BuzzJack
Entertainment Discussion

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register | Help )

Latest Site News
2 Pages V   1 2 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Rate and discuss : Bonnie Tyler - Faster Than The Speed..., Strange pop album choices every 2 weeks
Track this topic - Email this topic - Print this topic - Download this topic - Subscribe to this forum
Coral5
post Apr 13 2015, 06:55 AM
Post #1
PTTP
*****
Group: Banned
Posts: 4,806
Member No.: 16,865
Joined: 30-April 12
   No Gallery Pics
 


Why "Ring Ring" ?

It's the most underrated, but my favourite ABBA album and there is not obvious winner.



Tracklist :
1. Ring Ring
2. Another Town, Another Train
3. Disillusion
4. People Need Love
5. I Saw It in the Mirror
6. Nina, Pretty Ballerina
7. Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
8. Me and Bobby and Bobby's Brother
9. He Is Your Brother
10. She's My Kind of Girl
11. I Am Just a Girl
12. Rock'n Roll Band

Do we have any another fans of "Ring Ring" era on Buzzjack ?

Discuss, rate the songs and open your mind for retro pop (if you didn't heard it before) smile.gif

Rules of rate : without -1 and 11, but you can give any mark from 0 to 10 with 0.5 step.


This post has been edited by Sword of Justice: May 12 2015, 10:22 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sceryl_Streep
post Apr 13 2015, 08:08 AM
Post #2
Miss Rodham, if you're nasty
*******
Group: Veteran
Posts: 29,288
Member No.: 11,709
Joined: 23-August 10
 


09 Ring Ring
08 Another Town, Another Train
09 Disillusion
09 People Need Love
05 I Saw It in the Mirror
08 Nina, Pretty Ballerina
09 Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
07 Me and Bobby and Bobby's Brother
08 He Is Your Brother
07 She's My Kind of Girl
07 I Am Just a Girl
07 Rock'n Roll Band

It's a surprisingly solid album, though not that essential. Definitely better than Waterloo and ABBA, but I'd rank it below all the other albums because they have a lot more scope and lyrical complexity.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
poppet15
post Apr 14 2015, 04:11 PM
Post #3
UKs Biggest European Music fan
*****
Group: Members
Posts: 3,831
Member No.: 285
Joined: 20-March 06
 


Ring Ring was also released as a single release in 1973 as their entry into that year's Eurovision entry but it wasn't chosen.

It was also their first release in the UK but flopped.
After the success of Waterloo it was re-released and peaked at UK #32.
The following single was So Long which also flopped in the UK. Then came I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do. This peaked at UK #38.
Next came SOS and we all know the chart explosion from then on.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Popchartfreak
post Apr 15 2015, 07:40 AM
Post #4
BuzzJack Platinum Member
******
Group: Moderator
Posts: 10,953
Member No.: 17,376
Joined: 18-July 12
   No Gallery Pics
 



09 Ring Ring
06 Another Town, Another Train
05 Disillusion
08 People Need Love
05 I Saw It in the Mirror
07 Nina, Pretty Ballerina
06 Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
06 Me and Bobby and Bobby's Brother
08 He Is Your Brother
06 She's My Kind of Girl
05 I Am Just a Girl
08 Rock'n Roll Band

not one i've played a lot, only bought it in more recent years, so the tracks I know best are those on the first Greatest Hits which I did play a lot in 1976... ohmy.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Coral5
post Apr 15 2015, 11:03 AM
Post #5
PTTP
*****
Group: Banned
Posts: 4,806
Member No.: 16,865
Joined: 30-April 12
   No Gallery Pics
 


Near every song from album was a single in any country. laugh.gif

No doubt, it's my favourite ABBA album and only one, which I always love to listen from start to finish.
Male vocals are not bad, shame the group will not use them later.

Two beautiful ballads with Agnetha vocals "Disillusion" (only one ABBA song, co-written by Agnetha) and "I Am Just A Girl" are my personal highlights of "Ring Ring" album.

If I will complete the full ABBA ranking (with all 100 released songs) in future, most possible three "Ring Ring" tracks will reach top 10.

09 : Ring Ring
09 : Another Town, Another Train
10 : Disillusion
08 : People Need Love
07 : I Saw It In The Mirror
09 : Nina, Pretty Ballerina
08 : Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
09 : Me and Bobby and Bobby's Brother
07 : He Is Your Brother
08 : She's My Kind Of Girl
10 : I Am Just A Girl
08 : Rock'n Roll Band
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Coral5
post Apr 15 2015, 11:09 AM
Post #6
PTTP
*****
Group: Banned
Posts: 4,806
Member No.: 16,865
Joined: 30-April 12
   No Gallery Pics
 


More flopped rate, than Demi Lovato and Pixie Lott rates. sob.gif laugh.gif

Next choice can be from 80s or 90s. Which you want more ?


