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    Sticky: The Nabou is really enjoyable.

    The Nabou is really enjoyable.
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    Sticky: The Ossi Maristo certainly does scratch that...

    The Ossi Maristo certainly does scratch that certain itch.
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    Sticky: Pleasant. Not Earth shattering in its brilliance,...

    Pleasant. Not Earth shattering in its brilliance, but comforting prog music. At times in the same universe as Flower Kings, at other times Steve Hackett-ish, but ultimately not bad in my opinion....
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    Sticky: This is so freaking good. At times Zappaesque...

    This is so freaking good. At times Zappaesque and/or fusiony. I'm blown away by how much I love this.

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  5. OK, I changed my mind and want to delete this...

    OK, I changed my mind and want to delete this thread because I just don't want to deal with someone eventually telling me that I impugned their community or something. Apparently, I'm not allowed to...
  6. Question: The Rage Displayed in Some Metal Music

    I am being completely honest here even if it comes out sounding funny. What are they so angry about? I understand being angry, but that sort of screaming is not just that, it's violent rage ready to...
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    This album has grown on me. After multiple times...

    This album has grown on me. After multiple times all the way through, I find the main album (I'm not too keen on the bonus tracks) enjoyable and very listenable all the way through.
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    This is true. I'm frugal.

    This is true. I'm frugal.
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    The cost of living has gone up and that takes...

    The cost of living has gone up and that takes precedence over a show. I don't go to Broadway shows either because they are more than overpriced.
  10. Are the film and the album two separate works? I...

    Are the film and the album two separate works? I mean, does the album have lots of narration or is it just songs?
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    Agreed. It's quite lovely.

    Agreed. It's quite lovely.
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    I come back here and I have no idea what's...

    I come back here and I have no idea what's happening. Something about Canada.
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    Sticky: Sounds like good Neo-Prog. Nice production.

    Sounds like good Neo-Prog. Nice production.
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    Sticky: I don't know much about this band but I like this...

    I don't know much about this band but I like this track - sort of has an 80s vibe to it. I have a feeling, though, that this is not indicative of what the rest of the album will sound like.
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    Listening to this for the first time all the way...

    Listening to this for the first time all the way through and Davison's melody lines remind me more of the way Horn would sing it rather than Anderson. Not sure this makes any sense, but that's the...
  16. Protocol is just otherworldly.

    Protocol is just otherworldly.
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    I've seen this said often and it's not wrong at...

    I've seen this said often and it's not wrong at all. I will say that it's almost as if they went back to the ATTWT model for a transitional album. Bring whatever ideas, maybe not fully finished ones,...
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    The Il Porto Di Venere is really good. Hits all...

    The Il Porto Di Venere is really good. Hits all the right spots for RPI.
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    In that case, I'm hoping they do a PPV of one...

    In that case, I'm hoping they do a PPV of one show during the tour so I can see it.
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    Where's the sadness? In me. It's an emotion.

    Where's the sadness? In me. It's an emotion.
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    People went to see Frank Sinatra when he was...

    People went to see Frank Sinatra when he was already losing his marbles and his voice because it was Frank Sinatra. Personally, the sadness of seeing Phil in that condition - having to be held up by...
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    One of my favorite King Crimson albums. I guess...

    One of my favorite King Crimson albums. I guess my love for Talking Heads played a part in my enjoyment of this album and version of Crimson, but it really felt like a revelation the first time I...
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    Maybe a lack-of-Phil bias. I don't know. To my...

    Maybe a lack-of-Phil bias. I don't know. To my ear, it's a strong song, sung extremely well by Wilson. I would even say that his vocal stand out as the best thing about this song.
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    I'm glad he realizes how good "One Man's Fool" is...

    I'm glad he realizes how good "One Man's Fool" is because it's honestly one I go back to again and again.
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    Sticky: If you have nothing nice to say, don't say...

    If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.

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    At least you have an interesting story to tell....

    At least you have an interesting story to tell. The Restaurant at the Last of the Domino OR So Long and No-Thanks for All the Fish.
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    Sticky: Accept - Apogee (Japan) Pleasant enough...

    Accept - Apogee (Japan)

    Pleasant enough ear-catching sympho. The main issue I have is that they are "borrowing" what sound like melodies lifted right from Flower Kings songs. Several places on...
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    Sticky: The two Malady tracks above are quite nice. I...

    The two Malady tracks above are quite nice. I like the sound. Look forward to the full album.
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    Still no word if any of the shows will be...

    Still no word if any of the shows will be available as a pay-per-view event?
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    I must have totally missed the memo that GH had...

    I must have totally missed the memo that GH had become a prog metal band.
  31. My Highly Superior Version of Steve Hackett's Highly Strung As An E.P.

