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    Posted: February 16 2018 at 16:42
Welcome to the 2017 Prog Archives Collaborators Album of the Year

#49-t

Soup - Remedies

Crossover Prog

#49-t

Camembert - Negative Toe

Jazz/Rock Fusion

#49-t

Gungfly - On Her Journey to the Sun

Crossover Prog

#45-t

Dean Watson - Sum of Parts

Jazz/Rock Fusion

#45-t

Threshold - Legend of the Shires

Progressive Metal

#45-t

Major Parkinson - Blackbox

Eclectic Prog

#45-t

Bubblemath - Edit Peptide

Eclectic Prog

#44

Lifesigns - Cardington

Neo-Prog

#43

Susanne Sundfør - Music for People in Trouble

Crossover Prog

#41-t

Grails - Chalice Hymnal

Psychedelic/Space Rock

#41-t

Weserbergland - Sehr Kosmisch, Ganz Progisch

Krautrock

#39-t

Art Zoyd 44 ½ Live + Unreleased Works

RIO/Avant-Prog

#39-t

Maxophone - La Fabbrica Delle Nuvole

Rock Progressivo Italiano

#37-t

Elder - Reflections Of A Floating World

Heavy Prog

#37-t

Barock - Project Detachment

Neo-Prog

#36

Krokofant - Krokofant III

Jazz/Rock Fusion

#35

John Zorn - The Garden Of Earthly Delights

RIO/Avant-Prog

#34

Pryapisme - Diabolicus Felinae Pandemonium

Experimental/Post Metal

#32-t

L'albero Del Veleno - Tale Of A Dark

Rock Progressivo Italiano

#32-t

Venenum - Trance Of Death

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

#31

Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pacifisticuffs

Progressive Metal

#29-t

Ativismo - Inerte

Psychedelic/Space Rock

#29-t

Big Big Train - The Second Brightest Star

Crossover Prog

#28

Ex-Eye - Ex-Eye

Experimental/Post Metal

#25-t

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers

Post Rock/Math rock

#25-t

Zu - Jhator

RIO/Avant-Prog

#25-t

Ayreon - The Source

Progressive Metal

#24

Yolk - Solar

RIO/Avant-Prog

#23

Schnellertollermeier Rights

RIO/Avant-Prog

#22

Enslaved - E

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

#21

Discipline - Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea

Symphonic Prog

#20

Panther & C. - Il Giusto Equilibrio

Rock Progressivo Italiano

#19

Miriodor - Signal 9

RIO/Avant-Prog

#18

Steven Wilson - To The Bone

Crossover Prog

#16-t

Unreal City - Frammenti Notturni

Rock Progressivo Italiano

#16-t

The Tangent - The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery

Eclectic Prog

#15

King Crimson - Live In Chicago

Eclectic Prog

#14

Motorpsycho - The Tower

Eclectic Prog

#12-t

Kotebel - Cosmology

Symphonic Prog

#12-t

Ulver - The Assassination Of Julius Caesar

Post Rock/Math rock

#11

Cheer-Accident - Putting Off Death

RIO/Avant-Prog

#10

Bent Knee - Land Animal

Crossover Prog

Taking up residence in the top-10 two years running comes Boston based Bent Knee. Their 4th album, Land Animal, continues to establish the bands library with diverse compositions and uncompromising musicianship punctuated by Courtney Swain's unforgettable singing.  

"... another masterpiece of truly progressive rock music from these young masters of 21st Century art..." -BrufordFreak, PA Collaborator

#8-t

Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?

Crossover Prog

At 73 years of age, Roger Waters presents his first album in 25 years. Both gentle and dark in composition, his political angst filled vigor is ever apparent in this 2017 offering.

  "...Roger's voice is in charismatic and commanding form, and the fifty-five minute set is oddly quite accessible.." -Aussie-Byrd-Brother, PA Special Collaborator

#8-t

Jordsjø - Jord

Symphonic Prog

Oslo duo Jordsjø fly into the top-10 with their 4th LP length offering. Deeply rooted in the sounds and textures of prog's classic, symphonic era, Jord presents an impressive set of retrospective compositions.

