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A "sticky" stick added. Thanks. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2018 at 11:09
^That would be nice.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 26 2018 at 09:31
Why does this post not stay at the top of the "Top 10s and lists" table of contents like all of the previous year-end lists? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2018 at 02:39
Excellent work Clap
yeah, Wobbler at the top ... not a surprise really ...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2018 at 17:35
Great job, Ian!

The list I presented, as usual, had only 10 albums. Because I am inherently lazy and have an aversion to long lists....

1. Big Big Train - Grimspound  

2. Wobbler – From Silence to Somewhere 

3. Discipline – Captives of the Dark Wine Sea

4. Bent Knee – Land Animal

5. King Crimson – Live in Chicago

6. Agusa - Agusa 

7. Steven Wilson – To The Bone 

8. Deluge Grander – Oceanarium 

9. David Gilmour – Live at Pompeii 

10. Strawbs – Ferryman’s Curse


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2018 at 08:01
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Steven Wilson does...not win AOTY? What is this madness???
Nah we all knew Wobbler would take this easily. Probably the finest Yes album since the 70s.

The madness of passing the inevitable SW has happened twice before in recent years: Hand.Cannot.Erase was beaten by Anekdoten's Until All the Ghosts Are Gone in the 2015 list. And in the 2016 list, reached only #88-93.

My #3 in an earlier AotY list (that of 2014) is the one that deserves the title "Finest Yes album since the 70s" (imho, of course). Not because it is finer than Wobbler's latest effort, but because it is more reminiscent of the great Yes years. The title track of Druckfarben's Second Sound is more or less what Yes would sound like if they had maintained their quality and it is on par with the Yes epics of the 70s.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2018 at 07:21
Thank you IanThumbs Up
 
Yes I suppose the talking point is Steven Wilson as always! At one point I wondered if it might not make the list at all! I actually edited my list and included it somewhere about 13 but only really because of Detonation , perhaps the best track of the year and some consolation.
I put Wobbler at about 5 in my list. I absolutely love Magenta - We Are Legend (my number one) but I was pretty much alone in that (only one other collab voted for it)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 14:19
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Have you heard the Algiers debut Hugues? The Underside Of Power was really a big disappointment for me, though admittedly it's been months since I last gave it a shot.

Waters in first place? You mad dog.


Yup, Algiers' debut album was much better than its follow-up

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 13:59
Thank you for putting "Sum Of Parts" on your list.  I am very grateful for all PA has done for me over the years!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 12:01
Pretty happy with where my picks came out, it was obvious the Art Zoyd wouldn't get many votes given the size of the box, glad several others votes for it. Thinking Plague, Mike Oldfield, Cheer-Accident, Accordo were all on my list.

(1). Art Zoyd - 44 1/2 Live and Unreleased Box (40)
(2). Thinking Plague - Hoping Against Hope (6)
(3). Vezhlivy Otkaz - Military Verses (133)
(4). Mike Oldfield - Return To Ommadawn (5)
(5). Schnellertollermeier - Rights (23)
(6). Yolk - Solar (24)
(7). Yowie - Synchromysticism (73)
(8). Cheer-Accident - Putting Off Death (11)
(9). Aquaserge - laisse ca etre (60)
(10). Miriodor - Signal 9 (19)
(11). Led Bib - Umbrella Weather (207)
(12). Accordo dei Contrari - Violato Intatto (2)
(13). Camembert - Negative Toe (50)
(14). Schnauser - Irritant (98)
(15). Trojan Horse - Fukushima Surfer Boys (102)
(16). The Orvalians - The Great Filter (108)
(17). Prescott - Thing Or Two (222)
(18). Ephemeral Sun - Lord Of Hounds (254)
(19). Bubblemath - Edit Peptide (45)
(20). Bent Knee - Land Animal (10)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 11:31
Thrice Women is in there twice.

