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    Posted: July 06 2011 at 18:30
I personally didn't like either of these as much as their predecessors.  I suspect King Crimson will get a wider margin.
Released date are often when it it impacted you but recorded dates are when it really happened...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2011 at 18:33
I think Beat is the best of 80s KC.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2011 at 18:33
Beat for me! 


I dont mind the poppy Genesis all that much really. But Abacab really does nothing for me and is bad in any sense.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2011 at 19:44
Easy one - Beat. Genesis kind of "jumped the shark" with Abacab.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2011 at 23:32
Beat, easy-peasy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 00:30
BEAT
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 01:33
Good lord, no contest.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 01:51
Beat.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 02:25
Beat is probably one of the worst Crimson albums, but still it´s Prog Rock. On the other hand, Abacab is pure Pop. No contest.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 02:32
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 02:54
I have never heard Beat and Abacab is a mediocre album full of songs that don't just make their mark. Two good reasons to keep away from voting...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 03:23
i don't rate Beat high but in all cases it's much much better than this poppy nonsence ...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 04:05
I admire '80's Crimson. I think they had a lot of artistic credibility.
Still, Abacab gets my vote. I think Genesis was innovating too in those days, going to short, concise songs, and I think there are no bad compositions on the album at all. "Abacab", "Me And Sarah Jane" and "Keep It Dark" in particular stand out, but all the songs on the album are good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 06:50
Looking at  the tracks on each, Beat only had Heartbeat which was strictly geared to commercial audiences.  The bulk of Abacab is.  Sarah Jane, Keep It Dark, Dodo/Lurker, and yes Whodunnit, are the high points.  Always amuses me how people get their panties in a wad about the last one.  It's a joke people, come on. Tongue
Released date are often when it it impacted you but recorded dates are when it really happened...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 07:51
Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

... Whodunnit... Always amuses me how people get their panties in a wad about the last one.  It's a joke people, come on. Tongue
 
Exactly!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 08:34
Originally posted by Moogtron III Moogtron III wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

... Whodunnit... Always amuses me how people get their panties in a wad about the last one.  It's a joke people, come on. Tongue
 
Exactly!


bad, failed joke?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 12:05
Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Beat is probably one of the worst Crimson albums


In your opinion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 12:20
Abacab Tongue

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 13:32
Originally posted by akaBona akaBona wrote:

Originally posted by Moogtron III Moogtron III wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

... Whodunnit... Always amuses me how people get their panties in a wad about the last one.  It's a joke people, come on. Tongue
 
Exactly!


bad, failed joke?
 
Maybe more of a playful track than a joke.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 14:12
Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Beat is probably one of the worst Crimson albums, but still it´s Prog Rock. On the other hand, Abacab is pure Pop. No contest.

No it is bloody well not (he says VERY stroppily).

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