May 17, 2023, 05:56 PM Last Edit: Feb 24, 2024, 12:12 AM by GD
The Rock Album Survivor game from MB has officially moved here so spread the word!

Breakdown of rules for those unfamiliar:
  • The game is sectioned into battles of 10 rock albums each, belonging to a particular subgenre
  • Those battles are divided into rounds where the participants vote off their least favorite albums once per round. As albums are eliminated this process is repeated until a winner is chosen for that battle
  • In addition to the ordinary genre battles, albums that have been eliminated in previous battles may be nominated for "Revival" battles, which will total 4 in number. Thus far 2 Revival battle has been completed (see under "Finished battles")

Current battle: Industrial Rock

Quote1. Grotus - Slow Motion Apocalypse
2. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
3. Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park
4. Ministry - Land of Rape and Honey
5. Cabaret Voltaire - Red Mecca
6. Chrome - Red Exposure
7. Cop Shoot Cop - Ask Questions Later
8. Einstürzende Neubauten - 1/2 Mensch
9. Foetus - Hole
10. Killing Joke - Pandemonium

Next battle: Canterbury Scene


#1 May 17, 2023, 05:57 PM Last Edit: Feb 24, 2024, 12:17 AM by GD
Future Battles
80's Arena Rock

1. Rush - Moving Pictures
2. Journey - Escape
3. Toto - Toto IV
4. Def Leppard - Hysteria
5. Billy Squire - Don't Say No
6. Genesis - Invisible Touch
7. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
8. Van Halen - 1984
9. Whitesnake - Whitesnake
10. The Cult - Sonic Temple


Arena-Oriented Rock

1. Rush - Grace Under Pressure
2. Journey - Frontiers
3. Toto - The Seventh One
4. Styx - The Grand Illusion
5. Boston - Third Stage
6. Foreigner - 4
7. Survivor - Vital Signs
8. Mr. Mister - Welcome To The Real World
9. Bad English - Bad English
10. REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity


Blues Rock

1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?
2. Cream - Disraeli Gears
3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin I
4. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
5. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Safe as Milk
6. The Doors - L.A. Woman
7. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
8. Janis Joplin - Pearl
9. Dr. Feelgood - Down by the Jetty
10. The Immortal Lee County Killers - The Essential ****ed Up Blues!


Canterbury Scene

1. Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
2. Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink
3. Soft Machine - Volume Two
4. Hatfield and the North - The Rotters' Club
5. Khan - Space Shanty
6. Steve Hillage - Fish Rising
7. National Health - Of Queues and Cures
8. Supersister - To the Highe$t Bidder
9. Picchio dal Pozzo - Picchio dal Pozzo
10. Gong - Flying Teapot


Deathrock

1. Alien Sex Fiend - Acid Bath
2. 45 Grave - Sleep Safety
3. Christian Death - Only Theatre of Pain
4. Samhain - November-Coming-Fire
5. Kommunity FK - The Vision and the Voice
6. Skeletal Family - Futile Combat
7. Cinema Strange - The Astonished Eyes of Evening
8. Rudimentary Peni - Cacophony
9. Xmal Deutschland - Tocsin
10. Screams for Tina - Screams for Tina


Folk Punk

1. Andrew Jackson Jihad - People That Can Eat Other People Are the Luckiest People in the World
2. Against Me! - Is Reinventing Axl Rose
3. Billy Brag - Life's a Riot W/ Spy vs. Spy
4. Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground
5. The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God
6. Dropkick Murphys - The Meanest of Times
7. Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
8. Defiance, Ohio - The Great Depression
9. The Front Bottoms - The Front Bottoms
10. Titus Adronicus - The Monitor


Hardcore Punk

1. Cro-Mags - The Age of Quarrel
2. Black Flag - Damaged
3. Circle Jerks - Group Sex
4. Minor Threat - Complete Discography
5. Bad Brains - Bad Brains
6. Rohnert Park - Ceremony
7. Charged GBH - City Baby Attacked by Rats
8. The Exploited - Troops of Tomorrow
9. D.O.A. - Hardcore '81
10. Misfits - Walk Among Us


