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.


The Album Project Comment and Voting History


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
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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 get an album into the tiebreaker if for no other reason to give it a shot in April's general ballot.

My ballot:

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
Cat Power - The Greatest (2006)
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans (2005)
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American (2001)
PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her (2004)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones (2006

Posted by Chris F. on Wednesday, 03.12.14 @ 02:43am


2000-2006 Album Votes:

Blur - Think Tank (2003)
Death From Above 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm A Machine (2004)
Doves - Lost Souls (2000)
Spoon - Gimme Fiction (2005)
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory (2004)
The Soviettes - LP III (2005)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 03.12.14 @ 20:15pm


Spoon - Gimme Fiction (2005)
Neko Case - Blacklisted (2002)
PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her (2004)
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People
Doves - Lost Souls (2000)

Really tough. There are five or six albums that I'm keeping an eye on for a possible vote switch. There are also a few great albums here that I would easily support in the main Album Project, but they're a bit bigger than what I'm looking for in this round.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 03.12.14 @ 21:15pm


Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans (2005)
Doves - Lost Souls (2000)
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American (2001)
The Killers - Sam's Town (2006)

Posted by jtrichey on Wednesday, 03.12.14 @ 22:14pm


Death Cab For Cutie - Plans (2005)
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American (2001)
Spoon - Gimme Fiction (2005)
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory (2004)
The Killers - Sam's Town (2006)

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 03.13.14 @ 13:57pm


My Votes:

Spoon - Gimme Fiction
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
Cat Power - The Greatest
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
Doves - Lost Souls

Posted by Darren on Friday, 03.14.14 @ 01:11am


My ballot:

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans (2005)
Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002)
Spoon - Gimme Fiction (2005)
The Killers - Sam's Town (2006)
The Shins - Oh, Inverted World

Posted by Gassman on Friday, 03.14.14 @ 10:57am


I honestly completely forgot about this vote. My ballot:

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans (2005)
Spoon - Gimme Fiction (2005)
The Killers - Sam's Town (2006)
The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones (2006)

On a side note, I would highly support Bleed American in the regular album project or an Emo genre vote. It was one of the first CD's I bought when I was a teenager, so it holds a fair bit of significance on a personal level for me. That said, I have never thought of Jimmy Eat World as an indie rock band, so I can't support it here.

Posted by BSLO on Friday, 03.14.14 @ 23:27pm


Voting update through BSLO's ballot

Spoon - Gimme Fiction (2005)-7
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)-6
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans (2005)-6
The Killers - Sam's Town (2006)-6
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Doves - Lost Souls (2000)-4
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)-4
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Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American (2001)-3
PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her (2004)-3
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones (2006)-3

Blur - Think Tank (2003)-2
Cat Power - The Greatest (2006)-2
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory (2004)-2
The Shins - Oh, Inverted World-2

Ash - Meltdown (2004)-1
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People-1
Death From Above 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm A Machine (2004)-1
Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002)-1
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief (2003)-1
She Wants Revenge - She Wants Revenge (2006)-1
Stereolab - Sound-Dust (2001)-1
The Soviettes - LP III (2005)-1

Neko Case - Blacklisted (2002)-0

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 03.15.14 @ 11:19am


Neko Case - Blacklisted has two votes (me and John R.C.). Everything else matches up with what I have.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 03.15.14 @ 18:46pm


My count also matches Tom H.'s with Blacklisted at 2 votes, as DarinRG said.

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central tonight.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 03.16.14 @ 20:04pm


My Indie Rock ballot for 2000 - 2006 albums is as follows:


PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her (2004)
Blur - Think Tank (2003)
Radiohead - Hail To The Thief (2003)
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans (2005)
The Killer's - Sam's Town (2006)

Hoping I have not thrown away some votes,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Sunday, 03.16.14 @ 20:36pm


I'll move my Broken Social Scene vote to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 00:40am


Ash - Meltdown (2004)
Blur - Think Tank (2003)
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
Cat Power - The Greatest (2006)
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans (2005)
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)

Posted by Jennifer on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 00:53am


Voting is now closed.

Here is the class of the March Indie Rock / Pop 2000-2006 Album Genre:

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans (2005)
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
Spoon - Gimme Fiction (2005)
The Killers - Sam's Town (2006)

Posted by Darren on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 01:00am


Nominations are now open for the Indie Rock / Indie Pop 2007-2013 Genre vote.

Each voter can nominate 2 albums from this genre and time period.

Nominations will end at 11:55 PM Central on Tuesday the 18th. 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 Monday, 03.17.14 @ 01:02am


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, 03.17.14 @ 01:03am


Nominees:

Feist- The Reminder (2007)
Animal Collective- Centipede HZ (2012)

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 01:12am


Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010)
The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter (2012)

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 01:16am


smh

I'll go with:

The National - Boxer (2007)
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (2011)

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 01:32am


Ack, I was a little too late for the first vote.

Well, I'll make a couple nominations:

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Fitz and The Tantrums - Pickin' Up the Pieces (2010)

Posted by SotN on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 01:49am


The xx - xx
The Antlers - Hospice

Hasn't Trouble Will Find me been inducted?

Posted by GFW on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 14:13pm


GFW - "Hasn't Trouble Will Find me been inducted?"

No, it hasn't been inducted yet. It has been close the last few months, but fell a few votes short.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 16:35pm


Huh, coulda sworn it got in this month.

Swap out Hospice for TWFM then please.

Posted by GFW on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 17:49pm


My nominations for indie pop and indie rock since 2007 albums are as follows.


Belle And Sebastian - Belle And Sebastian Write About Love (2010)
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic (2009)

This was a little easier than I had imagined,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 19:28pm


"Swap out Hospice for TWFM then please."

I'm going to retract my nomination of The National - Boxer. This new trend around here of having bands compete with themselves on the ballot is ridiculous.

I'll choose a new nominee (from an act that isn't already nominated) later today.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 20:12pm


My nominations:

The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (2011)
Japandroids - Celebration Rock (2012)

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 20:40pm


Okay, I messaged GFW on FB and let him off the hook. "Trouble Will Find Me" is actually the better album than "Boxer" and will get my vote.

I had been torn between "Boxer" and one other highly acclaimed album:

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes (2011)

So, I'll go this route and I think that the two better albums are on the ballot now (though I do love "Boxer" and will probably revisit it in the future).



From Wikipedia:

"Wounded Rhymes was lauded by music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 83, based on 34 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim".[20] Lou Thomas of BBC Music referred to it as "another outstanding album, slightly better and definitely bigger than Youth Novels. Although there is a level of subtlety at work here far more sophisticated than most mainstream releases, the sound's sheer size is almost overwhelming."[31] Corey Beasley of PopMatters described it as "a dark record, borne of lost love and youthful frustrations, more suited in tone to the frozen lake country than the haze of sunny SoCal. It means this is a seriously heavy and seriously excellent album."[27] K. Ross Hoffman of Allmusic wrote that Li "hasn't entirely let go of her girlish sweetness, and she certainly hasn't lost her way with a melodic hook, but she's largely outgrown the more cloyingly precious, occasionally clumsy tendencies that sometimes plagued her debut, and her singing voice, while still appealingly personable and distinctive, has gotten considerably more forceful", while praising the album as "an inspired, rugged, smart, emotive, coolly modern piece of indie pop, and an improvement on Lykke Li's debut in just about every respect."[21]"

Several more paragraphs outlining the album's acclaim:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_Rhymes

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 20:53pm


Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007)
Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010)

Posted by Ryan on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 22:13pm


noms:

Tegan & Sara - The Con (2007)
The Airborne Toxic Event - The Airborne Toxic Event (2008)

Posted by jtrichey on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 23:40pm


Ryan - John R.C. has already nominated "Contra". You have one more nomination available.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 03.18.14 @ 00:48am


DarinRG / GFW - While I do prefer "Trouble Will Find Me", I also think "The Boxer" is a good candidate for future votes. That being said, I'm glad that "Trouble Will Find Me" is the nominee for this vote because I think it has a better chance of being voted in.

It's come close to induction the past few months, so it has "known support", something that "The Boxer" doesn't necessarily have. It definitely has "potential support" due to both the popularity of the band and the band's reputation as album artists rather than single artists, meaning they have a much better chance of receiving recognition in this project vs. the Song Project.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 03.18.14 @ 00:55am


Darren - I completely agree with you. Admittedly, it irritated me at first, but thinking on it for a few minutes made me realize that this is the best scenario. (I'll support Boxer at any point in the future.)

I've been wanting to nominate a Lykke Li album for a while anyway, so it's all good.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 03.18.14 @ 01:03am


Quick question about our monthly nomination process. Is it time to drop special nomination consideration for 2013 albums and change that to 2014 albums? In my opinion, 2013 albums should now be nominated business as usual and 2014 releases should now receive special consideration.

Just a thought....

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 03.18.14 @ 09:02am


We're only a third of the way into the year, I feel it's too soon to start inducting 2014 albums.

Also yeah, reason I nom'd TWFM is it's gotten pretty close already in the regular vote, so it makes sense that in a more genre specific one it'd get in.

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 03.18.14 @ 10:11am


Mike - We will have 2013-specific nominations as an option until the end of 2014. 2014-specific nominations will not be available until January 2015. This is how we'll do the nominations in future years as well unless we change the rules.

We can discuss 2014 albums now (I'm really enjoying Beck and Broken Bells, for example), but they aren't eligible for the Album or Song Projects until January 2015.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 03.18.14 @ 10:29am


Of Monsters and Men- My Head Is An Animal (2011)
Bastille- Bad Blood (2013)

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 03.18.14 @ 10:55am


Yeah, I really like the fact that we wait until the year after before new albums and songs are eligbile. Allows us a better change to observe what albums/songs are truely worthy.

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 03.18.14 @ 11:37am


I agree with everybody on 2014, but Mike's comment brings up an interesting point. Because we are using the year as a strict cutoff, there is technically a situation where an album could come out at the end of December, and becomes eligible within a month. This is technically less time than if we were to consider a January 2014 album in the March voting.

Posted by BSLO on Tuesday, 03.18.14 @ 15:08pm


BSLO - The only way around that would be to have albums eligible exactly one year (to the month at least) after they were released.

I wouldn't be opposed to doing that (starting in 2015), but we would need some sort of compiled master list of album release dates that everyone understood and agreed upon (and songs would be even more difficult as singles are often released before the albums that they're on). With that list, we could print a "newly eligible" guide each month.

What does everyone think about this possibility and if you're for it, will you be willing to help put the list(s) together?

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 03.18.14 @ 16:37pm


Also, going with that previously stated idea would be that there would also be a "last month eligible" guide for each month, listing the albums that have been "one year eligible" for 11 previous months and will no longer be "one year eligible" the next month.

I think these are good ideas, but they are also complicated and would require extra work, so take the ideas with a grain of salt as you're evaluating them. They would solve the issue of voting for albums / songs that were less than a year old, though.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 03.18.14 @ 17:11pm


My nominations:

Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007)
Sleigh Bells - Treats (2010)

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 03.18.14 @ 17:47pm


My Nominations:

fun. - Some Nights (2012)
Imagine Dragon - Night Visions (2012)

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 03.18.14 @ 17:48pm


I did notice that Wikipedia breaks its "Albums of 2013" page down by month of release. Anyone know of a site that does this for singles?

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 03.18.14 @ 18:50pm


Sorry about that here is my other nomination
The Knife- Silent Shout 2006

Posted by Ryan on Tuesday, 03.18.14 @ 23:07pm


Ryan - This vote is for albums released between 2007 and 2013, so "Silent Shout" isn't qualified because it was released in 2006.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 03.19.14 @ 00:21am


Nominations are now closed.

The following albums are up for review for this genre:

Animal Collective - Centipede HZ (2012)
Bastille - Bad Blood (2013)
Belle And Sebastian - Belle And Sebastian Write About Love (2010)
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Feist - The Reminder (2007)
Fitz and The Tantrums - Pickin' Up the Pieces (2010)
fun. - Some Nights (2012)
Imagine Dragon - Night Visions (2012)
Japandroids - Celebration Rock (2012)
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes (2011)
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007)
Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal (2011)
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007)
Sleigh Bells - Treats (2010)
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (2011)
Tegan & Sara - The Con (2007)
The Airborne Toxic Event - The Airborne Toxic Event (2008)
The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter (2012)
The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (2011)
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic (2009)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
The xx - xx
Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010)

If you feel that any of these albums don't belong in the Indie Rock / Indie Pop 2007-2013 genre, please lodge a protest. Any album that receives three protests will be disqualified from this genre vote.

Review will end and voting will start at 11:55 PM Central on Wednesday the 19th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 03.19.14 @ 01:03am


So, when in 2013 did we begin allowing nominations for 2013 albums? For the sake of consistency, I think we should follow the same rule in 2014 for 2014 albums. That's basically what I was getting at.

As always, I appreciate the discussion.

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 03.19.14 @ 09:24am


We started allowing the nominations of 2013 albums on 1/1/2014. Following the same rule, nominations of 2014 albums would be accepted on 1/1/2015.

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 03.19.14 @ 10:39am


There weren't any protests.

Voting is now open.

Here are the nominees:

Animal Collective - Centipede HZ (2012)
Bastille - Bad Blood (2013)
Belle And Sebastian - Belle And Sebastian Write About Love (2010)
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Feist - The Reminder (2007)
Fitz and The Tantrums - Pickin' Up the Pieces (2010)
fun. - Some Nights (2012)
Imagine Dragon - Night Visions (2012)
Japandroids - Celebration Rock (2012)
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes (2011)
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007)
Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal (2011)
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007)
Sleigh Bells - Treats (2010)
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (2011)
Tegan & Sara - The Con (2007)
The Airborne Toxic Event - The Airborne Toxic Event (2008)
The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter (2012)
The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (2011)
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic (2009)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
The xx - xx
Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010)

Each voter can vote for 6 nominated albums. The same rules as the monthly Album Project apply to this vote.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Monday the 24th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 03.20.14 @ 02:13am


A lot of really strong albums by female or female fronted acts this round. They almost got my whole ballot. Wish I'd had room for Sleigh Bells, too.


Feist - The Reminder (2007)
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes (2011)
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007)
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (2011)
Tegan & Sara - The Con (2007)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 03.20.14 @ 04:13am


Animal Collective - Centipede HZ (2012)
Belle And Sebastian - Belle And Sebastian Write About Love (2010)
Feist - The Reminder (2007)
Sleigh Bells - Treats (2010)
The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter (2012)
Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010)

Posted by John R.C. on Thursday, 03.20.14 @ 09:55am


My ballot is:

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Fitz and The Tantrums - Pickin' Up the Pieces (2010)
fun. - Some Nights (2012)
Imagine Dragons - Night Visions (2012)
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes (2011)
Tegan & Sara - The Con (2007)

Posted by SotN on Thursday, 03.20.14 @ 10:05am


My ballot:

Japandroids - Celebration Rock (2012)
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (2011)
The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter (2012)
The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (2011)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
The xx - xx (2009)

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 03.20.14 @ 10:24am


Feist - The Reminder (2007)
fun. - Some Nights (2012)
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007)
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007)
The xx - xx
Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010)

Posted by Ryan on Thursday, 03.20.14 @ 20:15pm


Animal Collective - Centipede HZ (2012)
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007)
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007)
The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (2011)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010)

Posted by BSLO on Thursday, 03.20.14 @ 21:14pm


Darren - Sorry, I kind of opened a can of worms then didn't come on for a couple days. I think having a whole year to make an album eligible is ideal, but I agree that it isn't very practical given the time involved to moderate.

I am fine sticking with the current system. Seems to be working fine, and since year-end lists come out around New Year's, it isn't like the significance of these late-in-the-year released songs isn't taken into account by critics.

Posted by BSLO on Thursday, 03.20.14 @ 21:24pm


BSLO - No problem. You probably voted for 5 of the albums I'm going to vote for, so even if I was upset (I wasn't lol), I wouldn't be anymore. lol

If anything, I'd be more concerned with people impulse-voting for songs and albums that are popular in January, despite only being on the radio for a few months. This is fine if the song is "iconic" and it seems like the kind of song that would have been voted in eventually anyway ("Somebody That I Used To Know" springs to mind), but we've had close calls with some songs that I think we would have regretted if they had been inducted on a tidal wave of short-term popularity ("Gangam Style" and one of the songs by LMFAO spring to mind and I was concerned about "Thrift Shop", but it ended up deserving it's place imo).

I think that we have done (and will continue doing) a solid job of picking the right songs from the previous year, but we should definitely wait until the full year is complete before we start evaluating the best music from said year. We're only 10 weeks into 2014 and the music industry tends to release it's best albums in the summer and towards the end of the year, so evaluating songs and albums this early on would be premature. What sounds like the best right now might not still seem like the best when the full slate of this year's releases is available for consideration.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 03.20.14 @ 23:56pm


Darren,

I totally agree with you about why we should not change when albums and songs become eligible. I believe it works well with the way it is now.

Posted by Jennifer on Friday, 03.21.14 @ 00:11am


Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007)
Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal (2011)
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (2011)
Tegan & Sara - The Con (2007)
The Airborne Toxic Event - The Airborne Toxic Event (2008)
Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010)

Posted by jtrichey on Friday, 03.21.14 @ 00:21am


Animal Collective- Centipede Hz (2012)
Feist- The Reminder (2007)
Modest Mouse- We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (2007)
Capital Cities- In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Rilo Kiley- Under the Blacklight (2007)
The National- Trouble Will Find Me (2013)

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 03.21.14 @ 01:40am


Bastille - Bad Blood (2013)
fun. - Some Nights (2012)
Imagine Dragon - Night Visions (2012)
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007)
Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal (2011)
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic (2009)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 03.21.14 @ 12:44pm


Voting Update:

Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007)-5

Feist - The Reminder (2007)-4
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007)-4
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)-4
Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010)-4
--------------------------------------------------
Animal Collective - Centipede HZ (2012)-3
fun. - Some Nights (2012)-3
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (2011)-3
Tegan & Sara - The Con (2007)-3

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)-2
Imagine Dragon - Night Visions (2012)-2
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes (2011)-2
Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal (2011)-2
The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter (2012)-2
The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (2011)-2
The xx – xx-2

Bastille - Bad Blood (2013)-1
Belle And Sebastian - Belle And Sebastian Write About Love (2010)-1
Fitz and The Tantrums - Pickin' Up the Pieces (2010)-1
Japandroids - Celebration Rock (2012)-1
Sleigh Bells - Treats (2010)-1
The Airborne Toxic Event - The Airborne Toxic Event (2008)-1
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic (2009)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 03.22.14 @ 19:28pm


My votes:

Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007)
Feist - The Reminder (2007)
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010)
Sleigh Bells - Treats (2010)

I would probably eventually support all of the nominated albums. lol My top vote switches would be St. Vincent, Decemberists and Japandroids.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 03.22.14 @ 21:00pm


My Indie Pop and Indie Rock from 2007-2013 ballot is as follows.


Belle And Sebastian - Belle And Sebastian Write About Love (2010)
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic (2009)
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007)
Feist - The Reminder (2007)
Rilo Kiley - Under The Backlight (2007)
Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010)

Not entirely an easy task in choosing this ballot,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Saturday, 03.22.14 @ 21:47pm


Voting is now closed.

Here is the inducted class for the Indie Rock / Indie Pop 2007-2013 Genre:

Feist - The Reminder (2007)
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007)
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight (2007)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010)

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 03.25.14 @ 00:57am


Sorry I missed the vote. I had an unexpectedly busy day. :( My choices would have been:

Bastille - Bad Blood (2013)
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
fun. - Some Nights (2012)
Imagine Dragons - Night Visions (2012)
Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal (2011)
The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter (2012)

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 03.25.14 @ 01:40am


Very good class in the second round. I wasn't high on the first round class, with the thought that three of the inductees got in more on name value than actually having recorded amongst the top five albums on the ballot. A rare misfire for the Album Project, but round two was a very nice rebound and true to the specified genre.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 03.26.14 @ 08:28am


I still think SWV should have an album inducted into the project. SWV is one of the biggest R&B girl groups of all time and ruled the early 90's.
I'll nominate "It's About Time" again if there is any support.

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 03.26.14 @ 10:01am


DarinRG - I get where you're coming from on The Killers and Franz Ferdinand, but I assume you're also saying the Death Cab For Cutie got in on reputation and if that's the case, I'd point out that they had one song and zero albums inducted into these projects before this vote. Also, I think that their style of music fits perfectly into the description of the indie pop genre.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 03.26.14 @ 10:13am


Darren - You make a fair point about Death Cab. I was probably being a little harsh.

Mike - I really couldn't make a case against SWV - It's About Time. Not my cup of tea, but that shouldn't really matter. I'm not going to make any promises to anyone about my ballot this round until I see all of the nominees (I have a bad habit of making more promises than I can actually fulfill sometimes), but I'll definitely give SWV strong consideration.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 03.28.14 @ 19:26pm


Ugh, I'm disappointed I missed the genre votes for this month. Just was insanely busy. I was looking forward to this one as well.

Oh well, I'm back for next month's cycle!

Posted by rockstar23 on Friday, 03.28.14 @ 19:43pm


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.

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:

70's Singer-Songwriters
80s New Wave/Pop
90s British Rock/Pop
Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Metal
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.

Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000 is ineligible for nomination until October, as it was the selected genre from March.

Every voter will be able to vote for 5 nominated album genres. Any genre 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).

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.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 00:00am


Nominations:

Green Day- 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
Disclosure- Settle (2013)

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 01:05am


Genre:

Modern Electronica (1990-2013)

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 01:09am


Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)

Posted by John R.C. on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 02:15am


I'm afraid this might not be accepted due this being part of the rules but here goes, my genre nomination:

Compilation albums after 1965

Posted by John R.C. on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 02:26am


I'll pair a couple of my genre ballot nominees off in this one:

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977)
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)

Posted by SotN on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 02:32am


My nominations:

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)



Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 08:47am


Nominations:

Robyn - Body Talk

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 09:49am


Nominations:

Weather Report- Heavy Weather (1977)
Pearl Jam- Lightning Bolt (2013)

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 09:52am


Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis!

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 16:34pm


Bjork - Vespertine
Arctic Monkeys - AM

Posted by rockstar23 on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 18:35pm


My Apri 2014 Album Nominations:


Paul McCartney, New (2013)

Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 18:49pm


My April 2014 Genre Nomination:

Novelty/Parody

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 18:50pm


After the conversation about the chart showing how well or poorly certain years and decades have been represented in the Album Project, I'm going to backtrack this month to two highly acclaimed albums that are still considered landmarks of the early 80s.

Swell Maps - Jane From Occupied Europe (1980)
Cabaret Voltaire - Red Mecca (1981)

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 20:21pm


My two pronged nomination process for the Album Project this month is now up and ready. First, the album nominations; one from the past, and one from last year.


Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom (1974)
30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013)

Indeed, these two albums are the same albums I nominated last month. I may in all likelihood continue to nominate these albums until at least one of them gets inducted. They are quite good albums; perhaps the high watermarks for these artists. Now, onto the genre I have picked to be nominated for a special election.

Modern Classical

Again, this is a genre I nominated last month. I may likely continue to nominate Modern Classical until it gets considered.

Please do consider these nominations,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 21:35pm


Lax - I actually familiarized myself with Rock Bottom during the last voting period. It's very much on my radar. If I don't get to it this round (and I very well might, but like I told Mike, I can't make any promises until I see the full ballot), it will get my support soon.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 21:57pm


nom:

Gorillaz - Gorillaz (2001)

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 23:30pm


DarinRG - You can only nominate two albums if one of them is from 2013. Please clarify your nominations. If I don't hear from you before the deadline, I'll count the first nominee (Swell Maps) as your nomination.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 04.1.14 @ 23:47pm


Yeah, that was a major brain fart. I'll replace Cab Volt with:

Julia Holter - Loud City Song (2013)

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 04.2.14 @ 00:24am


Actually, strike that:

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (2013)
Swell Maps - Jane From Occupied Europe (1980)

I'll go with those two and revisit the Cabaret Voltaire and Julia Holter albums at a later time.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 04.2.14 @ 00:28am


Throwing Muses- Throwing Muses (1986)

Genre Nomination- 80's College Rock

Posted by Ryan on Wednesday, 04.2.14 @ 21:36pm


The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009)
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 04.2.14 @ 22:17pm


Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998)

Posted by BSLO on Wednesday, 04.2.14 @ 23:27pm


Edgar Winter Group- They Only Come Out at Night (1972)

Posted by PopeCharming on Wednesday, 04.2.14 @ 23:34pm


GFW- The Electric Lady was inducted last month.

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 04.3.14 @ 00:36am


My nomination for April 2014/2039 induction into The Album Project...

Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 04.3.14 @ 01:34am


Was it? Alright then, replace that with a nom for Paramore - Paramore.

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 04.3.14 @ 13:21pm


Nominations are now closed.

Here are the nominees:

30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013)
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Bjork - Vespertine
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis!
Disclosure - Settle (2013)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Gorillaz - Gorillaz (2001)
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (2013)
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)
Paramore - Paramore (2013)
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)
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom (1974)
Robyn - Body Talk
Swell Maps - Jane From Occupied Europe (1980)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009)
The Edgar Winter Group - They Only Come Out at Night (1972)
Throwing Muses - Throwing Muses (1986)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)


Each voter can vote for 6 albums. Each voter is allowed to switch one vote after their initial ballot is cast.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Tuesday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 04.4.14 @ 08:20am


Genre nominations are now closed.

Here are the nominees:

70's Singer-Songwriters
80's College Rock
80s New Wave/Pop
90s British Rock/Pop
Compilation albums after 1965
Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Metal
Modern Classical
Modern Electronica (1990-2013)
Novelty/Parody
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Each voter can vote for 5 genres.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 68th.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 04.4.14 @ 08:22am


Don't everyone vote at once.

