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Poll Question: choose one of these two !
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    Posted: November 17 2010 at 00:50
simply i need your opinion in this poll to see if i was wrong or right in my opinion ! thanking you in advance ! my comment will follow ...
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Neither.

The only enjoyable solo album from a floyd member is Richard Wright's Wet Dream.  Why? Because Mel Collins is on it.
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Gilmour is always better than Waters.
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Pros and Cons is not a great album for me. I just find it a bit boring to be honest. On an Island gets my vote.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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.....besides...Gilmour owns Clapton!
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Originally posted by Gandalff

Gilmour is always better than Waters.
 
Not always. But in this case he is. My favourite solo album from a PF member is Amused to Death (Roger Waters). Next comes Broken China (Richard Wright, I have heard more than half of it here and there) or On an Island.
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Just as long as it's not the Lost island. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2010 at 05:38
Originally posted by Gandalff

Gilmour is always better than Waters.


No he's not. In this case, I would rate them as about the same - 3 star albums each. Waters went on to great artistic heights in the albums after Pros. Gilmour didn't.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2010 at 07:10
Gilmour is almost never better than Waters, but this his release is possibly better. Gilmour is in general very average blues-rock guitarist himself, Waters is dark genial artist. Unhappily, Waters almost never was successful in his solo releases, Gilmour just does what he knows best - plays blues rock and pop-rock.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2010 at 08:11
Originally posted by WalterDigsTunes

Neither.

The only enjoyable solo album from a floyd member is Richard Wright's Wet Dream.  Why? Because Mel Collins is on it.
If you remove the word "only" and add Snowy White to Mel Collins I could agree but....

I think Broken China is more enjoyable (and progressive) than Wet Dreams.
Nick Mason's fictitious sports might match your tastes. I guess you never heard it...

About the two in the poll, for me Pros and Cons is the worst Waters' solo album and On An Island is Gilmour's best so the choice is easy. I will not fall in the dispute between Waters and Gilmour's fanboys. I like them both.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2010 at 08:26
Pros & Cons is a difficult album, which never fully unfolds (like some vintage wines never open up), despite repeated listens..... but On An Island is a completely unprog and lazy snoozefest (easily Gilmour's worst)
 
 
I think that pitting  Waters Vs Gilmour albums is useless, because the people will always judge by the feud that opposed them, with Waters taking on ther villain's role.... Sooooo expecting objectivity is not realistic/
 
 
 
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The best thing on Pros and Cons is Cherry Vanilla on the sleeve....Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2010 at 10:41
I won't vote.....  I haven't heard Pros & Cons
 
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On an Island is great if you are in the mood for it.
 
The Final Cut and   Amused to Death  are  both  hard for me to listen to
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Originally posted by octopus-4

The best thing on Pros and Cons is Cherry Vanilla on the sleeve....Big smile
 
Yup, she sure beats Gilmour's old curmudgeon's fart face o, his album
 
 
 
There is no best thing on that island.....
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Both of these albums are pretty lame.

My favorite Floyd solo is Gilmour's self-titled first.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2010 at 12:17
If a poll about solo floyds hasn't been done yet I'll do one (but it's possible that I've already done it...who knows?)


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I struggle with solo albums to begin with- I often find them unfulfilling and sometimes even weak compared to the work of the artist in question's main band- but the members of the Floyd in particular were never anywhere as good on their own. I mean, On An Island is a nice album, but it simply lacks substance beyond chilled vibes. Pros and Cons is inventive, but I find it musically lacking. So I don't think I'll vote, this time around. Amused to Death is a much better album than Pros and Cons, by the way, though still not up to Floyd standard, of course.
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sorry my friends for the lack of knowledge about what you're doing here in these forums ! however , i can't simply reviewing all your materials in this site , i've been in Jail for one year , and had no idea about your polls ! i know , that some of my polls were posted before , but i felt like asking those questions to you my friends to satisfy my hunger to the truth , and get a general idea about some critical point in those issues !
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sorry for what ? Confused
I don't see anything wrong in this poll. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2010 at 10:07
Originally posted by trackstoni

sorry my friends for the lack of knowledge about what you're doing here in these forums ! however , i can't simply reviewing all your materials in this site , i've been in Jail for one year , and had no idea about your polls ! i know , that some of my polls were posted before , but i felt like asking those questions to you my friends to satisfy my hunger to the truth , and get a general idea about some critical point in those issues !


I can't see that you have anything to apologise for. A perfectly reasonable pollBig smile


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