    When I got to meet Steve a couple of years ago (a thrill), I told him that Highly Strung was one of my favorites because of the suite of songs that's dispersed beginning and then end. I didn't tell...
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    I'd love to listen but only to those songs...

    I'd love to listen but only to those songs without actual voices from 9/11 - I can't listen to that stuff. Are there only one or a few songs featuring that?
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    Sticky: Enjoyed this enough to give it a purchase. The...

    Enjoyed this enough to give it a purchase. The dude worked hard on it and I'm glad to toss him a few bucks.
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    Is there a Surrender of Silence section to this...

    Is there a Surrender of Silence section to this tour or is it just Genesis songs?
  35. This is really offensive. Extremely.

    This is really offensive. Extremely.
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    Mine too whenever I hear a few seconds of it but...

    Mine too whenever I hear a few seconds of it but they aren't positive ones.
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    I rather liked the singer of Southern Empire...

    I rather liked the singer of Southern Empire better.
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    Maybe it's something else and my ear is hearing...

    Maybe it's something else and my ear is hearing it wrong, but is there some sort of weird spittle thing going on with the last word of the song - "chord". I do audio production (mostly voiceovers)...
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    He should have titled it, "Both-Sides, Amirite?"

    He should have titled it, "Both-Sides, Amirite?"
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    I think it's just plain weak. There are some nice...

    I think it's just plain weak. There are some nice Howe-esque moments but they sound like they're dropped into the song after the fact to Yes-ify it. There are stretches early on that sound like music...
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    The best I can say about this is that it exists....

    The best I can say about this is that it exists.


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  42. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    You're the same age as me. Can I ask what you...

    You're the same age as me. Can I ask what you listened to around the time that punk/new-wave/post-punk, etc were coming up. I'm just curious because my musical taste was all over the place like a...
  43. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    And of course just sitting here thinking of the...

    And of course just sitting here thinking of the song "Duke's End", I finally heard the "Turn It On Again" chords.
  44. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    You mean that arpeggiated shimmering thing he's...

    You mean that arpeggiated shimmering thing he's doing at that moment in "Duke's Travels"?
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    I never noticed it. I'll go back and listen to...

    I never noticed it. I'll go back and listen to see if my ear picks up on it now. That's kind of the way I listen to music anyway not having any formal training in composition or even knowing how to...
  46. I gave it one listen and found it enjoyable....

    I gave it one listen and found it enjoyable. There's one track that reminds me a bit of Steely Dan.
  47. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    The "suite" sounds incomplete to begin with. I...

    The "suite" sounds incomplete to begin with. I think it was never presented as one long piece because they never finished it. For example, there is a part of "Duke's Travels" (at the 3:16 mark) that...
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    I think overexposure - especially on radio at the...

    I think overexposure - especially on radio at the time - might have something to do with it. It's a nice enough song but I prefer the live version that has an ending. Also, I've never understood how...
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    Sticky: Listening to the new Leprous album, Aphelion, on...

    Listening to the new Leprous album, Aphelion, on Spotify right now.

    It's enjoyable enough but four songs in it makes me feel tired. It's like I'm listening to variations of the same song at the...
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    I'm not sure whether I agree or disagree with...

    I'm not sure whether I agree or disagree with this - I take it on a case by case basis. I like the little things he adds to "Duchess". I especially like those fast runs he does at the "round, round,...
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    Sticky: Liked the Argos album. Will have to listen a few...

    Liked the Argos album. Will have to listen a few more times to really get into the meat of the songs, but on first listen it was very enjoyable.
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    I'm not sure what the relevance is but I don't...

    I'm not sure what the relevance is but I don't think her voice would lend itself well to their compositions.
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    Oh, I like his bass playing just fine. It's the...

    Oh, I like his bass playing just fine. It's the "yuks" and cartoonish voice that are grating.
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    Which is a problem.

    Which is a problem.
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    For me, Les Claypool is the kind of person who's...

    For me, Les Claypool is the kind of person who's convinced he's funny and refuses to believe when his friends tell him he isn't.
  56. The main problem I've had with post-80s King...

    The main problem I've had with post-80s King Crimson is that to my ear they became a band where everything they did was referential to everything they'd already done - like variations on Red with a...
  57. The Power to Believe is to my ears a fantastic...

    The Power to Believe is to my ears a fantastic album. I thought Construction was lacking something although I can't quite put my finger on it. Power was just great from beginning to end.
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    Sticky: This is superb. Very enjoyable.

    This is superb. Very enjoyable.
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    Sticky: My first exposure to the artist. At times this...

    My first exposure to the artist. At times this reminds me of what a Tony Banks solo album of instrumentals would sound like.

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    Sticky: Just donated and thank you all for keeping this...

    Just donated and thank you all for keeping this place up and running. I find it entertaining and informative.
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