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Poll Question: Vote For Your Favourite 1987 PA Ranked Album
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Sign O The Times : Prince
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We're clutching at straws We're still drowning Clutching at straws
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2013 at 14:54
Pat Metheny takes it for me this time, with Ant's PP&P VII coming in second. I also think that Tull's Crest of a Knave and Rush's Hold Your Fire are fine albums. Clutching at Straws is my least favorite Fish-era Marillion release.
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Crest of a Knave. A return to form, and their best post '70's studio album, along with Roots to Branches (not counting The Christmas Album), IMO.

Honourable mentions to Hold Your Fire, Clutching at Straws and Killing Technology.
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I love A Momentary Lapse of Reason so I voted for that one.
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Originally posted by infocat infocat wrote:

What people seem to "forget" about the Tull Grammy is that it was for "Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance".  Not that they should have won it, but it wasn't saying that Tull was metal. 

Very true.  I think most people assume the category was "heavy metal" simply because they beat Metallica Wink
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Hold your Fire is quite an excellent album, 4 stars ! Here goes my vote
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Originally posted by infocat infocat wrote:

What people seem to "forget" about the Tull Grammy is that it was for "Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance".  Not that they should have won it, but it wasn't saying that Tull was metal. 

Very true.  I think most people assume the category was "heavy metal" simply because they beat Metallica Wink

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Originally posted by infocat infocat wrote:

What people seem to "forget" about the Tull Grammy is that it was for "Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance".  Not that they should have won it, but it wasn't saying that Tull was metal. 

i don't even think it's hard rock, except perhaps the utterly gruesome Steel Monkey.
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Originally posted by hellogoodbye hellogoodbye wrote:

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That's my pick but only because my number one isn't listed. Oh my favourite is Thule-Ultima Thule.
3-Thinking Plague-Moonsongs
4-Art Zoyd-Berlin
5-Marillion-Clutching At Straws
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Dead Can Dance - David Sylvian - Thinking Plague
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Art Zoyd
 
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...the rest.
 
Even I will admit that 1987 had some slim pickings for prog. One of the best and most proggy songs of the year came from an unlikely source:
 
 
 
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Clutching at Straws, followed by Big Generator, MLoR, Gaudi and Crest of a Knave.
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Honourable mention goes to Radio KAOS.
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Yes' Big Generator and Rush's Hold Your Fire is more 'meh' to me, even though i haven't listened to both albums in their entirety yet. However, they are both my favorites from this weird, too poppy year, at #3 and #2, respectively. The #1 album from this year and the one that gets my vote, though, goes to Pink Floyd's "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" because that is the only album that's proggy in ways by one of the bands who invented this genre to begin with, so yeah.
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Clutching at Straws by a long shot, and then Scream Bloody Gore, Hold Your Fire, and A Momentary Lapse of Reason

I bought a copy of Big Generator for collector's purposes, but still haven't bothered to listen to it.


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Dead Can Dance......and that's my favorite by them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2013 at 23:20
Imho this is THE best album from 1987:
 
 
I was very surprised when I noticed that the CLOUD ABOUT MERCURY is not on the list of 1987 PA ranked albums, as the masterpiece of progressive & space fusion as well.
So I voted for IQ's, because of this very song - piano / vocal version actually, what is simply amazing..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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IQ's Nomzamo. That album has some spine chilling moments.
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Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Originally posted by infocat infocat wrote:

What people seem to "forget" about the Tull Grammy is that it was for "Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance".  Not that they should have won it, but it wasn't saying that Tull was metal. 

I like the album, but vote here for CaS.
I had to do a double take that you were voting for Calling All Stations.  LOL 

I totally did the same thing LOL

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