7 May 2014, 21:27 by deidolon
25 Jun 2013, 16:22 by ProgShine
2 Jun 2013, 16:50 by selkadiLast 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 in 2013 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. (=) Big Big Train - English Electric (Part Two) - 8.04
02. (=) Museo Rosenbach - Barbarica - 7.50
22 May 2013, 20:57 by memecoMon 20 May – Steven Wilson
So after a great weekend of progressive rock, krautrock and art rock together with The Central Scrutinizer Band, Nektar and Van der Graaf Generator at Virada Cultural 2013; Another surprising concert happened last Monday:
Steven Wilson, with a line up comprising only of jazz/rock superstars: Guthrie Govan on the guitars, Chad Wackerman on the drums and percussion, Nick Beggs on the bass guitar, Chapman stick, and backing vocals, Theo Travis on clarinet, flute and saxophone, and Adam Holzman on the keyboards, piano, minimoog and hammond organ.
I was amazed by such sympathetic artists and a great audiovisual spectacle.
Contrary to my original belief, Steven Wilson was rather nice, funny and talkative, engaging with the audience on numerous occasions, and inciting them to stand up, due to a -- at first -- seated public.
What a flabbergasting night. Looking forward to seeing 'em live again!
20 May 2013, 15:39 by memecoThe Brazilian 70's jazz/funk/soul band Azymuth was the 100th artist I'd ever seen live, out of 69 attended events back in 2011. (http://www.last.fm/user/memeco/journal/2011/05/02/4d0z44_100_different_artists_%27seen_live%27!)
2 years later, the 200th artist turned out to be the German prog rock/krautrock/space rock band Nektar, yesterday, at "Virada Cultural 2013", out of 122 events attended.
Despite the age of most of its members -- 3/4 of it consisting of musicians from the original line up --, they put on a very powerful psychedelic rock show yesterday.
In short: fantastic gig!
10 Mar 2013, 18:30 by Luis_de_SousaIf you're into Space Rock, like me, one day you'll end up bumping into this band called Nektar. In my case it took a few years but I eventually got there. There are all sorts of oddities about Nektar, starting with the fact of this being a British band based in Hamburg. They were well into the German progressive scene of the day and were of one of the first bands working with Dieter Dierks, along side names like Embryo, Gila, Wallenstein and Tangerine Dream. Naturally this has lead some folk to simply classify them as a Krautrock band; a closer look reveals otherwise.
Their second LP, A Tab in the Ocean, was recorded in 1972, with Dierks already well established as a master of the Krautrock scene. It proposes a surprising and exhilarating voyage through some futuristic landscapes never explored before. All wrapped in a recording very particular of its place and place. The strident sound of the guitar and especially some drum elements may make it a though hearing for some, especially those used to Hi-Fi quality. …
28 Jun 2012, 15:20 by ProgShine
21 Jan 2011, 22:48 by embri0Thu 15 Jul – Burg Herzberg Festival
**opozorilo: tole NI koncertna kritika. embri0 preveč »not pade« v koncerte, da bi lahko pisala bilokakšno resno karseda objektivno kritiko, zato je tole kar sledi povsem surova in lastna izkušnja (če želite: egotrip). Za objektivno kritiko oz. recenzijo se tako raje obrnite na koga drugega. Sicer pa - turn on & tune in :)**
Ljudje božji! Leta gospodovega 2010 se je končno zgodilo! Spakirala sem svoje kufre in leno rit, pustila domovino daleč za sabo, in se odpravila v Nemčijo, na Burg Herzberg Festival, tradicionalno zborovanje hipijev (since 1968). Že odkar sem izvedela za ta fest, sem sanjala, kako se bom nekega dne odpravila gor v minivanu na stare progrock prdce. Letos je bil izbor teh prdcev preprosto predober, da bi ga zamudila, četudi minivana še zmeraj nimam (nekega dne…). No, ima pa moj kolega karavana, in podoben okus za glasbo. Hey ho, let's go.
6 Nov 2010, 00:45 by petri“Weird Al” Yankovic
A Hawk and a Hacksaw
A Life Once Lost
A Place to Bury Strangers(2)
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
All the Saints
Animals as Leaders
As Blood Runs Black
As I Lay Dying
Asylum On The Hill
At the Drive-In
At the Gates
The Acacia Strain
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
The Bakerton Group(3)
Bear in Heaven
Beneath the Massacre
Benga & Skream
The Black Angels(2)
The Black Crowes
The Black Keys(2)
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Bleed The Sky
Bombay Bicycle Club
30 Oct 2010, 16:43 by AlexboyCO