#masterpieces revisited – the results

Just a quick post, minimal waffle, time is short.

There were a few changes requested, less than I expected actually, but then (a) people were forced to be quite careful the first time round, especially those who came later in the process (1st choices may have already gone), and (b) not everyone will have seen the post offering a chance to change!

The results are as follows

Week 2;
Swap out The Cribs in exchange for Mogwai – Young Team

Week 7;
Swap out Malcolm Middleton in exchange for The Leisure Society – Into The Murky Water

Week 14;
Swap out Deacon Blue in exchange for David Ford – The Arrangement

Week 18;
Swap out Madness in exchange for Billy Bragg – Life’s A Riot with Spy Vs Spy

Week 31;
Swap out Neil Young in exchange for Slipknot – Iowa
Swap out Donald Fagen in exchange for Opeth – Blackwater Park
Swap out Pearl Jam in exchange for Frank Zappa – Hot Rats

Week 33;
Swap out Counting Crows in exchange for Tommy Bolin – Teaser
Swap out Cockney Rebel in exchange for Tom Robinson Band – Power In The Darkness
Swap out Blondie* in exchange for Glen Hansard – Rhythm And Repose
*WTF!

The upshot would be no Pearl Jam, Neil Young or Blondie, but Billy Bragg is among those who take a well earned place on the list.

I would like to add Otis Redding – Otis Blue/Otis Sings Soul to the list, but have no idea what to swap out. Adele sort of seems the most obvious option, but I think she deserves to stay….

Thanks again for taking part everyone.

In my last post I mentioned I was mulling over a potential new Twitter based music blog thingy, but was hoping the moment would pass! It is still being mulled….

Aldo x

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#masterpieces revisited – update

Getting a few emails in with people swapping out some choices, I will update on that in the next week or so. Plenty of time to send in your changes if you have any; albummasterpieces@outlook.com

Also having concerning ideas about a new but connected project. Hoping the thought passes in a couple of days! 

Aldo 

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#masterpieces revisited?

Chatting to friend and Masterpieces contributor @CloningPandas at a gig last night, we got to talking about if, 4 years on, we would stick with the choices we made, or if there have been albums in this time which would make the grade? And if there were, which would they replace?

I was a double contributor, nominating for weeks 1 and 52 of the project (blogger’s privilege) and off the top of my head can only recall 8 of the 10… Does this mean I was wrong for 2 of them?!

The other tricky aspect that Panda (as I call him) noted was that as the weeks went by, and others made their choices, the field was narrowed (had to pick albums that hadn’t already made the list) – does this inherently mean one or more of the picks from each person were second choices?

It’s food for thought, that’s for sure.

If you took part in the project and would like to make a change to your 5, while still abiding by the rule that you can’t pick an album already chosen*, please email me at albummasterpieces@outlook.com

If you took part and don’t want to make any changes, please email to tell me that too!

Now I’m going to go and look up the 2 that I have forgotten!

Aldo

* we can’t unfortunately take into account anyone’s changes – “I would have picked x, y and z if they hadn’t been already, so if someone changes them and frees them up, etc” – the very thought is frying my brain!

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2011 in review #masterpieces

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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#masterpieces league table in full

VOTES
Stone Roses (The) – The Stone Roses (W10 D5)

10

Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (W1 D4)

6

Elbow – Asleep In The Back (W3 D4)

5

Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid (W35 D5)

5

Nirvana – Nevermind (W16 D4)

5

Pink Floyd – The Wall (W15 D2)

5

Radiohead – The Bends (W8 D5)

5

Smiths (The) – Hatful Of Hollow (W4 D2)

5

Beatles (The) – Revolver (W35 D4)

4

Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago (W8 D1)

4

Guns N Roses – Appetite For Destruction (W2 D1)

4

Housemartins (The) –London0 Hull 4 (W19 D4)

4

I Am Kloot – I Am Kloot Play Moolah Rouge (W7 D5)

4

Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love (W47 D4)

4

Leftfield – Leftism (W5 D2)

4

Massive Attack – Blue Lines (W1 D2)

4

Adele – 21 (W52 D3)

3

Air – Moon Safari (W23 D2)

3

Daft Punk – Discovery (W26 D5)

3

Damien Rice – O (W34 D4)

3

David Gray – White Ladder (W34 D5)

3

De La Soul – 3 Feet High and Rising (W19 D5)

3

Depeche Mode – Violator (W7 D1)

3

Jeff Buckley – Grace (W10 D2)

3

Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison (W18 D1)

3

Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (W27 D1)

3

Neil Young – Harvest Moon (W31 D1)

3

Pixies – Doolittle (W22 D1)

