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    Posted: 29 Apr 2011 at 2:03am
I had their first, self-titled album for a while, but it didn't seem like a strong release to me, though there's a few good songs on there. I shelved it for a long time, until I got Creatures and Fortunate Observer of Time recently. I listened to Creatures so far and it's a million times better than the debut. I will listen to FOoT soon, but I realize I've been missing out on this band big time.

How's that new album? The hype from its release is what got me to re-discover this band.
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There is one great track on the 2010 album -Terra Sancta, unfortunately at least at Amazon it is not possible to download it, you have to buy the whole album.
I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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It's super awesome. Go get it now!
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Frogg Cafe are definitely one of my favorite newer bands.  I rated their new album as my top album for 2010 releases on PA. 
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They are one of the best jazz rock bands that I've listened to.
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Once I get through the 2 albums I got, I will get their new album next. They are such a good band
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I've not listened to them yet.  Any of you know my tastes well enough to know if I would like it?
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Originally posted by triceratopsoil triceratopsoil wrote:

I've not listened to them yet.  Any of you know my tastes well enough to know if I would like it?


do you like jazz-rock with a dose of prog rock, and Frank Zappa? If so, you should enjoy them
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Check these out:
 
 
 
 
I think that these might give you an idea of whether you might like them or not.
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Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Frogg Cafe are definitely one of my favorite newer bands.  I rated their new album as my top album for 2010 releases on PA. 
 
Ditto for me. Honestly, in whatever year it came out (since I've been paying attention to music...circa 2005-2006) it probably would have been number one. And if not, certainly top three. I would recommend it even if you didn't care for any of their previous releases.
 
Though, I do like the debut. Tongue Certainly no where near the awesomeness of Bateless Edge or Creatures, but a strong release in itself, and better than the relatively disappointing Fortunate Observer (which still has some awesomeness sprinkled in).
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Though I talked down on the debut in my original post, I had given it another listen before I posted and I enjoyed it a lot, the writing is sometimes "jagged" though, but I find that these guys are adventurous musicians.

Also, any fan of Frank Zappa should get the debut for the "surprise" near the end of the album Wink
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Originally posted by triceratopsoil triceratopsoil wrote:

I've not listened to them yet.  Any of you know my tastes well enough to know if I would like it?


I think you'd find them quite bland.
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Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

Originally posted by triceratopsoil triceratopsoil wrote:

I've not listened to them yet.  Any of you know my tastes well enough to know if I would like it?


I think you'd find them quite bland.


judging by his last.fm account, I'd say it could go either way.
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I tried getting into these guys when that album came out and it was near the top of the PA BOY list.  It wasn't for me.
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Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Check these out:
I think that these might give you an idea of whether you might like them or not.


Part 3 sounded pretty good, but the other two were for the most part...

Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:


I think you'd find them quite bland.

unfortunately, yes.  Not terrible, but not as exciting as most people make them out to be.
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I know you like the insides of my pockets Tongue
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Me too Tongue
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How about this?


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"Too smooth, bro"
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i understand if you dont like it, but "smooth" is not necessarily a word I would use to describe that song 
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