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Poll Question: pick the winner of the 2015 PA's modern album tournament
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 07:29
Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:

Hybris.

While I can see why Spirit of Eden is considered prog, it is effectively the blue print for a lot of post rock, I still find it mind numbingly boring.


while I love to rock.. and always gravitate to more visceral music...  one can't deny that music when is at its best.. it radiates a beauty that touches the hardest or most cynical of hearts.  One that makes one feel the joy of living and the beauty of the world around us. 

Spirit of Eden was that album for me Andy. Boring?.. no more than seeing the most beautiful of women.. the most majestic of mountains.. the cutest of kittens.. the sweetest of young children. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 08:31
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:

Hybris.

While I can see why Spirit of Eden is considered prog, it is effectively the blue print for a lot of post rock, I still find it mind numbingly boring.


while I love to rock.. and always gravitate to more visceral music...  one can't deny that music when is at its best.. it radiates a beauty that touches the hardest or most cynical of hearts.  One that makes one feel the joy of living and the beauty of the world around us. 

Spirit of Eden was that album for me Andy. Boring?.. no more than seeing the most beautiful of women.. the most majestic of mountains.. the cutest of kittens.. the sweetest of young children. 

To each their own Micky. I've tried getting into Spirit of Eden several times and I have the same problem with it as I do most Post Rock that draws inspiration heavily from this album, while it's certainly nice and I can see perfectly well why the term beautiful is the go to adjective for it, it really struggles to hold my attention so that I can barely remember anything but the most vague impressions of the album without going back to listen to it. Something that I rarely feel inclined to do.

When it comes to beautiful music, my go to band tends to be White Willow, any of their 6 albums tend to paint the most beautiful of scenes for me. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 08:54
fair enough.. wasn't trying to single you out or pull a 'taste' card on you..I just found it odd to label an album boring.. when it is not remotely intending to be anything approaching inducing excitement the way a good rollicking album should.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 08:56
Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

(...) If anyone doesn't like the way PA is organized, they are free to look for a "pure" prog website where abominations such as having 10cc in Prog Related or Spirit of Eden categorized as prog are not to be found.

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Nope.
I will say here that Spirit of Eden is not a Progressive rock album, because it's simply true.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 09:16
Hybris is a winner no matter the final results. 

Can someone imagine an album not sung in English reaching the finals? Beer
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 09:34
Originally posted by Atkingani Atkingani wrote:

Hybris is a winner no matter the final results. 

Can someone imagine an album not sung in English reaching the finals? Beer


Angry should have been the PFM album LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 09:40
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 09:41
hell.. BOTH!  LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 09:56
Need to listen to Talk Talk again before voting, first two times have done nothing for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 10:26
Hmmm...Eden is 27 years old and Hybris is 23 years old......not all that modern.
Neither album would make my top 50 prog list modern or not......I'll cast my vote for Hybris.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 10:29
in 10 years we'll have 3 brackets LOL

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the Neo/retroprog/SWilson dark years
and a true 'modern'
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 10:31
I prefer the Univer Zero / Present / Shub Niggurath dark years :D
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 10:33
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 10:47
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

I prefer the Univer Zero / Present / Shub Niggurath dark years :D

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 11:07
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

fair enough.. wasn't trying to single you out or pull a 'taste' card on you..I just found it odd to label an album boring.. when it is not remotely intending to be anything approaching inducing excitement the way a good rollicking album should.

It is what it is.. it connects with a listener or it does not. Thumbs Up

I know, but I've been saying EoE sucks all the way through so might as well say why I think it sucks. For me boring is when an album fails to connect in anyway with me, music doesn't have to be full on hard rockign to be exciting, or riveting, but it does have to grab my attention in some way. That last sentence couldn't be more true. 

Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

(...) If anyone doesn't like the way PA is organized, they are free to look for a "pure" prog website where abominations such as having 10cc in Prog Related or Spirit of Eden categorized as prog are not to be found.

(...)


Nope.
I will say here that Spirit of Eden is not a Progressive rock album, because it's simply true.


This is why most people consider you a complete arse, because it's simply true.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 11:14
Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:



Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

 Nope.
I will say here that Spirit of Eden is not a Progressive rock album, because it's simply true.


This is why most people consider you a complete arse, because it's simply true.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 12:05
Hybris is good, but Spirit of Eden changed my life.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2015 at 23:53
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Need to listen to Talk Talk again before voting, first two times have done nothing for me.
Not sure if "forced", premeditated (as opposed to "casual") listens are conducive to appreciation. Worked for AEProgman (strangely), but it might not work for you.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 28 2015 at 04:03
Although I very much admire Talk Talk, who used to be a more commercial band, for their very unusual move towards very original and uncommercial music (usually inventive bands turn commercial after some years), I choose with my heart: Hybris is closer to my heart.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 28 2015 at 12:19
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Need to listen to Talk Talk again before voting, first two times have done nothing for me.
Not sure if "forced", premeditated (as opposed to "casual") listens are conducive to appreciation. Worked for AEProgman (strangely), but it might not work for you.

Well 3 listens in and it's just not working for me. Hybris it is (though my heart is with Guapo)
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