4 (1981)
99. Huey Lewis and the News – Sports (1983)
100. The Offspring – Smash (1994)
Monday, 05.30.16 @ 23:35pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, jtrichey wrote:
  1. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966) 15 pts
2. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
3. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
4. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
5. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
6. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
7. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
8. Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)
9. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
10. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
11. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
12. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
13. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
14. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
15. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
Monday, 05.30.16 @ 23:18pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  Replacement nominations are now closed.

The following 30 albums received at least 6 nominations:

Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955)
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967)
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969)
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
Etta James - At Last! (1961)
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957)
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)


Any voter that would like to is eligible to vote in the Initial Rankings. To vote, select 15 eligible albums and rank them in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 points and so on.

The 15 albums that receive the most points (with more than 15 in the event of a tie for 15th) will advance to the Final Rankings.


Rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Thursday the 2nd.
Monday, 05.30.16 @ 23:09pm
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About Hawkwind, Sal Robert Pauciello wrote:
  Hawkwind should be in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.
The first 6 albums alone should qualify them. Especially the 3rd album, Doremi Fasol Latido through the Warrior on the Edge of Time album---4 key albums that are well done. (Warrior was Lemmy's last with the band.) And----not to mention that they are still performing creative space-rock, albeit with various band mates.
If they don't get in, they are still the "underground space kings" in my opinion.
Monday, 05.30.16 @ 18:05pm
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About The Song Project, Greg F wrote:
  I would vote those songs Nick. Maybe is a huge omission on this project of course its got my vote. As for Blues Power any blues song will my vote for sure.
Monday, 05.30.16 @ 16:49pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Jennifer wrote:
  Replacements:

Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
Monday, 05.30.16 @ 15:33pm
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About J.J. Cale, nwc wrote:
  Yes, and JJ had a great session with Leon Russell in 1979, with songs like After Midnight, Cocaine, and I Got the Same Old Blues. And in addition to Magnolia, his great story songs: Santa Cruz, Jailer and Homeless. And Instrumentals: High School
Monday, 05.30.16 @ 11:47am
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About The Song Project, Nick wrote:
  Hello everyone, I hope everyone’s Memorial Day weekend is going well. I wanted to post my nominations for the June general vote a little earlier to see if there’s any support for these songs. Feel free to leave any comments or thoughts on these songs. I have a couple other songs in mind, but I feel these 2 songs are strong choices. I will repost my nominations along with my 2015 song nomination (when they are available to post), but I wanted to diversify my nomination selections this month. I agree with everyone’s statements that we need to expand our horizons a bit, especially in the Song Project. I’ve been considering several songs over the last day or so, but ultimately I decide to nominate 2 worthy songs from overvalued genres and trends in the Song Project. In this case: early rock and roll era and the blues. I provided a detailed reasoning for nominating these songs for the June 2016 general vote.

The Chantels - Maybe (1957)
One of the biggest omissions currently in the Song Project, “Maybe” is one of the great songs from the earliest years of rock and roll. Along with the Shirelles and Bobbettes, the Chantels paved the way for girl groups in the late 1950s and the succeeding decade (with the likes of the Supremes, Martha & the Vandellas, Marvelettes, Ronettes, and many others). The Chantels combined doo-wop, R&B, and gospel to create one of the most influential sounds in the early years of rock and roll. “Maybe” is not only the Chantels’ signature hit, but they were the first girl group to sell over a million copies of their single. The song appears on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs list (at #199) and also chosen as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll list. “Maybe” is a landmark single worthy of induction in the Song Project. If the point of the Song Project is to induct historically significant songs, then look no farther.