"...the Anglagard influence is obvious with a symphonic Prog/Folk Rock style. The songs are well crafted with gorgeous melodies displayed around the flute, the delicate guitar lines..." -rdtprog, PA Special Collaborator

#7

Agusa - Agusa

Psychedelic/Space Rock

Continuing the robust Scandinavian representation among this year's top albums comes Sweden's Agusa. Their self-titled release is framed by traditional folk with incursions of 60's style psychedelia. A highly organic affair.

...This is feel good music and who isn't into some great sounding flute and organ with lots of wah-wah guitar..." -Mellotron Storm, PA Prog Reviewer

#6

Thinking Plague - Hoping Against Hope

RIO/Avant-Prog

U.S. based Avant rockers Thinking Plague are now pushing 40 years of their emphatic and poignant brand of sonic surgery. Many bands have claimed to have written the "soundtrack to the Apocolypse", but Mike Johson's band seems to do it with every release. Hoping Against Hope continues that tradition with more quasi-chamber rock madness. 

"...Stunning and utterly unique THINKING PLAGUE continues to dazzle as they effectively build upon what they've done before yet with the paradox of doing so in both logical and illogical manners..." -siLLy puPPy, PA Collaborator

#5

Mike Oldfield - Return To Ommadawn

 

Crossover Prog

Mike Oldfield gives a nostalgic revisit to his 1975 classic, Ommadawn. Presented in 20+ minute movements, the music is reminiscent of the original, but not entirely self-referential. A beautiful adventure.

"...this splendid recreation is pure ear candy of the highest order, restrained yet highly melodic with a distinct Celtic vibe..." -tszirmay, PA Honorary Collaborator

#4

Deluge - Grander Oceanarium

Symphonic Prog

Maryland's Dan Britton is the force behind Deluge Grander

. This year's offering, Oceanarium, is a fantastically eclectic adventure. Brilliantly textured in a way that makes the listener suspect they may actually be in an octopuses' garden. Woven complexity and unconventional instrumentation drive this selection straight into the top-5.

"...Due to the variety of sounds and instruments, one doesn't always know what to expect around the next coral reef or valley in the sea floor, which makes the album consistently interesting and enjoyable..."' -kev rowland, PA Special Collaborator

#3

Big Big Train - Grimspound

Crossover Prog

It has been a prolific couple of years for Bournemouth's, Big Big Train. Their 2016 release, Folklore, which came in at #9 for last year's contest, was followed by 2 releases in 2017. The later release, The Second Brightest Star can be seen above in a comfortable #29 spot. Sandwiched in the middle comes and forging its way into the #3 spot Grimspound, the band's 10th full length release. Punctuated by David Longdon's not-completely-unlike-Peter Gabriel vocal stylings and multi-instrumental skills, the album is brilliant and clear.

  "...They are very polished, very skilled musicians, and their compositional skills and instrumental arrangements are of the highest quality and grade while their sonic renderings of music are always just shy of miraculous..." - BrufordFreak, PA Collaborator

 

The 2017 Prog Archives Collaborator's Runner-Up

Accordo Dei Contrari - Violato Intatto

 

Jazz/Rock Fusion

Bologna, Italy's Accordo Dei Contrari present a highly eclectic style of primarily instrumental jazz/rock with their 4th studio release, Violato Intatto. The album is packed with music. Not just from the aspect of its 73 minute duration, but from moment to moment. At its core one can draw comparisons to classic '70's fusion, particularly in its instrumentation and organic recording texture. They are however not afraid to venture into the free-form and get downright dirty at times. A brilliantly enjoyable album.  

"...Every twenty seconds we can hear a different style and just as you start guessing what the influence might have been the mood changes again and there they go in a new direction. What a ride!..." -Quinino, PA Special Collaborator

 

...And The Prog Archives Collaborator's Album of the Year!

Wobbler - From Silence To Somewhere

Symphonic Prog

Skåle!!! Grab yourself some Akevitt and celebrate a gold medal for Norway in this year's Prog Archives Collaborator's Album of the Year. With 6 years passing since their previous release Rites at Dawn, Wobbler truly "sticks the landing" with this year's album From Silence To Somewhere. Firmly rooted in the classic sounds of '70's-era prog, not limited to singer Andreas Wettergreen Strømman Prestmo's comparisons to Jon Anderson, Wobbler has the ability to fuse contrasts in dynamics and composition seamlessly. A worthy champion! This was not a close vote either. #1 almost doubled the ballot points of #2.

