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Topic: Magenta poll
Posted By: avestin
Subject: Magenta poll
Date Posted: February 17 2008 at 23:43
http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=450 - MAGENTA
 
In light of their up and coming album, Metamorphosis, I though of doing a poll about this band.
 
With Magenta I had this partial affection for them, liking some of their output and disliking some of the other. However, they are quite the popular band (relatively) and I do appreciate their musicianship.
I am however looking forward to their new album quite a lot!
 
What do you think about their albums? Like it? any favourite?
 
 
 
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Posted By: Paper Champion
Date Posted: February 18 2008 at 08:04
Magenta plays a nice art-rock under a strong Genesis influence (and not only Genesis, but all 70's art rock, I suppose). As a matter of fact, all the albums are good equally, but I like Seven most of all and Revolutions is a nice debut as well. I enjoy watching The Gathering DVD immensely, but haven't got Metamorphosis yet, so my vote goes for Seven at the moment.


Posted By: E-Dub
Date Posted: February 18 2008 at 09:53
Seven for me--Revolutions a close second. I'm hoping they can recapture some of their swagger with Metamorphosis because Home/New York Suite was weak, in my opinion.

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Posted By: tszirmay
Date Posted: February 18 2008 at 12:12
Yeah, it seems that Seven (even my daughters like it!) is their acme but I have not yet heard Metamorphosis. Revolutions was a pretty good debut with 4 epic long tracks .

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Posted By: bhikkhu
Date Posted: February 18 2008 at 18:11
Seems like there is a general consensus on this one. "Revolutions" is good, "Seven" is great, and "Home" is a letdown.

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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: July 03 2008 at 11:10
Perhaps now would be a better time for this poll after Metamorphosis had time to get more exposure and listening time.
 
Anyone has anything to say/add?
 
 


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Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: July 03 2008 at 12:29
I only have the most recent two (surprisingly difficult to get ahold of the first two here) and Metamorphosis is considerably sttronger than Home, which is rather weak.

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Posted By: The Doctor
Date Posted: July 03 2008 at 12:34
I just got Metamorphosis in the post yesterday and only had time to give it one listen, so for now, Seven is still my favorite.  However, on first listen I can already tell it is far superior to Home.  Whether better than Seven or not remains to be seen, but at least it is in the same class as their first two cds.  I'll hold off voting until I've had a bit more time to give it a few proper listens.

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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: July 03 2008 at 12:40
It took me about 5-6 listens of Metamorphosis before getting more into it; up to that point I just thought it was good and better than previous releases, but not something I would listen to many more times. Now, I think it sunk really well; the title track is quite well done. One thing that I don't like so much is Christina's vocals. Though beautiful, I feel this music needs another type of female vocals; more deep and low than hers.
 
 


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Posted By: tszirmay
Date Posted: July 03 2008 at 12:43
Originally posted by tszirmay tszirmay wrote:

Yeah, it seems that Seven (even my daughters like it!) is their acme but I have not yet heard Metamorphosis. Revolutions was a pretty good debut with 4 epic long tracks .
 
Now that I heard Metamorphosis and even reviewed it satisfactorily , I can conclude that it comes in number 2 , still behind the glorious "Seven", which I believe to be one of the best "neo" (hate that term) release, along with Collage's Moonshine, ICU's Now & Here and Moria Falls' The Long Goodbye, as well as some recent jewels (Satellite, Believe, Galahad, The Gift,etc...)


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Posted By: Takeshi Kovacs
Date Posted: January 02 2009 at 16:01
I love Metamorphosis...one of my favourite albums of 2008, and the album I know best by them. Like Seven, but will need to give it more airplay.

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Posted By: progrules
Date Posted: January 03 2009 at 02:14
By now it's evident to me that Metamorphosis is better than Seven, but I don't know them all to be honest.

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