Here’s a link to “Maybe” via YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IePTH1PWzAs

Albert King - Blues Power (1968)
One of the weakest areas of the Song Projects as of late is the Blues. One particular artist who lacks proper representation is the great Albert King. One of the three Kings of the Blues (along with B.B. King and Freddie King, they are both underrepresented in the Song Project too), Albert King is a key figure in the 1960s Blues era who influenced a slew of modern blues guitarists including Clapton, Vaughan, and many others. Right now “Born Under a Bad Sign” is the sole King song inducted in the Song Project. Another great King song worthy of consideration is “Blues Power,” a tour-de-force performance capturing the essence of King’s brilliant guitar playing skills and towering vocals. By far the best version of “Blues Power” is the live performance featured on the criminally underrated album ‘Live Wire/Blues Power’ (1968). That’s the version I’d recommend everyone listen, but there is also a widely circulated 3-minute cut of this performance available too.

Here’s a link to “Blues Power” (10-minute version) via YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSC42VpEuRM
Monday, 05.30.16 @ 00:18am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Gassman wrote:
  23 replacement nominees:

1. B.B. King – Live At The Regal (1965)
2. Bill Haley & His Comets – Rock Around The Clock (1955)
3. Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline (1969)
4. Buffalo Springfield – Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
5. Cream – Fresh Cream (1966)
6. Duke Ellington – At Newport (1956)
7. Etta James – At Last! (1961)
8. Muddy Waters – At Newport 1960 (1960)
9. Peter, Paul and Mary – Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
10. Ray Charles – Ray Charles (1957)
11. Simon & Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
12. The Beach Boys – Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)
13. The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
14. The Kinks – Something Else By the Kinks (1967)
15. The Meters – Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
16. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – East-West (1966)
17. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
18. The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
19. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground (1969)
20. The Who – The Who Sell Out (1967)
21. The Yardbirds – The Yardbirds (Roger The Engineer) (1966)
22. Thelonious Monk – Monk’s Dream (1962)
23. Woody Guthrie – Dust Bowl Ballads (1940)
Monday, 05.30.16 @ 00:01am
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About Genesis, Roy wrote:
  http://www.celebritynetworth.com

TOTAL NET WORTH

GENESIS: $445,000,000 Million

NET WORTH RANKINGS

01. Phil Collins: $260 Million
02. Peter Gabriel: $70 Million
03. Tony Banks: $50 Million
04. Mike Rutherford: $45 Million
05. Steve Hackett: $20 Million
Sunday, 05.29.16 @ 06:19am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  I'm on the road and I won't be able to post the update tomorrow at 10 PM Central, so I'll extend the deadline for replacement nominations to Monday at 10 PM Central.
Sunday, 05.29.16 @ 02:00am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  My replacement nominations:

B.B. King - Live at the Regal (1965)
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967)
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964)
Nat "King" Cole - Unforgettable (1954)
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)
Phil Spector / Various Artists - A Christmas Gift For You From Phillies Records (1963)
Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads (1940)
Sunday, 05.29.16 @ 01:56am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Greg F wrote:
  My top 100 favorite albums

