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    Posted: January 08 2015 at 08:36
Hi All,

After releasing several masterpieces, prog.rock giants dramatically changed their direction and we'd facing these kind of albums in 80s or later. I just wondering; what is your least favorite album?

my vote goes to Yes Cry
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i'm probably the only person on this planet that thinks The Final Cut is a masterpiece
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I'll be honest, of the five of these titles listed that I own (the first five, but not the Tull or Rush album), I actually really enjoy them all. Good tunes, good playing - all good!

And yeah, I'm with you, Walton, `The Final Cut' is absolutely superb. A career best vocal from Roger on it is just one of the standout things about it   
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argonaught Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 08:58
Abacab, Under Wraps and Beat are weak albums, but not the worst in their respective bands' discographies.  
The Final Cut is Roger Waters solo album, with Gilmour and Mason as sidemen.  
Big Generator is, actually, not too bad at all - not prog, but still a fairly decent symph. 

I am not familiar iwth the remainder of the listed albums .  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 09:01
I haven't heard Test for Echo, but I pretty much like (maybe not love) all the other albums listed.  But of the BANDS listed, my least favorite album from any of those groups is probably Calling All Stations - though even that one is just beginning to grow on me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Libor10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 09:47
In fact JT Under Wraps I consider as weakest from those above. So JT is "winner" here for me. I don't know Camel's The Single Factor though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote floflo79 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 09:47
The Final Cut is really great (you're not alone Walton Street), Beat is good, and the others have some good moments. It was between Big Generator and Under Wraps... Big Generator. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 09:55
No vote. I am not familiar with most of these albums.

I have no problems with The Final Cut. Abacab is mediocre, but it has a few good songs.

Jethro Tull's Warchild and Rush's Roll the Bones are two albums that I would give a one star rating. In the case of Rush, it was reason enough for me to avoid their albums until Snakes and Arrows.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 09:59
probably take a proper progish album any day to Yeswest---which hasn't held up to the test of time for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote O666 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 10:11
Yes - Big Generator.
 I think KC's Beat is a great album and I can't understand why you put that in this list!! I know about different opinions and ... but I really like to know your reference or reason to put BEAT in this list. Thanks
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote King Only Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 10:17
For me, the most disappointing albums by one of my favorite bands were the Doors 'Waiting For The Sun' and 'The Soft Parade'. I like their other four albums much better.

Also, 'Le Parc' by Tangerine Dream was really disappointing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argonaught Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 11:03
Originally posted by O666 O666 wrote:

Yes - Big Generator.
 I think KC's Beat is a great album and I can't understand why you put that in this list!! I know about different opinions and ... but I really like to know your reference or reason to put BEAT in this list. Thanks

I'd go even further: why are Camel and Rush giants? 

Nothing against them, but you can't call every great prog band a giant; this makes the category meaningless. There should be some metrics and criteria; let's say top 5? If the PA Top 100 albums list is anything to go by, I'd say Yes, Tull, Genesis, PF and KC should qualify for the "giants" tier, while Rush, Camel, PFM, Anglagard, VdGG etc. would follow closely be the next tier (sub-giants, maybe?)   
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 11:06
This list is a little cringe-worthy. Yes, some of these albums had some good tracks, but overall "meh".
I'd have to go with Big Generator if I had to pick.
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I enjoy Beat, I could live some lives furthermore without the others. 
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The Final Cut.  It barely qualifies as music in many ways.  I find it more of a collection of poetry than anything else.  The lyrics are great, I will give it that, but it is more melodramatic than melodic between Waters' whispering and barking and the sound effects, as well as the unnecessary bursts of sound.  Some of this is used to good effect but it becomes tedious quickly to my ears.  I consider the rest of the list to be decent if substandard with the exception of Test for Echo which I find to be quite good.
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Big Generator, but there's loads of others worse than these albums.
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Originally posted by Progosopher Progosopher wrote:

The Final Cut.  It barely qualifies as music in many ways.  I find it more of a collection of poetry than anything else.  The lyrics are great, I will give it that, but it is more melodramatic than melodic between Waters' whispering and barking and the sound effects, as well as the unnecessary bursts of sound.  Some of this is used to good effect but it becomes tedious quickly to my ears.  I consider the rest of the list to be decent if substandard with the exception of Test for Echo which I find to be quite good.
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Originally posted by Progosopher Progosopher wrote:

The Final Cut.  It barely qualifies as music in many ways.  I find it more of a collection of poetry than anything else
And it barely qualifies as Pink Floyd
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 13:22
arrrrggh

I selected my fave from the list   ( Test for Echo  )

before realizing we were supposed to pick the worst

would have gone with  The Final Cut
or other  :      Love Beach
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