Genre vote

70's Singer-Songwriters
Compilation albums after 1965
Jazz
Metal
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Album vote coming soon

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 04.4.14 @ 12:46pm


My Ballot:

Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)

Posted by Gassman on Friday, 04.4.14 @ 14:12pm


Bjork - Vespertine
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (2013)
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom (1974)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)

Disclosure, Curtis Mayfield, Peter Gabriel, Swell Maps, Robyn, Throwing Muses and Gorillaz were all tough omissions for me. All of them have my attention.




Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 04.4.14 @ 19:03pm


80's College Rock
90s British Rock/Pop
Jazz
Modern Classical
Punk

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 04.4.14 @ 19:07pm



Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Paul McCartney - New (2013)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 04.4.14 @ 22:30pm


Arctic Monkeys - AM
Gorillaz - Gorillaz (2001)
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Robyn - Body Talk
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)

Posted by jtrichey on Friday, 04.4.14 @ 23:05pm


Robyn- Body Talk (2010)
Weather Report- Heavy Weather (1977)
Green Day- 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
Disclosure- Settle (2013)
Whitney Houston- Whitney Houston (1985)
Peter Gabriel- Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977)

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 04.5.14 @ 00:15am


Genres:

Jazz
Modern Electronica (1990-2013)
90's British Rock/Pop
70's Singer-Songwriters
Metal

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 04.5.14 @ 00:33am


Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (2013)
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)
Paul McCartney - New (2013)
Whitney Houston- Whitney Houston (1985)

Posted by John R.C. on Saturday, 04.5.14 @ 01:34am


Genre Vote:

70's Singer-Songwriters
80s New Wave/Pop
Compilation albums after 1965
Hip Hop/Rap
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by John R.C. on Saturday, 04.5.14 @ 01:36am


Curtis Mayfield - Curtis!
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998)
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)

70's Singer-Songwriters
80s New Wave/Pop
Hip Hop/Rap
Metal
Punk

Posted by BSLO on Saturday, 04.5.14 @ 10:42am


My April 2014 Genre Ballot:

80s New Wave/Pop
90s British Rock/Pop
Novelty/Parody
Modern Classical
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 04.5.14 @ 17:37pm


My April 2014 Album Ballot:

30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013)
Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Paul McCartney - New (2013)

Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977)

Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)


Just Missed:

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
The Edgar Winter Group- They Only Come Out at Night (1972)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)

Some of the nominations that I would vote for in the future:

Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)
Paramore-Paramore (2013)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009)

Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 04.5.14 @ 18:25pm


This ballot was so hard I actually had to pass on giving Capital Cities a vote. I'd pretty much go for anything on the ballot in the future, but for now:

Bjork - Vespertine
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)

80's College Rock
80s New Wave/Pop
Modern Electronica (1990-2013)
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by SotN on Saturday, 04.5.14 @ 21:30pm


Here are my Album Project ballots for this month. First, here are the six albums that are on my ballot for this month. These include both of my nominated albums.


Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom (1974)
30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013)
Sir Paul McCartney - New (2013)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel I (Car) (1977)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)

Now, onto my genre nominations ballot. This includes what I had nominated.

Modern Classical
80s College Rock
80s New Wave/Pop
70s Singer-Songwriters
Compilation Albums after 1965

Pleased to see a continuing range of support,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Sunday, 04.6.14 @ 19:52pm


My genres:

70's Singer-Songwriters
80s New Wave/Pop
Hip Hop/Rap
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Darren on Monday, 04.7.14 @ 01:25am


Voting for the album genre this month is now closed.

Here are the results:

70's Singer-Songwriters - 6
80s New Wave / Pop - 6
______________________________________

These genres will be automatically nominated next month:

TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums - 5

Punk - 4

80's College Rock - 3
90s British Rock / Pop - 3
Compilation albums after 1965 - 3
Hip Hop / Rap - 3
Jazz - 3
Metal - 3
Modern Classical - 3
_____________________________

Modern Electronica (1990-2013) - 2

Novelty / Parody - 1


We will have a tiebreaker vote to determine which will be the genre for April. Anyone who voted in this month's genre selection vote can vote for their choice between "70's Singer-Songwriters" and "80s New Wave/Pop". The genre that gets more votes will be selected for April. The losing genre will be selected for May.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Tuesday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 04.7.14 @ 01:38am


I pick "70's Singer-Songwriters" as the genre for this month.

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 04.7.14 @ 02:18am


I'll pick 70's Singer-Songwriters for this month.

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 04.7.14 @ 03:25am


My ballot:

Bjork - Vespertine
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)
Paramore - Paramore (2013)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
Robyn - Body Talk

Posted by Mike on Monday, 04.7.14 @ 09:10am



Arctic Monkeys-AM
Bjork-Vespertine
Robyn - Body Talk
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
Paul McCartney - New
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston

Posted by rockstar23 on Monday, 04.7.14 @ 17:46pm


My votes:

Genesis - We Can't Dance
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
Queens Of The Stone Age - Like Clockwork

Would support in the future:

Arctic Monkeys - AM
Disclosure - Settle (2013)
Gorillaz - Gorillaz (2001)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (2013)
Robyn - Body Talk
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 04.8.14 @ 00:51am


My current vote count (after my vote):

Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013) - 7

Paul McCartney - New (2013) - 5
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977) - 5
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) - 5
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) - 5
____________________________________

Bjork - Vespertine - 4
Robyn - Body Talk - 4
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013) - 4
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) - 4
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991) - 4
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013) - 4

Arctic Monkeys - AM - 3
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013) - 3
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012) - 3
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown (2009) - 3
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998) - 3

30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013) - 2
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (2013) - 2
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom (1974) - 2

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013) - 1
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis! - 1
Disclosure - Settle (2013) - 1
Gorillaz - Gorillaz (2001) - 1
Paramore - Paramore (2013) - 1
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009) - 1

Swell Maps - Jane From Occupied Europe (1980) - 0
The Edgar Winter Group - They Only Come Out at Night (1972) - 0
Throwing Muses - Throwing Muses (1986) - 0

Voting closes at 11:55 PM Central on Tuesday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 04.8.14 @ 00:53am


My ballot for April 2014/2039 induction into The Album Project...

The Edgar Winter Group - They Only Come Out at Night (1972)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Paul McCartney - New (2013)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Tuesday, 04.8.14 @ 01:11am


Jennifer,

Did ya ever see my email info for Facebook purposes and could you please switch out a vote for We Can't Dance by Genesis?

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Tuesday, 04.8.14 @ 01:35am


If allowed, please switch my vote for Pink to a vote for Robyn.

Posted by SotN on Tuesday, 04.8.14 @ 06:15am


Vote Change:

Switch out: The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009)

Give a vote for: Bjork - Vespertine


Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 04.8.14 @ 10:08am


I vote for 70's Singer-Songwriters.

Whichever genre we end up picking, do we want to split the genre into two votes or stay with one vote?

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 04.8.14 @ 10:22am


I vote for 70's singer songwriters

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 04.8.14 @ 10:54am


I'll move my Robert Wyatt vote to Queens of the Stone Age.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 04.8.14 @ 11:08am


I vote for 70s Singers-Songwriters as the genre to be amongst the next special elections for the Album Project. We do not seem to have enough of these sorts of albums already included.

No need to split the genre vote though,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Tuesday, 04.8.14 @ 20:49pm


We don't need to split either of the genres as they are decade specific.

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 04.8.14 @ 21:34pm


It looks we're likely going to do 70's Singer-Songwriters this month. All ask is to not get heavy handed with the most obvious artists. I would like to variety. Any singer-songwriter of any genre and I think it would be best to stick to solo artists of the genre.

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 04.8.14 @ 21:58pm


Although I voted for 80's before, I'll switch my vote for 70's Singer-Songwriters

Posted by SotN on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 00:54am


Voting is now closed.

The following albums have been inducted:

Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)

The following albums will be involved in a tiebreaker vote:

Bjork - Vespertine
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Paul McCartney - New (2013)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Robyn - Body Talk
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)

Any voter that participated in this month's album project vote is eligible to vote in the tiebreaker.

To vote, rank the 7 albums in order of preference. The top-ranked album will receive 7 points, the second-ranked album will receive 6 points, etc.

The 2 highest-scoring albums will be inducted this month. The other 5 albums will be automatically nominated for next month's Song Project vote.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Thursday the 10th.


We've selected 70's Singer-Songwriters as this month's genre vote. 80s New Wave/Pop will be May's genre vote. So far there hasn't been any interest in splitting either genre into two votes. We'll use the two days of the tiebreaker to suggst which artists / albums should be considered in the 70's Singer-Songwriters genre. Nominations will begin after the conclusion of the Album Project tiebreaker.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 01:06am


Weather Report- Heavy Weather- 7
Robyn- Body Talk- 6
Bjork- Vespertine- 5
Queens of the Stone Age- ...Like Clockwork- 4
Pearl Jam- Lighting Bolt- 3
Paul McCartney- New- 2
Genesis- We Can't Dance-1

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 01:30am


Darren,

I believe that Paul McCartney's New was tied at 6 Votes with Peter Gabriel and Whitney Houston's albums so it should be inducted too!

Posted by Jennifer on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 02:03am


My April 2014/2039 tiebreaker vote for The Album Project...

1. Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991) 7 points
2. Paul McCartney - New (2013) 6 points
3. Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) 5 points
4. Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) 4 points
5. Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013) 3 points
6. Robyn - Body Talk (2010) 2 points
7. Bjφrk - Vespertine (2001) 1 point

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 02:05am


According to the final vote totals, unless something was missed:

Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013) - 7

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977) - 6
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) - 6
Paul McCartney - New (2013) - 6
____________________________________
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) - 5
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) - 5
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991) - 5
Robyn - Body Talk - 5
Bjork - Vespertine - 5
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013) - 5
____________________________________

Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013) - 4

Arctic Monkeys - AM - 3
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013) - 3
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012) - 3
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown (2009) - 3
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998) - 3

30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013) - 2
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (2013) - 2
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom (1974) - 2

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013) - 1
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis! - 1
Disclosure - Settle (2013) - 1
Gorillaz - Gorillaz (2001) - 1
Paramore - Paramore (2013) - 1
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009) - 1
The Edgar Winter Group - They Only Come Out at Night (1972) - 1

Swell Maps - Jane From Occupied Europe (1980) - 0
Throwing Muses - Throwing Muses (1986) - 0

...Jennifer's right. New should have been inducted straight away. Rick Vendl II's ballot rose Peter Gabriel, Whitney Houston, and Paul McCartney to 6.

Posted by SotN on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 02:28am


Sorry, I forgot to include switched-out votes:

Pink - The Truth About Love (2012) - 2
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom (1974) - 1
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (2009) - 0

Posted by SotN on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 02:30am


Albums for this genre should all or most songs must be written or co-written by the artist. Any singer-songwriter of any genre is eligible if they meet the criteria I just mentioned.

For you consideration:

Carole King- Music (1971)
Carole King- Fantasy (1972)
Carole King- Rhymes and Reasons (1972)
Jim Croce- Don't Mess Around With Jim (1972)
Jim Croce- I Got a Name (1973)
Rickie Lee Jones- Rickie Lee Jones (1979)
Melanie- Stoneground Words (1972)
Melanie- Photograph (1976)
Cat Stevens- Catch Bull at Four (1972)
Cat Stevens- Buddha and the Chocolate Box (1974)
Cat Stevens- Mona Bone Jakon (1970)
Joan Baez- Gulf Winds (1976)
Janis Ian- Aftertones (1975)
Janis Ian- Between the Lines (1975)
Carly Simon- No Secrets (1972)
Carly Simon- Hotcakes (1974)
Carly Simon- Boys in the Trees (1978)
Marvin Gaye- Here, My Dear (1978)
Bill Withers- Still Bill (1972)
Graham Parker- Squeezing Out Sparks (1978)
Laura Nyro- Smile (1975)
Kate Bush- Lionheart (1979)
Tom Waits- Closing Time (1973)
Randy Newman- 12 Songs (1970)
Randy Newman- Good Old Boys (1974)
Danny Kirwan- Second Chapter (1975)
Kenny Loggins- Nightwatch (1977)
Kenny Loggins- Keep the Fire (1978)

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 02:33am


Elton John wouldn't be eligible since Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics and Elton just wrote the music for Bernie's lyrics. Not all of Joan Baez's 70's albums be eligible since a lot of songs were covers the only one of her albums that I know that were all her original songs was Gulf Winds.

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 03:02am


Tie breaker (if this is what we've settled on):

Bjork - Vespertine
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Robyn - Body Talk
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)




Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 06:05am


Tie breaker (if this is what we've settled on):

Bjork - Vespertine
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Robyn - Body Talk
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)




Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 06:05am


When I updated my vote count for Rick's vote, I added two votes for Peter Gabriel's album and didn't add a point for Paul McCartney's.

Paul McCartney - New (2013) has been inducted.

Here are the albums in the tiebreaker:

Bjork - Vespertine
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Robyn - Body Talk
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)

Any tiebreaker ballots that have been cast already that include "New" will be counted with "New" removed from the ballot and the rest of the ballot moved up accordingly.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 08:18am


Tie-breaker:

6 Robyn - Body Talk
5 Queens of the Stone Age - Like Clockwork
4 Bjork - Vespertine
3 Genesis - We Can't Dance
2 Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
1 Weather Report - Heavy Weather

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 08:29am


Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)6
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)5
Bjork - Vespertine 4
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)3
Robyn - Body Talk 2
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)1

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 09:45am


Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) - 6
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Bjork - Vespertine
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)
Robyn - Body Talk - 1

Posted by John R.C. on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 10:28am



Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)-6
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)-5
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)-4
Bjork - Vespertine-3
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)-2
Robyn - Body Talk-1

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 15:09pm


Bjork - Vespertine - 6 pts.
Robyn - Body Talk
Queens of the Stone Age -...Like Clockwork
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
Weather Report - Heavy Weather
Genesis - We Can't Dance - 1 pt.

Posted by rockstar23 on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 19:30pm


1. Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991) (6 points)
2. Bjork - Vespertine (5 points)
3. Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) (4 points)
4. Robyn - Body Talk (3 points)
5. Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013) (2 points)
6. Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) (a point)

Posted by SotN on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 22:25pm


Also for your consideration under The Album Project 70's singer-songwriter genre upcoming vote...

Judy Collins - Whales & Nightingales
James Taylor - Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971)
Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972)
Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin' Simon (1973)
Judy Collins - Judith (1975)
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Jimmy Buffett - Son of a Son of a Sailer (1978)
Jimmy Buffett - Volcano (1979)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 23:16pm


^That first one should be from 1970.

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 23:17pm


Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Bjork - Vespertine
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)
Robyn - Body Talk

Posted by BSLO on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 23:29pm


I think 70's singer-songwriters is a great genre choice. I can already see 10 or so albums that I would want to vote for, and there are quite a few snubs that stand out among the biggest current snubs from the 70's, period.

I really think Randy Newman stands out an someone who should get an album inducted, and I would also add Jackson Browne to the mix. Running On Empty, The Pretender and For Everyman were all solid, and are worthy of consideration. Late For the Sky is generally regarded as his best album, but it shouldn't be his only entry from the 70's.

Posted by BSLO on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 23:48pm


1. Robyn - Body Talk
2. Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
3. Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
4. Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)
5. Bjork - Vespertine
6. Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 04.10.14 @ 00:11am


How rigid are we going with "70s" singer-songwriter? I was planning to nominate a Laura Nyro album (either Eli and the Thirteenth Confession or New York Tendaberry) but they were released in '68 and '69 respectively.

Posted by rockstar23 on Thursday, 04.10.14 @ 04:08am


Not sure how much it would get, but I want to try mixing it up a bit and was wondering if anything by Loudon Wainwright III would have support.

Posted by SotN on Thursday, 04.10.14 @ 06:14am


I'm not sure what the original nominator had in mind, but I would think that since they singled out "70's Singer-Songwriters" that it should be limited to albums released in the 70's. Most singer-songwriters have long careers and it would certainly look odd if most of the albums inducted in the genre weren't from the decade specified in the genre, but it's up to the original nominator and the voters to decide the rules for the genre vote.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 04.10.14 @ 12:12pm


I want to just focus on the 70's albums anything prior or after don't qualify. The albums must contain all or most of their own songs written by them.

Rockstar23- If you're still interested in nominating a Laura Nyro album I recommend Smile and Nested and Christmas and The Beads of Sweat.

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 04.10.14 @ 12:41pm


My tiebreaker rankings for this election cycle are as follows.


1. Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991) - 6
2. Bjork - Vespertine (2010) - 5
3. Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) - 4
4. Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) - 3
5. Robyn - Body Talk (2009) - 2
6. Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013) - 1

You can now see where my personal interests lie,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Thursday, 04.10.14 @ 18:43pm


SotN - Loudon Wainwright III would have a very strong chance of getting my vote.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 04.10.14 @ 19:50pm


Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) 6

Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991) 5

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013) 4

Robyn - Body Talk (2009) 3

Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) 2
Bjork - Vespertine 1

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 04.10.14 @ 19:52pm


Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013) - 6
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991) - 5
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) - 4
Robyn - Body Talk - 3
Bjork - Vespertine - 2
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) - 1

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 04.10.14 @ 22:00pm


Tiebreaker voting is now closed.

Here is the class of April 2014:

Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)
Paul McCartney - New (2013)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (I) (Car) (1977)
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)


Here are the final tiebreaker vote results:

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013) - 55
___________________________________

Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) - 54
Bjork - Vespertine - 51
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991) - 46
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) - 45
Robyn - Body Talk - 43

The albums that lost the tiebreaker will be automatically nominated in May.

I'm unfamiliar with Weather Report - Heavy Weather, so let me know if you feel it would be appropriate for automatic nomination in this month's genre vote.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 04.11.14 @ 01:02am


Nominations are now open for the genre vote this month.

Our album genre vote this month is 70's Singer-Songwriters. Please limit your nominations to albums released between 1970 and 1979.

Each voter can nominate two albums for this vote. Since this vote is timeframe-specific, please include the year that the album was released with your nomination.

If you see a nominated album that you feel was inappropriately nominated for this genre, please lodge a protest against that song's nomination. Any album that receives three nominations will be disqualified from this vote.

Nominations will end at 11:55 PM Central on Saturday the 12th. This will be followed by one day of review and five days of voting.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 04.11.14 @ 01:11am


No Weather Report Heavey Weather is Jazz fusion. It does not fit with the genre at all.

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 04.11.14 @ 01:17am


Darren - Weather Report would be best classified as Jazz Fusion. They don't fit this month's genre.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 04.11.14 @ 01:18am


Cat Stevens- Catch Bull at Four (1972)
Jim Croce- I Got A Name (1973)

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 04.11.14 @ 01:24am


Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
Randy Newman - Little Criminals (1977)

Posted by John R.C. on Friday, 04.11.14 @ 01:29am


For 70s Singer-Songwriters, I'll go with:

Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970)

Posted by SotN on Friday, 04.11.14 @ 01:31am


Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973)
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971)

It would be cool to finally get something in by one of the high profile and influential French language artists like Gainsbourg or Jacques Brel.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 04.11.14 @ 01:36am


Darren - Weather Report would be best classified as Jazz Fusion. They don't fit this month's genre.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 04.11.14 @ 01:44am


On second I'm going to nominate Mona Bone Jakon (1970) instead of Catch Bull at Four.

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 04.11.14 @ 02:00am


On second I'm going to nominate Mona Bone Jakon (1970) instead of Catch Bull at Four.

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 04.11.14 @ 02:02am


My updated nominees:

Cat Stevens- Mona Bone Jakon (1970)
Jim Croce- I Got A Name (1973)

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 04.11.14 @ 02:24am


Carly Simon No Secrets (1972)
Dolly Parton Jolene (1974)

Posted by Jennifer on Friday, 04.11.14 @ 08:20am


Bill Withers- Still Bill (1972)
Paul Simon- Paul Simon (1972)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 04.11.14 @ 22:33pm


Joan Baez- Diamonds and Rust 1975
Kris Kristofferson – Kristofferson 1970

Posted by Ryan on Saturday, 04.12.14 @ 07:22am


Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear (1978)
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones (1979)

Posted by BSLO on Saturday, 04.12.14 @ 13:27pm


Joe Walsh - But Seriously, Folks... (1978)
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp! (1979)

Posted by joker on Saturday, 04.12.14 @ 14:52pm


So many great albums right now, I'll pass on a nomination.

Posted by Gassman on Saturday, 04.12.14 @ 16:16pm


My 70's singer-songwriter nominations for the April 2014/2039 genre vote...

Judy Collins - Whales & Nightingales (1970)
James Taylor - Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 04.12.14 @ 16:17pm


My nominations for 70s Singer Songwriters this month in our special election cycle comes with quite a bit of choices that I had made. Fortunately, some of the albums are now nominated by fellow posters. None the less, here are the two albums I have nominated.


Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) - Catch Bull At Four (1972)
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star (1973)

One is straightfoward, the other idiosyncratic,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Saturday, 04.12.14 @ 18:50pm


nom:

John Stewart - Bombs Away Dream Babies (1979)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 04.13.14 @ 00:29am


Nominations are now closed.

There will be one day of review so that users can lodge protests if necessary. If you there are any albums that you feel have been nominated inappropriately for this genre, please lodge a protest. Any song that receives protests will be disqualified from this vote.

Here are the nominated albums:

Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Carly Simon - No Secrets (1972)
Cat Stevens - Mona Bone Jakon (1970)
Dolly Parton - Jolene (1974)
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
James Taylor - Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971)
Jim Croce - I Got A Name (1973)
Joan Baez - Diamonds and Rust (1975)
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp! (1979)
Joe Walsh - But Seriously, Folks... (1978)
John Stewart - Bombs Away Dream Babies (1979)
Judy Collins - Whales & Nightingales (1970)
Kris Kristofferson - Kristofferson (1970)
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970)
Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear (1978)
Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972)
Randy Newman - Little Criminals (1977)
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones (1979)
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971)
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star (1973)
Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973)
Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) - Catch Bull At Four (1972)

Review will end and voting will start at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 13th.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 04.13.14 @ 01:01am


I'm going to lodge protests against these albums.

Judy Collins- Whales & Nightingales (1970)
Joan Baez- Diamonds & Rust (1975)

My reasoning for the protest is due to the fact these albums relies more on covers than original songs written by the artist. Whales & Nightingales only has 2 original songs and that out of 14 songs. Diamonds and Rust has only 4 original songs out of 11 songs. I feel that albums have to have all or most original songs to be considered singer-songwriter albums.

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 04.13.14 @ 01:10am


That's the way Judy Collins albums were, but she is still a highly regarded singer-songwriter!

Why didn't you lodge this protest when I'd said for your consideration, so I could nominate something else?!

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 04.13.14 @ 01:29am


I really want a Judy Collins album nominated, so IF this does receive 3 protests, I'll switch it out for True Stories and Other Dreams from 1973, which does have 5/9 songs written by her!

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 04.13.14 @ 01:36am


Rick- I have stated that a singer-songwriter album must have all or most original songs on two different times before you and Ryan posted nominees. I even pointed out the Joan Baez Diamonds and Rust as an example of an album that does have some original songs but relies more on covers. But it got nominated anyway. True Stories and Other Dreams would be a better fit for my definition.

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 04.13.14 @ 11:30am


Rick Vendl II - I don't know if your album will get three protests or not, but if it does receive 3 protests, you can't nominate a replacement album.

The reason we have a review day is so that people don't nominate albums 5 minutes before the deadline so that there's no chance for them to be protested. When nominations close (after 2 days), so do replacement nominations.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 04.13.14 @ 15:25pm


I have to agree you need to write some songs to be a singer/songwriter. I also protest both the Judy Collins and Joan Baez albums.

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 04.13.14 @ 23:48pm


No albums received three protests.

Here are the nominated albums:

Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Carly Simon - No Secrets (1972)
Cat Stevens - Mona Bone Jakon (1970)
Dolly Parton - Jolene (1974)
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
James Taylor - Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971)
Jim Croce - I Got A Name (1973)
Joan Baez - Diamonds and Rust (1975)
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp! (1979)
Joe Walsh - But Seriously, Folks... (1978)
John Stewart - Bombs Away Dream Babies (1979)
Judy Collins - Whales & Nightingales (1970)
Kris Kristofferson - Kristofferson (1970)
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970)
Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear (1978)
Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972)
Randy Newman - Little Criminals (1977)
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones (1979)
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971)
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star (1973)
Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973)
Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) - Catch Bull At Four (1972)

Each voter can vote for 6 nominated albums (only full ballots will be counted). The same rules as the monthly album project vote apply to this vote.

Voting will close at 11:55 PM Central on Friday the 18th.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 04.14.14 @ 02:02am


Carly Simon - No Secrets (1972)
Dolly Parton - Jolene (1974)
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970)
Randy Newman - Little Criminals (1977)
Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973)

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 04.14.14 @ 10:06am


Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Carly Simon - No Secrets (1972)
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp! (1979)
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970)
Randy Newman - Little Criminals (1977)
Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973)

John Stewart, Paul Simon, Jim Croce, and Cat Stevens (either one) were hard cuts and would be the most likely vote switches.