3

Portishead – Dummy (W25 D4)

3

Smiths (The) – The Queen Is Dead (W47 D2)

3

Streets (The) – Original Pirate Material (W3 D1)

3

AC/DC – Highway To Hell (W20 D2)

2

Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare (W9 D4)

2

Bloc Party – Silent Alarm (W32 D5)

2

Doves – Lost Souls (W6 D1)

2

Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (W32 D4)

2

Gomez – Bring It On (W52 D5)

2

Killers (The) – Hot Fuss (W14 D1)

2

Kraftwerk – Computer World (W13 D1)

2

Mansun – Attack Of The Grey Lantern (W29 D1)

2

National (The) – Boxer (W6 D3)

2

Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left (W45 D2)

2

Paul Weller –Stanley Road(W22 D2)

2

Peter Gabriel – So (W38 D1)

2

Prefab Sprout – Steve McQueen (W47 D1)

2

Pulp – Different Class (W35 D3)

2

Rolling Stones (The) – Let It Bleed (W33 D5)

2

Tricky – Maxinquaye (W18 D3)

2

AliceIn Chains – Dirt (W41 D5)

1

Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (W37 D3)

1

Bjork – Debut (W1 D5)

1

Blondie – Parallel Lines (W33 D3)

1

Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (W24 D2)

1

Charlatans (The) – Tellin’ Stories (W37 D5)

1

Cherry Ghost – Thirst For Romance (W48 D3)

1

Cinematic Orchestra (The) – Ma Fleur (W3 D2)

1

Cocteau Twins – Heaven OrLas Vegas(W4 D1)

1

Craig Armstrong – Piano Works (W5 D3)

1

Cribs (The) – Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever (W2 D5)

1

Cypress Hill – Black Sunday (W38 D4)

1

David Bowie – Hunky Dory (W33 D1)

1

David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (W27 D2)

1

Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (W18 D2)

1

Dean Martin – Dean Martin Sings (W35 D2)

1

Depeche Mode – Songs of Faith and Devotion (W40 D5)

1

Ed Alleyne-Johnson – Purple Electronic Violin Concerto (W38 D5)

1

Eels – Beautiful Freak (W21 D2)

1

Electronic – Electronic (W3 D5)

1

Faith No More – Angel Dust (W38 D3)

1

Flaming Lips (The) – The Soft Bulletin (W6 D2)

1

Fluke – Risotto (W15 D3)

1

Goldfrapp –FeltMountain(W27 D3)

1

Hot Chip – Made In The Dark (W32 D2)

1

House Of Love (The) – The House Of Love (butterfly album) (W23 D5)

1

I Am Kloot – Sky At Night (W48 D5)

1

Interpol – Our Love To Admire (W23 D1)

1

James – Getting Away With It…Live (W22 D4)

1

Jamie T – Kings &Queens(W51 D4)

1

Johnny Dangerously -You, Me and the Alarm Clock (W22 D3)

1

J-Walk – A Night On The Rocks (W4 D5)

1

Kate Bush – The Kick Inside (W49 D5)

1

LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver (W36 D1)

1

M83 – Saturdays = Youth (W51 D3)

1

Marillion – Marbles (W31 D4)

1

My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (W13 D2)

1

N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton (W12 D5)

1

Pearl Jam – Ten (W31 D2)

1

Phoenix- Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (W52 D4)

1

PJ Harvey – Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (W29 D3)

1

Primal Scream – Screamadelica (W10 D1)

1

Public Enemy – It Nakes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (W12 D4)

1

Queen – A Night At The Opera (W26 D1)

1

Recoil – Bloodline (W40 D3)

1

Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (W9 D5)

1

Spearhead – Home (W11 D4)

1

Stevie Wonder – Innervisions (W19 D1)

1

Strokes (The) – Room On Fire (W16 D2)

1

Sugar – Copper Blue (W13 D3)

1

Sunhouse – Crazy On The Weekend (W1 D3)

1

Super Furry Animals – Fuzzy Logic (W18 D5)

1

Supergrass – I ShouldCoco(W40 D2)

1

The The – Infected (W3 D3)

1

Underworld – dubnobasswithmyheadman (W15 D1)

1

Various Artists – Late Night Tales Cinematic Orchestra (W45 D4)

1

Wannadies (The) – Be A Girl (W41 D3)

1

Who (The) – Who’s Next (W24 D1)

1

Acorn (The) –GloryHopeMountain(W10 D4)

0

Airbag – Identity (W39 D4)

0

Airborne Toxic Event (The) – The Airborne Toxic Event (W5 D5)

0

Anais Mitchell – Hadestown (W46 D1)

0

Antony& The Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now (W5 D4)