This post has been edited by Sword of Justice: Apr 15 2015, 11:15 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Tom Kay Cat 🐱
post Apr 16 2015, 09:19 AM
Post #7
McObama, McObama cable armour
*******
Group: Members
Posts: 44,356
Member No.: 6,946
Joined: 29-August 08
 


10 Ring Ring
07 Another Town, Another Train
10 Disillusion
08 People Need Love (the first time I heard this and the yodelling came in, I was like WTF :lol )
04 I Saw It in the Mirror
08 Nina, Pretty Ballerina
05 Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough) (was never sure if that was meant to be an innuendo)
07 Me and Bobby and Bobby's Brother
09 He Is Your Brother (The only early song apart from the title track that they were still playing live come 1977)
10 She's My Kind of Girl (smash hit in Japan)
07 I Am Just a Girl
08 Rock'n Roll Band

Not their best album by any means but Ring Ring, Disillusion and SMKOG are perfection.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Coral5
post Apr 18 2015, 02:07 PM
Post #8
PTTP
*****
Group: Banned
Posts: 4,806
Member No.: 16,865
Joined: 30-April 12
   No Gallery Pics
 


What you all think about a rate of any Bucks Fizz album or Bucks Fizz singles rate can bring some new voters, not traditional 2-3 retro pop geeks ?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sceryl_Streep
post Apr 18 2015, 03:20 PM
Post #9
Miss Rodham, if you're nasty
*******
Group: Veteran
Posts: 29,288
Member No.: 11,709
Joined: 23-August 10
 


Singles rate maybe, not sure there are enough fans out there (and certainly not on here) for an album rate,
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Coral5
post Apr 26 2015, 01:11 PM
Post #10
PTTP
*****
Group: Banned
Posts: 4,806
Member No.: 16,865
Joined: 30-April 12
   No Gallery Pics
 


Anybody else ?

This post has been edited by Sword of Justice: Apr 26 2015, 01:12 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Coral5
post Apr 27 2015, 02:14 PM
Post #11
PTTP
*****
Group: Banned
Posts: 4,806
Member No.: 16,865
Joined: 30-April 12
   No Gallery Pics
 


Results (4 votes) :
1. Ring Ring - 37 points
2. Disillusion - 34 points
3. People Need Love - 33 points
4-5. Nina, Pretty Ballerina - 32 points
4-5. He Is Your Brother - 32 points
6. She's My Kind of Girl - 31 points
7. Rock'n Roll Band - 31 points
8. Another Town, Another Train - 30 points
9. I Am Just a Girl - 29 points
10. Me and Bobby and Bobby's Brother - 29 points
11. Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough) - 28 points
12. I Saw It in the Mirror - 21 points

Next choice tomorrow smile.gif


This post has been edited by Sword of Justice: Apr 27 2015, 03:41 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Coral5
post Apr 28 2015, 05:36 AM
Post #12
PTTP
*****
Group: Banned
Posts: 4,806
Member No.: 16,865
Joined: 30-April 12
   No Gallery Pics
 


Why "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?

It's the most signature British album of all 90s decade.



Tracklist :
1. Hello
2. Some Might Say
3. Roll With It
4. Morning Glory
5. Wonderwall
6. Hey Now
7. Don't Look Back In Anger
8. Champagne Supernova
9. Cast No Shadow
10. She's Electric

P.S. : I exclude two fourty seconds tracks.

Discuss, rate the songs and open your mind for retro pop (if you didn't heard it before)

Rules of rate : without -1 and 11, but you can give any mark from 0 to 10 with 0.5 step.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Popchartfreak
post Apr 29 2015, 11:56 AM
Post #13
BuzzJack Platinum Member
******
Group: Moderator
Posts: 10,953
Member No.: 17,376
Joined: 18-July 12
   No Gallery Pics
 



06. Hello
05. Some Might Say
07. Roll With It
06. Morning Glory
10. Wonderwall
03. Hey Now
10. Don't Look Back In Anger
09. Champagne Supernova
04. Cast No Shadow
07. She's Electric
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Colm
post Apr 29 2015, 12:39 PM
Post #14
Yes, it's me.
******
Group: Members
Posts: 16,995
Member No.: 9,885
Joined: 4-November 09
 


One of the most overrated albums of the 90s. It plods in several places. Not least of which is Wonderwall. I dislike Noel's vocals in general...they certainly bring a dadrock sound to it which strangely seems to be missing from his solo work. Some Might Say and Morning Glory are the two I would choose to listen to if I had to. The rest is ok and I hate none of it. 7/10.

