|2013: What You've Missed|
Different from FourthReich's list cuz of the "'ve" but it still has Humanfly in it r*hint* *hint* rThese are all brilliant albums that most of you haven't heard rof because you should dig deeper.
4.4/5 - Definitely an AOTY for prog, sludge and stoner. Incredible virtuosity and
4.5/5 - Indie rock with a unique sound and some post-rock leanings. These guys
are going far.
|3||Bruce Soord with Jonas Renkse|
Wisdom of Crowds
4.3/5 - Jonas of KATATONIA (you love these guys Sputnik) and Bruce of The
Pineapple Thief make an album merging prog and trip hop into something truly captivating. Both of their distinctive styles are at
their best here.
4.2/5 - Innovative/experimental indie rock that retains that catchiness at the same
time, easily up there with Typhoon, could surpass it
Some tracks from it here: https://soundcloud.com/artsandcrafts/sets/the-darcys-
The 5th Sun
4.1/5 - Stoner rock from one of today's finest bands that veers into very heavy
post-rock at times with some awesome keys.
The first track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQtSR-11Eek
4.1/5 - Stoner/space rock from a brilliant up-and-coming band. Some definite
Hawkwind in here, great sax and a killer 24-minute title track.
Still Life With Eggplant
4.1/5 - Prog from one of Norway's longest running and most consistently excellent
bands. Only a year after their possible magnum opus, they bring us something
almost as awesome.
The Greatest Show On Earth
4/5 - Prog, almost dropping their heavy Pink Floyd influence and creating an album
that often soars high above their previous work.
|9||The Grand Astoria|
4/5 - Stoner rock with punk vocal leanings, like a more fun Kylesa. This is their 4th
LP and by now they have perfected creating awesome tunes with mind-melting
The Man Left in Space
4/5 - Prog with a concept (I don't really need to explain it) from one man, with
Spock's Beard's drummer among others guesting. An overwhelmingly enjoyable
3.7/5 - Prog with a space-rock atmosphere, has nothing on their previous album
The Octopus, which is one of the greatest prog albums of the 21st Century but
shows some good progression into perfected musicianship.
Prog reminiscent of King Crimson mixed with At the Drive-In. An incredible album
that has completely passed under the radar, they've got a really awesome style.
Just try Wheezyboy for proof.
Post-prog, an overlooked gem with some Pure Reason Revolution and OSI in there,
very beautiful and majestic.
For FREE download! http://worldengine.bandcamp.com/album/dark-matters
Prog/alt-rock with some folkiness, in a similar vain to Worldengine. Equally as good
and equally as forgotten.
Only streaming on Spotify currently:
Album teaser here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJeiVBHYIaI
|15||Samsara Blues Experiment|
Waiting For the Flood
Stoner rock kings release an album that easily stands up to their classic debut, only
4 tracks in 50 minutes. What more could you want?
Prog with post-rock elements, possibly the band's best yet. Incredibly beautiful and
moving yet completely ignored.
Progressive metal that is NOT cheesy or derivative! Holy crap! Vocalist has a great
voice and the band are tight as hell.
Shoegaze/stoner/prog/psychedelic mix with female vocals. Very interesting sound,
and it'll satisfy your needs for all those genres, don't miss it.
How To Kill A Horse
Blues rock from the prodigy and best kept secret of Louisiana, Mr. Dege Legg.
Accessible but beautifully crafted, as all his work is. Check Santeria if you like this,
Only on Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/album/2k62tW6yjRGnJSpKSA13Rz
Title track: https://soundcloud.com/teamclermont/03-how-to-kill-a-horse
Earth Vs World
Prog/alt-rock from the overlooked Australian one-man-band. Not quite as good as
the debut but still a great listen none the less.
The Black Code
Stoner rock from everybody's favourite Texan madmen. Definitely their best yet and
a possible 4.5. Those three 10 min tracks are insane.
The Weight Of the World
Neo-prog that isn't half-bad. Has some modern elements to give them their own
sound, this band'll be in your face in a few years.
Title track on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZP-xm6SZvA
You, Me, Temporary
Dubstep/electronica/hip hop - These are a completely different genres for me, but I
really enjoyed this album. A concept of sorts, really chiiiill man.
Sputniker Twitchtly leaves Solterra - :'( - and creates an EDM/chillwave EP with
some guitar in there to make me happy. As always, too good for a user project.
Rock/punk. This band are so much more than just Gay Bar. While this isn't their
best (Zodiac is, go check it, it's awesome) there's nothing not to love here if you
want a good time.