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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 01 2018 at 03:57
It finally hit me - Folklore is utterly BRILLIANT !!
The first few spins left me a bit underwhelmed - it was good, but lacking in ‘something’ after EE 2. It has been on the shelf for a while. Well, this eve, it lacks nothing. Pure magic. I love it when I’m wrong about certain albums as a fresh observation can be such a delight.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2018 at 03:22
Originally posted by My Dreaming Hill My Dreaming Hill wrote:

Second Brightest Star is their best release since English Electric. Fight me.

well nearly a year on and I have to agree

btw off topic a tiny bit but I note that Nick is back playing drums with Spock's Beard. Please tell me this isn't permanent?! (or can he do both?). 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miamiscot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2018 at 14:14
Folklore is my favorite BBT album but I've been enjoying all their stuff since Dave Gregory and NDV joined.
No need to fight.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Squonk19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2018 at 16:34
Great news on the new live album 'Merchants of Light' coming out on July 29th, with a 'Swan Hunter' single release just before! Pre-order already in. Bring it on!
"...and the man in the mirror has sad eyes."
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cambus741 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 05 2018 at 04:30
I'm not deliberately trying to be contrary but I've tried and tried with BBT, and just cannot get into them.    
Bit of a shame as I am interested in railways
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2018 at 00:11
Originally posted by Cambus741 Cambus741 wrote:

I'm not deliberately trying to be contrary but I've tried and tried with BBT, and just cannot get into them.    
Bit of a shame as I am interested in railways

shame indeed. They do write a lot of songs about the British industrial past (not just railways) and I find that very interesting as someone from Swindon. Musically they are a long way from being 'dark and edgy' which tends to put them a bit at odds with the modern trends in prog. However the songs are wonderfully refreshing and they are not scared of melody that is for sure although it might make them seems as if they are at the 'pop' end of prog a bit. For me it wasn't instant though. Sometimes its better to not try to hard to like a band too much and then it might just creep up on you. I found this to be true of Gentle Giant and Porcupine Tree who I also like a lot now but it wasn't always the case.
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See you all at the Anvil next month?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 hours 52 minutes ago at 02:12
Yep I'll be there!
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