April 8, 2009

Vote for the Best Album

I am copying this idea from my local radio station, 100.3 The Sound.  They recently asked listeners to vote on which album they thought was the best and by the process of elimination, over two weeks, they came up with the one album that beat out all the others.

So, I am doing a mini-version of that. Here is the first round, vote for which of these you would choose:

  1. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions  or Carole King - Tapestry
  2. Foo Fighters - Colour and the Shape or Pearl Jam - Ten
  3. Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced? or Van Morrison - Moondance
  4. Green Day - American Idiot or Oasis - What's the Story Morning Glory?
  5. Allman Brothers - Brothers & Sisters or Traffic - John Barleycorn
  6. The Cars - The Cars or Pretenders - Pretenders
  7. The Eagles - Hotel California or Led Zeppelin - 2
  8. Jane's Addiction - Nothing Shocking or Nirvana - Unplugged


Starrlight said...

Carole King Tapestry

Pear Jam Ten

GAH......GAH......GAH....I hate this one. Fine, Jimi Hendrix AYE?

No contest Green Day American Idiot.

Allman Brothers Brothers & Sisters

The Cars - The Cars (sorry Chrissie)

Hotel Cali over Zep

and the last...this is a joke right? Perry's entire catalogue can not beat Cobains Where Did You Sleep Last Night.

classicrockforthesoul said...

Stevie Wonder.

Foo Fighters.

Kills me to say it, but I'll go with Jimi Hendrix.


Allman Brothers.

The Cars.


Jane's Addiction.

Dan said...

Carole King, Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, ?, Allman Bros., The Cars, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana

BestofClassicRock.com said...

1. Stevie Wonder
2. Pearl Jam
3. Jimi Hendrix (tough pick)
4. Green Day (easy pick)
5. Allman Bros
6. The Cars
7. TIE
8. Nirvana

Unholy_Diver said...

1. Carole King - Tapestry
2. Pearl Jam - Ten
3. Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
4. Green Day - American Idiot
5. Traffic - John Barleycorn
6. The Cars - The Cars
7. Led Zeppelin - 2
8. Nirvana - Unplugged

Bond said...

Are You experienced
American Idiot
THAT IS A HARD ONE - John Barleycorn

Bond said...

I take it back

ALLMAN BROTHERS...what was I smoking crack when I said Barleycorn????

Starrlight said...

OH THANK GOD. I nearly called Mulder and Scully to investigate the alien abduction of the real Vinny B!

Starrlight said...

I'd like to add that I would take Moondance over either Stevie or Carole.

Sean Coleman said...

The Colour and the Shape is my two year old son's favorite. I'll go with Ten as I have heard Monkey Wrench more times than even Dave Grohl has.
Are You Experienced?
American Idiot
Allman Brothers - Brothers & Sisters
Pretenders - Pretenders
Led Zeppelin - 2
Nirvana - Unplugged

tad said...

Can we hava new list? There's a lotta weak stuff here....
Pretenders over the Cars, tho the Cars' 1st is a VERY nice collection of pop songs (LOVE the last 3 trax). Pretenders' 1st got me thru 1980 alive, cos I knew no matter how bad a day I was having, no WAY was it worse than the day Chrissie Hynde had....
MOONDANCE is mostly great stuff, specially "Into the Mystic."
Am I really qualified 2 vote, cos those 3 R probly the only 1's I've heard all the way thru...? Traffic's album has 1 good track, "Glad" -- the rest's pretty dull, like they always were. The Hendrix hasa coupla classics. The Green Day has 1 GREAT track, "Holiday," which sounds JUST LIKE the Sex Pistols. Allman Bros' "Ramblin Man" & "Jessica" R both great.... ZEP 2 hasa coupla great songs. HOTEL CALI has 1 great song that got played WAY 2 much.... Nirvana's Unplugged hasa few GREAT songs ("All Apologies," "Man Who Sold the World," "Lake of Fire"). Carole King WROTE some great songs, & "It's Too Late" is a classic, but TAPESTRY's VERY overrated & locked-in2 its time....
Am I at the wrong website? Mosta this stuff bores the heck outta me. New list, please...?
Best!-- TAD.

Jeff said...

1. Carole King

2. Pearl Jam

3. Hendrix

4. Oasis

5. Extremely easy. Traffic!

6. Pretenders

7. Zeppelin

8. Uhhh... this one is way too close to call. Ummm... Nirvana I suppose.

drewzepmeister said...

1)Carole King-Tapestry (hard choice)
2)Pearl Jam-Ten
3)Jimi Hendrix-Are You Experienced?
4)Green Day-American Idiot
5)Allman Brothers-Brothers and Sisters
6)The Cars-The Cars
7)Led Zeppelin-II (close)

What's yours, Barb?

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Cool! This is going to be fun to see how this turns out. I will add the next round to vote for in a day or so.

My pics are:

Carole King - Tapestry

Pearl Jam - Ten

Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?

Green Day - American Idiot

Allman Brothers - Brothers & Sisters

6. The Cars - The Cars THIS WAS A TOTAL TIE FOR ME! But I loved Benjamin Orr and these are great songs....

Led Zeppelin - 2

Nirvana - Unplugged

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Tad - I didn't pick these myself, the radio station did, there will be new choices soon so hold your hat on, buddy!

Betty C. said...

Carole King - Tapestry
Pearl Jam - Ten
Van Morrison - Moondance (I agree, tough choice)
Green Day - American Idiot
Traffic - John Barleycorn
Pretenders - Pretenders
Led Zeppelin 2
Nirvana - Unplugged

Jeff said...

I'm shocked that so many people chose American Idiot over What's the Story Morning Glory. Oasis was supposed to be the next coming of The Beatles after that album came out.

Starrlight said...

Key phrase, supposed to be. I love Noel and Liam but they believed their own press a bit more than I ever did.

Jeff said...

Starrlight - True, but it was still an incredible album regardless of how idiotic the brothers are. Granted, American Idiot is very good too, but I would have never thought that it would have been a nearly unaniumous decission to choose American Idiot over Morning Glory.

Starrlight said...

To me AI is a classic protest album while Morning Glory is a classic homage album.

AI captured the zeitgeist of a time way more than WTSMG did. It was the Bush Years. In 1995 I loved Oasis with a passion but that whole zeitgeist thing was owned by Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness for me and my friends. We were all rats in cages.

It was a close one though!

Unholy_Diver said...

I'd sooner root for the Cubs(I'm a Cardinals fan) than listen to anything by Oasis; that's how much I can't stand those untalented hacks. That's akin to Rush Limbaugh jumping over to the Democratic party. And I've always been a huge Traffic fan, so that was an easy choice for me.

musicobsessive said...

Sorry, I'm a bit late on this one. But here goes...

1. Carole King
2. Foo Fighters
3. Hendrix
4. Oasis
5. Traffic
6. Pretenders
7. Led Zep
8. Nirvana

Always like to be a bit contraversial! When's the next one?

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