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Top Ten 2007
« on: Thu, 2007-12-27, 22:06:57 »
It's that time of year again!

Post your top ten of favourite studio albums of 2007!

01. Neal Morse - Sola Scriptura
02. Magic Pie - Circus Of Life
03. Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet
04. Sylvan - Presets
05. Threshold - Dead Reckoning
06. Blackfield - Blackfield II
07. Gazpacho - Night
08. Kaipa - Angling Feelings
09. Hidria Spacefolk - Symetria
10. Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos

To be honest I only bought ten 2007-albums this year, so it's not too difficult for me...
As soon as I heard Neal Morse's album I knew it would be the best in my list, and indeed, no other band has stopped him from being number one.
And I really want to recommend Magic Pie to everybody who hasn't heard them yet. They are amazing!

-Paco

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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 2007-12-27, 23:50:47 »
I don't think I'll make a list for 2007. I haven't bought that many albums. (in comparison with other years that is...)

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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 2007-12-28, 00:03:33 »
I will post a top list of 2007 but it won't end with 10 albums i'm afraid.  :-\  ;D
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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 2007-12-28, 10:57:03 »
01. Knight Area - Under a New Sign
02. Steve Thorne - Part Two: Emotional Creatures
03. Riverside - Rapid Eye Movement
04. Amaran's Plight - Voice in the Light
05. Darkwater - Calling the Earth to Witness
06. Gazpacho - Night
07. Sylvan -   Presets
08. Satellite - Into The Night
09. Kamelot - Ghost Opera
10. Blackfield - Blackfield II
11. Neal Morse - Sola Scriptura

Sorry it has become a Top Eleven, but I couldn't decide which one to leave out  ;D.
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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 2007-12-28, 12:50:19 »
Okay, here's my top ten:

  1: Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet
  2: Circus Maximus - Isolate
  3: Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos
  4: Threshold - Dead Reckoning
  5: Blackfield - Blackfield II
  6: Pain Of Salvation - Scarsick
  7: Marillion - Somewhere Else
  8: Symphony X - Paradise Lost
  9: Sylvan - Presets
10: Abigails Ghost - Selling Insincerity

Phew that was so hard! 2007 has seen so many fantastic releases that it is pure torture to 'only' make a top ten! Therefore I could not include albums from Neal Morse, Knight Area, Oceansize, Riverside, Redemption, Pure Reason Revolution and Three, to name only a few.

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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 2007-12-29, 09:46:14 »
It will be just a top three cause I didn't listen to so many 2007 albums and some of them were forgettable to say the least ...

1. Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos
2. Nightwish - Dark Passion Play
3. The Reasoning - Awakening

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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 2007-12-29, 11:31:09 »
OK guys, here's my attempt:

1.   DT:  Systematic Chaos
2.   SyX:  Paradise Lost
3.   Kamelot:  Ghost Opera
4.   Sieges Even:  Paramount
5.   Gary Hughes:  Veritas
6.   Neal Morse:  Sola Scriptura
7.   Redemption:  The Origins Of Ruin
8.   Pain Of Salvation:  Scarsick
9.   Circus Maximus:  Isolate
10. 3:  The End Is Begun

Yes, Tom, 2007 was another year of many great albums !

Paco, I agree with you that Sola Scriptura is a masterpiece. And Paul Gilbert's classic solo in Upon The Door has raised him into the pantheon of guitarists.

I dont know where Erik is currently, but Erik, if you've gone over to hip-hop, or become Muslim, or whatever, I hope you get my Thanks for tipping me so persuasively to King Crimson and Rush. The Power To Believe (from 2003) was the biggest surprise for me in 2007  *horns*

And Bupie, yes, I'v started enjoying wine more. And no, it hasnt made me less prog  :D

Edit 071230:  Blue murder !  How could I forget Isolate ?  OK, added it now.

Edit 080107:  Listened properly to Ghost Opera and Veritas. Consequently some great albums had to yield to Genius on my list.

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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 2007-12-31, 09:13:32 »
Hey, comon, Mad, dont tell me that you only like listening to baby-crying nowadays.

And John, how about barking up this tree ?

And Bupie, you can do better than that !

