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Poll Question: whos the best band
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    Posted: November 19 2013 at 16:00
two very sci/fi oriented heavy / melodic progressive rock bands with realy good lead guitars.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2013 at 16:04
I can only speak subjectively, but for my tastes it's an easy choice.  I like Nektar whereas Saga is not really my bag..
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2013 at 16:23
Nektar for me.  I really like Saga's "Worlds Apart" but Nektar's "Recycled" is a classic Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2013 at 16:26
Nektar by miles.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2013 at 16:58
Neither. Didn't like the little I've heard from either band.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2013 at 17:02
Originally posted by The Bearded Bard The Bearded Bard wrote:

Neither. Didn't like the little I've heard from either band.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2013 at 17:16
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2013 at 17:25
I only like the first two alums from Nektar but they are my pick.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2013 at 19:19
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

I like Nektar whereas Saga is not really my bag.


The opposite for me...
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Saga by a mile. I still can't get into Nektar!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2013 at 23:29
Nektar by far........I have always thought that Saga were a mediocre AOR band.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2013 at 23:56
Love Nektar, have most of their albums but only have the first Saga album (which I like a lot - 'Ice Nice' is fantastic). Not really fair to vote. I need to get more Saga LP's.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote b_olariu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2013 at 01:17
both
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2013 at 01:56
you made things very easy to vote since you have the "both" option and i do like both bands. LOL

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote freyacat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2015 at 01:37
Saga is a branch of the prog family tree which went in a unique direction, a direction underestimated by listeners who last checked in in 1985.  Saga is not new wave, but shares some synth and vocal styles with that genre.  Saga is not prog metal, but has the intensity and the virtuosity to compete in that realm.  Saga is not symphonic prog, but the composition and classical melodies do invite comparison.
 
Saga is prog that rocks.  Kind of like David Bowie, they have their own original sense of melody, which makes the listener have to invest a little to appreciate it.  Also, ironically, they have made the best music of their career in this last decade, long after their popularity peaked in the 80's.
 
Saga wrote a concept album with an original theme which unfolded over 4 decades of albums.  You can hear it all put together on "The Chapters Live."
 
Want to hear the best progressive rock song from last year?  Pick up "Sagacity" and treat yourself to "Go With the Flow"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2015 at 04:56
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2015 at 09:47
Originally posted by freyacat freyacat wrote:

Saga is a branch of the prog family tree which went in a unique direction, a direction underestimated by listeners who last checked in in 1985.  Saga is not new wave, but shares some synth and vocal styles with that genre.  Saga is not prog metal, but has the intensity and the virtuosity to compete in that realm.  Saga is not symphonic prog, but the composition and classical melodies do invite comparison.
 
Saga is prog that rocks.  Kind of like David Bowie, they have their own original sense of melody, which makes the listener have to invest a little to appreciate it.  Also, ironically, they have made the best music of their career in this last decade, long after their popularity peaked in the 80's.
 
Saga wrote a concept album with an original theme which unfolded over 4 decades of albums.  You can hear it all put together on "The Chapters Live."
 
Want to hear the best progressive rock song from last year?  Pick up "Sagacity" and treat yourself to "Go With the Flow"
 
I did listen to that track....nice song...reminds me of both Styx and Kansas at times with a few other elements tossed in. My comment above was based on only hearing a few of their early albums many years ago.
What Saga album do you feel is the best of all of their work..?
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Saga for me, they have more albums that I hit play on. Nektar is excellent but some of their albums are pretty weak, the direction is way off base.
Saga's albums all have something I can connect to.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snowsnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2015 at 11:49
Nektar because of A tab in the Ocean, Recycled, Remember the Future & Down to Earth. 

While they are not in my top division of prog with the likes of Yes, Genesis & Tull etc they are near the top of the second division.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Dark Elf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2015 at 12:51
Not of a fan of either, really, but I would choose Nektar any day (at least for A Tab in the Ocean, a sort of half-ass Pink Floyd without subtlety) over the commercial blandities of Saga, which never struck me as being anything more than AOR crap.
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