Indie Folk

1. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
2. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
3. The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
4. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
5. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
6. The Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas
7. Iron + Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
8. Elliott Smith - Either/Or
9. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
10. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea


Industrial Rock

1. Grotus - Slow Motion Apocalypse
2. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
3. Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park
4. Ministry - Land of Rape and Honey
5. Cabaret Voltaire - Red Mecca
6. Chrome - Red Exposure
7. Cop Shoot Cop - Ask Questions Later
8. Einstürzende Neubauten - 1/2 Mensch
9. Foetus - Hole
10. Killing Joke - Pandemonium


Jam Rock

1. Colour Haze - Los Sounds de Krauts
2. Peter Green - The End of the Game
3. Siena Root - Different Realities
4. Gila - Gila
5. Cargo - Cargo
6. Man - Be Good to Yourself at Least Once a Day
7. Sweet Smoke - Just a Poke
8. Earthless - Sonic Prayer
9. Gov't Mule - Gov't Mule
10. Kollektiv - Kollektiv


Melodic Hardcore

1. Bad Religion - Suffer
2. Descendants - Milo Goes to College
3. H2O - F.T.T.W.
4. Gorilla Biscuits - Start Today
5. The Adolescents - The Adolescents
6. 88 Fingers Louie - Back on the Streets
7. The Flatliners - Cavalcade
8. The Falcon - Unicornography
9. Propagandhi - Potemkin City Limits
10. Strike Anywhere - Change is a Sound


Pop Punk

1. Green Day - Dookie
2. Undertones - Undertones
3. Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
4. The Dickies - The Incredible Shrinking Dickies
5. The Rezillos - Can't Stand The Rezillos
6. NOFX - White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean
7. Alkaline Trio - From Here to Infirmary
8. Joyce Manor - Joyce Manor
9. Screeching Weasel - My Brain Hurts
10. Teenage Head - Teenage Head


Post-Grunge

1. Live - Throwing Copper
2. Stone Temple Pilots - Purple
3. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
4. Audioslave - Audioslave
5. Pearl Jam - Ten
6. Creed - Human Clay
7. Days of the New - Days of the New II
8. Breaking Benjamin - Phobia
9. Three Days Grace - One-X
10. Seether - Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces


Post-Hardcore

1. Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come
2. Unwound - New Plastic Ideas
3. At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command
4. Fugazi - In on the Killer Taker
5. Touche Amore - Is Survived By
6. Small Brown Bike- Our Own Wars
7. La Dispute - Wildlife
8. Drive Like Jehu - Yank Crime
9. Bitch Magnet - Ben Hur
10. Husker Du - Zen Arcade


Post-Punk

1. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
2. Gang of Four - Entertainment!
3. Wire - Pink Flag
4. This Heat - Deceit
5. Public Image Ltd - Metal Box
6. The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour
7. Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
8. The Pop Group - Y
9. Talking Heads - Remain in Light
10. Television - Marquee Moon


Revival Battle #3 (incomplete)

1. Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On
2. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
3. David Bowie - Low
4. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
5. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
6. The Doors - The Doors
7. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard
8. The Beat - I Just Can't Stop It
9. -
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Rock Opera

1. Pink Floyd - The Wall
2. Jeff Wayne - Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds
3. The Who - Quadrophenia
4. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
5. Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
6. Rush - 2112
7. Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell
8. Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare
9. The Pretty Things - S. F. Sorrow
10. Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage


Skate Punk

1. Bad Religion - No Control
2. The Offspring - Smash
3. Descendants - Everything Sucks
4. NOFX - Punk in Drublic
5. Propagandhi - Less Talk, More Rock
6. Face to Face - Don't Turn Away
7. The Vandals - Hitler Bad, Vandals Good
8. Pennywise - About Time
9. Lagwagon - Let's Talk About Feelings
10. Millencolin - Pennybridge Pioneers


