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    Posted: December 20 2019 at 23:21
Its pretty well known some prog can take a while to really understand or have it click. What albums, if any have you previously not been a fan of that recently clicked for you. For me Larks previously came off as too jammy but after a relisten this past week, I have come to love and appreciate the creative brilliance of it, especially larks part one. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 21 2019 at 02:08
Great topic.  I've recently started to appreciate Judas Priest's whole catalog whereas before I was more of a casual fan.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tamijo_II Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 21 2019 at 02:56
I'd say the prog albums that have improved on me lately is The Yes Album, did a block post about Yes somewhere and in the process listen to all (70) albums several time (now a year ago i guess) and from being a Yes i did not listen to much, it has become one of my top Yes albums.


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Well, not recently, but in the nineties I couldnīt listen after Roger Floyd albums at all, but started to like them too somewhere 2000`s, although Rogerīs period is still greater. All the way I have started to like some AOR-stuff I used to hate (I believe itīs something to do about getting older).
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The Cardiacs catalogue. I used to regard it almost all as unlistenable rubbish but, whilst it is a bit patchy, there are some real gems in there.
Camel Dust and Dreams - I used to think that this was just OK, but since seeing them do several songs live, I've grown to really appreciate the whole album.
Pendragon - every album from Believe onwards. I thought the change in style towards a darker, heavier sound was a mistake and didn't really listen to them that much. Repeated listenings have shown that they are actually very good indeed, though the trilogy from The Window of Life to Not of This World remains my favourite.
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Threshold's latest double CD 'Legends of the shire' at first it didn't click with me  but after many plays now I see it as a monster classic the works of brilliance and the best CD I have heard in years.  I would have rated it 3 stars first listen now and more recently it's easily 5 stars. 

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Originally posted by Enchant X Enchant X wrote:

Threshold's latest double CD 'Legends of the shire' at first it didn't click with me  but after many plays now I see it as a monster classic the works of brilliance and the best CD I have heard in years.  I would have rated it 3 stars first listen now and more recently it's easily 5 stars. 

I do have this CD and bought it on the fact that it is a double concept album....I will spin tbis xmas...
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Not many, but there are some Neo-prog bands that did not impressed me in the past, and now I'm finding some interesting stuff in their music.  
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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

The Cardiacs catalogue. I used to regard it almost all as unlistenable rubbish but, whilst it is a bit patchy, there are some real gems in there.
Camel Dust and Dreams - I used to think that this was just OK, but since seeing them do several songs live, I've grown to really appreciate the whole album.
Pendragon - every album from Believe onwards. I thought the change in style towards a darker, heavier sound was a mistake and didn't really listen to them that much. Repeated listenings have shown that they are actually very good indeed, though the trilogy from The Window of Life to Not of This World remains my favourite.


I’ve always liked the live version of dust and dreams off never let go. Lots of memorable melodies. My two issues with the studio come in the production and filler tracks, nevertheless, the more latimer the better
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For me this would definitely be Western Culture by Henry Cow. The first time I listened to it I found it work to try to like it, and really didn't very much. The second time I was like, "hey you know I kind of like this." Then the third time I was like, "Oh yeah." 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 22 2019 at 00:25
Mike Oldfield's Amarok was a stinker for me, now I don't think it's that bad even if still not a favorite.

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I'm enjoying Nursery Crime more than I used to because the production bothered me---but the mix in the box set I have is well done. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote friso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 22 2019 at 09:22
This year I've been discovering the IQ albums of the 21th century. Usually it takes a while before an album really clicks. For instance; I heard The Road of Bones when it was released and though it was nothing new under the sun. Though not as innovative as Resistance, it's still a fine album. Same counts for Dark Matter and Frequenty.
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Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:

Mike Oldfield's Amarok was a stinker for me, now I don't think it's that bad even if still not a favorite.


Still can't get into it. Where are the riffs and the hooks?
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Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

I'm enjoying Nursery Crime more than I used to because the production bothered me---but the mix in the box set I have is well done. 
 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2019 at 00:33
Originally posted by iluvmarillion iluvmarillion wrote:

Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:

Mike Oldfield's Amarok was a stinker for me, now I don't think it's that bad even if still not a favorite.


Still can't get into it. Where are the riffs and the hooks?
 

There is nothing normal about that album so it has to be taken on it's terms. It's a bit of 'mind fart' but then were are talking about one of the greatest music genius's of all time.
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Early albums by Midnight Oil and The Tubes. Both say that they were influenced by prog and I do hear the connection. Nothing to write home about but interesting all the same.
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Not particularly changing my mind as I'd never really listened properly before, but this year I've come to appreciate Misplaced Childhood, ITCOTCK and Karn Evil 9 after giving them a good listen.

(notwithstanding some of the prolonged noodling on ITCOTCK!)
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Ok adding thick as a brick to my list, really listened last night, damn sh*ts good
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I used to mock a couple of friends of mine (and a female co-worker) who were/are like devoted to Iron Maiden, and well ... since I got a DIY Best Of one guy compiled & offered me ... I started really enjoying (a lot) that huge R'N'R beast  - and had to swallow my tongue.
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