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Poll Question: Which is your favourite album?
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    Posted: August 13 2020 at 15:02
My apologies if I left your favourite 1981 prog album out of the poll, but I used all 25 available slots again, and they say that less is more. Wink
 
I don't want to unduly influence the voting, but I'm veering towards the blue end of the spectrum in this poll by quite a long distance. Smile


Edited by Psychedelic Paul - August 13 2020 at 19:42
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote progaardvark Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2020 at 15:16
KC's Discipline is my favorite from this list, followed by Rush, Eloy, Genesis, Camel, ELO, and Nick Mason.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Neu!mann Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2020 at 16:08
King Crimson's Discipline was a truly progressive album for the era, but it's more fun to compute..
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Mirakaze Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2020 at 16:23
I think my favourite in this list is D.S. Al Coda, but I'm pretty sure that one was released in 1982 (it was only recorded in 1981), so instead I'm voting for Discipline, which is certainly a fantastic record in its own right. The Muffins's 185 and Wha-Ha-Ha's Shinu To Ki Wa Betsu deserve a mention too.
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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 16:28
I could vote for any one of seven or eight albums (yes, including Discipline), but I'll vote for Exit.
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1) Nude
2) Moving Pictures
3) Time
4) Sky 3
5) Planets
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote tempest_77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2020 at 17:26
I don't know how I'm the first one to vote for Moving Pictures: I know it's the most famous one, and thus people try not to vote for it, but it's famous for a reason; it's an excellent album.

I wish As Wichita Falls by Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays had been on here, though; that might have taken the cake over Rush.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2020 at 17:40
Sitting Targets, Fictitious Sports, Camera Camera are very underrated gems. Planets, Nude, Exit, and Computer World are excellent. But Discipline is in my top 3 albums of all time, so tough luck for the others.


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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 13 2020 at 19:46
Originally posted by Mirakaze Mirakaze wrote:

I think my favourite in this list is D.S. Al Coda, but I'm pretty sure that one was released in 1982 (it was only recorded in 1981), so instead I'm voting for Discipline, which is certainly a fantastic record in its own right. The Muffins's 185 and Wha-Ha-Ha's Shinu To Ki Wa Betsu deserve a mention too.
You're right. National Health's final album should have been in the 1982 poll, so I've replaced it with The Muffins' album, which just happens to fall into the right alphabetical position in the poll. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2020 at 20:15
Rush~Moving Pictures
Saga~Worlds Apart
KC~Discipline

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Nogbad_The_Bad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2020 at 20:25
King Crimson easily from this selection

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Univers Zero - Ceux Du Dehors
This Heat - Deceit
Dun - Eros

UZ - CDD is my all time favorite album so not making the top 25 from 81 is a bit messed up.
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Rush Moving Pictures
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As good as the KC is it's a bit hard voting against Moving Pictures.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2020 at 21:38
Originally posted by Neu!mann Neu!mann wrote:

King Crimson's Discipline was a truly progressive album for the era, but it's more fun to compute..

well saidBig smile


(have to admit I liked ABACAB a lot----Shocked)


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Have to say 1980 was better year. I vote KC, other really good albums are Rush & Hawkwind (also This Heat from Nogbad´s comment).

Edited by Mortte - August 13 2020 at 22:01
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2020 at 22:33
Hard to vote...I like BOC, Rush, and Crimson equal on those lp's.
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Discipline just over 185 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote judahbenkenobi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2020 at 22:59
I was about to automatically vote for Nude, but I kept scrolling down and found Moving Pictures, and I simply can't avoiding voting for Rush wherever I go. Anyways, Nude is a very close second place
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2020 at 23:12
so many great albums in this list.  I went with "Planets" by Eloy but Tangerine Dream's "Exit" and Blue Oyster Cult's "Fire of Unknown Origin" are close.  The albums by Sky, Renaissance and Camel are also very good and Saga, Moody Blues and Barclay James Harvest are good
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote thief Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2020 at 23:27
I'm actually a King Crimson guy through and through, but I feel it I OWE IT to RUSH to cast a vote here; already snubbed Permanent Waves, but Moving Pictures is simply fantastic, I wouldn't hesitate to give it 5 stars.

So, Moving Pictures > Discipline, today.

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