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« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2019, 04:46:39 PM »

Lately I've really got into Van Der Graaf Generator. Apparently many prog rock fans don't like them, and although I'm no prog rock expert, they do have a different (often darker) atmosphere than pretty much all other bands I know. I'm currently listening to their Godbluff album, which is insanely good. My other favourite by them is The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other, but almost all of their "classic" albums are excellent. Will listen to their post-reunion albums soon, and then Peter Hammill's solo albums as well (there should be real gems there too from what I know).
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« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2019, 05:53:50 PM »

HUGE VDGG fan here - I went on a huge bender for The Least We Can Do lately - I used to think H To He and Pawn Hearts were their finest work but TLWCDIWTEO is so full of amazing songs. Godbluff is great as is Still Life. Peter H solo albums I’m never as into as VDGG.

Currently I’ve been huge into Diagonal - I loved that first S/T LP when it came out of Rise Above - and I’ve been revisiting it a lot lately. Didn’t click with the second album but wanting to give it another shot. And I hear they just released a new LP.

The other newer prog band I picked up a record from was Hällas - I think they’re Danish? Really Uriah Heep esque vibes happening. Maybe a bit too mellow for me all the time but they hit a solid groove on a lot of those tunes.

Saw King Crimson last month on the 50th anniversary tour. What an amazing experience. Tony Levin fuckin’ slaps so hard.
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« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2019, 08:55:28 PM »

Lately I've really got into Van Der Graaf Generator. Apparently many prog rock fans don't like them, and although I'm no prog rock expert, they do have a different (often darker) atmosphere than pretty much all other bands I know. I'm currently listening to their Godbluff album, which is insanely good. My other favourite by them is The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other, but almost all of their "classic" albums are excellent. Will listen to their post-reunion albums soon, and then Peter Hammill's solo albums as well (there should be real gems there too from what I know).

Yeah, the first 4 solo PH albums all rule, I'm told they keep being great even after that.

VDGG are wonderful, that weird Current 93ish rambling English tragic romantic poet thing.  Personally I find it... very rich - as in dense in flavor and activity (prog duh) and you have to pay attention, so yeah mood dependent, but they rule.

Top 5 VDGG tracks:
Killer (H To He Who Am The Only One)
Wondering (World Record)
Refugees (The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other)
Man-Erg (Pawn Hearts)
Diminutions (Pawn Hearts)

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« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2019, 02:24:13 PM »

Lately I've really got into Van Der Graaf Generator. Apparently many prog rock fans don't like them, and although I'm no prog rock expert, they do have a different (often darker) atmosphere than pretty much all other bands I know. I'm currently listening to their Godbluff album, which is insanely good. My other favourite by them is The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other, but almost all of their "classic" albums are excellent. Will listen to their post-reunion albums soon, and then Peter Hammill's solo albums as well (there should be real gems there too from what I know).

I'm seeing them live next year, really looking forward to it. King Crimson a few years ago was phenomenal.
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