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Direct Link To This Post Topic: Classic QF #4 - Octopus v. Storia di Minuto
    Posted: September 12 2015 at 10:15
Next up since Quaterfinal #3 is not decided yet...  Quarterfinal #4.  On paper the best matchup of the Classics and perhaps of all the Quarterfinals. Two giants.. two heavyweights.. two fabulous albums. Unfortunately 1 is english.. the other not. Will that decide it? We shall see

[QUOTE=Nogbad_The_Bad]Christ you talk a lot of crap.[/QUOTE]
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2015 at 10:20
just like other rounds.. would have been a much harder vote with Three Friends or Acquiring the Taste. Those had a beauty Octopus doesn't.. and one Storia di Minuto has in spades.  Oh and it still kicked a bunch of ass as well.  Enough to fracture my hand once playing air drums..

PFM baby...


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2015 at 10:21
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

PFM baby...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2015 at 10:22
According to my ears Storia is perfect from start to finish while Octopus isn't (Its highs are breathtaking though). 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2015 at 10:26
I guess Octopus is more ambitious... yes, going with Octopus.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2015 at 10:32
PFM for me
"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2015 at 10:38
Originally posted by GKR GKR wrote:

I guess Octopus is more ambitious... yes, going with Octopus.
Mainly more adventurous I'd say.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2015 at 12:17
Storia's lyrics are terrible and vocals are lightweight in the extreme and it's not yet entirely its own thing in the way that subsequent PFM albums were. Compared with Giant's most daring project lyrically and vocally, I don't think it stands up. And Giant are way ahead on musicianship and composition at this point, imho. Not to knock Storia, it's a good album, but I don't think it matches up to the real heavyweights.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2015 at 12:28
Another for the bakery.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2015 at 12:34
Confeitaria Premiada Marconi.

But the Polvo is great indeed!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2015 at 13:17
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2015 at 18:03
This one was very very difficult. I voted GG.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2015 at 23:07
Not really a fan of either, but I think Storia de un Minuto is more pleasant.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2015 at 03:03
Oh its a funny old world isn't it ? I began this poll nonsense muttering how GG were one of those bands that were massively overrated. Last round I was directed to check out some of their other stuff which I've had to admit I am quite enjoying. Now I'm onto side two of Octopus and yep, really liking it, more so perhaps than some of those kind souls who sent me off to their other stuff, notably Acquiring and Friends, give it credit for. Shoot. Shoot. Shoot. Never did get the hang of activating brain before opening mouth.

Don't know that they are yet up to knocking out Storia as that has long been a favourite but its going to be closer than I would have thought.




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2015 at 06:40
*spits coffee on monitor*

you all really suck LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2015 at 06:55
Originally posted by TGM: Orb TGM: Orb wrote:

Storia's lyrics are terrible and vocals are lightweight in the extreme
They are? I'm thankful to simply hear beautiful words in a language I don't understand - and what's wrong with the vocals? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2015 at 07:08
Italian lyrics translated in English generally sound terrible (which is true for a lot of translations), and Mogol (the author of said lyrics, and Italy's foremost pop lyricist for quite a long time) could often be cheesy. Other RPI bands had far better lyrics than the ones on Storia (Banco and Jumbo come to mind). That being said, I don't listen to prog because of the lyrics. If I like them, it's a bonus, but if I don't, there's still the music - and I happen to be a big fan of instrumental music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2015 at 08:10
All the GG fans sneak in and vote overnight without posting?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2015 at 08:14
ashamed I suppose..  LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2015 at 08:25
Tough choice, but PFM sorta easy for me.  Love me RPI!
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