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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 18 Nov 2015, 08:43

I remember both albums being released. Interesting that you compare them and I agree that they were relevant to the military tension of the time. The Cold War & CND remained potent at the time, and of course The Falklands conflict had brought home warfare to the everyday UK folk.

Though I have to admit, I have never bought either album. And I don't think I have heard 'Dazzle Ships' apart from the hit singles. And it is a long time since I have heard them.

Looking at the top 40 singles of March 1983, it reminded me that at that time Duran Duran had just triumphed at the British Rock & Pop Awards, and 'Is There Something I Should Know' was the eagerly-awaited first single after this. Suddenly they were superstars :)

And there was also the first Style Council single which was also keenly awaited, just three months after The Jam had ended. Other dedicated music fans were keen on 'Blue Monday' by New Order, which was more mysteriously cool than the Floyd or OMD records I would say.

And Bowie was re-emerging:

http://www.everyhit.com/retros/index.ph ... 1=2&day2=2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by AdvertBreak » 22 Nov 2015, 20:55

Dazzle Ships was mysterious but whether people saw it as cool at the time depended on whether they liked it or not I guess, and although you can say that for anything, the original consensus was more muted, unlike Blue Monday, hailed an instant classic and rightfully so.

Artists whose best song was a Christmas song, as far as I'm concerned:

Chris de Burgh
The Pogues
Kirsty MacColl
The Waitresses
Greg Lake
Jona Lewie
The Pretenders

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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 23 Nov 2015, 09:45

In that list, The Waitresses and The Pretenders for me.

P.S:
AdvertBreak wrote:Death to Shit Prog is a music posting facebook group admined by him, I and Jay.
good page, that one :D
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Post by TripleJay97 » 23 Nov 2015, 10:32

Mallard No. 22 wrote:P.S:
AdvertBreak wrote:Death to Shit Prog is a music posting facebook group admined by him, I and Jay.
good page, that one :D

You're too kind ;)
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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 28 Nov 2015, 08:30

:lol:
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Post by AdvertBreak » 02 Dec 2015, 01:19

Check out my new Show of Hands wiki album pages

Country Life - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_Life_(Show_of_Hands_album" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Witness - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witness_(Show_of_Hands_album" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

Check out my older ones too if you haven't seen them

Tall Ships - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tall_Ships_(album" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Beat about the Bush - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_about_the_Bush" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Lie of the Land - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie_of_the_Land" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Live at the Royal Albert Hall - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_at_t ... lbert_Hall_(Show_of_Hands_album" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Dark Fields - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Fields_(album" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

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Post by AdvertBreak » 24 Dec 2015, 00:24

Albums whose titles are a symbol

Led Zeppelin - (four symbols)
Prince - (love symbol abum)
David Bowie - (blackstar)

Artists whose names were a symbol

Freur
Prince (90s era)

Any others?

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Post by AdvertBreak » 17 Jan 2016, 17:58

We need to do a Veikko's Blur Forum Awards.

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Post by 101reykjavik » 17 Jan 2016, 18:17

Good idea!
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Post by AdvertBreak » 24 Jan 2016, 02:42

Most obvious list ever?

1962: Ornette Coleman - Ornette! / Booker T. & The MG's - Green Onions
1963: The Beatles - Please Please Me
1964: The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
1965: The Beatles - Help!
1966: The Beatles - Revolver
1967: Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
1968: Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
1969: Can - Monster Movie
1970: The Velvet Underground - Loaded
1971: David Bowie - Hunky Dory
1972: Nick Drake - Pink Moon
1973: Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
1974: 10cc - Sheet Music
1975: Brian Eno - Another Green World
1976: David Bowie - Station to Station
1977: David Bowie - Low
1978: Wire - Chairs Missing
1979: XTC - Drums and Wires
1980: Talking Heads - Remain in Light
1981: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) - Architecture & Morality
1982: Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Imperial Bedroom
1983: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) - Dazzle Ships
1984: Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
1985: The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
1986: Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring / The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
1987: Stump - Quirk Out
1988: Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
1989: The Cure - Disintegration
1990: Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
1991: My Bloody Valentine - Loveless / Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
1992: Ween - Pure Guava
1993: Blur - Modern Life is Rubbish
1994: Orbital - Snivilisation
1995: The Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust
1996: Show of Hands - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
1997: Bjork - Homogenic / Radiohead - OK Computer / U2 - Pop
1998: Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
1999: Blur - 13
2000: Radiohead - Kid A
2001: Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World
2002: Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
2003: Blur - Think Tank / Peatbog Faeries - Welcome to Dun Vegas
2004: Dunno
2005: Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better
2006: Hot Chip - The Warming
2007: Radiohead - In Rainbows
2008: Coldplay - Viva la Vida or All His Friends
2009: Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
2010: LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
2011: Dunno
2012: Tame Impala - Lonerism
2013: The Bad Shepherds - Mud, Blood & Beer
2014: Manic Street Preachers - Futurology
2015: Blur - The Magic Whip
2016: David Bowie - Blackstar

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Post by 101reykjavik » 24 Jan 2016, 08:09

All that effort and you come up short on just one year? :lol:

How about these for 2004 -
Franz Ferdinand debut?
The Killers - Hot Fuss? (Their first album was a brilliant pop album).
Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill
Mylo - Destroy Rock n Roll
or how about Happiness in Magazines?? :)
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Post by AdvertBreak » 24 Jan 2016, 17:43

Good points aha. It might be a double whammy for Franz Ferdinand, although Destroy Rock and Roll and Funeral are close.

Top five world albums by Western artists?

1. Peatbog Faeries - Welcome to Dun Vegas
2. Talking Heads - Remain in Light
3. David Bowie - Lodger
4. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel III
5. Show of Hands - Witness

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Post by Lt Pinkerton » 25 Jan 2016, 20:38

101reykjavik wrote:All that effort and you come up short on just one year? :lol:

How about these for 2004 -
Franz Ferdinand debut?
The Killers - Hot Fuss? (Their first album was a brilliant pop album).
Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill
Mylo - Destroy Rock n Roll
or how about Happiness in Magazines?? :)
Funeral and The College Dropout were both released in 2004. I know AB's not a huge Kanye fan, but that album is untouchable. And what about Let England Shake for 2011? I'd go for that one or Girls' 2nd album.

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Post by 101reykjavik » 25 Jan 2016, 20:42

I did ponder College Dropout, but I'm no fan either. Still, it's a contender if I'm being honest.

And yes, I didn't spot there was a gap for 2011 too! Let England Shake is a very good suggestion actually. I reckon I'd go with that.
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Re: Random Posts

Post by AdvertBreak » 27 Jan 2016, 02:19

I've only heard it once haha.

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