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    Nope. :D But to elaborate a bit: Wilson...

    Nope. :D

    But to elaborate a bit: Wilson doesn't need anyone coming to his rescue, least of all me. He's doing fine it seems. He's got a family, he's seeing some much-deserved success, and he seems...
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    Yep. I have liked Steven’s solo music much...

    Yep.

    I have liked Steven’s solo music much more than the last Porcupine Tree album (The Incident just didn’t do anything for me). But he’s never going to come out with an album of sophistipop like...
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    That's exactly what I thought.

    That's exactly what I thought.
  4. Thread: PROG Magazine

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    Is the play-by-play really necessary?

    Is the play-by-play really necessary?
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    Crime and Quietest Moments are two of my favorite...

    Crime and Quietest Moments are two of my favorite Supertramp albums. My dad really liked them back in the day, and he bought Crime for me on CD about fifteen years ago as a gift because I didn't have...
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    Wow -- somehow I had forgotten that I'd purchased...

    Wow -- somehow I had forgotten that I'd purchased that album, two years ago! I clicked on the link, and saw that Bandcamp said I already owned it. :lol

    So, thank you for reminding me! I'm...
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    Great story! And if you are working with Jimmy...

    Great story! And if you are working with Jimmy Haun, that is pretty darn cool. You have me curious. :)




    I never really thought about it, but now that you mention it... he kinda does. :lol
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    Same here. |)

    Same here. |)
  9. Thread: Albert Marcoeur

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    Oh yeah. :up That track was one of my favorites...

    Oh yeah. :up That track was one of my favorites upon first couple of listens. Quite moody.

    Album a Colorier is probably my favorite of the first three I've listened to so far.
  10. Thread: Albert Marcoeur

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    Well, I haven't found myself disliking any of it....

    Well, I haven't found myself disliking any of it. Even if I haven't grasped it yet, I appreciate the craft that went into this music. Like you said, it scores an 11/10 on creativity. The fact that...
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    Those are fair points, and I understand where...

    Those are fair points, and I understand where you're coming from. Actually I feel pretty much the same about Steve Hackett's recent albums, which is why I haven't picked up the last few. I'm sure...
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    I know. That wasn't what I was talking about. I...

    I know. That wasn't what I was talking about. I thought that was made clear, but evidently not.

    Never mind.
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    Yeah, Tomas is/was such an asset to the overall...

    Yeah, Tomas is/was such an asset to the overall sound -- and that dude can play. Watching him solo on "The Truth Will Set You Free" when I saw them in Pittsburgh was a blast. Of the "big names" from...
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    They've definitely had weak or "filler" tracks on...

    They've definitely had weak or "filler" tracks on their albums. But when there's that much music, a lot of those tracks can be removed and you're still left with an LP's worth of tunes (to paraphrase...
  15. Thread: Albert Marcoeur

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    I haven't forgotten about Marcoeur; just a few...

    I haven't forgotten about Marcoeur; just a few days ago I listened to Armes & cycles all the way through. I've been taking it slow with this music, contrary to my initial plan, in order to let it...
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    I've seen this criticism before (that they all...

    I've seen this criticism before (that they all "sound the same"), but I think it stems from a lack of familiarity. They've made several albums which have a distinct sound, when compared to others...
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    https://thumbs.gfycat.com/PowerfulShadyCygnet-size...

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    No need to be sorry! I'm glad it made your day....

    No need to be sorry! I'm glad it made your day. :D

    This album is not a style of music I typically listen to, but I've been making inroads into more electronic/ambient type stuff and this is one...
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    I don't think that's what "Jealousy" is about. ...

    I don't think that's what "Jealousy" is about.




    It is an odd lyric, for sure. I always took it to mean he was describing someone who was maybe "not all there" mentally, but I could always be...
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    I'm sorry, which song is this? :huh

    I'm sorry, which song is this? :huh
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    ^ City of Angels is one of my faves, for sure. Is...

    ^ City of Angels is one of my faves, for sure. Is it cheesy? Maybe a bit -- but I like cheese! :D But seriously, it doesn't fall into melodrama and the music is tight. What's not to love?

    I don't...
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    How do you define "latest"? Adam & Eve was 16...

    How do you define "latest"? Adam & Eve was 16 years ago now. :lol

    I think that Unfold the Future is their crowning achievement. It's sprawling and ambitious, plus their most fusion-y record to...
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    Well, I'll take a crack at it. In no particular...

    Well, I'll take a crack at it. In no particular order:

    Tame Impala - The Slow Rush
    Dezolve - Frontiers
    Pat Metheny - From This Place
    John Battema (aka Johnny Batts) - Between the Axiom and the...
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    :lol
  25. This is good stuff, my man. Very good. Thank you...

    This is good stuff, my man. Very good. Thank you for sharing. :)
  26. This album is top notch. It's on my list of best...

    This album is top notch. It's on my list of best 2020 releases. :up
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    I guess I don't understand what you meant then. :D

    I guess I don't understand what you meant then. :D
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    Not sure I agree with this. Retropolis and...

    Not sure I agree with this. Retropolis and Stardust We Are both have some pretty complex/proggy stuff on them. I actually think they moved away from "trying" to be proggy on Desolation Rose, as all...
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    I don't think "Invisible Man" is like "Creep"...

    I don't think "Invisible Man" is like "Creep" even lyrically; not even close. It has always seemed to me to be about how technology has allowed people to peer into the lives of others, perhaps...
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    I like it.

