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Topic: Reviews reporting thread
Posted By: Easy Livin
Subject: Reviews reporting thread
Date Posted: September 08 2006 at 15:01

With immediate effect, this thread replaces the "Inappropriate reviews" . Please use it to report reviews which you feel do not comply with the PA guidelines As a reminder, the guidelines can be seen here: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=13152&FID=18&PR=3 - http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=13152

The following basic rules for this thread will be enforced, to keep the thread running efficiency.
 
a) Only reviews which you think do not comply with the above mentioned guidelines should be reported.

b) When reporting a review it is preferable to include the link ("Permanent link"). The text may also be included if you think it is necessary to make an observation or a pertinent commentary

c) Once a report is done for a particular review any other reports related to the same review may be deleted unless they contain relevant additional information. Please do not simply post in support of the original report, or indeed to challenge the original report. The admin team will consider each reported review independently and impartially.

d) Issues related to plagiarism, copyrights and other legal questions shall be reported directly to the Admin Team (Easy Livin or Atkingani) by PM. These issues shall NOT be reported here.

e) Issues related to personal taste, misunderstandings, doubtful interpretations, accuracy, etc, of a particular review shall be reported directly to the reviewer by PM. These issues should NOT be reported here. (Once the final changes to the site have been made, all reviewers will have a forum ID).

f) Reports containing sarcastic or disrespectful comments toward the reviewer should not be made. They shall be edited or even deleted.

g) Reviewers whose reviews are reported may use this thread to defend their review. One report, and one response only for each review though please.

h) A new thread for the general discussion of reviews has been created here:

http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=28344 - http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=28344  

We thank you all in advance for helping us to improve the site while ensuring this thread remains a civil place to visit.
 
(Please do not post initial comments about this thread here. Use the "Reviews discussion" thread.)

Atkingani and Easy Livin

On behalf of the Admin Team




Replies:
Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: September 08 2006 at 17:22
This guy admits to have not heard the album and tells what he thinks of the tracks according to their names:
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89297 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89297
 
"So all in all, this is gonna be worth five stars, all the way."
 
 
Ermm
 
 


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Posted By: Raff
Date Posted: September 08 2006 at 17:26
Oh, you found it before me, Assaf... that really took the cake! Unhappy

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Posted By: Tony R
Date Posted: September 08 2006 at 17:31
I am going to delete it, I added the album yesterday...


GONE!!!

I have also contacted him by Email.



    
    

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Posted By: Angelo
Date Posted: September 09 2006 at 08:38
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89329 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89329

The remark at the end is rather useless in 5 years time.


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Posted By: Atkingani
Date Posted: September 09 2006 at 12:11
I'll talk to him... the review is intended to last for years while the P.S. will lose any meaning in 40 days.Wacko

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Posted By: Fitzcarraldo
Date Posted: September 09 2006 at 19:28
Two reviews of the same album by the same person:
 

LE ORME — Collage

Review by AndreaSalvador

5 stars "Collage" is one of the Italian album better than all the times. It contains immortal songs with immense witnesses and not invading arrangiaments therefore. The production is strained to succeed in to rival with those offering discs, but personally it is a step under. But I prefer it therefore. 5 historical stars!

Posted Friday, October 29, 2004, 13:05 EST

LE ORME — Collage

Review by http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=7121 - MANDRAKEROOT (Andrea Salvador)

5 stars FROM TO VENICE (MARGHERA) TO THE HEAD OF PROG WORLD

In 1970 Le Orme went(on board of FIAT 238 van and in the full one of the spirit of Open Hair Festival) to the "Isle Of Wight Festival". For luck, because how it is read in the sleevenotes of "Antologia 1970- 1980" you are discovered where went the world music. You are had had some way to know of the protagonists of the festival and, returned in Italy and rhymed in three (Tagliapietra, Pagliuca and Dei Rossi) had the courage of to invent this masterpiece, or rather Masterpiece. That still today it would do the luck of bilion groups...

Already "Collage" is a big piece, halway between the Cream and the Prog more summon, so like "Era Inverno" that in possess a dramatic office than does not succeed ever to prevail. It is prevailed on "Cemento Armato" that to my warning is a denunciation on the destruction of the nature, supported from a very technical music. "Sguardo Verso Il Cielo" is a large Rock, immediate and yet not easy. To understand it (farewell for all of the album!) they a lot of listening want us and still you will not understand it! "Eclisse Totale", "Morte Di Un Fiore" ed "Immagini" are a lot of Psychedelic even if a lot of Prog. More near how much already produced, are nevertheless a fusion between Psychedelic Rock, Classic Music and very Acid Prog.

Large album, perhaps one of the Italian album most universal like music that ever I listened to.

For always yours, Mandrakeroot.

Posted Wednesday, April 05, 2006, 08:53 EST



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http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=326 - Read reviews by Fitzcarraldo


Posted By: Fitzcarraldo
Date Posted: September 09 2006 at 20:03

And again:

VOIVOD — Voivod Lives

Review by AndreaSalvador

4 stars "Voivod Lives" succeeds to being the better manifest in order celebrate the rebirth of the Trash Metal (for me if the cacophony were reformed would be better! Ps: them council to all the lovers of Progressive!) (if we want also the Sodom they are to demostrate them it! Their live of the concerts of Bankok... That slaughter house!) and moreover this LP succeeds to make to dream all we! It contains a such energy that is difficult not to make less than to love it!To me it appeals to because it is not an attempt to ahead carry a kind for someone dead man and buried but because it contains truly innovative music! And the omage to the Venom (inventors with the Motorhead of the Trash, if we want) it is extremely excellent! I conclude saying that the Voivid (therefore as the Speed Symphonic Trash Cacophony) plays classic music (but it does not feel here!) fine to if same (that is they make Progressive!) and for this council these Live LP to all the lovers of true music!

Posted Sunday, January 16, 2005, 14:31 EST

VOIVOD — Voivod Lives

Review by http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=7121 - MANDRAKEROOT (Andrea Salvador)

3 stars THIS IS VOIVOD

Ok, for me the Voivod is not a Prog Metal band but alone a best and really innovative Trash band. Said this is a band interests determined the Progsters for the way to treat the songs that become Prog. But for the remainder is not Prog and have astonished to find these three geniuses in www.progarchives.com, even though the Prog is a musical family and not a genre.

Said this is a CD extremely interesting than finds the better moments in "Insect", "Nuclear War", "Planet Hell", "Negatron", "Project X", "Voivod" and in the cover of the Venom "In League With Satan", true explosion og very attractive Trash Prog and gotten angry.

I conclude say that this live is a good purchase that will not disappoint the palates until.

For always yours, Mandrakeroot.

Posted Saturday, April 08, 2006, 10:00 EST



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http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=326 - Read reviews by Fitzcarraldo


Posted By: Fitzcarraldo
Date Posted: September 09 2006 at 20:04
And again:
 

LE ORME — In Concerto

Review by AndreaSalvador

4 stars Creed not to never have listened to Progressive live with loads animal like this. The classic songs are faster that in studio (would otherwise not have been beautiful) and, although too much similar to the ELP, remains an album much Italian. I do not have other words in order to describe live that go listend and enjoyed until in bottom.

