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Off Topic / Re: Best albums of 2018
« Last post by Teunis on Fri, 2019-01-18, 19:55:19 »
Fun fact (or not), 2017 was the first year i posted a top-10 list.... Hmmm.

Must change that….
Curious, good luck ;).
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by Teunis on Fri, 2019-01-18, 19:54:21 »
jp: 3RDegree - Ones & Zeros - Volume 0
np: Long Distance Calling - Boundless
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Off Topic / Re: Best albums of 2018
« Last post by maddox on Fri, 2019-01-18, 15:44:14 »

Just for fun, here are the "Best albums of..." from the last couple of years:
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007.
And, a very special early version, started by none other than The Voyager (remember him? ;D):
2004
I could not find 'Best of year lists' of 2006 and 2005.


So let's hear it!
My top ten, coming up in a moment...

Fun fact (or not), 2017 was the first year i posted a top-10 list.... Hmmm.

Must change that….
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by Teunis on Wed, 2019-01-16, 19:20:35 »
jp: Neal Morse - Life & Times
np: Seventh Dimension - The Corrupted Lullaby
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by Teunis on Tue, 2019-01-15, 19:07:07 »
jp: Toto - Falling In Between
np: The Windmill - Tribus
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Off Topic / Re: Best albums of 2018
« Last post by funkster on Mon, 2019-01-14, 14:18:03 »
Not been here for ages so apologies for that

Some of my favourite albums last year were

Rivers of Nihil - Where owls know my name.
Revocation - The outer ones
Voivod - The wake
Conjurer - Mire
Ghost - Prequelle
High on fire - Electric messiah
Between the buried and me - Automata 1 and 2
Yob - Our raw heart

Plenty of progressive elements but no "prog" last year
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Off Topic / Re: Best albums of 2018
« Last post by Teunis on Sun, 2019-01-13, 21:59:05 »
Okay, let's give it a go. Finally found time to do it. As far as I'm concerned, it was a great prog year. Difficult to make a top-10, it's really close. The best indication is the number of times I play the album. So here's my list. And I use less words than PH, only comment my top-5 ;)

1. Riverside - Wasteland
Doubted between Riverside and The Pineapple Thief, but the fact they returned so great with the album 'Wasteland' after the loss of their guitarist Piotr Grudziński made me decide for Riverside. Great melodies and versatile songs, really love the album.

2. The Pineapple Thief - Dissolution
More and more impressed by this band. Wouldn't have thought they were able to top 'Your Wilderness', but this is really a great album with beautiful melodies. And Gavin Harrison really is top!

3. Subsignal - La Muerta
Great return after their previous album 'The Beacons Of Somewhere Sometime', which was less interesting. 'Paraíso' is still my favourite Subsignal album, with 'La Muerta' close second.

4. Arena - Double Vision
Unfortunately didn't make it to my top-3, but what a beautiful album it is. I agree with PH that it's great to hear the solos back and that the epic is more like 'a number of songs' than one track. But I do play the album often and enjoy it very much!

5. Gazpacho - Soyuz
Very strong album. You have to be in the mood for this band, but they create a pleasant atmosphere with their music.

6. Dukes Of The Orient - Dukes Of The Orient
7. Mystery - Lies And Butterflies
8. Kino - Radio Voltaire
9. Overhead - Haydenspark
10. Neal Morse - Life & Times

Albums that didn't make it to my top-10, but I do really enjoy listening to:
Kayak - Seventeen
Oak - False Memory Archive
Kingcrow - The Persistence
Long Distance Calling - Boundless
Riversea - The Tide
Bjorn Riss - Coming Home (EP)

Disappointments:
I expected a lot from the albums from Antimatter (Black Market Enlightenment) and especially Seventh Wonder (Tiara), but IMHO they aren't refreshing and 'too much of the same'.

Concerts:
I attended 5 gigs in 2018: Infloyd (Pink Floyd cover band), Bjorn Riis, Arena, Kingfisher Sky and Symfo Classics. Arena was my favourite 2018 gig.

Discovery:
I discovered Soup in 2018, but their latest album 'Remedies' is from 2017 :). Great band 8)

Looking forward to the following albums in 2019:
The Neal Morse Band - The Great Adventure (25-01-2019)
Soen - Lotus (01-02-2019)
Bjorn Riis (t.b.a.)
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by PH on Sat, 2019-01-12, 16:28:06 »
Listening to the single I Go Deeper by Tim Bowness (you can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptY7m76xAps)
His previous album "Lost In The Ghost Light" (2017) really surprised me, so I'm really looking forward to the release of "Flowers At The Scene".
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by Teunis on Fri, 2019-01-11, 19:32:12 »
jp: Lonely Robot - The Big Dream
np: Damian Wilson & Adam Wakeman - Stripped
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by PH on Fri, 2019-01-11, 11:53:50 »
Marrow - "Look Outside"
An EP of 33 minutes. Instrumental Progressive Metal. Pretty good stuff if you like that kind of thing.
For those without Spotify, it's also on Bandcamp (it's a 'name your price' download): https://marrowofficial.bandcamp.com/album/look-outside

Also listened for a few minutes to:
Phil Keaggy, Tony Levin, Jerry Marotta - "The Bucket List" on Spotify as well.
Nice!
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