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Topic: Collaborators' Top Albums of 2017
Posted By: Tapfret
Subject: Collaborators' Top Albums of 2017
Date Posted: February 16 2018 at 16:42
Welcome to the 2017 Prog Archives Collaborators Album of the Year

#49-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54300" rel="nofollow - Soup - Remedies

Crossover Prog

#49-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=56571" rel="nofollow - Camembert - Negative Toe

Jazz/Rock Fusion

#49-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54074" rel="nofollow - Gungfly - On Her Journey to the Sun

Crossover Prog

#45-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54681" rel="nofollow - Dean Watson - Sum of Parts

Jazz/Rock Fusion

#45-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54970" rel="nofollow - Threshold - Legend of the Shires

Progressive Metal

#45-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=55660" rel="nofollow - Major Parkinson - Blackbox

Eclectic Prog

#45-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54476" rel="nofollow - Bubblemath - Edit Peptide

Eclectic Prog

#44

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54951" rel="nofollow - Lifesigns - Cardington

Neo-Prog

#43

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=55691" rel="nofollow - Susanne Sundfør - Music for People in Trouble

Crossover Prog

#41-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=53957" rel="nofollow -

- Grails - Chalice Hymnal

Psychedelic/Space Rock

#41-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54764" rel="nofollow - Weserbergland - Sehr Kosmisch, Ganz Progisch

Krautrock

#39-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=56052" rel="nofollow - Art Zoyd 44 ½ Live + Unreleased Works

RIO/Avant-Prog

#39-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=53840" rel="nofollow - Rock Progressivo Italiano

#37-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54568" rel="nofollow - Elder - Reflections Of A Floating World

Heavy Prog

#37-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=53868" rel="nofollow - Neo-Prog

#36

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=53831" rel="nofollow - Krokofant - Krokofant III

Jazz/Rock Fusion

#35

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54051" rel="nofollow - RIO/Avant-Prog

#34

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54053" rel="nofollow - Experimental/Post Metal

#32-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=55153" rel="nofollow - Rock Progressivo Italiano

#32-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=55937" rel="nofollow - Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

#31

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=55053" rel="nofollow - Progressive Metal

#29-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54050" rel="nofollow - Ativismo - Inerte

Psychedelic/Space Rock

#29-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54842" rel="nofollow - Crossover Prog

#28

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=55819" rel="nofollow - Ex-Eye - Ex-Eye

Experimental/Post Metal

#25-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=55188" rel="nofollow - Post Rock/Math rock

#25-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54679" rel="nofollow - Zu - Jhator

RIO/Avant-Prog

#25-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=53798" rel="nofollow - Ayreon - The Source

Progressive Metal

#24

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54448" rel="nofollow - Yolk - Solar

RIO/Avant-Prog

#23

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=56486" rel="nofollow - RIO/Avant-Prog

#22

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=55192" rel="nofollow - Enslaved - E

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

#21

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54382" rel="nofollow - Symphonic Prog

#20

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54425" rel="nofollow - Rock Progressivo Italiano

#19

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54344" rel="nofollow - RIO/Avant-Prog

#18

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54574" rel="nofollow - Crossover Prog

#16-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54820" rel="nofollow - - CityRock Progressivo Italiano

#16-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54583" rel="nofollow - Eclectic Prog

#15

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=56383" rel="nofollow - Eclectic Prog

#14

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=55222" rel="nofollow - Eclectic Prog

#12-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54893" rel="nofollow - Symphonic Prog

#12-t

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54231" rel="nofollow - Post Rock/Math rock

#11

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54477" rel="nofollow - RIO/Avant-Prog

#10

Bent Knee - Land Animal

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54370" rel="nofollow">

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?

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54434" rel="nofollow">

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

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54251" rel="nofollow">

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

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=55869" rel="nofollow">

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

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=53645" rel="nofollow">

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

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=53419" rel="nofollow">

 

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

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=55791" rel="nofollow">

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

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=53949" rel="nofollow">

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

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=54206" rel="nofollow">

 

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

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=55583" rel="nofollow">

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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Posted By: Mascodagama
Date Posted: February 16 2018 at 17:11
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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Posted By: Raff
Date Posted: February 16 2018 at 17:14
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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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: February 16 2018 at 17:15
Excellent work, nice to see Mike Oldfield and Thinking Plague rated so highly.

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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: February 16 2018 at 17:25
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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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: February 16 2018 at 19:46
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. 

But well done Tappy! 


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Posted By: LearsFool
Date Posted: February 16 2018 at 19:49
Excellent work compiling what turned out to be an excellent list. Really liking the format, too.

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Posted By: mathman0806
Date 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. 


Posted By: mathman0806
Date 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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Date Posted: February 16 2018 at 20:26
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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: February 16 2018 at 20:58
Wow, Wobbler really ran away with this.

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Posted By: Zugzwang
Date 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.


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: February 16 2018 at 22:24
What a great work Ian. Thanks a lot from all PA collabs! Clap

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Posted By: Tapfret
Date 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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Posted By: Tapfret
Date 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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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date 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


Posted By: someone_else
Date 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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Posted By: someone_else
Date 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

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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date 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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Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: February 17 2018 at 06:18
^ LOL

I haven't listen to the AOTY album. I have some homework. :)


Posted By: micky
Date Posted: February 17 2018 at 06:20
now that is too goddamn funny.. SWilson finally does a good album, and one I enjoy, and not only was it not the @1 album.. it barely cracks the top 20.

yet again.. Micky is from Mars I suppose the rest of you are from Venus...