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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 2007-12-31, 11:41:26 »

And Bupie, you can do better than that !


Frankly, with 2007 albums, no. I could only list albums that I don't like much so it would be pointless to put them in a "Top Ten"  :P

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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 2007-12-31, 11:47:56 »
Frankly, with 2007 albums, no. I could only list albums that I don't like much so it would be pointless to put them in a "Top Ten"  :P

So you either didn't listen to or didn't like:
Porcupine Tree's Fear Of A Blank Planet
Sylvan's Presets
Magic Pie's Circus Of Life

Just asking...

-Paco

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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 2007-12-31, 13:57:48 »
... not to mention all the fabulous albums that I listed.

Guys, I was just lucky to find The End Is Begun in Malmö Skivhandel  *horns*

I'd been looking around for it for a loooooong time. But slowly the 3-gospel is spreading, even on this side of the ocean.

It's even better than I expected, and I had very high expections from the two songs I'd heard on MySpace. It'l prob move up my list, but let's give it some runs first. Tremendous album  *horns*

I'm sure that even Bupie will like it once he gets out of his hibernation  ;D

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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 2007-12-31, 14:13:05 »
... not to mention all the fabulous albums that I listed.

Guys, I was just lucky to find The End Is Begun in Malmö Skivhandel  *horns*

I'd been looking around for it for a loooooong time. But slowly the 3-gospel is spreading, even on this side of the ocean.

It's even better than I expected, and I had very high expections from the two songs I'd heard on MySpace. It'l prob move up my list, but let's give it some runs first. Tremendous album  *horns*

I'm sure that even Bupie will like it once he gets out of his hibernation  ;D

Nicky.




I so agree with you. One of the top debuts of this year.  *horns*
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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 2007-12-31, 14:22:58 »
So you either didn't listen to or didn't like:
Porcupine Tree's Fear Of A Blank Planet
Sylvan's Presets
Magic Pie's Circus Of Life

Just asking...

-Paco

I just didn't have the opportunity to listen to a single a note of those three albums. Same thing for Neal Morse's last. That's part of the explanation for my so short list, I guess ...

Guys, I was just lucky to find The End Is Begun in Malmö Skivhandel  *horns*

I'd been looking around for it for a loooooong time. But slowly the 3-gospel is spreading, even on this side of the ocean.

It's even better than I expected, and I had very high expections from the two songs I'd heard on MySpace. It'l prob move up my list, but let's give it some runs first. Tremendous album  *horns*

I'm sure that even Bupie will like it once he gets out of his hibernation  ;D


I read very positive things about them. Maybe I will check out in spring  ;D

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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 2007-12-31, 15:15:05 »
I just didn't have the opportunity to listen to a single a note of those three albums. Same thing for Neal Morse's last. That's part of the explanation for my so short list, I guess ...

Well, then you are forgiven.

-Paco

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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 2007-12-31, 15:17:37 »
I so agree with you. One of the top debuts of this year.  *horns*

You must be Mad !

They've been around since 1994, and they'v put out five studio albums, of which The End is Begun is the latest, and surprisingly also nb 5  :D

But I'm happy that we agree on everything else  ;)

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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 2007-12-31, 20:08:48 »
You must be Mad !

They've been around since 1994, and they'v put out five studio albums, of which The End is Begun is the latest, and surprisingly also nb 5  :D

But I'm happy that we agree on everything else  ;)

Nicky.

True but what i meant, and i agree that i didn't say it right, that it was one of the top debuts for me this year, since i've never heard of them prior to this release.  ;)

Sorry for the misunderstanding.  :D
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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 2008-01-01, 15:44:56 »
Maybe I will check out in spring  ;D

Oh, I dont hope so, Bups !  We might disagree on a thing or two, but dying is a bit drastic !

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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 2008-01-26, 15:01:54 »
1.After Forever "After forever"
2.Imperia "Queen of light"
3.Planet X "Quantum"
4.Threshold "Dead reckoning"
5.Tacere "Beautiful darkness"
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Re: Top Ten 2007
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 2008-01-26, 15:46:58 »
Oh yeah...

That reminds me to place my top-whatever of 2007.  :-\

Better hurry up.  ;D
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