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Poll Question: Which of these albums would reach your top 10?
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35 [15.28%]
30 [13.10%]
25 [10.92%]
27 [11.79%]
21 [9.17%]
24 [10.48%]
24 [10.48%]
13 [5.68%]
20 [8.73%]
10 [4.37%]
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:


Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Setna - Guérison ( this was a long time coming, mostly down to me forgetting I had it, but wow has it ever transformed! This is THE album that will get the average prog fan to listen to Zeuhl! Or it should be, I don't see why this wouldn't appeal to a wider crowd than it seems to be reaching. Think melodic jazz rock with interchanging rhythmic female scat singing and these beautiful ethereal bursts coupled together with the most wavy and smooth rhythm section I have laid my ears on in later times. Add to that some almost Floydian guitar moments that quite simply sends shivers down my spine.)
Great album, was lucky to see them live last year in Paris.



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10-4 Sensei!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2014 at 09:54
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Thanks. I have actually never heard the English version to be perfectly honest with you. I kinda like being kept in the "dark" in terms of lyrical content whenever I listen to my RPI. The vocals become an instrument and seems to be able to mean the world and everything outside of it.

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I was of course replying to Dean's post.
I know what you mean - I just happened to hear the English versions first (back in 1973) and became an instant convert. Photos of Ghosts and The World Became The World were firm favourites with me and my friends back then, but I think I was pretty much alone with my liking for Felona and Sorona (and probably still am). I heard the Italian versions of both PFM albums soon after but it was years before I'd managed to hear Felona e Sorona in the original Italian. However, in general I prefer albums sung in the original language of the artist, it's just those three albums that have a special nostalgic place in my heart.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2014 at 09:57
Back to topic - I'd pick Meddle over Close To The Hedge any day of the week.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Aussie-Byrd-Brother Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2014 at 10:09
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Setna - Guérison ( this was a long time coming, mostly down to me forgetting I had it, but wow has it ever transformed! This is THE album that will get the average prog fan to listen to Zeuhl! Or it should be, I don't see why this wouldn't appeal to a wider crowd than it seems to be reaching. Think melodic jazz rock with interchanging rhythmic female scat singing and these beautiful ethereal bursts coupled together with the most wavy and smooth rhythm section I have laid my ears on in later times. Add to that some almost Floydian guitar moments that quite simply sends shivers down my spine.)

How freaking good is that album, Dave!! So joyous...I copied the CD for my car so will give it a spin in yoru honour on the way home from work!

I think I reviewed it about a year ago...really can't remember!
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Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Setna - Guérison ( this was a long time coming, mostly down to me forgetting I had it, but wow has it ever transformed! This is THE album that will get the average prog fan to listen to Zeuhl! Or it should be, I don't see why this wouldn't appeal to a wider crowd than it seems to be reaching. Think melodic jazz rock with interchanging rhythmic female scat singing and these beautiful ethereal bursts coupled together with the most wavy and smooth rhythm section I have laid my ears on in later times. Add to that some almost Floydian guitar moments that quite simply sends shivers down my spine.)

How freaking good is that album, Dave!! So joyous...I copied the CD for my car so will give it a spin in yoru honour on the way home from work!

I think I reviewed it about a year ago...really can't remember!



It hit me like a ton of bricks today. Fantastic listening experience from the bed/sofa!
I actually went and read your review shortly afterwards, so it is funny you should mention it
I loved it myself, but then again, I have never seen anything below stellar from your fingers.
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1. Close to the Edge - Yes
2. Foxtrot - Genesis
3. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
4. Selling England by the Pound - Genesis
5. Unfolded Like Staircase - Discipline
6. Köhntarkösz - Magma
7. Echolyn - Echolyn (the 2012 album)
8. Part the Second - Maudlin of the Well
9. The Mountain Queen - Alquin
10. Thick As a Brick - Jethro Tull

5 matches - almost tempting me to believe that I am influential Wink.

7 5-star albums and 3 4-star albums in this list.


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Oh and sorry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote b_olariu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2014 at 10:25
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick for sure and probably Animals
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As there are actually about 200 or so albums in my Top 10, depending on my mood, I refrained from voting. But everything on the list is in that top 10, and truly near the top of the list if a gun was pointed to my head and forced to choose -- except Pink Floyd "Animals".
Don't know why, but for me "Animals" was the beginning of the end of the Pink Floyd I loved. To me the album sounded like a calculated rehash of themes and motifs from the previous 2 albums, instead of something fresh and vital.
"The Wall" was an even more blatant attempt to gain massive airplay and acceptance (and it worked) but to me sounded too commercial and trite compared to DSOM, WYWH and Meddle, my 3 favorite Floyd's by far
But I digress. Sorry ...


Edited by progmatic - July 20 2014 at 10:43
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2014 at 12:04
DSotM and Red are the only ones that would break my top 100.  Maybe Godbluff.

Not to denigrate any of the albums as they are mostly very good.  I just like a lot of things.


Edited by Triceratopsoil - July 20 2014 at 12:06
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wanorak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2014 at 12:19
The majority would be in my top 10 other than DSOTM, Godbluff and Foxtrot.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2014 at 12:50
My top 10 prog albums:

1  The Snow Goose - Camel
2  Subterranea - IQ
3  The Last Bright Light - Mostly Autumn
4  Argus - Wishbone Ash
5  The Masquerade Overture - Pendragon
6  Moonmadness - Camel
7  Grave New World - Strawbs
8  The Old Road - Martin Orford
9  The Storm - Moving Hearts
10 Selling England by the Pound - Genesis

But Sleepwalking by Gerry Rafferty and Unleashed by Wolfstone (which is really a prog folk album and the best of all) would be in there if I included non prog.


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Thick As A Brick
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TaaB
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ItCotCK
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My top ten, in no particular orders:

Relayer by Yes.
Heavy Horses by Jethro Tull.
Songs From the Wood also by Jethro Tull.
Last Autumn's Dream by Jade Warrior.
Olias of Sunhillow by Jon Anderson.
Book of Invasions by Horslips.
Spectral Mornings by Steve Hackett.
Wind and Wuthering by Genesis.
1492 Conquest of Paradise by Vagelis.
Below the Salt by Steeleye Span.

Note that none of these are on the ProgArchives top ten, although I consider each and every one of those to be great albums. This set also represents what I call my classic favorites - ones that struck me at a particular time in my music listening development with the single exception of 1492 (which replaced Heaven and Hell for me). My collection is now too large and diverse for me to say for certain what is a favorite on mine right now since that changes quite frequently.
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CTTE definitely, maybe put probably not ITCOTCK.  
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Close to the edge
Foxtrot
Animals
Red

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A lot of them would reach my all time top ten but since those lists seem to be a tad repetitive, here's what my list is as of late:

1. Magma - Felicite Thosz
2. Museo Rosenbach - Zarathustra
3. Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
4. Devin Townsend - Terria
5. Neu! - Neu!
6. Swans - The Seer
7. Edgar Froese - Epsilon in Malaysian Pale
8. Cardiacs - A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window
9. Amon Duul II - Tanz der Lemminge
10. Gryphon - Red Queen to Gryphon Three

And it'll probably be different by this time next week.


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CTTE
Wish You Were Here
Red

A Trick Of The Tail
BSS
Moving Pictures
The Wake (IQ)
Deadwing
Voices (Vangelis)
Time To Turn (Eloy)




Edited by richardh - July 22 2014 at 01:23
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