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Poll Question: Which is your favourite Magma studio album?
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    Posted: November 12 2021 at 08:14
Choose your favourite Magma studio album. I had to slightly alter some album titles; the system could not handle "ẁ" respectively "Ẁ" in "Mkank Dstruktẁ Kommandh" and "Ẁurdah tah" and "ǧ" and "ƶ" in "laǧ Tanƶ".


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The debut.
 

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I cannot vote! I don't hate Magma, for sure. I listened to some of their songs many many years ago and found them interesting. I have to get into them sometime.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote BaldFriede Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2021 at 08:34
Originally posted by Shadowyzard Shadowyzard wrote:

I cannot vote! I don't hate Magma, for sure. I listened to some of their songs many many years ago and found them interesting. I have to get into them sometime.

They are best watched live; I highly recommend this video:


There is no studio version of "Theusz Hamtaahk", by the way.


Edited by BaldFriede - November 12 2021 at 08:35


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^ Gonna watch it soon. Thanks.
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It pains me to vote for what I think will eventually the winner, but I have to go with MDK.  I'd rather have given some love to a more obscure album, but I just can't deny the power of the original MDK.  If it had been an option, I could have happily voted for Theusz Hamtaahk aka Trilogie au Trianon, since I think that has the best rendition of MDK on record.  Philippe Bussonnet on bass - WOWZERS! 

I'd flown to Paris from NYC to attend the Trianon shows, and was there for all 3 nights.  On the 1st night, the guy sitting next to me had flown up from Santiago Chile just for the Trianon shows, so I wasn't the only nutcase obsessive in the crowd.  The guys sitting in front of us had driven over from Germany, and I heard a lot of English with various UK accents, so it was a really international affair.  It wasn't the 1st time that I saw Magma.  The year before, I'd flown over from New York to see them in Verviers, Belgium.  Nor was it the last time, since I later saw them twice in New York City.
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Although I very much like all five or six first albums, I'll vote for the debut. Afterwards, it remained high quality, but those first albums are enough for me...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2021 at 09:35
There was an earlier poll asking for a ranking of all Magma albums we had, and I mentioned that it feels like something of a random ordering because they are all at high standard and I can't really come up with an order that wouldn't be different on the next day. I tend to honour MDK (also in the recent France poll), but here I'll go for Khntarksz, the very strong and worthy successor. I love the Jannick Top era most.
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Kobaa still for me, but I like to love them all.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2021 at 11:52
I just find Magma completely unlistenable, I'm afraid.

I'd rather listen to an hour of people farting.


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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

I'd rather listen to an hour of people farting.


Me too!

But I'll settle for belching.



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I pretty much love them all, but for me nothing beats their five first masterworks (not counting Christian Vander's Tristan et Iseult, but its almost up there as well)

Voted for St/Kobaa as always.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2021 at 13:48
I"ll be a basic bitch and go MDK 
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For me it is a tough choice between "K. A" and "mhnthtt-R". I just love the repeated "Hallelujah" in "K.A", and "mhnthtt-R" sounds like a black mass to me. I also prefer "Mkank Kommandh" to "Mkank Dstruktẁ Kommandh"; it is in my opinion a better version of the composition.


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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

I'd rather listen to an hour of people farting.


So, Camel. 
Got it!

Originally posted by BaldFriede BaldFriede wrote:

For me it is a tough choice between "K. A" and "mhnthtt-R". I just love the repeated "Hallelujah" in "K.A", and "mhnthtt-R" sounds like a black mass to me. I also prefer "Mkank Kommandh" to "Mkank Dstruktẁ Kommandh"; it is in my opinion a better version of the composition.

I went with mhnthtt-R. It is the only studio album where Hha appears, which is the piece that made Magma click for me seeing them live. All of the other parts show up on other albums, but the quality of the recording and contiguous arrangements really make the album an amazing work of art.

I think a lot of people have a certain expectation of what Magma is supposed to be that isn't met with the album that 90% of them start with, including me; which was MDK. The original recording really didn't convey the thematic power they were aiming for. Seeing it live, even on one of the videos, really delivers the power. Especially in the context of the Theusz Hamtaahk trilogy. I would honestly steer anyone looking for recommendations toward, as you have done earlier, the live albums or videos.
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It's hard to choose a favorite,  since they have so much great music. I voted for Mkank Dstruktw Kommandh, because it was the first album I heard from them, so it has a special place in my heart.
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The great Kohntarkosz. I'm more into the live stuff but it's all good.
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MDK > Kohntarkosz > KA > ER
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote progaardvark Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 13 2021 at 06:47
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

I'd rather listen to an hour of people farting.


Me too!

But I'll settle for belching.




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I love that song. Also love the album cover with the sunglasses fashioned out of safety pins. 
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