1. Brian Wilson- Smile (2004)
2. Dennis Wilson- Pacific Ocean Blue (1977)
3. Animal Collective- Meriweather Post Pavilion (2009)
4. The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000)
5. The Beach Boys- Sunflower (1970)
6. Orbital- In Sides (1996)
7. Basement Jaxx- Rooty (2001)
8. Disclosure- Settle (2013)
9. The Beach Boys- Pet Sounds (1966)
10. The Beatles- Abby Road (1969)
11. Elton John- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
12. Depeche Mode- Violator (1990)
13. Carole King- Fantasy (1973)
14. Joe Jackson- Night and Day (1983)
15. Kate Bush- Never For Ever (1980)
16. Squeeze- East Side Story (1981)
17. The Beatles- Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
18. Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon (1972)
19. Graham Parker & The Rumour- Squeezing Out Sparks (1979)
20. Chicago- Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
21. Kate Bush- Hounds of Love (1985)
22. Carole King- Tapestry (1971)
23. Bjork- Post (1995)
24. Elton John- Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
25. Marianne Faithfull- Broken English (1979)
26. Rickie Lee Jones- Pirates (1981)
27. Return to Forever- Romantic Warrior (1976)
28. Raspberries- Fresh (1972)
29. Harry Nilsson- Nilsson Schilsson (1971)
30. Carly Simon- No Secrets (1972)
31. The Cars- Candy-O (1979)
32. Todd Terjie- It's Album Time (2014)
33. Shoes- Tongue Twister (1981)
34. Prince- Dirty Mind (1980)
35. Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack (1977)
36. Dan Fogelberg- The Innocent Age (1981)
37. Raspberries- Raspberries (1972)
38. Tom Waits- Rain Dogs (1985)
39. Tori Amoes- Boys for Pele (1996)
40. The Tubes- Remote Control (1979)
41. Chilliwack- Wanna Be A Star (1981)
42. Nick Drake- Pink Moon (1972)
43. Wendy Carlos- Sonic Seasonings (1972)
44. Prince- 1999 (1982)
45. Rickie Lee Jones- Rickie Lee Jones (1979)
46. Patti Smith Group- Easter (1978)
47. Frou Frou- Details (2002)
48. Bjork- Debut (1993)
49. Laura Nyro- Smile (1975)
50. Kacey Musgraves- Same Trailer Different Park (2012)
51. Imogen Heap- Speak For Yourself (2005)
52. Queen- Night at the Opera (1975)
53. Queensryche- Operation: Mind Crime (1988)
54. Shoes- Present Tense (1979)
55. Big Star- #1 Record (1972)
56. Radiohead- OK Computer (1998)
57. Steely Dan- Aja (1977)
58. Madonna- Erotica (1992)
59. Kylie Minogue- Fever (2001)
60. Badfinger- Straight Up (1972)
61. Lucinda Williams- Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
62. Yes- Fragle (1971)
63. Jean Michel Jarre- Oxygene (1977)
64. Steely Dan- The Royal Scam (1976)
65. Boz Scaggs- Silk Degrees (1976)
66. Triumverat- Spartacus (1975)
67. Blood, Sweat and Tears- Child is The Father to the Man (1967)
68. Harry Nilsson- Ariel Ballet (1967)
69. Esquval- See It in Sound (1998)
70. Janet Jackson- The Velvet Rope (1998)
71. Les Baxter- Ritual of the Savage (1951)
72. Air- Moon Safari (1998)
73. The Verve- Urban Hymns (1997)
74. Tori Amoes- Under the Pink (1994)
75. Thank God It's Friday Soundtrack (1978)
76. Alanis Morissette- Jagged Little Pill (1995)
77. Tears for Fears- The Hurting (1982)
78. J Dilla- Dounuts (2006)
79. Amy Winehouse- Back to Black (2006)
80. Spoon- Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007)
81. Depeche Mode- Ultra (1997)
82. Carole King- Music (1971)
83. Martin Denny- Exotica (1957)
84. Carly Simon- Boys in the Trees (1978)
85. Yes- Close to the Edge (1972)
86. Eric Dolphy- Out to Lunch (1964)
87. Joni Mitchell- Court and Spark (1974)
88. Depeche Mode- Songs of Faith and Devotion (1992)
89. Modest Mouse- The Moon and Antarctica (2000)
90. Lily Allen- It's Not Me, It's You (2009)
91. Amy Winehouse- Frank (2003)
92. Tears for Fears- The Seeds of Love (1989)
93. Spoon- Gimme Fiction (2005)
94. The O'jays- Ship Ahoy (1972)
95. Madonna- Ray of Light (1998)
96. Kylie Minogue- Light Years (2000)
97. Janet Jackson- Rythem Nation (1989)
98. Steely Dan- Katy Lied (1975)
99. The Feeling- Twelve Stops and Home (2006)
100. Blondie- Parallel Lines (1978)
Sunday, 05.29.16 @ 01:02am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, jtrichey wrote:
  replacements:

Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969)
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
Sunday, 05.29.16 @ 00:44am
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About the 2016 Inductees, Ben wrote:
  Some other wishes. I'm a pretty big fan of 60s music. I also wish to see Joe Cocker, Johnny Winter MC5 Procul Harum The Guess Who and Three Dog Night nominated in the next couple years. I referred to Nick's 60s list for these. That's as far as 60s artists. Some of these had hits in the 1970's and onward. I wish to see Todd Rundgren, Gram Parsons and War on the ballot as far as other 70s in the next couple years.

