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Poll Question: Which Spock's Beard period contains their best work ?
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    Posted: May 27 2011 at 01:02
So impressed with the latest Spock's Beard album "X", which has never left my mp3 player. So which Spock's Beard period contains their best work? Neal Morse period or post Neal Morse period? The Light is one of my favourite albums of all time. However I never warmed to Beware Of Darkness, Kindness Of Strangers, or Day For Night. "V" and "Snow" were back to form to me. Of their post Neal Morse albums I really like Octane and the live album, Gluttons For Punishment.
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I like all of Morse era, V being the best, Day for Night the worst but still good. After Neal left it took them a couple of albums to straighten up, but the s/t album and X are great. Still, no contest, Morse era.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2011 at 01:58
Oh well. Should have made this poll a post Spock's Beard Neal Morse versus a post Neal Morse Spock's Beard! Still think that "X" is one of the best Spock's Beard albums that the band has ever recorded.
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There is a post-Morse era?  Maybe I should try that, I hate the guy
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Nick's Beard are the underdogs here, and they get my vote for that reason.

When you consider that they're a band that lost their primary songwriter, and none of the other musicians were actually songwriters themselves (just talented session musicians), I think they've done a pretty good job of making and maintaining a name for themselves (abiet with the help of some outside songwriters).

Also, Nick's voice makes me smile. He reminds me of Shaggy from Scooby-Doo.
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Originally posted by iluvmarillion

Oh well. Should have made this poll a post Spock's Beard Neal Morse versus a post Neal Morse Spock's Beard! Still think that "X" is one of the best Spock's Beard albums that the band has ever recorded.
absolutly agree ."X" is really good and grows better each listening Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Prog Geo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2011 at 05:13
Neal Morse period!
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Clearly, as a whole, the Neal Morse period is better, but "X" is a superb album and ranks with the best of the Morse period Beard.
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Morse era!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2011 at 11:53
Neal's era.
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Morse era, although X might be their best yet.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Queen By-Tor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2011 at 12:31
Haven't heard "X" yet. But there's no way that the one album could surpass The Light, Beware of Darkness and V on its own. Octane has really grown on me though...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Prognaut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2011 at 16:13
Neal's era for me as of today and after listening to the Beard without him, I'm still believing that "V" and "Snow" are the most remarkable albums released by the band.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slaughternalia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2011 at 18:23
Morse era had their debut, which is, imo, their only worthwhile album
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RUSHMANIAC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2011 at 06:09
Post. Neil Morse sucks. He is a terrible singer.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Morningrise Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2011 at 09:38
Morse era. On the strength of The Light and V. X is great too, as many others said before.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Evolver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2011 at 09:57
Generally I like the Morse era.
V is fantastic.
But Snow was so mediocre that it seemed to indicate that Morse was spent.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slaughternalia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2011 at 20:37
Originally posted by RUSHMANIAC

Post. Neil Morse sucks. He is a terrible singer.
Glad to see someone here agrees with me on that
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Post Options Post Options   Quote davemuttillo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2011 at 00:29
The Neal Morse era is by far superior to the post Neal era. Nick and the band have been generally bland at best until X.
X is a brilliant album and hopefully represents the Beard finding their own style after Neal's departure. But, across the board I can only say that the Neal Morse led Beard far outclasses the post-Neal version. It is no contest. Not sure what people are smoking in Slovenia, but it must be potent.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote criticdrummer94 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2011 at 14:51
Neal Morse era. The Light, V and Snow are the only SB I listen to9

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