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I don’t know why there’s so much hate in this world right now but I believe in love. I believe in good soul and heart of a person rather than their outlook. People have made this life so complicated but I think we could make it easier by always remembering this verse by Bulleh Shah:
Masjid dha de
Mandir dha de
Dha de jo kucch dainda
Par kisi da dil na dhain
Rab dilan vich rehnda
Tear down the Mosque
Tear down the Temple
Break everything in sight
But do not break a person’s heart
It is there that God resides
You knew how it felt to feel invisible
Music calmed your soul, just like a drug
(Dream Theater – A New Beginning)
Here I am, don’t be afraid
I will never let you slip away
Look my way, you must be brave
Find the strength to live for one more day
I will keep from losing Faythe
I will ask for grace, and hope we find a way
Like a candles dying flame
With forgiving eyes
She starts to drift away
(Dream Theater – Losing Faythe)
Ey lads, here I am with my favorite albums of 2016. The most anticipated album for me was Dream Theater’s The Astonishing. I’ll never forget the proggy, astonishing and cinematic experience of listening to this sonic ecstasy.
This is the list of my favorite albums of 2016:
Dream Theater – The Astonishing
Big Big Train – Folklore
iamthemorning – Lighthouse
Opeth – Sorceress
Syd Arthur – Apricity
Marillion – FEAR
The Pineapple Thief – Your Wilderness
Riverside – Eye of the Soundscape
David Bowie – Blackstar
The Dear Hunter – Act V Hymns with the Devil in Confessional
The Anchoress – Confessions of a Romance Novelist
Devin Townsend – Transcendence
Anderson Stolt – The Invention of Knowledge
The Gift – Why The Sea Is Salt
Haken – Affinity
Steven Wilson – 4 ½
Hexvessel – When We Are Death
Frost – Falling Satellites
Tesseract – Errai
Knifeworld – Bottled Out Of Eden
Fire Garden – Far and Near
Gandalf’s Fist – The Clockwork Fable
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
It looks like the unconscious diagram of some kind of psychic event.
So in 2016, my passion for cinema was alive and kicking too. My most favorite and best film of the year was High-Rise. This movie was one of the most breathtaking movies I’d ever seen. Every single frame was so surreal and electrifying yet so damn tantalizing.Here’s the full list of my favorite films of 2016:
All this running around
Trying to cover my shadow
An ocean growing inside
All the others seem shallow
It will take a while to make you smile
Somewhere in these eyes
I’m on your side
I think it’s almost new year in most parts of the world, so I’m kinda late for this top album sort of thingy.
So even if I’m late, I’m here. We’re here because we’re here, right?
Let’s get straight to our favorite albums of 2015.
2015 was once again so good for music especially for prog, indie music and dream pop.
The biggest news for the prog was, when it got it’s own Official Progressive Albums Chart endorsed by the Official Charts Company.
So for me the most important album of the year was Tame Impala’s Currents. It was like a drug doing weird things to you. You could do anything while listening to this album. It’s so effing addicting.
Easily my favorite album of 2015 without a doubt. And you know, this album is for music listeners of every genre. Lucky are the people who can identify this gemstone among so many famous shinning crap albums.
Well, the other important albums were Beach House’s Depression Cherry, which is the No.1 dream pop album of 2015 and I can say that it will be remembered as a masterpiece in the upcoming years along with none other than Tame Impala’s Currents. I’ll say it again that these both albums should be included in any music listener’s playlist.
So when I think about prog in 2015, the first thing that comes to my mind is Steven Wilson’s Hand Cannot Erase, it was a perfect album but in my mind I think of prog chart too, I also think about the upcoming most anticipated album of 2016 which is Dream Theater’s The Astonishing.
But when I think about best prog album of 2015, then four names comes to my mind and they all equally loved by me.
Well, these albums are Tame Impala’s Currents, Gazpacho’s Molok, Big Big Trains Wassail, and Riverside’s Love, Fear, And The Time Machine.
All four of them were phenomenal prog albums. Last year, Gazpacho’s Demon was one of my favorite albums and this year their album is my favorite too.
Last year my No.1 prog album was Anathema’s Distant Satellites and this year, Tame Impala’s Currents so which sort of reminded me of Distant Satellites too. Did I forget to tell you all that how good Muse’s Drones was? It was as good as their whole discography.
Anyway, here is the list of all the albums I was listening in 2015 which are from 2015.
