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Topic: 1999 Final
Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Subject: 1999 Final
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 19:39
A little something for everyone here. For me it's between Mahavishnu Orchestra, Anathema and Anekdoten.

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"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"

"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN



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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 19:46
Ahh GY!BE or Anekdoten!

I'm just not sure Ouch


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Posted By: zravkapt
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 19:46
Alien ritual


Posted By: Neo-Romantic
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 19:46
Still Life runs away with it for me.


Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 19:55
Oh no, John, I totally love at least 8 of these!

This time I'm surprisingly going for the Ozrics' `Waterfall Cities', for a band I don't totally enjoy all the time (that 80's electric guitar sound sometimes rubs me the wrong way), it's one of my favourites from them, and one of their only releases where the more electronic direction totally worked on every piece. Good mix of electronic, acoustic, ethnic, and prog elements perfectly blended together.


Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 19:55
Those wacky Icelanders.

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 20:02
Universal Totem Orchestra over PT over OT for me.

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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 20:25
A no doubter for and a pretty obvious choice coming from the like of me...don make fn of me guys! Lol

It's Dream Theater all the way. Scenes of a memory is incredible.
It's a real slayer in this category of albums. I would really be surprised if it did not win here. ;)

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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 20:35
Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Ahh GY!BE or Anekdoten!

I'm just not sure Ouch
 
Well you could flip a coin or give them a listen or wait to see if one is contention. Yeah i'm sure you knew all of that.LOL


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"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"

"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN


Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 20:37
Originally posted by zravkapt zravkapt wrote:

Alien ritual
 
Great album(Phil agrees)  but i'm surprised to see it out in front.


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"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"

"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN


Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 20:38
Originally posted by Neo-Romantic Neo-Romantic wrote:

Still Life runs away with it for me.

The favourite I would say, but we'll see.


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"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"

"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN


Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 20:40
Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

Oh no, John, I totally love at least 8 of these!

This time I'm surprisingly going for the Ozrics' `Waterfall Cities', for a band I don't totally enjoy all the time (that 80's electric guitar sound sometimes rubs me the wrong way), it's one of my favourites from them, and one of their only releases where the more electronic direction totally worked on every piece. Good mix of electronic, acoustic, ethnic, and prog elements perfectly blended together.

Surprising to a point, I know you and Tom Ozric like your tentacles. Okay that didn't sound right but you know what I mean.LOL


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"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"

"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN


Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 20:43
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:


Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

Oh no, John, I totally love at least 8 of these!

This time I'm surprisingly going for the Ozrics' `Waterfall Cities', for a band I don't totally enjoy all the time (that 80's electric guitar sound sometimes rubs me the wrong way), it's one of my favourites from them, and one of their only releases where the more electronic direction totally worked on every piece. Good mix of electronic, acoustic, ethnic, and prog elements perfectly blended together.

Surprising to a point, I know you and Tom Ozric like your tentacles. Okay that didn't sound right but you know what I mean.LOL


Oh those Plankton eaters.

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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 20:49
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Ahh GY!BE or Anekdoten!

I'm just not sure Ouch
 
Well you could flip a coin or give them a listen or wait to see if one is contention. Yeah i'm sure you knew all of that.LOL

LOL

Voted for GY!BE because i've been in a PR swing compared to a Heavy Prog/Metal style. 


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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 21:11
Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Ahh GY!BE or Anekdoten!

I'm just not sure Ouch
 
Well you could flip a coin or give them a listen or wait to see if one is contention. Yeah i'm sure you knew all of that.LOL

LOL

Voted for GY!BE because i've been in a PR swing compared to a Heavy Prog/Metal style. 

I'm always surprised when you don't vote for the Post-Rock band, unless it's Don Caballero. Two innovative Post-Rock albums here but like you I prefer the GY!BE offering.


