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Two Steven Wilson albums

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Poll Question: Which one do you like more?
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14 [27.45%]
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    Posted: July 23 2017 at 10:30
Which of these two do you prefer?
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Raven is the one.
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The Raven That Refuses to Make This a Difficult Choice.
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Not a fan, but I like The Raven better nonetheless.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tboyd1802 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2017 at 13:10
I prefer H.C.E...
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Hand.Cannot.Erase
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2017 at 15:02
Maybe I should have included Grace for Drowning. One reason I didn't is because I haven't heard it(or Insurgentes for that matter). What do you guys think? How do these first two stack up against the two I included in this poll?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2017 at 17:06
Me:

1. Grace
2. Raven
3. Insurgé

4. Hand

Pretty good stuff overall indeed.
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Raven by a little bit. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2017 at 20:57
The Raven without a second thought. It is my favourite Steven Wilson album, including his Porcupine Tree ones. Hand Cannot Erase has good moments... in general it is good indeed, but it just isn't at the same level. As for his first two albums, I'm not really a fan of Insurgentes, though it's got it's moments and I do love some of the songs from it. On the other hand, you do have to check out Grace for Drowning... actually that one was my introduction to both Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree, and it's got a very special sound that I thought he couldn't really top so soon when he announced The Raven (but indeed I was mistaken)... still, it's diffenrent, more subtle and less bombastic than The Raven (though it's got it's somewhat more instense/heavy moments). However, just check it out, it's a beautiful piece of art (written after his father passed away, if I remember correctly, so that mood must have permated the album indeed).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2017 at 21:17
Hand. Cannot. Erase, but not by much. Both are quite good.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2017 at 04:44
Not a fan. Can't get into either of these albums.
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Raven but not by much.

Would have loved to see SW make another album like this
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote M27Barney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2017 at 05:40
^Aye...the two releases are the closest to the mid 70's prog...think he must have got a lot of stick from some of his muso "friends" because I thought he may do a third even more grandiose/bombastic prog CD but he went for a "And then there were three" direction with his new release.......Anyway, I still have loads of 70's prog to explore (I have possibly 150 - unspun CD's from the era) - so I can get on with that...
I voted for Raven - some good moments on that CD......just more than the later release.
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voted Raven

would have voted for Grace if possible
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Raven +1
Grace, close behind
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Insurgentes -- Hand.Cannot.Erase
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Those are his two best. By far!!!
But Raven reigns supreme around here!!!
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Raven has some stronger songs than Hand but overall Hand by a smidgeon.
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I like then just about equally. Same thing goes for Grace. His best solo album by far though is Insurgents imo.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Upbeat Tango Monday Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2017 at 09:22
I've listened to both albums. Definitely not a fan.
Two random guys agreed to shake hands. Just Because. They felt like it, you know. It was an agreement of sorts...a random agreement.
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