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What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« on: July 01, 2022, 06:19:25 PM »
With June 2022 now over, the 20s are now 1/4 of the way over, so I thought it was good time to see what everyone's favorite albums of the 20s look like so far.

It is hard to me to put a specific order, so I will go with tiers.  Going with new studio albums only, no live albums or re-recorded albums, and I am talking the proper studio albums, meaning I do not take into account bonus tracks or anything like that.

Top tier
Neal Morse Band - Innocence and Danger
Styx - Crash of the Crown
Taylor Swift - Folklore

Rounding out most of the top 10
Porcupine Tree - Closure/Continuation (it has only been out for a week, but I am comfortable putting it in this 2nd tier already)
Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe: The Ultimate Edition
Taylor Swift - Evermore
Dream Theater - A View from the Top of the World
Alanis Morissette - Such Pretty Forks in the Road
Tears for Fears - The Tipping Point

Others I like that are somewhat notable
Steven Wilson - The Future Bites
Liquid Tension Experiment - Volume 3
The Flower Kings - Islands
John Petrucci - Terminal Velocity
Neal Morse - Sola Gratia
Anneke van Giersbergen - The Darkest Skies are the Brightest
Olivia Rodrigo - Sour
Arcade Fire - WE
D'Virgilio, Morse & Jennings - Troika

Albums I still need to get to know more
Iron Maiden - Senjutsu
Fleet Foxes - Shore
The Flower Kings - By Royal Decree
Lana Del Ray - Blue Banisters

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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2022, 08:10:15 PM »
Hmm....I'm just gonna use the format you layed out here...

Top Tier
Between the Buried and Me - Colors II
Spectral Lore & Mare Cognitum - Wanderers: Astrology of the Nine

Rest of the top 10
Pain of Salvation - Panther
Chevelle - Niratias
Mare Cognitum - Solar Paroxysm
Voidsphere - To Overtake | To Overcome
White Ward - False Light
Aesop Rock - Spirit World Field Guide
Krallice - Psychagogue
Saor - Origins

Other Great Albums
Astronoid - Radiant Bloom
Aara - Triade II: Hemera
Haunter - Discarnate Ails
Midnight Odyssey - Biolume Part 2: The Golden Orb
Spirit Adrift - Enlightened in Eternity
Manticora - To Live to Kill to Live
Airbag - A Day at the Beach
Serpent Column - Endless Detainment
Delvoid - Swarmlife
Nechochwen - Kanawha Black
Everything Everything - Raw Data Feel

Albums I need more time with
The Dear Hunter - Antimai
Porcupine Tree - Closure / Continuation
Artificial Brain - Artificial Brain
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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2022, 08:42:33 PM »
Top Tier
Jakub Zytecki - Nothing Lasts, Nothing's Lost
Ola Englund - Starzinger
leavv - Tales Of A Flowing Forest

Rest of the top 10
Black Map - Melodoria
Balmorhea - The Wind
Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
Kaki King - Modern Yesterdays

James LaBrie - Beautiful Shade Of Grey
Steve Vai - Inviolate

Other Great Albums
AC/DC - Power Up
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Live At The Roundhouse
Dream Theater - A View From The Top Of The World
Wet Leg - Wet Leg
Jose Gonzalez - Local Valley
Deftones - ]Ohms
John Petrucci - Terminal Velocity
Koan Sound - Silk Wave
Kings Of Convenience - Peace Or Love
Olivia Rodrigo - Sour

Albums I need more time with
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Unlimited Love
Porcupine Tree - Closure/Continuation
Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine - A Beginner's Mind

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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2022, 08:45:34 PM »
I find it funny, the only crossover album I have with either of you so far is Porcupine Tree  :lol
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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2022, 12:59:49 AM »
This is a great topic. I'm glad I have last.fm at times like this as it's real easy to find my top 20s albums. I'll post soon.