First list of my favorite prog album:
Tame Impala – Currents
Gazpacho – Molok
Big Big Train – Wassail
Riverside – Love, Fear, And The Time Machine
Mew – Plus Minus
Steven Wilson – Hand Cannot Erase
The Dear Hunter – Act IV Rebirth in Reprise
Muse – Drones
Between the Buried and Me – Coma Ecliptic
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Paper Mache Dream Balloon
Coheed and Cambria – The Color Before the Sun
Tim Bowness – Stupid Things That Mean the World
The Aristocrats – Tres Caballeros
Electric Light Orchestra – Alone in the Universe
Public Service Broadcasting – The Race for Space
Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Tesseract – Polaris
Queensryche – Condition Human
Anekdoten – Until All The Ghosts Are Gone
God Is an Astronaut – Helios Erebus
Periphery – Juggernaut Alpha
Periphery – Juggernaut Omega
Skyharbor – Guiding Lights
Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud
Ciccada – The Finest of Miracle
Now list of my favorite albums from the genre of dream pop, indie, electronic and avant-garde:
Beach House – Depression Cherry
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
Half Moon Run – Sun Leads Me On
The Indelicates – Elevator Music
Joanna Newsom – Divers
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
Bjork – Vulnicura
Youth Lagoon – Savage Hills Ballroom
Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars
Lower Dens – Escape from Evil
Say Lou Lou – Lucid Dreaming
Methyl Ethel – Oh Inhuman Spectacle
Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
Akiine – Neptune
New Order – Music Complete
No Joy – More Faithful
Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love
Made in Heights – Without My Enemy What Would I Do
Also I discovered many albums for the first which are not released in 2015, here are few of these:
On 29th, March, 2015, Australia won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 for the fifth time beating New Zealand by 7 wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
It was an honor to watch such an impressive, right on cricket from Aussies which they always play. When Australia and South Africa play cricket, you get hard ons in your in your eyes and body like you’re experiencing raw dog. In simple words, they’re beauty of cricket is nothing without them.
So Michael Clarke won the Cricket World Cup for the 5th time for Australia, before him Ricky Ponting won two Cricket World Cups in 2003 and 2007, Steve Waugh won one Cricket World Cup in 1999 and Allan Border won one Cricket World Cup in 1987 too. So no other team is closer to us in terms of Cricket World Cup wins and only South Africa comes closer to our skills and talent. Which means we’re fucking Gods of Cricket.
We were emotional through out this World Cup too because we lost our brother, Phillip Hughes on November, 27th, 2014, Hughesy, who was a passionate cricketer and phenomenal batsman. He was hit in the neck by a bouncer during a domestic first-class match on November, 25th 2014 and after remaining in coma, he died on November, 27th 2014. So winning of this World Cup was important for fans and Australian Cricket Team too. Michael Clarke even wore a black arm band featuring the initials PH in memory of Phillip Hughes. And after winning World Cup he said: “I’ll wear it every game I play for Australia, It’s been a really tough few months, we’ve played this World Cup with 16 players. Tonight, this is dedicated to our little brother and teammate Phillip Hughes. I’m over the moon — what a tournament, Time is right for me to walk away from one-day cricket.”
I agree with Clarke too, Hughesy will remain part of our team forever just like Sir Don Bradman. This world cup is for you Hughesy, Phillip Hughes, 408, 63 Not Out Forever.
We’re the champions. We’re mighty Aussies. We’re fucking phenomenal. We’re beyond perfection. We’re Champions for eternity. We’re Australian cricket team.
“She came along the alley and up the back stairs, the way she always used to….”
Inherent Vice, a film that can only be described in two words: right on. It’s the seventh film by Paul Thomas Anderson and it is dazed, witty, groovy and mysterious. It reminded me of “The Dude” from “The Big Lebowski”, “Raoul Duke” from “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and “Hunter S. Thompson” from ”Where the Buffalo Roam”. It’s Paul Thomas Anderson at his funniest/best. A certain kind of humorous, melancholic and confusing tone is spread all over the movie which is making it more thrilling to watch. Like in all Paul Thomas Anderson films, music is fucking A too.
I’m not going to tell you it’s plot but all I’m going to say is that “Doc” is puzzled but “Doc” knows how to investigate, “Doc” rules. This is the year of “Doc”. Joaquin Phoenix as Larry “Doc” Sportello is perfect. Joaquin Phoenix is really an underrated actor, I wish I can give him all the awards of this world.
Inherent Vice’s cast is super talented too. Joaquin Phoenix as Larry “Doc” Sportello, Katherine Waterston as Shasta Fay Hepworth, Josh Brolin as Det. Christian F. “Bigfoot” Bjornsen, Owen Wilson as Coy Harlingen, Benicio del Toro as Sauncho Smilax, Esq, Reese Witherspoon as Penny Kimball, Joanna Newsom as Sortilège, Eric Roberts as Michael Z. “Mickey” Wolfmann, Hong Chau as Jade, Martin Short as Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd. Every actor did a great job, they all were flawless.
Just give it time and it’s going to be the greatest classic film ever made. It’s going to be one of the best cult films ever made. And it’s going to be the most interesting neo-noir film ever made. It was nominated for only two awards at the 87th Academy Awards which is disgusting. These Oscar guys know nothing. Inherent Vice deserved at least 10 nominations and 8 Oscars but fuck it.
Anyway I’m just standing and clapping for Paul Thomas Anderson, he once again did a marvelous job. I’m also clapping for the hard work of it’s actors and crew members. You guys were brilliant.
I am pretty sure; you guys are going to watch it again after the first watch. I love this movie to death. Hey Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson! You mofos rule.