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    Posted: July 04 2017 at 10:17
If you like an album do you try and listen to the band's other albums? aren't you curious? I am!
I came across many times an album that had many high ratings and other albums from the same band had NO ratings at all good or bad, strange! 
"Case & Point" the band "ARZ" has on their 2011, 70 ratings with OVER 4.0 average ratings, on their other 4 albums combined 8 ratings... shouldn't the people that rated high their 2011, try and get a hold at least of one other band's album if not all?Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote scy1192 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2017 at 16:01
Usually for me it goes something like this:

1. Discover new song, listen to album and like it a lot
2. Try to get into their other stuff but not really like it
3. Months later I try their other stuff again and start getting into it
4. Obsess over every single album they ever put out
5. Goto 1 but with a different band
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2017 at 16:15
My dad only ever had "the Yes album" by Yes. His second wife and my step mother when I was a teen only had "Fragile" by them. I don't get it at all. How can you only own one Yes album. That makes no sense to me. Yeah, I usually want to hear more of a bands albums. Even if I don't like the one I started with usually I will give the band a second chance. I think the very first King Crimson album I bought was "Islands." I almost stopped after that one but I'm glad I didn't.

Edited by AFlowerKingCrimson - July 04 2017 at 16:15
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2017 at 16:43
Many fans do go on to pursue a band's catalog after liking a certain album but I think after many years as a music appreciator, one begins to see that few if any artists are infallible and the time, money and energy may be better spent exploring other groups.   Common pattern: First album good, second album better, third album either disappointing or brilliant, most stuff after that a letdown.  

On the other hand it can't all be gold--  having more than one or two really good ideas in a career is pretty rare, and so I sympathize with musicians who have never been able to creatively outdo themselves but keep on trying.   It is the life of the artist and it can be a painful, two-sided coin.




Edited by Atavachron - July 04 2017 at 18:25
"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."   -- John F. Kennedy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2017 at 16:54
I like to investigate a band's catalog if I hear something that I like. Now a days, with spotify, pandora, etc, you can safely listen to a bands catalog without having to buy an album, and find out if it's worth spending your money. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2017 at 16:57
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

   Common pattern: First album good, second album better, third album either disappointing or brilliant, most stuff after that a letdown.  


Good point, David !

Isn't that strange that such a pattern seems to be almost inevitable, we've seen it repeating over and over again.
(Fortunately with great many exceptions Big smile for our common delight - but that surely varies from one to another)


Edited by Quinino - July 04 2017 at 17:00
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2017 at 21:10
I would think most fans who are my age or younger and discovered prog in the 80's discovered a bands later albums first then went backwards. For those who got into prog in the 90's or beyond it's more difficult to determine. I actually don't think many people first got into prog in the 90's. If they did it was probably through Dream Theater or maybe Rush and who knows what Rush album they would have first heard. Smile

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2017 at 21:56
Yeah, I usually want to know more. At the beginning, I got a few discographies because of this... but now I can't always get to that point, mostly because I'm checking out other artists. Perhaps I'll try and get the most loved albums, plus a few live or compilation albums to get a good overview of their whole career... then I might be interested in certain albums given the songs I might like.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote heavydrum Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2017 at 02:58
i usually obsess over new bands.
lately i've decided it's time to get into the grateful dead so in the last month or so i've been listening to a different concert each day, with all those "dick's picks" and "road trips" and full tour boxes... i think i've got music to listen to for the next two years :D
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2017 at 13:09
Sure.....if I like what I'm hearing I definitely will ck out their other albums.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 03:34
if I like an album from a band, I'll (obviously) check out their other albums. 
There are bands that I like just one albums (i.e. not prog, but Theatre of Tragedy, Flowing Tears, Sacred Reich, Moonspell), or just having a best of is enough (Mamas & Papas, Bob Marley, Alphaville).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 06:54
EDIT: I'm half asleep and that was a crap post. Away with it!

Edited by Mascodagama - October 01 2017 at 06:59
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kepler62 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 07:23
You're lucky. You have the godamned internet. Back in the seventies we had to actually go out and BUY records if we wanted to hear them. I don't see what your problem is.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frankh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 09:08
If I like something, I not only have to hear everything else by the band, but everything associated with their constituent members!

Or, did. When I had the time and the spirit for the pursuit.

Edited by Frankh - October 01 2017 at 09:58
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