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    Posted: August 06 2017 at 19:29
These are two bands that seem to each have their loyal fans on here.. Plus they're both bands that I'm currently TRYING to get into at the moment. So, I'll let you all decide.   
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I decide that these VS. categories are unnecessary. I love both. Why the competition? Can't we simultaneously hold many loves in our heart?
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Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

I decide that these VS. categories are unnecessary. I love both. Why the competition? Can't we simultaneously hold many loves in our heart?

You must pick one! LOL

No, that's totally cool.. You love both equally, I respect that. 
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You are so USAmerican! I don't have to pick one and i won't. More truthfully, i can't! They are both classic and my life would be all the more empty without both in my life. Sorry to ruin the fun, but VDGG and Magma? Why not just pick a battle between you kidney and heart for #@&%'$ sake? Big smile
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VdGG for me. But mostly because I know them much better. Only heard a few pieces from Magma a few times. The first time I checked them out I thought they just didn't do it for me. The second time I thought that perhaps, if I gived them I try, I might be able to end up getting some enjoyment from their music. However, I still haven't given them that other try.
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Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

You are so USAmerican! I don't have to pick one and i won't. More truthfully, i can't! They are both classic and my life would be all the more empty without both in my life. Sorry to ruin the fun, but VDGG and Magma? Why not just pick a battle between you kidney and heart for #@&%'$ sake? Big smile

I think you may be taking this whole thing just a little bit more seriously than is necessary here lol. But seriously I feel your pain. If you made a poll between Genesis and Yes.. that would also be a problem for me because Genesis used to be my favorite band, and I even told everyone, "Peter Gabriel is THE MAN." But I also was a huge fan of Phil Collins(still am), even his solo stuff and everything. But I've now come to the conclusion that Yes are the prog masters, period. So yeah I, like you, would not be able to vote in that one.. just too painful of a choice at this point. Cry
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Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

VdGG for me. But mostly because I know them much better. Only heard a few pieces from Magma a few times. The first time I checked them out I thought they just didn't do it for me. The second time I thought that perhaps, if I gived them I try, I might be able to end up getting some enjoyment from their music. However, I still haven't given them that other try.

Well you may be the deciding vote here if this one ends 1 - 0 lol. Appreciate your honesty. 
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Actually i don't think i'm taking this too seriously. I'm just wondering what are the inner reasons for even conceiving such a notion of comparison? I mean, why the competition? Why does it matter to you as to who deems one or the other as the better band? It's just not computing. I'm sorry that i'm picking on your thread because these things pop up on a daily basis. I'm just curious as to why you give a baboon's ass why anyone loves one over the other. I sure as BLEEP don't.
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Well the only reason I care at all is because these are two bands that have somehow escaped my attention(yeah I know I'm terrible). But now that I'm on here and see that they both have very loyal fans I want to try to get into them. So it made sense in my mind to make a poll comparing them. If it doesn't to you I'm sorry. And if you truly are that passionate about both bands then, like I said, I really do feel your pain. 
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BOTH !!! Not one over the other. Even with a gun to my head.........just pull the trigger.
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Voted for Magma way too quickly. When the message "Thank you for voting in this poll" appeared, I suddenly felt crippling pain in my whole body and had the heavy section of "Man-Erg" pounding in my head. That being said, I voted for Magma at first, because I listen to them a bit more, but had I thought about it just a bit longer, I could have been easily quoting Tom's above post. Oh well, that comes with a lesson for me. Love both bands to bits. And now, I can't really decide which one I like more. 
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Love both but listen to VDGG more
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VDGG gets my vote. Magma is also a great band.
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tough one, but most days i'd go for Magma.
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I voted for VDGG (and Hillary Clinton...)
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Love both but VDGG just sneaks over the line first. 
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VdGG any day and all day Sunday.
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Magma for De Futura alone, one of my favourite compositions ever!! Clap

Though I love VDGG as well.
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Originally posted by Tuzvihar Tuzvihar wrote:

Magma for De Futura alone, one of my favourite compositions ever!! Clap

De Futura is a masterpiece and my fave Magma piece, but VDGG is in my top 5 fave all time bands so gets the vote Wink
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Now that i think about it, i would love to hear the two bands do an album together. Van Magma Generator would rock!
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