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    Posted: November 02 2017 at 00:17
hmmm don't get it but NONE
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2017 at 12:28
One that I have always had trouble with is YS- Il Baletto Di Bronzo....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 23 2017 at 16:33
Anything by Gentle Giant - they really should have grown on me by now beyond just a few tracks. Apologies - I am clearly not a true prog fan - I'll get my coat..........😩
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 23 2017 at 10:30
Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

None at all, I'm not obligated to like a damn thing.

Interestingly there are some things I do like that I feel a little ashamed of. Because sometimes I like things that I also think are sh*t
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2017 at 19:51
My prog journey has solely been on my own... I have never met any progger in real life.. Always surrounded by people who have never ventured beyond popular Indian and mainstream pop/rock/metal I never had someone who could recommend me some new music.
In the beginning it was just popular hindi music, then came pop.. . It was all about the instruments. Then came Classic Rock/Grunge/80's Hair Metal/NWOBHM. Music of the Classic Rock bands resonated with me the most. Then Radiohead & Porcupine Tree led me to Progarchives.
I have been constantly looking to broaden my horizons ever since I was a Cricket crazed school kid....no sense of shame attached with the prog that I currently don't enjoy.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2017 at 17:29
I seldom disagree with prog masterpieces, I'm deep main stream progressive, however I'm embarrassed that I don't like any XTC album except for Apple Venus.   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2017 at 10:48
Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

Originally posted by CaP CaP wrote:

ELP and Gentel Giant
Well doesn't that narrow it down.

None of the records I own of them (3 of ELP and 4 of GG)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2017 at 10:40
Ulver- Shadows of the Sun
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2017 at 09:11
I guess I find it strange or surprising that I never really seem to warm up the string of Zappa-classics and fan-favorites from 1972-1975 (=The Grand Wazoo, Over-Nite Sensation, Apostrophe, One Size Fits All etc). No shame of course, but I almost took it for granted I'd started loving them at some point. It seems I'll stick with the Mothers of Invention era (+Hot Rats). 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2017 at 09:11
Originally posted by aldri7 aldri7 wrote:



Anthony Philips (ex genesis founder) recorded a song called "squirrel" which I am a little ashamed to admit I liked. Even prog fans panned it. That was the last time I remember feeling this sense of "why do I like stuff no one else likes?"

Speaking of Ant Phillips, I'm somewhat reluctant to say that I favor his Um & Aargh off 1979's Sides. A light-hearted little ditty that wasn't exactly a show-stopper in its time. A stand-out though among the other mediocre songs on the album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2017 at 09:05
Originally posted by CaP CaP wrote:

ELP and Gentel Giant
Well doesn't that narrow it down.
"It just has none of the qualities of your work that I find interesting. Abandon [?] it." - Eno
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2017 at 09:01
ach, if I don't like it I don't like it.  There is enough meanness in the world without prog shaming!

But I guess I wish I could like YES a bit more.  They are just sooooooo busy and "up".  In contrast, I am quite happy not liking Floyd all that much because they are too depressingly down all the time.  But I'm grateful for all their influence on bands I prefer  Tongue





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2017 at 08:29
Originally posted by Luqueasaur Luqueasaur wrote:

The albums that I DON'T LIKE but should... Crime of the Century and Magma's debut. Particularly Magma. I feel worthless when I listen to Magma and think "so what?"...

Albums that I wished I could like more would be Pawn Hearts, ItCotCK and Relayer. The two first are good, but that's it; the third is just meh...diocre to me.

I know what you mean about certain albums not clicking. Relayer is one of those that took me years to sink in. I realized i just didn't have the tools necesary to understand its complexity. I can honestly say it probably took me 20 years to understand. When i was really young it was always praised for being so great and it all went over my head. Keep playing it every so often and focus intently. Now it's one of my favorite albums of all time.

Pawn Hearts was an instant classic in my world but ITCOTCK other than 21st Century Schizoid Man also took a while to incubate. Now i love that one too. That first Magma is my favoirte Magma!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2017 at 08:20
ELP and Gentel Giant
E per tutti il dolore degli altri è un dolore a metà
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2017 at 07:33
Genesis - And Then There Were Three.

Not 'ashamed' as such...that's a bit strong.

I like about a third of it but some of the lyrics are dreadful especially The Ballad of Big. It was the beginning of the slippery slope...

Yes - Relayer. I just can't get into it for some reason. Maybe it's the production which I find a bit dry and Moraz's keyboards are a bit too busy for my liking.10 notes where 9 would do

Edited by Man Erg - October 20 2017 at 08:34

Do 'The Stanley' otherwise I'll thrash you with some rhubarb.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2017 at 07:20
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

None.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2017 at 07:06
Close To The Edge.  I've tried, and it's OK.  But it's not as good as this website makes it out to be. 

IMHO of courseLOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 19 2017 at 19:43
I forgot to mention though - when an album is hugely popular but doesnt resonate with me, I will sometimes give it repeated listenings in an attempt to like it more. I feel somehow that maybe I should, but I do this more out of curiosity than shame. Sometimes I will come around. Miles Davis fusion like Bitches Brew eventually caught on for me, as did early Weather Report. In the sixties and seventies, there were lots of guys that would sort of try and shame you for not liking agressively atonal and free jazz. I suppose if you really wanted to be accepted by these guys, you might feel some shame. This didnt happen to me though. But artists like Terje Rypdal, John Scofield and a lot of guys on the ECM label played pretty free form, and I ate it up. And if my friends didnt like it, Maybe I made them feel a bit shamed, I dont know :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 19 2017 at 19:15
i never feel ashamed when I dont like music that others like. Im much more likely to feel ashamed for the opposite: liking music that no one else likes. Now a thread for that is something I could definately contribute to. :) Im famous for liking most the one track on the album that no one else likes. Invariably, this track gets buried on side two (old LPs) and is close to being the last song on the album.

Anthony Philips (ex genesis founder) recorded a song called "squirrel" which I am a little ashamed to admit I liked. Even prog fans panned it. That was the last time I remember feeling this sense of "why do I like stuff no one else likes?"

An example of the opposite: "Suppers Ready" by Genesis seems universally liked by Genesis fans, many of whom consider it to be a masterpiece of prog, but I was never a fan of it. I dont feel any shame for not liking it, though. Im very ironclad in my opinions when it works the other way around. Its no use arguing with me :)





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2017 at 19:31
^ très étrange.
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