Best Album by The Jam

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In the City
1
3%
This is The Modern World
1
3%
All Mod Cons
11
38%
Setting Sons
8
28%
Sound Affects
7
24%
The Gift
1
3%
 
Total votes: 29

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Mike Boom
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Re: Best Album by The Jam

Postby Mike Boom » 09 Nov 2017, 16:45

All Mod Cons followed by Sound Affects

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Quaco
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Re: Best Album by The Jam

Postby Quaco » 09 Nov 2017, 19:57

All Mod Cons
This Is the Modern World
Sound Affects
In the City
Setting Sons and The Gift
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Re: Best Album by The Jam

Postby Ranking Ted » 09 Nov 2017, 20:57

Mike Boom wrote:All Mod Cons followed by Sound Affects

The Boomster has it. Then it's Setting Sons and The Gift.

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Re: Best Album by The Jam

Postby sloopjohnc » 09 Nov 2017, 22:22

All Mod Cons is my favorite. Sound Affects, next, and Setting Sons, third.

That stated, I think Setting Sons is their most realized album lyrically and musically.
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Re: Best Album by The Jam

Postby Dayodead » 09 Nov 2017, 23:04

The Order: (Not a whole lot separating the first five, though...)
All Mod Cons
In the City
Setting Sons
Sound Affects
This is the modern world
The Gift

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Re: Best Album by The Jam

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 10 Nov 2017, 09:51

I voted This is The Modern World.

I agree with hatz here:

toomanyhatz wrote:They never made a totally satisfying album.


and here:

toomanyhatz wrote:Honestly, it kind of comes down to personal taste.


but differ here:

toomanyhatz wrote:I can see a case for any of them, really, other than the "difficult second album."


A hurried follow up to their debut - yes, patchy - yes, but the songs contain the seeds of the bridge between 1977 and 1978, between ITC (This Is The Modern World, London Traffic, In The Street Today) and AMC (Life From A Window, I Need You (For Someone), Here Comes The Weekend, Tonight At Noon)

It also has its clunkers, I'm looking at you Don't Tell Them You're Sane.

Maybe due to over exposure of the others and the 'time and place' thing with albums you bought and cherished, I still go back to this album and love it, even the shite bits.
A kid swapping a fishing rod for a Dr. Feelgood album.