Posted by SotN on Monday, 04.14.14 @ 22:06pm


Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
Jim Croce - I Got A Name (1973)
John Stewart - Bombs Away Dream Babies (1979)
Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972)

Posted by jtrichey on Monday, 04.14.14 @ 23:26pm


Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970)
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971)
Jim Croce- I Got A Name (1973)
Joe Walsh - But Seriously, Folks... (1978)
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp! (1979)
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones (1979)

Posted by joker on Tuesday, 04.15.14 @ 01:21am


Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp! (1979)
Kris Kristofferson - Kristofferson (1970)
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970)
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971)
Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973)


Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 04.15.14 @ 02:46am



Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
James Taylor - Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971)
Jim Croce - I Got A Name (1973)
Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972)
Randy Newman - Little Criminals (1977)

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 04.15.14 @ 09:48am


My Ballot:

Dolly Parton - Jolene (1974)
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp! (1979)
Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972)
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971)
Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973)

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 04.15.14 @ 12:01pm


Jim Croce- I Got a Name (1973)
Paul Simon- Simon (1972)
Rickie Lee Jones- Rickie Lee Jones (1979)
Carly Simon- No Secrets (1972)
Cat Stevens- Mona Bone Jakon (1970)
Todd Rundgren- A Wizard, A True Star (1973)

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 04.15.14 @ 12:38pm


Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear (1978)
Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972)
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones (1979)
Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973)

Posted by BSLO on Wednesday, 04.16.14 @ 00:23am


Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972)
Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973)
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Jim Croce - I Got A Name (1973)
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp! (1979)

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 04.17.14 @ 00:45am


My current vote count:

Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977) - 6
Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972) - 6
Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973) - 6
__________________________________

Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978) - 5
Jim Croce - I Got A Name (1973) - 5
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp! (1979) - 5
__________________________________

Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970) - 4

Carly Simon - No Secrets (1972) - 3
Randy Newman - Little Criminals (1977) - 3
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones (1979) - 3
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971) - 3

Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972) - 2
Dolly Parton - Jolene (1974) - 2

Cat Stevens - Mona Bone Jakon (1970) - 1
James Taylor - Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971) - 1
Joe Walsh - But Seriously, Folks... (1978) - 1
John Stewart - Bombs Away Dream Babies (1979) - 1
Kris Kristofferson - Kristofferson (1970) - 1
Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear (1978) - 1
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star (1973) - 1

Joan Baez - Diamonds and Rust (1975) - 0
Judy Collins - Whales & Nightingales (1970) - 0
Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) - Catch Bull At Four (1972) - 0


Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Friday the 18th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 04.17.14 @ 00:46am


Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972)
Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973)
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Jim Croce - I Got A Name (1973)
Carly Simon - No Secrets (1972)

Posted by rockstar23 on Thursday, 04.17.14 @ 01:24am


my ballot may be a bit pedestrian, yet it is still a legitimate ballot. Here then is the 70s Singer-Songwriter ballot for this month's special election in the Album Project.


Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
Paul Simon - self titled 1972 album
Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973)
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) - Catch Bull At Four (1972)
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star (1973)

I promise to add more genders in the next election,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Thursday, 04.17.14 @ 22:05pm


Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Carly Simon - No Secrets (1972)
Dolly Parton - Jolene (1974)
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
James Taylor - Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971)
Joe Walsh - But Seriously, Folks... (1978)

Honorable Mention:

Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
John Stewart - Bombs Away Dream Babies (1979)
Kris Kristofferson - Kristofferson (1970)
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star (1973)

Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 04.19.14 @ 00:41am


Voting is now closed.

Here is the class of the Genre Vote for April 2014:

Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
Jim Croce - I Got A Name (1973)
Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972)
Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973)

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 04.19.14 @ 00:55am


For next month's vote I'm considering putting aside Green Day- 21st Century Breakdown since it hasn't done well since I first nominated in January. Instead I've thinking about moving on to any of these albums.

The Monkees- Headquarters (1967)
The Monkees- Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd (1967)
N.E.R.D.- In Search of... (2001)
Lupe Fiasco- Food & Liquor (2006)
Hall & Oates- Abandoned Luncheonette (1973)
Chic- C'est Chic (1978)
Tori Amos- Boys For Pele (1996)
Danny Brown- XXX (2010)
Kate Bush- Never For Ever (1980)
The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000)
Orbital- In Sides (1996)
Pantera- Far Beyond Driven (1994)

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 19:14pm


I plan to nominate "Body Talk" by Robyn again since it was so close last month.

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 04.26.14 @ 08:42am


I would absolutely throw a vote to "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd." A personal favorite of mine.

I'd also like to call everyone's attention to appalling lack of the "This Is Spinal Tap" soundtrack. I plan to nominate it.

Posted by Printthelegends on Sunday, 04.27.14 @ 14:43pm


I'm going to plan on nominating one of The Monkees albums next month for sure. Not sure which to go with right now. The Monkees albums will be my focus until both get in. Then after that I'll go with Pantera and then go back to Green Day the Pantera album gets in.

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 04.28.14 @ 00:28am


Since people seem to be posting their song queues, which albums would you'll support in particular?

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 04.30.14 @ 15:45pm


For Your Consideration,

The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000)
Tori Amos- Boys For Pele (1996)
Orbital- In Sides (1996)
Oribital- Snivilisation (1995)
Pantera- Far Beyond Driven (1994)
Green Day- 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
The Monkees- Headquarters (1967)
The Monkees- Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd (1967)
N.E.R.D.- In Search of... (2001)
Lupe Fiasco- Food & Liquor (2006)
Hall & Oates- Abandoned Luncheonette (1973)
Hall & Oates- Voices (1980)
Chic- C'est Chic (1978)
Chic- Risque (1979)
The Cars- Candy-O (1979)
Kate Bush- Never For Ever (1980)
The The- Soul Mining (1983)
The The- Mind Bomb (1989)
Roxy Music- Stranded (1973)
Roxy Music- Siren (1975)
The Waterboys- This Is The Sea (1985)
The Explorers Club- Grand Hotel (2012)
Disclosure- Settle (2013)
Buddy Guy- Rhythm & Blues (2013)
Animal Collective- Centipede Hz (2012)
Capital Cities- In a Tidel Wave of Mystery (2013)
Brian Wilson- Brian Wilson (1988)
Brian Wilson- That Luck Old Sun (2008)
Liz Phair- Whip-Smart (1996)

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 04.30.14 @ 23:04pm


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 April's Album Project Vote:

Bjork - Vespertine
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Robyn - Body Talk
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)

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.
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This month's genre has been selected to be 80s New Wave/Pop, as it finished in a tie in the April genre vote and lost the tiebreaker.

The following genres are automatically nominated as a result of losing the genre selection vote last month:

70's Singer-Songwriters
80s New Wave/Pop
90s British Rock/Pop
Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Metal
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums


Each voter will be allowed to nominate one additional genre for next month if they choose to do so. Nominations will end at 11:55 PM Central on the 3rd.

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.

Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000 is ineligible for nomination until October, as it was the selected genre from March.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 04.30.14 @ 23:34pm


My Nominations:

The Monkees- Headquarters (1967)

Disclosure- Settle (2013)

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 05.1.14 @ 01:06am


My nomination for May 2014/2039 induction into The Album Project...

Randy Newman - Born Again (1979)

Genre

Novelty/Parody

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 05.1.14 @ 01:15am


For this month, I'll go with:

Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970)

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)

Posted by SotN on Thursday, 05.1.14 @ 02:07am


Greg F,

My 5 favorite albums from your list are:

Capital Cities- In a Tidel Wave of Mystery (2013)
Hall & Oates- Voices (1980)
The Cars- Candy-O (1979)
The Monkees- Headquarters (1967)
The Monkees- Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd (1967)

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 05.1.14 @ 02:49am


This month, I'll nominate:

Tom Lehrer- An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer (1959)

Posted by PopeCharming@hotmail.com on Thursday, 05.1.14 @ 03:47am


2013 was such a great year for music! I am having a tough time choosing my next 2013 album. I have it narrowed down to:

Bastille - Bad Blood
or
Fitz and the Tantrums - More Than Just a Dream

Does anyone have a preference?

Some of the many other Excellent 2013 Albums not yet nominated this month that I recommend include:

30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Black Sabbath - 13
Blitzen Trapper - VII
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe
Edie Brickell with Steve Martin - Love Has Come for You
Elton John - The Diving Board
Elvis Costello and The Roots - Wise Up Ghost
Eric Clapton - Old Sock
Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart
Gavin DeGraw - Make a Move
Grouplove - Spreading Rumors
Icona Pop - This is..Icona Pop
John Mayer - Paradise Valley
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
Katy Perry - Prism
Matt Nathanson - Last of the Great Pretenders
OneRepublic - Native
Paramore-Paramore
Passenger - All the Little Lights
Rod Stewart - Time
Sara Bareilles - The Blessed Unrest
The Avett Brothers - Magpie and the Dandelion
The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars
Tired Pony - The Ghost of the Mountain

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 05.1.14 @ 03:55am


Nomination:

Robyn - Body Talk

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 05.1.14 @ 07:23am


Mike: Body Talk is already nominated due to losing last month's tiebreaker.

Posted by SotN on Thursday, 05.1.14 @ 08:49am


Ah, ok. Thanks SotN. In that case, I'll nominate:

Vanessa Daou - Slow to Burn

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 05.1.14 @ 09:02am


Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (2013)

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 05.1.14 @ 15:26pm


Joanna Newsom - Ys
Paramore - Paramore

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 05.1.14 @ 16:32pm


DJ Shadow- Endtroducing..... (1996)
Arctic Monkeys- AM (2013)

Posted by Ryan on Thursday, 05.1.14 @ 17:35pm


Alanis Morissette - Hand In My Pocket (1995)
Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness (2012)
Pharrell Williams - Happy (2013)

Posted by John R.C. on Thursday, 05.1.14 @ 19:53pm


My nomination is supposed to be in the Song Project page but here are album nomination:

Rush - Hempishperes (1978)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)

Posted by John R.C. on Thursday, 05.1.14 @ 20:03pm


Album nominations:

Slint - Spiderland (1991)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 05.1.14 @ 22:29pm


nom:

R.E.M. - Green (1988)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 05.1.14 @ 22:35pm


Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)

Posted by Darren on Friday, 05.2.14 @ 01:42am


The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1980)

Posted by BSLO on Friday, 05.2.14 @ 04:23am


Both my nominations from last month were automatically nominated because of the tie breaker. I will however throw an extra nomination into the fray that I tried for the genre vote last month:

Bill Withers: Still Bill(1972)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 05.2.14 @ 10:22am


My nominations for our all-purpose Album Project election this month are as follows.


Sir Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)
Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) - Numbers (1975)

My genre nomination for later this month is:

Neo-Soul

Hope this is confirmed for nomination,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Friday, 05.2.14 @ 13:43pm


Just a heads up that Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob has been nominated by two different voters.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 05.2.14 @ 15:20pm


Change my "Hemispheres" nomination with:

Eurythmics - Touch (1984)

Posted by John R.C. on Friday, 05.2.14 @ 22:07pm


My May 2014 Album Nominations:


Bastille - Bad Blood (2013)

Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)

Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 05.3.14 @ 19:30pm


My May 2014 Album Genre Nomination:

Stage, TV, and Movie Musicals

Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 05.3.14 @ 19:40pm


Kings of Leon - Only By the Night
Arctic Monkeys - AM

Genre: Pop

Posted by rockstar23 on Sunday, 05.4.14 @ 00:00am


Nominations are now closed.

Here are the Album Project nominees:

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Bastille - Bad Blood (2013)
Bill Withers - Still Bill(1972)
Bjork - Vespertine
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Disclosure - Settle (2013)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Joanna Newsom - Ys
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Kings of Leon - Only By the Night
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (2013)
Paramore - Paramore
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
Randy Newman - Born Again (1979)
Robyn - Body Talk
Slint - Spiderland (1991)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
The Monkees - Headquarters (1967)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1980)
Tom Lehrer - An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer (1959)
Vanessa Daou - Slow to Burn
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)
Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) - Numbers (1975)


Each voter can vote for 6 albums from this list. Incomplete or partial ballots will not be accepted. Each voter can switch one of their votes after their original vote is cast. The usual rules regarding the Album Project apply to this vote, as always.


80s New Wave/Pop has been selected for this month's genre vote as a result of losing the tiebreaker vote last month (any genres nominated this month will carry over to next month along with the automatically re-nominated genres). Last month, we determined that this genre would not be split into two groups due to the time period-specific nature of the genre. Nominations for this genre vote will begin after the conclusion of voting in the Song Project and Album Project. In the meantime, please discuss which artists / albums belong within this genre and offer suggested albums for nomination.


Album Project voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Thursday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 05.4.14 @ 02:15am


Capital Cities- In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Disclosure- Settle (2013)
DJ Shadow- Endtroducing... (1996)
The Monkees- Headquarters (1967)
Weather Report- Heavy Weather (1977)
Robyn- Body Talk (2010)

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 05.4.14 @ 02:48am



Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970)
The Monkees - Headquarters (1967)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1980)
Tom Lehrer - An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer (1959)

Posted by PopeCharming on Sunday, 05.4.14 @ 02:50am


Just came across this site yesterday and left some comments. I'm just learning the rules so I guess I missed the nomination window, but if I may join the project, here are my votes:

Bjork - Vespertine
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (2013)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1980)
Vanessa Daou - Slow to Burn

Posted by Bitchkitty on Sunday, 05.4.14 @ 09:13am


Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1980)

Posted by BSLO on Sunday, 05.4.14 @ 11:45am


Bjork - Vespertine
Disclosure - Settle
Dj Shadow - Endtroducing
Joanna Newsom - Ys
Paramore - Paramore
Slint - Spiderland

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 05.4.14 @ 12:47pm


Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Bjork - Vespertine
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1980)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)

Posted by Ryan on Sunday, 05.4.14 @ 13:23pm


Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Bjork - Vespertine
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
The Monkees - Headquarters (1967)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1980)

Posted by John R.C. on Sunday, 05.4.14 @ 14:44pm


Bjork - Vespertine
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (2013)
Slint - Spiderland (1991)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
Weather Report- Heavy Weather (1977)

Difficult cuts with Joanna Newsom, Disclosure, Tom Lehrer, Eurythmics, R.E.M., and DJ Shadow. Keeping an eye on them.


Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 05.4.14 @ 15:21pm


"I'm just learning the rules so I guess I missed the nomination window, but if I may join the project, here are my votes:" -Bitchkitty

Welcome aboard. After this vote we're going to have a genre specific vote, I believe this month is 80s New Wave and Pop, so you'll have a chance to float a nominee or two in that one.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 05.4.14 @ 15:50pm


Also had to make some hard cuts:

Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (2013)
Slint - Spiderland (1991)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
The Monkees - Headquarters (1967)

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 05.4.14 @ 16:47pm


Missed a vote, I'll add:

R.E.M. - Green (1988)

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 05.4.14 @ 16:57pm


Bastille - Bad Blood (2013)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
Tom Lehrer - An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer (1959)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)

Justin Timberlake was a painful cut and would be my most likely vote switch

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 05.4.14 @ 18:48pm


Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Bill Withers - Still Bill(1972)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
Robyn - Body Talk
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 05.4.14 @ 23:46pm


Ballot:


Bjork - Vespertine
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Paramore - Paramore
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
Robyn - Body Talk
Vanessa Daou - Slow to Burn

Posted by Mike on Monday, 05.5.14 @ 08:17am


My ballot is:

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970)
Robyn - Body Talk
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)

The final cuts (likeliest vote switches):
Tom Lehrer - An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer (1959)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
Bjork - Vespertine
Joanna Newsom - Ys
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Kings of Leon - Only By the Night
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Bastille - Bad Blood (2013)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)
The Monkees - Headquarters (1967)

It's looking very likely Endtroducing is getting in, and it really deserves it.

Posted by SotN on Monday, 05.5.14 @ 23:08pm


Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Bjork - Vespertine
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Kings of Leon - Only By the Night
Robyn - Body Talk

Posted by rockstar23 on Tuesday, 05.6.14 @ 17:41pm


My Album Project all purpose ballot for this month is as follows.


Sir Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)
Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) - Numbers (1975)
Bjork - Vespertine (2011)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)

Surprised that some of these albums have not yet been inducted!,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Tuesday, 05.6.14 @ 22:13pm


For Your consideration for the genre vote:

Squeeze- East Side Story (1981)
Squeeze= Argy Bargy (1980)
Crowded House- Crowded House (1986)
Crowded House- Temple of Low Men (1988)
Robert Palmer- Clues (1980)
Robert Palmer- Riptide (1986)
The Motels- All Four One (1982)
Missing Persons- Spring Session M (1982)
Missing Persons- Rhyme and Reason (1984)
The Human League- Hysteria (1984)
The Fixx- Reach the Beach (1983)
The Fixx- Phantoms (1984)
The Fixx- Calm Animals (1988)
XTC- Black Sea (1980)
XTC- English Settlement (1982)
XTC- Oranges and Lemons (1989)
Tears for Fears- The Hurting (1983)
Tears For Fears- The Seeds of Love (1989)
The The- Soul Mining (1983)
Thomas Dolby- The Golden Age of Wireless (1982)
Thomas Dolby- The Flat Earth (1984)


Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 05.7.14 @ 15:01pm


Greg - I could definitely get behind Soul Mining this round.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 05.7.14 @ 22:29pm


Greg F: Of your list, I can go for:

Crowded House- Crowded House (1986)
Robert Palmer- Clues (1980)
Robert Palmer- Riptide (1986)
The Motels- All Four One (1982)
The Human League- Hysteria (1984)
The Fixx- Reach the Beach (1983)
XTC- English Settlement (1982)
XTC- Oranges and Lemons (1989)
Tears for Fears- The Hurting (1983)
Tears For Fears- The Seeds of Love (1989)
The The- Soul Mining (1983)
Thomas Dolby- The Golden Age of Wireless (1982)

My shortlist for the genre had the following:

ABC - The Lexicon of Love (1982)
Dexys Midnight Runners - Too-Rye-Ay (1982)
Howard Jones - Dream Into Action (1985)
Living in a Box - Living in a Box (1987)
Madness - The Rise and Fall (1982)
OMD - Architecture and Morality (1981)
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise? (1985)
Yaz(oo) - Upstairs at Eric's (1982)

Posted by SotN on Wednesday, 05.7.14 @ 23:18pm


Oooh, Reach the Beach. Awesome!

Posted by jtrichey on Wednesday, 05.7.14 @ 23:23pm


"Howard Jones - Dream Into Action (1985)"

That's a great pick, too. It was a monster album at the time.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 05.7.14 @ 23:31pm


I also suggest for you consideration:

Devo- New Tradionalists (1982)
Erasure- The Innocents (1988)

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 05.7.14 @ 23:45pm


Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1980)

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 05.8.14 @ 00:14am


My current vote count:

Bjork - Vespertine - 8
Eurythmics - Touch (1984) - 8

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996) - 6
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1980) - 6
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Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013) - 5
R.E.M. - Green (1988) - 5
Robyn - Body Talk - 5
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) - 5
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Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013) - 4
The Monkees - Headquarters (1967) - 4

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013) - 3
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991) - 3
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998) - 3
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970) - 3
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (2013) - 3
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) - 3
Slint - Spiderland (1991) - 3

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013) - 2
Disclosure - Settle (2013) - 2
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013) - 2
Paramore - Paramore - 2
Tom Lehrer - An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer (1959) - 2
Vanessa Daou - Slow to Burn - 2

Bastille - Bad Blood (2013)
 - 1
Bill Withers - Still Bill(1972) - 1
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013) - 1
Joanna Newsom - Ys - 1
Kings of Leon - Only By the Night - 1
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012) - 1
Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) - Numbers (1975) - 1

Randy Newman - Born Again (1979) - 0


Voting closes at 11:55 PM Central on Thursday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 05.8.14 @ 00:18am


This month's genre is 80s New Wave/Pop. Nominations will begin after the conclusion of the Song Project and Album Project voting and tiebreakers for the month.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 05.8.14 @ 00:22am


Here are some other New Wave albums to put into the mix:

Adam & the Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier (1980)
Adam Ant - Friend or Foe (1982)
Billy Idol - Billy Idol (1982)
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Cabaret Voltaire - The Voice of America (1980)
Cabaret Voltaire - Red Mecca (1981)
Depeche Mode - Black Celebration (1986)
Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1981)
Duran Duran - Seven and the Ragged Tiger (1983)
Heaven 17 - The Luxury Gap (1983)
Japan - Tin Drum (1981)
Magazine - The Correct Use of Soap (1980)
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Tinderbox (1986)
The Damned - Phantasmagoria (1985)
Wire - A Bell is a Cup...Until It Is Struck (1988)

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 05.8.14 @ 01:16am


Bill Withers - Still Bill(1972)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)
Randy Newman - Born Again (1979)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1980)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 05.8.14 @ 02:35am


My May 2014 Album Ballot:

Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Bastille - Bad Blood (2013)
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)

Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Pink - The Truth About Love (2012)

Just Missed:

Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1980)

Tom Lehrer - An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer (1959)


Some of the nominations that I would vote for in the future:

Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Paramore - Paramore (2013)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)

The Monkees - Headquarters (1967)

Posted by Jennifer on Friday, 05.9.14 @ 00:44am


Voting is now closed.

These albums have been inducted:

Bjork - Vespertine (2001)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1980)


These albums will be involved in a tiebreaker vote:

Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)


Anyone who voted in this month's Album Project vote is eligible to vote in the tiebreaker. To vote, rank all three albums in order of preference. The top-ranked album will get 3 points. The second, 2 and the third, 1.

The two albums with the most points will be inducted. The last-place finisher will be automatically nominated in June, since none of the albums fit this month's genre.

Voting will ened at 11:55 PM Central on Saturday the 10th.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 05.9.14 @ 01:09am


My tiebreaker:

Arctic Monkeys - AM - 3
DJ Shadow - Entroducing - 2
Weather Report - Heavy Weather - 1

Posted by Darren on Friday, 05.9.14 @ 01:10am


DJ Shadow- Entroducing- 3
Weather Report- Heavy Weather- 2
Arctic Monkeys- AM- 1

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 05.9.14 @ 01:15am


Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013) 3
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) 2
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996) 1

Posted by Gassman on Friday, 05.9.14 @ 01:18am


Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013) - 3
DJ Shadow - Entroducing (1996) - 2
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) - 1

Posted by John R.C. on Friday, 05.9.14 @ 10:07am


Gah, all three deserving. No disrespect intended.

Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)
DJ Shadow - Entroducing (1996)
Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 05.9.14 @ 11:10am


Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)-3
Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)-2
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 05.9.14 @ 12:44pm


FRL, the April Genre vote is not on the list. Here are the albums that we're picked:

Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
Jim Croce - I Got A Name (1973)
Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972)
Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973)

Posted by John R.C. on Friday, 05.9.14 @ 20:32pm


FRL, The February Genre vote is not on the list. Here are the albums that we're picked:

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 Greg F on Friday, 05.9.14 @ 23:19pm


Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013) 3
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) 2
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 05.10.14 @ 01:45am


DJ Shadow - Entroducing (1996)
Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)

Posted by Ryan on Saturday, 05.10.14 @ 15:38pm


My tiebreaker vote is as follows.


Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) - 3
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...(1996) - 2
Artic Monkeys - AM (2013) - 1

Happy Mothers' day to all that observe,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Saturday, 05.10.14 @ 21:05pm


1. Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
2. Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)
3. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)

Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 05.10.14 @ 21:33pm


The tiebreaker voting is now closed.

Here is the class of May 2014:

Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013)
Bjork - Vespertine (2001)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)


Here are the final tiebreaker results:

Arctic Monkeys - AM (2013) - 22
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) - 20
_________________________________

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996) - 18


"Entroducing" will be automatically nominated for the Album Project vote in June.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 05.11.14 @ 01:08am


Nominations are now open for this month's genre vote. This month's genre is 80s New Wave / Pop. Each voter can nominate two albums that fit this genre. If you feel that an album that has been nominated doesn't fit into this genre, please protest the nomination. Any album that receives three protests will be disqualified from this vote.

Nominations will end at 11:55 PM Central on Monday the 12th. There will then be one day designated for review, which will end at 11:55 PM Central on Tuesday the 13th, which is also when voting will begin.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 05.11.14 @ 01:11am


My nominations:

Squeeze- East Side Story (1981)
The The- Soul Mining (1983)

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 05.11.14 @ 01:18am


Howard Jones - Dream Into Action (1985)
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise? (1985)

Posted by SotN on Sunday, 05.11.14 @ 11:47am


Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Japan - Tin Drum (1981)

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 05.11.14 @ 16:39pm


Thomas Dolby- The Golden Age of Wireless (1982)
Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1981)

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 05.11.14 @ 22:57pm


My nominations:

Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1981)
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Tinderbox (1986)

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 05.11.14 @ 22:59pm


noms:

The Fixx - Reach the Beach (1983)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 05.11.14 @ 23:53pm


Besides several previously listed albums (such as Adam Ant - Friend or Foe (1982)), I am also considering some of these. Are there any below that would not be considered 1980s New Wave/Pop? Like the definition of Punk, the definition of New Wave/Pop seems to vary a bit from website to website. Does anyone have any preferences for any of these?

a-ha - Hunting High and Low (1985)
Culture Club - Colour By Numbers (1983)
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (1983)
Mike + the Mechanics - Mike + the Mechanics (1985)
Naked Eyes - Burning Bridges (1983)
Spandau Ballet - True (1983)
The Dream Academy - The Dream Academy (1985)
Thompson Twins - Into the Gap (1984)
Wham! - Make It Big (1984)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Yet again, I am surprised none of these are in yet (nor do some of these bands even have a single album in yet)!

Posted by Jennifer on Monday, 05.12.14 @ 08:14am


Also, both Tom H. and Gassman nominated the same Duran Duran album.

Posted by Jennifer on Monday, 05.12.14 @ 08:16am


Thanks Jennifer!

I'll switch Duran Duran's self titled with David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983).

I love that album so much. Stevie Ray Vaughn's guitar playing is so awesome on it!

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 05.12.14 @ 09:28am


Holy Crap!!
I didn't even think to consider Yes's foray into Synth/Prog as I call it. It counts in my book so much so that I'll change my nomination from

Thomas Dolby-The Golden Age Of Wireless

to

Yes-90125(1983)

Hopefully someone else will nominate Thomas Dolby though

Posted by Tom H. on Monday, 05.12.14 @ 16:08pm


My nominations for the New Wave special election this month is as follows.

Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982)
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983)

Thank you to my fellow posters for the recommendations!,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Monday, 05.12.14 @ 18:04pm


Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980)

Posted by Ryan on Monday, 05.12.14 @ 18:09pm


My Nominations for the 1980s New Wave/Pop Album Genre are two of my favorite 1980s albums:

a-ha - Hunting High and Low (1985)
Mike + the Mechanics - Mike + the Mechanics (1985)

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 05.13.14 @ 00:13am


Nominations are now closed.

