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Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:



For some favourites of mine (if they count):

David Bowie - Blackstar
Aranis - II
Guapo - Black Oni
Swans -The Seer and To Be Kind
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Bjork - Vespertine
Univers Zero - Clivages
Magma - mhnthtt-R



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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

You seriously need to listen to some modern bands

to most prog fans that's any band that started after the 1980's LOL
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

 
2000: Roger Waters - 78
2001: Yes - Jon Anderson 76
2002: Mike Oldfield - 68
2003: Rick Wakeman - 72
2004: Jon Lord - would have been 80
2005: Kate Bush 63
2006: David Gilmour - 75
2007: Led Zeppelin - Jimmy Page 77
2008: Renaissance - Annie Haslam 74
2009: The Enid - Robert John Godfrey 74
2010: Roger Waters - 78
2011: Kate Bush - 63
2012: Jon Lord - would have been 80
2013: Robert John Godfrey 74
2014: Strawbs - Dave Cousins 76
2015: David Gilmour - 75
2016: Rick Wakeman - 72
2017: Mike Oldfield - 68
2018: Renaissance - Annie Haslam 74
2019: Curved Air - Sonia Kristina 72
2020: Brian Auger - 82
2021: Peter Frampton - 71

Apparently you need to be over 70 to make music Psycho appreciates.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Grumpyprogfan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2021 at 06:30
^The over 70 years old remark applies to most on this site. Just look at forum topics and the PA top 100.
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

 
2000: Roger Waters - In the Flesh: Live
2001: Yes - Magnification
2002: Mike Oldfield - Tr3s Lunas
2003: Rick Wakeman - Out There
2004: Jon Lord - Beyond the Notes
2005: Kate Bush - Aerial
2006: David Gilmour - On an Island
2007: Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
2008: Renaissance - Dreams and Omens
2009: The Enid - Arise and Shine
2010: Roger Waters - The Wall
2011: Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow
2012: Jon Lord - Concerto for Group & Orchestra
2013: Robert John Godfrey (The Enid) - The Art of Melody
2014: Strawbs - Prognostic
2015: David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock
2016: Rick Wakeman - Myths and Legends 
2017: Mike Oldfield - Return to Ommadawn
2018: Renaissance - A Symphonic Journey
2019: Curved Air - The Curved Air Family Album
2020: Brian Auger - Introspection
2021: Peter Frampton - Frampton Forgets the Words
 
I have said that I'm generally not interested in new music from old artists, whereas this seems to be the only new music Paul likes. And Paul has said that he dislikes albums such as Pawn Hearts. It would then seem that Paul and I are the antithesis of each other.
 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nogbad_The_Bad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2021 at 06:38
Originally posted by Grumpyprogfan Grumpyprogfan wrote:

^The over 70 years old remark applies to most on this site. Just look at forum topics and the PA top 100.

Oh I agree, and I'm fine with that for the site in general, the site is dominated by old guys who love the classics, I'm one of them. 

But this poll was about Best Albums in the last 20 years. To not have a single entry by anyone younger than 62 and the bulk in the 70's is pretty damning. 

I'm just gently ribbing Psycho. I'm frankly amazed that he didn't just list 20 Mostly Autumn albums. WinkLOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2021 at 07:01
According to last.fm, mine would be something like this -
  • Susanne Sundfor - Music For People In Trouble
  • Courtney Swain - Between Blood and Ocean
  • Balloon Astronomy - s/t
  • Abel Ganz - The Life of the Honey Bee...
  • Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe
  • Shineback - Dial
  • Thank You Scientist - Terraformer
  • Frost - Day and Age
  • Tinyfish - The Big Red Spark
  • Kate Bush - 50 Words For Snow

Sounds about right but there might be others when I can remember them. If I was forced to pick one, it could well be Susanne Sundfor.


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Not doing best, but two I forgot to mention that I have been listening to quite a lot of late is William D. Drake's Briny Hooves (2007) and The Rising of the Lights (2011).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nogbad_The_Bad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2021 at 07:28
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Not doing best, but two I forgot to mention that I have been listening to quite a lot of late is William D. Drake's Briny Hooves (2007) and The Rising of the Lights (2011).