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"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"

"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN


Posted By: progmatic
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 21:15
Top eight for me: Porcupine Tree, Anekdoten, Dream Theater (the only album by them I truly love), Camel, Godspeed, Anethema, Ozric, Liquid Tension in that order. Haven't heard the rest or not that crazy about it (Flower Kings, Sigur Ross, Opeth)


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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 21:15
Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

A no doubter for and a pretty obvious choice coming from the like of me...don make fn of me guys! Lol

It's Dream Theater all the way. Scenes of a memory is incredible.
It's a real slayer in this category of albums. I would really be surprised if it did not win here. ;)

Okay who let Metal Man in ?   Surprised if they win ? Prepare to be surprised my friend.LOL
Hey I like that album too but I would pick the Metal related Anathema or LT over it. Just my tastes, as bad as they are.


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"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"

"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN


Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 21:17
Originally posted by progmatic progmatic wrote:

Top eight for me: Porcupine Tree, Anekdoten, Dream Theater (the only album by them I truly love), Camel, Godspeed, Anethema, Ozric, Liquid Tension in that order. Haven't heard the rest or not that crazy about it (Flower Kings, Sigur Ross, Opeth)
 
I can't argue with your top two.Heart  PT is on the board !


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"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"

"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN


Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 21:18
I have to go with Sigur Ros, but it was tough with Opeth and Godspeed in the poll

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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 00:36
I'll go with Rajaz just a little over Rituale Alieno. So different from each other but both are equally amazing.


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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 01:13
Rajaz over anything else, but I won't be disappointed if Rituale Alieno wins. 

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Posted By: b_olariu
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 01:16
Liquid Tension Experiment-II Smile


Posted By: zeqexes
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 04:32
Dream Theater

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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 05:07
Porcupine Tree just avove Dream Theater and Anekdoten.

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Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 05:52
Sigur Ros just over GY!BE and Mahavishnu Orchestra.

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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 07:03
Metropolis.

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Posted By: The-time-is-now
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 09:54
GY!BE then Rajaz.

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Posted By: Brainiac76
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 10:55
In my opinion The Lost Trident Sessions is truly a masterpiece, even better than the official Lp's from Mahavishnu's entire discography, but my heart beats for Dream Theater's Metropolis Pt.II and Rajaz. As regards anathema, instead, I love them only from the second part of their career...


Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 11:01
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

A no doubter for and a pretty obvious choice coming from the like of me...don make fn of me guys! Lol

It's Dream Theater all the way. Scenes of a memory is incredible.
It's a real slayer in this category of albums. I would really be surprised if it did not win here. ;)

Okay who let Metal Man in ?   Surprised if they win ? Prepare to be surprised my friend.LOL
Hey I like that album too but I would pick the Metal related Anathema or LT over it. Just my tastes, as bad as they are.

Apparently they might win.LOL   Just shows you can't go by the preliminary polls. A tight race regardless.


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"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"

"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 11:06
Even if the music at first seemed to make me cringe, Sigur Ros' most complete album has still found its way to my heart. Strange how that works. I certainly think it's the most original album out of the lot - even if that has nothing to do with how it good it is. That's were my vote went though.
I also quite like the Godspeed and PT releases here.


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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 11:33
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:


Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:


Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

A no doubter for and a pretty obvious choice coming from the like of me...don make fn of me guys! Lol

It's Dream Theater all the way. Scenes of a memory is incredible.
It's a real slayer in this category of albums. I would really be surprised if it did not win here. ;)

Okay who let Metal Man in ?   Surprised if they win ? Prepare to be surprised my friend.LOL
Hey I like that album too but I would pick the Metal related Anathema or LT over it. Just my tastes, as bad as they are.

Apparently they might win.LOL   Just shows you can't go by the preliminary polls. A tight race regardless.


Great album Selection here. It's gonna be close. The Anathema album is really good as well.
Ozric is an incredible blend of electronic and other eclectic sounds. OPETH's Still Life is a technical masterpiece. Took me 10 listens to really get. Lol

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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 11:33
Originally posted by Brainiac76 Brainiac76 wrote:

In my opinion The Lost Trident Sessions is truly a masterpiece, even better than the official Lp's from Mahavishnu's entire discography, but my heart beats for Dream Theater's Metropolis Pt.II and Rajaz. As regards anathema, instead, I love them only from the second part of their career...
 
