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    It’s mainly stadium rock.

    It’s mainly stadium rock.
  2. Using the band members kids would be a better...

    Using the band members kids would be a better idea ... To be honest, this approach bores me to sleep. In every video, the musicians play leading roles. Me I have made 4 videos. No musicians included...
  3. Thanks. I think it is too much, actually. Also...

    Thanks. I think it is too much, actually. Also strikes me that so many Prog bands are too fond of including themselves in their videos. I mean, why not try and do some real video art instead. And...
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    Time to dump the stadium rock.

    Time to dump the stadium rock.
  5. That ”Alive!” song, is that about enjoying the...

    That ”Alive!” song, is that about enjoying the beauty of life? Only heard it once but remember a few lines about the ”cliffs of Dover”
  6. A track named Make Some Noise needs to make some...

    A track named Make Some Noise needs to make some noise (or be close to quiet ...), IMO.
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    Nostalgic about the rawness, darkness and ”punky”...

    Nostalgic about the rawness, darkness and ”punky” attitude on The Wake. What an album!
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    Interesting list, indeed! I'll just present...

    Interesting list, indeed!

    I'll just present the sublime section here:

    Outside
    Blackstar
    Heathen
  9. Thread: Being Pink Floyd

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    Yes, Poles Apart!

    Yes, Poles Apart!
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    Outfit ”Performance” is all you need. ...

    Outfit ”Performance” is all you need.

    https://open.spotify.com/album/3XLXGXx5BlDvv6joa4R44m?si=U3TWUPAFQACSTy8jEslkGw
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    A great album. I actually think the title track...

    A great album. I actually think the title track is the weakest one. Emerald Lies is brutal!
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    Improvising Heart of Lothian Hotel Hobbies...

    Improvising

    Heart of Lothian
    Hotel Hobbies
    Warm Wet Circles
    Emerald Lies
    Blind Curve

    Neverland
    Happiness is the Road
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    This part would have needed a 2nd take ...

    Ok, so here begins a list of performances (or parts of them) that were not played very well ...

    My first contribution is the intro to "Yours Is No Disgrace". Does not groove at all on the studio...
  14. Thread: Saga

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    It’s not THAT commercial was my comment. What Do...

    It’s not THAT commercial was my comment. What Do I Know, sure. But what makes LtYH more commercial than The Flyer?

    And I cannot see the Simple Minds resemblance anywhere.
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    SW does not move me at all these days.

    SW does not move me at all these days.
  16. Thread: Saga

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    Behaviour is vastly underated. Not that...

    Behaviour is vastly underated. Not that commercial at all. On the contrary it contains lots of interesting arrangements and strong songs. Listen to Your Heart, Take a Chance, Out of the Shadows and...
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    Unique progression in his approach to composing...

    Unique progression in his approach to composing music. I mean, Blemish! True art. The title track of Manafon - the same. Atonal backgrounds but the most beautiful vocal melodies.
  18. It’s on the album, so ... I’m afraid it does. ...

    It’s on the album, so ... I’m afraid it does.

    Wow it’s silly.

    Just play the song, Steve, if you want to.

    That ”intellectual” approach is just so ... meh.
  19. Thread: The Final Cut

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    This!

    This!
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    Chad is #1, btw.

    Chad is #1, btw.
  21. Thread: IQ Ever remix

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    Good thing that the drums have been turned down...

    Good thing that the drums have been turned down in the mix. They were way too loud before.
  22. At least one of the tracks on Thieving Magpie is...

    At least one of the tracks on Thieving Magpie is from this Edinburgh gig.
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    Some are. And others cannot write a decent pop...

    Some are. And others cannot write a decent pop tune, and therefore write prog.
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    Nice. But fixed in studio?

    Nice.

    But fixed in studio?
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    But come on, that piano sound on RoL. What is he...

    But come on, that piano sound on RoL. What is he thinking?
  26. Thread: 90125/Asia

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    Different universes. 90125 is so much better.

    Different universes.

    90125 is so much better.
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    Morning, daydream.

    Morning, daydream.
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    Didn't Steven Wilson write it? It's pop, after...

    Didn't Steven Wilson write it? It's pop, after all.
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    It's his best. Hopefully he will explore this...

    It's his best.

    Hopefully he will explore this style more on the next release.
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    Beautiful album! Not a single weak song on that...

    Beautiful album! Not a single weak song on that one. Great guest efforts - Kenny W and Mel C (not her). A big step up from the debut. Always had a hard time with the title track though.
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    It's Arve H for me. He added magic on David...

    It's Arve H for me. He added magic on David Sylvian and is a friend of a friend of mine. And lives near. What more can you ask for?

