15 Jan 2013, 18:00 by Vauvauvau
28 Dec 2012, 11:02 by Dima_Phoenix
30 Jun 2012, 16:01 by selkadiLast 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
11 Apr 2012, 23:11 by OwainTreharneI think this is the full list. Almost. Probably missed a few. Maintaining is a hell of a lot easier than starting it
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. x 3 !!!!
The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
Afro Celt Sound System
The Afternoon Gentleman
Against Me! x 2
Alkaline Trio x 2
Aluk Todolo !!!!
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead x 2 !!!!
Angels & Airwaves
Angel Witch x 2
Animals as Leaders
Architects x 2
Art of Burning Water
Ash x 3
At the Drive-In
At the Gates x 3 !!!!
Basement Torture Killings
The Beach Boys
Bedouin Soundclash x 3
Behemoth x 2
Between the Buried and Me x 2
15 Apr 2010, 16:31 by chazzyfWed 14 Apr – Astra, Diagonal, Litmus
Now Classic Rock Mag has been pushing Astra for a while now. I bought a copy of The Wierding but I found it rather twee retro-prog that was lacking a bit of originality.
Nevertheless I felt the need to check them out and they played their debut London show last night alongside a couple of fairly similarly inspired UK acts - drawing on the Psych/Prog of the late sixties/early seventies. I could hear elements of The Doors, some of the Canterbury(ish) bands like Camel, even a bit of The Who. Bands that I know to some extent but which I am not a particularly big fan of.
I missed Litmus altogether as I got tied up at work, but I did catch most of the set from Diagonal. They weren't much to watch, so I retired to the comfy sofas in the bar, into which the sound from the stage was being pumped. I kinda enjoyed listening to the music over a beer, but I don't seem myself purchasing their CDs.
As for Astra…
17 Feb 2010, 03:48 by TheCrossingZineSo, I’m totally bummed that I can’t go to this but here it is anyway.
Rise Above’s prog saviors Astra, Diagonal, and Litmus are getting together this April for a night of spacey fish and chips at The Scala in London. The first 300 people through the door will receive a free Astra/Diagonal Split 7″. If you live anywhere near London and aren’t dead or incapacitated in some equally restrictive fashion, I strongly recommend you go to this. I also recommend you get there early to make sure you get one of the free 7″ records. I recommend, too, that you then mail said 7″ to me. Think of it as a finder’s fee.
Buy tickets here!
Check out the bands, if you haven’t yet:
Astra , Diagonal , Litmus
Omeed Izadyar - the Crossing
Rise Above Records
29 Jul 2009, 22:59 by Pluginbarry
19 Jul 2009, 23:22 by Modern_Love2000 Trees Festival 2009
After what I was convinced was going to become a complete washout of a festival I actually had an awesome time :)
Friday's lineup (for me) was nowhere near as good as Saturday's. A lot of heavy stuff, metal and although there were a few bands I really enjoyed and watched fully there was a lot of milling around... and drinking Badgers Bottom. Honestly, Badgers Bottom (a very very strong and pungent local cider) is the best stuff that can pass your lips. A few pints of that and you're anyones.
Some people I met last week at a You Animals gig recommended me to go see The Chapman Family - which I did. It was during their set the heavens opened and I was litterally soaked to the bone watching them. I could wring pints of water from my dress. They were worth sticking around for. 2000 Trees described them as 1 part early manics, 2 parts sonic youth... although I can see why they say that I wouldn't really agree... …
16 Jan 2009, 07:20 by adoggdrone/noise/ambient
Æthenor - "Betimes Black Cloudmasses"
Asva - "What You Don't Know Is Frontier"
Bohren & der Club of Gore - "Dolores"
Moss - "Sub Templum"
Bardo Pond - "Circuit VIII"
John Zorn - "The Crucible"
LSD Pond - "LSD Pond"
Tatsuya Yoshida/Igor Krutogolov/Assif Tsahar - "Live in the Head"
2 Aug 2008, 15:34 by hydragenic