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Spock's Beard vs. Echolyn

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    Posted: May 26 2011 at 16:30
In my opinion, both leading bands of new prog Americana wave, broadening horizons of giant classic bands, both bands full of excellent and tight musicianship, and yet neither of them has an album at top 100...

Personally I used to like SB more (primarily the Morse era I've in my mind), but with years I have gotten into Echolyn as well, and found to love and admire them more, such a complex, intricate and yet emotional music.
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Echolyn - not been a huge fan of any of the SB stuff I've heard. 
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Were it not for Kansas and Yes, Echolyn would be my favorite band.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote omardiyejon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2011 at 16:37
can't really like them both, but I have to go with Spock's Beard with a slimmest margin.
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Both good bands with awful vocals. I'll go with the beard though
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Post Options Post Options   Quote King Crimson776 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2011 at 20:24
I'm a big fan of all things Morse so I have to go with the Beard, I like Echolyn a lot though too.
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Originally posted by Slaughternalia

Both good bands with awful vocals. I'll go with the beard though


What an odd thing to say.  Especially from an apparent Gentle Giant fan.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slaughternalia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2011 at 22:48
Originally posted by Epignosis

Originally posted by Slaughternalia

Both good bands with awful vocals. I'll go with the beard though


What an odd thing to say.  Especially from an apparent Gentle Giant fan.
I actually don't mind crappy vocals, but there are some things that just rub me the wrong way. Neal Morse may be alright technically, but his voice is so incredibly cheesy it makes me want to vomit sometimes. Echolyn just sounds kind of obnoxious to me. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2011 at 22:55
Originally posted by Slaughternalia

Originally posted by Epignosis

Originally posted by Slaughternalia

Both good bands with awful vocals. I'll go with the beard though


What an odd thing to say.  Especially from an apparent Gentle Giant fan.
I actually don't mind crappy vocals, but there are some things that just rub me the wrong way. Neal Morse may be alright technically, but his voice is so incredibly cheesy it makes me want to vomit sometimes. Echolyn just sounds kind of obnoxious to me. 


Though I completely disagree, I cannot argue with that.
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Spock's Beard had a magnum opus with Snow but Echolyn has more than one brilliant album, namely Mei and Cowboy Poems Free.
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Echolyn, easily.  I like SB, but Echolyn is one of my very favorites.  Such diversity--they never let themselves settle in and do the same thing over again.  SB on the other hand . . . well . . .
 
By the way, Echolyn recently shared with their Yahoo group that they likely have enough music for a double album this time and hope to have it done by the end of the year.  They report that there is a lot more jazz on this one . . . as always, I look forward to it immensely!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yanch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2011 at 06:23
The Beard for me. I appreciate Echolyn, but have not been able to get into them like other bands.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote King Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2011 at 07:07
Spock's Beard! What I have heared of Echolyn so far did not really leave an impression on me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2011 at 07:14
I picked SPOCK'S BEARD but it's close. Neil Morse's BEARD to be presice.
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Echolyn. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2011 at 07:35
I just listen to my first Echoly album now,
Acting on your best behaviour
Turn your back on mother nature
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Post Options Post Options   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2011 at 07:36
Echolyn easily for me

Suffocating the Bloom
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Mei

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SB for me...
You must be joking.....Take a running jump......
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Spock's Beard
Dig me...But don't...Bury me
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