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Poll Question: Who had the better three album run?
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    Posted: August 11 2020 at 13:08
Who had the better three album run?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2020 at 13:40
Camel in its glory years (too bad about that 'Glory).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2020 at 13:53
xcellent choices both, but GG for me. 
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One hump or two, it's gotta be Camel for me.  I would only ever vote for Gentle Giant in a moment of Moonmadness. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gentle and Giant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2020 at 14:33
Both great runs, but GG for me on this one.
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Both very good, but GG. 
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GG for me, too.
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Camel, but all of these are some of my favorite albums ever and all albums I rate 5 stars. Camel is just far and away my favorite band ever with Gentle Giant in a comfortable 4th place i'd say behind Opeth and Kansas. Id rank them like this:

1: Moonmadness (My favorite album ever)
2: In A Glass House (another top 5 album for me)
3: The Snow Goose
4: Octopus (This and snow goose are very close)
5: Mirage
6: The Power and the Glory


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I'm not that familiar with a couple of these so I won't be voting.
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I never understood all the fuss about "Mirage"; it is a bit bland to me. Since the other albums are all very good the vote goes to Gentle Giant.


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GENTLE GIANT is giant for MORE than a day!

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I have no problem with Mirage. I think it's one of the great prog albums of the 1970's. The other two are great as well. The first two GG albums are equally great also. The weak one is Power & the Glory, still a good album but not in the same class as Snowgoose or Moonmadness. So It's Camel for me but it's only a marginal difference. 
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Gentle Giant by a light year and couple parsecs. Camel is boring.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2020 at 22:48
For Gentle Giant to have a chance with me in this poll, it would have had to be the first 3 albums.
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Originally posted by BaldFriede BaldFriede wrote:

I never understood all the fuss about "Mirage"; it is a bit bland to me. Since the other albums are all very good the vote goes to Gentle Giant.

Agreed. It had to grow on me. Goose and Moon had me right off the bat. Admittedly, GG's albums took me a bit to warm up to as well. BUT, turns out those three albums are some of my favorite of all time, so I'll have to give it to my multi-instrumentalist heroes. (Octopus is the one I listened to first, and that one and Power were the ones that I kind of liked right off the bat. The rest had to simmer a bit. Power is my favorite of theirs, desert island pick.)
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All these are excellent choices. I gave to all these albums 5 stars. But, I go to Gentle Giant because their albums are more original and advenurous.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2020 at 03:43
GENTLE GIANT all the way.

In A Glass House is a top 3 prog rock album for me.

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Camel easy.
GG is garbage.
Shake & bake.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thief Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2020 at 04:38
7 times out of 10, I'd rather listen to that Camel run. I just don't really like The Power and the Glory nowadays, maybe this too will change...


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thief Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2020 at 04:39
Originally posted by BaldFriede BaldFriede wrote:

I never understood all the fuss about "Mirage"; it is a bit bland to me. Since the other albums are all very good the vote goes to Gentle Giant.


More melodic and "popular" music doesn't rock your boat, I'm surprised indeed LOL


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