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Poll Question: Which is your favorite?
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    Posted: March 02 2014 at 13:14
A unique band, but which is your favorite studio album from them?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2014 at 13:22
Barleycorn.
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Low Spark followed by John Barleycorn. Both are excellent.
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Originally posted by Progosopher

Low Spark followed by John Barleycorn. Both are excellent.

This. Two of my favorite albums.
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'When the Eagle Flies' and 'John Barleycorn Must Die' are both top-shelf albums, but I voted for 'Mr. Fantasy' because it is stellar as well and is the only one of those three to feature the band's classic lineup.
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For me it's between JB and LS, went with Barleycorn.
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Mr. Fantasy, although Low Spark is great too. I enjoy the wacky nature of Mr. Fantasy, with some really cool numbers mixed in such as "Coloured Rain".
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bhikkhu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2014 at 16:18
I used to say Low Spark but now I prefer Barleycorn.
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Low Sparks... for me.
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When The Eagle Flies
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Originally posted by Progosopher

Low Spark followed by John Barleycorn. Both are excellent.

This---BTW if Traffic can be on this site--what about David Crosby--his new album is very good--and his first solo is pretty prog related.
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Low Spark for me
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 My favorite is the self-titled album. It's not prog by any means - it's just a perfect pop album.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ClemofNazareth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2014 at 19:41
Originally posted by twosteves


Originally posted by Progosopher

Low Spark followed by John Barleycorn. Both are excellent.

This---BTW if Traffic can be on this site--what about David Crosby--his new album is very good--and his first solo is pretty prog related.


Interesting suggestion, I don't know that David Crosby is prog in any way but his newest album is a pretty decent blend of pop, blues rock, folk and some light jazz.

I'm kind of surprised to see Traffic are listed under Eclectic. Anyone know if they were moved there from Proto-Prog at some point? That's probably where they belong.


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LS and then JB.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2014 at 02:23
I chose John Barleycorn myself.
It was a hard choice, though, between that album and the second, self-titled album.
As jude111 said, that one isn't prog, but it does have great songs.

I see that all the albums have at least one vote, except the rest album "Last Exit", which still features some great Traffic songs BTW, like "Shanghai Noodle Factory", "Medicated Goo" and "Withering Tree".
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Originally posted by ClemofNazareth

 

I'm kind of surprised to see Traffic are listed under Eclectic. Anyone know if they were moved there from Proto-Prog at some point? That's probably where they belong.


I don't know why that happened. 
They are eclectic, though: a mixture of jazz, blues, rock, folk and maybe some other genres.
Maybe they have been moved because they weren't seen as really paving the way for the prog giants.
Maybe because they don't have a lot of classical elements, like The Nice, the Moody Blues or Procol Harum.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2014 at 03:12
Originally posted by Moogtron III


Originally posted by ClemofNazareth

 
I'm kind of surprised to see Traffic are listed under Eclectic. Anyone know if they were moved there from Proto-Prog at some point? That's probably where they belong.

I don't know why that happened. 
They are eclectic, though: a mixture of jazz, blues, rock, folk and maybe some other genres.
Maybe they have been moved because they weren't seen as really paving the way for the prog giants.
Maybe because they don't have a lot of classical elements, like The Nice, the Moody Blues or Procol Harum.


As far as I can remember, they have been listed under Prog Folk first, but they were afterwards moved to Eclectic Prog.
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