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About The Song Project, dmg wrote:
  Songs:

Cream - Tales of Brave Ulysses (1967)
XTC - The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead (1992)
Courtney Barnett - Depreston (2015)

Genre:

Lesser Known Originals

Artist:

LCD Soundsystem
Tuesday, 08.30.16 @ 13:16pm
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About The Song Project, Greg F wrote:
  My Nominations

The Maytals- Do the Reggay (1968)
Empire of the Sun- Walking on a Dream (2009)
David Bowie- Lazarus (2015)

Genre: Reggae/Ska/Rocksteady

Artist: Toots & the Maytals
Tuesday, 08.30.16 @ 01:19am
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About The Album Project, Greg F wrote:
  My Nominations:

of Montreal- Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies: A Variety of Whimsical Verse (2001)
Blur- The Magic Whip (2015)

Power Metal

Lucinda Williams- Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (2014)
Tuesday, 08.30.16 @ 01:07am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, jtrichey wrote:
  few replacements:

Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982)
Tuesday, 08.30.16 @ 00:20am
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About The Album Project, Darren wrote:
  Rule Changes In 2016:

Starting in 2016, the years eligible for Album Project nominations are now 1900-2015.

Starting in 2016, albums released in 2015 will not be eligible for nomination until April. There will be a designated 2015 nomination available each month until March 2017. In April 2017, the designated nomination switches over to 2016.

Starting in 2016, elective (not mandatory as a result of an error in a cast ballot or necessary as a result of a missing song from the final list of nominated songs) vote switches are banned from all Album Project, Genre votes and Artist Project votes (including selection votes).

Starting with the February Artist Project Artist Selection Vote (there won't be one in January as a result of a tiebreaker in December), the selected artist will be banned from being nominated for any Album Project or Album Project Genre Project vote for the next 6 months (not counting the current month). To clarify, this begins next month, as the selection of Van Morrison took place prior to the new rule being applied.

Starting with the February Artist Project Artist Selection Vote, artists that receive 4 votes will automatically be nominated for the next Artist Project Artist Selection Vote. To clarify, this begins next month, as the December vote took place prior to the new rule being applied and there won't be a January vote as a result of the tiebreaker in the December vote.
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"Banned" Artists:

The following artists have been temporarily banned from all Album Project and Album Genre Project votes as a result of being selected for the Artist Vote:

Prince (eligible again in October 2016)
Grateful Dead (eligible again in November 2016)
Yes (eligible again in December 2016)
Pearl Jam (eligible again in January 2017)
Depeche Mode (eligible again in February 2017)
Warren Zevon (eligible again in March 2017)

David Bowie is now eligible again, after spending six months ineligible.
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The Album Project:

Nominations for this month will begin at 10 PM Central (though nominations before that will be accepted). Every voter can nominate one album from 2015 and one album from 1900-2015. Nominations will end at 10 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, Artist Vote or Genre Project Votes:

Beck - Midnite Vultures (1999)
Warren Zevon - Life'll Kill Ya (2000)


Each voter must vote for exactly 6 albums to have their ballot count.

There will be 5 days of voting, ending at 10 PM Central on the 8th. The top 5 vote-getters will be inducted, with a tiebreaker taking place if necessary.
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The Genre Vote:

As a result of a tiebreaker in last month's genre selection vote, this month's selected genre is "Southern Rock". Nominations will begin at 10 PM Central on the 8th. Until then, please use this time to discuss whether or not the genre should be split into two votes and, if so, when that split should take place.


The following genres are automatically nominated as a result of losing the previous genre selection vote but receiving at least four nominations (or were nominated in a month when we didn't have a genre vote due to a previous month's tiebreaker):

1990's Electronica
21st Century Hip-Hop
70's Hard Rock
Artists Who Released 2 or Fewer Albums
Avant-Garde
Country
Dream Pop
Live Albums
Post-Rock


Each voter will be allowed to nominate one additional genre this month if they choose to do so. Nominations will end at 10 PM Central on the 3rd.


"Ska/Rocksteady/Reggae/Dub" is ineligible for nomination until October, as it was the selected genre from March.

"Jazz" is ineligible for nomination until November, as it was the selected genre from April.

"2010's" is ineligible for nomination until December, as it was the selected genre from May.

"Original Broadway Cast Albums" is ineligible for nomination until January, as it was the selected genre from June.

"Southern Rock" is ineligible for nomination until February, as it was the selected genre from July.