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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: February 17 2018 at 06:28
Maybe it's just hip to be square?
If everybody loves x then it's obviously poor.
If everybody hates x then it's probably quite good.

It puzzles me a little. How on earth you prefer Wilson's emo ode to the blue man group over anything that came before. Then again you just posted a Ratt vid

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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: February 17 2018 at 06:37
Excellent job!  It is always fun trying to listen to as many new albums as I can to generate a list to contribute to this poll and it is also fun to see the results of compiling the lists to see the group think of the collabs.  Thank you Ian for all of your work in making this year's list happen.  Love the format.


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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: February 17 2018 at 06:45
Yes absolutely, I forgot to mention that as well, I also love the new format Ian     
I would love for you to come round my apartment and "arrange stuff". It'd be quite lovely I'm sure.

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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: February 17 2018 at 06:50
Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

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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my list was

Prog :

1. Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?(UK) - 9

2. Accordo dei Contrari - Violato Intatto (It)  - 2

3. Agusa - Agusa (Swe) - 7

4. Kotebel - Cosmology (Esp)  - 13

5. Aranis - Smells Like (Bel)    -   151

6. Siena Root - A Dream of Lasting Peace(Swe)    - 105

7. MediaBanda - Bombas en el Aire (Chile)   - 115

8. Jordsjo - Jord - 8

9. Wobbler - From Silence To Somewhere (Nor) - 1

10. L'Albero Del Veleno - Tale of a Dark Fate - 32

11. Atavismo - Inerte   - 30

12. Muffx - L'ora di tutti   -   226

13 Narcotic Daffodils - Summer Love (Bel)    > 250

14 Robert Plant - Carry Fire (UK)   > 250

15 Hidden Orchestra – Dawn Chorus (UK)    > 250

16 Art Zoyd - 44 1/2 Live and Unreleased Box   - 40

17. John Zorn- The Garden Of Earthly Delights   - 35

 

Hors concours (out of scope):

Bertrand Cantat  -  Amor Fati
Algiers - The Underside of Power  

 

Jazzzz:

1 Nordmann – Boiling Ground (Bel)

2 Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures - Glare of the Tiger (USA)

3 Yazz Ahmed - la Saboteuse (UK)

4 Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference (USA)

5 Dinosaur – Together As One (UK)

6 The Heliocentrics - A World of Masks (UK)

7 Chip Wickham - La Sombra (UK)

 8 John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension - Ronnie Scott's Live (Int)

9 Andrew McCormack - Graviton (UK)


Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: February 17 2018 at 06:52
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" rel="nofollow - 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.


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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: February 17 2018 at 06:53
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.

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Posted By: Nightfly
Date Posted: February 17 2018 at 07:19
Great job! Wobbler No 1 as expected but well deserved.


Posted By: mathman0806
Date Posted: February 17 2018 at 07:23
Originally posted by Tapfret Tapfret wrote:

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.

Great job with the list. Must be hard to sort through alternative spellings. I agree about KFK. It would probably make top 20 for 2017 for me, but I haven't listened to nowhere near the number of albums listed. I enjoy seeing these lists to get recommendations for albums. Lots of good albums in 2017. 


Posted By: micky
Date Posted: February 17 2018 at 07:26
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:


It puzzles me a little. How on earth you prefer Wilson's emo ode to the blue man group over anything that came before. Then again you just posted a Ratt vid

what is there really to puzzle over Dave...  I put a premium on what an artist does .. for me it is all about quality.. not the style. Hence the Ratt love.. my rather out of bounds views on much of prog which quite honestly sucks.. by the numbers heard it all before kind of stuff... hence the counter-culture SWilson love. His prog sucks...  heard it all before and much better. Perhaps I ain't as keen or well rounded in emo blue-balled artists.. but if SWilson's latest typifies the sound.. perhaps I should be listening to that.. over Yes clones and retreads that so many do seem to love haha


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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: February 17 2018 at 07:33
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.

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Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: February 17 2018 at 07:35
Wobbler was so good i'm voting for it next year as well LOL

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Posted By: Cristi
Date 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)


Posted By: micky
Date 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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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date 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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Posted By: micky
Date 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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Posted By: Prog Sothoth
Date 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" rel="nofollow - 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...


Posted By: Quinino
Date 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
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Posted By: Prog Sothoth
Date 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).


Posted By: omphaloskepsis
Date 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.


Posted By: Magnum Vaeltaja
Date 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

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Posted By: Vompatti
Date Posted: February 17 2018 at 11:31
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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date 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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Posted By: Dean Watson
Date 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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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date 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

Anyone calling Donald Duck Trump a noncompoop gazts my #1 voteBig smile


Posted By: richardh
Date 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)


Posted By: someone_else
Date 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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Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date 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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Posted By: Rivertree
Date Posted: February 21 2018 at 02:39
Excellent work Clap
yeah, Wobbler at the top ... not a surprise really ...



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Posted By: BrufordFreak
Date 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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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: April 02 2018 at 11:09
^That would be nice.

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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: April 02 2018 at 17:13
A "sticky" stick added. Thanks. Wink

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