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John Arch - A Twist of Fate. I like the Arch/Matheos album better, but this is still amazing.They both rule, yes. The music is not prime Matheos, though.
Mew - non album tracks. I'm in the process of gathering up all of the many, many, MANY Mew singles. They must have released two dozen non-album b-sides!!!I had a cdr of the old b-sides at one point, don't really know what happened to it. I did not find the songs super engaging. I'm only like Frengers and GHK, so take what you will from that.
Ark - Ark, Burn the Sun. Remember when Jorn was the fucking best? These albums are untouchable.BtS is certainly the better album. Too many moments on the s/t that are a bit too fruity to handle.
Spiral Architect - A Sceptic's Universe. Still waiting for the reunion...Who is not? You know about Terra Odium, no?
Fates Warning - Inside Out. An underrated classic, in my book, that's almost, if not quite, able to stand up to the two albums before it. While I like APSOG and the newest one, in retrospect this was really the last hurrah of a band at their peak. Zonder's drumming is a little too twee overall, and that ballad is not good, but the good songs are great, and Ray would never sound this good again.The last Fates album that I own.