Here are the nominees for the genre vote:

a-ha - Hunting High and Low (1985)
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980)
Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1981)
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983)
Howard Jones - Dream Into Action (1985)
Japan - Tin Drum (1981)
Mike + the Mechanics - Mike + the Mechanics (1985)
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Tinderbox (1986)
Squeeze - East Side Story (1981)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise? (1985)
The Fixx - Reach the Beach (1983)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
The The - Soul Mining (1983)
Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982)
Yes - 90125(1983)


The rules for this vote are the same as the Album Project.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Saturday the 17th.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 05.13.14 @ 01:36am


I forgot about the one day review / protest period. This will end at 11:55 PM Central on Tuesday the 13th. Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 18th.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 05.13.14 @ 03:04am


http://www.futurerocklegends.com/The_Album_Project_History.php
Older comments can be found at the above link.

Posted by FRL on Tuesday, 05.13.14 @ 22:41pm


Voting is now open.

Here are the nominees:

a-ha - Hunting High and Low (1985)
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980)
Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1981)
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983)
Howard Jones - Dream Into Action (1985)
Japan - Tin Drum (1981)
Mike + the Mechanics - Mike + the Mechanics (1985)
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Tinderbox (1986)
Squeeze - East Side Story (1981)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise? (1985)
The Fixx - Reach the Beach (1983)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
The The - Soul Mining (1983)
Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982)
Yes - 90125(1983)

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 18th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 05.14.14 @ 00:55am


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 Gassman on Wednesday, 05.14.14 @ 09:10am


I felt like that should be transferred over here.

My vote:

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980)
Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1981)
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Tinderbox (1986)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 05.14.14 @ 09:15am



David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980)
Duran Duran - Duran Duran
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
Yes - 90125(1983)

Posted by Ryan on Wednesday, 05.14.14 @ 10:59am


God, hope our next rankings are better than that sorry show...

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 05.14.14 @ 15:17pm


Squeeze- East Side Story (1981)
The The- Soul Mining (1983)
Thomas Dolby- The Golden Age of Wireless (1982)
The Art of Noise- Who's Afraid of The Art of Noise (1985)
The Fixx- Reach the Beach (1983)
Talking Heads- Speaking in Tongues (1983)

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 05.14.14 @ 15:28pm


I am reposting this list of nominees so that potential voters don't have to scroll past Gassman's list to view it.

Here are the nominees:



a-ha - Hunting High and Low (1985)

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)

David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)

David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980)

Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1981)

Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983)

Howard Jones - Dream Into Action (1985)

Japan - Tin Drum (1981)

Mike + the Mechanics - Mike + the Mechanics (1985)

Siouxsie & the Banshees - Tinderbox (1986)

Squeeze - East Side Story (1981)

Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)

The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise? (1985)

The Fixx - Reach the Beach (1983)

The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)

The The - Soul Mining (1983)

Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982)

Yes - 90125(1983)



Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 18th.

Posted by Jennifer on Wednesday, 05.14.14 @ 21:22pm


Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1981)
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
The Fixx - Reach the Beach (1983)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)

Posted by jtrichey on Wednesday, 05.14.14 @ 23:28pm


Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)

David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)

Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1981)

Howard Jones - Dream Into Action (1985)

Japan - Tin Drum (1981)

The The - Soul Mining (1983)

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 05.15.14 @ 13:48pm


Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1981)
Howard Jones - Dream Into Action (1985)
Japan - Tin Drum (1981)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
The The - Soul Mining (1983)

Posted by BSLO on Friday, 05.16.14 @ 01:07am


Oops, can you replace my vote for The The - Soul Mining (1983) with one for The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)?

Posted by BSLO on Friday, 05.16.14 @ 01:14am



David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)


Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1981)

Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)

The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)

Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982)

Yes - 90125(1983)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 05.16.14 @ 11:15am



David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)


Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1981)

Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)

The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)

Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982)

Yes - 90125(1983)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 05.16.14 @ 11:15am


Sorry about the double post

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 05.16.14 @ 11:38am


80s New Wave was easily the genre I was waiting for, and the ballot didn't let me down! Lots of good stuff! My ballot ultimately is:

Howard Jones - Dream Into Action (1985)

The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise? (1985)

The Fixx - Reach the Beach (1983)

The The - Soul Mining (1983)

Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982)

Yes - 90125(1983)

I would have liked to make Speaking in Tongues unanimous, but the other six were very good albums. It was a tough cut, but I'm glad it's doing well.

Posted by SotN on Friday, 05.16.14 @ 13:51pm


Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
David Bowie - Let's Dance
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
Yes - 90125
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 05.17.14 @ 01:18am


My current vote count:

Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) - 7

Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1981) - 6

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) - 5
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) - 5
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) - 5
______________________________

Yes - 90125 (1983) - 4

David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980) - 3
Howard Jones - Dream Into Action (1985) - 3
The Fixx - Reach the Beach (1983) - 3
The The - Soul Mining (1983) - 3
Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982) - 3

Japan - Tin Drum (1981) - 2
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise? (1985) - 2

Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983) - 1
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Tinderbox (1986) - 1
Squeeze - East Side Story (1981) - 1

a-ha - Hunting High and Low (1985) - 0
Mike + the Mechanics - Mike + the Mechanics (1985) - 0


Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 18th.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 05.17.14 @ 01:20am


Darren: I could be wrong, but I think you counted Tom H.'s double post towards Zenyatta Mondatta's vote total. The current count says 5 but from my count, the people who voted for it are:

Ryan
jtrichey
Tom H.
Darren

Posted by SotN on Saturday, 05.17.14 @ 01:51am


Ack...sorry. I forgot about BSLO's changed vote. Never mind.

Posted by SotN on Saturday, 05.17.14 @ 01:53am


My ballot for the Album Project New Wave Special Election is as follows.


Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues (1983)
Duran Duran - self titled 1981 album
Sir David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980)
Sir David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Thank you again to our fellow posters that decided to vote on this genre,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Sunday, 05.18.14 @ 20:08pm


a-ha - Hunting High and Low (1985)
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980)
Howard Jones - Dream Into Action (1985)
Mike + the Mechanics - Mike + the Mechanics (1985)
Yes - 90125(1983)

Just Missed:

David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)

Some others I would vote for in the future:

Squeeze - East Side Story (1981)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise? (1985)
The Fixx - Reach the Beach (1983)
Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982)

Posted by Jennifer on Sunday, 05.18.14 @ 20:32pm


Siouxsie & the Banshees - Tinderbox (1986)
Howard Jones - Dream Into Action (1985)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)

Posted by prosopagnosiac on Monday, 05.19.14 @ 00:52am


Voting is now closed.

Here's the class of new inductees:

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1981)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)

Posted by Darren on Monday, 05.19.14 @ 00:58am


I would likely nominate any of these genres next month. Any interest?

Psychedelic/Experimental/Avant Garde
Baroque/Sunshine Pop
Progressive/Symphonic Metal
Industrial/Post Industrial
Electronic Music
Live Albums
Concept Albums
Jazz/Jazz Fusion
Blues
Funk

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 05.20.14 @ 19:15pm


And these. Great lists in both projects:

Psychedelic/Experimental/Avant Garde
Baroque/Sunshine Pop
Progressive/Symphonic Metal
Industrial/Post Industrial
Electronic Music
Jazz/Jazz Fusion
Blues
Funk

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 05.20.14 @ 19:44pm


Any interest in these for next month:

Pantera- Far Beyond Driven (1994)
The Cars- Candy-O (1979)
The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000)
The Monkees- Headquarters (1967)
The Monkees- Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, & Jones LTD. (1967)
Orbital- In Sides (1996)
Orbital- Snivilisation (1995)
Deadmau3- 4X4=12 (2010)
Diana Ross- Diana (1980)
Joe Cocker- Mad Dogs & Englishman (1970)
UFO- Strangers in the Night
Chic- C'est Chic (1978)
Chic- Risque (1979)
Blood Orange- Cupid Deluxe (2013)
Disclosure- Settle (2013)
Kate Bush- Never For Ever (1980)
Lou Reed- Berlin (1973)
Lou Reed- Coney Island Baby (1975)
Lou Reed- Street Hassle (1978)
Lou Reed- The Blue Mask (1982)
Lou Reed- Legendary Hearts (1983)
Lou Reed- New York (1989)
Faces- A Nod Is As Good As A Wink...To a Blind Horse (1971)
Badfinger- No Dice (1970)
Badfinger- Straight Up (1971)
Raspberries- Fresh (1972)
Cheap Trick- Heaven Tonight (1978)
Cheap Trick- Dream Police (1979)
Cheap Trick- In Color (1977)
Tori Amos- Boys For Pele (1996)
Minnie Riperton- Perfect Angel (1974)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack (1975)
Flashdance Soundtrack (1983)
Fame Soundtrack (1980)
Hair Soundtrack (1969)
West Side Story Soundtrack (1961)
Footloose Soundtrack (1984)
Thank God It's Friday Soundtrack (1978)
Donna Summer- The Wanderer (1980)
Green Day- 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
Interpol- Antics (2005)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band- Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970)
Can- Soon Over Babaluma (1974)

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 05.21.14 @ 21:43pm


Greg F,

The Album Project is badly needing more of the Important Classic Movie and Original Musical Theater Soundtrack albums so those have my highest priority from your list.

My 7 Highest Priorities which are also among my favorites that Need to be in ASAP:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack (1975)-I used to be heavily involved with one of one of the Cambridge/Boston area shadow cast groups for a while so this definitely has my vote.

Footloose Soundtrack (1984) I nearly wore out my copy of this one so it also definitely has my vote.

Hair Soundtrack (1969)
West Side Story Soundtrack (1961)
The Cars- Candy-O (1979)
Flashdance Soundtrack (1983)
Fame Soundtrack (1980)

Also Important:

Cheap Trick- Heaven Tonight (1978)
Cheap Trick- Dream Police (1979)
Cheap Trick- In Color (1977)
The Monkees- Headquarters (1967)
The Monkees- Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, & Jones LTD. (1967)

Others that I would eventually vote for:

Diana Ross- Diana (1980)
Joe Cocker- Mad Dogs & Englishman (1970)
UFO- Strangers in the Night
Chic- C'est Chic (1978)
Faces- A Nod Is As Good As A Wink...To a Blind Horse (1971)
Badfinger- Straight Up (1971)
Thank God It's Friday Soundtrack (1978)

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 05.22.14 @ 10:26am


I agree with Jennifer in that we need more soundtrack ablums in the Album Project. These albums would have my support:

Pantera- Far Beyond Driven (1994)
The Cars- Candy-O (1979)
The Monkees- Headquarters (1967)
The Monkees- Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, & Jones LTD. (1967)
Joe Cocker- Mad Dogs & Englishman (1970)
UFO- Strangers in the Night
Chic- C'est Chic (1978)
Chic- Risque (1979)
Badfinger- No Dice (1970)
Badfinger- Straight Up (1971)
Raspberries- Fresh (1972)
Cheap Trick- Heaven Tonight (1978)
Cheap Trick- Dream Police (1979)
Cheap Trick- In Color (1977)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack (1975)
Flashdance Soundtrack (1983)
Fame Soundtrack (1980)
Hair Soundtrack (1969)
West Side Story Soundtrack (1961)
Footloose Soundtrack (1984)
Green Day- 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band- Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970)

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 05.22.14 @ 10:37am


Any support for the following albums next month?

Bill Withers- Still Bill (1972)
Jethro Tull- Stand Up (1969)
Jethro Tull- Benefit (1970)
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Mother's Milk (1989)
Rush- Roll The Bones (1991)
Yes- 90125 (1983)

I have others on my short list but I've nominated these albums in the past to varying degrees of support.

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 05.22.14 @ 16:59pm


Greg F.- These are the genres from your list that would interest me if nominated

Psychedelic/Experimental/Avant Garde
Progressive/Symphonic Metal
Live Albums
Jazz/Jazz Fusion
Blues
Funk

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 05.22.14 @ 17:09pm


Wanted to see if there'd be any support for U2-Boy.

I think that Boy is in that upper tier of great debut albums. If we could get Boy and The Unforgettable Fire in, I think we'd be pretty well set on U2.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 05.23.14 @ 18:14pm


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 last month's Album Project Vote:

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)


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.

This month's genre has been selected to be 80s New Wave/Pop, as it finished in a tie in the April genre vote and lost the tiebreaker.


The following genres are automatically nominated as a result of losing the previous genre selection vote (or were nominated last month, when there wasn't a genre vote):

80's College Rock
90s British Rock/Pop
Compilation albums after 1965
Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Metal
Modern Classical
Neo-Soul
Pop
Punk
Stage, TV, and Movie Musicals
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.

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.

Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000 is ineligible for nomination until October, as it was the selected genre from March.

70's Singer-Songwriters is ineligible for nomination until November, as it was the selected genre from April.

80's New Wave / Pop is ineligible for nomination until December, as it was the selected genre from May.

Every voter will be able to vote for 5 nominated album genres. Any genre 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).

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.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 05.31.14 @ 20:37pm


Is there any support for Fine Young Cannibals - The Raw and the Cooked?

Posted by SotN on Saturday, 05.31.14 @ 22:49pm


Nominations:

The Cars- Candy-O (1979)
Disclosure- Settle (2013)

Genre:

Psychedelic/ Experimental/ Avant-Garde

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 06.1.14 @ 01:32am


Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)

Novelty/Parody

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 06.1.14 @ 03:03am


Nomination:

Robyn - Body Talk

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 06.1.14 @ 07:04am


Tom Lehrer- An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer (1959)

Posted by PopeCharming on Sunday, 06.1.14 @ 09:39am


Yes- 90125 (1983)
Pearl Jam- Lightning Bolt (2013)

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 06.1.14 @ 10:14am


Belle and Sebastian- Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003)

Posted by Ryan on Sunday, 06.1.14 @ 12:08pm


U2 - Boy (1980)

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 06.1.14 @ 14:25pm


Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)

Posted by BSLO on Sunday, 06.1.14 @ 22:03pm


So why do we need genre nominations if this month's genre is already decided?

Nomination:
REM - Green (1988)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 06.1.14 @ 23:45pm


Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (1977)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 06.2.14 @ 00:39am


Modest Mouse -
The Lonesome Crowded West (1997)

Death -
Symbolic (1995)

Posted by The Aviator Dragon on Monday, 06.2.14 @ 01:28am


The Aviator Dragon - You can only nominate two albums if one of them is from 2013. Please specify which album you'd like to nominate or we'll default to the Modest Mouse album, as it was listed first.

jtrichey - I incorrectly said in my introduction post that this month's genre was already determined. When I was updating the form text from May's information update, I missed that detail. 80's Pop / New Wave was already pre-determined to be May's genre, but we will have a vote to determine June's genre because that hasn't already been determined.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 06.2.14 @ 01:52am


Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Beyonce - Beyonce

BSLO - Nick of Time has been inducted (Luck of the Draw has not, though)

Posted by rockstar23 on Monday, 06.2.14 @ 07:09am


Album nominations:

Slint - Spiderland (1991)
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 06.2.14 @ 19:36pm


rockstar23 has provided us with an interesting suggestion for what could be nominated for the Album project. Thus, without further ado, here is my ballot for the all-purpose election this month, along with my pick for the next genre election to commence.


Bonnie Raitt - Luck Of The Draw (1991)
30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013)

My genre nomination is:

Nu Metal

Do not mock me for this. Nu Metal is starting to become more recognized and admired for its influence on artists over the last 15 years.

Ironically giving fellow posters some thing to talk about:),

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Monday, 06.2.14 @ 20:35pm


Thanks rockstar23. Didn't realize that Nick of Time was already in.

I will nominate another deserving mainstream album from the 1989 in its place:

Don Henley - The End of Innocence (1989)

Lax31 - I'd probably throw a vote at nu-metal. It was my gateway into music, and remained my favourite genre all through my high school years.

Not afraid to say that I occasionally throw on some Korn or Disturbed when I am feeling nostalgic, lol.

Posted by BSLO on Monday, 06.2.14 @ 22:59pm


Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998)
Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)

Posted by Darren on Monday, 06.2.14 @ 23:44pm


Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970)

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)

Posted by SotN on Tuesday, 06.3.14 @ 22:11pm


Nominations are now closed and voting is now open.

Here are the nominees:

30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013)
Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003)
Beyonce - Beyonce
Bonnie Raitt - Luck Of The Draw (1991)
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Disclosure - Settle (2013)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Don Henley - The End of Innocence (1989)
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998)
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (1977)
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West (1997)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
REM - Green (1988)
Robyn - Body Talk
Slint - Spiderland (1991)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
Tom Lehrer - An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer (1959)
U2 - Boy (1980)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Each voter can vote for 6 albums.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 06.4.14 @ 01:07am


Votes:

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Bonnie Raitt - Luck Of The Draw (1991)
Don Henley - The End of Innocence (1989)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
REM - Green (1988)
Robyn - Body Talk

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 06.4.14 @ 10:28am


Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Disclosure - Settle (2013)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West (1997)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 06.4.14 @ 10:52am


Disclosure - Settle (2013)
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970)
REM - Green (1988)
Slint - Spiderland (1991)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
U2 - Boy (1980)

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 06.4.14 @ 14:22pm


Voting is now open for the Album Genre selection vote.

Here are the nominated genres:

80's College Rock
90s British Rock/Pop
Compilation albums after 1965
Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Metal
Modern Classical
Neo-Soul
Novelty/Parody
Nu Metal
Pop
Psychedelic/ Experimental/ Avant-Garde
Punk
Stage, TV, and Movie Musicals
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums


Every voter can vote for five genres from the above list.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Friday the 6th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 06.4.14 @ 14:50pm


90s British Rock/Pop
Jazz
Modern Classical
Psychedelic/ Experimental/ Avant-Garde
Punk

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 06.4.14 @ 15:08pm


Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970)
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West (1997)
Robyn - Body Talk

Posted by SotN on Wednesday, 06.4.14 @ 22:40pm


Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Don Henley - The End of Innocence (1989)
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998)
REM - Green (1988)
U2 - Boy (1980)

80's College Rock
90s British Rock/Pop
Hip Hop/Rap
Metal
Punk

Posted by BSLO on Wednesday, 06.4.14 @ 23:52pm


Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
REM - Green (1988)
Robyn - Body Talk
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
U2 - Boy (1980)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 06.5.14 @ 00:06am


Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
REM - Green (1988)
U2 - Boy (1980)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

The Cars would be my most likely vote swap

Genre Vote:

Jazz
Metal
Novelty/Parody
Psychedelic/ Experimental/ Avant-Garde
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 06.5.14 @ 09:23am


Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
REM - Green (1988)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Posted by Ryan on Thursday, 06.5.14 @ 10:41am


My Ballot:

Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Slint - Spiderland (1991)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
U2 - Boy (1980)

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 06.5.14 @ 12:58pm


Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (1977)
Robyn - Body Talk

Genre vote:
90s British Rock/Pop
Jazz
Novelty/Parody
Psychedelic/ Experimental/ Avant-Garde
Punk

Posted by John R.C. on Thursday, 06.5.14 @ 14:41pm


Genre vote:

90's British Rock/Pop
Jazz
Psychedelic/ Experimental/ Avant-Garde
Stage, TV, and Movie Musicals
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 06.5.14 @ 19:10pm


My ballot for June 2014/2039 induction into The Album Project...

Don Henley - The End of the Innocence (1989)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (1977)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 06.5.14 @ 22:56pm


Genres

Novelty/Parody
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums
Stage, TV, and Movie Musicals
Psychedelic/ Experimental/ Avant-Garde
Compilation albums after 1965

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 06.5.14 @ 23:08pm



Beyonce - Beyonce
Bonnie Raitt - Luck Of The Draw (1991)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Robyn - Body Talk

Posted by rockstar23 on Friday, 06.6.14 @ 02:17am




Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Bonnie Raitt - Luck Of The Draw (1991)
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998)
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Tom Lehrer - An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer (1959)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Posted by PopeCharming on Friday, 06.6.14 @ 08:26am


Reminder - Voting in the genre selection vote ends at 11:55 PM Central tonight (Friday). Regular project voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 8th. I'll post a vote count update around midnight tonight.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 06.6.14 @ 12:02pm


My genre ballot for a future special election in the Album Project is as follows.


Psychedelic/ Experimental/ Avant-Garde
Compilation albums after 1965
90's British Rock/Pop
80's College Rock
Nu Metal

My ballot for the all purpose Album Project election cycle this month are:

Bonnie Raitt - Luck Of The Draw (1991)
Yes - 90125 (1983)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Sir Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)
U2 - Boy (1980)
30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013)

Hopefully this is considered pleasing for most posters,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Friday, 06.6.14 @ 21:58pm


Hip Hop/Rap
Metal
Neo-Soul
Nu Metal
Punk

Posted by SotN on Friday, 06.6.14 @ 23:02pm


Hip Hop/Rap
Metal
Psychedelic/ Experimental/ Avant-Garde
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 06.7.14 @ 00:06am


Voting is now closed for this month's genre selection vote.

"Psychedelic / Experimental / Avant-Garde" is this month's selected genre.

Nominations will begin after the conclusion of the Album Project voting for this month. The next two days (four days if there's a tiebreaker needed) will be used to determine if we'll have one genre vote or two, how the genre will be split if two votes will occur and what albums / artists should be considered for this genre.


Final vote results:

Psychedelic / Experimental / Avant-Garde - 7
_____________________________

90s British Rock / Pop - 5
Punk - 5

Jazz - 4
Metal - 4
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums - 4

Hip Hop / Rap - 3
Novelty / Parody - 3
_____________________________

80's College Rock - 2
Compilation albums after 1965 - 2
Nu Metal - 2
Stage, TV and Movie Musicals - 2

Modern Classical - 1
Neo-Soul - 1

Pop - 0

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 06.7.14 @ 01:11am


Current Vote Count:

Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991) - 6
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession - 6
REM - Green (1988) - 6
U2 - Boy (1980) - 6
______________________

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996) - 5
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013) - 5
Robyn - Body Talk - 5
Yes - 90125 (1983) - 5
______________________

Bonnie Raitt - Luck Of The Draw (1991) - 4
The Cars - Candy-O (1979) - 4

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013) - 3
Don Henley - The End of Innocence (1989) - 3
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013) - 3
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013) - 3

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013) - 2
Disclosure - Settle (2013) - 2
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998) - 2
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970) - 2
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (1977) - 2
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West (1997) - 2
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) - 2
Slint - Spiderland (1991) - 2

30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013) - 1
Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003) - 1
Beyonce - Beyonce - 1
Tom Lehrer - An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer (1959) - 1


Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 06.7.14 @ 01:19am


Damn! Robyn keeps getting oh-so-close month after month after month….

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 06.7.14 @ 09:08am


Mike - It's only the current vote count, not the final results. There are still a few people (including myself) that have yet to vote.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 06.7.14 @ 22:21pm


My votes:

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998)
REM - Green (1988)
Robyn - Body Talk


Would support in the future:

U2 - Boy (1980) - Most likely vote switch

Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003)
Beyonce - Beyonce
Bonnie Raitt - Luck Of The Draw (1991)
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Disclosure - Settle (2013)
Don Henley - The End of Innocence (1989)
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (1977)
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West (1997)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Slint - Spiderland (1991)
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 06.8.14 @ 18:14pm


Current Vote Count:

Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991) - 7
REM - Green (1988) - 7
______________________

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996) - 6
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession - 6
Robyn - Body Talk - 6
U2 - Boy (1980) - 6
______________________

Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013) - 5
Yes - 90125 (1983) - 5

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013) - 4
Bonnie Raitt - Luck Of The Draw (1991) - 4
The Cars - Candy-O (1979) - 4

Don Henley - The End of Innocence (1989) - 3
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013) - 3
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998) - 3
Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob (2013) - 3

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013) - 2
Disclosure - Settle (2013) - 2
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon Wainwright III (Album I) (1970) - 2
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (1977) - 2
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West (1997) - 2
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) - 2
Slint - Spiderland (1991) - 2

30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013) - 1
Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003) - 1
Beyonce - Beyonce - 1
Tom Lehrer - An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer (1959) - 1

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central tonight.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 06.8.14 @ 18:19pm


Please change my vote for The Lonesome Crowded West to a vote for The 20/20 Experience

Posted by SotN on Sunday, 06.8.14 @ 22:52pm


I'm switching my vote from "Devil Without A Cause" to "Boy".

Posted by Darren on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 00:45am


We have two more days to decide, since there will be a tie vote in the Song Project even if there isn't a tie vote in the Album Project, so are we going to split the Psychedelic / Experimental / Avant-Garde genre into two groups and if so, what year will we split the groups by?

Posted by Darren on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 00:52am


Voting is now closed.

These albums have been inducted:

Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
REM - Green (1988)
U2 - Boy (1980)


These songs will be involved in a tiebreaker:

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Robyn - Body Talk


Anyone who voted in the initial voting can participate in the tiebreaker vote. To do so, rank all 4 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranking album will receive 4 points, the second-highest will receive 3 and so on. The to highest-scoring albums will be inducted. The other two albums will be automatically nominated for the July Album Project, unless we decide that one of the albums belongs in this month's genre instead.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Tuesday the 10th.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 01:08am


Yes, I think it should be split, it's an area that spans the entire timeline of the RnR era, and even earlier, and it's an area where we can do a lot of catch up work.

That said, I want to ponder on where the best break would be for a bit.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 01:13am


DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)- 4
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession- 3
Robyn - Body Talk- 2
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)- 1

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 02:13am


Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession - 4
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Robyn - Body Talk
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996) - 1

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 04:19am


Tie-breaker votes:



4 points Robyn - Body Talk
3 Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
2 DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....
1 Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession

Posted by Mike on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 09:42am


My tiebreaker ballot:

Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013) 4
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996) 3
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession 2
Robyn - Body Talk 1

I'm thinking maybe 1970 would be a good split?

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 09:53am


1970 seems too early to me. This strikes me as a genre that got it's start in the early-to-mid 60's and anything before then would be extreme outliers. I think we need a later year for the split so we don't end up short-changing artists from the late-70s on.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 12:26pm


Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession- 4
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)- 3
Robyn - Body Talk- 2
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)- 1

Posted by rockstar23 on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 12:36pm


How about splitting it at 1978 or 1980?

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 14:33pm


I think 1980 would strike a good balance.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 15:37pm


I think 1980 would strike a good balance.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 15:37pm


Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession- 4
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)- 3
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)- 2
Robyn - Body Talk- 1

Posted by PopeCharming on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 19:41pm


1. Robyn - Body Talk
2. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
3. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
4. Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession

Posted by jtrichey on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 22:36pm


I like 1980 as the year for the split as well.