0

Any Trouble – Where Are All The Nice Girls? (W39 D3)

0

Ark(The) – In Lust We Trust (W50 D1)

0

Associates (The) – Perhaps (W9 D3)

0

B-52′s (The) – Wild Planet (W36 D2)

0

Bad Shepherds (The) – Yan, Tyan, Tethera, Methera! (W50 D3)

0

Beach Boys (The) – Pet Sounds (W17 D3)

0

Beach House – Teen Dream (W42 D3)

0

Beastie Boys (The) – Check Your Head (W12 D2)

0

Beck – Sea Change (W29 D4)

0

Belle & Sebastian – Tigermilk (W49 D5)

0

Ben Folds Five – The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner (W46 D2)

0

Ben Kweller – Sha Sha (W6 D4)

0

Beth Orton – Central Reservation (W27 D5)

0

Billy Joel – Piano Man:The Very Best Of Billy Joel (W22 D5)

0

Black Keys (The) – Brothers (W42 D4)

0

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Howl (W30 D3)

0

Blue Nile(The) – Hats (W8 D2)

0

Boards OfCanada– Music Has The Right To Children (W44 D2)

0

Bob Marley – Catch A Fire (W27 D4)

0

Bob Marley and The Wailers – Exodus (W21 D1)

0

Boo Radleys (The) – Giant Steps (W2 D2)

0

Broken Social Scene – Broken Social Scene (W43 D1)

0

Brother Ali – The Undisputed Truth (W17 D2)

0

Cab Colloway – Minnie The Moocher (W25 D5)

0

Carole King – Tapestry (W52 D2)

0

Cockney Rebel – The Human Managerie (W33 D4)

0

Concrete Blonde – Free (W28 D3)

0

Counting Crows – Recovering The Satellites (W33 D2)

0

Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session (W46 D3)

0

Cramps (The) – Psychedelic Jungle (W25 D1)

0

Crowded House – Together Alone (W23 D3)

0

Cure (The) – Disintegration (W1 D1)

0

Curve – Doppelganger (W15 D4)

0

Dakota Suite – Navigators Yard (W8 D4)

0

dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip – The Logic Of Chance (W11 D5)

0

Darkness (The) – Permission To Land (W50 D5)

0

David Holmes – The Holy Pictures (W4 D4)

0

David Mancuso Presents The Loft (W9 D2)

0

Deacon Blue – Fellow Hoodlums (W14 D3)

0

Del Amitri – Change Everything (W39 D5)

0

Deltron 3030 – Deltron 3030 (W17 D5)

0

Depeche Mode – Ultra (W14 D5)

0

Donald Fagen – Kamakiriad (W31 D3)

0

Doors (The) – The Doors (W24 D5)

0

Enemy (The) – Music For The People (W48 D2)

0

Etienne De Crecy – Live On Neptune (W51 D5)

0

Everlast – Whitey Ford Sings The Blues (W11 D1)

0

Fairport Convention –Liege& Lief (W46 D4)

0

Finley Quaye – Maverick A Strike (W16 D5)

0

Fluke – Six Wheels On My Wagon (W4 D3)

0

Freedy Johnston – This Perect World (W34 D1)

0

Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport (W44 D1)

0

Fugazi – Margin Walker (W12 D3)

0

Gene – Drawn To The Deep End (W30 D4)

0

Grant Lee Buffalo – Fuzzy (W21 D3)

0

Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest (W29 D5)

0

Half Japanese – Charmed Life (W28 D4)

0

Happy Mondays – Bummed (W37 D4)

0

Happy Mondays – Pills ‘n’ Thrills And Bellyaches (W11 D3)

0

High Llamas (The) –Talahomi Way(W45 D3)

0

Higher Intelligence Agency – Colourform (W37 D1)

0

James – Hay Ma (W48 D4)

0

Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking (W13 D5)

0

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds (W38 D2)

0

Joanna Newsom – Ys (W46 D5)

0

John Grant – Queen OfDenmark(W47 D5)

0

Joy Division – An Ideal For Living (W35 D1)

0

Julian Cope – Jehovahkill (W21 D4)

0

Kosheen – Resist (W23 D4)

0

Lambchop – Aw Cmon/No You Cmon (W30 D1)

0

La’s (The) – The La’s (W26 D2)

0

Late Of The Pier – Fantasy Black Channel (W36 D5)

0

Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (W16 D1)

0

Lloyd Cole and The Commotions – Rattlesnakes (W52 D1)

0

Love – Forever Changes (W49 D2)

0

Madness – TheLibertyof Norton Folgate (W18 D4)

0

Madvillain – Madvillainy (W44 D3)

