16 oct. 2012, 23h39m par hauzzer
20 août 2012, 10h09m par Mark_HOK, so this friend of mine (hey Paul!) asked a great What If? We had been discussing the disparity between the great ratings of early Prog albums compared to lesser ratings of many modern ones. One of the thoughts that cropped up was that modern albums tend to be bloated; that is the CD format allows the artist to fill up the space with mediocre tracks that would probably not have made it onto a vinyl release. So, what if we level the playing field and take only the best 40 minutes worth of each album and generate ratings from those tracks??
The results are below :D The number in (brackets) shows how an album's position changes against my last published chart and gives a great indication of how the albums would rate if they kept to a fixed time limit. The number in shows the change in rating from the normal chart.
Now there are weaknesses with this approach, particularly for concept albums that need the space to spread their story, but remember this is just an experiment.
27 mai 2012, 8h26m par Mark_H
15 jan. 2012, 17h40m par Mark_H
1 jan. 2012, 9h19m par Mark_HWhen rating Prog 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 includes compilations, live albums and also any non-Prog albums I buy.
Note: I vote on a bell curve, anything above 6 is really good, anything much below 4 really isn't :D
1. (=) Gentle Giant - Playing The Fool (1977) - 8.07
2. (=) Talk Talk - Laughing Stock (1991) - 8.00
3. (=) Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom (1974) - 7.58
4. (=) Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night (1973) - 7.43
5. (=) Hatfield and the North - The Rotters' Club (1975) - 7.34
6. (=) Gnidrolog - In Spite Of Harry's Toenail (1972) - 7.15
7. (=) Ian Anderson - Thick As a Brick 2 (2012) - 7.10
8. (=) Anathema - Weather Systems (2012) - 7.07
31 août 2011, 16h41m par YesIshikawa
8 mai 2011, 17h04m par Mark_H
8 mai 2011, 17h03m par Mark_HThis chart shows Prog Rock acts sorted by average plays per listener. An attempt has been made to ensure that the chart is clean of acts that have a minority of listeners who artificially inflate the average play number, but as that task is essentially impossible, take this chart with a large pinch of salt.
Charts:LastFM Popularity|position changes|most played|new listeners|average play gains
1. (new) 541921 Porcupine Tree (Heavy Prog) (84.41)
2. (new) 100378 Аквариум (Prog Folk) (53.15)
3. (new) 836086 The Mars Volta (Heavy Prog) (41.60)
4. (new) 1076918 The Decemberists (Prog Folk) (40.38)
5. (new) 68516 Karnivool (Heavy Prog) (38.96)
6. (new) 513477 Frank Zappa (Avant-Prog) (38.89)
7. (new) 333097 King Crimson (Eclectic Prog) (38.79)
8. (new) 256825 Blackmore's Night (Prog Folk) (36.67)
9. (new) 281438 Ska-P (Neo-Prog Rock) (36.55)
7 mai 2011, 12h58m par Mark_H
29 avr. 2011, 13h53m par Mark_H