I am also predicting Chic, Janet Jackson the Cure the Smiths and Sonic Youth on the ballot in the next couple years. I am not a fan of these but those seem to be likely predictions. I don't think all the ones mentioned will be on the same ballot. I do think they will appear in the next couple Years. Someone said its going to be difficult to keep Janet Jackson off the Ballot. I agree even though I am not a fan. I will finalize my prediction list in late Summer.
Saturday, 05.28.16 @ 10:36am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Nick wrote:
  Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955)
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (1960)
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today! (1965)
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)


Sorry I missed the most recent tiebreaker for the pre-1970s ranking. I just started a new job that requires odd hours so it was hard trying to remember all these deadlines. I thought I had an extra night to cast a ballot, but it’s fine the way it turned out.
Saturday, 05.28.16 @ 09:26am
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About Trooper, Roy wrote:
  TROOPER

01. Ra McGuire (1975-Present; vocals, harp)
02. Brian Smith (1975-Present; guitar, vocals)
03. Tommy Stewart (1975-1980; drums, vocals)
04. Harry Kalensky (1975-1976; bass guitar, chimes)
05. Frank Ludwig (1976-1979; keyboards, vocals)
06. Doni Underhill (1977-1980; bass guitar)
Saturday, 05.28.16 @ 09:06am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, DarinRG wrote:
  AlexVoltaire- I was a little vague about it. The intention is for it to be your personal top 100, your favorites weighted however you choose. It can be your 100 favorites in the order of your enjoyment or your favorite 100 weighted by importance or however you want to do it. There's no obligation to include any of the usual suspects unless they are genuinely among the top 100 albums in your world. Mine will likely have very little crossover with our group top 100 and most of the obligatory "titans" probably won't have albums meaningful enough to me on a personal level to make my top 100. You can approach this as if you, your taste, perspective, enjoyment, opinion and record collection are the only criteria that matter.

As for the 2/4/6 rule, it's something that I did in another group a few years back and at first a lot of people got a bit huffy about an artist quantity limit being put on their personal favorites list, but by the end everybody thought it turned out to be an interesting twist because most people have the instinct to top load the list with the bulk of their three or four favorite artists' discographies. It ended up causing people to consider the actual albums more than the artist themselves and most everybody ended up pretty happy with what they came up with. I think most of the regulars here can pull off a strong list even withing that one boundary.

I just thought it might be a nice breather for everybody to indulge themselves for a minute in the middle of our long group consensus project and the frustrations and annoyances that are inherent in that sort of thing. Also, we might identify some strong Album Project candidates or potential areas for genre votes.
Friday, 05.27.16 @ 22:10pm
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About Moon Taxi, Paul in KY wrote:
  Have seen these guys 7 times over the past 4 or 5 years & every time they kick ass. One of my favorite bands. They played the Hangout Pre-Party as 'People of the Sun' & then again a set on weekend as Moon Taxi.

I didn't really care too much for the People of the Sun thing, but boy do I care about Moon Taxi. If you get a chance to see them live, do it!
Friday, 05.27.16 @ 15:02pm
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About Haim, Paul in KY wrote:
  Also surprised I am 1st to comment on Haim. They played on Surf Stage (#2 stage) at Hangout. Have their Days Are Gone album & like their voices, so I was a bit familiar with them.

Thought they had a great set. Excellent harmonies & some funny banter mixed in. All 3 girls played guitars/bass & had a drummer & keyboardist. Looking forward to seeing them again on the circuit.
Friday, 05.27.16 @ 14:55pm
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About Grimes, Paul in KY wrote:
  Can't believe this old dude is 1st to post on Grimes (no relation to Frank 'Grimey' Grimes).

