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    Posted: November 03 2012 at 10:36
I have a theory that only collectors listen to prog that arent a masterpiece (at least in personal taste perspective). If you can listen to a top star album, why would you listen a two star, for instance? Particularly speaking, I have many prog albums and I just linsten back to the tops. Does it occur with you too?
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No. I listen to dozens of albums that are not masterpieces. Just because something is not a masterpiece does not mean it is not enjoyable and satisfying, particularly if you are in a particular mood.

If we only listened to masterpieces, we would have very little to choose from and variety is the spice of life.
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Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

No. I listen to dozens of albums that are not masterpieces. Just because something is not a masterpiece does not mean it is not enjoyable and satisfying, particularly if you are in a particular mood.

If we only listened to masterpieces, we would have very little to choose from and variety is the spice of life.
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This is what happens when music gets reduced to something quantifiable... 
Imagine if you rated your lover every time you've had sex with her:

"Pretty good dear, but your tongue is currently a bit lifeless, and I could use some more latex in your wardrobe as well. I'll give you 3 stars. Alright 3.5 to be more exact"
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The people on this home side are professionals, able to get away with anything by adding some Kraut. 
So pleeeease dont try this at home Big smile
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Keep your ears open. I rarely listen to the masterpieces. 
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^Me neither. 
I save them for the right moment, so as they don't get killed by routines and the haze of everyday life. There is a reason why we don't celebrate Christmas more than once a year(Might also have something to do with that Jesus dude).


Edited by Guldbamsen - November 03 2012 at 11:34
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I am 63 but I want to hear every single prog rock genre. My ears may be younger than me.
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Originally posted by timothy leary timothy leary wrote:

I am 63 but I want to hear every single prog rock genre. My ears may be younger than me.
I'm "only" 50 but I know what you mean
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Well, of course I rarely listen to albums that I have already decided I don't like. That is natural. But when exploring new music, you have no way of knowing beforehand if it's gonna be good or not.
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"Plastic surgery attack victim claims he had his ears replaced in the darkness of night"


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Edited by Guldbamsen - November 03 2012 at 11:38
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Originally posted by HarbouringTheSoul HarbouringTheSoul wrote:

Well, of course I rarely listen to albums that I have already decided I don't like. That is natural. But when exploring new music, you have no way of knowing beforehand if it's gonna be good or not.

Sometimes an album needs time to sink in. I revisit a lot of albums I did not initially like only to find that sometimes they just needed more listens. For me would be torture to listen to the same masterpieces over and over.
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[QUOTE=Guldbamsen] "Plastic surgery attack victim claims he had his ears replaced in the darkness of night"


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Originally posted by timothy leary timothy leary wrote:

[QUOTE=Guldbamsen] "Plastic surgery attack victim claims he had his ears replaced in the darkness of night"


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Originally posted by timothy leary timothy leary wrote:

Originally posted by HarbouringTheSoul HarbouringTheSoul wrote:

Well, of course I rarely listen to albums that I have already decided I don't like. That is natural. But when exploring new music, you have no way of knowing beforehand if it's gonna be good or not.

Sometimes an album needs time to sink in. I revisit a lot of albums I did not initially like only to find that sometimes they just needed more listens. For me would be torture to listen to the same masterpieces over and over.

Well, of course I listen to an album a number of times before I make up my mind on it. And even then I might occasionally pull it out again to see if I wasn't misjudging it. But generally speaking, once I decided I don't like something I will avoid it.
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I love listening to stuff that I know sucks.  It's all part of my grand educational project.  Then again, I am a collector, so I'd still fit in the scheme of the OP's premise.   I can't speak for more casual consumers.

Edited by HolyMoly - November 03 2012 at 12:02
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by timothy leary timothy leary wrote:

[QUOTE=Guldbamsen] "Plastic surgery attack victim claims he had his ears replaced in the darkness of night"


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Well, despite talking about masterpieces from a personal perspective, I wouldn't think of all of the albums I listen to as masterpieces.  Getting away from semantics regarding the therm "masterpiece", really most of the music I listen to I do find really excellent, and it's rare that I pick up an album that I don't find excellent.   So, yeah, personal enjoyment wise, I commonly only listen to albums that would be four and five stars for me.  What's great does rather depend on my mood, but when I pick up albums I pick ones that I feel will fit my mood, and when I return to albums it's based on my mood.  So in a sense, I could say that I mostly only listen to albums that I find to be masterpieces (of extremely good quality).  What I find interesting is seeing people who have a bunch of one and two star ratings.  I have very rarely picked up an album that I don't love, or grow to love.  I might lose interest in it at some time, but then I don't play it any more (I follow my urges).  And on those rare occasions (used to happen more frequently, but now I know music better and more what to expect) that I have picked up an album I thought poor or didn't hold my interest at all, well I just neglect those.  Not worth it for me giving it enough attention to rate such ones.

Being redundant:  So, I almost always listen to masterpieces or near masterpieces (masterpiece not in the sense of being the best work by an artist, but in being an album I  find terrific).


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Originally posted by timothy leary timothy leary wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by timothy leary timothy leary wrote:

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Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

I love listening to stuff that I know sucks.  It's all part of my grand educational project.  Then again, I am a collector, so I'd still fit in the scheme of the OP's premise.   I can't speak for more casual consumers.


I'd like to get some more so-bad-they're-great albums (have before).  Sort of the the masterpieces of bad music
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