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ITT: Your favorite album of 1978
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Darkness on the Edge of Town
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dark side of the moon
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>>72313151

>>72313215 = my 2nd pick
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Chairs Missing and The Modern Dance come pretty close
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>>72313183
this
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>>72313173
this
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>>72313173
Killing Machine also came out in '78, the European release anyway (the US release was early '79 and added the Green Manalishi cover)
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>>72313219
This is the one.
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>>72313151
Fake punks comin' through
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This or Drums and Wires
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Music for 18 Musicians
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German version only

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Good taste
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These were mind blowing in '78. I was a freshman in high school that year.
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Al Di Meola - Casino

Some serious GOAT guitar playing here.
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Christgau's top 30 for 1978.
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My favorite album from Beefheart as well.

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>>72314628
>>72313377
Nice.
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>>72314925
>first album on the list was released in 1977
What a fucking retard
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can't be the only one
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>>72314925
So you can't form your own opinion and just regurgitate what Christgau says? Stay pleb, drone.
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>>72314995
>So you can't form your own opinion

Not at all; I don't agree with several of his picks and (predictably) he overdoes it with punk bands.
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>>72315142
Why would any of us care about some rando critic's picks?
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eh, close enough
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if this doesn't count then this year's model
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>>72314862
Would you have imagined that ten years later, Cheap Trick would sell out and become horrible MTV pop rock?
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>>72313237
>>72314401
>>72315201

Superb taste.
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For all the critical worship bestowed on them, punk bands accounted for a rather tiny amount of rock album sales back then. The average teenager's record shelf in 1978 was much more likely to have KISS, Styx, Rush, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, etc on it.
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>>72313151
Shalalalala, man.
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>after years of self-indulgent albums about Indian mysticism, George gets back to straight-ahead rock
>oh too bad, everyone in 1978 is slobbering over punk and nobody cares about the Beatles

If this thing had come out in 1971, it would have been a massive hit.
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>>72315611
Not even the best solo Beatles album from 1978
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>>72315611
That came out in 79, not 78. It got a positive critical reception and did quite well in the US, hitting #14 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was less successful in Harrison's home market where punk/New Wave worship was at its greatest.
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>>72315611
>nobody cares about the Beatles
When has this every been true after 1963?
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>people have posted cock rock before this
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>>72315761
>The album was less successful in Harrison's home market where punk/New Wave worship was at its greatest

Brits have always had more "out there" tastes than Americans. A lot of New Wave groups like Devo and Blondie did better there than here. Not The Cars though; the British never really went for them.
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>>72315784
When has anyone posted cockrock here other than Van Halen?
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Plenty of good music but this one's the easy pick.
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>people have posted cock rock before this
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>>72314401
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>>72313173
Are u just acting retarded?
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Went to #4 and produced two top 10 singles. I still wouldn't recommend that any non-masochist listen to it.
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>>72316081
The shit sounds like REO Speedwagon. How the fuck are these even the same guys who made Surrealistic Pillow?
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What the fuck how come no one posted this album?
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>>72314925
>Warren Zevon
based
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>>72316081
>>72316288
The whole Airplane crew completely lost it as soon as the counterculture era was over. Even the handful of decent singles they put out after 1970 seem like an anticlimax, and they're never played anymore, you only still hear Somebody To Love and White Rabbit. I guess Grace and Co. were just too rooted in the acid/Haight-Ashbury days to survive.
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>>72315999
>Rainbow
>Judas Priest
>cockrock
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>>72316865
I've never liked Jefferson Airplane desu. They had some first-rate musicians, but their lyrics always felt uninformed, preachy, and over-the-top. A lot of my parents' generation picked up some pretty stupid/destructive ideas from them, and their music has aged like dirt.

That leaves Jefferson Starship, who did some fine pop hits in the late 70's, the underrated Blows Against the Empire, and a trio of superb melodic rock efforts once Mickey Thomas joined (prior to the Starship years). So I'll go with them.
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>>72316976
White Rabbit is still pretty cool tho.
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>>72316976
>>72316081
IIRC a lot of Starship's songs were written by professional song doctors, not the band members.
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>>72313377
My man
>>72315168
My other man
>>72316359
MY MAIN MAN
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>>72316976
I agree that Airplane are very overrated and their political songs were cringeworthy. Somebody to Love and White Rabbit were good songs which is why they're still played today. Other than that, the band had all the subtly of a sledgehammer.
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>>72316976
>That leaves Jefferson Starship, who did some fine pop hits in the late 70's, the underrated Blows Against the Empire, and a trio of superb melodic rock efforts once Mickey Thomas joined (prior to the Starship years). So I'll go with them.

