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Re: Paste's "The Best 30 Albums of 1978"

Postby Rayge » 12 Mar 2018, 15:39

The Modernist wrote:1978 was more about singles for me. I agree with the gist of JC's post.

Yep, definitely, to both points. A great year for singles, especially, but not exclusively, in the UK, but nowt bar a load of gaseous emissions from the bloated corpse of mainstream rock (not that I didn't buy and enjoy one or two such LPs at the time :oops:) – and here's an umpteenth vote for Shiny Beast.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Mar 2018, 21:53

No Parliament, Chic, O'Jays or Brothers Johnson?
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Postby fange » 12 Mar 2018, 23:52

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The Modernist wrote:1978 was more about singles for me. I agree with the gist of JC's post.

Yep, definitely, to both points. A great year for singles, especially, but not exclusively, in the UK...


To be fair though Ray, you pretty much think that about every fucking year. :)
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Re: Paste's "The Best 30 Albums of 1978"

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 13 Mar 2018, 00:28

I could do without a lot of those, save for Some Girls, Darkness, Kaya, This Year’s Model and a few others. Meanwhile - all of these are closer to my heart than much of that list:


Comes a Time - Neil Young
Excitable Boy - Warren Zevon
Stardust - Willie Nelson
Street Legal - Bob Dylan
The Rutles
Trurh n’ Time - Al Green
At Yankee Stadium - NRBQ
You’re Gonna Get It - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
If You Knew Suzi - Suzi Quatro
Blam! - The Brothers Johnson
Rose Royce 3
Legend - Poco
Bruised Orange -John Prine
Here My Dear - Marvin Gaye
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Re: Paste's "The Best 30 Albums of 1978"

Postby fange » 13 Mar 2018, 08:13

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:The Rutles


Really? I think it's a bit sad, Davey, that you'd rather listen to a comic '60s send-up - albeit it a well done and entertaining one - rather than most of the '78 records that have been mentioned above. I know that's your thing 'n all, your listening tastes can be pretty black and white and you love what you love, but it just makes me feel a bit... sad.
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Re: Paste's "The Best 30 Albums of 1978"

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 13 Mar 2018, 16:22

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Davey the Fat Boy wrote:The Rutles


Really? I think it's a bit sad, Davey, that you'd rather listen to a comic '60s send-up - albeit it a well done and entertaining one - rather than most of the '78 records that have been mentioned above. I know that's your thing 'n all, your listening tastes can be pretty black and white and you love what you love, but it just makes me feel a bit... sad.


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Postby Rayge » 13 Mar 2018, 16:25

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Rayge wrote:
The Modernist wrote:1978 was more about singles for me. I agree with the gist of JC's post.

Yep, definitely, to both points. A great year for singles, especially, but not exclusively, in the UK...


To be fair though Ray, you pretty much think that about every fucking year. :)


:D Fair point, Ange, although I would limit it to before 1990.
But this year in particular produced a pile of poo in the album stakes and literally dozens of great singles in the UK as the independent labels geared up.
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Postby nathan » 13 Mar 2018, 16:57

The fact that this article doesn't even have a disclaimer as to why they chose Dub Housing despite The Modern Dance also coming out in 1978 makes the list entirely suspect. I have met many people that prefer Dub Housing and don't begrudge them their opinion but it's still just silliness.

While I would not be able to argue that Stranger In Town is better than any other record on this list (except The Last Waltz.... ewww), I would still very happily listen to it if the need arises. But top 30? Probably not.

Of this list, for me:
1. This Year's Model
2. Q: Are We Not Men
3. Road to Ruin

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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 13 Mar 2018, 18:19

Ghost of Harry Smith wrote:Dr Alimantado - Best Dressed Chicken in Town.
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AC/DC - Powerage (their best LP).
Brian Eno - Before and After Science.
Tapper Zukie - Man Ah Warrior.
Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear.


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Re: Paste's "The Best 30 Albums of 1978"

Postby soundchaser » 13 Mar 2018, 20:48

From this list:

Darkness On The Edge Of Town.
The Man Machine.
This Years Model.
All Mod Cons.
Outlandos d’Amour.

I really like Davey’s choice of Dylan’s Street Legal, and keeping my prog flag flying, Genesis: And Then There Were Three.

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Re: Paste's "The Best 30 Albums of 1978"

Postby fange » 14 Mar 2018, 03:47

Rayge wrote:
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Rayge wrote:Yep, definitely, to both points. A great year for singles, especially, but not exclusively, in the UK...


To be fair though Ray, you pretty much think that about every fucking year. :)


:D Fair point, Ange, although I would limit it to before 1990.
But this year in particular produced a pile of poo in the album stakes and literally dozens of great singles in the UK as the independent labels geared up.

No argument here about the quality of the singles produced in '78. :)
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Re: Paste's "The Best 30 Albums of 1978"

Postby trans-chigley express » 14 Mar 2018, 04:06

Kate Bush's fantastic debut is another glaring omission.

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Postby fange » 14 Mar 2018, 04:23

trans-chigley express wrote:Kate Bush's fantastic debut is another glaring omission.

Yeah, good call.
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