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    ALBUM CLUB - Rules of Engagement

    Edit: By popular demand, here are the "rules" and list previously detailed in "post #87"

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    Hi everyone, had a think and a few more discussions, and basically taking all the above into account, this is how Album Club will work to start with. (We will review it on an ongoing basis, and make any changes as needed, after consultation of course! Please use this thread for any further suggestions.)

    We already have a list running of the people who want to be in the "hot seat" - I'll add any more and monitor it to make sure the right person gets the choice the next week. If you want to be added, either PM me, or post in this thread.

    Here's the running order: (Excuse the use of forum names not real names but makes it much easier!)

    Grifo104 - Week 1: 10.08.2011: Allman Brothers - Live at Fillmore East (1971)
    John - Week 2: 16.08.2011: Nick Cave - Murder Ballads (1996)
    Welder - Week 3: 23.08.2011: Medeski Martin & Wood - Uninvisible (2002)
    Keiths - Week 4: 30.08.2011: Tangerine Dream - Rubycon (1975)
    WAD62 - Week 5: 07.09.2011: Radiohead - King of Limbs (2011)
    MartinT - Week 6: 13.09.2011: Dire Straits - Dire Straits (1978)
    Vinyleyes - Week 7: 20.09.2011: Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief (1969)
    Audioman - Week 8: 27.09.2011: Judie Tzuke - Welcome to the Cruise (1979)
    Andre - Week 9: 04.10.2011: Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
    Alex_UK - Week 10: 11.10.2011: Zero 7 - Simple Things (2001)
    Tim - Week 11: 18.10.2011: The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow (2011)
    The Grand Wazoo - Week 12: 25.10.2011: Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
    SCIDB - Week 13: 01.11.2011: Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
    Ursus262 RESERVE DRAW - winner Alex_UK - Week 14: 08.11.2011: Britney Spears - Blackout (2007)
    Reid Malenfant - Week 15: 15.11.2010: Mike Oldfield - The Songs Of Distant Earth (1994)
    colinB RESERVE DRAW - Winner - Bazil - Week 16 - The Waterboys - An Appointment with Mr Yeats (2011)
    Alan Sircom RESERVE DRAW - Winner - Audioman - Week 17: 29.11.2011: Alan Hull - Pipedream (1973)
    Jac Hawk - Week 18: 06.12.2011: Galactic - Ya-Ka-May (2010)
    aquapiranha RESERVE DRAW - Winner - The Grand Wazoo - Week 19: 13.12.2011: The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps (1993)
    Beechwoods - Week 20: 20.12.2011: Laura Nyro - Christmas and the Beads of Sweat (1970)
    DanJennings - Week 21: 27.12.2011: Glasser - Ring (2010)
    Bazil - Week 22: 03.01.2012: Calvin Russell - A Crack In Time (1990)
    Dalek Supreme DL - Week 23: 10.01.2012: Propaganda - A Secret Wish (1985)
    colinB - Week 24: 17.01.2012: These New Puritans - Hidden (2010)
    aquapiranha - Week 25: 24.01.2012: Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See (1993)
    ROUND 2
    Grifo104 - Week 26: 31.01.2012: Tunng - ...And Then We Saw Land (2010)
    John - Week 27: 07.02.2012: Surinder Sandhu - Cycles and Stories (2004)
    Welder - Week 28: 14.02.2012: Betty Davis - Nasty Girl (1975)
    Keiths - Week 29: 21.02.2012: Joni Mitchell - Hejira (1976)
    WAD62 - RESERVE LIST USED Week 30: 28.02.2012: Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)
    MartinT - Week 31: 06.03.2012: k d lang – Drag (1997)
    Vinyleyes - RESERVE DRAW - Winner - Beechwoods - Week 32: 13.03.2012: Pale Saints - The Comforts Of Madness (1989)
    Audioman - Week 33: 20.03.2012: The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can't We? (1993)
    Andre - RESERVE DRAW - Winner - Beechwoods - Week 34: 27.03.2012: Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973)
    Alex_UK - Week 35: 03.04.2012: Tina Dico - In The Red (2005)
