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Topic: Spock’s Beard or Glass Hammer
Posted By: King Manuel
Subject: Spock’s Beard or Glass Hammer
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 04:30

Which one of those do you prefer?

 Spock’s Beard or Glass Hammer




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Posted By: Prog Geo
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 04:42
Spock's beard!

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 05:14
Originally posted by Prog Geo Prog Geo wrote:

Spock's beard!

Me too.


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Posted By: yanch
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 06:00
Spock's Beard by a lot. Glass Hammer are technically excellent, but their music does little for me. The Beard, even with a few hiccups after Neal Morse left, have produced better music.


Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 07:09
I like the Hammer but they're not in the same league as the Beard.

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 07:11
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

I like the Hammer but they're not in the same league as the Beard.

My thoughts also.


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Posted By: Luna
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 07:12
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by Prog Geo Prog Geo wrote:

Spock's beard!

Me too.

Me too.


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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 07:12
Spock's Beard only has one 5 star album for me, while Glass Hammer has two.  However, the "weaker" material from SB is generally consistent in the 4 star area, while GH has quite a few in the 2-3 star range.  I'll vote SB on consistency and on the majesty that is V, but I encourage folks to check out Shadowlands and Culture of Ascent.

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Posted By: Morningrise
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 07:18
Originally posted by yanch yanch wrote:

Spock's Beard by a lot. Glass Hammer are technically excellent, but their music does little for me. The Beard, even with a few hiccups after Neal Morse left, have produced better music.
 
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Posted By: kawkaw123
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 07:27
the beard 


Posted By: arcane-beautiful
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 07:50

Well Spock's Beard are my favourite band ever...so i'll say Glass Hammer :D



Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 08:16
Spock's Beard. Somehow a lot of Glass Hammer's work does not appeal to me.

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Posted By: Mr. Maestro
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 10:18
I've been listening to Glass Hammer a lot more lately - just bought If and Culture of Ascent and love them both - but I think I still prefer Spock's Beard.  As Epignosis mentioned, their music is just more consistent than GH, but I really like both bands.  Another vote for SB.

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Posted By: MillsLayne
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 10:38
I say Spock's Beard strictly because their music is good.  The vocals, however, do not appeal to me.

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Posted By: tszirmay
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 12:13
I beg to differ, Hammer all the way !!!!

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Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 12:33
Originally posted by SolarLuna96 SolarLuna96 wrote:


Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:


Originally posted by Prog Geo Prog Geo wrote:

Spock's beard!

Me too.
Me too.


..and me..

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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 15:24
If it was Neal Morse v Glass Hammer then I would vote Morse.
Spocks beard are just okay to me. Have some great moments but I struggle to really enjoy their music.
Glass Hammer on the other hand have made a trio of symphonic keyboard based prog albums that are among my favourites (Chronomotree, Lex Rex and  Shadowlands). Their DVD's (Lex Live and Live at Belmont) are also way more fun than the one Spocks Beard DVD I have. Unfortunately GH's latest IF is not so much to my liking but they still get my vote for giving me so much more enjoyment than SB.
 


Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: April 13 2011 at 19:28
Although the Glass Hammer sound appeals to me, I have not heard a whole lot of their music (mostly early releases) that really grabbed me.  Spock's Beard, on the other hand, I find consistently good, so SB it is.

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Posted By: Hober Mallow
Date Posted: October 29 2011 at 11:27
Both are good (not great), but spocks beard is definitely more consistent withe their music

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: October 29 2011 at 20:56
The Beard

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Posted By: criticdrummer94
Date Posted: October 30 2011 at 09:45
Spock's Facial Hair any day 

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Posted By: progrules
Date Posted: February 14 2012 at 04:07
SB are ok but no more (with the exeption of V) whilst Glass Hammer have produced several great albums (Lex Rex, Shadowlands, Inconsolable Secret). So Hammer it is.

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Posted By: yanch
Date Posted: February 14 2012 at 06:52
The Beard for sure. While Glass Hammer are talented I've always felt their albums were a bit too clinical sounding. SB has more fun.


Posted By: Roj
Date Posted: February 14 2012 at 08:04
I like both but prefer GH.  They've had a few weaker albums along but their best albums (Lex Rex, Shadowlands, If and Inconsolable Secret) are great.


Posted By: izzy_462000
Date Posted: February 14 2012 at 14:42
Spock's beard

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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: February 14 2012 at 15:44
Never been a great SB fan but Glass Hammer were brilliant up to and inc Shadowlands ,best retro prog band I've come across ( I don't count Par Lindh Project as 'retro'). Recently not so bothered but Chronomotree,Lex Rex and Shadowlands remain firm favourites of mine.


Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: February 14 2012 at 17:08
Shadowlands is great. Thus, Glass Hammer.

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