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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DarkTower Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2018 at 20:46
Band - Best - Worst
Arena - The Visitor - Seventh Degree of Separation
Dream Theater - Metropolis pt 2 - The Astonishing
Fish - Vigil - Songs from the Mirror
Genesis - Foxtrot - Invisible Touch
IQ - The Road of Bones - Are you Sitting Comfortably
Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast - No Prayer for the Dying
King Crimson - ITCOTCK - Beat
Led Zeppelin - LZ II - In Through The Out Door
Marillion - Script for a Jester's Tear - Radiation
Opeth - Blackwater Park - Heritage
Pendragon - Masquerade Overture - Kowtow
Pink Floyd - Animals - More
Rush - Hemispheres - Presto
Yes - Close to the Edge - Open Your Eyes
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fischman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2018 at 21:40
So I only posted Rush before (Moving Pictures >>> Counterparts)

Here's the best/worst of the rest (mostly prog, but with other favorites mixed in)

Asia: XXX >>> anything other than XXX or the debut
Black Sabbath: Heaven and Hell >>> Forbidden
Blue Oyster Cult: Secret Treaties >>> Club Ninja
Camel: Mirage >>> Rajazz
Dixie Dregs: What If >>> Full Circle
Dream Theater: Images and Words >>> Falling into Infinity
Electric Light Orchestra: A New World Record >>> Balance of Power
Emerson, Lake and Palmer: Brain Salad Surgery >>> Love Beach
Fates Warning: Parallels >>> Night on Brocken
Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway >>> We Can't Dance
Allan Holdsworth: IOU/Metal Fatigue >>> Wardenclyffe Tower
Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick >>> Too Old for Rock and Roll, Too Young to Die
Kansas: Leftoverture >>> Vinyl Confessions
Kinks: Village Green Preservation Society >>> UK Jive
Led Zeppelin: III >>> In Through the Out Door
Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed >>> Strange Times
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon/Wish You Were Here >>> A Momentary Laps of Reason
Queensryche: Operation: Mindcrime >>> American Soldier
Spock's Beard: The Light >>> Feel Euphoria 
Steely Dan: Katy Lied >>> Gaucho
Triumph: Thunder Seven >>> Edge of Excess
Triumvarat: Mediterranean Tales >>> A La Carte
Voivod: Nothinface >>> Phobos
The Who: Who's Next >>> Endless Wire
Yes: Close to the Edge >>> Heaven and Earth

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2018 at 09:21
well, Captcha got me and my entire list!  The thing is, it accepted my post but then it led me to a blank box
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AreYouHuman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2018 at 21:57
^ What usually works for me is when I get the error message after trying to post, I hit the back button, and most times my message has been posted successfully.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote YESESIS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2018 at 22:20
Ok I'll do a few of these.

Genesis: Selling England by the Pound - We Can't Dance

Gentle Giant: In a Glass House - Giant for a Day 

My Man Frank: Roxy and Elsewhere - Thing Fish 

Steely Dan: The Royal Scam - Everything Must Go 

T Rex: The Slider - Bolan's Zip Gun 

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One More.
Miles Davis: In a Silent Way >>> Doo Bop
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2018 at 10:12
Love In A Silent Way -- that was the album that got me into Miles Davis.

Today I'd say: Big Fun as favourite (Get Up With It being another particular favourite), and I actually haven't listened to any of his album in full past Water Babies.

Of his pre "electric Miles" period, I really like Sketches of Spain.

Some Cs:

Can: Soundtracks (others would work too) - Out Of Reach (haven't heard all their albums)
Comus: First Utterance - Out of the Coma (yep, I somewhat prefer To Keep From Crying to Out of the Coma though I love "The Sacrifice", really, either not First Utterance I could list).
Cos: Viva Boma - Swiß Chalet
Clivage: Mixtus Orbis (love the debut about equally) - Kassiopee (still like it)
Codona: Codona 3 - Codona 2 (love all three, though)
Cardiacs: A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window - Toy World

Edited by Logan - August 10 2018 at 14:33
"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don’t alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit the views" (Doctor Who - The Face of Evil, Jan 22, 1977).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Braka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2018 at 14:26
The trouble is finding any band of which I'm such a devotee, that I actually bought, listened to and can remember their worst album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2018 at 16:17
Originally posted by Braka Braka wrote:

The trouble is finding any band of which I'm such a devotee, that I actually bought, listened to and can remember their worst album.


In my case there are many bands and artists I like that made very few albums, and while I may love all of them, I may still have a favourite and least favourite (though that might change on a daily or even a hourly basis). For instance, Dzyan has three studio albums, and I would choose Electric Silence as my favourite (I don't like using the terms best and worst generally) and the debut is slightly my least favourite, but I like all three very much. Three is not that much to remember, and various others have but two albums, which is even less to remember.

In the case of Dom and Dun, they made only one album each, so they are simultaneously my favourite and least favourite albums by the bands (haha).

There have only been a few bands or artists with quite large discographies where I've bothered to collect all of the studio albums. I am enough of an admirer of certain bands, film directors, and novelists to try to seek out all of their works when they made quite a few, including the works that are not generally well-regarded. In such cases, even the "missteps" can be interesting to me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TiddK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2018 at 12:51
@Logan

I think Gracious! only had two albums? (I have their first on Vertigo, unfortunately it is as crackly as hell Unhappy)
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Wishbone Ash - Argus/Raw To The Bone
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miamiscot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2018 at 14:20
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Best album: Dedicato a Frazz
Worst album: Dedicato a Frazz

(I could do this all day with Italian bands!!!)




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Have you ever considered taking up philately?
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