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I voted for The Final Cut. I know there are those who think it's "Floyd's" finest moment (a fair few on this very board), but I'd quite frankly rather listen to Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music instead.

Beat and Abacab are two albums I really dig though. They don't deserve the bad rep imo (then again people are saying the very same about Final Cut right about..............NOW....no wait a minute....there it is: now).


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 13:49
The Single Factor is absolutely the worst Camel album, and also Big Generator was the worst Yes albums until the recent one, but I donμt understand why I'm the only one who have voted for Abacab which I have to confess I've never listened to entirely because I get bored of it quite soon. The Final Cut is far from being a masterpiece but I think it's still a solid 3 stars album, despite the absence of Rick Wright.
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

I voted for The Final Cut. I know there are those who think it's "Floyd's" finest moment (a fair few on this very board), but I'd quite frankly rather listen to Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music instead.

Beat and Abacab are two albums I really dig though. They don't deserve the bad rep imo (then again people are saying the very same about Final Cut right about..............NOW....no wait a minute....there it is: now).
 
 
Abacab makes me want to punch my hand through a wall :)
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The 80's incarnation of Crimso is my least fave and my least fave of their 80's album is Beat Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 14:40
Haven't heard it, but I would imagine the Jethro Tull entry is pretty poor against the seven or so competing entries. Call it a gut feeling.
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I like Test For Echo!

Big Generator is a car crash, the Final Cut and Under Wraps are poor and Abacab and The Single Factor are dreadfully substandard for Genesis and Camel respectively.

But Beat is desperately bad for King Crimson and I don't even like their "better" stuff much, so I'm going for that.
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Early eighties KC has always been a struggle for me so I voted for that even though from an intellectual point of view BG is a heap of dung by Yes standards. Trouble is though I can listen to it and even enjoy it. Damn.
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who the hell put Camel in the Giants???  LOL

yes they beat ELP... twice Angry... I'll give you that.  But 'giant'  sorry man...  'Giants' are bands even non prog fans have HEARD of...  hell  there are likely prog fans out there that haven't heard them.  4th division prog groupman...with a bit of a cult following here. pfff LOLClap
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Originally posted by Walton Street Walton Street wrote:

i'm probably the only person on this planet that thinks The Final Cut is a masterpiece


Perhaps not a masterpiece, but a much better album than A Momentary Lapse of Reason for sure. Actually, I don't dislike any of the albums listed (I have never heard The Single Factor), though I think Under Wraps is possibly the weakest of the lot. 
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I listened to The Final Cut only once. Same for Big Generator. Same for Beat. Same for...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 16:30
yeah....  I'll second that. weakest...of a group known for them. Yeah, that is bad..


AMLoR wasn't simply a bad album... it was worse.. it was nothing than a poke in the eye of Roger and we all played the fool by buying into it and what was left of Floyd laughed all the way to the bank. A cash grab  and a bad album...  perhaps the worst excuse for a rock album since... hmmm...  EVER!!!! LOL


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Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

who the hell put Camel in the Giants???  LOL

yes they beat ELP... twice Angry... I'll give you that. 
 
I think you've answered your own question. Wink
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Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

who the hell put Camel in the Giants???  LOL

yes they beat ELP... twice Angry... I'll give you that.  But 'giant'  sorry man...  'Giants' are bands even non prog fans have HEARD of...  hell  there are likely prog fans out there that haven't heard them.  4th division prog groupman...with a bit of a cult following here. pfff LOLClap

I was quite grateful that ELP were not in this poll to be honestLOL
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Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

 Perhaps not a masterpiece, but a much better album than A Momentary Lapse of Reason for sure. 
In what way? 
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Originally posted by Progosopher Progosopher wrote:

Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

who the hell put Camel in the Giants???  LOL

yes they beat ELP... twice Angry... I'll give you that. 
 
I think you've answered your own question. Wink


bah... AngryLOL
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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

who the hell put Camel in the Giants???  LOL

yes they beat ELP... twice Angry... I'll give you that.  But 'giant'  sorry man...  'Giants' are bands even non prog fans have HEARD of...  hell  there are likely prog fans out there that haven't heard them.  4th division prog groupman...with a bit of a cult following here. pfff LOLClap

I was quite grateful that ELP were not in this poll to be honestLOL


it would have been a poll they would beaten Camel in at least .. and likely won outright LOLClap


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Originally posted by Argonaught Argonaught wrote:

Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

 Perhaps not a masterpiece, but a much better album than A Momentary Lapse of Reason for sure. 
In what way? 


In my opinion, of course... Much more interesting and emotionally charged, while AMLOR feels flat and contrived, though formally impeccable and more melodic. All in my opinion, of course. If you (like a lot of other people) think AMLOR is superior, that's OK with me.
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Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

Originally posted by Argonaught Argonaught wrote:

Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

 Perhaps not a masterpiece, but a much better album than A Momentary Lapse of Reason for sure. 
In what way? 


In my opinion, of course... Much more interesting and emotionally charged, while AMLOR feels flat and contrived, though formally impeccable and more melodic. All in my opinion, of course. If you (like a lot of other people) think AMLOR is superior, that's OK with me.


bah...  you are too diplomatic darling. 
The Final Cut was a Pink Floyd album.. or so the cover says..LOL what it really was a Roger Waters solo album with the Pink Floyd name attached to it. Waters has assumed control. The others, were along for the ride. but it is what it was and didn't pretend to be anything but what it is. I didn't like it and I am a huge Waters fan.   It was not a bad album.. it just wasn't a 'Floyd' album


....  LOL which brings us to the sh*t stain on the world of music that AMLoR was.  It tried to be 'Floyd' more to prove TO Roger that Floyd could live without him. It was the final and most public act in that bitter custody fight,  and unlike The Final Cut .. it did pretend to be what it was not.  Cool MTV videos aimed to cash in a reputation that was earned a decade earlier, marketed to teens too young to catch the group in their early 70's heyday. That is what it tried to do .. and what it did.. was SUCK SO BADLY I threw the godamned CD out of the car window after the first listen right into the middle of traffic on I-95.

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Think I'll nominate Love Beach.

ELP certainly was a giant, and they fell FAR from their grace when they were forced to cut that.

But the cover... there is no way they didn't agree to that. Confused Good Lord.
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