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Poll Question: Pick your favourite album!
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    Posted: December 30 2011 at 06:36
 
Isn't it a foolish comparison? Not quite. Let's look at this albums' ratings on PA:

 

4.07 | 711 ratings | 127 reviews | 39% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection

4.28 | 129 ratings | 42 reviews | 56% 5 stars
Essential: a masterpiece of
progressive rock music
4.34 | 119 ratings | 7 reviews | 40% 5 stars

Essential: a masterpiece of
progressive rock music

 
And what about the placings in appropriate years of release?
1981: King Crimson: Discipline                         #7
1997: Discipline: Unfolded Like Staircase        #2
2011: Discipline: To Shatter All Accord            #3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Edited by Gandalff - December 31 2011 at 05:03
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2011 at 07:06
I've got all three albums.  This is a hard poll because the two Discipline album are pretty much alike and King Crimson's is not, but I like all three about the same.  I'll cast a sympathy vote if one lags behind. LOL


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I have to go with Unfolded Like Staircase. The other two albums are really good but Unfolded Like Staircase is an absolute masterpiece.

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Yo - sad low rating at PA - Crims get my vote
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote colorofmoney91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2011 at 14:36
I have to go with KC, although Discipline's newest album sounded nice compared to their previous albums.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2011 at 15:06
If Alan like the new Discipline album, guess i have to try it out too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CCVP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2011 at 15:18
Unfold like Staircase is brilliant, Shatter os OK and Discipline is very good.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wanorak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2011 at 15:23
Unfolded Like Staircase for me. Not a big fan of KC's Discipline; the first side is great but the second side is iffy for me.
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Shatter's going to suffer for not being out too long but my initial impression is that is as good as Unflolded.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CCVP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2011 at 15:28
Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Shatter's going to suffer for not being out too long but my initial impression is that is as good as Unflolded.  
 
Slart, I got both this year (though I got Unfolded much earlier and, coincidentally Shatter was released this year, lol) and I don't believe Shatter is nearly as good as Unfolded.
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Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Shatter's going to suffer for not being out too long but my initial impression is that is as good as Unflolded.  
 
Slart, I got both this year (though I got Unfolded much earlier and, coincidentally Shatter was released this year, lol) and I don't believe Shatter is nearly as good as Unfolded.

Unfolded may be at a disadvantage for me because it came out before the storm that flooded my house.  Shatter has been around for little over a month but I still find them to be on par.


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I have to hear the new Discipline album yet. Of the other two, Unfolded Like Staircase is almost 2 stars ahead.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bonnek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2011 at 16:26

King Crimson of course, it's all in the number of ratings, not the average which is always in favor of bands with fewer (just fans) ratings.
That doesn't mean the Discipline albums aren't great. I especially like the new one.
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Have to go with KC, but ULS is damn close.

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Although I'm a very big Crimson fan, "Discipline" is for me only four-stars album. Besides, I rather prefer their 70's and current work over 80's one.
 
On the other hand, American band Discipline is a lucid exception from the rule that United States have quite weak Symhonic Prog bands. I'm currently enchanted by their music.
 
I rather prefer their newest album for its compactness and maturity. There are actually no weak track here. Unfortunately, "Unfolded Like Staircase" has really only one gem, opening "Canto IV". The others songs seems to me rather as unimpressive.
 
Thus I vote for "To Shatter All Accord".Thumbs Up
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KC's Discipline for me.
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Unfolded Like Staircase is a fantastic album, and Discipline were a very cool band.  Still, I've got to go with King Crimson here.
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I like the band, but the album (Discipline) is one of my all-time favorites.  It gets my vote very easily.
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