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Topic: New Millenium Prog Albums: 2009
Posted By: Gandalff
Subject: New Millenium Prog Albums: 2009
Date Posted: October 12 2011 at 17:00
Welcome to New Millenium Albums Tournament!
 
Criteria to inclusion:
- Prog studio album
- min. 100 ratings on PA
 
Three best rated albums will advance to Semi-Final Round. In the case of equality, appropriate ratings on Prog Archives are determinative. If you´ll nominate another, unlisted album, it may get a Wild Card, but with sufficient number of your votes only. 
 
Deadline: Saturday 15th October




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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: October 12 2011 at 17:02
For me it's between E-Re, Part the Second and The Incident. 


Posted By: topographicbroadways
Date Posted: October 12 2011 at 17:07
Part The Second, E-Re, Vehicle (though it isn't here), Octahedron and Hazards of Love are masterpieces i've heard from 2009. Addicted is also an amazing album. What a year this was.


Wow it's so close between E-Re and Part The Second. I'll go with Maudlin because it changed my entire perception of music and led to discovering so many more amazing albums.





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Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: October 12 2011 at 17:08
Haven't heard all of Addicted yet, so I'm not quite sure. 

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Posted By: BrufordFreak
Date Posted: October 12 2011 at 17:11
For 2009 there is no doubt:  Part the Second IMO stands head and shoulders above the rest of the field.

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Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: October 12 2011 at 17:20
There is exceptionally strong year, especially if we compare it with previous one. 24 selected albums according to my criteria, that´s a decent selection!
 
Porcupine Tree for me, although just this album is generally underrated here.


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Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
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Posted By: PabstRibbon
Date Posted: October 12 2011 at 17:34
Amazing year ! ( Can't choose )


Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: October 12 2011 at 17:37
Frequency gets my vote, but The Underfall Yard, The Whirlwind, The Incident and Number Seven are all damned good as well.

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Posted By: adace1
Date Posted: October 12 2011 at 17:49
I'm not gonna vote on this one. It's a dead tie between Crack the Skye and Wavering Radiant. Other good albums are Octahedron, Anno Domini High Definition, Ki, The Incident and Blood.


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Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: October 12 2011 at 18:44
Transatlantic or BTBAM.

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Posted By: TopographicTales
Date Posted: October 12 2011 at 19:33
I love a lot of albums on the list, but I had to throw my vote to Riverside.


Posted By: Roland113
Date Posted: October 12 2011 at 19:56
Number Seven for me with an honorable mention for Addicted and The Incident.

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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: October 12 2011 at 20:13
My favorite Beardfish album finally. LOVE Destined Solitaire, so it will get my vote.

Maudlin of the Well, Riverside and The Decemberists are behind them.


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Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: October 12 2011 at 21:55
Crack the Skye is all sorts of epic and wonderful. It gets my vote for my favorite.

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Posted By: 40footwolf
Date Posted: October 12 2011 at 23:55
Crack the Skye by like a billion degrees. 

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Posted By: Any Colour You Like
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 00:16
Mastodon, a modern classic.


Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 00:39
The Underfall Yard me but a very tough year. I could easily have went for The Tangent, IQ, Beardfish, Transatlantic, Phideaux or Gazpacho. To me the Big Big Train album is brilliant!! I left off Porcupine Tree(one of my faves) as I was one of the few that didn't like The Incident

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Posted By: JS19
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 01:19
Tick Tock ties for my favourite album of all time.


Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 05:05
Part the Second, the greatest post-70's masterpiece.
Other good ones here: Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré and The Hazards of Love.
 
An outsider worth a honorable mention: Freak - Alejandro Matos
 


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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 06:30
many very good albums. I'll go for Frequency that's the only one that I really like from IQ.

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Posted By: yanch
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 06:56
2009 was a good year! Voted Underfall Yard, but The Incident, Frequency, and Crack the Sky are also excellent.


Posted By: Prog Geo
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 08:21
Ki!

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Posted By: digdug
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 08:33
Anno Domini High Definition  by Riverside

many awesome albums here but this is my fave from the bunch


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Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 09:13
Damn good year, but Part the Second tops it.
 
I'm surprised to see only 1 vote for E-Re, as it beat PtS for collab album of the year.


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Posted By: Shevrzl
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 10:37
Another one for ADHD, surprised there's no love for The Decemberists.


Posted By: Billy Pilgrim
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 10:40
I'm gonna have to wait this one out. It's gonna be between The Decemberists, Mastodon, Isis, Phideaux, Volta, or Maudlin of course. Confused There's too many!!


Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 10:45
First vote for The Weirding by Astra; it was between that and first vote for Barbares by Nemo.

