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Top 5 2017 Albums
« on: November 27, 2017, 04:53:04 AM »
Hello guys,

During the past 4 or 5 years, I was always relying on a topic like this on these forums, to discover new music that I may have missed during the year.

I look forward to your input.

My top 5 (so far) in no particular order:

1. Steven Wilson - To the Bone;
2. Mastodon - Emperor of Sand & Cold Dark Place;
3. Leprous - Malina;
4. Ne Obliviscaris - Urn; and
5. Ayreon - The Source.

 

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 07:17:00 AM »
In no particular order, my favs

Threshold- legends of the shires
Drake- more life
Living colour- shade
Pain of salvation- passing light of day
The midnight- nocturnal
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 07:18:27 AM »
1. Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
2. Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day
3. Soen - Lykaia
4. Steven Wilson - To the Bone
5. Brand New - Science Fiction

Here's my full list, 16 albums I heard enough times to rate and rank: https://rateyourmusic.com/list/Ghost_of_Perdition/2017-albums-ranked/
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 07:39:45 AM »
No order:

Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day
Ne Obliviscaris - Urn
Cheer-Accident - Putting Off Death
Leprous - Malina
Toby Driver - Madonnawhore
Miriodor - Signal 9
Riverside - Lost 'N' Found: Live In Tilburg
Nova Collective - The Further Side
David Maxim Micic - Who Bit the Moon

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 07:58:21 AM »
I'm not even sure I bought 5 full albums this year. My favorite has to be the new threshold though.

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 08:16:51 AM »
5. Iamthemorning - Lighthouse
4. Sons of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony
3. Angeleena Presley - Wrangled
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 08:56:58 AM »
5. Iamthemorning - Lighthouse
4. Sons of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony
3. Angeleena Presley - Wrangled
=1. The Magpie Salute - The Magpie Salute
=1. Cellar Darling - This Is The Sound

iamthemorning Lighthouse was released in April of 2016.
But if you love that you should try Beatrix Players - Magnified that was released this year and will most certainly be on my list.

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 09:25:35 AM »
We've still got another month for the year and stuff to catch up with, but so far it'd be:

  • Ulver - The Assassination of Julius Caesar
  • Brand New - Science Fiction
  • Mike Oldfield - Return to Ommadawn
  • Steven Wilson - To the Bone
  • Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Live

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 10:22:54 AM »
No order:

Riverside - Lost 'N' Found: Live In Tilburg

?? What's that? Bootleg?
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2017, 10:26:00 AM »
So far:

1. Steven Wilson - To the Bone
2. Big Big Train - Grimspound
3. Blackfield - Blackfield V
4. Rikard Sjoblom's Gungfly - On Her Journey to the Sun
5. Mostly Autumn - Sight of Day
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2017, 10:33:43 AM »
1) Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day
2) The Contortionist - Clairvoyant
3) Caligula's Horse - In Contact
4) Lunatic Soul - Fractured
5) Leprous- Malina
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2017, 10:35:12 AM »
I think this is it right now:

1. Dvne - Asheran
2. White Ward - Futility Report
3. Ne Obliviscaris - Urn
4. Cřnstantine - Esthesia
5. Von Hertzen Brothers - War Is Over
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2017, 10:36:57 AM »
posted this is a few weeks ago:

number 44 through number 6:
http://allmediareviews.blogspot.com/2017/11/2016-2017-albums-of-year.html

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4. Bent Knee - Land Animal
3. Everything Everything - A Fever Dream
2. Small Leaks Sink Ships - Golden Calf
1. Mutemath - Play Dead

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2017, 10:53:52 AM »
No order:

Riverside - Lost 'N' Found: Live In Tilburg

?? What's that? Bootleg?
No, it is an official live release of their latest album tour. It was only sold during the tour though.

Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2017, 10:57:19 AM »
Great suggestions everyone!
I'll add my top 5 (in order):

Ayreon - The Source
Serenity - Lionheart
Wintersun - The Forest Seasons
Blind Guardian - Live Beyond the Spheres
VUUR - Cities / In This Moment We Are Free

... and an "honorable mention":

Anathema - The Optimist



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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2017, 11:00:22 AM »
1. Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
2. Brand New - Science Fiction
3. Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog
4. Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains

5. Steven Wilson - To the Bone
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2017, 11:15:14 AM »
In no particular order

The Hirsch Effekt - Eskapist
Venenum - Trance of Death
Cormorant - Diaspora

Will probably also make the list but I haven't spun it enough yet:
Der Weg Einer Freiheit - Finisterre

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2017, 01:44:01 PM »
1. Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
2. Manchester Orchestra - Black Mile to the Surface
3. At the Drive-In - In.ter a.li.a

Followed by a whole bunch of albums that are good, but not great, so I can't easily pick the next two in my list.