This post has been edited by AntoineTTe: Apr 29 2015, 12:40 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Coral5
post Apr 29 2015, 01:42 PM
Post #15
PTTP
*****
Group: Banned
Posts: 4,806
Member No.: 16,865
Joined: 30-April 12
   No Gallery Pics
 


Next album will be from 80s.

Which artists / albums can bring at last some comments ?

Bonnie Tyler ?
Pet Shop Boys ?
Maybe Bucks Fizz singles rate ? (I wanted to choose any their album, but it seems pointless, because most peoples on this forum even did heard all their singles and don't have a wish to listen any good retro pop material)

P.S. I don't want to choose early Madonna, early Kylie (both have artist forums) and Michael Jackson (because "Thriller" is very mainstream for this thread).

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jester
post Apr 29 2015, 07:20 PM
Post #16
On Hold
********
Group: Veteran
Posts: 78,591
Member No.: 12
Joined: 7-March 06
 


03 Hello
09 Some Might Say
03 Roll With It
09 Morning Glory
10 Wonderwall
10 Hey Now
10 Don't Look Back In Anger
10 Champagne Supernova
11 Cast No Shadow
10 She's Electric

One of the best albums ever imo. It sums up the mid 90s for me and is deservedly a classic. My favourite Oasis track (Cast No Shadow) is nestled amount some classics. I have never particularly liked Roll With It though - poor single choice.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
richie
post Apr 30 2015, 09:48 AM
Post #17
Poet and Storyteller
******
Group: Members
Posts: 6,751
Member No.: 166
Joined: 11-March 06
   No Gallery Pics
 


06. Hello
09. Some Might Say
02. Roll With It
04. Morning Glory
03. Wonderwall
??. Hey Now (I can't even remember what "Hey Now" sounds like!)
01. Don't Look Back In Anger
01. Champagne Supernova
04. Cast No Shadow
-1. She's Electric

I think we all really wanted it to be better than it was at the time. The tracks which could just about fit on the debut album (Hello and Some Might Say) are ok but everything else just serves to remind us of what happens when a band grows bigger than the scene that produced it. The reason Definitely Maybe sounds much better is because the general sound of it was heavily influenced by what was in at the time on Creation (Teenage Fanclub, Boo Radleys, Ride etc) but when the Gallaghers became famous, they ditched the fuzz for limp versions of their 60s and 70s heroes and, in turn, helped kill of the early 90s sound and introduce a very boring dadrock template for their contemporaries to subscribe to.

She's Electric may be the worst Oasis song of all time. I do remember it was extremely popular with those who became fans around the time of Knebworth*.

* music snobbery alert wink.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Slade
post Apr 30 2015, 11:12 AM
Post #18
Mrs Brayden Smith <333
*******
Group: Moderator
Posts: 24,974
Member No.: 12,810
Joined: 18-January 11
 


08. Hello
10. Some Might Say
10. Roll With It
11. Morning Glory
10. Wonderwall
07. Hey Now
10. Don't Look Back In Anger
10. Champagne Supernova
09. Cast No Shadow
09. She's Electric

Loony as HELL but I don't even care, easily one of my favourites of all time! The classics like 'Wonderwall' and 'Don't Look Back in Anger' are incredible but 'Morning Glory' ignites so many feelings that it had to take my 11, WHAT a song. I've always found 'Roll With It' underrated too. Largely excellent with a couple of less memorable moments. Second favourite band of all time. wub.gif


This post has been edited by Jade: Apr 30 2015, 11:13 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Popchartfreak
post Apr 30 2015, 07:56 PM
Post #19
BuzzJack Platinum Member
******
Group: Moderator
Posts: 10,953
Member No.: 17,376
Joined: 18-July 12
   No Gallery Pics
 


if 11's are acceptable, then my 10 for Wonderwall should be upgraded to 11 cos it's a classic. It just is, stick it on in a pub and singalong and get goosebumps! laugh.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Colm
post Apr 30 2015, 08:21 PM
Post #20
Yes, it's me.
******
Group: Members
Posts: 16,995
Member No.: 9,885
Joined: 4-November 09
 


1. Hello 7
2. Some Might Say 9
3. Roll With It 3
4. Morning Glory 9
5. Wonderwall 5
6. Hey Now 3
7. Don't Look Back In Anger 5
8. Champagne Supernova 4
9. Cast No Shadow 4
10. She's Electric 4
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post


2 Pages V   1 2 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 11th December 2017 - 05:55 AM