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Poll Question: Which Album Do You Think Has Peter Hammill's Best Work?
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3 [4.92%]
4 [6.56%]
30 [49.18%]
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16 [26.23%]
1 [1.64%]
0 [0.00%]
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1 [1.64%]
0 [0.00%]
0 [0.00%]
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    Posted: September 30 2010 at 10:30
As with the earlier polls, only VDGG work included. Hammill solo, with Fripp, with the K Group or whichwhatever isn't here but feel free to mention it if you feel that Loops And Reels or Chicago or something of the kind is amazing.

In something of a rush so I'll try to edit this to mention all his contributions to the various albums later.
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I vote Still Life. Bloody brilliant work from Hammill AND Jackson AND Evans AND Banton.
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Pawn Hearts is an artistic highlight of 20th century.
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Pawn Hearts is, I think, really terrific.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2010 at 14:43
Easily the most difficult.
 
Not only do I have to consider the instrumental work, and the compositions but the lyrics, which are quite profound IMO and hit me quite hard (at times). Pawn Hearts easily wins in terms of both music and compositions. Lyrically my preference is elsewhere, however, I can not deny how awesome Lemmings is in that department, and I always enjoying trying to sing along to A Plague.
 
Pawn Hearts will get my vote. A magnificant album, no doubt thanks to Peter above all.
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H to He for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote UndercoverBoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2010 at 20:21
Still Life, his emotional peak with VDGG.  The sheer power put into tracks like "Pilgrims," "Still Life," "La Rossa" and "Child-like Faith" make this a no-brainer for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2010 at 02:59
Originally posted by UndercoverBoy

Still Life, his emotional peak with VDGG.  The sheer power put into tracks like "Pilgrims," "Still Life," "La Rossa" and "Child-like Faith" make this a no-brainer for me.
 
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Pawn hearts. A work of genius, terrifying, uneasy, inspired, inspiring and challenging - Essential!
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Pawn Hearts, no doubt
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Hammill - Greatest RockArtist and Pawn HEARTS is his BEST Work. But I adore everything he does.
+H to He
+Godbluff
+Still Life
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I find Pawn Hearts and Godbluff equally amazing. Voted Godbluff because it needs more votes (only four, including mine? Thatís a shame!).
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1. Pawn Hearts
2. Godbluff
3. Still Life
4. H To He
5. The Least
6. World Record
7. Trisector & Quiet zone / Pleasure Dome
8. Present

With minimum differences between each two positions.
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Pawn Heart for me.
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Pawn Hearts > All.
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