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Old 01-31-2021, 03:06 PM   #113 (permalink)
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Uh-huh. The thing is, I've never liked being told what to like, or why such an album is a classic. I understand things like people citing it, influences it has on other artists, sales, longevity, innovation etc and that's all fine. But just because an album is a classic doesn't mean I automatically have to like it, and I just don't. I mean, I don't not like it; I just don't see any justification for its place at the apex of prog rock. To me, there are far, far better albums both before and after CttE that deserve the title. But I know I'm in a minority. I did try - god knows I tried, in case somehow I was missing something, but I just don't see anything special there, not for me.

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