Posted Tuesday, November 02, 2004, 13:34 EST

LE ORME — In Concerto

Review by http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=7121 - MANDRAKEROOT (Andrea Salvador)

5 stars THE FIRST ITALIAN LIVE LP

This is the first live album of the Italian Prog. It it was recorded between 16 and 17 January 1974 at the Brancaccio Theater in Rome and is one of the more attractive live of the Prog (not only Italian!).

It is left with the unpublished "Truck Of Fire" that after a first very attractive part and Symphonic Hard Rock proposes the second part (recorded in a studio version for a 7" for the Charisma but ever published...) with English lyrics that, however, is too to the ELP!... It is continued with 4 classics. You are a lot more swift than in studio and actual for this a lot more effective putting in light the enormous class of the ours. In this section of the live LP is contained "Preludio A Era Inverno" that is an autonomous song and "Collage (Sigla)" that is the original tape played in Playback.

Important live album not only for the Italian music but for all of the Prog World.

For always yours, Mandrakeroot.

Posted Friday, July 07, 2006, 08:25 EST



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http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=326 - Read reviews by Fitzcarraldo


Posted By: Fitzcarraldo
Date Posted: September 09 2006 at 20:06
Evil Smile

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http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=326 - Read reviews by Fitzcarraldo


Posted By: Fitzcarraldo
Date Posted: September 09 2006 at 20:07

And again:

LE ORME — Antologia 1970-1980

Review by AndreaSalvador

5 stars Creed that like "Classic Yes" this "Antologia 1970-1980" it can be voted! Not that he is favorable... But this "Best Of..." succeeds more to being than a "Best Of..." and it becomes the definitive album for the 70's! After all, if you do not know Le Orme creed this CD is the better way in order to approach itself they. And you excuse me for the high ballot (than for the "Best Of..." me strange sound!) but sure masterpiece...

Posted Thursday, February 10, 2005, 17:20 EST

LE ORME — Antologia 1970-1980

Review by http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=7121 - MANDRAKEROOT (Andrea Salvador)

4 stars THE DEFINITIVE ALBUM OF THE 70's

I consider "Antologia 1970- 1980" the definitive album of Le Orme of the 70's. Does the lofty quality not have some esclusion.

Regretted the best songs? I would say: "sguardo Verso Il Cielo", "Gioco Di Bimba", "Collage", "Storia O Leggenda", "Cemento Armato", "Felona", "Figure Di Cartone", "Una Dolcezza Nuova" and "Era Inverno" what also sending again to the style of Quatermass but more poetic, Symphonic and merry.

And this "Best Of..." is dedicate it to all the most nostalgic Proghead.

For always yours, Mandrakeroot.

Posted Monday, June 19, 2006, 19:03 EST



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http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=326 - Read reviews by Fitzcarraldo


Posted By: Fitzcarraldo
Date Posted: September 09 2006 at 20:09
And again:
 

HAWKWIND — Silver Machine

Review by AndreaSalvador

5 stars "Space Rock"= Hawkwind! And it says the history to it, not one stupid writer of reviews of B sides! But this writer advises this to you compilation, because it is "crazy" and because if you then do not know them you will not be able more to succeed to forget this. "Silver Machine" is a compilation that it will blow up on the seat and that it will not make you to sleep the night. You are or little lovers of the science fiction!

Posted Tuesday, December 07, 2004, 14:25 EST

HAWKWIND — Silver Machine

Review by SYMPHONICAGE

4 stars The space band of the Prog is here with those. This "Best Of..." is in truth an LP to all of the effects, so is large. You listen to "Silver Machine (live)" (Brock/ Calvert), "Who's Gonna Win The War" (Brock) and "Levitation" (Brock) and say me what band are so... Extraterrestrials! And if then you will succeed to understand "Prelude" (Blake), Urban Guerilla (live)" (Brock/ Calvert) or "Nuclear Toy" (Broke" will not be able not to love the Hawkwind. And therefore it understood because them I devote so.

Posted Thursday, August 04, 2005, 17:41 EST

HAWKWIND — Silver Machine

Review by http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=7121 - MANDRAKEROOT (Andrea Salvador)

4 stars MUSIC FOR CRAZY MAN

Certainty that to listen to the Hawkwind means to have an open mind...

Their musical proposal... It melt the brain! "Prelude", "Psychosis", "Ghost Dance" or "Nuclear Toy" are true songs? Better "Silver Machine", "Who's Gonna Win The War", "Levitation" or "Motorway City" that play like a crazy, space and Progressive version of the Motorhead...

"Silver Machine" is a very attractive compilation. And sincerely cheerful, crazy but exhaustive!!! (in all of the sense...)

For always yours, Mandrakeroot.

Posted Wednesday, June 07, 2006, 10:03 EST



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http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=326 - Read reviews by Fitzcarraldo


Posted By: Fitzcarraldo
Date Posted: September 09 2006 at 20:11
And again:
 

ANGRA — Holy Live

Review by AndreaSalvador

4 stars Angra is a band of Speed- Symphonic- Epic- Power- Prog- Metal (!) that regarding many other similar ones more is canted in favor of Symphonic- Speed- Progressive and for more (to the age...) with a singer outside from the common one! And this live confirmation all this. Part with "Crossing", little more than a intro when storm 6' 26" of "Nothing To Say", fantastic in the uneven rhytm of the intro part and then developed skillfully, with one great voice. "Z.I.T.O." not me power of attorney the same emotions, but it turns out equally winning. Here "Carolina IV" more Power- Speed in many parts, but at the same time Progressive (big Progressive)! "Unfinished Allegro" is an allegro interval with synthetized orchestra. Therefore here "Carry On" an Epic- Speed- Seeds Progressive that but ago to come the shivers! Andre Matos possesses one voice outside from the common one and according to me the other strong man are Confessori and Loureiro. In order to end... I consider this live truly good, not perfect (it is too much premature), but arrived in the best moment of ours. And therefore worthy to be in the best collections. Those of the conoisseurs.

Posted Sunday, September 26, 2004, 13:42 EST

ANGRA — Holy Live

Review by http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=7121 - MANDRAKEROOT (Andrea Salvador)

4 stars HOLY

Certainly premature... Nevertheless to have it of live so! Andre Matos is an extraordinary singers and drags the Angra towards a Prog Metal a lot near the Classic Symphonic Metal showing that Genesis, Raimbow and Yes are able to be mixed to the Maiden and to 80's Speed Metal Bands. Unfortunately here it hears itself that the Angra play with the popularity.

In this Ep hit "Nothing To Say" and the long one "Carolina IV" two masterpiece. in fact they are excited also after 1 million of listening. They have a rhytm Speed Metal but are totally Symphonic Prog! A step under "Unfinished Allegro" (short orchestral intermezzo), "Z.I.T.O." (that it does not convince me), "Carry On" too dry and "Crossing", in playback.

