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Big Big Train Still Crossover?

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Poll Question: Crossover or Symphonic?
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    Posted: December 16 2010 at 10:58
After the last 3 albums (including the latest EP) i believe this band is moving to a more symphonic kind of prog.
So IMHO they should be now moved to the appropriate section (symphonic prog) which better describes their music.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prog Geo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 16 2010 at 11:03
I haven't heard very much Big big train.Only some songs.But I think that you're right mr Luca.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote luc4fun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 16 2010 at 11:06
IMO Best Album of 2009 and best EP in 2010! Hurry up and discover them!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 16 2010 at 11:07
I haven't got the EP yet, but The Underfall Yard was obviously symphonic to these ears, so I would agree with you. However, this is the wrong thread to make this suggestion. Help Us To Improve The Site would be a better placeBig smile


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prog Geo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 16 2010 at 11:17
Originally posted by luc4fun luc4fun wrote:

IMO Best Album of 2009 and best EP in 2010! Hurry up and discover them!


I have heard some songs from many albums.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DisgruntledPorcupine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 16 2010 at 11:24
Only heard The Underfall Yard, but based on that I agree.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheGazzardian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 16 2010 at 11:33
It's what they're best known for too, so that's a compelling case. Just like Genesis is here under Symphonic even though they released a lot of crossover albums after their 5 symphonic ones.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mr. Maestro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 16 2010 at 11:38
I agree that The Underfall Yard was 100% symphonic, but The Difference Machine and Far Skies Deep Time feature too many non-symph elements (mainly post-rock and eclectic) to justify reclassifying the whole band as Symphonic prog.  On the other hand, "Crossover" doesn't really seem all that appropriate for them either.  No vote at the moment.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote krishl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 16 2010 at 11:38
I discovered Underfall Yard by way of this site and it's one of my favorite listens.  I need to get that EP.  I agree that symphonic is the right subgenre.
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