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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

29 in 2009: The Final 9 - Nominations

It's only May, and by all accounts, I'm nowhere near finishing this 29 in 2009 series. Despite that, I'm fulfilling a promise I made to you guys back in February that I would let you decide what the final albums on the list would be. That process starts today:

Step 1: Take a look at the list of albums that have already been selected to be a part of this series.
  1. Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  2. King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King
  3. The Who: Tommy
  4. Nick Drake: Pink Moon
  5. Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited
  6. Robert Johnson: King of the Delta Blues Singers
  7. Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland
  8. Buddy Holly: Buddy Holly
  9. Jethro Tull: Aqualung
  10. The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground and Nico
  11. The Doors: The Doors
  12. The Clash: London Calling
  13. The Allman Brothers: Eat a Peach
  14. Miles Davis: Bitches Brew
  15. The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  16. The Smiths: The Queen is Dead
  17. R.E.M.: Murmur
  18. Joni Mitchell: Blue
  19. Serge Gainsbourg: Histoire de Melody Nelson
  20. Led Zepplin: House of the Holy
Step 2: Take a look at the following list of albums that have already been nominated by readers like yourself.

  1. Pink Floyd: Wish You Were here
  2. Rush: Hemispheres
  3. George Harrison: All Things Must Pass
  4. Bob Marley: Legend
  5. Cream: Fresh Cream
  6. Beach Boys: Pet Sounds
  7. Pink Floyd: Piper at the Gates of Dawn
  8. Frank Zappa: Apostrophe
  9. Frank Zappa: Over-Nite Sensation
  10. The Doors: Self-Titled
  11. David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust
  12. Van Morrison: Astral Weeks
  13. Elvis Costello: This Year's Model
  14. Television: Marquee Moon
  15. Tom Waits: Rain Dogs
  16. Janis Joplin: Pearl
  17. Iggy Pop: Lust for Life
  18. Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Step 3: If there is an album that you'd like to see be a part of the 29 in 2009 series but do not see on either list, nominate it by leaving a comment. Note: No nominations will be accepted by artists who have already been selected (i.e. No Quadrophenia, sorry Who fans).

Step 4: Wait and watch. After a sufficient number of albums have been nominated, I'll post them all to the site in a poll format to allow all readers to have a say on the final 9 albums.

Thanks for participating, and as always, for reading.

--Cale

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Personally, I find it strange that Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here is suggested, and Dark Side of the Moon is not. As far as I know, that album had a significantly larger impact.

Double Hawk said...

I agree, Dark Side of the Moon should be up there, or at least The Wall rather than Piper or Wish You Were Here.

Cale said...

Ask and receive.

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Anonymous said...

I'd say Dark Side AND Piper should be reviewed (ideally, of course). Piper is the only Pink Floyd album featuring Syd Barret as the main songwriter, and is thus representative of an entirely different Floyd, which is psychedelic rather than progressive. It was also an extremely influential album.

Dark Side though, is probably the best representative of the post-Syd Barret Pink Floyd. And was extremely influential in itself. And the two albums are so different they could just as well have been produced by two different artists.

(And yes, I am kind of a music history nerd :P)

talkingheads84 said...

I nominate an album by XTC. Either Skylarking or English Settlement.

Anonymous said...

Definitely Talking Heads - Remain In Light