    Tim - Week 36: 10.04.2012 Phantom Limb - The Pines (2012)
    The Grand Wazoo - Week 37: 17.04.12 Spirit - 'Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus' (1970)
    SCIDB - RESERVE USED - Jac Hawk - Week 38: 24.04.2012 - Eagle Eye Cherry - Desireless (1998)
    Reid Malenfant - Week 39: 01.05.2012 - Robert Rich & B. Lustmord - Stalker (1995)
    Jac Hawk - Week 40: 08.05.2012 - Candy Dulfer - Saxuality (1990)
    Beechwoods - Week 41: 15.05.2012 - Radical Dance Faction (RDF) - Borderline Cases (1990)
    DanJennings - RESERVE DRAW - Winner - keiths - Week 42: 22.05.2012 - Ella Fitzgerald - Sings the Cole Porter Songbook (1956)
    Bazil - Week 43: 29.05.2012 - Wishbone Ash - Argus (1972)
    Dalek Supreme DL - Week 44: 05.06.2012 - Slovo - Todo Cambia (2007)
    colinB - Week 45: 12.06.2012 - The Duke and the King - The Duke and the King (2009)
    aquapiranha - Week 46: 19.06.2012 - Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther (2006)
    RichB - Week 47: 26.06.12 - Various Artists - Artificial Intelligence (1992)
    synsei - RESERVE USED - MartinT - Week 48: 03.07.12 - Supertramp - Crime of the Century (1974)
    Martinh - Week 49: 10.07.12 - Gossip - Music for Men (2009)
    Osvaldo - Week 50: 17.07.12 - Aya - Strange Flower (2004)
    Ashmore - Week 51: 24.07.12 - Robyn Hitchcock - I Often Dream of Trains (1984)
    ROUND 3
    Grifo104 - RESERVE USED - The Grand Wazoo - Week 52: 31.07.2012 - Muddy Waters – Folk Singer (1964)
    John - Week 53: 07.08.2012 - Dream Theater - Black Clouds and Silver Linings (2009)
    Welder - Week 54: 14.08.2012 - Puscifer - V Is For Vagina (2007)
    Keiths - Week 55: 21.08.2012 - Pat Metheny Group - Still Life (Talking) (1987)
    WAD62 - RESERVE DRAW - Winner - Reid Malenfant - Week 56: 29.08.2012 - Raison D'etre - Prospectus l (2007)
    MartinT - Week 57: 05.09.2012 - Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
    WAD62 - Week 58: 11.09.2012 - Eels - Souljacker (2001)
    Audioman - Week 59: 18.09.2012 - Nanci Griffith - Storms (1989)
    Andre - RESERVE USED Week 60: 25.09.2012 - Miles Davis - A Kind Of Blue (1959)
    Alex_UK (Andre (Rare Bird) standing in) - Week 61: 02.10.2012 - Cressida - Cressida (1970) & Asylum (1971)
    Tim - Week 62: 09.10.2012 - Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator (2011)
    The Grand Wazoo - Week 63: 16.10.2012 - Peter Bruntnell – ‘Normal For Bridgewater' (1999)
    SCIDB - Week 64: 23.10.2012 - James Carr - You've Got My Mind Messed Up (1966)
    Reid Malenfant - RESERVE USED - Week 65: 30.10.2012 - Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
    Jac Hawk - Reserve - (Alex_UK's Turn taken from Week 61) - Week 66: 06.11.2012 - Air - Moon Safari (1998)
    Beechwoods - Week 67: 13.11.2012 - Eat Static 'Abduction' (1993)
    DanJennings - Week 68: 20.11.2012 - Richard Thompson - 'Rumor And Sigh' (1991)
    Bazil - Week 69: 27.11.2012 - Roger Waters - Amused To Death (1992)
    Dalek Supreme DL RESERVE USED - Week 70: 04.12.2012 - Massive Attack - Blue Lines (1991)
    colinB - RESERVE USED - Week 71: 11.12.2012 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold of Love (1967)
    aquapiranha - Week 72: 18.12.2012 - Morrissey - You Are The Quarry (2004)
    RichB - Week 73: 25.12.2012 - Engineers - Engineers (2005)
    synsei - Week 74: 01.01.2013 - The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky (1982)
    Martinh - RESERVE USED - Week 75: 08.01.2013 - Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
    Osvaldo - RESERVE USED - Week 76: 15.01.2013 - Yes - The Yes Album (1971)
    Ashmore - Week 77: 22.01.2013 - The Beatles - White Album (1968)
    Russell Turner - GUEST RESERVE (Barry) - Week 78: 29.01.2013 - Clifford Curzon/LSO/Fjeldstadt - Grieg's Piano Concerto (1959)
    dantheman91 - Week 79: 05.02.2013 - Yes - Close To The Edge (1972)
    Audio Al - Week 80: 12.02.2013 - Oleta Adams - Circle of One (1990)

