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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Radio 2 Top 100 Albums Reply with quote

Coming this Easter Radio 2's top 100 albums.

Cast your vote here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/vote/top-albums/

I was surprised to find I own a fair few of them!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there are some very notable omissions from the selection offered but from the choice available I went for 'Bat Out Of Hell'

How on earth they could have included artists like Emili Sande who have only been around for less than 18 months but yet not include established acts like The Moody Blues is completely beyond me Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pink Floyd for me.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This seems lke a feeble idea, only one album per artist!!??

And why should single releases be an indicator of popularity or success?

In any event most of the albums listed had no singles released from them (eg Sgt Pepper, Dark Side, Deja Vu). This is pathetic broadcasting by the 80s obsessed BBC. Shallow and uninformative.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week 6 Music compiled their Top 100 Greatest Hits from the music they have played in 6 Music's lifetime and asked the audience to choose their favourite To my surprise Clocks by Coldplay won.

The album that that is from (A Rush Of Blood To The Head) is on this Radio 2 list and whilst it's an album rather than just one song it will be interesting,to me, to see where it comes, in the result, as voted for by the Radio 2 audience.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How can you have any album list, that doesn't contain Revolver ? Sgt Pepper's is about fifth or sixth choice for me, amongst Fabs albums. I shall vote for Lady Soul.

Coldplay will probably win, unless there's an Ultravox album on there. Or Robbie Williams.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has to be Rumours out of that lot.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of tortured logic is this?
It seems that we can vote for a 'favourite album', but only if it's on a list of 'most played' albums on Radio 2.... except that these are not the 'most played' albums, they are the albums that the 'most played' singles happened to be on (ie. an almost arbitrary selection).
What a shame.... this would have been an interesting exercise if it had made any sense at all. The artists who actually concentrated on making great albums, rather than generating hit singles, have been completely wiped out of the poll. Bizarre!
Have I got this wrong? Confused

I voted for Out of the Blue.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely right Uncle - but even leaving aside the very good points you make if the stated criteria is correct for example why is the Album 'Heaven On Earth' by Belinda Carlisle not on the favoured 100 list?

It spawned no less than 7 hit singles most of which are played fairly regularly on R2 and the following Album 'Runaway Horses' included a further 6 hit singles most of which get played from time to time

The conclusion has to be that even based on their own criteria the powers that be are massaging the facts to make things fit their own biased agenda and what they actually tell us is frankly absolute bull---t in my view Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would have liked to vote for Rubber Soul but can't. So have gone for the Kinks.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't see ELO TIME, the most influential album of my life, so I voted for Pulp.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah. Time....
Sir Jeffrey of Lynne at his peak: every track a gem.

Excluded, presumably, and for reasons already discussed, because it was a concept album, like so many others dropped from the list. (Moody Blues also previously mentioned - massive albums, major chart success on both side of the pond).
OK, so it's 'most played', supposedly, but how seriously can you take a poll of 'most played albums' that doesn't include such unheard-of obscurities as Saturday Night Fever?

Looks like R2 put the YTS in charge again, just like they did with their poll of greatest 'number-twos'. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And of course everyone knows that Invisible Touch is the pinacle of Genesis's output Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pink floyd or oasis
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a few on that list I could vote for so I think I'll just stop agonising and plump for (the less obvious?) Dare by Human League... an album I enjoy as much now as I did back when it was new.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U52sP25ynE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

unclebuck wrote:
Ah. Time....
Sir Jeffrey of Lynne at his peak: every track a gem.

Excluded, presumably, and for reasons already discussed, because it was a concept album, like so many others dropped from the list. (Moody Blues also previously mentioned - massive albums, major chart success on both side of the pond).
OK, so it's 'most played', supposedly, but how seriously can you take a poll of 'most played albums' that doesn't include such unheard-of obscurities as Saturday Night Fever?

Looks like R2 put the YTS in charge again, just like they did with their poll of greatest 'number-twos'. Wink

Yep I expect that it was excluded for those reasons. To me Time is really the only album one needs. The answer to all of life's problems are contained within the lyrics. I remember being fascinated that a song could contain the line "wish I was back in 1981" before 1981 had arrived. To my very early teenage mind this was the stuff of magic!. 21st Century Man is the track that convinced me that I should run away from home. The way life's meant to be, was the track that I thought would always take me back to the bunk bed of childhood and remind me how far I'd come and how awful it was back then. The rain is falling , was the track that told me that there was someone out there for me, they'd be difficult to find and when I did, it might all be just too hard to make happen, ( and wasn't that the case!)and a ticket to the moon is the journey one finds oneself on when that special person is flying with someone else.

Imagine as a 12/13 year old, you run home from the record shop, open the sleeve, pull out a shiny new LP, turn on, then crank up your little white record player fully clockwise, then you here this...
Link at top.... It's was mind blowing stuff for me....
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow.
You've inspired me to listen to it again!
I had it on vinyl originally, then bought the remastered 2001 version on CD. Whilst evocative of the time, it never had the kind of resonance for me that it obviously has for you - I just thought it was a great album.

Listening to an old album like this is like meeting an old friend again after a long time. Especially when you find you know every word, even after a couple of decades!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_o8VLK52pA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

unclebuck wrote:
Wow.
You've inspired me to listen to it again!
I had it on vinyl originally, then bought the remastered 2001 version on CD. Whilst evocative of the time, it never had the kind of resonance for me that it obviously has for you - I just thought it was a great album.

Listening to an old album like this is like meeting an old friend again after a long time. Especially when you find you know every word, even after a couple of decades!


I'm listening to it now on my tablet thing , just found the entire album on youtube. Link at the top. It's like being 12 again! It is like meeting an old friend, in my case , my best friend. and mentor. Enjoy. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't say that it makes me feel 12 (or even the 29 I was when it came out) but Time is indeed a super album - I've dug the LP out to play in its entirety when I've got some time to myself later.

It's an absurd list, even for a "most played" qualification.

I can't vote for two-thirds of them because there are so many better albums by the artists concerned, and the other third don't deserve to be there in the first place.

If my life depended upon having to vote there's only one that stands out - Frank Sinatra's Songs For Swingin' Lovers.
Now wouldn't it be delicious if everyone gave daft polls such as this the finger and voted for that.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
I can't say that it makes me feel 12 (or even the 29 I was when it came out) but Time is indeed a super album - I've dug the LP out to play in its entirety when I've got some time to myself later.

It's an absurd list, even for a "most played" qualification.

I can't vote for two-thirds of them because there are so many better albums by the artists concerned, and the other third don't deserve to be there in the first place.

If my life depended upon having to vote there's only one that stands out - Frank Sinatra's Songs For Swingin' Lovers.
Now wouldn't it be delicious if everyone gave daft polls such as this the finger and voted for that.

Ah, you'd been infected with too much other music by then, Ron, all I'd had up til then was Darts. I genuinely believed that TIME was a message just for me and it turned out that it was.
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