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

Top albums of 2015 - 1-1

 

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My favorite albums of 2014/Best Prog albums of 2014

It gave us a purpose, sometimes
It gave us a reason, and a rhyme
Looking for meaning in song
Such inner searching, so long

You’ll never stop, you’re searching for the one you know has died
Is the one you loved returning? The one you left to die

Eternal rains will come
We should say goodbye
And suffer on our own
As all our thoughts were wrong

Top albums of 2014 Collage 1

Hi-ho! For most proggers Opeth’s “Pale Communion” was the most anticipated album of 2014 but not for me. The most anticipated albums for me was Anathema’s “Distant Satellites”, The Pineapple Thief’s “Magnolia” and Yes’s “Heaven & Earth”.  All these anticipated albums haven’t failed my expectations as most people are saying about Yes’s “Heaven & Earth” that it’s disappointing. Well it isn’t, it’s a decent album and needs time plus more listens. Anyway Anathema’s “Distant Satellites”. The Pineapple Thief’s “Magnolia”, Opeth’s “Pale Communion” never fails to aspire ears with well balanced music, mixing and lyrics. You can learn more about Anathema and Anathema’s “Distant Satellites” here: “Anathema’s Distant Satellites, an album which is more alluring than a raw dog“.

Top albums of 2014 Collage 3

So here you, this is the list of whatever I was listening in 2014 from 2014, apart from other music albums/tracks I was listening from past.

  1. Anathema – Distant Satellites
  2. The Pineapple Thief – Magnolia
  3. Opeth – Pale Communion
  4. Epica – The Quantum Enigma
  5. Pain of Salvation – Falling Home
  6. Gazpacho – Demon
  7. Cosmograf – Capacitor
  8. Tin Spirits – Scorch
  9. Yes – Heaven & Earth
  10. Devin Townsend – Z² Ziltoid
  11. Lunatic Soul – Walking on a Flashlight Beam
  12. Animals as Leaders – The Joy of Motion
  13. Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun
  14. Pendragon – Men Who Climb Mountains
  15. Haken – Restoration (EP)
  16. Pink Floyd – The Endless River
  17. Trojan Horse – World Turned Upside Down
  18. Periphery – Clear (EP)
  19. Fire Garden – Sound of Majestic Colors
  20. Freedom To Glide – Rain
  21. In The Presence Of Wolves – Thalassas
  22. Resistor – To The Stars
  23. Syndone – Odysseas
  24. Uriah Heep – Outsider
  25. Transatlantic – Kaleidoscope
  26. Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
  27. Chromatography – Not Long Enough To Be An Album But Too Long For An EP
  28. Hero – Helo
  29. Destiny Potato – LUN
  30. Tacita Intesa – Tacita Intesa

New 10 Collage 2

Here’s 10 new additions to the list:

  1. Syd Arthur – Sound Mirror
  2. Seven Impale – City Of The Sun
  3. Messenger – Illusory Blues
  4. Monarch Trail – Skye
  5. Gandalf’s Fist – A Forest of Fey
  6. Flaming Row – Mirage – A Portrayal Of Figures
  7. Tim Bowness – Abandoned Dancehall Dreams
  8. Synaesthesia – Synaesthesia
  9. Distorted Harmony – Chain Reaction
  10. Motorpsycho – Behind the Sun

New 10 Two 1-2

Hi, it’s January, 10th and I’m adding 10 more albums to this list, taking this post to the total of 50 albums.

  1. Lee Abraham – Distant Days
  2. Annot Rhul – Leviathan
  3. Closure in Moscow – Pink Lemonade
  4. Curved Air – North Star
  5. Asia – Gravitas
  6. Ian Anderson – Homo Erraticus
  7. Cynic – Kindly Bent to Free Us
  8. Circa Survive – Descensus
  9. Saga – Sagacity
  10. IQ – The Road of Bones

Haceeb’s Top Ten Albums of 2013

Here’s my pick of best albums from 2013. Yeah I know I’m posting it here late but last year I posted it everywhere and forget to post here. So I guess now is the time to post it here too. These albums belong to genres of Prog, Progressive rock, Progressive metal, Instrumental rock, Hard rock, Art rock, Jazz fusion, Symphonic metal.
This years most anticipated albums are: Yes’s “Heaven & Earth”, Anathema’s “Distant Satellites”, Opeth’s “Pale Communion”. I’m gonna rate them at end of the year.
As for now let’s look at Top Ten Albums of 2013:

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Haceeb's Top Ten Albums of 2013