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Poll Question: Which of these albums do you like the most?
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10 [10.64%]
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3 [3.19%]
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    Posted: March 09 2017 at 17:14

Which of these classic albums do you like the best? Of course to call some of these a classic might be an understatement. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote zravkapt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2017 at 17:21
TAAB
Pawn Hearts
CTTE
DSOTM
BSS

Moving Pictures
ITCOTKC
SEBTP

Images & Words

Last Place Childhood

Magma America Great Make Again
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote maryes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2017 at 17:46
All excellent  but, Close To The Edge  is the best !!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2017 at 18:05
Originally posted by maryes maryes wrote:

All excellent  but, Close To The Edge  is the best !!!!

So then how come you didn't vote for it? ;)
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It's between Pawn Hearts and TAAB, I give it to Pawn Hearts believing that TAAB will get enough love anyway.
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the Yes
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Close to the Edge
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Wow. Finally some votes for CTTE. It's about friggin time. ;) 
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I will be deeply perplexed if anybody votes for Misplaced Childhood... Most of these are great, Images and Words is decent, Brain Salad Surgery and Moving Pictures are passable enough I guess...  Misplaced Childhood is unlistenable. Definite vote for Pawn Hearts.
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I'd rank/rate them along these lines:

Masterpieces:

1. Close To The Edge
2. In The Court of The Crimson King

Pretty Darn Good: 

3. Selling England By The Pound
4. Pawn Hearts
5. Moving Pictures

Decent:

6. Dark Side of The Moon
7. Thick As A Brick

Not a fan:

8. Brain Salad Surgery
9. Images And Words

Dead:

10. Misplaced Childhood
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2017 at 21:30
Well, with 1865 ratings and a score of 4.24 it is not only their most rated but also has the highest score of any Marillion rating on here. To be honest I'd be surprised if there wasn't at least one person who voted for it. Also, it's worth mentioning that they were the highest profile post seventies prog band from the eighties. 
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Originally posted by mechanicalflattery mechanicalflattery wrote:

I will be deeply perplexed if anybody votes for Misplaced Childhood... Most of these are great, Images and Words is decent, Brain Salad Surgery and Moving Pictures are passable enough I guess...  Misplaced Childhood is unlistenable. Definite vote for Pawn Hearts.

Misplaced Childhood was a very close second to SEBTP for me. 

I prefer a lot of albums to any of those on the list, eg:

The Snow Goose
Subterranea
Grave New World
The Tain
Argus
The Masquerade Overture
Second Life Syndrome
The Mountain
Folklore

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Everything but Genesis for me. One classic album that I love is Renaissance Live at Carnegie Hall. My fav Jethro Tull is Aqualung and I would have added ELP Trilogy to the list, but everybody has its own.
Magma's Kontarkosz would fit as well.
Misplaced Childhood is good, I like it but it's not a classic.


Edited by octopus-4 - March 10 2017 at 02:18
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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

The Masquerade Overture
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Darious Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2017 at 02:28
Fantastic list alas it lacks two of my most likeable prog albums - Foxtrot and Meddle. That's why I went with "Other" on this occasion, albeit, if there was no such an option, I would vote for... Close to the hedge rather than Dark side of the Mood


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Today, I'm voting for DSOTM.

Misplaced Childhood and Images and Words aren't classic prog albums IMO. Decent efforts, but generally outclassed by any act that influenced them.
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The only ones I care about at all are ITCOTKC, PH and CTTE.  

Of the bands involved I think King Crimson was the greatest, and VDGG is the one that has meant most to me in my life, but of the albums on offer I easily vote CTTE as the one that gives me the most pleasure.  Boring choice I know, but there's a reason why it always wins these classic prog album showdowns.


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These classic album polls are always problematic as most of these are in any prog collection (I have had most of them for years).  To me, the most exciting and intense experience is a little number called 'Karn Evil 9', what's more and on the same album they pack it all in to an even more compact number called 'Toccata'.  Pure prog genius!
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I really forgot ! Thanks !
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