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Favorite prog rock albums?
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lmao forgot pic
I'll find the mega link somewhere
Anyone heard this? it's pretty fucking great, like most things featuring Zeena Parkins or Tenko.
PS: the new Magma album is great.
Never really been a big LS fan (although I love Riverside), but I will definitely get to it as soon as it drops. I've liked parts of all three albums, I just think that a whole lot of the ambience and stuff is a bit filler-y
Yeah I get that comparison. I'm hoping they spread out with their next album (February-ish). There are a couple of 10-minute droning Swans-influenced tracks on it that should please some (and for those like me who find Swans boring, they're far better)
Top - stuff I've (mostly) heard of
Bottom - stuff I haven't heard of so it must be shit lmao
All of the albums on the chart are on the same level.
How many albums from the "shit" section have you listened to, honestly?
It's easier to criticize instead of giving constructive criticism.
Arguing about the best KC album is impossible. ITCOTCK is there because it was very important.
Yeah but honestly I have only heard like 5 of that bottom section
because it's really, really shit
Apparently I'll "get it" eventually, so I still have it, but I'm doubting it
>because it's really, really shit
It's great! The first songs are the "noisiest", but after that it becomes more pleasing.
Listen to Sugar N Spikes and Sweet Bulbs, for example (even a friend of mine who likes reggaeton liked Sugar N Spikes).
Can we do one for prog? that like has all krautrock and zeuhl albums in the "trve" section, then Yes, Genesis and Porcupine Tree in the 'shit' section
Then spam it everywhere and achieve… something
>How many albums from the "shit" section have you listened to, honestly?
cardiacs, worlds end girlfriend, deloused, you slut, after dinner, tipographica, sajjanu, u totem s/t, and yowie
all are pretty bad imo, plus FTM is leagues ahead of deloused like that one faggot said
Thanks for this, I had accidentally deleted it
I think we need to make a few charts for different purposes, like one for classics, one for modern stuff that isn't metal, one for metal etc.
I would like to make a proper prog metal chart but I am incapable of quality photo editing
Not really tbh, there are bands, but they aren't considered anywhere near as high as Magma. Although I haven't actually heard much
>If you had to choose only 5, which ones would you choose?
For your chart, Mei and Snowtorch are probably the only ones that would fit in, since it's nearly exclusively rock and not metal. And Raven, I guess.
Koenjihyakkei, Eskaton, Quetzalcoatl, Rhun, Dun, and many others I still haven't listened to.
Check Koenjihyakkei, Make a Rising, Dun, and Thinking Plague.
The chart is open to constructive criticiscm.
>boo hoo :c
Just use topsters
This one is great since it includes download links
that's less than a third of that section of the chart m8. you're getting ahead of yourself.
Koenjihyakkei, Eskaton, Offering, Rhun did an album last year that was absolutely mindblowing and will probably continue working their way to being the most important players in the zeuhl scene today.
he said no metal though
No. No no no no no no.
Sorry, I do actually enjoy Frances, but this is supposed to be an entry chart, and Deloused is both more cohesive, more concise, more accessible, and it still retains Volta's signature sound.
hhhhmmmm I'll say probably not, even as a big fan of IQ, since both are basically revivalist bands, and the point of AMG's chart is partially to prove that there are still interesting and unique prog bands today
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Yeah, that Rhun album was amazing!
I already listened to Hoppy, but I still have to give it another listen.
Maybe adding an asterisk to the weirder/most inaccessible ones is a good idea.
>i am so avant grade i like the part in frances that is literally aimless wank for 20 minutes look at how patrician i am i even liked TMR on first listen you plebs just don't understand
Yes' first album is amazing! Especially the songs Beyond and Before and I See You (one of the best covers I have ever heard).
There are a lot. Check the stuff on the chart, especially Make a Rising.
bro even scaruffi agrees with me
Not sure if it still works though
>gave TMR a 10
of course he likes aimless wanky garbage
I'm just saying that Deloused has twice the actual material of Frances and none of the stupid parts
Is there anything worse i modern prog than all the shitty Djent bands? Periphery, AAL, Vildhjarta, Monuments, the list goes on
Yes, the shitty djent bands that don't even have odd grooves and are just metalcore with shitty tones hanging on their coat tails. At least those bands have some form of interesting instrumentation, although I hate them endlessly
And it also may be the death of prog metal, because "progressive metal" is now becoming synonymous with chugging
AFI are great, you don't have to like everything that's pre-approved. And the only one in my top is Sing the Sorrow, which is generally considered to be a fantastic album
Ok let's stop bickering about inaccessibility and talk about shit we actually like
What's everyone's favourite recent prog metal album? This year has been a bit slow for prog metal I must admit, so I'm still jamming this from last year. Sounds like Katatonia if they were really good instead of okay and more prog. It's recently become my #3 overall for 2013
Why weren't there more progressive britpop albums like this, more people should know about this band
Also this, which is similar but with less metal and more shoegaze/post-rock
Not sure if you're referring to the chart or not in that challenge but here it goes.
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic
The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
Soft Machine - Third
Gong - You
Steve Hilliage - Fish Rising
FTM is the superior album. Not sure how you can call it aimless wank when the album is crafted around a specific story. Cassandra Gemini might be one of the greatest songs ever.
Nobody wants to join?
I was referring to his chart.
I still have to listen to Gong's You. How is it compared to Teapot?
My fav albums this year:
Dream The Electric Sleep - Heretics (thanks)
Gazpacho - Demon
Crippled Black Phoenix - White Light Generator
Anathema - Distant Satelites (gona see them live in 2 weeks)
IQ - The Road of Bones
Motorpsycho - Behind the Sun
A whole lot of it feels like filler. There are some great ideas in there, but in between there are those sections that add absolutely nothing. I like about half of the tracks on Cassandra Gemini, and I think the album could have been as good if it were cut down, but then it would be like half the length. I get that it's not supposed to be accessible, but a good deal of it feels like being weird for the sake of being weird, it doesn't really fit. And L'Via L'Viaquez is straight-up bad.
Don't get your hopes up. They'll reunite for a tour someday, he's pretty much confirmed that, but I wouldn't guarantee a new album.
Pretty similar to mine in terms of prog stuff, I would also check out Quiet Child's Chapter & Verse, if you can get a hold of it (it streams on bandcamp but is kinda expensive).
Also >>50316553, which was from december last year (so it missed the 2014 boat), but I could compare it to that CBP album a bit in terms of style
Here is some psychedelic 90's prog
I'm looking for more stuff like this and early Porcupine Tree
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