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Foxtrot vs Thick as a Brick

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    Posted: September 08 2019 at 14:06
Two of our highest rated albums. I'm going to give the first vote to Foxtrot. Easily my favorite album ever made. Thick as a Brick is really good, but not on the same level imo, I know many will disagree so this should be interesting.
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Foxtrot is my second overall favourite, Thick as a Brick lurks somewhere just below the bottom of my top 10.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2019 at 14:35
TAAB
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2019 at 14:54
Gosh, that's a toughie! The much revered 'Brick because of its concept album status. That might change tomorrow.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2019 at 15:02
 It would be easy to say thick as a brick but I'm not so sure. Foxtrot is great although most of side one(except for Watcher)is rather weak imo. However, SR makes it so both albums are equal but since there is no both equally option I won't vote.
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Foxtrot...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr prog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2019 at 15:46
Fox is the best of the Gabriel era but Supper is a bit daggy and holds the album back. Thick wins for sure
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Foxtrot is much better.
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Foxtrot is a great album... but you can't beat the brick. 
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TaaB is a masterpiece, but Foxtrot is a major masterpiece and gets my vote 
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Foxtrot wins by a landslide, in my book.

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Thick as a Brick, no hesitation. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Run Home Slow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2019 at 20:39
i found it very difficult to chose also. In the end i voted Foxtrot, for is more diversity in sound and moods. 9/8 now  :)


Edited by Run Home Slow - September 08 2019 at 20:41
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Foxtrot is my fave Genesis but TAAB is a masterpiece
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Both fantastic I give a clear edge to Foxtrot. Mind you, I would vote for Aqualung over Foxtrot if that were the choice, though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2019 at 00:14
Foxtrot certainly. Side One is underrated. Time Table is a very poignant song , one of the best actual 'songs' of the era. I absolutely love Can Utility.. just perfect organ playing from Banks. Not a fan of Mellotron but they nailed it with Watcher Of The Skies.  I regard this as better than the overrated SEBTP (imo)

TAAB - I can't think of anything bad about it but the plain truth is that I don't like Tull as much as Genesis. Maybe that will change eventually but for now..


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Foxtrot by a long long way.

TAAB is fun, but I'm not a fan of the Tull sound and formula. Foxtrot is very high in my top 10 albums of all time.
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Thick as a Fox.

Damn it!

I mean, BrickTrot

Damn it!

Just give me five firths of Genesis and we'll call it there.
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