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Vote for the Top Prog Album of 2005

Post by StepSeven » Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:22 pm

Hi All,

ProgArchives is running a voting poll for the top prog album of 2005. Cruise on over and cast your vote for our favorite band's latest album, The Inconsolable Secret.

http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum ... 882&FID=42

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Post by Losfer Words » Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:57 pm

Cool.

And other awards!
Glass Hammer has received more that the minimum number (over 500) of nominations from [NAIRA] subscribers to be on the final ballot this summer for these categories:
1. Artist of the Year
2. Best Progressive Rock Artist
3. and the icing on the cake-
the Lifetime Achievement Award !
(for indie artists who have had a significant impact on indie music for more than a decade- hard to believe it's been so long since the first release. )

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Post by theHermit » Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:54 pm

I voted.

I can't believe that 18 people have voted for Francis the Mute by the Mars Volta! That album is insane!
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Post by Bnielsen » Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:48 pm

Uh, anyone else notice that it is "Inconsolable Secret" not "Un"
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Post by FredProgGH » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:01 pm

theHermit wrote:I voted.

I can't believe that 18 people have voted for Francis the Mute by the Mars Volta! That album is insane!
I can't believe Deadwing is leading the pack. I like the album but

A) it isn't prog, and
B) it isn't as good as In Abstentia, which isn't prog
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Post by theHermit » Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:56 am

I was going to post similar thoughts to Fred's about PT this morning. It's a nice record, but it's not prog! Same goes for the new Kate Bush, which I adore, but it ain't prog!
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Post by StepSeven » Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:28 pm

FredProgGH wrote:
theHermit wrote:I voted.

I can't believe that 18 people have voted for Francis the Mute by the Mars Volta! That album is insane!
I can't believe Deadwing is leading the pack. I like the album but

A) it isn't prog, and
B) it isn't as good as In Abstentia, which isn't prog
You're absolutely right, Fred. In Absentia is much better than Deadwing, and those albums are definitely not prog. Then again, neither is Lightbulb Sun or Stupid Dream. For that matter, Steve Wilson's side project, Blackfield, isn't prog either. I wonder why people keep associating Wilson's projects with progressive music. He himself says he hates being classified at prog ... perhaps we should begin listening to him.

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:35 pm

In the paper they called System of a Down "progressive rock", though I think they were just too dull to realize that already was a genre rather than actually trying to fit these crazy Armenian guys inside a category with Yes and Kansas. But then Tool is also considered prog by some websites I've seen, and Tool can be called a lot of things, but prog is not one of them. These are both just like heavy rock, though maybe much weirder than your usual strain of hard rock.

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Post by yyzmoose » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:25 pm

Hmm, can't agree about Porcupine Tree. I definitely think "Deadwing" and "In Asentia" are prog albums. As to which style of prog, I guess they kind of fall into their own category. Not quite heavy enough to be prog-metal, though they are clearly in that direction, with a healthy dose of modern/alternative rock as well. I guess I just don't have as strict a definition of what prog is. the non-musician in me just knows it when I hear it.
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Post by Aswepe » Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:43 pm

I'm not really trying to revive an older thread, but, speaking of Prog - surf over to SoundClick (not to Fred's page) & click away until you get to the Progressive Rock Charts. I'm no expert, but 81.384% of what's being called Prog, Ain't!!!

See for yourself...

http://www.soundclick.com/genres/Charts ... bgenre=140
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Post by yyzmoose » Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:24 pm

Aswepe wrote:I'm not really trying to revive an older thread, but, speaking of Prog - surf over to SoundClick (not to Fred's page) & click away until you get to the Progressive Rock Charts. I'm no expert, but 81.384% of what's being called Prog, Ain't!!!

See for yourself...

http://www.soundclick.com/genres/Charts ... bgenre=140
Who the heck are these bands???
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Post by theHermit » Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:15 pm

I've noticed a lot of prog fans seem to be excited about the Polish band Riverside and while their music is oK, I'm not sure what all the hype is about. I find the vocals to be a bit trying at times, er, strained. The band did pretty well in that poll, though perhaps that's not saying much. 29 votes for Francis the Mute. Meh.
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Post by FredProgGH » Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:36 am

Only four bands broke ten votes and we're one of them. On ProgArchives that's not bad!
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Post by theHermit » Sun Jan 29, 2006 3:24 pm

Seriously! That's good. I still maintain that Porcupine Tree is just good rock music. Even the earlier stuff that I prefer, albums like Sky Moved Sideways, I find the tunes remind me more of psych trends of the late 60's, Atom-era Floyd, etc...
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Post by Octavian » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:32 am

I agree that PT are ace, that they are not prog, and that In Absentia was better than Deadwing.

However....

I think Russia on Ice is prog. If it ain't prog, neither is Comfortably Numb.

And if the Sky Moves Sideways ain't prog then.... well... I don't know what... erm...

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