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Topic: The NEW Van der Graaf Generator Poll
Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Subject: The NEW Van der Graaf Generator Poll
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 04:59
One awesome band - one vote - very best album of VDGG

So much awesomeness to choose from

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1414" rel="nofollow">
3.23 | 317 ratings
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1414" rel="nofollow - The Aerosol Grey Machine 
1969
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1415" rel="nofollow">
4.00 | 501 ratings
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1415" rel="nofollow - The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other
1970
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1416" rel="nofollow">
4.31 | 803 ratings
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1416" rel="nofollow - H To He, Who Am The Only One
1970
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1417" rel="nofollow">
4.41 | 1079 ratings
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1417" rel="nofollow - Pawn Hearts
1971
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1419" rel="nofollow">
4.50 | 970 ratings
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1419" rel="nofollow - Godbluff
1975
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1420" rel="nofollow">
4.26 | 722 ratings
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1420" rel="nofollow - Still Life
1976
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1421" rel="nofollow">
3.76 | 373 ratings
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1421" rel="nofollow - World Record
1976
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1422" rel="nofollow">
3.61 | 323 ratings
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1422" rel="nofollow - The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome
1977
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=7535" rel="nofollow">
3.67 | 282 ratings
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=7535" rel="nofollow - Present
2005
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=17862" rel="nofollow">
3.53 | 285 ratings
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=17862" rel="nofollow - Trisector
2008
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=32179" rel="nofollow">
3.42 | 282 ratings
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=32179" rel="nofollow - A Grounding In Numbers
2011
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=37850" rel="nofollow">
2.49 | 69 ratings
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=37850" rel="nofollow - ALT


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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 05:23
Definitely Pawn Hearts for me. I like the crazy-ness.

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Posted By: ole-the-first
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 05:38
Godbluff.

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Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 05:45
H To He, Who Am The Only One.
So very close with Pawn Hearts, but just now im in the mood for the more mellow melodic H To He


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Posted By: Ytse_Jam
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 06:23
Godbluff


Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 06:28
Pawn Hearts

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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 06:31
H to He Who Am the Only One

I have never liked Pawn Hearts.


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Posted By: progtapper
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 06:52
The least ...


Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 07:04
Still Life

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Posted By: Undercover Man
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 07:10
Pawn Hearts is one of my favourite albums ever!

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Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 07:28
Originally posted by Epignosis

H to He Who Am the Only One

I have never liked Pawn Hearts.
Interesting. Two quite similar albums, and the first one you like and the second one you dislike.Confused

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Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!



Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 07:39
Originally posted by Gandalff

Originally posted by Epignosis

H to He Who Am the Only One

I have never liked Pawn Hearts.
Interesting. Two quite similar albums, and the first one you like and the second one you dislike.Confused


They may have a similar sound at times, but the compositions of Pawn Hearts are overall too dissonant and disorderly.  There's too much shrieking and howling.


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Posted By: HarbouringTheSoul
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 07:43
The magnificent Godbluff, although Still Life and World Record (sadly maligned by many) aren't too far behind. I vastly prefer their 1975-1976 period to the other stuff.

Originally posted by Gandalff

Originally posted by Epignosis

H to He Who Am the Only One

I have never liked Pawn Hearts.
Interesting. Two quite similar albums, and the first one you like and the second one you dislike.Confused

I don't think they're that similar. Nothing on H to He gets as blatantly noisy and discordant as "Lemmings", and even that album's exercise in patchwork songwriting ("Pioneers over C") doesn't hold a candle to the structural mess that is "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers". "Man-Erg" could have been on H to He though, I give you that.

My point is: Even though the albums share obvious similarities, they're different enough that I can easily see somebody liking one and not the other. I too prefer H to He to Pawn Hearts for reasons I partially outlined above. And even if they were extremely similar, that still doesn't mean much. I like A Trick of the Trail a lot more than Wind & Wuthering, for example, because I happen to like most of the songs on the former and dislike most of the songs on the latter.


Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 07:52
I would have voted Godbluff second, by the way.

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Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 07:55
Originally posted by someone_else

Still Life


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Posted By: dalecorky
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 08:31
Godbluff for me


Posted By: dedokras
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 08:40
H to He, then Godbluff, then Pawn Hearts

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Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 10:48
Yeah, it's been a while for a VDGG album poll, hasn't it? I remember making one a while back, but that must have been more than a year ago now. Great to see another one up and running. Thumbs Up
My preference usually switches between Godbluff and Still Life. Every time I listen to the respected other my opinion changes, but then I'll put on the other one and it'll change again. LOL In the long run though, Godbluff has probably kept the most fire power, and most plays!


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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 10:54
H to the He has all of VdGG's best characteristics. 



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Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 13:08
My fave has always been The Least We Can Do... followed by Godbluff.