...I have heard this album many times and each time it dazzles my senses...It certainly deserves masterpiece status as it pays homage to classic 70's Prog, crosses Prog rock borders and delivers it wrapped up in a new package... -AtomicCrimsonRush, PA Special Collaborator

"...WOBBLER have undoubtedly created one of the most satisfying progressive rock experiences of the year and possibly of the decade as they impeccably delivery the goods without missing a beat..." - siLLy puPPy, PA Collaborator

 











 

Thank you to everyone that voted!

 

 

Here is the complete score list. Voters were asked to provide a list of 20 albums. 20 points awarded for first place, 1 point for twentieth. You might notice some blank spots. Those were places that albums may not have been formatted for the tallying app to recognize and showed up as duplicates. The duplicates were manually tallied. I was not motivated enough to eliminate the spaces and reorder. Did not seem terribly important that an album would go from 211th to 195th.

 

1. Wobbler From Silence To Somewhere 338.0 

2. Accordo Dei Contrari Violato Intatto 170.0 

3. Big Big Train Grimspound 148.0 

4. Deluge Grander Oceanarium 144.0 

5. Mike Oldfield Return To Ommadawn 117.0 

6. Thinking Plague Hoping Against Hope 112.0 

7. Agusa Agusa 111.0 

8. Jordsjø Jord 110.0 

9. Roger Waters Is This The Life We Really Want? 110.0 

10. Bent Knee Land Animal 98.0 

11. Cheeraccident Putting Off Death 97.0 

12. Ulver The Assassination Of Julius Caesar 87.0 

13. Kotebel Cosmology 87.0 

14. Motorpsycho The Tower 85.0 

15. King Crimson Live In Chicago 84.0 

16. The Tangent The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery 75.0 

17. Unreal City Frammenti Notturni 75.0

18. Steven Wilson To The Bone 74.0 

19. Miriodor Signal 9 71.0 

20. Panther & C. Il Giusto Equilibrio 70.0 

21. Discipline Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea 69.0 

22. Enslaved E 66.0 

23. Schnellertollermeier Rights 64.0 

24. Yolk Solar 63.0 

25. Ayreon The Source 59.0 

26. Zu Jhator 59.0 

27. Godspeed You! Black Emperor Luciferian Towers 59.0 

28. Exeye Exeye 57.0 

29. Big Big Train The Second Brightest Star 56.0 

30. Atavismo Inerte 56.0 

31. Diablo Swing Orchestra Pacifisticuffs 55.0 

32. Venenum Trance Of Death 53.0 

33. L'albero Del Veleno Tale Of A Dark Fate 53.

34. Pryapisme Diabolicus Felinae Pandemonium 52.0 

35. John Zorn The Garden Of Earthly Delights 51.0 

36. Krokofant Krokofant III 48.0 

37. Barock Project Detachment 47.0 

38. Elder Reflections Of A Floating World 47.0 

39. Maxophone La Fabbrica Delle Nuvole 45.0 

40. Art Zoyd 44 ½ Live & Unreleased 45.0

41. Weserbergland Sehr Kosmisch, Ganz Progisch 44.0 

42. Grails Chalice Hymnal 44.0 

43. Susanne Sundfør Music For People In Trouble 43.0 

44. Lifesigns Cardington 42.0 

45. Bubblemath Edit Peptide 41.0 

46. Major Parkinson Blackbox 41.0 

47. Threshold Legends Of The Shires 41.0 

48. Dean Watson Sum Of Parts 41.0 

49. Gungfly On Her Journey To The Sun 40.0 

50. Camembert Negative Toe 40.0 

51. Soup Remedies 40.0 

52. Arabs In Aspic Syndenes Magi 39.0 

53. Vespero Shumshir 38.0 

54. Leprous Malina 38.0 

