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Topic: New Millenium Prog Albums: Semi-Final Group C
Posted By: Gandalff
Subject: New Millenium Prog Albums: Semi-Final Group C
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 02:11
Welcome to the Semi-Final, Group C of New Millenium Prog Albums Tournament!
 
Criteria to inclusion:
- Prog studio albums
- min. 100 ratings on PA
- three best rated albums of each appropriate year in Basic rounds
 
(but mixed due to alphabetical ordering)
 
Two best rated albums will advance to Final Round. In the case of equality, appropriate ratings on Prog Archives are determinative.  
 
Deadline: Thursday 27th October
 
Another groups:
Finalists of Group A
"De-loused In The Comatorium" by The Mars Volta    
"Fear Of a Blank Planet" by Porcupine Tree 
 
Finalists of Group B
"Choirs Of The Eye" by Kayo Dot
"In Absentia" by Porcupine Tree


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A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
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Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 02:47
Second Life Syndrome.
 
It finally convinced me that prog metal can be really excellent after many disappointments. 
 
I also like The Whirlwind, The Underfall Yard and X very much.


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Posted By: Roj
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 02:49
The Whirlwind gets my vote easily.  The Underfall Yard is excellent too.


Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 02:52
King Crimson. I wish they would be in Final.

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A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!



Posted By: njb0168
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 04:38
For me the answer has to be Big Big Train. A superb album encompassing everything which is good about Prog. In someways it has an essentially english feel about it. Although the other albums are good woth the Riverside album another favourite album of mine, it's the Underfalll Yard I play most in the car


Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 06:37
Stati di Immaginazione.
 
Thank god there's no PT album in this semi!


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Posted By: digdug
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 07:06
Second Life Syndrome

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Prog On!


Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 07:09
King Crimson. This batch is quite weak for me, all my favourites were in the previous group. 

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Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 07:14
Originally posted by sleeper

Stati di Immaginazione.
 
Thank god there's no PT album in this semi!
I say: unfortunately!Wink

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A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!



Posted By: Morningrise
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 08:17
The Underfall Yard Bowdown


Posted By: Iron Nate
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 08:34
Traced In Air


Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 08:40
I have to support PFM here.


Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 08:52
Who's the Boss In The Factory? is my favorite from this list followed by the Big Big Train.

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Posted By: Alitare
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 08:53
Riverside, but this poll has already killed off most of my 2000-2010 favorites.

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Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 09:28
Traced in Air is easily the most exciting album on the list.

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Posted By: Lima96
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 10:44
Originally posted by colorofmoney91

Traced in Air is easily the most exciting album on the list.


Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 11:44
I believe in the power of King Crimson.  Bowdown

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Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 11:58
I'll vote for the mega-popular this time (King Crimson) just over my second favorite on the list, Devin Townsend.  KC has the best chance to defeat Porcupine Tree, after all. Wink


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Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 12:08
the only album of these I've had is Stati di Immaginazione.  I haven't listened to the album since 2006. I was very big on classic PFM at the time (Storia di un Minuto, Per un Amico, and L'isola di niente) and was very disappointed with Stati...   I found it so bland.

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Posted By: akaBona
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 13:21
KC


Posted By: adace1
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 13:25
Tough poll but I went with Traced in Air.

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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 14:43
Riverside with no doubts (I've listened to this album just few hours ago coming back from work)

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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 15:39
Riverside's album on this list is brilliant and one of my favorite metal albums.
Traced in Air is amazing too.


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Posted By: kawkaw123
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 17:14
though Transatlantic has that retro feel, they still play symphonic rock better than anyone else 


Posted By: yanch
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 17:58
Tough group. Have to go with Riverside.


Posted By: Earendil
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 18:28
Power to Believe is winning?  I thought it was extremely an average album.  The Whirlwind for me.

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Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: October 25 2011 at 19:46
Power to Believe just by a hair over the Underfall Yard, the Whirlwind, Who's the Boss, X and We're Here. Tough, tough grouping

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Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: October 26 2011 at 06:04
Originally posted by Eärendil

Power to Believe is winning?  I thought it was extremely an average album.  The Whirlwind for me.
If "Power to Believe" is an average album, then I'm a Chinese Pope. On the other hand, I consider Transatlantic & Co. (i.e. Tangent, Kaipa, Spock's Beard, Flower Kings) as extremely boring.

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A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!



Posted By: frippism
Date Posted: October 26 2011 at 09:06
^ Chinese Pope eh? Interesting...

It's a tough group because there isn't anything here that I absolutely loved. On the other hand I like many of the songs of Power To Believe a lot.


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There be dragons


Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: October 26 2011 at 13:31
It's interesting that just old dinosaurs have the most votes of all Semi-Final contenders.

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A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!



Posted By: Garden of Dreams
Date Posted: October 26 2011 at 21:24
Riverside's Second Life Syndrome is one of my favorite albums. There are some great albums here, though.

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Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: October 27 2011 at 04:50
Last day to vote!

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A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!



Posted By: JS19
Date Posted: October 27 2011 at 04:57
Originally posted by Gandalff

It's interesting that just old dinosaurs have the most votes of all Semi-Final contenders.

That's because 50% of the people here won't move out of their comfort zones...

Anyway - Anathema, because it's just a superior album in all regards


Posted By: Saperlipopette!
Date Posted: October 27 2011 at 05:05
Originally posted by JS19

Originally posted by Gandalff

It's interesting that just old dinosaurs have the most votes of all Semi-Final contenders.

That's because 50% of the people here won't move out of their comfort zones...


More than 50% of the younger bands never get their music out of their comfort zones. They're a bunch of Dinosaur Jr's.

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All the world is drowning
The ice caps are melting
The tide is rushing in
All the world is drowning
To wash away the sin

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Posted By: Gandalfino
Date Posted: October 27 2011 at 05:17
Originally posted by Saperlipopette!

Originally posted by JS19

Originally posted by Gandalff

It's interesting that just old dinosaurs have the most votes of all Semi-Final contenders.

That's because 50% of the people here won't move out of their comfort zones...


More than 50% of the younger bands never get their music out of their comfort zones. They're a bunch of Dinosaur Jr's.
Another vote for Dinosaurs. I believe in the power.


Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: October 27 2011 at 07:53
There aren't any really new, recent bands in this batch. I think the average in band activity time here is around two decades. LOL

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Posted By: Lark the Starless
Date Posted: October 27 2011 at 11:53
The Whirlwind

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Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: October 27 2011 at 12:29
I'm envious of a band Riverside to Poland, although they aren't exactly my cup of tea. But they're only one representative of Eastern Europe in all this tournament - and in all probability just one of finalists.

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A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!



Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: October 27 2011 at 19:28
King Crimson - easily for me.

PFM is the only other one on that list that really stirs my blood.


Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: October 28 2011 at 02:12
Well, the poll has been closed with following results:
 
"Second Life Syndrome" by Riverside     16
"Stati di Immaginazione" by Premiata Forneria Marconi     8
"The Power to Believe" by King Crimson     18
"The Underfall Yard" by Big Big Train     9
"The Whirlwind" by Transatlantic     6
"Traced In Air" by Cynic     4
"We´re Here Because We´re Here" by Anathema     4
"Who´s the Boss in the Factory?" by Karmakanic     1
"X" by Spock´s Beard     1
"Ziltoid the Omniscient" by Devin Townsend     4
 
Red marked albums are advancing to Final.
 
Thanks for your votes!


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A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!




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