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Poll Question: Which is your favourite?
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    Posted: January 12 2014 at 09:28
So which one is your favourite one?

Godbluff for me
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H To HE
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They're all so close, especially H To He, up to Still Life, but I'll go for Godbluff because it was the first one I bought (by quite a way) and the one I've given the most spins Smile
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Horn Parts, actually - Pawn Hearts.
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World Record is imo better than any pre-Godbluff release including superb Pawn Hearts 
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Godbluff, closely followed by Still Life and Pawn Hearts.
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Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Horn Parts, actually - Pawn Hearts.


Lawn Charts for me as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2014 at 11:01
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Horn Parts, actually - Pawn Hearts.


Lawn Charts for me as well.
They say, the name of the album was created originally as a slip of the tongue of saxophonist David Jackson, who had wanted to record "horn parts".
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So they say...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2014 at 11:06
Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Horn Parts, actually - Pawn Hearts.


Lawn Charts for me as well.
They say, the name of the album was created originally as a slip of the tongue of saxophonist David Jackson, who had wanted to record "horn parts".

Then it should have been 'Porn Hearts', not 'Pawn'LOL


Edited by ole-the-first - January 12 2014 at 11:06
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Originally posted by ole-the-first ole-the-first wrote:

Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Horn Parts, actually - Pawn Hearts.


Lawn Charts for me as well.
They say, the name of the album was created originally as a slip of the tongue of saxophonist David Jackson, who had wanted to record "horn parts".

Then it should have been 'Porn Hearts', not 'Pawn'LOL

That's actually what he did say, allegedly. At least that's what Wikipedia tells me. Wink They changed it to something similar-sounding I suppose to make it more consumer-friendly.

As for my vote, I'm a self proclaimed obnoxious Godbluff advocate to no end, so that one gets my vote. It's one of the best ever albums ever I've ever heard ever, and I don't care how stupid and childish that sentence appears. I'm very vocal about how much I love this album! Cool

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2014 at 17:10
I still can't pin down my favorite album by them though, i say H to the He here and there - but every time i look at their releases i start to think otherwise. Ouch

Long live Hammill. 


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The Least We Can Do... for me.
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'Least...' is probably my favorite.
I'll be honest; nothing after H To He has really clicked with me for some reason. I love certain 'parts' of Pawn Hearts & I'm ok with their stuff afterwards, but for some reason the magic for me has always been their first few albums.
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Pawn Hearts
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While not familiar with everything they've put out, I have to go with Godbluff. Excellent from front to back.
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Heard 4 or 5,and the only one I like was Quiet Zone,Pleasure Dome.
Shake & bake.
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At night, this mindless army, ranks unbroken by dissent, is moved into action and their pace does not relent. In step, with great precision, these dancers of the night advance against the darkness - how implacable their might!
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Voting Still Life, though Pawn Hearts, H to He and Godbluff are really really close.
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