Soft Rock

1. Carole King - Tapestry
2. America - America
3. George Harrison - George Harrison
4. Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel
5. Fleetwood Mac - Tango in the Night
6. Paul McCartney and Wings - Red Rose Speedway
7. The Doobie Brothers - Minute by Minute
8. Three Dog Night - It Ain't Easy
9. Van Morrison - A Sense of Wonder
10. Moody Blues- Long Distance Voyager


Space Rock

1. Spiritualized® - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
2. Gong - You
3. UFO - UFO2
4. Monster Magnet - Dopes to Infinity
5. Hawkwind - Space Ritual
6. Earthless - Rhythms From a Cosmic Sky
7. Ozric Tentacles - Erpland
8. Spacemen 3 - The Perfect Prescription
9. Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno - Pink Lady Lemonade - You're From Outer Space
10. Loop - A Gilded Eternity


Stoner Rock

1. Melvins - Houdini
2. Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley
3. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
4. Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
5. Boris - Akuma no Uta
6. Fu Manchu - King of the Road
7. Orange Goblin - Time Travelling Blues
8. Sleep - Sleep's Holy Mountain
9. Corrosion of Conformity - Deliverance
10. Clutch - Blast Tyrant


4 Revival Rounds
4 Wild Card Rounds (see above)
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Schedule of upcoming battles:

Industrial Rock – Feb. 22nd - March 16th
Canterbury Scene – March 16th - Apr. 5th
Wild Card #2 – TBD


(all above dates are approximate)



#2 May 17, 2023, 05:57 PM Last Edit: Feb 19, 2024, 12:11 AM by GD
Finished Battles
70's Arena Rock

10. Pat Benatar - In The Heat of the Night
9. Eagles - Hotel California
8. Journey - Infinity
7. Scorpions - Lovedrive
6. Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune
5. Police - Reggatta De Blanc
4. Alice Cooper - Killer
3. Boston - Boston
2. Queen - A Night at the Opera
1. Van Halen - Van Halen


Alternative Rock

10. Muse - Origin of Symmetry
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
8. Weezer - Weezer [Blue Album]
7. U2 - Achtung Baby
6. The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
5. Soundgarden - Superunknown
4. The Smiths - The Smiths
3. Nirvana - In Utero
2. R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
1. Radiohead - OK Computer


Art Rock

10. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
9. Queen - Queen II
8. Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star
7. Magazine - Real Life
6. Brian Eno - Another Green World
5. David Bowie - Low
4. King Crimson - Discipline
3. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Clear Spot
2. Iggy Pop - The Idiot
1. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground and Nico


Avant-Prog

10. Thinking Plague - In This Life
9. Art Zoyd - Musique pour l'Odyssée
8. Present - Le Poison Qui Rend Fou
7. Samla Mammas Manna - Måltid
6. Henry Cow - In Praise of Learning
5. Frank Zappa - Uncle Meat
4. Etron fou Leloublan - Batelages
3. Univers zéro - Hérésie
2. Fred Frith - Gravity
1. Aqsak Maboul - Un peu de l'âme des bandits


Britpop

10. Elastica - Elastica
9. The Verve - Urban Hymns
8. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
7. Travis - The Man Who
6. The Auteurs - New Wave
5. Pulp - Different Class
4. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
3. Suede - Dog Man Star
2. Doves - Lost Souls
1. Blur - Parklife


Country Rock

10. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes
9. Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - Hearts of Stone
8. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
7. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
6. Lynyrd Skynyrd - (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd)
5. Grateful Dead - American Beauty
4. J.J. Cale - Naturally
3. Allman Brothers - Eat a Peach
2. Gene Clark - No Other
1. Neil Young - Harvest


Crossover Thrash

10. Cryptic Slaughter - Convicted
9. M.O.D. - USA for MOD
8. GWAR - Scumdogs of the Universe
7. D.R.I. - Crossover
6. Carnivore - Retaliation
5. Corrosion of Conformity - Animosity
4. Stormtroopers of Death - Speak English or Die
3. Vio-lence - Eternal Nightmare
2. Nuclear Assault - Game Over
1. Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies


Crust Punk

10. Dystopia - The Aftermath
9. Mammoth Grinder - Extinction of Humanity
8. Anti Cimex - Scandinavian Jawbreaker
7. Aus-Rotten - The System Works for Them
6. Extreme Noise Terror - A Holocaust In Your Head
5. Skitsystem - Stigmata
4. Doom - Total Doom
3. Wolfpack - A New Dawn Fades
2. Amebix - Arise
1. Discharge - Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing


Emo

10. The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die - Whenever, If Ever
9. Mineral - Endserenading
8. Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary
7. American Football - American Football
6. The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace is There
5. Cursive - Domestica
4. The Get Up Kids - Four Minute Mile
3. Cap'n Jazz - Shmap'n Shmazz
2. Title Fight - Floral Green
1. Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


Experimental Rock

10. Mr. Bungle - California
9. The Red Krayola - Parable of Arable Land
8. Swans - Soundtracks for the Blind
7. This Heat - This Heat
6. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
5. Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
4. Radiohead - Kid A
3. Frank Zappa - Freak Out!
2. The Residents - Duck Stab / Buster & Glen
1. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica


Folk Rock

10. The Pentangle - Basket of Light
9.  Songs: Ohia - Didn't it Rain
8.  The Band - The Band
7.  Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
6.  The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers
5.  Simon and Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence
4.  Joni Mitchell - Blue
3.  The Beatles - Rubber Soul
2.  Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
1.  Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited


Free Rock

10. Orthrelm - 2nd 18/O4 Norildivoth Crallos Lomrixth Urthiln
9. The Suite Unraveling - The Suite Unraveling
8. Noxagt - Noxagt
7. Ultralyd - Inertiadrome
6. Many Arms - Suspended Definition
5. Zs - Arms
4. Laddio Bolocko - Strange Warmings of Laddio Bolocko
3. The Flying Luttenbachers - Infection and Decline
2. The Thing - Bag It!
1. Zu - Igneo


Funk Rock

10. Eddie Hazel - Game, Dames and Guitar Thangs
9. Living Colour - Vivid
8. Beck - Midnite Vultures
7. Faith No More - The Real Thing
6. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
5. Prince - Sign O the Times
4. Primus - Frizzle Fry
3. Tim Buckley - Greetings from L.A.
2. Mr. Bungle - Mr. Bungle
1. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain


Garage Rock

10. The Litter - Distortions
9. The Seeds - The Seeds
8. The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious
7. The Flamin' Groovies - Teenage Head
6. The White Stripes - Elephant
5. The Dirtbombs - Ulltraglide in Black
4. The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us
3. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Orange
2. The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!
1. The Stooges - Fun House


Glam Rock

10. Motley Crue - Too Fast for Love
9. Sweet - Desolation Boulevard
8. Slade - Slayed
7. T-Rex - Electric Warrior
6. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
5. Hanoi Rocks - Back to Mystery City
4. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
3. Roxy Music - Roxy Music
2. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
1. Lou Reed - Transformer


Gothic Rock

10. The Sisters of Mercy - First and Last and Always
9. Fields of the Nephilim - Elizium
8. Swans - White Light from the Mouth of Infinity
7. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Let Love In
6. Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
5. Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels
4. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
3. The Cure - Disintegration
2. Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss
1. Killing Joke - Night Time


Grunge

10. Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog
9. Screaming Trees - Uncle Anesthesia
8. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
7. Green River - Rehab Doll
6. Love Battery - Dayglo
5. Tad - 8-Way Santa
4. Mad Season - Above
3. Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff
2. Nirvana - Nevermind
1. Alice In Chains - Dirt


Hard Rock

10. Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
9. Kiss - Destroyer
8. AC/DC - Back in Black
7. Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic
6. Deep Purple - Machine Head
5. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
4. The Who - Who's Next
3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
2. Motorhead - Ace of Spades
1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid


Indie Rock

10. The Strokes - Is This It
9. Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
8. Arcade Fire - Funeral
7. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
6. Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me
5. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
4. Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On
3. Pixies - Doolittle
2. Guided by Voices - Bee Thousand
1. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain


Jazz Fusion

10. Weather Report - Heavy Weather
9. Soft Machine - Third
8. Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy
7. John McLaughlin - Devotion
6. Mahavishnu Orchestra
5. Larry Coryell - Spaces
4. Return to Forever - Light as a Feather
3. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
2. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
1. Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters


Jazz-Rock

10. Morphine - Cure for Pain
9. Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow
8. Steely Dan - Aja
7. Gong - Shamal
6. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority
5. Embryo - Rock Session
4. Hatfield and the North - Hatfield and the North
3. Santana - Caravanserai
2. Naked City - Radio
1. Magma - Magma


Krautrock

10. Faust - Faust IV
9. Sand - Golem
8. Kraftwerk - Autobahn
7. Cluster - Zuckerzeit
6. Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation
5. Amon Düül II - Yeti
4. Harmonia - Musik von Harmonia
3. Can - Tago Mago
2. Popol Vuh - In den Gärten Pharaos
1. Neu! - Neu!


Math Rock

10. June of 44 - Tropics and Meridians
9. Don Caballero - American Don
8. This Town Needs Guns - Animals
7. LITE - Filmlets
6. Piglet - Lava Land
5. Faraquet - The View From This Tower
4. Tera Melos - Tera Melos
3. Battles - Gloss Drop
2. Hella - Hold Your Horse Is
1. Shellac - At Action Park


Mod

10. The Prisoners - A Taste of Pink!
9. The Boys - To Hell With The Boys
8. The Times - Pop Goes Art!
7. The Creation - We Are Paintermen
6. The Easybeats - Vigil
5. Small Faces - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
4. The Action - Rolled Gold
3. The Jam - Sound Affects
2. The Kinks - Face to Face
1. The Who - The Who Sell Out


Neo-Psychedelia

10. Primal Scream - Screamadelica
9. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
8. Tame Impala - Lonerism
7. of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
6. Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
5. Olivia Tremor Control - Black Foliage Animation Music Vol. 1
4. The Gris Gris - The Gris Gris
3. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
2. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
1. Fishmans - Long Season


New Wave

10. Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
9. Duran Duran - Rio
8. Blondie - Parallel Lines
7. The Police - Synchronicity
6. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
5. Tears for Fears - Songs From the Big Chair
4. The B-52's - The B-52's
3. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
2. Depeche Mode - Violator
1. The Cars - The Cars


No Wave

10. Circle X - Untitled
9. The Birthday Party - Prayers on Fire
8. Swans - Filth
7. Mars - The Complete Studio Recordings NYC 1977-1978
6. DNA - DNA on DNA
5. Sonic Youth - Confusion Is Sex
4. Teenage Jesus and the Jerks - Everything
3. Massacre - Killing Time
2. Glenn Branca - The Ascension
1. James Chance and the Contortions - Buy


Noise Rock

10. Boredoms - Pop Tatari
9. Big Black - Songs About Fucking
8. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
7. Unsane - Scattered, Smothered, and Covered
6. Harry Pussy - Harry Pussy
5. Les Rallizes Dénudés - Heavier Than a Death in the Family
4. Fushitsusha - 悲愴
3. Cows - Sexy Pee Story
2. Lightning Bolt - Wonderful Rainbow
1. The Jesus Lizard - Goat


Pop Rock

10. Supertramp - Crime of the Century
9. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
8. U2 - The Joshua Tree
7. Peter Gabriel - So
6. Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue
5. XTC - Skylarking
4. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
3. The Kinks - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
2. Beatles - Abbey Road
1. R.E.M. - Murmur


Post-Punk Revival

10. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
9. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
8. The Sounds - Living In America
7. The Walkmen - Bows + Arrows
6. Editors - The Back Room
5. The National - Boxer
4. Savages - Silence Yourself
3. The Rapture - Echoes
2. Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
1. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!


