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Poll Question: Which album is your favorite?
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    Posted: May 16 2013 at 07:54
I don't recall seeing a poll about Ayreon, so why not?
Choose or talk about your favorite.
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The Human Equation is the masterpiece among these brilliant works.
Unbeatable
Awesome band - one of the greatest!


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Love all of them, but Into the Electric Castle is easily my favorite. I fell in love upon the first spin, and I discovered Ayreon with this one, so it has a special place in my heart. One of my all-time favorite albums. (I'm a sucker for everything sci-fi / prog, so if anyone has suggestions in this genre, go ahead!)
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^^^ I also love Arjen Lucassens solo albums and especially the Star One albums

Victims of a Modern Age is a masterpiece and the recent solo album simply is stunning musicianship.
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I like the Dream Sequencer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2013 at 11:34
For some reason I don't see any appreciation for the band's debut, even among the fans. I really think it's their best album, very well done.
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Human Equation, easily.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Melomaniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2013 at 12:15
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

^^^ I also love Arjen Lucassens solo albums and especially the Star One albums

Victims of a Modern Age is a masterpiece and the recent solo album simply is stunning musicianship.
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My favorite is The Human Equation followed by Actual Fantasy, but I like all his projects with a special mention to Ambeon and the great vocals of Astrid Van Der Veen 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Melomaniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2013 at 13:13
Quite a surprise to find so much love for The Human Equation, even though I like it, it probably is my least favorite by Ayreon. I know the music is good, the choice of singers amazing, but I think the singers don't work as well as a whole than the ones on all the other albums.
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I must admit I have a hard time appreciating this project but the one I do like is The Dream Sequencer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2013 at 20:48
I am actually surprised at the love for Actual Fantasy as I just couldnt get into that one for some reason. Still great but not up to standard of the next albums.
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I'm not much of a fan of Ayreon at all, the only album I've really enjoyed was the re-release of `Actual Fantasy Revisited' because it was somewhat more restrained and focused, without endless vocalists. Kind of reminded me of a heavier version of the Alan Parsons Project for some reason! Still, it was very `prog by numbers' to me, all the guitar/keyboard solos, concept album theme, etc - everything in the right place without being terrible exciting.

Now, Luccassen's solo album `Lost in the New Real' was much better for me, and his own vocals were wonderful! One of my favourites from last year!

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