55. The Samurai Of Prog On We Sail 38.0 

56. Samsara Blues Experiment One With The Universe 37.0 

57. Anubis The Second Hand 37.0 

58. Samuel Cadima Cascata 37.0 

59. Lunatic Soul Fractured 37.0 

60. Aquaserge Laisse Ca Etre 36.0 

61. Phlox Keri 36.0 

62. Magenta We Are Legend 36.0 

63. Caligulas Horse In Contact 34.0 

64. Frank Zappa Halloween 77 35.0 

65. Faust Fresh Air 35.0 

66. Dai Kaht Dai Kaht 35.0 

67. Nova Collective The Further Side 34.0 

68. Monarch Trail Sand 33.0 

69. I Am The Manic Whale Gathering The Waters 33.0 

70. Hadal Sherpa Hadal Sherpa 33.0 

71. Electric Moon Stardust Rituals 32.0 

72. Il Tempio Delle Clessidre Illūdӗre 32.0 

73. Yowie Synchromysticism 32.0 

74. Spock’s Beard Snow Live Morsefest 2016 32.0 

75. Tricot 3 32.0 

76. Charlie Cawood The Divine Abstract 32.0 

77. White Willow Future Hopes 31.0 

78. David Gilmour Live At Pompeii 31.0 

79. Dave Kerzner Static 31.0 

80. Cast Power And Outcome 31.0 

81. Fen Winter 31.0 

82. Eyot Innate 31.0 

83. Tusmørke Hinsides 31.0 

84. Causa Sui Vibraciones Doradas 30.0 

85. The Watch Seven 29.0 

86. Kaipa Children Of The Sounds 29.0 

87. Believe Seven Widows 29.0 

88. Saal Hardali Saal Hardali 29.0 

89. Cosmic Ground Live 29.0 

90. Soul Enema Of Clans And Clones And Clowns 29.0 

91. Iq Scrape Across The Sky 28.0 

92. Obiymy Doschu Son 28.0 

93. Toby Driver Madonnawhore 27.0 

94. Blackfield V 27.0 

95. Merkabah Million Miles 26.0 

96. Reflections In Cosmo Reflections In Cosmo 26.0 

97. Djam Karet Sonic Celluloid 25.0 

98. Schnauser Irritant 24.0 

99. Anathema The Optimist 24.0 

100. Himmellegeme Myth Of Earth 24.0 

101. Nad Sylvan The Bride Said No 23.0 

102. Trojan Horse Fukushima Surfer Boys 22.0 

103. Rpwl A New Dawn 22.0 

104. Phoenix Again Unexplored 22.0 

105. Siena Root A Dream Of Lasting Peace 21.0 

106. Mumpbeak Tooth 21.0 

107. Nooumena Controlled Freaks 21.0 

108. The Orvalians The Great Filter 21.0 

109. Suburban Savages Trond And The Suburban Savages Kore Wa! 20.0 

110. Retrospective Research 20.0 

111.

112. Herd Of Instinct Drone Priest 20.0 

113. Battlestations Vixit 20.0 

114.

115. Mediabanda Bombas En El Aire 20.0 

116. Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors 19.0 

117. Monoglot Wrong Turns And Dead Ends 19.0 

118. Colour Haze In Her Garden 19.0 

119. Cellar Noise Alight 19.0 

120. Astrolabio I Paralumi Della Ragione 19.0 

121. Nau Aletheia Los Misterios De Eleusis 19.0 

122. Xanthochroid Of Erthe And Axen Ii 19.0 

123. Damanek On Track 19.0 

124. Non Newtonian Man Clouds 19.0 

125. The Knells The Knells Ii 19.0 

126. Suburban Savages Kore Wa! 19.0 

127. Tusmørke Bydyra 19.0 

128. Disperse Foreword 19.0 

129. Amplifier Trippin With Dr Faustus 19.0 

130. French Tv Operation: Mockingbird 18.0 

131. Gentle Knife Clock Unwound 18.0 

132. Krallice Go Be Forgotten 18.0 

133. Vezhlivy Otkaz Military Verses 18.0 

134. Soul Secret Babel 18.0 

135.

136. Ekos Otra Dimensión 18.0 

137. Papir V 18.0 

138. The Physics House Band Mercury Fountain 18.0 

139. Il Cerchio Doro Il Fuoco Sotto La Cenere 17.0 

140. Jü Summa 17.0 

141. Dropshard Paper Man 17.0 

142.

143.