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Posted By: MFP
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 13:28
Pawn Hearts


Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 13:50
I'm going with Godbluff.  Reminds me the most of Hammill's solo stuff, which I generally prefer to VdGG.

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 13:59
PawnHearts

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Posted By: Josef_K
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 14:05
I'm currently extremely into Pawn Hearts, I listen to the album at least once per day (listening to it right now actually... Lemmings just ended). Anyway, I'm going to save my vote for later as I really only have given H to He, Pawn Hearts and Godbluff decent chances, I have much yet to explore and it will take time. I guess this poll will be around for a while though :D

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At least that's been his own

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Posted By: Master of Time
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 15:18
Admittedly I have come to love Pawn Hearts recently but I still have to give it to Still Life.


Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 15:32
Just listening to Still Life.

Maybe the best musical experience ever.


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Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 15:47
H to He followed closely by Hearts. 

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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 16:01
Godbluff.
I am going to purchase their last three 70s albums soon.
And I already have in mind to listen to Pawn Hearts tomorrow; haven't done so in a while.


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Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 16:30
1. Pawn Hearts
2.  The Least We Can Do...
3.  H to He
4. Godbluff

etc...  Or something like that.


Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 18:45
Still Life for me.

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Posted By: geneyesontle
Date Posted: November 18 2012 at 19:00
Goldbluff. Perfect album.

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Posted By: The Jester
Date Posted: November 19 2012 at 08:11
Still Life... Just Perfect!

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Posted By: otto pankrock
Date Posted: November 19 2012 at 10:20
H to He. Although Godbluff is another favourite.


Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: November 19 2012 at 10:39
Originally posted by Epignosis

Originally posted by Gandalff

Originally posted by Epignosis

H to He Who Am the Only One

I have never liked Pawn Hearts.
Interesting. Two quite similar albums, and the first one you like and the second one you dislike.Confused


They may have a similar sound at times, but the compositions of Pawn Hearts are overall too dissonant and disorderly.  There's too much shrieking and howling.
And that's actually one of basic Eclectic characteristics.Wink

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silivren penna míriel
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Na-chaered palan-díriel
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Fanuilos, le linnathon
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Posted By: HarbouringTheSoul
Date Posted: November 19 2012 at 12:17
There are no "Eclectic characteristics". "Eclectic", by definition, can include anything and everything.


Posted By: VanVanVan
Date Posted: November 19 2012 at 12:21
Godbluff, forever

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Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: November 19 2012 at 18:46
Godbluff, followed closely by H to He.

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: November 19 2012 at 23:30
Well it ain't ALT, that's for sure..................................PAWN HEARTS !!!  Mad people love mad music Wacko...........


Posted By: King Manuel
Date Posted: November 21 2012 at 00:36
Pawn Hearts, followd by Still Life.

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Posted By: criticdrummer94
Date Posted: March 17 2013 at 11:25
Still Life, the perfect balance between the crazy Pawn Hearts VDGG and the more cohesiveness of the later albums and Hammill solo career

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Posted By: The Doctor
Date Posted: March 17 2013 at 11:28
Godbluff just over Still Life, which in turn is just above Pawn Hearts.  

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Posted By: Josef_K
Date Posted: March 18 2013 at 08:59
Just voted Pawn Hearts, there's simply nothing out there that can beat the craziness of "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers". 

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At least that's been his own

- Peter Hammill


Posted By: King of Loss
Date Posted: March 18 2013 at 09:04
Originally posted by The Doctor

Godbluff just over Still Life, which in turn is just above Pawn Hearts.  


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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: March 19 2013 at 00:56
Pawn Hearts for ever !!!


Posted By: DisgruntledPorcupine
Date Posted: March 19 2013 at 15:35
My favourite VdGG album has changed a lot over the years. Now it's Pawn Hearts. Could be Godbluff tomorrow for all I know, though.

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Posted By: KingCrInuYasha
Date Posted: March 19 2013 at 16:43
That's a tough one. I think anything from The Aerosol Grey Machine to Godbluff is a worthy candidate. I'm not too fond of "Childlike Faith In Childhood's End" from Still Life, but the other tracks from that are great.

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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: March 19 2013 at 17:26
Originally posted by Josef_K

Just voted Pawn Hearts, there's simply nothing out there that can beat the craziness of "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers". 
Verbatim.

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Posted By: akaBona
Date Posted: March 19 2013 at 17:32
Pawn Hearts. there are only few better prog albums than this masterpiece ...


Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: April 04 2013 at 23:48
"Pawn Hearts", as it has the best Hugh Banton organ parts, though "The Least We Can Do..." comes in a close 2nd.  White Hammer is very moving, the subject matter is so sad and the distorted organ section at the end is so demonic.

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