Although it is a premature live, is another CD to possess all of the costs.

For always yours, Mandrakeroot.

Posted Monday, May 15, 2006, 08:14 EST



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http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=326 - Read reviews by Fitzcarraldo


Posted By: Ivan_Melgar_M
Date Posted: September 09 2006 at 20:14
Holy God, this is starting to sound as the Energizer Bunny: Keeps going and going and going...Dead
 
FOR ALWAYS YOURS, MANDRAKEROOT
 
LOL
 
Iván


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Posted By: Fitzcarraldo
Date Posted: September 09 2006 at 20:17

Only God knows how many more he has done. I can't be bothered to look through any more of the pages Google returns.

Suggestion: Why don't you get mailto:M@X - M@X to do an SQL query and delete all reviews posted by "oms.salvador", "AndreaSalvador" and all the other pseudonyms that this chap goes by, excepting "MANDRAKEROOT".

mailto:M@X - M@X can delete the lot in one fell swoop, rather than you Admin chaps deleting them one by one as they're reported. It would save everyone time and effort, and get rid of the distortion to the ratings that all these duplicate/triplicate reviews are having.
 
 


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http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=326 - Read reviews by Fitzcarraldo


Posted By: Ivan_Melgar_M
Date Posted: September 09 2006 at 20:21
The good thing in the middle of this duplicate reviews is that Andrea is not trying to create a distortion in the ratings, because he doesn't even repeat the ratings in some cases. Confused
 
Iván


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Posted By: Atkingani
Date Posted: September 09 2006 at 20:22
Originally posted by Fitzcarraldo

Only God knows how many more he has done. I can't be bothered to look through any more of the pages Google returns.

Suggestion: Why don't you get mailto:M@X - M@X to do an SQL query and delete all reviews posted by "oms.salvador", "AndreaSalvador" and all the other pseudonyms that this chap goes by, excepting "MANDRAKEROOT".

mailto:M@X - M@X can delete the lot in one fell swoop, rather than you Admin chaps deleting them one by one as they're reported. It would save everyone time and effort, and get rid of the distortion to the ratings that all these duplicate/triplicate reviews are having.
 
 
 
Fitz,
 
All reviews signed oms.salvador are now deleted. All other reviews done by our friend, except those linked with Mandrakeroot will be deleted asap too. Smile 
 
BTW, Mandy is aware about these manoeuvers.
 
Grande abraço!


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Posted By: Tony R
Date Posted: September 09 2006 at 20:23
Nice job Fitz.Hopefully Bob or Guigo will pick up on this tomorrow.

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Posted By: Raff
Date Posted: September 10 2006 at 04:08
I was the one who deleted the reviews under the oms.salvador name, and am doing the same with those under AndreaSalvador. Mandy is perfectly aware of that, in fact he was the first to agree - so, no problem at all about that! The only thing is, it will take time, because there is a sort of bug in the DB which only allows few reviews to be deleted at the time - and there are about 8 pages of AndreaSalvador reviews!Cry

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Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: September 10 2006 at 12:33
I have deleted a few posts from this thread, per the original guidelines for it. Please, no discussion in this thread.
 
Fitz, I have deleted some of your reports for Andrea/Mandy reviews. As you'll have gathered, these are being dealt with on at  a profile level, i.e. all those not by Mandy are being removed. Thanks for reporting though.


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Posted By: Ricochet
Date Posted: September 11 2006 at 07:12
Wishborne Ash - Just Testing
review by lajos

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89423 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89423


1. 49 words.
2. tad inclined towards a focus on relations (the last good album; the awful next to come etc.)
3. of course, un-substantial at all.


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Posted By: OpethGuitarist
Date Posted: September 11 2006 at 18:19
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89453


talks about downloading leaked copies of the album  Thumbs Down


that and it was for another site as well


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back from the dead, i will begin posting reviews again and musing through the forums


Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: September 12 2006 at 03:15
Latest reports noted, and under consideration. Thanks

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Posted By: tuxon
Date Posted: September 12 2006 at 18:43
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89529 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89529
I agree with the declaration of love here, but I don't think it's really a review.
 

ELOY — Timeless Passages - The Very Best Of Eloy

Review by bon_jovi007d

5 stars Hi to Eloy .... I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE ............................................................... I LOVE YOUI LOVE YOUI LOVE YOUI LOVE YOUI LOVE YOU

 
 
 
I summarised it a bit for commedy purposes


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Posted By: Atkingani
Date Posted: September 12 2006 at 19:19
Originally posted by tuxon

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89529 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89529
I agree with the declaration of love here, but I don't think it's really a review.
 

ELOY — Timeless Passages - The Very Best Of Eloy

Review by bon_jovi007d

5 stars Hi to Eloy .... I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE ............................................................... I LOVE YOUI LOVE YOUI LOVE YOUI LOVE YOUI LOVE YOU

 
 
 
I summarised it a bit for commedy purposes
 
Gone! Smile


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Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: September 13 2006 at 08:10
This reviewer admits he's only heard the single Supermassive Blackhole and is judging the rest of the album (which I find very different to that song) on it:

../Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=12164 - MUSE — Black Holes And Revelations
Review by ../Collaborators.asp?id=9601 - Tailscent

1 stars I've heard of people listening to something called "Muse" a long time ago, along with bands such as HOOBASTANK and NIGHTWISH...I knew nothing of music outside some progrock (Pink Floyd and IQ, mostly) and, gasp, Michael Jackson.

Nowadays I'm more up to date, and capable of handling louder and rougher music, to the point where I can see why people like Nightwish. Muse, however... *shudders*

Not too long after I first discovered them, the single "Supermassive Black Hole" was released and sampled on their website. That quick listen was more than enough to convince me that Muse definately isn't my thing AT ALL. Poppy mainstream rock? C'mon, this isn't proggy at all...sheesh. I'd sooner call EVANESCENCE a gothic metal band than consider Muse part of the prog scene, yet here they are on ProgArchives, while Evanescence and a load of other worthy prog bands are missing. I fail to understand.

No, I'm not even going to try Muse out. Not their latest album, not their earlier work. I'm happy enough not knowing, thanks.

Yours, Tailscent




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Posted By: video vertigo
Date Posted: September 15 2006 at 22:23
what's with the huge space at the end?

Art Rock
(Studio Album, 1998)
Avg: 4.10/5
from 5 ratings
BIGELF — Closer to Doom (10 track version)
Review by sinkadotentree (john davie)
This is a good record,but there something about vocals that sound like the BEATLES,fronting a band that sounds like a BLACK SABBATH,DEEP PURPLE hybrid that just doesn't work for me.Some tracks like "crazy","closer to doom"and "theme one"do sound great though.On the first song "change",the vocalist sounds just like LENNY KRAVITZ,i swear if i didn't know it was BIGELF i would say i was listening to a LENNY KRAVITZ record! .On the plus side,i love the hammond organ,mellotron,and guitar riffs.I can see why this band would be a favourite of a lot of people,they have a hard edged sound with good vocals.Just doesn't do it for me.






























































































































































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Posted By: Atkingani
Date Posted: September 16 2006 at 00:20
Not showing for me, VV... Confused
 
EDIT: It's also OK in the database.


