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Poll Question: Choose their very best studio album
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    Posted: April 04 2013 at 23:48
"Pawn Hearts", as it has the best Hugh Banton organ parts, though "The Least We Can Do..." comes in a close 2nd.  White Hammer is very moving, the subject matter is so sad and the distorted organ section at the end is so demonic.
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Pawn Hearts. there are only few better prog albums than this masterpiece ...
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Originally posted by Josef_K

Just voted Pawn Hearts, there's simply nothing out there that can beat the craziness of "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers". 
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That's a tough one. I think anything from The Aerosol Grey Machine to Godbluff is a worthy candidate. I'm not too fond of "Childlike Faith In Childhood's End" from Still Life, but the other tracks from that are great.
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My favourite VdGG album has changed a lot over the years. Now it's Pawn Hearts. Could be Godbluff tomorrow for all I know, though.
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Pawn Hearts for ever !!!
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Originally posted by The Doctor

Godbluff just over Still Life, which in turn is just above Pawn Hearts.  


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Josef_K Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2013 at 08:59
Just voted Pawn Hearts, there's simply nothing out there that can beat the craziness of "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers". 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2013 at 11:28
Godbluff just over Still Life, which in turn is just above Pawn Hearts.  
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Still Life, the perfect balance between the crazy Pawn Hearts VDGG and the more cohesiveness of the later albums and Hammill solo career

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Pawn Hearts, followd by Still Life.
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Well it ain't ALT, that's for sure..................................PAWN HEARTS !!!  Mad people love mad music Wacko...........
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Godbluff, followed closely by H to He.
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Godbluff, forever
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There are no "Eclectic characteristics". "Eclectic", by definition, can include anything and everything.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2012 at 10:39
Originally posted by Epignosis

Originally posted by Gandalff

Originally posted by Epignosis

H to He Who Am the Only One

I have never liked Pawn Hearts.
Interesting. Two quite similar albums, and the first one you like and the second one you dislike.Confused


They may have a similar sound at times, but the compositions of Pawn Hearts are overall too dissonant and disorderly.  There's too much shrieking and howling.
And that's actually one of basic Eclectic characteristics.Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote otto pankrock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2012 at 10:20
H to He. Although Godbluff is another favourite.
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Still Life... Just Perfect!
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Goldbluff. Perfect album.
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Still Life for me.
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