The Rising of the Lights is sublime, probably my favorite of his.
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

[QUOTE=Grumpyprogfan]
I'm just gently ribbing Psycho. I'm frankly amazed that he didn't just list 20 Mostly Autumn albums. WinkLOL


I think he already did.....
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Originally posted by essexboyinwales essexboyinwales wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

[QUOTE=Grumpyprogfan]
I'm just gently ribbing Psycho. I'm frankly amazed that he didn't just list 20 Mostly Autumn albums. WinkLOL


I think he already did.....
I can hardly deny it, and with Mostly Autumn's latest superlative album Graveyard Star just released, that makes 26 5-star albums in a row. Tongue
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

 
2000: Roger Waters - 78
2001: Yes - Jon Anderson 76
2002: Mike Oldfield - 68
2003: Rick Wakeman - 72
2004: Jon Lord - would have been 80
2005: Kate Bush 63
2006: David Gilmour - 75
2007: Led Zeppelin - Jimmy Page 77
2008: Renaissance - Annie Haslam 74
2009: The Enid - Robert John Godfrey 74
2010: Roger Waters - 78
2011: Kate Bush - 63
2012: Jon Lord - would have been 80
2013: Robert John Godfrey 74
2014: Strawbs - Dave Cousins 76
2015: David Gilmour - 75
2016: Rick Wakeman - 72
2017: Mike Oldfield - 68
2018: Renaissance - Annie Haslam 74
2019: Curved Air - Sonia Kristina 72
2020: Brian Auger - 82
2021: Peter Frampton - 71

Apparently you need to be over 70 to make music Psycho appreciates.
Seeing as nearly all of what we regard as classic prog first emerged in the 1970's, Kate Bush looks like a relative youngster by comparison with most of the other names on my list. I could put together a new 21st century favourites list, naming only modern bands, but I have to warn you in advance that my list would consist mostly of Mostly Autumn albums, but I think you already knew that anyway. Wink


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I was actually quite amazed that only one person on your list was dead. Old Father Time is going to eventually cut off your supply of 'new' music.
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

I was actually quite amazed that only one person on your list was dead. Old Father Time is going to eventually cut off your supply of 'new' music.

I'll go along with what RichardH said earlier: a "modern" band to me is any band that emerged from the early 1980's onwards, even if the band have been around now for forty years. Smile 
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

I was actually quite amazed that only one person on your list was dead. Old Father Time is going to eventually cut off your supply of 'new' music.

I'll go along with what RichardH said earlier: a "modern" band to me is any band that emerged from the early 1980's onwards, even if the band have been around now for forty years. Smile 

I think to many people, especially those who are either new to prog or aren't that familiar with the genre, will say 70's or newer prog. There are some people that don't fit into that category though and just prefer older stuff like you do. Wink I suppose to the general public modern prog(no matter where you want to draw the lines)doesn't even really exist so to them it's just Pink Floyd and maybe a few other bands(all from the 70's). Tongue
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Undoubtedly "Lateralus" by Tool
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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

I was actually quite amazed that only one person on your list was dead. Old Father Time is going to eventually cut off your supply of 'new' music.

I'll go along with what RichardH said earlier: a "modern" band to me is any band that emerged from the early 1980's onwards, even if the band have been around now for forty years. Smile 

I think to many people, especially those who are either new to prog or aren't that familiar with the genre, will say 70's or newer prog. There are some people that don't fit into that category though and just prefer older stuff like you do. Wink I suppose to the general public modern prog(no matter where you want to draw the lines)doesn't even really exist so to them it's just Pink Floyd and maybe a few other bands(all from the 70's). Tongue
Mostly because the new bands are very underground and only really get recognition from the prog rock community, while in the 70s prog rock was for the most part very mainstream and prog bands like Pink Floyd and Genesis were topping the charts. Nowadays you have to be listening heavily to prog for a long time to even hear about any of the modern prog bands.
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Thank you all for responding! All the albums I don't know I'm writing them down to listen to them. From this forum you learn more than you can possibly learn :D
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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

According to last.fm, mine would be something like this -
  • Susanne Sundfor - Music For People In Trouble
  • Courtney Swain - Between Blood and Ocean
  • Balloon Astronomy - s/t
  • Abel Ganz - The Life of the Honey Bee...
  • Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe
  • Shineback - Dial
  • Thank You Scientist - Terraformer
  • Frost - Day and Age
  • Tinyfish - The Big Red Spark
  • Kate Bush - 50 Words For Snow

Sounds about right but there might be others when I can remember them. If I was forced to pick one, it could well be Susanne Sundfor.
Damn I forgot Lifesigns! The debut and Altitude have to be on the list.
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There are many good albums but the one best album is Wobbler - From Silence, imho.
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