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    Posted: March 16 2013 at 02:34
I've found that lots of my favourite albums do come from odd numbered years, but I think it's just a coincidence. There are plenty of great albums from even numbered years too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rogerthat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2013 at 03:09
Kid A is easily my favourite from any prog album I have heard that dates 2000 or later and it is from, well, 2000.  So it can only be a coincidence.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2013 at 03:30

There is one factor that could give rise to an apparent odd-even distribution of albums, and that is the tendency for popular artists to release albums at two-year intervals (Dream Theater, Riverside, Pain Of Salvation, Phideaux, Ayreon and Porcupine Tree have fallen into this biennial periodicity in recent years and not all of them hit odd-year steps) - this is easily explained by how long it takes to go through the "write-record-release-promote-tour" cycle once a band has become established (less established bands have less intensive tour regimes) - this is further supported by those "odd-year" bands releasing "even-year" live albums (and vice versa).

So basically, if your favourite artists hit the big-time on an odd-numbered year then they will continue to release studio albums on odd year periods.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2013 at 04:15
1975 is one of the best years - But I loved the 2012 albums too so it really is irrelevant whether its odd or even year.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 27 2013 at 09:36
Originally posted by Dean

Even numbered:
  • Close To The Edge
  • Relayer
  • Thick As A Brick
  • Heavy Horses
  • Trespass
  • Foxtrot
  • Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
  • Trick Of The Tail
  • H To He Who Am The Only One
  • Least We Can DO Is Wave To Each Other
  • Still Life
  • Red
  • Lizard
  • Octopus
  • You
  • Crime Of The Century
  • Demons And Wizards
  • 2112
  • Hemispheres
  • Permanent Waves
  • Moon Madness
  • Mirage
  • Spirit Of Eden
  • Per Un Amico
  • Ys
  • Storia Di Un Minuto
  • L'isola di neinte
  • Darwin!
  • Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
  • Operation Mindcrime
  • Space Shanty
  • Soft Machine 1 & III
  • Leftoverture
  • Peter Gabriel 3
  • Phaedra
  • In The Region Of The Summer Stars
  • Red Queen To Gryphon Three
  • Emerson, Lake and Palmer
  • Trillogy
  • Moving Waves
  • Saucerful Of Secrets
  • Atom Heart Mother
  • Utopia
Ermm bang goes that theory.
 
 
 
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It's a conspiracy I tell you! A conspiracy!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 27 2013 at 10:33
In all honesty, I think we as humans are destined to look for patterns - even where there is no need or justification for it. It's the same way a thing like reading works. Once learned, you'll never come across a word or sentence, that you don't try to read. In that way we are slaves of the mind.
The major difference between the two though, is that we are decisively more individual in our thought patterns and how we tend to apply them. 
So naturally we are bound to have folks who find correlations between brilliant albums and the years they were produced in. It's still very much according to individual taste. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ScarRitual Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2013 at 07:42
You gotta be kidding!

1972- Close To The Edge
1974- Relayer

'Nuff said! :D
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2013 at 04:41
The current Top 100 albums on PA have 1972 albums in 1st & 2nd place.  Plus another 40 even-years albums further down the list. 
42% vs 58% isn't a sufficiently large gap to matter.  33% vs 66% would be that point, I reckon.
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