Another 2011 list, yawn
BBNG is a great blend of hip-hop and jazz. Oh and that Zelda medley is
A hip-hop album with a very distinct dreamy atmosphere that goes perfectly with the concept.
Paragon of Dissonance
Funeral doom that is both crushing and melodic. Drags a bit though.
Nowhere near as mindblowing as Program Music I, but it's still a great
album. Using only the piano, Daisuke crafts some of his most personal
Another band that went in a more hard rock direction. Thankfully it is only
present on a couple of tracks. The rest are your trademark Beardfish 70's
prog homage...this time with the welcome addition of the saxophone.
|9||Scale the Summit|
Excellent guitar solos and general instrumentation. This album rarely
becomes stale. Instrumental prog metal at its best.
|8||Fell Voices |
Great atmospheric black metal. Definitely a better alternative to the new
Wolves in the Throne Room.
|7||Fair to Midland|
Arrows and Anchors
Not as good as Fables, but this album contains some of their best
moments. This album also took on a more hard-rock sound, which I wasn't
Masto-pop, Masto-lite whatever you wanna call it, this is it. Their most
stripped down album is also one of their most solid.
I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone
The catchier side to post-rock. Tons of sweet melodies, and this album
made great background music for me over the months.
Tales of the Sands
This album sees Myrath up the production significantly, and their sound
really benefits. Short, concise, catchy prog metal tracks from front to back.
Old Raves End
This album's got the best use of Beyonce's voice to date on the track
Chapel. That is all.
|2||Steven Wilson |
Grace for Drowning
This album really polarizes opinions on sputnik, and i'm of the opinion that
this ruled. Admittedly, it could have done without the second disc.
|1||Laura Stevenson |
One of the most endearing albums I've ever heard. I had my reservations
before listening, but this ended after the first track. Never too cutesy, and