Post-Rock

10. Do Make Say Think - & Yet & Yet
9. A Silver Mt. Zion - He Has Left Us Alone but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms...
8. Bark Psychosis - Hex
7. Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
6. Explosions in the Sky - The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
5. Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
4. Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People
3. Sigur Rós - Ágætis byrjun
2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
1. Slint - Spiderland


Power Pop

10. Weezer - Pinkerton
9. Teenage Fanclub - Grand Prix
8. The Jam - All Mod Cons
7. Sugar - Copper Blue
6. Supergrass - I Should Coco
5. Squeeze - Argybargy
4. Cheap Trick - At Budokan
3. Badfinger - Straight Up
2. Big Star - #1 Record
1. The Replacements - Tim


Prog Rock

10. Van der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts
9. Emerson, Lake And Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
8. Rush - Hemispheres
7. Gentle Giant - The Power and the Glory
6. Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
5. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
4. Yes - Fragile
3. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
1. King Crimson - Red


Proto-Punk

10. Radio Birdman - Radios Appear
9. Eddie and the Hot Rods - Life on the Line
8. MC5 - High Time
7. Heartbreakers - L.A.M.F.
6. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
5. Death - ...For the Whole World to See
4. Patti Smith - Horses
3. Monks - Black Monk Time
2. The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
1. Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power


Psychedelic Rock

10. Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes
9. Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
8. Fifty Foot Hose - Cauldron
7. The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
6. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
5. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
4. Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
3. The Doors - The Doors
2. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1. Love - Forever Changes


Punk Rock

10. The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette
9. Agent Orange - Living In Darkness
8. Wipers - Youth of America
7. The Clash - London Calling
6. Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
5. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
4. Xray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents
3. Ramones - Ramones
2. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
1. X - Los Angeles


R&B/Soul

10. Michael Jackson - Bad
9. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
8. Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul
7. Otis Redding - Otis Blue
6. Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
5. Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
4. James Brown - Live at the Apollo
3. Prince - 1999
2. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
1. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On


Revival Battle #1

10. Nirvana - Nevermind
9. Depeche Mode - Violator
8. Glenn Branca - The Ascension
7. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
6. Ramones - Ramones
5. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven!
4. Mr. Bungle - Mr. Bungle
3. Iggy Pop - The Idiot
2. Motorhead - Ace of Spades
1. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!


Revival Battle #2

10. The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!
9. Prince - 1999
8. Pixies - Doolittle
7. Frank Zappa - Freak Out!
6. Allman Brothers - Eat a Peach
5. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
4. Can - Tago Mago
3. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
2. The Cure - Disintegration
1. Yes - Close to the Edge


Rock and Roll

10. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
9. The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets
8. Bo Diddley - Have Guitar, Will Travel
7. Yardbirds - Having a Rave Up
6. The Animals - The Animals
5. The Who - My Generation
4. Chuck Berry - Berry Is On Top
3. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard
2. Small Faces - Small Faces
1. The Rolling Stones - Aftermath


Shoegaze

10. Swirlies - They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days in the Glittering World of the Salons
9. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
8. Asobi Seksu - Citrus
7. M83 - Before the Dawn Heals Us
6. Swervedriver - Mezcal Head
5. Lilys - In the Presence of Nothing
4. Ride - Nowhere
3.  A Place to Bury Strangers - Exploding Head
2. Lush - Spooky
1. Slowdive - Souvlaki


Ska / 2-Tone

10. The Soul Brothers - Hot Shot
9. Madness - One Step Beyond...
8. Bad Manners - Ska 'n' B
7. The Wailing Wailers - The Wailing Wailers
6. Toots and the Maytals - Sweet and Dandy
5. Prince Buster - I Feel the Spirit
4. The Skatalites - Ska-Boo-Da-Ba
3. The Beat - I Just Can't Stop It
2. The Specials - The Specials
1. The Selecter - Too Much Pressure


