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Nancy
5
28%
Josephine
0
No votes
Olof
4
22%
Meg
6
33%
Marissa
3
17%
 
Total votes: 18

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Old blokes with guitars - nothing new here.

Postby Darkness_Fish » 11 May 2018, 13:59

Yeah, Friday poll time. Things which aren't prog or covered in mustache dust.

Nancy Elizabeth


Josephine Foster


Olof Arnalds


Meg Baird


Marissa Nadler
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Postby trans-chigley express » 11 May 2018, 14:09

My first ever listen to any of these. In order of preference:

Nancy Elizabeth (I really liked this, would like to hear more)
Meg Baird
Merissa Nadler
Olaf Arnolds
Josephine Foster (the only one I really didn't care for)

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Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 11 May 2018, 15:23

I don't know any of the four.

Should this change?
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 11 May 2018, 15:29

Yes, obviously. I'd also brush up on your maths.
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Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 11 May 2018, 16:04

Darkness_Fish wrote:Yes, obviously. I'd also brush up on your maths.


:D :D :D

That won me over.

I now feel obliged to investigate, sir.
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Postby Dayodead » 11 May 2018, 16:46

Like the Meg Baird (Prefer her Espers stuff, though...) and the Marissa Nadler is interesting..

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Postby sloopjohnc » 11 May 2018, 17:43

I'll have to come back to this.
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Postby never/ever » 12 May 2018, 00:43

I have the Nancy Elizabeth and Marissa Nadler-albums, they are very good.
Think I might go for NE in the poll even though Meg Baird sounds very nice this morning.
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Postby trans-chigley express » 12 May 2018, 05:42

I didn’t realise Meg Baird was the singer in Espers, I thought she sounded familiar. I have Espers III and it’s very good

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 12 May 2018, 20:20

Eight votes? Is that feckin all?
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Postby driftin » 12 May 2018, 21:30

I love them all but I'll say Olof for the voice and Nancy for the music.

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Postby Neige » 13 May 2018, 09:45

Thanks for this, DF, it really brightened this rainy Sunday morning for me.

I'm a sucker for female voices - and I really like all five.

Nancy Elizabeth's multilayered approach stands out though, I'll have to check out her album.
Marissa Nadler got my other vote, but that's more a spur of the moment thing, it was also the only song I knew.
Meg Baird solo is nice too, if not quite as great as Espers in their best moments.
Josephine Arnald is deceptively simple, the song has some amazing instrumental flourishes - I think I'll get back to her too.
Olöf Arnalds, finally, won me over with her wonderfully pure timbre.

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Postby Deebank » 13 May 2018, 12:59

All interesting all nice but I liked Nancy and Olof best - they seemed more unusual somehow.
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Postby Neige » 13 May 2018, 14:15

Pansy Puff wrote:Aw. Wish I'd voted for Josephine Foster now. She has no votes!


She's got the least pretty voice of the five, I suppose, and it's all sort of strummy - but I like it.

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Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 13 May 2018, 16:40

Pleasant stuff, each with a whiff of prog and a Veet application away from a ‘tache.

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Postby space. invadere » 14 May 2018, 08:53

gash on ignore wrote:Pleasant stuff, each with a whiff of prog and a Veet application away from a ‘tache.

Even the pros are getting jiggy with the light pysch these days grandad



That's very good.
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