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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

If they'd had a Mercury Music Prize in 1971

The shortlist could have been:

Every Picture Tells A Story
Hunky Dory
Meddle
Led Zep IV
Ram
Imagine
The Yes Album
Message From The Country
Electric Warrior
Sticky Fingers
Aqualung
Fog On The Tyne
Teaser & The Firecat
Madman Across The Water
Who's Next.

Winner? I'm giving it to Who's Next with Hunky Dory as hon. mention.

Longer post here. Spotify playlist of 1971 classics here.

4 comments:

  1. And the winner is... (drum roll) ... John Martyn: "Bless The Weather." 1971 was the most astonishing of years.

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  2. When I saw this list, I thought I knew more than nine of the titles. Think I might be in for some pleasant surprises as I get acquainted with the missing six!

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  3. On the basis that no 'Baba O'Reilly' might have meant one fewer 1direction hit I'm arguing for Hunky Dory. And it's better. By miles. Especially Side 1

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