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JT's 2012 List

My favourite releases of 2012.
The Void

Probably the band's best album to date. Beardfish add an extra dose of metal to their sound and create one of the best prog
albums of the decade so
Clockwork Angels

Arguably Rush's best album since the 80's, Clockwork Angels more than lived up to expectations. Headlong Flight, The Garden and
the title track are
some of the band's best songs since their classic era (70's/early 80's)
A Life Within A Day

Excellent collaboration album by Yes bassist Chris Squire and ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. Despite being a lot less proggy
than many would
have expected, this album features some excellent songwriting and musicianship, particularly from Hackett.
4Ian Anderson
Thick as a Brick 2

Great sequel which, although nowhere near as good as the original TAAB, stands as possibly the best Tull/Anderson release since
1994's Roots to
5Storm Corrosion
Storm Corrosion

An opinion dividing collaboration that, despite not fully living up to my expectations,
has some truly outstanding moments such as the beautiful title track and the haunting Drag Ropes.
Nest of Vipers

One of the best stoner rock albums of the year. Thanks Greg.

Excellent blend of catchy stoner rock and prog influnces.
8Black Bombaim

Brilliant heavy psych album. For fans of Earthless.
9Colour Haze
She Said

Great double album from one of the best heavy psych bands around at the moment.
Viljans Oga

Excellent instrumental symphonic prog album. One of the best prog releases of the year.
Foreign Body

Wasn't expecting to like this quite as much as I did given that I'm not huge fan of Grouper but this is an excellent
ambient/psychedelic folk album.
12Orange Goblin
A Eulogy For the Damned

Orange Goblin prove that they are still as good as anyone when it comes to creating sludgy stoner rock/metal.
In Dreams and Time

Great mix of psychedelic rock and doom metal.
14Crippled Black Phoenix
(Mankind) The Crafty Ape

Really good post rock meets retro prog album with a strong Pink Floyd influence.
15Holy Mountain
Earth Measures

Excellent debut from a very promising new stoner metal band.
16 Pond (AU)
Beard, Wives, Denim

Catchy psychedelic rock reminiscent of classic psych of the late 60's.
17Lord Fowl
Moon Queen

Hard rocking, hook-laden stoner rock.
18Kadavar (DE)

Another great stoner rock album that unfortunately seems to have slipped under the radar.
19Gary Moore
Blues For Jimi

Few, if any, guitarists could cover Jimi's songs as well as Moore does here. A phenomenal tribute from one guitar legend to another.
20Hail Spirit Noir

Very interesting mix of black metal and classic prog/psych.

Excellent ambient album. Available for free download from bandcamp.
22Venn Rain
Diamond Dust

Beautifully transcendent ambient.
23 Ulver
Childhood's End

Ulver cover classic 60's psych tracks to great effect, making them their own but still staying true to the originals.

Great ambient/dream pop collaboration featuring Benoit Pioulard and Rafael Anton Irisarri.
25 T'ien Lai and Stara Rzeka

Great drone/ambient split.
26Venn Rain
Cymatic Cymbols

Not quite Diamond Dust level but still amazing.
A Silent Stroll On Sombre St

Really good ambient/drone release with an atmosphere that reflects the album's title.

Very interesting prog album from Sputnik's very own CaptainDooRight.
29Hidden Orchestra

As good if not better than Night Walks. Great jazzy trip-hop album.
En natt kom doed

Great wintry neo-folk album.
31Vice Versa
Rehearsal Tapes

Lo-fi heavy psych.
The Ballad of the Starchild

Fantastic EP from a criminally overlooked psych/stoner rock band.
Faustian Echoes

Not quite as good as I'd hoped but a solid EP with some really good moments.
Attic Noise

Good death rock EP with some great guitar playing. Thanks Riff.
Winter Light Burns

Didn't like this quite as much as their full length but this is still some really good ambient.
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