144. The Knells Ii 17.0 

145.

146. Kairon; Irse! Ruination 17.0 

147. The Thirteenth Sun Stardust 17.0 

148. Ju Summa 17.0 

149. Breidablik Penumbra 17.0 

150. Valdez This 16.0 

151. Aranis Smells Like 16.0 

152.

153. Aiming For Enrike Las Napalmas 16.0 

154. Doctor Space Alien Planet Trip: Vol 1 16.0 

155.

156. Comedy Of Errors House Of The Mind 16.0 

157. Pain Of Salvation In The Passing Light Of Day 16.0 

158. Sparks Hippopotamus 16.0 

159.

160. Sons Of Apollo Psychotic Symphony 16.0 

161. Nik Turner Life In Space 16.0 

162. Resistor Underground 16.0 

163. Siinai Sykli 15.0 

164. Wolves In Throne Room Thrice Woven 15.0 

165. Electric Eye From The Poisonous Tree 15.0 

166. Sólstafir Berdreyminn 15.0 

167. Orpheus Nine Transcendental Circus 15.0 

168. Cirkus Wild Dogs 15.0 

169.

170. Soen Lykaia 15.0 

171. Alio Die & Lingua Fungi Lento 15.0 

172. Anubis Gate Covered In Black 14.0 

173. Mystery Second Home 14.0 

174. Steve Roach The Passing 14.0 

175. Isildurs Bane Off The Radar 14.0 

176. Girón Clouds 14.0 

177. Peter Hammill From The Trees 14.0 

178. Drifting Sun Twilight 14.0 

179. Motorpsycho Begynnelser 14.0 

180. Inner Ear Brigade Dromology 14.0 

181. Kansas Leftoverture: Live & Beyond 14.0 

182. Mew Visuals 14.0 

183. Plurima Mundi Percorsi 14.0 

184. Duncan Mackay The Bletchley Park Project 14.0 

185. Special Providence Will 13.0 

186. Junius Eternal Rituals For The Accretion Of Light 13.0 

187. Jump For Joy! Keeping Score 13.0 

188. Quaeschning & Schnauss Synthwaves 13.0 

189. Distant Dream It All Starts From Pieces 13.0 

190. The Contortionist Clairvoyant 13.0 

191.  

192. Klaus Schulze Androgyn 13.0 

193. Yes Topographic Drama: Live Across America 13.0 

194.

195. The Residents The Ghost Of Hope 12.0 

196. Galley Beggar Heathen Hymns 12.0 

197. Karfagen Spectra 12.0 

198. On The Raw Big City Awakes 12.0 

199. Microkingdom Return To The Valley Of The Jeep Beats 12.0 

200. Bjork Utopia 12.0 

201. Dreadnaught Hard Chargin 12.0 

202. Earth Electric Vol 1: Solar 12.0 

203. Breidablik Vinter 12.0 

204. Mostly Autumn Sight Of Day 12.0 

205. Nine Inch Nails Add Violence 11.0 

206. Tohpati Ethnomission Mata Hati 11.0 

207. Led Bib Umbrella Weather 11.0 

208. Wintersun The Forest Seasons 11.0 

209. Kant Freud Kafka Onirico 11.0 

210. Ningen Isu Ijigen No Houkou 11.0 

211. Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk Passage 11.0 

212. Lunatic Soul Fracture 11.0 

213. Maat Lander Season Of Space, Book #1 11.0 

214. Strawbs Ferryman’s Curse 11.0 

215. Krallice Loüm 11.0 

216.

217. Godsticks Faced With Rage 10.0 

218. Kettlespider Kettlespider 10.0 

219.