What are some suggested artists / albums for the Psychedelic / Experimental / Avant-Garde? You've got the obvious picks like Pink Floyd or Frank Zappa, but what are some other good candidates?

Posted by Darren on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 23:22pm


Can
Neu!
Captain Beefheart
Cluster
Harmonia
Faust
Popul Vol
Electric Prones
13th Floor Elevators
Bobb Trimble
Animal Collective

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 23:51pm


Terry Riley
Jah Wobble
Holger Czukay
Throbbing Gristle
Ammon Duul II
Ash Ra Tempel
The Red Krayola
Cabaret Voltaire
Einsturzende Neubauten
Harold Budd
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Explosions in the Sky
Lustmord
Wendy Carlos
Max Richter
Philip Glass
Dead Can Dance
Pere Ubu
Dirty Three
Tim Hecker
Julia Holter
Chrome
Klaus Schulze
Psychic TV
The Haxan Cloak
Tangerine Dream
Eno-Moebius-Roedelius
Silver Apples
Syd Barrett
Beirut
Hawkwind
Steve Reich


Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 06.10.14 @ 00:42am


DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)4 points
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Robyn - Body Talk
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)1 point

Posted by Ryan on Tuesday, 06.10.14 @ 05:26am


Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)-4
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession-3
Robyn - Body Talk-2
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 06.10.14 @ 10:32am


Would King Crimson be appropriate for this month's genre?

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 06.10.14 @ 11:48am


Wishbone Ash?

I must say this gene is not a strong suit for me.

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 06.10.14 @ 14:08pm


King Crimson or Wishbone Ash would not fit. They are more progressive.

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 06.10.14 @ 20:07pm


DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)- 4
Robyn - Body Talk - 3
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession - 2
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013) - 1

Posted by BSLO on Tuesday, 06.10.14 @ 20:53pm


Robyn - Body Talk - 4
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996) - 3
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013) - 2
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession - 1

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 06.11.14 @ 00:01am


Voting is now closed.

Here is the Album Project Class Of June 2014:

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Genesis - We Can't Dance (1991)
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968)
REM - Green (1988)
U2 - Boy (1980)


The following albums lost the tiebreaker and will be automatically nominated for the next Album Project / Genre vote that they are eligible for:

Robyn - Body Talk (2010)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 06.11.14 @ 01:03am


Nominations are now open for the Psychedelic / Experimental / Avant-Garde genre vote. We'll be having one vote for albums released 1954-1980 and one vote for albums released from 1981-2013.

Each voter can nominate two albums from 1954-1980 that you feel are a fit for this genre.

If an album is nominated that you feel doesn't belong in this genre, please file a protest. Any album that receives three protests will be disqualified from this genre vote.

Nominations for albums released from 1981-2013 will begin after the conclusion of the first group's vote.

Nominations will end at 11:55 PM Central on Thursday the 12th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 06.11.14 @ 01:06am


Silver Apples - Contact (1969)
The Residents - Meet the Residents (1974)

Posted by SotN on Wednesday, 06.11.14 @ 04:39am


Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band- Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970)
Cluster- Cluster II (1972)

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 06.11.14 @ 09:08am


Four great and deserving nominees already.

I'll add:

Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968)
The Monks - Black Monk Time (1966)

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 06.11.14 @ 15:48pm


The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969)
Donovan - Sunshine Superman (1966)

Posted by John R.C. on Wednesday, 06.11.14 @ 21:36pm


I do apologize for not getting involved in the tiebreaking vote. I had completely forgotten about it, though fortunately my ballot would not have likely affected the final outcome. In any matter, here are my nominees for the Psychedelic / Experimental / Avant-Garde genre vote for 1954-1980.


Frank Zappa - Over-Nite Sensation (1974)
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star (1973)

Hoping this is legitimate,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Wednesday, 06.11.14 @ 21:54pm


Wanted to nominate Zappa and Captain Beefheart albums but Lax and SotN beat me to the punch so here's plan B

Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother (1970) (yes I will be that guy that nominates Pink Floyd)

Can- Soon Over Babaluma (1974)

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 06.12.14 @ 12:42pm


nom:

Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 06.12.14 @ 23:22pm


Nominations are now closed.

We will now have one day of review for nominated albums. If you feel that a nominated album shouldn't be eligible for this genre vote, please lodge a protest. Any album that receives three protests will be disqualified from consideration from this genre vote.


Here are the current nominees for 1954-1980:

Can - Soon Over Babaluma (1974)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970)
Cluster - Cluster II (1972)
Donovan - Sunshine Superman (1966)
Frank Zappa - Over-Nite Sensation (1974)
Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968)
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (1970)
Silver Apples - Contact (1969)
The Monks - Black Monk Time (1966)
The Residents - Meet the Residents (1974)
The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969)
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star (1973)


Review will end and voting will start at 11:55 PM Central on Friday the 13th.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 06.13.14 @ 01:06am


Frank Zappa - Over-Nite Sensation (1974)has already been inducted. Hot Rats however has not been inducted and that seems like it would be a good Frank Zappa replacement. Just a suggestion.

Posted by Gassman on Friday, 06.13.14 @ 10:03am


Since I am going to be on vacation for the next week starting tomorrow I would like to submit my ballot early.

Can - Soon Over Babaluma (1974)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970)
Donovan - Sunshine Superman (1966)
Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (1970)
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star (1973)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 06.13.14 @ 14:46pm


The review period is over and no albums were protested. The Frank Zappa album has indeed been previously inducted.

Voting is now open. Here are the nominees:

Can - Soon Over Babaluma (1974)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970)
Cluster - Cluster II (1972)
Donovan - Sunshine Superman (1966)
Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968)
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (1970)
Silver Apples - Contact (1969)
The Monks - Black Monk Time (1966)
The Residents - Meet the Residents (1974)
The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969)
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star (1973)

Each voter has 6 votes and the rules of this vote are the same as the rules of the monthly Album Project vote.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 06.14.14 @ 01:15am


Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Wednesday the 18th.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 06.14.14 @ 01:18am


Cluster - Cluster II (1972)
Hawkind - Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968)
Silver Apples - Contact (1969)
The Monks - Black Monk Time (1966)
The Residents - Meet the Residents (1974)

Awesome ballot full of overlooked gems. Wishing I had about three more spots. And much respect to those of you who made the effort even though this genre was out of your comfort zone.

Posted by Darin RG on Saturday, 06.14.14 @ 02:49am


Cluster - Cluster II (1972)
Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968)
Silver Apples - Contact (1969)
The Monks - Black Monk Time (1966)
The Residents - Meet the Residents (1974)

Can - Soon Over Babaluma was the last cut.

On top of having the same votes with Darin, I also wish I had three more votes. This was a very nice ballot.

Posted by SotN on Sunday, 06.15.14 @ 13:07pm


Can - Soon Over Babaluma (1974)
Donovan - Sunshine Superman (1966)
Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968)
Silver Apples - Contact (1969)
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star (1973)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 06.15.14 @ 23:37pm


Can - Soon Over Babaluma (1974)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970)
Cluster - Cluster II (1972)
Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968)
Silver Apples - Contact (1969)

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 06.16.14 @ 02:26am


My Ballot:

Can - Soon Over Babaluma (1974)
Donovan - Sunshine Superman (1966)
Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968)
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (1970)
Silver Apples - Contact (1969)
The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969)

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 06.16.14 @ 23:08pm


Please remove Can - Soon Over Babaluma (1974), put 7 by mistake

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 06.16.14 @ 23:10pm


My current vote count:

Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975) - 6

Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968) - 5
Silver Apples - Contact (1969) - 5
________________________________

Can - Soon Over Babaluma (1974) - 3
Cluster - Cluster II (1972) - 3
Donovan - Sunshine Superman (1966) - 3
________________________________

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970) - 2
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (1970) - 2
The Monks - Black Monk Time (1966) - 2
The Residents - Meet the Residents (1974) - 2
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star (1973) - 2

The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969) - 1


Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Wednesday the 18th.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 06.17.14 @ 00:59am


Can - Soon Over Babaluma (1974)
Donovan - Sunshine Superman (1966)
Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)
Silver Apples - Contact (1969)
The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969)
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star (1973)

Posted by John R.C. on Tuesday, 06.17.14 @ 01:22am


I must apologize to all fellow posters for not noticing the Frank Zappa album Over-Nite Sensation had actually been inducted. If I was able to locate this error earlier, I would have brought forth a replacement album nominee. Here, then, is my ballot for this month's Album Project special election.

Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)
Silver Apples - Contact (1969)
Can - Soon Over Babaluma (1974)
Donovan - Sunshine Superman (1966)
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (1970)
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star (1973)

Anticipating the next election cycle to come,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Tuesday, 06.17.14 @ 21:34pm


My votes:

Can - Soon Over Babaluma (1974)
Donovan - Sunshine Superman (1966)
Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968)
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (1970)
The Residents - Meet the Residents (1974)

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 06.18.14 @ 13:01pm


Voting is now closed.

The following albums have been inducted into the Album Project:

Can - Soon Over Babaluma (1974)
Donovan - Sunshine Superman (1966)
Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968)
Silver Apples - Contact (1969)

Fun fact - "Warrior on the Edge Of Time" was a unanimous selection. Not sure if that's ever happened before.


Nominations are now open for albums released between 1981-2013 in the Psychedelic / Experimental / Avant-Garde genre. Each voter can nominate two albums that were released in that period of time and haven't been previously inducted into the Album Project.

Since there isn't a second genre vote in the Song Project, the Album Project doesn't need to wait for the tiebreakers to be resolved in order to maintain the same schedule, so there will be two days of nominations ending at 11:55 PM Central on Friday the 20th, followed by one day of review before voting opens.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 06.19.14 @ 01:14am


My nominations are:

Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1985)

Posted by SotN on Thursday, 06.19.14 @ 01:36am


Sorry, Art of Noise was 1984. My mistake.

Posted by SotN on Thursday, 06.19.14 @ 01:39am


Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)
Brian Eno - Another Day on Earth (2005)

Posted by John R.C. on Thursday, 06.19.14 @ 01:50am


Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)
Brian Eno - Another Day on Earth (2005)

Posted by John R.C. on Thursday, 06.19.14 @ 01:50am


Excellent group. And cheers to jtrichey for nominating the first unanimous pick that I can remember, as well. I'd support any of the uninducted albums from this round in the future.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 06.19.14 @ 04:04am


Excellent group. And cheers to jtrichey for nominating the first unanimous pick that I can remember, as well. I'd support any of the uninducted albums from this round in the future.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 06.19.14 @ 04:04am


Bobb Trimble- Harvest of Dreams (1982)
Animal Collective- Feels (2005)

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 06.19.14 @ 09:51am


Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000)
Explosions in the Sky - The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place (2003)

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 06.19.14 @ 19:27pm


Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis byrjun (1999)
Alt-J - An Awesome Wave (2012)

Posted by Gassman on Friday, 06.20.14 @ 09:02am


Here are my nominees for Experimental/Psychedelic/Avant-Garde albums from 1981-2013. I do hope these albums are considered to be legitimate for fellow posters.


Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Husker Du - Warehouse: Stories And Songs (1987)

Do listen to these underrated albums,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Friday, 06.20.14 @ 22:19pm


Nominations are now closed.

The following albums are up for review:

Alt-J - An Awesome Wave (2012)
Animal Collective - Feels (2005)
Bobb Trimble - Harvest of Dreams (1982)
Brian Eno - Another Day on Earth (2005)
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)
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)
Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis byrjun (1999)
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1984)

If you feel that any of these nominees have been nominated inappropriately for this genre, please lodge a protest. Any album that receives three protests will be disqualifed from consideration.

Review will end at 11:55 PM Central on Saturday the 21st, when voting will start.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 06.21.14 @ 00:58am


Darren: The list of albums nominated missed Lax31's nominees (Us and Warehouse: Stories and Songs).

Also, forgot to say earlier, but congratulations to jtrichey on the Hawkwind nomination!

Posted by SotN on Saturday, 06.21.14 @ 18:39pm


Voting is now open.

Here is the full list of nominees (including the two I missed somehow):

Alt-J - An Awesome Wave (2012)
Animal Collective - Feels (2005)
Bobb Trimble - Harvest of Dreams (1982)
Brian Eno - Another Day on Earth (2005)
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)
Husker Du - Warehouse: Stories And Songs (1987)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)
Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis Byrjun (1999)
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1984)

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Thursday the 26th.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 06.22.14 @ 00:57am


My ballot:

Alt-J - An Awesome Wave (2012)
Animal Collective - Feels (2005)
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)
Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis Byrjun (1999)
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 06.22.14 @ 11:10am


Animal Collective - Feels (2005)
Brian Eno - Another Day on Earth (2005)
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)
Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis Byrjun (1999)
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 06.22.14 @ 17:06pm


Animal Collective - Feels (2005)
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)
Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis Byrjun (1999)
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1984)

The final cut was Peter Gabriel, and Us is an album I'd support anytime, but it just missed out here.

Posted by SotN on Sunday, 06.22.14 @ 22:15pm


Animal Collective - Feels (2005)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000)
Husker Du - Warehouse: Stories And Songs (1987)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1984)


It feels slightly weird to be congratulated for a nomination, but thanks. I have been mildy touting Hawkwind as a Rock Hall Projected member since I arrived at this site, and this is the first real indication I've gotten that they have an actual following. I'm happy for them as much as anything and will continue to beat their drum a little harder (that goes for Wishbone Ash as well who I lump together in my mind with Hawkwind even if they aren't quite the same genre).

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 06.22.14 @ 22:52pm


that should read as "have been mildly touting Hawkwind for the Rock Hall projected Hall of Fame"

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 06.22.14 @ 22:53pm


Brian Eno - Another Day on Earth (2005)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000)
Husker Du - Warehouse: Stories And Songs (1987)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1984)

Posted by Tom H. on Monday, 06.23.14 @ 11:45am


Animal Collective- Feels (2005)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor- Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000)
Pink Floyd- The Division Bell (1994)
Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis Byrjun (1999)
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1984)

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 06.24.14 @ 16:30pm


My votes:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000)
Animal Collective - Feels (2005)
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)
Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis byrjun (1999)
Husker Du - Warehouse: Stories And Songs (1987)
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)


My current vote count:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000) - 7

Animal Collective - Feels (2005) - 6
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988) - 6

Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis byrjun (1999) - 5

The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1984) - 4
__________________________

Explosions in the Sky - The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place (2003) - 3
Husker Du - Warehouse: Stories And Songs (1987) - 3
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994) - 3

Brian Eno - Another Day on Earth (2005) - 2
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992) - 2

Alt-J - An Awesome Wave (2012) - 1

Bobb Trimble - Harvest of Dreams (1982) - 0

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Thursday the 26th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 06.25.14 @ 10:52am


Animal Collective - Feels (2005)
Brian Eno - Another Day on Earth (2005)
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)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)

Posted by John R.C. on Wednesday, 06.25.14 @ 15:02pm


Any interest?

Top Priorities:

The Cars- Candy-O (1979)
Sparks- Propaganda (1974)
Kate Bush- Never For Ever (1980)
Tori Amos- Boys For Pele (1996)
The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000)
Orbital- In Sides (1996)
Green Day- 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
Cluster- Cluster II (1973)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band- Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970)
Disclosure- Settle (2013)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack

Others I'm Considering:

Devo- New Traditionalists (1982)
Squeeze- East Side Story (1981)
Animal Collective- Centipede Hz (2012)
Blood Orange- Cupid Deluxe (2013)
The Art of Noise- In Visible Silence (1986)
Sonic Youth- Dirty (1992)
The Bodyguard Soundtrack (1992)
Flashdance Soundtrack (1982)

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 06.26.14 @ 16:26pm


My ballot for this month's second special election cycle is as follows.


The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1984)
Husker Du - Warehouse: Stories And Songs (1987)
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)
Brian Eno - Another Day on Earth (2005)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Animal Collective - Feels (2005)

Hoping once again this was on time and acceptable to all fellow posters,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Thursday, 06.26.14 @ 17:58pm


Trade my Explosions in the Sky vote to a vote for Us.

Posted by SotN on Friday, 06.27.14 @ 00:43am


Voting is now closed (sorry for the delay).

The following albums have been inducted into the Album Project:

Animal Collective - Feels (2005)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000)
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)


The following albums will be involved in a tiebreaker vote:

Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)
Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis byrjun (1999)
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1984)


To participate in the tiebreaker, any voter who voted in the initial vote for this round can rank all four albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song will receive 4 points, the second-highest 3 points and so on. The two albums that finish with the highest overall score will be inducted into the Album Project. The two albums that lose the tiebreaker will be automatically nominated for the July Album Project vote.

Voting will end at 8 AM Central on Sunday the 29th (later than usual due to the delay in this post).

Posted by Darren on Friday, 06.27.14 @ 08:08am


My tiebreaker ballot:

Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis byrjun (1999) 4
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1984) 3
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994) 2
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992) 1

Posted by Gassman on Friday, 06.27.14 @ 09:02am


Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis byrjun (1999) 4
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1984) 3
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994) 2
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992) 1

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 06.27.14 @ 13:00pm


Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis byrjun (1999) 4
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1984) 3
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994) 2
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992) 1

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 06.27.14 @ 14:32pm


Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)-4
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)-3
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1984)-2
Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis byrjun (1999)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 06.27.14 @ 15:24pm


Greg F.-

These are the albums from your list that I would consider:

The Cars- Candy-O (1979)
Green Day- 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band- Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970) (top priority, dissapointed that it didn't get inducted this month)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack
Devo- New Traditionalists (1982)
Flashdance Soundtrack (1982)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 06.27.14 @ 16:14pm


My tiebreaker vote for this special election cycle is as follows.


Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994) - 4
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992) - 3
The Art Of Noise - Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise (1984) - 2
Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis byrjun (1999)-1

Early for a change,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Friday, 06.27.14 @ 21:13pm


1. The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1984) (4 points)
2. Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis byrjun (1999) (3 points)
3. Peter Gabriel - Us (1992) (2 points)
4. Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994) (a point)

Greg F.: Honestly, I could go for everything on your list. Cluster and Captain Beefheart would have a great chance of getting my vote in a monthly ballot.

Posted by SotN on Saturday, 06.28.14 @ 00:08am


Genre ideas for next month.

Electric (techno, house, drum and bass, ambient, industrial, hi nrg, eurodance, disco, dub step etc.)
Progressive/Symphonic Metel
R&B/Soul
Jazz
Funk
Blues
Regaee

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 06.28.14 @ 00:51am


Greg - I'd be happy with any of those genres. I think R&B/Soul is probably the best represented already of what you listed, but there's still plenty of room for growth there.

PopeCharming - You have my attention with Tom Lehrer. I'd still like to reserch his impact a bit, but I'm really looking for solid non-Country/Blues/Jazz influences right now.

Lax -

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 06.28.14 @ 01:38am


Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994) - 4
The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1984)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis byrjun (1999) - 1

Posted by John R.C. on Saturday, 06.28.14 @ 02:35am


Any interest in the following albums?

Bill Withers- Still Bill (1972)
Billy Joel- River of Dreams (1993)
Billy Joel- An Innocent Man (1983)
Billy Joel- Storm Front (1989)
Emerson, Lake, & Palmer- Trilogy (1972)
Frank Zappa- Hot Rats (1970)
.fun- Some Nights (2012)
Genesis- Nursery Cryme (1971)
Genesis- Foxtrot (1972)
Genesis- Genesis (1983)
George Harrison- Brainwashed (2002)
Jethro Tull- Benefit (1970)
Jethro Tull- Stand Up (1969)
John Williams- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope: Original Movie Soundtrack (1977)
John Williams- Jaws: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1975)
Led Zeppelin- Presence (1977)
Led Zeppelin- In Through the Out Door (1979)
Old Crow Medicine Show- O.C.M.S. (2004)
Paul Simon- There Goes Rhymin’ Simon (1973)
Phil Collins- Hello I Must Be Going! (1982)
Pink Floyd- Atom Heart Mother (1970)
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Mother’s Milk (1989)
Rush- Fly By Night (1975)
Rush- A Farewell To Kings (1977)
Stevie Wonder- Hotter than July (1980)
Styx- The Grand Illusion (1977)
Styx- Pieces Of Eight (1978)
Supertramp- Even In The Quietest Moments (1977)
Supertramp- Crime of the Century (1974)
The Moody Blues- To Our Children’s Children (1969)
The Moody Blues- In Search of the Lost Chord (1968)
The Moody Blues- Seventh Sojurn (1972)
The Moody Blues- Every Good Boy Deserves Favor (1971)
The Offspring- Ixnay on the Hombre (1997)
Thelonious Monk- Monk’s Dream (1962)
Weird Al Yankovic- Bad Hair Day (1997)
Yes- The Yes Album (1970)
Yes- 90125 (1983)

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 06.28.14 @ 14:37pm


My favorite picks from your list, Tom, are:


Bill Withers- Still Bill (1972)
Billy Joel- River of Dreams (1993)
Billy Joel- An Innocent Man (1983)
Billy Joel- Storm Front (1989)
George Harrison- Brainwashed (2002)
John Williams- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope: Original Movie Soundtrack (1977)
Paul Simon- There Goes Rhymin’ Simon (1973)
The Moody Blues- In Search of the Lost Chord (1968)
Weird Al Yankovic- Bad Hair Day (1997)
Yes- 90125 (1983)


In fact, I was thinking of nominating "Brainwashed" myself, but you get dibs on it.



Posted by PopeCharming on Saturday, 06.28.14 @ 14:53pm


Robyn's "Body Talk" has been involved with at least 3 tie-breakers. I hope it gets enough support next month to make it through.

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 06.28.14 @ 17:16pm


Sigur Ros - 4
Pink Floyd - 3
Peter Gabriel - 2
The Art Of Noise - 1

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 06.29.14 @ 00:51am


PopeCharming- thanks for the input. I'm still trying to figure out if I want to nominate Yes again (as it has come so close three times this year) or nominate something else from my list so if you wanted to nominate "Brainwashed" it's fine by me.

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 06.29.14 @ 10:02am


Tom H,

These albums have been in my queue, just trying to drum up support for 'em...

Billy Joel - An Innocent Man (1983)
Billy Joel - Storm Front (1989)
Genesis - Genesis (1983)
John Williams - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977)
John Williams - Jaws: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1975)
Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin’ Simon (1973)
Phil Collins - Hello, I Must Be Going! (1982)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 06.29.14 @ 18:54pm


Sorry, I forgot about the deadline (I'm running player auctions in a fantasy football league and planning a 4th of July trip). I'll extend the deadline to 10 tonight (half an hour) and then post the results.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 06.29.14 @ 22:31pm


Tiebreaker voting is now closed.

Here is the class of new albums being inducted in this genre vote:

Animal Collective - Feels (2005)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000)
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)
Sigur Rσs - Αgζtis byrjun (1999)
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)

The Art of Noise - Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise (1984) and Peter Gabriel - Us (1992) will be automatically nominated in the July Album Vote.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 06.29.14 @ 23:01pm


Very nice class, last round as well.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 06.29.14 @ 23:26pm


Sigur Rσs had already been inducted in 2037 (the spelling was incorrect in the database). Do you want to Art of Noise or Peter Gabriel to take its place?

Posted by FRL on Monday, 06.30.14 @ 08:48am


Artists with the most inducted albums:

12 The Beatles
10 Bob Dylan
9 Bruce Springsteen
9 The Rolling Stones
8 Pink Floyd
7 The Beach Boys
7 David Bowie
6 Led Zeppelin
6 Metallica
6 U2
6 The Who
6 R.E.M.
5 Miles Davis
5 The Doors
5 Johnny Cash
5 Genesis
5 Talking Heads
5 The Byrds
5 Can
5 Neil Young
5 Kanye West
5 Electric Light Orchestra
4 Queen
4 Arcade Fire
4 Aerosmith
4 Brian Eno
4 Janet Jackson
4 Soundgarden
4 Leonard Cohen
4 Coldplay
4 Roxy Music
4 Emerson, Lake & Palmer
4 Prince & the Revolution
4 Bjork
4 Stevie Wonder
4 Nine Inch Nails
4 Nirvana
4 The Kinks
4 Kraftwerk
4 Michael Jackson
4 The Police
4 Radiohead
4 The Velvet Underground
4 Black Sabbath

Posted by FRL on Monday, 06.30.14 @ 12:23pm


FRL - Thanks. Interesting stats to see.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 06.30.14 @ 19:04pm


FRL - Since that's the case, The Art Of Noise - Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise (1984) won the tiebreaker, so it's inducted.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 01:00am


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 last month's Album Project Vote or Genre Project Votes:

Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Peter Gabriel Us (1992)
Robyn - Body Talk

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 previous genre selection vote (or were nominated last month, when there wasn't a genre vote), but receiving at least three nominations:

90s British Rock/Pop
Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Metal
Novelty/Parody
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.

Country Rock / Alt-Country is ineligible for nomination until September, as it was the selected genre from February.

Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000 is ineligible for nomination until October, as it was the selected genre from March.

70's Singer-Songwriters is ineligible for nomination until November, as it was the selected genre from April.

80's New Wave / Pop is ineligible for nomination until December, as it was the selected genre from May.

Psychedelic/ Experimental/ Avant-Garde is ineligible for nomination until January, as it was the selected genre from June.

Art Rock / Progressive Rock is now once again eligible for nomination, after spending six months ineligible.

Every voter will be able to vote for 5 nominated album genres. Any genre 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).

