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    Posted: March 16 2013 at 17:47
Inside Prog - The Yes album

Outside - Aja, or Tellin' stories - The Charlatans.
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric

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What is that alluring album just above - the one you are holding in your pic ??  It looks rather charming to me........


It's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel.
Thanks !!  I have to look into that one.....

It's one of the most highly regarded indie folk albums around.  Either you love it or hate it.  Personally, I love it.

Oh yeah, it's an awesome album. Very nostalgic and beautiful. Please check it out. Approve
Cheers - got an LP copy in my 'watch-list' on E-Bay as we speak - be fixing that up today.  'Indie' isn't my scene, but this one sounds somewhat eclectic and the instrumentation is diverse and interesting.  I hope it works out well.  Absolutely striking art-work, this Magnum fellow must be truly gifted.......

Yeah man, you'll love it. Especially coming from a progressive and experimental background, you'll sure to appreciate it's conceptual structure and exotic instrumentation. I'm surprised you hadn't heard or seen it before. It's quite an iconic album.
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Slapp Happy "Sort Of...": such a happy album! : D
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10,000 Maniacs - The Wishing Chair
Kate Bush - Lionheart
Billy Joel - Songs in the Attic
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds


just a few that come to mind tonight...

edit....whoops forgot this is a prog thread.....well, there's some of my "general" rock picks anyway


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Originally posted by Metalmarsh89

Talking prog, these two.






These two always do it for me. Never fails. 



  


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Post Options Post Options   Quote AEProgman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2013 at 22:42
First thoughts are not really prog but one,
 
Sweet - Desolation Blvd.
The Monkees - The Best of...  Embarrassed (I know...sorry, but it makes me smile at the memories and innocence of my youth)
 
Todd Rundgren's Utopia (the album, not the band, never tire of it)
 

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Everything I've heard by Mike Oldfield is happy feel good music. I think the best is Hergest Ridge.
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Originally posted by AEProgman

The Monkees - The Best of...  Embarrassed (I know...sorry, but it makes me smile at the memories and innocence of my youth)

 

Hey, nothin' wrong with liking The Monkees. Approve
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A tough question with so many good lp's over the years......but I suppose the ones I listened to in college while in an ..ahem..altered state of cosnciousness.    Wink
 
Yes- Yes lp
KC-In The Court....
Genesis-Selling England
ELP-same
.but I suppose the one I go back to time and time again is Court....I never tire of hearing it.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2013 at 03:46
Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks

Originally posted by Earendil

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Originally posted by LinusW

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

What is that alluring album just above - the one you are holding in your pic ??  It looks rather charming to me........


It's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel.
Thanks !!  I have to look into that one.....

It's one of the most highly regarded indie folk albums around.  Either you love it or hate it.  Personally, I love it.

Oh yeah, it's an awesome album. Very nostalgic and beautiful. Please check it out. Approve
Cheers - got an LP copy in my 'watch-list' on E-Bay as we speak - be fixing that up today.  'Indie' isn't my scene, but this one sounds somewhat eclectic and the instrumentation is diverse and interesting.  I hope it works out well.  Absolutely striking art-work, this Magnum fellow must be truly gifted.......

Yeah man, you'll love it. Especially coming from a progressive and experimental background, you'll sure to appreciate it's conceptual structure and exotic instrumentation. I'm surprised you hadn't heard or seen it before. It's quite an iconic album.
Thanks guys - when it all pans out I'll probably start a thread about this album.......what was it - 300.000 copies sold in 2008 ?? Man, that stands for somethin'.
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks

Originally posted by Earendil

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Originally posted by LinusW

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

What is that alluring album just above - the one you are holding in your pic ??  It looks rather charming to me........


It's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel.
Thanks !!  I have to look into that one.....

It's one of the most highly regarded indie folk albums around.  Either you love it or hate it.  Personally, I love it.

Oh yeah, it's an awesome album. Very nostalgic and beautiful. Please check it out. Approve
Cheers - got an LP copy in my 'watch-list' on E-Bay as we speak - be fixing that up today.  'Indie' isn't my scene, but this one sounds somewhat eclectic and the instrumentation is diverse and interesting.  I hope it works out well.  Absolutely striking art-work, this Magnum fellow must be truly gifted.......

Yeah man, you'll love it. Especially coming from a progressive and experimental background, you'll sure to appreciate it's conceptual structure and exotic instrumentation. I'm surprised you hadn't heard or seen it before. It's quite an iconic album.
Thanks guys - when it all pans out I'll probably start a thread about this album.......what was it - 300.000 copies sold in 2008 ?? Man, that stands for somethin'.

Yeah man, I mean, it's been made pretty famous over the internet, especially from 4chan's music forum - /mu/. They slave over that album over there. It's practically been made into almost a joke/ meme, it's so iconic now. LOL But man, I'm glad you picked it up.
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Originally posted by HemispheresOfXanadu

Sleeping in Traffic II is a good one. Also,
 Especially the title track and Cup of Wonder.


This, as the songs says....."Songs From The Wood makes you feel much...........better". How feel good can you get?
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Tales from Topographic Oceans I guess... any Yes album up until (and including) Relayer as well as "Olias of Sunhillow" kinda work also. Both Jon's lyrics and the way they sometimes come up with melodies that just make me smile every time I hear them are the main reasons why Yes is my artist to go to for cheering up. For a single song, I always pick "Time and a Word", it's hippe-styled naive view on the world is amazing.
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"One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.."
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So many albums make my day, when its raining outside.
A few :
Tull : Minstrel
Fleetwood : Tusk
Floyd : Obscured by clouds
Slade : Sladest
Nazereth : Hair of....
Joni Michell : Don J.
Bruford : Feels good
Return to F: Romantic W
Sinead o Connor : Am i not your girl


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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2013 at 07:11
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Originally posted by AEProgman

The Monkees - The Best of...  Embarrassed (I know...sorry, but it makes me smile at the memories and innocence of my youth)

 

Hey, nothin' wrong with liking The Monkees. Approve


I also like The Monkees.  My favorite is Headquarters.  Cool
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90125
Asia
GTR
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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This one qualifies as well - especially after a bottle of snaps:
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Originally posted by Snow Dog

90125



Oh yeah, that's a great one too.  Definite feel good album. 
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Yep, agree with both Snow and Doctor on this one, I think both `90125' and the first Asia album are pretty decent! Really fine melodic rock with slight proggy moments, but very catchy and undemanding pop/prog to hum along to.

I've never heard the GTR album, although I am aware of it, and any Asia album after the first one doesn't do anything for me, but I have to say I extend my poppy Yes love further for `Big Generator' as well!

Heh, I even find a couple of tracks on `Open Your Eyes' quite enjoyable too, if very overproduced!
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