The Lost Trident Sessions is my album of the year for 1999 and it trully is a masterpeice. I ended up voting Anathema only because it at least has an outside shot here unlike Mahavishnu and Anekdoten.


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"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"

"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN


Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 11:36
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Even if the music at first seemed to make me cringe, Sigur Ros' most complete album has still found its way to my heart. Strange how that works. I certainly think it's the most original album out of the lot - even if that has nothing to do with how it good it is. That's were my vote went though.
I also quite like the Godspeed and PT releases here.


Godspeed is on tour with Nine Inch Nails this year. :)


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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 11:40
Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:


Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:


Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

A no doubter for and a pretty obvious choice coming from the like of me...don make fn of me guys! Lol

It's Dream Theater all the way. Scenes of a memory is incredible.
It's a real slayer in this category of albums. I would really be surprised if it did not win here. ;)

Okay who let Metal Man in ?   Surprised if they win ? Prepare to be surprised my friend.LOL
Hey I like that album too but I would pick the Metal related Anathema or LT over it. Just my tastes, as bad as they are.

Apparently they might win.LOL   Just shows you can't go by the preliminary polls. A tight race regardless.


Great album Selection here. It's gonna be close. The Anathema album is really good as well.
Ozric is an incredible blend of electronic and other eclectic sounds. OPETH's Still Life is a technical masterpiece. Took me 10 listens to really get. Lol

I really thought Opeth would win for this year. Colour me surprised.Shocked 


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"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"

"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN


Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 11:50
^ it's not over yet.

Besides a lot of people when they first listen to STILL LIFE aren't gonna go ape sh*t screaming 'that was amazing! Color me in goosebumps!! Lol' Na. It's a very technical listen. You really have to sit with it to pick up on everything to fully appreciate its mastery. I still feel its their best album of all time, but Black Water Park is not far behind.


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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 11:56
Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Even if the music at first seemed to make me cringe, Sigur Ros' most complete album has still found its way to my heart. Strange how that works. I certainly think it's the most original album out of the lot - even if that has nothing to do with how it good it is. That's were my vote went though.
I also quite like the Godspeed and PT releases here.


Godspeed is on tour with Nine Inch Nails this year. :)
??!!  They are playing with Explosions In The Sky in my area.  Which was surprising enough! I've seen EITS and hadn't planned on going (not because they're bad).  But if GYBE was opening I definitely would!  Oh well.  Definitely interesting choices for NIN opening acts.


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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 12:01
Originally posted by infocat infocat wrote:


Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Even if the music at first seemed to make me cringe, Sigur Ros' most complete album has still found its way to my heart. Strange how that works. I certainly think it's the most original album out of the lot - even if that has nothing to do with how it good it is. That's were my vote went though.
I also quite like the Godspeed and PT releases here.


Godspeed is on tour with Nine Inch Nails this year. :)
??!!  They are playing with Explosions In The Sky in my area.  Which was surprising enough! I've seen EITS and hadn't planned on going (not because they're bad).  But if GYBE was opening I definitely would!  Oh well.  Definitely interesting choices for NIN opening acts.


I know. Me too. Which totally sucks cause Godspeed you
Is Canadian. You think they would run through Toronto.

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Posted By: Neo-Romantic
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 12:34
Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

^ it's not over yet.

Besides a lot of people when they first listen to STILL LIFE aren't gonna go ape sh*t screaming 'that was amazing! Color me in goosebumps!! Lol' Na. It's a very technical listen. You really have to sit with it to pick up on everything to fully appreciate its mastery. I still feel its their best album of all time, but Black Water Park is not far behind.

Yeah, you've got a good point. In my opinion, it's the best album on the list by far, but by no means at all is it the most accessible. It's a challenging listen, but a rewarding one if you take the time to appreciate the musical nuances and just how well the story matches the playing.

Although I'm still happy to be the oddball who thinks their absolute best is Ghost Reveries. Once the 2005 poll comes around, that's my vote for sure! Wink



Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 13:23
Originally posted by Neo-Romantic Neo-Romantic wrote:

Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

^ it's not over yet.

