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Poll Question: Which of the Following bands would NOT come close to your Top 100
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
0 [0.00%]
22 [17.74%]
4 [3.23%]
0 [0.00%]
1 [0.81%]
15 [12.10%]
1 [0.81%]
3 [2.42%]
4 [3.23%]
1 [0.81%]
0 [0.00%]
0 [0.00%]
10 [8.06%]
2 [1.61%]
12 [9.68%]
9 [7.26%]
0 [0.00%]
3 [2.42%]
2 [1.61%]
5 [4.03%]
8 [6.45%]
8 [6.45%]
8 [6.45%]
1 [0.81%]
5 [4.03%]
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    Posted: July 02 2009 at 05:08
Originally posted by Sean Trane

Easily Ayreon from this list.


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Anyone who voted for YES...   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2009 at 04:45
Porcupine Tree, can't stand them, followed clossely by Harmonium
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2009 at 03:11
[QUOTE=progrules]
 
You're a much too positive fellow to bash anyone, aren't you Roger ? You'd rather tell what you love.
Here, let me show you:
 
I voted for VDGG, next is King Crimson and 3rd Gentle Giant. Although all three bands also have their moments they all three made some terrible (overrated) albums. Ok, I'll take that back, matter of taste.
 
See ? It;s not that hard !  Tongue
 
(QUOTE=progrules)
 
OK here goes then...
 
Jethro Tull.....never understood the fuss about them, from what I've heard.  It must be me LOL
VDGG.  I love Theme One and Killer, the rest I've heard just hasn't done it for me.
Marillion.  Echoing proggy pogo here, a GREAT first album, then went downhill faster than Franz Klammer on amphetamine.
Mike Oldfield.  Some good stuff, a lot not so good.
Supertramp.  Honestly, I really do not see it at all.
King Crimson.  Some truly fabulous stuff but some is bloody awful.  I hate their 80s stuff in particular.
 
On reflection, I'm voting Supertramp.  They were a good band and Paris is a really good live album.  For me they were pop and not prog and how they get in the top 100 prog albums amazes me.
 
Rant over. 
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2009 at 14:33
Originally posted by Roj M30

There's a few I don't like and a few I don't know from this list.

It would be unfair to pick one out, so no vote from me on this occasion. 
 
Thankfully ELP haven't made the top 50 (yet...) as I'm sure they'd have gained a lot of votes in this........Cry
 
You're a much too positive fellow to bash anyone, aren't you Roger ? You'd rather tell what you love.
Here, let me show you:
 
I voted for VDGG, next is King Crimson and 3rd Gentle Giant. Although all three bands also have their moments they all three made some terrible (overrated) albums. Ok, I'll take that back, matter of taste.
 
See ? It;s not that hard !  Tongue
 
PS I used to dislike Zappa until I heard Hot Rats Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2009 at 05:35

There's a few I don't like and a few I don't know from this list.

It would be unfair to pick one out, so no vote from me on this occasion. 
 
Thankfully ELP haven't made the top 50 (yet...) as I'm sure they'd have gained a lot of votes in this........Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2009 at 17:14
My pick went to Opeth. While there are certainly a few others from the poll I wouldn't have in my top 100, and even more I don't have an opinion of, Opeth takes the cake. Far too heavy for me and growling in a song is an automatic turnoff.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2009 at 17:02
I've not heard anything by quite a few of these bands but I picked Marillion out of the list.  I only liked Script for a Jester's Tear and then I thought they went rapidly downhill.  I saw them in concert once in the late 1980s I think it was, and they were very disappointing - I seem to remember Fish spent much of the evening talking about himself.  Not that I dislike the guy though - I've heard him on the radio recently and he came across as a very likeable chap.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2009 at 14:29
Ayreon sticks out like a sore thumb on that list doesn't it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2009 at 13:45
Okay, let's try this again.  At first my post went into the wrong forum, then when I copied it to put it here, it combined with an older post of mine with the wrong quote, and I lost the first part of the post.  I'll delete and start over.

Originally posted by progrocker2244

Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M

  1. Frank Zappa: Call me what you want, i can't stand his music.

Iván



Oh, so I'm not the only one who doesn't love Zappa...


A few have expressed their dislike of Frank Zappa.  I tend to prefer his instrumental work.  Not that you should like it, but hearing "Peaches en Regalia" was such a joyous experience for me when I first heard it on the radio (might have been sandwiched between Bon Jovi and Kim Mitchell which made it all the more outstanding).

I like jazz-rock, brass, jam, blues (and jazz itself), as well as humour -- juvenile or not , though which will make me more open to Zappa than some.  This has never elicited a positive response, or any response that I can recall from any of the naysayers, and I wouldn't expect naysayers to like it, but it's something of a habit of mine to link to it when someone expresses their Zappa dislike.  (incidentally, Ivan seems to like Magma's 1001 Degrees Centrigade, and that's a very jazzy album so I don't expect that's his problem with Zappa's music -- instrumental or otherwise).  Some forget that even if they don't like Zappa songs, he has a great deal of instrumentals to, potentially, enjoy.



What I commonly find is that even if a band does not generally appeal, if I delve deeply enough (particularly with live performances) I can usually find something to like.  Sometimes it just takes "a moment", a phrase, a sound, that piques my interest to lead to much deeper appreciation.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2009 at 12:14
I really have a top 100 - it's a hundred albums I find essential on an mp3 player that I try to take everywhere with me. I think I'll restart buying them on CD where it's possible.

eight of the bands on your list are represented on it. dream theater are the furthest away o:)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2009 at 11:55
Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M

  1. Frank Zappa: Call me what you want, i can't stand his music.

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Oh, so I'm not the only one who doesn't love Zappa...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2009 at 11:52
Sorry, I don't like Gentle Giant.Embarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2009 at 11:44
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Originally posted by Hercules

It's between King Crimson, Pain of Salvation, Harmonium, Dream Theater, Van Der Graaf and Zappa for me.

None of them have done an album which really deserves to be in the top 100 as far as I am concerned. All the rest thoroughly deserve their status.

If pushed, I'd go for VDGG. They were generally considered very mediocre in the 70s (except in Italy, I gather) and not much has changed for me.

I don't think anyone ever considered VdGG to be mediocre. There were (and still are) lots of people who disliked them, but no-one can honestly put the sticker "mediocre" on them.


Clap I, too, am surprised to see VdGG with as many votes. To me they are the epitome of early 70's progressive rock. Pawn Hearts, Godbluff, He to He, The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other are milestones in progressive music
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2009 at 11:40
I voted for Opeth, they present the antithesis of what I like in music. I'm not a big fan of all the growling and death metal elements.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2009 at 07:38
@Rocktopus: thanks! I quite agree with your views.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2009 at 06:45
Easily Ayreon from this list.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2009 at 04:24
Originally posted by harmonium.ro


I'm very curious: what is your favourite Opeth album? Big smile


Probably Blackwater Park. I think all their albums from Morningrise to Deliverance are pretty solid. The rest is uneven, but not without a couple of highlights. 

Btw: Non of their albums are in my (non-existing) Top 100, but I consider their best albums much better than just OK.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2009 at 23:30
Rush wouldn't get into the top 500...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2009 at 23:20
Though I have not heard Bacamarte yet, I think I will not dislike them as much as Riverside.
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