"Novelty" is ineligible for nomination until March, as it was the selected genre from August.

"Artists With 0 Albums Inducted In The Album Project" 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 4 votes in the genre selection will not be automatically nominated for the genre vote next month (any genre that receives 4 votes, but doesn't with the selection vote would be automatically nominated).

There will be three days of voting, ending at 10 PM Central 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 inappropriately. 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.
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The Artist Vote:

As a result of losing the Artist Selection Vote in August, this month's selected artist is Lucinda Williams.

Nominations are now open.

Any voter can nominate one Lucinda Williams album from 1900-2015 that hasn't already been inducted into the Album Project.

Here is the list of albums that have already been inducted:

Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (2008)


Here's a link to wikipedia's page for Lucinda Williams' discography:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucinda_Williams#Discography


Nominations will end when nominations for the second genre votes (if there is one in the Song or Album Project) end.

5 days of voting will then take place. Voters can vote for exactly five nominated albums. The two albums that receive the most votes will be inducted into the Album Project. In the event of a tie, there will be a two day tiebreaker vote. Tiebreaker losers will be automatically nominated for the next month's Album Project vote.
Monday, 08.29.16 @ 22:54pm
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About The Song Project, Darren wrote:
  Rule Changes In 2016:

The years eligible for Song Project nominations are now 1900-2015.

Starting in 2016, songs released in 2015 will not be eligible for nomination until April. There will be a designated 2015 nomination available each month until March 2017. In April 2017, the designated nomination switches over to 2016.

Starting in 2016, elective (not mandatory as a result of an error in a cast ballot or necessary as a result of a missing song from the final list of nominated songs) vote switches are banned from all Song Project, Genre votes and Artist Project votes (including selection votes).

Starting with the February Artist Project Artist Selection Vote (there won't be one in January as a result of a tiebreaker in December), the selected artist will be banned from being nominated for any Song Project or Song Project Genre Project vote for the next 6 months (not counting the current month).

Starting with the February Artist Project Artist Selection Vote, artists that receive 4 votes will automatically be nominated for the next Artist Project Artist Selection Vote.
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"Banned" Artists:

The following artists have been temporarily banned from all Song Project and Song Genre Project votes as a result of being selected for the Artist Vote:

Muddy Waters (eligible again in October 2016)
Rihanna (eligible again in November 2016)
Prince (eligible again in December 2016)
Merle Haggard (eligible again in January 2017)
Ramones (eligible again in February 2017)
Eric Clapton (strictly solo career) (eligible again in March 2017)

David Bowie is now eligible again, after spending six months ineligible.

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The Song Project:

Nominations for this month will begin at 10 PM Central (though nominations before that will be accepted). Every voter can nominate two songs from 2015 or earlier and one song from 2015. Nominations will end at 10 PM Central on the 3rd.

Voting will begin at 10 PM Central on the 3rd and conclude at 10 PM Central on the 8th.

The following songs are automatically nominated as a result of losing a tiebreaker in last month's Song Project Vote or in last month's Genre Votes or because an artist with a song in Voter's Choice had a different song inducted into the Project previously:

Albert Collins - Brick (1980)
Eric Clapton - Change the World (1996)
Eric Clapton - I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart (1983)


Each voter will be required to vote for exactly 12 songs for their ballot to be counted. There will be 5 days of voting, ending at 10 PM Central on the 8th. The top 10 vote-getters will be inducted, with a tiebreaker taking place if necessary.
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The Genre Vote:

The following genres are automatically nominated as a result of losing the genre selection vote in June, but receiving at least 4 votes:

1950s Rock and Roll
1960s R&B/Soul
Canadians
Doo-wop
Folk/Folk Rock
Jazz
Punk Rock/Hardcore Punk
Songs From Grand Theft Auto V
Southern Rock
TV & Film Instrumentals


Each voter will be allowed to nominate one additional genre this month if they choose to do so. Nominations will end at 10 PM Central on the 3rd.


"70's Soft Rock" is ineligible for nomination until October, as it was the selected genre from March.

"Songs by Alex Voltaire's 100 Rock Hall Prospects" is ineligible for nomination until November, as it was the selected genre from April.

"The British Invasion" is ineligible for nomination until December, as it was the selected genre from May.

"Female Artists" is ineligible for nomination until January, as it was the selected genre from June.

"Artists with no songs in the Song Project" is ineligible for nomination until February, as it was the selected genre from July.

"Blues/Blues Rock" is ineligible for nomination until March, as it was the selected genre from August.

