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Comment by Carpetcrawler 11 years ago
Court - And You'll Follow the Winds' Rush 'Till Their Breath Dwells 1993
7.9
Neo Prog Rock
Some parts of this album are very good and beautiful, like the nice acoustic "Willow Tears" and "Fading The Tears". These two are instrumental, and that's one of the reasons why I like them - because I don't like the singer's voice at all. It sounds partily exactly like Fish. If you had given me this album saying it was a Fish or early Marillion album I would've believed it. That sort of annoys me. Parts of the music are great, like most of the parts in "Alviss' Revenge". Others are quite awkward, too much of prog cliché kind of music. I mean things like 2nd half of "Eckol" or the luckily short "Mirth For A Guest". Song titles lke "The Song of Omniscient Dwarf" already show the very pathetic proggy kind of embarassing song lyrics...
There's beautiful parts in here, but also some that are really awful.
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50 Foot WaveListen - Free Music 2005, EP
8.5
Prog-Related Rock
Nice alternative rock from America. This EP is downloadable for free on www.throwingmusic.com/freemusic/.
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Vic Chesnutt - Silver Lake 2003
8.9
Retro Non-Prog Rock
Excellent album by american folk singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt. Siting in a wheelchair (prog fans will be remember of Robert Wyatt) he makes the best out of it and sings and writes very good songs with intelligent lyrics.
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Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports 1978
9.6
Prog-Related Electronic
The roots of ambient. I don't know why this album has got so bad ratings here, I love it!
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Review by Carpetcrawler 11 years ago <Permalink>
Pina - Guess You Got It 2005
8.9
Non-Prog Pop
This is an excellent album by Austrian born singer/songwriter
Pina, who lives in Ireland. Style of the album is folk
pop/rock, and there's many great songs like 'I Was Walking',
'On Such A Lovely Day' and very especially the great
'Butterfly', an amazing, beautiful ballad. In the second half
of the album, the music gets a bit of too much the same, while
the first half is very varied. I found a copy for only 5 sfr
(=4.5 US$ or 2 £) in a local store. You probably are able to
order this album via Peter Gabriel's Real World sublabel
'Prerecords'. Check the website.
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Review by Carpetcrawler 11 years ago <Permalink>
Sigur RósListen - Vaka 2003, Single
8.6
Prog-Related Post Rock
Nice single. Smaskifa 1 is worth checking out, originally meant as a remix of Vaka, then turned out differently. Smaskifa 2 is not really interesting, Track 4 is nice, some ambient structures over and over again, hypnotizing. Vaka, opener of the ( ) album, of course is a great song. Nice single, but ony for fans, nothing to start with this great band.
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Keith Jarrett - The Carnegie Hall Concert 2006, Live
9.0
Jazz/Classical
I've heard this was the first Keith Jarrett solo concert since x years....I like it, really an outstanding performance!
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Dream TheaterListen - Systematic Chaos 2007
8.8
Good album. Lyrics are a bit a shame; John M should write again...but the music is very good.
Highlights: Repentance, In The Presence Of Enemies
Lowlights: The Dark Eternal Night
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Porcupine TreeListen - Fear of a Blank Planet 2007
9.3
Prog
Very good album. When Deadwing was more of a collection of songs, this is really one piece of music. Both albums are great, hard to say which one better.
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Robert Fripp - Glass And Breath 2007, Live
7.6
Free Form Prog-Related Independent
This is a free download album, avaible at dgmlive.com. Though it is split into 3 tracks, it could easily be one. Very ambient, interesting atmosphere, but too much of the same to be interesting for a whole hour. Still, very strange, but interesting how Fripp uses his guitar.
Review by Carpetcrawler 12 years ago <Permalink>
Bootcut - De Fluff 2006
8.6
Prog-Related Independent
i've won this album at a internet contest (proggies.ch -->
cool site, check out). Strange swedish music, this is actually
a duo consisting of drums/organ, though the organist also plays
some synths and there are many guest musicians that make the
album more interesting. A nice album - in German you'd say
"Einem geschenkten Gaul guckt man nicht ins Maul" - I wouldn't
have bought it, but as I got it for free, nice. ;)
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AereogrammeListen - My Heart Has A Wish That You Would Not Go 2007
9.4
Prog-Related Rock/Pop
I never had heard of this Scottish band before listening to the song 'A Life Worth Living', which fascinated me very much. Decided to buy this album, it was worth it. :) Very beautiful album in direction of new artrock.
