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90125 vs Three of a Perfect Pair

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Poll Question: Which album do you prefer?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote irrelevant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2020 at 20:04
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by irrelevant irrelevant wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

90125 is the clear choice for me, the KC album is shy of 'perfect'.

Yep, the question isn't which one is more prog it's which one do you prefer? I would like to start over since one person on here technically cheated but there doesn't seem to be a way to delete the poll at this point so I'll keep it. However, if 90125 has one more vote or is tied just keep in mind someone on here didn't hear the other one so technically it's a tie if 90125 is up by one. Wink
 
Shall I vote ToaPP to calibrate then? Shocked

Yes but only if you don't actually feel that TOOPP is better than 90125. I know it sounds weird but it would balance things out and we can call it even if you do. ;)

Both are straight up 7/10ers for me.

Went and did it, so there ya go. All is right with the world.

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Or is it? LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2020 at 20:12
Originally posted by irrelevant irrelevant wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by irrelevant irrelevant wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

90125 is the clear choice for me, the KC album is shy of 'perfect'.

Yep, the question isn't which one is more prog it's which one do you prefer? I would like to start over since one person on here technically cheated but there doesn't seem to be a way to delete the poll at this point so I'll keep it. However, if 90125 has one more vote or is tied just keep in mind someone on here didn't hear the other one so technically it's a tie if 90125 is up by one. Wink
 
Shall I vote ToaPP to calibrate then? Shocked

Yes but only if you don't actually feel that TOOPP is better than 90125. I know it sounds weird but it would balance things out and we can call it even if you do. ;)

Both are straight up 7/10ers for me.

Went and did it, so there ya go. All is right with the world.

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Or is it? LOL

I like both albums quite a bit. KC's is more interesting and more prog but it also took me a very long time to warm up to where as 90125 didn't.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote irrelevant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2020 at 20:15
^ Similar situation with me. There was a time Yes would've won this comfortably. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jaketejas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2020 at 20:34
I own both of these albums. Iím a big Adrian Belew fan (especially his solo work). Robert Fripp and Bill Bruford too, the latter who has been in so many of my favorite bands (Yes, UK, and KC, among others). I also absolutely love Frippís stuff with Andy Summers. But, of that rendition of KC, which was a great one, Three of a Perfect Pair is excellent, but not their absolute best. For me, Discipline is the best one. Beat is also a better album.

On the other hand, I love Trevor Rabinís music from this time period, and 90125 is among my top ten favorite albums of all time. He batted that one out of the park. On top of that, his solo album Canít Look Away from around the same time period is super, too. He had this highly imaginative burst of creative energy.

Since we are voting on album, I would have to say that Rabin comes out on top.
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Actually...

...Both on this one.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2020 at 01:34
90125. I like every track, but half of TOAPP bores me.
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90125 - 2.5*
TOAPP - 2*

Two albums which did not survive the "moving to a smaller house and need to get rid of all the c**p in my massive vinyl collection" moment about 15 years ago.
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I prefer King Crimson of these two.
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Both equally
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King Crimson for sure. The songs are more exciting to my ears.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Grumpyprogfan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2020 at 06:49
Yes by far. ToaPP was the weakest of the 80's KC. The band was falling apart when they made this and you can hear it in the lackluster performances. Industry is awful. Sleepless, Man With an Open Heart, Nuages. All not good. Only the first and last track were good.

All tracks on 90125 were good.
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Three is cool prog---90125 is not. It's stadium power pop. 

So KC.
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3 is the least of the primary colors trilogy.
90125 was fresh when it came out, but not as prog as before.
Both slightly disappointing at the time.  90125 a little less.

90125 gets my vote.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote suitkees Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2020 at 08:21
Don't mind what label we stick on either album, I like them both. But to me 90125 is more consistent high quality.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2020 at 09:08
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

Three is cool prog---90125 is not. It's stadium power pop. 

So KC.

Again, the question isn't what album is more prog but which you prefer. It sounds like you prefer it just because it's prog and the other one isn't.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2020 at 09:09
KC
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'Pair makes the other look like a children's album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr prog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2020 at 15:56
Three is crimsons second best album behind Poseidon. Even with smelly Sleepless
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote questionsneverknown Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2020 at 16:08
Three of a Perfect Pair by quite some distance for me.
Between the two, back in the day I loved 3 more than 90210 [Wink], and I think 3 survives the era a bit better as well.

It's funny to me that some focus on Perfect Pair's pop quality given how far out everything from Nuages on is. Honestly it's one of the stranger and more experimental albums of the period. I'd risk saying that you'd have to go to the farther edges of the 80s industrial and Goth scenes to find equivalent experimentation at that time.
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