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Posted By: JonteJH
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 11:41
Originally posted by SaltyJon SaltyJon wrote:

Haven't heard all of Addicted yet, so I'm not quite sure. 
What are you waiting for?! xD

This poll is impossible for me, all my favorite albums :( 

Addicted,Crack The Skye,Destined Solitaire,Ki,Octahedron,The Great Misdirect,The Incident,The Whirlwind


But if it was 2009 right now i would vote for The Whirlwind, so i'll vote for that one here.


but right now i would vote for Animals As Leaders debutalbum but it's not here haha  Smile


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Posted By: Lark the Starless
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 11:45
2009 was an especially strong year.

Here's how I would rate my top 7:
1. The Whirlwind
2. The Underfall Yard
3. The Hazards of Love
4. Part the Second
5. Crack the Skye
6. The Great Misdirect
7. Octahedron


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Posted By: topographicbroadways
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 11:59
Originally posted by JonteJH JonteJH wrote:

Originally posted by SaltyJon SaltyJon wrote:

Haven't heard all of Addicted yet, so I'm not quite sure. 
What are you waiting for?! xD

This poll is impossible for me, all my favorite albums :( 

Addicted,Crack The Skye,Destined Solitaire,Ki,Octahedron,The Great Misdirect,The Incident,The Whirlwind


But if it was 2009 right now i would vote for The Whirlwind, so i'll vote for that one here.


but right now i would vote for Animals As Leaders debutalbum but it's not here haha  Smile

Wow I hadn't realised about AAL. Not here? Shocked. Surely 100 people have rated such an amazing album.

That's another one that I would have been torn on whether to vote for. 


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Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 12:08
An excellent year. Big Big Train just about beats some fine competition from the likes of IQ.

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Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 12:58
This was a recent year I acually paid a lot of attention to for a change.
 
1. Hazards of Love
2. Frequency
3. Act III
4. Crack the Skye


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Posted By: njb0168
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 13:02
Some really great albums were released, and I agree thw IQ album is their best but, for me the decision is easy BIG BIG TRAIN! What a stunning album. It encapulates everything that is great about Prog imo.


Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 13:05
What a great year, isn't it? I remember people not being impressed back then. 


Posted By: topographicbroadways
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 13:09
Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

What a great year, isn't it? I remember people not being impressed back then. 

As a symphonic/retro/prog metal only listener at the time I remember being disappointed. 


Now looking back it has so many masterpieces that I didn't even hear till this year.


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Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 13:46
Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:

Damn good year, but Part the Second tops it.
 
I'm surprised to see only 1 vote for E-Re, as it beat PtS for collab album of the year.


It's got another vote now from me , and if I recall corrctly, I voted for it in top place for that collab album choice contest thing.  I just  think that hardly any of those collabs who would have voted for it (or put it high in their list for the collab only contest) have voted in this poll.

By the way, Miriodor's Avanti made number ten in the collab best list and didn't make this one.I'have only heard two from this list (the Magma and Maudlin).


Posted By: Earendil
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 14:44
I went with The Whirlwind


Posted By: kawkaw123
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 18:15
Hazards of Love no doubt. it may not be the most prog but its a instant classic.


Posted By: valravennz
Date Posted: October 13 2011 at 22:06
One of the best years for prog releases, at least in the past 10 years! I like most on that list, so choosing is difficult. I think  MotW's "Part The Second", is a worthy choice for number one release of 2009 Smile

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Posted By: King Manuel
Date Posted: October 14 2011 at 04:06
What a good year! For me Nr 7, Tick Tock, Whirl Wind, Addicted, Frequency, ... in that order 

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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: October 14 2011 at 12:18
Haven't heard all of them, but it's hard to imagine anything better than Magma's album.  The Hazards of Love comes close -- I cited it as my favorite album of '09, and it comes pretty darn close to being a perfect rock opera - all the most amazing since I don't really care much for any of the band's other albums (I have a few).  But Magma it is. 

Magma wins, Hazards and Part the Second get Honorable Mention.  The Incident is a fine album too, but it's only "okay" by Porcupine Tree's high standards.


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Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: October 15 2011 at 02:57
Last day to vote!

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A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!



Posted By: Billy Pilgrim
Date Posted: October 15 2011 at 04:17
Ending up being Part the Second, my vote moves it to first Big smile


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: October 15 2011 at 13:45
It's ironic that in arguably the best prog year of the last 30 years, 2 of the most popular bands on this list (where is Dream Theater??) released one of their least best albums. (TMV and PT)

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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: October 15 2011 at 19:07
I'm sorry but i can't agree with 2009 being the best year of prog in 30 years.

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Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: October 16 2011 at 01:19
Well, this poll has been closed. These three albums are advancing to Semi-Final round:
 
"Part The Second" by Maudlin Of The Well
"The Underfall Yard" by Big Big Train
"The Whirlwind" by Transatlantic
 
Thanks for your votes!


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A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!




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