"Duets" is now once again eligible for nomination, after spending six months ineligible.


There will be three days of voting, ending at 10 PM Central on the 6th, followed by a discussion period to nail down the specifics of the votes (which songs 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 Song Project voting (which may or may not require a tiebreaker).

Each voter will be allowed to vote for 5 genres (regardless of how many genres are nominated overall). Any genre that receives less than 4 votes in the genre selection will not be automatically nominated for the genre vote next month (any genre that receives 4 votes, but doesn't win the selection vote would be automatically nominated).

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 song, but only if they feel that the song is being nominated inappropriately. Any song that receives 3 protests will be disqualified from the genre vote. There will be 5 days of voting with the same rules as the Song Project vote.
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The Artist Vote:

The 1st through the 3rd (3 days) - Nominations for the Artist Vote will take place. Any voter can nominate one Artist that hasn't already been selected for the.

The following artists have been automatically nominated for the Artist Vote as a result of receiving 4 votes in the previous Artist Vote Selection Vote:

Alice In Chains
Artie Shaw
B.B. King
Buddy Guy
Cheap Trick
Genesis
Kate Bush
Led Zeppelin
Leonard Cohen
Pink
The Four Seasons
Van Halen


The following artists are ineligible because they have been previously selected:

Beyonce
Bruce Springsteen
David Bowie
Elvis Presley
Eric Clapton (strictly solo career)
Merle Haggard
Muddy Waters
Prince
Ramones
Rihanna
The Beatles
The Doors
The Kinks
The Rolling Stones
The Who
Van Morrison


The 4th through the 8th (5 days) - Artist Vote selection voting will take place. Voters will be allowed to vote for five nominated artists. The artist that receives the most votes will be the selected artist for the month. In the event of a tie, there will be a two day tiebreaker vote. The winner will be selected for the month. The loser(s) will NOT be automatically selected for the next month.

Nominations for the selected artist will take place starting on the 9th. Nominations will end when nominations for the second genre votes (if there is one in the Song or Album Project) end. If there's a situation where all eligible songs or albums have been nominated for the selected artist, voting may begin earlier. Everyone will be allowed to nominate 1 song by the selected artist.

5 days of voting will take place. Voters can vote for exactly five nominated songs. The three songs that receive the most votes will be inducted into the Song Project. In the event of a tie, there will be a two day tiebreaker vote. Tiebreaker losers will be automatically nominated for the next month's Song Project vote.
Monday, 08.29.16 @ 22:49pm
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, Philip wrote:
  Good point, Classic Rock:

The Moody Reds--not swallowing that pill
LL Warm J--just not a hot pick
Doobie Sisters--I could roll one way or the other on this one
Good Company--Can't stand them
No--Hard to turn them down
The Trucks--can't jump on board that wagon
Nine Centimeter Nails--they're not deep enough for me
The Feet--They stink.
Peace--I love and understand this pick, but some find it funny.
Monday, 08.29.16 @ 22:18pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Mike wrote:
  Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (1987)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)
Monday, 08.29.16 @ 19:51pm
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About KRS-One, Juan Matos wrote:
  he was to nyc what public enemy was to the rest of theworld . his music was my schooling.he was the teacher
Monday, 08.29.16 @ 17:00pm
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About Rory Gallagher, Jim Schaefer wrote:
  You can go on and on. But with who the dredge up these days to put in the HOF, its just so shameful that Rory gets no recognition. Asise from Michael Jackson and Madonna, now Joan Jett and a handful of tunes. Shame on the HOF, as much as I'd love to see hime up there posthumously, I'm ok with him not being there too. Can only hope Slash can help make it happen.
Monday, 08.29.16 @ 16:04pm
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, Classic Rock wrote:
  I'm surprised no one has mentioned:

The Moody Reds
LL Warm J
Doobie Sisters
Good Company
No
The Trucks
Nine Centimeter Nails
The Feet
Peace
Monday, 08.29.16 @ 13:41pm
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, Ben wrote:
  Nick,

I was reading some old posts from early in the year. It seems like only yesterday we were discussing Lloyd Price and Solomon Burke. Your list for 2017 reflects the times.

Your list is similar to mine. We agree with a bunch. Like my list your primary list has diversity. You don't have older Oldies artists of the 50s and 60s. That reflects the Nom Com change.