0

Malcolm Middleton – A Brighter Beat (W7 D4)

0

Man From Delmonte (The) – Big Noise (W28 D1)

0

Manic Street Preachers – Send Away The Tigers (W50 D2)

0

Mazzy Star – She Hangs Brightly (W25 D2)

0

Mercury Rev – Deserter’s Songs (W29 D2)

0

MGMT – Oracular Spectacular (W16 D3)

0

Michael Chapman – Wrecked Again (W24 D4)

0

Minor Threat – Out Of Step (W28 D2)

0

Moby – Play (W14 D4)

0

Modest Mouse – The Moon &Antarctica(W32 D3)

0

Mogwai – Mogwai Young Team (W44 D4)

0

New Order – Power, Corruption & Lies (W43 D5)

0

Nick Drake – Bryter Layter (W7 D2)

0

Nightmares On Wax – Smokers Delight (W51 D1)

0

Nuyorican Soul – Nuyorican Soul (W26 D3)

0

OfMontreal– Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? (W43 D4)

0

Orb (The) – U.F.Orb (W2 D3)

0

Other Lives – Tamer Animals (W42 D5)

0

Patti Rothberg – Between the 1 and the 9 (W41 D2)

0

Paul McCartney & Wings – Band On The Run (W43 D3)

0

Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (W43 D2)

0

Pela – Anytown Graffiti (W17 D4)

0

Pet Shop Boys – Behaviour (W40 D4)

0

Phantom Band (The) – Checkmate Savage (W30 D2)

0

Pharcyde (The) – Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (W12 D1)

0

Pharcyde (The) – Labcabincalifornia (W51 D2)

0

Pineapple Thief (The) – Variations On A Dream (W39 D2)

0

Plump DJs – Saturday Night Lotion (W15 D5)

0

Prince – Dirty Mind (W7 D3)

0

Propellerheads – decksandrumsandrockandroll (W30 D5)

0

Puressence – Only Forever (W19 D3)

0

Radiohead – Kid A (W44 D5)

0

Rae & Christian – Northern Sulphuric Soul (W26 D4)

0

Ramones – Leave Home (W39 D1)

0

Ray LaMontagne – Till The Sun Turns Black (W45 D1)

0

Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way (W48 D1)

0

ReginaSpektor – 11.11 (W5 D1)

0

REM – Lifes Rich Pageant (W47 D3)

0

Richard Ashcroft – Alone With Everybody (W49 D3)

0

Richard Hawley – Coles Corner (W10 D3)

0

Rufus Wainwright – Want One (W14 D2)

0

Shins (The) – Oh, Inverted World (W6 D5)

0

Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information (W45 D5)

0

Snoop (Doggy) Dogg – Doggystyle (W20 D4)

0

Soul II Soul – Club Classics Vol. One (W11 D2)

0

Soulbender – Soulbender (W41 D1)

0

Spiritualized – Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (W2 D4)

0

Sufjan Stevens –Michigan(W34 D3)

0

Sundays (The) –Reading, Writing and Arithmetic (W19 D2)

0

Supertramp – Paris (W9 D1)

0

Talk Talk – Laughing Stock (W8 D3)

0

Talking Heads – Speaking In Tongues (W13 D4)

0

Tame Impala – Innerspeaker (W42 D1)

0

Teenage Fabclub – Grand Prix (W49 D1)

0

Television – Marquee Moon (W17 D1)

0

The The – Dusk (W28 D5)

0

Thomas Dolby – Astronauts & Heretics (W40 D1)

0

Tom Waits – Foreign Affairs (W41 D4)

0

Tool – Lateralus (W31 D5)

0

U2 – War (W21 D5)

0

Ultramarine – Every Man and Woman Is A Star (W37 D2)

0

Van Morrison – Astral Weeks (W24 D3)

0

Various Artists – House NationAmericamixed by Little Louie Vega and Erick Morillo (W20 D3)

0

Various Artists – INCredible Sound Of Gilles Peterson (W20 D5)

0

Various Artists – Mixmag Block Party mixed by Matt White (W20 D1)

0

Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes (W25 D3)

0

Warpaint – The Fool (W42 D2)

0

Warren Zevon – The Wind (W32 D1)

0

Weezer – Weezer (The Blue Album) (W36 D4)

0

William Fitzsimmons – The Sparrow and the Crow (W34 D2)

0

William Shatner – Has Been (W50 D4)

0

XTC – Drums and Wires (W36 D3)

0

That’s all folks!

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And the winner is… #masterpieces

The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses

https://albummasterpieces.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/week-10-day-5-masterpieces/

(comments welcome!)

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In second place #masterpieces

Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

https://albummasterpieces.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/week-1-day-4/

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