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    Posted: November 16 2012 at 11:06

These are the top three from the two earlier polls. You guys have excellent taste i must say. I've listed them from the most votes to the least.

As a side note i realized later that i should have included John Arch's Twist Of Fate one of my favourite Prog-Metal albums but because it's under EPs i missed it. Just sayin' Big smile

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First vote goes to the mighty Crims!
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Kayo Dot for me, followed very closely by The Mars Volta and King Crimson
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Voted for Kayo Dot.  That album really opened my eyes to new types of music (what is generally known as "post metal" or "avant metal"), even though it took a couple of years for me to really like it.   Runner up for me is Anekdoten's "Gravity" -- that album was kind of a pleasant surprise for me, as I'd stopped following Anekdoten after their 2nd album, and came back many years later to discover that they had indeed evolved their sound into something modern and distinctive.  Gravity is my favorite album from Anekdoten after the debut.

I've been a King Crimson fan most of my life, but I still haven't been able to enjoy "The Power to Believe".  I feel as if the loss of Bruford and Levin in the later years turned them into a band that didn't really feel like Crimson anymore to me.  Not bad, but nothing that excites me like most Crimson albums do.

Opeth and The Mars Volta are two bands I have REPEATEDLY tried to get into, to no avail.  Maybe someday.  I do respect the hell out of both of them.
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Originally posted by HolyMoly

Voted for Kayo Dot.  That album really opened my eyes to new types of music (what is generally known as "post metal" or "avant metal"), even though it took a couple of years for me to really like it.   Runner up for me is Anekdoten's "Gravity" -- that album was kind of a pleasant surprise for me, as I'd stopped following Anekdoten after their 2nd album, and came back many years later to discover that they had indeed evolved their sound into something modern and distinctive.  Gravity is my favorite album from Anekdoten after the debut.

I've been a King Crimson fan most of my life, but I still haven't been able to enjoy "The Power to Believe".  I feel as if the loss of Bruford and Levin in the later years turned them into a band that didn't really feel like Crimson anymore to me.  Not bad, but nothing that excites me like most Crimson albums do.

Opeth and The Mars Volta are two bands I have REPEATEDLY tried to get into, to no avail.  Maybe someday.  I do respect the hell out of both of them.

Well said misterBig smile.  That Kayo Dot album was difficult to get into but it's one of those albums that i'll never get tired of. It's just so interesting and innovative.
That's my favourite Anekdoten record too and my pick in this poll. Opeth and King Crimson are my runnerups.
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Heard three of these (TMV, Kayo Dot, and KC), out of those, Choirs of the Eye
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Post Options Post Options   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2012 at 12:12
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm


That Kayo Dot album was difficult to get into but it's one of those albums that i'll never get tired of. It's just so interesting and innovative.


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Kayo Dot for me, Choirs of the Eye is a true masterpiece Bowdown !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2012 at 14:20
Originally posted by MonsterMagnet

Kayo Dot for me, Choirs of the Eye is a true masterpiece Bowdown !

What he said.

Though it has to be said, 4 of the other 5 are rather good albums as well (Damnation being the odd one out).
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Originally posted by sleeper

Originally posted by MonsterMagnet

Kayo Dot for me, Choirs of the Eye is a true masterpiece Bowdown !

What he said.

Though it has to be said, 4 of the other 5 are rather good albums as well (Damnation being the odd one out).

The Kayo Dot fans decided to come out for this one as they received the lowest vote total of the six that made it through the first two polls. Go figure ?  Well deserved though.
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The Power to Believe by far. I really can't get into Kayo Dot or most post rock for that matter.
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I don't really like The Mars Volta, though I can just sbout listen to their debut, unlike the later albums. Similarly, King Crimson do nothing for me and never have since their debut, which has not aged well. I have listened repeatedly to Choirs of the Eye and find it clever if rather dull, but inoffensive.
 
I do like Gravity and Opeth can do little wrong for me, though Damnation isn't quite their best.
 
But Riverside's offering is head and shoulders above all the others on this list.
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Riverside. Excellent album.
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The Power to Believe by far. I really can't get into Kayo Dot or most post rock for that matter.

Never understood why people considered Kayo Dot Post Rock/Metal. I mean as I understand it it's because of they like to build up over the full length of the song, or enjoy lengthy buildups in general, but it's not like Post Rock has a copyright to that idea and no other genre can use it.
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You can't make me choose between Choirs and De-Loused.
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Originally posted by SolarLuna96

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TMV, followed by KC.
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Wow Riverside has come from a long way back.
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