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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2022, 01:04:20 AM »
These would be at the top:

Vennart - In the Dead, Dead Wood
Deftones - Ohms
Phish - Sigma Oasis
Bruit < - The Machine Is Burning and Now Everyone Knows It Could Happen Again
Sel Balamir - Swell
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Carnage
The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die - Illusory Walls
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and the London Symphony Orchestra - Promises
Kayo Dot - Moss Grew on the Swords and Plowshares Alike
Between the Buried and Me - Colors II
Black Country New Road - Ants From Up There
Beach House - Once Twice Melody
Rolo Tomassi - Where Myth Becomes Memory
Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Omnium Gatherum

(I didn't attempt to rank them or anything so it's 2020 ones, then 2021 ones, then 2022 ones) :P

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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2022, 01:31:17 AM »
Nice to see Wet Leg make an appearance. Would be in my top ten, too. Together with Van Weezer :biggrin:

An Olivia Rodrigo track came up on my Qobuz discovery list earlier. Very much enjoyed it so shall check out the album two of you have mentioned.
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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2022, 03:46:06 AM »
Favourite:
Wilderun - Epigone

Other pretty cool ones:
Pain of Salvation - Panther
Mr. Bungle - The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny
Devin Townsend - The Puzzle
VOLA - Witness

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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2022, 05:31:42 AM »
I find it funny, the only crossover album I have with either of you so far is Porcupine Tree  :lol

The "edit" button is there if you still want to add some Taylor Swift.  :hat :hat


An Olivia Rodrigo track came up on my Qobuz discovery list earlier. Very much enjoyed it so shall check out the album two of you have mentioned.

It's a fun little pop rock record with catchy melodies all over the place.  I like it.

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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2022, 07:15:40 AM »
There's a lot of good music out there, but there are only two that need no thought whatsoever:

Iron Maiden - Senjutsu
Neal Morse Band - Innocence and Danger

I could put the two Taylor Swift records on here too, for real, but these are the two that really impact me day-to-day.

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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2022, 12:00:54 PM »
1. Iron Maiden - Senjutsu
2. Dream Theater - A View From The Top Of The World
3. Flotsan & Jetsam - Blood In The Water
4. Helloween - s/t
5. Seven Sisters - Shadows Of A Fallen Star
6. Tribulation - When Gloom Becomes Sound
7. Accept - Too Mean To Die
8. Armored Saint- Punching The Sky
9. Lords Of The Trident - The Offering
10. Bloody Tyrant - Myths Of The Islands
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2022, 12:12:42 PM »
In no order, here are 10 that stand out to me most from the last 2.5 years:

Big Big Train - Common Ground
Big Big Train - Welcome To The Planet
Dyble Longdon - Between a Breath and a Breath
McStine & Minnemann - s/t
Anthonie Tonnon - Leave Love Out Of This
Ske - Insolubilia
Marillion - An Hour Before It’s Dark
Kite Parade - The Way Home
Echorec - The Island
Rikard Sjoblom’s Gungfly - Together Alone

There are a few others that could be up here as well, but I’ll stop there.

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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2022, 01:04:25 PM »
These are definitely my top five, listed in release order.

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Olivia Rodrigo-Sour
Billie Eilish-Happier Than Ever
Dream Theater-A View From the Top of the World
Halestorm-Back From the Dead
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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2022, 03:44:04 PM »
Top Tier
Coheed and Cambria - Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind
Get Dead - Dancing with the Curse
Mastodon - Hushed and Grim

Rest of the top 10
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Omnium Gatherum
Frank Turner - FTHC
The Dirty Nil - Fuck Art
Turnstile - Glow On
Ghost - Impera
Andrew WK - God is Partying
Venom Prison - Erebos


Other Great Albums
Rammstein - Zeit
Between the Buried and Me - Colors II
Thy Catafalque - Vadak
Mother's Cake - Cyberfunk!
Leprous - Aphelion
Gojira - Fortitude
Steven Wilson - The Future Bites
Svalbard - When I Die, Will I Get Better?
The Ocean - Phanerozoic II
Me and That Man - New Man, Same Songs, Same Shit Vol. 2
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END
White Ward - False Light
Burial in the Sky - The Consumed Self
Deftones - Ohms
Dordeduh - Har
Zeal and Ardor - Zeal and Ardor
Cynic - Ascension Codes
Hooded Menace - The Tritonus Bell
Loathe - I Let it in and it Took Everything
Evil - Possessed by Evil

Yea I'm pretty happy with that.
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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2022, 03:58:00 PM »
These are the ones i've listen to the most, in no particular order:

VOLA - Witness
Helloween - s/t
Nestor - Kids in a ghost town
Meshuggah - Immutable
Soen - Imperial
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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2022, 12:26:34 PM »
'22 is going to get shafted because there aren't that many albums I've spent the necessary additional plays to get a better feeling for them.  That usually happens later in the year.  So I could easily see a number of the '22 releases going up a tier or two.  And given that I've listened to more new music in the past 2-3 years than probably any period ever, the gradations are pretty granular between them as it is.  I could probably get a dozen tiers of good albums going, but I have to cut it off somewhere.  This is something like a top 100, I didn't count exactly.  Tons of good albums I had to leave for this not to be a novel. 

Tier 1:

Aziza Mustafa Zadeh - Generations
Daniel Tompkins - Ruins
Delain - Apocalypse & Chill
Draconian - Under a Godless Veil
Emma Ruth Rundle - Engine of Hell
Katatonia - City Burials
Marissa Nadler - The Path of the Clouds
Oceans of Slumber - s/t
PVRIS - Use Me
ROB - Gretel & Hansel OST
Shedfromthebody - To Hold the Ripened Sun
Soilwork - A Whisp of the Atlantic
Spiritbox - Eternal Blue
The Answer Lies in the Black Void - Forlorn
Vetrar Draugurinn - The Night Sky
VOLA - Witness
White Moth Black Butterfly - The Cost of Dreaming
Wytch Hazel - III: Pentecost

Tier 2:

Ad Infinitum - Chapter II - Legacy
Agnes Obel - Myopia
Anna von Hausswolff - All Thoughts Fly
Converge/Chelsea Wolfe - Bloodmoon: I
Darzamat - A Philospher at the End of the Universe
Hanging Garden - Skeleton Lake
ISON - Aurora
KANGA - You and I Will Never Die
Lethian Dreams - Last Echoes of Silence
Phantom Elite - Titanium
Rein - Reincarnated
Shedfromthebody - A Dead and Aimless Hum
Silver Talon - Decadence and Decay
Sordid Pink - s/t
Swallow the Sun - Moonflowers
The Midnight - Monsters
Turboslash - Speed
Volkor X - This Is Our Planet Now

Tier 3:

Ad Infinitum - Chapter I - Monarchy
Angerot - The Divine Apostate
Autumn's Grey Solace - XIII
Azmari - Samai
CHVRCHES - Screen Violence
Darkher - The Buried Storm
Deadlife - God in the Machine
Demonical - World Domination
Emily Jane White - Alluvion
Lethian Dreams - A Shadow of Memories
Messa - Close
Murcof - The Alias Sessions
Noumena - Anima
Puteraeon - The Cthulhian Pulse: Call From the Dead City
Red Handed Denial - I'd Rather Be Asleep
Silver Lake - s/t
Sylvaine - Nova
Thalarion - Dying on the Scorched Plains
Wheel - Resident Human
Zola Jesus - Arkhon

Tier 4:

Abstract Void - Wishdream
Aeon - God Ends Here
Amorphis - Halo
Anette Olzon - Strong
Ashes of Ares - Emperors and Fools
Blackbriar - The Cause of Shipwreck
Bohren & der Club of Gore - Patchouli Blue
Carpenter Brut - Leather Terror
Crypts of Despair - All Light Swallowed
Dark the Suns - Suru raivosi sydameni pimeydessa
Demonical - Mass Destroyer
Eleine - Dancing in Hell
Emma Ruth Rundle/Thou - May Our Chambers Be Full
Ensnared - Inimicus Generis Humani
Ghostheart Nebula - Ascension
Giant Walker - All in Good Time
Gold Spire - s/t
Grand Cadaver - Into the Maw of Death
Grimes - Miss Anthropocene
Haerts - Dream Nation
Harakiri for the Sky - Maere
Inferi - Vile Genesis
Intervals - Circadian
Jessie Frye - Kiss Me in the Rain
Joel Hoekstra's 13 - Running Games
Kaipa - Urskog
Kaki King - Modern Yesterdays
Kate Havnevik - Lightship
King Woman - Celestial Blues
Kings of Convenience - Peace Or Love
Lianne La Havas - s/t
Light Field Reverie - Another World
Lucifer - Lucifer IV
LukHash - We Are Stardust
Manticora - To Live To Kill To Live
NightStop - Pursuer
NINA - Synthian
Panzerballett - Planet Z
Persuader - Necromancy
Perturbator - Lustful Sacraments
Pyramaze - Epitaph
Rogue VHS - I Am: Rogue VHS
Shadecrown - Solitarian
Shape of Despair - Return To the Void
Skrika - Fifth Nature
Star One - Revel in Time
The Gathering - Beautiful Distortion
Todd La Torre - Rejoice in the Suffering
Tremonti - Marching in Time
Trivium - In the Court of the Dragon
Turboslash - IONS
Unleash the Archers - Abyss
We Are the Catalyst - Perseverance
White Ward - False Light
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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2022, 12:43:19 PM »
So far:

1: Pure Reason Revolution - Eupnea
2: Ibaraki - Rashomon
3: Cave In - Heavy Pendulum
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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2022, 04:42:16 PM »
I need to give that PRR album some more spins. I think I listened to it twice when it came out and kind of forgot about it.
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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2022, 09:55:09 PM »
I need to give that PRR album some more spins. I think I listened to it twice when it came out and kind of forgot about it.

I'm not usually much of a neo prog guy, but that album and Phideaux's Doomsday Afternoon are two of my favorite progressive rock albums ever.

This year's PRR was pretty good too, but largely felt like a less-excellent version of Eupnea to me.
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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2022, 06:06:42 AM »
1. Kevin Gilbert - Call Me Kai
2. Dirt Poor Robins - Deadhorse
3. Gospel - The Loser
4. Squid - Bright Green Field
5. Ours - Ours
6. Pat Metheny -  From this Place
7. The Dear Hunter - Antimai
8. Midlake - For the Sake of Bethel Woods
9. Pepe Deluxe - Phantom Cabinet Vol. 1
10. Pure Reason Revolution - Eupnea
11. The Family Crest - The War: Act II
12. Team Me - Something in the Making
13. The Warning - ERROR
14. Vennart - In the Dead, Dead Wood
15. Biffy Clyro - The Myth of the Happily Ever After

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« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2022, 11:55:25 AM »
Kyros - Celexa Dreams
Marillion - An Hour Before It's Dark
The Neal Morse Band - Innocence & Danger
Frost* - Day and Age
The Dear Hunter - Antimai
Porcupine Tree - Closure/Continuation

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« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2022, 01:31:36 PM »
Nr 1:
Mastodon - Hushed and Grim

Top Tier:
The Ocean - Phanerozoic II Mesazoic / Cenozoic
Plini - Impulse Voices
Fates Warning - Long Day Good Night

Rest of the top 10:
Amenra - De Doorn
Orbit Culture - Nija
Cult of Luna - The Long Road North
Swallow the Sun - Moonflowers
Draconian - Under a Godless Veil
Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou - May Our Chambers Be Full

Other Great Albums:
Absent in Body - Plague God
Haken - Virus
A.A. Williams - Forever Blue
Pallbearer - Forgotten Days
Light Field Reverie - Another World
Year Of No Light - Consolamentum
Cult of Luna - The Raging River
Vildhjarta - Masstaden Under Vatten
Witherfall - Curse of Autumn
Leprous - Aphelion
White Ward - False Light
Emma Ruth Rundle - Engine of Hell
Cobra the Impaler - Colossal Gods
Animals as Leaders - Parrhesia
Rivers of Nihil - The Work
Wheel - Resident Human

Need some more time:
Porcupine Tree - Closure/Continuation
Evergrey - A Heartless Portrait
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« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2022, 03:40:12 PM »
You have a lot of overlap with me (Swallow The Sun, Draconian, Emma Ruth Rundle/Thou, White Ward, Emma Ruth Rundle, Light Field Reverie, Wheel).  If I went to 150, maybe 200, I'd also have those Evergrey, Mastodon, Plini, The Ocean, Cult of Luna, Witherfall, Animals As Leaders, Rivers of Nihil, Haken, Orbit Culture, and maybe Porcupine Tree albums (haven't gotten to that one yet).  Light Field Reverie and Wheel are especially under the radar.  I should have included A.A. Williams as well, I was conflating the date with her self-titled album in '19.  She'll have another one later this year that I'm ecstatic for. 
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« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2022, 02:04:03 AM »
This is a real struggle for me as I've been suffering from crippling anxiety ever since this pandemic thing began, and I've not been able to relax and enjoy music. Most of what I can listen to now is a far cry from what I used to listen to before. The following I can recognise as good, even if I've not enjoyed them as much as I should have.

