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I've been sitting here today listening to the ICON music and the last 4 Asia albums.  It is such great music.  John's songwriting, musicianship and vocals are superior to ANYBODY in the last 10 years.  The melodies and harmonies, the instrumentation, the lyrics....just brilliant. 

I mostly dislike what is out there today and for the last 20 years. John's music, just in the last 10 years...deserves so much praise and admiration.  Better than anything Bruce has done, or McCartney, or Coldplay (whom I like), Dave Matthews Band, U2, Billy Joel, Sir Elton, Foo Fighters, REM, Nickleback, BareNaked Ladies, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, GreenDay and on and on.  John's music since 2004 is the best of them all.

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I've been sitting here today listening to the ICON music and the last 4 Asia albums.  It is such great music.  John's songwriting, musicianship and vocals are superior to ANYBODY in the last 10 years.  The melodies and harmonies, the instrumentation, the lyrics....just brilliant. 

I mostly dislike what is out there today and for the last 20 years. John's music, just in the last 10 years...deserves so much praise and admiration.  Better than anything Bruce has done, or McCartney, or Coldplay (whom I like), Dave Matthews Band, U2, Billy Joel, Sir Elton, Foo Fighters, REM, Nickleback, BareNaked Ladies, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, GreenDay and on and on.  John's music since 2004 is the best of them all.


I second that. Whoever comes 2nd, is a DISTANT second.

"Never In A Million Years", 10 years ago, would I have guessed the proliferation of music about to come from John's pen, voice, and fingers...

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That's true JWF, nobody can dream to own the songwriting alchemy between John and Geoff!
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I completely agree with you, gentleman. John, is Hands down, the Most Talented Composer and Performer that "I" have ever witnessed ! I thank God, for giving breath to the Man.




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Don't we all think the same? [smile]
But it's true, one just must express it from time to time.

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It is sad that John doesn't get the recognition for his body of work and range. 

The truth is if you are not a darling of the reviewers, critics and industry at large you are pretty much ignored or worse, castigated.

Some of his contemporaries could record themselves passing gas and that album would be held higher in regard than what he or Asia puts out.  

All you need to know is his work with Crimson is constantly being acknowledged and rediscovered by new artists and being held up.  Asia's return and how it has been received shows an "common man's" appreciation. 

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