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  • Ratings: prog albums released in 2000-2009

    30 Jun 2012, 16:01 by selkadi

    Last updated on August 04 2013

    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 2000 thru 2009 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. (=) echolyn - mei (2002) - 8.62
    02. (=) Steve Unruh - Out of the Ashes (2004) - 8.16
  • Prog Albums: Decade: 2000s

    6 Jan 2010, 13:29 by Mark_H

    When rating prog albums I try to do so in a historical context, that is how an album compares against the entire body of Prog. This means that the best album for any given year, which most people would rate with top marks may not receive the same rating in my charts as only the best albums of all time should get the highest ratings... This chart does not include compilations or live albums.

    My Ratings:
    Note: I vote on a bell curve, anything above 6 is really good, anything much below 4 really isn't :D
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7082504/bellcurve.jpg
    1. (=) Simon Says - Tardigrade (2008) - 7.35
    2. (=) Areknamés - Love Hate Round Trip (2006) - 7.30
    3. (=) Wobbler - Hinterland (2005) - 7.18
    4. (=) IQ - Dark Matter (2004) - 7.13
    5. (=) Frost* - Milliontown (2006) - 7.13
    6. (=) Various - The Spaghetti Epic 3: The Great Silence (2008) - 6.99
    7. (=) Magenta - Metamorphosis (2008) - 6.93
    8. (=) Syrinx - Qualia (2008) - 6.83
    9. (=) Peter Pan - Days (2007) - 6.82
    10. (=) Naikaku - Shell (2006) - 6.78
  • May 25th 2009 Show

    25 May 2009, 02:16 by mon40

    Pain of Salvation\12-05\15 Brickwork, Pt. 2- IX (Ashes)
    Aquaplanage\Aquaplanage\02 The Sands of Time
    Riverside\Rapid Eye Movement\03 02 Panic Room
    Andromeda\The Immunity Zone\05 Worst Enemy
    Project Creation\Floating World\02 Track 2
    Umphrey's McGee\Mantis\03 Mantis
    A Chinese Firedrill\Circles\01 Circles
    Touchstone\Discordant Dreams\01 Intro
    Touchstone\Discordant Dreams\02 Discordant dreams
    Aquaplanage\Aquaplanage\03 Nature's Sunday
    Sylvan\Leaving Backstage- Live at Kampnagel Disc 2\06 This World Is Not for Me
    Henning Pauly\Credit Where Credit Is Due\08 Radio Sucks
    Lazuli\amnésie\09 merci
    Aquaplanage\Aquaplanage\07 A Song to Stand Above Them All
    Styx\Return to Paradise Disc 1\08 Suite Madame Blue
    Billy Joel\The Stranger [30th Anniversary Legacy Edition Bonus DVD] Disc 2\01 Miami 2017
    Roswell Six\Terra Incognita - Beyond The Horizon\02 - Call Of The Sea
    Threshold\Psychedelicatessen\01 Sunseeker
    Kevin Gilbert\The Shaming Of The True\07 Certifiable # 1 Smash
  • Albums Bought: 2009

    28 Dec 2008, 10:15 by Mark_H

    When rating albums I try to do so in a historical context, that is how an album compares against the musical ancestry. This means that the best album for any given year, which most people would rate with top marks may not receive the same rating in my charts as only the best albums of all time should get the highest ratings... This chart does not include compilations but does include live albums.

    My Ratings:
    Note: I vote on a bell curve, anything above 6 is really good, anything much below 4 really isn't :D
    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5185/5664036659_6c8d34884b_z_d.jpg
    1. (=) Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick (1972) - 9.17
    2. (=) The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love (2009) - 7.97
    3. (=) Rush - Hemispheres (1978) - 7.79
    4. (=) Gargamel - Descending (2009) - 7.67
    5. (=) Frost* - Frost*Fest (2009) - 7.23
    6. (=) Il Balletto di Bronzo - Ys (1972) - 7.19
    7. (=) Gazpacho - Tick Tock (2009) - 7.05
    8. (=) Wobbler - Afterglow (2009) - 7.03
    9. (=) Beardfish - Destined Solitaire (2009) - 7.00
  • Prog Albums: 2008

    6 Jan 2008, 10:07 by Mark_H

    When rating prog albums I try to do so in a historical context, that is how an album compares against the entire body of Prog. This means that the best album for any given year, which most people would rate with top marks may not receive the same rating in my charts as only the best albums of all time should get the highest ratings... This chart does not include compilations or live albums.

    My Ratings:
    Note: I vote on a bell curve, anything above 6 is really good, anything much below 4 really isn't :D
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7082504/bellcurve.jpg
    1. (=) Simon Says - Tardigrade - 7.35
    2. (=) Various - The Spaghetti Epic 3: The Great Silence - 6.99
    3. (=) Magenta - Metamorphosis - 6.93
    4. (=) Syrinx - Qualia - 6.83
    5. (=) Matthew Parmenter - Horror Express - 6.70
    6. (=) Steven Wilson - Insurgentes - 6.66 [+0.07]
    7. (=) Frost* - Experiments in Mass Appeal - 6.57
    8. (=) Mostly Autumn - Glass Shadows - 6.56
    9. (=) Frost* - * - 6.55