7Albums

Introduction

This is an off-shoot of our 7Songs lists as started on Twitter at @7SongsCup. The intention of this is to generate best rock album collections for each year. A Series consists of 7 year-lists and within each series, the years selected will be spaced 7 years apart.

Punters (that is you people) are to send in up to 7 of your favourite albums for that year. (See Disclaimer below before submitting). I will list albums in a linked forum and at the end of the Series (7 different years) we will build our 'Ultimate Collection'.

Disclaimer

@7Songs started as @AltMusicBrownlow. It was set up as an alternative to @MusicBrownlow where the 'big bands', stars and pop artists are being covered. 7Songs is more focused on rock-based bands, mostly of the heavier and/or alternative variety. That continues here with 7Albums. Though I will be stricter on the choice of bands for 7Songs Seasons, try to stick to our niche here too. (I am not deploring other styles, it is just that they have their places and time in the lime-light.) When submitting your lists, think LOUD, not mellow)… and…
*First priority is that they are guitar-based!
*Second: They are ROCK PLUS: punk, alternative, indie (as in what was called 'Independent Music in 90s & earlier), metal, hard rock, rock, ska, heavy, industrial and all of their related genres. The odd upbeat folky band might make it too (not slow country-indie-singer-songwriter-basically pop stuff; we want Celtic-folk-punk stuff).
*Ask yourself - would they play Soundwave (or similar festivals), appear in mags/websites such as Wall of Sound (Aus), Blunt, Hot Metal, Kerrang, Loudwire etc? JJJ is no guide anymore (though Faster, Louder might be, if it is still on). Just b/c something is on JJJ does not mean it is 'alternative' enough for here.
*Avoid straight pop artists, country, blues, hip hop, rap, dance, electronica, soul, jazz, classical, R&B, indie-pop, ambient, all slow, 'indie' that remains really lo-fi and continually goes, "Dnn, Dnn, Dnn, Dnn." etc.
*Albums should be original music by the artist. Typically studio LPs (though EPs fine too). No compilations (unless it is new and rare material); no best ofs; no live albums (unless it is actually a new album of new material recorded live); no mixed artists inc soundtracks, various artists, tribute albums, etc; no cover albums, no singles, no re-releases/remastered/redux etc. I hope that covers it. ;)
These are all just priorities. There may be exceptions, and of course there WILL be arguments regarding genre and whether or not a band is alternative or heavy enough… I know ;). We can play out the exceptions on the Twitter, (like we did with Beastie Boys and The Prodigy - both accepted BTW ;)). Happy punting and I hope you get into the spirit of creating lists with us :)
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Rounds

  • Each round is a separate YEAR or THEME that are pre-selected for a series.
  • People are to list UP TO 7 of their favourite albums for that round.
  • Each mention counts as 1 vote; there is no order for yearly collections.
  • Rounds typically last around 48 hours. This gives people a chance to 'check out' albums and actually find some from that year. (One of main purposes of doing this is for me, and hopefully others, to explore new music :). If punters let me know they are working on a list, I will hold off ending that run.)

Round Winner

  • At end of each round a leader board will be posted showing all albums that received 3+ votes. I keep lists of ALL voted album on the linked forum.
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Series

  • Each series will consist of 7 rounds of 7 different years/themes. The yearly album rounds are each 7 years apart too. ;)
  • After 7 rounds, there will be mention of a Biggest Collection Award. This is the year that had the most albums of more than 1 vote in their list. (This award takes no notice of individual votes for each album; just how many albums made the list).
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7 Albums Records

Top 7 List of Most Albums Nominated

These are the top 'Biggest Collections' (albums with 3+ votes):

No of Albums Run (Series)
31 1991
25 1984
22 1988
20 1974, 1981, 1986, 1995, VIC

Top 7 Most Votes for Individual Album.

These are the highest ranking individual albums.

Votes Band/Artist & Album (Year)
31 Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
22 Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991); Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
19 The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993); Pearl Jam - Vs (1993); Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1991);
18 Nirvana - In Utero (1993); Metallica - ST (1991);

Top 7 Highest Ranking Bands

This list ranks the bands that have placed several times. (1st = 3 points; 2nd = 2 points; 3rd = 1 point).

