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Poll Question: A few of my favourite current UK prog bands, pick your favourite
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2 [9.52%]
9 [42.86%]
7 [33.33%]
0 [0.00%]
3 [14.29%]
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    Posted: October 04 2019 at 06:17
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I know only two of them: Magenta and Pendragon
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I voted for Magenta because they've always been one of my favourite Neo-Prog bands and I'm not really familiar with the other four bands in your poll. I've heard of Pendragon, but I haven't listened to any of their music.
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Pendragon from the list. Would have been IQ if listed.
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Pendragon is the only one I know. 
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Pendragon, of this list.
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Easily Lifesigns for me, although I do very much like Pendragon and Magenta.
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Big Big Train!
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Lifesigns en Damenek are some nice recommendations, didn't know about these bands before this poll
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Originally posted by friso friso wrote:

Lifesigns en Damenek are some nice recommendations, didn't know about these bands before this poll
 
Definitely worth checking out, have a look at Manning's back catalogue as well (Guy Manning is a forum member here).
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From this list - I've no idea
so I mention Diagonal.

They released 3 great albums.
First self-titled album is very eclectic and diverse (from dirty hammond, electric piano, mellotron, heavy guitar to saxophone)
Second has more jazz-rock jam psych style with even more saxophone- also very good.

This year they released 3rd album "Arc" - it moves toward more atmospheric, introspective style - but played with great skill and sense of classic prog composition. Not as bombastic as first album or transe-intensive as second, but very good! 
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Originally posted by HarryAngel746 HarryAngel746 wrote:

From this list - I've no idea
so I mention Diagonal.

They released 3 great albums.
First self-titled album is very eclectic and diverse (from dirty hammond, electric piano, mellotron, heavy guitar to saxophone)
Second has more jazz-rock jam psych style with even more saxophone- also very good.

This year they released 3rd album "Arc" - it moves toward more atmospheric, introspective style - but played with great skill and sense of classic prog composition. Not as bombastic as first album or transe-intensive as second, but very good! 

Thanks, I have heard some of their stuff but will check them out further.
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Pretty damn good UK scene at the moment

Knifeworld
North Sea Radio Orchestra
a.P.A.T.t.
Radio Massacre International
Stars In Battledress
Led Bib
Firefly Burning
Schnauser
Prescott
Lost Crowns
Muse
Thumpermonkey

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Originally posted by JediJoker7169 JediJoker7169 wrote:

Big Big Train!
 

I love them but I'm not sure about them being neo prog as such. They are quire hard to classify though. I wouldn't put them in crossover or symph either although if there was such a thing as 'crossover symph' then that that may do it Wink 




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Magenta

We Are Legend is a brilliant album and one of their best. They did a live album which crossed that and their other great album and called it appropriately We Are Seven. Highly recommended.
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Voted Pendragon but only becuase IQ not there....
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Pendragon - though I havent got the last : Men Who Climb Mountains
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Originally posted by essexboyinwales essexboyinwales wrote:

Voted Pendragon but only becuase IQ not there....

Yeah, deliberate omission along with The Tangent as I was interested to see who would win out of these bands.
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Pendragon...a very strong second though to the unlisted I.Q.
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