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Posted By: tuxon
Date Posted: September 16 2006 at 08:41
http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=4360 - GTR — GTR
Review by yendor35

3 stars So I saw Genesis in 1973 and was blown away. My good buddy had tickets for them at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., and I had never heard any of their music. On the first song when Gabriel come onstage in his costume for "Watcher of the Skies", I knew this was a kick-ass band. So when GTR came around some many years later, and also many years after Hackett left Genesis, I was eager. I lost that CD when my home burned down and the only CD available when I went to replace it was the King Biscuit Flour Hour, which sucks compared to the studio album (plus "The Hunter" isn't on that Flour Hour CD). Anyway, I'll will always admire Steve Hackett for his contributions to Genesis, for it was his fantastic guitar work that was the basis of my love of their music.

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89742 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89742
 
nice story, but it tells nothing about the album, or even if he likes it or not.
 
 


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Posted By: Atkingani
Date Posted: September 16 2006 at 10:25
He could tell this interesting story in the Forums, no? Dealing with...Smile

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Posted By: Trickster F.
Date Posted: September 16 2006 at 12:07

Guests Reviews

ISIS — In The Absence Of Truth

Review by http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=10112 - mtspaces6466 (Matt Tilson)

4 stars I'm new to the review game, so bear with me as I try this on for size. I've been listening to progressive music for 20+ years & this cd is as good as prog metal gets. I'm listening to it as I write this & I keep turning it up!! The songs blend into one another effortlessly. Although most songs are over 7 minutes long, I never wanted to skip any of them. PLAY IT LOUD!! ISIS should continue to make cds like this! Highly recommended!!

Posted Tuesday, September 05, 2006, 18:13 EST | http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89036 - Permanent link

ISIS — In The Absence Of Truth

Review by opheliaphobia

4 stars It has its moments, but falls short of the classics panopticon or Oceanic. Its still a great album with classic moments, but misses to capture the grinding poetic intensity found numerously on their previous albums.

Still a great album, but didnt leave me breathless like Pan. and Ocean.

Enjoy JoJoTheDog

Posted Saturday, September 16, 2006, 10:16 EST | http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89764 - Permanent link

 
Uh.... Music?Confused


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Posted By: Tristan Mulders
Date Posted: September 17 2006 at 06:02
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=19926 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=19926
Says absolutely nothing about the album, only states a general dislike from the reviewer's perspective towards the band itself

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Posted By: Raff
Date Posted: September 17 2006 at 07:24
Mandy's at it again:

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89838 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89838

Usual problem... it is next to incomprehensible at times, though the points he wants to make are more than valid (he does know his stuff, this is for sure). Even coming from the same linguistic background as he does, I find it very hard to understand, so you can imagine what other people can make of it.


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Posted By: Atkingani
Date Posted: September 17 2006 at 09:56
All noted, buddies... on dealing. Smile

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Posted By: Drew
Date Posted: September 17 2006 at 20:38
http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=1441 - PINK FLOYD — Wish You Were Here
Review by http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=10260 - agent D081 (Marcin)

2 stars I've never been quite a big fan of Pink Floyd and still I find Gilmour's vocals irritating. A lot of delight from prog fans made me give this album more chances than it really deserves. A complete waste of time.



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Posted By: memowakeman
Date Posted: September 17 2006 at 21:32
I know we all have our favorite albums, and want to show the world how we love them... but there are better ways to review your fav album i think....
 
http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=1511 - GENESIS — The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Review by dferko

5 stars Genesis the lamb lies down on broadway is the most cretive album I have ever heard. from start to finish this album is pure beuty. The lyrics are perfect and the guitar and keyboard work is exellent. If I could only have one album in the world this would be it by far.

Pure genius and GENESIS at there best a must have

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Posted By: Cygnus X-2
Date Posted: September 18 2006 at 01:29
../Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=11612"> TOOL 10,000 Days progressive rock album and reviews Progressive Metal
(Studio Album, 2006)
Avg: 4.00/5
from 130 ratings
../Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=11612 - TOOL — 10,000 Days
Review by ../Collaborators.asp?id=9544 - kickz (Kickz)

1 stars i'll go straight to the point. my rating is 1. not that the sound suck but in my perception of progressive metal, this album doesn't even belong to the progressive metal genre, and so does TOOL. their not even technical nor melodic but, yes they have talent but their music range is out of bounds in this category. comparing it to progressive metal gods such as dream theater, symphonyx, opeth or even riverside... this album is too commercial to be here.

just my opinion. peace.

Posted Monday, September 18, 2006, 01:14 EST | ../Review.asp?id=89920 - Permanent link


Not a review at all.


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Posted By: tuxon
Date Posted: September 18 2006 at 01:39
Originally posted by Cygnus X-2

../Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=11612 -   Progressive Metal
(Studio Album, 2006)
Avg: 4.00/5
from 130 ratings
../Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=11612 - TOOL — 10,000 Days
Review by ../Collaborators.asp?id=9544 - kickz (Kickz)

1 stars 
Posted Monday, September 18, 2006, 01:14 EST | ../Review.asp?id=89920 - Permanent link


Not a review at all.
 
agree on the review being not a review, but is the rating valid?
 
edit: sorry for the lay-out of the post, don't know how to fix it.
 


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Posted By: video vertigo
Date Posted: September 18 2006 at 20:32
never completely heard the album but its three stars....

GENESIS — Selling England By The Pound
Review by tarkuswright (Jim Carlton)
Well, a strange album… There’s not doubt it’s good, but I sincerely expected another masterpiece from Genesis, and THIS IS NOT. I feel a lack of something inexplicable, a lack of pure prog. This is the first Genesis’s work in which we can hear an approaching to a catchier pop. They left the alternative tune we liked so much, to do something different and I thought it's not so beautiful. And so I don’t like The Battle of Epping Forest and More Fool Me, they sound like another group’s songs, after the excellent Foxtrot; the only song that worth to be called Genesis’s are Dancing With The Moonlight Knight, Firth of Fifth and maybe I Know What I Like In Your Wardrobe, a simple pop song. It’s good the intro of Cinema Show, but the verses and choruses are not as good as catchy… THIS ALBUM IS THE GENESIS’S ONE I BOUGHT AND I NEVER HEARD COMPLETELY!!! I don’t feel to recommend it, but I know a lot of people like it……

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Posted By: Fassbinder
Date Posted: September 19 2006 at 00:09
Maybe, the reviewer means that he never heard the album completely at one sitting? Still, he mentions six out of eight songs from the album, which is pretty much almost the entire album. And I don't think there are any problems with argumentation.


Posted By: Atkingani
Date Posted: September 19 2006 at 10:05
Originally posted by Fassbinder

Maybe, the reviewer means that he never heard the album completely at one sitting? Still, he mentions six out of eight songs from the album, which is pretty much almost the entire album. And I don't think there are any problems with argumentation.
 
