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Poll Question: 2 albums by Steven Wilson. Which is your favourite?
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    Posted: July 30 2014 at 22:09
I expect that I'd be in the minority, but I prefer Grace for Drowning. I find it more personal, adventurous and atmospheric. The Raven, (although really amazing), I find to be more 'prog for progs sake', being specifically crafted to win the prog fanboys over. But that's me.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2014 at 22:46
Agree completely, though Drive Home is brilliant. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2014 at 23:34
Grace. More consistent, longer (and it has more meat to it), more enjoyable, ... .
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2014 at 23:37
Raven by a smidge. Both are superb.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2014 at 23:42
Probably The Raven, but "Deform to Form a Star" and the bonus track "Home in Negative" might be my favorite solo tunes from him.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2014 at 00:16
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Raven by a smidge. Both are superb.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2014 at 00:56
I rate all WIlson's solo albums as masterpieces so its difficult but the truth is its a lot easier for me to pick up Raven and listen to it than GFD which relies heavily on atmosphere and ambience at times. Raven is a bit 'old school' but it packs a punch and leaves plenty of the evening to listen to other albumsSmile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2014 at 01:06
Raven
Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
Warning: Listening to jazz excessively can cause a laxative effect.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2014 at 01:17
F*ck me, Luminol is up there with best. Can't believe how Beggs has 'progressed' from his days with Kajagoogoo.....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2014 at 02:31
Raven
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2014 at 04:30
Between the two, Raven. Grace has incredible moments, but I find it too long, disjointed and uneven. Raven is tighter and easier to listen. I'd definitely say Grace is much more complex and adventurous, but Raven is simply more fun.

Don't think either of the two is as good as Insurgentes, though.
Bigger on the inside.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2014 at 04:52
^I prefer the debut as well, by quite a large margin. The post punk influences and stark black electronics in play really makes it stand out in Steve's output.

I haven't been listening that much to either of his two newest, so I will refrain from voting. Drive Home though is a track I really have come to adore.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2014 at 05:00
Neither.  Don't care for Steve much without the PT.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2014 at 07:18
Raven always strikes me as fairly mechanical whenever I listen to it. Grace is super emotional all the way through.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2014 at 07:31
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

I rate all WIlson's solo albums as masterpieces so its difficult but the truth is its a lot easier for me to pick up Raven and listen to it than GFD which relies heavily on atmosphere and ambience at times. Raven is a bit 'old school' but it packs a punch and leaves plenty of the evening to listen to other albumsSmile
 
So do I.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2014 at 10:13
Grace for me
Prog On!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2014 at 10:39
Grace by a considerable margin.  Neither blow me away though
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2014 at 10:43
Grace for Drowning
This night wounds time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2014 at 11:42
GFD by just a whisker....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2014 at 11:47
Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Neither.  Don't care for Steve much without the PT.
What he said.
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