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    Posted: May 14 2017 at 13:40
This is a follow-up to my recent poll on neo-progressivism. 

Well, who is it this time?
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IQ, but Arena is close
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2017 at 14:36
IQ
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2017 at 16:38
Arena is a very good band (how could it not be with Clive Nolan).

But IQ is the daddy of all neo bands.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2017 at 16:45
None. For some reason, I could never get into their music.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2017 at 16:58
IQ, because Ever is a phenomenal album. Their best, IMO.
 
But I love me some Arene up through The Visitor.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote noni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2017 at 17:10
There are too many stand out tracks in IQ then Arena in my opinion!.....Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote b_olariu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 15 2017 at 03:25
IQ for sure, but i like Arena aswell but not as much as IQ

IQ is probably my fav neo band, for the consistency  of each album since from their first album
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mlkpad14 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 15 2017 at 05:22
Well everyone is for IQ I guess... I knew I would not be the only one, but I thought it would be about even.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 15 2017 at 05:24
IQ, but Arena is a close second.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Meltdowner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 15 2017 at 05:56
Arena for me. IQ's discography is more consistent, but that's probably why I'm not as much into them. Arena might have some weaker albums but I think they take more risks and try to do something much different from the last.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote uduwudu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 15 2017 at 06:21
I have Subterranea, played a couple of times... ok but for some reason it just didn't click. Not familiar with Arena.

I've tried neo prog but the only stuff I liked was Fish era Marillion. Is this because making prog rock ordinary (very straightforward) is not engaging the interest I wonder. The result of the long lasting pop cultural impact of punk - a bit like how Radiohead get to be regarded not only as a prog band but modern times THE prog band to the general public. When it should be P Tree.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 15 2017 at 10:06
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mirror Image Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 15 2017 at 10:16
IQ win by a very large margin here, but, in all honesty, Iím not a huge fan of either band. IQ win on the strength on The Wake, which may be their best album in my opinion.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2017 at 09:20
Christ, what a mismatch. And IQ has one helluva' singer in Peter Nicholls while Arena's sounds like an outraged Italian fellow miffed over a miscalculated bar tab.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2017 at 11:44
IQ.....and Frequency is the best.......    ;)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote maryes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2017 at 17:51
I'm not fan of these bands , but IQ gets my vote due to EVER ! 
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