Sgt Pepper Not Voted Best Album Shock!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by richierichie, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. richierichie

    richierichie Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Indeed...Sgt. Pepper just scraped into the Top 10! That was the only eyebrow raising result of the poll that wasn`t really a poll. With the permission of @bherbert, who started the Top 5 thread I suggested and announced that I would collate the first top 5 nominated by each poster into a poll. This was about 2/3 into the thread.

    Right to the poll results;
    Fortunately I got exactly 50 albums by making the cut off point at 4 votes. The top 6 were only split by 5 votes, as you can see the voting was really close and it made it very entertaining for me tallying up the votes. Pet Sounds was 4 votes in front at one stage! The Beatles (as expected) have 4 albums in the top 10, a total of 6 in the top twenty. Bob Dylan has 3 albums in the top ten, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and The Who make up the rest.

    I am not going to scrutinize the results because this was just a fun thing taken on by me as practice for a bigger poll to take place when I return from my holiday. This will start in September. The reason? Because I enjoy these things and because many people asked/said why only 5 albums? And there were many. Hmm, I thought why not and so you will be asked for your 20 favourite albums of all time, yes Twenty! I think this will make for more interesting results. Yes the top 10 may remain the same, I think there may be some shocks. Those who dislike this kind of thing can start a thread to moan about it. LOL richie.

    The scoring for the poll below was 1 point for each album nominated. Over 650 albums were nominated by over 230 voters. I intend to make the scoring for the bigger poll the same as this poll but I am open to alternative suggestions, any complicated methods will be ignored!

    So here are the results,number of votes each album received (in brackets), any mistakes are intentional! As I have said I am not going to perlustrate the results. I will do that for the bigger poll, other than to say critics may point out that the same OLD albums win every time. I say why not? Great Albums will always be Great Albums. Your views are welcome.

    1) Revolver - The Beatles (22)
    2) Abbey Road - The Beatles (21)
    3) Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys (20)
    4) Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd (19)
    5) Exile On Main Street - The Rolling Stones (18)
    6) The White Album - The Beatles (17)
    7) Who`s Next - The Who (15)
    8) Blood On The Tracks - Bob Dylan (12)
    9) Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan (10)
    Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan (10)
    Sgt. Pepper`s Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles (10)
    12) Close To The Edge - Yes (9),
    Kind Of Blue - Miles Davis (9),
    Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin (9),
    London Calling _ The Clash (9),
    Quadrophenia - The Who (9),
    Rubber Soul - The Beatles (9)
    18) A Hard Day`s Night - The Beatles (8)
    Forever Changes - Love (8)
    Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones (8)
    21) The Wall - Pink Floyd (7)
    22) LA Woman _ Doors (6)
    Let It Bleed - Rolling Stones (6)
    Relayer - Yes (6)
    Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd (6)
    26) Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen (5)
    Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Bruce Springsteen (5)
    Layla and other assorted love songs - Derek & the Dominoes (5)
    Marquee Moon - Television (5)
    Nevermind - Nirvana (5)
    Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (5)
    What`s Going On - Marvin Gaye (5)
    33) All Things Must Pass - George Harrison (4)
    American Beauty - Grateful Dead (4)
    Astral Weeks - Van Morrison (4)
    Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd (4)
    Crime Of The Century _ Supertramp (4)
    Déjà Vu - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (4)
    Disintegration - The Cure (4)
    Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix (4)
    Horses - Patti Smith (4)
    Hunky Dory - David Bowie (4)
    Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin (4)
    Live At Leeds - The Who (4)
    Piper At The Gatesd Of Dawn - Pink Floyd (4)
    Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones - The Monkees (4)
    Queen II - Queen (4)
    Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (4)
    Thick As A Brick - Jethro Tull (4)
    The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico (4)
  2. jwb1231970

    jwb1231970 Forum Resident

    Not Rolling Stone magazine so it doesn't count :p
  3. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

    Where is Trout Mask???!!!
  4. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    Where the hell is the Dictators' Bloodbrothers?!?
    troggy, Fullbug, Spazaru and 3 others like this.
  5. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    At least the top ten aren't anything predictable! :rolleyes:
  6. Ryan Lux

    Ryan Lux Forum Resident

    Toronto, ON, CA
    Yeah, Revolver is the critics darling these days. It's not my favourite, great as it is.
  7. stax o' wax

    stax o' wax Forum Resident

    The West
    Not all that surprising, especially the top 20.
    But I found it interesting that bands like Rush, Black Sabbath,King Crimson, Kiss, Aerosmith, Blue Oyster Cult,Deep Purple,AC/DC were not represented.
    Crimson jon, AidanB, AZRunner and 8 others like this.
  8. motownboy

    motownboy Forum Resident

    Washington State
    This is all so subjective...I don't find it shocking at all.
  9. PCM7027

    PCM7027 Forum Resident

    Nothing later than 1991.
    Only one album that was released in the 1980s.
    Paully, BryanA-HTX, troggy and 9 others like this.
  10. konut

    konut Prodigious Member. Thank you.

