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    These two statements

    These two statements
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    I wonder if this was released by Radiohead,...

    I wonder if this was released by Radiohead, wouldn't it be hailed now as one of the greatest rock albums of all time?

    I don't even wonder to tell the truth. The sheep always follow whatever the...
  3. Has this been mentioned? Very interesting...

    Has this been mentioned? Very interesting experimental jazz duo Nudo https://nudoduo.bandcamp.com/releases
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    ^ Dead Babies is another fine example of...

    ^ Dead Babies is another fine example of far-ahead-of-its-time creativity. The bass upfront playing the melody and the out-of-tune guitar predates post-punk style some 5 years. Alice Cooper was...
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    Another of your Muppet heroes Richard? :p

    Another of your Muppet heroes Richard? :p
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    I feel a bit silly that I hadn't listened to this...

    I feel a bit silly that I hadn't listened to this earlier. Second Smile is soooo cool. It's amazing when you hit upon a band that has completely its own sound.

    I would never guess they're German...
  7. A Light Sleeper - excellent avant/chamber rock from US

    Another great 2019 release, which seems to get unnoticed (but this will change after my titanic efforts to enlighten the world with quality music). Viola, Cello and Clarinet/Saxes along with drums...
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    According to Alice Cooper, Halo of Flies was an...

    According to Alice Cooper, Halo of Flies was an attempt to pull off music like King Crimson. The outcome is a classic of intelligent and agressive rock music, possibly my favorite Alice Cooper track.
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    Yes. Those 4. People try to throw in the canon...

    Yes. Those 4. People try to throw in the canon the first 2 but I was never convinced.

    Despite the fact that Alice cashed in commercially big way, I think he's pretty underrated as an artist of the...
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    Yes. Compared to the incredible Japan output of...

    Yes. Compared to the incredible Japan output of the previous two decades, this is just a good record. One misses the creativity of bands like Tipographica or Il Berlione.

    But it's 2019. Even stuff...
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    I didn't look at any FB photo. Some FSE talking...

    I didn't look at any FB photo. Some FSE talking got me really nervous here.

    I will keep the hate. I paid something like 60$ - including ridiculous custom - for the record. And I am not in any way...
  12. A couple of tracks are really good. Overall a...

    A couple of tracks are really good. Overall a good record.
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    Aujourd'hui c'est le jour que nous allons mourir....

    Aujourd'hui c'est le jour que nous allons mourir. Et je te dis : merci.

    I haven't yet listened to Zess and kept my eyes completely dry.
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    People are unable to break for a second their...

    People are unable to break for a second their progressive autism, and respond to a simple question: the guy gives a list of basic, essential prog- rock and asks for essential gems that he might be...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    If the unusual sauce is Nils, I hate you all!

    If the unusual sauce is Nils, I hate you all!
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    Yes. Also its place in the record, after all the...

    Yes. Also its place in the record, after all the dramatic intensity of Autumn Wind Is A Pirate.
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    Wtf? This song rules.

    Wtf? This song rules.
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    There are common features, like the teenagers...

    There are common features, like the teenagers trying to solve the mystery, or the 80's nostalgia. I too like Madonna, but Wagner is necessarily better :p
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    Van der Graaf Generator. Try Pawn Hearts.This is...

    Van der Graaf Generator. Try Pawn Hearts.This is a core item, like in Top-10 prog of all time.
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    Dark is in all aspects ten times better. The...

    Dark is in all aspects ten times better. The comparison is valid but unfair for Stranger Things: it's like comparing Madonna to Richard Wagner.
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    :up

    :up
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    I completely understand, but you've already got...

    I completely understand, but you've already got that. It's clearly a different approach. I believe it is a very moving approach. If one wipes out expectations and listens to this with a clear mind,...
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    The band is low, only in comparison with previous...

    The band is low, only in comparison with previous versions. It is not objectively low. People have trouble accepting this for what it is: the studio version of a great - one of the greatest actually...
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    Peter Hammill.

    Peter Hammill.
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    No problem at all, but being so blatantly retro...

    No problem at all, but being so blatantly retro sets the bar lower for me. I am a fan of this record, and I even introduced it here in the Japanese thread, but I prefer bands that create their own...
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    or, more likely, identical to.

    or, more likely, identical to.
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    The weason why I wank is because my wife isn't...

    The weason why I wank is because my wife isn't giving me any.
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    As we discussed with the authority of mr...

    As we discussed with the authority of mr Spacefreak, lots of promise but also some serious copy paste fron Soft Machine and Zappa. The last 2 tracks yield the more original take on things. Very...
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    Prog is a disease, no doubt about it. I...

    Prog is a disease, no doubt about it.



    I re-read the whole thread, and this is just a hilarious response. Cheers Masco!
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    Actually Rush produced their best music when they...

    Actually Rush produced their best music when they didn't really understand what they were doing. Caress of Steel for instance. Or Hemispheres. Both albums have been heavily reproached by the band,...
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    It's funny, but I did not find it such a...

