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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 17:27
Originally posted by Lear'sFool Lear'sFool wrote:

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.


the fact the Carl Palmer was still smokin hot at least makes the cover easier on the eyes... LOL
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^ it may be interesting to note that the vox PApuli rated AMLOR barely above 3 stars, making it the lowest-ranking album in the PF studio discography. I am somewhat interested in finding out why. 
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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 17:34
Originally posted by Argonaught Argonaught wrote:

^ it may be interesting to note that the vox PApuli rated AMLOR barely above 3 stars, making it the lowest-ranking album in the PF studio discography. I am somewhat interested in finding out why. 


the short answer....many people must , like me, think it SUCKS!!! LOL

more power to those that like it. Smile

I always did want to review it, but it would have meant buying it (no problem since for old times sake I'd like to throw it this time from the top of the next tall building I'm working on) but it would mean listening to it again.

then again... I am Micky... with super powers that I have.. I suppose I could review it based on fond memories of my powerful reaction to it.. even though it has been.. now. what..almost 30 years ago. Jesus...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote silverpot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 17:51
I love AMLOR. Especially when played live. Wink
The Final Cut is too much of Waters' rantings. Not one good melody in there imo.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tszirmay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 17:53
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by Argonaught Argonaught wrote:

^ it may be interesting to note that the vox PApuli rated AMLOR barely above 3 stars, making it the lowest-ranking album in the PF studio discography. I am somewhat interested in finding out why. 


the short answer....many people must , like me, think it SUCKS!!! LOL

more power to those that like it. Smile

I always did want to review it, but it would have meant buying it (no problem since for old times sake I'd like to throw it this time from the top of the next tall building I'm working on) but it would mean listening to it again.

then again... I am Micky... with super powers that I have.. I suppose I could review it based on fond memories of my powerful reaction to it.. even though it has been.. now. what..almost 30 years ago. Jesus...

Memories of the times you once had, silly little memories of the way you were. LOLLOL
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Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

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

 
Someone with taste.
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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

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

 
Someone with taste.


LOL ... ahhh.. yeah... that must be it,,, sure. Wink

my guess would be one whose fanboyism has overridden any sense of objective thought and has zero comprehension of just what the notion of a  musical giant is...  confusing it with being a PA's cult favorite.LOL


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Originally posted by tszirmay tszirmay wrote:

Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by Argonaught Argonaught wrote:

^ it may be interesting to note that the vox PApuli rated AMLOR barely above 3 stars, making it the lowest-ranking album in the PF studio discography. I am somewhat interested in finding out why. 


the short answer....many people must , like me, think it SUCKS!!! LOL

more power to those that like it. Smile

I always did want to review it, but it would have meant buying it (no problem since for old times sake I'd like to throw it this time from the top of the next tall building I'm working on) but it would mean listening to it again.

then again... I am Micky... with super powers that I have.. I suppose I could review it based on fond memories of my powerful reaction to it.. even though it has been.. now. what..almost 30 years ago. Jesus...

Memories of the times you once had, silly little memories of the way you were. LOLLOL


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 18:11
Well, I'll give ya a hint.....I could have cried when I first saw this crap. 


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Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Well, I'll give ya a hint.....I could have cried when I first saw this crap. 




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A lot of crap here.
 
Yes just over Camel and Genesis.
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Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

 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. 
What should have Floyd done instead - trying to sound like Luciano Pavarotti? The Foggy Mountain Boys? The Boswell Sisters? 
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

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. 
You got lucky this vigilanta wasn't around, or she might have lobbed an LP version of a Richard Wagner's opera into your car:  




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Originally posted by micky micky wrote:



....  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.

hah....LOL

I felt sick listening to it.  It was like how Seth Brundle described the steak that they put through the transporter in The Fly. It looks like steak, it was technically steak, but the flavour was wrong .. blah. A poor imitation.
It proved to me that although he other musicians of PF are incredibly proficient, Waters was the soul of the band.

Oddly enough though - somehow they did get it back with the Division Bell.... as if they solved the puzzle somehow.


as far as Final Cut goes ... i don't care if it was a One Direction/Celine Dion collaboration  .. i love every second of it.
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i think The Final Cut is what i'll go for from all the stuff here that i heard already.
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As Tull is my favorite, Under Wraps was astoundingly annoying. Next, I'd say the Final Cut. As for the rest of the albums on the list, I stopped caring about the bands (like Yes and Genesis) before the albums you listed, as they had already headed for banality.
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Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

As Tull is my favorite, Under Wraps was astoundingly annoying. Next, I'd say the Final Cut. As for the rest of the albums on the list, I stopped caring about the bands (like Yes and Genesis) before the albums you listed, as they had already headed for banality.

I think you hit it squarely on the head .. most of the albums, listed in this poll, simply failed to produce an emotional response in me :)

But The Final Cut irritates me on several levels. #1: Too much poetry and almost no music. When I want poetry, I open a Fripp-damned poetry book. #2. Waters' social and political observations had evolved into tunnel vision, and his convictions - into fixations. I'll stop here, so as not to offend anyone. 

And it does stand out, because I rate all post-Barrett PF albums before The Wall and after The Final Cut at least 3.5 stars.  
   
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With the possible exception of Rush, the other albums have their merits but I went with Yes - that really was the album that broke our hearts and that's when I stopped buying Yes albums as they were released.
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Originally posted by Argonaught Argonaught wrote:

Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

As Tull is my favorite, Under Wraps was astoundingly annoying. Next, I'd say the Final Cut. As for the rest of the albums on the list, I stopped caring about the bands (like Yes and Genesis) before the albums you listed, as they had already headed for banality.

I think you hit it squarely on the head .. most of the albums, listed in this poll, simply failed to produce an emotional response in me :)

But The Final Cut irritates me on several levels. #1: Too much poetry and almost no music. When I want poetry, I open a Fripp-damned poetry book. #2. Waters' social and political observations had evolved into tunnel vision, and his convictions - into fixations. I'll stop here, so as not to offend anyone. 

And it does stand out, because I rate all post-Barrett PF albums before The Wall and after The Final Cut at least 3.5 stars.  
   
I think I can understand why TFC irritates you, as what you mention are effectively its defects, but if you go back to 1983 and look at it not as a Pink Floyd album but just for its own qualities (or defects), I think it's not that bad. It's surely better than Pros and Cons and of most of the rubbish released the same year. Two Suns in the Sunset is a great song and there's still some Gimour. The passage from scream to sax in The Gunner's Dream is excellent and it's not the only good thing. I have to add that this album did something to me at subliminal level. I have listened to it for the first time before going to sleep and I remember dreaming about sentences listened only once.
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Of that list Yes-Big Gen but Love Beach- ELP  is worse than all of those.
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