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    Posted: May 17 2014 at 02:40
Rank all Spock’s Beard Albums (if you know them all)!

Here is my list:


1.    The Light
2.    V
3.    X
4.    Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep
5.    Beware of Darkness
6.    Octane
7.    The Kindness of Strangers
8.    Day for Night
9.    Spock´s Beard
10.   Feel Euphoria
11.   Snow
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 19 2014 at 05:10
Don't know them all well enough to rank them, but I would put Snow at the top, with V, X and Brief Nocturnes probably next in some order.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 19 2014 at 15:22
I only own 4 studio albums and 2 live albums by them. Brief Nocturnes is easily my favourite followed by V. Feel Euphoria has a killer track The Bottom Line even if the rest is not that great. Don't care for Snow. .
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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 19 2014 at 17:03
Why bother.....V is the best and the only one that really matters.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Master of Time Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 19 2014 at 19:46
I've had a strange relationship with Spock's Beard. My rankings have changed and I'm sure will change again. V used to be one of my all time favorite albums now, along with most of Morse's material, I have grown tired of it, and Snow which I used to hate is now my favorite Morse album. Anyway here's my rankings.
1. X
2. Snow
3. Feel Euphoria
4. Octane
5. Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep
6. Spock's Beard
7. V
8. The Light
9. The Kindness of Strangers
10. Beware of Darkness
11. Day For Night
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V
The Light
Beware of Darkness
The Kindness of Strangers
Snow
Day for Night
X
Spock's Beard
Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep
Octane
Feel Euphoria
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^^^We have a very similar list KC776

The Light
V
Octane
Beware of Darkness
Snow
The Kindness of Strangers
Spock's Beard
Day For Night
Feel Euphoria

Don't have the latest two so I can't put them in there. D4N has a couple of cool tracks like Crack the Big Sky and Gibberish but the suite doesn't hold up for me like their other longer works do. Don't be fooled by my review of Octane, I have come to love the album. It's a really slow burn and that's probably why it's so high up the list right now is longevity - something always kept me coming back to it. SB is all-around good but very middle of the road - no particularly high or low points: Although I do love "Skeletons At The Feast" and even got permission to use it in a student film back in film school from the band! The Light will probably always be my favorite for how raw it is for them but V will always follow up for how polished it is. "At The End of the Day" can always turn my mood around .

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V
The Light
Snow
Kindness of Strangers
Beware of Darkness
Day For Night
Brief Nocturnes
X

Sucks that I can't get into the post-morse stuff, but the latest one is better than I thought it would be.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote King Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2014 at 12:40
Originally posted by Queen By-Tor Queen By-Tor wrote:

^^^We have a very similar list KC776 The LightVOctaneBeware of DarknessSnowThe Kindness of StrangersSpock's BeardDay For NightFeel EuphoriaDon't have the latest two so I can't put them in there. D4N has a couple of cool tracks like Crack the Big Sky and Gibberish but the suite doesn't hold up for me like their other longer works do. Don't be fooled by my review of Octane, I have come to love the album. It's a really slow burn and that's probably why it's so high up the list right now is longevity - something always kept me coming back to it. SB is all-around good but very middle of the road - no particularly high or low points: Although I do love "Skeletons At The Feast" and even got permission to use it in a student film back in film school from the band! The Light will probably always be my favorite for how raw it is for them but V will always follow up for how polished it is. "At The End of the Day" can always turn my mood around .Love this band!



Octane is actually quite brilliant. Although not all tracks convince there are some true gems on it: Of the beautify of it all, She is everything, and the ballad of the impact!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Queen By-Tor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2014 at 21:49
Yeeees! Those ones are great! I also really love "The Planet's Hum" and on my last listen for the first time "There Was a Time" really clicked with me.


To think my review of it was so negative Unhappy. I think a rewrite is in order....
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The Light
V
Snow
The Kindness Of Strangers
Beware Of Darkness
X
Spock's Beard
Octane
Brief Nocturnes...
Feel Euphoria
Day For Night
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Snow
V
Beware of Darkness
The Kindness of strangers
Day for night
The light
X
Octane
Brief Nocturnes 
Feel euphoria
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Just discovered this band... listened to only "The Light" so far. But oh my, they are incredible. Most obvious influence is early Genesis, but whereas prog-era Genesis leaves me kind of cold, this band simply hits me between the eyes. Meticulously constructed tracks that initially seem rambling, but in the end it becomes clear there isn't a note out of place. What an interesting contrast to Wilson's stuff like Porcupine Tree... both are at the forefront of modern prog, both are excellent, yet are vastly different in tone and style. Can't wait to get their other albums.

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I loved Brief Nocturnes...
Other than that no clue abt rest of their discography...
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wish I could add to the list but I`ve only gotten the NM cd`s...
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Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Why bother.....V is the best and the only one that really matters.
 

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1) V
2) X
3) The Light

I don't really know the rest well enough.
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1. Snow (disc 2 - incredible)
2. V (that climax at the end of Great Nothing)
3. The Kindness of Strangers
4. The Light
5. Brief Nocturnes..
6. Beware of Darkness
7. X
8. Spock's Beard
9. Octane
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2014 at 08:41
Only heard these five..and this is how I would rank them..

V
The Light
Snow
The Kindness Of Strangers
Beware Of Darkness

I think V is actually much better than the others...
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