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Poll Question: Which is your favourite album?
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18 [26.87%]
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Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

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
Okay, will do. I have a high frequency of Mike Oldfield albums to listen to first though. Wink
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I much prefer Eloy to Nektar, and Colours is a wonderful album
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2020 at 07:12
It came down to a toss-up between Permanent Waves and PG (sorry Kate). I went for PG in the end.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2020 at 07:20
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

It came down to a toss-up between Permanent Waves and PG (sorry Kate). I went for PG in the end.
Kate Bush would be doing really well in these 1980's polls if there weren't so many other artists to choose from. Smile 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2020 at 07:23
Originally posted by Earl of Mar Earl of Mar wrote:

Rush, by a mile.
 
Rush have permanently waved goodbye to all of the other contenders in this poll. Smile
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Can't say I'm a huge Rush fan but chose Waves...always liked that one ...not sure why.   ;)
Some other gems on that list....Asia Minor, Beefheart, Bush, Gabriel, etc.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2020 at 09:08
Originally posted by Lewian Lewian wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:


My personal list would be

Eskaton - 4 Visions
Present - Triskaidekaphobie 
Zamla Mammaz Manna - Familjesprickor  
Art Zoyd - Generation Sans Futur

I don't know Present but the other three are awesome. Not quite Never For Ever-like awesome, but still... Tongue 
PS: Good to see some love for Sky!
Agree om those 4, especially for Art Zoyd. In their absence, I give Jon Anderson the first vote. Not a masterpiece, but his best after Olias. It doesn't deserve a 0.
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Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

Still some pretty decent ones in this list, but Rush leaves them far behind.

Yup.....nuff said
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Braka1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2020 at 10:15
Had to be Doc at the Radar Station - just one of my favourite albums - though if I were limiting it more strictly to prog, I'd probably have gone with the crowd on Moving Pictures.

I must say 1980 is a much stronger field than 81, 82 or 83.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote FatherChristmas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2020 at 10:36
True. It was the year of Duke, Drama, Permanent Waves, Zenyatta Mondatta, Making Movies, Tusk, Melt... I could go on. All begun perfectly with Another Brick in the Wall, first number one of the year.

Edited by FatherChristmas - August 14 2020 at 10:37
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Peter Gabriel - 3: Melt
I was thinking about thinking but it really didn't get me very far.
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Eloy +1
Peter Gabriel
Asia Minor
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2020 at 14:16
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

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

Really...well, you're in for a ride. They're probably the best band you've never checked out! I second the recommendation for Colours.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2020 at 14:25
Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

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

Really...well, you're in for a ride. They're probably the best band you've never checked out! I second the recommendation for Colours.


Thanks for the recommendation. There are so many great bands and albums out there still waiting for me to check out for the first time. I'd never even heard of Nektar or Eloy before I first went online in 2010. Smile
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Originally posted by I prophesy disaster I prophesy disaster wrote:

Peter Gabriel - 3: Melt


That was so close for me. Most years it would have won.

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Tangerine Dream's symph/electronic crossover masterpiece but there are a lot of great albums here
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Jaketejas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2020 at 08:35
So many great choices here.   What creative and imaginative song writing! I feel like a kid in a candy store. Wish we had these kinds of choices in 2020. Four of my favorite albums are listed.
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Originally posted by Jaketejas Jaketejas wrote:

So many great choices here.   What creative and imaginative song writing! I feel like a kid in a candy store. Wish we had these kinds of choices in 2020. Four of my favorite albums are listed.
 
I might struggle to fill 25 slots in any single year from 1990 onwards. Smile
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I don't know about that. There's always Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Dream Theatre, the Mars Volta, Thank You Scientist, Steven Wilson, Spock's Beard, Big Big Train, etc. There have been quite a lot of prog bands buzzing about since 1990, as I discovered in my Modern prog thread a while ago.
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Originally posted by FatherChristmas FatherChristmas wrote:

I don't know about that. There's always Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Dream Theatre, the Mars Volta, Thank You Scientist, Steven Wilson, Spock's Beard, Big Big Train, etc. There have been quite a lot of prog bands buzzing about since 1990, as I discovered in my Modern prog thread a while ago.
 
The only problem is, the only two artists I'm familiar with out of those you mentioned are Dream Theater and Porcupine Tree. Smile
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