Highlights: A Life Worth Living, Running Man, Living Backwards
Lowlights: none
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AmplifierListen - Amplifier 2005
9.0
Prog-Related Rock
Debut album of young british band Amplifier. Nice rock album, though I miss the keyboards (formation trio - guit/voc, bs, dr).
Highlights: UFO's, Airborne, Motorhead.
Lowlights: none. Even the bonus EP tracks are good - very good.
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Blackfield - Blackfield II 2007
9.2
Prog-Related Pop
As I do not own the first album, I can't comparize the two albums, but this one here surely is very good. I wouldn't have thought that Aviv Geffen is such a good songwriter, my favourite of this album is a composition by him, 'End of the World'. Other Highlights include Christenings, Some Day, Once, Miss U... really a wonderful Artpop album.
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Sigur RósListen - ( ) 2002
9.5
Prog Post Rock
Another highlight of islandic post rockers Sigur Rós. A beautiful winter album, sad, but beautiful.
Highlights: Popplagið, Vaka, Alafoss...
Lowlights: none
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Review by Carpetcrawler 12 years ago <Permalink>
Pink FloydListen - More 1969
8.6
Prog-Related Rock
This album is - of course - no highlight in Pink Floyd's discography (there are enough anyway ;) ), but a nice soundtrack album with some classics and some filler pieces. Sometimes gets extremly rough for PF standards (i. e. Nile Song)
Highlights: Green Is The Colour (also live!), Cymbaline, Nile Song
Lowlights: no really bad songs, but Party Sequence and More Blues are sort of boring.
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Bon JoviListen - This Left Feels Right 2003
7.6
Non-Prog Pop
Sort of a compilation album, featuring songs from BJ newly, softer recorded, partily very cool versions, sometimes quite boring.
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Frank ZappaListen - You Are What You Is 1981
8.9
Prog-Related Rock
A album, very much focussed on lyrics and musical parodies (i.e. Doreen with the endless outro or contry parody Harder Than Your Husband)
first four songs IMO aren't that good, then the album gets better.
Highlights: YAWYI, Meek Shall Inherit Nothing, Heavenly Bank Account, Suicide Chump, Drafted Again.
Lowlights: Dumb All Over (very boring to listen to), Teenage Wind
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Phil Collins - Testify 2002
8.1
Non-Prog Pop
One of the first albums I owned. Used to like it more (with 12 years ;) ), still quite nice, most of all the title song and Thru My Eyes. In the middle of the album, some bit weak tracks (it's not too late, this love this heart, driving me crazy). some extra nostalgic points ;)
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Pink FloydListen - The Wall 1979
9.5
Prog Rock
A great concept album. I love this record, though: hard to
rate.
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Pink FloydListen - Wish You Were Here 1975
 #1
9.9
Experimental Prog Rock
MarillionListen - Marbles (1CD) 2004
 #2
9.8
Prog Pop
Peter GabrielListen - Up 2002
 #3
9.8
Atmospheric Prog Pop
Camel - Mirage 1974
 #4
9.8
Symphonic Experimental Prog Rock
GenesisListen - Foxtrot 1972
 #5
9.8
Experimental Prog Rock
Queen - Queen II 1974
 #8
9.7
Symphonic Prog Rock
GenesisListen - A Trick of The Tail 1976
 #9
9.7
Symphonic Experimental Prog Rock
MuseListen - Origin of Symmetry 2001
 #10
9.7
Symphonic Prog-Related Rock
Pink FloydListen - Animals 1977
 #11
9.7
Experimental Prog Rock
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports 1978
 #12
9.6
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Queen - Sheer Heart Attack 1974
 #14
9.6
Prog Rock
YesListen - Close to the Edge 1972
 #15
9.6
Experimental Prog Rock
GenesisListen - Selling England by the Pound 1973
 #16
9.6
Experimental Prog Rock
Van Der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts 1971
 #17
9.6
Experimental Prog Rock
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells 1973
 #18
9.5
Symphonic Prog Rock
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