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I always thought The Rainmaker was vastly underrated.
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I actually enjoy quite a bit of The Rainmaker, but it just doesn't stack up to most of their other albums.  The only record I can say it is better than is The Sum of No Evil, which, to me, is easily their least best album to date.  It's a shame, too, because it sounds awesome (love that deep bass and the sound of Zoltan's drums); the songwriting just wasn't up to par. 
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I feel kinda the same, however to me personally the first segment (first 4 minutes) of Love is the Only Answer is one of the best TFK compositions ever. The mood changes are simply incredible IMO. Especially the "So the craziness" portion. It takes you by surprise, cause out of the blue, while your mind is being sugared up by all that ear-candy jazz, it hits your eardrums with its pounding drums, screamish vocals and muted "metal" guitar. Roine's a freaking genius.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miamiscot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 25 2017 at 14:21
I have The Sum Of No Evil ranked as my #2 Flower Kings albums. Go figure!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote infandous Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2017 at 12:05
Originally posted by Zappy Zappy wrote:

Originally posted by Biff Tannen Biff Tannen wrote:

Originally posted by Richey Edwards Richey Edwards wrote:

I'll most likely end up buying all of their albums regardless.

There ya go.  The later albums aren't as good in general, although Paradox Hotel and Banks of Eden are both tremendous.   

For me, albums like The Sum of No Evil, Desolation Rose and The Rainmaker are good to have since they have their moments, but it's pretty clear that they do not touch their best albums. 

I truly can't second that. DR and TSONE are amongst the best of their catalogue in my book...



Gotta chime in here.  TSONE is probably my second or third favorite FK album, and I'm really not that fond of Banks (mostly it's the epic I find just seems plodding and doesn't hold my interest......the other songs are good to great though).  TSONE, for me, is some of the best writing and performing I've ever heard from Roine and the boys, a truly great album, IMO.  To me, it's almost a perfect FK album.

Desolation Rose is decent, but the "bonus" CD is better than the main album.  The Rainmaker was a disappointment to me when it first came out, but now I think it's pretty good, and has two absolute classic FK tunes on it.


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Originally posted by dbeckton89 dbeckton89 wrote:

I always thought The Rainmaker was vastly underrated.



As I said in my previous comment, I think the problem for those of us who've followed them since the beginning (or nearly so, in my case), was that it just seemed very weak compared to what came before and even more so to  the album right after it, Unfold.

However, over the years I've come to really enjoy The Rainmaker and I think there is some top quality material on there.  Still wouldn't rate it all that high on my ranking of FK albums, but I actually like ALL of them to different extents.  Rainmaker doesn't fall into the "love" category for me though, but it's still very good.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote geekfreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2017 at 01:17
Originally posted by infandous infandous wrote:

Originally posted by dbeckton89 dbeckton89 wrote:

I always thought The Rainmaker was vastly underrated.



As I said in my previous comment, I think the problem for those of us who've followed them since the beginning (or nearly so, in my case), was that it just seemed very weak compared to what came before and even more so to  the album right after it, Unfold.

However, over the years I've come to really enjoy The Rainmaker and I think there is some top quality material on there.  Still wouldn't rate it all that high on my ranking of FK albums, but I actually like ALL of them to different extents.  Rainmaker doesn't fall into the "love" category for me though, but it's still very good.
 

both valid points but on a purely personnel note I totally love it equally to the before and after albums  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miamiscot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2017 at 08:36
How about the new Unfold The Future?
Can't stop listening to the remixed "The Truth Will Set You Free." So good. Completely different from the 2002 version. And it's so nice to have this on vinyl. Hopefully Flower Power will be next!!!
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hmmm only time will tell
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2017 at 06:46
TFK have another vinyl release ???   Count me in !!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2017 at 13:14
For the FK fans.....what is their best album overall and what is your favorite single track....?

Thanks.....:)
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