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Poll Question: Who is the most overrated band of the 'Big Six'?
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    Posted: October 29 2015 at 10:05
Lately I've been seeing more usage of the term 'Big Six' in terms of prog rock bands, and it got me wondering which (if any) you consider to be the most overrated.

So... vote away and discuss.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 10:07
Yessssssss more polls to focus my hatred of ELP in. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 10:09
Never understood what was so great about JT, nor why they should be included as a Tier 1 prog band.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Skalla-Grim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 10:14
Clearly Pink Floyd. I don't hate them, some of their songs are really great, but they're not prog according to my definition (great sound design and some nice melodies, but no complexity). I would actually replace them with Gentle Giant and Van der Graaf Generator in the above list.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote zravkapt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 10:19
The most 'overrated' band of the 'big six' is 'Genesis'.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 10:39
All six are freaking amazing

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote emigre80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 10:42
Originally posted by Padraic Padraic wrote:

Never understood what was so great about JT, nor why they should be included as a Tier 1 prog band.
 
me neither, I always chalked it up to a bad early experience with Aqualung, but I guess it's not just me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote condor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 10:46
ELP, the least original of the six.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 10:53
King Crimson has released some remarkably overrated albums, so they get my vote.
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easily genesis most overrated
 
Not my choice tier 1 either...why no VdGG, why Jethro Tull?
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 10:56
Emerson Lake & Palmer

 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Floydoid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 10:59
Originally posted by NutterAlert NutterAlert wrote:

easily genesis most overrated
 
Not my choice tier 1 either...why no VdGG, why Jethro Tull?
 
 


I've merely listed the 'big six' as they are most often quoted elsewhere.
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ELP easily

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Floydoid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 11:01
Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Yessssssss more polls to focus my hatred of ELP in. 


Admittedly the only album of theirs I can get into is Pictures at an Exhibition... I'd put that on my top 10 album list of all time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 11:11
Genesis, of course. I've never been able to listen to an entire album apart of Lamb.
If we forget things like Love Beach I like ELP.
None of the others can be called overrated even if I can't call myself a Tull fan.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 11:28
None of them are overrated to my ears, so no vote.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The-time-is-now Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 11:52
Voted for ELP by error. I meant Jethro Tull.


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ELP, I will never understand how anyone could like them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bj_waters Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 12:10
While I still can't vote, I'm going to say that it's a good thing this time, as I don't think I've listened to enough of all of the bands.  (I'm only truly familiar with Yes and Pink Floyd, and as I love both of them, I can't consider them overrated!)  I really need to listen to more prog.

However, I am curious about the idea of "The Big 6."  Is this a consensus of prog fans in general?  Are there no others that qualify?  Is six too many?

(For the record, I am familiar with "The Big 4" of Thrash Metal and have opinions about that.  I've even contemplated a personal "Big 4" for Power Metal, if you're curious.)
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It's obvious, so obvious: ELP.
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