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.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 01:11am


My nominees:

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band- Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970)
Disclosure- Settle (2013)

Genre:

Electronic

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 01:13am


Pearl Jam - No Code (1996)

Stone Temple Pilots - Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (1996)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 06:14am


George Harrison- Brainwashed (2002)

Posted by PopeCharming on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 08:38am


Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)

Posted by BSLO on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 11:04am


I thought it would be interesting to see what album we haven't inducted from Rolling Stone's top 500 list:

• 21 Chuck Berry – The Great Twenty-Eight
• 38 Muddy Waters – The Anthology: 1947-1972
• 54 Ray Charles – The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings 1952-1959
• 65 Phil Spector – Back to Mono (1958-1969)
• 92 Buddy Holly & The Crickets – 20 Golden Greats
• 94 Hank Williams – 40 Greatest Hits
• 107 Sam Cooke – Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964
• 141 B.B. King – Live At The Regal
• 154 Howlin' Wolf – Moanin' in the Moonlight
• 166 Elvis Costello – Imperial Bedroom
• 174 Bob Dylan – Desire
• 180 The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones, Now!
• 181 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Natty Dread
• 186 Sly & The Family Stone – FRESH
• 189 Quicksilver Messenger Service – Happy Trails
• 190 Elvis Presley – From Elvis In Memphis
• 198 Little Walter – The Best of Little Walter
• 204 Bob Dylan – Modern Times
• 216 Bo Diddley – Go Bo Diddley
• 220 The Meters – Look-Ka Py Py
• 222 Professor Longhair – New Orleans Piano
• 232 The Kinks – The Kink Kronikles
• 247 Grateful Dead – Live/Dead
• 254 Otis Redding – Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
• 260 Willie Nelson – Stardust
• 266 Blood, Sweat & Tears – Child Is Father to the Man
• 273 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – Going to a Go-Go
• 274 Labelle – Nightbirds
• 276 Parliament – Mothership Connection
• 281 Mary J. Blige – My Life
• 283 Barry White – Can't Get Enough
• 285 Stevie Wonder – Music Of My Mind
• 286 Al Green – I'm Still in Love With You
• 288 Grateful Dead – Anthem of the Sun
• 292 Bob Dylan and The Band – The Basement Tapes
• 301 Dolly Parton – Coat Of Many Colors
• 303 Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding
• 311 Various Artists – The Sun Records Collection
• 318 The O'Jays – Back Stabbers
• 320 Radiohead – Amnesiac
• 333 X – Wild Gift
• 334 Graham Parker – Squeezing Out Sparks
• 339 Tom Waits – The Heart of Saturday Night
• 344 Lou Reed – Berlin
• 355 The Yardbirds – Having A Rave Up With The Yardbirds
• 356 Randy Newman – 12 Songs
• 357 The Rolling Stones – Between the Buttons
• 358 Miles Davis – Sketches Of Spain
• 359 Elton John – Honky Chateau
• 370 Mott the Hoople – Mott
• 372 The Police – Reggatta De Blanc
• 373 Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers
• 374 Roxy Music – Siren
• 380 Toots and The Maytals – Funky Kingston
• 383 Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings and Food
• 384 The Who – A Quick One
• 386 Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
• 387 Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
• 388 Various Artists – The Indestructible Beat of Soweto
• 389 Don Henley – The End of the Innocence
• 391 Jackson Browne – The Pretender
• 393 M.I.A. – Kala
• 394 Randy Newman – Good Old Boys
• 404 Dr. John – Dr. John's Gumbo
• 406 PJ Harvey – Rid Of Me
• 407 The Clash – Sandinista!
• 411 Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Boulevard
• 413 Minutemen – Double Nickels on the Dime
• 414 The Go-Go's – Beauty and the Beat
• 416 Tom Waits – Mule Variations
• 421 Various Artists – The Best of the Girl Groups
• 422 The Ronettes – Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica
• 427 Peter Wolf – Sleepless
• 437 Lil' Wayne – Tha Carter III
• 443 Cheap Trick – In Color
• 444 War – The World Is A Ghetto
• 447 Stan Getz & Joγo Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto
• 450 Jackson Browne – For Everyman
• 452 John Prine – John Prine
• 453 EPMD – Strictly Business
• 454 Alice Cooper – Love It to Death
• 455 Los Lobos – How Will the Wolf Survive?
• 456 Marvin Gaye – Here, My Dear
• 457 My Morning Jacket – Z
• 458 Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection
• 459 The Drifters – The Drifters' Golden Hits
• 463 Echo & The Bunnymen – Heaven Up Here
• 465 The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
• 467 Bruce Springsteen – Tunnel of Love
• 468 The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
• 471 Richard and Linda Thompson – I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
• 474 Manu Chao – Prσxima Estaciσn: Esperanza
• 480 Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…
• 481 D'Angelo – Voodoo
• 484 Mott the Hoople – All The Young Dudes
• 487 Cyndi Lauper – She's So Unusual
• 491 Albert King – Born Under A Bad Sign
• 495 Bonnie Raitt – Give It Up
• 496 Boz Scaggs – Boz Scaggs
• 499 B.B. King – Live In Cook County Jail

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 12:02pm


- Grateful Dead – Live/Dead (1969) (This should have been inducted years ago)

-Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)

I'll give Slint - Spiderland (1991)a month break

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 12:05pm


Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

How has this album not been inducted yet!?
I know we aren't the best with hip hop in both the song and album project, but this is a serious omission!

Posted by Ryan on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 12:15pm


Ryan: It has been, that was a mistake on my part when coming up with the list. My bad!

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 12:59pm


Woops, sorry about that.
Switch my nomination to
Beastie Boys- Check Your Head

Posted by Ryan on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 13:16pm


90's R&B is still under-represented in this project, so my nomination for this month is:

SWV - It's About Time

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 14:14pm


Gassman - Live/Dead was inducted in the 2010 class.

I have been referencing the Rolling Stone List on my end for awhile now. I know that several of those top albums aren't eligible since they are greatest hits albums.

I think by my count, there are 93 albums from the list that we haven't inducted that would be eligible, though I've probably missed a couple.

The biggest surprise for me is that there are albums from Bob Dylan, David Bowie, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Elton John on the list that we haven't inducted. Those 5 bands have loads of fans in our voting body.

Posted by BSLO on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 14:44pm


Replace Live/Dead with Bob Dylan – Desire.

BSLO: Thanks for the heads up. The greatest hits/compilation albums that I have on that list are eligible because they were either released before/during 1965 or at least 75% of the songs on the album are from 1965 or before. Its the same reason that we have Elvis' Sun Sessions, Chuck Berry Is On Top, etc are in our project.

Also Bob Dylan to me has at least 3-4 albums that need to be inducted into our project (John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline, Desire and Skyline).

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 17:08pm


How the compilation rules work with soundtracks? The way I have evaluated soundtracks eligiblity is that the soundtrack in question must have a majority of tracks that we're made for the film, TV Show, Stage Show, etc. Is that a good rule of thumb when to evaluating soundtracks?

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 17:33pm


A lot of great albums on the list that Gassman posted. I'll dip into it this round:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 17:34pm


My ballot for nominations in the Album Project ballot this month is as follows.


Sir Elton John - Honky Chateau (1972)
30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013)

The genre I nominate for our later in the month special election is:

Art Rock/Progressive Rock

I would like to tip my hypothetical hat to Gassman for bringing forth the list of remaining albums in Rolling Stone's 500 Best Albums of all time list a few years back. Indeed, some of these albums completely slipped from my inventory. This will hopefully be rectified in the near future.

One half of the year behind, the other half forward,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 21:07pm


Regular nominee:

Mott the Hoople – All The Young Dudes (1972)

2013 nominee:

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)

Posted by SotN on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 22:31pm


Greg F: That sounds about right, it has always been a bit tricky. Technically Saturday Night Fever would not qualify under those rules, but there has to be some rule to allow for that album. Maybe like a majority of tracks that we're made for the film, TV Show, Stage Show, etc or the album has a cohesive theme. Thoughts?

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 23:01pm


nom:

Toadies - Rubberneck (1994)

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 07.1.14 @ 23:28pm


I'd say cohesive theme could work too. The reason Saturday Night Fever got in was the impact it made for disco and music history of the time for better or worse. The same argument could be made another disco soundtrack Thank God It's Friday. I believe if I'm not mistaken that most of the tracks were recorded for the movie but some were released a year before. However soundtracks like Flashdance and Footloose would qualify since all the songs were recorded and released for the soundtrack. And obviously soundtracks to musicals would qualify since it's original to that.

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 07.2.14 @ 00:23am


Lax31 - My instructions were incorrect. Art Rock/Progressive Rock isn't eligible for nomination as a genre until August.

My nominations:

Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998)
Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 07.2.14 @ 01:59am


Yes- 90125 (1983)
Bastille- Bad Blood (2013)

Since Cheesecrop nominated a Pearl Jam already I will defer to him and give Lightning Bolt a rest for this month.

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 07.2.14 @ 09:35am


Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Posted by Mike1 on Wednesday, 07.2.14 @ 17:52pm


Darren, thank you for correcting that error. In this case, my replacement genre is now:

60s Garage Rock.

This genre, so to speak, is based primarily on independent, lower budget recordings of bands and/or individual artists consisting of no multi-tracking, one take at least, some homemade instruments, and the need to listen several times to decipher the lyrics. In short, recordings as if they came from a garage. Examples can be found in noted compilations and box sets including the Nuggets and Pebbles series.

Let me know what you fellow posters think,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Wednesday, 07.2.14 @ 21:53pm


Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black (1991)

Posted by John R.C. on Wednesday, 07.2.14 @ 22:26pm


Lax- Do.you feel that the Monks fall into your category? I see them falling into Garage, Proto-punk and Psychedelic. Curious about your opinion. I'd like to see them get some representation in our projects.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 07.2.14 @ 22:34pm


My nomination for July 2014/2039 induction into The Album Project...

Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever (1982)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 07.2.14 @ 23:53pm


Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
Beyonce - Beyonce

Posted by rockstar23 on Thursday, 07.3.14 @ 07:00am


Greg F - The Harder They Fall is another good example of a cohesive theme.

Where I would have to put my foot down would be for a film like Pulp Fiction or Forrest Gump. While both are some of the greatest soundtracks for a film, there is really no cohesive theme, just a collection of songs that match the movie.

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 07.3.14 @ 11:24am


Thanks Gassman. I guess that I should have read those rules on compilation albums a little closer.

Appreciate you posting the list, as it's brought forth some great nominees this time around!

Posted by BSLO on Thursday, 07.3.14 @ 18:54pm


Nominations are now closed.

Here are the nominees:

30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013)
Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Bastille - Bad Blood (2013)
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Beyonce - Beyonce
Bob Dylan - Desire
Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever (1982)
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970)
Disclosure - Settle (2013)
Elton John - Honky Chateau (1972)
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002)
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998)
Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
Mott the Hoople - All The Young Dudes (1972)
Pearl Jam - No Code (1996)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)
Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black (1991)
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Stone Temple Pilots - Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (1996)
SWV - It's About Time
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
Toadies - Rubberneck (1994)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Every voter can vote for 6 albums from this list.

Voting will end on Tuesday the 8th at 11:55 PM Central.


The following genres have been nominated for this month's genre selection vote:

60s Garage Rock
90s British Rock/Pop
Art Rock/Progressive Rock
Electronic
Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Metal
Novelty/Parody
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Each voter can vote for 5 genres from this list of genres. The genre that receives the most votes will be selected for this month. If there is a tie, there will be a tiebreaker vote, the results of which will decide this month (most votes) and next month (second most votes), though any genre that finishes in 3rd or worse in a tiebreaker vote will not be assigned a month automatically.

Voting will end on Sunday the 6th at 11:55 PM Central.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 02:12am


Just to clarify before I vote, was Robyn - Body Talk supposed to be auto-nominated this round? I thought it was, but don't see it listed.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 02:58am


Genre vote


Jazz
Metal
Novelty/Parody
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 05:33am


Yes, "Body Talk" by Robyn should definitely be on the list....

Posted by Mike on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 07:56am



Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Bob Dylan- Desire
Mott the Hoople - All The Young Dudes
Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black (1991)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Genre vote
Art Rock/Progressive Rock
Electronic
Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Punk

Posted by Ryan on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 11:12am


Yes, the following albums are also nominated:

Robyn - Body Talk
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)

If you'd like to change your vote to one of these albums, you can do so without losing your official vote switch for the month.

Also, please vote for "Body Talk". It's an excellent album and I'm getting tired of hearing about it every month. lol

Posted by Darren on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 17:18pm


I should not have included Art Rock/Progressive Rock on the list of genres. It won't be eligible until next month.

Here's the correct list of nominees:

60s Garage Rock
90s British Rock/Pop
Electronic
Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Metal
Novelty/Parody
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Ryan - Please select a different genre for your fifth vote.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 17:22pm


My genre votes:

Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums
Metal
Hip Hop / Rap
90s British Rock / Pop

Posted by Darren on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 17:23pm


Novelty/Parody
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums
Jazz
Electronic
60s Garage Rock

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 17:41pm


Electronic
Metal
TV and Movie Soundtracks
Jazz
Rap/Hip-hop

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 07.5.14 @ 21:18pm


Bob Dylan - Desire (1976)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970)
Disclosure - Settle (2013)
Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
Robyn - Body Talk (2010)

Genres:

60s Garage Rock
90s British Rock/Pop
Electronic
Jazz
Punk

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 07.5.14 @ 21:28pm


Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band- Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970)
Disclosure- Settle (2013)
Elton John- Honkey Chateau
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band- The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Robyn- Body Talk (2010)
Laura Nyro- New York Tendaberry

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 07.5.14 @ 22:57pm


Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Robyn- Body Talk (2010)
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Toadies - Rubberneck (1994)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 07.5.14 @ 23:05pm


Sorry about that please switch my art rock vote to 90s British Rock/Pop

Posted by Ryan on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 00:14am


My Ballot:

Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Bob Dylan - Desire
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)
Mott the Hoople - All The Young Dudes (1972)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 17:21pm



Beyonce - Beyonce
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002)
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998)
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

I love Elton as much as anyone here, but I would have trouble voting for either "Honky Chateau" or "Diving Board" until the thematically consistent and hitless-but-strong-all-around "Tumbleweed Connection" gets in first.

Posted by PopeCharming on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 17:40pm


I'm actually going to plan on nominating Tumbleweed Connection next month. I also would like to see Blue Moves go in at some point as well.

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 20:33pm


My ballot for this month's Album Project is as follows.

Sir Elton John - Honky Chateau (1972)
30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013)
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2001)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Yes - 90125 (1983)
Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black (1991)

My ballot for the genres to be nominated in later months are :


60s Garage Rock
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums
90s British Rock/Pop
Electronic
Novelty/Parody

Hopefully this is suitable for all,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 20:42pm


Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black (1991)

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 07.7.14 @ 00:31am


Genre Vote:

Electronic
Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Novelty/Parody
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 07.7.14 @ 00:32am


Bob Dylan - Desire
Elton John - Honky Chateau (1972)
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998)
Mott the Hoople - All The Young Dudes (1972)
Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)

90s British Rock/Pop
Electronic
Hip Hop/Rap
Metal
Punk

Posted by BSLO on Monday, 07.7.14 @ 01:01am


I'm on the road and having computer problems, so I can't close the voting for the genre selection. In response, the deadline for this vote will be at 11:55 PM Central on Monday. Sorry for the delay / confusion.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 07.7.14 @ 02:51am


*Beyonce - Beyonce
*Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
*Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
*Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)
*The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
*Robyn - Body Talk

Posted by rockstar23 on Monday, 07.7.14 @ 03:57am



Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black (1991)
Stone Temple Pilots - Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (1996)
SWV - It's About Time
Robyn - Body Talk

Posted by Mike on Monday, 07.7.14 @ 08:19am


Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970)
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992)
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

This ballot was brutal

Posted by Tom H. on Monday, 07.7.14 @ 16:40pm


Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Elton John - Honky Chateau (1972)
Mott the Hoople - All The Young Dudes (1972)
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Stone Temple Pilots - Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (1996)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Posted by Mike1 on Monday, 07.7.14 @ 22:21pm


My Votes:

Robyn - Body Talk
Elton John - Honky Chateau
Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause
Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

Would support in the future:

Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Beyonce - Beyonce (2013)
Disclosure - Settle (2013)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Mott the Hoople - All The Young Dudes (1972)
Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)
Stone Temple Pilots - Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (1996)
Toadies - Rubberneck (1994)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Cheesecrop - I'm very much in favor of inducting more songs and albums by Pearl Jam, but No Code might be their worst album, imo.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 07.8.14 @ 00:27am


My Current Vote Count:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965) - 8

Robyn - Body Talk - 6
Yes - 90125 (1983) - 6
_______________________________________

Beastie Boys - Check Your Head - 5
Elton John - Honky Chateau (1972) - 5
Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black (1991) - 5
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984) - 5
_______________________________________

Bob Dylan - Desire - 4
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013) - 4
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (1998) - 4
Mott the Hoople - All The Young Dudes (1972) - 4
Peter Gabriel - Us (1992) - 4

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970) - 3
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002) - 3
Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991) - 3

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013) - 2
Beyonce - Beyonce (2013) - 2
Disclosure - Settle (2013) - 2
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013) - 2
Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry - 2
Stone Temple Pilots - Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (1996) - 2

30 Seconds To Mars - Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams (2013) - 1
SWV - It's About Time - 1
Toadies - Rubberneck (1994) - 1

Bastille - Bad Blood (2013) - 0
Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever (1982) - 0
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013) - 0
Pearl Jam - No Code (1996) - 0

Voting closes at 11:55 PM Central on Tuesday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 07.8.14 @ 00:29am


This month's selected genre is Electronic.

Here is the final vote count:

Electronic - 7
________________________

Jazz - 6
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums - 6

90s British Rock/Pop - 5
Hip Hop/Rap - 5
Punk - 5

Metal - 4
Novelty/Parody - 4

60s Garage Rock - 3

Do we weant to have 2 votes for this genre? What year do we want to split the votes between if we do have 2 votes? What artists / albums should be considered for this genre?

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 07.8.14 @ 00:59am


At least two. This is such a neglected and influential genre that I think we could justify three. 79 and earlier, 80-95 and 95 onward. There's so much ground to cover here. (I'm not fully attached to those.dates, just a guide.)

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 07.8.14 @ 01:17am


Agreed at least 2. If 2 79 and earlier and 80-present. If 3 we can do what DarinRG just suggested. That would be a first splitting into 3.

Suggested albums:

Wendy Carlos- Switched on Bach
Cluster- 71
Cluster- II
Giorgio Morodor- From Here to Eternity
Terry Riley- A Rainbow in Curved Air
Neil Nappe- July
The Avalanches- Since I Left You
Oribital- In Sides
Orbital- Snivilization
Einzelganger- Einzelganger
Deadmau5- 4x4=12
Karlheinz Stockhausen — Mixtur
Silver Apples — Silver Apples
White Noise — An Electric Storm
Tangerine Dream — Electronic Meditation
Nik Raicevic — Head
Annette Peacock — I’m the One
The Machines — Electronic Music
Synergy — Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra
Francis Bebey — La Condition Masculine
Laurie Spiegel — The Expanding Universe
Yellow Magic Orchestra — Technodelic
Arthur Russell — World of Echo
808 State — Newbuild
Plastikman — Musik
Goldie — Timeless
Boards of Canada — Music Has the Right to Children
Gas — Kφnigsforst
Pan Sonic — Aaltopiiri
Ricardo Villalobos — Alcachofa
Squarepusher — Ultravistor
Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto — Insen
The Knife — Silent Shout
Burial — Untrue
Portishead — Third
Kevin Drumm — Imperial Horizon
Oneohtrix Point Never — Returnal
Motion Sickness of Time Travel — Luminaries and Synastry
Holly Herndon — Movement

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 07.8.14 @ 03:47am


^

Wendy Carlos- Sonic Seasonings

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 07.8.14 @ 04:13am


I think we did three groups once in the Song Project for Country. It was another genre that had been overneglected for its importance enough to have the available material to justify it.

And make no mistake about it, "Electronic" is now a root genre.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 07.8.14 @ 05:11am


I can support the three-way-split. I also agree with the 79 and earlier, 80-95, and 96-now splits.

Posted by SotN on Tuesday, 07.8.14 @ 05:49am


In order to try to declutter a potential tie-breaker please switch my vote for


Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick Off My Decals, Baby (1970)

to

Elton John - Honky Chateau (1972)

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 07.8.14 @ 15:26pm


I'll swap my vote for Laura Nyro- New York Tendaberry to

Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black (1991)

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 07.8.14 @ 16:35pm


If we do three votes, we'd have the first round of voting include the first two votes and the second include the third vote, otherwise we'll run into August in the voting and make a big mess.

I'm fine with 1954-1979, 1980-1995 and 1996-2013 if that's what everyone decides.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 07.8.14 @ 18:41pm


Voting is now closed.

The following albums have been inducted as the class of July 2014:

Elton John - Honky Chateau (1972)
Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black (1991)
Robyn - Body Talk (2010)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

There's a tiebreaker in the Song Project, so we'll begin nominations for the first and second parts of the Genre vote following the conclusion of the tiebreaker. In the meantime, please continue to suggest albums for the genre and let me know if any tweaks to the current plan for splitting the genre votes up.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 07.9.14 @ 00:56am


Nominations are now open for the 1954-1979 Electronic Genre vote and the 1980-1995 Electronic Genre vote.

Each voter can nominate two albums from each time period that you think belong in this genre. Since this is a time-specific genre group, please be sure to include the year that the albums you're nominating was released.

There will be two days of nominations, ending at 11:55 PM Central on Saturday the 12th. This will be followed by a one day review period where anyone can protest any albums that they feel has been nominated inappropriately for this genre. Any album that receives three protests will be disqualified from this genre vote. The review period will end at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 13th. We will then have 5 days of voting. After the conclusion of these group votes, we'll begin the nomination process for the 1996-2013 genre vote.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 07.11.14 @ 01:02am


My electronic nominations

1954-1979:

Terry Riley- A Rainbow in Curved Air (1969)
Wendy Carlos- Switched on Bach (1968)

1980-1995:

808 State- Newbuild (1988)
The Orb- Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (1991)

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 07.11.14 @ 01:27am


Yellow Magic Orchestra - Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978)
Brian Eno - Discreet Music (1975)

Leftfield - Leftism (1995)
Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby (1998)

Posted by BSLO on Friday, 07.11.14 @ 05:49am


54-79

Kraftwerk- Radio-Activity (1975)
Cluster- Cluster II (1972)

80-95

Kraftwerk- Electric Cafe (1986)
Cluster- Curiosum (1981)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 07.11.14 @ 16:58pm


Kid Dalton & Tom Dissevelt - The Fascinating World of Electronic Music (1959)
White Noise - An Electrical Storm (1968)

Global Communication - 76:14 (1994)
New Order - Substance (1987)

Posted by John R.C. on Saturday, 07.12.14 @ 04:13am


Oops, I missed that the cutoff was 1995. Switch my Fatboy Slim album to:

The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation (1994)

Posted by BSLO on Saturday, 07.12.14 @ 09:45am


54-79:
Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation (1970)
Vangelis - Heaven and Hell (1975)

80-95:
Electronic - Electronic (1991)
Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986)

Posted by SotN on Saturday, 07.12.14 @ 18:58pm


Here is my nomination ballot for Electronic albums for the special election in the Album Project. First, here are the two albums completed from 1954-1979 that I have nominated.

Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk (1970)
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Hymnem (1969)

The Stockhausen piece was and still is mainly intended as a live performance piece involving prerecorded elements. I am aware that we have likely inducted every important Kraftwerk album still recognized by Ralf Hutter. Yet, of their early material, the self titled 1970 album Kraftwerk made is one of immense importance.

Now, here are the albums nominated from 1980-1995.

Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983)
Sparks - Gratuitous Sax And Senseless Violins (1994)

Let me know if there any problems with these nominations,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Saturday, 07.12.14 @ 22:05pm


Nominations are now closed. We'll have one day of review. If you see any albums that you feel were nominated inappropriately for this genre, please protest the album in question. Any albums that receive three protests will be disqualified from this genre vote.

Here are the nominees for the 1954-1979 group:

Brian Eno - Discreet Music (1975)
Cluster - Cluster II (1972)
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Hymnem (1969)
Kid Dalton & Tom Dissevelt - The Fascinating World of Electronic Music (1959)
Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk (1970)
Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity (1975)
Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation (1970)
Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air (1969)
Vangelis - Heaven and Hell (1975)
Wendy Carlos - Switched on Bach (1968)
White Noise - An Electrical Storm (1968)
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978)


Here are the nominees for the 1980-1995 group;

808 State - Newbuild (1988)
Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983)
Cluster - Curiosum (1981)
Electronic - Electronic (1991)
Global Communication - 76:14 (1994)
Kraftwerk - Electric Cafe (1986)
Leftfield - Leftism (1995)
New Order - Substance (1987)
Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986)
Sparks - Gratuitous Sax And Senseless Violins (1994)
The Orb - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (1991)
The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation (1994)


Review will end at voting will begin at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 13th.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 07.13.14 @ 01:25am


There weren't any protested albums. Voting is now open. Everyone can vote for 6 nominated albums in each category.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Friday the 18th.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 07.14.14 @ 03:00am


I guess I'll start:

1954-1979

Brian Eno - Discreet Music (1975)
Cluster - Cluster II (1972)
Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk (1970)
Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity (1975)
Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation (1970)
Vangelis - Heaven and Hell (1975)

1980-1995

Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983)
Cluster - Curiosum (1981)
Kraftwerk - Electric Cafe (1986)
New Order - Substance (1987)
Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986)
Sparks - Gratuitous Sax And Senseless Violins (1994)

Posted by Tom H. on Monday, 07.14.14 @ 10:39am


1954-1979

Cluster - Cluster II (1972)
Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity (1975)
Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation (1970)
Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air (1969)
Vangelis - Heaven and Hell (1975)
Wendy Carlos - Switched on Bach (1968)

1980-1995

808 State - Newbuild (1988)
Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983)
Leftfield - Leftism (1995)
Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986)
The Orb - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (1991)
The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation (1994)

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 07.14.14 @ 16:10pm


My ballots:

1954-1979 group:

Cluster - Cluster II (1972)
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Hymnem (1969)
Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity (1975)
Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation (1970)
Vangelis - Heaven and Hell (1975)
Wendy Carlos - Switched on Bach (1968)

1980-1995 group:

808 State - Newbuild (1988)
Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983)
Global Communication - 76:14 (1994)
Leftfield - Leftism (1995)
The Orb - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (1991)
The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation (1994)

Just a head up that New Order - Substance (1987) is ineligible because its a compilation album of material released after 1965.