    Whatcom County, WA
    You'll get more people viewing this thread than voted in the poll.
  11. richierichie

    richierichie Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Rolling Stone is no longer a viable option for rock music/any music. The next Poll will be the result of fans World Wide voting for their greatest albums.

    Hey @Scope J if you couldn`t be ars%d voting for it what do you expect.

    @Jimmy B. why didn`t you vote for it?

    @Ryan Lux this wasn`t the `critics` voting it was the fans. Anyway where was your vote(s)?

    Same with you @stax o' wax if you can`t be bothered voting for `Rush, Black Sabbath,King Crimson, Kiss, Aerosmith, Blue Oyster Cult,Deep Purple & AC/DC` how do you expect them to figure in the poll.
    F.Y.I. all those bands had albums nominated that I expect to figure in the next poll where you can vote for your 20 greatest, although if you can`t be ****? to vote for 5 albums I don`t hold out great hopes for 20. :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh::edthumbs::biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:
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  12. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

    :shrug: I honestly don't know what to say. As far as Sgt. Pepper goes, its hardly a surprise that its mentioned but not at the very top. Everyone knows Revolver is the forum fave. The other heavys at the top such as Dark Side of the Moon and the inexplicably overrated Pet Sounds should come at no surprise either. Or that overall in the results there's a lot of classic rock.

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  13. richierichie

    richierichie Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Another person who didn`t vote... :blah::blah::blah:

    Good!!! :agree::agree::agree:
  14. onlyconnect

    onlyconnect The prose and the passion

    Winchester, UK
    This is also to do with the demographics of this forum. Nothing wrong with that; but we could be deceived into underestimating how opinions in the wider world have changed.

    Tuco and Stone Turntable like this.
  15. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

    Syracuse, New York
    I have 35 of them. Yay!
  16. Putnam39

    Putnam39 Well-Known Member

    Cary NC
    I'm always taken aback and impressed at the obviously disproportionate presence of prog rock fans on boards like this. There's no other way to account for Thick as a Brick and Relayer as top 50 albums

    Also, it's obvious there's a huge bias toward 60s/70s rock
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  17. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

    I didn't vote either. Any thread that asks for 20 of anything is asking a bit too much. Who's got the time or patience? Not this guy.
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  18. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

    New York
    Love Revolver but I wish the Pet Sounds was first. ;)
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  19. Blueshirt

    Blueshirt Forum Resident

    The top ten looks pretty reasonable to me. Had I bothered to vote I'd have gone with NMTB, but I haven't spilt my tea in shock at the actual result and didn't expect much else than Beatles, Who, Dylan, Stones ... based on what's popular in threads here
    duggan likes this.
  20. stax o' wax

    stax o' wax Forum Resident

    The West
    Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother is in the top 50......
    But Animals is not......
  21. stax o' wax

    stax o' wax Forum Resident

    The West
    should a Monkees album make it into the top 50? :cop:
  22. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    2008 poll?
  23. Culpa

    Culpa Forum Resident

    Philadelphia, PA
    To paraphrase something John Lennon didn't say, Revolver isn't the best album in rocknroll, it isn't even the best album by the Beatles.
  24. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

    United States
    To be honest, I think it's been in vogue to drop Pepper off its mantle for quite some time. Not to mention that it's perfectly valid to do so if one truly doesn't like it.

    Yet between the awe-inspiring red deluxe box with the mesmerizing lenticular cover, to the stellar remix, to the numerous books that have appeared on shelves this summer, to the countless music magazines, and the enduring interest as displayed in numerous threads and articles, I'd say that "Sgt Pepper" is taking this news very well. :)
    SteveFff, Zeki and lightbulb like this.
  25. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo No music, no Life

    Love Revolver but I wish the Rubber Soul was first. ;)

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