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    The NEW Album Cover Challenge

    I used to love this little game, so I'm resurrecting it. With all the recent activity going on as of late, maybe it'll actually catch on like it did about 5-6 years ago, when this thing was HOT.

    For the uninitiated, this is simple. In the picture are selected parts of 9 different album covers. They span many genres, though in the future a genre or era specific one would probably be fun. The only thing these specific albums have in common is that they're all in my personal collection.

    You simply need to try and name as many of the albums pictured as possible, along with the performing artist(s). Some will be super easy, others not so much. There's no hard and fast rule, but I like the idea of the person who guesses the most getting to do the next one.

    Here we go. Only 9 this time.




    I'll keep a running tally here of the correct album and who guessed it. If we go too long without anyone getting some of them, I'll give hints. I don't really think that'll be a huge issue, though, as I made this one pretty moderate in difficulty, depending on how old you are and stuff.


    1) No Rest For The Wicked by Ozzy Osbourne (TripleR)
    2) Pocket Full of Kryptonite by Spin Doctors (Subho)
    3) Core by Stone Temple Pilots (Prime Time)
    4) Bedtime Stories by Madonna (Oliver)
    5) Wildflowers by Tom Petty (TripleR)
    6) A Night At The Opera by Queen (TripleR)
    7) Ropin' The Wind by Garth Brooks (Subho)
    8) Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? by Megadeth (Prime Time)
    9) The Golden Age of Grotesque by Marilyn Manson (TripleR)

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    Oh man. I am going to suck so badly at this.

    I think 3 might be 'Core'.

    I mean, 4 looks like Madonna but I don't know her catalogue well enough to have much of a clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prime Time View Post
    Oh man. I am going to suck so badly at this.
    They don't get clearer for me, so I refer you to my first comment. I do think I know the two remaining as they look familiar somehow, but if you put a gun to my head and demanded an answer then I'd have to say 'shoot'.

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    I'm pretty sure 4 is Madonna - I think Bedtime Stories?

    I've got to be honest, that's the only one I've got a clue on.

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    Got a band name for me on #3, Prime?

    You got it, Oli. Bedtime Stories era Madonna is my personal favorite. I had a fucking LOT of teenage sex to that album.

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    Sorry mate, Stone Temple Pilots.

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    Right on.

    I may have underestimated this thing's difficulty. Or perhaps it just needs the right eyes to fall upon it.

    I honestly thought the Madonna one would be among the last guessed.

    7 and 9 are probably the hardest.

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    I dunno, there are some I am sure I know, but can't for the life of me think of them at the minute. It may be that they'll just click with me one day, or that when you add the clues it'll fall into place. The fact that about four of them are triggering something makes me think it won't end up being miles too hard.

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    I guarantee you'll know at least a couple. I'm not sure your preferred musical stylings, though.

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    I'm not googling but is 9 Echos by Pink Floyd?

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    Nope, not Echoes.

    Mild hint, but there's no Pink Floyd in the mix at all.

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    I've been literally looking at this since it went up and outside of CORE, I've got nothing. I think the one with the planes is Megadeth but I'm not 100% sure

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    Oh, fucking hell, course it is. Well done, Rob.

    I know 1. I know I know it. But can't dredge it up for the life of me.
    Last edited by Prime Time; 11-03-2017 at 04:49 PM.

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    You know which Megadeth album, Roberto?

    I'm genuinely surprised that you, Rob, didn't get one of these, specifically.

    I'll give it a few more days, see if some fresh eyes wander in and figure some more out, before I start dropping hints.

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    Dammit. 7 is Depeche Mode Construction Time Again.

    And I got 9 too. It's Mansons Golden Age of Grotesque.
    Last edited by TripleR; 11-03-2017 at 06:52 PM.

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    Wrong on #7.

    Right on #9. I thought that one may take awhile.

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    Really? Sure as he'll looks like it. Manson is right for sure., and damn I'm stupid and also a bad fan. 6 is Queen A Night at the Opera. Can't pull the Megadeth title without cheating

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    I'll be the eBay sniper and say Peace sells but who's buying.

    Sorry Rob, you did the hard work for that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prime Time View Post
    I'll be the eBay sniper and say Peace sells but who's buying.

    Sorry Rob, you did the hard work for that one.
    Bastard! Lol

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    Correct on Queen, Rob.

    Also correct on Peace Sells, Prime.

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    1. Ozzy No Rest For the Wicked

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    Correctamundo.

    Only 3 left. 2, 5 and 7.

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    Huh. I was wrong about knowing that one.

