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    Posted: 15 Jul 2011 at 3:25am
Some of my favourites:
Fairport Convention-Festival Bell
Adele-21
PJ Harvey- Let England Shake
Marianne faithfull-Horses and High Heels
I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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Alternativ Quartet - Aripi
The Decemberists - The King Is Dead
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Stephan Mathieu - Static

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They're mostly rock.

Radiohead - King Of Limbs
Eksi Ekso - Brown Shark, Red Lion
Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys!
Wild Beasts - Smother
Anna Calvi - s/t

and trip-hop: Nicolas Jarr - Space Is Only Noise
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jul 2011 at 7:34am
I've only picked up three from this year this year so far (so far so far? Tongue)
Radiohead - King Of Limbs
Knifeworld - Dear Lord, No Deal
Jakko Jakszyk/Robert Fripp/Mel Collins - A Scarcity Of Miracles

Did some catch up for last year with two The Reasoning releases: Adverse Camber and Acoustically Speaking, which are overshadowing those three at the moment.
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Jakko Jakszyk/Robert Fripp/Mel Collins - A Scarcity Of Miracles was a huge disappointment for me Unhappy
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The only 2011 albums Ive heard so far are

Beardfish - Mammoth
Neal Morse - Testimony 2
Sympony X - Iconoclast
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones - Rocket Science

Beardfish and Neal Morse albums are 5 star albums. The Symphony X and Bela Fleck albums are 4 star albums leaning heavily towards 4 1/2
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jul 2011 at 12:37pm
Originally posted by snobb snobb wrote:

Jakko Jakszyk/Robert Fripp/Mel Collins - A Scarcity Of Miracles was a huge disappointment for me Unhappy


I'm glad I haven't gotten it yet. You're not the first person to say that. I feel like the new Yes album will be the same way (...heads over to PA)
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New Yes is so-so, but strongly  Downes/Trevor Horn/The Buggles album.David Benoit tries hardly to imitate Anderson...  Anyway, if you liked Horn/Downes version of Yes, you possibly will like this album,but not my cup of coffee.
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Originally posted by snobb snobb wrote:

New Yes is so-so, but strongly  Downes/Trevor Horn/The Buggles album.David Benoit tries hardly to imitate Anderson...  Anyway, if you liked Horn/Downes version of Yes, you possibly will like this album,but not my cup of coffee.

What? What happened to Oliver Wakeman?! (hell I'm pretty lost concerning prog newsEmbarrassed)
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Downes is on keyboards filling all the space around,Trevor Horn isn't on board, but musical material is coming mostly from The Buggles unreleased promo from 80s.
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Originally posted by snobb snobb wrote:

Downes is on keyboards filling all the space around,Trevor Horn isn't on board, but musical material is coming mostly from The Buggles unreleased promo from 80s.

Ugh, I thought this was going to be brand new. I really like Drama eh, but stil.

Anyway, if you remember my posts on PA, I'm not actually really mad about new prog releases from old bands. Probably won't buy this. (and I saw Yes last year! heh)
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Im guessing the new Neal Morse blows the new Yes album out of the water (like a fish, oh snap!)

Seriously, Testimony 2 is so good!. It has a couple Yes-influenced moments, and all they do is make me throw my fist in the air in triumph LOL
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Originally posted by Abraxas Abraxas wrote:

Originally posted by snobb snobb wrote:

Downes is on keyboards filling all the space around,Trevor Horn isn't on board, but musical material is coming mostly from The Buggles unreleased promo from 80s.

Ugh, I thought this was going to be brand new. I really like Drama eh, but stil.

Anyway, if you remember my posts on PA, I'm not actually really mad about new prog releases from old bands. Probably won't buy this. (and I saw Yes last year! heh)

All songs are recorded new with current team, just were written three decades ago Smile. Not much of neo-prog, more retro-prog from 80s
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Originally posted by snobb snobb wrote:

Originally posted by Abraxas Abraxas wrote:

Originally posted by snobb snobb wrote:

Downes is on keyboards filling all the space around,Trevor Horn isn't on board, but musical material is coming mostly from The Buggles unreleased promo from 80s.

Ugh, I thought this was going to be brand new. I really like Drama eh, but stil.

Anyway, if you remember my posts on PA, I'm not actually really mad about new prog releases from old bands. Probably won't buy this. (and I saw Yes last year! heh)

All songs are recorded new with current team, just were written three decades ago Smile. Not much of neo-prog, more retro-prog from 80s

Yeah I know, but I thought it would still be brand new material from now. I've listened to various clips on YouTube and it sounds like Unitopia or some other retro-happy Prog band, not much distinguishable nor interesting for me (anymore).
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^ Agree
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My favorite record of 2011 so far is Tables and Stairs by Nikos Veliotis, Ferran Fages and Robin Hayward. Excellent EAI.
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Marianne Faithful.....Horses and High Heels
Gillian Welch.....Harrow and The Harvest
Villariny Salsa Project...En Tu Tiempo
Los Chicharrons...Roots of Life......African Fusion....Afro Beat
 
Not so fav
 
Bill Laswell.........Aspiration..........I wish the whole thing had aspirated
 
And as usual the left curve from me, I do want to hear the new Devin Townsend, most likely will get it soon. May be seeing him in September but Sisters of Mercy is on the other stage at the same time Confused See how I feel on the day.
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Heh... this is easier that 2011 jazz albums (which I'm not sure I have any of! Embarrassed)

In no order...
Scale the Summit - The Collective
Sky Architect - A Dying Man's Hymn
Pendragon - Passion
Phideux - Snowtorch
Alternativ Quartet - Airpi
Tesseract - One
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I approve of your list Andy. 
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tangled thoughts of dreaming are leading in the album of the year category as far as I'm concerned. Other than that, Snowgoons present Lord Lhus - The Iron Fist is a really good release for this year. Noir by Blue Sky Black Death is up there as well. Thats all that comes to mind... posters at the PA might remember me for my 2011 Is Such A Disapointment thread
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