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2017, 01:48:54 PM »
1. Beatrix Players - Magnified
2. Steven Wilson - To The Bone
3. Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day
4. Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham - Eclectica
5. Kaipa - Children of the Sounds

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2017, 01:58:59 PM »
1. Godspeed You Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers
2. Mike Oldfield - Return to Ommadawn
3. Swans - Deliquescence
4. Daniel Cavanagh - Monochrome
5. Cradle of Filth - Cryptoriana

6. Anathema - The Optimist
7. William Basinksi - A Shadow In Time
8. Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?
9. Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions
10. Steven Wilson - To The Bone
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2017, 03:22:42 PM »
I always like these posts, and I'm willing to tally the votes once the year is over and people are done with their lists :P

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2017, 03:26:39 PM »
Uhhh

Ulver - The Assassination of Julius Caesar
Semistereo - Trans Earth Injection
Steven Wilson - To the Bone
Perihelion Ship - To Paint a Bird of Fire
Caligula’s Horse - In Contact

I also liked the new Leprous eventually and Anathema’s latest album was amazing the first time I heard it and then rather disappointing when I saw them live. Will do a proper list later.
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2017, 04:26:27 PM »
01. Ne Obliviscaris - Urn
02. Lorde - Melodrama
03. Ayreon - The Source
04. Mastodon - Cold Dark Place
05. Mastodon - Emperor of Sand

A bit premature considering there's still a Diablo Swing Orchestra coming out next week. It'll probably need updating after that.

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2017, 05:54:46 PM »
Slow year for music for me!  2016 was a great year with most bands I like releasing new music.  This year, I picked up and enjoyed:

Ayreon - The Source  (always a huge Ayreon fan and this was a good one!)

Threshold - Legend of the Shires (wasn't even a Threshold fan, but liked the "single" Lost in Translation so I bought this album and have been loving the entire album)

Night Ranger - Don't Let Up (probably wouldn't make my list if more progressive metal/rock albums came out that I liked...  But was pleased with how great this album is!)

That's it for 2017, only 3 albums...  I'm thinking 2018 will be a better year!

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2017, 06:23:36 PM »
1. Soen - Lykaia
2. Nightmare - Dead Sun (released this year in US)
3. Galactic Cowboys - Long Way To The Moon
4. Vuur - In This Moment We Are Free - Cities
5. Threshold - Legends Of The Shires

Just on the outside:

Prophets Of Rage
Iced Earth - Incorruptible
Mastodon - Emperor Of Sand
Blaze Bayley - Endure And Survive

Heavy year for me. Usually I have something different in my list, but not this year. Full on heaviness.
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2017, 06:26:30 PM »
Blaze Bayley - Endure And Survive

Great album!
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2017, 08:21:25 AM »
Icefish - Human Hardware

That's enough for me this year.

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« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2017, 08:23:33 AM »
Icefish - Human Hardware

That's enough for me this year.

Great album... definitely a runner up for me

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2017, 08:23:57 AM »
Really slow year for me concerning new releases... hmmm, I suppose my personal favorites this year have been:

Threshold - Legend of the Shires
Iced Earth - Incorruptible
Cellador - Off The Grid
Dragonforce - Reaching Into Infinity
Steven Wilson - To The Bone

Honorable mentions to Power Quest's Sixth Dimension, GY!BE's Luciferian Towers, Ayreon's The Source. I suppose I should listen to Anathema's new album before the year's up

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« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2017, 02:49:30 PM »
Cellador - Off The Grid

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Awesome album. In my Top 5 as well! Was just listening to it last night!!
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« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2017, 02:55:13 PM »
1. Sons of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony
2. Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day

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« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2017, 03:18:48 PM »
1. Elvenking - Secrets of the Magick Grimoire
2. Rage - Seasons of the Black
3. Ayreon - The Source
4. Iced Earth - Incorruptible
5. Eluveitie - Evocation II - Pantheon
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2017, 03:36:53 PM »
1. Sons of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony
2. Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day
Genuinely impressed you managed this level of failure even with only 2 albums on your list  :corn

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2017, 04:06:27 PM »
In no particular order....

Daydream XI-The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn
Blaze Bayley-Endure And Survive
Cellador-Off The Grid
The Silent Wedding-Enigma Eternal
Iris Divine-The Static And The Noise
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2017, 04:22:22 PM »
I'm trying to compile my ranking of all the albums I've given a good listen to this year (probably like 30+ I guess) but I'm pretty sure my top 5 is set:

1. Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
2. Leprous - Malina
3. Artificial Language - The Observer
4. Steven Wilson - To the Bone
5. The Hirsch Effekt - Eskapist

Saying that though, The Dear Hunter are releasing their new EP in a few days so that is almost definitely going to be in my top 5. I can't see it not! It's gonna have to be quite special to knock Emperor of Sand off my top spot but who knows.