Not 80s Starship though. Their master tapes should all be burned, and anyone who likes them should be stripped naked, chained to a lamppost, and be forced to listen to Coldplay on repeat for three days.
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>>72317128
Starship aren't in the same league as the band's earlier incarnations...but for 80s radio rock, they're honestly not bad.
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>>72317247
The only thing I can say about Starship is that Knee Deep in the Hoopla showcases all the worst aspects of the 80s on a single album.
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>>72315880
this one

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>>72317275
See, I don't agree. I don't hate KDITH and while it may have not aged well, Jefferson Airplane aged 1000x worse (for that matter, almost all 60s psych rock has aged horribly), from the gibberish they wrote while tripping balls to the cringe-inducing political songs that became dated in 5 seconds. Honestly, Somebody To Love and White Rabbit are the only reason anyone still talks about Airplane today.
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>>72317519
All music becomes dated and sounds like its time, kiddo, even Beethoven.
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>>72317559
There's dated, and then there's Dated with a capital D. For example, The Cars S/T still sounds good today even with the obviously late 70s production. Surrealistic Pillow and Volunteers do not sound good today. Why would anyone in 2017 want to hear a bunch of acidheads complaining about the Vietnam War?
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>>72315163
idk it was interesting to me, i'm fine with him posting it

maybe you should just relax
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I personally don't find Starship worse than Journey, Foreigner, or any other corporate rock of that time.
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>>72317700
I'm of the opinion that Starship were decent by 80s radio rock standards and don't deserve most of the hate thrown at them, but still, We Built This City is beyond defending.
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>>72317700
That's like debating who was a better serial killer: BTK or John Wayne Gacy
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wings was too good for this world
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I'm older than a lot of /mu/, so I remember how difficult it was to find information on artists/albums before the Internet was a thing. You didn't have a lot to go by except the professional critics like Christgau and publications like Rolling Stone Mag. I seriously believed all the hype I read (no doubt written by nostalgic aging hippies) about how awesome that Jefferson Airplane were, and when I went out and got a copy of SP, I was all like wtf this is terrible.
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>>72317700
>>72317726
Mickey Thomas was a terrifyingly good singer, and still actually sounds pretty great well into his '60s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ngp6iLleL3M
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Grace Slick has disowned those 80s albums anyway, saying they were meaningless junk and she'd mentally checked out by that point and was just in it for the money.
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I wanted to like Airplane during my foray into psych rock, but I found myself more respecting than enjoying the 60s San Francisco scene, and desu the British bands from that time were a lot better.
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Airplane have aged like dirt, I'm not denying this. But put in the context of the late 60s, they were a force to be reckoned with, had some interesting songwriting ideas, excellent musicianship, phenomenal live shows, and along with the Grateful Dead strode over the 60s San Fran scene like a colossus. The post-1974 incarnations of the band and especially 80s Starship are just another cheap, manufactured corporate rock group like Journey or Styx.
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>>72313377
either this or Jazz by Queen
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Where did your taste go /mu/
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>>72316359
THIS RIGHT HERE
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>>72316359
good picks
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>>72313377
probably this,
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>>72315464
>not posting Live Take No Prisoners
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裸のラリズは一番!ノルミースに死!
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Nothing comes even close

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>>72313377

Legit choices my dudes
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This and Kill City by Iggy Pop and James Williamson
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This is actually really difficult because I'm going through my music and I'm finding that a lot of my favourite artists released in 77 and 79 but not 78. And those that did release in 78, I didn't particularly like that record.
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>>72320610
Best choices

78 was a pretty great year. Better than 79 and 77
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also this >>72314376
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>>72315999
>Cheap Trick is bad

Filtered pleb
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like how the fuck has this not been posted yet
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>>72313237
>>72313803
>>72315881

these
>>72316359
ESPECIALLY this
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>>72314628
>>72315464
>>72315881
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>>72321804
top tier picks
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>>72321377
Came here to post this, such a comfy album
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>>72315694
>>72317765
Patrician




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