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Poll Question: Which one is the best?
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    Posted: November 30 2009 at 07:07
which is the best Arena album?
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I haven't heard "Songs From The Lion's Cage" and "Pride" but based on most reviews they're not considered to be among Arenas best albums. I honestly never managed to get into "The Visitor" although I did try playing it 5-6 times. Cry

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The Visitor < Pepper's Ghost < Immortal? < Contagion Thumbs Up
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Contagion is in my top ten albums and gets my vote.
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A strong pair: The Visitor & Immortal.
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Close thing for me between Immortal, The Visitor and Contagion. I went for Contagion in the end. Hopefully a definitive edition which includes the tracks on the two EPs in their correct places will be with us sometime soon.
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Contagion is the sum of it all. Well-crafted and inspired, with an attention to detail. Every song is worth listening to, and it all flows together into a perfect concept album with a coherent story. There is no showing off here, no songs that are unnecessarily long. Good melodies and good musicianship abound. This album is an example of progressive rock and should be better known.
 
Don't get me wrong, I think both Immortal? and The Visitor are excellent and I love them as dearly as one can love an album. But this is it for me, the culmination of everything that Arena was. 
 
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tough choice between immortal and visitor. I only voted immortal because it is falling far behind, otherwise it's a tie.
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Conagion, Immortal? and The Visitor are my top three. Contagion is the first progressive album I listened to!
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Togh choice between Visitor, Immortal? and Contagion.
I will go with Immortal because of Moviedrome and Waiting for the Flood...
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Immortal is well...immortal
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I feel that musically The Visitor and Contagion are evenly matched, but I just like how the songs flow on Contagion more. So I'll take that one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote aapatsos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2009 at 14:52
Originally posted by Easy Livin

Close thing for me between Immortal, The Visitor and Contagion.
This. no vote Big smile
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the Visitor is a very best Album
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contagion or the visitor

since i cant remember anything from contagion right now, i'm going with the visitor.

both are pretty much flawless albums in my book.
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For me it's between "Immortal?" and "Pepper's Ghost" chose the latter because it's just getting no respect here.Big smile
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All are awesome. Voting is silly.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote aapatsos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2009 at 10:54
Originally posted by sinkadotentree

For me it's between "Immortal?" and "Pepper's Ghost" chose the latter because it's just getting no respect here.Big smile
I think it does, but it is probably not as good as the previous 3 i.e. it gets 3.5-4 stars in my books while the previous three are in the 4.5+ zone...Wink
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I always like very much the Pride cd. Looks like i am the only one!Wink
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Originally posted by rdtprog

I always like very much the Pride cd. Looks like i am the only one!Wink
 
I like 'Sirens' but not much else from Pride. I think it suffers from poor production.
 
The two best albums are IMMORTAL & CONTAGIUN by a country mile and are classics. THE VISITOR is too neo prog sounding for me and lacks aggression. PEPPER'S GHOST sounds like a band who have run out of ideas. I hope they return with some quality after a long hiatus!
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