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Yes - Time and a Word (1970)





I own it, but it just sits on the shelf. Hard for me to pick a favorite Yes album, but for me its probably Going For The One.

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It's definitely stranger than Gilmour on even his most experimental day RBB emoticon Plus what I didn't say is that his voice isn't really all that great... he's not a technically good singer at all, but it fits the music so I like it.

I think it's something that you have to either love or hate. Follow the youtube link in my first review (for Rock Bottom) and you will be able to make your mind up pretty easily.



I don't reply to this thread often, but just to let you know than in addition to have me listen much more closely to Mostly Autumn (and made me go to see them live!), you have just made me listen to the full Rock Bottom album ! Not yet sure whether I love or hate it, but I may listen to it again, so I guess it's already something !

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It's definitely stranger than Gilmour on even his most experimental day RBB emoticon Plus what I didn't say is that his voice isn't really all that great... he's not a technically good singer at all, but it fits the music so I like it.

I think it's something that you have to either love or hate. Follow the youtube link in my first review (for Rock Bottom) and you will be able to make your mind up pretty easily.



I don't reply to this thread often, but just to let you know than in addition to have me listen much more closely to Mostly Autumn (and made me go to see them live!), you have just made me listen to the full Rock Bottom album ! Not yet sure whether I love or hate it, but I may listen to it again, so I guess it's already something !




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The Alan Parsons Project - Eve (1979)

1 Lucifer ****
2 You Lie Down with Dogs **
3 I'd Rather Be a Man **
4 You Won't Be There ***
5 Winding Me Up ***
6 Damned if I Do ***
7 Don't Hold Back ***
8 Secret Garden ***
9 If I Could Change Your Mind ****

Album score: 50

As the Alan Parsons Project went on, they slowly became more middle-of-the-road. Some good tracks still crop up on the albums but there's also too much soft rock filler. I don't dislike these later albums, but they're a long way from the epic Prog of Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOyP-0JQrXE



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The Alan Parsons Project - Turn of a Friendly Card (1980)

1 May Be a Price to Pay **
2 Games People Play **
3 Time ***
4 I Don’t Wanna Go Home **
5 The Gold Bug **
6 The Turn of a Friendly Card ***

Album score: 37.5

As I've already said, the later APP albums were a lot less interesting than the early ones. And that's all I have to say about this really.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3q33tcqizU



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The Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky (1981)

1 Sirius ***
2 Eye In The Sky **
3 Children Of The Moon ***
4 Gemini **
5 Silence And I ****
6 You're Gonna Get Your fingers Burned **
7 Psychobabble **
8 Mammagamma **
9 Step By Step **
10 Old And Wise *****

Album score: 42.5

Another fairly average album, but lifted by having one of my all-time favourite songs.

One thing I will say about Alan Parsons is that he never stood still. As you listen to the Project's albums in order, you can appreciate that each one is definitely "of its time", with a style and sound that belongs in the year it was released in. which is a good thing really, it's just that my personal taste was less in step with the music around 1981.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrdbpo7T8n4





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Argent - In Deep (1973)

1 God Gave Rock and Roll to You *****
2 It's Only Money Part 1 ***
3 It's Only Money Part 2 ***
4 Losing Hold ****
5 Be Glad ****
6 Christmas for the Free ***
7 Candles on the River ****
8 Rosie **

Album score: 62.5

Argent straddled the line between prog and pop-rock, and this album shows that as well as anything. Extended jazz-organ solos sit in the middle of lengthy rock arrangements, but share space with simple rockers like Rosie (could have been a Rod Stewart hit) and weird pop things like Christmas for the Free. This isn't their best album, but has one of their best songs, so it still sits pretty high in my chart.

If you've only heard the inferior Kiss cover of this, you owe it to yourself to hear the original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsG5V-o6uxY





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Argent - Nexus (1974)

1 The Coming of Kohoutek ****
2 Once Around the Sun ****
3 Infinite Wanderer ****
4 Love **
5 Music from the Spheres ****
6 Thunder and Lightning ***
7 Keeper of the Flame ***
8 Man for All Reasons ****
9 Gonna Meet My Maker **

Album score: 58.3

This was the last album by the original Argent line-up, and it's unusual for being 50% instrumentals. In fact, it's the instrumentals that are the best thing here, with the songs being rather uninspired (other than A Man for All Reasons, which I really like).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6TrddocIyA




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Marc Atkinson - This is Where We Are (2006)

1 I Believe ***
2 I Won’t Block Out Your Sun **
3 This is Where We Are **
4 Monday Girl ***
5 Where Were You? ***
6 Shadow On The Moon ****
7 Just Another Melody Line ***
8 I Do ****
9 When Dreams Collide **
10 Clockwork Man ****
11 Amber In Your Eyes **
12 She Leaves A Light On ****
13 Whiplash ***
14 Conversation Dries ****

Album score: 53.3

I love Marc voice, I love his melodies, I love his lyrics. What lets this album down is the bland band arrangments. Too many of these songs sound like generic soft rock, or have annoying repetitive beats, or both. Underneath that there are the beautiful melodies, but they just don't come out often enough to make this album a great one. It's good, but it should be a lot better.

I can't find anything from the album on youtube, but here's Marc live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld1stix15E8




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Marc Atkinson - Wood & Wire (2008)

1 Lift Me Up ***
2 Where Is the Sky? ***
3 Wonderland ***
4 He Looks a Lot Like Me ***
5 You Don't Even Know I'm Alive ****
6 Be In The World (But Be Not Of It) ***
7 Mother Love *****
8 Three Little Words ****
9 My Intention ***
10 Never Letting Go ***
11 The Healing ***
12 B With U ***
13 Chasing Cars ****
14 You're Beautiful ***
15 Moving On Up ***
16 She Will Be Loved ***
17 Mad World ****
18 Blower's Daughter ***
19 20th Century Boy ****
20 Wild Wood ***
21 Beatles Medley ****
22 Iris ***
23 Interlude ***
24 Whilst My Guitar Gently Weeps ***

Album score: 58.7

A double album, the first disc original material, the second disc all covers. Unlike Marc's previous album, these songs are all stripped back to just his voice and acoustic guitar, and I think it's all the better for that. This is where his strength as a performer lies, and you can hear it on his own songs and on the well-chosen set of covers. If you only get one Marc Atkinson CD, it should be this one.

Ropey quality live recording:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-OyG9IsS08



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