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    Posted: March 03 2006 at 19:46
I downloaded some real cool Niacin songs in the past and thought they sounded great, but I just got the first album and wasn't overly excited. But it does have some good moments
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2006 at 20:17
I would not call Niacin a great band in general
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2006 at 20:35
Originally posted by eugene eugene wrote:

I would not call Niacin a great band in general
Their musicality is great I would say and its also sophisticated, I would defiantly call them a great prog band but only if you like prog thats in the nature of blues and jazz fusion , as far as musicianship goes Niacin are 100% great   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 00:05
well so far i am correct in saying that no great band has started after 1980 :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 00:08
Originally posted by gentletull gentletull wrote:

well so far i am correct in saying that no great band has started after 1980 :)


Ummmm.........that was the most close minded statement I've heard in a looooong time......
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 00:11
well I haven't been blown away by any band that released their first album after 1980. Sorry to tell u ;)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 01:52
What album did you get? I recommend Time Crunch and/or Organik. They are the most impressive and enjoyable. More rocking too. Their musicianship is the cream of the crop. Top notch players.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 01:55
i got the debut album. It's only decent
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 02:06
You have got to give my recommendations a shot. I've only heard the debut once, and from what I remember it's not as technical or enjoyable; it's more straightforward jazz (at least compared to present material). Time Crunch and Organik are the ones to check out. You may not like those either, but they're definitely worth a shot. Great Fusion compositions and musicianship. They do some pretty good covers on each too: Time Crunch has a cover of "Red" and Organik has a cover of "King Kong."
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 02:11
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 02:46

Originally posted by eugene eugene wrote:

I would not call Niacin a great band in general

Ouch!! "In general"? Er, Dennis Chambers on drums and Billy Sheehan on bass?? If you wanted to get away with ragging on John Novello, you could make a bid for it, but those other two are generally considered the "draws," if you get my drift. And the last two CDs Time Crunch  and Organik  are amazing! If you like organ-led highly technical fusion trios, you can't not like Niacin!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 02:46


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 02:49

Originally posted by Guests Guests wrote:

Let the monkey drive.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 03:12

Originally posted by gentletull gentletull wrote:

i got the debut album. It's only decent

Their debut album is only average IMO. The question is: Why do you start with their worst album? Do you ignore the ratings and reviews? Or did you never even plan to give them a chance, and just try to make them fit into your view of modern music?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 07:12
I never look at the ratings. According to this site, Nursery cryme is a top 10 album, but I doubt it would be a top 50 album for me.  My dad copied the cd for me

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 07:19

Originally posted by gentletull gentletull wrote:

I never look at the ratings. According to this site, Nursery cryme is a top 10 album, but I doubt it would be a top 50 album for me.  My dad copied the cd for me

There are ratings AND reviews. And considering that these are submitted by the same people who post in the forum, there really is no reason to ask for general recommendations here.

About Niacin: Get High Bias, it's their best album.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 07:49
yeah i liked the songs i downloaded, so i will check out another album ;) . I guess I was comparing the album to jimmy Smiths Root down lol. It's not in the same league :)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 13:08
I don`t think you are looking for any recommendations. I have a pretty good idea what you are looking for but I won`t tell you. Sounds as if your Dad might like the site.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 15:21
Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by eugene eugene wrote:

I would not call Niacin a great band in general

Ouch!! "In general"? Er, Dennis Chambers on drums and Billy Sheehan on bass?? If you wanted to get away with ragging on John Novello, you could make a bid for it, but those other two are generally considered the "draws," if you get my drift. And the last two CDs Time Crunch  and Organik  are amazing! If you like organ-led highly technical fusion trios, you can't not like Niacin!

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I totally agree.

The talent in Niacin is phenomonal.Especially Chambers,one of the best drummers in music today.

If you could only try one Niacin album I highly recommend Time Crunch.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2006 at 17:40
The thing I didn't like about the first album was the drumming. The drum sound is too loud and he doesn't even play like a jazz drummer. It isn't very authentic sounding
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