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  1. Never listened to a lot of OT; I'd heard them a...

    Never listened to a lot of OT; I'd heard them a couple of times over the years and I remember thinking their sound had a lot of techno/EDM, which is a realm of music I have trouble appreciating. Just...
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    Hm having sat with the box set for a couple of...

    Hm having sat with the box set for a couple of weeks I'd probably retract what I said earlier about the late albums not clicking (especially counterparts/echo/vapor/snakes). The songs still register...
  3. From the framing of the question I assumed it...

    From the framing of the question I assumed it meant prog mixed with post-rock? And there's always been some overlap there; I usually think of post-rock as prog for the Pitchfork crowd who don't want...
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    I agree! It seems like each of the prog albums...

    I agree! It seems like each of the prog albums gets a smidge more lush and ornate and while I do like that I'd also be interested in seeing another big departure from them. Either a sustained album...
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    I hadn't heard of them until now -- really tasty...

    I hadn't heard of them until now -- really tasty stuff, glad for the tip.
  6. Based on precedent I'd be much more surprised if...

    Based on precedent I'd be much more surprised if there weren't a live CD/DVD. I loved the tour but I would probably listen to it a total of once (though I'm sure I'll still buy it for completionism's...
  7. Wasn't there an article that said he wrote a...

    Wasn't there an article that said he wrote a hundred songs for Up? Or that he had a hundred and some songs compiled for a new album that are just sitting in the can? I've always hoped they would leak...
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    Always happy to be reminded how much I love...

    Always happy to be reminded how much I love B.O.C. and as everyone has said, this album is one of their finest. I know it's not usually filed under prog rock (I think there may even have been a...
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    The great prog bands were all either broken up or...

    The great prog bands were all either broken up or far from their glory days when I came of concert-going age, and for various financial and situational reasons I couldn't really go to concerts with...
  10. Man he's wasted no time getting lots of content...

    Man he's wasted no time getting lots of content up. I'll have to check this out.

    I feel like "I'm curating my legacy" isn't a thing you should say about yourself with a straight face though, even...
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    Sweet! I'll definitely check this out.

    Sweet! I'll definitely check this out.
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    Yeah just sounds like any okayish young alt-rock...

    Yeah just sounds like any okayish young alt-rock band. Like something you'd hear in the preview for a mid-budget thriller.
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    I had that same feeling for a long time. I bought...

    I had that same feeling for a long time. I bought 2112 when I was seventeen, heard the vocals and took it back to the store the next day. Bought Permanent Waves & Moving Pictures a few years later...
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    Love the piano and organ there, it adds some mood...

    Love the piano and organ there, it adds some mood and texture that benefits the song quite nicely.
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    I love the song Solitary Mind Games from that...

    I love the song Solitary Mind Games from that album -- not sure what it is, something about the mood, the melody, and the vocal (is that Hugh?) It gets under my skin in a way that none of the other...
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    Meaning 25 Years On? I've always thought of it as...

    Meaning 25 Years On? I've always thought of it as the secretish 4th Calvert Hawkwind album and great on that account. Quality-wise somewhere a little above Astounding Sounds and a bit below Quark &...
  17. When I got into Canterbury about fifteen years...

    When I got into Canterbury about fifteen years ago I got really into the obvious starters -- Caravan, Soft Machine, Ayers -- but hit a bit of a wall with Hatfield. The lightness of tone (beyond the...
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    Thanks for the tip -- signed up for the...

    Thanks for the tip -- signed up for the newsletter.
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    My experience has also been that if you're ever...

    My experience has also been that if you're ever going to develop a taste, or at least a tolerance, for abrasive metal vocals, the classic Opeth (esp. Blackwater Park and Still Life) is the best way...
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    YouTube has been trying super hard to get me to...

    YouTube has been trying super hard to get me to watch videos about this thing. I guess I'm into prog and retro video games so I get why the algorithm would feel like this had to be a slam dunk.
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    I'd already heard the Soundcloud version but the...

    I'd already heard the Soundcloud version but the video is a nice complement; thanks for sharing!
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    :lol Wonderful documentary, rael74! I really...