Marillion - An Hour Before its Dark
iron Maiden - Senjutsu
The Pretty Reckless - Death by Rock and Roll
Ebony Buckle - Disco Lasers
Tears for Fears - The Tipping Point
Big Big Train - Common Ground & Welcome to the Planet
Pure Reason Revolution - Above Cirrus

Note that neither DT not TA made that list, nor did Nightwish. The new PT album is very good, but I'm not that familiar with it yet.

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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2022, 09:31:04 AM »
My top 10s from each year:

2020:
Defecto / Duality
Vanishing Point / Dead Elysium
Vanden Plas / The Ghost Xperiment - Illumination
The Unity / Pride
Amahiru / s/t
Ad Infinitum / Chapter 1: Monarchy
Xstasy / Eye of the Storm
Sinners Blood / The Mirror Star
DGM / Tragic Separation
Confess / Burn 'em All

2021
Nahtram / Forest of Eternal Dawn
Odd Dimension / The Blue Dawn
Teramaze / And the Beauty they Perceive
Dec Burke / Life in Two Dimensions
Evergrey / Escape of the Phoenix
Neal Morse Band / Innocence & Danger
Robledo / Wanted Man
Eclipse / Wired
Sandstone / Epsilon Sky
LTE / LET3

2022 (so far - not ranked)
Lalu / Paint the Sky
The Ferrymen / One More River to Cross
D'Virglio, Morse, Jennings / Troika
Jonas Lindberg & The Other Side / Miles From Nowhere
Michael Romeo / War of the Worlds Pt II
Jami Limatainen / My Father's Son
Gladenfold / Nemesis
Evergrey / A Heartless Portrait
Spheric Universe Experience / Back Home
Seventh Wonder / The Testament
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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2022, 10:18:48 AM »
Top 10 in no particular order (so far)

Covet - Technicolor
The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die - Illusory Walls
Liquid Tension Experiment - III
Dream Theater - A View from the Top of the World
Mogwai - As the Love Continues
Elephant Gym - Dreams
And So I Watch You From Afar - Jettison
Soccer Mommy - Color Theory
black midi - calvacade
Bruit - The Machine is Burning and Now Everyone Knows it Could Happen Again

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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2022, 10:46:18 AM »
I'm sure I'm forgetting several, but off the top of my head:

Emma Ruth Rundle — Engine of Hell
Transatlantic — The Absolute Universe
Julien Baker — Little Oblivions
The Killers — Pressure Machine
Need — Norchestrion...
Godspeed You! Black Emperor — G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!
Kauan — Ice Fleet
Manchester Orchestra — The Million Masks of God
Panopticon — ...And Again Into the Light
David Gray — Skellig
Pain of Salvation — Panther
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit — Reunions
Dream Theater — A View From the Top of the World

And it's too early for me to count them, but I'm really enjoying the new Coheed and Cambria, Seventh Wonder, and Porcupine Tree.
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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2022, 01:44:27 PM »
You have a lot of overlap with me (Swallow The Sun, Draconian, Emma Ruth Rundle/Thou, White Ward, Emma Ruth Rundle, Light Field Reverie, Wheel).  If I went to 150, maybe 200, I'd also have those Evergrey, Mastodon, Plini, The Ocean, Cult of Luna, Witherfall, Animals As Leaders, Rivers of Nihil, Haken, Orbit Culture, and maybe Porcupine Tree albums (haven't gotten to that one yet).  Light Field Reverie and Wheel are especially under the radar.  I should have included A.A. Williams as well, I was conflating the date with her self-titled album in '19.  She'll have another one later this year that I'm ecstatic for.

