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Yes. Stardust we are...sublime.If you don't like the title track then you really wont like much by them...
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Ok, I'll chime in on SW

Insurgentes - Yes a bit grungy and industrial but count me in - includes one of his best ever tracks (Twilight)
GFD - stunning.  Very close to his best.
Raven - His best by a very small margin
HCE - Very good in parts but clearly a drop from the last 2
TTB - Some good stuff but his weakest so far for sure
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Not heard the first 2...not in my collection. You missed 4.5 roj...
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Originally posted by Roj Roj wrote:

Ok, I'll chime in on SW

Insurgentes - Yes a bit grungy and industrial but count me in - includes one of his best ever tracks (Twilight)
GFD - stunning.  Very close to his best.
Raven - His best by a very small margin
HCE - Very good in parts but clearly a drop from the last 2
TTB - Some good stuff but his weakest so far for sure

I concur. The "drops" are just a reflection of him trying different grounds and the prog world reacting to the pop side.
Again, interesting to see what he does over the next couple albums. He has been playing more Porcupine Tree at his shows. The PT songs on TTB tour were in response to the re-release of Deadwing on vinyl that us record folk have been clamoring for, as well as a re-release of In Absentia.

4-1/2 is a more proggy effort of songs, it's a quick listen and I spin it often. I really love him as a mixing engineer, the bass/low end is amazing on all his records. 


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Originally posted by Oganesson Oganesson wrote:

I'm looking to get into the Flower Kings. Anyone have recommendations for a first-time listener?

I agree, Stardust We Are. If that album does not resonate with you then not much else prolly will. My fav is Adam & Eve, not the most admired of their later efforts but the musicianship for me is stellar on that album. Also the last album to feature Zoltan on drums Cry.


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Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by Roj Roj wrote:

Ok, I'll chime in on SW

Insurgentes - Yes a bit grungy and industrial but count me in - includes one of his best ever tracks (Twilight)
GFD - stunning.  Very close to his best.
Raven - His best by a very small margin
HCE - Very good in parts but clearly a drop from the last 2
TTB - Some good stuff but his weakest so far for sure


I concur. The "drops" are just a reflection of him trying different grounds and the prog world reacting to the pop side.
Again, interesting to see what he does over the next couple albums. He has been playing more Porcupine Tree at his shows. The PT songs on TTB tour were in response to the re-release of Deadwing on vinyl that us record folk have been clamoring for, as well as a re-release of In Absentia.

4-1/2 is a more proggy effort of songs, it's a quick listen and I spin it often. I really love him as a mixing engineer, the bass/low end is amazing on all his records. 


Perhaps now is the right time for Porcupine Tree to come back at last
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Originally posted by Oganesson Oganesson wrote:

I'm looking to get into the Flower Kings. Anyone have recommendations for a first-time listener?

SPACE REVOLVER
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I've also been trying to jump into TFK, and have gotten through only Retropolis at this point. So Stardust We Are and Space Revolver are good building blocks from there?


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Originally posted by Midori Midori wrote:

I've also been trying to jump into TFK, and have gotten through only Retropolis at this point. So Stardust We Are and Space Revolver are good building blocks from there?

Absolutely!!! Those should be your next two!!!
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Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by Oganesson Oganesson wrote:

I'm looking to get into the Flower Kings. Anyone have recommendations for a first-time listener?

I agree, Stardust We Are. If that album does not resonate with you then not much else prolly will. My fav is Adam & Eve, not the most admired of their later efforts but the musicianship for me is stellar on that album. Also the last album to feature Zoltan on drums Cry.


Wrong.  The last album to feature Zoltan on drums was The Sum Of No Evil.  Which is also, not coincidentally, their best album after Unfold by far WinkSmile  That said, I don't really find any of their albums "bad" or even "not good".  I just don't really get a lot out of Adam & Eve, though I agree with you about the musicianship and I do love a couple of the tunes (not the epics though........first FK album where the epics weren't my favorite track(s)).


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Originally posted by TheCaptain TheCaptain wrote:

It really depends on what you're into. If you like a jazzier sound, I suggest "Unfold the Future." Otherwise "Space Revolver" or "Paradox Hotel" are excellent places to start your Flower Kings journey.
I'm well aware that TFK don't get as much love on PA as I think they deserve, but gosh darndit, I love 'em. I'll always think I've listened to them too much, but then a song of theirs will come up while I have my music library on shuffle. I always follow this up with another song of theirs that I feel is a good addendum to the first one, then I'll go through my bootlegs of theirs to see if I have a live version of any of those songs. If I do, I'll be forced to listen to it which usually ends up with me listening to the entire show with a huge stupid grin on my face.
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Originally posted by infandous infandous wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by Oganesson Oganesson wrote:

I'm looking to get into the Flower Kings. Anyone have recommendations for a first-time listener?

I agree, Stardust We Are. If that album does not resonate with you then not much else prolly will. My fav is Adam & Eve, not the most admired of their later efforts but the musicianship for me is stellar on that album. Also the last album to feature Zoltan on drums Cry.


Wrong.  The last album to feature Zoltan on drums was The Sum Of No Evil.  Which is also, not coincidentally, their best album after Unfold by far WinkSmile  That said, I don't really find any of their albums "bad" or even "not good".  I just don't really get a lot out of Adam & Eve, though I agree with you about the musicianship and I do love a couple of the tunes (not the epics though........first FK album where the epics weren't my favorite track(s)).
My bad, I thought he only guested on some of that album......must be why I like it too.


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Are TFK still active, on hiatus or...?
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Originally posted by earlyprog earlyprog wrote:

Are TFK still active, on hiatus or...?

Roine Stolt has a new version of The Flower Kings that has been touring. The lineup includes Hasse and Jonas.
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Mmm the sun is out the sky is blue its the right time to listen to The Flower Kings! 


Playlist: 
Paradox Hotel 
Space Revolver  
Flower Power 
Stardust We Are 
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Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by infandous infandous wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by Oganesson Oganesson wrote:

I'm looking to get into the Flower Kings. Anyone have recommendations for a first-time listener?

I agree, Stardust We Are. If that album does not resonate with you then not much else prolly will. My fav is Adam & Eve, not the most admired of their later efforts but the musicianship for me is stellar on that album. Also the last album to feature Zoltan on drums Cry.


Wrong.  The last album to feature Zoltan on drums was The Sum Of No Evil.  Which is also, not coincidentally, their best album after Unfold by far WinkSmile  That said, I don't really find any of their albums "bad" or even "not good".  I just don't really get a lot out of Adam & Eve, though I agree with you about the musicianship and I do love a couple of the tunes (not the epics though........first FK album where the epics weren't my favorite track(s)).
My bad, I thought he only guested on some of that album......must be why I like it too.


(sorry for the extremely late reply)

Well, he was kind of a guest, as he only did the album and didn't tour with them.  But he's the drummer for the entire album. 


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Originally posted by geekfreak geekfreak wrote:

Mmm the sun is out the sky is blue its the right time to listen to The Flower Kings! 


Playlist: 
Paradox Hotel 
Space Revolver  
Flower Power 
Stardust We Are 



Just listened to Space Revolver last week, which was my first listen to FK album in quite some time.  Still as great as I remember!


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