220. Stick Men Roppongi 10.0 

221. Kari Band Demo 10.0 

222. Prescott Thing Or Two 10.0 

223. Brian Eno Reflection 10.0 

224. Anthriel Transcendence 10.0 

225. Unreal City Framenti Notturni 10.0 

226. Muffx Lora Di Tutti 9.0 

227. Siiilk Endless Mystery 9.0 

228. Nick Prol And The Proletarians Loon Attic 9.0 

229. Cobalt Blue Stop Momentum 9.0 

230. Gizmodrome Gizmodrome 8.0 

231. The Pineapple Thief Where We Stood 8.0 

232. Voyager Ghost Mile 8.0 

233. Jeanpierre Louveton Le Livre Blanc 8.0 

234. Nexus En El Comienzo Del Topos Uranos 8.0 

235. Narcotic Daffodils Summer Love 8.0 

236. Angel Ontalva & No Grooves Blood Moon Tonight 8.0 

237. Combat Astronomy Symmetry Through Collapse 8.0 

238. Va Sky Music: A Tribute To Terje Rypdal 8.0 

239. Collapse The Sleep In Me 7.0 

240. Ufomammut 8 7.0 

241. Steve Hackett The Night Siren 7.0 

242. Big Hogg Gargoyles 7.0 

243. Riverside Lost N Found Live In Tilburg 7.0 

244. Va Sky Music: A Tribute To Terje Rypdal Vol. 2 7.0 

245. Kant Freud Kafka Onírico 7.0 

246. Robert Plant Carry Fire 7.0 

247. Richard Pinhas Reverse 7.0 

248. Mastodon Emperor Of Sand 7.0 

249. Odd Logic Effegy 6.0 

250.  

251. Satanique Samba Trio Xenossamba 6.0 

252. Wolves In The Throne Room Thrice Woven 6.0 

253. Time Collapse Night To Day 6.0 

254. Ephemeral Sun Lord Of Hounds 6.0 

255. Hidden Orchestra Dawn Chorus 6.0 

256. Hidden Lands Halcyon 5.0 

257. Sequentia Legenda Ethereal 5.0 

258. Gustavo Jobim Meiodia 5.0 

259. Hamadryad The Black Hole 5.0 

260. Utopianisti Brutopianisti 5.0 

261. The Mute Gods Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth 5.0 

262. John Zorn The Interpretation Of Dreams 5.0 

263.

264. Causa Sui Live In Copenhagen 5.0 

265. Electric Orange Eoxxv 4.0 

266. Glorious Wolf Aquarius 4.0 

267. Aldenfield Light Of Day 4.0 

268. The Dear Hunter All Is As All Should Be 4.0 

269. Vuur In This Moment We Are Free Cities 4.0 

270. Michael Bruckner The Radiant Sea: Bridge To Imla 4.0 

271. Kalin Tonev Machine Years 4.0 

272. Lonely Robot Big Dream 4.0 

273. Alio Die They Grow Layers Of Life Within 4.0 

274. Widek Hidden Dimensions 3.0 

275. Harri Kuusijärvi Koutus Music For A Family Picnic 3.0 

276. Giron Clouds 3.0 

277. Deerhoof Mountain Moves 3.0 

278. Träd, Gräs Och Stenar Tack För Kaffet So Long 3.0 

279. Magic Bus Philip The Egg 3.0 

280. Circle Terminal 2.0 

281. Yuukai Kenchiku Seibo 2.0 

282. Glass Hammer Untold Tales 2.0 

283. Pyramaze Contingent 2.0 

284. Pbii Rocket! The Dreams Of Wubbo Ockels 2.0 

285. Marty Friedman Wall Of Sound 2.0 

286. Yang The Failure Of Words 2.0 

287.

288. Hibernal Dark Of The City 2.0 

289. Moebius Hybris 2.0 

290. Vintersorg Till Fialls Del Ii 1.0 

291. New Pleasure New Pleasure 1.0 

292. Forever Twelve Home 1.0 

 

 

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Awesome piece of work Ian!

No surprise about no. 1 I guess, but very nice to see some less established names making it into the top 10.

I noticed a tiny glitch, The Knells are listed twice at 125 and 144.
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No Steven Wilson in the top 10? This must be a first LOL!

Anyway, awesome job indeed! Really love this new layout.
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Excellent work, nice to see Mike Oldfield and Thinking Plague rated so highly.
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Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Awesome piece of work Ian!

No surprise about no. 1 I guess, but very nice to see some less established names making it into the top 10.

I noticed a tiny glitch, The Knells are listed twice at 125 and 144.


That would put them at 60. There was a formatting issue were a couple lists didn't carry the band over with the album name. I thought I caught them all. Ju seems to have sneaked by as well.