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    The more you loom at them they come to you. 5 is Tom Petty Wildflowers

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    Another one for you.

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    Looks like it may be time for a couple clues.

    I don't believe that anyone in the band who recorded #2 was named Mike, Clark, Jimmy, Ralph, Kent, William or Richard.

    Kinda surprised that nobody has gotten #7, especially given that it's sold over 17 million copies worldwide. Of course, 17 million is just a drop in the bucket for the dude who recorded it, who has well over 160 million total sales to his credit.

    That's not an invitation to Google those numbers, by the way. It's a hint due to the sheer magnitude of the numbers involved. Ain't too many people who have moved records like that.

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    Is there an Elvis album that looks like number 7? I don't know any of his album covers but that would be something like the ammount of albums he sold.

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    That's a good shout, though I think Presley's numbers are even more staggering than that. I think that someone like Sinatra is more like the right level. The only title of his I know is 'Come Fly With Me'. Rule it out if nothing else.

    First clue is more of a thinker.

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    Is #7 Garth Brooks' Ropin' The Wind?

    Edit: #2 should have easier to get with the clue. Spin Doctors' Pocket Full of Kryptonite?
    Last edited by Subho; 11-06-2017 at 06:26 AM.

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    Just Googled Garth Brooks. How have I never heard of the 2nd highest selling musician of all time?

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    If Subho's two are right, then that explains why they wouldn't come to me. I didn't know them. They clearly just made me think of things that I did know. If they are right it also means Rob wins I think?

    SirSam, most likely explanation is you don't listen to country music?

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    Woo Hoo! I mean if they're right of course. So I get to do it this time huh?

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    Subho nailed the last two.

    I'm not a massive country music guy, but I was born in Nashville and live in Texas, so... yeah. Some has crept in. I'm especially fond of Garth Brooks, who is a fantastic entertainer and has a ridiculous catalog of great fucking songs. He is also the biggest selling solo artist of all time and second biggest artist, in general, behind only The Beatles. Not sure how popular he was/is in the UK or Australia, but his albums have gone platinum and gold multiple times over in both countries. I know that country music is considered an "American" thing by many, but Garth has sold 150 million albums, total, with only 70.5 million of those being domestic. That's fucking mind boggling.

    I struggled with how to give a decent hint for #2 without making it super obvious. Even if you're not familiar with the band or album by name alone, I'd almost guarantee that anyone who lived through the 1990s is at least familiar with the songs Little Miss Can't Be Wrong and, especially, Two Princes.




    Rob, you got 4 out of 9. That means you're up.

    I really fucking like this game.

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    Am surprised to learn he's sold more than Presley in the US. But there's an audience for country here, and has been for generations, so he'll definitely have shifted some units. Looking at when he was active if he were ten years older I'd wager he'd have shifted even more, because country was a massive deal just before he started and then waned a bit (like, it was bigger for my grandparents generation than my parents). It's coming back in a big way now though, thanks to there being a dedicated radio show on the BBC, to country 'festivals' that bring some of the big stars over, and to the exposure that it gets from both the pop/country crossover acts and TV shows like Nashville.

    I do know that Spin Doctors song, but I think they're a bit of a one-hit wonder here. I think the single even charted a long time after the album was first released, like a good couple of years. I wouldn't have got the name of the album in a million years if I am honest.

    Look forward to seeing what you come up with, Rob!

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    OK, so I don't know if mine are as hard as some of Steve's were. I will say that these albums signify a part of my own personal musical journey from my teens to adulthood. So let's see what you've got. Much like Steve's, there are nine here to work with. Have at it!





    1. The Dutchess- Fergie (PT 1/2 Point)
    2. Operation Mindcrime- Queensryche (Steve)
    3. Sam's Town- The Killers (PT)
    4. I'm Bad- LL Cool J (Steve/PT 1/2 Point each)
    5. Teenage Dreams- Katy Perry (Steve)
    6. Heaven and Hell- Black Sabbath (Steve)
    7. Hybrid Theory- Linkin Park (Subho)
    8. A Kind of Magic- Queen (Steve)
    9. Violator- Depeche Mode (PT)
    Last edited by TripleR; 11-09-2017 at 04:20 PM.

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    Not sure why I know this because it's not an album I own, but three is Sam's town by the killers, right?

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    #7 - Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory

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    Two quick ones off the board. One for Pete and one for Sub

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    Number 2 is going to haunt me. At first I thought Face Value by Phil Collins but that isn't it.

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    I thought 9 had kind of a Sisters of Mercy vibe at first, but actually is it Violator - Depeche Mode?

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