    When it is your turn, you have the choice of nominating either a "classic" album, or something new that you think everyone else should hear.

    The album should be available for free (legal) listening on services such as Spotify (preferably) or else another link should be provided (i.e. Grooveshark or similar.) If all else fails, You Tube clips could be an alternative.

    When it is your turn to nominate an album, please do so on a Tuesday - start a new Thread in the Music area of the forum - and please follow this convention for the Thread title: Album Club: 09.08.2011: Name of Artist - Title of Album (DATE) and include a link to the Spotify album (or other link if not available on Spotify) and a brief outline of the album, and if you like, why you have chosen it. Please can you also include a picture of the album art. (If possible keep to 300 x 300 pixels - a link to the Amazon image is probably the easiest way.) A note of the formats available would be good too. If available, a link to the Wikipedia page for the album would be a good idea:

    By way of an example:

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    Album Club: 01.01.2011: The Wombles - Remember You're a Womble (1974)



    Spotify Link: http://open.spotify.com/track/6XFVwS5IJlFdmGeterE8os

    Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remember_You%27re_A_Womble

    Second album from the genius that is Mike Batt, the musical styles include pop, rock, classical and surf rock in the style of (but better than) the Beach Boys. Peaked at number 18 in the UK chart, which was harsh I felt. The band where notable in wearing "Womble" costumes to protect their identity, and ensure they didn't get recognised - a trick followed years later by Slipknot. The Wombles are currently seeing a resurgence in popularity having been adopted as the mascot of the groups of citizens cleaning up after the UK riots.

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    Everyone else on the forum (whether they are on the list of nominees or not) is then invited and indeed encouraged to listen to the album, and post their thoughts on it. It would be nice if before the next week's nomination the originator of the current one could offer any further thoughts and any further listening suggestion, either from the same artist, or similar albums.

    If anyone has any further questions or queries, then please shout. Otherwise, "let's do this!"

    And remember everyone - the first rule of Album Club - everyone talks about Album Club!

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    Simon has suggested this
    griffo104
    Out of interest and hopefully Marco won't mind me pointing to another forum and he can remove this if it's a problem but over on the Wigwam one of the guys runs a Wammers Album Club. Each week a classic album is selected and on Tuesday all who are interested listen to the album and comment on it - both good and bad. It's a very interesting thread and even though musically most of it doesn't appeal to me even I've joined in.
    Well How about us starting this off by coming up with a list of albums to start off with and then go for the most popluar choice first.
    For myself I would like to open it up to not only classic albums but albums people really love
    One of my favourites is Jeff Buckley Grace and know some hear really like others dislike so might be a good one to start off with
    I will add a few other suggestions tonight
    We could also add a spotify link for those that do not have the album so they can listen and perhaps get into some new music

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    Just to let everyone know the album club has its own section so that people can easily refer to all the albums that has been up for nomination
    http://theartofsound.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=45
    In the future if having a album to share please put it in this section
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    Loves anything from Pain of Salvation to Jeff Buckley to Django to Sarasate to Surinder Sandhu to Shawn Lane to Nick Drake to Rush to Beth Hart to Kate Bush to Rodrigo Y Gabriela to The Hellecasters to Dark Sanctury to Ben Harper to Karicus to Dream Theater to Zero Hour to Al DiMeola to Larry Carlton to Derek Trucks to Govt Mule to?

