Thanks a lot for all of the participation in the last poll, regarding the greatest rock three-album run... Here are the results of your voting:
Gotta say I was somewhat surprised to see Pink Floyd edging into the top spot; my preliminary assumption would be that The Beatles and The Rolling Stones set would battle it out for #1 and #2 (not to pick favorites, but I was pulling for the Stones). And it's good to see some love going to Talking Heads' Eno-produced trilogy and the first three Ramones albums - all have long been favorites of mine, so it's nice that others also acknowledge their greatness. David Bowie did pretty well overall as well all told, although his may be a case where he was too good - Bowie put out so much great music that I had to include two triple-runs of his on this list; voting on one or the other of them may have cancelled out consideration of the other set.
Dark Side Of The Moon/Wish You Were Here/Animals (Pink Floyd) 6 (10%) Rubber Soul/Revolver/Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles) 5 (9%) Let It Bleed/Sticky Fingers/Exile On Main Street (The Rolling Stones) 5 (9%) Are You Experienced?/Axis: Bold As Love/Electric Ladyland (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) 4 (7%) The Velvet Underground & Nico/White Light:White Heat/The Velvet Underground (VU) 4 (7%) More Songs About Buildings & Food/Fear Of Music/Remain In Light (Talking Heads) 4 (7%) Hunky Dory/Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane (David Bowie) 3 (5%) The Smiths/Meat Is Murder/The Queen Is Dead (The Smiths) 3 (5%) Ramones/Leave Home/Rocket To Russia (The Ramones) 3 (5%) Low/"Heroes"/Lodger (David Bowie) 2 (3%) My Aim Is True/This Year's Model/Armed Forces (Elvis Costello) 2 (3%) Boy/October/War (U2) 2 (3%) Bleach/Nevermind/In Utero (Nirvana) 2 (3%) Come On Pilgrim/Surfer Rosa/Doolittle (The Pixies) 2 (3%) The Slim Shady LP/The Marshall Mathers LP/The Eminem Show (Eminem) 1 (1%) Slanted & Enchanted/Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain/Wowee Zowee (Pavement) 1 (1%) Tommy/Who's Next/Quadrophenia (The Who) 1 (1%) Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere/After The Gold Rush/Harvest (Neil Young) 1 (1%) The Bends/OK Computer/Kid A (Radiohead) 1 (1%) EVOL/Sister/Daydream Nation (Sonic Youth) 1 (1%) Q: Are We Not Men?.../Duty Now For The Future/Freedom Of Choice (Devo) 1 (1%) IV/Houses Of The Holy/Physical Graffiti (Led Zeppelin) 0 (0%) Out Of Time/Automatic For The People/Monster (R.E.M.) 0 (0%) The Village Green Preservation Society/Arthur/Lola Versus Powerman... (The Kinks) 0 (0%) None Of The Above/Other 1 (1%)
On the other (less heralded here) end: I thought that the Radiohead set would poll better than it ended up; I figure that the band's releases are sort of like bourbon or wine - since it's been only seventeen years since the release of Kid A, their oeuvre has yet to mature and mellow in the minds of rockophiles into something "classic" and truly enduring. Check back in a decade or so. And it was weird to see The Who get stiffed here - albums like Tommy and Who's Next are considered to be almost holy works in the rock world. I guess compared to these other classic sets by other artists, folks felt they came up a little short - I don't know.
Aaaaaannnnny-hoo... In response to your votes, I salute the champions, Pink Floyd, with the following offerings for you:
- Wish You Were Here: Experience Edition - the two-disc set containing both the original album and a disc full of previously unreleased live takes, demos and alternative song versions, released by EMI on November 4th, 2011; and
- Dark Side Of The Moon (Early Mix, 1972) - the prerelease bootleg version of this classic album (featuring different instrumentation, lyrics and vocals) taken from the six-disc DSOTM Immersion box set, released by EMI on September 27th, 2011. If you are a fan of the original album and haven't heard this version yet, prepare to have your mind blown...
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