Album Battle
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    Thread created on 16:47:44 - 09/12/18 (1 month ago)

    In 1968, I was 2 years old so I absolutely had to arrive at all of this music much later in life.

    Unfortunately, far too much later in life. All of the albums in this poll turned 50 this year, and all in the last 2 months.

    I had intended to post this yesterday on the day Lennon was shot 38 years ago, but I blew it.

    The back and forth competitive creations between the Rolling Stones and the Beatles were epic...but personally I don't think these are my favorite albums from either of them:  I prefer Let It Bleed, and Abbey Road.  The transition of I Want You to She's So Heavy is by far my favorite Beatles track. Astral Weeks wasn't promoted early after release and needed many years to reach it's full and well-deserved respect. For all the talent Jimi possessed, he was extremely self-conscious and had a strong desire to honor the music that inspired him.  All Along the Watchtower might be the most famous cover song ever recorded.

    Based on only these 4 releases, which is your favorite (or most influential)?

    My Vote: Electric Ladyland

    Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

    Shout out to -Gunz- for posting the first Song Battle here. And to NPR for giving me the idea to use 1968 album releases.

    • Best/Most Important 1968 Album Release
    • The Beatles (The White Album) - Beatles
      57.14% (4 votes)
    • Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix Experience
      42.86% (3 votes)
    • Beggars Banquet - Rolling Stones
      0% (0 votes)
    • Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
      0% (0 votes)
    Total number of votes: 7