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    Posted: June 20 2006 at 14:35

There were some threads that described the feeling when finally the music clicked with a person. For a long time now I really like Pawn Hearts by VDGG, except the third song, it used to destroy it for me. For me compared with the first two songs the third one was the odd one out.

But finally I'm starting to get it, still not my favorite or easy to listen to for me, but in time it will be I think. I am beginning to like it after so many years listening to it. Strange isn't it ?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 15:00
Not at all. 'APOLK' is a slow grower for many people. I love 'Lemmings' and 'Man ERG' and wasn't able to sit through all of the third track, until about a year after buying the album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 15:14
I think there is a way to control when a song "clicks", I'm sure it has to do with your mood.
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 15:15
Originally posted by Blacksword

Not at all. 'APOLK' is a slow grower for many people. I love 'Lemmings' and 'Man ERG' and wasn't able to sit through all of the third track, until about a year after buying the album.
 
A slow grower for you is a year, it took me years !! Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 15:33
Originally posted by Rust

I think there is a way to control when a song "clicks", I'm sure it has to do with your mood.
 
 
 
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Exactly. The same thing happened to a reviewer with the album You by Gong. You got to be in the mood for it.

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Yes it is strange that it took that long. WinkTongue
 
Seriously though, glad you stuck with it. Its an awesome song. Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 15:56
Originally posted by Rust

I think there is a way to control when a song "clicks", I'm sure it has to do with your mood.
 
 
 
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I think you've got a good point there.
 
Man With Hat : It is strange and I can not really explain why I had such a dislike for it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 16:04
for me it was harder to get into the first 2 songs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 16:23
It took me just a few listens, I liked it the first time I loved it the 5th. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 16:59
Hated the album first listen.
 
Liked it when I just randomly came back to it after half a year.
 
Loved it by the 5-7 listen.
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 17:20
It didn't take much for me for it to to click.  I actually found Lemmings harder to get into that A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers.

A suggestion to you, Tony: watch the live performance of A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers from the Belgian concert DVD.  Actually, it's also available on youtube in 3 sections.  This performance really shows how good this track is and you may claim a new love for it.

An excellent track.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 17:29
I used to hate VDGG...I even wrote an I star review about them...and then one day "click", and now I think they are so fantastic!!! That song...that album!!! ClapClapClapClap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 17:51
Originally posted by Geck0

It didn't take much for me for it to to click.  I actually found Lemmings harder to get into that A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers.

i was going to say exactly the same thing, i never found A plague to be a difficult song but i did think that way about lemmings
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 19:20
I found Pawn Hearts and all of it's tracks pretty accessible, actually. It "clicked" first time I heard the album for me. 4.5/5 stars!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 19:21
Erm, where did the .5 of a star go, Blowie? Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 19:23
Originally posted by Geck0

Erm, where did the .5 of a star go, Blowie? Wink
 
I don't know. I just can't give it 5 stars, but I can't give it lower than 4.5 either Shocked
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 19:24
It's a 5 star album easily!  I would give it 6 if I could.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 19:24
Originally posted by Geck0

It didn't take much for me for it to to click.  I actually found Lemmings harder to get into that A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers.


Same for me, too, actually.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 19:28
I actually had a harder time getting into Godbluff Geek

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 19:33
for this one... a tale of two halves... the first half (roughly) through the Presence of Night section is IMO some of the most interesting, atmospheric and I'll come out and say it.. some of the  best prog I've heard.  The second half though.... a real let down.  
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