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| ||Yonin Bayashi Ishoku-Sokuhatsu|
Amazing Japanese prog gem. Suggested for fans of Genesis and Camel.
| ||The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania|
Boring, bland, uninteresting, generic tripe. Miles away from the greatness of the first 2 albums.
| ||The Smashing Pumpkins Zeitgeist|
Sometime later, I might give this another chance. Definitely not their most inspired work though.
| ||Agalloch Pale Folklore||4.5|
| ||Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn|
It took time for me to appreciate the genius behind Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Featuring one of prog's first ever epics ("Interstellar Overdrive"), it's hard to believe that this was the same band responsible for Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and Animals. So comparing this to either of those is a tough task.
| ||Pink Floyd Meddle|
Consisting of reasonably tight songwriting, Meddle is one of Floyd's most experimental records. Some might even claim it's their best, however, in my view, "Seamus" impedes that possibility. The one weak point in an otherwise stellar record, it just detracts from the album as a whole. However, this is still a fine accomplishment by Floyd.
| ||Druid Toward the Sun|
Boring, uninteresting album. The similarities to Yes (my least fave of the Big 5) don't help at all.
|OmairSh Well DT was an important band that introduced me to what I think of as "good music", and it's had a significant impact on me. But I can understand why people wouldn't like them, they do tend to feel mechanical at times. |
|OmairSh And I can understand why a band wants to sell out at a certain time, hardcore prog isn't a very lucrative genre, and musicians need to earn enough money to be able to remain professional musicians, and prog just doesn't pay the bills I imagine. It's difficult as a fan to see a great band take a turn musically, but what can you do. And poppy, catchy stuff isn't bad at all when done well. I am pissed at Dream Theater though since they are making good money, and they should be making better music|
|OmairSh Well Queensryche has never really been my jam, but I have tried to give it many chances since it is (ahem, was) one of the major prog metal bands. I guess I haven't taken them seriously enough to get pissed at them "selling out" or whatever. No offense to them, I know you're a fan, but they aren't close to Fates Warning or Dream Theater for me. |
|StallionMang Oh definitely, as great as Lamb is, Selling England is far more consistent and easier to listen to, and unlike Lamb it works just as well as a collection of songs as a full album|