I should have included Marissa Nadler, Oceans of Slumber, VOLA and Shape of Despair as well. I'm going to check out some of the names on your list.
A lot of names I'm not familiar with yet. Started today with Messa which is really good.

Especially looking for stuff like Emma Ruth Rundle and Marissa Nadler. Some recommendations are appreciated ;)

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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2022, 02:34:57 PM »
Yeah, I've been on a periodic hunt for more like them in the last few years.  There are other side projects from both of them if you haven't already heard them yet, such as Emma's other collaborations Marriages, The Nocturnes, or even Red Sparrowes to an extent.  Marissa also has Mountain Home and Droneflower.  Depending upon what it is you like about them, certain artists may appeal more or less, but I'd look into Agnes Obel, Anna von Hausswolff, Aythis, Darkher, Chelsea Wolfe, Daughter, Emily Jane White, FVNERALS, ISON, Lethian Dreams, Louise Lemon, Noeta, Shedfromthebody, Thayer Sarrano, and The Eden House to start. 
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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2022, 02:56:55 PM »
Covet - Technicolor
And So I Watch You From Afar - Jettison

Nice choices  :tup

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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2022, 05:40:29 PM »
Covet - Technicolor
And So I Watch You From Afar - Jettison

Nice choices  :tup

Thanks man! I've already had a few from your list on my "to check out" list, hope to get to them soon.

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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2022, 09:23:15 PM »
1) Soen-Imperial
2) Countless skies-Glow
3) Clouds- Despartire
4) Sleep token- this place will become your tomb
5) Giant sky- giant sky
6) Soup-Kingdom of color
7)Swallow the sun-Moonflowers
8) Insomnium- Argent moon
9) Coldplay- Music of the spheres
10) this winter machine- kites
11) witherfall- curse of autumn
12) Marilion- an hour before it’s dark
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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2022, 10:16:35 AM »

Haven't yet decided what kind of rankings these will go but I think they all have been great listens. Don't have a lot of unique albums here compared to others. I think they've all been listed in someones list. Some also that I've been meaning to check out. I think once I check out those other albums I can kinda form a top tier list.

2020
Pain of Salvation - Panther
John Petrucci - Terminal Velocity
Neal Morse - Sola Gratia
Haken - Virus
Nine Inch Nails - Ghost V
Nine Inch Nails - Ghost VI

2021

Neal Morse Band - Innocence and Danger
Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe
Dream Theater - A View from the Top of the World
Steven Wilson - The Future Bites
Liquid Tension Experiment - Volume 3
Coldplay - Music Of The Spheres
Adele - 30
Between The Buried And Me - Colors II
Iron Maiden - Senjutsu

2022
Porcupine Tree - Closure / Continuation
Iris Divine - Mercurial
Charlie Griffiths - Tiktaalika
Meshuggah - Immutable





To listen

2020
Fates Warning - Long Day Good Night

2021
Lamb of God - Lamb of God
Gojira - Fortitude
Mastodon - Hushed And Grim

2022
James LaBrie - Beautiful Shade Of Gray
Marillion - An Hour Before It's Dark
Tears for Fears - The Tipping Point
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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2022, 12:10:51 PM »

Coldplay - Music Of The Spheres


Cool to see I'm not the only one to put them on my list. I think people are being pretty harsh with Coldplay. They are really good at what they do and I enjoy all of their albums even though I still prefer their old style to the more "pop" sound they have now. Anyway, Coloratura is one of my best songs of 2021. If Coldplay could always play prog music like that, it would be amazing.
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Re: What are your favorite albums of the 20s so far
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2022, 12:16:31 PM »

Coldplay - Music Of The Spheres


Good choice. I think people are being pretty harsh with Coldplay. They are really good at what they do and I enjoy all of their albums even though I still prefer their old style to the more "pop" sound they have now. Anyway, Coloratura is one of my best songs of 2021. If Coldplay could always play prog music like that, it would be amazing.

Yeah I've been listening to them since the beginning but I think I prefer the poppier and newer side of Coldplay.

I saw them on tour and it was amazing. I had no idea they took Coloratura out of setlist rotation. It's become my favorite of the album, this performance fills at least some of that void. So amazing live, really wished they had kept it in rotation. I'm assuming if they have a 2nd leg they'll put it back in.
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