Points Band (Placings & Years)
13 Queens of the Stone Age (1st: 2000, 2002 & 2013; 2nd: 2017 & 2005); Metallica (1st: 1984, 1986, 1988 & 2008; 3rd: 2016);
11 ACDC (1st: 1978 & 1980; 2nd 1979 & 1981; 3rd: 1975);
10 Foo Fighters (1st: 2017 & 2007; 2nd: 1999; 3rd: 2002 & 2014); Jack White/White Stripes (1st: 2003; 2nd: 2001, 2012 & 2014);
9 Led Zeppelin (1st: 1971, 1973 & 1975); Faith No More (1st: 1989 & 1995; 2nd: 2015; 3rd: 1992); Soundgarden (1st: 1994, 2012; 2nd: 1991; 3rd: 1996); Pearl Jam (1st: 1998; 2nd: 1993 & 1994; 3rd 1991 & 2009);

Other Bands with Multiple Placings

Points Band (Placings & Years)
8 Rage Against the Machine (1st: 1992 & 1999; 2nd 1996); Iron Maiden (1st: 1981; 2nd: 1980; 3rd: 1982, 2010 & 2015);
6 Guns 'n' Roses/Slash (1st: 1987 & 2010); Alice In Chains (2nd: 1992, 2009 & 2013); Nirvana (1st: 1991; 2nd: 1989; 3rd: 1993); Midnight Oil (1st: 1982; 3rd: NSW, 1981 & 1984);
5 The Clash (1st: 1979; 2nd: 1982); Tool (1st: 1996; 2nd: 2006); The Smashing Pumpkins (1st: 1993; 2nd: 1995); David Bowie (1st: 1974; 2nd: 1972)
4 Clutch (1st: 2015; 3rd 2013); NickCave/BadSeeds/Grinderman (2nd: 2007 & 2010); Shihad (1st: NZ/Tas; 3rd: NZ/Tas); Van Halen (2nd: 1978 & 1984)
3 Pink Floyd (2nd: 1973; 3rd: 1987); Alice Cooper (2nd: 1975; 3rd: 1972); Powderfinger (2nd: 2003; 3rd: QLD); Jet (2nd: VIC; 3rd: 2003); Audioslave (2nd: 2002; 3rd: 2005)
2 Motorhead (3rd: 1979 & 1980); Sonic Youth (3rd: 1988 & 1998)
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Results

By Year

Series 1 - By Year

Year Album Collection (w 3+ Votes) Top Album (Votes) 2nd Album (Votes) 3rd Album (Votes)
2015 4 Clutch - Psychic Warfare (4) Faith No More - Sol Invictus (4) Iron Maiden - Book of Souls (4)
2008 9 Metallica - Death Magnetic (4) Rise Against - Appeal To Reason (3) Testament - The Formation of Damnation (3)
2001 11 The Strokes - Is This It? (9) The White Stripes - White Blood Cells (8) System of a Down - Toxicity (7)
1994 16 Soundgarden - Superunknown (11) Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (10) Green Day - Dookie (9)
1987 14 Guns 'N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (11) Def Leppard - Hysteria (5) Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason (5)
1980 15 ACDC - Back In Black (12) Iron Maiden - ST (6) Motorhead - Ace of Spades (5)
1973 10 Led Zeppelin - House of the Holy (9) Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (8) Iggy & the Stooges - Raw Power (8)

Series 2 - By Year

Year Album Collection (w 3+ Votes) Top Album (Votes) 2nd Album (Votes) 3rd Album (Votes)
2014 16 Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun (5) Jack White - Lazaretto (5) Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways (5)
2007 16 Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (9) Grinderman - Grinderman (5) Bloc Party - A Week in the City (5)
2000 15 Queen of the Stone Age - Rated R (8) P.J Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (8) At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command (6)
1993 14 The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (19) Pearl Jam - Vs (19) Nirvana - In Utero (18)
1986 20 Metallica - Master of Puppets (17) Slayer - Reign in Blood (11) Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (10)
1979 18 The Clash - London Calling (14) ACDC - Highway to Hell (11) Motorhead - Overkill (9)
1972 13 Deep Purple - Machine Head (12) David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (10) Alice Cooper - School's Out (9)