Anyway, I saw her in Boom Boom Tent at The Hangout. Had 2 backup dancers & a backup vocalist, who also played some key boards/bass. Grimes generally plays the keyboards herself. Was in middle of a packed crowd of young'uns.

Thought she did a fine job. Fun set, with some real catchy songs. That she is very easy on the eyes doesn't hurt. Thought she had one of best sets of weekend.
Friday, 05.27.16 @ 14:51pm
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About The Weeknd, Paul in KY wrote:
  Saw this guy at The Hangout last Friday night. He closed down the main stage that night. When he was announced as a headliner, I was very disappointed. Bummed, actually.

I had been watching The Chainsmokers & they were hella unimpressive, so I headed over to check him out. Huge crowd there, but I picked my way thru em to be around the sound tent. He's a Hell of a lot better than The Chainsmokers, I can tell you that. Great voice & excellent stage presence. Crowd was singing along to his songs. Wish I'd attended the whole show.
Friday, 05.27.16 @ 14:45pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, AlexVoltaire wrote:
  Assuming that its "100 Greatest Albums" and not "Our 100 Favorite Albums," here's what my list would look like:

1. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
4. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
8. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
9. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
10. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
11. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
12. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
13. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
14. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
15. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
16. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady (2013)
19. Radiohead- OK Computer (1999)
20. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
21. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
22. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
23. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (2007)
24. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
25. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
26. Mumford And Sons - Sigh No More (2009)
27. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
28. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
29. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
30. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
31. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Past (1967)
32. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
33. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
34. Adele - 21 (2011)
35. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
36. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
37. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
38. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
39. Beyonce- Lemonade (2016)
40. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
41. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
42. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
43. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
44. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
45. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
46. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
47. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
48. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
49. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
50. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
51. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
52. Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (1978)
53. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
54. TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
55. Jay-Z - The Black Album (2003)
56. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
57. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
58. Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002)
59. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
60. Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection (1975)
61. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
62. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
63. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
64. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
65. Metallica- The Black Album (1991)
66. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002)
67. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
68. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
69. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black (2006)
70. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
71. Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
72. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
73. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
74. Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
75. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
76. Dan Fogelberg- The Innocent Age (1981)
77. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
78. Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
79. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
80. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
81. Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974)
82. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
83. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
84. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (2005)
85. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
86. Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
87. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
88. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
89. The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
90. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
91. Dire Straits - Making Movies (1980)
92. They Might Be Giants - Flood (1990)
93. War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972)
94. Brandi Carlile- Bear Creek (2012)
95. Warren Zevon- Excitable Boy (1978)
96. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
97. Fairport Convention - Liege and Lief (1969)
98. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
99. Mariah Carey- The Emancipation of Mimi (2005)
100. Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (1971)
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About the 2016 Inductees, Ben wrote:
  Now the 2013 Ceremony was very fine. No real complaints. It was the best one in a bunch of years. It was Randy Newman, Albert King Public Enemy Donna Summer Heart and Rush. I love Albert King. One of the best Blues players of all time. I of course Love Heart and Rush quite a bit. Randy Newman represented the Singer/Songwriter thing and Public Enemy was the Rap group. I am not a Rap fan much at all. If you're going to include Rap I can say that Public Enemy are influential based on things I've read.

This year's ceremony was the best since then. The Hall has caught up a bit at least. There is a lot of work to be done. Stevie Ray Vaughan Deep Purple Chicago and Steve Miller have all been inducted Now. So my wish is to see the Moody Blues, Yes, Jethro Tull, the Meters, the Spinners, Joe Tex J Geils Band and the Zombies. to be inducted along with so many others. I do at least know Music history going back to the Mid 60s. I know Joe Tex. He is worthy of being Inducted. The question is will he be. The Hall is more populist Now. I will have a full and final prediction list in the late Summer.
Friday, 05.27.16 @ 08:55am
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About Rock Hall Projected, Paul in KY wrote:
  Lax33, agree totally on Bad Religion. They are badass. Another good one is Anti-Flag.
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, AlexVoltaire wrote:
  Darin- just to clarify, your idea would be for our personal picks for the Top 100 albums of all time, rather than a list of our 100 favorite albums, right?