    Oh, and I want him to play on my next album.
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    Permanating is an average pop song, at the most....

    Permanating is an average pop song, at the most. That chromatic bass line is just ... the cheapest trick in the pop book ...
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    Between songs banter about guitar brands and...

    Between songs banter about guitar brands and falsetto singing - now that's what I call rock n roll ... ;)
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    I think it's a mess.

    I think it's a mess.
  35. Please add some more info about what you need.

    Please add some more info about what you need.
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    And doesn't he give a speech about the telecaster...

    And doesn't he give a speech about the telecaster as well?
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    What fascinates ne is that he has to motivate his...

    What fascinates ne is that he has to motivate his reason for writing Permanating. All this talk about how amazing good pop music like ABBA is. All of a sudden pop is just as hip as prog. Didn't he...
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    Bullets is amazing. Lost interest in the rest.

    Bullets is amazing.

    Lost interest in the rest.
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    It's because Nick Beggs him to stay.

    It's because Nick Beggs him to stay.
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    Yeah, but Max left him Bacon.

    Yeah, but Max left him Bacon.
  41. Prog clickbait.

    Prog clickbait.
  42. Well that sound is unique for that project,...

    Well that sound is unique for that project, nowhere else does he use distorted vocals and heavy guitars. DS has never been afraid of trying new directions. But maybe Gone to Earth is an album that is...
  43. So how are you celebrating Mr David Sylvian today?

    It's his 60th birthday.

    I am playing Darkest Dreaming, stuff from Nine Horses. Need to add some Blemish, too.

    Finest voice of them all.

    And isn't he progressive in the truest sense of the...
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    I suspected that at first. Now I realise that you...

    I suspected that at first. Now I realise that you are right. I guess lots of background vocals are pre-recorded?
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    Way more life in this version. They should have...

    Way more life in this version. They should have recorded it live instead of studio processed.
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    Not many spacey keyboard sounds on the wall. ...

    Not many spacey keyboard sounds on the wall.

    Every guitar solo on TheFinalCutis absolutely stunning.
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    As far as melody is concerned, there is at least...

    As far as melody is concerned, there is at least as much melody on The Final Cut as there is on Amused to Death.

    "No melody" on Post War Dream? Your Possible Pasts? Gunner's Dream? Fletcher...
  48. The questions remain. Where is Rothery? Is it...

    The questions remain.

    Where is Rothery?
    Is it a drum machine?
    Why not record ot live and add at least a bit of life to it?
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    People keep saying this about On an Island. Kinda...

    People keep saying this about On an Island. Kinda tired of hearing that word ... What does that mean? Tempos too slow? Does he sing too soft? The whole is too mellow? Needs more distorted guitars?
    ...
  50. What is the point of bringing Rothery in when he...

    What is the point of bringing Rothery in when he has to leave his signature sound in the guitar case?

    Yeah, the vocals are nice. But as a whole, this is sooo sterile. Why not just add new vocals...
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    The more "decent" these voices are the more...

    The more "decent" these voices are the more boring they become. The lack of personality is the problem. Waters has that. Never Mind the whining and en pitch. I am not interested in decent voices.
  52. Where is Rothery? Is he the middle solo copying...

    Where is Rothery? Is he the middle solo copying Howe exactly?

    And is it a drum machine I hear?
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    Not really fair to compare the bass and the...

    Not really fair to compare the bass and the guitar here ... And Pratt does not sound like Waters at all.

    It's DK's job, mainly, to copy DG. Don't think the reason they have three guitarists is...
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    [QUOTE=DocProgger;775444] Why is the number of...

    Why is the number of guitarists even interesting?

    And yes, sometimes it is at least close.

    Me, I cannot listen to the post-Waters version of the verses of C Numb.
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    So not the AOR of bands like Boston, Journey and...

    So not the AOR of bands like Boston, Journey and Foreigner?
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    Where is the AOR?

    Where is the AOR?
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    Big fan. Gentlemen Take Polaroids is my...

    Big fan.

    Gentlemen Take Polaroids is my favourite.
  58. Bravo to do bring in Goodrich to try a different...

    Bravo to do bring in Goodrich to try a different kind of sound this time. Not the kind of production an old prog rock fan would enjoy ;) Brave to skip all the expected big guitar solos too. Guess it...
  59. Way better than DGs latest, which has only one or...

    Way better than DGs latest, which has only one or two songs that I go back to. Half of the Waters album is good, but the rest is pretty uninteresting.
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    Steven W put Ed Dowie on his 2017 playlist. And...

    Steven W put Ed Dowie on his 2017 playlist. And there was my favourite album of the year!

    His own To the Bone was a big disappointment though. Overrated.
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