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Poll Question: Favorite Battiato album
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4 [26.67%]
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    Posted: April 27 2007 at 18:09
Favorite album from a  favorite artist of mine?   All of his 70's albums are worth a listen.  The options here are from the first half of the 70's.  Great albums and the most  accessable of his 70's albums.

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As I go..

1. sulle corde di aries
2. m.elle le 'gladiator'
3. clic
4. pollution
5. fetus


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2007 at 18:26
Those are all good albums...the first two are more accesible...anyway, Pollution is my fave.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2007 at 18:38
Fetus for me. Great mix of pop, electronic, folk, symphonic and much more.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2007 at 00:11
Sad that yout top 1 and 2 micky, are unknown for me...
Pollution gets my vote so far!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2007 at 08:26
Originally posted by memowakeman

Sad that yout top 1 and 2 micky, are unknown for me...
Pollution gets my vote so far!


did you like Clic?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2007 at 08:32
Clic

The Fetus Italian version is better than the English version IMHO but neither are as good as Clic.

Edited by Man Erg - April 28 2007 at 08:34

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2007 at 08:39
Originally posted by Man Erg

Clic

The Fetus Italian version is better than the English version IMHO but neither are as good as Clic.



Lee.   have you ever heard an english version of anything that is better?  I must admit I've never bought or listened to an english version of an Italian prog album.  Being a .. bit.. of an elitist, I like to hear them as they were intended to be heard.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2007 at 08:52
It was a little hard for me to decide, but in the end I went for "Fetus". I like its concept, its freshness and naiveness. Anyway, my favourite Battiato's track from that period is Areknames - I think also Brian Eno gave it a listen back in 1973 (what a glorious year Wink)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2007 at 09:00
Originally posted by micky

Originally posted by Man Erg

Clic

The Fetus Italian version is better than the English version IMHO but neither are as good as Clic.



Lee.   have you ever heard an english version of anything that is better? 



Although generally I agree with you, I actually prefer the english version of: Il Rovescio Della Medaglia - Contamination. I think you would, too.


Great poll! Like em' all. Love the three first:

1. sulle corde di aries
2. pollution
3. clic
4. m.elle le 'gladiator'
5. Fetus
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2007 at 09:02
Originally posted by Rocktopus

Originally posted by micky

Originally posted by Man Erg

Clic

The Fetus Italian version is better than the English version IMHO but neither are as good as Clic.



Lee.   have you ever heard an english version of anything that is better? 



Although generally I agree with you, I actually prefer the english version of: Il Rovescio Della Medaglia - Contamination. I think you would, too.


Great poll! Like em' all. Love the three first:

1. sulle corde di aries
2. pollution
3. clic
4. m.elle le 'gladiator'
5. Fetus


I'll check that out..thanks for the recommend.  Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2007 at 12:01
Originally posted by micky

Originally posted by memowakeman

Sad that yout top 1 and 2 micky, are unknown for me...
Pollution gets my vote so far!


did you like Clic?
Sure!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2007 at 12:05
Originally posted by memowakeman

Originally posted by micky

Originally posted by memowakeman

Sad that yout top 1 and 2 micky, are unknown for me...
Pollution gets my vote so far!


did you like Clic?
Sure!


definitely dig a bit deeper then...  I think you'll love 'em.  'sulle corde de aries' is a great album in my eyes.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2007 at 23:33
I'd say that Pollution and Sul corde di Aries are equally liked by me.  Each one is very good in its own way.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2007 at 20:36
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2007 at 21:40
this review sums up my opionion
 
 of Aries which i voted for and Battiato
 
I have several albums by Battiato, but I consider this one the best of the lot, mainly due to the inclusion of the track "Aria di Rivoluzione". So much of Battiato's early material is marred by poor sound quality, cheesy synth sounds (they were cliches even then!), and aimless noodling done under the guise of experimentation. His later work has gone off in many directions, from tedious avant-garde to rock to crowd-pleasing classical work. For a short time, he seemed to know what he was doing (the followup, "Clic", is somewhat similar to this album).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 02 2007 at 12:27
"Pollution" for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2007 at 11:55
*bump* hoping one of my polls reaches page 2 hahhah
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2007 at 16:52
I've never been a Battiato fan, to be honest.
 
Of his contemporary efforts, i think that  "La Cura" is a terrific song!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2007 at 01:23
Originally posted by Andrea Cortese

I've never been a Battiato fan, to be honest.
 
Of his contemporary efforts, i think that  "La Cura" is a terrific song!!


I figured as much when I read your reviews hahahha Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2007 at 15:01
Originally posted by micky

Originally posted by Andrea Cortese

I've never been a Battiato fan, to be honest.
 
Of his contemporary efforts, i think that  "La Cura" is a terrific song!!


I figured as much when I read your reviews hahahha Wink
 
I saw a couple of performances of La Cura in youtube, why dont you add the video here Wink

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