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I must say for the record that I've been listening to Thick as a Brick a bit lately, and it's really starting to grow on me. It's not like I didn't like it previously, I just thought it was perhaps a bit overblown and I never quite got it.

 

I'm starting to get it. :D

:haz: Thick as a Brick rules! :haz:

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1 - Hemispheres (Rush)

 

2 - Close to the Edge (Yes)

 

3 - Foxtrot - (Genesis)

 

4 - A Farewell to Kings (Rush)

 

5 - Octavarium - (Dream Theater)

 

6 - Animals (Floyd)

 

7 - Fragile (Yes)

 

8 - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (Genesis)

 

9 - Permanent Waves (Rush)

 

10 - Selling England by the Pound (Genesis)

 

I am right and everyone else is wrong... kind of, but not really.

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One album per band:

Yes - Close to the Edge

King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King

Rush - Hemispheres

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Genesis - Foxtrot 

Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick

Kansas - Leftoverture

Camel - Mirage 

Van der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts

Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Texas King said:

One album per band:

 

No.

 

[mostly because it's a list of albums, can't help it if some bands are better and/or have more genre defining releases than others]

 

In no order and with no sense of objectivity, these are my personal faves...

 

Close to the Edge - Yes

2112 - Rush

A Farewell to Kings - Rush

Brain Salad Surgery - ELP  [but I'm slowly warming to Trilogy and the self titled]

Falling Satellites - Frost

Red - King Crimson

THRAK - King Crimson

Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

Animals - Pink Floyd

The Mountain - Haken

 

[despite being a Genesis and Dream Theater fan, neither are really my jam nowadays]

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Yes- Close To The Edge 

Yes- Tales From Topographic Oceans 

Mastodon- Blood Mountain 

Rush- Caress Of Steel 

Rush- A Farewell To Kings 

Rush- Hemispheres 

Dream Theater- Awake 

Blind Guardian- Nightfall In Middle-Earth 

Rhapsody- Power Of The Dragonflame

Nightwish- Endless Forms Most Beautiful

 

All of these bands and albums are on the Progarchives website, so all count! 

 

As you can see, I'm more into proggy metal than traditional prog rock 

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1. Yes-Cose to the Edge

2. Genesis-Foxtrot

3. Genesis-A Trick of the Tail

4. Spock's Beard-The Kindness of Strangers

5. Kansas-Leftoverture

6. Pink Floyd-Animals

7. Flower Kings- Space Revolver

8.  Pink Floyd-Meddle

9.  Dream Theater-Scenes from a Memory

10. Jethro Tull-Thick As A Brick

 

this was in no order, BTW.

Mick

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2 hours ago, bluefox4000 said:

1. Yes-Cose to the Edge

2. Genesis-Foxtrot

3. Genesis-A Trick of the Tail

4. Spock's Beard-The Kindness of Strangers

5. Kansas-Leftoverture

6. Pink Floyd-Animals

7. Flower Kings- Space Revolver

8.  Pink Floyd-Meddle

9.  Dream Theater-Scenes from a Memory

10. Jethro Tull-Thick As A Brick

 

this was in no order, BTW.

Mick

How did I forget Kansas?

 

Swap out Caress Of Steel, add in either Leftoverture, the debut or POKR.

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9 minutes ago, Segue Myles said:

How did I forget Kansas?

 

Swap out Caress Of Steel, add in either Leftoverture, the debut or POKR.

 

 

your list and mine are vastly on other sides of the prog-sphere.

 

You:Ever the metal tinged loyalist.

 

Me: Hard bound prog traditional-lest. and my list really says how far Rush is in my past at this point too.

 

lol.

 

Mick

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Genesis - Selling England by the pound
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
Camel - Mirage
Yes - Close to the Edge
Mike Oldfield - Crises
Rush - Hemispheres
Dream Theater-Scenes from a Memory
The Grand Wazoo, by Frank Zappa
Opeth - Heritage
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing

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26 minutes ago, bluefox4000 said:

 

 

your list and mine are vastly on other sides of the prog-sphere.

 

You:Ever the metal tinged loyalist.

 

Me: Hard bound prog traditional-lest. and my list really says how far Rush is in my past at this point too.

 

lol.

 

Mick

I've never really been as into classic prog as many here. I came to Rush via their influence on metal bands I love.

 

And I prefer AOR to prog.

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Man.... this will take me hours, lol.

 

 

But I'm gonna try it.

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Just now, Entre_Perpetuo said:

Man.... this will take me hours, lol.

 

 

But I'm gonna try it.

 

i'm actually intrested in yours.

 

i know the feeling.  mine actually took.......like overnight, lol

 

i started going through my library last night.

 

Mick

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1 minute ago, bluefox4000 said:

 

i'm actually intrested in yours.

 

i know the feeling.  mine actually took.......like overnight, lol

 

i started going through my library last night.

 

Mick

That will literally be me when I get the chance. Pretty busy these days, but I'm always interested in endlessly reanalyzing what I like and what I prefer to other things.

 

I will bet I wind up skewing in favor of bands in my top 5 of all time (or those that feel like they're in my top ten though I don't formally have one). Queen, Rush, Muse, Genesis I'm almost sure will all be there.

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I really need 20 albums to be what I would think is an accurate representation of the important albums to me.  Several missing from my list that appear on other lists would be 12, 15, 16, 18, etc on mine.

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