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Originally posted by YESESIS YESESIS wrote:

Well definitely on here it would be anything by Van der Graaf Generator. Still trying though. 

Same here--- but stopped tryingSmile

also some KC and ZappaConfused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2017 at 21:38
There are many of the much beloved albums that just don't do it for me, though I would never consider myself ashamed about not liking them. I just don't. However, not exactly ashamed, but "Tales from Topographic Oceans" sounds like an album that really is something else. More than just a rock album, something really special. Yet, I just can't get myself to love it. I do love Revealing Science of God, but the rest is just a bit too much for me. If I do put the album and listen to the whole of it I do enjoy it and all, but I wouldn't say I love it, even when I think it's really a special piece of art.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote YESESIS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2017 at 22:06
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

Originally posted by YESESIS YESESIS wrote:

Well definitely on here it would be anything by Van der Graaf Generator. Still trying though. 

Same here--- but stopped tryingSmile

also some KC and ZappaConfused

With you on KC. Zappa I like but have to be in the mood for it. 
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For me, it's Porcupine Tree.  I just can't get into them, even having seen them in concert twice. 

So sue me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote skog_prog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2017 at 23:30
All Yes albums except for Fragile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote M27Barney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2017 at 00:30
It took me four years to fully appreciate Yes. They sneaked up on me and became my favourite band!
I still have an issue with VDGG - possibly the fact that there is loads of sax puts me off!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mechanicalflattery Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2017 at 00:34
Not ashamed, but I wish I enjoyed Hatfield and the North's eponymous debut and side one of Henry Cow's Unrest more than I currently do.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2017 at 02:38
I never really got into Rush ... Any of their albums I listened to leaves me stone cold .
I can appreciate the musicianship of the three guys but compositionwise I feel indifferent (and TBH, bored) most of the time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2017 at 03:54
I've no idea why I should be ashamed of liking or not liking something. Confused
 
I can regret not being to "get into" something, because it's "too far out there" for me to grasp it, and I(m not willing to investigate further, but I won't be "ashamed"
Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

Most albums by Gentle Giant. They just get on my nerves.
 
I can understand that...Smile
 
Just like VdGG and Univers Zero, you have to be in the mood to listen to them...
They're not bands that you can pop up in your decks out of the blue and listen to the whole album at once...
 
You almost have to prepare yourself for the ride.
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Originally posted by fredyair fredyair wrote:

Selling England by the pound...sorry.
Almost everything by Genesis, excluding Revelation and the Lamb which I quite like.
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If I rephrase it to albums I'm surprised I've never developed a taste for:-

Rush generally, I have 2 or 3 albums but they never seem to really grab me.
Prog Metal - I like prog, I like metal, I even like avant prog metal, but Opeth, Dream Theater and the like don't seem to grab me.
Neo - I keep giving IQ & Marillion a go every couple of years but beyond one or two albums, meh.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PrognosticMind Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2017 at 10:08
Not "ashamed", but more like "can't see the big deal" with:

  1. Dream Theater's entire discography
  2. ELP period.


Edited by PrognosticMind - August 11 2017 at 10:11
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

If I rephrase it to albums I'm surprised I've never developed a taste for:-

Rush generally, I have 2 or 3 albums but they never seem to really grab me.
Prog Metal - I like prog, I like metal, I even like avant prog metal, but Opeth, Dream Theater and the like don't seem to grab me.
Neo - I keep giving IQ & Marillion a go every couple of years but beyond one or two albums, meh.

For Neo, try Twelfth Night,  Pendragon and Pallas
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2017 at 21:18
I'm ashamed so many are ashamed to be ashamed.

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Originally posted by openair83 openair83 wrote:

None. Not one. If I don't like it, then I just don't f*ckin' like it.

Sums up my views pretty exactly. And I won't apologise to anyone or be ashamed for not liking King Crimson, VDGG or any other band that is otherwise almost universally revered on here. Nor do I feel ashamed for loving Dire Straits, Big Country, Runrig or any unfashionable non prog band.
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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Originally posted by openair83 openair83 wrote:

None. Not one. If I don't like it, then I just don't f*ckin' like it.


Sums up my views pretty exactly. And I won't apologise to anyone or be ashamed for not liking King Crimson, VDGG or any other band that is otherwise almost universally revered on here. Nor do I feel ashamed for loving Dire Straits, Big Country, Runrig or any unfashionable non prog band.


Quite right, too. I unashamedly love Dire Straits, ever since being introduced to the first album by a marvellous arts teacher at school, probably around 1979 I suppose. He used to play a massive eclectic range of music, chucking out the idiots who complained.

Those were the days


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I'm not ashamed of being a fan of Arlo Guthrie
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What Prog Album are you ashamed not to like?
What movie or novel that is routinely included in 'the best movies and novels of all time' lists prepared by people you have never met, are you ashamed not to like?
What other types of anonymous peer group pressure causes you to completely buckle?
Grow a pair FFS Ermm


Edited by ExittheLemming - August 12 2017 at 07:55
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Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:



Quite right, too. I unashamedly love Dire Straits, ever since being introduced to the first album by a marvellous arts teacher at school, probably around 1979 I suppose. He used to play a massive eclectic range of music, chucking out the idiots who complained.

Those were the days
Yes, Laz. I caught the bug for Dire Straits immediately, while my friends and siblings thought I was off my rocker. Until Money For Nothing came out and they all immediaely acted like long time DS fans. What a bunch of bleeding fakers!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2017 at 08:06
Back to the topic. I'm not ashamed to dislike any music, person or thing if there is a good reason. But I did get a lot of flack one time for saying I thought that the album Grand Hotel by Procol Harum was a bore. It almost came to fisticuffs. How bizarre is that?
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