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Poll Question: Who is the most overrated band of the 'Big Six'?
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25 [15.24%]
21 [12.80%]
18 [10.98%]
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 18:43
Genesis - highly rated and thoroughly deserve to be for making some of the best albums ever recorded.
Pink Floyd - done many outstanding and some pretty poor albums, but they deserve their high rating
Jethro Tull - undoubtedly a tier 1 band based on longevity and success, and they've made at least 6 excellent albums, so not overrated.
Yes - on the strength of several excellent albums, they probably deserve their high reputation.
ELP - Trilogy and the debut are worth a listen and BSS and PAAE aren't bad, but they are a bit overhyped.
KC - deserve credit for innovation and being at the very start of the genre, but I find their music horribly self-indulgent and pretentious. I did quite like the debut when it came out, but I now find them almost unlistenable except for a few tracks.

So KC get my vote as most overrated.

As for VDGG, they never had anything like the success to make them a tier 1 band in the 70s. They're far more popular now than they were then - but Peter Hamill's voice makes  them a no-go area for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 19:49
I think this list includes the big-6 of "progressive rock", not prog, which is a genre as it stands these days, not an approach to writing/composing/orchestrating music, so this might lead to some confusion.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pastmaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 21:53
Nevermind, I should have voted KC. They are probably the most overrated even though I like a little bit of their stuff.
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for the perfect mix of meh music and insanely annoying vocals/front man it's got to be Genesis


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Who is 'overrating' ELP? All I ever see is hate for them.
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Originally posted by zravkapt zravkapt wrote:

Who is 'overrating' ELP? All I ever see is hate for them.


Many see it as hip to lash out against ELP.  Some cool kids who smoke outside the gymnasium told them it was so they submitted to peer pressure and it's now their reality.


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my personal big 6 are Gong, Magma, Amon Düül 2, Hawkwind, VdGG and Can


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pastmaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2015 at 23:18
Originally posted by manofmystery manofmystery wrote:

Originally posted by zravkapt zravkapt wrote:

Who is 'overrating' ELP? All I ever see is hate for them.


Many see it as hip to lash out against ELP.  Some cool kids who smoke outside the gymnasium told them it was so they submitted to peer pressure and it's now their reality.

I don't see it as hip, I simply just don't like them.
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Originally posted by manofmystery manofmystery wrote:

Originally posted by zravkapt zravkapt wrote:

Who is 'overrating' ELP? All I ever see is hate for them.


Many see it as hip to lash out against ELP.  Some cool kids who smoke outside the gymnasium told them it was so they submitted to peer pressure and it's now their reality.


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Originally posted by presdoug presdoug wrote:

King Crimson-I like the first 3 albums, but after that, they kind of lose me.


Same here. Of the six choices, they all have some some things I did not like but KC probably did the most that I didn't like. The others, not as much.
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ELP, IMHO
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Originally posted by manofmystery manofmystery wrote:

Originally posted by zravkapt zravkapt wrote:

Who is 'overrating' ELP? All I ever see is hate for them.


Many see it as hip to lash out against ELP.  Some cool kids who smoke outside the gymnasium told them it was so they submitted to peer pressure and it's now their reality.

Ah because we don't like a band it must be because we are sheep not that we don't actually like the band, glad you explained that for me. 
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ELP, but all good.
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None of them is overrated. All of them deserved their highest places in the hierarchy of 70s progressive music. Though, Pink Floyd weren't regarded as a progressive rock band but as a psychedelic rock band back in the day, and I say this as a big fan of the greatest psychedelic rock albums ever made, like Meddle, Obscured by Clouds, Wish You Were Here and Animals.
 
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by manofmystery manofmystery wrote:

Originally posted by zravkapt zravkapt wrote:

Who is 'overrating' ELP? All I ever see is hate for them.


Many see it as hip to lash out against ELP.  Some cool kids who smoke outside the gymnasium told them it was so they submitted to peer pressure and it's now their reality.

Ah because we don't like a band it must be because we are sheep not that we don't actually like the band, glad you explained that for me. 


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Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

my personal big 6 are Gong, Magma, Amon Düül 2, Hawkwind, VdGG and Can
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote O666 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2015 at 12:30
All of them have Albums that "I Love" and Albums that "I don't Like". I want to vote base on this formula :
(Number of "I don't Like" albums) /  (Number of All Albums)
I vote to biggest number of this formula. I count only Studio albums and Ignore other released. 
 
Genesis :         8/15 = 0.533
Yes           :     7/19 = 0.368
Pink Floyd :      5/15 = 0.333
Jethro Tull :     7/22 = 0.318
E.L.P        :      3/10 = 0.300
King Crimson : 4/16 = 0.250
 
And the final result is : Genesis (I vote to Genesis)
This is not a good way for answering to this question and if I vote from deep of my heart ,then I vote to another one.Wink
 
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Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

None of them is overrated. All of them deserved their highest places in the hierarchy of 70s progressive music. Though, Pink Floyd weren't regarded as a progressive rock band but as a psychedelic rock band back in the day, and I say this as a big fan of the greatest psychedelic rock albums ever made, like Meddle, Obscured by Clouds, Wish You Were Here and Animals.
 

Yes they most certainly were. They were one of THE archetypal progressive rock bands in the late 60/early 70s on the London scene. I should know - I was there.
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Definitely Pink Floyd, for the reasons (not limited to) above.
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Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:


None of them is overrated. All of them deserved their highest places in the hierarchy of 70s progressive music. Though, Pink Floyd weren't regarded as a progressive rock band but as a psychedelic rock band back in the day, and I say this as a big fan of the greatest psychedelic rock albums ever made, like Meddle, Obscured by Clouds, Wish You Were Here and Animals.
 

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