Favorite Albums of 2016

You knew how it felt to feel invisible
Music calmed your soul, just like a drug
Remember, Bug?
(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)

best-albums-of-20161Ey 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.

best-albums-of-2016This is the list of my favorite albums of 2016:

  1. Dream Theater – The Astonishing
  2. Big Big Train – Folklore
  3. iamthemorning – Lighthouse
  4. Opeth – Sorceress
  5. Syd Arthur – Apricity
  6. Marillion – FEAR
  7. The Pineapple Thief – Your Wilderness
  8. Riverside – Eye of the Soundscape
  9. David Bowie – Blackstar
  10. The Dear Hunter – Act V Hymns with the Devil in Confessional
  11. The Anchoress – Confessions of a Romance Novelist
  12. Devin Townsend – Transcendence
  13. Anderson Stolt – The Invention of Knowledge
  14. The Gift – Why The Sea Is Salt
  15. Haken – Affinity
  16. Steven Wilson – 4 ½
  17. Hexvessel – When We Are Death
  18. Frost – Falling Satellites
  19. Tesseract – Errai
  20. Knifeworld – Bottled Out Of Eden
  21. Fire Garden – Far and Near
  22. Gandalf’s Fist – The Clockwork Fable
  23. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
  24. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
  25. Messenger – Threnodies
  26. Katatonia – The Fall of Hearts
  27. Bent Knee – Say So
  28. Paul Draper – EP One/ EP Two
  29. Kansas – The Prelude Implicit
  30. Plants and Animals – Waltzed in from the Rumbling
  31. Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack
  32. Gong – Rejoice! I’m Dead!
  33. Ulver – ATGCLVLSSCAP
  34. Andy Jackson – 73 Days At Sea
  35. Purson – Desire’s Magic Theatre
  36. Southern Empire – Southern Empire
  37. Ihsahn – Arktis
  38. Shearwater – Jet Plane And Oxbow
  39. Tiles – Pretending 2 Run
  40. Fates Warning – Theories of Flight
  41. Thank You Scientist – Stranger Heads Prevail
  42. Hawkwind – The Machine Stops
  43. Green Day – Revolution Radio
  44. Motorpsycho – Here Be Monsters
  45. Fallujah – Dreamless

Best Albums of 2015

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

Top prog 2015 albums 1-1

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:

  1. Tame Impala – Currents
  2. Gazpacho – Molok
  3. Big Big Train – Wassail
  4. Riverside – Love, Fear, And The Time Machine
  5. Mew – Plus Minus
  6. Steven Wilson – Hand Cannot Erase
  7. The Dear Hunter – Act IV Rebirth in Reprise
  8. Muse – Drones
  9. Between the Buried and Me – Coma Ecliptic
  10. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Paper Mache Dream Balloon
  11. Coheed and Cambria – The Color Before the Sun
  12. Tim Bowness – Stupid Things That Mean the World
  13. The Aristocrats – Tres Caballeros
  14. Electric Light Orchestra – Alone in the Universe
  15. Public Service Broadcasting – The Race for Space
  16. Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful
  17. Tesseract – Polaris
  18. Queensryche – Condition Human
  19. Anekdoten – Until All The Ghosts Are Gone
  20. God Is an Astronaut – Helios Erebus
  21. Periphery – Juggernaut Alpha
  22. Periphery – Juggernaut Omega
  23. Skyharbor – Guiding Lights
  24. Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud
  25. Ciccada – The Finest of Miracle

Now list of my favorite albums from the genre of dream pop, indie, electronic and avant-garde:

  1. Beach House – Depression Cherry
  2. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  3. Half Moon Run – Sun Leads Me On
  4. The Indelicates – Elevator Music
  5. Joanna Newsom – Divers
  6. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
  7. Bjork – Vulnicura
  8. Youth Lagoon – Savage Hills Ballroom
  9. Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars
  10. Lower Dens – Escape from Evil
  11. Say Lou Lou – Lucid Dreaming
  12. Methyl Ethel – Oh Inhuman Spectacle
  13. Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
  14. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  15. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  16. Akiine – Neptune
  17. New Order – Music Complete
  18. No Joy – More Faithful
  19. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love
  20. Made in Heights – Without My Enemy What Would I Do

Top Indie dream pop albums 1-1

Also I discovered many albums for the first which are not released in 2015, here are few of these:

  1. La Femme – Psycho Tropical Berlin
  2. Mansun – Attack of the Grey Lantern
  3. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
  4. Morgen – Morgen
  5. Philip Glass – Glassworks
  6. Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
  7. The Dismemberment Plan – Emergency & I
  8. Thee Oh Sees – Mutilator Defeated At Last

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