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    Posted: October 01 2017 at 04:07
sorry to ask, but as someone mentioned some place having a preference for Genesis' s/t album to yes's 90125, gave me the idea for a poll. 

Sorry if this has been done before, but now I'm curious. :))

Yes is the winner for me. :)


Edited by Cristi - October 01 2017 at 05:18
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I feel like this is the last U.S. election all over again. All the choices suck and there's no option for "none of the above."

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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 04:38
Originally posted by progmatic progmatic wrote:

I feel like this is the last U.S. election all over again. All the choices suck and there's no option for "none of the above."


oh my god, I'm sorry my poll reminded you of the US elections, it was never my intention. 

I get it, a lot of people don't like these two albums. 
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Yes, it's Genesis for me
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The Yes offering is a pretty good pop-rock album imo but Shapes I love. So yeah Genesis.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 05:56
90125 gets my vote. It's an excellent album. Among their best IMO. 5 stars.

The Genesis album is ok in parts. 3 stars.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 06:41
Originally posted by progmatic progmatic wrote:

I feel like this is the last U.S. election all over again. All the choices suck and there's no option for "none of the above."

Yeah, both are forgettable and don't really make it for me. "None of the above" would be the best selection.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 07:43
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

The Yes offering is a pretty good pop-rock album imo but Shapes I love. So yeah Genesis.

pretty much this---although 90125 sounds very dated to me---shapes is weird it has a perfect album side and then a second side that is a mixed bag----but still Genesis.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mlkpad14 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 07:52
Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

90125 gets my vote. It's an excellent album. Among their best IMO. 5 stars.

The Genesis album is ok in parts. 3 stars.

I agree.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wanorak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 09:29
90215(though I prefer Big Generator). Shapes has a great first side, but I am not crazy about the second side of the album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 13:27
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

The Yes offering is a pretty good pop-rock album imo but Shapes I love. So yeah Genesis.


I love shapes as well, I guess I should call it a guilty pleasure considering how much it's slammed but no guilt here. Listening to it always brings back such good memories of a different time in my life. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 13:34
I am leaning slight more toward shapes today.  Both are equally enjoyable for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AZF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 14:13
The tie is broken! Genesis (Trump?!!) wins
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 14:15
Very little to like on these albums for me.  I'll give the vote to Yes though as 90125 was at least an interesting twist on their legacy and showed some renewed energy, while 'Shapes' just continued the long slow genesis slide to prog hell...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ForestFriend Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 14:34
I think 90125 is a pretty decent album for what it is. Post-Hackett Genesis has only had limited appeal for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 15:09
I think both are good but also both haven't worn so well with time and neither really represents what the band were all about or what most current fans of those bands like about them. I voted for 90210 (as many including myself like to jokingly call it). LOL

Edited by AFlowerKingCrimson - October 01 2017 at 15:12
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 15:49
Both albums are pretty good (maybe not in the context of the catalogs of these bands, but surely in the context of that barren period), but 90125 is the better of these two.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Libor10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2017 at 03:48
Being long time Genesis fan, but this time it's Yes 90125 record which wins. It's not the Yes we knew, but it wasn't so bad too. For me its sound doesn't seem to be dated. It's different, I always thought about it as "polished Yes" for masses.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2017 at 03:50
Originally posted by Libor10 Libor10 wrote:

Being long time Genesis fan, but this time it's Yes 90125 record which wins. It's not the Yes we knew, but it wasn't so bad too. For me its sound doesn't seem to be dated. It's different, I always thought about it as "polished Yes" for masses.


I agree, it still sounds 'fresh'
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Changes is a very cool song

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