• Eddy's top albums 2020 in alphabetical order

    AC/DC - PWR UP - They’re back, this time in predominantly red. Doesn’t always have to be in black, does it?

  • Eddy's top albums 2020 in alphabetical order

    ACUTE MIND - Under the empty sky -
    We had some very good prog-rock albums coming from Poland this year. This one I’d like to call outstanding. Took them 9 years to create it …

  • Eddy's top albums 2020 in alphabetical order

    ALACANTRA - Solitaire -
    Many a band starts as a Pink Floyd kick off, don’t they? Or puts some Roger Waters songs in there live repertoire. Not this band, but the influence is without any doubt. They head from Italy and have that typical melodic Italianism in their music as well. A Sunday afternoon treat …

  • Eddy's top albums 2020 in alphabetical order

    ANACHRONOS - Aqui y afuera -
    It was by pure coincidence I learned about Mylodon Records and about Anachronos. This Chilean band from Conception chooses to present progmetal in their own enthousiastic, unconventional way. Though some well known bands of the genre are peeking behind the corner. Volume up, here and outside!

  • Eddy's top albums 2020 in alphabetical order

    DEEP PURPLE - Whoosh! -
    Ah, what a rythm duo Paice and Glover are! Bring in the virtuosity of gents Morse and Airey, what could a band want more? A singer who feels relaxed and at home in a recording studio perhaps? You’ve got it all on this one.

  • Eddy's top albums 2020 in alphabetical order

    FISH - Weltschmerz -
    The Scottish bard’s farewell cd, so he says. We all know in Fish’s music words are equally - if not more - important than notes. He’s not only a singer, is he? Let’s hope we can see him on stage in 2021, also for a farewell experience, I’m afraid.

  • Eddy's top albums 2020 in alphabetical order

    MOON HALO - Chroma -
    Who? Maybe not really a band, but more of a project. Ian Jennings had some wonderfully beautiful melodies in his head. Found himself a recording studio in Cumbria and one of the best singers of the progrockscene: Marc Atkinson. Yep, an Anglian pearl this one.

  • Eddy's top albums 2020 in alphabetical order

    LEGACY PILOTS - Aviation -
    A musician can dream of his own progressive project. But can he realize his dream? Multi-instrumentalist Frank Us, did. With the help of an impressive Squad – pilots like Steve Morse, John Mitchell, Marco Minneman, Pete Trawavas are aboard the plane. Start the engines …

  • Eddy's top albums 2020 in alphabetical order

    MARS PROJECT - Last Passenger -
    Marek Sikora is the only passenger on this cd. He offers a very atmospheric, yet progrocky 52 minutes of sheer listening comfort. Let the music do the talking …

  • Eddy's top albums 2020 in alphabetical order

    THEO Figureheads -
    Yep, they still exist: cd’s with only long tracks. Only 4 of them on this jewel, clocking between 10 – 17 minutes. 4 trips down proggy lane. Close them curtains, and the eyes as well. Here we Theo …

  • Eddy's top albums 2020 in alphabetical order

    THE CYBERIAM Forging Nations Live -
    There were quiet a few good live albums this year (Big Big Train, Dream Theater, Flying Colours to name but a few). But what these guys perform on stage during ProgStock, recorded as they are playing, is unbelievable. Please come to Europe in 2021, please, please, please …

  • Eddy's top albums 2020 in alphabetical order

    THE SEGUE Holograms -
    Without any doubt the most jazzy, fusiony rock cd in this list. And yes there’s always something new to discover each time you listen … as long as you put the volume on 10. So you better wait till the neighbours have gone shopping …

  • Eddy's top albums 2020 in alphabetical order

    THOUGHTS FACTORY - Elements -
    Among the many progmetal bands it’s not always easy to find a real gem. Well this one is. Why? Because of the unbelievable insturmental skills of the musicians? Without any doubt, but also because the most tricky part of so many progmetal bands is an absolute success in Thoughts Factory: Cornelius Wurth. He knows how to sing!

  • Bubbling under:

    GARY HUSBAND & MARKUS REUTER - Music of our Times -
    2020 was a bizarre year. A year of saying goodbye, of sadness, of uncomfortness, of loneliness, of … That’s probably the reason this cd ends up in the list. Not the most joyful listening experience, but an execptional one. No wonder if you bring two contemporary composer gems in a live recorded studio set. More avant-garde than prog, more improvised than smooth, but always so mind and soul taking …

  • Bubbling Under:

    ELECTRIC MUD - Quiet days on earth -
    Not that quiet, though. But ssst and listen, that’s true. 15 instrumental beauties lead you into a 79 minutes trip in your wonderland. Ready for some unconvetional progressive music?

Eddy's Top albums 2019

 
1. IL GIARDINO ONIRICO: Apofenia
 
2. DREAM THEATER: Distance over time
3. BIG BIG TRAIN: Grand Tour
4. AGE: Shadows Behind Me
5. LONELY ROBOT: Under Stars
6. RETROSPECTIVE: Latent Avidity
7. FREEDOM TO GLIDE: Seed
8. FLYING COLORS: Third Degree
9. ON THE RAW: Climbing the Air
10. MYRATH: Shehili

Eddy's Album Top 10 2018

1918 from 10 to 1:
 
10. Ölafur Arnalds - RE MEMBER
9. VITRAL - Entre as Esterelas
8. The Cybernian - The Cybernian
7. John Holden - Capture Light
6. Marillion - All one tonight
5. RTFACT - Life is good
4. Ray Wilson - Tine & Distance
3. Sutej Singh - The Emerging
2. Riversea - The Tide
1. Marco De Angelis - Next Station
 
 

Eddy's Album Top 10 2017

1917:

1. CYDEMIND: Erosion
2. Cinema: The discovering of time
3. Ghost Toast: Out of this world
4. Thunder: Rip it up
5. Sons of Apollo: Psychotic Symphony
6 .Big Big Train: Grimspound
7. Tiger Moth Tales: The Depths of Winter
8. Yuka & Chronoship: The 3rd Planetary Chronicles
9. Kaprekar's Constant: Fate Oustmarts Desire
10. Distant Dream: It all starts from pieces