He may redo the review and be more accurate to avoid dubious understanding! Smile


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Posted By: Pafnutij
Date Posted: September 19 2006 at 10:58

A smart way to lower Genesis ratings while raving about Dark Side of the Moon:

GENESIS — Selling England By The Pound

Review by psychospaces

3 stars Many words have been written, many ears have been heard... since 1973 until today, the music industry has been touched by this record, in any aspect of it, from music to design, there is no surprise that this has been the only record to be featured 3 times in an anniversary edition, and two times has been redesigned the cover and the inner art.

The music is fantastic, at least 10 million plus, persons have heard this album at least once, and at least 2 million love it, this is not a regular album, is the perfect blend in between concept and comercial, the perfect place to start and end, the neutral place in music to hear how good a band can be mixing popular sounds with complex rhythms and ideas. Is not a common record, because is like a long song, even if the singles and pieces by their own are perfectly intense by themselves, but, is a story, a moment, a thought, watching this thing in a live situation is to fly directly to the moon and beyond, the force of the album breaks all of the statements. That's why this is a masterpiece, beacuse they knew at that time that "time" & "money" were a good couple, even facing an "eclipse" through a "breathe" in "any colour you like", in between "us and them".

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Posted By: Atkingani
Date Posted: September 20 2006 at 09:37
Dealt with... Unhappy

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Posted By: Ounamahl
Date Posted: September 22 2006 at 07:24
5 stars What say more!!! n 1975 Pink Floyd was very special. They were popular enough to be on the radio, but still out there enough to write Shine on You Crazy Diamond. The theme of insanity as the sane outlet to an insane world is central to the classic era of progressive rock. Waters tackles it here better than most with this story of Syd Barrett's descent into insanity. Waters uses it to outline a critique of the burgoening music conglomeration that was not only stifling artistic growth, but cultural growth in the process. This critique would become the basis of The Wall, which in many ways is a continuation of this album and its subsequent Animals.

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=91043

Hey! I've seen this more than once now! It's exactly the same words than some week ago.


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Posted By: Atkingani
Date Posted: September 22 2006 at 14:47
Originally posted by Ounamahl

5 stars What say more!!! n 1975 Pink Floyd was very special. They were popular enough to be on the radio, but still out there enough to write Shine on You Crazy Diamond. The theme of insanity as the sane outlet to an insane world is central to the classic era of progressive rock. Waters tackles it here better than most with this story of Syd Barrett's descent into insanity. Waters uses it to outline a critique of the burgoening music conglomeration that was not only stifling artistic growth, but cultural growth in the process. This critique would become the basis of The Wall, which in many ways is a continuation of this album and its subsequent Animals.

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=91043

Hey! I've seen this more than once now! It's exactly the same words than some week ago.
 
Yes, from times to times reviews always undergo certain type of attacks... plagiarism cases are being reported via mail. Anyway, thanks!


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Posted By: Mandrakeroot
Date Posted: September 23 2006 at 04:06
Originally posted by Fitzcarraldo

Only God knows how many more he has done. I can't be bothered to look through any more of the pages Google returns.

Suggestion: Why don't you get mailto:M@X - M@X to do an SQL query and delete all reviews posted by "oms.salvador", "AndreaSalvador" and all the other pseudonyms that this chap goes by, excepting "MANDRAKEROOT".

mailto:M@X - M@X can delete the lot in one fell swoop, rather than you Admin chaps deleting them one by one as they're reported. It would save everyone time and effort, and get rid of the distortion to the ratings that all these duplicate/triplicate reviews are having.
 
 
 
 
 
It have well to cancel all my reviews except for those by name MANDRAKEROOT. In fact all those with other nick name I wrote them in a moment of large personal problems than now I surpassed and that I would want to forget!
 
PROGARCHIVES IS THE BEST PROG SITE IN THE UNIVERSE!!!
 
And... excuse me for this message...


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Posted By: billbuckner
Date Posted: September 23 2006 at 13:38
In fact, all of Pinkfan's reviews are duplicates.

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Posted By: Atkingani
Date Posted: September 23 2006 at 13:50
Yes, fellows, the new trend now is to plagiarise old reviews... and they are tough to find among hundreds of them, some posted in 2004!
 
We are dealing with it, and any news you find please PM me or any other Admin that we'll go get them all. Thanks again!


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Posted By: The Miracle
Date Posted: September 23 2006 at 13:51
The front page is FULL of them, all copiedDead

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Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: September 23 2006 at 14:03
We're watching.Wink

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Posted By: Tony R
Date Posted: September 23 2006 at 15:47
RUSH — Permanent Waves
Review by progressive
Catching famous songs Spirit of the radio and Freewill are very nice, last maybe a bit better being more funny. Jacob's ladder and Natural science are more epical, but less odd songs - interesting and heavy. However, this record is a bit lame.
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=91465 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=91465
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Gives 4 stars but says the album is "lame"

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Posted By: Ricochet
Date Posted: September 24 2006 at 01:30
../Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=7307 - SMAK — Crna Dama
Review by natan2005

5 stars Good website and nice content. zebrahaifa.com/generic-cialis.asp#cialis zebrahaifa.com/generic-cialis.asp#cialis - generic cialis ../zebrahaifa.com/generic-cialis.asp#cialis - generic cialis



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Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: September 24 2006 at 07:58
Dealt with RicoWink

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Posted By: Raff
Date Posted: September 25 2006 at 11:42
This is a potential hot potato, seen as the reviewer is a Collab:

../Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=2346 - TOWNSEND, DEVIN — Terria
Review by ../Collaborators.asp?id=2473 - BaldJean (Jeanine)
Prog Reviewer

1 stars this is not a progressive record at all, not even prog metal. it is metal and nothing else. Devin Towsnend is an artist who should in my opinion not be in the database. hence the only possible rating this album can get from me is one star. zero would be more appropriate, since it just doesn't fit into the prog category, but unfortunately zero is noit available






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Posted By: Angelo
Date Posted: September 25 2006 at 17:09
No need to explain:

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92004


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Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: September 25 2006 at 17:10

I have deleted several recent posts in this thread, and edited another.

Please see the guidelines in the first post of the thread.

The above reported review has been removed, as it breaches reviews guidelines. The point it seeks to make should be discussed in the forum.

 

 

 



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Posted By: TheProgtologist
Date Posted: September 25 2006 at 17:11
- http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92004

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Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: September 25 2006 at 17:13
92004 dealt with.Wink

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Posted By: Certif1ed
Date Posted: September 26 2006 at 03:00
Progressive Metal
(Studio Album, 1997)
Avg: 4.23/5
from 19 ratings ETERNITY X — The Edge
Review by meridia_nqm
I liked this site, it's neat. Good job! Please also visit my site:

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Good luck! :), I liked this site, it's neat. Good job! Please also visit my site:

Completely stupid site</a>

Good luck! :)

Posted Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 02:29 EST | Permanent link

    
D'Oh!