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    Wonderful documentary, rael74! I really appreciate what you've done with the isolated tracks; it gives a little bit of extra sonic perspective layered over the narrative perspective, if that...
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    Completely agree (although I love all their...

    Completely agree (although I love all their stuff). I'd heard the name for years and in 2008ish happened to see a battered vinyl copy of Moonmadness at a flea market, and it was one of those things...
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    I'll pay special attention to those tracks --...

    I'll pay special attention to those tracks -- thanks for the list. The last few albums are so long and there's not much stylistic variation; it might be helpful to have a few highlights to start with.
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    Glad it's of interest; I love paying attention to...

    Glad it's of interest; I love paying attention to the little details that make a song work. Happy new year to you as well! (a few days late now I suppose)
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    I'd never listened to this band before but adored...

    I'd never listened to this band before but adored the samples I heard and just placed an order for a hard copy. Looking forward to more time to digest it.
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    Until recently I'd never heard anything later...

    Until recently I'd never heard anything later than Signals, and about six weeks ago I bought the "studio albums 89-07" box set (Presto/Bones/Counterparts/Test/Vapor/Snakes). I'd heard a lot of people...
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    This band and album have never been on my radar...

    This band and album have never been on my radar but listening to the embedded song, it's quite great. I'd echo the people who've pointed to the fantastic bass playing; really thick tone and...
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    I knew boots of this show existed but had never...

    I knew boots of this show existed but had never found a decent quality one before. Would have been interesting if Pete had done Turn It On Again but oh well.
  30. I've always quite liked the bonus track Heroes No...

    I've always quite liked the bonus track Heroes No More, which was on the mp3 version of this album that I downloaded illegally in grad school but not on the remastered edition I bought, and as I...
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    I'd never heard Wise After the Event or Sides...

    I'd never heard Wise After the Event or Sides before I bought the boxes, so I can't speak to the quality of the remasters compared to other versions, but the underlying albums are great -- Wise in...
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    I've had Cured on CD for ten years and, looking...

    I've had Cured on CD for ten years and, looking at the track list, can't hear any of the songs in my head.

    I found the interview quite interesting though, might be the thing that finally gets me...
  33. I've never heard Before a Word is Said and based...

    I've never heard Before a Word is Said and based on what's been written here I'm quite keen to check it out!
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    Awesome song! Really thoughtful and meaningful...

    Awesome song! Really thoughtful and meaningful lyrics, although it took me a minute to realize there wasn't one more word in the title. I love the big lush guitar sound, and the electric melody on...
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    I didn't listen to this album until long after...

    I didn't listen to this album until long after I'd heard all the other classic Tull (like ten years after). I'm not sure now why but it was fantastic to have some untapped classic prog. Same thing...
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    I've been avoiding reading too much about this...

    I've been avoiding reading too much about this because I absolutely cannot afford this set and I didn't want to expose myself to anything that would make me want to buy it. Loved your article though,...
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    I don't know if Raindances is my favorite of...

    I don't know if Raindances is my favorite of theirs, but it does achieve a particular kind of mellow relaxing mood that nothing else in their catalog does, and I love it in a different way than the...
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    I feel the same way... I think the trick for me...

    I feel the same way... I think the trick for me with Breathless was to avoid treating anything like a skipper and just try to take it all as it is. There are lots of nice little bits of arrangements,...
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    That was a really beautiful performance! The date...

    That was a really beautiful performance! The date I saw of that tour was one where Sting sang it, so it's nice to hear his version. In general I always love hearing the 70s material with his older...
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    And maybe Ray Wilson can help load gear in the...

    And maybe Ray Wilson can help load gear in the truck afterward
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    That's actually a really cool arrangement, and...

    That's actually a really cool arrangement, and very driven by the drumming. After I read this thread initially I went and listened to some of Bozzio's work with Korn, just out of curiosity, and it's...
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    Clivey -- I appreciate how many interesting and...