Symphonic Prog

10. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
9.  Gentle Giant - Octopus
8.  Camel - Mirage
7.  Genesis - Foxtrot
6.  Electric Light Orchestra - Eldorado
5.  Änglagård - Hybris
4.  Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed
3.  Steve Hackett - Voyage of the Acolyte
2.  Yes - Close to the Edge
1.  King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King


Synthpunk

10. Liaisons Dangereuses - Liaisons Dangereuses
9. The Screamers - Demos 1977-78
8. Nervous Gender - Music From Hell
7. Portion Control - ..Step Forward
6. Xiu Xiu - Knife Play
5. P-Model - In a Model Room
4. Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Alles Ist Gut
3. Devo - Duty Now For the Future
2. Suicide - Suicide
1. Units - Digital Stimulation


Wild Card #1

10. WU LYF - Go Tell Fire to the Mountain
9. Whatever Brains - Whatever Brains [2012]
8. Def Leppard - Pyromania
7. Mission of Burma - Vs.
6. Helmet - Meantime
5. Flipper - Generic Flipper
4. Radiohead - The Bends
3. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
2. Ween - The Mollusk
1. The Residents - Meet the Residents


Zeuhl

10. Alain Eckert Quartet - Alain Eckert Quartet
9. Shub Niggurath - Les Morts Vont Vite
8. Kōenjihyakkei - Nivraym
7. Ruins - Burning Stone
6. Christian Vander - Tristan et Iseult
5. Dün - Eros
4. Eskaton - 4 Visions
3. Guapo - Five Suns
2. Zao - Shekina
1. Magma - Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh

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#3 May 17, 2023, 05:57 PM Last Edit: Dec 23, 2023, 08:51 PM by GD
Canceled Battles
Screamo

4. Circle Takes the Square - As the Roots Undo
3. Pageninetynine - Document #8
2. Gospel - The Moon is a Dead World
1. City of Caterpillar - City of Caterpillar

Voted Off:

10. Union of Uranus - To This Bearer of Truth
9. Heroin - All About Heroin
8. June Paik - June Paik
7. Jeromes Dream - Seeing Means More Than Safety
6. Orchid - Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow!
5. Envy - All the Footprints You've Ever Left and the Fear Expecting Ahead


Psychobilly

1. The Gun Club - Fire of Love
2. The Cramps - Bad Music for Bad People
3. The Reverend Horton Heat - Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em
4. The Meteors - Wreckin' Crew
5. Tiger Army - Tiger Army II: Power of Moonlight
6. Rezurex - Beyond the Grave
7. Demented Are Go! - In Sickness & In Health
8. Nekromantix - Return of the Loving Dead
9. The Quakes - The Quakes
10. Mad Sin - Dead Moon's Calling


Ska Punk

1. Choking Victim - No Gods, No Managers
2. Bomb the Music Industry! - Album Minus Band
3. Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Goes Numb
4. Catch 22 - Keasby Nights
5. Less Than Jake - Hello Rockview
6. The Flatliners - Destroy to Create
7. Operation Ivy - Energy
8. Suicide Machines - Destruction by Definition
9. Sublime - Robbin' the Hood
10. Rancid - Life Won't Wait
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Placeholder5 (just to be on the safe side  ;) )


Next battle begins now!

Jazz Fusion
1. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
2. Return to Forever - Light as a Feather
3. Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters
4. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
5. Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy
6. Soft Machine - Third
7. Weather Report - Heavy Weather
8. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
9. Larry Coryell - Spaces
10. John McLaughlin - Devotion

Vote 4 off. I'm gonna make this very simple and say the deadline for voting in the first round is June 1. Have some stuff I need to focus on before then anyway. Happy listening!


Is it bad form to vote if we haven't heard every album on the list?


I would recommend listening to all of them (especially given there's a 2 week initial voting period) but if you're sure enough of how your preferences would stack up then don't let me stop you.
One possible way to deal with it if you're short on time could maybe be to just sample a track or two from the one's you haven't heard and then approximate how you would rank those albums. Up to you though :)


I pretty much have to listen to all ten (Have heard six so far and they're out of this world) so it's good to have the extra time.

