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    Posted: December 22 2015 at 17:10
The albums point of no return or the grand illusion were they works of prog or just American commercial radio play. if someone has an opinion whether good or bad if they see these two bands as prog related in any way like to know 
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I like both bands and see both of them as prog. I really like Styx especially.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Nogbad_The_Bad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 22 2015 at 19:18
The correct answer is neither
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Styx or Kansas? That's like being forced to choose between warts and bunions.
And your little sister's immaculate virginity wings away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision.
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both, as long as it's confined to the occasional song on the radio that you happen to be in the mood for.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2015 at 00:17
Styx.
I like Kansas too, but I have waaaay more Styx LP's than Kansas.
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Don't care for either. I guess I prefer Kansas for their occasional good song.

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Kansas has more content
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I have always considered both bands to be equal and never favored one over the other.
On seventies vinyl I have eight albums by Styx and only five by Kansas but that's just the way it worked out. It didn't have anything to do with preference. 
I don't use Prog as a basis for liking or not liking a band.
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Love both bands

But whoever doesn't understand that Kansas is a full Prog band, is lost in space

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Like some Styx but really like 70s era Kansas. And yes Kansas definitely was axprogressive rock band during that time period. Styx were a bit proggy during their beginning phase.
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I like Styx, but definitely not as much as Kansas.
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Love both.I can do without Babe.
Shake & bake.
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Originally posted by gr8dane gr8dane wrote:

Love both.I can do without Babe.
 
awwwww - that song always chokes me up a little. for good reasons.
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Kansas had some great songs on each album through "Point Of Know Return".  After that, not much.
 
Styx has some okay songs early on, but never seemed to have their heart in prog.
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I'm sailing away to Kansas.
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I will never understand why These two bands are always thrown into the same drawer.
 
My vote goes to (the fullblown Proggers) Kansas.
 
There is nothing wrong with (AOR band) Styx though.
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Kansas over Styx ...no real comparison imho though Styx did write a few decent songs here and there.
 
Don't understand the dislike for Kansas...especially the first 4 or 5 albums ,but then I don't get all the love for some of the krautrock bands like Can and Faust.
 
A matter of taste I suppose in that those who don't like Kansas simply have none.
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I like the two big hits from each band Come Sail Away and Dust In The Wind (alright maybe Mr Roboto was a bigger hit but erm....yeah). Out of those two I rather prefer the Kansas tune.
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