1978 Best Album - Pick 2

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1978 Best Album - Pick 2

  1. Van Halen - Van Halen

    223 vote(s)
    69.9%
  2. Judas Priest - Stained Class

    19 vote(s)
    6.0%
  3. Scorpions - Taken By Force

    7 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. Rush - Hemispheres

    66 vote(s)
    20.7%
  5. Styx - Pieces of Eight

    8 vote(s)
    2.5%
  6. Billy Joel - 52nd Street

    13 vote(s)
    4.1%
  7. Foreigner - Double Vision

    17 vote(s)
    5.3%
  8. Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll

    23 vote(s)
    7.2%
  9. Rolling Stones - Some Girls

    86 vote(s)
    27.0%
  10. The Cars - The Cars

    121 vote(s)
    37.9%
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  1. cbell2112

    cbell2112 Member

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    1978 seems like it has one obvious choice - Van Halen I. I am not going to include any live albums but there are some great ones:

    Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
    AC/DC - If You Want Blood, You've Got It!
    Aerosmith - Live Bootleg
    Scorpions - Tokyo Tapes
    Jethro Tull - Bursting Out
    Ted Nugent - Double Live Gonzo
    BOC - Some Enchanted Evening

    Those are some of my favorites from that year but I am only going to include studio albums.

    My picks go to Van Halen I for obvious reasons.... And Stained Class because I think that is potentially Judas Priest's best album. Beyond the Realms of Death solos just kills me. Rush - Hemispheres is probably my 2nd favorite but my vote goes to Van Halen because VAN HALEN!

    What are your favorite 2 studio albums from 1978?
     
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    Some Girls by a considerable margin out of that list.

    Live and Dangerous would be second. Love that record.
     
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  3. MCSS1970

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    Should have offered Powerage by AC/DC as a choice.
     
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    Their best record IMHO.
     
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    My favorite AC/DC album.
     
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    I'm hampered by the fact that I've only heard Some Girls and The Cars.
    Lots of other great albums I've heard, however:

    Parallel Lines
    This Year's Model
    The Modern Dance
    One Nation Under a Groove
    Germ-Free Adolescents
    Jesus of Cool
    Outlandos d'Amour
    Give 'em Enough Rope
    All Mod Cons
    The Last Waltz
     
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    The ones that rose highest in my awareness would the The Cars - a trendsetting album full of hits and catchy songs
    And VH- a guitar influencing album with mediocre songs but delivered with rockin' riffs.
     
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    Kiss - Paul Stanley solo album
     
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    Only could pick one worth a listen - Stones
     
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    The Clash - Give Em Enough Rope


    The Jam - All Mod Cons:
     
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    AC/DC - Powerage
    Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
     
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    Lots of incredible music came out that year.

    Journey - Infinity
    Cheap Trick - Heaven Tonight
    Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
    Blondie - Parallel Lines
    The Police - Outlandos d'Amor
    Toto - Toto
    Dire Straits - Dire Straits

    I played all of these albums to death but I think I played this one more than any other
     
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    I picked Van Halen and The Stones/Some Girls. I almost picked VH and The Cars. Someone else mentioned AC/DC Powerage and that would be a tempting pick also.
     
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    The first Van Halen record had a lot of GREAT songs that still rock and hold up well today. I loved the first Cars record also.
     
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    From that list I picked The Cars and Some Girls.

    If I can choose anything from 1978 I'd go with Powerage and Ramones- Road To Ruin.
     
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    My favorite AC/DC record for sure.
     
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    For me personally, the first Van Halen and Cars albums were so influential, but for different reasons. Van Halen because EVH re-invented rock guitar as Hendrix had done 11 years earlier. The Cars because it was THE soundtrack of my youth. I was just finishing Jr. High and starting High School in 1978. It was also the year I was introduced to cannabis ;)
     

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