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Poll Question: Which is your favourite album?
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by GolfBoi GolfBoi wrote:

It's almost startling how one-sided the poll is. I'd expect PG3/Melt to be a far more popular pick. Going to go with Tangram myself; one of Tangerine Dream's gems in my book. 
 
There's a lot of Rush fans here. Wink
Sadly, there is not.  There are far more Rush haters on PA than fans.  
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Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by GolfBoi GolfBoi wrote:

It's almost startling how one-sided the poll is. I'd expect PG3/Melt to be a far more popular pick. Going to go with Tangram myself; one of Tangerine Dream's gems in my book. 
 
There's a lot of Rush fans here. Wink
Sadly, there is not.  There are far more Rush haters on PA than fans.  
 
I've never come across any Rush haters here. I thought Rush fans here were only slightly behind Yes, Genesis, King Crimson & Pink Floyd fans. Smile
 
The Rush fans have certainly come out in force in this poll. I expect Rush will win the upcoming 1981 poll too. Smile


Edited by Psychedelic Paul - August 13 2020 at 14:25
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Well, you know where my vote is going in 1981.  LOL
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Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Well, you know where my vote is going in 1981.  LOL
 
There's no rush. The 1981 prog poll is coming right up, with moving pictures too! Smile
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Genesis, followed by Yes, Rush, Peter Gabriel, Eloy, and Hawkwind.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2020 at 16:24
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Actually, SBB is kind of big for a non-UK band. Wink
 
I doubt if SBB are well-known outside the progosphere and I've no idea what the initials stand for.

But this poll is for the progosphere! LOL

SBB = "Search, Break, Build" ~ which describes their approach to music-making.
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I really wanted to vote for either Drama, since it's not getting a lot of love, or even Duke, but Permanent Waves is without question the superior album.
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Duke, then Hackett, Yes and Rush
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I chose Asia Minor, but Eloy, Steve Hackett, Mike Oldfield, Sky and Alan Parsons are all great.
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Actually a pretty strong year, given how prog (and rock in general) fell out of favor in late 70s.
So we have, obviously, a straight up great album by Rush, Permanent Waves.
But also a bunch of other interesting, 3 star (or even borderline 4) records: Hammill, Hackett, Bruford, Bush and Gabriel for soloists, Yes and Genesis had Drama and Duke, Jethro Tull's A was underrated somewhat...

I pick QE2 though, I think nobody has voted for it yet, but it's really solid, at times magnificent album. I wish it had a more exciting cover, it'd have at least 0.2 higher rating on the internet Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Awesoreno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2020 at 00:24
Too many I haven't heard (YET) to decide, but also too many good ones to decide anyway. Also, doesn't SBB also stand for Silesian Blues Band? They are also listed third on the 1980 rankings list. Makes the list less Anglo-American-centric (despite the Canadians' lead).
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Originally posted by Awesoreno Awesoreno wrote:

Too many I haven't heard (YET) to decide, but also too many good ones to decide anyway. Also, doesn't SBB also stand for Silesian Blues Band? They are also listed third on the 1980 rankings list. Makes the list less Anglo-American-centric (despite the Canadians' lead).

It is. Although later on they settled on "Szukaj, Burz, Buduj" "Search, Break, Build"
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Drama.

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Originally posted by Frenetic Zetetic Frenetic Zetetic wrote:

Drama.
 
Drama is currently in third place with four votes. I wonder if the album would have done any better if I'd placed it at the top of the poll instead. Smile
 
Although on second thoughts, being at the top of the poll doesn't seem to have done Jon Anderson any good. Tongue


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I can't choose between Eloy and Tangerine Dream Confused
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Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

I can't choose between Eloy and Tangerine Dream Confused
I'd choose Tangerine Dream, but only because I haven't heard any albums by Eloy. Smile
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^ What are you waiting for then? Wink "Colours" is the album I've been returning to more often, despite not being one of the most Prog. Every song is fantastic and I love the production. In fact, I mixed drums for the first time this year and I used this album as a sonic reference Thumbs Up
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On second thought, I voted for Eloy LOL
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Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

^ What are you waiting for then? Wink "Colours" is the album I've been returning to more often, despite not being one of the most Prog. Every song is fantastic and I love the production. In fact, I mixed drums for the first time this year and I used this album as a sonic reference Thumbs Up
 
Thanks for the tip. I'll make a start on listening to Eloy's albums just as soon as I've finished listening to all of Mike Oldfield's albums. I have a feeling I'm going to like Eloy a lot if they're anything like Nektar. Maybe I'll even get around to writing an Eloy tribute thread, just like I did with Nektar recently. Smile
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If you like Nektar you'll probably like them as well. Make sure you'll listen to them with a nice low frequency response, Klaus-Peter Matziol's bass playing is a big part of their sound Thumbs Up
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