My replacement nominations:

Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965)
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964)
Phil Spector / Various Artists - A Christmas Gift For You From Phillies Records (1963)
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today! (1965)
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
The Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
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About 4 Non Blondes, Timothy wrote:
  i say yes, although they only had one album,
Linda Perry is enough reason for the induction,
she has influenced artists like punk-pop rock legend Pink and pop powerhouse Lady GaGa and as a songwriter, she has wrote songs like Get the Party Started (Pink), Beautiful (Christina Aguilera) and Perfect Stranger (Cheap Trick)
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969) - 59
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964) - 56

Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968) - 49 (42 Points in Initial Rankings)
The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965) - 49 (41 Points in Initial Rankings)

Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969) - 48 (50 Points in Initial Rankings)

Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968) - 48 (48 Points in Initial Rankings)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969) - 48 (48 Points in Initial Rankings)

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969) - 47 (61 Points in Initial Rankings)
The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968) - 47 (53 Points in Initial Rankings)

The Stooges - The Stooges (1969) - 44
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969) - 39
Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965) - 38
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958) - 35
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969) - 23



Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


Nominations for Round 3 of the Pre-1970 Group Rankings are now open.

Each voter (including new voters to the project, who are welcome to join at any time) can nominate as many as 50 qualified albums (a minimum of 35 nominations is required for this round for your ballot to be counted) that haven't been ranked yet (listed below). Voters must have at least 25 current nominations (or explain that they didn't think any other albums were worthy of nomination) for their nominations to be counted.


Here are the maximum number of replacement nominations available this round for each voter that has previously nominated albums for this group:

Darren - 11
AlexVoltaire - 12
DarinRG - 8
Gassman - 23
Jennifer - 16
jtrichey - 15
Max - 11
Nick - 13
Tom H. - 9

If you'd like additional replacement nominations, you'll need to specify which previously nominated album you would like to un-nominate.


Here is the list of qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet:

Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
B.B. King - Live at the Regal (1965)
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955)
Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin (1958)
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967)
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969)
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)
Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
Duke Ellington - At Newport (1956)
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Etta James - At Last! (1961)
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957)
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965)
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers (1969)
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961)
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (compilation) (1957)
Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (1960)
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964)
Nat "King" Cole - Unforgettable (1954)
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
Phil Spector / Various Artists - A Christmas Gift For You From Phillies Records (1963)
Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
Ray Charles - The Genius of Ray Charles (1959)
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
The Band - The Band (1969)
The Beach Boys - All Summer Long (1964)
The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today! (1965)
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
The Everly Brothers - The Everly Brothers (1958)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
The Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer) (1966)
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream (1962)
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
Various Artists - The Sound of Music Soundtrack (1965)
Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads (1940)


There will be 3 days of replacement nominations. After the conclusion of replacement nominations, the approx. 25 albums with the most nominations will advance to this round's initial rankings to be qualified for final rankings. This round will rank 15 albums unless there is a tie at the end of the final rankings, in which case more than 15 albums could be ranked this round.


Replacement nominations will end at 10 PM Central on Sunday the 29th.
Friday, 05.27.16 @ 01:48am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, DarinRG wrote:
  I've been thinking about an exercise that I want to try sometime in the next few days when I have a little down time and thought it would be interesting too see what some of you might come up with, as well. The idea would be to come up with your own top 100 albums list with one ground rule: no artist can have more than two albums in the top 25, no more than four in the overall top 50 and no more than six on the list as a whole. Beyond that the qualifications are completely up to you--personal enjoyment, perception of importance, how "good" they are or what's the "best" (I don't know what either of those mean, but I've seen them referenced by people occasionally as voting criteria). Your list can be 100 obscurities that you love, it can look like a Billboard chart, it can look like it was cribbed from a Rolling Stone list, it can be all one genre or be all over the place. Beyond the 2/4/6 rule there are no wrong answers. It's all yours. I'll should have a chance to put one together in a few days.

