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Favourite Album of This Decade
Balls
4%
 4%  [ 2 ]
Lil Beethoven
34%
 34%  [ 15 ]
Hello Young Lovers
27%
 27%  [ 12 ]
Exotic Creatures of The Deep
25%
 25%  [ 11 ]
The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman.. (Any Version)
9%
 9%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 44

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deadcalm
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:59 am    Post subject: Fav Sparks Album of This Decade... Reply with quote

OverThe Past 10 Years we experienced a radical Change from Sparks in Terms of Performances and Style.... Will List the Albums for a Free Vote on Your Favourite.... Good Luck its a Hard Choice !!
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lilywearsmoschino
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HYL gets my vote Ron Playing
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loz
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No question for me! LB gets my vote above all previous albums! And subsequent ones!
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Chumsicles
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exotic Creatures was my first Sparks album, so that one
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LadyWindermere
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just returned to the fold after a falling out over disco. So I have been listening to the past 10 years in 4 weeks. What a decade, I'm like a kid in a sweetie shop. What to choose? T.S.O.I.B. has my vote as it was the work that drew me back. P.S. I am beating myself up for being so stupid and missing out on so much.
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Aled
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incredibly hard choice. I think this has been Sparks' best decade yet (which is saying something!). My favourite out of these choices changes almost daily, however I went for Lil' Beethoven because they completely threw the rule book out for that album and practically created their own genre.

While the subsequent albums are all brilliantly innovative progressions, it was Lil' Beethoven that got the ball rolling.
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rwolf'68
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HYL - MOST AMAZING!!
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E-Clect-Eddy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a tos between The Seduction & Lil' Beethoven... LIL it will be.
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jill
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can only use Aled's criterion - otherwise it's almost impossible to choose.
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Sparky Rickmaniac
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has to be HYL 'cos that's what bought me back into the fold.
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immortalitas
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Id also vote for Hello Young Lovers, it has the most powerful songs on it.
Currently I am very into Exotic Creatures... and Ingmar Bergman, but I guess its adjusting and a phase...well see what will be left. 'Photoshop' and 'Ive never been high' will definitely stay in my toplist of songs!
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PETER RAWCLIFFE
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

can i use aleds criterion as well lil beethoven for me,an amazing album.
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allydodd
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Hello Young Lovers" is the best album of all time BY ANYONE in my humble opinion. From the moment Russell's multi tracked voice belted out "All I do now is Dick Around", like an opera chorus, I knew Sparks were playing to their musical strengths. The guitars, drums and bass really rock too amidst Ron's amazing keyboard orchestral symulations and other sounds. And every track after that just impressed me with the changes in speed. The finale, the 9 minute long, "As I Sit To Play the Organ at the Notre Dame Cathedral" urgently hauls church organ music into the post modern pop world. On first listen, I rejoiced to have finally discovered an album I could firmly say was the best ever. And, I was especially glad that it had come from my favourite band.

These are all very worthy albums in their own way, that said.
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veryoldfan
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've voted for Balls because nobody else has! It was a toss-up between that and Exotic Creatures for me, impossible to choose between the two really as they are so very different. Both of them have more tracks on that I thoroughly enjoy listening to than any of the others on the list, so they come tops for me.

HYL doesn't really do it for me I'm afraid. Some good tracks but some that I'm not wild about and 2 that I skip because I really don't like them; I have to confess that it's one of my least-played Sparks albums. And the meowling noises on 'Here Kitty' scare my cat!

LB was, as has been observed, a ground-breaking album and without it the subsequent works would not be what they are but, although I like it, I think Exotic Creatures is better.

I don't count Ingmar Bergman. I haven't played it much, it is quite good for what it is but I fear that if I play it often I'd get fed up with it.
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