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Poll Question: What's yur favorite out of these?
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    Posted: March 25 2020 at 03:47
Just my curiosity, which is your choice here? Big smile

Edited by Cristi - March 25 2020 at 03:57
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Genesis. Easy choice. ATTWT is an excellent album, with a few relative lows.

Tormato is weak, and number of the songs get on my nerves.

Breathless is like white noise in the background to my ears, little more than an aid to sleep.



Edited by Blacksword - March 25 2020 at 04:01
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Genesis, though this started to mark their decline (JMHO).

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I voted for Genesis and I don't really even like that album much, but it did have a few good tracks. 
Yes Tomato second it again has a few good moments and I thought it was slightly better than the bad reviews I've read.
Camel third, I have tried and listened to all their recordings including Breathless to try and see what the fuss is about, maybe they just aren't for me.   Tongue 


Edited by Enchant X - March 25 2020 at 07:26
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Not sure. I don't dislike any of these, but are not among my favorites either. I'll have to think before voting, though I'm more inclined towards Genesis.
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Out of these choices, Genesis.
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I like ATTW3 a lot.  Breathless has some really good moments but a few tracks that I can do without.  The less said about Tormato the better.
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none are bad but only Breathless is very good
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voted Genesis but have to agree with Banks ---he missed Steve on this album because Steve could have made it awesome.
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Granted, Breathless isn't exactly the most consistent album, but it has some killer tracks and a very nice relaxed mood about it. Richard Sinclair rules! The other two are OKish.
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Originally posted by Lewian Lewian wrote:

Granted, Breathless isn't exactly the most consistent album, but it has some killer tracks and a very nice relaxed mood about it. Richard Sinclair rules! The other two are OKish.

exactly, and I feel overall it has aged well
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where are the Yes fans that always defended To(r)mato? Big smile
that sounds mean, but just saying...
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I guess Camel
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Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

where are the Yes fans that always defended To(r)mato? Big smile
that sounds mean, but just saying...
I will defend it. Not one of their classics, but then none of these three options are. I enjoy all of them. Each is an attempt to balance Prog sensibilities with commercial accessibility. Each represents a shift for the bands following the shift in popular culture. Each has its strong and weak points. Tormato is not necessarily better than the other two, but I agree Yes should get a little more luv here.
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Breathless
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ATTWT - Despite the huge hole left by Hackett, it is still has enough progginess and quality to overcome the odd dodgy track. The thinness of the production, and whatever Bontempi Wakeman was playing at the time, masked the impact of several good tracks on Tormato. Breathless is a real curate's egg - with very good and rather bad, but not without merit. Genesis it is....

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Breathless, but Genesis is very close. I have a soft spot for breathless, love the whole album. Very full of life, however I also love ATTWT. Tormato.... well

Edited by dougmcauliffe - March 25 2020 at 17:33
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Originally posted by Progosopher Progosopher wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

where are the Yes fans that always defended To(r)mato? Big smile
that sounds mean, but just saying...
I will defend it. Not one of their classics, but then none of these three options are. I enjoy all of them. Each is an attempt to balance Prog sensibilities with commercial accessibility. Each represents a shift for the bands following the shift in popular culture. Each has its strong and weak points. Tormato is not necessarily better than the other two, but I agree Yes should get a little more luv here.
 
I entirely agree !!!
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Genesis 
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Camel, with Genesis in second place for very few. Yes, no way with Tormato.
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