What's up with copying and pasting in IE7???

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Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: September 26 2006 at 03:52

Dealt with Cert. Atkingani and I are picking up these spam reviews OK. Cheers



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Posted By: glass house
Date Posted: September 26 2006 at 09:31
http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=10195 - BULDOZER — Pljuni Istini U Oci
Review by acyclovir_dlt

5 stars http://www.progarchives.com/# - I just want to say thank you for taking the time & effort for put thid web page together! http://www.progarchives.com/# - Visit my sites, please:



Good luck! :), http://www.progarchives.com/# - I just want to say thank you for taking the time & effort for put thid web page together! http://www.progarchives.com/# - Visit my sites, please:



Good luck! :)

Posted Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 09:27 EST | http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92077 - Permanent link

http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=10195">BULDOZER Pljuni Istini U Oci progressive rock album and reviews RIO/Avant-Prog
(Studio Album, 1975)
Avg: 5.00/5
from 4 ratings
http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=10195 - BULDOZER — Pljuni Istini U Oci
Review by zocor_bko

5 stars http://www.progarchives.com/# - Hi there! Just couldn't resist your guestbook! http://www.progarchives.com/# - Please visit my homepage:



Good luck! :), http://www.progarchives.com/# - Hi there! Just couldn't resist your guestbook! http://www.progarchives.com/# - Please visit my homepage:



Good luck! :)

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Posted By: Atkingani
Date Posted: September 26 2006 at 10:03
Gone... but I foresee new attacks! Unhappy

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Posted By: Tony R
Date Posted: September 26 2006 at 12:07
I'm not sure that this is a review of the album at all...


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RADIOHEAD — Ok Computer
Review by jrfernan
Well, what can I say! greenback pretty much said it all in his/her review:

"I think it is a music for people who like to live forever with messy desperate humors, like the untidiness in an apartment of a bunch of marginal, unemployed pot smokers, who completely have no sense of structure and elegance! "

LOL!!!!!!!

That has to be one of the funniest things I have EVER heard or read! The sad thing is that it's probably not far off from being the absolute truth.

I won't argue whether OK Computer, or Radiohead, deserves to be categorized as prog or not. From the looks of it, anything can fit into the prog category these days. I will say this though: this record epitomizes the current state of world affairs and the decadence of the arts.

Whenever I listen to Radiohead's music ONE vision comes to mind: MISERY.

I understand that there is a place for dark music. There always has been and there always will be. But the problem I have with OK Computer is that it's terribly composed and executed. Radiohead sound like a bunch of school kids learning their instruments, TOGETHER! I say this in all seriousness: I have NO DOUBT that my 10 year old son(who's a flautist) and a couple of his school mates can composed MUCH more interesting music than any of the garbage on OKC.

I sit here in disbelief at how waste like this can sell millions of copies, yet IQ cannot make a living from their music! IQ band members have to have day jobs, yet Radiohead make it onto Jay Leno! AMAZING is an understatement.

I place Radiohead into the same exact category as Boards of Canada. Both are despicably OVERRATED and cater to dope heads and adolescents. They are both dark and boring, while offering very little originality. Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground had pioneered this style of "Heroin Grunge" approximately 30 years ago. In the case of the VU the band members had "some" sense of compositional structure and progression, but Radiohead takes this style to a cheaper, darker and deeper pit.

I'ts sad that progarchives only allows a minimum of one star.

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92087 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92087

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Many generalisations and not a review of the album in my opinion.
    

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Posted By: OpethGuitarist
Date Posted: September 26 2006 at 14:14
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92087 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92087
 
 
this review pissed me off, and im not even a big radiohead fan
 
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Posted By: Fassbinder
Date Posted: September 26 2006 at 14:21
...and the story continues...:
 

LATTE E MIELE — Papillon

Review by prevacid_bzd

5 stars http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=788# - I am very impressed how you can build webpages! http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=788# - Please visit my site too:



Good luck! :), http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=788# - I am very impressed how you can build webpages! http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=788# - Please visit my site too:



Good luck! :)

Posted Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 14:15 EST | http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92118 - Permanent link



Posted By: Tony R
Date Posted: September 26 2006 at 14:30
^
dealt with thanks!

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Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: September 26 2006 at 15:23
Please do not report any more of the spam reviews ("love the site" etc.) They are easily spotted and will be dealt with OK.

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Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: September 26 2006 at 15:25
Radiohead review noted, will be dealt with.

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Posted By: WaywardSon
Date Posted: September 27 2006 at 18:21

This review says nothing really about the album that is supposed to be reviewed

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92398 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92398



Posted By: Atkingani
Date Posted: September 27 2006 at 18:44
Originally posted by WaywardSon

This review says nothing really about the album that is supposed to be reviewed

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92398 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92398

 
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Posted By: Toccata
Date Posted: September 28 2006 at 11:11

Just some thoughts about two reviewers – progmanc and vangelis02:

 

both appear close to each other, sometimes the same day and even the same hour;

both give almost the same (or very similar) valuation of  albums;

both have rated all top three Pink Floyd albums with 5 stars;

both gave less favourable valuation for top three Yes albums;

both gave even less favourable valuation for top Genesis albums;

as if agreed, both gave only 2 stars for “Lamb lies…”;

but both didn’t rate Rush, King Crimson, Marillion or DT.

 

Don’t you think they are one person duplicating (with some slight variations) reviews? And don’t you think all of them should be deleted?



Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: September 28 2006 at 11:57
Cheers Toccata, we'll check them out.

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Posted By: TheProgtologist
Date Posted: September 28 2006 at 17:00
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92485

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Posted By: sularetal
Date Posted: September 28 2006 at 22:11
Gordian Knot's first release, "Gordian knot"
 
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=17769 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=17769
 
5 stars "Beautiful, great power....is one of the best music that i never hear. Yeah! Very recomended!! ( 'Code/Anticode' ) 'Grace' is a lovely song. 'Srikara Tal' is a 9:25 song..trance.. 'Rivers Dancing' is a powerful sound Masterpiece. John Myung from DREAM THEATER!!!. but...PAUL MASVIDAL DOESN´T play .... :-( ... Spanish guitars, Chapman Stiks , electric guitars, drums, synth, NO vocals , SEAN MALONE BASS...great."
 
IMO not a very helpful review...


Posted By: Atkingani
Date Posted: September 28 2006 at 22:15
Originally posted by sularetal

Gordian Knot's first release, "Gordian knot"
 
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=17769 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=17769
 
5 stars "Beautiful, great power....is one of the best music that i never hear. Yeah! Very recomended!! ( 'Code/Anticode' ) 'Grace' is a lovely song. 'Srikara Tal' is a 9:25 song..trance.. 'Rivers Dancing' is a powerful sound Masterpiece. John Myung from DREAM THEATER!!!. but...PAUL MASVIDAL DOESN´T play .... :-( ... Spanish guitars, Chapman Stiks , electric guitars, drums, synth, NO vocals , SEAN MALONE BASS...great."
 
IMO not a very helpful review...
 
