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    Posted: August 09 2012 at 10:22

The Ayreon's masterpiece is out of the PA top 100 and currently at place 108. Which 8 albums would you remove from the top 100 to make it enter back the list? Wink


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2012 at 10:39
Dunno - are there 8 Miles Davis albums in the Top 100?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2012 at 10:45
I don't think, but in that case I would look for 14 albums to remove...of course it's a joke and honestly I can't find any album which I would remove from that list. But it was months since my last forum thread. 

The question is not which album I would swap, too easy finding one that one likes less than another. 

A stupid question, I know.Probably it would have been better placed in the Just for fun section but as soon as somebody posts a list I'm sure we'll see an interesting discussion.
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I thought this was going to be about how 2+2=5 or what do you get when you multiply 6x9...
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108? Thats far too high.Wink
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Originally posted by octopus-4


The Ayreon's "masterpiece" is thankfully finally out of the PA top 100 but currently still as ridiculously high as place 108. Which 800 more albums would you put ahead of it in the list? Wink


 
 
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Since The Human Equation is one of my favorites (easily top 20), you can name just about any of the albums in the Top 100 and I would rank them below THE.
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Lord of cheese god of slumber - Ayreon never really struck a chord with me, but I see why he's idolised the way he is. Crystal clear to me. 
He's just about the exact opposite of what I like, which in itself makes him top 10 materialTongue


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108 is enough to me.
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I mean, it's pretty fun cheesy music.

But if we're going with cheesy music I'd rather go for The Shaming of the True or something.
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I don't care much about whether I think something is cheese or not, only if it's good or not. And in my perspective THE definitely is. The story is very interesting, too.
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THE got a 5-star rating from me.  Enough said. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2012 at 02:04
Originally posted by Guldbamsen

Lord of cheese god of slumber - Ayreon never really struck a chord with me, but I see why he's idolised the way he is. Crystal clear to me. 
He's just about the exact opposite of what I like, which in itself makes him top 10 materialTongue


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Hmm....IF at all it somehow needs to get into the top 100, then let it be at the expense of Banks of Eden/Doomsday Afternoon/Second Life Syndrome, which are somewhat of the same 'family'.   There are some other rather overrated albums in the top 100, like Grey and Pink, Scheherazade, Hybris, Eros but Hybris might be the only one I'd want to see out of the top 100 to make room for THE (other than the three I already mentioned).  I am not sure how much I'd like the new Anglagard if I did listen to it, but since I haven't, no comments.    Moonmadness is another album I am quite ambivalent about, but no, much rather that than THE.   'Sadly' no Epica, Nightwish or Rhapsody in the list it seems, would have been an easy vote.  
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Originally posted by rogerthat

Hmm....IF at all it somehow needs to get into the top 100, then let it be at the expense of Banks of Eden/Doomsday Afternoon/Second Life Syndrome, which are somewhat of the same 'family'.   There are some other rather overrated albums in the top 100, like Grey and Pink, Scheherazade, Hybris, Eros but Hybris might be the only one I'd want to see out of the top 100 to make room for THE (other than the three I already mentioned).  I am not sure how much I'd like the new Anglagard if I did listen to it, but since I haven't, no comments.    Moonmadness is another album I am quite ambivalent about, but no, much rather that than THE.   'Sadly' no Epica, Nightwish or Rhapsody in the list it seems, would have been an easy vote.  
I was not aware! I haven't spotted that Grey and Pink and Sheherazade are out of the top 100...otherwise this thread would have had a different title. Confused
 
Let's put a top 200 in the home page instead.
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^^^  They are not!  I said those are some albums I am not sure are top 100 material, but I wouldn't swap them for Human Equation.
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Personnaly, I would place The human equation in the top ten of all time. Stunning album. It's definitely better than any album from Gong, ELP, Magma, The soft machine ad Caravan.
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It looks like you don't like Canterbury....but isn't Andy Latimer in your avatar?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jbird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2012 at 05:57
Is it really that much better than Ayreon's other albums?

I have the Universal Migrator I & II, and that 01001010 album, and while they are ok, I just can't get excited about them enough to listen to over and over.

I take it Human Equation is better?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2012 at 06:03
Originally posted by octopus-4

It looks like you don't like Canterbury....but isn't Andy Latimer in your avatar?
Looks like Hackett to me, unless he's changed it since.


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