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Poll Question: Why one is your favorite?
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    Posted: October 26 2010 at 21:23
Here is a brief list of artists that I generally find unappealing even though I've given their careers quite a few chances. Fortunately, I did manage to find one ray of sunlight which I now offer for your consideration.

1. Pick you favorite release out of the bunch

2. Mention how many out of these releases sound familiar to you

3. Give me other suggestions for a potential nice surprise album experience!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2010 at 21:25
Choirs of the Eye, even though I highly resent the fact that you find Kayo Dot unappealing

Haven't heard the Saga or Magnum albums (never even heard OF those bands)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jörgemeister Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2010 at 21:33
Triumvirat - Illusions On A Double Dimple = only one i have heard.
and it was good but too poopy.

have you hearrd Fromuz, a fusionesque band from Uzbekistan? 2008's Overlook. if you find it unappealing I'll give you a public apology.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SaltyJon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2010 at 21:47
I haven't heard any of these. Approve
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 00:11
I know three, listed here in my order of preference:
 
Alan Parsons Project - I Robot.
Triumvirat - Illusions on a Double Dimple.
Mastodon - Crack the Skye.
 
I strongly suggest Last Autumn's Dream by Jade Warrior.  Check out my review on it to see why.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 02:40
I know only two of them, but nevertheless the choice is obvious: Illusions on a Double Dimple.
 
For another nice surprice I would suggest an album by Iona (The Book of Kells, Journey into the Morn).


Edited by someone_else - October 27 2010 at 02:43
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 02:48
I don't know any of them but I'm planning to approach Kayo Dot.  I can't find anything interesting in Alan Parson. Not bad but nothing special.

I have been surprised by the Armenian "Oaksenham", but I remember somebody in a post saying that he finds them poor. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Synchestra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 04:27

I know Mastodon's, Kayo Dot's and BtBaM's. All of which are, IMO their best albums to date. It's gotta be Mastodon though.

 
You know what's a nice little suprise album? Anything post The Bends by Radiohead. They're all different yet similar.
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Between the Buried and Me - Colors... By faaaaaaaaaaar


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 06:02
Choirs of the Eye (album from my top three of the decade), over Colors and Crack The Skye. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lark the Starless Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 11:00
Crack the Skye
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 11:36
Illusions on a Double Dimple is amazingly awesome
I, Robot has some great moments
still getting to know Choirs of the Eye but it's pretty good
 
I was recently pleasantly surprised by  Oceansize
 
interesting newer band..... not sure if they belong in Pysch Space Rock though
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 11:41
Triumvirat. I need to get this on CD. Been too long since I've heard it on vinyl.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rune2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 11:47
Originally posted by <b>Triceratopsoil</b> Triceratopsoil wrote:

Choirs of the Eye, even though I highly resent the fact that you find Kayo Dot unappealing

I can't do much about that. Their debut album was great and I followed it up by exploring Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue and lately even Coyote, but non of those releases really clicked with me. Cry

Originally posted by <b>James McProgger</b> James McProgger wrote:

have you hearrd Fromuz, a fusionesque band from Uzbekistan? 2008's Overlook. if you find it unappealing I'll give you a public apology.

I took you advice and listened to the album off Spotify today! My first reaction is very positive. Thumbs Up

Originally posted by <b>SaltyJon</b> SaltyJon wrote:

I haven't heard any of these. Approve

Then you should get started! Wink

Originally posted by <b>Progosopher</b> Progosopher wrote:

I strongly suggest Last Autumn's Dream by Jade Warrior.  Check out my review on it to see why.

Sounds promising. Added to my Spotify playlist, thanks!

Originally posted by <b>someone_else</b> someone_else wrote:

For another nice surprice I would suggest an album by Iona (The Book of Kells, Journey into the Morn).

Added both of the albums to my Spotify playlist. It's not really a nice surprise (singular) when there are two albums, but I'll give them both a go. Wink

Originally posted by <b>octopus-4</b> octopus-4 wrote:

I have been surprised by the Armenian "Oaksenham", but I remember somebody in a post saying that he finds them poor. 

Now there is a title that I've actually been listening to for some time now! Big smile
As far as I know, Oaksenham have only released one album and therefore they didn't make it to my list here but I definitely like that album.

Originally posted by <b>Synchestra</b> Synchestra wrote:

You know what's a nice little suprise album? Anything post The Bends by Radiohead. They're all different yet similar.

I'm not sure is this is suppose to be a joke considering I just did my Radiohead reviews... Confused

Originally posted by <b>digdug</b> digdug wrote:

I was recently pleasantly surprised by  Oceansize

I actually saw their performance here in Stockholm only a week ago and they were great! Clap
I've been listening to their albums for quite some time now and most of them are pretty good, so it's not really much of a surprise for me. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote memowakeman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 15:51
I Robot

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Saga's Generation 13 for me.
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