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Posted By: sularetal
Date Posted: September 29 2006 at 00:45
LOL


Posted By: sularetal
Date Posted: September 29 2006 at 01:14
5 stars This is it. This is THE album of the ages. I don't need to say it was the beginning of progressive rock, so I don't know why I wasted my time typing that. What I do need to say, though, is that it is the closest to perfection any music has achieved, without being "The Musical Box" by Genesis, IMO. This was the album that got me into progressive rock, and still remains my favorite. I first rented it at the library and walked home listening to it on a beautiful rainy night. When I returned it to the library, I wanted to buy it, but I couldn't find it in any stores. It was enough to drive a man INSANE!!! And it nearly did, until I resorted to buying it for 25 American bucks from an English website. Later on in my life (perhaps a month), I saw it in EVERY BLOODY STORE I WENT INTO FOR 15 BUCKS!!! (Excuse the word bloody; I wish I was English) Whatever, the earlier the better, I say (although it was 10 bucks down the drain, so maybe I don't say that). Now, onto my review, which is what I know you came here for. All I need to say is that IMO Epitaph is the best song and liking Moonchild takes a bit of imagination. I always imagine I'm in a weird greenhouse with extremely white light covering the windows and a bunch of strange invention from perhaps a mad scientist, an artist, or a combination of the two. The rest of the album evokes dark, foggy catacombs with a navy blue tint in my mind. It reminds me of E.A. Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" for some reason. It may be the cover, which is the greatest cover I've ever seen. Michael Giles is definitely the best drummer I've ever heard. No other drumming gives me as much feeling as his does. In a word, this album is a masterpiece, although I don't like "21st Century Schizoid Man" as much as the others. Greatest album of all-time.
 
This Is not a very good review but I happen to like it because the reviewer here describes the pictures that come into his mind while listening to it. The question is what do we do in those cases? This album for example has around 50 reviews from prog reviewers so there is no case this review will be read by many but reviews like this:
( http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=43057 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=43057 ) should be seleted in my opinion.
 
5 stars This is one of the greatest albums I have ever listened to, I may be biased considering I love jazz. Greg Lake's vocals and basslines make me want to die. Everything has already been said about this album. Epitaph is substantial proof that talent does not drown emotion, and anyone who disagrees is confused.


Posted By: Ricochet
Date Posted: September 29 2006 at 02:17
I just want to point out that the latest two King Crimson - Discipline reviews have something out of the subject of a music reviewing and of a natural interest.

The first, from bobesh, treats the accent of both a purist and a view angry enough to be unsubstantial.

The second, from startibartfast, has a paragraph that is a response to bobesh's negative view. Going only afterwards normal.

Obviously, I'm bothered by the second review's opening phrase more.

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Both aren't real problems, still perhaps a thought on this?

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Posted By: memowakeman
Date Posted: September 29 2006 at 11:45
http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=227 - COLLAGE — Moonshine
Review by http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=10399 - windcrazy

4 stars Moonshine remember the dark and romantic night, when the rain falls down and you stay in your dreams. Let's fly through the rainbow. It's very special prog cd, similar Genesis - And Then There Were Three

Posted Friday, September 29, 2006, 06:25 EST | http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92524 - Permanent link

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Posted By: sularetal
Date Posted: September 29 2006 at 18:27
A few reviews from "the http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=3056 - http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=3056  (nothing personal):
 
1)1 stars I am sitting at my computer after a full viewing of this movie. I am literally disgusted, and feeling sick after viewing this. I will not say it was a complete waste of money, but dear god, this is AWFUL. I will never watch this film, ever, ever again. This coming from a fan, who loves plenty of Floyd albums...This is disgraceful.

If the entire band was into producing this, and thought it was successful, I have lost a TON of respect. I always considered them overrated, but now I am almost baffled at the fact that this album, let alone the movie, is so raved about. Comfortably Numb is a great song, but it is hard to find much else. The Final Cut is far superior to this.

This movie had me talking to myself in disgust while watching it...my hand on my chin in absolute shock at how miserable a movie could possibly be.

I still am stunned!! Wow, wow, wow! I need to go put on animals or something to try and redeem the greatness I once saw in some Floyd stuff...
 
2)2 stars Give me a break Crimson fans! This here has to be one of the most dissapointing albums i have ever purchased. I mean, I love king crimson, i think they have written some great stuff, but this? Terrible. Cirkus builds you up to a potentially good corus, and hits you with this flat horn eerie annoying sound, like whoa, is every song like this!??!

And ofcourse, they mostly are, track 1-3 are miserable, not to say uninspired tracks, but more inspired by crappy sound. Lady of the dancing water is simple, and nice, anyone couldve written it, its no Cadence and Cascade by any means.

Lizard...hahaha, wow, WHY DID THEY DO THIS!!!!?!?!? I still, to this day, have no idea why this song is 23 minutes long. The first part of this song is, to say the LEAST, amazing. Jon andersons vocals and the melody struck me so hard, I can safely say it is one of if not THE best crimson song, or part of a song, ever. Sadly, it should have ended after the first 4 and a half minutes...but not, it drags on for another 20 minutes.

Those 20 minutes of lizard are terrible, annoying horns going off, no structure WHAT SO EVER. How do you go from jon andersons first amazing part to thiS!!??!

Miserable album, NOTHING like wake or court, which are both AMAZING. I would recommend it JUST for lizard, it is a must hear, the first few minutes at most.

Very dissapointed, as everyone here gives it 5 stars and the first thing they say is "Its very hard to get into", yeah, its not 5 stars then, most people here can HEAR great music their first listen, it doesnt need to be driven into you.

Just because you listen to the first 3 tracks fourty times that doesnt make them suddenly good, your just getting used to the terribleness.

5 songs, 3 are bad, 1 is good, 1 is 1/5 phenominal. Check it out if you need to.
 
3)3 stars An interesting album, of which i suppose is on the archives because of me :) cool!!

The version of pinball wizard on here is pretty awesome actually and has alot of power in it...i love it. The rest of the album is pretty much standard 60's rock, nothing too great, really a mediocre album...but the pinball wizard cover is a must listen for fans of The
 
4)3 stars Overall, a good album. Cadence and Cascade is unbelievable, and probably the best crimson song next to lizard. Wake of poseidon is also amazing, very court like.

Not much to say about this album, it is well structured, comes out pretty good, some terrible songs mixed in the bag that just shouldnt exist (as is always true with crimson) but overall a good package.

BUY THIS ALBUM for cadence and cascade, it is unfriggenbelieveable. That is the highlight, everything else is decent next to it, wake is best also.

Good stuff, 3/5
 
 
 
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Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: September 30 2006 at 04:17
Cheers Rico, send review mentioned duly modified.
 
In the word of Formula 1, review 92524 Memo W.
 
No action needed on reviews immediately above. We all have our own styles and competencies, these review comply with the guidelines.


