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Offline PH

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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #75 on: Tue, 2008-11-18, 10:34:43 »
Why are you replying on a post that's a year old?

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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #76 on: Tue, 2008-11-18, 10:55:39 »
Exactly !  That was then. Since then, my style has become ...... amazing  *horns*  ;D

But Blueys "little pregnancy" doesnt seem to have amounted to much  :D

So what does all this have to do with Blind Ego ?  You guys tell me  ???

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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #77 on: Tue, 2008-11-18, 11:03:29 »
Why are you replying on a post that's a year old?

Good question, PH. Well, sorry to deceive you with an unextraordinary answer but I just didn't notice the date  :-[

But date and Bluey are two words that go together well   ;)

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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #78 on: Tue, 2008-11-18, 11:05:33 »
Exactly !  That was then. Since then, my style has become ...... amazing  *horns*  ;D
Blind ego...

So what does all this have to do with Blind Ego ?  You guys tell me  ???
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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #79 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 08:07:39 »
Yes, message board, I know this topic hasn't been posted on recently, but that's no reason to make a second one for the same band.  :P

Inasmuch as I've been meaning to give these guys a try for a while now, they're another of those bands that it's nearly impossible to get a physical CD from here, and I've got a discount on my next Amazon download, I'm planning to buy the download of one of their albums.  Any opinions as to which one to try first?
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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #80 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 08:47:50 »
As they have only 2 CD's why not start with the first?

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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #81 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 08:56:47 »
It's about time I got some of their stuff, too! 8)
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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #82 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 10:11:24 »
As they have only 2 CD's why not start with the first?

As good a method as any unless the second is clearly better (since I won't buy the other if I don't like the first).

Editor's note: once again I typed this a long while ago, but I got distracted -- this time talking to a woman who doesn't obviously want me dead, which is always a nice change of pace.    ;D
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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #83 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 10:39:38 »
talking to a woman who doesn't obviously want me dead, which is always a nice change of pace.    ;D

Yes, the ones who hide their feelings are always a nice change ;)
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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #84 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 10:48:28 »
Yes, the ones who hide their feelings are always a nice change ;)

If I meet one who hides those feelings for a full year after meeting me, I'll probably marry her.   8)
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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #85 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 11:03:34 »
If I meet one who hides those feelings for a full year after meeting me, I'll probably marry her.   8)

Steady, old chap, steady! :o ;)
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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #86 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 11:21:25 »
Best album to start with?

Mirror is nice but Numb is insanely good, so that'll be my choice.  ;)
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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #87 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 11:26:40 »
Best album to start with?

Mirror is nice but Numb is insanely good, so that'll be my choice.  ;)

There we go, a man not afraid to take a stand.  Numb it shall be unless we get multiple votes for Mirror in the next day or so.
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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #88 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 11:32:43 »
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Mirror is nice but Numb is insanely good, so that'll be my choice.

Though there are some extremely good songs on Numb, as a whole I like Mirror better.

I suppose it depends on your taste. Mirror is a more song-oriented (not unlike Arena), while the somewhat heavier Numb echoes Queensryche...

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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #89 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 11:55:03 »
From what I've heard: Mirror!

I still should buy that one myself.

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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #90 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 11:56:27 »
To make things even easier for you, I would start with Mirror.

I think Mirror is more diverse and - dare I say it - more prog. Although Numb has got some stellar songs, after a while the album started to sound a bit 'samey' to me. I think this is mainly because there are no keyboards present on this album.

On Mirror, there are actually three different 'types' of songs. There are the typical prog-songs, sung by Paul Wrightson, there are a few rockier tunes sung by John Mitchell, and there are a few instrumental songs as well. Because of this, the album doesn't sound quite as coherent as Numb, but it's great nevertheless and it's the one I would recommend to someone who isn't familiar with Blind Ego.

I hope this helps. :)

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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #91 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 16:37:12 »
There we go, a man not afraid to take a stand.  Numb it shall be unless we get multiple votes for Mirror in the next day or so.

So there you go Mirror it is.  ;D

I agree with Tom. He has summed up the 2 Blind Ego CD's perfectly.

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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #92 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 17:15:54 »
Yep, overall Mirror is the better album - it has more distinct songs whereas, like The Butterfly Man said, Numb is quite 'samey' although to be fair as it still didn't grab me after a couple of spins I haven't played it for a little while - perhaps I should give it another go tomorrow.
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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #93 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 17:22:21 »
OK, thanks guys.  I asked for opinions, and opinions I got.  Sounds like I'll be getting Mirror after all, although chances are I'll end up with both.
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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #94 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 18:56:27 »
while the somewhat heavier Numb echoes Queensryche...

Yay!  Queensrÿche! 8)  Söünds likë ä cöpÿ öf Nümb häs göt mÿ nämë ön it... *horns*
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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #95 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 19:08:07 »
Yay!  Queensrÿche! 8)  Söünds likë ä cöpÿ öf Nümb häs göt mÿ nämë ön it... *horns*

Where did you get that über cool Heavy Metal keyboard?!

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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #96 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 19:10:46 »
Where did you get that über cool Heavy Metal keyboard?!

probably Umlaut City.

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Re: Blind Ego
« Reply #97 on: Wed, 2009-07-29, 21:12:00 »
Where did you get that über cool Heavy Metal keyboard?!

I made it myself using denim, leather and studs for the keys ;)
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