    It's funny, but I did not find it such a demanding affair, and it grabbed me instantly. It's overall production-aesthetic has a pleasant, light 60's feeling and there are many hooks to grab on. Its...
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    I'll do the best I can

    I'll do the best I can
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    Very good list. Nowadays my top-10 would include...

    Very good list. Nowadays my top-10 would include the Necromancer. Good to see Subdivisions in there.
  35. You mean the one that is right next to the Isle...

    You mean the one that is right next to the Isle of Bann?
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    Hey, you hungry avant-proggers, always ready to...

    Hey, you hungry avant-proggers, always ready to devour immense quantities of weird music: do not miss on the new Sebkha-Chott album. I won't bother to describe it, it is futile. Lunacy upon lunacy,...
  37. Of course it should! But the problem is from...

    Of course it should! But the problem is from where? Will it come from the depths of Bohemia? Carpathian Mountains? The Mediterranean Sea (just specifically the Mediterranean Sea)? Doncaster? Clapham?
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    Our little Greek committee during drinks on...

    Our little Greek committee during drinks on Tuesday night decided that Live in London is probably the best DP live record - and way better than Made In Europe.
  39. Yes, they were live, kept bass and drums...

    Yes, they were live, kept bass and drums entirely, then worked overdubs on guitars and keys.
  40. Looking for some tasty symphonic prog from Norway? Swifan Eohl & the Mudra Choir

    Another pleasant surprise from the North, the debut album of Swifan Eohl @ the Mudra Choir called The Key and released January 2019. This is mainly symphonic prog, with a proto-prog aroma, informed...
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    My first impression on the album, posted on Cheer...

    My first impression on the album, posted on Cheer Accident's Facebook page:

    "The album is horrible, a complete sell-out, designed with the single purpose of conquering the American charts. No...
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    ^ Fkn Thymme...I didn't know he was left handed....

    ^ Fkn Thymme...I didn't know he was left handed. Although even this is a guess - at the beginning he plays the same line but hits the snare once with the left, then with the right.

    Customs stopped...
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    It's a silly concept of course, I mean you can...

    It's a silly concept of course, I mean you can give your best choices or worst choices, but how do you rank them all? Do you rate them with decimals, and then put them in order? Do you have the songs...
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    Sebkha-Chott have a new album out and it's very...

    Sebkha-Chott have a new album out and it's very good. They give it for free on Bandcamp, but be good people and throw in some bucks for this great band. ...
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    Sticky: And Zappa - Uncle meat era

    And Zappa - Uncle meat era
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    Sometimes it's way retro, there are a couple of...

    Sometimes it's way retro, there are a couple of songs that are like copy-paste from Uncle Meat or Softs Third. At the end of the alvum things get more original. Great promise!
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    Brilliant experimental jazz/fusion from Guy...

    Brilliant experimental jazz/fusion from Guy Seger's project and many star guests, that deserves great attention https://discusmusic.bandcamp.com/album/reflection-in-a-moebius-ring-mirror-83cd
  48. This is just excellent, I am going to be buying...

    This is just excellent, I am going to be buying soon. The 5 replies are a token of its worth in my opinion. Thanks Phlax!
  49. I think it was less of a warning than a sentence...

    I think it was less of a warning than a sentence announced and executed
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    I don't know if there is anything to add to...

    I don't know if there is anything to add to established praise...an incredible album, simply incomparable to anything that came before or after it, one of the best progressive records of all time in...
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    I am not a fan of long albums but 32 minutes is...

    I am not a fan of long albums but 32 minutes is short indeed. Anyway, it's a good start...
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    I have made some overspending lately, so I will...

    I have made some overspending lately, so I will hold for the moment. Enjoy.
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    For fans of Canterbury sound and Frank Zappa,...

    For fans of Canterbury sound and Frank Zappa, this new Japanese band delivers https://deloriansbbib.bandcamp.com/album/de-lorians
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    Well, we're bpth correct - not in Europe

    Well, we're bpth correct - not in Europe
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    Is Strange kind of woman in Fireball? I thought...

    Is Strange kind of woman in Fireball? I thought it was a single.
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    Very well put. Maybe they mixed ubercoolness with...

    Very well put. Maybe they mixed ubercoolness with uberpretentiousness at some point.

    To me they're not right up there anymore with Zeppelin and Sabbath. A band like Atomic Rooster sounds more...
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    If it's one or two links at a time, it's ok. But as Calyx pointed out we're talking about 10 YT links in a single post, which is a problem.

    Further on, to post YT links for stuff like the studio...
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    Again we agree! In Rock is also close. But I...

    Again we agree! In Rock is also close.

    But I can't deny that Deep Purple have lost their power on me. I hardly ever play any of their records.
  59. The problem is not the content of his opinions,...

    The problem is not the content of his opinions, but the maelstrom of YouTube links that makes it impossible for users to scroll the thread so they can read what they want. My short-memory notebook...
  60. ok, makes sense. Cheers!

    ok, makes sense. Cheers!
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