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Poll Question: Vote For Your Favourite 1977 PA Ranked Album
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
34 [25.19%]
11 [8.15%]
1 [0.74%]
5 [3.70%]
12 [8.89%]
1 [0.74%]
14 [10.37%]
1 [0.74%]
5 [3.70%]
5 [3.70%]
9 [6.67%]
1 [0.74%]
1 [0.74%]
7 [5.19%]
1 [0.74%]
2 [1.48%]
1 [0.74%]
9 [6.67%]
1 [0.74%]
5 [3.70%]
1 [0.74%]
2 [1.48%]
1 [0.74%]
2 [1.48%]
3 [2.22%]
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    Posted: September 18 2013 at 11:25
1977 and things are looking up!  The big dogs are back flexing their prog muscles with new albums from Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant and ELP (though in ELP's case neither Works Vol 1 or Vol 2 got anywhere near cracking the top 25, coming in dead last at spots #41 and #42).  Also of note, a certain mighty 3 piece from Toronto has officially arrived and followed last years #6 album with "A Farewell to Kings" at the #2 spot.  If you don't like Rush, be scared...be very scared.  They're here to stay!  

Once again, these are the top 25 PA ranked albums with at least 100 ratings presented in order of their QWR scores highest to lowest.

Vote for your favourite 1977 prog album!


Edited by The.Crimson.King - September 18 2013 at 12:20
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Animals. 1313 close behind.
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National Health.
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1977 was a pretty good year.  I had a hard time but went with the Wind
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tszirmay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2013 at 12:17
Lots of great choice but Enigmatic Ocean is a sensational classic. One of the finest jazz-rock albums ever! 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote PabstRibbon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2013 at 12:23
So many incredible albums here it's almost unbelievable!! Must have been a great year! I'll go with animals because it's the album that made me play music but there is at least 10 other albums who could have been my favourite !
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I haven't picked a Yes album yet for on eof these so I could go with Going for the One or possibly Aja, Animals, Ocean, Geese and the Ghost, even Point of Know Return.

I actually haven't heard of National Health, so thats something new to check out! Thumbs Up
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Extremely tough one for me; but I'll go with Animals, probably my favourite Floyd album. Very close are Genesis, Yes, Kansas, Supertramp, Tull and Rush. This is one of the tightest contests for me as I could've voted for many here!
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IS QUITE HARD TO VOTE, LOTS OF EXCELLNT ALBUMS IN THAT YEAR, A VERY STRONG ONE FOR SURE

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Very tough choice this year as I rank the albums from Yes, Genesis, Floyd, Rush, & Grobschnitt very strong 4 star equals each with great songs.  The only way to choose a fave is to eliminate those with the weakest moments:

Do not like Wondrous Stories...Yes is out.
Cannot stand Your Own Special Way...Genesis is out.
The middle section of Dogs is tedious...no Floyd.
Side 2 of Kings is weak until Cygnus X-1...no Rush.

Rockpommel?  Can't find anything bad to say about it, especially the bonus track CD release so it gets my vote Thumbs Up
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National Health over Over, then Animals.

I need a copy of 1313 Ouch.
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Animals, with A Farewell to Kings coming in second.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2013 at 14:01
Almost went with Animals, a more obvious pick, but I've been listening to I Robot a lot lately and I'm continually impressed by how masterful an album it is.  It's a lot like Dark Side of the Moon.
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Let me bring you songs from the wood...
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Rush - A Farewell To Kings


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2013 at 14:41
Aaaaaarrrghhh I hate these pollsAngryClownTongue

Too many good ones.....cannot compute....

Animals, Mirage, National Health, New Age Of Ashra, I Robot(Nice pick btw Steve), Trans-Europe Express, 1313 and Lotion. In the end though, I am going for my fave SBB studio album:
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This time my vote is for Klaus Schulze.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2013 at 15:28
I'll toss a vote to 1313.
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen

Aaaaaarrrghhh I hate these pollsAngryClownTongue

Too many good ones.....cannot compute....

Too true!   '76 was a bit of a let-down but '77 came back very strong.  Here's a list of some big names that didn't make the top 25.

#26 - Quark Strangeness and Charm - Hawkwind
#27 - Criminal Record - Rick Wakeman
#29 - Before and After Science - Eno
#31 - The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome - Van Der Graaf
#32 - Rain Dances - Camel
#35 - PG1 - Peter Gabriel
#39 - The Missing Piece - Gentle Giant
#42 - Works Vol I - ELP
#43 - Works Vol II - ELP


Some other great '77 PA rated prog that didn't make the cut because it has less than 100 ratings:

The Kick Inside - Kate Bush (her amazing debut album)
Earthly Paradise - Epidaurus
Open Up - Ethos
Galleons of Passion - Finch
Happy the Man - s/t
Listen Now - Phil Manzanera
Le Petit Violon de Monsieur Gregoire - Mona Lisa
Halloween - Pulsar : rated at 3.93 but just missed the cut with 93 ratings Unhappy


I also love '77 because it produced one of my fave hard rock albums of all time:
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC Headbanger

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Yeah 77 was a great year for music all around. 
It also produced this little baby
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