Series 3 - By Year

Year Album Collection (w 3+ Votes) Top Album (Votes) 2nd Album (Votes) 3rd Album (Votes)
2013 11 Queens of the Stone Age - …Like Clockwork (9) Alice in Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (5) Clutch - Earth Rocker (5)
2006 14 Muse - Black Holes & Revelations (8) Tool - 10,000 Days (5) The Killers - Sam's Town (6)
1999 16 Rage Against the Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles (12) Foo Fighters - There is Nothing Left to Lose (9) Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (7)
1992 18 Rage Against the Machine - ST (15) Alice in Chains - Dirt (13) Faith No More - Angel Dust (13)
1985 19 Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (9) The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy & the Lash (8) INXS - Listen Like Thieves (7)
1978 16 ACDC - Powerage (10) Van Halen - ST (7) Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (7)
1971 15 Led Zeppelin - IV (13) The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (11) The Who - Who's Next? (9)

Series 4 - By Year

Year Album Collection (w 3+ Votes) Top Album (Votes) 2nd Album (Votes) 3rd Album (Votes)
2017 6 Foo Fighters - Concrete & Gold (5) Queens of the Stone Age - Villains (4) Bodycount - Bloodlust (3)
2010 5 Slash - ST (6) Grinderman - Grinderman 2 (5) Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier (4)
2003 6 The White Stripes - Elephant (7) Powderfinger - Vulture Street (6) Jet - Get Born (4)
1996 17 Tool - Aenima (13) Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire (11) Soundgarden - Down on the Upside (10)
1989 16 Faith No More - The Real Thing (16) Nirvana - Bleach (11) Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (9)
1982 16 Midnight Oil - 10 to 1 (13) The Clash - Combat Rock (9) Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast (8)
1975 13 Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (12) Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare (11) ACDC - TNT (9)

Series 5 - By Year

Year Album Collection (w 3+ Votes) Top Album (Votes) 2nd Album (Votes) 3rd Album (Votes)
2016 12 Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial (5) Descendents - Hypercaffium Spazzinate (4) Metallica - Hard Wired… to Self-Destruct (4)
2009 7 Them Crooked Vultures - Vs (7) Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue (6) Pearl Jam - Backspacer (5)
2002 17 Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf (13) Audioslave - Audioslave (9) Foo Fighters - One By One (7)
1995 20 Faith No More - King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime (13) The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness (13) silverchair - Frogstomp (11)
1988 22 Metallica - …And Justice for All (12) The Pixies - Surfa Rosa (8) Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (7)
1981 20 Iron Maiden - Killers (11) ACDC - For Those About to Rock (11) Midnight Oil - Place Without a Postcard (7)
1974 20 David Bowie - Diamond Dogs (10) Queen - Sheer Heart Attack (10) KISS - ST (10)

Series 6 - Aussie By State

State Album Collection (w 2+ Votes) Top Album (Votes) 2nd Album (Votes) 3rd Album (Votes)
Western Australia 7 Jebediah - Slightly Odway (12) Ammonia - Mint 400 (9) The Stems - At First Sight, Violets are Blue (6)
Territories (ACT & NT) 4 Falling Joys - Wishlist (6) Yothu Yindi - Tribal Voice (4) Sidewinder - Tangerine (4)
Queensland 17 The Saints - (I'm) Stranded (17) Regurgitator - Unit (11) Powderfinger - Internationalist (10)
New South Wales 14 You Am I - Hi-Fi Way (7) Grinspoon - Guide to Better Living (7) Midnight Oil - Ten to One (7)
Victoria 20 The Living End - ST (11) Jet - Get Born (10) The Fauves - Future Spa (10)
Islands (NZ & Tassie) 7 Shihad - The General Electric (9) The Datsuns - ST (7) Shihad - Killjoy (5)
South Australia 15 The Mark of Cain - Ill At Ease (16) The Angels - Face to Face (9) Bad Dreems - Dogs at Bay (7)

Series 7 - By Year

Year Album Collection (w 3+ Votes) Top Album (Votes) 2nd Album (Votes) 3rd Album (Votes)
2012 14 Soundgarden - King Animal (7) Jack White - Blunderbuss (7) Tame Impala - Lonerism (7)
2005 16 Wolfmother - ST (11) Queens of the Stone Age - Lullabies to Paralyze (7) Audioslave - Out of Exile (7)
1998 19 Pearl Jam - Yield (8) The Offspring - Americana (7) Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves (7)
1991 31 Nirvana - Nevermind (31) Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (22) Pearl Jam - Ten (22)
1984 25 Metallica - Ride the Lightning (18) Van Halen - 1984 (16) Midnight Oil - Red Sails in the Sunset (13)
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Years Done & Forum Link

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