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    Quote Originally Posted by FreyFollower View Post
    Eagles' wide appeal is certainly evident when a young man and a 57 yr old woman with extremely different tastes and influences both enjoy them; and are discussing the finer points of albums made over 40 years ago! They came from different parts of the country, and drew us all in!
    They definitely changed their sound over their years and when you put them all together they cast a wide net.

    I always admired David Bowie, who not only changed his sound for every album, but literally his persona and physical appearance and dress. Every album had a theme. Ziggy/Spiders From Mars, The Thin White Duke, etc. He never became complacent with his music or character nor did he do the same thing more than once. Not all of his music appealed to me but I certainly am a fan and was always in awe of his ability to constantly reinvent himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreyFollower View Post
    Eagles' wide appeal is certainly evident when a young man and a 57 yr old woman with extremely different tastes and influences both enjoy them; and are discussing the finer points of albums made over 40 years ago! They came from different parts of the country, and drew us all in!
    So true, FF. And what a perfect way to sum up the band's fandom here that is The Border! After all 'That's why we play these games'.

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    Desperado for the win from me. Both are fantastic albums but after listening to both of them again today I have to come down in favour of Desperado!
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    I love both albums but my vote goes to Desperado.

    It’s interesting that HC and Desperado show some parallels: both have a reprise, a Henley-sung ballad at the end of side 1 and an epic album closer. And of course, they both have a conceptual theme and JD Souther contributions.

    Desperado is unique in that it features a song that was co-written by all four members. And all four members are pictured on the album cover.

    They are both great albums and either one deserves to win, really. Heck, I would be happy with OTB or OOTN winning.


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    Default Re: Eagles' Albums Survivor: And the winner is ...

    Well they came to town to face another showdown and on this Saturday night, we have a winner. It didn’t really matter which side you're on, this was quite a dual between the two albums that were hot for the game. So the pink champagne is on ice, but Hotel California you must check out. The tribe sealed your fate a little while ago and the winner of the Eagles’ Album Survivor is …

    Desperado

    Votes
    Desperado – 9
    Hotel California – 6

    Vote Breakdown
    Desperado – LovinGlennGirl
    Desperado – scottside
    Desperado – UndertheWire
    Desperado – FreyFollower
    Desperado – thelastresort
    Desperado – Brooke
    Desperado – sodascouts
    Desperado – Glennsallnighter
    Desperado – Delilah
    Hotel California – WalshFan88
    Hotel California – New Kid In Town
    Hotel California – shunlvswx
    Hotel California – KingWalsh
    Hotel California – groupie2686
    Hotel California – Ive always been a dreamer

    Congrats to Desperado!

    Thanks for playing everyone and hope you enjoyed the game.

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    Now that the game is over, I thought it might be interesting to post the album rankings according to the RateYour Music website, which uses over a thousand different rankings by music listeners for each album (except for LROOE which has only 724 rankings). Their ratings out of 5.0 are also included.

    1. Desperado 3.48
    2. One of These Nights 3.43
    3. Hotel California 3.35
    4. Eagles 3.30
    5. On the Border 3.26
    6. The Long Run 3.18
    7. Long Road Out of Eden 3.04


    https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/eagles

    And thank you for running the game, Dreamer, esp. during Thanksgiving.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Delilah View Post
    Now that the game is over, I thought it might be interesting to post the album rankings according to the RateYour Music website, which uses over a thousand different rankings by music listeners for each album (except for LROOE which has only 724 rankings). Their ratings out of 5.0 are also included.

    1. Desperado 3.48
    2. One of These Nights 3.43
    3. Hotel California 3.35
    4. Eagles 3.30
    5. On the Border 3.26
    6. The Long Run 3.18
    7. Long Road Out of Eden 3.04


    https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/eagles

    And thank you for running the game, Dreamer, esp. during Thanksgiving.
    Interesting stats, to say the least.

    I would love to know more about the people they got their data from and their demographics. For example: were these people who listened to the songs regularly and are more likely to be hardcore fans who are more likely to listen to the deeper cuts and older albums, or was it more the average listener who liked the Eagles but didn't know the entirety of their work. In the latter group, I can't imagine them listening to much off of Desperado other than the title cut, Tequila Sunrise, etc. Certainly not Bitter Creek or Doolin-Dalton! Obviously to get that data they'd have to volunteer access to their music history but it'd be a neat study.
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    CONGRATS TO DESPERADO!

    A little sad that Hotel California lost out on the anniversary of its release, lol, but it lost to a worthy adversary in an exciting upset!

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    I echo Delilah's statements in thanking you, Dreamer, for conducting this game. Your clever send-off to each eliminated album was the best part! I particularly loved the one for One of These Nights. What a hoot!
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    Default Re: Eagles' Albums Survivor

    Quote Originally Posted by Delilah View Post
    Now that the game is over, I thought it might be interesting to post the album rankings according to the RateYour Music website, which uses over a thousand different rankings by music listeners for each album (except for LROOE which has only 724 rankings). Their ratings out of 5.0 are also included.

    1. Desperado 3.48
    2. One of These Nights 3.43
    3. Hotel California 3.35
    4. Eagles 3.30
    5. On the Border 3.26
    6. The Long Run 3.18
    7. Long Road Out of Eden 3.04


    https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/eagles

    And thank you for running the game, Dreamer, esp. during Thanksgiving.
    Interesting. I wonder how many voted based mostly on the title tracks (excluding Eagles, of course), especially as both "Desperado" and "One of These Nights" are on the biggest selling album in the US. For me, the song "Desperado" is a classic in a way that none of the others get close - it can be covered successfully by many different artists and remains beautiful.

    Thank you Dreamer for running this Survivor so well - as always.
    "Billy, whoever writes the songs, wins."

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