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Poll Question: Which RW album should I purchase next?
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    Posted: July 01 2007 at 19:44

Simple question I hope.

I already have his solo debut and Rock Bottom and want to continue the journey with one of these three. The ratings here are all around the same, and I probably will eventually get all of them, just want to know which one people think is best/like more.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2007 at 19:47
I've only heard the first two in the list and have yet to hear the Mercury Prize nominated Cuckooland yet.

Having said that, Shleep is great, but I cannot say exactly which is the best between Ruth and Shleep...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2007 at 20:01
I've heard all the three. Eventually, as you've said, you'll got all of them.
 
I had some problems with Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard.
 
Cuckooland is an excellent album.
 
But out of these three I enjoyed Shleep the most...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2007 at 20:04
Shleep first, though all three are worth owning.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2007 at 20:06
I like Cuckooland for the nice Dave Gilmour guitar on Forest, but there is little to choose between them - they are all good. If you intend to buy them all eventually, then I'd take the journey chronologically and go for Ruth next.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2007 at 20:59

CUCKOLAND Thumbs%20Upis........magnificent, an incredible athmosphere!!

Just listen to ''FOREST'' and don't tell me it's not one of the most amazing and gorgeous song you have ever heard!!!!
But every Wyatt albun is relevant; try also HOT ROTTENHAT!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 00:55
I'm just myself in the deal of purchasing more and more Wyatt, till I have it all. Out of these three, I only know the first two, and I would say that Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard tops Shleep (I like Shleep too, just...). Thumbs%20Up

As for me, I'll certainly get Cuckoland next, since I see it recommended.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 02:58
Cuckooland is fantastic.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 03:30
It all depends. CUCKOOLAND is excellent, but predominantly sad. SHLEEP is yet another masterpiece, and probably the most upbeat album Wyatt has ever done. RUTH is not so fantastic, but still worth owning. By the way, do you have SOFT MACHINE VOLUME TWO?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 05:20
Of course there is Robert Wyatt the drummer, and I would on this basis suggest Soft Machine's Grides or  Paradiso
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 06:44
That's a really tough poll question, but since my first Wyatt solo album, Shleep, was my first, (I already had some of his Soft Machine material in my collection) I'd go there.  The other two are quite good too, Cuckooland first and Ruth last.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 09:34

Ruth, without hesitation.  Not only for the Eno- treated "Team Spirit", but for one of the most beautiful and cinematic songs EVER: "Muddy Mouth". 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2007 at 22:00
Thank you all for your replies thus far. Smile
 
It will be a week or so before I place the order, so I'm interested if Shleep can keep its lead.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2007 at 22:33
It seems Shleep is the winner here.
 
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