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Poll Question: Which one do you think is the worst?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
9 [20.00%]
12 [26.67%]
5 [11.11%]
5 [11.11%]
6 [13.33%]
8 [17.78%]
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chaser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2018 at 12:47
Originally posted by questionsneverknown questionsneverknown wrote:

Is Beat weaker than Construkction of Light?
Is Open Your Eyes weaker than Talk?
Etc.

Thoughts?  


To the first question: ConstruKction of Light is definitely weaker than Beat (and I also prefer Beat to TOAPP, THRAK, and VROOM, and I play it more than I do Islands or ITWOP)

I actually quite like Talk. Ok it's not necessarily a groundbreaking album musically but it does succeed (for me) in creating a strong emotional connection to the music (especially the last track)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2018 at 13:40
ELP.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2018 at 21:38
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

I haven't heard them all, so I wouldn't know how to vote. But I do like both Invisible Touch and Momentary Lapse of Reason... at least some of the songs.


agree---Open your eyes has nothing great on it let alone any prog---Invisible Touch has Tonight Tonight--Domino and The Brazilian which are all decent prog


I have never really understood the love for Domino, but I do like Tonight Tonight and The Brazilian a lot. I also like the poppier Land of Confusion.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jayem Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2018 at 10:06
Originally posted by Lewian Lewian wrote:

Oh, and just to destroy the reputation of my taste totally

Hard to tell which kind of biochemicals related to daredevilish boldness it takes to present "Pictures-Of-An-Oppressive-Flashy-City(with some cosy places)" Beat as prefered to "Acid-Trip-In-Nature" CTTE.

Trombiculidae, ticks, hornets, hostile weather must have harassed you last time you tried camping in the wild, so you'd prefer social commodities with no fasciola hepatica waiting in running water, that is, urban way of life"...?
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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: August 10 2018 at 11:22
Originally posted by Fischman Fischman wrote:

I went with invisible touch: although I agree We Can't Dance is worse.

I'm surprised ELP had an album rated lower than the abysmal Love Beach.  



Nah, We Can't Dance is much better than Invisible Touch. Driving the Last Spike and Fading Lights rock.
Love Beach abysmal? It's actually a pretty good album, better than both Works records. Black Moon might be mediocre, but ITHS is ELP's worst, without a doubt.

Different strokes for different folks, I guess.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2018 at 18:09
Originally posted by jayem jayem wrote:

Originally posted by Lewian Lewian wrote:

Oh, and just to destroy the reputation of my taste totally

Hard to tell which kind of biochemicals related to daredevilish boldness it takes to present "Pictures-Of-An-Oppressive-Flashy-City(with some cosy places)" Beat as prefered to "Acid-Trip-In-Nature" CTTE.

Trombiculidae, ticks, hornets, hostile weather must have harassed you last time you tried camping in the wild, so you'd prefer social commodities with no fasciola hepatica waiting in running water, that is, urban way of life"...?

I'm mostly a quite sober person... Actually your portrayal of Beat hits the spot and your comment makes a lot of sense, except that the music on CTTE with all its showing off and technicality surely doesn't represent nature for me... and I should add that I even actually think it's a damn good album, just not quite as good as Beat.
Music that represents nature for me... maybe Edgar Froese's Epsilon in Malaysian Pale, fully electronic haha, of all albums? And that one is about on a par with Beat.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote YESESIS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2018 at 21:51
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

I haven't heard them all, so I wouldn't know how to vote. But I do like both Invisible Touch and Momentary Lapse of Reason... at least some of the songs.


agree---Open your eyes has nothing great on it let alone any prog---Invisible Touch has Tonight Tonight--Domino and The Brazilian which are all decent prog


I have never really understood the love for Domino, but I do like Tonight Tonight and The Brazilian a lot. I also like the poppier Land of Confusion.
 

Heck I love the title track and tracks like In Too Deep and Throwing It All Away. Even Every Thing She Does is fun. The whole album is just great imo. But I understand on a prog forum not everyone is going to feel that way, so is what it is I suppose. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2018 at 04:31
Originally posted by progmatic progmatic wrote:

After listening to "In the Hot Seat," I needed hELP.
Just listened this. I am glad I voted right, although not heard this before. Itīs just horrible, no single idea in any songs and awful sounds. Itīs one of the saddest moments in prog, really includes all things I hate in prog. Even Lakeīs voice is not as it used to be, I donīt think I would have recognised him if I hadnīt know who he was. Even Procol Harum & Traffic have some good moments in their nineties albums, also really all other albums in this poll has at least some good moments. I hope all who voted Invisible has heard this.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2018 at 22:14
Originally posted by YESESIS YESESIS wrote:

Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

I haven't heard them all, so I wouldn't know how to vote. But I do like both Invisible Touch and Momentary Lapse of Reason... at least some of the songs.


agree---Open your eyes has nothing great on it let alone any prog---Invisible Touch has Tonight Tonight--Domino and The Brazilian which are all decent prog


I have never really understood the love for Domino, but I do like Tonight Tonight and The Brazilian a lot. I also like the poppier Land of Confusion.
 

Heck I love the title track and tracks like In Too Deep and Throwing It All Away. Even Every Thing She Does is fun. The whole album is just great imo. But I understand on a prog forum not everyone is going to feel that way, so is what it is I suppose. 


I do like the title track too, plus the ones I already mentioned. But the rest of the songs are just OK at best to me. Still, I do enjoy the album if I put it all.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2018 at 11:26
I've never listened to In the Hot Seat   (  Love Beach was bad enough )

so I won't vote....

Open Your Eyes would get my vote for the worst from the others
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2018 at 16:03
ELP, Genesis, and Yes are truly a triumvirate of terrible. Either can take my vote. I"ll go ELP this time.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fischman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2018 at 08:08
Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

ELP, Genesis, and Yes are truly a triumvirate of terrible. Either can take my vote. I"ll go ELP this time.  

Are you sure you like prog?


Edited by Fischman - August 15 2018 at 08:08
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2018 at 08:11
Originally posted by Fischman Fischman wrote:

Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

ELP, Genesis, and Yes are truly a triumvirate of terrible. Either can take my vote. I"ll go ELP this time.  

Are you sure you like prog?

MWT refers to the albums in the poll. 
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