In the meantime:

The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)14
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)13
The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)12
Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)11
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)10
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)9
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)8
Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)7
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)6
Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)5
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)4
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] 3
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)2
The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)1
Friday, 05.27.16 @ 01:38am
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About The Song Project, Darren wrote:
  Tiebreaker voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better (1985) - 34
M - Pop Muzik (1979) - 33
Culture Club - I’ll Tumble 4 Ya (1982) - 30
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The Kinks - Destroyer (1981) - 23


Destroyer will automatically be nominated for the June Song Project vote.


Here is the final class of inductees for this genre vote:

Culture Club - I’ll Tumble 4 Ya (1982)
Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Everyday I Write the Book (1983)
Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better (1985)
M - Pop Muzik (1979)
Naked Eyes - (There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me (1983)
Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind (1987)
The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town (1985)
The Pretenders - My City Was Gone (1984)
The Who - You Better You Bet (1981)
Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now (1983)
Friday, 05.27.16 @ 01:36am
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About Rock Hall Projected, SotN wrote:
  One other act I was kicking around for a possible push: The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. If they were to go in Early Influence (where I was contemplating), I'd wait a year or two to go for it, since Serge Gainsbourg, the Last Poets, and Wendy Carlos are further up my list.
Thursday, 05.26.16 @ 23:46pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Jennifer wrote:
  Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968) 14
The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968) 13
Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968) 12
The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965) 11
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] 10
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969) 9
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969) 8
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969) 7
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969) 6
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969) 5
Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965) 4
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958) 3
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969) 2
The Stooges - The Stooges (1969) 1
Thursday, 05.26.16 @ 22:56pm
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About The Song Project, Jennifer wrote:
  The Kinks - Destroyer (1981) 4
Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better (1985) 3
Culture Club - I’ll Tumble 4 Ya (1982) 2
M - Pop Muzik (1979) 1
Thursday, 05.26.16 @ 22:43pm
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About Rock Hall Projected, Lax33 wrote:
  Since a number of fellow posters have indicated who they are going to consider on their individual shortlists for their ballots in the Fall for the Revisited/Projected Rock Hall Project; I figured now would be the best time to show my shortlist. Granted, there will possibly be some changes between now and September/October, and eventually we can only put 13 artists on one ballot. None the less, I am sure these artists are a reasonable bunch.

R & B/Soul: Like many of you, Beyoncé is a guaranteed virtual lock on my ballot. Among others in the field, I am also looking at Mary J. Blige, Teddy Pendergrass, Lionel Richie, Ben E. King, Jerome Smith, and for a bit of a left curve, Anita Baker.

Electronic: Neu!, Jean Michel Jarre and Tangerine Dream are high priority for me. Going a little more recent, I am considering Moby, Fatboy Slim, The Prodigy, Aphex Twin, Jimmy Cauty, and The Art Of Noise.

Metal: I suppose Anthrax and Ronnie James Dio are quite important priorities. I am also looking into Hawkwind, Korn, System Of A Down, Dream Theater, and a band that gets little mention here: Bad Religion.

Rap/Hip-Hop: I should have done this earlier, yet A Tribe Called Quest will pretty much be on my ballot in the Fall. Indeed, I am considering Nas, Ludacris, Eve, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, KRS-One, and Ice-T.

Classic Rock: I am hoping Alan Parsons/Eric Woolfson/The Alan Parsons Project get some consideration this year. I also think Foreigner need to be inducted pretty soon. Paul Butterfield and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band might get a nod from me this year. And I wonder if we could at least have an idea as to where Blood, Sweat & Tears falls into. Some other acts I am thinking about include 10cc, Rainbow, Stevie Nicks, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, and perhaps even the Scorpions.

