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The Songfactors' Choice: Groundbreakers

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1. Tommy - The Who

2. Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd

3. Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced leh-nerd skin-nerd) - Lynyrd Skynyrd

4. Chirping Crickets - Buddy Holly & the Crickets

5. Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix Experience

6. In The Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson

7. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

8. Trans-Europe Express - Kraftwerk

9. Five Live Yardbirds - Yardbirds

10. Surfer Rosa - Pixies

:afro: :afro: :afro: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

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1. Revolver - The Beatles

2. The Complete Recordings - Robert Johnson

3. Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix

4. Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys

5. After School Session - Chuck Berry

6. Tommy - The Who

7. Thriller - Michael Jackson

8. Beauty and The Beat - The Go-Gos

9. Raising Hell - Run-DMC

10. Trans-europe Express - Kraftwerk

I went against what I said earlier (about voting for the ones I know). I know very few of these albums, so I mixed it up a bit. I chose some from my heart and some from the cases made by the more knowledgeable songfactors.

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1. "Chirping" Crickets, The - Buddy Holly & the Crickets

2. Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

3. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

4. After School Session - Chuck Berry

5. Catch a Fire - Bob Marley & The Wailers

6. Tommy - The Who

7. Beauty and the Beat - Go-Go’s

8. Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan

9. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) - Lynyrd Skynyrd

10. Trans-Europe Express - Kraftwerk

About 10 others that I had to leave off

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Oooo yeah... I'm gonna need some time to read back through all the nominations. This time I've decided I'm going to vote based on how influential I think they were... since I'm not familiar with a lot of them, it'll come down to the best description, I suppose. :crazy: sort of like the plaintiff/defendant with the best lawyer wins.

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I didn't put much of an effort into my description of Tommy because I thought I was in more of a hurry than I really was, but you all know how very groundbreaking the album was anyway, right? If you don't, I have failed in my function as an SFer :shades:

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I didn't put much of an effort into my description of Tommy because I thought I was in more of a hurry than I really was, but you all know how very groundbreaking the album was anyway, right? If you don't, I have failed in my function as an SFer :shades:

Fin, "Tommy" is an institution :shades: We all know about that. You didn´t have to make any effort because yes, we all know how very groundbreaking the album was... ;) :laughing:

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Good ;)

1. Tommy - The Who

2. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley

3. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

4. Complete Recordings, The - Robert Johnson

5. Stone Roses, The - The Stone Roses

6. Raising Hell - Run-D.M.C.

7. Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Soundtrack

8. Trans-Europe Express - Kraftwerk

9. Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan

10. Blue Lines - Massive Attack

It's not easy to vote for the most ground-breaking albums regardless of whether they paved the way for something I actually like or not, but I tried my best.

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14- Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd - had it been "Atom Heart Mother" or "Meddle"... I would have voted for it... Of course, I love DSOTM... but...

I agree. I like Dark Side a lot, but it wasn't as innovative as some of their earlier stuff.

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groundbreaking (adj):

Synonyms: revolutionary, innovative, pioneering, radical, trailblazing, brand-new, cutting-edge, leading-edge

Antonym: old hat

1. After School Session - Chuck Berry

2. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley

3. Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix

4. Tommy - The Who

5. Sweetheart of the Rodeo - The Byrds

6. Complete Recordings, The - Robert Johnson

7. Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Soundtrack

8. Thriller - Michael Jackson

9. Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan

10. Beauty and the Beat - Go-Go’s

I tried to apply the definition to each album, and consider it the context of the time it was released. I wish I could have voted for some of the newer releases, but I honestly don't know them, so I don't know how they fit the definition.

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1. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - Pavement

2. Stone Roses, The - The Stone Roses

3. Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth

4. Silver Apples - Silver Apples

5. Blue Lines - Massive Attack

6. Catch a Fire - Bob Marley & The Wailers

7. Trans-Europe Express - Kraftwerk

8. Superfuzz Bigmuff - Mudhoney

9. Thriller - Michael Jackson

10. Raising Hell - Run-D.M.C.

So much switching around :crazy:

I'd have liked to vote for a post-rock nomination, but I think Slint were faaaaaaaaaaaar more influential than Godspeed You! and Explosions in the Sky. Slint had formed, recorded and disbanded by 1991 before these two bands even existed.

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I still think that there wasn't enough nominations. There's probably 100 more that deserved mention on this list. :(

I think so too :thumbsup:

ah well, if push comes to shove we'll just do a "Groundbreakers part 2" sometime ;) :grin:

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1. The Complete Recordings - Robert Johnson... in his era, he had no peers when it comes to guitar expertise, songwriting ability and singing. He created a higher plateau for all musicians to strive for.

2. Are You Experience - Jimi Hendrix... a Visionary. This album opened a new avenue on the rock 'n roll superhighway.

3. After School Session - Chuck Berry... all the '60s groups learned from the master.

4. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley...synthysized the '50s country, r&b and blues musicians for mass appeal.

5. Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan...expanding the bounds of acoustic introspection and electrifying the envelope of folk-rock.

6. Catch a Fire - Bob Marley & the Wailers...what intricate harmonies and storytelling.

7. Saturday Night Fever - Original Soundtrack...widened the disco appeal by tenfold.

8. Sweetheart of the Rodeo - The Byrds...Gram, Roger, Chris, Clarence - brilliant country rock.

9. Pet Sounds - Beach Boys

10. Thriller - Michael Jackson

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1. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley

2. Revolver - The Beatles

3. Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan

4. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

5. After School Session - Chuck Berry

6. "Chirping" Crickets, The - Buddy Holly & the Crickets

7. Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

8. Catch a Fire - Bob Marley & The Wailers

9. Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

10. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) - Lynyrd Skynyrd

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1. Complete Recordings, The - Robert Johnson

2. Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

3. Trans-Europe Express - Kraftwerk

4. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley

5. Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth

6. Blue Lines - Massive Attack

7. After School Session - Chuck Berry

8. Tommy - The Who

9. Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever - Explosions in the Sky

10.Raising Hell - Run-D.M.C.

I would never come up with so many groundbreaking albums, I think you did more then a fine job nominating them! :thumbsup: :)

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1. Trans-Europe Express - Kraftwerk

2. Stone Roses, The - The Stone Roses

3. Surfer Rosa - Pixies

4. Silver Apples - Silver Apples

5. Complete Recordings, The - Robert Johnson

6. Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth

7. Raising Hell - Run-D.M.C.

8. Catch a Fire - Bob Marley & The Wailers

9. Blue Lines - Massive Attack

10.Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - Pavement

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