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Poll Question: which band do you prefare
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    Posted: July 22 2016 at 07:28
three really solid prog units who with strong melodies, and isntrumental passages sways the listeners to good spirit, with legendary musicians and longevity, what is not to like about these bands.


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Camel, although I think Argent is criminally underrated!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2016 at 07:37
Criminally underrated bands should get help from the agancy for endangered prog bands
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote O666 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2016 at 08:16
Originally posted by ALotOfBottle ALotOfBottle wrote:

Camel, although I think Argent is criminally underrated!
100% agree 
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Camel.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2016 at 09:39
I like Camel.

I love Kansas at their best.

Which Argent album should I start with?

I tried a greatest hits album once and was not impressed.

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Camel, Kansas, Argent. All very good.
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Kansas, Camel, Argent in that order.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2016 at 12:40
Camel
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2016 at 15:16
Originally posted by O666 O666 wrote:

Originally posted by ALotOfBottle ALotOfBottle wrote:

Camel, although I think Argent is criminally underrated!
100% agree 
110% agree. Camel is, for me, the best band ever. But Argent are excellent and this is the first time i've ever seen them mentioned on here. Kansas? Well they're not bad.
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Camel
Argent
Kansas
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BunBun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2016 at 16:39
Camel gets my vote, their first four albums can compete with the big wigs of progressive rock. However, I will admit I haven't listened to any Argent, so I'll try and check them out this weekend.
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Kansas-Camel-Argent.
A GREAT YEAR FOR PROG!!!
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Camel = Kansas... I think which Argent (although  very underrated) is not at the same level !
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Easily Camel
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Terrapin Station Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2016 at 04:12
I can't vote in the poll, but easily Kansas for me. Especially 70s Kansas is easily upper-tier in my opinion.

Re Argent, I like what I've heard fairly well, though I've not heard at least half of their output. I need to explore them more.

Re Camel, I've heard even less of their work, but in their case, that's because what I've heard hasn't clicked very well with me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2016 at 08:27
Camel Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2016 at 08:35
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Camel Big smile


something like that....LOLEmbarrassed
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Kansas! Kansas! Toto-Toto-Toto!
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I gotta believe most Americans including the U.S. and a lot of Latin and South America would prefer Kansas. The older and more familiar I get with Prog music around the world the more I understand why Europeans and others don't take Kansas all that seriously, but there is a quality to their music and lyrics that speaks to the wide open expanse that is the Western Hemisphere, and the history that brought us to where we are today. While I can appreciate stuff like early Genesis and Camel and VdGG and the like, that music doesn't capture the western spirit anywhere close to what Kansas does so it will never rate as soulful and dear, at least for me.

And IMHO Argent was a good band but doesn't belong in the same conversation as Kansas or Camel.
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