This time I decided to pick 10 of my favorite prog albums and 4 of my favorite non-prog albums. A lot of albums where excluded from both lists, not because they were not worthy, but mostly because they weren't listened as much as the ones I picked. I also decide to pick a song that I liked most/a song that spoke to me from each album I picked, even though that doesn't mean I don't like the other songs (I mean, come on... we have concept albums there, it's hard to pick only one song :) ). My choice for the most listened album of 2016, was mainly influenced by myself taking part in the recording and mixing process of the album I picked, and not just because it's my band (even though you should check the album).
According to my good friend Selh, every day there are 278 albums released. Let's how hard it will be for me to pick my 2017's top 10.
-2016 Prog Top 10-
1.Dream Theater - The Astonishing (Chosen)
2.The Neal Morse Band - The Similitude Of A Dream (So Far Gone)
3.Circus Maximus - Havoc (Remember)
4.Kyros - Vox Humana (New Paradigm)
5.Gesu no Kiwami Otome - Ryouseibai (Kokoro Kabuku)
6.Karmakanic - Dot (God The Universe And Everything Else No One Really Cares About, Pt. I)
7.The Dear Hunter - Act V: Hymns with the Devil In Confessional (Gloria)
8.Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence (Failure)
9.Opeth - Sorceress (Era)
10.John Wesley - A Way You'll Never Be (By The Light Of A Sun)
-2016 Non-Prog Top 5-
1.Dinosaur Jr. - Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not (Left/Right)
2.Yuck - Stranger Things (Hearts In Motion)
3.Green Day - Revolution Radio (Still Breathing)
4.Russian Circles - Guidance (Mota)
**Most listened album for 2016 - Hoi-Poi Farplane Wind - Forever Knows Best**
CIRCUS MAXIMUS - Havoc (2016)
Prog music stardom!
GREEN DAY - American idiot (2004)
Back to my adolescence roots!
THE MUTE GODS - Do nothing till you hear from me (2016)
In my 2016 Top-10 already!
BLACK SOUL CHOIR - Black soul choir (2015)
Amazing alternative prog rock to say the least!
AMPHETAMIN - A flood of strange sensations (2016)
How progcool is that! Don't miss it guys!
DREAM THEATER - The astonishing (2016)
I can't believe what a masterpiece it is!
PINK FLOYD - The final cut (1983)
My final countdown for this month. Brilliant!
Andrew Gabriel ("Alchemies" radio show; Thursdays 9pm, 7pm GMT/BST)
My TOP 2015 albums are:
1. Agusa– 2
2. Anekdoten – Until All Ghosts Are Gone
3. Arcane – Known/Learned
4. Audioplastik – In The Head Of Maniac
5. Baroness - Purple
6. Beardfish - +4626- Comfortzone
7. David Maxim Micic - Eco
8. David Maxim Micic – Ego
9. Earthside – A Dream in Static
10. Jane Getter Premonition - ON
11. Gavin Harrison – Cheating The Polygraph
12. Gazpacho – Molok
13. The Gentle Storm – The Diary
14. Kingcrow - Eidos
15. Leprous – The Congregation
16. Mechanical Man – Mechanical Man
17. Native Construct – Quiet World
18. The Neal Morse Band – The Grand Experiment
19. Rendezvouz Point – Solar Storm
20. Steven Wilson – Hand.Cannot.Erase
21. Stonebringer – Those Winds
22. Symphony X – Underworld
23. Zierler – ESC