Monday, December 17, 2007

2007 Prog Albums of the Year ~ Part 6 (5 - 1)

Ok, so here it is the Top 5.

5. Saga ~ 10,000 Days
A more than fitting finale to Michael Sadler’s career with Saga. The band are all playing to their max and it all sounds so fresh.

4. Riverside ~ Rapid Eye Movement
The third album from this ever impressive Polish band. On a par with the previous instalments in this trilogy, it will be interesting to see where they go from here.

3. Porcupine Tree ~ Fear Of A Blank Planet
It always surprises me how Steven Wilson outdoes himself on each new release. This, along with the “Nil Recurring” EP are the work of one of the best British rock bands full stop! They should be massive!

2. Caprtree ~ Insekt
This takes the haunting, otherworldly feel of “Man Made Machine” to new levels! This is an incredibly affecting album, each song arranged, performed and produced to their absolute peak of perfection. I cannot recommend this album highly enough.

1. Manning ~ Songs From The Bilston House
Guy Manning is without doubt one our best songwriters and that is within any genre. His storytelling abilities are second to none and he sets his lyrics within some beautifully realised music. This time around he co-produced the album with old mate Andy Tillison and you can tell they really had some fun on this. The arrangements are meticulously thought out and all involved play their part wonderfully, with some really inspired solos weaving in and out of Guy’s words. Simply, this is the best!

2 Comments:

Blogger alcockrj said...

Thanks for your list. Hope you have a good Christmas.

6:37 AM  
Blogger Barrie Sillars said...

Thanks, have a good one yourself!

11:24 AM  

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