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 07.15.14 @ 09:55am


Brian Eno - Discreet Music (1975)
Cluster - Cluster II (1972)
Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity (1975)
Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation (1970)
Wendy Carlos - Switched on Bach (1968)
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978)

808 State - Newbuild (1988)
Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983)
Cluster - Curiosum (1981)
Leftfield - Leftism (1995)
The Orb - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (1991)
The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation (1994)

Posted by BSLO on Tuesday, 07.15.14 @ 17:18pm


Rough week, I missed the Noms, but you gentlemen put two great ballots together.

Brian Eno - Discreet Music (1975)
Cluster - Cluster II (1972)
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Hymnem (1969)
Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity (1975)
Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air (1969)
Wendy Carlos - Switched on Bach (1968)

808 State - Newbuild (1988)
Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983)
Cluster - Curiosum (1981)
Global Communication - 76:14 (1994)
Leftfield - Leftism (1995)
The Orb - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (1991)

Tip of the hat to whomever put Terry Riley and Global Communication into play. Two very important albums in their own different way. That's sincere, but now lets see how long it takes another hack music writer to mock the word "important" in a write-up.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 07.15.14 @ 18:01pm


Cluster - Cluster II (1972)
Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity (1975)
Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation (1970)
Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air (1969)
Vangelis - Heaven and Hell (1975)
Wendy Carlos - Switched on Bach (1968)

The last cut here was Karlheinz Stockhausen.

From 1980 to 1995, it'll be:

808 State - Newbuild (1988)
Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983)
Cluster - Curiosum (1981)
Global Communication - 76:14 (1994)
Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986)
The Orb - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (1991)

Leftfield was the last cut in this ballot.

These genre ballot are getting harder and harder to have cuts in. This one (especially 1980-1995) was so hard I had to cut one of my nominees. The difficulty isn't a bad thing, though. It just shows how many great nominees there are that still deserve induction.

Posted by SotN on Tuesday, 07.15.14 @ 21:11pm


Just a head up that New Order - Substance (1987) is ineligible because its a compilation album of material released after 1965.

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 07.15.14 @ 09:55am
_________________________________________________

In that case switch my vote for New Order to

Global Communication - 76:14 (1994)

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 07.16.14 @ 16:04pm


My current vote count:

1954-1979:

Cluster - Cluster II (1972) - 6
Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity (1975) - 6

Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation (1970) - 5

Wendy Carlos - Switched on Bach (1968) - 5

Vangelis - Heaven and Hell (1975) - 4
_________________________________

Brian Eno - Discreet Music (1975) - 3
Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air (1969) - 3

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Hymnem (1969) - 2

Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk (1970) - 1
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) - 1

Kid Dalton & Tom Dissevelt - The Fascinating World of Electronic Music (1959) - 0
White Noise - An Electrical Storm (1968) - 0


1980-1995:

Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983) - 6

808 State - Newbuild (1988) - 5
The Orb - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (1991) - 5
_________________________________

Cluster - Curiosum (1981) - 4
Global Communication - 76:14 (1994) - 4
Leftfield - Leftism (1995) - 4
_________________________________

Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986) - 3
The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation (1994) - 3

Kraftwerk - Electric Cafe (1986) - 1
Sparks - Gratuitous Sax And Senseless Violins (1994) - 1

Electronic - Electronic (1991) - 0


Voting closes at 11:55 PM Central on Friday the 18th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 07.17.14 @ 01:08am


1954-1979:
Brian Eno - Discreet Music (1975)
Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk (1970)
Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity (1975)
Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air (1969)
Wendy Carlos - Switched on Bach (1968)
White Noise - An Electrical Storm (1968)

1980-1995:
Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983)
Cluster - Curiosum (1981)
Global Communication - 76:14 (1994)
Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986)
The Orb - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (1991)
The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation (1994)

Posted by John R.C. on Thursday, 07.17.14 @ 03:53am


I know were still in the middle of the genre vote but any interest in these for next month's regular voting cycle?

Bill Withers- Still Bill (1972)
Billy Joel- River of Dreams (1993)
Billy Joel- An Innocent Man (1983)
Billy Joel- Storm Front (1989)
Emerson, Lake, & Palmer- Trilogy (1972)
Frank Zappa- Hot Rats (1970)
.fun- Some Nights (2012)
Genesis- Nursery Cryme (1971)
Genesis- Foxtrot (1972)
Genesis- Genesis (1983)
Jethro Tull- Benefit (1970)
Jethro Tull- Stand Up (1969)
John Williams- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope: Original Movie Soundtrack (1977)
John Williams- Jaws: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1975)
Led Zeppelin- Presence (1977)
Led Zeppelin- In Through the Out Door (1979)
Old Crow Medicine Show- O.C.M.S. (2004)
Paul Simon- There Goes Rhymin’ Simon (1973)
Phil Collins- Hello I Must Be Going! (1982)
Pink Floyd- Atom Heart Mother (1970)
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Mother’s Milk (1989)
Rush- Fly By Night (1975)
Rush- A Farewell To Kings (1977)
Stevie Wonder- Hotter than July (1980)
Styx- The Grand Illusion (1977)
Styx- Pieces Of Eight (1978)
Supertramp- Even In The Quietest Moments (1977)
Supertramp- Crime of the Century (1974)
The Moody Blues- To Our Children’s Children (1969)
The Moody Blues- In Search of the Lost Chord (1968)
The Moody Blues- Seventh Sojurn (1972)
The Moody Blues- Every Good Boy Deserves Favor (1971)
The Offspring- Ixnay on the Hombre (1997)
Thelonious Monk- Monk’s Dream (1962)
Weird Al Yankovic- Bad Hair Day (1997)
Yes- The Yes Album (1970)

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 07.17.14 @ 19:47pm


1954-1979

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity (1975)
Brian Eno - Discreet Music (1975)
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Hymnem (1969)
Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk (1970)
Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation (1970)
Wendy Carlos - Switched on Bach (1968)

1980-1995

Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983)
Kraftwerk - Electric Cafe (1986)
Sparks - Gratuitous Sax And Senseless Violins (1994)
Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986)
808 State - Newbuild (1988)
The Orb - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (1991)

Happy voting!,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Friday, 07.18.14 @ 21:46pm


My current vote count:

1954-1979:

Wendy Carlos - Switched on Bach (1968) - 7

Cluster - Cluster II (1972) - 6
Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation (1970) - 6

Brian Eno - Discreet Music (1975) - 5
_________________________

Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air (1969) - 4
Vangelis - Heaven and Hell (1975) - 4
_________________________

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Hymnem (1969) - 3
Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk (1970) - 3

White Noise - An Electrical Storm (1968) - 1
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) - 1

Kid Dalton & Tom Dissevelt - The Fascinating World of Electronic Music (1959) - 0


1980-1995:

Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983) - 8

The Orb - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (1991) - 7

808 State - Newbuild (1988) - 6
_________________________

Cluster - Curiosum (1981) - 5
Global Communication - 76:14 (1994) - 5
Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986) - 5
_________________________

Leftfield - Leftism (1995) - 4
The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation (1994) - 4

Kraftwerk - Electric Cafe (1986) - 2
Sparks - Gratuitous Sax And Senseless Violins (1994) - 2

Electronic - Electronic (1991) - 0


Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central tonight.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 07.18.14 @ 23:34pm


Voting is now closed.

The following albums have been voted into the Album Project for the 1954-1979 Genre vote this month:

Brian Eno - Discreet Music (1975)
Cluster - Cluster II (1972)
Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity (1975)
Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation (1970)
Wendy Carlos - Switched on Bach (1968)

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 07.19.14 @ 01:30am


Voting is now closed.

The following albums have been voted into the Album Project for the 1980-1995 Genre vote this month:

808 State Newbuild (1988)
Brian Eno Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983)
The Orb Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (1991)


The following albums will be involved in a tiebreaker vote:

Cluster Curiosum (1981)
Global Communication 76:14 (1994)
Pet Shop Boys Please (1986)

If you voted in the 1980-1995 Album Genre vote, you can participate in the tiebreaker. To do so, rank all three albums in order of preference. The albums will be scored 3-2-1 according to your rankings. The two highest-scoring albums will be inducted. The other album will be automatically nominated for the August Album Project vote.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Monday the 21st. This is three days rather than the usual two because I'll be traveling this weekend and away from my computer until the 21st.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 07.19.14 @ 01:36am


Nominations are now open for the Electronic Genre for 1996-2013.

Each voter can nominate as many as two albums from this time period that they feel belongs in this genre.

If an album is nominated that you feel doesn't belong in this genre, please lodge a protest. Any album that receives three protests will be disqualified from this genre vote.

Nominations will close at 11:55 PM Central on Monday the 21st. This is three days rather than two because I will be on the road this weekend and unable to compile the list of nominees until I get back. We'll then have one day for review, ending on Tuesday the 22nd and 5 days of voting.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 07.19.14 @ 01:37am


Re-post for typo corrections:


Voting is now closed.

The following albums have been voted into the Album Project for the 1980-1995 Genre vote this month:

808 State - Newbuild (1988)
Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983)
The Orb - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (1991)


The following albums will be involved in a tiebreaker vote:

Cluster - Curiosum (1981)
Global Communication - 76:14 (1994)
Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986)

If you voted in the 1980-1995 Album Genre vote, you can participate in the tiebreaker. To do so, rank all three albums in order of preference. The albums will be scored 3-2-1 according to your rankings.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Monday the 21st. This is three days rather than the usual two because I'll be traveling this weekend and away from my computer until the 21st.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 07.19.14 @ 01:38am


Global Communication- 76:14 (1994) (3)
Cluster- Curiosum (1981) (2)
Pet Shop Boys- Please (1986) (1)

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 07.19.14 @ 01:41am


1996-2013:

Orbital- In Sides (1996)
The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000)

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 07.19.14 @ 01:43am


My nominees for 1996-2013:

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012)

Posted by SotN on Saturday, 07.19.14 @ 11:38am


My nominees for 1996-2013:

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012)

Posted by SotN on Saturday, 07.19.14 @ 11:38am


You know...I could have sworn I pushed "Submit Comment" once. Ah well.

1. Cluster - Curiosum (1981) (3 points)
2. Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986) (2 points)
3. Global Communication - 76:14 (1994) (a point)

Posted by SotN on Saturday, 07.19.14 @ 11:41am


Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven (2013)
Depeche Mode - Delta Machine (2013)

Tie-breaker votes:
Global Communication - 76:14 (1994) - 3
Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986) - 2
Cluster - Curiosim (1981) - 1

Posted by John R.C. on Sunday, 07.20.14 @ 16:07pm


LCD Soundsystem- LCD Soundsystem (2005)
The Prodigy- The Fat of the Land (1997)

Posted by Ryan on Sunday, 07.20.14 @ 19:02pm


My nominations for Electronic album from 1996-2013 for this special election are as follows:


Sparks - Lil Beethoven (2002)
Suicide - American Supreme (2002)

I do understand there are quite a great deal of similarities between both albums, both groups, the year of completion and the critical revitalization of these acts with these albums. Rest assured these albums are also quite different in approach and mood. Now then, here is my tiebreaking ballot to determine the final results of the previous election.


Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986) - 3
Cluster - Curiosim (1981) - 2
Global Communication - 76:14 (1994) - 1

Hopefully this is legitimate,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Sunday, 07.20.14 @ 20:39pm


Tie breaker:
Global Communication
Cluster
Pet Shop Boys

All three albums deserving, just personal preference and wanting to see better representation for ambient.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 07.21.14 @ 05:21am


Cluster - Curiosum (1981)-3
Global Communication - 76:14 (1994)-2
Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986)-1

I don't know enough about the genre to put in nominations for the final group. Sorry guys

Posted by Tom H. on Monday, 07.21.14 @ 11:05am


Noms:

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest (2013)
Justice - Audio, Video, Disco (2011)

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 07.21.14 @ 20:05pm


I guess I'll throw one nomination in after all:

Brian Eno- Another Day On Earth (2005)

Posted by Tom H. on Monday, 07.21.14 @ 20:14pm


Nominations are now closed.

We will now have one day of review for the nominated albums. If you feel that an album has been nominated inappropriately, please lodge a protest. Any album that receives 3 protests will be disqualified from this genre vote.

Here are the nominated songs that are under review:

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest (2013)
Brian Eno - Another Day On Earth (2005)
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Depeche Mode - Delta Machine (2013)
Justice - Audio, Video, Disco (2011)
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005)
Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven (2013)
Orbital - In Sides (1996)
Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012)
Sparks - Lil Beethoven (2002)
Suicide - American Supreme (2002)
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000)
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (1997)


Let me know if I missed any or if any are chronologically ineligible.

Review will end at 11:55 PM Central on Tuesday the 22nd.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 07.22.14 @ 01:06am


Darren- Who were the winners for the 80-95 Tie-Breaker?

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 07.22.14 @ 11:10am


The tiebreaker has now ended.

Here is the final class of this genre vote:

808 State - Newbuild (1988)
Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983)
Cluster - Curiosum (1981)
Global Communication - 76:14 (1994)
The Orb - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (1991)


Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986) will be automatically nominated in the August Album Project vote.


Here were the final tiebreaker results:

Cluster - Curiosum (1981) - 13
Global Communication - 76:14 (1994) - 13
________________________________

Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986) - 10

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 07.22.14 @ 11:59am


That's a damn fine group of inducted albums right there.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 07.22.14 @ 19:08pm


Review is now closed. There weren't any albums protested.

Here are the nominated albums:

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest (2013)
Brian Eno - Another Day On Earth (2005)
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Depeche Mode - Delta Machine (2013)
Justice - Audio, Video, Disco (2011)
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005)
Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven (2013)
Orbital - In Sides (1996)
Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012)
Sparks - Lil Beethoven (2002)
Suicide - American Supreme (2002)
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000)
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (1997)

Each voter can vote for 6 albums. Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 27th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 07.23.14 @ 02:41am


Any interest for next month or future elections?

Elton John- Tumbleweed Connection (1971)
Elton John- Blue Moves (1976)
Billy Joel- The Nylon Curtain (1982)
Marriane Faithful- Broken English (1979)
Rainbow- Rising (1976)
Christina Aguilera- Stripped (2002)
Christina Aguilera- Back to Basics (2006)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack (1975)
Flashdance Soundtrack (1982)
Tori Amos- Boys For Pele (1996)
Mariah Carey- The Emancipation of Mimi (2005)
Terry Riley- A Rainbow in Curved Air (1967)
Chicago- VII (1974)
Peter Gabriel- II (Scratch) (1978)
Blood, Sweat, & Tears- Child is The Father of the Man (1967)
Wendy Carlos- Sonic Seasonings (1972)
Kate Bush- Never For Ever (1980)

Posted by Greg F on Wednesday, 07.23.14 @ 02:46am


Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Justice - Audio, Video, Disco (2011)
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005)
Orbital - In Sides (1996)
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000)
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (1997)

Posted by Ryan on Wednesday, 07.23.14 @ 18:41pm


Justice - Audio, Video, Disco (2011)
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005)
Orbital - In Sides (1996)
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000)
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (1997)
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest (2013)

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 07.24.14 @ 00:00am


Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005)
Orbital - In Sides (1996)
Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012)
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000)
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (1997)

The last cut was Boards of Canada.

Posted by SotN on Thursday, 07.24.14 @ 11:57am


My Ballot:

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest (2013)
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005)
Orbital - In Sides (1996)
Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012)
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000)
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (1997)

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 07.24.14 @ 12:28pm


Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest (2013)
Justice - Audio, Video, Disco (2011)
Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven (2013)
Orbital - In Sides (1996)
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000)
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (1997)

Passion Pit and Sparks were tough cuts. I'd support both in the future.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 07.24.14 @ 20:14pm


Darn, I missed the nomination period this time around:

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest (2013)
Justice - Audio, Video, Disco (2011)
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005)
Orbital - In Sides (1996)
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000)
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (1997)

Posted by BSLO on Thursday, 07.24.14 @ 20:52pm


Brian Eno - Another Day On Earth (2005)
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Depeche Mode - Delta Machine (2013)
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005)
Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012)
Suicide - American Supreme (2002)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 07.25.14 @ 09:50am


Greg F.-

For future elections these would have my vote almost immediately (depending on how strong the rest of the ballot was):

Elton John- Tumbleweed Connection (1971)
Elton John- Blue Moves (1976)
Billy Joel- The Nylon Curtain (1982)
Rainbow- Rising (1976) (This isn't in yet??!!)
Christina Aguilera- Stripped (2002)
Christina Aguilera- Back to Basics (2006)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack (1975)
Chicago- VII (1974)
Peter Gabriel- II (Scratch) (1978)
Blood, Sweat, & Tears- Child is The Father of the Man (1967)

Rainbow Rising, Rocky Horror, and Child is The Father of the Man are my top priorities

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 07.25.14 @ 10:28am


Any interest in the following albums for next round?

Bill Withers- Still Bill (1972)
Billy Joel- River of Dreams (1993)
Billy Joel- Storm Front (1989)
Frank Zappa- Hot Rats (1970)
.fun- Some Nights (2012)
Genesis- Nursery Cryme (1971)
Genesis- Foxtrot (1972)
Jethro Tull- Stand Up (1969)
John Williams- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope: Original Movie Soundtrack (1977)
John Williams- Jaws: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1975)
Led Zeppelin- In Through the Out Door (1979)
Old Crow Medicine Show- O.C.M.S. (2004)
Pink Floyd- Atom Heart Mother (1970)
Rush- Fly By Night (1975)
Rush- A Farewell To Kings (1977)
Styx- The Grand Illusion (1977)
Supertramp- Even In The Quietest Moments (1977)
Supertramp- Crime of the Century (1974)
The Moody Blues- To Our Children’s Children (1969)
The Moody Blues- In Search of the Lost Chord (1968)
The Moody Blues- Seventh Sojurn (1972)
The Moody Blues- Every Good Boy Deserves Favor (1971)
Thelonious Monk- Monk’s Dream (1962)
Weird Al Yankovic- Bad Hair Day (1997)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 07.25.14 @ 10:33am


Tom- Of your list I would eventually vote for the following:

Genesis- Nursery Cryme (1971)
Genesis- Foxtrot (1972)
Led Zeppelin- In Through the Out Door (1979)
Pink Floyd- Atom Heart Mother (1970)
Rush- A Farewell To Kings (1977)
Styx- The Grand Illusion (1977)
Supertramp- Crime of the Century (1974)
The Moody Blues- To Our Children’s Children (1969)
The Moody Blues- In Search of the Lost Chord (1968)
The Moody Blues- Every Good Boy Deserves Favor (1971)
Weird Al Yankovic- Bad Hair Day (1997)

Highest priorities: Any of The Moody Blues, Crime of The Century, The Grand Illusion, & Any of the Genesis.

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 07.25.14 @ 14:41pm


Greg F.-What about these then?

Billy Joel- An Innocent Man (1983)
Emerson, Lake, & Palmer- Trilogy (1972)
Genesis- Genesis (1983)
Jethro Tull- Stand Up (1969)
Led Zeppelin- Presence (1977)
Paul Simon- There Goes Rhymin’ Simon (1973)
Phil Collins- Hello I Must Be Going! (1982)
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Mother’s Milk (1989)
Stevie Wonder- Hotter than July (1980)
Styx- Pieces Of Eight (1978)
The Offspring- Ixnay on the Hombre (1997)
Yes- The Yes Album (1970)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 07.25.14 @ 15:42pm


Tom- I could support the following:

Emerson, Lake, & Palmer- Trilogy (1972)
Led Zeppelin- Presence (1977) (High priority)
Paul Simon- There Goes Rhymin’ Simon (1973)
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Mother’s Milk (1989)
Styx- Pieces Of Eight (1978)
Yes- The Yes Album (1970) (high priority)

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 07.25.14 @ 17:43pm


My current vote count:

LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005) - 6
Orbital - In Sides (1996) - 6
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000) - 6
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (1997) - 6
________________________________

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest (2013) - 4
Justice - Audio, Video, Disco (2011) - 4
________________________________

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013) - 3
Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012) - 3

Brian Eno - Another Day On Earth (2005) - 1
Depeche Mode - Delta Machine (2013) - 1
Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven (2013) - 1
Suicide - American Supreme (2002) - 1

Sparks - Lil Beethoven (2002) - 0

Voting closes at 11:55 PM Central on Sunday the 27th.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 07.26.14 @ 01:40am


Pease switch my vote for

Suicide - American Supreme (2002)

to

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest (2013)

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 07.27.14 @ 13:31pm


My Votes:

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Justice - Audio, Video, Disco (2011)
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005)
Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012)
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000)
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (1997)

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 07.27.14 @ 19:24pm


My current vote count:

LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005) - 7
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000) - 7
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (1997) - 7

Orbital - In Sides (1996) - 6
_________________________

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest (2013) - 5
Justice - Audio, Video, Disco (2011) - 5
_________________________

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013) - 4
Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012) - 4

Brian Eno - Another Day On Earth (2005) - 1
Depeche Mode - Delta Machine (2013) - 1
Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven (2013) - 1

Sparks - Lil Beethoven (2002) - 0
Suicide - American Supreme (2002) - 0


Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central tonight.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 07.27.14 @ 19:26pm


My ballot, though late arriving, is as follows.


Brian Eno - Another Day On Earth (2005)
Depeche Mode - Delta Machine (2013)
Sparks - Lil Beethoven (2002)
Suicide - American Supreme (2002)
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (1997)
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005)

Perhaps I need to relearn the defintion of electronic,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Sunday, 07.27.14 @ 21:39pm


Lax and Tom - I will tell you both that I love the Sparks, Suicide and Eno albums that you inducted and would support them in the future. I just made the choice to go with some of the acts who hit their peak importance during the period of this vote. It was not a personal slight on either of you.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 07.27.14 @ 22:15pm


DarrinRG-

No worries. This is so not my area of expertise so I was just grasping at straws for a nomination.

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 07.27.14 @ 22:40pm


Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest (2013)
Brian Eno - Another Day On Earth (2005)
Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven (2013)
Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012)
Sparks - Lil Beethoven (2002)
Suicide - American Supreme (2002)

Posted by John R.C. on Sunday, 07.27.14 @ 22:47pm


Tom - That's cool. I just wanted to say something because it's rare for me to pass on any of those three. I agonized over it.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 07.27.14 @ 22:55pm


Voting is now closed (sorry for the delay).

The following albums have been inducted:

The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (1997)
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000)
Orbital - In Sides (1996)
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005)
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest (2013)

No tiebreaker is necessary.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 07.28.14 @ 04:46am


Tom H,

From your list, I would choose the following recordings:


Genesis- Nursery Cryme (1971)
Genesis- Foxtrot (1972)
Pink Floyd- Atom Heart Mother (1970)
Rush- A Farewell To Kings (1977)
Styx- The Grand Illusion (1977)
Supertramp- Even In The Quietest Moments (1977)
Supertramp- Crime of the Century (1974)
The Moody Blues- To Our Children’s Children (1969)
The Moody Blues- In Search of the Lost Chord (1968)
The Moody Blues- Seventh Sojurn (1972)

Posted by Enigmaticus on Monday, 07.28.14 @ 09:00am


This month's genre did help clear up some albums on my queue. I had of my nominees from group 1, both from group and both from group 3. I'm so thrilled.

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 07.29.14 @ 00:19am


Greg - Completely agreed. I was thrilled with all three groups of inducted albums this month. The master ballots were all very solid, as well.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 07.29.14 @ 02:13am


In case anyone is interested reddit made a list of the best albums of the 2000s
http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/2c4uro/this_is_what_reddit_thinks_that_are_the_best/

Posted by Ryan on Thursday, 07.31.14 @ 13:15pm


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 last month's Album Project Vote or Genre Project Votes:

Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986)


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 previous genre selection vote (or were nominated last month, when there wasn't a genre vote), but receiving at least three nominations:

60s Garage Rock
90s British Rock/Pop
Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Metal
Novelty/Parody
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.

Country Rock / Alt-Country is ineligible for nomination until September, as it was the selected genre from February.

Indie Rock / Indie Pop Since 2000 is ineligible for nomination until October, as it was the selected genre from March.

70's Singer-Songwriters is ineligible for nomination until November, as it was the selected genre from April.

80's New Wave / Pop is ineligible for nomination until December, as it was the selected genre from May.

Psychedelic/ Experimental/ Avant-Garde is ineligible for nomination until January, as it was the selected genre from June.

Electronic is ineligible for nomination until February, as it was the selected genre from July.

Art Rock / Progressive Rock is now once again eligible for nomination, after spending six months ineligible.

Every voter will be able to vote for 5 nominated album genres. Any genre 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).

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.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 07.31.14 @ 22:38pm


My Nominees:

Elton John- Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
Disclosure- Settle (2013)

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 08.1.14 @ 01:00am


Genre:

Live Albums

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 08.1.14 @ 01:11am


Genre:

Live Albums

Posted by Greg F on Friday, 08.1.14 @ 01:11am


My nomination for August 2014/2039 induction into The Album Project...

Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever (1982)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Friday, 08.1.14 @ 01:18am


Cheap Trick - In Color (1977)

Posted by BSLO on Friday, 08.1.14 @ 06:03am


My pre-2013 nomination is:

Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012)

And my 2013 nominee is:

Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)

Posted by SotN on Friday, 08.1.14 @ 06:22am


Supertramp- Crime of The Century (1974)
Pearl Jam- Lightning Bolt (2013)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 08.1.14 @ 15:29pm


Tina Turner - Private Dancer (1984)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)

Posted by John R.C. on Friday, 08.1.14 @ 16:37pm


George Harrison- Brainwashed (2002)

Posted by PopeCharming on Friday, 08.1.14 @ 19:18pm


Beastie Boys- Check Your Head (1992)

Posted by Ryan on Friday, 08.1.14 @ 20:19pm


Bauhaus - Mask (1981)

Generally considered the band's best album and an undisputed classic staple of the Post-punk era.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 08.1.14 @ 20:38pm


Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 08.2.14 @ 05:16am


Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 08.2.14 @ 23:39pm


Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975)
Burning Lights - Chris Tomlin (2013)


Genre: Gospel

Posted by Evangelist on Sunday, 08.3.14 @ 00:46am


nom:

Of Monsters and Men- My Head Is An Animal (2011)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 08.3.14 @ 00:57am


Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
Beyonce - Beyonce

Posted by rockstar23 on Sunday, 08.3.14 @ 03:40am


Bob Dylan - Desire (1976
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 08.3.14 @ 19:37pm


Nom...

