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The Songfactors' Choice: Groundbreakers

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1 Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - Pavement

2 Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth

3 Revolver - The Beatles

4 Silver Apples - Silver Apples

5 Blue Lines - Massive Attack

6 Complete Recordings, The - Robert Johnson

7 Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys

8 Surfer Rosa - Pixies

9 Tommy - The Who

10 Trans-Europe Express - Kraftwerk

I tried to be trans-generational

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1. Elvis Presley ~ Elvis Presley

2. "Chirping" Crickets - Buddy Holly

3. Fleetwood Mac ~ Fleetwood Mac

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

5. Saturday Night Fever ~ Original Movie Soundtrack

6. Tommy ~ The Who

7. Beauty And The Beat ~ The Go-Go's

8. Thriller ~ Michael Jackson

9. Sweetheart of the Rodeo ~ The Byrds

10. Back In Black ~ AC/DC

In the end, I had to combine the things I read, along with the things I knew, and wound up with this list above...

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1] Raising Hell - Run-D.M.C.

2] Woman in Me, The - Shania Twain

3] Trans-Europe Express – Kraftwerk

4] Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley

5] Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys

6] Silver Apples - Silver Apples

7] Superfuzz Bigmuff – Mudhoney

8] Catch a Fire - Bob Marley & The Wailers

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

10] Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Dang, this was hard. I really tried to go with the definition of groundbreaking and had to leave off stuff that I love deeply. I had to leave off Michael Jackson, for hell's sake. And I lurve me some MJ. :puppyeyes:

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1) Daydream Nation - Sonic Youth

2) Complete Recordings, The - Robert Johnson

3) Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

4) Blue Lines - Massive Attack

5) Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth

6)Silver Apples - Silver Apples

7) Trans-Europe Express - Kraftwerk

8) Stone Roses, The - The Stone Roses

9) Surfer Rosa - Pixies

10) F♯A♯∞ - Godspeed You Black Emperor!

Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley

Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys

Revolver - The Beatles...

...all deserve to be there on the grounds of their ground-breakingness; moreso than some of the stuff in my 10. How do you strike the balance between ground-breakingness and personal preference? In the end, I thought: all nominations were groundbreaking in some way or another, whether I like them or not, so I'll just select "the ones I'd most like to listen to". (Then again, there were a couple I would enjoy listening to (more than stuff I voted for), but couldn't vote for, because I simply couldn't see anything groundbreaking about them at all.) Getting them in order is a challenge, too. To be honest, I haven't listened to the Robert Johnson album I put at #2, but in the overall scheme of things, he's the grandaddy of'em all. Similarly, I would probably liaten to my #4 - #10 before I would listen to "Are You Experienced?", but,in terms of groundbreakage, inspiration and influence, it's streets ahead of most of the competition.

Anyway: too much analysis already. :blush:

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alright, time's up:

:drummer:

[bigger]The Songfactors' Choice: Groundbreakers[/bigger]

1. Revolver - The Beatles

2. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley

3. Tommy - The Who

4. Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

5. The Complete Recordings - Robert Johnson

6. After School Session - Chuck Berry

7. Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys

8. Trans-Europe Express - Kraftwerk

9. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

10. The "Chirping" Crickets - Buddy Holly & the Crickets

:headphones:

you may commence the commenting now :)

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Beatles and Elvis in their rightful place as the 2 greatest influences of all time. Great move by MC to nom Buddy Holly at the last minute, and it paid off big time. :thumbsup:

And of course I'm happy about Pet Sounds. :)

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Of course ... but nominating a Beatles album other than Sgt. Pepper's ... now that's groundbreaking!

:laughing: :laughing:

Of course Sgt Peppers was "the" groundbreaking album... but as I said in my post:

I think the obvious would be Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. Yet I´d rather nominate ..."REVOLVER"... It was a first step into not-so-pop/not-so-easy music. Sgt Peppers would come later with its psychedelia, but REVOLVER was the intro.

When I heard Sgt Peppers for the first time -I was 11 or 12 - I somehow expected a surprise, I knew there was not going to be anymore "yeahyeahyeahyeaaaaaaaahs"... because I had heard Revolver one year ago and that was the album that shook me.

Very good list... those albums are a must.

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Is there a complete list ?

certainly :)

1. Revolver - The Beatles 101

2. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley 95

3. Tommy - The Who 82

4. Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience 77

5. Complete Recordings, The - Robert 7. Johnson 69

6. After School Session - Chuck Berry 69

7. Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys 54

8. Trans-Europe Express - Kraftwerk 49

9. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd 46

10."Chirping" Crickets, The - Buddy Holly & the Crickets 41

............................................

Catch a Fire - Bob Marley & The Wailers 40

Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth 40

Silver Apples - Silver Apples 35

(pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) - Lynyrd Skynyrd 34

Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan 33

Stone Roses, The - The Stone Roses 31

In The Court Of The Crimson King - King Crimson 31

Blue Lines - Massive Attack 30

Raising Hell - Run DMC 29

Thriller - Micheal Jackson 24

Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - Pavement 22

Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Soundtrack - 21

Surfer Rosa - Pixies 17

Beauty and the Beat - Go-Go’s 16

Hair - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical - 15

Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band 14

Sweetheart of the Rodeo - The Byrds 12

Thick As A Brick - Jethro Tull 12

Daydream Nation - Sonic Youth 10

Superfuzz Bigmuff - Mudhoney 9

Woman in Me, The - Shania Twain 9

Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac 8

F♯A♯∞ - Godspeed You Black Emperor! 7

Shadows, The - The Shadows 7

Back in Black - AC/DC 6

On Tour with Eric Clapton - Delaney, Bonnie & Friends 6

Transformer - Lou Reed 4

Five Live Yardbirds - The Yardbirds 3

Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever - Explosions in the Sky 2

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Great list. My main issue is that Dark Side Of The Moon came ahead of In The Court Of The Crimson King. That just doesn't really make sense to me. I don't think DSotM really broke much ground that wasn't already broken by Pink Floyd's previous albums, King Crimson, The Beatles, Procol Harum, ELP etc etc.

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I don't think DSotM really broke much ground that wasn't already broken by Pink Floyd's previous albums, King Crimson, The Beatles, Procol Harum, ELP etc etc.

Fully agree. DSOTM was the album that made PF a star. An amazing album, of course, but it´s mostly a sort of commercial work in the sense that it made them famous worldwide.

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Okay folks, you know what time it is. Along with the good (making the list), comes the bad (the homework). We need a short paragraph or so from the nominators of the winning albums for the blog. I can imagine this topic stirring quite a bit of discussion (where is this one .... I can't believe you forgot that one! :P ).

So, there are 9 individuals that need to put their thinking caps on .... 9 because Mr SmartyPants MindCrime got both his nominations on the list. ;)

edna

karma

Seeker

MindCrime (2)

bluesboy

Lea

TimLizzy

cyberjudge

Martin

We need the above individuals to submit their thoughts on their winning nominations. We could take bits from your nomination, but then you run the risk of Martin & myself picking your words, and cutting & editing .... I know you'd prefer to do that yourself! ;)

Hop to it, kids! :)

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OK, here I go:

Released in the Summer of 1966, with a disturbing art cover by Klaus Voorman, Revolver showed the rising of a new style. A first step into pyschedelia.

An album with sounds from India melting with Motown style, a childish melody or a nice enchanting tune, tabla and harsh electric guitar, piano or maraccas, simple love songs or tripping lines, "Revolver" told the world pop music was going to take a deep turn only one year later.

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