    Clivey -- I appreciate how many interesting and unexpected turns of phrase are in the lyric, especially "you're making a drive-by shooting at my heart" and the line about "all the stupid shit they...
  43. Thread: Tull Binge

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    Whenever I'm in a conversation about how artists...

    Whenever I'm in a conversation about how artists are often hardest on the pieces of their catalog I love best, Anderson's statements about Benefit are always my go-to example...
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    I keep meaning to pay more attention to natural...

    I keep meaning to pay more attention to natural things, particularly trees and birds... maybe this will finally be the necessary spur.
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    I've been waiting for someone else to say this......

    I've been waiting for someone else to say this... I don't know if I'd call Neal Morse's voice atrocious -- he's quite skilled and expressive -- but the tone of it has always felt too slick '80s...
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    Thanks Bob! I had a listen and just a few random...

    Thanks Bob! I had a listen and just a few random thoughts... Besos Tiernos was one of my favorites, the lush keyboard is nice and I love the synth solo near the end. Teardrops is a wonderful piece; I...
  47. Thread: King Crimson News

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    I wouldn't mind a large box set. I haven't been...

    I wouldn't mind a large box set. I haven't been keeping up with all the live releases from this era -- it seems like a lot of stuff to have on what's already a crowded shelf, and there's so much...
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    I live pretty close to Vashon and I live visiting...

    I live pretty close to Vashon and I live visiting it; wish I'd caught them when they were there. I'll have to keep a closer eye on the gig schedule.
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    Yeah I got his book a couple of years ago and I'm...

    Yeah I got his book a couple of years ago and I'm still getting new things from it I like, and also finding new things elsewhere that I like and then realizing he covered them in his book. I'm...
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    I'll add Unfolded Like a Staircase to the to-hear...

    I'll add Unfolded Like a Staircase to the to-hear list then, thanks for the recommendation. Don't know how often they come to the Seattle area but maybe partial appreciation will be enough.
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    I bought Jeff Wagner's book and loved it! I...

    I bought Jeff Wagner's book and loved it! I didn't know he had a podcast; I'll check it out.

    I'm fond of Tabletop Genesis though of course the focus is quite narrow (Genesis & related) so it may...
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    Looking forward to this; the Beyond the Beginning...

    Looking forward to this; the Beyond the Beginning DVD was one of my favorite bits of music documentary I've encountered, and more info about the history of the band could be quite entertaining. Maybe...
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    Yeah thanks a bunch for posting that! I don't...

    Yeah thanks a bunch for posting that! I don't drum or even know much about drumming technique but there were things there I found quite musically illuminating -- I love the idea of "singing" odd...
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    I hated Whodunnit for about fifteen years and...

    I hated Whodunnit for about fifteen years and then I listened really closely to the end where the repeated “we know” and the “we don’t know” and the “we all know” pile up and break down until they’re...
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    I'd never listened to Discipline and just...

    I'd never listened to Discipline and just listened to Nursery Year. I definitely do appreciate the daring of the concept, and damn, he really does commit to it, doesn't he? The shift in moods halfway...
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    I know the concept of Lamb doesn't resonate for a...

    I know the concept of Lamb doesn't resonate for a lot of people but personally I find that the oddness and dream logic of it have kept me coming back and thinking about it over a long period of time...
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    I'd never heard this song arranged for guitar and...

    I'd never heard this song arranged for guitar and it works really well with that instrument. The harmonies are lovely in a very subtle way and I love the tasteful jazzy little solo that starts around...
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    Oh wow, thanks for posting this! Really...

    Oh wow, thanks for posting this! Really appreciate the kind words and the spotlight here from someone who's clearly a respected voice in the forum.
  59. Yeah that's pretty well-said. It's wonderful that...

    Yeah that's pretty well-said. It's wonderful that the music still gets a skillful and respectful live airing, and I'm glad he can earn a living from it and still also make new stuff, even if the new...
  60. Yeah I feel a little bad that I don't like the...

    Yeah I feel a little bad that I don't like the modern solo stuff more actually... I guess it's irrational to feel guilt for not liking an album but he's been so consistently dedicated and seems so...
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