Singer-Songwriters: There is quite a lot to cover here. I suppose for me Sting is a significant priority for induction; followed in close proximity by Carly Simon, Dan Fogelberg, Bread, Elliot Smith, Carole King as a performer, and Sufjan Stevens. I am also open to including Phil Collins, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Sheryl Crow, Gordon Lightfoot, Kris Kristofferson, John Hiatt, Joan Armatrading, Ray Lamontagne and someone I only discovered upon his passing this year: Colin Vearncombe a.k.a. Black.

More to come in part 2, so stay tuned,

Lax33
Thursday, 05.26.16 @ 22:13pm
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About The Song Project, Nick wrote:
  Tiebreaker:
Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya (1982) - 4
The Kinks - Destroyer (1981) - 3
M - Pop Muzik (1979) - 2
Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better (1985) - 1
Thursday, 05.26.16 @ 19:15pm
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About the eligibility class of 2016, angi marek wrote:
  is the 2017 ceremony going to be in CLEVELAND???????????????????????
Thursday, 05.26.16 @ 14:36pm
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About The Song Project, Dave wrote:
  Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya (1982) - 4
The Kinks - Destroyer (1981) - 3
M - Pop Muzik (1979) - 2
Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better (1985) - 1
Thursday, 05.26.16 @ 13:42pm
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About Bobby Freeman, Charles Crossley Jr wrote:
  "Do You Want To Dance". The vocal is not nuanced at all, and the piano playing is more like piano banging. But that apparently was its charm, as this primal sound swung its way up to #5 pop/#2 R&B in 1958. I'm guessing because the original was so perfectly flawed, that everyone felt they could cover it. Some shouldn't have (Sonny & Cher, Sandy Nelson), some had their own hits with it (the Beach Boys), some added it to their repertoires as crowd pleasers (the 4 Seasons, Cliff Richard & the Shadows, Jan & Dean) and some took the song in a completely different direction that actually embraced the lyrics (the Mamas and the Papas, Johnny Rivers, Bette Midler).

And here's a question - did this song presage the dance craze of the early 60s?

It was quite a song. Unfortunately, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is not really geared towards recognizing artists who, whether they had other hits or not (and Bobby Freeman did have others hits). Yeah, they have that one hit wonders exhibit in the exhibition section, a wall painted with the song titles and artists, a display that shows a video and a few seats, and. . . that's about it. And they've managed to induct a few such artists like Ritchie Valens or Percy Sledge. But those artists exhibited talent to spare with an influence that stretched deeply into rock and roll beyond that one song they're mostly noted for. That may explain why they were inducted and other acts like Bobby Freeman were not. It's hard to say without talking to the nominators and the voters about those decisions.

Outside of those examples, I guess we'll just have to be happy with "Gee" by the Crows, "Sh-Boom" by the Chords, "The Book Of Love" by the Monotones, "Wild Thing" and "Love Is All Around" by the Troggs, "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen, "Wooly Bully" by Sam The Sham & the Pharoahs and, yes, "Do You Want To Dance" by Bobby Freeman. We can embrace them even if the R&RHoF, by design, really can't.
Thursday, 05.26.16 @ 10:23am
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About Eagles of Death Metal, Paul in KY wrote:
  Saw this band at Shakey Knees Music fest in Atlanta. Not a fan of lead singer's politics, but I must say I really enjoyed their set. Very impressive band. Wanted them to play some more. Would highly recommend them as a live act.
Thursday, 05.26.16 @ 07:35am
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About Deftones, Paul in KY wrote:
  Saw these folks rock hard at Shakey Knees Music Fest. They hit the stage right before At the Drive-In. Had heard of these guys & have a few albums of theirs.

Crowd loved the show, they played for an hour. I sure enjoyed it.
Thursday, 05.26.16 @ 07:29am
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