    I like it.
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    ^ I loved that Sound of Contact album so much....

    ^ I loved that Sound of Contact album so much. Hard to believe it's from 7 years ago now... It was a very cool "next generation" Genesis kind of idea (like you said, in more ways than one) and I...
  32. Thread: Todd Rundgren

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    Today I was scrolling through Todd's discography...

    Today I was scrolling through Todd's discography on Spotify, looking for live albums to listen to, and saw that Liars Live (the audio) was on there. What?! :O To my knowledge, that had only ever been...
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    I was kidding around too. It's all good, brother....

    I was kidding around too. It's all good, brother. :)
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    Sacrilege. Glad you like the CD though. :lol

    Sacrilege.

    Glad you like the CD though. :lol
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    Groundbreaking? I don't think so. But those...

    Groundbreaking? I don't think so.

    But those first two or three Asia albums were pretty solid, IMO. I haven't really heard any more, except for some of their recent ones (like Omega, which was not...
  36. Actually, I quite liked Franz di Cioccio's...

    Actually, I quite liked Franz di Cioccio's singing on the material that followed. "Chi ha paura della notte?" is one of my favorite PFM songs.
  37. Argh! I completely forgot to check out The...

    Argh! I completely forgot to check out The Gardens of Beastley Manor... :oops

    I love Lawn Ornaments, Arx Pilosa, and l'Isola dei Lupi. It makes me happy to hear you're still making music. :)
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    Got this album somewhat recently as one of the...

    Got this album somewhat recently as one of the Cuneiform weekend sales on Bandcamp, since I was late to the Plague train. I haven't listened to it enough yet to really contribute anything to the...
  39. Totally feel the same way. I just listened to it...

    Totally feel the same way. I just listened to it a few days ago and those songs still get to me.

    Jet Lag is the one I've probably listened to the least, but I recall liking it. I'm going to dust...
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    ^ Was sorting through my CD collection and came...

    ^ Was sorting through my CD collection and came across this one again for the first time in a while. I’m going to give it a spin. :up
  41. Thread: Wobbler

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    Cannot wait for this LP. Glad to hear that you’re...

    Cannot wait for this LP. Glad to hear that you’re enjoying it, Bill. :up
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    Indeed. Very sorry to hear this. :(

    Indeed. Very sorry to hear this. :(
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    It's a good one. :up

    It's a good one. :up
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    Hey, you leave my boy alone! ;) I loved those...

    Hey, you leave my boy alone! ;)

    I loved those first three Pirates movies, particularly how they did not follow the typical Hollywood 3-act structure in their storytelling. Goofy as they are, they...
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    Yeah, I love his singing on that one.

    Yeah, I love his singing on that one.
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    My copy just arrived! On creamy white vinyl, no...

    My copy just arrived! On creamy white vinyl, no less. :D
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    I like most of The Rainmaker too. Last Minute on...

    I like most of The Rainmaker too. Last Minute on Earth, Road to Sanctuary, City of Angels, and Serious Dreamers -- those are all fantastic songs, IMO.

    World Without A Heart is a lovely tune also.
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    Dang... I'm still catching up on the 2020...

    Dang... I'm still catching up on the 2020 releases I've acquired but not gotten around to actually hearing yet.
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    "One More Year" - Tame Impala

    "One More Year" - Tame Impala
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    Indeed, I've not heard this one yet. Guess I need...

    Indeed, I've not heard this one yet. Guess I need to fix that. :D
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    Since TFK have been in many ways the "new Yes"...

    Since TFK have been in many ways the "new Yes" (in my humble opinion) for several years, I think it's awesome that they got Roger Dean for this album art. Absolutely no complaints from me at all.
    ...
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    I feel the same way. He still had lots to offer I...

    I feel the same way. He still had lots to offer I think, and with how he utilized music and recording technology, like you said it would not have been boring. Such a shame to have lost him so soon.
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    Agreed. There's some great stuff on there!

    Agreed. There's some great stuff on there!
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    Nice! I don't have We're Only In It For the Money...

    Nice! I don't have We're Only In It For the Money or Shiek Yerbouti, but I've got those others and I like them too. Good choices, IMO. :up

    Hot Rats, Grand Wazoo, and One Size Fits All are...
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    Yeah, I do like "Night School", but the other...

    Yeah, I do like "Night School", but the other songs use sounds that I just don't really enjoy. I'm with ya.

    Still an impressive piece of composition and work. He was pretty amazing with the...
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    Dude! Fifteen Zappa albums already? That's...

    Dude! Fifteen Zappa albums already? That's impressive. :ipa

    Which ones are you liking most? Any favorites yet?
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    Totally agree, they are indispensable. I love...

    Totally agree, they are indispensable. I love Grey & Pink, and If I Could Do it All Over Again... so much. The latter in particular has a certain mood that really jives with me for some reason. It's...
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    After spinning the new Homunculus Res several...

    After spinning the new Homunculus Res several times over the last few weeks (what a killer album), and then finally catching up to that Zopp CD, I got the urge to listen to some Caravan tonight. So...
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    Music for music's sake is a perfectly fine reason...

    Music for music's sake is a perfectly fine reason for making something. Plenty of renowned musicians over the centuries have made music simply for the sake of the making it. Creativity for the sake...
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    ^ Thanks for sharing, SRS. I didn't realize that...

    ^ Thanks for sharing, SRS. I didn't realize that Roine had lost his mother to the coronavirus. Very sad. :(

    Hopefully he has found some catharsis in making music during this time.
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