There was also the issue of the 3-way tie at 49th place which completely threw the table off balance. The way the forum software handles spacing tables it doesn't like when the borders from one row to the next don't line up. Notice Major Parkinson is all scrunched. Results my very from browser to browser as well.


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Ulver and S Wilson are waaaayyy too high on this list. :p

It is also strange to see so many things I voted for represented above 50. 

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Excellent work compiling what turned out to be an excellent list. Really liking the format, too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2018 at 20:12
Noticed a couple of repeat entries. Kant Freud Kafka at 209 and 245. Probably due to the accent on the i. Lunatic Soul at 59 and 212 (second entry forgot the d at the end of Fractured), but that would put them into top 50. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2018 at 20:15
Also Unreal City at 17 and 225 (second entry has only one m in Frammenti).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2018 at 20:58
Wow, Wobbler really ran away with this.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2018 at 21:47
Surprised (but pleased!) to see Bent Knee did so well.

Accordo Dei Contrari and Agusa have been in my bookmarks for ages, I still need to give both a proper listen.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 00:04
Thanks everybody. I was really inspired to dress things up a bit by Adam's MMA list last year. And I thank him for indirectly pointing out that I was way overthinking how to embed a table into the forum. 

Originally posted by mathman0806 mathman0806 wrote:

Noticed a couple of repeat entries. Kant Freud Kafka at 209 and 245. Probably due to the accent on the i. Lunatic Soul at 59 and 212 (second entry forgot the d at the end of Fractured), but that would put them into top 50. 

Also Unreal City at 17 and 225 (second entry has only one m in Frammenti).


So I went back and looked at my master lists and verified that the top scores on the above final list for Lunatic Soul and Unreal City were the combined scores and adjusted placement in the standings. I just forgot to erase the lower entry. Actually, Unreal City sticks out in my mind because the album title was spelled wrong twice. I erased one of them but not the bottom one, but verified that 17 was their final position. KFK wasn't coming close to the top. A shame since they were just outside my top 20. Beautiful album.

And really, just too many amazing albums this year. I listened to more albums this year than I probably did in the first 3 decades of my life.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 00:11
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Excellent work, nice to see Mike Oldfield and Thinking Plague rated so highly.

Yes. RIO/Avant was well represented this year. Was really hoping Cheer-Accident would crack the top-10. So close. I blame Trump for that since he caused Roger Waters Angry to make an album. Right?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 03:46
Excellent job, IanClap

However I noticed a few blanks in your complete list...

And i couldn't L'Albero Veleno - Tale of a Dark Fate, for whom I voted
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 03:59
Great job, Ian ClapThumbs Up!

2017 was a great year. Lots of good prog albums turned compiling this year into a list a hard job. Three albums stood out in my humble opinion, and I find them at 1, 3 and 4! I cannot remember such a thing has happened before. The same goes for finding five albums I mentioned in the top 10.

My list (for anyone interested):

1. Big Big Train – Grimspound (3)
2. Deluge Grander – Oceanarium (4)
3. Wobbler - From Silence to Somewhere (1)
4. Jordsjø – Jord (8-t)
5. Cast - Power and Outcome (80)
6. Dean Watson - Sum of Parts (45-t)
7. Il Tempio delle Clessidre - Il-Lūdӗre (72)
8. Unreal City - Frammenti Notturni (16-t)
9. Nooumena - Controlled Freaks (105-t)
10. Djam Karet - Sonic Celluloid (97)
11. The Tangent - The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery (16-t)
12. Maxophone - La Fabbrica delle Nuvole (39-t)
13. Jean-Pierre Louveton - Le Livre Blanc (230-t)
14. Steve Hackett - The Night Siren (239-t)
15. Discipline - Captives of the Wine Dark Sea (21)
16. Hamadryad - The Black Hole (256-t)
17. Big Big Train - The Second Brightest Star (29-t)
18. Roger Waters - Is This the Life We Really Want? (8-t)
19. PBII - Rocket! The Dreams of Wubbo Ockels (284-t)
20. Damanek - On Track (116-t)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 04:01
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:


And i couldn't L'Albero Veleno - Tale of a Dark Fate, for whom I voted

Look at #32-t Smile.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 04:52
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.

Great work Ian. I know how much effort this takes, so thank you very much
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 06:18
^ LOL

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