Wednesday, December 12, 2007

2007 Prog Albums of the Year ~ Part 4 (15 - 11)

15. Satellite ~ Into The Night
Third outing for this excellent Polish band. A bit heavier than their last, “Evening Games”, but the ever impressive guitar work and drumming are as scintillating as ever.

14. Anekdoten ~ A Time Of Day
Beautifully melancholic Swedish prog. The usual glacial mellotron sound is this time augmented with some synth lines. Achingly nostalgic and sad and I love it!

13. The Flower Kings ~ The Sum Of No Evil
Their most fully consistent album in many years. No filler at all, just the band on top form and Stolt’s writing controlled and flamboyant.

12. Magic Pie ~ Circus Of Life
Second album from this Swedish band. Not sure why this band is so good. The instrumentation is fairly standard, but the writing and arrangements are really strong.

11. Phideaux ~ Doomsday Afternoon
An unusual one this. Phideaux’s past albums haven’t really been prog at all, more US alt rock. But this one has plenty of great instrumental passages throughout.

2 Comments:

Blogger alcockrj said...

Magic Pie is on my "to get" list. Which album do you think is the best, the new one or the first one?

11:36 AM  
Blogger Barrie Sillars said...

Both are excellent, but if pushed I would pick the debut.

2:24 PM  

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