*Woven, even.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 11:26
Fantastic work Ian!!! ClapClapClap

Here's my own list for those curious:

1. Deluge Grander - Oceanarium
2. Agusa - Agusa
3. Nova Collective - The Further Side
4. Nau Aletheia - Los Misterios De Eleusis
5. Vespero - Shum-Shir
6. Hadal Sherpa - Hadal Sherpa
7. Jordsjø - Jord
8. Maxophone - La Fabbrica Delle Nuvole
9. On The Raw - Big City Awakes
10. Kant Freud Kafka - Onirico
11. Accordo dei Contrari - Violato Intatto
12. Mike Oldfield - Return To Ommadawn 
13. Yolk - Solar
14. Atavismo - Inerte
15. ZU - Jhator
16. Kotebel - Cosmology
17. Cellar Noise - Alight
18. Kairon;IRSE! - Ruination
19. Wobbler - From Silence To Somewhere 
20. Monarch Trail - Sand

Not surprised by number one, but I was really happy to see how well Deluge Grander, Agusa, Kotebel, and Jordsjo all did.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 11:03
Outstanding job Ian.  Thanks for putting in a huge effort Ian!  I like the new format...

Like a child,  anticipating an Easter egg hunt, each February I look forward to the Collaborators list. Now begins my annual album hunt, as I use the Collaborators list as a guide for Albums I missed the preceding year.  Every year I pick up and purchase six or seven strays.

Six of my top 20 made the Collaborators top 20.   2 of my top 3 occupied the Collaborators top 3.  Two out of three ain't bad.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 09:25
Also, awesome job with this list Tapfret!
I know that Bent Knee album has its detractors, but since I only just discovered them at the beginning of this year through Land Animal, it sounded so fresh and new to me (thus grabbing my top spot). I've always had a love for female vocalists with in-your-face tones, which is why Tricot and Bjork also made my list.

As for Steven Wilson, the album felt like a bit of a slog at times, with only "Detonation" and its killer solo making a major impression. The other song I really liked was...yep..."Permanating". I don't know, the Elton John/ELO thing just worked somehow, plus my kids like the video (their mom is desi so they're exposed to lots of Bollywood stuff).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 09:21
IAN, you really have set a high standard this year, my friend ! Excellent job all around Thumbs UpThumbs Up
More than happy with the Top Ten - do feel completely at home among this great community, well done boys Hug
(I didn't vote this year Ouch but Ian was kind enough to quote my enthusiastic  short review of Acordo's album, thx mate)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 08:54
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

For those who may have missed the previous thread and might have any interest in this, here is a link to MetalMusicArchives top list of 2017.  http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12879&FID=79&PR=3&PID=173051&title=mma-best-of-year-2017-results#173051  Number 1 over there shows up as 25 on the PA list.

Wow, very surprised to see new act Lovebites take the 2nd slot! 
My most played metal album of the year, and the twin-guitar tag-team of Mi-ya and Midori are stunning.

They're also great musicians...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 07:48
groovy man.. will do.. though I must admit... if we would have met I suspect I would have been denied the special experience of seeing my completely by the book, law and order, straight laced spoucal unit get jacked by teh Copenhagen PD.

PRICELESS...  it was everything I have for willpower.. and granted I have as much willpower as I do love for by the numbers retread prog rock.. to not laugh my ass off to see the look on Raff's face as we were stopped.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 07:44
Cheers Micky.

That would've been cool to hang out over a couple of brewskis and the ol pipe. I am however currently living at the other end of the country, so be sure to tap me on the shoulder the next time you guys are in the vicinity of Copenhagen. Maybe it coincides with me visiting some old friends
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 07:40
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

That's the thing though. To me the new album is not at all new stuff. It sounds like a watered down take on Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun. I don't mind him focusing on songs over the proggy stuff, but the songs need to have some zest and life to them.
Anyway I agree with most of what you say...I just don't think it fits in with Steven's latest.
I don't really give a ratt's arse about style if the music speaks to me.

bingo man.. seems we are on the same page.. other than actually enjoying the SWilson album.  I liked it... prog or not... which is huge step up from anything he's done since PT went away which didn't speak to me or elicitany kind of enjoyment as a listener in any way at all.

btw.. feel bad about missing you over the holidays. The spousal unit and I were in Copenhagen over Xmas and if I had been in the right frame of mind I would have thought to drop you a line and see if you would have liked to have got together. Perhaps this year over the holidays we'll be back and can get together
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 07:36
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:


I don't really give a ratt's arse about style if the music speaks to me.

that was a burn (roflmao)
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