• Ratings: prog albums released in 1990-1999

    Feb 17 2013, 13:16 di selkadi

    Last updated on April 25 2015

    Inspired by Mark_H's fine lists, I've decided to publish my ratings of albums. This is my list of prog albums released from 1990 thru 1999 and you can find links to my other lists on my profile page.

    I rate every song on an album based on the following criteria.

    10 - Masterpiece
    9 - Excellent
    8 - Very good
    7 - Nice
    6 - Average
    5 - Could be better
    4 - Don't like it
    3 - Bad
    2 - Horrible
    1 - Can't listen to it

    When rating an album, I calculate its weighted average considering each song's duration. I also consider previous works released by the artist that I know of, so I can adjust ratings from time to time.

    Albums rated around 7 or above are recommended.
    Albums rated around 6 are average and you could give it a try to see if you like it.

    So, here is my list, which will be updated as I rate new albums or adjust some ratings. Feel free to leave your comments ;-)

    01. (=) Spock's Beard - The Kindness of Strangers (1998) - 8.11
  • One of these Days... I'm in the mood for a stupid journal game!

    Apr 11 2006, 15:08 di wunschbaerchi

    This was meant to be a Top 20s game, but I couldn't stop. I hope you don't mind.

    1 Spock's Beard

    First song: The Great Nothing
    Made you fall in love with: The Great Nothing
    Current fave: Snow (whole album)

    2 Neal Morse

    First song: Living Out Loud
    Made you fall in love with: Emma
    Current fave: 12

    3 Ben Folds

    First song: Annie Waits
    Made you fall in love with: Zak and Sara
    Current fave: Fred Jones, Pt. 2

    4 Camel

    First song: Nimrodel
    Made you fall in love with: The Procession
    Current fave: The White Rider

    5 Genesis

    First song: That's All
    Made you fall in love with: Firth of Fifth
    Current fave: Fountain of Salmacis

    6 Porcupine Tree

    First song: Moonloop
    Made you fall in love with: Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth before It Is Recycled
    Current fave: Lazarus

    7 King Crimson

    First song: 21st Century Schizoid Man
    Made you fall in love with: I Talk To The Wind
    Current fave: Lizard

    8 Ben Folds Five

    First song: Jackson Cannery
    Made you fall in love with: Philosophy