Besides a lot of people when they first listen to STILL LIFE aren't gonna go ape sh*t screaming 'that was amazing! Color me in goosebumps!! Lol' Na. It's a very technical listen. You really have to sit with it to pick up on everything to fully appreciate its mastery. I still feel its their best album of all time, but Black Water Park is not far behind.

Yeah, you've got a good point. In my opinion, it's the best album on the list by far, but by no means at all is it the most accessible. It's a challenging listen, but a rewarding one if you take the time to appreciate the musical nuances and just how well the story matches the playing.

Although I'm still happy to be the oddball who thinks their absolute best is Ghost Reveries. Once the 2005 poll comes around, that's my vote for sure! Wink


It's no more challenging than anything else on this list, and I went wow the first time I heard Still Life, my first Opeth album as well.

And I'll vote for Still Life as well, I need to hear UTO but nothing else on this list really excites me.


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Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 13:24
Stupid Dream for me.

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Posted By: Magic Mountain
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 15:07
Since no one gave votes to Mahavishnu Orchestra "Lost Trident Sessions", it gets my vote.  Fantastic fusion album!


Posted By: twseel
Date Posted: July 14 2013 at 06:26
Gotta be DT.


Posted By: Mormegil
Date Posted: July 15 2013 at 10:02
Rajaz.

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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: July 15 2013 at 10:08
Poor ozric only getting one vote. What a great Eclectic blend of prog genres waterfall cities is.


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Posted By: digdug
Date Posted: July 15 2013 at 13:48
 many great albums here

went with LTE


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Prog On!


Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: July 15 2013 at 15:15
Anathema-Judgement
Just above Anekdoten/porcupine

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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 15 2013 at 20:04
Originally posted by tamijo tamijo wrote:

Anathema-Judgement
Just above Anekdoten/porcupine
 
We really have similar tastes i've noticed. Anathema is soooo close.


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"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"

"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN


Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: July 16 2013 at 02:09
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by tamijo tamijo wrote:

Anathema-Judgement
Just above Anekdoten/porcupine
 
We really have similar tastes i've noticed. Anathema is soooo close.
Yes i think we do, and if i was in the intrumental mood, i might have mentioned John Mclaughlin myself.
 
All in all a fantastic year, a lot of great albums didnt even make the finals.
 


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Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: July 16 2013 at 02:22
Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Poor ozric only getting one vote. What a great Eclectic blend of prog genres waterfall cities is.

That sole vote came from me, my friend lol!

As I mentioned to John when I voted for it, I love at least 8 of the albums on this list! I mean, REALLY love lol! But in the end, I lazily voted for the one of them that I play the most.

Apart from that, the opening two tracks `Coily' and `Xingu' are the cats pajamas!


Posted By: antonyus
Date Posted: July 16 2013 at 03:26
Camel - Rajaz (fantastic album bytheway)


Posted By: jude111
Date Posted: July 16 2013 at 18:18

Sigur Ros's masterpiece - nothing else even comes close, for me.


Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: July 17 2013 at 18:15
Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Poor ozric only getting one vote. What a great Eclectic blend of prog genres waterfall cities is.

That sole vote came from me, my friend lol!

As I mentioned to John when I voted for it, I love at least 8 of the albums on this list! I mean, REALLY love lol! But in the end, I lazily voted for the one of them that I play the most.

Apart from that, the opening two tracks `Coily' and `Xingu' are the cats pajamas!


Ah it was you!? Awe that's awesome buddy. You've got great taste. Keep up the good work, Cats Pajamas. ;)

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Posted By: jacek1969
Date Posted: July 18 2013 at 00:41
Camel - Rajaz

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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: July 18 2013 at 22:27
Originally posted by tamijo tamijo wrote:

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by tamijo tamijo wrote:

Anathema-Judgement Just above Anekdoten/porcupine

 

We really have similar tastes i've noticed. Anathema is soooo close.

Yes i think we do, and if i was in the intrumental mood, i might have mentioned John Mclaughlin myself.
 

All in all a fantastic year, a lot of great albums didnt even make the finals.

 


Yeah. Like Nine Inch Nails: The Fragile Halo 14 album. That is a goody!


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