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Vote for your favourite Sparks album !!!
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What is your favourite Sparks album?
Sparks (aka Halfnelson)
1%
 1%  [ 4 ]
A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing
6%
 6%  [ 13 ]
Kimono My House
20%
 20%  [ 43 ]
Propaganda
17%
 17%  [ 36 ]
Indiscreet
13%
 13%  [ 28 ]
Big Beat
0%
 0%  [ 2 ]
Introducing Sparks
1%
 1%  [ 3 ]
No. 1 In Heaven
8%
 8%  [ 17 ]
Terminal Jive
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Whomp That Sucker
1%
 1%  [ 3 ]
Angst In My Pants
1%
 1%  [ 4 ]
Sparks In Outer Space
0%
 0%  [ 2 ]
Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat
0%
 0%  [ 2 ]
Music That You Can Dance To
1%
 1%  [ 3 ]
Interior Design
0%
 0%  [ 1 ]
Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins
5%
 5%  [ 11 ]
Plagiarism
2%
 2%  [ 5 ]
Balls
1%
 1%  [ 4 ]
Lil' Beethoven
14%
 14%  [ 30 ]
Total Votes : 211

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Kimono My House" does the trick. I've written a review of it on Amazon.com if anyone wants to read it.

I don't think Terminal Jive is all that bad, although musically it wasn't deviating from anything that was in the charts at the time. If Sparks had started in 1980 with that album, I don't know if they would have managed to produce a follow up.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really have a favorite album... but it was "Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins" with "My Way" being the very first song I heard of Sparks.
It was that very special song and that album that got me hooked on the music of Ron and Russell and on them. That all was back in 1994...
It didn't take me very long to buy all their albums... ;-)

So I just had to vote for "Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins" as being my favorite album!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

difficult choices to be made: No 1 in Heaven just got my vote before Kimono, Introducting and Sparks/Halfnelson, one vote is not enough.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have to say that I think this is a totally unfair poll.

How you can expect anyone to put Propaganda over Kimono or visa versa is beyond me.....lol

Every track on both LP's gives you that "wow this song is better than the last song" feeling.................even on shuffle mode ! ! !

It just ain't right, they are inseparable, I'm gonna have a little lie down now, it's all too much....................achoo achoo achoo!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Hurt and Heal "POLL" Game sorted this out earlier !! If you Look..
Its By far the coolest way of sorting out the List of Albums in the
Correct Order !!... Hopefully it will rerun when HYL is Released
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has to be Indiscreet. Great album. Produced by Tony Visconti. Say no more.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I voted Propaganda (as my desert island disc) as it means a lot to me and is for me their most consistent work, end to end.

But the two latest albums are absolutely monumental pieces of work.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

O.K. it would have been Plagiarism but, inspired by the London concert (online) I went out and bought Indiscreet today.

I'm shocked, so shocked, by how diverse but consistently excellent it is! N.b. I find Kimono and Propoganda genius but too infuriating to actually play, which is why I hadn't got around to buying classic no.3 hitherto.

Oh, I know it's another topic but I consider HYL a great and unified album, wheras Lil' B is more a fascinating experiment. Unfortunately HYL suffers the same drawbacks as prog-rock, which is why Indiscreet trumps it.

My first post, btw!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:08 pm    Post subject: I Smile Like Herbert Hoover When They Play Reply with quote

Still only one vote for Sparks Halfnelson.

How very, very strange.

Vote now.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, where is Hello Young Lovers? I was going to place my vote there, but I have voted for Lil' Beethoven instead, simply because the lyrics are so incredibly witty and I have nothing remotely negative to say about this album - it's just amazing My favourite tracks from this record are definitely Ugly Guys With Beautiful Girls and The Rhythm Thief
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favourite has to be indiscreet, then propaganda, then kimono.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SparksMarie wrote:
Hey, where is Hello Young Lovers?
I think you'll find that this poll was put up long before HYL was even released....I've just thought...after The Forum show,I didn't ask Martin Truksa..how he managed to put more than 10 choices on the poll,I did ask other posters a while back..but it seems no-one else knew how to do it...!!
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E-Clect-Eddy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure the moderator is able to do something about that. Didn't he add an option to another poll recently? Anyway we'd have to start a new in case some of us wanna change our vote...!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My top three:

A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing
Kimono My House
Indiscreet

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new album poll would be great:)

My top 5 at the moments:

1. Hello Young Lovers
2. Lil'Beethoven
3. Indiscreet
4. Gratuitous Sax
5. Kimono My House
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think for me it has to be 'Propaganda'... got into Sparks through 'This Town' on Radio Luxembourg, bought 'Kimono' and loved it, but found 'Equator' a little strange (tho I now LOVE it)
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kimono my house is the far best album, but Introcducing sparks is not far after in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the diversity of styles and production on Indescreet but for an album where every second is brilliant it would have to be Kimono My House. My all time top 10 would probably be

1 Kimono My House
2 Indescreet
3 Propaganda
4 Hello Young Lovers
5 No.1 In Heaven
6 Li'l Beethoven
7 Gratuitous Sax
8 A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing
9 Sparks
10 Introducing Sparks
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

all time top ten (when can we start a new best album poll?)

1. angst in my pants
2. number one in heaven
3. propaganda
4. indiscreet
5. in outer space
6. lil beethoven
7. whomp
8. woofer
9. hyl
10. kimono


sometimes that jiggles around a bit, but the top three stay forever
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