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    Posted: April 13 2011 at 04:30

Which one of those do you prefer?

 Spock’s Beard or Glass Hammer

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prog Geo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 04:42
Spock's beard!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 05:14
Originally posted by Prog Geo Prog Geo wrote:

Spock's beard!

Me too.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yanch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 06:00
Spock's Beard by a lot. Glass Hammer are technically excellent, but their music does little for me. The Beard, even with a few hiccups after Neal Morse left, have produced better music.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 07:09
I like the Hammer but they're not in the same league as the Beard.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 07:11
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

I like the Hammer but they're not in the same league as the Beard.

My thoughts also.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Luna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 07:12
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by Prog Geo Prog Geo wrote:

Spock's beard!

Me too.

Me too.
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Spock's Beard only has one 5 star album for me, while Glass Hammer has two.  However, the "weaker" material from SB is generally consistent in the 4 star area, while GH has quite a few in the 2-3 star range.  I'll vote SB on consistency and on the majesty that is V, but I encourage folks to check out Shadowlands and Culture of Ascent.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Morningrise Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 07:18
Originally posted by yanch yanch wrote:

Spock's Beard by a lot. Glass Hammer are technically excellent, but their music does little for me. The Beard, even with a few hiccups after Neal Morse left, have produced better music.
 
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the beard 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote arcane-beautiful Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 07:50

Well Spock's Beard are my favourite band ever...so i'll say Glass Hammer :D

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Spock's Beard. Somehow a lot of Glass Hammer's work does not appeal to me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mr. Maestro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 10:18
I've been listening to Glass Hammer a lot more lately - just bought If and Culture of Ascent and love them both - but I think I still prefer Spock's Beard.  As Epignosis mentioned, their music is just more consistent than GH, but I really like both bands.  Another vote for SB.
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I say Spock's Beard strictly because their music is good.  The vocals, however, do not appeal to me.
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I beg to differ, Hammer all the way !!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 12:33
Originally posted by SolarLuna96 SolarLuna96 wrote:


Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:


Originally posted by Prog Geo Prog Geo wrote:

Spock's beard!

Me too.
Me too.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 15:24
If it was Neal Morse v Glass Hammer then I would vote Morse.
Spocks beard are just okay to me. Have some great moments but I struggle to really enjoy their music.
Glass Hammer on the other hand have made a trio of symphonic keyboard based prog albums that are among my favourites (Chronomotree, Lex Rex and  Shadowlands). Their DVD's (Lex Live and Live at Belmont) are also way more fun than the one Spocks Beard DVD I have. Unfortunately GH's latest IF is not so much to my liking but they still get my vote for giving me so much more enjoyment than SB.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2011 at 19:28
Although the Glass Hammer sound appeals to me, I have not heard a whole lot of their music (mostly early releases) that really grabbed me.  Spock's Beard, on the other hand, I find consistently good, so SB it is.
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Both are good (not great), but spocks beard is definitely more consistent withe their music
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