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Boardsies Decide The Greatest Music Album Of All-Time

  • 12-02-2020 3:11pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,293 ✭✭✭ Reberetta


    Greetings travellers,

    So I have this idea:

    People send me their top 10 favourite albums of all-time via PM in numbered order of preference. Then, with a scoring system ( 10 points for number 1, 9 points for number 9, down to 1 point for number 10 etc.) I will add up the totals and run a countdown of the top 50/100 albums of all-time here on boards according to its members.

    Alternately, I could run a tournament, but I don't think that would work at all? Let me know what you think.

    So if you're on-board, PM me your choice of favourite album of all-time or a number of your favourite albums of all-time (top 2, top 3, top 4, top 10-it doesn't matter)-just make sure it's no more than 10 and in numbered order of preference.

    You can also provide reasons for your choices and I will include all or some of those commentaries in the countdown, along with a video of a song from the album, its placings and points total, a list of members who chose it, its chart peak etc.

    I know it's quite hard to decide favourites but it's worth a go, and if all goes to plan, I will do a countdown of the top 50/100 someday in the very distant future. I intend on starting a thread in the music forum too, and maybe even After Hours, in order to notify people and get more on board as we have quite a small group here on FG.

    I will leave sign-ups open for a quite a while so no rush and we'll see how it goes...if it doesn't work, it just means less work for me.:)

    Remember send me a private message with your top 10 of all-time in numbered order, or alternately, just your favourite album or your top 3 etc.

    Oh, and no Greatest Hits Albums allowed! I'm looking at you, Alan Partridge.




    Everything else is fair game.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,405 ✭✭✭✭ sKeith


    No prizes on offer?? boo...


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,822 ✭✭✭ Homer J. Fong


    Ooh I like this idea more than a tournament. Not sure any of mine will make anyone else's list but that's because I'm right and everyone else is just a filthy philistine. :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 716 ✭✭✭ Hesh's Umpire


    Done. Hope I back a winner!


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭ Also Starring LeVar Burton


    Done. Was tough narrowing it down to 10 albums.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,477 ✭✭✭✭ ShaneU


    Sent mine, came up with ten surprisingly easily!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,293 ✭✭✭ Reberetta


    I'm going to need a lot of contributions for a countdown so get working on it forum games regulars! So far, there is a winner and about 50 joint second places. That's not gonna do. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,586 ✭✭✭ lassykk


    Entry sent there now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,293 ✭✭✭ Reberetta


    8 submissions so far and we have a clear 1-2. Reveal won't be for a few months at least-maybe even a few years at this rate. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,673 ✭✭✭ Pretzill


    In...


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,944 ✭✭✭✭ Kolido


    I will get a list to you in the next few days. Need to think about a few more albums


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,293 ✭✭✭ Reberetta


    We've got a 1,2,3 now. All I need is about 100 more submissions for a top 50 countdown.:D

    Participation is appreciated. I might even throw a prize in for the person who picks the highest placers on average! But I probably won't bother my arse.


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,069 ✭✭✭✭ Zaph


    Need to have a proper think about this, but I'll definitely get a list to you in the next few days


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,652 ✭✭✭ Electric Nitwit


    OK, I had a look through my CD collection and have it narrowed down to 19... I think

    No idea how to trim it further, let alone rank them

    And then should it be tactical? Should I drop albums I'm almost certain no one else will pick in favour of adding points to better known ones that I may not love as much personally, but would be happy to see win...?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,652 ✭✭✭ Electric Nitwit


    Reberetta wrote: »
    Oh, and no Greatest Hits Albums allowed!
    Do live albums fall under the greatest hits banner?
    I can think of one, very obvious, example...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,429 ✭✭✭ Sheridan81


    I'll compile a list soon for you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,293 ✭✭✭ Reberetta


    Do live albums fall under the greatest hits banner?

    Live albums are ok.
    OK, I had a look through my CD collection and have it narrowed down to 19... I think

    No idea how to trim it further, let alone rank them

    And then should it be tactical? Should I drop albums I'm almost certain no one else will pick in favour of adding points to better known ones that I may not love as much personally, but would be happy to see win...?

    It shouldn't be tactical. If you really can't separate them you can give me two top ten lists. I'll make an exception for you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,652 ✭✭✭ Electric Nitwit


    OK, I've got ten in!

    I suspect it would be a completely different list if I tried again tomorrow :p

    Just hoping a couple get mentioned by someone else too (one definitely will, hopefully it's not only that one)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,405 ✭✭✭✭ sKeith


    Why are greatest hits albums are not allowed?


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,477 ✭✭✭✭ ShaneU


    sKeith wrote: »
    Why are greatest hits albums are not allowed?

    Because it's cheating


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,944 ✭✭✭✭ Kolido


    sKeith wrote: »
    Why are greatest hits albums are not allowed?

    Has an unfair advantage over studio albums I guess in the tracks they contain.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,652 ✭✭✭ Electric Nitwit


    Kolido wrote: »
    Has an unfair advantage over studio albums I guess in the tracks they contain.

    Very unfair...

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,405 ✭✭✭✭ sKeith


    But, as you seem to recognize, The Greatest Music Album Of All-Time is most likely a greatest hits album, and this competition is ignoring all those great albums.
    Maybe the competition should be renamed, as this is not the greatest music album of all time competition but instead its the greatest studio album of all time competition.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,293 ✭✭✭ Reberetta


    Boardsies Decide The Greatest Music Album Of All-Time (not including Greatest Hits)? :)

    Submissions coming in all the time so consider participating anyone reading this message.

    This was always going to be a slow burner. Reveal is scheduled for August.

    August 2025. ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,293 ✭✭✭ Reberetta


    Submissions still coming in, don't forget to participate and name your faves.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,293 ✭✭✭ Reberetta


    Still taking submissions so have a go now you can't leave the house!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,522 ✭✭✭✭ y0ssar1an22


    sKeith wrote: »
    Why are greatest hits albums are not allowed?

    oops! :o think i have 2 in mine


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,069 ✭✭✭✭ Zaph


    Forgot about this, must put together my list


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,997 The Crazy Cat Lady


    sent my entry in :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,662 ✭✭✭ Irish Aris


    I just sent you my list Reberetta, thank you for organising this!!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,429 ✭✭✭ Sheridan81


    PM sent.


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