Friday, May 25, 2018

What's Your Favorite Blondie Album?

To my fellow Blondie fans, there's a poll over at Albumism going on through Sunday to vote for your favorite album of the band's. While it feels like Sophie's choice to me -- hard to say "Parallel Lines" isn't perfect, that "AutoAmerican" isn't feyly sublime and that "Eat to the Beat" isn't the greatest power-pop album ever recorded -- I ended up going with my tried-and-true answer: "Plastic Letters." With two of their best singles of all time -- "Denis" and "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear" -- my favorite album track of theirs ("Fan Mail") and a stream of quirky songs -- "Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45)," "Contact in Red Square," "Youth Nabbed as Sniper," "I'm on E," "Kidnapper" -- that seemed a little more organic and polished than their debut's tongue-in-cheek brand of pop, "Plastic Letters" is still the one I didn't have the nerve to say no to. Vote on their site and don't be shy about leaving me a comment with your answer.

Vote HERE.

We want to hear from you, our readers! This week, we’re celebrating Blondie’s prolific studio discography, and we want to know what YOUR favorite album is across their expansive recorded repertoire. Simply select your favorite studio album below and click “submit.” Your submission is anonymous and no personal information is required to vote. The submission deadline is this Sunday, May 27th at 10:00pm ET, and we will publish the results soon thereafter, so check back via our Facebook and Twitter pages to discover the consensus #1 selected by your fellow readers!


Blobby said...

I'm guessing 'Ghosts of Download' doesn't get a vote. They have a few good disks, but I'd go with "Autoamerican'. ....maybe with 'Eat to the Beat' as a 2nd.

James Greenlee said...

My best friend at the time (we were each 14) who I was desperately in love with, bought me Autoamerican for my birthday, given to me at a party my mom threw me by renting out the roller rink. Naturally, that's my favorite Blondie album.

Mother said...

I agree with you. Plastic Letters. I'm On E is going through my head right now