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Poll Question: Pick your favourite album
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    Posted: March 07 2011 at 07:54
I recently discovered this amazing band. Their three studio albums are terrific and Dagmar Krause is easily one of the greatest female singers ever.
 
Which of their albums do you prefer?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote zravkapt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2011 at 08:01
Hopes And Fears but the other two are good as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2011 at 21:50
I was thinking of making of this poll the other day, so well done.
 
I'll go with The World...the other two are a bit weaker overall to me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2011 at 21:51
It's been a while, but I believe Winter Songs was my favorite.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2011 at 21:56
The World as it is Today is my fave of the three
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote omri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2011 at 04:29
I only have the latter 2 so no vote here. However, of the 2 I prefer "the world ...". I second what MFP said about the band and Krauze.
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Winter Songs, but not by much.
 
One of the scariest songs I've ever heard:
 
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Freedom wins the fight for The World As It Is Today almost by itself.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ergaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2011 at 06:50
Wow.  It has been a looong time since I listened to these.  Had to go and remind myself of them.

Hopes and Fears for Me.  "Terrain" is just brilliant.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote omri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2011 at 05:48
Originally posted by Noak Noak wrote:

Freedom wins the fight for The World As It Is Today almost by itself.
 
Exactly !
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Adams Bolero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 14 2011 at 03:42
Winter songs is a masterpiece and has my favourite Art Bears song on it:
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"Out of town,
My work takes me out of town.
I empty villages
I burn their houses down.
I set up factories,
Lay out plantations,
And bring prosperity to
The poorer nations...."

^ One of my "all-time" favourite songs. 

I love all of them, and am very, very keen on other projects that Art Bears personnel worked on too.  I went with The World as it is Today which was the album that got me into Art Bears (my first) and led me to discover a lot of great music.  I feel like putting on Winter Songs right now; been quite a long time since I last played it.


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Hopes and Fears

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2011 at 23:43
MFP, have you heard News From Babel ? 



Just now I was looking back on a locked Art Bears poll from 2008 lamenting how I'd rather burned myself out on Art Bears and related projects, but earlier today I was really enjoying Chris Cutler and Lutz Glandien's Domestic Stories again and the Science Group the other day. 






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Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

MFP, have you heard News From Babel ? 



Just now I was looking back on a locked Art Bears poll from 2008 lamenting how I'd rather burned myself out on Art Bears and related projects, but earlier today I was really enjoying Chris Cutler and Lutz Glandien's Domestic Stories again and the Science Group the other day. 




 
Great tracks. I must check these bands out. Thanks Logan Thumbs Up!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Syzygy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2011 at 16:56
Winter Songs for me - all 3 albums are superb but the middle one is as close to perfection as it gets, on a par with Rock Bottom or Lick My Decals Off, Baby.
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