The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs

Posted by printthelegends on Sunday, 08.3.14 @ 19:40pm


My nominations for this month's Album Project are as follows.


The Moody Blues - To Our Children's Children (1969)

My thanks to Enigmaticus for this wise suggestion. The second of two albums the Moody Blues completed in 1969, To Our Children's Children was inspired by and was conceptually about space exploration. This came at a time when the human mind seemed limitless; mwell without the fear and retrograde beliefs many now have.

My 2013 album nomination is:

Depeche Mode - Delta Machine (2013)

This band still is innovative and influential as they were well over 30 years ago. Indeed, a great deal of the songs on Delta Machine I think will be on a par with late 1980s and early 1990s work.

My Genre nomination for later in the month is:

Art Rock/Progressive Rock

One of the more interesting reasons for choosing this genre of music is the relative fluidity that can be observed in deciding what can be considered art rock. The more experimental and risk taking the album is, the greater chance the album merits multiple listenings.

I never thought I lived to be an adult,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Sunday, 08.3.14 @ 20:56pm


Nominations are now closed.

Here are the nominees:

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (1992)
Beyonce - Beyonce
Bob Dylan - Desire (1976)
Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever (1982)
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Cheap Trick - In Color (1977)
Chris Tomlin - Burning Lights (2013)
Depeche Mode - Delta Machine (2013)
Disclosure - Settle (2013)
Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975)
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi
Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal (2011)
Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Supertramp - Crime of The Century (1974)
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
The Moody Blues - To Our Children's Children (1969)
Tina Turner - Private Dancer (1984)


Each voter can vote for 6 albums from this list. If I've missed any nominees, let me know right away.

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Friday the 8th.


Here are the nominees for the genre selection vote:

60s Garage Rock
90s British Rock/Pop
Art Rock/Progressive Rock
Gospel
Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Live Albums
Metal
Novelty/Parody
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums


Each voter can vote for 5 genres.

Voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Wednesday the 6th.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 01:16am


Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (1992)
Bob Dylan - Desire (1976)
Cheap Trick - In Color (1977)
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Tina Turner - Private Dancer (1984)

90s British Rock/Pop
Hip Hop/Rap
Live Albums
Metal
Punk

Posted by BSLO on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 01:31am


Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986) is also nominated as the loser of a tiebreaker in July. BSLO, if you'd like to change one of your votes to "Please", you can do so and still have one vote switch available.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 01:57am


Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Bob Dylan - Desire (1976)
Disclosure - Settle (2013)
Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry (1969)
Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi (1989)
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (1999)

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 03:26am


60s Garage Rock
90s British Rock/Pop
Jazz
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 03:42am


My Ballot:

Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Bob Dylan - Desire (1976)
Disclosure - Settle (2013)
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)

Just Missed/Potential Vote Switches:

Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (1992)
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)(I'll support older Elton to clear up room for this gem)

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 09:58am


Genre Votes:

Jazz
Live Albums
Metal
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 09:59am


Bob Dylan - Desire (1976)
Cheap Trick - In Color (1977)
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002)
The Moody Blues - To Our Children's Children (1969)
Tina Turner - Private Dancer (1984)



Hip Hop/Rap
Live Album
Novelty/Parody
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Darrin A on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 15:48pm


Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Beyonce - Beyonce
Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975)
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)

Genres:

Novelty/Parody
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums
Live Album
Art/Progressive Rock
Jazz

Posted by PopeCharming on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 16:30pm


My Vote

Elton John- Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
Disclosure- Settle (2013)
Supertramp- Crime of the Century (1974)
Moody Blues- To Our Children's Children's Children (1969)
Cheap Trick- In Color (1977)
Laura Nyro- New York Tendaberry (1969)

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 18:17pm


Genres:

90s British Rock/Pop
Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Metal
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 18:32pm


Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975)
Elton John- Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
Tina Turner - Private Dancer (1984)

Genre Vote:
90s British Rock/Pop
Art Rock/Progressive Rock
Jazz
Live Albums
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 08.4.14 @ 21:02pm


Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever (1982)
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
The Moody Blues - To Our Children's Children (1969)

Posted by printthelegends on Tuesday, 08.5.14 @ 00:38am


Genres

Novelty/Parody
TV/Movie Soundtracks
Live Albums
Art/Progressive Rock
60s Garage Rock

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Tuesday, 08.5.14 @ 00:57am


Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (1992)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi
Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal (2011)
Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986)

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 08.5.14 @ 01:20am


Chris Tomlin - Burning Lights (2013)
Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975)
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002)
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
The Moody Blues - To Our Children's Children (1969)
Supertramp - Crime of The Century (1974)

Posted by Evangelist on Tuesday, 08.5.14 @ 02:17am



Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (1992)
Depeche Mode - Delta Machine (2013)
Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975)
Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi
Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012)
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 08.5.14 @ 02:57am


These are the genres which I have chosen:

Art Rock/Progressive Rock
Jazz
Live Albums
TV/Movie Soundtracks
90's British Rock

Posted by Enigmaticus on Tuesday, 08.5.14 @ 09:35am


genre vote:

Art Rock/Progressive Rock
Jazz
Live Albums
Metal
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 08.5.14 @ 12:38pm


My ballot for this month's Album Project is as follows.


Depeche Mode - Delta Machine (2013)
Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975)
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2001)
The Moody Blues - To Our Children's Children (1969)

My genre ballot for this month is:

Art Rock/Progressive Rock
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums
Novelty/Parody
60s Garage Rock
90's British Rock

One month to go before the earliest indications of a future Rock Hall ballot:),

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Wednesday, 08.6.14 @ 18:09pm


Hip Hop/Rap
Live Albums
Metal
Punk
TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 08.6.14 @ 22:29pm


My votes:

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Disclosure - Settle (2013)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs


Would support in the future:

Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (1992)
Beyonce - Beyonce
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013)
Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal (2011)
Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012)
Supertramp - Crime of The Century (1974)

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 08.6.14 @ 22:34pm


Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (1992)
Bob Dylan - Desire (1976)
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Cheap Trick - In Color (1977)
Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs



Hip Hop/Rap
Jazz
Live Albums
Metal
Punk

Posted by Ryan on Wednesday, 08.6.14 @ 22:41pm


Voting is now closed for the genre selection vote.

This month's genre is TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums. From now until the end of the Album and Song Project voting, we'll determine if we want to split the genres into two votes (chronologically is how we usually split the genres up) and what albums should be considered as a part of this genre (though this should be pretty straight-forward).


Final Vote Results:

TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums - 11
___________________________________

Live Albums - 10

Jazz - 8

90s British Rock/Pop - 6
Art Rock/Progressive Rock - 6
Metal - 6
Punk - 6

Hip Hop / Rap - 5

Novelty / Parody - 4

60s Garage Rock - 3
___________________________________

Gospel - 0

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 08.7.14 @ 01:14am


Current vote count:

Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection (1970) - 8

Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975) - 6
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs - 6
_____________________________

Bob Dylan - Desire (1976) - 5
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013) - 5
The Moody Blues - To Our Children's Children (1969) - 5
_____________________________

Bauhaus - Mask (1981) - 4
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (1992) - 4
Cheap Trick - In Color (1977) - 4
Disclosure - Settle (2013) - 4
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002) - 4
Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry - 4

Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998) - 3
Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi - 3
Tina Turner - Private Dancer (1984) - 3

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013) - 2
Depeche Mode - Delta Machine (2013) - 2
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013) - 2
Supertramp - Crime of The Century (1974) - 2

Beyonce - Beyonce - 1
Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever (1982) - 1
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013) - 1
Chris Tomlin - Burning Lights (2013) - 1
Elton John - The Diving Board (2013) - 1
Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal (2011) - 1
Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012) - 1
Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986) - 1


Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Friday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 08.7.14 @ 01:15am


From your list of albums, I am only able to choose the following two albums, because I am completely unfamiliar with the others:

The Moody Blues: To Our Children's Children's Children
Supertramp: Crime Of The Century


Posted by Enigmaticus on Thursday, 08.7.14 @ 09:53am


We don't really need to split this genre into two groups. One would work just fine.

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 08.7.14 @ 18:48pm


Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (1992)
Disclosure - Settle (2013)
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
The Moody Blues - To Our Children's Children (1969)

Last cuts:
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Passion Pit - Gossamer (2012)
Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986)
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs

Posted by SotN on Thursday, 08.7.14 @ 18:49pm


I can't remember if we count partial votes in this project or not. I know that we don't in the Song Project, but what's the official rule for this project?

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 08.7.14 @ 22:56pm


No we don't count partial ballots.

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 08.7.14 @ 23:08pm


No partials in Song, Album or Projected. After a bitter debate we decided to allow partials in the ranking projects, but that's the only area that they're allowed.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 08.8.14 @ 00:25am


Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
Passion Pit - Gossamer
Tina Turner - Private Dancer
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Beyonce - Beyonce

Posted by rockstar23 on Friday, 08.8.14 @ 06:17am


Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (1992)
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt (2013)
Supertramp - Crime of The Century (1974)
The Moody Blues - To Our Children's Children (1969)

Last Five Cut

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
Bob Dylan - Desire (1976)
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal (2011)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 08.8.14 @ 11:04am


Any additional opinions on whether or not the Soundtrack genre should be split into two votes?

Posted by Darren on Friday, 08.8.14 @ 23:40pm


I can't think of an argument for more than one vote in this category, but I'm willing to entertain contrary arguments in good faith with an open mind.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 08.9.14 @ 00:12am


Voting is now closed.

The following albums have been inducted:

Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (1992)
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
The Moody Blues - To Our Children's Children (1969)


The following albums will be involved in a tiebreaker vote:

Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975)
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002)
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs


Anyone who voted in the Album Project vote this month can participate in the tiebreaker by ranking all three albums in order of preference. The top-ranked album will receive 3 points. The second-highest will receive 2 points. The lowest-ranked album will receive 1 point.

The top-scoring album will be inducted this month. The other two albums will be automatically nominated for the September Album Project vote, as none of these three albums are Soundtracks, which is this month's genre.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 08.9.14 @ 01:07am


George Harrison- Brainwashed (2002)-3
The Magnetic Fields- 69 Love Songs-2
Earth, Wind and Fire- That's The Way Of The World (1975)-1

My Nominations:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1975)
Flashdance: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983)

Posted by Greg F on Saturday, 08.9.14 @ 02:26am


Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John - Xanadu (1980)
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 08.9.14 @ 02:48am


1. George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002) (3 points)
2. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (2 points)
3. Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975) (a point)

And as for nominations...I'm probably very hopeless here, but I'll give it a whirl:

John Williams - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977)

Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Posted by SotN on Saturday, 08.9.14 @ 06:01am


Nominee:

Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ (1989)

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 08.9.14 @ 06:58am


Magnetic Fields
Earth, Wind and Fire
George Harrison

Harrison is my second favorite Beatle, but his post-70s work just didn't connect with me. Certainly no harm if that album is inducted, though.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 08.9.14 @ 07:05am


Tie Breaker

George Harrison- Brainwashed (2002)-3
The Magnetic Fields- 69 Love Songs -2
Earth, Wind and Fire- That's The Way Of The World (1975) -1

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 08.9.14 @ 11:37am


All three are worthy, and I hope all three get in, but...

George Harrison- Brainwashed (2002)- 3
Earth, Wind and Fire- That's the Way of the World (1975)- 2
The Magnetic Fields- 69 Love songs- 1

Posted by PopeCharming on Saturday, 08.9.14 @ 14:01pm


My first choice (Star Wars) was already nominated and although John Williams has other legendary soundtracks I didn't want to have him compete against himself so I decided to go outside the box a bit for my nominations

Duke Ellington- Anatomy of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959)

Considered a groundbreaking accomplisment for African-American composers (plus the score gives the members of his band some great solos)

Nino Rota- The Godfather: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1972)

Everyone knows the theme but the soundtrack itself is highly underrated

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 08.9.14 @ 14:49pm


Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975) - 3
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002) - 2
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs - 1

Nominees:

Queen - Flash Gordon (1980)
Marvin Hamlisch & Scott Joplin - The Sting: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1973)

Posted by John R.C. on Saturday, 08.9.14 @ 16:26pm



Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975) (3 points)
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002) (2 points)
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (1 point)


To Darren:

That's the Way of the World by Earth, Wind and Fire was indeed a movie soundtrack to a 1975 film of the same name directed by Sig Shore, starring Harvey Keitel. The members of the group even appeared in this story of music business executives.

Posted by Evangelist on Saturday, 08.9.14 @ 16:49pm


Magnetic Fields - 3pts.
Earth, Wind and Fire
George Harrison

Posted by rockstar23 on Saturday, 08.9.14 @ 22:09pm


1. Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975)
2. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
3. George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002)

Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 08.9.14 @ 23:56pm


Tiebreaker:

Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975)
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002)

Posted by BSLO on Sunday, 08.10.14 @ 16:47pm


The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
Earth, Wind & Fire - That's the Way of the World
George Harrison - Brainwashed

Posted by printthelegends on Sunday, 08.10.14 @ 18:39pm


Evangelist - I didn't know that. It will automatically nominated for the genre vote if it doesn't get voted in.

Nominations aren't actually officially open for the genre vote yet, but all nominations will be recorded and counted. We will still have 2 days of nominations after the conclusion of the tiebreaker.

One thing that needs to be discussed regarding the Soundtracks genre vote is that some types of soundtracks aren't eligible for this vote, as they are technically compilations of previously existing material.

For example, the "Pulp Fiction" Soundtrack is brilliant, but it shouldn't be eligible, imo, for this vote because it is a compilation of songs that existed prior to the movie or it's soundtrack. The same would go for the "Forrest Gump" soundtrack or most of the soundtracks for directors like Scorcese and Tarantino who were really good at putting together soundtracks of existing music.

Obviously Original Scores are eligible for this project and the Soundtracks for musicals (provided the musicals are original music and not based on one artist's catalog of pre-existing music) are as well, but what about Soundtracks of new music that are put together specifically for a particular movie? For example, "The Crow" or "Django Unchained"? Are those albums eligible for this genre vote / this project?

FYI - I don't have any problems with the albums that have already been nominated, though "Flashdance" would definitely fit under the "Crow" / "Django" question I asked above.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 08.10.14 @ 19:04pm


Flashdance is eligible because all the songs made their first appearances on that soundtrack as far I know. No previously released material= eligible

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 08.10.14 @ 19:29pm


Here is my tiebreaker ranking for this month's album project.


George Harrison - Brainwashed (2001) - 3
Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World (1975) - 2
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (1999) - 1

Now, here are the albums I have nominated in our Movies and TV Soundtracks Special Election for this month. I am pretty certain these albums fit within the preferred idea of mostly original material at the time of release, and not mainly a compilation album by any other name.


Randy Newman - The Natural (1984)
Whitney Houston & Various Artists - The Bodyguard (1992)

I add these as nominees for distinct reasons. The Natural marked the second phase of Randy Newman's life and career in essentially joining the family business of film and TV composers. Newman also captured in his score a very distinctive sense of nostalgia and remembrance in a time and way of life gone by. The Bodyguard was Whitney Houston's first starring role in a movie; its soundtrack included 6 different songs from Houston ranging from definitive cover versions to exquisite original song writing that made for one of the better albums of 1992, soundtrack or no soundtrack.

Did Free Your Mind rip off Queen Of The Night?,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Sunday, 08.10.14 @ 21:11pm


My tiebreaker ballot:

Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975) 3
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs 2
George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002) 1

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 08.10.14 @ 21:14pm


The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs - 3
Earth, Wind And Fire - That's The Way Of The World - 2
George Harrison - Brainwashed - 1

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 08.10.14 @ 23:23pm


Thank's Darren for replying my post on the Song Project. I'll replace my whole nominations with:

The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Lurhmann's Film (2013)
Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013)

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 08.11.14 @ 00:04am


The tiebreaker voting is now closed.

Here is your class of August 2014:

Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (1992)
Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975)
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (2013)
The Moody Blues - To Our Children's Children (1969)


The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs and George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002) will be automatically nominated for the September Album Project.


Final results:

Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975) - 30
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The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs - 28

George Harrison - Brainwashed (2002) - 26

Posted by Darren on Monday, 08.11.14 @ 01:27am


Nominations are now open for this month's genre vote.

There will be one vote this month for the genre TV and Movie Soundtrack Albums.

Each voter can nominate two albums that fit this genre. If you feel that an album has been nominated inappropriately, please lodge a protest. Any album that receives three protests will be disqualified from this vote.

In addition, please be mindful of the rules of this project preventing compilation albums from being inducted. My understanding is that this disqualifies soundtrack albums primarily comprised of previously existing songs, though movie score albums and albums with songs written for or inspired by the movie in question are eligible.

Nominations will end at 11:55 PM Central on Tuesday the 12th. This will be followed by one day of review and five days of voting. Any previously entered nomination will be included.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 08.11.14 @ 01:31am


I would argue that if 50% or more of the album was recorded for the film it is acceptable or there is some common thread like "Saturday Night Fever" or "Harder They Come." Footloose appears that it would qualify, so would The Crow. Django Unchained appears to have too much prior recorded music.

My nominations:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966 - Ennio Morricone
'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' (2000) - Various Artists

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 08.11.14 @ 13:40pm


My nominations will stay the same. Just listing them again as a reminder.

Various Artists- The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists- Flashdance: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 08.11.14 @ 18:21pm


Sorry that I'm posting my nominations again. I'm just putting down the name of the artist.

Jay Z & Various Artists - The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Lurhmann's Film (2013)
Various Artists - Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013)

Posted by John R.C. on Monday, 08.11.14 @ 20:17pm


noms:

Singles (1992) that Seattle sound baby.
Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Posted by jtrichey on Monday, 08.11.14 @ 22:25pm


Various Artists - The Crow Soundtrack (1993) - One of my favorite things about this album is the way that popular artists (or artists that would become popular soon) oftentimes went outside of their stylistic wheelhouse and it still somehow worked. The Cure and Violent Femmes, in particular, have never been as dark as they are on this album.

Various Artists - West Side Story Soundtrack (1961) - This could be easily disputed, but for my money, the best Broadway musical / movie adaptation of all-time.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 08.12.14 @ 01:41am


"The Cure and Violent Femmes, in particular, have never been as dark as they are on this album."

One off soundtrack songs usually end up being B side quality, but yes, Burn, is one of the Cure's best songs, period.

Love you all. May Robin Williams finally find the happiness that he gave to all of us.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 08.12.14 @ 02:25am


I'm really sorry that I have to change another nomination again. Switch the Great Gatsby to:

Various Artists - Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992) (In honor of Robin Williams)

Posted by John R.C. on Tuesday, 08.12.14 @ 06:26am


Nominations are now closed.

Here are the nominees that are up for review:

Duke Ellington - Anatomy of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959)
Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John - Xanadu (1980)
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Flashdance - Flashdance: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983)
Frozen - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013)
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
John Williams - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977)
Nino Rota - The Godfather: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1972)
Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ (1989)
Randy Newman - The Natural (1984)
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Various Artists - The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1975)
Various Artists - Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)
Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Various Artists - Singles (1992)
Various Artists - Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Various Artists - The Crow Soundtrack (1993)
Various Artists - West Side Story Soundtrack (1961)
Whitney Houston & Various Artists - The Bodyguard (1992)

If you think that one of these albums has been nominated inappropriately for this genre or for the rules of this project, please lodge a protest. Any album that receives three protests will be disqualified from this vote.

The review period will end at 11:55 PM Central on Wednesday the 13th. This will be followed by 5 days of voting.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 08.13.14 @ 01:06am


Flashdance - Flashdance: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983)
Various Artists - The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1975)
Various Artists - Singles (1992)
Various Artists - The Crow Soundtrack (1993)
Various Artists - West Side Story Soundtrack (1961)
Whitney Houston & Various Artists - The Bodyguard (1992)

Posted by Greg F on Thursday, 08.14.14 @ 01:23am


There weren't any albums protested, so voting is now open. Each voter can vote for 6 albums (and only exactly 6, as we don't count partial votes).

Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central on Monday the 18th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 08.14.14 @ 08:08am


My Ballot:

Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
John Williams - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977)
Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ (1989)
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Various Artists - The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1975)
Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 08.14.14 @ 08:56am


This is one of the genres that I was both looking forward to and dreading at the same time because there are so many worthy soundtracks. With that said here's my ballot:


Duke Ellington - Anatomy of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959)
John Williams - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977)
Nino Rota - The Godfather: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1972)
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Various Artists - The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1975)
Various Artists - West Side Story Soundtrack (1961)

God that was brutal. For the record I can say that I would support all of these soundtracks for eventual induction.

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 08.14.14 @ 10:54am


Frozen - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013)
John Williams - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977)
Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ (1989)
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Various Artists - The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1975)
Various Artists - Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)

Posted by John R.C. on Thursday, 08.14.14 @ 19:17pm





Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
John Williams - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977)
Nino Rota - The Godfather: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1972)
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Various Artists - Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)
Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Posted by PopeCharming on Thursday, 08.14.14 @ 19:33pm


Duke Ellington - Anatomy of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959)
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Flashdance - Flashdance: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983)
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Various Artists - The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1975)
Various Artists - West Side Story Soundtrack (1961)

Posted by BSLO on Thursday, 08.14.14 @ 21:56pm


Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Various Artists - Singles (1992)
Various Artists - Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Various Artists - The Crow Soundtrack (1993)

Feel like these should have at least a pinch of rock/pop music on them.

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 08.14.14 @ 23:09pm


Duke Ellington - Anatomy of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959)
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
John Williams - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977)
Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ (1989)
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Various Artists - Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 08.15.14 @ 21:48pm


My ballot for the TV and Movie Soundtracks Special Election is as follows:


Randy Newman - The Natural (1984)
Whitney Houston and Various Artists - The Bodyguard (1992)
Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music For The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Duke Ellington - Anatomy of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959)
Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John - Xanadu (1980)
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

The last pick was rather tough for me to choose. Indeed, nearly every one of these soundtracks deserve to be inducted into the Album Project at some point. In the end, I decided to go with including Spinal Tap. Clearly one of the best movies I have seen and a collective of artists/writers/actors that I think should legitimately be inducted into the Revisited/Projected Rock hall Project. Let me know if this seems like a good idea.

The feeling begins, yet will never subside,

Lax31

Posted by Lax31 on Sunday, 08.17.14 @ 21:41pm


Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John - Xanadu (1980)
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
John Williams - Star Wars (1977)
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Various Artists - Flashdance (1983)
Nino Rota - The Godfather (1972)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 08.17.14 @ 23:23pm


Comment from the peanut gallery: Need to evaluate Portugal. the Man's album 'Evil Friends'. At least 6 great songs on it.

Enjoy reading your album lists. Has introduced me to several great bands.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 08.18.14 @ 07:47am


My votes:

Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Various Artists - The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1975)
Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Various Artists - West Side Story Soundtrack (1961)
Various Artists - Singles (1992)
Various Artists - The Crow Soundtrack (1993)


Would support in the future:

Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Flashdance - Flashdance: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983)
Whitney Houston & Various Artists - The Bodyguard (1992)

Posted by Darren on Monday, 08.18.14 @ 11:54am


My current vote count:

Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984) - 9

Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) - 6
John Williams - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977) - 6
Various Artists - The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1975) - 6
_____________________

Duke Ellington - Anatomy of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959) - 4
Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ (1989) - 4
Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - 4
Various Artists - West Side Story Soundtrack (1961) - 4
_____________________

Flashdance - Flashdance: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983) - 3
Nino Rota - The Godfather: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1972) - 3
Various Artists - Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992) - 3
Various Artists - Singles (1992) - 3
Various Artists - The Crow Soundtrack (1993) - 3

Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John - Xanadu (1980) - 2
Whitney Houston & Various Artists - The Bodyguard (1992) - 2

Frozen - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013) - 1
James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) - 1
Randy Newman - The Natural (1984) - 1
Various Artists - Romeo + Juliet (1996) - 1


Voting ends at 11:55 PM Central tonight (Monday the 18th).

Posted by Darren on Monday, 08.18.14 @ 11:56am


Switch my vote for The Bodyguard to O Brother Where Art Thou?

Posted by Greg F on Monday, 08.18.14 @ 12:53pm


Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
John Williams - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977)
Nino Rota - The Godfather: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1972)
Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ (1989)
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Various Artists - The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1975)

This vote pretty safely proves that we have a LOT of worthy soundtracks that need to be inducted. I'd be happy to support these nominees in the future.

Posted by SotN on Monday, 08.18.14 @ 22:34pm


Voting is now closed.

The following songs have been inducted:

Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
John Williams - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977)
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Various Artists - The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1975)


The following songs will be involved in a tiebreaker vote:

Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ (1989)
Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)


Anyone who voted in the initial vote is eligible to participate by selecting one of these two albums. The album that receives the most votes will be inducted. The other album will be automatically nominated for the September Album Project vote. In the event of a tie, does anyone have an objection to eliminating the last vote cast to break the tie?

Tiebreaker voting will end at 11:55 PM Central on Wednesday the 20th.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 08.19.14 @ 01:04am


My vote:

Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 08.19.14 @ 01:05am


Various Artists- O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 08.19.14 @ 09:10am


Tie breaker:

Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)



Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 08.19.14 @ 09:13am


For the tie-breaker:

Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Posted by PopeCharming on Tuesday, 08.19.14 @ 13:43pm


Tie breaker:

Peter Gabriel.

No wrong choice with either.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 08.19.14 @ 23:19pm


Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 08.19.14 @ 23:29pm


As DarinRG said, no bad choices!

Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 08.20.14 @ 09:00am


Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Posted by BSLO on Wednesday, 08.20.14 @ 15:50pm


My tiebreaker vote is for Peter Gabriel, but I'm not in the slightest bit unhappy with how things turned out (or will turn out).

Posted by SotN on Wednesday, 08.20.14 @ 17:41pm


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