PS- You said Soul wasn't really rock but it's closer to the form than jazz fusion, great as it is, don't you think?

The Word has spoken :D

Quote from: Rubber Soul on May 18, 2023, 05:45 PMPS- You said Soul wasn't really rock but it's closer to the form than jazz fusion, great as it is, don't you think?

Arguably, and as I've said I wasn't involved in choosing what genres were included initially, but from what I understand the logic was along the lines of "we can allow a few examples of other genres fused with rock influences (examples being Country Rock, Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Funk Rock, Crossover Thrash, Power Pop etc.), but genres that belong primarily under different umbrellas (Soul/R&B, Country/Western and also Metal being considered enough of its own thing to be separate from "Rock" in a general sense) should be excluded".

For my own money, I'm just trying to be cautious that the list of genres doesn't balloon out much more than it already has. From what I can tell it's likely that some of the battles we have remaining may need to be cancelled on account of being too niche/not engaging enough, plus it would just take too long to get through all of them. Let's say you added to that the entire scope of Soul, R&B, Funk and whatever else would be adjacent to those styles: Easily more than 10 extra battles to the roster, and at that rate we'll stil be here in a decade :laughing:

If you ever got an "R&B Album Survivor" together though, then count me in (as long as you're the one running it  ;) )


Quote from: GD on May 18, 2023, 06:41 PMArguably, and as I've said I wasn't involved in choosing what genres were included initially, but from what I understand the logic was along the lines of "we can allow a few examples of other genres fused with rock influences (examples being Country Rock, Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Funk Rock, Crossover Thrash, Power Pop etc.), but genres that belong primarily under different umbrellas (Soul/R&B, Country/Western and also Metal being considered enough of its own thing to be separate from "Rock" in a general sense) should be excluded".

For my own money, I'm just trying to be cautious that the list of genres doesn't balloon out much more than it already has. From what I can tell it's likely that some of the battles we have remaining may need to be cancelled on account of being too niche/not engaging enough, plus it would just take too long to get through all of them. Let's say you added to that the entire scope of Soul, R&B, Funk and whatever else would be adjacent to those styles: Easily more than 10 extra battles to the roster, and at that rate we'll stil be here in a decade :laughing:

If you ever got an "R&B Album Survivor" together though, then count me in (as long as you're the one running it  ;) )

I can do that.I can think of six classic gems already from Otis Redding to Michael Jackson :D

The Word has spoken :D

I got my ten R&B/Soul if anyone is interested after the jazz fusion.

Meanwhile, here are my eliminated:

Weather Report- Heavy Weather
John McLaughlin- Devotion
Al Di Meola- Elegant Gypsy
Soft Machine- Third

The Word has spoken :D

Quote from: Rubber Soul on May 21, 2023, 07:42 PMI got my ten R&B/Soul if anyone is interested after the jazz fusion.

Meanwhile, here are my eliminated:

Weather Report- Heavy Weather
John McLaughlin- Devotion
Al Di Meola- Elegant Gypsy
Soft Machine- Third

I would be interested in R&B/Soul

I was this cool the whole time.

Quote from: Rubber Soul on May 18, 2023, 06:48 PMI can do that.I can think of six classic gems already from Otis Redding to Michael Jackson :D
Quote from: Rubber Soul on May 21, 2023, 07:42 PMI got my ten R&B/Soul if anyone is interested after the jazz fusion.

Oh, right
I was actually thinking along the lines of a thread of its own that could cover the entire field of all things R&B and Soul, where you could have several battles (like in this thread) split into categories like Philly Soul, Chicago Soul, Southern soul, Funk, Motown Sound, Classic R&B, Contemporary R&B, Alt-R&B etc. etc.

Your idea works too though. If you could post your list of 10 albums I can add it to the "Future battles" roster :) Then we'll have it queued up immediately after the end of this current battle