Bad Company, The Cars and War are good picks. I did not pick those true but they are good. Yes is a great pick. I am skipping them this year in favor of the Moody Blues. I think the committee would only pick one prog choice. I am going with the Moody Blues. You do agree on one prog choice. You chose Yes that's all. You have a good list.
Monday, 08.29.16 @ 09:46am
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Thank you to Ben and KING,


I had chosen the artists on my list due to the upcoming 50th anniversary of "progressive rock." I would not be surprised if Procol Harum did receive another nomination, either. On next Saturday, "Roll The Bones" by Rush, will celebrate it's 25th anniversary.
Monday, 08.29.16 @ 00:31am
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, Philip wrote:
  Let's not forget the Beach Boys and the Bee Gees too.
Monday, 08.29.16 @ 00:12am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, AlexVoltaire wrote:
  I am going to respectfully take a bye week on nominations this time around.
Monday, 08.29.16 @ 00:10am
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, Philip wrote:
  And Aretha Franklin
Monday, 08.29.16 @ 00:03am
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, Philip wrote:
  Sean,

Not only are you right about the Rolling Stones, but so did Neil Diamond. "Heartlight" made #5 in the '80s.
Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 23:54pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  My replacement nominations:

Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1980)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
Joy Division - Closer (1980)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
Queensr˙che - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982)
The Human League - Dare (1981)
Yes - 90125 (1983)


For Your Consideration:

Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 23:20pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  Final Rankings are now closed.

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

R.E.M. - Green (1988) - 86
The Replacements - Tim (1985) - 84
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) - 80
Black Flag - Damaged (1981) - 78
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980) - 72
INXS - Kick (1987) - 68

Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) - 67 (43 Points In Initial Rankings)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) - 67 (41 Points In Initial Rankings)

Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989) - 66
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) - 65
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) - 62
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981) - 53
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) - 51
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985) - 46


Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

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


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
71. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
72. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
73. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
74. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
75. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
76. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
77. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
78. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
79. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
80. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
81. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
83. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
84. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
85. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
87. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
88. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
89. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
90. The Band - The Band (1969)
91. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
92. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
93. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
94. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
95. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
96. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
97. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
98. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
99. Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
100. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
101. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
37. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
38. Boston - Boston (1976)
39. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
40. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
41. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
42. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
43. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
44. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
45. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
46. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
47. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
48. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
49. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
50. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
51. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
52. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
53. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
54. The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
55. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
56. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
57. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
58. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
59. Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
60. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
61. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
62. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
63. Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
64. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
65. Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
66. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
67. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
68. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
69. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
70. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
71. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
72. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
73. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
74. The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
75. The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
76. The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
77. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
78. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
79. Rush - 2112 (1976)
80. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
81. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
82. Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
83. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
84. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
85. Yes - The Yes Album (1971)
86. Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
87. Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
88. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
89. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
90. The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
91. The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
92. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
93. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
94. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
95. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
96. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
97. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
98. Yes - Fragile (1971)
99. David Bowie - Low (1977)
100. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
17. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
18. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
19. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
20. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
21. The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
22. Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
23. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
24. David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
25. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
26. Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
27. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
28. Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
29. Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
30. The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
31. Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
32. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
33. Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
34. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
35. Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
36. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
37. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
38. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
39. The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
40. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
41. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
42. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
43. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
44. Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
45. U2 - War (1983)
46. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
47. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
48. Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
49. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
50. Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
51. X - Los Angeles (1980)
52. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
53. The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
54. Foreigner - 4 (1981)
55. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
56. The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
57. R.E.M. - Green (1988)
58. The Replacements - Tim (1985)
59. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
60. Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
61. The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
62. INXS - Kick (1987)
63. Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
64. Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
65. Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
66. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
67. John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
68. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
69. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
70. Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)


1990s

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


2000-2015

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


Nominations for Round 4 of the 1980s Group Rankings are now open.

Each voter (including new voters to the project, who are welcome to join at any time) can nominate as many as 50 qualified albums (a minimum of 35 nominations is required for this round for your ballot to be counted) that haven't been ranked yet (listed below). Voters must have at least 20 current nominations (or explain that they didn't think any other albums were worthy of nomination) for their nominations to be counted.

This will be the last round of replacement nominations for this group. The final round will be an open vote including all remaining, eligible albums.