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    Grace will do for me for the first one

    How about doing this on a weekly basis. May be have a couple of people come up with a list, set up a poll on the Friday with the top choice being listening choice for the following week.

    I also suggest we do 2 albums, a classic one and an alternative one from a different genre - say jazz, classical, punk, indie, metal or whatever.

    allows us to re-assess a classic album AND open up something new to broaden the horizons as well ???????

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    Perhaps we could do a classic one week and alternative the next; it keeps it nice and simple
    I think always healthy to discover new music but not sure if Tims (GreatGig)bank balance would agree Lol
    Loves anything from Pain of Salvation to Jeff Buckley to Django to Sarasate to Surinder Sandhu to Shawn Lane to Nick Drake to Rush to Beth Hart to Kate Bush to Rodrigo Y Gabriela to The Hellecasters to Dark Sanctury to Ben Harper to Karicus to Dream Theater to Zero Hour to Al DiMeola to Larry Carlton to Derek Trucks to Govt Mule to?

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    Iím all for the broadening the horizons bit
    Hereís my nomination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Perhaps we could do a classic one week and alternative the next; it keeps it nice and simple
    I think always healthy to discover new music but not sure if Tims (GreatGig)bank balance would agree Lol
    yep like it.

    start a thread on the Monday asking for a particular genre or just some albums. Put them in a poll on the Friday and loow the weekend voting and then listen to the most popular the following week with people recording their views on it.

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    Good idea. I'm in.
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    It's a great idea.

    Try 'Let England Shake' by PJ Harvey, 'Smart Flesh' by The Low Anthem or 'Bon Iver' by Bon Iver... and let anyone who says no-one makes good music anymore hang their head in shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Sircom View Post
    It's a great idea.

    Try 'Let England Shake' by PJ Harvey, 'Smart Flesh' by The Low Anthem or 'Bon Iver' by Bon Iver... and let anyone who says no-one makes good music anymore hang their head in shame.
    Good choices Alan, and possibly Fleet Foxes 'Helplessness Blues', & Explosions in the Sky 'Take Care, Take Care, Take Care', if we're keeping it to 2011
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    ok so far we have

    Grace - Jeff Buckley Grace
    Unvisible - Medeski, Martin and Wood
    Let England Shake - PJ Harvey
    Smart Flesh - The Low Anthem
    Bon Iver - Bon Iver
    Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes
    Take Care, Take Care, Take Care - Explosions in the Sky

    I'm already happy with some of those suggestions so not going to put one in myself.

    I'm sure there's probably a limit to the number of options on a poll so I'll set one up tomorrow (I'm out Friday so will do it early to see how we get going on it) - for now let's say 10 albums on the weekly poll.

    People can update this thread until then with choices and if we go over 10 I'll drop a couple id people pmake more than one suggestion to make way for them.

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    Ok we see how the voting goes for the weekend I think for the first we should start out with a classic album and then alternate between classic and something where we discover something new each other week
    I will select the most popular classic choice this Sunday
    If people suggest albums that are a bit more obscure make sure we have some way of listening to them so people can join in Spotify works well for this
    Loves anything from Pain of Salvation to Jeff Buckley to Django to Sarasate to Surinder Sandhu to Shawn Lane to Nick Drake to Rush to Beth Hart to Kate Bush to Rodrigo Y Gabriela to The Hellecasters to Dark Sanctury to Ben Harper to Karicus to Dream Theater to Zero Hour to Al DiMeola to Larry Carlton to Derek Trucks to Govt Mule to?

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