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Old 08-16-2022, 03:25 PM   #2661 (permalink)
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I literally cannot make a choice here. It's all up to you guys now
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Old 08-17-2022, 01:18 PM   #2662 (permalink)
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The final period of votes for this battle has now concluded, and the winner is - In the Court of the Crimson King!

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1. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
2. Yes - Close to the Edge
3. Steve Hackett - Voyage of the Acolyte
4. Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed
5. Änglagård - Hybris
6. Electric Light Orchestra - Eldorado
7. Genesis - Foxtrot
8. Camel - Mirage
9. Gentle Giant - Octopus
10. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
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Now then, time do decide on the next battle. I'll exercise a bit of "editorial responsibility" and suggest that we do Folk Rock next. Among the genres that people have expressed an interest in, I think this one would make the best contrast with the genre we've just done. These are the albums for the Folk Rock battle:
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1. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
2. Joni Mitchell - Blue
3. Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
4. The Band - The Band
5. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
6. The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers
7. Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
8. Songs: Ohia - Didn't it Rain
9. Pentangle - Basket of Light
10. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
If anybody has any issues with that list, let me know. And if someone really wants to do another genre instead of this one, feel free to pipe up, but if nobody else shows interest in whatever you suggest then we'll probably be doing the folk rock one. Anyone who's okay with doing folk rock: It would pe helpful if you could give an estimate of how long it would take you to listen to all the albums you haven't already heard and prepare your ranking to start voting off albums. That way I can set an appropriate deadline for the first round that everyone will be happy with, while also not delaying progress too much.

Furthermore, I figure it's about time to move this whole shebang to a new thread, so I will create one in a relatively short amount of time. It will be much more practical to be able to edit the OP to reflect the ongoing battle, and I'll also store the information about past and future battles on the first page of the thread for easy access. So keep your eyes out for that, because the announcement for the next battle will be posted in that thread, not this one.
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Old 08-17-2022, 01:43 PM   #2663 (permalink)
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Good list, GD, but I'd probably try to fit in the Beatles' Rubber Soul (replacing All Things Must Pass since George is an ex-Beatle) and REM's Murmur in there somewhere. Also, Sounds of Silence is probably more definitive of folk rock than Bridge Over Troubled Water, imo.

But yeah, it's a good list. Realistically I only really need to listen to two of these in its entirety and parts of three others. It shouldn't take longer than a couple days for me to rank this group realistically.

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Old 08-17-2022, 02:05 PM   #2664 (permalink)
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Good list, GD, but I'd probably try to fit in the Beatles' Rubber Soul (replacing All Things Must Pass since George is an ex-Beatle) and REM's Murmur in there somewhere. Also, Sounds of Silence is probably more definitive of folk rock than Bridge Over Troubled Water, imo.

But yeah, it's a good list. Realistically I only really need to listen to two of these in its entirety and parts of three others. It shouldn't take longer than a couple days for me to rank this group realistically.

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Not my list, but good suggestions, thanks. I'm open to your changes re: Beatles and S&G but which album would you say could be taken off to make room for R.E.M.?
As far as Rubber Soul is concerned I'd guess it wasn't included because the Beatles are already represented on 2 other lists (Abbey Road for Pop Rock and Sgt. Pepper' for Psychedelic rock) so it was possibly deliberately left out to avoid the same bands cropping up too many times. The one that bothers me is the fact that Revolver shows up nowhere in any of the lists. Something tells me we need more wild card rounds to do great albums that didn't fit in anywhere else
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Old 08-17-2022, 02:22 PM   #2665 (permalink)
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I thought Rubber Soul because it was the Beatles' definitive folk rock album, very influenced by Dylan. I'm not sure what I'd replace Murmur with. I thought about replacing Basket of Light but that truly belongs on this list, they all do really. I'm sorry Fairport Convention is also not on this list, but like you say, where would you put them?

I guess since we could do a wild card round or two we could put Murmur on one of those lists (Same with ATMP and Bridge Over Troubled Water). So many great albums.
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Old 08-17-2022, 02:51 PM   #2666 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm already conceptualising a new wild card round that would have the albums you mentioned as well as Revolver, The Cure's Disintegration (though I'm half considering putting that on the Gothic Rock list in place of Pornography) and a few others

edit: when I announce the battle I'll be putting Sounds of Silence and Rubber Soul on there like RS suggested, but Murmur can go on the wild card list. That alright with everyone?
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I don't have a problem with the list. It just means I have much more to listen to this week.
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Just posted the next battle in the new thread, so get in.

Mods: feel free to lock this thread, as it most probably won't need to be open any more
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Old 08-18-2022, 06:15 PM   #2670 (permalink)
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I'd need to listen to all of them, except for Neil Young, so either count me out or give me a month. Yeah, I'm deep in a hundred projects at the moment. Might be as well for me to sit this one out, otherwise I'll probably just delay everyone.

P.S. Glad to see we were able to buck the trend and not just rubber-stamp Close to the Edge into the winner's enclosure. Never get why it always wins best prog album. Congrats to KC!
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