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Posted By: mystic fred
Date Posted: September 30 2006 at 12:17

SAGA — Trust

Review by jljimenezs30

4 stars WOOWWWW, THEY STILL KEEP THE FORCE DON'T THEY?? since full circle they defenitively made a change, this alum sounds solid, I like the ideas, still SAGA... thank god those wildest dreams and throwing shapes times are far gone... keep it up guys

Posted Saturday, September 30, 2006, 11:53 EST | http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92697 - Permanent link

SAGA — The Pleasure & The Pain

Review by jljimenezs30

2 stars ONCE AGAIN A LOW POINT , that's the problem with Saga, they take you to heaven and then you fall from the highest... no much to say, is better than throwing shapes and wildest dreams of course, but you and me can make better music than that... only how do you feel could make a kind of good song....

Posted Saturday, September 30, 2006, 11:36 EST



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Posted By: Atkingani
Date Posted: September 30 2006 at 12:29
We are dealing with them all, MF... some already went away!

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Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: October 01 2006 at 04:08
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92784 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92784

Someone tell this guy to use some punctuation!

5 stars the people that dont give 5 stars to these work its not just with this its not like leftoverture but dust in the wind is a extraordinaire theme because its not too long or complicated but is very very beautiful and the letter is very ok.


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Posted By: Angelo
Date Posted: October 01 2006 at 05:11
> Someone tell this guy to use some punctuation!

I agree to that. Also, some of these reviews lack information about the album in question.

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92782
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92784
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92781
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92779
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=92778

I think English language is his main problem, maybe we can help him?


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Posted By: Atkingani
Date Posted: October 01 2006 at 09:08

Dealt with... Smile



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Posted By: Tailscent
Date Posted: October 03 2006 at 09:54
Originally posted by sleeper

This reviewer admits he's only heard the single Supermassive Blackhole and is judging the rest of the album (which I find very different to that song) on it:

../Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=12164 - MUSE — Black Holes And Revelations
Review by ../Collaborators.asp?id=9601 - Tailscent

1 stars I've heard of people listening to something called "Muse" a long time ago, along with bands such as HOOBASTANK and NIGHTWISH...I knew nothing of music outside some progrock (Pink Floyd and IQ, mostly) and, gasp, Michael Jackson.

Nowadays I'm more up to date, and capable of handling louder and rougher music, to the point where I can see why people like Nightwish. Muse, however... *shudders*

Not too long after I first discovered them, the single "Supermassive Black Hole" was released and sampled on their website. That quick listen was more than enough to convince me that Muse definately isn't my thing AT ALL. Poppy mainstream rock? C'mon, this isn't proggy at all...sheesh. I'd sooner call EVANESCENCE a gothic metal band than consider Muse part of the prog scene, yet here they are on ProgArchives, while Evanescence and a load of other worthy prog bands are missing. I fail to understand.

No, I'm not even going to try Muse out. Not their latest album, not their earlier work. I'm happy enough not knowing, thanks.

Yours, Tailscent


 
Don't worry, bub, it's dealt with.
I still won't change my opinion and Muse, but I'm fine with it having been deleted. *shrugs*


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Posted By: The Wizard
Date Posted: October 03 2006 at 17:51
LATEST 10 PROGRESSIVE ROCK MUSIC REVIEWS
http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=510">ELOY Dawn progressive rock album and reviews Psychedelic/Space Rock
(Studio Album, 1976)
Avg: 4.11/5
from 32 ratings
http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=510 - ELOY — Dawn
Review by genesis

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I've always wanted to report a review!

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Posted By: Tony R
Date Posted: October 03 2006 at 17:54
Dealt with

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Posted By: yesfan88
Date Posted: October 03 2006 at 18:21
There's a pretty inappropriate review of Sgt. Pepper's showing on the main page right now. It includes obscenity, so you're going to want to delete that right away.

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Posted By: Tony R
Date Posted: October 03 2006 at 18:25
Dealt with thanks....its the silly season again.

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Posted By: chamberry
Date Posted: October 03 2006 at 18:34
I think this one talks for itself...

../Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=1801 - BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO — Darwin!
Review by qwerty

5 stars EEEEEEESSSSSSS KIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLIIIINNNNG JOOCCK THE LASST COMPOSITIONS ARE REAL SUXXXXXX CHUBBBSSSS IS LOL FUCCK HIM IN HIM HIM HIM ASSSSSSSSSSS YEEESESESESEESSSES YEESSSEESESSESSESESEE SSSS SSSSS BANCOO NEVER MORE IS RURRRRRRREEEELLLEEELESLLSSSSSLS IT YES CENESIS AND RUSH MASTERPISE CAMPARE AND AFF COUSE CRIMSAN COMLEXITY LYRYCS BY MASTADIENT SINFELD PETER JOSHUA Jr.



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Posted By: Tony R
Date Posted: October 03 2006 at 18:39
Dealt with,same guy as above...

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Posted By: Melomaniac
Date Posted: October 04 2006 at 16:12
Nothing really bad about this review, but in the KC 'LIzard' review, there are no punctuation marks at all, which makes for a difficult read.

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Posted By: OpethGuitarist
Date Posted: October 05 2006 at 12:15
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=93460



Seems to be complementing more on my review than actually reviewing the album...

Cry


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Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: October 05 2006 at 13:47
Several of Jalas reviews dealt with OG, clear breaches of the reviews guidelines.

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Posted By: billbuckner
Date Posted: October 05 2006 at 14:56
../Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=7515 - DREAM THEATER — Octavarium
Review by ../Collaborators.asp?id=10518 - surrounded23

4 stars i'll be honest with you. i cant understand this: "i have read 20 reviews and i hear 20 different opinions, not so much about the album but about the way you, the listeners, are attracted to dream theater. one guy wants dream theater like that, the other like that etc..Why is that happening? i, personaly, love the basis of their music, the format. i dont care if octavarium should be characterized as "prog" or not.Does it matter? For God's shake!you shouldnt be cared about "categories".i think that prog, in your language, among others means for open-minded. Now.. i love every note that comes out from this band.EVERY NOTE. I think nothing will dissapoint me in the future also. I suggest that to some prog listeners who hate or love dream theater. You should always think what the band wants to achieve and treat it like that!You people think that if i dont like this, then it doesnt worth!tell me that you dont like octavarium, that it doesnt express you: i understand!i am with you!But dont tell me non-sense like "lack of inspiration", "after "scenes" they play crap" or "they should be back in "awake" era sound (!!!!!i cant believe what i hear). the band knows more than anyone where it goes and it f.....goes excellent. you should not care also which of their album is their best!what is this? some kind of contest? is it an olympic sport e.g. "who jumped further"? its just music!so do not fill yourself with such anticipations cause there is no sense at all.the band itself doesnt care to try prove something to anyone.As for Octavarium, its their most mature work..its dynamic, modern and diverse..



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Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: October 05 2006 at 17:23
A perfect example of how not to write a review.
 
Dealt with.


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Posted By: Philéas
Date Posted: October 08 2006 at 14:16
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=75072

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Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: October 08 2006 at 14:36
Cheers Phil, now a rating only. (It had less than 50 words anywayWink)

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