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

Darren - 13
AlexVoltaire - 22
DarinRG - 18
Gassman - 18
Jennifer - 22
joker - 29
jtrichey - 23
Mike - 16
Nick - 24
Tom H. - 11

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


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

Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1980)
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983)
Eric B. and Rakim - Follow the Leader (1988)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
Joy Division - Closer (1980)
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Living Colour - Vivid (1988)
LL Cool J - Radio (1985)
Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (1987)
Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen (1989)
Queensr˙che - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C. (1984)
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982)
The Human League - Dare (1981)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Yes - 90125 (1983)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)


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


Replacement nominations will end at 10 PM Central on Wednesday the 31st.
Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 23:17pm
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About The Monkees, Roy wrote:
  http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-monkees-our-life-in-15-songs-w435214/that-was-then-this-is-now-1986-w435273

The Monkees: Our Life in 15 Songs
Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork tell the stories behind some of their most enduring tunes
Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 21:08pm
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, Ben wrote:
  I see Grand Funk Railroad on a ballot in about 5 years. I don't think the Hall is thinking of them that fast. There will be plenty of Classic Rock acts on ballots. I just dont think they will. They had a decent career at times but there is others like the Guess Who, Bad Company and the J Geils Band that I think will end up on ballots first. J Geils have already been on a ballot or 2.
Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 21:05pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Gass3268 wrote:
  The Replacements - Tim (1985) 14
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) 13
Black Flag - Damaged (1981) 12
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) 11
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980) 10
INXS - Kick (1987) 9
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) 8
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981) 7
R.E.M. - Green (1988) 6
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) 5
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989) 4
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) 3
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) 2
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985) 1
Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 20:59pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  Since I missed the deadline last night, we'll end the final rankings for this round 10 PM Central tonight instead.
Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 20:43pm
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, Dennis Holiday wrote:
  What about GRAND FUNK RAILROAD. I GUESS THEY WHERE SO BAD OR THEY WERE TO GOOD. I GUESS NO BODY WANT TO ADMIT THEY MADE A MISTAKE IN NOT PUTTING IN THE HALL EARLIER.



Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 19:39pm
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About Grand Funk Railroad, Dennis Holiday wrote:
  I saw GRAND FUNK in West Germany in 1974. The show was worth more than the 30Marks I paid. Put them in the hall.
Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 19:05pm
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, Jason Voigt wrote:
  I meant having just ONE top 10 hit in each of those decades. Yes, the Rolling Stones did have Top 10s in all of them. So did the Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and a few others. I just thought it was a cool random piece of trivia. For the record, "Go Now" hit #10 in 1966, "Nights in White Satin" went to #2 in 1972, and "Your Wildest Dreams" stopped at #9 in 1986. Talk about a long span between those last two.
Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 19:05pm
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, Sean wrote:
  "They have a rare distinction as well: they're the only act to have one pop Top 10 hit in the 60s, 70s and the 80s in America."

Moody Blues deserve it, but that can't be true. I know the Stones had #1 hits in the '60s and '70s and that 'Start Me Up' was #2 in '81, for instance... I admit I'm struggling to think of anybody else though.
Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 18:09pm
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About Janis Ian, Roy wrote:
  When payment due exceeds accounts received at seventeen
Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 16:38pm
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, Ben wrote:
  Enig,

I am also impressed with your list. I think Moody Blues,Pearl Jam and Yes have a good chance of nomination. Yeah I know I said Yes would be skipped this year. But hey they have a good chance. I still go most strongly with ones on my list. I do think Pearl Jam & Chic are locks. Oh I think the RRHOF wants to resolve this Chic saga. That Dire Straits pick is good. Ah yes the Dire Straits. I didn't pick them because of the 15 I picked. As far as Duran Duran I am not a huge fan but they have more talent than Abba or Green Day who were both inducted.
Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 07:40am
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About Black Oak Arkansas, Jimmy Gunn wrote:
  Got their first album in 1970 when I was 14, I think they were a seminal southern rock band. It's a shame they're not in the hall. They forgot about them just like The Moody Blues Jimmy Gunn
Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 04:58am
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, KING wrote:
  ENIG

Impressed with your 15 Nominees. I think of your list Duran Duran, Moody Blues, Pearl Jam, YES have good chance of nomination and induction. Pearl Jam & Chic will be close to locks. I think the RRHOF wants to resolve this Chic saga. NIN has a high chance of returning. Enig, like your Dire Straits pick. Had they not ended the band, I think Dire Straits would be in RRHOF already. My guess is 2 Prog acts Moody Blues and Procol Harum will be nominated. Or ELO and YES some combination of the Four. Still cannot believe Duran Duran waiting outside Induction.Duran Duran has more hits and talent than 70% of those inducted. KING
Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 23:47pm
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About The Moody Blues, Sue wrote:
  Thank you everyone here for your support of the Moody Blues!

