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    Posted: August 07 2011 at 09:41
Hi all

I posted this blog about how many amazing prog releases there are this year - probably the best year in a long time

Be great to know your thoughts and what you think are the best releases so far this year!

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From Italy alone, check these five:
 
ACCORDO DEI CONTRARI - Kublai
GARDEN WALL - Assurdo
CALOMITO - Cane Di Schiena
HÖSTSONATEN - Summereve
LE ORME - La Via Della Seta
DAAL - Destruktive Actions Affect Livings
 
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And from Northern Ireland, these two albums that deliver a brilliant renovation in the language of math-rock:
ALRIGHT THE CAPTAIN - Snib
AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR - Gangs
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From Latin America:
AÚREA HYBRIDE - Elementario
URANIAN - La Ciudad De Los Sueños
FLOR DE LOTO - Imperio De Cristal
PLATURNO - Insano
JAIME ROSAS - Flashback
AUTÓMATA - Neuron
ÁBRETE GANDUL - Enjambre Sísmico


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From Spain:
PLANETA IMAGINARIO - Optical Delusions
JARDÍN DE LA CROIX - Ocean Cosmonauts
OCTOBER EQUUS - Saturnal
SENOGUL - III
L'HERBA D'HAMELÍ - Giraffes a Siberia
 
 
A great year, indeed!
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Let us not overlook the latest albums by WOBBLER, PÄR LINDH PROJECT, PHIDEAUX and VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, plus the debut album by SANHEDRIN. Lots to enjoy this year.
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Sanhedrin are my favorites of this year. Plus, they're local :D
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That's funny because someone posted saying the exact opposite:


I agree though.  It's been a great year.
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i started listening to genesis when i borrowed my dads abacab album in the 80's i got hooked but i went backwards and listened to all the early stuff, whilst listening to early queen and pink floyd and alice cooper i've been more in to rock/metal but a friend introduced me to some more obscure prog and now i have loads of the stuff, i'm in to symph prog and neo prog and yes this year has been great i started listening to transatlantic all 3 are great, anathema,unitopia, the watch, nektar there all goooooooooooooood

queen, genesis, pink floyd, spock's beard, transatlantic, pendragon, peter gabriel, supertramp, unitopia, the watch, the lens, IQ, camel, nektar, big big train, dream theater, galahad.
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Almost all of the albums on the top 2011 list I've found to range from being really good to great, and there's a lot of them. It looks like (I hope anyway) that this decade may be prog's finest since the seventies, especially if most of the follow-up years are this good. Smile
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the thing with prog its a massive genre ive found you can have something like jethro tull and then transatlantic to dream theater and then early genesis and its a huge selection of good music....i do have one fault though i recently filled my ipod up with prog 32 gigs worth went for a bath put it on shuffle the first record came on thick as a brick part 1, 20 odd minutes later out of the bath and the same song was still on...Tongue
queen, genesis, pink floyd, spock's beard, transatlantic, pendragon, peter gabriel, supertramp, unitopia, the watch, the lens, IQ, camel, nektar, big big train, dream theater, galahad.
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The only prog album released this year that I actually enjoy (and I enjoy it a LOT) is Make A Rising's free EP New I Fealing.


It's a great year for music, but unfortunately not for prog. At least yet.
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Just check http://www.progstreaming.com/  -  lots of good, great and magnificent albums there from a varied sort of sub-genres.
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Devin Townsend Project released TWO absolute masterpieces this year, Deconstruction and Ghost. Also, Toby Driver's Tartar Lamb 2 released their fan-funded masterpiece, Polyimage of Known Exits. You should check them out.
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Testimony 2 is great but my two favorites are Snowtorch by Phideaux and Memories In My Head by Riverside.  I am eagerly awaiting COMM by The Tangent and Steve Hackett's Beyond The Shrouded Horizon.
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The year's not over yet by any means, and I think it's been a very strong year.
 
Deconstruction and the Unexpect are among the wildest prog metal rides ever recorded.
 
All the way down to the new Yes album which doesn't blow me away but adds a nice flavor to the years menu of prog.
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It certainly is a pretty awesome year so far, maybe like 2009. But in that year Anno domini High Definition came out, and that's one of my favorite albums ever, so I'm not sure which one is best. Definitely 2011 is better than 2010. 
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Book Of Knots anyone?? Great great album they've released
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Originally posted by frippism frippism wrote:

Book Of Knots anyone?? Great great album they've released

I thought it was somewhat random and poorly structured.
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Unhappy I'd say it's as good as the second one. The guests are really really great as well. 
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