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Talk Talk vs. Swans trilogies

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Poll Question: Which trilogy do you prefer?
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    Posted: April 12 2019 at 04:14
I thought I give you something slightly more modern in the middle of all these polls pitting the classics against each other.
In my view these two trilogies are absolutely among the best stuff ever recorded. Utterly iconic in every respect. They deserve to be up there with the best including the current KC vs. Yes, Genesis vs. Pink Floyd matchings. Actually, the three best trilogies ever for me are these two and King Crimson's early eighties one (I didn't include that one because KC is big 6, so that wouldn't give an interesting match). So for me it'll be supertough to decide, but what do you say?

Additional question: I was asking myself for a prediction, when setting this up, and I think, from what I've seen in the forum recently, that chances are Talk Talk will win this, however some people might prefer Swans as a band because of some popular material from their back catalogue. So please also indicate, if you like to say, whether the bands' whole discographies to you compare differently from their leading trilogies.

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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: April 12 2019 at 17:42
Easily Swans...and I'm not really a huge fan of them. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TCat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2019 at 18:54
This one is definitely tough.  But I think Talk Talk edges out Swans ( and I say this as I listen to a Swans album "Children of God").  To be honest though, "Angels of Light" from Michael Gira (lead singer for Swans) beats the both of them.  He ran this band during the interval that the Swans were dissolved, before the release of the trio in this poll.  Tomorrow, I will probably change my mind, but Talk Talk wins tonight.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2019 at 20:42
Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

Easily Swans...and I'm not really a huge fan of them. 
I completely agree with you on this one.
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I was very exited about those two first Swans-albums of the trilogy (haven't checked out Glowing Man), but I'm not certain they will have the lasting qualities of those Talk Talk albums. Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock still gets their occational spins while I much rather see the Swans-material performed live.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2019 at 04:33
Originally posted by TCat TCat wrote:

   To be honest though, "Angels of Light" from Michael Gira (lead singer for Swans) beats the both of them.  

Wasn't aware of that, will check it out!
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Originally posted by Lewian Lewian wrote:

Originally posted by TCat TCat wrote:

   To be honest though, "Angels of Light" from Michael Gira (lead singer for Swans) beats the both of them.  

Wasn't aware of that, will check it out!
 
"Angels of Light" had 6 albums.  I am most familiar with their last one called "We Are Him" which I consider an excellent 5 star album.  They are listed under Prog Folk, but the music is quite multi-dimensional.
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Talk Talk master piece trilogy!
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