Ben the answer to your question:
I discovered the Moodies in 1972 at 14 when I borrowed DOFP from a friend. I have been hooked ever since... I saw them the first time in 1979 for the Octave tour. It was the only time I saw Ray Thomas live and the concert included Patric Moraz from YES on keyboards as Mike Pinder had left the band. Patric was quite the showman with his unique portable electric keyboards. I have been very fortunate to see them several times over the decades and also saw Justin live for the taping of his solo at the Buckhead Theater DVD/CD for the "Spirits" tour for PBS. It was just announced that a solo album will be released by Justin October 14 called "All the way" it will include songs from all FIVE of his solo works and a new song he wrote for a movie called "Wind of Heaven"
Again I have to say the Moody Blues have been snubbed for over 35 years and it it WAY past time for the Hall to finally give them the nomination they deserve. I have talked to SO many fans who tell stories of how their positive and powerful lyrics have helped them through difficult times including myself. Also members of the band over the last 50 years never make the tabloids over arrests,drugs or violent behavior..they are classic, timeless,talented and humble artists who have stated in interviews that the RRHOF induction is important to the VERY LARGE fan base but an award they really do not concern themselves over. I do think however they would do their very best to be the professionals that they are and accept the award as gentleman and give one H*** of a performance :)
Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 22:06pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Nick wrote:
  Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) - 14
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989) - 13
R.E.M. - Green (1988) - 12
The Replacements - Tim (1985) - 11
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) - 10
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981) - 9
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) - 8
Black Flag - Damaged (1981) - 7
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) - 6
INXS - Kick (1987) - 5
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) - 4
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980) - 3
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) - 2
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985) - 1
Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 21:05pm
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About The Tragically Hip, Roy wrote:
  The first Tragically Hip album was self-titled. It was released in 1987 and it didn't chart in Canada or the U.S.
Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 20:03pm
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, Jennifer wrote:
  The Moody Blues are also my biggest Rock Hall snub. I too hope this is their time to finally get a nomination and an induction!
Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 19:41pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Jennifer wrote:
  Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985) 14
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) 13
INXS - Kick (1987) 12
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989) 11
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) 10
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) 9
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981) 8
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) 7
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980) 6
Black Flag - Damaged (1981) 5
R.E.M. - Green (1988) 4
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) 3
The Replacements - Tim (1985) 2
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) 1
Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 18:54pm
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, Jason Voigt wrote:
  I always forget about Jim Croce. In his short career and lifetime, he put out some memorable work. A lot of it still gets played. Hell, even the teens today know "Bad Leroy Brown". I'd be happy if he were nominated and inducted.

If Jeff Lynne (and ELO) were to get in, the Traveling Wilburys will share the same distinction as the Beatles: all of their members are in the HOF as a solo/group act. They deserve it as much as the similar bands of their time. As far as the Moody Blues, I'm happy with them too. They have a rare distinction as well: they're the only act to have one pop Top 10 hit in the 60s, 70s and the 80s in America. I know that won't help get them in; just throwing out some trivia. Here's to hope
Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 18:44pm
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About Rush, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Today is the 63rd birthday of Rush co-founder and underrated guitarist and co-songwriter, Alex Lifeson.
Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 18:30pm
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Ben,

Thank you. It's good to hear from you also.

Yes, I had listed Doobie Brothers as a possible nominee. I had watched the "Behind The Music" episode featuring their various members on YouTube. Former member, Tiran Porter is one of the most articulate and intelligent musicians in any group. It was a very interesting show. Other than a compilation, I have not yet purchased any of their studio albums.

On the other hand, I am definitely a huge supporter of those first 6 acts on my nomination list. I have many of their albums in my collection, with the possible exception of Carly Simon. I only have 5 of Carly's recordings and one compilation.
Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 14:25pm
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About the 2017 Nomination Predictions, Ben wrote:
  I just want to clarify. J Geils Band and the Zombies can certainly be considered Classic Rock as well. I should have said less of the populist acts. What is great about the Moody Blues is they are populist and Prog at the same time.

The Doobie Brothers as well as Bad Company and some other popular ones I've seen on here are good picks but I think the Hall will have less of the Populist thing this year. Its the way Paul Butterfield was on a few ballots and then were inducted. They were a pet project of Paul Schaefer and some others.

Ahh but the Moody Blues I always predict. You have to have a popular legendary act on the ballot somewhere. The Moody Blues fit in perfectly.
Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 14:21pm
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