HGWTY’s latest year in review made such an impression on Ash that they named their debut album after it, but now it’s time for you to tell us what you think of the music of 1977.
A reminder of the premise of the thread
After a number of days of posting and reminiscing, we’ll be rating the music of the year out of ten, based on the albums, singles, gigs, whatever that stand out for you that year, and voting for our favourite nominated albums and songs.
Everyone can nominate one album and one song from the year which will then be collated into side-polls two days before the thread closes - please make it clear when you post a nomination for the poll (as opposed to just posting clips or lists of songs and albums you like, which are very welcome).
|Rank||Year||Rating||Top Album||Top Song|
|1||1991||8.98||Slint - Spiderland||Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy|
|2||1997||8.60||Radiohead - OK Computer||The Beta Band - Dry The Rain|
|3||1967||8.48||Love - Forever Changes||Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Some Velvet Morning|
|4||1992||8.29||Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted||Pulp - Babies|
|4||2013||8.29||Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away||Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Jubilee Street|
|6||2019||8.14||Self Esteem - Compliments Please||Big Thief - Not|
|7||1975||8.13||Neil Young - Tonight’s the Night / Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks||Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Cortez the Killer|
|7||2007||8.13||LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver / Radiohead - In Rainbows||LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends / M.I.A. - Paper Planes|
|9||2004||8.10||Madvillain - Madvillainy / Arcade Fire - Funeral||The Walkmen - The Rat|
|10||1981||8.06||The Cure - Faith||New Order - Ceremony|
|11||1982||7.76||The Cure - Pornography / Kate Bush - The Dreaming||Robert Wyatt - Shipbuilding / The Associates - Party Fears Two|
|12||2014||7.69||FKA Twigs - LP1||FKA Twigs - Two Weeks|
|13||2010||7.66||Kanye West - MBDTF / Joanna Newsom - Have One One Me / Beach House - Teen Dream||Robyn - Dancing On My Own|
|14||1970||7.61||Neil Young - After the Goldrush||Curtis Mayfield - Move on Up|
|15||1990||7.47||Sonic Youth - Goo||The Cure - Pictures of You|
|15||1976||7.47||David Bowie - Station to Station||Bob Dylan - Hurricane|
|17||1986||7.42||Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring||New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle|
|18||2005||7.39||Sufjan Stevens - Illinois||Amerie - 1 Thing|
|19||1965||7.38||The Beatles - Rubber Soul||Frank Wilson - Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)|
|20||1999||7.30||Mogwai - Come On Die Young||Björk - All Is Full Of Love (Video Mix)|
|21||2009||7.10||Fever Ray - Fever Ray||Animal Collective - My Girls|
|22||1974||6.95||Neil Young - On The Beach||Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - The Bottle|
|23||1985||6.53||Tom Waits - Rain Dogs||Prince and the Revolution - Raspberry Beret|
|24||1960||6. 00||Howlin’ Wolf - Howlin’ Wolf||Dick Dale - Misirlou|
|25||1961||5.16||John Coltrane - My Favourite Things||Roy Orbison - Crying|
1977 was the year the Atari VCS brought video games into people’s homes, Pele played his last match for Brazil, the guillotine was used for the final time as means of capital punishment in France, Elvis Presley died and Star Wars premiered in cinemas.
We said goodbye to Elvis, Groucho Marx, Bing Crosby, Charlie Chaplin, Joan Crawford, Maria Callas and Marc Bolan, and hello to Kanye West, Shakira, Tom Hardy, Tom Brady, John Cena, Liv Tyler and Thierry Henry.
How good was the music?
You have until 31st October to nominate one album and one song which will then go into a poll along with a number rating poll for year overall out of 10, which will close a few days later.
Some lists for inspiration:
Best Albums of 1977 : Best Ever Albums
Best albums of 1977 - Rate Your Music
100 Greatest Songs From 1977
1977 Best Albums And Tracks Of The Year - NME
100 Greatest Songs From 1977
Nominations will be tallied here as the week goes on: