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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2013 at 10:37
I've never heard anything by Harmonium or Banco. Need to rectify that.
Highest place album I have yet to hear is Godbluff. I'm still struggling with Pawn Hearts so it's put me off getting Godbluff for the moment. I know I should just go for it anyway as its not that expensive on Amazon.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2013 at 10:54
From the Top 50

P Hammill - The Silent Corner
Miles - Kind Of Blue (I have very possibly heard it but I don't have it and I don't remember it)
Opeth - Still Life
Miles - In a Silent Way (same comment as above)
Zappa - One Size Fits All (and many more from his discography)
Wyatt - Rock Bottom
Zappa - The Grand Wazoo




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2013 at 10:58
Originally posted by Metalmarsh89 Metalmarsh89 wrote:

Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - I couldn't tell you why I haven't listened to this one yet. It was the first Genesis album I bought, which was probably 2-3 years ago. I think there's a little intimidation there because of the praise given to it.

So you HAVE The Lamb since 2-3 years and have not listened to it yet ????  man this has to be a Guinness Record of self-control LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2013 at 11:10
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

I've never heard anything by Harmonium or Banco. Need to rectify that.
Highest place album I have yet to hear is Godbluff. I'm still struggling with Pawn Hearts so it's put me off getting Godbluff for the moment. I know I should just go for it anyway as its not that expensive on Amazon.


For what it's worth, then Godbluff is a far easier listen than PHWink A lot more groovy too.

Both Banco and Harmonium are beautiful bands in each their own way. If you're into symphonic music, but think you've heard just about every angle from the style, then you should go for Harmonium's magnum opus imo. Very unique album with loads of acoustic guitars, angelic vocals and that ever so floating mellotron.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2013 at 11:37
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

I've never heard anything by Harmonium or Banco. Need to rectify that.
Highest place album I have yet to hear is Godbluff. I'm still struggling with Pawn Hearts so it's put me off getting Godbluff for the moment. I know I should just go for it anyway as its not that expensive on Amazon.

I wouldn't let your struggles with "Pawn Hearts" keep you from "Godbluff".  They are almost complete opposites in sound and approach...and PH's vox on Godbluff almost sound like a completely different singer...go for the Godbluff Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2013 at 12:55
Originally posted by Junges Junges wrote:

A lot.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2013 at 15:20
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

I've never heard anything by Harmonium or Banco. Need to rectify that.
Highest place album I have yet to hear is Godbluff. I'm still struggling with Pawn Hearts so it's put me off getting Godbluff for the moment. I know I should just go for it anyway as its not that expensive on Amazon.


I've been putting off that one (Goldbluff) too! Haha go figure!
Us Neo Prog lovers are weary of That one. Lol
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2013 at 16:50

There is NO album on the PA top 100 that I haven’t heard at least in part. 

Before 2008, when I discovered ProgArchives, I had never heard 76 of those albums. I now own 91 of those albums. I just can’t seem to get into the albums by Opeth, Pain of Salvation, Dream Theatre, and Rush very much.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2013 at 19:30
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

^Very nice list indeed.
The others are all top dollar in my book(as is Lateralus), and you should be looking forward to them. That Caravan album fx is a classic for a reason. I can't believe you haven't heard it yet.

Into Canterbury bands like Hatfield, Khan, Soft Machine, National Health...guess I just never got around to Caravan Big smile  
If you're into all those Canterbury bands, then you're going to flip out when you hear Caravan. They're the bee's knees!

Great call.  "In the Land of Grey and Pink" is fantastic Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 05:00
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

I've never heard anything by Harmonium or Banco. Need to rectify that.
Highest place album I have yet to hear is Godbluff. I'm still struggling with Pawn Hearts so it's put me off getting Godbluff for the moment. I know I should just go for it anyway as its not that expensive on Amazon.


For what it's worth, then Godbluff is a far easier listen than PHWink A lot more groovy too.

Both Banco and Harmonium are beautiful bands in each their own way. If you're into symphonic music, but think you've heard just about every angle from the style, then you should go for Harmonium's magnum opus imo. Very unique album with loads of acoustic guitars, angelic vocals and that ever so floating mellotron.

I've ordered Harmonium - Si on Avait Besoin D'une Cinqu and VDGG - Godlbluff

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 07:08
From the top 10:

ITCOTCK
Red
Animals

I do plan to buy these albums soon, though.
There's tons from the top 100 that I haven't heard, so I think I'll just slowly work my way down the list.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 07:09
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 07:14
Originally posted by Gerinski Gerinski wrote:

From the Top 50

P Hammill - The Silent Corner
Miles - Kind Of Blue (I have very possibly heard it but I don't have it and I don't remember it)
Opeth - Still Life
Miles - In a Silent Way (same comment as above)
Zappa - One Size Fits All (and many more from his discography)
Wyatt - Rock Bottom
Zappa - The Grand Wazoo






Dont lose any sleep over any of those -they are greta but not the ultimate prog listening by a long shot. I was disappointed with those that are hailed as masterpieces. The Miles albums are certainly among his best though, and I liked Hammills solo effort.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 07:21
Originally posted by N-sz N-sz wrote:

I still haven't heard:

Foxtrot, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Animals, Godbluff, any Italian Prog, Aqualung (except for the song Aqualung), and a whole bunch of other stuff too.


Ok heres a list to hear right now:


Foxtrot - try Suppers Ready - you will know why when you hear it.
Lamb Lies Down - Give it a go
Animals - a tough pne but Dogs is excellent
Godbluff - brilliant - go for Arrow
Italian Prog is awesome - try PFM, and Banco del Mutuo Soccorso's debuts
Aqualung - hmmmm, its pretty good esp Locomotove breath, but hes done better with Thick as a brick, and Minstrel in the gallery


also try out some AtOmic Rooster - such as Death Walks BEHIND yOU
Prog on!
  


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 07:31
Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Vandergraff generator-- Gold Bluff and Pawn Hearts
Gentle Giant--Octopus
Gong---I've listened to nothing. Haven't explored them yet
Hawkwind--Warrior at the edge of time. They just released a remastered special Ed of this album and I want it. :)
ELOY--haven't explored them yet, so nothing. Think I wanna start with Planets
Kayo Dot--Choirs of the eye. This is in large part cause i didnt love Toby driver's work on maudlin of the well.
EROS-- DüNs. I cannot get a hold of this album. Maybe Doug Larson has it?

That's all I can think of right now...sure there is more. :)


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haha

I can recommend some treasures in this list...

well, let's see masterpieces first
Hawkwind Warriors at the edge of time - amazing!!!!!!! try also In Search of space and of course Space Ritual

ELOY = brilliant - try Colours, Silent cries and mighty echoes, Inside, Ocean, dawn, Powr and the Passion, debut and Floating.

Eros - Dun - its incredible but very complexxxxx


Now the others


Gentle Giant - Octopus is a let down for me - I rather Three Friends, debut, Power and Glory or Acquiring the taste

Gong- the three classics are Flying Teapot, Angels Egg, You

Kayo Dot - a band i have little interest in. But Choirs of the eye is about their best. Damn weird though.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 13:12
Well, I just worked away one omission: I listened to Hemispheres from Rush.
Quite a good album on first hearing. I should have listened to it before.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2013 at 04:44
Just to recap the last few pages - which of the current top 100 rated albums have not been heard by somebody, and which have (apparently) been heard by all of us? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2013 at 09:57
Well...I checked the 100 list on the home page and I haven't heard some of the Dream Theater lp's, Pain of Salvation nor  the Opeth one listed, nor Riverside.....but I have sampled single tracks on you tube in the past.
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From the top 100:

PFM - Per Uno Amico
Anglagard - Hybris
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - Io Sono Nato Libero
Harmonium - Si On Avait Besoin D'Une Cinquième Saison
Peter Hammill - The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage
PFM - Storia Di Un Minuto
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - Darwin!
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
Mike Oldfield - Ommadown
Bacamarte - Depois Do Fim
Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory
Magma - K.A
Frank Zappa - One Size Fits All
Discipline - To Shatter All Accord
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo
Renaissance - Scheherazade and Other Stories
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
Billy Cobham - Spectrum
Pain of Salvation - The Perfect Element Part 1
Area - Arbeit Macht Frei
Hatfield and the North - s/t
Ai Di Meola - Elegant Gipsy
Anglagard - Viljans Oga
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - s/t
Le Orme - Felona E Sorona
Khan - Space Shanty
Museo Rosenbach - Zarathustra
Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
Nucleus - We'll Talk About it Later
Phideaux - Doomsday Afternoon
Big Big Train - English Electric (Part One)
Focus - Hamburger Concerto
Tool - Lateralus
PFM - L'isola d niente  
Edge of Sanity - Crimson
Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane
Herbie Hancock - Crossings
Devin Townsend - Terria
Opeth - Ghost Reveries
SBB - Memento Z Banalnym Tryptykiem
Le Orme - Uomo Di Pezza
Santana - Caravanserai 
Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime
iamthemorning - ~
Soft Machine - Third
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2013 at 10:38
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:


Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Vandergraff generator-- Gold Bluff and Pawn Hearts
Gentle Giant--Octopus
Gong---I've listened to nothing. Haven't explored them yet
Hawkwind--Warrior at the edge of time. They just released a remastered special Ed of this album and I want it. :)
ELOY--haven't explored them yet, so nothing. Think I wanna start with Planets
Kayo Dot--Choirs of the eye. This is in large part cause i didnt love Toby driver's work on maudlin of the well.
EROS-- DüNs. I cannot get a hold of this album. Maybe Doug Larson has it?

That's all I can think of right now...sure there is more. :)

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haha
I can recommend some treasures in this list...
well, let's see masterpieces first
Hawkwind Warriors at the edge of time - amazing!!!!!!! try also In Search of space and of course Space Ritual
ELOY = brilliant - try Colours, Silent cries and mighty echoes, Inside, Ocean, dawn, Powr and the Passion, debut and Floating.
Eros - Dun - its incredible but very complexxxxx
Now the others
Gentle Giant - Octopus is a let down for me - I rather Three Friends, debut, Power and Glory or Acquiring the taste
Gong- the three classics are Flying Teapot, Angels Egg, You
Kayo Dot - a band i have little interest in. But Choirs of the eye is about their best. Damn weird though.
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Absolutely this helps. I value your opinion very much. You are one of my trusted here on PA.

Now as you can see I've got quite a bit of work to do.
I've probably put exploring these bands and albums off because I have really been addicted and enjoying a much heavier sound to my prog universe in last 2 years. I think it's time to thoroughly explore some new territories. Also, when I explore a certain genre of Prog Rock I go at it full tilt. I think it might be an OCD thing.
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