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    Posted: September 27 2023 at 11:11
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Originally posted by BrufordFreak BrufordFreak wrote:

^ In defense of someone who has posted 5 star reviews somewhere near a 20% clip, let me just say that I only write reviews of albums I feel are worthy of my time and energy to promote  and yet I want to be honest while being appreciative of these committed artists' talents and efforts. Were I to review every album available each year--which I think averages over 2000 each year in Prog-related world--the center/median of my "bell curve" would, I should think, be somewhere further down the 1-to-5 average. But, again, I feel it is my job to try to bring attention to albums that show something exceptional and exciting. I feel like I'm bored and wasting my time when writing detailed reviews about albums that I do not feel are worthy of promoting (i.e. albums that I think I could do better or that are just regurgitating old ideas).


I missed this post, yep I understand this point of view totally. Thumbs Up

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Big Big Train Folklore.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BrufordFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2023 at 22:05
^ In defense of someone who has posted 5 star reviews somewhere near a 20% clip, let me just say that I only write reviews of albums I feel are worthy of my time and energy to promote  and yet I want to be honest while being appreciative of these committed artists' talents and efforts. Were I to review every album available each year--which I think averages over 2000 each year in Prog-related world--the center/median of my "bell curve" would, I should think, be somewhere further down the 1-to-5 average. But, again, I feel it is my job to try to bring attention to albums that show something exceptional and exciting. I feel like I'm bored and wasting my time when writing detailed reviews about albums that I do not feel are worthy of promoting (i.e. albums that I think I could do better or that are just regurgitating old ideas).

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2023 at 21:31
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Dear god you hand out 5 stars like the messiah with bread and fish.



PP knows no half-measures  and can part the Chanel waters if he wants.

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5 stars are meant to be a rarity not 20% of your collection, it's a Bell Curve not a horizontal line.


this is a nuance well beyond PP's horizon (and since he probably is a Flat Earth believer... )TongueWink

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Tool-Lateralus
Wobbler _From Silence to Somewhere
Porcupine Tree- In Absentia
Haken- The Mountain
Pikapika Teart - Moonberry
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Big Big Train or Wilson. Several choices , today I'll go for Folklore and TRTRTS.
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I answered this in 2021 based on some of my favourites, today I might say (based on what is in PA and also these are really highly rated at RYM) as a top five:

Radiohead - Kid A
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven!
David Bowie - Blackstar
Swans - To Be Kind
black midi - Hellfire

That feels to me like a really satisfying and impactful top five that goes from early this millennium to contemporary music.

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Originally posted by HarryT HarryT wrote:

Oh yeah. What was the last one - that were pretty good, Optimus or summat. I was always surprised living on Merseyside for many years why they werent big in Liverpool.

Nearly, ''The Optimist''.  Read somewhere that they were in trouble financially which is such a shame. Nice legacy of albums though.
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Oh yeah. What was the last one - that were pretty good, Optimus or summat. I was always surprised living on Merseyside for many years why they werent big in Liverpool.
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Never heard of them lad
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Best overall IMHO would be Safe In The Hands of Love by Yves Tumor by a nose, best prog would be Error by Las Orejas y La Lengua. It's tough to pick even from just 23 years or so but I can hazard an educated guess.
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^Nope. The first Anathema album that qualifies is a Fine Day Exit when they started to emerge from the gloom and doom metal . Even Judgement (which I like) is so last century Smile
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Thats if they were 21st century
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Eternity and The Silent Enigma by Anathema. 
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My favourites are something like (alphabetically)

Green Carnation  (N)  -  The Acoustic Verses  (2006)

        Indukti  (PL)  -  S.U.S.A.R.  (2004)

        The Mars Volta  (USA)  -  De-loused in the Comatorium   (2003)




Edited by David_D - September 05 2023 at 05:57
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top-12 in no particular order:

The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
Swans - To Be Kind
IQ - Dark Matter
David Bowie - Blackstar
Tool - Lateralus
Opeth - Ghost Reveries
Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
Fates Warning - Disconnected
Oceansize - Everyone Into Position
Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
Disipline. - To Shatter All Accord
Anekdoten - Until All The Ghosts Are Gone
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I'll give you my verdict on this topic in 77 years, ok?
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I have said in the past that my favourite 21st century album is Maudlin of the Well - Part the Second, but that has been overtaken recently by Lost Crowns - Every Night Something Happens.
 

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